according to the ayurvedic & chinese way of healing you are not supposed to eat any raw foods when trying to rid the system of candida, intestinal problems or severe illness because raw food is harder to digest and it can take too much energy from a weakened system. fresh juices are okay according to their way. i do not fully buy into their belief but it does make sense. i still believe that the live enzymes in raw foods hellps to make the body stronger. my advice to you is to try not to be afraid of cooked food. i don't think that it is as harmful for you as you are thinking. i wish you health.