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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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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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David Wolfe

SUPERFOODS I first met David Wolfe in 2000 (RAW2K) at a talk he gave at Organic Garden Cafe in Beverly, MA where he signed my copy of his book, The Sunfood Diet Success System, 1st Edition, that I had read slowly and intently from cover to cover. He asked me what my favorite fruit is and at that moment it was tomatoes, hence one of my nicknames. I especially liked his “Remedies” and “Inverse Paranoid” which upon reading was a turning point in my life. I enjoyed his “Sunfood Triangle” concept; however being dyslexic found the math to be challenging because it goes by dry weight and I either missed or misinterpreted his small paragraph on how much food to actually eat. I was on this diet for natural-wellness and success using my slightly incorrect math from 2000-2010 until I read The 80/10/10 Diet, by Dough Graham, which has similar concept but math that is easier to understand especially with help of 30 Banana’s A Day Durianrider’s YouTube videos and I added more fruit and less fat. I was photographed with David Wolfe at Rhode Island School of Design on April 15, 2008 with my signed copy of his book, Amazing Grace: The Nine Principles of Living in Natural Magic, which I enjoyed very much! As an Assistant Organizer of The Boston Raw Food Meetup Group, I helped organize his talk in Waltham on April 21, 2009 when his book, Superfoods: The Food and Medicine of the Future, was published. I also have his book, Eating For Beauty, which has beautiful Kirlian photographs of raw fruits and vegetables showing their life force energy “auraw” intact. :)

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2008.04.15: David Wolfe & I @ RISD

2008.04.13 Vanessa Barg & I @ RISD

2008.04.13 Goji Girl, Jerome, & I @ RISD

2009.04.21: David Wolfe in Waltham, MA

2009.04.21: Chris, I, Jethro @ David Wolfe Talk, Waltham

2009.04.21: Chris, I, Jethro

My copy of Sunfood Diet 1st Ed. was signed by David Wolfe @ OG, Beverly in 2000