How can I help my raw vegan aunt?
My dad's sister has been a raw vegan for around 1 year and I think she was vegetarian or vegan before that. My dad was talking to her on the phone yesterday and she said that she's always very tired and has no energy. She goes to bed at 5pm because of how tired she is. She's also become very skinny and probably underweight. She insists that she's healthy though and I don't think she wants advice so I told my dad that maybe we should just let her figure it out for herself that her lifestyle isn't working very well for her, but he's worried about her and really wants me to email her because he thinks she'll listen to me because I know a bit more about nutrition than him. These are things I'll probably bring up with her (if I do email/talk to her):
-B12 supplementation if she's not doing that already
-Coconut oil/milk if she's not getting enough fat (btw how much fat do we actually need?)
-Maybe raw eggs and fish (if she wants to stay raw)
-Denise Minger's blog (Raw Food SOS) just because it's probably relevant
Does anyone have any other suggestions?
I don't want to be too pushy or rude, but I'd feel a bit bad about not saying anything to her if she really believes that her way of eating is optimal when it's obviously not. Also I don't want to just link her to MDA because she'd probably first need to be convinced that meat isn't necessarily unhealthy, and if she's been surrounded by vegans for a while then it would be pretty hard for her to break out of that mindset.