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From: Jeff Novick, MS, RD, LD, LN (novick.vegsource.com)
Subject:         Re: Thanks Jeff and...
Date: October 14, 2007 at 6:20 am PST

In Reply to: Re: Thanks Jeff and... posted by Tim on October 13, 2007 at 5:57 pm:

>>So why would B12 be any more of a problem on a raw
diet?

Can you name me the sources of 100% raw vegan B12?

>>So what's wrong with a diet higher in fruits? ....
Considering most nutrient density ratings I've seen, fruits consistently classify as #2 in nutrient density .... On a low fat raw vegan diet, fruit is the main source of
calories.

Dont beleive anyone else's "charts". Create your own from the raw data. Google and download the CRON-O-Meter and check for yourself.

>>>Vegetables do not supply an adequate amount of calories for an active lifestyle

Anything can supply enough calories if you consume enough. I would bet more than half if not more of my calories come from vegetables. However, we are not looking at the really big picture. For health and longevity, excess calories is not a good idea even if it is to offset a large amount of exercise. Yes, exercise and activity is important but not excess.

>> I'm looking forward to learning so much more about your specific diet recommendations. If there's any other place I can read such information, beyond your new website, please let me (us) know.

My website is the best and the material is going up on a regular basis.

My recommendations are simple. you can some them up like the Michael Pollan did in his NY Times article, Nutritionism. 1) Eat real food. If your grandmother couldnt recognize it as food, dont eat it. 2) Eat mostly (or all) plants 3) Eat less.

:)

You need to supply your body with a certain amount of known nutrients. And you have to avoid certain things we know are harmful, Some you have to avoid all together and some entirely. And we dont want to go hungry. And, we dont want to be overweight, or obese and we are even better off in the lower range of BMIs (18-22).

We have a few food groups to choose from, fruits, vegetables, whole grains, starchy vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds, and for those who want, some animal products. Choose from these foods and figure out how to best meet your known needs, without amounts of anything that we know to be harmful.

If you want to do it as a vegan, vegetarian, raw fooder, zoner, etc doesnt matter to me. But in the end, if you use my general guidelines above, you will find that certain foods in certain amounts will have to predominate and others will have to be eliminated or reduced.

I am not here to argue or fight over what may be the last 5-10% but am here to encourage you to do the 90-95% that will change your life and health.

How you do it and what you do with the last percents is up to you. Health is more important to me than dogma.

And if you study longevity and health, you will find most of what people argue over will have little if any influence on their health and longevity.

In Health
Jeff

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