Interview with Mark Galvin on:
- greens, the importance of greens for the right acid alkaline balance in the body
- what are the benefits of raw food
- enzymes, vitamins and minerals in raw uncooked food
- the dairy conspiracy
- mucoid plaque
- vegan bodybuilding and quality protein
Our diet should be 80% alkaline and 20% acid. The diet of most people is 70% acid and 30% alkaline. Greens make the body alkaline. Barley grass is very good for alkalizing, so is chlorella. On a daily basis eat plenty of greens in your diet. Fresh salads and uncooked food contain a lot more enzymes, vitamins and minerals, than cooked foods. In a warmer climate it's easy to live on a live food diet, in colder climates, you need warmer foods. But always add a lot of salads to your (raw food) diet.
You can also add wild plants. They are great for alkalizing. Examples are stinging nettle, hawthorn and dandelion. Stinging nettle is an anti-inflammatory and it cleans the blood. Hawthorn is great for the hart. Dandelion is a diuretic. Make a soup of them and drink it.
The vegan raw food diet has plenty of good quality protein. This protein is unprocessed and undamaged and the body can use it. There is a vegan world champion bodybuilder at the moment. He is a wonderful example. He eats plenty of everything and it is all vegan.
Dairy products are very mucous forming, fattening and causing heart disease. Pasteurising destroys all the enzymes in dairy. Our dairy products have changed a lot over the past 20 years.