December 7, 2022

I’m taking this from a Dr Axe...

Question:

I’m taking this from a Dr Axe article but I’ve seen the same sort of remarks made elsewhere. I want to know if there is any real validity to the idea that a raw foods diet can be harmful to certain people, or that certain people simply cannot eat raw foods for some reason.
My first thought is that what he describes : difficulty with digestion, lack of enzymes, inflammatory bowel conditions – couldn’t these all most likely have been caused in people as a result of NOT eating a raw diet and by poisoning themselves with junk food and pharma toxic brews over time, or are there really people who can tolerate all that garbage and yet are harmed by raw foods?
I’m also wondering about experiences of group members. Does anyone here know someone or has anyone experienced themselves an initial difficulty adjusting to a raw diet, and did that clear up once your system detoxed or were you simply never able to adjust to a raw foods diet?
Here is the quote from the Dr Axe website :
“Is there anyone for whom a raw food diet isn’t a good fit? Yes. Keep this in mind: While including more raw food in your diet has plenty of benefits, a raw food diet tends not to work so well for people with certain gut types. Raw foods diets aren’t for everybody, since raw fruits and vegetables can be hard to digest for some people lacking certain enzymes or digestive capabilities and because they’re high-fiber diets.
If you have a sensitive digestive system, such as inflammatory bowel diseases like ulcerative colitis, cooking more of your food might be a better option. If we’re unable to digest the vitamins and minerals in foods, we risk nutrient deficiencies and other illnesses. This can happen when we can’t break down fibrous vegetable cell walls to unleash stored nutrients, so in some cases cooking with low to medium heat can help predigest fibers for us and release more essential vitamins and minerals.”

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Terrain answer:

This statement is also misleading “This can happen when we can’t break down fibrous vegetable cell walls to unleash stored nutrients, so in some cases cooking with low to medium heat can help predigest fibers for us and release more essential vitamins and minerals.”

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