Clients always ask me about the various nuances of raw food - should I eat this? should I soak that? etc. Ninety nine percent of the time my answer is "Look at nature and see what it does". Nature answers a multitude of questions. Humans are the only species that have lost touch with the instinctual nature of our existence. Wild life doesn't question what and when to eat. It intuitively selects the correct foods at the correct times. Wild life (including plants) seem to also except the various stages of life without question.
So, how does this relate to Raw Food? As I indicated earlier, I look to nature to answer many of life's big questions. Everything in nature is in a constant state of "birth", "death", and "renewal". Nature seems to accept this process without question. Composting is a great example. Although apples are not human they are definitely living, made up of cellular materials, and have a life cycle. At the "end" of an apples life it biodegrades, re-enters the Earth (or energy force), and returns. The apple does not cease to be after it "dies". In fact, this regeneration process is vital to the continued existence of everything. All cellular and living matter undergoes this same processes. At the core of everything, humans are cellular and living matter so why would our experience be anything different?