- Apr 22, 2019
Yeah man, I gotcha. Maybe I can be a word of encouragement.@Twohandsondeck What scares me to try it are the anecdotes of nasty sickness episodes. Read 2 reports on this forum, one about being unable to move, and another about having lots of diarrhea and intense stomach pain for a month from drinking rotten milk.
And sourcing good and fresh meat is not easy, especially if you live in the city.
It's also a quite socially isolating lifestyle
Aajonus would say that any bout of vomit or diarrhea is a strong detox reaction. According to one of his anecdotes, a boyfriend/girlfriend ate the same raw, farm raised fish, and the girlfriend chucked it while the boyfriend didn't have any problems. Aajonus suggested that they have the vomit analyzed to see what was in it, and - because the boyfriend was an heir of a great deal of wealth, as the story goes - he spent about $2,000 to see what was in it. Apparently over half of it was pharmaceutical medication that the girl had been taking throughout most of her life.
That being said, the recommendation for raw fish is strictly wild-caught ocean varieties... Noting from fresh water regardless of labeling or circumstance.
The other anecdote he gives was about the heavy metal content of fish. He talks about experimenting with the feces of himself and dogs, I think it was, to find that after eating swordfish, the mercury that appears in the stool following cooked swordfish is 12% and the mercury that appears in the stool following the raw swordfish is 96%. The argument based on this is that as long as heat hasn't been applied to the meat, the body can appropriately isolate the toxic heavy metals to out the bowels appropriately.
I've now consumed a few types of raw meat, including supermarket chicken, supermarket steak, wild caught shrimp, and pasture-raised chicken, beef, and organs. Literally zero digestive distress with any of it. The supermarket chicken tastes pretty grey compared to the stuff I got at the local farm, but again it digests perfectly fine. I left one of the chicken breasts out for 2 days and still ate it no problem.
I've also had green clay that's been sitting in mineral water for 6 days on a daily basis, no issues.
The rule about raw and unpasteurized animal food (I would secondly add that it ought to be pasture-raised animal food) is that as long as it gets oxygen, it's fine. Aerobic bacteria are seen as helpful in the PD community while anaerobic bacteria are still recognized as being a major cause for concern. This is where the high meat thing comes in... Put some meat in a jar, open it up for an hour every 3 days and you can ferment it for years and years. It turns into a green-gray-black liquid and it's disgusting but there's plenty of people on video eating the stuff to be perfectly fine, lol. Aajonus remarks that he's eaten raw cheese and raw butter that's been left at room temperature for a year. He just swipes off the top where the mold spores are... Which, according to him, can cause you to 'detox for a year.' I'm not ready to find out what he's talking about, but suffice it to say that the raw stuff is WAY WAY easier to digest than the pasteurized and cooked stuff.
Of particular note - As for the parasite thing, Aajonus will speak that it's nothing to worry about. If you have one, it's your friend, and it's there to keep you alive. He tells a story at one point that he lost a couple of 40 foot tapeworms when he was in his 50's (I surmise the timing) after fermenting some raw milk and raw carob powder together for like 2 months. [Don't hold me to a fire on these numbers, they're loose but not far off]
Here's a couple sources for raw butter, raw cheese, raw cream, raw honey, etc in the US:
Dutch Meadows brings you the finest in high quality, grass fed meats and organic dairy products, raised in harmony with the land.
I went to a birthday party the other day and I ate the stupid chicken sandwich lettuce thing and had some tequila and smelled bad for a day. It's whatever. The thing about the primal diet is that the word "detoxification" is used all the time, but the essence of it is building. I've found that the more I stuff myself full of raw, unadulterated animal fats, the easier it is to digest all of the stuff that used to previously give me a moment of pause. Aajonus told the story that when he was 20 and about to die of cancer, after he found the raw carrot juice & milk that he returned to his diet of RC cola and donuts to become autistic in 10 days again. Then he would get back on the milk and carrot juice and come out of it again. He said he did that 3 times over 2.5 years to finally realize that the food matters, lol.
People give twisted faces at first and they will certainly be offput at first seeing a person bite into raw meat, but after a quick conversation of 'raw cheese is everywhere, nobody has a problem with it... Raw milk is whatever, raw butter isn't widely available but okay I see your point, raw vegetable juice is supposed to be healthy, and I guess it's true that raw meat as steak tartare, sushi, and carpaccio is a thing all over the world...' Then they put their head back on. It's really not that radical besides the opposing viewpoint of parasites and glorification of fermenting animal products to make them a more healthful substance.