Raw Food Diet Stops Menstruation

I always thought that a raw food diet was a bit extreme. But I wasn’t sure if I should admire such people for it or not. Now I know.

According to a study in the Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism 1999;43:69-79 (DOI: 10.1159/000012770),

“About 30% of the women under 45 years of age had partial to complete amenorrhea (halting of menstruation); subjects eating high amounts of raw food (> 90%) were affected more frequently than moderate raw food dieters.”

If you don’t menstruate, you can’t have babies. If you can’t have babies, you can’t reproduce. If you can’t reproduce, your family line ends.

Cooking = good.

via: I heard this correlation in an NPR story and started google scholaring it.


  1. Is that such a bad thing?!

  2. Lee Sonko says:

    Did you read my post? Not just the Facebook excerpt.

  3. Nina Carter says:

    Good reason not to try it. It’s consciously choosing malnutrition.

  4. No. Just teasing.

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