New World Vegan wrote:
Yea, Beforewisdom is one of the few people to understand this:
The reason people defend the obviously indefensible is because they are wrong or feel guilty. I've noticed, people do this at every level of healthy eating: defending their level by putting down the next level up:
Meat-eaters put down vegetarianism
vegetarians put down veganism
vegans put down raw-foodism
raw-foodists put down low-fat raw-foodists
I agree with your first paragraph, though that wasn't the point I was making in my post.
I strongly disagree with your second paragraph. I don't think raw foodism is a step up from a vegan diet. I think much of what is written in books on raw foodism is not scientifically validated, contradicts basic biochemistry known for centuries and isn't necessary for the claimed health benefits.
If you are interested in raw foodism I would highly encourage you to read "Becoming Raw". The author is a "mostly" raw food eater. She is also a coauthor of the ADA Position Paper On Vegetarianism and is the author of many fact based on veg*n diets. Her book is probably the only one that will give you real reasons to be raw and it will tell you the facts about what you need to do to stay healthy.
No disrespect meant to you.