It’s quite interesting that recently I’ve received some pretty strong anti-David-Wolfe messages via email and it always surprises me, the amount of vitriol that his message produces in the raw food and vegan communities.
I’ve written on this topic before - Raw Vegan Obsessions – because it is a subject that I am very passionate about. If someone needs to resort to abuse, violence, bullying and humiliating others to get their message across, then where is the “health” in that? We all have beliefs and opinions based on our own knowledge, experience and level of understanding, but to aggressively oppose others who do not share your opinion, shows a level of emotional immaturity and intolerance that doesn’t fit in with my concept of what health means.
I believe that health encompasses more than just a healthy, fit physical body. To me it is emotional and spiritual health as well, a personal growth and evolution that moves us into a place of joy, kindness, compassion and tolerance. I truly believe that a living and whole foods diet assist in moving us towards that place. That’s not to say that you can’t have an opinion, be vehemently opposed to certain things and take a stand for what you believe in, but there is a more evolved way of doing this – which shows respect and holds a person in their worth, even as you disagree with them.
To my mind, there are many worse things in the world that could be the focus of this vitriol – such as doctors using chemotherapy as the first line of treatment for cancer which kills people every day, there are inhumane slaughter houses and many, many misuses of animals in this world, chemical companies developing more and more toxic substances, environmental rapists, and war, just to name a few of the issues that seem a lot bigger than one speaker on health who is promoting a mainly raw plant based diet and superfoods.
What do you think?