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From: Susan (
Subject:         Re: Eat raw, keep your brain, grow your heart
Date: April 20, 2015 at 10:52 pm PST

In Reply to: Re: Eat raw, keep your brain, grow your heart posted by temp on April 18, 2015 at 2:11 am:

You say, "i ate a strict mixed cooked/raw vegan diet"....What does that even mean? Maybe a lb of nuts a day, 1/4 cup oil on salad, vegan "cheese", a lb of dates--I know people who eat like this and think they're eating a strict vegan diet. This is a high fat diet, and when you mix high fat with fruit it doesn't work and one can encounter problems similar to a SAD dieter eater. Primarily because
consuming over 10-15% fat (which is pretty standard for any diet--with the exception of a low-fat high carb vegan diet) plus in the case of a vegan diet, a significant--2,3 servings or more, of fruit or potatoes/grain = fat, slower digesting than carbs, stays in the bloodstream not allowing the fruit/glycogen (which every cell in the body runs on) to be absorbed as it would be minus the higher quantity of fat eaten---causing blood sugar problems, and other issues stemming from this--eventually leading one to determine that the vegan diet does not work. Whereas this is not the case, but that the diet was not eaten intelligently, giving the body time to adapt, in the case of low fat raw vegan to mostly fruits and vegetables, and more minimal amounts of nuts and seeds, and the addition of grains/potatoes in the case of cooked low fat vegans. I emphasize low fat in both cases because from reading people, and the learned examples of professionals such as McDougall, Esselstyn, Barnard, all MD's, and others, who have eaten vegan diets whether cooked or raw, for significant periods of time, as well as counseled thousands of their patients on this diet, it always comes down to too much fat eaten with a diet high in carbohydrates--whether fruit or grains/starch--as being the reason the diet failed for that person.

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