The Raw Meat Diet, also known as the Primal diet consists mainly of raw food such as: eggs, meat, fat(butter, avacodo, or stone pressed olive oil), dairies (cheese, milk, cream and butter), fresh juices, and some fruits. Very little water is used in the raw meat diet because the dieter's body has enough fat to retain a livable amount. If any water is consumed, it is usually sparkling water. Sometimes food is heated to room temperature or up to 41 degrees to keep the body from cooling.
The creator of the diet, Aajonus Vonderplanitz, says that the bacteria that accumulates on uncooked/raw foods are beneficial and often necessary for a healthy immune system.
Vonderplanitz explains that the fear of pathogens in such a diet is misplaced, and points to extensive research which shows that bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites in general share a symbiotic relationship with our multifarious bodily processes. He demonstrates that microbes consume necrotic tissue, acting as scavengers, and contribute to the efficacy at which the healing process can proceed, especially when in conjunction with his Raw Meat Diet.
This is because the Raw Meat Diet contains all of the nutrients abundant in nature - enzymes, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, co-factors, as well as a myriad of as yet unidentified nutrients - unadulterated by processing techniques, all of which inevitably change the foods' original structures. The hypothesis for this is that, given the proper form of nutrition, the body can nearly always heal itself over time, at least to a certain extent.
He contends that many cases of serious food poisoning cases resulting in injury or death, have actually resulted from adverse reactions to the medications and vaccinations used to treat the symptoms of what he views as a necessary uncomfortable, but otherwise generally benign, detoxifiction process.
He cites several examples of healthy primitive populations who would regularly knowingly ingest all sorts of microbe rich sources, from raw milk and rotten fish to water buffalo dung, for its health promoting properties. Dr. Sara Arab at the University of Toronto dissolved cancerous tumours with the use of an injected E. Coli bacterial byproduct, while Dr. K. Brooks Lowe of Yale University had reported that researchers had used salmonella to reverse cancer.