Friday, May 9, 2008


It's no secret that I have nothing but disdain for vegans, micro-bidioticts, and most nutsoid diets, but i completely despise Raw Foodists, not so much for the yen to eat uncooked food (but that's enough for me to think you're nuts), but more for their insane claims as to what thie diet does for you. As I've written, I love pork, but I make no claims that eating a pork chop will give you longer life, or that bacon will cure blindness.
Anyway, the insanity of raw foodism was once again nailed into me by my raw food friend who lives in Houston, and was given deranged dietary advice by her advisor, or whatever. For one thing, she was drinking up to 2/3 a cup of olive oil a day! Now, I love olive oil, but it is oil, it's not a protein, and it is a fat. Among other side effects, my friend's teeth & gums discoloured, like she was malnourished. Plus, from all her enemas, her intestinal bacteria got out of whack, and riddled her body with yeast infections! As someone who never got over the humiliation of anal thermometers, I have a completely hands off attitude to my asshole. It doesn't bother me, so I don't bother it. I've never put anything in my ass. So the idea of enemas seems horrifying to me, especially if you're digestive tract works on its own. All you're doing is washing out the good bacteria you need to digest food, and in my friend's case, leaving the bad stuff unchecked. Of course, the fault is not raw food's, it's the advice she got. Needless to say, she's been trying to cleanse for over 10 years now, with no end in sight.
As Bugs Bunny says, "Personally, I prefer hamburger!"