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Vegetarians don't believe in killing for food, but too often they kill their food by cooking it! Blatant Raw Foodist Propaganda! by Joe Alexander

“It was tough at first because cooked food is addictive ... Once I cleansed my body of the cooked-food residues, I no longer craved cooked food. What a liberating experience! I can sincerely tell you – it is magical ... I just did my best each day to go without cooked food and I didn't worry about how much raw plant food I was eating ... I stopped eating cooked food completely after about a year.” -----Stephen Arlin, Raw Power, Building Strength & Muscle Naturally (Maul Bros. Publ., San Diego, CA, 1998)

“I wake up feeling clear and energized in the morning ... What is most profound for me about this light eating pattern is the flow of cosmic energy I feel coursing through my body. ... During the day it feels as if joy is simply running through every cell independent of external factors.”------Gabriel Cousens, M.D. (rawfood medical doctor), Conscious Eating (North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, CA, 2000)

The greatest value of the raw food diet is its transformative value. To a great extent, when you take up the raw food diet, you become a new and different and better person. You don't just stay the old person, only a little healthier. You become, to a great extent, a new being with new interests, a new philosophy and outlook on life, new goals and desires. You become more of your essence, your true and natural self. You become a person who is more a part of the one great life of Nature and less of the confused human world. You become less "of the world" and more "of the Earth."  --Blatant Raw Foodist Propaganda! by Joe Alexander

“If your blood is formed from eating the foods I teach [fruits and green-leaf vegetables] ... your soul will shout for joy and triumph over all misery of life. For the first time you will feel a vibration of vitality through your body (like a slight electric current) that shakes you delightfully.” ----Arnold Ehret, Mucusless Diet Healing System (Benedict Lust Public., NY, 1970) 

A few weeks back, I switched my diet to raw foods, vegan. Since doing two green smoothies a day, my teeth have become stronger and whiter than they’ve been since I was a teenager.
    Dentists have been telling me for over a dozen years that my damaged tooth (it has a crack running from top to bottom in the enamel) could only be fixed with either a crown or a veneer. Over time, it has slowly lost its color and has turned several shades off-color from the rest of my teeth.
    Well, as of today, it’s almost completely healed. One, the crack is almost completely gone. Two, its color is returning to the shade of my other teeth. This, after only a few weeks. I’ll post pictures at the one month mark and 2 month mark, depending. FYI. http://uwantsun.myblogsite.com/

My name is Valya. Raw food has been my lifestyle since I was eight years old in 1994. Before I changed my diet, I had a serious case of asthma. Every other night it would keep me from sleeping. I was supposed to have this steadily worsening breathing disorder for the rest of my life. Since the day I changed my diet, I have never had an asthmatic attack again. I’m so grateful that I don’t have to suffer with this illness anymore! I will always cherish the freedom of being healthy. http://www.rawfamily.com/valya.htm

A Note on Diets (like the Zone Diet and Blood Type Diet) that claim you must eat animal foods to be healthy:  "I cannot emphasize enough that there is NO scientific evidence that human beings of any physiological pattern have a minimum daily requirement of animal foods. ... animal food is the surest way of leaving 'the health zone' for 'the hospital zone' as epidemiological studies for cancer, heart disease, diabetes and other degenerative diseases attest."
"Popular books have made broad generalizations about using blood type as a guide ... such stereotypes are not documented in the nutritional [scientific] literature. I and several other mature holistic health practitioners concur that these claims are still in the realm of extrapolated anthropological generalizations."
"My own experience as a person with blood type O was that my health, strength, and vitality significantly improved when I became a vegetarian ... I have also found a significant number of very healthy vegetarians who are Type O." ---Gabriel Cousens, M.D., Conscious Eating (North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, CA, 2000)

“Obesity is nothing more than backed-up cooked-food waste trapped in the body.  No amount of raw plant food is fattening, only cooked food is fattening.  Eating raw bankrupts all the complex theories as to why and how people become fat.”   ---Arlin, Dini & Wolfe, Nature's First Law: The Raw-Food Diet (Maul Bros. Publishing, San Diego, CA, 1998)

"The most effective ways to treat your asthmatic condition are to revitalize your immune system with good nutrition, decrease the toxins in your body, avoid allergy triggers and conditions and exercise regularly ... if you eliminate asthma triggering preservatives and additives from your diet, eat nutrition loaded foods and increase your fluid intake, you will feel better." Asthma: An Alternative Approach by Ron Roberts (Keats Publishing, New Canaan, CT, 1996).

  The Boutenko family cured themselves from various diseases by changing to a raw food diet. The members of their family had a variety of diseases: a congenital heart defect, thyroid problems, arthritis, diabetes and asthma. Within a matter of months the family started experiencing profound improvement in their health and vitality. The Boutenko children experienced remarkable improvement in their results at school.
    Other advantages Victoria experienced: red dots on her chest disappeared, moles fell off, her vision became clear, her grey hair disappeared (she doesn't color her hair), nails became stronger, hair stopped falling off, her weight became normal, her mood became more peaceful and she could work for hours at the computer, without getting problems with her eyes.----[2008] Victoria Boutenko on green smoothies, greens in your raw food diet