Just so you understand, amino acids are proteins and essential fatty acids are fats.
The worst thing the media did was introducing a no-fat, low-fat diet.
Since I just stated that the body needs fats to rebuild and rejuvenate, why would anybody not eat fats?
Well, the media has scared us away from fats, and rightly so if we are talking about cooked fats. But why scare us away from raw fats, or cold pressed fats? They are the life itself.
I always tell people that when you think about raw food you have to forget everything you ever learned about food, because usually when the people or the media are talking about food, they are actually talking about cooked food.
Raw food is so very different.
Here are some ways that raw is different than cooked- (and there are many more ways then listed here)
Fats make you fat! – Wrong!
Raw fats can make you thin!! (They do a preferential exchange with old not-able–to-be-utilized fats that are stuck in the body. Replacing them with usable fats that can be burned! Cool huh? YAY!)
Bread is a fattening Carbohydrate- not so if you eat raw sprouted bread. A grain or legume is carbohydrate heavy when cooked. When sprouted it is protein heavy. Therefore, when I said that we need proteins to regenerate and rejuvenate, you can see that raw sprouted breads are good for the body!
When talking about sprouted, don’t fret! You can go online and buy what you like. But if you don’t have that kind of money to burn, my books will help you. That is why I wrote them so that I can teach you this amazing miracle, that I was taught.
Eating in the Raw and The Raw 50 are great first steps to learning how to eat right. Believe me, if I can do it, anyone can. I travel a lot and I am lazy at times; I work and when I am not working, I don’t want to make food. So I have heard all the excuses! I even have some ingenious ones of my own to add to the list!
But in the end, our health is our responsibility-not our doctor’s!
I remember Dr. Andrew Weil giving a speech called “Dead Doctors Don’t Lie”. In it, he said he liked to read Obituaries. In the obits he found that cardiologists die of heart attacks and oncologists die of cancer. He then deduced that if a doctor cannot save his own life, with what he knows, then how can he save yours?
I did not get depressed over that, I just realized that maybe there are some things that medicine is just not good at, like prevention.
And that is precisely why I am writing this. I would rather suffer a little in order to prevent a lot, then enjoy a bit now and suffer a lot later.