"Anyway, the idea of the last day of your life is that of living in state of innocence, with presence here now and authenticity."
And the idea of this day...of every day. Innocence, open-mindedness, integrity, awareness, AWE. None of these delightful characteristics can be developed or maintained through self-poisoning.
My idea (or belief) is that we are all approaching perfection with each passing moment, and must work towards this as well we can. Auto-intoxication, no matter how one attempts to justify it, is not conducive to one's awakening - heightened awareness.
All through the Ancient world are texts dictating the ascent of the spirit from the human body and into the next stage of existence. I believe that we should prepare ourselves as much as possible for this eventuality, and this preparation begins with the very foods we choose to consume (a concept mirrored by the Ancient Mystery Schools who only admitted students after proving they could fast for forty-days, and consequently followed a diet of only raw, vegan foods).