I have been eating mostly (at least 90%) raw vegan the past couple months. I'm a 5'11" male and my weight has dropped to 124 from 138 previously. There is an overwhelmingly large amount of people reporting great results and healing from this diet. The belief is that cooking food creates toxins, kills most nutrients, and kills the enzymes we need for digestion and so we use up more of our own digestive enzymes, which we only have a limited amount of. The China Study is often used as the reason to avoid animal protein.
Did anyone see the Dr Oz show with Rocco? He was eating a lot of meat and had the heart of an 85 year old. Dr. Oz put him on a vegan diet for 28 days. His blood glucose went from 172 to 99, waist went from 49" to 43", weight went from 265 to 235, and HDL cholesterol went from 33 to 45.
Has anyone tried the raw vegan diet for a few months or longer? What was your experience? Is it ideal for optimal health and longevity?