This says it's a raw food pyramid...but these foods, raw and/or cooked, are a great way to eat! You can add small amounts of animal products too, if you desire, for your health. Always get blood tested for nutrient levels/hormone levels to make sure your body is getting adequate nutrition no matter what you choose to eat. If you are in a diseased state (Lupus) you are most likely deficient in many nutrients! The Metametrix Cardio Ion is great to check what nutrients you are missing.