Today was a rough day in the raw food world.
I woke up to a txt message from a friend telling me that he "has been talking to some people" and apparently "everyone Ive talked to including me wants you to rethink the whole raw food thing - we're worried about you"
I just woke up so my reply was pretty agressive. I said something like, "Fuck no. Do as much research as I have and you will change your opinion. We are designed to eat this way. I eat about 2400 calories a day. I'm THRIVING. Do you have any valid reasons why I should rethink it? I log my food into a program sometimes and I'm getting about 200 percent or more of most of the vitamins and minerals. Have an open mind dudes. SERIOUSLY."
He said he HAS researched it and claimed that I wasnt getting b12 and iron. Then he said I'm not eating the right types of protein. And that humans have been eating cooked food for too long for someone to safely switch back. Apparently "cooked food has helped reduce sexual dimorphism and kills bacteria and other organisms that are potentially deadly" ...... he also said that when humans ate raw food, they also only lived to about 20 or 30.
........any replies to that?
I told him what i thought. (I won't reply with my whole txt conversation, but you get the jist of it.
He said that I would be climbing stronger if I wasn't raw. BULLSHIT!!!
I am climbing harder than I ever have!
He thinks i'd be stronger.
I can't wait to prove everyone wrong. Or, nicer said, I can't wait to ENLIGHTEN everyone.
I was really upset all day. Like.. crying... I don't know why, but it just hurt me to think about how people HONESTLY don't think I'm healthy.
Nicole and Steve, my two raw mentors, helped me out.
I liked a quote Nicole told me from Dr. Doug Graham (my favorite Dr.) :
"I knew I was onto something when everyone said I was wrong."
on a better note, I ate my first papaya today! It was pretty good. Some parts were better than others. I think i could have let it ripen one more day, I just wasn't sure about the papaya facts.
and on an even BETTER note, I did yoga class today and the instructor told me that my practice today improved and enhanced like CRAZY. I felt great!
Tomorrow is a new day. I'm starting over. I'm letting go. Screw people who don't understand. Thanks for your concern, but I know what I am doing.