Re: Gratuitous comment on foodstuffs
thanks. interesting about the mice and his final conclusions.
although, different foods react differently in different species.
> ... a much
> different matter than apparent improvements
> over a period of months or even a few years.
> done a bit wrong, what seems a great food
> regime can eventually bite you in the butt!
very true. also what must be taken into consideration is a person's
constitution. someone with strong genetics and a 'robust' constitution
(tendency towards strength, redness in cheeks, condition of excess)
will often thrive on a leaner, lighter diet. that's why often when
people go veg/raw they do great.
however, someone with a tendency towards a more 'yin' or weaker
constitution (pale skin, thin, poor digestion, etc.) may do better
with some cooked foods and/or animal foods.
i still contend that previous studies may have less relevance as we go
thru this transition. isn't that what this forum is all about, the
change that is occurring over the next few years? i think some people
are drawn to these 'lighter' diets for a reason. it certainly is not a
ticket to salvation - ra made that very clear - but it might be
helpful for some people who feel drawn to it. as ra said, 'longevity
is not an issue, for the harvest is now.'
but, having said all that, i wholeheartedly agree with you that we
must go by what actually works, for us as individuals, and not what
just sounds good in theory.
i also agree that a 100% raw diet may not work for everyone. i still
consider it an ideal - maybe my grandchildren will thrive on it in 4d!
in the meantime, personally i feel drawn towards a mostly raw foods
diet with small amounts of cooked vegetarian foods, as well as fresh,
organic raw goat's milk and moderate amounts of free-range eggs.
interesting, that i am leaning in this direction - no longer am hung
up on being totally vegan - i now consider fresh raw goat's milk and
free-range eggs to be gifts from the animals, provided they were
produced under good conditions. and, no animal died. i would never buy
the factory-farm hormone-laden eggs or dairy in the regular grocery
thanks for the links - what i do is cross-reference everything and
then use common sense and try to listen to what works for me.