Running Raw Lecture in Waltham, MA 7/21/09

Running Raw Summer Lecture Series

Thriving on a Raw Diet

Tuesday, July 21, 5:30 – 9:30 pm – Waltham, MA

Can one be an active raw vegan without resorting to expensive supplements, and “superfoods”? How does one get enough calories, protein, calcium and iron on a raw diet? Is vitamin B-12 supplementation necessary? Can one become too thin? Does this diet work in colder weather? Is it better to transition slowly or go 100% overnight?

These and many other questions will be answered in a well informed discussion that will cover these main topics:

• The Survival Paradigm
• Why The Standard American Diet is the Standard
• The Body as a Dynamic Landscape
• Human Nutritional Needs
• Human Fuel Systems
• Carbohydrates, Fats & Proteins Explained
• The Benefits of a Simple Foods Diet

The most difficult aspect of choosing any diet is that of convincing yourself that it is indeed the right choice. Change is stress, even when the change is positive. The vast majority of Americans blindly eat the Standard American Diet without ever questioning it’s role in one’s health. But obesity, heart disease, diabetes and cancer are on the rise and considered epidemic. Meanwhile, scientific journals are constantly touting the benefits of whole, raw fruits and vegetables, and yet the mention of a raw diet raises fear and concern. Raw foodists are often referred to as extremists. Even vegans consider the raw vegan diet to be extreme. This belief is counter-intuitive. In this lecture we will lay the groundwork for not only thriving on a raw diet but for being confident that you are thriving on a raw diet.

Location: UMA Waltham Center, 240 Beaver St., Waltham, MA. 02453 For directions, see Calendar of Events

Investment: $15 if you bring organic unprocessed raw/vegan/living plant-based food ready to serve dish to feed 8 people. Include recipe and serving implements. Pay an extra $10 if you dn’t bring food. Children under 18 free but must bring a dish for each child.

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I hope to see you many of you there.

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