At 05:44 PM 4/12/97 -0600, you wrote:
>I have _heard_ of raw folks getting along good with raw cheese, but I have
>never met one (email of otherwise) who doesn't find it problematic. Another
>vote here for raw butter: isn't it the fat in cheese which it so
>attractive? Why not explore dairy with butter first before cheese? Cheese
>is so very processed, but of course, I know, it keeps.
Aha, now I see! No, I think it was the calcium and protein, vitA & D I
consciously sought, as well. But now that you mention it, the Italians,
beginning their day with a glass of olive oil (mediterranean diet), seem to
thrive on the fat breakfast!(go figure in a quiet room).But why not, vs
butter, particularly when unavailable? Do you know how difficult it is to
find nutritional data on _raw_ food? We blythely assume (we are taught) that
fat-soluble vitamins are heat stabile--but, is this absolute? How about at
high temp. cooking? All those strange unhealthy molecules I'm learning about...
So the next question becomes, WHAT problems? How does one know what to look
for in this exploration, or is the damage "silent"? How does one get
1000-1500mg (M/F) calcium by food, not filled-pills, without dairy?
Molasses?(that's a lot of otherwise empty calories). Dandelion tea? (Spring
and summer only) Collards? (Fall. But every day?) Dulse? Kelp? Laver? I gag,
it takes a great deal to achieve those mg's..Sardines? My point is, that to
acheive these Ca++ requirements narrows the selection of food calories
considerably, and the spice of life variety with it.
One lays on calcium to excess until 35, then it levels to balance until age
40 at which time we _all_ lose more per day than is resorbed in the ever
dynamic tissue reduction/rebuilding of this marvelous house we dwell in.This
can be an aceceptable slow loss, or an unacceptable catastrophe. At least
in this culture...and, we are living much longer now, you must consider.(One
and a half million die /year of complications from hip fracture). It then
behooves those of us who are biologically less dense of bone and who lose
most (in childbearing and nursing) to take measures to prevent the drain
imbalance, or face extreme measures later which are not fun.
And do recall, Kirt, the concentration of estrogenic compounds in animal fat
until those at the top of the food ladder---th-th-that's us, friend---get a
ps: Though it is not like ambrosia, nay (!), I do not object to cod liver
oil as I did before 40's! A point for instinctive selection...except,
neither do adore it...;)