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I’ve received some really nice reactions to my blog post “Rawest of them All” which was my response to the “Raw is Dead” article that is circulating around. But I did have one woman say she could really use a 100% raw example as she is so close to all raw and is looking to see someone it works really well for.
And so I should mention that Storm is and always I believe will be 100% raw. As he eats honey he isn’t truly vegan though. But maybe that’s why raw works so well for him long term where so many others have fallen by the wayside; because B12 is found in honey.
The raw diet works well for Storm in every way except financially. He finds it easy to do, more than easy – in fact totally enjoyable – almost decadent! He has the time-saving factor down – shopping routes and recipe prep routine.
And he is a model of anti-aging. At almost 64 (in January) he has not a single health complaint, no aches and pains, runs without pain, swims in the ocean, fences, and rides his bicycle miles a day.
His favorite expression lately is “Do we stop moving because we get old or do we get old because we stop moving?”.
He doesn’t seem to need much sleep at all.
Our financial life is a problem area though, due to the expense of eating a raw diet high in protein in the form of a lb. of cashew or almonds per person per day, mostly in nut-milks, dressings, patées, meats, sauces, cheeses, etc.. You might also say The Garden Diet could be called an Elitist diet for this reason.
It also occurs to me that this might be another reason the low fat raw diets like 80/10/10 are so popular even though they don’t seem to be working so well in the long-term either in terms of health or numbers of people who stick with them; they are more do-able financially.
But for a person of means who doesn’t mind being a bit of social recluse or oddity, the Balanced 100% raw diet really could be incredibly healthy long-term, with almost miraculous results.
As for making it more affordable and socially doable I’m working on these aspects right now and will have more ideas for you in the near future.
If you want to know how Storm does the 100% raw diet long-term and thrives – you can get his actual menu plans, workout tips and secrets on any of our programs…