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truth about raw vegan gurus

#1 Postby Comingtocyberspace » Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:38 pm

Happened to see this and wanted to share.

http://www.beyondveg.com/billings-t/spe ... urus.shtml

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Re: truth about raw vegan gurus

#2 Postby vegantri » Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:01 am

Full disclosure on this. I am a vegan but not a raw vegan and I have no guru.

The linked article seemed to be an attempt to smear raw vegans based on the actions of few.

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#3 Postby Fallen_Horse » Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:25 pm

I can sum up 'the truth' about raw vegan gurus more accurately than that article did in a dozen paragraphs: most raw vegan gurus are nuts!
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Re: truth about raw vegan gurus

#4 Postby vegan_rossco » Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:52 pm

Fallen_Horse wrote:I can sum up 'the truth' about raw vegan gurus more accurately than that article did in a dozen paragraphs: most raw vegan gurus are nuts!

Agreed. Just the word guru makes me cringe.. They make veganism look like some cult associated with odd people with pseudo bullshit claims
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Re: truth about raw vegan gurus

#5 Postby Comingtocyberspace » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:29 am

It amazes me how so many 80-10-10 people make a living through youtube. Do you notice a lot of the 80-10-10 have little muscle tone.

Did you see Aston Kutcher ended up in the hospital for following a high fruit diet
http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/movi ... e/1866023/

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Re: truth about raw vegan gurus

#6 Postby JubNZ » Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:48 am

This is the weakness with all communities I feel.

There needs to be some form of authorising body. Its hard to implement, as the term Vegan can be a broad term.

As a recreational poker player, seeing what the http://theppa.org/ does for legislation is something I feel the Vegan community can work towards.
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Re: truth about raw vegan gurus

#7 Postby robert » Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:53 pm

I don't like the term "guru" either, and having a few, questionable authoritative figures representing a movement can be troublesome. I personally know most people who were mentioned in that report. I've been around the vegan and raw vegan communities for nearly 20 years so I've seen a lot of stuff and have spent time with a lot of interesting characters.

At the end of the day, I think sticking with plant-based whole foods, cooked or raw, is a good way to go. Perhaps it is a good idea to follow lead scientists and doctors rather than gurus who became popular by selling things.

Eating healthy plant foods and exercising often seems logical enough.

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