Is it possible to avoid sickness and to supercharge your health, simply by eating a more natural diet devoid of processed foods?
There are plenty of health gurus out there who will tell you just that, and plenty of people out there on the Web who they say have regained their health simply by eating more in line with their natural instincts.
One such person is Nebraska resident Weston Rowe, who has been consuming a raw meat-based diet including raw chicken for the last three years, and says he has no plans to stop.
His dietary habits may be upsetting to vegans and people who fear the thought of exposing themselves to salmonella and other pathogens, but Rowe insists that the diet is working for him.
At age 39, Rowe eats plenty of raw meats and protein rich foods along with a little bit of fruit at times.
“I am in better health both physically and mentally, better than I’ve ever been in my life,” Rowe said to the Caters News Agency.
He spends about $140 a week on his meals and doesn’t snack, preferring to eat two to three meals per day.
He typically eats three to four raw eggs and a piece of fruit whenever he does skip breakfast, and says that fruit is one of the rare things he eat that isn’t animal or meat-based.
He eats meat, chicken, organ meats and similar foods quite often as well, along with milk, eggs and honey that he turns into an ice cream style dish for dessert.
It is typically farm fresh, Rowe says.
“I would say at this time I eat 99 percent farm-fresh raw meat and have never once been sick or unwell from my diet,” he claimed. “The way I see it, it is a fair amount to pay to eat the best and most nutritious food in the world and actually equates to a similar amount I used to spend on junk food.”
Rowe claims that he has eaten “hundreds of pounds of raw chicken and (he has) never even gotten close to being sick.”
He knows his diet is controversial but he believes it can be a highly viable diet for many people.
“It is very controversial, but I believe that raw meat has a natural balance of bacteria on it which works symbiotically with our bodies and serves a purpose,” he said.
According to Rowe, he changed his diet when he began feeling brain fog, decreased energy and eczema.
Some might call it a “raw paleo” diet, although Rowe doesn’t have any specific name for it.
Lunch is the largest meal of the day for him, as he eats one pound of raw meat with a half-pound of raw, unsalted butter and three or four raw eggs.
He also adds a piece of fruit to the mix.
Pretty much the only cooked food he eats is a potato with dinner at times, which he says is probably the only thing cooked that he eats nowadays.
Chicken liver is his favorite food, and he says he does not prefer to use seasonings on all of this raw animal protein, strangely enough.
While there are plenty of doubters and those who don’t accept or understand Rowe’s diet, he said that his family and friends are supportive of his lifestyle choice.
“Everyone around me is really accepting of my eating habits and is always super interested when they first learn it,” Rowe said according to the Calgary Herald.