Breakfast- 2 mangos
Lunch- 10 medjool dates, 3 navel oranges
Dinner- a salad consisting of 1/2 head green leaf lettuce, 4 shredded carrots, 3 navel oranges
In an article about raw food and children , Dr. Robert Karp, a professor of pediatrics at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center says this, "Children fed raw foods at weaning are likely to develop protein malnutrition and iron deficiency." I have questions about his statement: 1. Is there really such a thing as protein malnutrition? Is there a medical term to describe a protein deficiency condition? If so, what is the frequency in our modern society? 2. Is Dr. Karp basing his statement on a real study of the topic or is this just his uneducated (with respect to raw food nutrition) opinion. 3. On what evidence does Dr. Karp form the opinion that a raw diet would be deficient in iron? protein? 4. What experience does Dr. Karp have with the raw food lifestyle? 5. How many raw families and children has Dr. Karp met and examined?
So many critics of the raw food lifestyle have no experience with it. I suggest that they are addicted to cooked food and become frustrated with their attempts to transition to raw, and then they criticize raw food rather than face the challenges of switching to raw. I challenge anyone to eat a well balanced raw diet for six months and then prove that they were healthier when they were eating cooked food.