Thank you to everyone who has responded. I appreciate all the comments made.
I wanted to mention that I never intended for this to become a debate of any sort, esp. pertaining to a raw food diet. However, I probably should have forseen that eventuality. The article did only suggest a 50% raw diet which I believe is pretty moderate. Suffice to say, we are vegan and raw which applies to those who eat 75-100% of their food in a natural state (uncooked). This was not a decision we made lightly or without research. There are many different types of raw diets, Hippocrates, Hallelujah diet, etc, and we agree that those diets may not work long term. The book "Raw Secrets" really helped us to learn what not to do on a raw diet and we are very happy with it. However, we are always learning and remain open-minded, so invite differeing opinions.
I agree with sunbaby that more information is needed. I believe there were some books quoted in the article that I would find interesting to read.
I also thought of anorexics and extreme athletes when I first read the article. I had thought that anorexics and athletes periods stopped because of extremely low body fat. Not enough to sustain a healthy pregnancy, therefore these women do not ovulate. Am I mistaken? (wouldn't be the first time
I found the article interesting because it indicated that you could be healthy and ovulating and not bleeding.
As for the animal comparison, I only mentioned that because it said that wild animals (who do not bleed) that are then domesticated, begin to bleed and then stop bleeding when reintroduced to the wild.
I was also intrigued with the bioflavanoid-collagen connection(low bioflavonoids cause the capillary walls in uterus to collapse causing bleeding) and also the role estrogen plays in this process.
Perhaps this interests me because I had multiple surgeries as a teenager to remove large ovarian cysts and endometriosis. My periods use to last 6 days and then lengthened to 7 days despite 2 pregnancies, 2 years without menstruating while nursing my twins and eating a pesco-vegetarian diet (with fish, milk and eggs) and now I'm going into my 5th year nursing.
Sunbaby,if you would like, I would love to hear your opinion on why a raw diet is not good. I ask in all sincerity- I am truly interested and not looking for a debate (argument). I am always researching and examining both sides because I am responsible for my children's health and don't want to harm them.
Again, thanks for all the responses!