From Successfully Raw Issue 46:
Without a doubt, getting from eating a mostly cooked diet to a high or totally raw one takes a great deal of patience, attention, courage, self-love, self-respect and so much more, but what next? Does the journey end at "all-raw forever"? Is one huge ticked box (labelled RAW) all that it takes to be truly healthy and vibrantly alive?
The more I have “studied” foods, and I mean this intuitively rather more than intellectually, the more I have come to a conclusion which I grow increasingly certain of by the day, and that is that raw is really only half the story – if that.
Now, I don’t want to freak you out if you’re already thinking, “What…..???? You mean to say that if I go fully raw I’m missing the point? Are you saying that I’m wasting my time?” No, not at all… In fact, what I’m about to share with you may actually be of great comfort and even speed your journey to raw foodism up, so here goes with what I’ve been thinking…
First of all, you may already be familiar with my over-riding philosophy about our bodies and our food choices. And that is, essentially, that WE are energy and our FOOD is energy and when the two meet, there is an alchemy that can either enhance our physical experience or upset it. This, of course, can be said for anything that we take into our body, from the water we drink, to the toiletries we use, any drugs we may take, cigarettes, alcohol and so forth. Basically, when it all comes down to it, we are a walking-talking chemistry lab!!
So the great thing about raw foods specifically – for the most part anyhow – is that these foods, being the pure, unadulterated, very clean and straightforward foods that they are, is that when they come into our body, because their energy is clean and vital they ultimately tend to enhance our physical experience. A good thing!
Now, beyond this lies some very important fine tuning, because as you may or may not know, there is definitely a way to mess up on raw foods, where health can deteriorate rather than improve (this is for another article entirely) and so we learn that raw food in and of itself is NOT enough.
So what is?