The raw vegan diet will only contain vegan protein, so becoming a vegan may become quite a challenge.
A healthy vegan diet will require some knowledge about nutrition. As becoming a vegan could put you at risk of becoming deficient in vitamin B12.
And the raw vegan diet may not be suitable for young and growing children because of the limitations of vegan protein. Poorly planned vegan diets will also be low in levels of calcium, zinc, iron, vitamin D, vitamin K2, and
omega 3 fatty acids.
This vegan diet combines becoming a vegan with becoming a raw foodist. It excludes all foods of animal origin and all foods cooked above 116 - 118 degrees F.
The China Study (hmmm I wonder who funded this one) is one of the books that shows great support for a vegan diet.
And I think Mr. Campbell has proven a few things with his study:
The raw vegan diet is seemingly concerned with moral and ethical issues.
The one thing I've noticed with some of the vegan gurus is that there is a great reference back to spirituality and they do seem to "shine" in the beginning.
Some vegan gurus are convinced that the Bible recommends the consumption of mainly fruits and vegetables.
There also seems to be a lot of remorse and guilt around the consumption of animal products. A lot of this concern is focused on the way animals are treated and raised.
And hopefully this movement will help shine a light on the horrible living conditions of commercially farmed animals.
I don't understand how it would be possible to sustain a raw vegan diet for too long because vegan protein lacks the right kind of iron and is insufficient in essential vitamins like B12.
You would have to eventually resort to taking a vitamin B12 supplement. Also, I think that in the long run not consuming any animal products or seafood such as fish will create many other deficiency issues.
The more research I do the more I see that the raw vegan diet may be connected to an inability to digest animal proteins and fats.
Could this be connected to a deficiency of MSM and other nutrients which are needed to help produce the right digestive enzymes?
Or is Mr. Campbell correct in his observation that humans do better on a low protein diet?
When people first embark on a raw vegan diet, they seem to become more clear or shine.
Looking back, I looked pretty radiant when I was eating raw vegan foods, but physically and emotionally - it was not satisfying enough for my needs.
I seem to need more nutrients than a raw vegan diet can offer. And I definitely need more healthy animal fats and protein.
However, most people seem to benefit from a healthy vegan diet - at least for a short time. Get some books on becoming a vegan before you embark on this way of eating. Especially on vegan protein and vitamin B12.