Congrats on all the changes you are making.
You would have to ask Dr McDougall for his opinion
but I am sure it is not much different than mine.
The enzyme theory the raw fooders discuss is completely scientifically invalid. Even the more knowledgeable raw fooders like Dr William Harris will debunk that theory.
There is a vido of him debunking many of the raw food myths at the Hawaiin vegetarian society website.
You can aslo read the beyondveg website which has some very thorough discussions debunking many of the raw food myths.
I will share this with you that I thought was pretty funny. I was at the NAVS conference and was eating lunch at a table and had just finished eating a HUGE salad made up of raw lettuces, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, sprouts, peppers, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, green onions, celery, etc. When I was done, someone next to me said, "Are you going to go get anything from the "raw food" counter?"
Raw foods are beneficial and your diet should include plenty of raw fruits and veggies. But following a 100% raw diet is not required for optimal health. "Raw" is a philosophy, not a guide to dietary excellence.
Focus your diet on fruits, veggies, starchy veggies, whole grains, legumes, eat a variety of foods, get some activity, fresh air, sun, and enjoy life.
Jeff Novick, MS, RD