My Wonderfully Raw Journey
Going "Raw" is like going "Natural"
So when i was 18 i decided to go natural as in natural with my hair. As an African American i grew up getting relaxers which is a chemical to make our hair straight. I hated this and i decided to become chemical free forever along with finding natural hair care products to cater to my hair and were 100% chemical free. Now along this journey there were a few Natural hair advocates that were just tooooo much! They felt that they had the right to bash women who still chose to have a relaxer or weren't using completely 100% chemical free products. We call them Natural Nazis on Youtube. They are mean vicious and just make wanting to have healthier hair seems like a drag.
Now how does this compare to going raw? Well i feel that there are some radical raws out there also being bullies and trying be the raw police on everyone else. They are judgmental and rude to those who are transitioning and experimenting with being raw.There are those who fight on which raw lifestyle is the best lifestyle to have...in the end isn't the best lifestyle the one that makes YOU reach your full potential? I understand that yes 98% of our bodies are the same but we are more than just flesh. Not everyone's life, soul, personality, likes/dislikes, jobs, social status, religion, political views are the same. So what might work wonders and seem easy to one person who is raw may not work or seem easy to another person who is or trying to become raw. Its nice to make suggestions and try to guide people..but to bash them and make them feel stupid or like what they are doing is wrong is another thing.
Just as being "Natural" in the African American hair community is based on your own personal definition and goals, I feel that being "Raw" is based on your own personal definition and goals.
The point is to achieve a life of happiness and full of health. If that means you achieve that by eating 80 bananas a day, eating raw dairy,eating nuts/seeds or eating raw veggies and sprouts all the time then great if that works for you and you don't die or get sick from it then keep on trucking. But don't judge or bash others because their lifestyle isn't the same as yours...makes no sense.
Life's too short to stress about food. Eat to live, not live to eat