I checked out Denise Minger's daily menu (thanks to Pecan) and it seems that she eats mostly raw vegetables and fruits (as well as raw fish, shellfish and occasionally meat).
Now, it is very interesting, but I find that raw vegetables agree with me while cooked vegetables drain my energy. I haven't tried raw meat yet (it is impossible to find good quality meat where I live) but I make it rare. Very very rare. I find it is so much better for me!
Hence my question:
Has anyone tried raw Paleo? Because I know even Sally Fallon recommends to slightly cook your greens.
I am recovering from SIBO and every single website out there recommends to cook your veggies for SIBO patients since it lowers the amount of residue. I found the opposite was true (for me).
Plus some people complain that raw foods make them gassy. Well, how come I had SIBO and I was fine with raw foods?
Please share your thoughts or your n=1.
asked byVB (15515)
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on March 02, 2013
at 06:41 PM
Eat 40% to 50% raw, but there's no reason to eat everything raw. Our ancestors started cooking more than a million years ago, we evolved eating both kinds of cooking. Which means that we have gut bacteria that need both types too. So if you're having SIBO issues, don't go extreme.
on March 02, 2013
at 06:22 PM
Personally I wouldn't eat raw meat, check out my Hydrophilic Colloid Rich Diet question. I think it would be relatively relavant to this question, specifically Pottenger's paper: http://www.ppnf.org/about-ppnf/about-drs-price-and-pottenger/11-mainsitecontent/resources-section/50-hydrophilic-colloidal-diet . It's my understanding that a lot of pro raw foodists tout his work, so you might find some of his stuff interesting. GL with your SIBO.