Raw Food - Why Don't People Get It? - A Rant
Today, I went to see the doctor for my Over-40 physical. She looked at my lab work and said, "Your cholesterol is excellent." (Normal range is 140-200, I'm sittin' pretty at 158). Then she said, "That's because you exercise." (The only exercise I get is walking the dog at a very leisurely pace 5 times a week. I don't break much of a sweat.)
Then I said, "Well, actually, I think it's because of the way I eat." She didn't respond except for an almost silent, "Oh."
About a week ago, when I told a co-worker that I eat raw food he said this - "Do you REALLY think that the food you eat makes a difference in your health?" Of course I responded with a "YES!" He didn't believe me...
When I was at the hospital having my blood drawn for the aforementioned cholesterol test, I saw so many overweight people with so many different problems, and I just wanted to stand on my waiting room chair and yell, "RAW FOOD!! LIVING FOOD!!!" But it doesn't matter, they wouldn't listen even if I had.
Why don't people get it? The answer is so simple, so elegant. They are spending hours at the gym, buying into diet fads and processed food that says, "100 calories per serving" on the package.
The answer to the majority of their problems is in the produce aisle!!! But I can't tell anyone that. No one wants to hear it, and when they do hear it, they remain incredulous.
I ordered the documentary "Average Joe On the Raw". I loved it, but I couldn't help but think - we are preaching to the choir. The majority of the people who are going to watch this are already raw.
I have to except that the only life I can change is mine and my dog's (he's raw too...and when I took him to the vet recently, the doctor and the tech commented seperately on how good his teeth looked.)
Ok, rant over. Thanks for letting me vent.