It is not what you eat but what you don't eat that keeps you healthyWhy is organic, raw, vegan food a necessity rather than an option?
I've only just realized that very few people know that over half of every meal SHOULD be raw, if you want to prevent cancer and other illnesses "
People should be eating raw food
It is not a sustainability issue or a lifestyle choice. The medical science is outlined below by the Children's Cancer Prevention periodical.
Raw food does not mean only chopped up fruit and salad.
Everything, except potatoes and meat can be eaten raw. Grate it, chop it small, marinade it. If it's beans soak them and sprout them, if it's nuts they are even better for you soaked over night. Soon you will only like the taste of raw dishes. The internet is full of amazing recipes. The place to start is, what do I have in my cupboard? Then tap into google, 'raw recipes with ...carrot or whatever you have'
The science behind raw food"Paul Kouchakoff M.D. a doctor from Switzerland was the first to show from this research in the 1930's that if you eat a diet consisting of 51% or more of cooked foods, that your body reacts as if it were being invaded by a foreign organism.
Your body reacts this way because, even if the food is lightly steamed, the enzymes within the food are lost. Enzymes are key to digestion and they are key to the use of nutrients by the body. Without the presence of these enzymes your body treats the cooked food as a toxin and goes into a state known as 'leukocytosis'.
Digestive leukocytosis generates white cell acivity against the cooked food you've eaten because the cooking process has bastardised the molecular integrity of the food in a way that makes it appear as a toxin.
Dr. Kouchakoff also showed from his research that if 51% of more of your diet consisted of raw foods that you would have no leukocytosis. Meaning that your imune system would not be activated with a false alarm."
Published by Salubrious Periodicals
Diet must contain plant based protein.Meat cannot be eaten raw and 50% of the protein in anything cooked is lost. Secondly, plants are easier to digest than meat.
The Science behind Plant-based ProteinWritten regarding Spirulina - to be found in any health food shop: "Spirulina was consumed in Mexico city as the primary protein source for 5,000 years. It is the highest protein content food in the world. The 'Max Planck Institute' discovered that 50% of protein is destroyed in any food by the cooking process. Therefore plant based protein sources should be a key part of any diet. Plant based proteins are fully bio-available as well, meaning that they are incredibly easy for your body to absorb."
For me? I have been alive and thriving on a plant-based diet for 16 years, lots of organic for 4 years and perfecting raw cuisine for 1 year. You can start anywhere with this; a health need, something about the welfare of animals pricking your conscience, the environment or a love of food preparation and dinner parties. But at least put the information in your pipe and smoke it! If you need help with the transition to a better diet, I will definitely help.
The difference between medical care and natural health careAgain the information comes from the Registered Charity no. 1026049 www.thescotstechnique.com
The first treats symptoms and the second prevents illness.