In Part 1, I defined “Optimal Physical Health,” and discussed the basics of raw fooding - which included information about how cooking, pasteurizing, homogenizing and other processing damages and denatures food, creating a twofold crisis in the body. Also discussed was the consumption of raw meat as well as the “germ myth.” If you haven’t read Part 1, I highly recommend you do so now - prior to reading Part 2.
The low-fat craze that has seemed to endure for so long is founded in nothing connected to the reality of optimal physical health. In this man’s humble opinion, this notion - that fat is generally unhealthy - is once again, nothing more than a product of stigma, marketing and economy…nothing more.
Raw fats - such as those found in raw dairy (butter, cream, milk, cheese), raw meats, raw eggs, and raw avocados - are absolutely essential to optimal physical health. Above all, on our highly polluted planet, raw fats are the primary macronutrient that protects us from toxicity by binding with (and escorting) toxins from the body. “In an ideal healthy world, we would not need such an abundance of fat. In our civilized, polluted, disease-ridden world, we need an abundance of fat.” (Vonderplanitz, 2002).
Fats also lubricate the body and provide an efficient source of energy. For this, and other reasons, raw fat is arguably the most important nutrient - the most necessary nutrient that we consume.
A Quick Word about Raw Dairy:
The debate about dairy has gone on long enough. The only debate that really needs to take place concerns dairy processing. Once again, the equation is simple: UNprocessed, NON-homogenized, NON-pasteurized milk, cream, cheese, and butter from healthy cows provides profound, vital nutrition with which the human body can strengthen, fuel, protect and rejuvenate itself (with rare exceptions to those who are sensitive to even raw dairy). I was unable to drink pasteurized milk when I was young. It would upset my digestive system, sometimes sending me urgently to the restroom. Now, years later, I consume gallons of whole, full-fat, organic, raw milk every month, experiencing only an increasingly hardy brand of health. (For more information about the consumption of raw fats and dairy, see references 1 & 2 below.)
Raw Vegetable Juice
Eating whole, raw vegetables on a primarily cooked-food diet has been found to prevent constipation by countering the putrefaction that can occur with cooked foods in our digestive tract. That said, as stated in the beginning of "Raw Meat" in Part 1, we simply do not have the kind of digestive system that can make good, efficient use of plant-based food. Furthermore, on a raw diet, frequent consumption of raw vegetables hinders the body’s digestive abilities by creating an over-alkaline state.
Therefore, the best way to receive/supplement the beneficial enzymes, vitamins and minerals from vegetation is via juicing. Juicing has become necessary in regards to achieving optimal physical health because these nutrients are often lost or damaged in foods due to depleted soils and food transport, as well as being drained from our bodies after years of eating cooked foods.
I consume roughly 16 ounces of vegetable juice daily, first thing in the morning. On days when I don’t consume the juice, I notice fluctuations in what is normally smooth and consistent energy. (For more information on vegetable juicing, as well as specifics on what/how to juice, please see references 1 & 2 below.)
Raw fooding in the manner described in this article naturally hydrates the body because, “raw food contains from 55% to 92% H20 that is 92-100% cellularly utilizable. Water that is not in raw food has no active ions, electrolytes nor minerals bound with nutrients. It must have all 3 properties or it is only 10% cellularly utilizable.” (Vonderplanitz, 2002). In terms of optimal physical health, eating/consuming raw foods like raw milk, raw vegetable juices and raw tomatoes provide the fats, minerals, enzymes, vitamins and electrolytes that the body needs in order to hydrate properly.
Furthermore, in cases of severe thirst, raw fats like raw butter/cream have been found to be very effective; suggesting that, “rather than dehydrated, we are delipidated. That means we are deficient in the raw fats that can properly lubricate us. Our thirst is more for raw fat than for H2O.” (Vonderplanitz, 2002). Remember what was said in the "Raw Fats" section of this article: “…raw fat is arguably the most important nutrient - the most necessary nutrient that we consume.” (For more information on water and hydration, as well as hydration formula recipes, please see references 1 & 2 below.)
Conclusion: A Nutritional Revolution
Why hasn't everyone heard about this?
This question alone could have an article many times this size dedicated to it. The simple answer is: Follow the money. If everyone on the planet suddenly embraced their health in this radically independent manner, the economies of the conventional medical establishment, the current healthcare systems, the pharmaceutical companies, and others…would collapse, quickly. Those financial interests are being protected by not revealing this kind of healthcare information to the masses. Combine that with the knowledge that most medical doctors have studied only 0-16 hours of nutrition in their medical schooling (Vonderplanitz, 2002) and the picture that’s painted quickly becomes one of self-reliance.
But here’s the good news: Now, you know.
Anything is possible:
What this nutritional revolution seems to be suggesting is this: Generally speaking, there may be no diseases by conventional standards (i.e. occurring by way of random, chaotic chance, or poor genes). Perhaps, there are only the consequences of a certain series of choices. And, that said, my own education as well as over six years of practical application with this nutritional technology has led me to believe, quite literally, that anything is possible - anything can be healed.
Prior to passing away this past August, nutritional pioneer, Aajonus Vonderplanitz had absolutely incredible success treating terminal cancer patients (and so many other serious, chronic illnesses), with nothing more than raw foods. His success rate with all but two types of cancer was around 90%! That’s correct, I said 90%! That means no pills, no shots, no supplements, no radiation…just raw whole foods, in the right combinations and quantities, as generally described in his two books shown in references below.
Imagine the implications that a diet this rich in fresh, live, energy-giving, disease-thwarting nutrients could have on one’s average workday, or on an athlete’s performance, or on someone’s fitness goals, or on our ability to be involved parents and partners! The implications are endless, and limited only by the choices we make.
On a quick side note, it’s crucial to mention that consuming raw foods that are also organic (or better), greatly supports our journey toward optimal physical health because they are typically produced without the use of many chemicals that cause great toxicity/disease in the body (pesticides, herbicides, etc.).
Finally, it should also be noted that this article represents an extremely over-simplified version of the full raw-food picture. The references below represent over 40 years of study and application. For anyone interested in the version of optimal physical health portrayed in this article - I highly recommend the two books below (references 1 & 2), as a great starting point.
- Vonderplanitz, A. (2005). We Want to Live—The Primal Diet (Expanded and revised in 2005). Los Angeles, CA: Carnelian Bay Castle Press, LLC. Pg. 229-30.
- Vonderplanitz, A. (2002). The Recipe for Living Without Disease. Los Angeles, CA: Carnelian Bay Castle Press, LLC. Pg. 21, 34, 35, 151, 156, 162-3, 164, 179.
- Vonderplanitz, A. (2 May 2009) Live Lecture.
- Vonderplanitz, A. (24 April 2010) Live Lecture.
- Aajonus Vonderplanitz’s website: www.WeWant2Live.com