So this lady says she's been raw for 5 years on and off...weird... but the worst thing is that she's telling people that if they eat raw for a while and happen to go back to cooked they might get a cancer right away...
Is this just a load of BS to scare people away or is this scientifically proven?
Thank you in advance for your replies~
Here's a quote from a book I'm re-reading about on my spiritual journey. The reason I mention it is because it is a pitfall many fall into. Including myself and my husband when we started with a high fat vegan diet. I have noticed how much of detriment this has been to my personal development, in terms of physical health and the mental health that it takes to be able to continue to commit to improving your health.
From "Dreams Are Letters From The Soul" by Connie Kaplan: People who are in the middle of their shattering and in the midst of their third-stage openings often desperately need validation. So they teach. They think, for example that being sick qualifies them to be a healer. [editing a few sentences out] The temptation to become the Teacher is profound. [editing a paragraph out] If you begin to teach what you think you've learned before you've fully integrated the teachings, fully tested their veracity, and fully earned the spiritual credentials, you could hurt other people and yourself."
This is serious and intense...people have a hard time letting of something because they just taught it. Or they have a hard time, re-committing to their goal, because they have hurt and mislead themselves and others. However this happens, all the time in this movement, and most movements. If she had been fit and kept making videos, who would have doubted her information? She could have been just as far into her progress, but if she had looked the part, most would believe her, follow her, taut her...I've seen it happen with so many in this lifestyle, and then all of a sudden they self-destruct...
or maybe they don't, the point is, I've been raw on and off for 6 years, I have a lot of information, and there's nothing wrong with sharing information, she seems genuine and she seems to have a good bit of information, but transparency is important. I look a lot more fit than she does, but since I was doing a yoga teacher training at the time I started high-fat raw, I've already experienced that urge to teach what I didn't really know. Now that I'm living a more balanced lifestyle, I don't have the imperative to teach about this lifestyle. I have the imperative to share, but not to teach.
It would be much better if she said "this is what happened to me", rather than "if YOU can't stay raw..." she's trying to teach what she doesn't quite know yet... she may very well be a well qualified teacher for other subjects or for this subject in the future, but she could show by example, rather than focus on teaching right now. I understand the imperative though, to want to help people with something you're passionate about, there just is a time and place for everything, and right now, she should be focusing on herself, and sharing her experiences, rather than her ideas of what works or will happen to everyone who does what she did.
thank you, very true indeed! Great quote =)
This is one of those people that say 'If I cant get fruit, Im gonna eat big macs and primal steaks instead cos dates are cooked so that means anything cooked is the same!'.
You can tell when people are fat and 'doing raw for 5 years' that they are obviously eating chicken burgers and milkshakes on the side. Unless they have dropped from being really big before.
If you originally weigh 400lbs and are 370lbs after 5 years then your sneaking nasty stuff. If your 400lb and then 5 years later down to 200lb then your doing good things and will get long term results.