Last night I attended a Dallas Meetup Group that was about the benefits of eating a mostly raw food diet. I do remember that when I went on a 100% raw food diet for 3 months a couple of years ago, so many symptoms vanished. It happened to be during ragweed season, which is the only substance that seems to ever trigger allergies for me. I had none while eating the raw food during this season.
For 6 months, I had been waking up every morning with “trigger finger” in my left middle and index fingers until I walked around about 10 minutes. Within two weeks of eating only raw food, I noticed that this was no longer happening. My complexion seemed clearer and brighter. Hot flashes disappeared. My thoughts were sharper and I was more alert.
The reason for these wonderful side effects of eating raw food is simply because the enzymes are intact. Your body requires enzymes for everything metabolic activity it does. Enzymes are like catalysts. Each thought we have requires an enzyme. Reading this material now is using up some of your metabolic enzymes.
Everytime we eat a meal that does not contain live food (enzyme-rich food), we are requiring some of our precious metabolic enzymes to become food enzymes in order for the food to be digested. We are born with a bank of enzymes, and that is all we will ever have. Why not try to include as much raw food in our diets as possible, and give our remaining enzymes the break they need to do the more important work.