Going through a rough period. Right when was advancing via G. Cousens' advice, Kidney complications. After being directed to Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine', cooked vegan, Dr Neil Bernard, the Raw makes more sense to me. What really gets me about G. Cousens' and given my background it should not, is the Culture of Death and his spiritual approach which is VERY undoctory or scientific? It really seems that Society here in North America (I know your from Australia) is this crazy obesity epidemic. I can't mentally shake it, it just makes sense to me and sticks in my brain, originally I though this is going to get in the way of good science, but it hasn't so far. I know lots of diabetes is autoimmune, but the Swedish nurses study seems to still put a connection into developing Diabetes in later life does have a connection for many to 1)obesity or/and 2)aging.