I did the raw/organic/local/vegan thing for a long time. The first six years were amazing... and then whatever mineral reserves I had were spent and
my adrenals basically collapsed on themselves. I had multiple deficiencies that resulted in panic attacks so bad I could barely get in the car and
drive to work, let alone handle being AT work (and, you know, you need to work to make money to live?).
Before this, I was riding my bike everywhere, marveling at my abs that appeared out of nowhere, doing juice feasts and swearing raw veganism was the
best thing ever.
Most people who embark on the path DO eventually crash, and those who don't are like needles in a haystack. This lady is one of them.
Raw foods are an excellent way to detox... but the vast majority of people need animal products in the long-term. I'm talking five, ten, fifteen
years after going raw vegan, because some people are 100% fine up until that point.
But you need to eat -REAL- animal products. Think about the way indigenous people ate and were in astounding health. That means grassfed, organic, no
GMOs, raw when possible/to your palate, no hormones...
Vegans are 100% correct about how disgusting industrial animal processing industries. They, however, throw the baby out with the bathwater and end up
making themselves a different kind of sick in the long run.
I'd recommend 30bananasadaysucks.com...
for the dark side of the story... people who turn to these diets too extremely, for too-long periods of
time, and ultimately end up doing their bodies a huge disservice.
Though, when some of them do it right and know when to stop, switching from a traditional junk diet to raw veganism for the sake of cleansing, some
pretty awful ailments can be reversed. Just don't forget to reintroduce REAL animal products eventually, before starving yourself into new sickness.