Eating Raw, What's The Big Deal? What exactly does "Eating Raw" mean? And what are the payoffs? Most people begin upgrading their diets because of a serious health challenge, to reverse aging or just to increase their mood/energy. "Eating Raw" means eating foods in their most natural state, rather than processed. Prepared at room temperature, rather than cooking. "Eating Raw" tends to produce rapid and dramatic increases in health, beauty and vitality. "Eating Raw" seems radical to many. Probably because our culture ritualizes cooked food eating. Holidays. Business lunches. Dating. Sunday lunch. Family dinners. The list is long. Since all creatures "Eat Raw" in nature, "Raw Fooders" consider "Eating Raw" as very natural. To sum up "Eating Raw", we in the RadicalHealth.com network enjoy: 100% Uncooked, Unprocessed, Primarily Organic, Gourmet Vegan Glue on the outside is glue on the inside It's been many years since my wife Yemiah and I have had meat, dairy, grains, rice, flour, legumes, tofu, Tempe or potatoes. Foods which tend to create glue or rot quickly on the outside, we tend to leave on the outside. Also complex proteins like fish, meat, foul and dairy which create massive uric acid crystals (kidney, gall bladder pre-stone material) we leave on the outside also. Chemistry of "Eating Raw" The reasoning behind "Eating Raw" is simple. Heating and processing food evaporates charged water shorting out electrical potential, transforms minerals from organic to inorganic and destroys enzymes. Cooking or processing food means nutrient destruction. When this type of denatured food enters our bodies, subtle nutrients are leeched from our bones, blood, lymph and organs to replace the destroyed nutrients. This nutrient leeching is the pre-cursor for all manner of degenerative, auto-immune and rapid-aging dis-eases. Electrical potential is somewhat related to pH and Acid/Alkaline balance. More importantly the electrical aspect of food is what "gives us a rush" from eating. This is easily experienced by drinking a glass freshly squeezed grapefruit or red bell pepper juice verses the same juice cooked, even at low temperature. "Raw juice" gives a rush and cooked juice is flat, dead and tends to depress our energy, when consumed. Transformed minerals are the basis of pre-stone material in organs and the root of arthritis. In essence, inorganic minerals are sediment which displace water (dehydration) and oxygen (cellular mutation and cancer). This also thickens blood and lymph fluid, straining the heart, causing insomnia and creating a breeding ground for Candida, bacteria, viruses and parasites. All of which create Chronic Fatigue over time. Enzyme destruction means the pancreas is now called on to transform its metabolic enzymes into digestive enzymes. It takes roughly 10x of metabolic enzymes to make 1x of digestive enzymes, plus a huge amount of energy for this transformation. Eating cooked food means the pancreas has to digest food instead of breaking down pre-cancer cells and regenerating cells, which is it's real job. Most pre-mature aging can be quickly reversed with high-octane, enzyme supplementation. This means very specific types of enzyme mixtures and strengths, rarely found at your local health food store. "Eating Raw" means extreme transformation "Eating Raw" transforms lifestyle, so "Raw Fooders" talk about "Living Raw", because "Eating Raw" builds up huge amounts of bodily energy. This shows up as a cycle of feeling ecstatic, then crashing as our body uses built up energy to detoxify and purify. This cycle continues until our bodies regenerate back to their natural, child-like, youthful state. Then the party really gets started! The next cycle is usually more intense. As our physical regeneration stabilizes, we go through the same cycle for our emotional, mental and spiritual bodies. Any outdated patterns adopted in the past, tend to destabilize and restructure back to our original blueprints, our highest potential. Living Your Raw Life This transition to "Raw Living" is why most people are unable to "Eat 100% Raw", because the difference between eating 99% Raw and "Eating 100% Raw" is 1,000%. In other words, the last 1% is the transition from habitual patterning to our highest state. A journey both amazing and intense, to the max. "Raw Life" is very odd and challenging to sustain for most because anything less than our highest becomes a source of massive friction and Sacred Dissatisfaction. This friction persists and intensifies until we only engage in choices, activities, thoughts, relationships and work which is perfectly aligned with our Dharma, our highest contribution to ourselves and life. Our true purpose for existence. Whew! Very big! As "Raw Living" takes us back to our core selves, life becomes a constant stream of intense upgrades, emerging as experiences of new states of consciousness and ways of being. People refer to this a serendipity or being "in the flow". "Eating Raw" is strapping yourself into a cosmic roller coaster. There's a massive treasure of gold at the end of our ride and this journey is only for the strong of character and heart. And thrill-seekers. :-) Your next step in your Raw Journey If you feel drawn to "Raw Living" you may be served to network with people who've been on this path for decades. This is why Yemiah and I created RadicalHealth.com and our News Service. If "Raw" turns you on, email email@example.com to join in our fun or call us at 512-280-5802. We "Live Raw" and love assisting others in their "Raw Adventure". - David Favor Resource Block: David Favor the founder of Radical Health Research and survived the ravages of growing up on a cattle ranch, almost falling prey to the medical machine and years of SAD (Standard American Diet). If he can come back from the brink of death to peak health, you can too. Contact David to design your Radical Health program. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to enjoy his free News Service or call him at 512-280-5802.