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Think about it-

By what flawed logic do we continue to subject ourselves to the vicous cycles of the cooked food world?
The new Raw Food Movement goes back to the Natural Hygenics Movement of the late 1950's. Dr Ann Wigmore the founder of natural hygenics taught that there are enzymes in uncooked and unprocessed foods that have extraordinary health benifits. In Dr. Edward Howell's words: "Enzymes are substances that make life possible. They are needed for every chemical reaction that occurs in our body. Without enzymes no activity at all would take place. Neither vitamins, minerals, or hormones can do any work without enzymes." Enzymes are desroyed at just 120 degrees feirenhiet. Cooked food does not contain enzymes.

For every health-concious individual who is interested in cutting edge research in the field of health and science, I ask that you consider the effects that cooked food has on our bodies and on our environments. It is essential for the improvment of society that we clear the way for studies into the miraculous health benifits that are inherent in the raw-food world. It is not only essential to our own health and quality of life, but it is what is required for a dramatic transformation od civilization into the next age of innovation.

There are at least 6 million constituents composing our organism. Scientists have identified only about a thousand of these substances in things like bread, cheese, and cooked animal muscle, and they have written in great length about each of these substances in isolation. Consequentaly the food industry has gone to great lengths to promote and distribute these few nutrients in their cooked and processed foodstuffs, all prepared to be cooked again on the home stove, grill or oven. The truth is that these edibles are only the degenerated, lifeless
remains of a few of the six million constituents that our complex and perfect organism require for proper functioning.

Human nourishment is very simple. All raw-plant-foods contain all the nutrients that we need to thrive. All raw-plant-foods are whole and balanced foods. What is a buffallo composed of if not just raw grasses? A lion is composed of those same grasses, but its organism is designed to absorb its raw materials by eating the herbivore. Now, while buffallo's are designed towards eating grasses and greens, and lions are designed towards eating raw meat, the human-being is geared towards eating fruits, nuts, seeds, and greens. We prefer variety. Consider the fact that you could try a new taste, a new fruit everyday for the rest of your life and not try them all! Eating raw-organic-plant-foods is the most natural part of the human physiology.

We do not accually need alot of food if we eat highly nutritive and mineralized foods. The food companies know that the more nutritive-free food you eat the more you will feel the need to eat compulsively. They will even claim that their food is wholesome, balanced, or yielding some "preventive" component against diseases to gain a profit. Why should we pay such exagerated prices for such weak foods? Cooked foods depress the immune system, and drains us of energy, enzymes, and minerals. Your body must divert enzymes from healing and building itself to the digestion of cooked food. Eating cooked food exausts the pancreas (the enzymatic organ,) it weakens the ability of your body to absorb the broken down nutrients by accumulating on the walls of the intestines and colon, and in turn leads to a chain reaction of weakend organs and serious health problems. Huge amounts of nutrients are desroyed by various refining and prcessing methods. It is futile to put so much time, money, and resourses into this degeneration of our food just to spend more time and money on various medical options.

The raw food diet is absolutely eco-friendly. The ecological and economical immplications of the raw food diet are immense! Raw-foodists produce little to no trash, but they do produce the finest fertilizer (raw compost). Plant based agriculture is highly efficient, and the yield of such crops is much greater animal factory farms, (you could feed 100 vegetarians with the amount of land it takes to feed one meat-eater
[and the animals eaten]). Most of the grain grown in the United States is used in cattle feed. Commercial grain crops must also be grown with chemical fertilizer and pesticides because of their weak genetic nature. And this in turn adds to the amount of toxins found in meat and dairy products. Commercial grain crops strip enormous amounts of minerals and nutrients from the land."The Bread Basket" of the United States is threatened by meat, grain and other kinds of damaging agricultural. Commercial meat and grain agriculture is already highly inefficient, and in the end the products are practically all burned up. By what flawed logic do we continue to subject ourselves to the vicious cycles of the cooked food world?

The fastest way to massive health, success, and prosperity is through detoxification and self-renewal with a diet of as close to 100% raw-organic-plant-food as possible. Your body is consistantly building itself with the raw material that you eat. In just seven years every cell in tour body is replaced! If you build yourself on raw-materials and optimistic thoughts, you can experience an all whole new and improved you. The Raw Food Movement is exploding with "raw power" and countless people are returning to Paradise! Pollution, diseases and the apparent food shortages have no natural place in this world.

Here are a few of the many benifits that raw-nutrition has proven for people:

-helping to rid oneself of addictions
-the loss of all addictions
-increased energy
-increased strength
-more endurance
-needing less sleep
-becoming more resistant to the elements
-skin becoming more radiant and glowing
-skin tans becoming more attractive
-hair becoming thicker and richer
-the reversal of hair loss
-eye color may change and gain luster
-cureing "common illnesses"
-cureing diseases
-raising conciousness
-raising confidence
-giving one a natural high on life
-giving one greater karma
-getting rid of stress of all kinds
-getting rid of the need for poison medicines
-getting rid of the need for herbal medicines
-reconnecting one to the natural universe
Humans have been cooking for 60K years.. 15.Nov.2002 17:37


What other animal eats cooked food? (besides your stupid pet dog)

when we started cooking, we began the slow climb out of the wilderness.

You go right ahead and eat your raw food.

It makes my work soooooooooooo much easier...


blinded 15.Nov.2002 17:48


"Some truths are so simple that for that very reason they are not recognized by ordinary people." -Natures First Law

There is no limit to what a beautiful place this world can and will be! The implications of everyone giving up meat alone is beyond current human comprehension!

don't believe every stupid idea in print.. 15.Nov.2002 18:02


There are some vegetables that pacific islanders eat that if you don't cook it, it shreds your kidney fast.

So do you still want to make these pronouncements about cooking food?

Some foods eat raw, some you cook, but once again by all means take a tropical island cruise and pig out. When you start pissing blood, call Woody and complain...


FWR- 15.Nov.2002 18:05


FWR- what is your work? (My dog is'nt stupid, and he would'nt eat cooked food!)

FWR? 15.Nov.2002 18:09


FWR- What is your work? (my dog is'nt stupid-he would'nt eat cooked foods!)

Raw food rules 15.Nov.2002 18:29

live it

Raw food solves all problems.

We wouldnt be inclined to eat the kidney-shredder, silly. I'm sure it tastes bad raw, unlike the bursting mangoes, juicy greens, succulent kiwis, wondrous durians...

Mother Nature protects us, is us.

Bullshit 15.Nov.2002 18:34


I'll cook your mutt up a nice new york strip steak, medium well, and will see who is the carnivore, and who is the salad shooter..


FWR- ---what? 15.Nov.2002 18:43


Don't eat food that shreds your kidneys! It is not that hard. Ignornace is a bitch. Say something that holds some water.
J-Nice little article!

fasting helps, too 15.Nov.2002 19:06

GRINGO STARS gringo_stars@attbi.com

Eating nothing and drinking nothing but water or freshly-juiced juice - for 24 or 36 hours - is a good thing to do also. Weekly. Constant digestion is bad for you, ages you quicker, and takes up too much energy. Toxins are the rule in modern everyday life, and it helps to flush yourself of them as often as possible.

For true change, we must change the way we eat, drink, think, work, act, fuck, play, EVERYTHING. Because the corporate version of all these activities isn't working.

nuts and berries 15.Nov.2002 20:49

raw potato

It may never happen again--but FWR is correct!

Humans were cooking--processing nutrients outside the body--well before we discovered the life-enriching benefits of agriculture.

The raw food movement springs from two flawed notions:

a) nature is benevolent
b) human behaviour is not part of nature

Here we stand
Like an Adam and an Eve
Waterfalls - The Garden of Eden
Two fools in love
So beautiful and strong
The birds in the trees
Are smiling upon them
From the age of the dinosaurs
Cars have run on gasoline
Where, where have they gone?
Now, it's nothing but flowers

There was a factory
Now there are mountains and rivers

We caught a rattlesnake
Now we got something for dinner

There was a shopping mall
Now it's all covered with flowers

If this is paradise
I wish I had a lawnmower

Years ago
I was an angry young man
I'd pretend
That I was a billboard
Standing tall
By the side of the road
I fell in love
With a beautiful highway

This used to be real estate
Now it's only fields and trees
Where, where is the town?
Now, it's nothing but flowers

The highways and cars
Were sacrificed for agriculture
I thought that we'd start over
But I guess I was wrong

Once there were parking lots
Now it's a peaceful oasis
(you got it, you got it)

This was a Pizza Hut
Now it's all covered with daisies
(you got it, you got it)

I miss the honky tonks,
Dairy Queens, and 7-Elevens
(you got it, you got it)

And as things fell apart
Nobody paid much attention
(you got it, you got it)

I dream of cherry pies,
Candy bars, and chocolate chip cookies
(you got it, you got it)

We used to microwave
Now we just eat nuts and berries
(you got it, you got it)

This was a discount store,
Now it's turned into a cornfield
(you got it, you got it)

Don't leave me stranded here
I can't get used to this lifestyle

Talkin Heads, 1984

help me gringo!!! 15.Nov.2002 21:17


How would you propose I change the way I fuck? I prefer doggy style but if that's the corporate version I'm open to change!!! Down with the evil corporations! Up with funny shit-stirrers like FWR! Ya dig? I gotta' go have some raw veggies now... And maybe some meat later...

Raw Food, soft brains.. 16.Nov.2002 06:54

snacking high on the food chain...

Raw Food, soft brains..

I like the post that deals with the idea of two basic flaws..

a) nature is benevolent
b) human behavior is not part of nature

Lets deal with nature is benevolent.

How many people got killed this week by tornados in the US?

You watched one too many episodes of Grizzly Adams when you were a kid. In the real world that bear would have treated Dan Haggerty like a 200 lbs. Bearded King Salmon if it got the chance.

If you think nature is not threatening just walk barefoot in your front yard in texas and see how many fire ants you find.
Or take a swim in the Nile river and see if that 12 foot croc is hungry,

Or maybe something closer to home. Hike up into the mountains and take along a few pounds of raw hamburger that has been sitting in the sun for a few days, and put it in your tent when you bed down for the night... , Let see if you get any company during the night...

The second point, is Humans are part of nature, unless you are fundamentalist religionist Christian, Muslim, etc. and believe that god dropped us here, or UFOs did.

There are many items that you can't eat in nature. Mercury, arsenic, strychnine, curare, poisonous toads, mushrooms, venomous snakes, and just about every fucking disease you can think of is as natural a carrot..

So, you eat what you want to eat, but I would like to see what you are eating when you turn 75 years old. I think it will be stewed carrots because your digestive trac won't be able to handle much else...

If you live that long and don't stick your head in a bee hive looking for a free meal or something.


... 16.Nov.2002 11:41

Calvin dr_calvin@hotmail.com

I guess ignorance is bliss. Is it 'natural' for us to have nuclear weapons? Are genetically engineered foods 'natural'? Are modified biological weapons 'natural'? Is interest (money making money) 'natural'?

Yes people are part of 'nature' but that doesn't give us license to destroy it, mutilate it, or take it apart.


Free will 16.Nov.2002 18:28


Those who are reactionary to the idea of living on raw-food will not even know that it is threat until it is to late. What is "natural" is what is in harmony with nature! We have the unhindered abilty to make our world (society) heaven or hell. When raw foodist are out-living
(by decades and by the quality and sheer accomplishments) of those who prefer to cook there food - it will become evident that to live simply and naturally is the highest and final goal.

FWR- what you say makes ZERO sense.

When you are a fully detoxified raw fooder, animals do not see you as a threat------ also the digestive bacterium of raw foodist far surpasses that of cooked peoples ( Raw-foodists will remain disease free their entire lives and remain physicaly mentally and
spiritualy ALIVE until the day they decide to "move on"

Have The Best Day Ever everyday!

Dont waste time with closed minds- Prove it by example
Actions speak so loudly that nobody ever hears a word you are saying.

Eat Live. Live Forever!

Calvin, you stepped into it this time.. 16.Nov.2002 20:55

theres a little black spot on the sun today..

Calvin, you stepped into it this time..

You didn't ask of you had a right to do it. Rights are a human institution...

You asked if it was natural, and yes all of it is natural, because it is all made from the hand of man, and man is a hairless ape that evolved on this planet.

By what right does the lion eat the antelope? The lighting strike the tree?

The meteor strike the earth? The Squirrel eat the nut? The Human drive the SUV?

Its all a natural process, even global extinction. Whether we know better or not is not the point (obviously if it happens, we don't know better)


Who wants to live forever?? 16.Nov.2002 20:57

Freddy Mercury

title song

"Who wants to live forever?"

Freddy Mercury

FWR 17.Nov.2002 21:28


So you are just a subject to any and all of the chaos that men decide is OK or "natural"? Poor you, life is so hard.
Why should you have to think about anything? Its all natural and none of it is my fault! Right? I dont think so!

I'd rather step in it than eat it... 20.Nov.2002 09:13

Calvin dr_calvin@hotmail.com

And since we are just hairless apes, we have no real reason to be decent to one another. There is no reason to have laws and order and structure. If we are really animals, how do millions of people live in a confined space without wiping each other out?

If God wanted us to fly...