Personally I don't believe in the "theory" evolution anymore. And it doesn't have to do with any spiritual or religious beliefs. Just common sense and science. Once I was presented with both sides of the story from a scientific perspective, evolution became a fairy tale. It's just not possible from what I can determine.
We may have evolved or changed over time, but it couldn't have happened randomly or by chance. It all very much had to be designed. Because even the most primitive single celled organism is more complex than a laptop computer. You don't see laptops just popping up every now and then out in nature.
Next, even if evolution were working for most of human history we've actually been eating raw or mostly raw for at least 90% of human "evolutionary" history. I think it's more like 99% but I don't remember the figures.
Do we think we've already evolved to eat Doritos, chocolate cake, pizza and Wonderbread? All you have to do is read "Nutrition and Physical Degeneration," by Weston Price. In every instance when a native culture started eating the Western diet, their children were born deformed. Their faces and jaws actually shrunk and of course they were much more sickly.
And even the parents had badly compromised health when switching to a more Western diet. All of a sudden they needed dentists, when they never needed any before. Weston Price was a dentist. It's quite a comprehensive book, though I don't agree with every conclusion drawn. It helps to know more facts.
Many of those native cultures almost died out due to disease. And it wasn't from the germs the Westerner's brought but their foods. Because the natives that went back to their traditional diets (much simpler and more raw foods) immediately healed their diseases. While the ones that continued to eat the new Western Diet where the ones that continued to die out.
The benefits of eating raw are not in any way imaginary or a placebo effect. To give you an idea. I had depression for 6.5 years.
I started experimenting with diets. I tried the Zone Diet to improve my depression and I felt a bit of improvement. But nothing major. I tried the Atkins Diet, but I couldn't stay on it very long.
Each of those diets promised to really help with depression. So I was expecting success with eating them. But later when I tried a 50% Raw Food Diet, my depression went away in the first day.
So did the placebo effect only work for when I tried the raw food diet but not when I tried the Zone and Atkins Diets?
Does the placebo effect burn 15 pounds of fat? Does the placebo effect make me and virtually everyone else on the Raw Food Diet look 15 to 20 years younger? Does the placebo effect get rid of my arthritis like the Raw Food Diet has? Does the placebo effect lower my blood pressure?
Does the placebo effect give me more energy as well? Does the placebo effect now make me immune to infections? (I no longer get infections and I even had 18 stitches but didn't take antibiotics because I knew I would not get an infection.)
Yes the placebo effect only seems to work for me when on a Raw Food Diet. In fact, there were times I went off the 50% raw food diet and within a day or so my depression came back. Maybe that was the placebo effect. And yet I've met so many raw foodists who've been able to stop taking their antidepressants and cure their depression.
I've seen people healed of M.S., heart disease, cancer, IBS, asthma, migraines, enlarged prostate and you name it. Virtually every disease. Though it doesn't help in every single case. There are many factors involved here. But the body of so-called anecdotal evidence is very large if you know where to look.
As for diabetes. Dr. Douglas Graham has been getting his Type 2 Diabetic clients off of insulin for over 20 years. And they've been doing so with a high fruit diet. Fruit if consumed properly is beneficial to diabetics, not harmful.
Fruit is our ideal natural food. Certainly better to have the high vitamin, high fiber banana as our staple rather than rice or bread. Both are high carbohydrate foods, but grains will destroy your health and they are much lower in nutrients and soluble fiber than bananas.
Folks there's a tremendous amount of misinformation out there being paraded as fact. This is one of the reasons so many people find it hard to stay raw. They get scared off of it by bad science.
There are reasons why this bad or biased information is out there. It makes people in the meat, dairy, medical and pharmaceutical industries a lot of money.
I haven't gone to a doctor or dentist in at least 8 years. And there are thousands of other raw foodists just like me. Our needs for doctors, dentists, etc. becomes greatly reduced. Can that be a placebo for all these thousands of raw foodists?
Just try it for yourself and you'll notice the incredible placebo effect.