Getting a Raw Meal: Is an Exclusive Diet of Uncooked Food Good for Personal–and Planetary–Health?
1. 26. sunnystrobein reply toSpoonmanWoS12:00 PM 5/23/10
Not so! Books like “Diet for a New America” and Professor Colin Campbell’s “China Study” will open anybody’s eyes about what constitues the better alternative to conventional nutrition based on cooking, which invariably depletes food from essential vitamins; especially vitamin C. for an evolution-based, species-specific nutrional approach, visit:
2. 27. sunnystrobein reply to edterry12:22 PM 5/23/10
Ever heard of toxic overload? This happens to our kidneys if we eat meat on a daily basis- because animal protein, especially denatured protein (through heating) is the cause of kidney failure- just one example.
3. 28. sunnystrobein reply toSpoonmanWoS12:50 PM 5/23/10
Congratulations to Scientific American for broaching the Raw Food Nutrition as an alternative to Conventional Cooked Foodism!
In a world where the majority of our species are literally mal-nourished, due to our unscientific food habits, it is high time a science journal like Scientific American bite the bullet and point out that there ARE alternatives to eating heat-damaged, condensed food processed by Food Inc.!
There is a plethora of scientific evidence to prove that the more raw plant food we eat, the better we can avoid degenerative diseases.
The good doctors , from Dr. Lind of ‘limey’ fame , to Dr. Bircher Benner, Dr. Gerson, Dr. Bruker, Dr. Barnard, and Professor Colin Campbell with his ‘China Study’, have given the best evidence in defense of raw food. For more information vide Youthevity.com
Mouse Study Reveals Mechanism behind Diabetes Blood Vessel Damage
Researchers identify an enzyme crucial to healthy blood vessels, and find it lacking in diabetics
1. Wouldn’t it more reasonable to help diabetes sufferers with a more natural, i.e., not toxic, diet, which can actually cure them in many cases?
After all, it’s the wrong fuel ( glucose concentrates) in the first place that our body was never meant to have to metabolize, and that’s causing the tissue damage!
To use a simple analogy:
Put sugar in the fuel tank of your car, and then watch what happens!
2. 3. cmccausland03:23 PM 2/22/11
The two deficient enzymes mentioned in the article are products of genes being read and proteins being synthesized. I am not aware of any dietary changes that diabetics could make that would improve this type of protein systhesis. Sunnystrobe do you have something specific in mind regarding diet? I am interested in any information you might have to offer.
3. 4. sunnystrobe05:10 AM 2/23/11
Dietary changes are the only remedy to tackle the epidemic increase of diabetes, since the problem that’s causing it is clearly our nutritionally deficient feeding habits, mainly caused by our profit-biassed ‘food’ industry, with sugar-baited, animal-fat-laced, and salt-laden ‘fast’ food monstrosities that may taste ‘moreish’, but, through their energy concentration, are un-natural, but all the more highly addictive to our body system which can easily get out of sync at a cellular level, because the enzyme system gets overstressed with this synthezised ‘Frankenstein food’.
We happen to be the only mammals that invented 99% fatty foods like oil, margarine, butter, that, alas, lack the living fatty acids; we have increased our sugar intake a hundredfold -and with it our diabetes!- and we can claim that we alone invented ‘combustion’ ( which denatures proteins, depletes vitamins, and destroys living enzyme/co-enzyme proteins through massive heat damage.
How much more blithely ignorant can we get?
I am particularly astounded how many medical specialists & researchers appear to turn a blind eye to their own blatant case of mal-(=’bad’) nutrition, all in favour of finding a new pill as a magic bullet.
Yet it has been known for many decades now that a diet of enzyme-rich raw plant foods can prevent and/or reverse not only diabetes, but also cancers and heart disease, and arthritis, and osteoporosis, etc, etc.
I personally have met people who managed this ‘self-cure’ through simple diet changes, and compiled my own findings into a health almanac, after having run workshops at local community level, from which evolved the Y.AN.C.H.E.P. DI.E.T., as an easy, but species-specific nutrition alternative, fit for mankind and kind to women, because it minimizes cooking and favours salad days!
It deals with optimal food choices from a grassroot approach.
I would like to welcome you at our interactive www.Youthevity.com, or The Yanchep Diet, via Google.
Sodium and Potassium Together Determine Risk for Heart Disease Death
A new study says high sodium and low potassium intake are the twin culprits in many cardiovascular syndromes.
1. It is commonly forgotten that a plant-based diet, containing plenty of raw vegetables and fruits, is the ideal, and completely natural, potassium source for human nutrition. Plants also provide sufficient sodium ( e.g. celery ). Cooked foods, however, have deficient mineral content, due to them leaching out into water.
We are the only creatures on this planet to have invented cooking- with poor health resulting from this heat damage.Cookbooks are a health hazard, and cooks are food arsonists par excellence!
2. 9. jtdwyerin reply tosunnystrobe12:24 PM 7/13/11
Cooking does beat infestations by intestinal worms and other parasites, though…
3. 10. sunnystrobein reply to jtdwyer01:11 PM 7/14/11
How did those intestinal worms get into the system? From a pig’s guts, we can inherit a reach-me-down tapeworm….The worm’s in the animal feed! No such problem for a vegetarian!
Worms have had a bad press mostly, but they have been used therapeutically, too, as useful innards pets, to mop up the system…
They have wormed themselves wilily through all our evolutionary past, pepping up our immune system.
Pre-Bed Booze May Bust Rest
A nightcap may force the body to work harder at repair during sleep, making for a less restful night.
1. 3. abrasileirosilva10:44 AM 8/17/11
It makes sense because our bodies interprets alcohol like venom and gives priority to eliminate it.
2. 4. sunnystrobein reply toabrasileirosilva08:55 AM 8/19/11
Yes, alcohol is plain ethanol, i.e. fermented sugar, a nerve poison,which makes our inbuilt bio-lab called ‘liver’ automatically work all hours, if need be, to detoxify this toxic input..
Could you imagine any other chimps treating themselves to ‘nightcaps’ before tucking in?
Down on the farm with Lord Stern – October 27, 2009
Lord Stern, who authored the UK report “The Economics of Climate Change” in 2006 and has long been a climate change stalwart in that country, is upset about the coverage his latest remarks have received.
The Times is running a story under the headline “Climate chief Lord Stern: give up meat to save the planet” . Stern was interviewed by the Times and said some things about meat that those pesky reporters decided was the best quote going, and slapped on their front page. “Meat is a wasteful use of water and creates a lot of greenhouse gases,” he says. In future people will treat eating meat differently, more like smoking or drinking, the article continues. And of course, the point has been picked up in the Brit press (Evening Standard, Spectator, Telegraph).
Meat consumption is wasteful of resources including water, land, and secondary considerations like the increased medical costs associated with a meat-based diet. We’d all be better off giving it up!
There are entire cultures representing millions of people who have lived and thrived for centuries without meat, which is enough evidence that humans do not “need” it to satisy their taste buds or to survive and thrive.
In fact, the evidence weighs heavily in the other direction: the hazards of a meat and dairy diet and the benefits of a vegan diet are well known in the medical and scientific community. Health, animal cruelty, and environmental issues could be alleviated if everyone ate a vegan diet.
* U.N. scientists have determined that raising animals for food generates more greenhouse-gas emissions than all the cars, SUVs, trucks, and planes in the world combined.
* Researchers at the University of Chicago determined that switching to a vegan diet is more effective in countering climate change than switching from a standard car to a Toyota Prius.
* According to Environmental Defense, if every American substituted vegetarian foods for chicken at just one meal per week, the carbon dioxide savings would be the same as taking more than a half-million cars off U.S. roads.
And it’s just plain barbaric to breed, confine, and slaughter animals for food. Go vegan for health, for animals, and for the environment!
Posted by: Patty | October 28, 2009 02:22 PM
Holy Cow! We still act like Neanderthalers when it comes to our dearly beloved meat- eating habits. To quote Dr. Neal Barnard: ‘The meat industry has contributed to more American deaths than all the wars of this century, all natural disasters, and all automobile accidents combined. If beef is your ideal of “real food for real people” you’d better live real close to a real good hospital.’
Thanks for this post. I used to eat red meat many times a week. Not only do I get tired easily and feel depressed, I also feel very heavy. I hate stairs, I don’t like long walk and most especially I don’t run. Somebody advised me to change my eating habit. It was not easy, but I did it anyways. I now eat white meat, more veggies and fruits and lots of drinking water. And then, there was a change, I’m happy, I’m smaller, I can go through the stairs, though I still prefer the elevator if there’s any, I can run and I can do long walk. Most of all, I’m healthier. I’m doing this for my health and not for global warming. And if I am contributing to save the earth, then the more I should eat veggies.