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Why Does a Raw Diet Transform You? The Answer Will Surprise You!

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  • alanaji8
    Did you know that a species—living in the pristine wild and eating natural, uncooked food—typically lives to seven times its maturation rate? By these
    Message 1 of 2 , Dec 3, 2008
      Did you know that a species—living in the pristine wild and eating
      natural, uncooked food—typically lives to seven times its maturation
      rate? By these standards, you should live to be 140! So what went
      wrong? Why are humans getting sick, often at half our potential lifespan?
      Research by Dr. Paul Kouchakoff (and later Dr. Howard Loomis) has
      proven that when you eat cooked food, your white blood cells increase.
      This means your body is trying to fight off an invasion. But if you
      eat the food raw, this phenomenon doesn't occur.
      Cooking foods above 118 F not only destroys the enzymes and other
      nutrients, but also creates chemical chaos which people will never be
      able to adapt to because of the unpredictability of the chemicals.
      In 1916, Louis Maillard proved that cooking creates an endless chain
      of toxic molecules now called "Maillard molecules." When proteins are
      cooked, up to 50% will not be assimilated. When cooked at high
      temperatures, cancer –forming mutagens begin to form at 154 F. Cooking
      meat forms heterocyclic amines. Cooking fats forms lipid peroxides.
      Cooking carbohydrates forms acrylamides. All of these age you faster,
      tie up a large chunk of your immune system, and put you on the path to
      un-wellness.
      This explains why people who eat a large percentage of their diet as
      raw foods are more youthful, energetic, and healthy. If you must
      cook, cook briefly and at low temperatures. Use a wok or steam the food.

      Susan Schenck, LAc, MTOM, is raw food coach, lecturer, and author of
      The Live Food Factor, The Comprehensive Guide to the Ultimate Diet for
      Body, Mind, Spirit & Planet. Go to www.livefoodfactor.com to check out
      more free articles.
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