In the fall of 2006, I sold my car and most of my furniture to move to Costa Rica. After a personal disaster involving my girlfriend getting extremely sick and the project of a retreat center falling apart, I came back to Quebec, defeated, just nine months later.
In 2005, I became interested in the 80-10-10 Diet, designed and promoted by Dr. Douglas Graham. 80-10-10 is the proto diet that spawned many other versions on the same theme, such as 90-5-5 or Raw Till 4.
Ann Wigmore was one of the first authors to promote the concept of raw eating. She introduced the public to the benefits of what she called “living foods.” She was also probably the first to juice wheatgrass.
One of the myths spread by raw foodists is that we’re fruitarian creatures. As proof of this, they cite the chimpanzee, with whom the human being shares a considerable amount of DNA.
In 1928, Johanna Brandt, a naturopath, wrote a little book called “The Grape Cure.”
She claimed that this “grape cure” cured her cancer.
There are vast differences of opinion as to what is the upper limit of fats coming from healthy foods in the plant-based diet.
Imagine drinking an entire cup of olive oil and half a cup of lemon juice.
This overdose of fat supposedly causes your liver to “flush” stones that are stuck in in it.
In 1999, I heard the word “breatharian” for the first time, when someone told me about a man named Wiley Brooks who lived on air and sunlight.