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  1. doesn't sound like a lot of calories, you look big in the avatar.
  2. thanks I'll follow your posts with with more interest from now on. You seem a very highly knowledgeable poster.
  3. leukocytosis and enzyme consumption. cheers I've stopped readig there.
  4. it doesn't take a genious to understand that I wasn't talking about TEF (thanks for the lesson but I know what it is) in the first place when I said that statement was false, as there's no mention about TEF in the original post I quoted there's no way to know if the survival expert was referring TEF in his advice. have you read Howell's book?
  5. what does that mean? did you try to eat raw veggies before the cooked meal you eat with them (quinoa, rice, etc)? ever tried a whole week on just raw veggies and fruit?
  6. user redsoxjss has already listed you researchers who proved otherwise, not to mention Dr. Edward Howell. I tend to trust these guys more than a 'survival expert' who has done no reasearch in this field. I don't see anything specific from redsoxjss on TEF. Also, Edward Howell was a quack and has been thoroughly debunked. The "food enzyme" theory is crap. If he's what you consider a trustworthy "researcher," then you're gonna have a bad time. http://www.beyondveg.com/tu-j-l/raw-cooked/raw-cooked-2b.shtml http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/PhonyAds/mp.html One issue is that there's really not much research out there on cooked vs raw TEF. These touch on it: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0047248409001262 http://www.pnas.org/content/108/48/19199.short And this one deals with the thermogenic effect of processing in general: http://www.foodandnutritionresearch.net/index.php/fnr/article/viewArticle/5144/5755 The TL;DR version is that processing, whether cooking or pounding or something else, increases energy availability of food. I didn't mention TEF at all. I'm going to read these links. As for me, I experience a much easier digestion when I eat raw food compared to cooked food specially with veggies. How would you explain that? on a quick look I haven't read anything that proves the papers cited in Howell's book are incorrect. Howell's book has a few interesting studies cited about animals on raw and cooked diets, organs measurments and other stuff which is worth reading. I assume you had already read the book when you've run into these links on internet. I'm familiar with the concept of limited enzymes availability principle being outdated by now, we should not forget Howell's most famous books was written something like 40-45 years ago and his research began probably more than 70 years ago if I recall correctly, this however does not take anything away from his studies as the crucial point of his book was not about how we should supplement these enzymes (although there's mention about supplements reasearch) but rather a cooked vs raw food diet research.
  7. blatantly false. First off cup cake, my advise wasn't to you, secondly that advise was given to me by a Special forces survival expert, and thirdly, if you watch the research in the documentary i posted you'll see its blatantly true! user redsoxjss has already listed you researchers who proved otherwise, not to mention Dr. Edward Howell. I tend to trust these guys more than a 'survival expert' who has done no reasearch in this field.
  8. redsoxjss, I share your interest in the raw food approach. Actually right now I consume what many refer to as a "high raw" approach to nutrition. It's roughly 75% raw vegan, 20% cooked vegan, and 5% "free" foods which I do my best to keep plant-based as well. Eating out is the biggest issue for me, although I live in Atlanta and we have a few great vegan restaurants and even a couple that cater to raw vegan dishes. Also, a couple times a year I will go on 100% raw spurts and never have any issues. My energy is always good and I certainly haven't atrophied. There is a gentleman named Danny Dalton who is featured in a documentary on raw vegan bodybuilders - in fact there is a 10:00 clip available on YouTube if you search "Danny Dalton raw vegan muscle". He is in his 50's, and is very lean and muscular. I began following him on Facebook and purchased his e-book, essentially he eats 1 sometimes 2 meals a day, totally raw, 1/3 greens, 1/3 other vegetables and fruit, and 1/3 nuts and seeds. He claims initially when you eat totally raw the body detoxifies and you lose a lot of weight and with it some muscle, but he said he was able to rebuild muscle and stay lean following a raw approach. There are some others profiled on the documentary as well and is worth looking into if you are interested in the totally raw approach. It can certainly be done if that's the route you want to go, just look to those who currently do it for guidance. Good luck to you! Scott I opened a thread about him viewtopic.php?f=6&t=35247
  9. there's not much research in this direction, what studies are you referring to? so far the oppostite can be said. There's also a sticky thread about it: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=8590
  10. how do you order them from Canada? their shop don't don't have international shipment
  11. you look great in the avatar! have you poster your diet? as for the raw diet, the more I go raw the more I lose weight but I haven't done the maths on the pdf calories so maybe it's feasible.
  12. you look massive in the avatar pic how long have you been vegan for? do you order sunwarrior from healthxl.eu or you can find it at some local store in germany?
  13. fantastic job! very inspiring were you already vegan back in 2008? probably been asked before, I take it you get most of your calories from protein shakes and fats when on low carb?
  14. anyone using vegan mass gainers (powder)?
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