The Raw Vegan Diet
The Raw Vegan diet consists of fruits and vegetables, cooked under 42 degrees Celsius, or 108 degrees Fahrenheit, to keep the enzymes in their original state and avoid trans fats. Most raw vegans follow the diet at 80% and above.
The two large schools in Raw Vegan are the Dr. Morse Diet and the 80/10/10 diet. They are both similar, and consist of mostly fruit. They differ on aspects relating to food combining and fasting. The aim of both is to create a detox process, in which the body rids itself of acids, toxins and parasites, and cures symptoms permanently. The raw vegan diet detoxes by balancing the acidity level (towards alkaline) and strengthening the immune system. It is also a light diet, that doesn't take much of the body's energy to digest - freeing more energy to detox. Though occurring continuously throughout the diet, detox can also come in a more condensed form, over a few hours to a few days, known as the healing crisis.
A method growing in popularity to determine the overall state of the body, and the strength of different systems is called iridology. In short, the eye should have one colour and fibres should be straight. Places in the eye which are of a different colour carry toxicity, and places in the eye with curly fibres show a genetic weakness, both relating to specific organs, according to eye charts. On high levels of the diet, raw vegans have been able to reverse genetic weaknesses, and clear the body of toxins, resulting in colour change and clear eyes.
If you are considering raw vegan, I suggest finding both a good raw healer or nutritionist and an enthusiastic doctor to help you on the process. When meeting with resistance, acknowledge that this is only natural, since your friends and family have known you in a certain way, and change is always difficult. You can remind them that no animal in nature requires cooking of food, and even adult cows won't drink cow's milk.
I hope you have found this page helpful.
And enjoy the recipes.