OH - I should point out I made the same mistake posting about fish oil and other items when I first started here :) I started as a pure vegetarian for health reasons and didn't make the lifestyle food connection until later in my wanderings. I can't throw stones, but can understand the angry responses.
I know this topic originated a few years ago but as it's been revived I wanted to add to your comments. I'm pretty new to the site and even newer to living vegan. When I came across this site, I was looking for raw food sites... not necessarily vegan sites. Of course I realized that many raw foodist arevegans but I've come across so many who are not that it didn't really play an important role to me and I'm afraid I may have posted a few things that have not been comepletely vegan sensitive. It's very easy when coming across this site to believe that the focus is on raw foodism rather than on being vegan.
I do understandthe perspective of vegans who are offended by the idea and discussion of consuming animal products. I also understand the perspective of people who are on this journey and are still searching for answers (as we all are). I think it's important for us to be kind and sensitive to each other remembering that when someone asks questions or brings up topics that we [vegans] find insensitive orinapropriate, it's usually out of innocent and honest inquiry. I doubt that the original poster ever inteded to cause offense or be insensitive. In short... I agree with you. I understand the angry responses but I think it's more important to set aside our personal sensitivities for the benefit of respecting those who are not intentionally trying to offend. We can and should (without stones)educate people about why we are vegan and that this is a vegan site. It can be done without insult that only serves to be detrimental to the vegan cause.
I eat high raw with occasional meat or eggs (every week or 2) and from personal experience I've found I feel and look much better when I do this. I personally do believe people are supposed to consume meat just not in the quantities and with all the hormones and chemicals present in the average American diet today.
Yes, you'll receive all of the "raw" benefits you hear about eating meat once or twice of week, curing aches and pains, curing illnesses, glowing clear skin, clear head, better focus, better sleep, more energy etc.... However, I personally don't recommend eating meat more then once a week I personally don't recommend eating it more often then that or it will start weighing youdown. I've noticed this in myself and heard that meat takes about one week to digest so, makes sense to me.
I know others here might disagree, but I think a good diet is listening to your body and not so much following what someone else says you have to do.
Very personal question: A huge benefit of raw is your colon will eventually empty it's entire length once and then twice a day. Eventually many go to bed with an empty colon. No other diet does this, giving us amazing clarity to the skin, anti-aging and energy. Meat takes 24-36 hours to fully digest. So, does your colon slow down with meat? I