First off, just some background information is that I'm 16 years old, have been vegan for almost a year, and have been adapting the raw food lifestyle for the past two weeks, maybe a little more. My doctor and my nutritionist are both against me being a raw vegan for reasons that don't sound very valid. My doctor said, "I'd rather you wait until you're 18 because you can hepatitis." That makes no sense! Anyone can get hepatitis, and I know enough about hepatitis from health class to know that raw, vegan food does not cause any of the types of hepatitis. My nutritionist is very nasty and says, "People who are raw vegans are nuts! You're going to need b-12 shots for the rest of your life." Or I could just buy a raw B-12 supplement. Also after looking more into it, I could develop a b-12 deficiency from just being vegan since I never really consumed fortified cereals or grains. I'm sure she has other reasons, but I'm also sure she hasn't studied raw veganism extensively for there has never been a real scientific raw study according to what I've read. Too close-minded to let me try it too. My mom just agrees with whatever someone with a degree says because they CAN'T be morons.
Anyway, the point of this is that I'm wondering if anyone here can recommend some books or valid websites for me on raw veganism. The book I took out was very focused on beauty and weight loss, and no one listens to me that I'm doing this for a spiritual/health reason, not for some superficial reason. I will embrace that positive benefits that come along though. Since I am addicted to how good I feel already, I don't want to have to stop my devotion to this philosophy, so any help will be much appreciated.
P.S. It kind of sounds like I'm saying I just plunged into this raw veganism thing without any prior knowledge about health. My best friend is a raw vegan, however, she lives thousands of miles away from me now unfortunately. She has been encouraging me, but I would like more support from adults. I have been very interested in health concerns since I was 13, and this is no exception.