As an individual diet concept, raw foodism was formed in the 20th century. The spread of raw foodism was favored by mass diseases of civilization—obesity, cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Moreover, just for the past decades, a real opportunity emerged to announce the real diet alternative in public loudly. The media and the Internet appeared to be an important means to share information and experiences about raw foodism. As people became more aware of this diet, it is only natural that people began sharing ideas about raw foodism, its use, raw foodists, or possible harm of this diet. There appeared raw foodism adherents and opponents. If everything is more or less clear with the adherents, then the candidates may have various motivations to oppose raw foodism: for the sake of public (doctors, pharmacology, etc.) or their interests (justification of their lifestyle or other personal reasons).
Thus, raw foodism began to cause myths about the things which are dangerous in it, that some raw foodists died from a lack of essential substances, that raw foodists gave birth to a disabled person. At the same time, raw foodists never miss the chance to speculate whether the raw foodism is useful and to which extent. In my book, I will not cover the theory of raw foodism in the form in which adherents perceive it. I am going to pay more attention to some obviously false notions, offered as a substitute for the existing knowledge or experience regarding raw foodism. We will also consider the order of the real thoughts concerning the advantages of raw foodism. In reviewing some facts, I used quotes from raw foodists’ experience, similar articles and books with slightly edited style and grammar.
Here You Will Learn
- Why We Shouldn’t Eat Products of Animal Origin
- Do Vegetarians and Raw Foodists Take Special Risks?
- Green Leaves and the Others
- Does a Naturist Need Salt?
- Naturism and Microbial Diseases
- Bonus! Can Raw Foodism Save from Cold and Flue?