Research studies are costly and time-consuming. Moreover, it’s not likely that studies are forthcoming on how drug interactions might affect specifically those of us who are raw foodists—there simply are never enough of us in one place at one time to do long-term controlled studies, nor is there much financial incentive for anyone to fund them.
What is likely though is that with dozens of new pharmaceutical drugs approved by the FDA each year, we can only assume more and more live foods will be added to the “dangerous” list.
A 2011 Mexican study on potential risks resulting from fruit-vegetable-drug interactions found that “our knowledge of the potential risk of nutrient-drug interactions is still limited. Therefore, efforts to elucidate potential risks resulting from food-drug interactions should be intensified in order to prevent undesired and harmful clinical consequences.” (Translation: We don’t know a darn thing. We must research this to learn more.) And right they are—if our aim is to make sure we’re not adding “the wrong” fruits and veggies to our main course of pills.