Actually, make that a LOT intimidating! LOL Making sure I understand here, the main reason for taking "the shake" is to supply the body with nutrients it needs that are not being supplied by the diet, correct? The benefit is in what it gives you that you're not getting elsewhere, right? The benefit is not that it gives you natural elements your body would not otherwise get, which happen to effectively treat one symptom or another. I kind of assume here that somebody has tried just about any given treatment one can name. Has anyone tried doing all of the "other stuff" without going totally raw in foods they eat? How much benefit to things like excerise, meditation, supplements do when one doesn't go totally "raw food-tons-of powders-and supplement-stuff?" I'm not mocking anyone (but myself), but is the goal here is to restore your body to the best functioning level you can get, or to neutralize the effects of one's disease (i.e.-to return to "normal")? Thanks in advance.