Is High Fruit Raw Vegan Diet the Key to Vitality and Health?
I was asked this question by a very nice person. The first version of the question was (with a few additional details):
...do you think high fruit raw vegan diet is optimal for health? ...I honestly sense i am not going the right way, as I am not "glowing" on this lifestyle. Would love your perspective.
The final version of the question was:
...is this diet key to vitality and health, aside of course relationships, state of mind and etc.
In this semi-spontaneous response I did not touch on a few important aspects of the issue because the subject was a bit too broad and complex to give an comprehensive and definitive short answer. I also did not know almost anything about this person experience with this diet. The video is ~ 30 minutes long:
Veganism is the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in diet, and an associated rejection of the commodity status of animals. A follower of either the diet or the philosophy is known as a vegan.
Dietary vegans refrain from eating animal products, not only meat but also egg and dairy products and other animal-derived products. The term "ethical vegan" is often applied to those who extend the philosophy beyond diet into other areas of their lives. Environmental veganism refers to avoiding animal products on the premise that harvesting or industrial farming of animals is environmentally damaging and unsustainable.
The term vegan was coined in 1944 by Donald Watson when he co-founded the Vegan Society in England. At first this meant "non-dairy vegetarian" and later that one "should live without exploiting animals".