I agreed to disagree with a fellow parent in school about why I don't practice vegetarianism or raw veganism as a way of life even though I call myself a healer. The reason is precisely as a healer I am interested in achieving the BEST HUMAN HEALTH possible. I am interested in healing people with ALL THE TOOLS possible. In terms of healing with nutrition, there is a time for fruit, there is a time for vegetables, there is a time for meat, there is a time for fat, there is a time for internal organs, etc... I wish to be well armed to the MAX and not constrained by such lofty unrealistic ideas such as not feeding people animals because you are "compassionate" ? aka you value the animal more than the life of your friend, of your family, of your patient. My philosophy is HUMANS FIRST!
I went through and experimented with various diets, including raw veganism and raw fruitarianism and cooked vegetarianism ... all of them resulted in malnutrition. As a responsible parent, I know those vegan fantasies do not work for me so I'm not doing those to my kids. I do use temporary raw veganism as tools for healing. Three days, a week, 2 weeks, depends on the case, as long as it works.
For example, my wife's uncle who had kidney cancer had to endure some 2 months of raw vegan. But a morbidly obese person may need a fully high raw fat carnivorous diet, maybe some juice vegs too. As a healer, you use whatever works. NO DOGMA. I will never be constrained by dogma. Not even raw paleo diet dogma. There are cooked food tools that may be useful in healing people and I resort to those. No icky dogma factor either, if you are B12 deficient then you eat raw clams, raw oysters, raw liver, raw small whole fish, it works. It is a fairy tale that merely eating meat gives you enough B12. You need specific kinds of meat to give you lots of B12.
Our doctor Divina says said so herself, her vegan, vegetarian friends come on over to her for their B12 shots because their diet is simply malnourishing. So what if they want to live their lives depending on B12 shots? It is THEIR LIVES. But hell no I will never recommend such a thing to my family because I want the best. And real food IS the BEST.
It's not like me and my family have so much abundant health we can afford to sacrifice our health to the compassion for animals vegan fantasy... no we definitely cannot afford it.
I was thinking of dinuguan this afternoon, a meal of cooked pork's blood, I knew this was a signal I needed some raw liver. So I ate a good amount of 1 week old Batangas beef raw liver from the refrigerator. Yummy good and met my cravings.