reply to post by James1982
Again, your post is reasonable and for the 'mechanists' here on ATS you sound quite informed.
You are missing a very important part of the equation though, which the OP is attempting to illustrate. I do appreciate you think all of that is
bunkum, or hogwash or whatever derogatory term you used, so no need to restate that. Happy to read your compelling evidence though if you can direct
me to it.
What you say may be true for you, but I guarantee it isn't the truth.
Again, I'm not a raw foodie. I did eat raw for about half a year, initially to repair a ruptured achilles tendon via natural healing. (3 surgeons told
me without an op I would never walk again.) I was playing squash 60 days after the complete rupture, so raw gets my vote, given the right context.
Personally, if I had the discipline, I'd probably go 80% raw, but I love chocolate, coffee, boiled bananas in oats and my wife's soups, so I'm more
like 80% cooked
Without wanting to derail the thread or set up a straw man, and just for the fun of it, here's a personal anecdote:
One of the most physically (and energetically) powerful humans I ever met lived on a raw food vegan diet. His circus act finale was to lie ontop of
broken glass and have a truck drive over his chest. His son followed suit and replaced the truck with an elephant
You might also be interested in some of these links to raw food body builders. It's good to challenge our beliefs
Nutmeg / Storm - 30+ years all raw
- before and after pics
- in the buff
Dr. Tim Trader
Dr. Graham - Raw Foods Athlete
Steve Arlin - RawFood.com
- Raw Foods
- Muscle building
ETA: some of the links are broken, I grabbed this list off a very old thread on some raw food forum, but maybe you can track down the new site urls
from the links anyway
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