I finished reading We Want To Live couple of weeks ago. It mostly makes sense and descriptions of healing are really amazing (does anyone know if there are medical records available to prove them?)
However a couple of things seemed strange to me, maybe someone can provide more information (sorry if some of them were discussed before)
These recommendations from AV contradict my understanding of environment that human body evolved in:
1. No water drinking
2. No salt
Water and salt are readily available in nature, being consumed by animals, why would they be harmful to the humans?
3. Dairy products consumption
No animal drinks milk past childhood and from other species.
4. Constant honey consumption
Honey is not readily available in nature at all, it is rare, very seasonal and not easily accessible.
I suspect that ancient diet was very mono oriented, it took a lot of time to get from one food source to another, so blending does not make sense to me in that context and was technically impossible.
6. Vegetable juices (no fiber)
It is known that monkeys chew foliage for juice and spit it out afterwards. But they still consume large amount of solid plant matter, there are plenty of soft vegetables that don't make sense to spit out at all, fiber might be useful for a number of reasons - provide movement of food mass through digestive track and provide food for intestine flora.
7. No Fasting
There are no organic supermarkets in the wilderness so animals have to fast for long periods between seasons of abundance. I believe that human body used such periods for repair and detox.
For me personally it is harder to justify raw vs cooked then the points above, at least people used to cook for a long time, while they did things that AV recommends only during neolithic times.