The Raw Food Diet

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Susan
Schenck, LAc, author of the 2-time award winning book, The
Live Food Factor, The Comprehensive Guide to the Ultimate Diet for
Body, Mind, Spirit & Planet
has this to say about healthful
eating (adapted from her book):

(HealthNewsDigest.com)
– I have been a health seeker since the age of 16 when I developed
asthma and an eating disorder. Doctors could do nothing for me so
I sought to heal myself, which I did. Constantly looking for ways
to maintain my health, I experimented with dozens of healing modalities
and even got a master’s degree in acupuncture and herbs. But
by far the greatest health secret I discovered was the raw food
diet!

First, let
it be made clear that nothing, no outside object, “cures”
or “heals” the body. The body always heals itself, and
it alone has the wisdom to do so. As French philosopher Voltaire
(1694-1778) once observed, “The art of medicine consists in
amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.”

But in order
for nature to do the healing, it must be aided by the right nutrients,
or building blocks. It must also not be burdened by the toxic byproducts
(such as acrylamides, heterocyclic amines, and lipid peroxides)
which numerous studies have shown are produced by cooking.

Thousands of
modern-day people have enabled their bodies to heal themselves from
all kinds of degenerative diseases using raw food diets. Many have
written books (or have been written about) describing their journeys
to health and full recovery from cancer, diabetes, heart disease,
AIDS and other ailments.

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April
21, 2009

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