Chiro, Just for the record, if someone told me that their chiropractor had put them on a raw food diet, I would be just as upset with you as you are at PoetJC's docs. It is just false for you to claim that a raw food diet is good for 100% of the population. Complete starvation "works" for 100% of the population as a weight loss strategy too, but that doesn't mean it's good for anyone. You remind me of a doc I once saw for something completely unrelated who asked me if I'd like to lose weight. Being a normal American woman, of course I said I'd like to lose some weight. After going on and on and on about how grateful I was going to be to her for helping me to lose weight, she gave me her plan which was essentially to drink lemonade and eat nothing for two weeks. I laughed my heart out and told her no one needed to tell me that I could lose weight by starving myself. I told her to ingest nothing but lemonade for two weeks and get back to me. There is science to weight loss and it has nothing to do with eating a raw food diet. Raw food can be extremely dangerous for people who have certain digestive problems, just for starters. I am one of those people who could land in the hospital if I tried to eat only raw foods. So you are incorrect in saying that a raw food diet is good for 100% of the population. And let's not even get into how insanely difficult and alienating it is for a person to attempt one. I break food into two categories: Nutrition and drugs We need the part of the food that is "nutrition" and that certainly includes raw foods, but also includes all forms of whole, unadulterated, unprocessed foods, lean proteins and high quality fats that nourish our bodies. Processed foods that set off an insulin response are the "drugs". They are addictive and make us sick. And by the way, raw juices are extremely high in carbohydrates, empty of fiber, and therefore dangerous for anyone who is a food addict. Additional pounds are only one symptom of a bad diet. There are a lot of sick skinny people, and healthy fat people. A more valid way of evaluating one's physical condition is by measuring muscle mass. If you have no muscle, you aren't healthy. If you are overweight by medical standards but have good muscle tone, you are healthy. I do wish that the medical profession would cease trying to promote weight loss plans, because ultimately it's all about making money and not about healing people. Think of all the sick skinny people who are being ignored while they develop disease but no one things they have a problem because after all, they aren't fat. Time to end the war on fat people.