People who don't believe in genetic problems are the ones who don't suffer from them. No, I don't believe all those practices were healthy, but my point is that I've tried everything, and each one of them, like raw foods, promised improvement and gave none. There is no reason to believe raw foods is any different...especially when while raw, I'm abnormally jittery and often more irritable than I remember being before. I feel apathetic all the time. I wish people would stop assuming that what works for them is what works for everyone, because everyone is different and responds to different things. I don't doubt that raw foods has help a lot of people. It's also devastated a lot of people. You just don't see them on this board singing its praises because they would have no reason to associate with a community furthering a "healing" practice that made them sick.
And like it or not, science has beyond proved that certain tendencies and characteristics get passed down with the DNA. Can you heal them? I think one can. It's just a matter of finding out what works best for each person.