Pet Food

Dished up fresh homemade vegan dog/cat food with protein (7g/14g), vitamins, and coconut oil & ACV to prevent & rid fleas & parasites (worms). Oh yeah nutrition, baby. ;)
https://patch.com/minnesota/edina/bp–how-much-protein-does-my-pet-need
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taurine
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cysteine
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Nutritionfacts.org Livestream

Watch Dr. Greger’s new PBS special Live-stream on August 8, 2017 @ 8pm on NutritionFacts.orghttps://nutritionfacts.org/live

See his book here: How Not To Die

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Share with friends and family:  NutritionFacts.org   https://nutritionfacts.org/live

See his book here: How Not To Die

You can watch the trailer here:

This is the first pilot screening. The better it does, in terms of viewership and pledges, the more stations across the country will pick it up in the Fall.

So grab some fruit, salad, kale-chips, or air-popped organic popcorn and livestream at NutritionFacts.org.   

Michael Greger M.D.

Michael Greger, M.D. FACLM

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See his book here: How Not To Die

Sleep tips

Things that help me sleep:
1. Fruit (carbs): My mind is very active (dreams too), so feeding it helps – especially fruit.
2. Exercise: Any should help. For me it’s mostly dog-walking, gardening, dancing, pedal-boating, kayaking, canoeing, etc.
3. Raw cacao: It’s supposed to help sleep because of the magnesium and supposed to drink it in the evening. Supposedly raw caffeine of which there is a very small amount is not stimulating. (Anyway, I recently switched to carob because it’s safe for dogs and mine likes to try all my food.)
4. Routine: I sleep better when I soak my dates and seeds for my morning smoothie or know that I’ve enough ripe bananas and know my approximate plans for the next day.
5. Setting: A clean organized peaceful bedroom and a well made bed. I like the sheets, blankets, comforter, or afghan neat and orderly with some tucked under the mattress at the bottom to keep my feet warm and no drafts.
6. Bed: I use a memory foam mattress and also an electric mattress pad warmer in winter which help sleep. Also feng shui says it’s most healthy to have the bed positioned from north (head) to south (foot).
7. Lavender: My niece made me a lavender sachet which smells so nice. :)
8. Quiet: One room is quieter than the others depending on time of year with windows open or not; but, I use a fan in summer which blurs increased noise outside open window.
9. Read: A book especially if it’s somewhat mathematical or technical, ie: 811 or H.N.t.D. , usually helps me fall back to sleep.
10. Music: Soothing music makes me relax and then I fall back to sleep with the music repeating in my brain which is nice.
11. Timing: Dr. Pam Popper said, “Every hour slept before midnight counts as two hours of sleep.”, allowing to kinda get away with less sleep and not stress out about getting enough sleep. I usually go to sleep by 9pm so by 2am it’s kinda like getting 8 hours of sleep. Then I’d get another 1 or 2 hours before getting up at 6am for work driving a school bus and I could also take an hour nap between AM (6am-9am) & PM (2pm-4pm) shifts if needed, but I’m retired from that now.
12. Dog: Dogs can help sleep with cuddles, warmth, protection, and may be trained to sense a nightmare and provide comfort.
13. Chamomile tea: It has worked for me in the past.

I hope any of these tips help you or make you bored and tired enough to fall back to sleep. lol.

I was inspired to copy and paste my comment I left on Vegan Sista’s video. Thank you for the inspiration. Namaste.

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Eagle

Two eagles (one with white head) flew real close by my house. By the time I got my camera I only caught one. My friend on Back River said: “Yes (bald eagles), that’s one of the young ones. There are six of them. The adult eagles grow white feathers on their tails and heads after age two.” I’ll keep trying to get a close up. I did see a bald eagle in my neighbor’s tree once.
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Cheese Trap

THE CHEESE TRAP: How Breaking a Surprising Addiction Will Help You Lose Weight, Gain Energy, and Get Healthy New York Times bestselling author Dr. Neal Barnard reveals the shocking truth about cheese-the dangerous addiction that is harming your health-and presents a radical program to lose weight and feel great. We’ve been told that dairy does a body good, but the truth is that cheese can be dangerous. Loaded with fat, salt, and cholesterol, cheese can make you gain weight and leads to a host of health problems like high blood pressure and arthritis. Worse, it contains mild opiates that make it additive, triggering the same brain receptors as heroin and morphine. In THE CHEESE TRAP, Dr. Neal Barnard presents a comprehensive program to help readers break free of their cheese addiction so they can lose weight, boost energy, and improve their overall health. This easy-to-follow diet features a treasury of healthy recipes that will tame even the toughest cravings-from pizza, to lasagna, to ice cream and cheesecake.

Standing Rock

How You Can Help The Standing Rock Sioux Fight The Dakota Access Pipeline:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/help-standing-rock-sioux-dakota-access-pipeline_us_583480c9e4b000af95eca013?

http://www.yesmagazine.org/people-power/how-to-contact-the-17-banks-funding-the-dakota-access-pipeline-20160929

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2016/11/10/list-of-the-17-banks-directly-funding-the-north-dakota-pipeline-how-to-stop-them/

Waskoness Pitawanakwat from the Ojibwe tribe and Tea McGinnis from the Hupa tribe pose for a photograph in an encampment during a protest against plans to pass the Dakota Access pipeline near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, North Dacota

Sign a petition to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.

You can do that here.

Send supplies.

Thousands of people now based at the encampment will need shelter, food, and warmth to get through the cold temperatures.

The Sacred Stone camp has a fairly comprehensive website that includes current needs. Checks, cash or supplies can be sent via mail to: Sacred Stone Camp, P.O. Box 1011, Fort Yates, ND 58538, or 202 Main St., Fort Yates, ND 58538.

There’s an Amazon wish list here.

Protesters said they also need a four-wheel-drive pickup truck and ask that those willing to donate one contact them at sacredstonecamp@gmail.com. The truck “will be used for getting water, firewood, and other supplies to the camp,” the protesters’ website says. “We are in need so something that can handle harsh cold, snow, and steep dirt roads.”

The Standing Rock Medic + Healer Council, which takes care of injured protesters, has an Amazon wish list that can be found here.

Donate to the Standing Rock Sioux.

The tribe is soliciting donations for legal, sanitary and emergency purposes via PayPal. You also may contribute by mailing a check (payable to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe ― Donations) to: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Attention: Donations, P.O. Box D, Building #1, North Standing Rock Ave., Fort Yates, ND 58538.

Donate to the protesters’ legal defense fund.

As legal bills for protesters pile up, they’re asking for help in paying processing fees. The PayPal account is freshetcollective@gmail.com.

Pick up the phone.

To voice your opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline, call:

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple, at 701-328-2200.

The White House, at 202-456-1111.

Energy Transfer Partners, the pipeline owner ― Lee Hanse, executive vice president, 210-403-6455; Glenn Emery, vice president, 210-403-6762; Michael (Cliff) Waters, lead analyst, 713-989-2404.

Army Corps of Engineers, which issued the permit allowing construction of the pipeline, even though it would cross under the Missouri River within a half-mile of the Sioux reservation boundary, at 202-761-5903.

Volunteer to help Sacred Stone Camp if you have legal or media skills.

Email sacredstonecamp@gmail.com, or phone 701-301-2238.

Educate yourself and others.

If you’re unclear on what’s happening at Standing Rock or what the Dakota Access Pipeline is, check out news updates here, and the Sacred Stone camp fact sheet below:

2016 photos

“Pink Lady” dwarf apple tree donated to me by a facebook friend a few years ago.
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Wild Autumn Berry “shrub/tree” not ripe yet.
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Purple Loosestrife by the lake shore.
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Swan family.
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Wild Turkeys in my neighbor’s yard.
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Sunrise.
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Cardinal on Autumn Berry tree.
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Moon over Lake.
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Migratory birds stop by the lake in fall and spring. These may be Loons.
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pain

My favorite foods which may help to naturally prevent and reverse pain include:

Fruit: Most fruit is about 80% water which is believed to have alkalizing anti-inflammatory properties. (Soak dried fruit before eating or blending in a smoothie.)

Water: Water is said to have alkalizing anti-inflammatory properties.

Arugula: Dark-leafy greens like arugula are believed to have alkalizing anti-inflammatory properties.

Celery: Celery is said to have alkalizing anti-inflammatory properties.

Walnuts: Walnuts contain omega 3 fatty acids which are said to have anti-inflammatory properties.

Ginger: Ginger root may help stop the formation of inflammatory compounds, leukotrienes and prostaglandins, and break down acidity and inflammation in joint-fluids. Add to fruit smoothies. (Ginger relieved my vertigo.)

Curry: Curry contains turmeric which contains curcumin said to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antifungal, and antiviral properties.

Chili: Chili peppers contain capsaicin which is said to stop the functioning of a hormone that transmits pain signals to the brain.

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By my age I’ve learned two key relationship skills, the “I Statement” and otherwise avoiding “you”, that I try to use as much as possible.

The “I Statement” simply goes like this: “When you do/say __________, I feel _________.” We’re all entitled to our emotions and expressing them. This is a way to express feelings without provoking the other person or escalating matters.

Other than in an “I Statement”, try to avoid using the word, “you”, unless it’s a compliment. Otherwise it may very likely put the person you’re speaking to on the offensive. It’s just human nature.

I’ve found these two skills effective at creating peace, love, and harmony in relationships whether they be intimate, family, friends, or co-workers.

I’ve been using these for years and have had some success, but still have a ways to go (especially given my challenges). They take time to implement, so have patience and keep trying.

Peace, love, joy, best always.

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61jyzxbqgvl-_sl110_ I read the book, Our Bodies, Ourselves, many years ago (1976) which details women’s health and personal choices and I also read online about an economical choice that may be needed by some in challenging times: take high-dose Vitamin C every hour for 24 hours to prevent egg from being fertilized and implanted in the uterus. There are more books for women here.

A high fruitarian or plant-based vegan diet is most likely more healthy, puts one in better control of mind, body, and spirit, may produce a healthier baby, and may help avoid the following.

Note that “around half of all fertilized eggs die and are lost spontaneously, usually before the woman knows she is pregnant (ie: a missed period followed by heavy flow). Among women who know they are pregnant, 15 to 20 out of every 100 will have a miscarriage. Most miscarriages occur during the first 7 weeks of pregnancy.”  https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/001488.htm

Common recognised causes include:
Abnormal fetal development.
Genetically balanced parental translocation.
Uterine abnormality.
Incompetent cervix (second trimester).
Placental failure.
Multiple pregnancy.
Immunological.
Infections.
Endocrine – eg, luteal phase deficiency, polycystic ovarian syndrome.

Most miscarriages are caused by chromosome problems that make it impossible for the baby to develop. Usually, these problems are not related to the mother’s or father’s genes.

Other possible causes of miscarriage include:
Drug and alcohol abuse
Exposure to environmental toxins
Hormone problems
Infection
Obesity
Physical problems with the mother’s reproductive organs
Problem with the body’s immune response
Serious body-wide diseases in the mother (such as uncontrolled diabetes)
Smoking

http://patient.info/doctor/miscarriage-spontaneous-abortion

How Not To Die

How Not To Die by Dr. Michael Gregor the physician behind the wildly popular website NutritionFacts.org reveals the groundbreaking scientific evidence behind the only diet that can prevent and reverse many of the causes of disease-related death. The vast majority of premature deaths can be prevented through simple changes in diet and lifestyle. In How Not to Die, Dr. Michael Greger, the internationally-renowned nutrition expert, physician, and founder of NutritionFacts.org, examines the fifteen top causes of premature death in America-heart disease, various cancers, diabetes, Parkinson’s, high blood pressure, and more-and explains how nutritional and lifestyle interventions can sometimes trump prescription pills and other pharmaceutical and surgical approaches, freeing us to live healthier lives.

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The simple truth is that most doctors are good at treating acute illnesses but bad at preventing chronic disease. The fifteen leading causes of death claim the lives of 1.6 million Americans annually. This doesn’t have to be the case. By following Dr. Greger’s advice, all of it backed up by strong scientific evidence, you will learn which foods to eat and which lifestyle changes to make to live longer.

History of prostate cancer in your family? Put down that glass of milk and add flaxseed to your diet whenever you can. Have high blood pressure? Hibiscus tea can work better than a leading hypertensive drug-and without the side effects. Fighting off liver disease? Drinking coffee can reduce liver inflammation. Battling breast cancer? Consuming soy is associated with prolonged survival. Worried about heart disease (the number 1 killer in the United States)? Switch to a whole-food, plant-based diet, which has been repeatedly shown not just to prevent the disease but often stop it in its tracks.

In addition to showing what to eat to help treat the top fifteen causes of death, How Not to Die includes Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen -a checklist of the twelve foods we should consume every day.Full of practical, actionable advice and surprising, cutting edge nutritional science, these doctor’s orders are just what we need to live longer, healthier lives.

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FREE Lolita

Lolita the orca was captured off the coast of Washington state at a young age and has been enslaved and imprisoned in a tiny tank at Miami Seaquarium and forced to perform unnatural stunts for food for 40+ years. Meanwhile her family pod is still swimming together in the ocean and her Mom still calls out to her and she still calls out to her Mom after 40+ years. In the wild orcas swim 100+ miles per day in close knit family units. Orca’s brains have advanced capacity to communicate and love which humans should do more. It’s time to retire Lolita to a sea pen and the wild to live out her natural life.

More information at: https://www.facebook.com/SDPNewHampshire/. Palace Entertainment is the parent company of Miami Seaquarium and Water Country.

http://www.seacoastonline.com/videos/0528592B-4F29-4B0B-8277-C5C3D0208509/Portsmouth-protesters-want-Lolita-freed

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Sailboat

I bought this used Snark sailboat. It has a styrofoam core and plastic shell and only weighs 50 pounds so it’ll be easy to get down and up the hill from the lake. I put it in my Smart Car hatchback and drove to Merrimac, MA from Buxton, Maine on Route 1 and a few people took photos and gave me a thumbs up. lol.

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Cancer Summit

Join 22 integrative medical doctors, experts in the cancer and health fields, and cancer survivors for The Cancer Answers Global Summit 2015 FREE online video series December 7 – 13, 2015! They share the most up-to-date, effective healing approaches for cancer and other degenerative diseases in this powerful FREE online video series. http://canceranswerssummit.com/ More info: http://can.MaraMore.com

Fruits & Veggies Prevent Disease

‘Including fruits and vegetables as part of the daily diet may reduce the risk of … heart-disease, cancer, …obesity’ and mental illness.
http://www.who.int/elena/titles/fruit_vegetables_ncds/en/
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121009102003.htm

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811The 80/10/10 Diet: Balancing Your Health, Your Weight, and Your Life One Luscious Bite at a Time by Dr. Douglas Graham. If you have struggled with maintaining your natural weight and wellness or would like to change your life for the better, look no further than this groundbreaking book. Dr. Douglas Graham gives “voice to what has proven to be the healthiest choice in the world of food and nutrition” and says, “I believe it is time that we all started loving ourselves a lot more … by nourishing our bodies with foods that love us back.” He addresses heart-disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, adrenal fatigue, candida, depression, pain, and more with a simple formula macro-nutrient ratio of 80% minimum carbohydrates, 10% maximum protein, and 10% maximum fat.

Warning Label Meat

Please sign petition to Warning Label Meat. ie: SURGEON GENERAL WARNING: Eating animal flesh meat may cause cancer, heart-disease, diabetes, obesity, mental-illness, etc. Thank you. Example below. http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/warning-label-meat

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811The 80/10/10 Diet: Balancing Your Health, Your Weight, and Your Life One Luscious Bite at a Time by Dr. Douglas Graham. If you have struggled with maintaining your natural weight and wellness or would like to change your life for the better, look no further than this groundbreaking book. Dr. Douglas Graham gives “voice to what has proven to be the healthiest choice in the world of food and nutrition” and says, “I believe it is time that we all started loving ourselves a lot more … by nourishing our bodies with foods that love us back.” He addresses heart-disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, adrenal fatigue, candida, depression, pain, and more with a simple formula macro-nutrient ratio of 80% minimum carbohydrates, 10% maximum protein, and 10% maximum fat.

Animal Agribiz Climate Change

Please sign petitions to SOS John Kerry to add animal agribusiness to climate-change talks:
http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/include-animal-agribusiness
and to world leaders to Reduce Animal-Agribusiness. https://campaigns.350.org/petitions/reduce-animal-agribusiness

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Humane Party

https://www.facebook.com/HPOath-1807060222845408

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2016/11/01 Update: I like the ideology of this party, but think the process of forming a 3rd party probably takes way too long and it’d be quicker to run as an Independent and it’s cool that they say they’ll endorse any candidate who takes their oath.

COWSPIRACY

COWSPIRACY: The Sustainability Secret, Haverhill Public Library, Jan 26, 2016, 7pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/906632499433136/

COWSPIRACY: The Sustainability Secret is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following an intrepid filmmaker as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it. As eye-opening as Blackfish and as inspiring as An Inconvenient Truth, this shocking yet humorous documentary reveals the absolutely devastating environmental impact large-scale factory farming has on our planet.

The Sustainability Secret: Rethinking Our Diet to Transform the World by Keegan Kuhn and Kip Andersen The groundbreaking 2014 documentary Cowspiracy presents shocking truths about the effects of industrial animal agriculture on the planet. The leading cause of deforestation, rainforest destruction, greenhouse gas production, water consumption and pollution, habitat loss, species extinction, ocean dead-zones, topsoil erosion, and a host of other environmental ills, animal agriculture is the biggest issue facing the planet today and one of the most controversial environmental secrets in the world of conservation. Filled with anecdotes, statistics, research, interviews with the filmmakers and contributors, and unabridged transcripts from the film, this companion book supplements and expands upon the documentary in every way. With all this and more, The Sustainability Secret reveals the absolutely devastating environmental impact large-scale factory farming has on our planet and offers a path to global sustainability for a growing population.

Climate Change

Factory-farm animal-agriculture causes 51% of climate-change pollution, 55% USA water use, 91% Amazon rain-forest destruction, and is the leading cause of species extinction, ocean dead zones, water pollution, and habitat destruction; but the good news is fruit, plant-based (vegan), and cultured-meat are sustainable and humane solutions. A plant-based (vegan) diet includes fruits, greens, vegetables, nuts, seeds, grains, and legumes. “On the one acre of land needed to produce 250 pounds of beef, we could grow 50,000 pounds of tomatoes, 53,000 pounds of potatoes or 30,000 pounds of carrots. Producing protein from chickens requires three times as much land as protein from soybeans. Pork needs nine times, beef 32 times. The average person who eats plant-based can save 162,486 gallons of water a year, and cut their carbon footprint in half. But the icing on the plant-based cake is the fact we could redirect enough grain from the livestock system to feed 1.4 billion people if every American stopped eating meat. The average diet containing animal products requires around 4,000 gallons of water a day, whereas a vegan diet uses approximately 300 gallons of water a day. To produce 1 kilogram of rice requires about 3,500 liters of water, whereas 1 kilogram of beef requires a staggering 15,000 liters. Factory farms in the US generate 13 times as much sewage as the human population does. Cultured-meat compared to animal-agriculture uses 1% of land, produces only 4% of climate change pollution, uses 55% of energy, and 0% farm-animal suffering” because there will be banks of saved stem cells from one living cow, pig, chicken. Demand and a shift in government subsidies will bring down the price of cultured-meat and technology will even allow people to grow their own cultured-meat from stem cells at home. Even better, highly affordable and nutritious plant-based (vegan) diets are enjoyed by many healthy happy people and have been available since humans have been on planet earth. (See info-graphics and links below for more information.)

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811The 80/10/10 Diet: Balancing Your Health, Your Weight, and Your Life One Luscious Bite at a Time by Dr. Douglas Graham. If you have struggled with maintaining your natural weight and wellness or would like to change your life for the better, look no further than this groundbreaking book. Dr. Douglas Graham gives “voice to what has proven to be the healthiest choice in the world of food and nutrition” and says, “I believe it is time that we all started loving ourselves a lot more … by nourishing our bodies with foods that love us back.” He addresses heart-disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, adrenal fatigue, candida, depression, pain, and more with a simple formula macro-nutrient ratio of 80% minimum carbohydrates, 10% maximum protein, and 10% maximum fat.

Proteinaholic: How Our Obsession with Meat Is Killing Us and What We Can Do About It Dr. Garth Davis says too much protein is actually making us sick, fat, and tired. If you are getting adequate calories in your diet, there is no such thing as protein deficiency. The healthiest countries in the world eat far less protein than we do and yet we have an entire nation on a protein binge getting sicker by the day. Combining cutting-edge research, with his hands-on patient experience and his years dedicated to analyzing studies of the world’s longest-lived populations; this explosive, groundbreaking book reveals the truth about the dangers of protein and shares a proven approach to weight loss, health, and longevity.

The Starch Solution: Eat the Foods You Love, Regain Your Health, and Lose the Weight for Good! by John McDougall, M.D. and Mary McDougall is a bestselling author’s groundbreaking eating plan that challenges the notion that starch is unhealthy. From Atkins to Dukan, the fear-mongering about carbs over the past few decades has reached a fever pitch; the mere mention of a starch-heavy food is enough to trigger a cavalcade of shame and longing. In The Starch Solution, bestselling diet doctor and board-certified internist John A. McDougall, MD, and his kitchen-savvy wife, Mary, turn the notion that starch is bad for you on its head. The Starch Solution is based on a simple swap: fueling your body primarily with carbohydrates rather than proteins and fats. This will help you lose weight and prevent a variety of ills. Fad diets come and go, but Dr. McDougall has been a proponent of the plant-based diet for decades, and his medical credibility is unassailable. He is one of the mainstay experts cited in the bestselling and now seminal China Study—called the “Grand Prix of epidemiology” by the New York Times. But what The China Study lacks is a plan. Dr. McDougall grounds The Starch Solution in rigorous scientific fact and research, giving readers easy tools to implement these changes into their lifestyle with a 7-Day Quick Start Plan and 100 delicious recipes. This book includes testimonials from among the hundreds Dr. McDougall has received, including people who have lost more than 125 pounds in mere months as well as patients who have conquered life-threatening illnesses such as diabetes and cardiac ailments.

Edible Wild Plants: A North American Field Guide to Over 200 Natural Foods by Thomas Elias & Peter Dykeman. Already a huge success in previous editions, this must-have field guide now features a fresh new cover, as well as nearly 400 color photos and detailed information on more than 200 species of edible plants all across North America. With all the plants conveniently organized by season, enthusiasts will find it very simple to locate and identify their desired ingredients. Each entry includes images, plus facts on the plant’s habitat, physical properties, harvesting, preparation, and poisonous look-alikes. The introduction contains tempting recipes and there’s a quick-reference seasonal key for each plant.
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SunfoodThe Sunfood Diet Success System by David Wolfe describes how to adopt, maintain, and stay centered on an 80, 90, or 100% raw-food diet by balancing different types of foods through David Wolfe’s innovative Sunfood Triangle. Success is inevitable with day-by-day menu plans, delicious recipes, and the best information available on detoxification, fasting, mineralization and success technology all neatly bundled into one book. Each chapter is filled with inspiring quotes, facts, and tips. Dozens of beautiful, never-before-seen full-color images have been added to this brand-new edition, including many stunning Kirlian photographs. The Sunfood Diet Success System also includes a comprehensive listing of raw-food restaurants, healing retreats, and organizations. Be prepared for nothing less than total transformation!

Superfoods: The Food and Medicine of the Future by David Wolfe. Superfoods are vibrant, nutritionally dense foods that have recently become widely available and which offer tremendous dietary and healing potential. In this lively, illustrated overview, well-known raw-foods guru David Wolfe profiles delicious and incredibly nutritious plant products such as goji berries, hempseed, cacao beans (raw chocolate), maca, spirulina, bee products, and a host of others. As powerful sources of clean protein, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, antioxidants, good fats and oils, essential fatty and amino acids, and other nutrients, they represent a uniquely promising piece of the nutritional puzzle. Each superfood is described in detail, accompanied by easy and delicious recipes. This accessible guide presents persuasive arguments, based on sound science, for the pivotal role of superfoods in promoting nutritional excellence, health and well-being, beauty enhancement, sustainable agriculture, and the transformation of diet, lifestyle, and planet.

Diet For A New America by John Robbins, a new edition of the classic that awakened the conscience of a nation. Since the 1987 publication of Diet for a New America, beef consumption in the United States has fallen a remarkable 19%. While many forces are contributing to this dramatic shift in our habits, Diet for a New America is considered to be one of the most important. Diet for a New America is a startling examination of the food we currently buy and eat in the United States, and the astounding moral, economic, (health), and emotional price we pay for it. Diet for a New America is the single most eloquent argument for a vegetarian lifestyle ever published. Eloquently, evocatively, and entertainingly written, it is a cant put down book guaranteed to amaze, infuriate, but ultimately educate and empower the reader. A pivotal book nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction in 1987.
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Diet for a Small Planet (20th Anniversary Edition) Frances Moore Lappe Here again is the extraordinary bestselling book that taught America the social and personal significance of a new way of eating– one that remains a complete guide for eating well in the 90s. Featuring: simple rules for a healthy diet; a streamlined, easy-to-use format; delicious food combinations of protein-rich meals without meat; hundreds of wonderful recipes, and much more. With the new emphasis on environmentalism in the 1990’s, Lappe stresses how her philosophy remains valid, and how food remains the central issue through which to understand world politics. If you are interested in health, you can use Lappe’s book to provide alternative main dishes that are satisfying and lower in fat, higher in fiber. Meat is a major source of saturated fats, beans and rice and other grains provide lots of benefits such as soluble and insoluble fiber, vitamins and minerals. If you are ecologically minded, and this is the thrust of the book, you can eat comfortably, knowing your dietary items take up less resources to grow. If you are an animal activist or don’t eat meat for religious reasons, Lappe provides valuable info on how to get the proper balance in your diet by matching foods to get all the essential amino acids you need (the building blocks of proteins.) I read this book in 1972. I haven’t seen the latest edition, but definitely recommend cow-milk alternatives that are readily available in grocery stores now and it’s easy to make your own nut/seed-milk.

http://cowspiracy.com

http://www.peta.org/features/meat-climate-change

http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/78/3/660S.full

http://www.forksoverknives.com/

http://vegankit.com/eat

http://www.peta.org/features/vegan-diet-infographic/

http://www.pcrm.org/health/diets

http://www.whyculturedmeat.org

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/eat-for-the-planet-meat-and-the-environment/

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/nov/19/population-crisis-farm-animals-laying-waste-to-planet

http://www.earthintransition.org/2011/11/cooking-up-real-meat-without-animals/

http://sitn.hms.harvard.edu/flash/2011/issue90/

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/cultured-beef-do-we-really-need-a-380000-burger-grown-in-petri-dishes/

http://zurcaledworld.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-future-of-food-worlds-first-test.html

http://www.keycompounding.com/meat-from-a-petri-dish/

http://www.dogonews.com/2013/8/8/why-a-bland-and-neutral-flavored-325-dollars-000-usd-burger-is-being-hailed-a-success/page/3

http://culturedmeat.blogspot.com/

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/es200130u

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/04/20/magazine/ethics-eating-meat.html?_r=0

http://tedx.tumblr.com/post/58160025369/thisistheverge-your-meat-addiction-is

http://www.new-harvest.org/timeline/

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2010-05-27/meatloaf-from-a-petri-dish-is-innovator-s-goal-for-the-carnivorous-masses

http://www.modernmeadow.com/

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2013-08-04/world-s-first-332-000-lab-grown-beef-burger-to-be-tasted

http://www.futurefood.org/vegetarian/index_en.php

http://en.futuremeat.org/index.php

http://humanemyth.org/

http://www.naturalnews.com/045552_plant-based_diet_save_the_world_sustainable_food.html

Citizens for Farm Animal Protection

Citizens for Farm Animal Protection  is a grassroots campaign in Massachusetts working to end the cruel confinement of veal calves, egg-laying hens, and pigs by putting a measure on the November 2016 ballot.  www.citizensforfarmanimals.com
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GMO Hearing

Public Hearing for GMO Labeling September 22, 2015 at 1pm in the Gardner Auditorium at the Massachusetts State House, the Agriculture Committee will hear arguments for and against transparency in GMO food labeling. This is an absolutely critical opportunity to make your voice heard and to send a strong message to state legislators. http://marighttoknow.com/home
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Vigil for Peace and Diplomacy

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On Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 6pm, local constituents will hold a candlelight vigil in support of peace and diplomacy as Congress prepares to vote on the historic nuclear agreement with Iran. The vigil is one of many being organized nationwide by members of MoveOn.org and allies. The vigils build on the grassroots activism by MoveOn members and allies over the past six weeks, including a national day of action with more than 200 events nationwide outside representatives’ and senators’ offices. Over the August congressional recess, thousands of pro-diplomacy activists turned out at hundreds of town hall meetings, rallies, demonstrations, and other events to make visible their support for the deal.
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WHAT: Vigil for Peace and Diplomacy
WHERE: Haverhill Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St., Haverhill, MA
WHEN: Thursday, September 10, 2015, 6pm
RSVP HERE: http://civic.moveon.org/event/sept10/144911

“On Thursday, we will join with others across the country to gather and light candles in support of giving peace and diplomacy a chance,” said Mara More, the Haverhill MoveOn member hosting the vigil. “It’s crucial that Congress knows we must stand for diplomacy and peace and not another unnecessary war.”

Attendees will also be thanking CongressWoman Niki Tsongas for courageously supporting diplomacy over war.

For more information about this event, please contact Mara More at 978-912-0729 or maramore.com@gmail.com. To speak with a national MoveOn.org representative, please contact press@moveon.org.

# # # # # MoveOn.org Civic Action is a community of more than 8 million Americans from all walks of life who are using innovative technology to lead, participate in, and win campaigns for progressive change.

Boston Vegetarian Food Festival

Boston Vegetarian Food Festival 10/25/2014 11am-6pm and 10/26/2014 10am-4pm. Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center (RLTAC) at Roxbury Community College, 1350 Tremont Street, Across the street from Roxbury CC & MBTA, Roxbury Crossing, Boston, MA. This Festival brings together an amazing array of vegetarian and vegan natural food providers, top national speakers and chefs, and educational exhibitors in a fun and welcoming environment. It is a chance to talk directly to food producers, learn the newest items in the marketplace, taste free food samples, shop at show special discounts, or simply learn what vegetarian and vegan foods are available and where you can find them!  Please call Mara More if you can share a ride from Newburyport, Amesbury, Merrimac, Haverhill, Merrimack Valley area. Thank you. 978..912..0729  http://bostonveg.org/foodfest/index.html

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80/10/10 Online Bootcamp

The 80/10/10 Online Bootcamp is the fast easy way to 80/10/10 for the health, energy, and fitness you deserve!

Book: http://811.auraw.com.  Online: http://811o.auraw.com.  Retreat: http://811r.auraw.com.  Week: http://811w.auraw.com.

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You will get: -Clarity on the 80/10/10 Guidelines. -Eating at home, work, and socially. -Daily Routines that set you up to win every day! -Meal Ideas proven for long term success for you and your family. -Buying Food Tips. -Kitchen Setup for food storage and preparation.

If you’re already living 80/10/10 with ease, the 80/10/10 Online Bootcamp is the perfect way to help your friends and family find the health they deserve.

Book: http://811.auraw.com.  Online: http://811o.auraw.com. Retreat: http://811r.auraw.com.  Week: http://811w.auraw.com.

80/10/10 Food & Lifestyle Retreat

At the 80/10/10 Food & Lifestyle Retreat you will learn to easily add 80/10/10 to your daily life and make raw vegan food your friends and family will love!

Book: http://811.auraw.com.  Online: http://811o.auraw.com.  Retreat: http://811r.auraw.com.  Week: http://811w.auraw.com.

At this 3-day intensive retreat, you’ll learn to create delicious, exciting satisfying meals that your friends and family will crave! If you think eating raw food should be easy, fun, and super tasty; the 80/10/10 Food & Lifestyle Retreat is for YOU!

You will: – Gain confidence in the kitchen through hands-on experience and expert guidance. -Gain practical knowledge of produce selection, management and preparation to ensure you have the best experience with food. -Experience eating prepared organic 80/10/10 raw vegan meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. -Learn the secrets of enjoying a great social life on 80/10/10. -Develop effective communication skills for sharing your lifestyle choices with your friends, colleagues and loved ones. -Get an education in diet and lifestyle that will bring you health success for a lifetime. -Establish proven healthy eating patterns to take home with you. -Learn how to enjoy fitness at your level.

The 80/10/10 Food & Lifestyle Retreat may be the most important step you take in your 80/10/10 journey!

Book: http://811.auraw.com.  Online: http://811o.auraw.com.  Retreat: http://811r.auraw.com.  Week: http://811w.auraw.com.

80/10/10 Health & Fitness Week

The 80/10/10 Health & Fitness Week is a life-changing retreat that will affect every part of your life.

Book: http://811.auraw.com.  Online: http://811o.auraw.com.  Retreat: http://811r.auraw.com.  Week: http://811w.auraw.com.

A truly personalized, integrated health and fitness plan to help you: -Move past blocks and plateaus and achieve the levels of fitness and athletic performance you really desire. -Finally overcome your fitness challenges and frustrations. -Gain understanding and practice of safe and effective training methods that support attaining your personal fitness goals. -Identify the weakest links preventing you from reaching your fitness goals, and learn how to overcome them. -Be empowered with newfound knowledge to train consistently with focus and intent — giving you an edge in your athletic endeavors.

The immersion experience of this program empowers and inspires attendees with education and motivation to make the changes required to thrive in their health and fitness pursuits. In addition, you get all of the following great features that make Health & Fitness Week something truly special: -A supportive community, regardless of your age or ability level, to help you achieve your personal goals. -Personalized training in small groups to meet your needs. -100% organic fruits and vegetables served at each meal. -B&B-style accommodations, with one roommate, possibly two. -Two focused lectures daily in nutrition and fitness theory. -Family and friends to support your raw fitness journey for a lifetime. -Massage and bodywork therapists available. -Food for your travels homeward. -Powerful Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Changes For a Lifetime.

Book: http://811.auraw.com.  Online: http://811o.auraw.com. Retreat: http://811r.auraw.com.  Week: http://811w.auraw.com.

Label GMOs

Enjoy fresh produce at Haverhill Farmers’ Market, Saturday, July 19, 12Noon-1PM, 40 Bailey Blvd, Haverhill, MA and help spread word about legislation to label GMOs in MA. Haverhill Rep. Dempsey chairs committee and deadline is July 31st. See  http://marighttoknow.com/home/take-action/spread-the-word/ and  http://teamhaverhill.org/projects/community/haverhill-farmers-market/. We have a right to know what’s in our food! :)  http://www.meetup.com/RawBoston/events/195430012/

Easy Cucumber Pasta

Here is my Easy Cucumber Pasta recipe I made with fresh scallions from my friend, singer Domenic Marte’s, garden. Yum!

Easy Cucumber Pasta by Mara More
1 Cucumber (spiralized)
1 Plum Tomato
1 Scallion
Raisins (optional)
Spiralize cucumber onto plate. Chop tomato and put on top of pasta. Chop scallion and sprinkle on top. Sprinkle on a few raisins. Enjoy! :)

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Genetic Roulette: Haverhill, MA 5/1/14

View a 60 minute version of the film, Genetic Roulette, learn about the risks associated with genetically engineered foods and what we can do to pass GMO labeling, and take part in a Q and A and discussion for 45 minutes by Martin Dagoberto of MA Right To Know on May 1, 2014 at 7PM in the Johnson Auditorium at the Haverhill Library, 99 Main St., Haverhill, MA, USA.

People everywhere are declaring their right to know what is in their food, and taking action to reclaim it. MA Right To Know hopes you’ll join in working together. For the genetic integrity of our seeds, our bodies and our biosphere! marighttoknow.com
See: Genetic Roulette
See: Organic Food
Also posted on: Meetup and Facebook
Poster: GR_Haverhill-8×11

Line Dance

I took a line dance class for the first time in many years at the nearby church while caring for my Mom in Florida. The teacher and classmates were very friendly. I didn’t catch her name but will add it later. The moves felt familiar and it always feels good to move my body. :)

BVFF 2013

Boston Vegetarian Society proudly presents the 18th Annual Boston Vegetarian Food Festival Saturday, October 26, 2013, *11AM-6PM and Sunday, October 27, 2013, 10AM-4PM *Saturday 10AM-11AM preview. A limited number of tickets ($5) will be available to visit the Exhibitor Room before the doors open at 11AM for Free Admission to all. Reggie Lewis Athletic Center 1350 Tremont Street, Boston, Massachusetts Subway stop across the street. This Festival brings together an amazing array of vegetarian natural food providers, top national speakers and chefs, and educational exhibitors in a fun and welcoming environment. It is a chance to talk directly to food producers, learn the newest items in the marketplace, taste free food samples, shop at show special discounts, or simply learn what vegetarian foods are available and where you can find them! Whether you are a longtime vegetarian or vegan, or someone simply wanting to add more healthy and delicious foods to your meal repertoire, or if you are just curious what it’s all about, you are welcome here! We offer you free admission, free food sampling, free speaker presentations, free parking and a T stop across the street. You also can learn of ways to benefit the environment, help animals, and enhance your health and well being. There are activities for kids, too! Learn more about the Festival: http://www.bostonveg.org/foodfest

Saturday Speakers

11:00 Cooking Demo: Bewitching Beans and Enchanting Slow Cookers
Kathy Hester

Kathy HesterKathy Hester will share some of her best bean secrets with you. See legumes like you never have before as Kathy shows you how to use beans in baked goods, like Lemon Coconut Chickpea Muffins, and demonstrates how to make beans (and a few grains) turn into a vegan chorizo that will amaze you. You will get tasting samples of these recipes, and also learn to make Kathy’s famous homemade chai. There’s no talk that doesn’t come around to her love of slow cookers and she’ll let you in on her favorite tips and tricks. After all, it’s Kathy’s favorite way to cook dry beans.

Kathy Hester has a passion for teaching people how to eat better with less effort. She has been a vegetarian since 1983, when even tofu or tempeh were hard to find in her native North Carolina grocery stores. Kathy spends her free time gardening veggies, entertaining, writing her blog Healthy Slow Cooking, teaching cooking classes, and developing delicious meatless recipes that the whole family will love. If you want to get more greens, whole grains, and varied plant proteins into your diet while also keeping costs down, you will want to learn Kathy’s innovative methods for fitting scrumptious, healthy, whole foods meals into your busy schedule. Kathy comes to us from Durham, North Carolina.

Just released this summer are Kathy’s books The Great Vegan Bean Book, and Vegan Slow Cooking for Two or Just for You: More than 100 Delicious One-Pot Meals. Her first book is The Vegan Slow Cooker: Simply Set It and Go with 150 Recipes for Intensely Flavorful, Fuss-Free Fare Everyone Will Devour.

12:00 Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death
Michael Greger, MD

Dr Michael GregerA perennial hit speaker at our Festival, Dr. Greger scours the world’s scholarly literature on clinical nutrition. In this talk, he will go through the list of the 15 leading causes of death, exploring the role diet may play in preventing, arresting, and even reversing our top 15 killers. Focusing on studies published just over the last year in peer-reviewed scientific medical journals, Dr. Greger offers practical advice on how best to feed ourselves and our families to prevent, treat, and even reverse chronic disease. Bird Flu and Carbophobia

Known as one of the most entertaining medical speakers of our time, Michael Greger, MD, is a physician, author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. He has been published in numerous esteemed scientific journals, and he has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, the Bird Flu Summit, the National Institutes of Health, and universities, medical schools, and conferences around the world. He is a graduate of Cornell University School of Agriculture and Tufts University School of Medicine and is Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at The Humane Society of the United States.

Dr. Greger’s presentations are described by audiences as “riveting,” “spellbinding,” and “brilliant,” and you can always count on great wit and humor. He is author of the books BIRD FLU: A Virus of Our Own Hatching, and CARBOPHOBIA: The Scary Truth Behind America’s Low Carb Craze. His nutrition DVDs highlight the hottest topics in nutrition science. Dr. Greger’s current nutrition work can be found at NutritionFacts.org, a free service that brings short, informative nutrition videos and articles to your Inbox daily.

1:15 Diet as Disease Prevention
Kerrie Saunders, MS, LLP, PhD

Kerrie SaundersAmericans eating the Standard American Diet (SAD) today have a 1 in 2 chance of dying of a heart attack, and a 1 in 3 chance of dying from cancer. Research from around the world tells us that there is a way to make a dramatic difference in these statistics, by changing lifestyle factors that are within our control. We’ll look at cancer, blood sugar disorders, heart attack, stroke, and obesity from a whole new angle, and get practical advice on how to make the switch to a cutting-edge, health promoting food and fitness plan.

Dr. Saunders has presented to audiences from Hawaii to Toronto, and her book on diet as disease prevention, The Vegan Diet As Chronic Disease Prevention: Evidence Supporting the New Four Food Groups, is a publisher’s bestseller. She recently co-produced two cooking DVDs, When Bachelor Meets Homemaker. She writes a popular advice column, “Dear Dr. Kerrie,” in VegNews magazine, and guest lectures at several universities and hospital/health systems. She has been promoting plant-based eating since 1996, and serves as Coordinator of the E2 Michigan Firefighter Challenge. Dr. Saunders served as one of four Global Diabetes Moderators for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and is credentialed by them as a Cancer Project and Diabetes Food for Life Instructor. Dr. Saunders comes to us from Michigan.

2:15 Cooking Demo: Healthy Food Preparation for the Busy Non-Cook
JL Fields

Milton MillsThis super-practical presentation and demo will be full of tips, trips and techniques to eat a balanced, compassionate diet. Learn to make a nutritious, quick and easy (six ingredient) Creamy Kale Miso Soup that may become a regular in your household. Learn also the versatile Vibrant Pistachio Lime Crunch Bars – so nutritious and so delicious, they can be a healthy breakfast on the go, or drizzled with dark chocolate they become a decadent dessert, layered with the flavors of zesty lime, creamy salty pistachios, sweet dates, and the crunch of a supergrains cereal. Tasting samples of both recipes will be offered.

JL Fields is a vegan cook, lifestyle coach and educator – certified by the Main Street Vegan Academy – at Go Vegan with JL. She is co-author of Vegan for Her: The Woman’s Guide to Being Healthy and Fit on a Plant-Based Diet. A devoted culinary student, JL has studied at the Natural Gourmet Institute, and completed the Intensive Study Program at The Christina Pirello School of Natural Cooking and Integrative Health Studies.

Fields speaks on plant-based food and vegan activism, fitness and body image, making big changes post-40, blogging, and nonprofit management. JL shares plant-based education, recipes and cooking techniques, as well as animal advocacy information and resources, on the popular blog JL Goes Vegan: Food and Fitness with a Side of Kale, and writes freelance pieces on health, wellness, and career. JL holds an M.S. degree and has 25 years’ experience in higher education and the nonprofit sector, and is owner of JL Fields Consulting. JL comes to us from Colorado Springs, Colorado.

3:15 Be a Happy Healthy Herbivore – 8 Tips to Guarantee Success
Virginia Messina, MPH, RD

Pam PopperStaying happy and healthy on a plant-based diet is easy when you know just a little bit about nutrition and about how to maximize the joys and meet the challenges of this rewarding way of life. In this presentation you will hear eight simple tips for meeting nutrient needs, conquering cravings, keeping meal-planning fast and simple, and finding the best resources to support you.

Ginny is a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in public health from the University of Michigan. Ginny is co-author of two books on vegan nutrition, Vegan for Life and Vegan for Her. She co-authored the first vegetarian textbook for health professionals, The Dietitians’ Guide to Vegetarian Diets. Her papers on vegetarian and soy nutrition have been published in scientific and medical journals, and she has twice co-authored the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Position on Vegetarian Diets. She writes two columns on current research findings for a newsletter published for vegetarian RDs, and serves as a technical adviser in the development of vegetarian nutrition materials.

Ginny taught nutrition to dietetics students at Central Michigan University, was a dietitian for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, and was director of nutrition services for the George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, DC. She blogs at TheVeganRD.com and is TheVeganRD on Twitter and Facebook. Ginny comes to us from Port Townsend, Washington State.

4:15 Will Tavel for Vegan Food
Kristine Lajeunesse

Kristin LajeunesseIn late 2011 Kristin Lajeunesse left her 9 to 5 life and a wonderful Boston-based job behind, sold her belongings, and set out to pursue her passions for food and travel. With the goal of dining at and writing about every single vegan restaurant in the continental United States, Kristin spent eighteen months living out of a renovated sports van, and driving up and down the entire country. She lived off donations from a successful Kickstarter that grabbed the imagination of followers who could vicariously enjoy her travels via her lively blog posts, food photos and descriptions. After 48 states, 500 restaurants, 35,000 miles, and a sold-out end-of-journey bash in NYC, Kristin shares her uplifting journey filled with risk, laughter, love, heartbreak — and daily explorations of vegan food.

5:00 Words and Animals: Poems from Kind
Gretchen Primack

Gretchen PrimackGretchen Primack is a poet, editor and teacher, a vegan and a passionate advocate for animals. Her animal poetry is described as powerful and poignant, able to crystallize our feelings about animals and humanity, the sort of art that changes people. It leaves us pondering questions about the dynamic between humans and animals in our time, and what it is like to be a person who cares. It urges us to see a world where kindness is central. Kind

Gretchen is the author of two poetry collections, the recently released Kind, and the forthcoming Doris’ Red Spaces, and a chapbook, The Slow Creaking of Planets. Her poetry publication credits include The Paris Review, Prairie Schooner, Ploughshares, FIELD, The Massachusetts Review, The Antioch Review, New Orleans Review, Rhino, Tampa Review, 6×6, and many others, and her work has been chosen for several anthologies, including Best New Poets 2006. Gretchen co-authored The Lucky Ones with Jenny Brown. She attended Oberlin College and has an MFA from Sarah Lawrence.

Gretchen has been a union organizer, a working women’s advocate, and a professor and administrator for a college program in a maximum-security men’s prison. She comes to us from New York’s Hudson Valley.

5:30 Nutrition Q & A

Bring your nutrition questions to our experts in this informal session. Bios for our panelists can be found above at their talk descriptions.
Virginia Messina
Virginia Messina, MPH, RD Kerrie Saunders
Kerrie Saunders, MS, LLP, PhD

 

Sunday Speakers


11:00 Cooking Demo: Exploring International Vegan Foods

Brian P. McCarthy

Brian McCarthyDrawing inspiration from the exotic flavors of international cuisines, Chef Brian McCarthy will demonstrate two easy-to-follow, delicious recipes from his recently released The Global Vegan Family Cookbook. Learn to make — and taste samples of — Thai Pineapple Salad and Jamaican Coconut Bean Soup, great dishes that bring a spectrum of flavors to your family table, or enliven a meal for guests.

Chef Brian McCarthy has been a professional cook/chef since 1982. In 1995 he turned to a vegan diet for its health benefits, and began to explore the world of vegan cooking as a chef for Bon Appétit. Cooking in Oregon, he ran the Intel vegetarian/vegan international station and prepared dishes for catered events attended by CEOs, mayors, house representatives, senators, and the newly elected President Barack Obama. Brian moved to Massachusetts in 2012 to be a chef at MIT, and also became an instructor for The Cambridge School of Culinary Arts. Brian is a culinary arts graduate of Clark College in Vancouver, WA.

Brian is the author of The Lantern Vegan Family Cookbook, The Global Vegan Family Cookbook, and has contributed cooking videos to Everyday Dish TV. Learn more about Brian on his blog.

12:00 The Transition Kitchen – How To Go From 0 to Veg in One Day!
Kerrie Saunders, MS, LLP, PhD

Kerry SaundersSo you have decided to make a big change in your life and ditch the animal foods, but now what do you eat?! Learn unbelievably simple ingredient substitutions that can help make the transition to a healthier lifestyle quick and easy. Lots of new products and brands will be discussed that you can use in your own home; Kerrie will name names!

Dr. Saunders has presented to audiences from Hawaii to Toronto, and her book, The Vegan Diet As Chronic Disease Prevention: Evidence Supporting the New Four Food Groups, on diet as disease prevention is a publisher’s bestseller. She recently co-produced two cooking DVDs, When Bachelor Meets Homemaker. She writes a popular advice column, “Dear Dr. Kerrie,” in VegNews magazine, and guest lectures at several universities and hospital/health systems. She has been promoting plant-based eating since 1996, and serves as Coordinator of the E2 Michigan Firefighter Challenge. Dr. Saunders served as one of four Global Diabetes Moderators for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and is credentialed by them as a Cancer Project and Diabetes Food for Life Instructor. Dr. Saunders comes to us from Michigan.

 

1:00 Plant-based Diets and Weight: Finding Health and Happiness Beyond the Scale
Virginia Messina, MPH, RD

Ginny MessinaWill a plant-based diet help you lose weight? Whether it does or not, making this change brings benefits that go far beyond the scale. Plant-based diets can improve your health at any weight and give self-esteem a boost, too. This presentation explores the current science on weight management, the relationship of plant foods to satiety, and the ways in which herbivorous diets promote healthy relationships with food and improvements in body image.

Ginny is a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in public health from the University of Michigan. Ginny is co-author of two books on vegan nutrition, Vegan for Life and Vegan for Her. She co-authored the first vegetarian textbook for health professionals, The Dietitians’ Guide to Vegetarian Diets. Her papers on vegetarian and soy nutrition have been published in scientific and medical journals, and she has twice co-authored the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Position on Vegetarian Diets. She writes two columns on current research findings for a newsletter published for vegetarian RDs, and serves as a technical adviser in the development of vegetarian nutrition materials.

Ginny taught nutrition to dietetics students at Central Michigan University, was a dietitian for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, and was director of nutrition services for the George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, DC. She blogs at TheVeganRD.com and is TheVeganRD on Twitter and Facebook. Ginny comes to us from Port Townsend, Washington State.

2:00 Pillars of Health
John Pierre

Terry Walters John Pierre is a nutrition and fitness consultant who has compassion as the foundation of his teaching. He has devoted over a quarter century to speaking the message of plant-based nutrition, peace, and a compassionate lifestyle which contributes to the well being of people, animals, and the environment.

John has worked in the field of geriatrics and improving cognitive function and mental acuity. He is a trainer and leads fitness boot camps, working with Hollywood celebrities, Fortune 500 execs, and military personnel, and advocates “5 minute activism” to help animals and change the world every day.

John’s new book, The Pillars of Health, introduces four principles that provide a foundation for vibrant and lasting health: nourishment from real food, creative stimulation for the mind, enjoyable physical movement, and a spiritual philosophy focused on compassion, love, and peace.

3:00 Combating Common Diseases with Plants
Michael Greger, MD

Dr Michael GregerIn today’s talk, Dr. Greger will run through the top dozen reasons people visit doctors to highlight some of the latest research on how a healthy diet can affect some of the most common medical conditions. (This is a different talk from Saturday.) Focusing on studies published just over the last year in peer-reviewed scientific medical journals, Dr. Greger offers practical advice on how best to feed ourselves and our families to prevent, treat, and even reverse chronic disease.

Bird Flu and Carbophobia

Known as one of the most entertaining medical speakers of our time, Michael Greger, MD, is a physician, author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. He has been published in numerous esteemed scientific journals, and he has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, the Bird Flu Summit, the National Institutes of Health, and universities, medical schools, and conferences around the world. He is a graduate of Cornell University School of Agriculture and Tufts University School of Medicine and is Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at The Humane Society of the United States.

Dr. Greger’s presentations are described by audiences as “riveting,” “spellbinding,” and “brilliant,” and you can always count on great wit and humor. He is author of the books BIRD FLU: A Virus of Our Own Hatching, and CARBOPHOBIA: The Scary Truth Behind America’s Low Carb Craze. His nutrition DVDs highlight the hottest topics in nutrition science. Dr. Greger’s current nutrition work can be found at NutritionFacts.org, a free service that brings short, informative nutrition videos and articles to your Inbox daily.

Poison Ivy & Jewel Weed (cause/cure)

Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy

Jewel Weed

Jewel Weed – Click image for more info.

Poison Ivy (photo left) grows in my yard by the lake and I’m allergic. Because I’ve had severe cases and once made it worse by treating it wrong, I’ll share what I do and don’t do if I get it and how to avoid it. If I accidentally contact poison ivy I apply either Jewel Weed juice – stops itch instantly with one application!, Aloe Juice, or Aloe Gel; wash with Baby Wipes or COLD WATER and mild soap (optional) like Clearly Natural; wear loose lightweight clothing of natural materials like cotton or hemp or no clothing if possible; and wash clothing, bed-sheets, towels, and footwear because the oil can stay on things and keep “giving”. The Poison Ivy plant contains a caustic oil that upon contact to skin can cause an allergic reaction.

Jewel Weed (photo right) juice stops poison ivy itch instantly and is easy to identify by it’s unique yellow or orange flowers. (See Edible Wild Plants.) I read that jewel weed always grows near poison ivy and it does grow in my yard beside the poison ivy. How cool is that? So, I just break off a piece of jewel weed, gently break open the stem, rub the juice on my skin, and the poison ivy itch stops instantly with one application! Amazing! :) Nature provides a solution to every challenge if you know where to look nearby. :) (Click images for more information.)

I avoid getting poison ivy by identifying it and staying away from it. Poison ivy is characterized by clusters of three oval shaped leaves (photo above left). They vary in size and are green, but can have some red mixed in.

If I get poison ivy, I DO NOT scratch as it can potentially break the skin and cause infection under the skin and also can spread the oil and cause more itching; DO NOT use hot water because it will open the skin pores and force the oil deeper into the skin and also spread it around; and DO NOT use coconut oil! I did that once and made my forearms blow up really scarey and I had to soak my arms in a dish pan full of ice and water as often as I could stand or had time for to bring down the swelling and remove the poison ivy oil.

I recently got poison ivy while trying to set up a temporary mooring for my aluminum canoe in the lake when suddenly the sky got dark and it started to thunder so I quickly pulled my canoe up onto the banking at the bottom of the hill where I don’t usually go and stepped in poison ivy. In that moment I decided the threat of being struck by lightening while standing in a lake touching an aluminum canoe was worse than poison ivy especially since I know about jewel weed. :)

80/10/10Edible Wild PlantsIn 1980’s I was into using homeopathic remedies and had success using Rhu Tox to prevent getting poison ivy; however I had to take it once a week or month (I forget) from March to November and eventually noticed it seemed to bother my stomach perhaps because homeopathic remedies in pellet form are cooked cow-milk based which I was unaware of at the time. They are an alternative for expectant and breast-feeding mothers; however I now prefer whole “lifestyle-therapies”, nutritional-therapies, and natural-remedies such as those found in The 80/10/10 Diet by Dr. Douglas Graham, The Sunfood Diet Success System by David Wolfe, Green For Life by Victoria Boutenko, Edible Wild Plants: A North American Field Guide by Elias & Dykeman.

HEAL YOUR BODY – The Mental Causes for Physical Illness and the Metaphysical Way to Overcome Them by Louise L Hay says that poison ivy is probably caused by feeling defenseless and open to attack and the new thought pattern to affirm is, “I am powerful, safe, and secure. All is well.”

Here is a music video for fun; but I prefer Jewel Weed over calamine lotion. I suggest getting up to dance because exercise helps to strengthen the immune system and build a strong healthy body. :) Maybe I will make a video of me dancing to this song? lol.

MA R2K GMO Teleconference

Label GMOs MA Statewide Network Teleconference People everywhere are declaring their right to know what is in their food, and taking action to reclaim it. We hope you’ll join us in working together. For the genetic integrity of our seeds, our bodies and our biosphere! Every third Sunday at 8pm. Call 605..475..4700*. *Email MAR2KGMOs[at]gmail.com to RSVP and get Access Code. http://marighttoknow.com

6/16/2013 We’ll have a lot to talk about on this call, right after TWO public hearings on the FIVE GMO labeling bills being considered in Massachusetts. Find out what happened. Find out what’s next. Hear about what’s been happening in the state, national and global movements for safe food. Share what’s been happening in your communities and businesses across the state. Find out how to plug in and get more active, and help us work together.

See: Genetic Roulette
See: Organic Food

GMO Labeling Bills Public Hearings


Please attend a public hearing on proposed GMO labeling bills!
Want to know if your food is GMO?
Here are 3 ways to make your voice heard:
#1. Attend one of these public hearings! June 3rd in Spencer and June 11th in Boston. (details below) Seeing a crowd of supporters will have an impact. Spread the word in person and on Facebook/Twitter!
#2. Submit Testimony! We are forming panels of experts, consumers and concerned individuals. We are also collecting written testimony to print and submit. Please sign up or submit testimony using this form: http://bit.ly/17wZPRX
#3. Call your State Representatives and let them know that you support GMO labeling.
Get your representatives phone number, here: http://www.malegislature.gov/people/findmylegislator
State legislators are considering five GMO labeling bills. These public hearings are an important part of the legislative process, and they need to hear from you! We invite you to join us at either or both hearings to declare your right to know.
Massachusetts GMO Labeling Bills Hearings
June 3, 2013, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
David Prouty High School 302 Main Street Spencer, MA 01562 Get Directions
Details: http://1.usa.gov/17MDAHR
Please share the Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/128204707376804/
June 11, 2013, 10:00 AM
MA State House, Room A-1
details: http://1.usa.gov/12Cjj23
Please share the Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/527361627325700/
Sign up to submit testimony in person or in writing! http://bit.ly/17wZPRX
For more info and to take action, please visit MArighttoknow.org
Learn more here: Genetic Roulette

March Against Monsanto

March Against Monsanto, a march in Boston demanding the labeling of GMO’s. We’re going to city hall at 2pm on May 25. The plan, is to start the March outside of the Government Center T stop (City Hall Plaza). We can leaflet and gather to march across and up past the State House, and march through the Common to emerge either at Park Street OR the other side near the Ritz Carlton at the end of Newbury Street.

Monsanto is the nation’s largest pesticide and food/seed company that produces genetically modified seeds and forces farmers to use them. And those crops have been linked to infertility and cancer and other health problems. There’s a new bill that basically grants Monsanto ultimate protection and lets them continue poisoning our food. Learn more here: Genetic Roulette

20130525MAMOn May 25, the world will March Against Monsanto!
Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/RawBoston/events/113211972/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/148839068610727/
Mission Statement: http://on.fb.me/10oCMRb
Current event list: http://bit.ly/ZTDsk8
135 events in 18 countries and counting.
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http://gmo-awareness.com
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811 WILD SQ FT SPROUTI’ve been a low-income divorced single-mom vegan since 1990, raw-vegan since 1999, and high high-carb low-fat fruity-raw-vegan since 2010; so here is my response to the question, “How much does it cost to be raw vegan?” I use cronpmeter.com (set to LFRV) to make sure I eat enough calories. Bananas are only $.50/lb (50 cents per pound). There are about 4 bananas per pound. 1 banana is 100 calories so 14 bananas (2 bunches or two 48 oz blender full) have 1,400 calories for $1.75 (14/4=3.5lbs x $.50) multiplied by 7 is $12.25 per week. (Dates cost $4/lb which have 1,279 calories. $28/week.) Walnuts are $5.49/lb(32T) and I eat 2T/day which have 82 calories and costs $.34/day or $2.40/week. A bag of three organic romaine hearts or organic celery or box of organic baby spinach or arugula is about $3 and half pound of organic hemp seeds or organic pumpkin seeds is about $3. I add whatever else I can afford for variety; ie: melon, mango, papaya, tomato, raisins, cucumber, yam, oats, legumes, wild rice, etc. Wild Autumn Berries grow in my yard for free! :) The book, Edible Wild Plants, helps me find free edible wild plant foods. The Sprouting Book helps me grow my own sprouts very affordably. Square Foot Gardening helps me grow some of my own food. The book, The 80/10/10 Diet, and the online community, 30 Bananas A Day, provide valuable information and support. The high-carb low-fat fruity-raw-vegan or vegan lifestyle is affordable, nutritious, and sustainable! :)

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Cherie Soria

Join Cherie Soria and Dan Ladermann, Directors of Living Light International and authors of Raw Food For Dummies to learn a way to get started on the road to living a healthy, balanced lifestyle incorporating more delicious raw vegan foods. Find out why raw foods help you gain more energy, feel younger; reduce colds, flues and allergies, and help maintain a healthy weight without “dieting.” Watch master raw food chef Cherie Soria and her husband Dan Ladermann create delicious, easy to prepare recipes from their new book, Raw Food For Dummies. (Includes a culinary demo and samples.) Part of their Raw Rocks™ Tour series. Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 7-9PM Chianti Restaurant, 285 Cabot St., Beverly, MA 01915, 978-921-2233 chiantibeverly.com Meetup members: $15, Public: $20 Seating is limited. RawFoodChef.com http://www.meetup.com/RawBoston/events/121449602
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Parrots

I went with my friend, George Sommers, author of I SAW WILD PARROTS IN NEW YORK CITY!, Yellow Bird, and Papita to The Parrot Society of New England’s “Spring Is In The Air” Bird Behavior and Toy Rehab Seminar in Manchester, NH. The workshop by Robin Shewokis and Concetta DellaRocco Ferragamo included parrot care, training, Q&A, and a mock training session I was volunteered into as the “trainer” of another woman as the “parrot”. In attendance were many beautiful parrots and people including the talented artist, Jill Casteel, with her beautiful artwork. I took a few photos with my camera until the battery died and more with my cell phone which I will “upload” later. The macaw below would fluff it’s wings every time I said, “You’re so pretty.” Afterwards we watched a fun DVD that came with the book, Snowball The Dancing Cockatoo, on his portable DVD player on the lawn while Yellow Bird and Papita chirped contentedly together in their love nest.

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Apparently the natural habitat of these lovely exotic animals and their human friends is being rapidly destroyed by “Big-Agri-Biz” to graze cattle which seems an inefficient, uneconomical, and unsustainable use of natural resources because the Amazon Rainforest produces most of the oxygen we need and fruits, veggies, and seeds contain all the nutrients we need including carbohydrates, essential amino acids, essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants (prevent and reverse cancer), fiber, enzymes, and phyto-nutrients to build natural wellness and prevent costly health care crisis. See Earth and AURAw.com. Thank you.

Back Injury

I tripped over a table leg and fell down and landed on the floor hard on the side of my upper arm. I was brought to tears. I used my Clay Cold Pack on my arm for a few days to keep down swelling and bruising. My arm was feeling better, so I did some regular fitness exercises. Then while turning over in bed I heard a pop and felt pain beside my right shoulder blade! My son brought me some Arnica Gel the next night which helped some. The day after, I forced myself to walk a mile to take a bus to Grocer to buy romaine and celery and decided to buy some Spirulina. It feels better to keep my arm elevated so while walking and sitting on bus I held onto the top of my backpack, threw my arm(s) over the top of my head, held my arms up straight, or grabbed onto the pole on the bus. I’ve replaced my bed with memory foam and have been icing, stretching, deep breathing, meditating, sunbathing, grounding, self-massaging which seems to help the most, eating romaine, and drinking 80 ounces banana banana smoothies a day with celery, sprouts, lettuce, aloe, and sometimes a little spirulina powder or non-fat cacao powder. I’m sleeping better now and the pain is much less.


Groundwork & MARC

I had fun going to Meetup events with my friend, Eddie. First we went to “Learn How To Compost” by Lee Dwyer of Groundwork Somerville at Somerville Community Growing Center where we learned about indoor & outdoor composting with about twenty other gardeners. I’ve kept an outdoor compost pile since 1991 and learned from my Dad who composted grass clippings, weeds, leaves, and fruit and vegetable scraps. Then we went to Whole Foods and bought some raw fresh figs which were very delicious! Next we went to Boston University’s Marsh Chapel for a “Vegan Standout” with MARC, the “Barnyard Trio”, and about twenty vegans. The events were posted on Boston Raw Food Meetup and Boston Vegan Meetup.

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Carbs keep you slim and Fats add FAT.

See what Durianrider says here: Why Carbs keep you slim and Fats add FAT.

The Starch Solution: Eat the Foods You Love, Regain Your Health, and Lose the Weight for Good! by John McDougall, M.D. and Mary McDougall is a bestselling author’s groundbreaking eating plan that challenges the notion that starch is unhealthy. From Atkins to Dukan, the fear-mongering about carbs over the past few decades has reached a fever pitch; the mere mention of a starch-heavy food is enough to trigger a cavalcade of shame and longing. In The Starch Solution, bestselling diet doctor and board-certified internist John A. McDougall, MD, and his kitchen-savvy wife, Mary, turn the notion that starch is bad for you on its head. The Starch Solution is based on a simple swap: fueling your body primarily with carbohydrates rather than proteins and fats. This will help you lose weight and prevent a variety of ills. Fad diets come and go, but Dr. McDougall has been a proponent of the plant-based diet for decades, and his medical credibility is unassailable. He is one of the mainstay experts cited in the bestselling and now seminal China Study—called the “Grand Prix of epidemiology” by the New York Times. But what The China Study lacks is a plan. Dr. McDougall grounds The Starch Solution in rigorous scientific fact and research, giving readers easy tools to implement these changes into their lifestyle with a 7-Day Quick Start Plan and 100 delicious recipes. This book includes testimonials from among the hundreds Dr. McDougall has received, including people who have lost more than 125 pounds in mere months as well as patients who have conquered life-threatening illnesses such as diabetes and cardiac ailments.

811 The 80/10/10 Diet: Balancing Your Health, Your Weight, and Your Life One Luscious Bite at a Time If you have struggled with maintaining your natural weight and wellness or would like to change your life for the better, look no further than this groundbreaking book. In his book, The 80/10/10 Diet, author Dr. Douglas Graham gives “voice to what has proven to be the healthiest choice in the world of food and nutrition” and says, “I believe it is time that we all started loving ourselves a lot more … by nourishing our bodies with foods that love us back.” He addresses cancer, diabetes, heart-disease, obesity, adrenal fatigue, candida, and more with a simple formula macro-nutrient ratio 80% minimum carbohydrates, 10% maximum protein, and 10% maximum fat. Dr. Douglas Graham is an adviser to world-class athletes and entertainers including tennis legend Martina Navratilova, NBA pro basketball player Ronnie Grandison, track Olympic sprinter Doug Dickinson, pro women’s soccer player Callie Withers, championship bodybuilder Kenneth G. Williams, Chicken Soup for the Soul coauthor Mark Victor Hansen, and actress Demi Moore.

The New High Energy Diet Recipe Guide by Douglas N. Graham is completely revised, has new recipes included, old recipes updated, nutritional assays for each recipe, luscious full color photos, inspirational quotes, and newly written sections on how to adapt a healthy raw diet to your home. With its lay-flat binding it will rest fully open to any page on your countertop while you are viewing your favorite recipe. This book is an excellent way to introduce loved-ones to a more healthful diet without overwhelming them with complicated dishes that require lots of equipment. With simple salads, soothing smoothies, and satiating celebration foods, this book is a must have for every home interested in developing more healthful eating habits. You don’t have to be all raw to enjoy this book or the benefits it will bring you

Dave Conrardy

Dave Conrardy will share how he reversed cancer, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and kidney disease through a vegan live food lifestyle and
Why the raw organic vegan diet is the most healing diet on the planet. daveconrardy.com
April 8, 2013 at 6:30 PM, Unitarian-Universalist Church, Whitcomb Hall, 50 Church St, Waltham, MA , Boston, MA.
6:30: Raw Organic Vegan Potluck: Bring ready to serve dish with recipe and utensils. Or buy on-line by April 6th for $15 at theveganpact.com.
7:30: Lecture: Admission $15 or $10 on-line at eventbrite.com/event/5666749400
Followed by Q&A together with David Whiting, N.D., Herbalist, & Nutritionist and Youdit Whiting, founders of wildandalive.org.
Handicap Accessible and Plenty of Parking at the church and across the street at the McDevitt Middle School.
Questions: Betsy Bragg 781-899-6664 optimumhealthsolution.org
More info here: meetup.com/RawBoston/events/108407952/2013DaveConrardyUSATour

A Delicate Balance

A Delicate Balance explores the effects of animal protein on the human body and the environment and will help you make informed choices to reduce your personal impact. Three years in the making, A Delicate Balance is a succinct production featuring candid interviews with some of the world’s leading experts (including mainstream researchers, doctors, nutritionists, cattle ranchers, environmentalists and politicians) from Harvard to Cornell to Tufts. Nominated for Best Unreleased Documentary by the Australian Film Critics Association this film is a must-see for everyone concerned about their health or the environment.


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Meetup at Revitalive Cafe

Join The Boston Raw Food Meetup Group on the 4th Saturday of the Month at Noon at Revitalive Cafe, 50 Water Street, Tannery Mall, Newburyport, MA (at table in public area). meetup.com/RawBoston Meet like-minded people. Revitalive Cafe offers delicious smoothies, amazing wraps, handmade premium chocolates and desserts, raw vegan food supplies, and more! www.revitalivecafe.com

FREE!

Enjoy links to FREE food, spring-water, clothes, household items, music, rides, lodging, garden tips, organic-farming opportunities, help, hugs, etc.! :)

freecycle.org foodpantries.org findaspring.com EdibleWildPlants erideshare.com publictransportation.org couchsurfing.org npr.org wwoof.org garden.org rebuildingtogether.org helpx.net

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Vegucated

Part sociological experiment and part adventure comedy, Vegucated, follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks. Lured by tales of weight lost and health regained, they begin to uncover the hidden sides of animal agriculture that make them wonder whether solutions offered in films like Food, Inc. go far enough. This entertaining documentary showcases the rapid and at times comedic evolution of three people who discover they can change the world one bite at a time. *FREE* Screening: Friday, December 7, 2012, 6pm-9pm at Boston University’s George Sherman Union, Basement Floor – CGSA (Center for Gender, Sexuality, & Activism), 775 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA.

Excalibur SALE!

Excalibur SALE
FREE Shipping, Consult, & Recipes by Mara More with purchase of any Excalibur Dehydrator. I love making low-fat-raw-vegan soups, raisin oatmeal, kale-chips, bread, pizza, and drying some of my garden and wild edibles harvest in my Excalibur Dehydrator. :)

Potluck

Saturday, November 17, 2012 6PM to 8PM in Malden, MA. This month let’s share our “Stay Raw During The Holidays Tips”. Get more details and RSVP here: meetup.com/RawBoston/events/90927242/ or call Maya at 617-470-3395.

Please bring a 100% raw, organic, plant-based (vegan: non-animal and no honey), ready-to-serve dish for 4-6 people. Ideas include: 1. Fruit or fruit salad, 2. Leafy Green Salad, or 3. Raw Recipe of own or from book or web. ie: AURAw.com

Our host, Maya, said: “I went raw with my mother 6 years ago after being introduced by my sister. When my elimination issues disappeared, I was hooked. Its been a wonderful journey with many rawfoodists in the Chicagoland area. Since then I have started a family and I am working my way back to being on top of the world with raw foods in the Boston area.”

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Kirt Tyson: Reversing Diabetes

Dr. Kirt Tyson, NMD, will share how he reversed his type 1 diabetes and sign his book “The Raw Truth: The Recipe for Reversing Diabetes” on Nov 24, 2012 at 6PM in Malden, MA. He starred in “Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days” and narrated “Raw For Life: The Ultimate Encyclopedia of the Raw Food Lifestyle“. His website is www.livingrawforlife.com. See details and RSVP here: meetup.com/RawBoston/events/91063702/.
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Happy Thanksgiving! :)

I had a Happy Thanksgiving! I made yummy low-fat-raw-vegan sUn-Turkey, Shiitaki Mushroom Gravy, Mushroom Wild Rice Soup, Cheezy Kale Chips, sUn-Nog, Wild-Blueberry Smoothie, Banana Smoothie, and raw-vegan Banana Oatmeal. I am especially thankful for conversation and hugs with my son! :)

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Yes on 37 in CA

Vote “Yes on 37” in California for your “Right To Know“! More at www.carighttoknow.org
Find your polling place here: https://www.barackobama.com/lookup/

Genetic Roulette, by Jeffrey M. Smith, is a truly informative and awakening book about the dangers of genetically modified foods and the easy steps to take to avoid them. According to the film: Americans get sick more often than Europeans and people in other industrialized countries and they are getting sicker and there is a correlation of use of GMO with increase in disease rates. The science behind genetic engineering is haphazard, risky, unregulated, and untested for long term use. Plants have been engineered to either tolerate being sprayed with herbicide and not die or produce their own toxic insecticide that breaks open the stomach and kill bugs that eat the plant. The GMO industry claims it has no affect on humans, but there has been an increase is stomach disorders and many other diseases.

There are only nine GMO food crops: soy, corn (not popcorn), cottonseed (for oil), canola (for oil), sugar beets (for sugar), papaya (Hawaiian and Chinese), zucchini, yellow crookneck squash, and alfalfa (for hay) however their derivatives are found in many processed and packaged foods. These can all be avoided by simply buying only foods labelled “Organic” or “Non-GMO”. This is easy to do on The 80/10/10 Diet by Dr. Douglas Graham.

Mara More: Wellness/Food-Demo

Mara More will share her research and experience of natural-wellness and raw vegan nutrition and demonstrate how to make a favorite easy smoothie and salad on Friday, November 2, 2012 at 6:30pm at The Microsoft Store Theater, 800 Boylston Street, Boston, MA. maramore.com See more here: http://www.meetup.com/RawBoston/events/83243522/

Update: I gave a free talk and easy food-prep demo at the Microsoft Store Theater at the Prudential Center in Boston! All seats were full. Lots of “logistics” involved. lol. I parked the company vehicle from my job right after work and walked to the train station with two gallon coconut oil buckets and a back-pack full of bananas, aloe, romaine, orange, avocado, paper plates, forks, napkins, cups, and an inversion blender (I did not think of using my suitcase on wheels that day). I took the train from Haverhill to Boston North Station, then Green Line subway to Copley and walked about half mile to the Prudential. I got there very shortly before 6:30pm and some people were already waiting. I gave a short talk, did the food demo, cleaned up, caught the train, walked to the vehicle, and drove home. I think people liked my talk and food demo. Rick Williams, Linda Balliro, Paul Something, some college students, some people my age, an older man, and more were there. It was fun for me and glad I pulled it together last minute since the speaker cancelled considering how busy my life is between my “real” job and home/biz. lol. I had stored the romaine in a cooler with freezer packs because I leave my house at 2pm. Typical of me, I forgot to ask someone to take a few photos because I usually just enjoy living in the moment, but will remember next time.

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Quenepa

My friend gave me some Quenepa (Spanish Lime) from her aunt’s tree in Puerto Rico. OMG! Quenepa tasted so good and had such a juicy soft flesh that almost melted in my mouth! It was sweet and tart. Yum!!! hmmm … sweet&tart … sweet-tart … sounds like sweetheart! :) See also: AURAw.com
More information here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melicoccus_bijugatus

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Sproutman @ Boston Veg Fest


Turn Your Kitchen into A “Farmacy”
. Discover the Healing Medicines in Micro Greens & Baby Greens. What you put into your body every day has more of an impact on your health than anything else you do. We all know that heart disease can be caused by bad diet, but now mainstream studies prove that it can also be treated by diet. The same is true for diabetes, allergies, arthritis, fibromyalgia, obesity, etc. Good diet has the power to prevent disease before it starts. But some foods have more healing potential than others! Meet “Sproutman” Steve Meyerowitz and discover how a diet rich in micro-greens and baby vegetables contain a juggernaut of phyto-chemicals that have the power to prevent and reverse disease. C’mon by The Boston Vegetarian Food Festival Sat., Oct 27, 2012, 11AM–6PM and Sun., Oct 28, 2012, 10AM–4PM Reggie Lewis Athletic Center, 1350 Tremont Street, Boston, MA bostonveg.org/foodfest More info: http://www.meetup.com/RawBoston/events/85244582/

Robyn Openshaw GSG

FREE green smoothie class, demo, sampling, and book signing. Learn to radically change your nutrition in just 10 minutes a day, and leave inspired and empowered to transition to a whole-foods diet! Robyn Openshaw is also known as Green Smoothie Girl. Robyn will give away over $1000 of her favorite things at her class–including a $435 BlendTec Total Blender! 2 FREE Raffle tickets to each attendee! Friday, October 19, 2012, 7:00pm-8:30pm, Anthony’s Functions Inc., 156 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA. This free event is ticketed to help plan for seating and samples; however, you may come with or without your ticket. Thanks for obtaining one to accommodate everyone! Get Your Free Ticket Here: http://greensmoothiegirl.com/events/october-events-2012/boston-ma-free-class/ See: http://youtu.be/eXr8-jru1KE More info: http://www.meetup.com/RawBoston/events/74080412/

Pam Popper & Melanie Joy

Dr. Pam Popper’s newest book, Solving America’s Healthcare Crisis, goes beyond diet advice and covers myths about protein, supplementation, the role of genes, and other related issues. Information about how nutrition affects many different conditions and stories of people who have regained their health with diet are included, along with details about issues like public policy, school food, and how to reduce the financial burden of health care for employers. This book is a blueprint for how to save the country billions of dollars in unnecessary costs per year and help Americans to improve their quality of life through optimal health. At Dr. Pam Poppers talk, I learned a cool natural wellness tip: “Every hour slept before midnight is like two hours of sleep.” So for example if I sleep from 9pm til 2am that is like getting 8 hours of sleep! Wow! :) She also said that there is a very high percentage of false positives in cancer screenings and overall a very low cancer cure rate from medical doctors but they manipulate the figures to make it sound better. She says to eat fruits and veggies to manage disease. :)

In Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism social psychologist, Dr. Melanie Joy, offers an absorbing look at why and how humans can so wholeheartedly devote ourselves to certain animals and then allow others to suffer needlessly, especially those slaughtered for our consumption. She explores the many ways we numb ourselves and disconnect from our natural empathy for farmed animals. She coins the term “carnism” to describe the belief system that has conditioned us to eat certain animals and not others. Joy investigates factory farming, exposing how cruelly the animals are treated, the hazards that meatpacking workers face, and the environmental impact of raising 10 billion animals for food each year. Controversial and challenging, this book will change the way you think about food forever.

I had the pleasure of seeing the bright and beautiful Dr. Pam Popper, PhD, ND and Dr. Melanie Joy, PhD, EdM speak at The Boston Vegetarian Food Festival on Sun., Oct 28, 2012, at the Reggie Lewis Athletic Center, 1350 Tremont Street, Boston, MA. Website: bostonveg.org/foodfest More info: http://www.meetup.com/RawBoston/events/85244582/

Doug Graham & Karen Ranzi

This event will benefit everyone from young to old and everywhere in-between. Just about every health related topic will be discussed that will help you and your family to be the healthiest you can be. This informational packed event will help you understand some simple factors that can bring huge results to your health and to the health of your family. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to see two experts in the field of health and nutrition as they each bring their expert knowledge to you. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided. This Event will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 8AM to 5PM at the Loomis/Chaffee Campus, 30 Batchelder Rd., Windsor, CT 06095. $99/person or $175/couple *Children under 16 are free. Private Dinner Event: If you registered for the main event you will be eligible to register for a separate private dinner event which will be held at 6:30pm with Dr. Graham and Karen Ranzi. $50/person. You will get to eat and spend some quality time to get to know them better and ask questions. The private dinner has limited seating.
Register Here: rawfoodcentral.com/douggrahamandkaren2
More info: meetup.com/RawBoston/events/83414952

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Water

WATERWater: For Health, for Healing, for Life: You’re Not Sick, You’re Thirsty! The author, Dr. F. Batmanghelidj, not only believes that drinking water is healthy, but claims it has curative powers. According to Batmanghelidj, most people are seriously dehydrated. He says that symptoms like fatigue, anxiety, or depression indicate dehydration, which may result in serious conditions such as asthma, heart disease, brain damage, cancer, constipation, allergies, obesity, and diabetes. In order to compensate for fluid lost through urination, respiration, and perspiration, Batmanghelidj suggests drinking a minimum of two quarts of plain water daily (not alcohol, caffeine beverages or juices). In addition, a diet consisting of a minimum of 80% fruits and vegetables should be followed along with an exercise program. The author presents a wealth of medical data as well as patient anecdotes that testify to water as a cure for various diseases.

My friend recently asked my opinion of an expensive water-alkalizing machine. I think all water is alkalizing because it neutralizes acidic residues left in the body from consuming cooked foods especially animal flesh. I do use a whole house water filter on my well and a water pitcher filter shown below. For reference I also added some inexpensive “water-alkalizers” that I have not used personally.

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Organic

The Environmental Working Group’s EWG’s 2012 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™ says, “Eat your fruits and vegetables! The health benefits of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables outweigh the risks of pesticide exposure. Use EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides™ to reduce your exposures as much as possible, but eating conventionally-grown produce is far better than not eating fruits and vegetables at all. The Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™ will help you determine which fruits and vegetables have the most pesticide residues and are the most important to buy organic. You can lower your pesticide intake substantially by avoiding the 12 most contaminated fruits and vegetables and eating the least contaminated produce. This year we have expanded the Dirty Dozen™ with a Plus category to highlight two crops — green beans and leafy greens, meaning, kale and collard greens – that did not meet traditional Dirty Dozen ™criteria but were commonly contaminated with highly toxic organophosphate insecticides. These insecticides are toxic to the nervous system and have been largely removed from agriculture over the past decade. But they are not banned and still show up on some food crops. Commodity crop corn used for animal feed and biofuels is almost all produced with genetically modified (GMO) seeds, as is some sweet corn sold for human consumption. Since GMO sweet corn is not labeled as such in US stores, EWG advises those who have concerns about GMOs to buy organic sweet corn.”
http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/summary/

GMO’s

Genetic Roulette, by Jeffrey M. Smith, is a truly informative and awakening book about the dangers of genetically modified foods and the easy steps to take to avoid them. He says Americans get sick more often than Europeans and people in other industrialized countries, are getting sicker, and there is a correlation of use of GMO with increase in disease rates. The science behind genetic engineering is haphazard, risky, unregulated, and untested for long term use. Plants have been engineered to either tolerate being sprayed with herbicide and not die or to produce their own toxic insecticide that breaks open the stomach and kill bugs that eat the plant. The GMO industry claims it has no affect on humans, but there has been an increase is stomach disorders and many other diseases.

There are nine GMO food crops: soy, corn (not popcorn), cottonseed (for oil), canola (for oil), sugar beets (for sugar), papaya (Hawaiian and Chinese), zucchini, yellow crookneck squash, and alfalfa (for hay) however their derivatives are found in many processed and packaged foods. These can all be avoided by simply buying only foods labelled “Organic” or “Non-GMO”. These are easy to avoid as a fruitarian raw vegan on The 80/10/10 Diet by Dr. Douglas Graham.

Screen shot of 9 GMO Food Crops from Genetic Roulette

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The Engine 2 Kitchen Rescue

ENG2DVD View The Engine 2 Kitchen Rescue DVD on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 2:00 PM at The Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St, Haverhill, MA. Former firefighter and triathlete and author of The Engine 2 Diet, Rip Esselstyn, guides two average families on a journey to dramatically boost their health by switching to a plant-based diet, and along the way demonstrates how to negotiate potential pitfalls and cook tasty meals. 52 minutes. Followed by a discussion led by plant-strong diet advocate and founder of Conscious Eating Events, Bob Minichiello, and samples of vegetarian dishes you can make at home. The program is sponsored by Whole Foods Andover; the store will generously provide a “Health Starts Here” raffle basket. Session runs from 2-4:30pm. Space is limited, registration is required. Register for The Engine 2 Kitchen Rescue screening or call 978-373-1586 x641. http://www.haverhillpl.org/blog/home/2012/08/conscious-eating-film-series-kicks-off-saturday-july-28-2pm/

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Back Injury

While trying to lift a very heavy object, I heard a loud “pop” in my back, felt pain, and yelled, “Ow, ow, ow!” My neighbors who are chiropractors heard me yell and ran over to my aid within seconds! They examined me and gave me advice for treatment and stretching exercise. I have been using a ThermiPAQ Clay Therapy Hot/Cold Pain Relief Wrap, a Mueller Sport Care Adjustable Back Brace, breathing exercises, stretching, yoga child-pose and twists, eating lots of raw spinach for healing alkalinity as recommended by David Wolfe in The Sunfood Diet Success System and have improved quickly. My friend and personal trainer, Pete Cerqua, said it’s a hyper-extension injury and told me an exercise to do and my friend/personal trainer, Noel Vegan Fitness Star, had given me exercises. I am blessed and very thankful for all the help and quick recovery! :)

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Healthy Teeth

Certain foods naturally cleanse teeth and defend against bacteria that can harm teeth and gums. To achieve a healthier smile, try these yummy raw plant-based foods:

Pineapple Raw Pineapples contain bromelain enzyme which helps break up plaque, a sticky film of bacteria that can erode tooth enamel and cause decay. Bromelain also acts as a natural stain remover.

Kale Raw Spinach, Romaine, and other dark leafy greens contain iron which helps form an acid-resistant film barrier that protects tooth enamel. Raw Basil contains essential oils, rosmarinic acid, linalool, and oleanolic acid that act as natural antibiotics to inhibit the growth of bacteria.

Raw Sesame Seeds contain bone and teeth-strengthening calcium and chewing sesame seeds help “scrub” away the plaque on teeth. Chewing nuts can also provide scrubbing action.

Raw Carrots contain vitamin A, which helps build tooth enamel and chewing carrots raw stimulates saliva, a natural cleanser. In fact, chewing any crunchy raw vegetable will cleanse the teeth naturally.

Onions Raw Onions and Raw Garlic contain the sulfur compounds, thiosulfonates and thiosulfinates, which reduce bacteria that cause tooth decay. Cooking will destroy these tooth-friendly compounds.

Raw Ginger acts as an anti-inflammatory to support healthy mouth tissue. Periodontal disease is an inflammatory disease that causes the loss of bone and supportive connective tissue in the mouth.

Mushrooms Raw Shitaki Mushrooms contain a compound called lentinan, which inhibits bacteria from growing in the mouth.
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Wild Spinach and Day-Lily

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I love raw wild spinach and raw wild day-lily and they are a super amazingly delicious flavor combination when eaten together! I know from my research that wild foods are the most nutritious and are loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that have been shown in many studies to prevent and reverse cancer and wild spinach and day-lily make me feel amazing immediately! I am lucky that they grow in my yard for free! I just have to pick them, eat them, and enjoy! I urge you to go foraging or dig up a part of your yard and let nature plant wild edibles for you, get the book Edible Wild Plants to use to identify them, try some, and enjoy!

Tomato

2009.12.14eTomatoSoftAt a seaside cafe,
I asked the waitress: “May I please have a tomato?”
The waitress replied: “Whaaaaat?”
Again I asked: “May I please have a tomato?”
Again waitress replied: “Whaaaaat?”
Again I asked: “May I please have a tomato?”
Waitress bewildered asked: “You just want a tomato?”
I replied: “Yes, please. Thank you.”
Waitress with a bit of an attitude: “You just want a tomato … like … on a plate?”
I replied: “Yes, please. Thank you.”
Actually I didn’t care about the plate. I love to eat a tomato whole like a fruit, which it is. It’s a little tricky, but I start at the top and sort of suck and lick the juices out as I work my way down and around to not make a mess or waste any lusciousness. But I didn’t want to freak the waitress out any further. So she brought me a lovely tomato sliced on a plate with some basil leaves on top for only a few dollars. It was a divine snack. I’d had a 6 banana smoothie for brunch and would have another when I got home. After enjoying my tomato, my date and I walked on the beach and he was laughing and imitating the waitress which made me laugh. I really meant no harm or disrespect, but just felt like a tomato.
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90-Second Fitness

The 90-Second Fitness Solution by Pete Cerqua is a great introduction to high intensity workouts. High Intensity Strength Training is a safe and effective way to get in shape. No cardio required! Everything from a 3 minute home or office workout to the more advanced gym workouts are covered. The book was written for women but the guys can benefit from the routines as well. How do I increase my strength and get leaner without making my muscles bigger? Don’t move!

NYC

I stayed at the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott in New York City as a Personal Care Attendant for a local quadriplegic family friend on his business trip. He drove us in his van and I brought a lot of fruit since I didn’t know if I’d be able to get to a grocery store in NYC. I helped him mornings and evenings and had the afternoons free. On the first day of spring, March 20, 2012, I took the subway and stopped at Quintessence before I met Noel Vegan Fitness Star near the George Washington Bridge in Upper Manhattan. We did some yoga and Noel showed me some fitness exercises. The next day I met a friend for lunch and we walked around Manhattan. The day after I walked around Brooklyn and took photos including the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, a fruit stand, and some art. You can see Noel Vegan Fitness Star at facebook.com/VeganLight and his blog at getfitordietrying1.blogspot.com.

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