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From: darryn (173.71.94.80)
Subject:         Re: Response to some questions about Graham my "80/10/10 Debunked" video
Date: April 3, 2016 at 5:20 am PST

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2.0 out of 5 starsObessive Fear of Fat!
ByRonald Benjamin Brownon January 13, 2009
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For my more detailed critique of Dr. Graham's book,
see "Fruitarian Diets: How to make them Healthy" at
[...] . The major fault of Dr. Graham's book is his
obessive fear of dietary fat, even from raw nuts and
seeds as part of a raw vegan diet. His prescription
of 10% calories from fat follows a long tradition of
alternative therapeutic diets that confuse the
ASSOCIATION of high dietary fat and chronic disease
as the CAUSE of these diseases, such as cancer and
cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Graham misrepresents "The China Study" by
failing to note how author Dr. T. Colin Campbell
identified animal protein rather than fat from
plants as a causative factor of chronic diseases.
Dr. Graham's claim of knowing two raw fooders who
ate lots of nuts and died of atherosclerosis relies
on fear rather than facts to make his point.

Fat in whole, unprocessed nuts and seeds is
generally emulsified, unlike in processed vegetable
oils, so it does not stick together or to other
surfaces. This is easily verified by noting how
easily the fat from chopped nuts wipes clean off a
dish with plain water. Not so vegetable oils.

Scientists have demonstrated that nuts have
cardioprotective properties, and that these benefits
are dose-dependent; i.e., the more you eat, the more
cardioprotective benefits. Many of these studies can
be found through a simple Web search. "Nuts and
coronary heart disease: an epidemiological
perspective" by Kelly and Sabate, published in the
British Journal of Nutrition, 2006, is a good start.

One ounce of nuts a day is just insufficient to meet
the needs of most people limited to a raw vegan
diet. Training to stuff yourself on extreme amounts
of fruit is not necessary, and deprives you of the
health benefits of a diet properly balanced with
nuts and seeds. This book would have been better off
recommending 60/30/10. (Dr. Graham corrected this
statement, indicating that fat is listed last in his
formula, i.e., 60/10/30. Dr. Graham refused to
comment on the rest of this review).

When you consider that most of the fuel burned by
our bodies is fat burned aerobically in low-
intensity muscular activity, like sitting upright in
a chair all day, breathing, talking, operating a
computer, and walking around a bit, an adequate
supply of dietary fat makes perfect sense.
Carbohydrates are used to restore glycogen in the
liver and within muscles after brief periods of
intense muscular activity. More importantly, glucose
from carbs fuels the brain. However, by comparison,
the amount of fat used in low-intensity muscular
activity far outweighs the amount of glucose used,
even in active athletes who require ample amounts of
rest and recovery time.

Although it is possible to create sufficient amounts
of fat for fuel from breaking down an excessive
intake of carbs, this puts an unnecessary strain on
the body. This is Dr. Graham's approach, which is
similar to other low-fat diets, except Dr. Graham
restricts carbs to raw fruit and excludes starch.
Dr. Graham would probably be shocked to realize how
much of his fruit intake is being converted to fat
to fuel low-intensity muscular activity!

Why not just eat a sufficient amount of fat in the
first place? An adequate intake of dietary fat has a
glucose-sparing effect, allowing a normal intake of
glucose to be used more efficiently for fueling the
brain, and for infrequent intense muscular activity,
rather than being continuously shunted off to fuel
low-intensity muscular activity. That's why you feel
better mentally and physically on an adequate intake
of both dietary fat and carbs.

Dr. Graham's remedy for the lethargy and cravings
that eventually accompanies a prolonged low-fat diet
is to shovel in even more carbs. Are you craving
cheese, pizza, ice cream, buttered English muffins?
According to Dr. Graham, you don't need fat, you
just need even more carbs! But, would you eat those
English muffins without the butter? Probably not.
That's because it's the fat you crave. Dr. Graham
attempts to turn this logic around, claiming it's
the carbs in the English muffins that you really
crave, and that the only function of the added fat
is to trick you into eating starch rather than
fruit. Satisfy your cravings by eating a properly
balanced diet with healthy sources of dietary fat,
like whole, unprocessed, unsalted, raw, organic
nuts, seeds, and fatty fruits like avocados.

Finally, Dr. Graham listed Dr. Virginia Vetrano as a
valued reference source in his writing. In
discussing dental problems associated with a diet
extremely high in fruit, Dr. Vetrano mentioned in
her own writings that tooth enamel could be
protected by including more nuts in the diet. Not
surprisingly, Dr. Graham conveniently omitted this
segment of Dr. Vetrano's experienced advice from his
book, recommending instead extreme amounts of raw
vegetables that require blending for palatability.
Ah yes, the food blender, Nature's way! How did we
ever survive without it?

In fairness to Dr. Graham, I think he is on the
right track...he just needs to do a little updating.
There are health dangers associated with eating too
little as well as eating too many nuts on a raw-
food, vegan diet. For example, disturbances in
calcium metabolism can occur from very high amounts
of phosphorous if eating too many nuts. That is why
nuts need to be balanced with proper amounts of
green vegetables. That is the challenge! Balance!
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1.0 out of 5 starsThis Diet Will Ruin Your Health.
ByWatermelonTigeron November 29, 2012
Format: Paperback
Because I've been in the raw community for 20 years,
I know several people who followed this 80/10/10
diet long term and ended up with severe health
problems. Once they are sick it is very hard for
them to get better because they have a cult-like
belief in the "truth" that the 80/10/10 diet is they
only path to health. They have been brainwashed into
thinking that fats are deadly, that 1/2 an avocado
is an excessive amount of fat, that nuts and seeds
are bad, all oils are bad and that coconut will kill
you because it's saturated fat. Ultimately they get
malnutrition due to lack of protein and fat, leading
to osteoporosis, tooth loss, hair loss and hormone
deficiency. They walk around looking like corpses,
but they're afraid to break the dietary rules Doug
has set for them even when they are very ill. It's
like an eating disorder cult. Very bad news.

I also agree with the other posters who say Doug's
books contain little or no actual science. He spouts
"facts" like saying that complete protein is a myth,
which is absurd, because your body can not make
essential amino acids (that is why they are called
"essential"). Not getting a full complement of amino
acids is one of the reasons people on this diet get
malnutrition. Or his paranoid insistence that
saturated fats are dangerous; it seems clear he does
not read the research on this topic, or he would
know that much of what he says has been disproven in
recent years. Or his statement of the "fact" that a
woman should have a BMI of 13-15, which is actually
in the anorexia range. Very dangerous and sad for
the women who believe what he says.

This diet can work well as a detox diet for
relatively short periods of time. It makes you feel
energized in the short term. But it is not healthy
for a lifetime.
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1.0 out of 5 starsThis diet ruined my health!
ByNorthernlights2281on January 19, 2011
Format: Paperback
I read the 80/10/10 book cover to cover and joined
many forums online based on this diet/lifestyle. I
lived it for 2 years and followed it 100% as I am an
all or nothing kind of person. Before starting this
diet I was an avid hiker and a very fit, extremely
healthy young adult who only ate whole organic foods
and never any refined/processed foods. Fast forward
to today and I am recovering from Osteoporosis(I am
only 29 years old) and 12 spinal fractures due to
malnourishment because of this diet. I kept losing
weight to the point that I was down to 71 pounds and
I am a 5'3" female. No matter how much fruit and
pounds of greens I ate with that fruit my weight
kept dropping. I spent most of the time with
excessive amounts of hyperness(after a large fruit
meal) to major downs were I was anxious, paranoid
and crying. I figured all this was normal and was
just detox as the 80/10/10 community like to call
it. Yes I had those benefits that they all talk
about getting from this diet like the "no body odor"
and the "glowing skin"(due to getting out in the sun
and getting a sunkissed glow not the actual
diet),but what I realize now is that I had no body
odor because my body was basicaly shutting down to
the point that I was no longer having menstrual
cycles so of course I didn't even have the hormones
to produce such odor. I did this diet because I was
brainwashed into thinking all other food other than
fruit, tender greens and a small amount of whole
food fat was toxic to my body. I am still trying to
get over the fear of putting protien and fat in my
mouth, but since I have started to eat raw dairy and
grass-fed humanely raised animal protiens I am
finally healing the damage that the 80/10/10 diet
left me with and was not fixing. After two years of
tearing the cartilage in my chest over and over
again just by shutting a door or lifting a bowl this
diet left so much inflammation in my body to the
point were it could never heal itself. Please do not
make the same mistake I made. I had looked for a
diet to rid me of my depression as I refuse to use
drugs and this book makes this diet seem like the
holy grail and all our illnesses will be cured if we
follow such diet. I now know better. The only thing
this book was good for was it made me get my vitamin
D levels checked. After reading 80/10/10 I got my
vitamin D level checked and I was at a level 6 where
ideally we should at least be at a level 50 or
higher. My depression was due to the lack of the
vitamin D yet I continued the diet for the next two
years and now I am even more depressed because I am
trying to heal my very painful back fractures. If
you are looking to this diet to fix your current
health problems please make small changes first that
may be the biggets culprits to your problems such as
refined/processed foods and sugars along with things
that we may think are healthy but could be causing
intolerences that you weren't aware of such as
gluten. Also, get your vitamin D levels check as the
medical community is finally linking so many
illnesses and symptoms due to deficiencies of this
oh so important vitamin. I wish you all good health
as this it what we are all striving for when we
embark on these diets just please be cautious!
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3.0 out of 5 starsCant agree with everything in this
book.
ByAmazon Customeron September 26, 2008
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This book really didnt hit the mark for me. There is
alot of good information in here but Dr Graham says
some things that I feel are really fanatical and
"out there". And I am already a hot food vegetarian
and extremely open minded against Big Pharma and
Western Medecine/Nutrition.

But he says things such as these:

Vinegar is poisonous for the human body.

Olives are not meant to be consumed as people food.

Juicing veggies such as with a GreenStar or Champion
juicer is harmful because they get digested too
quickly and cause a spike in blood sugar (or
something like that).

Even the grains most people think are healthy such
as brown rice, whole wheat bread and so forth should
be excluded from your diet.

You should throw out your entire spice rack and
condiments. (I paraphrased that)

The cellulose in cruciferous veggies such as
brocoli, cauliflower and brussel sprouts is abrasive
while passing thru your intestines. (Thats news to
me as I thought this was the best form of fiber a
human should eat).

Eating more than half of a Haas California avocado
in 1 day will put too much fat in your diet.

But that being said I did read 80% of the book. I
read it with an open mind and did derive benefits
from it. The best thing I learned from it is to quit
buying all those garbage supplements, vitamins and
enzymes from the health food store and instead to
look to mother nature and get these vitamins and
minerals from the whole foods that I eat.

I really wish Dr Graham would substantiate many of
his statements with reference to peer-reviewed
journal or something the way that John Robbins does
in his books.

Look people, I agree you should try to add as many
fruits and greens as possible to your diet but to
exclude beans and bread I think is just too
fanatical. I dont think anyone could adhere to such
a strict regimen of deprivation. And being a skinny
guy already as a hot food vegetarian I would
probably look like that cartoon character "rattle me
bones" if I observed 80/10/10-RV religiously.
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3.0 out of 5 starsMissed the Mark
ByGift Reciepienton August 29, 2008
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Im a raw vegan and although this book made a lot of
sense to me, I did not feel good eating this way. I
kept reading it and looking for what I might be
doing wrong...but I was following the plan. It's
very rigid and he advocates against eating many
delicious raw foods--in fact he basically advocates
only eating fruits with about 3-4 lbs of dark leafy
greens a day. No raw crackers, desserts, honey, etc.
He says if you cant make a meal of it, then dont eat
it. I started feeling depressed and low energy.
Maybe it was detox...I dont know. But when I went
back to my regular raw way of eating I felt ten
times better.

Also...if you go to his website, its a little
dissapointing because there is no where to ask a
question of him, and he charges an absolultely
ridiculous amount of money to have a consultation
with him. He's pricing for stuff is so unreasonable
and it was a bit of a turn off. I mean his paper
back book is $30, which in itself is alot for a 350
page paperback.
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1.0 out of 5 starsNot practical.
Bycurt1kzon September 12, 2011
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This diet is not practical for the majority of
working class people. There's no doubt that the
people who talk so much about being able to thrive
on this diet because they get 4500+ calories are
indeed thriving. But the main stumbling blocks for
the average joe who tries to embark on this diet is
the difficulty of consuming the massive load of food
to be able to get that 4500+ calories, as well as
the high grocery bills. Now unless your fortunate
enough to live in the tropics where fruit is in
abundance or live in an area where you can buy local
fruit for an extremely cheap price, your screwed.

My background with raw food diets is that I started
several years ago doing the traditional high fat raw
vegan diet. I dropped from 220 to 160 in 4-5 months,
but was always starving during that period, and
eventually fell victim to the standard american diet
and regained the weight. Having discovered this diet
and the proponents who claim that the key is to eat
enough fruit and get enough calories, I gave it a
shot. Keep in mind that I work 12 hour shifts and my
work environment is not really conducive to constant
eating because your constantly busy, but I attempted
to make it work.

I know that people on 80/10/10 utilize bananas
heavily to reach their caloric goal. I am not a
banana person, at most i can try to force down 4-5
bananas, but anything beyond that will make me
nauseous. So I started off by bringing watermelons,
bananas, oranges, apples, pears, etc to work.
Because I was hard pressed to consume so much food
to get enough calories, I would have to eat
repeatedly during work. Me eating so frequently
started to become an issue for the staff because
usually when you eat they try not to disturb you,
but if your always eating, then it becomes a problem
because they need to frequently give you work orders
to do.

In my line of work you cannot be eating while your
running around working, either your sitting down to
eat or you don't eat. With the watermelon's, I had
to hide and eat it in the back storage room on any
downtime that I could get, and that would only be on
the very slow days. On normal busy days, that
wouldn't even be possible. Then I had the problem of
constantly having to run to the bathroom. Because
fruit has so much water, and you have to eat so much
of it on this diet, you end up having to pee all the
time. When I am busy with work I cannot afford to
have to always run to the bathroom, its simply just
not practical. Most people do not have jobs that
will allow them to graze and pee all day. When your
busy running around, you'll be lucky enough if you
can eat just one meal, let alone constant grazing.

I could go into alot of other issues with the diet
such as possible deficiencies but it would be
pointless since the diet is impractical for the
masses, which renders it pretty much useless.

10/25/13 update:

Since my original review I have given this diet a
few more attempts but no success. I have tried
massive green smoothies filled up to the brim of the
vita-mix blender to just end up being hungry 1-2
hours later. Before I complained about having to
constantly urinate on this diet, but I noticed that
when I eat 80/10/10 I can have up to 6 bowel
movements in a day. Again, practical for someone who
is at home all day, impractical for someone who
works in a busy ER. No amount of fruit keeps me
feeling full or satisfied for long. I can consume
5000+ calories worth of fruit and never get the
satisfaction that one gets from one cooked meal full
of protein and starches. Which leads me to believe
that the people who do actually thrive on this WOE
do so because they are genetically built for it.
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3.0 out of 5 starsgood theory that fails in the
practice
Byviolaon May 16, 2013
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the book itself is a good reading and dr Graham is a
good educator, after reading it you might believe
that what he this is really the bible of raw
veganism and this diet is the way to go. Then,f you
research a little and you hear from all the people
that quit the diet after having serious issues, you
might believe the opposite. all the 100% raw vegans
are so excited about this lifestyle that it s easy
to be infected and tempted to try, and reading this
book is a necessary step to understand how to do it
correctly. a lot of infos are avaliable on youtube
through videos, and you can have an idea of what it
s about. what is explained sounds like a dogma,
except that the theory that human being was born
fruitarian is not supported by enough scientific
evidences. the diet is based on fruit,and the fruit
that we can eat nowdays has little to do with what
our ancestors used to eat, and that s already enough
to doubt about the safety of the 80 10 10 diet. one
thing is right, eating fruit and vegetables is way
better than eating any process food,and fruit alone
won t make anybody fat,since that kind of sugar has
a totally different impact on our blood than the
refined one, and that s an excellent lesson from the
book. however,people following it to perfection had
issues even after years, depending on how long i
takes to your body to get vitamin b12 depleted
(which is one of the most discussed aspect of any
vegan diet). the book anyway has an answer for
almost all of these concerns, but again, that doesn
t match with the cases of people quitting cause of
health problem. the stories gone wrong are several,
as well as those who tell about great energy and
health. of course in the book you find a lot of
pages dedicated to positive testimonials! since he
doesn t sell anything, he needs at least to sell the
book, which anyway i would suggest to read at least
for the benefit of an increased knowledge
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1.0 out of 5 starsI think a mainly raw food diet is
the best diet period. But the 80/10/10 diet is a fad
diet.
ByAkiva Shapiroon May 2, 2015
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Sprout your grains and legumes. There's your carb
solution. Do research about sprouts and you'll be
blown away. Too much fruit creates TOO MUCH SUGAR
FOR THE BODY. We also need more fat then 10
percent!!! Do you believe that almost too much of
anything is bad for you!!!! A cell runs on sugar AND
FATTY ACIDS! You as an individual need to balance
your fat and carbs according to your unique body. If
you ask me, doug graham is one of the unhealthiest
looking health "experts" ive ever seen. Why. Cause
all the sugar hes consuming is crontributing to
ACCELERATED AGING and he is lacking in FAT. Ive seen
health experts that are his age and look MUCH
healthier. Use simple logic people!!! Freelee and
durianrider are the few people out there that have
success on this diet!!!!(if they trully are having
success) Most people dont have proper functioning
pacreases from all the white sugar and white flour
and too much fat (mainly the unhealthy kinds). Be
open minded, balance your nutrients, do your
research, and be smart/use common sense. Ive have
not read this book but i have done months of
intesive research almost every day since i became
upsessed with health and i can tell from what a lot
of people quoted from this book that this diet and
diets similar (high fruit and low fat) are greatly
flawed. This diet is a fantastic improvment from the
SAD diet but it will not leave you with great health
for the rest of your life and may in fact harm you a
lot in the long run.
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1.0 out of 5 starsHypoglycemia
ByD. Joneson May 18, 2010
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I read the book two years and dug into this diet
with gusto. At first, I felt fantastic -- lost more
weight than I needed to, felt energetic, skin looked
great, etc. Over time, I developed what I now
realize was hypoglycemia, resulting in an inability
to sleep at night, irritability, unstable energy
levels, brain fog, etc. At first, I thought it was a
cleansing reaction. But, after 1.5 years, I now know
it was due to the ingestion of mass quantities of
raw fruit. I also suffered from severely dry skin
due to the near total absence of fat in my diet. I
kept trying to make the diet work for me despite
increasing exhaustion, inability to concentrate and
a strong sense of malaise. I thought for sure I must
have a thyroid problem, but tests proved otherwise.
FINALLY, I took a leap of faith and began increasing
the fats (primarly coconut oil and butter) and
proteins (fish, turkey and chicken) in my diet
(particularly breakfast) and immediately began
feeling better. My skin is softer and more supple,
my hair thicker, my energy more stable, my moods
much more pleasant, etc. I still feel I am
recovering from this diet as my sleeping woes have
not completely vanished (though they are greatly
improved) and my digestion is somewhat impaired as
my system didn't have to digest much of anything for
so long.

In summary, I feel this diet is great as a temporary
cleanse. But, it is potentially damaging if
attempted as a permanent lifestyle change. The
notion that this diet can nourish a physically
active person for a lifetime is absurd. I especially
regret following the diet while pregnant and
breastfeeding. Though my son is healthy, he has
several food intolerances and I struggled with a low
milk supply that improved once I added more protein
to my diet. Bottom line -- tread carefully and be
aware that you will develop nutritional deficiencies
on this diet.
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1.0 out of 5 starsThey need to have an option for (-
) negative stars
ByHellenon October 18, 2011
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I never thought of the raw vegan diet as a fad diet,
I used to make myself believe it was a lifestyle, a
community of people determined to achieve "high
levels of physical health"; I felt so lucky to have
discovered the "true fountain of youth"...

I realized there was something wrong with the raw
vegan diet when I started seeing acne on my face for
the first time in my life, about six months into the
diet; I was also feeling extremely weak. I blamed
the nuts and seeds I was eating (that's what they
tell you in the "raw world"). About four weeks ago I
decided to read the 80/10/10 Diet book by Doug
Graham despite having read the most controversial
reviews on the diet. After being a raw vegan for
about one and a half years, I realized it was not
working out for me. I wanted to do this for my
health, and that's exactly what the raw vegan diet
promises. Initially I was on the SAD diet, and this
is the opposite extreme, but I chose to go "slowly"
and became a vegetarian first -what was wrong with
it? eggs and dairy, so I went vegan- why wasn't it
working? it wasn't living food!, then I went Raw
Vegan - too many nuts and seeds, needed more carbs,
so I went Low Fat Raw Vegan). It seemed like I was
always doing something wrong...and indeed I was,
(why did I have to get rid of a whole food group -
meats, dairy, eggs- instead of just getting rid of
the junk processed food first?) I have a vitamin D
deficiency as a result of my "vegetarian diet
experiment". I would also notice other symptoms
which I would attribute to "detox" from time to time
during that period of time. Many health
professionals would alert me that perhaps a vegan
diet was not the best option for me, but I would
refuse to listen to the advice of the "brainwashed
clueless medical community". My latest blood test
results indicate a severe vitamin D deficiency, and
low levels of vitamin B12.

I would sometimes look at Durianrider's YouTube
Channel, but I kind of always felt like there was
something off about him, his face looked pale, he
would use destructive criticism, and he never
accepted anyone else's opinion as valid. But
anyways, I decided to give the diet a shot and and
joined 30 Bananas a day. I got tons of fruit, and
was resolved to do everything in my power to do
things "right" this time. I started doing almost
everything the 811 diet book recommends (eating
enough calories, drinking tons of water, eating a
bunch of greens, getting enough sleep) except for
the exercise due to my lack of strength from the
deficiencies. So there I was, switching again from
one diet to another one that claimed to be "the
best" and promised health, just like all the others
did too (of course, as long as you strictly adhere
to their insane guidelines).

With every diet change I made there seemed to be a
common denominator, there was always a "honeymoon
phase" in which I felt great, but somewhere down the
line weeks or months, that feeling started to fade
away. I stopped eating the nuts and seeds way before
I got the book, and this time proceeded to eat only
fruit and veggies according to 811. One week into
the diet my husband lost a tooth (unfortunately he
was eating the same way I was), but we didn't link
it to the raw vegan diet. Three weeks into the diet
I started to experience the most terrible tooth
sensitivity (which I never had before either). I
also experienced other symptoms such as weird fat
cravings and mood swings in that short period of
time. I would read other people's posts on 30BAD on
the same topic, and pretty soon I noticed that those
people were practically being told that they weren't
doing anything right (of course! - it's always your
fault, not the diet's-). I started to see a pattern
here. The cherry on the cake was when I opened a
discussion in one of their forums on whether or not
it is possible to achieve health on a different
diet, and the moderator made it so none else could
reply.

So I started researching about other people with
teeth issues on a raw vegan diet -this was a really
hard thing for me to do- I didn't want to open the
can of worms behind my "oh so perfect" raw food
diet, I had been in complete denial up until that
point, and didn't know how I was going to handle the
inevitable true- I found a whole bunch of stories
and testimonies. You just need to look at their main
page and you can see that at least everyday somebody
complains about the same issue, in fact there is a
very popular forum specially dedicated to this
topic, where most people get told how they're pretty
much doing everything "wrong". If someone
experiences weight gain or weigh loss, they blame it
on detox symptoms, if they experience weakness,
they're not getting enough calories, if they have
teeth issues, they need more greens, and so on.
Everybody struggles trying to eat the unreasonable
amounts of fruit in order to get "enough calories"
and constantly complain about several other issues.
Gosh! If this diet is so strictly restrictive, how
can someone not see that there's something
fundamentally wrong with it?

The vegetarian diet and all its denominations just
don't work in the long run. It's my own experience
what has led me to see things differently. This is
why I would like for other people (specially raw
foodists) to try to see beyond what they might be
looking at right now, because no matter how thin you
slice it, there are always two sides. I once was
profoundly convinced that the raw vegan diet was the
best thing in the world, and did it for a year and a
half. I encourage everyone who's been having some
type of issues on this diets or who is even
considering to give these diets a try, to do some
serious research, and keep an open mind. Having been
a devoted raw vegan it was very hard for me to
accept some criticism when it came to my diet,
nevertheless my nature is to never conform, and to
always keep searching for answers. Admitting to
being wrong about my decision to embark on this diet
is not the best feeling in the world, but this
experiences are sometimes necessary in order for us
to grow.

I do not recommend any diet in particular, perhaps
just start by eliminating the processed foods first,
and exercise moderation, be flexible, do not refuse
to eat with your friends and family if they've
cooked something for you or invite you to go out to
a restaurant, these things really make a difference
in the way you will feel in general. I feel a moral
responsibility to share my particular experience
hoping others will benefit from it.

Vegetarian, vegan, raw vegan, fruitarian, or
hygienist diets are dogmas, and following any of
these diets strictly for a long period of time is
simply insane and extremely dangerous in many
different ways. Do not get trapped in dogma, and
most importantly deposit your faith in God.

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