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Feb 22, 2006

Prep Time:More than 1 day
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Feel better than before, eat raw!
Paul Nison

“I eat bread. That’s raw because it is cold.” This might sound crazy but this is what I hear when I tell people they need to include more raw foods in their diet. After they realize that bread is cooked and just about everything else they eat is cooked and processed, many times they go into a state of denial saying, “I’m just fine the way I am, I don’t need to change my eating habits.” Well it’s just a matter of time before it catches up with them and they experience disease to some degree or another.

I have done a lot of research on the cause and the cure of disease (my book “The Cause and Cure of Inflammatory Bowel Disease” covers much of this info how to heal all diseases). I can tell you that the answer is much more simple than most people could ever imagine.

There is a popular saying, “you are what you eat.” I have to agree with it because if you eat low-quality food you will have low-quality
health. The opposite would be to eat high- quality foods for higher quality heath.

What are the highest quality foods to consume? The answer is simple. Any food that contains all of the qualities we need from food, Raw, Ripe, Fresh and Organic. This is all you have to remember when it comes to choosing your food.

Raw Food means food that has not been heated over 108 degrees. When food is heating over 108 degrees many of the nutrients are destroyed but all of the enzymes are destroyed. Enzymes are so important because they help our body digest the food efficiently. Without these enzymes that are destroyed by heat, our body has to work much harder using tremendous amounts of energy, along with many other possible health damage. I suggest as a back up if we do consume food that is heated over 108 degrees we take digestive enzymes supplementation, but there is nothing better than the real thing. I feel 75 to 80 percent of a person’s diet should consist of raw foods.

Most foods found on the market today are unripe. Food that is picked before it matures is lacking in the important nutrients the body needs to thrive. This is why I feel even many vegetarians are not healthy. When food is eaten at the stage it was meant to be eaten (tree ripened) we will get the fullest about of nutrients possible. To my knowledge the only food that can ripen off the tree the same way it would as if on the tree is a banana. Now many other fruits seem to ripen off the tree but they do not do so as well as they would if they were tree ripen. In that case they would ripen with much more nutrients and taste. Another issue is when we eat food that is not ripe, our body has to work much harder to digest the food. Working much harder to get much less is not ideal.

When food is eaten too soon it is unripe, but if we wait too long it is un-fresh. The longer we wait to eat the food (as long as it is ripe) the more nutrients are lost from the food. We even lose enzymes in the food when it is not ripe. It is estimated that 50 percent of the
nutrients are lost from the food after only four or five days. Eating the food as close to the time as it is picked (as long as it is picked ripe) will give us the highest quality food.

Many people believe that if they wash their food there is no problem eating un-organic food. They don’t understand the main issue with un-organic food is that they chemicals get into the soil making the soil de-mineralized. Food that is grown from un-organic soil will have poison toxins in it that can never be washed away. Also the food will be lacking in minerals that was lacking from the soil that it was grown in. Eating food that is not organic not only makes the food poor quality, but also the deadly chemicals in the toxins used to kill the bugs are hazardous to your health on all levels.

I am not suggesting that all your food must contain these four qualities, but at least 3 of the 4. If it contains none or just one of the
four, it is no good for you. Today most food consumed by people will not have any of these four qualities in them and this is one reason why The United States has more money than any other country in the world for medical study, procedures and products and research and still claims the title of being the leading country in the world when it comes to sickness an disease. There are many other factors to consider, but the poor diet of most Americans is an obvious one. So what do we do?

Remember raw, ripe, fresh and organic. Remember at least three of the four. If it has less, say no more!
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Posted: Wednesday February 22, 2006, 3:07 am
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Niall Leighton (40)
Wednesday February 22, 2006, 4:20 am
Hey Pel. I remember when I stayed with you this didn't take "more than one day" to prepare. It took about 30 seconds. Faster than fast food!

pElAgUS hellot (523)
Wednesday February 22, 2006, 4:28 am
lol, the more than 1 day is for the lifetime people get into it ;) The good recipie for health has to last the rest of your life :P

Dave L. (90)
Tuesday February 28, 2006, 11:04 pm
It was true that any edibles heated had destroyed its essentials (& specially critical enzymes). But there are ppls who can't withstand un~heated/cooked foods. My suggestions is to take minute amounts of "lactobacillus" type enzymes.. e.g. "lactobacillus-Bifidus/Bulgaris".

Furthermore, some 'raw' (e.g. sashimi-jap) foods had to be taken with care. They're highly nutricious but rule-of-thumb is to do what Japs did on this delicacies... accompany such dish with 'wasabi-immersed' soya-sauces, coz 'wasabi' has a natural-disinfectant effects on digestive tracts. They've been doing that on their sushi for more than 4 centuries, they couldn't possibly be wrong, C?

pElAgUS hellot (523)
Wednesday March 1, 2006, 7:31 am
dave, humans have been eating non humans for more than 8 centuries, human males have been raping females for about that same time, white have been abusing people with a different skin for that time aswell... they couldn't possibly be wrong, could they?

Diane Johnson-Walker (364)
Thursday April 20, 2006, 1:35 pm
Very enlightening, thank you.

Past Member (0)
Friday October 27, 2006, 1:19 pm
very refreshing,great to know

John D. (50)
Tuesday January 30, 2007, 2:00 am
I try to eat ripe, fresh, and organic, by buying from local sources and growing as much as I can. I do prefer raw, too - nothing beats a completely raw salad containing carrots, broccoli, celery, lettuce, and cherry tomatoes!

pElAgUS hellot (523)
Tuesday January 30, 2007, 4:29 am
veganism is the only way to keep non humans healthy!
then we are the only animal to cook hir food... how come? Let's cherish ourselves a bit, & protect the earth on the same way!

Pamela Jarvinen (4)
Thursday February 8, 2007, 11:36 pm
question, what is the metabolic affect of eating raw foods versus heated or cooked foods. How does a person's metabolism resort to the change in dietary content?

pElAgUS hellot (523)
Sunday February 11, 2007, 2:11 am
hi pamela, you might like to check out this group:
You will have more specific answers in this thread:

Mollie F. (6)
Friday October 3, 2008, 10:31 pm
Very interesting! Thanks for posting,

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 2, 2010, 5:22 pm
Right on.

Maira Sun (34)
Sunday March 7, 2010, 5:13 pm

Maira Sun (34)
Sunday March 14, 2010, 12:26 pm

rosemary weston (1)
Sunday August 15, 2010, 5:05 pm
dave, some people find your term for "japanese" offensive as i do. i will look into the desinfectant quality of wasabi. i want to learn how to make vegan sushi.

Silver J. (30)
Saturday September 4, 2010, 10:06 pm

Mathew Matang (3)
Wednesday December 8, 2010, 9:28 pm
Thanks for that and good to know what to eat!

Steve McCaffrey (0)
Thursday February 3, 2011, 9:43 pm
That's a nice and easy way to think about what to put in your healthy diet -- raw, ripe, and organic (I left out "fresh" because that's another way of saying ripe, as opposed to over-ripe).

Sometimes it is better to cook things, such as veggies in the broccoli family. Lightly steaming them will release other nutrients; true, the enzymes will be reduced, but you will have a greater positive health impact. Listen to naturopathic doctor Jameth Sheridan's telecons on; click on the SuperFood Education link at the top menubar. He's one of the most hard-core vegans with decades of experience that others in the industry look up to. His products go way beyond organic; he calls it TruGanic.

Regarding enzymes, do yourself a favor and learn from Ron Schneider, founder of the company at He holds free telecons every Wednesday at 7pm CST. This Nobel prize nominee and finalist has one of the most complete understandings about enzymes. They are so important because enzymes play a role in every single bio-chemical process in the body, including cellular regeneration which is what allows us to heal. Following his protocols, people have walked out of their wheelchairs, overcome degenerative illnesses such as Lupus and Parkinson's, gallstones, etc. Did you know that our enzymatic production capability reduces about 10% every decade? That's why it is important to supplement with enzymes. If you are not fully digesting properly, your food will become toxins rather than nutrients. The best food and supplements won't help you if you don't have enzymes. Ron doesn't push his products on the telecons, but he does offer probably the world's most potent and effective products. Many companies license his stuff because theirs paled in comparison. The proprietary blend of trace minerals kicks up the activity levels. They are expensive, but order by the case of 12 and you will get the 50% wholesale price. So call in your health questions during the telecon, or better yet email your questions in advance and they will be covered at the start of the program. Ron dispenses sound, scientific, unbiased, in-depth info for free; you would be hard-pressed to find a doctor that you could pay for this insight!

Just to round things out here, be sure to visit as well. That's a health portal site with loads of news regarding achieving vibrant health naturally. Sign up for the free email newsletter and you will receive call in details for the free Thursday 8pm CST telecons which feature various holistic doctors, health advocates, etc. The sister site, is like YouTube, but for health. They had to create that site when YouTube began censoring their videos; LOL, the big-pharma interests don't want us to know that eating health diets is a great alternative to consuming toxic pharmaceuticals! Seriously, they try to convince us that our bodies are deficient in their drugs!

Tamara Tran (0)
Friday August 26, 2011, 2:56 am
i feel i lack information about food . I find this article helpful

Morgan B. (0)
Friday April 27, 2012, 5:31 am
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