I've worked in and out of the health food scene for years, and I have met SO MANY PEOPLE that healed themselves of all kinds of death sentences with a
+/- organic, raw, vegan diet.
*HOWEVER, there are also lots of people who do this kind of diet long-term, who are initially thrilled by the healing, great health, and fear of
becoming ill, etc. again... and end up getting wasted by the diet, long-term.
Cleansing is awesome! Please! Eat lots of fresh, real food and get toxins out of your body.
But there is a point at which you have to ask: does anyone really need to be cleansing for EIGHT years? There are no vegan cultures in history.
Lacto-ovo-vegetarian, yes. Vegans love to cite the China Study, but that was actually about health in cultures that ate SMALL amounts of meat, not
zero, which is very different if you want to look at good health over a span of decades, not a short-term, pull-the-e-brake,
reaction-to-toxic-society, miracle cure.
I think the plant-based healing diets are an amazing TOOL that must be used appropriately. But once the plants have healed you, it might be time to
look into indigenous health.
What did you ancestors eat? Plants AND animal products, I guarantee it. But lots of the food was wild, and the animal products sure as heck are
nothing like what's on the shelves at stores today. Learning to hunt/fish, getting to local farmer's market, finding a cow/goat share, these are all
things you can do to get those valuable nutrients that are important for long-term health, in addition to loading up on healthy fruits and veg. And...
this is all much more earth-friendly, and animal-friendly.
I healed myself of all kinds of ailments by adapting a plant-based diet. I learned everything I could, made sure I was getting my RDAs, fermented
food, did the whole nine. And a decade later, I started getting panic attacks and heart palpitations... which eventually led me to finding many other
ex-veggies and raw foodies who experienced the same. A little bit of HIGH QUALITY (absolutely nothing processed!) animal products fixed those problems
The moral of the story is, NEVER stop learning and never shut your ears to information! The body's requirements for health can change over time.
And... ALWAYS eat real (organic) food, whatever that food may be.
edit on 17-9-2012 by manicminxx because: (no reason given)