Things I Failed to Realize as Raw Vegan | Cooked Food is Not Evil
John from http://www.okraw.com/ shares with you 10 things he failed to realize or did not want to recognize as a raw vegan from the time he started living a raw vegan diet 27 years ago.
In this episode, you will learn some of the beliefs John had when he was younger and how his raw vegan diet and belief system have changed over time. You will learn about some of the raw food dogma aka raw food teachings that are still taught today to encourage people to eat an exclusive raw vegan diet as some raw vegans make out all heat-processed aka cooked food as bad.
You will discover John’s opinion on cooked food vs raw vegan food these days as well as why raw vegan is not as important to him at this point in his life. You will learn some of the key research and testing John has done that caused him to change his opinions.
You will learn about John’s Microbiome testing and what it revealed to him, which was one of the factors he took into consideration before making changes to include small amounts of heat-processed foods into his diet.
You will learn the old belief and John’s reformed beliefs about many topics including leukocytosis, starches, microbiome, antioxidants, polyphenols, enzymes, and more.
After watching this episode, you will learn more about John’s divergent raw vegan diet and how he has shifted his diet as well as changed some of his beliefs.
Jump to the following parts of this episode:
00:00 Episode Starts
01:15 Raw Food Dogma and Rules
01:45 Why I started eating a Raw Vegan Diet
04:08 Other Diets Can heal people
05:30 1. All Cooked Foods Causes Digestive Leukocytosis
08:03 2. Cooked Food is Poison
09:54 3. Enzymes are Heroes – Preserve them
16:08 4. You can never have more in Cooked Foods
18:18 5. All Cooking is Bad
20:09 6. There is So Much Variety
22:04 7. If we can’t Digest it, we should not eat it
26:33 8. Mono Meals are the Best of Our Digestion System
28:34 9. Starch can be beneficial for us
33:31 10. The importance of phytochemicals
36:03 My beliefs based on my experience and reviewing the science