View Full Version : Necessary supplementation?
12-23-2007, 04:12 PM
Does anyone know if it is necessary to supplement the raw food way of living with Carnosine? I tried L-Carnithine and it made my heart race. I recently heard that it is imperative to add Carnosine to the raw food diet.
12-23-2007, 04:18 PM
-Certainly each person must research/determine what levels of nutrition you feel you need - especially during 'transition' periods.....where you might not be absorbing all the nutrition from the food you eat. My own experience is that I have not supplmented in many, many years......as supplements made me ill.....only a year or two after going fully raw...so I discontinued them....with no ill effects....quite the opposite. There are many other aspects to my personal lifestyle other than diet - however. As I'm sure you're aware...there is much more to a healthy, joyous life than a few apples...ha! ha! (although that aint a bad start!). Happy holidays!
-David Z. Mason
12-23-2007, 04:19 PM
You're going to read and hear a lot of things. Doesn't make them true. I've NEVER heard of that and I've been on/off raw for 8 or 9 years. I don't take supplements of any kind.
I'm finding it interesting that people are finally getting more nutrients than they've EVER gotten in their lives and they are looking for more ways to spend (not circulate) their money on all KINDS of things such as supplements and exotic "foods" that are not natural to their surroundings. It's ridiculous. (And, this isn't about you. It's about all the questions concerning supplements and unnecessary exotic foods people seem to think they HAVE to have to be healthy. Makes no sense. Rant over. :) )
12-23-2007, 04:42 PM
nicely put revvell .
its like what were we getting from cooked
that we have to replace ?
answer to me is nothing .
were getting way more burnable / useable cell fuel /food on raw
then from the empty cooked . but to me theres a change over
period where our bodies have to adjust to being able to
break down / absorb / utilize the harder / more coarse raw stuffs ,
and during that adjustment we'll feel weaker then we did on cooked .
and for me im more afraid of suppliments in a bottle than
possibly becoming deficient of a nutrient . i just make sure
i cover my base nutrients of A - B - C - E - CALCIUM - PROTEIN
with my raw diet and go forward from there . the only thing
i keep an eye on is the B's because of alot of bright people
ive seen say so . brewers yeast (like lewis labs brand) is where
i get my B's , but dont use alot of it . just maybe 2 lbs max per
12-24-2007, 11:04 AM
Thank you so much for you opinions and suggestions. I was hoping that I didn't need to take supplements. For one thing, I can't really afford it and another thing I would prefer to get all my nutrition from food.
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