“Cooked foods are Poison” – Nature’s First Law
We are designed to live 120-150 years, yet making it to 100 without the onset of senility is next to impossible. Your chances of contracting Alzheimer’s or some Dementia-related disease by age 85 is now 50/50. This occurs because of toxin accumulation in the body, particularly the brain, which it is prone to because of its texture and material it is composed of. It is also the most difficult place to hydrate in the body. Toxins accumulate after a lifetime of eating cooked foods and not drinking enough water. Over the years, denatured (cooked) foods deposit acid waste and a plethora of other toxins throughout the body, especially accumulating in the joints, in and around the organs and in the brain. Dementia related diseases are a sure sign of a lifetime of chronic dehydration. Every time you take a sip of water, 80% of it is used by the brain, especially to supply the cranial fluids. When we fail to do this over a lifetime, toxins begin to interfere with the brain’s delicate chemical balance. Once a single chemical reaction in the brain is stopped or significantly altered, the ripple effect will be felt throughout the brain. How it will manifest itself exactly will depend on the person’s background, diet, etc.
Reversing these psychiatric conditions is not easy, but can be done to some degree by following the Raw Food Rules and drinking 2-3 gallons of Ionized Water each day. I drink 2 gallons myself everyday and it’s not hard to do at all.
All foods contain certain levels of natural toxins in them such as heavy metals. For instance, Chlorella contains lead as well as other toxins, however they are minute and will not deposit in the body because it is fresh, i.e. raw, NOT denatured by cooking, pasteurizing or other forms of processing. Examine any food, organic or commercially grown, and you will find toxins that deposit in the body in dangerous levels only when it is consumed after it is cooked or otherwise denatured.
I would like to point out that it is difficult to get Chlorella manufacturers to admit these toxins exist in their products, however there are a few who openly speak of it. However, these toxins will be removed when the food is consumed raw. Chlorella is famous for removing heavy metals such as lead, which is why toxins consumed with raw vegetables are not deposited in the body.
Chronic disease doesn’t exist in the wild. Animals don’t have the long life span that we could have if we wanted. But there or other things to consider with animals in the wild.
Raw Foods Rejuvenate, Cooked Foods Merely Sustain
When you eat raw foods, you know you are really eating something. Its full nutritional power is in your mouth and your taste buds are sending a myriad of passionate signals to the brain: hot, sour, bitter, sweet, strong. When you cook food, you tame it, de-claw it, rob it of savage vitality as well as its ability to renew and cleanse the body at a cellular level. It’s the enzymes and other organic chemicals that explode on your pallet to announce they are full of life renewing qualities. Raw foods are immediately absorbed by the body because of the presence of enzymes in the food. It is for the same reason that the nutrients in raw foods are so readily available to the body and are many times more easily digested by the body.
Cooked foods are a great deal of labor for the body to digest, absorb nutrients from and pass through. Deep fried foods pose the greatest difficulty in this regard.
Raw Foods essentially come pre-digested, meaning they are ready to be absorbed by the body and do not have to be digested. Cooked foods require enormous bodily resources, especially enzymes, to be digested.
People don’t stop to consider what they are putting in their body because they are not educated on nutrition. Instead, sadly, we are conditioned. Conditioned to believe that if it comes out of a box, can or jar, its okay to eat it, regardless if it contains chemical substances and preservatives we cannot even pronounce. Consuming soft drinks is not questioned because marketing has duped us into believing their couldn’t possibly be anything wrong with putting something so profoundly acidic as a carbonated soft drink into our body. The nutritional panels on packages reflects the pitiful amounts of nutrients that are actually in processed foods. And that assumes the body is going to absorb those nutrients, which it has a lot of trouble doing if they aren’t consumed with the enzymes that are found only in raw foods.
They must work five to seven times harder when digesting and converting cooked foods into nutrients that can actually be used by the body than when digesting raw foods. This fact needs no further elaboration other than to say that cooked foods simply have no place in the body. The digestive tract must call on metabolic enzymes to do its job. Our organs are strained and must work overtime to produce sufficient amounts of enzymes to help with the difficult task of digesting cooked foods.
Building the body’s cells with raw foods naturally protects us from bacterial infections and viruses of every kind. It fortifies the cells in ways that only raw foods can because the human body, as well as all life on Earth, has been conditioned to receive its nutrients in that way for billions of years. However, highly processed foods first appeared in the 1930’s. The rise of chronic disease of all kinds correlates precisely with the increased consumption of processed foods. Cancer is a perfect example of this. It has continued it meteoric rise since the 1930’s and now one of every three people in the United States will get cancer in their lifetime. Switch to a raw food diet and disease will disappear from your life for good, or for as long as you remain a raw foodist.
The Importance of Fat In Our Diet
Raw foods are never fattening. Regardless of the amount consumed, the body will assimilate the amount of nutrients it needs and expel the rest. People often believe that bananas, avocados and coconut are fattening, which they are not if they are consumed raw. Once cooked, processed or otherwise denatured, the fat, which has been chemically transformed, will undoubtedly deposit in the body. Fat deposited in the body this way is not a normal bodily process because denaturing food is not a natural process in and of itself. The body also stores them in such a way as to make them unavailable for use by the body except to burn the fat off. Fresh foods contain saturated fats, unsaturated fats and essential fatty acids, all of which the body requires. However, the body is also able to store these fats in its cells so it can use them as required by the body.
Hunger and Cooked Foods
Hunger is a basic instinct that is easily satisfied with cooked foods. The major reason for this is conditioning. The hypothalamus, the on/off hunger switch in the body, has been triggered and the cooked-foodist feels full. While the belly is indeed full, but it is filled with substances that do not carry with them the enzymes that allow their nutrients to be immediately absorbed and utilized by the body. Instead, we force the body to work many times harder to absorb nutrients from the foods we consume because they are denatured. We strain our enzyme reserve. Other areas of the body become neglected, most importantly our immune system. This should be the real reason we call it the common cold. As we age, we deplete our enzymes reserves until we begin to call upon our metabolic enzymes to help digest our foods. The body strains ever harder to absorb nutrients. The digestive tract becomes ever more clogged because of the absence of crucial digestive enzymes whose presence helps keep it clean and flowing. Simply put, we should not put anything in our bodies other than substances that are pure nutrients, i.e., raw foods.
The thing most people want from eating is a full belly. They equate this with having fed their body and satisfied its need for nutrients. Many realize they have done nothing but turn off the hunger switch. A belly full of cooked food is slow moving if not stagnant, especially if it has not been primed with raw foods, such as a hearty salad, before their cooked food meal.
However, we can learn to truly satisfy our hunger pains without resorting to cooked foods.
Upon introducing someone to the raw food theory, many people, especially vegetarians, their first thought is to proudly state that they eat a lot of steamed vegetables. Steamed vegetables are not at all acceptable because steaming kills the enzymes and therefore much of the nutritional potential of the food. It distorts the natural state of the food and therefore the original intent of the nutrients effect on the body.