Adding LIFE to your years and years to your life!
What kind of a diet do you say you eat? Most of say we are "Raw Fooders" or "Raw Foodies" or "High Raw" or "Low-Fat-Raw-Vegan" "LFRV" or even simply "8-1-1." I have no problem with any of these. And yet I don't LOVE the word "raw."
Why? When I think of "raw", I think of something not quite ready. Like raw minerals, just big hunks of rock. Or worse, raw meat, red and bleeding and teeming with bacteria that has to be cooked to be safe. Even "Raw" like the movie with Eddi Murphy, meaning unrefined, rough, even dare I say naughty.
But mostly it is the implication that there is something else that needs to be done to it to make it acceptable. It is raw, we have to cook it. To "fix" it.
Now contrast that with the word "Live." What comes to mind? Live food, still full of the living life force. Vibrant. Fresh. Alive. And what is the opposite of live food? Dead food. De-vitalized food. Food that will make you sicker and less full of life.
If you say, "I eat a live-food diet," it makes the listener think, "What do I eat? Is my food DEAD?"
So a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but a simple word choice can make you think.