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Radical or conservative...

Breakfast- 7 Navel oranges

Lunch- 1 head Romaine lettuce

Dinner- 4 peaches, then 20 minutes later- a  mixture of 2 pints cherry tomatoes sliced, 2 large Kirby cucumbers, 3/4 cup sunflower seeds freshly ground with 1 tbs dulse flakes

Frequently, the so-called conservatives in society will espouse the philosophy of "everything (or most things) in moderation."  Relative to this, the raw foodists, or anyone who takes a clear stand for something, are considered radical or extremist, definitely not conservative.  However, isn't raw foodism one of the most conservative approaches to health and wellness?

Salt, processed white sugar, cooked fat, white flour, breast secretions from other species, alcohol, flesh foods, and caffeine are not health supporting substances.  Why then, would it be acceptable to "moderately" indulge in them, and yet it is considered radical to choose to not indulge at all.  Isn't it conservative to consume the most natural foods just as nature provides them? 

Which is more radical- having veins cut out of your leg, then having your chest cut open and sewing the leg veins to your clogged heart arteries? -or living in such a way so that you never even have to consider this?  What's radical?  What's conservative?       

Posted on Tuesday, May 2, 2006 at 11:06AM by Registered CommenterStephen Parker | CommentsPost a Comment

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