Among the non-diabetes related blogs I read, one I truly enjoy for its wit and scathing reviews of “Medical Woo” is Respectful Insolence, written by a physician who calls himself Orac. Given we had a discussion recently about the wisdom of putting a child with type 1 diabetes on a raw, vegan diet (the “Raw for 30 Days” diet) and whether said diet could possibly reduce the child’s need for insulin, I was pleasently surprised to read Orac’s review of the Raw for 30 Days movie.
As I said in the earlier discussion, Orac fights “woo”, the unscientific beliefs some express that clearly demonstrate magical thinking, uncritical acceptance of things for which no good evidence exists. In this review, Orac makes it quite clear he believes raw food veganism as expressed by Gabriel Cousens is a form of woo, particularly when Cousens claims to “cure” type 1 diabetes.
Please take a moment to read Orac’s thoughtful review and some of the discussion which follows. I found it quite informative, thought-provoking, and entertaining!
Click here to go to the blog: I prefer my food dead, thank you very much