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Boston Raw Food Meetup News Digest

From: Daryl E.
Sent on: Thursday, May 10, 2012 6:45 PM


Boston Raw Food Meetup News Digest


Hello all,

It's time for another Boston raw vegan meetup News Digest. Yes!



We have now surpassed the 900 member mark!

Our group continues to grow and reach more people who are interested in learning about healthful, ethical food issues and events. Thanks to everyone who have contributed time and resources to help our group achieve this outreach goal. Let's now see if we can reach the 1,000 member mark by the time of the next news digest.


Outreach documents if you would like to help with outreach...



You may be familiar with Dave, The Raw Food Trucker, from YouTube. We are pleased to announced that Dave Conrardy will present here Tuesday, August 14th at 6 PM at Prana Cafe.

Dave met a couple of people some time ago and told them that he was dying. They introduced Dave to the raw vegan diet. He then healed himself from cancer, diabetes and other health issues with the raw vegan diet. We look forward to this special event.[masked]/



In the meantime, you can learn more about Dave here...



Oklahoma College offers raw vegan meals



You are invited to attend the Health, Healing & Happiness conference June 8th-10th, 2012 at Springs Preserve in Las Vegas.

Creator and host Ina Mohan is introducing the event, which features 20 world-class speakers with presentations about nutrition, fitness, spirituality, personal development, and green living.

HHH will pamper you with healthful raw food (and cooking) demos, food samples, free yoga and tai chi classes, great raffle prizes and giveaways, a Saturday night party, vendor marketplace, and more!

Speakers include:

Dr. John McDougall, Dr. Michael Greger, Kirt Tyson, ND, Chef Mayra, Dr. Darian Parker, Elaine French, Jennifer Moore, Nick Brannigan, Vanessa Chamberlin, Raw Chef Sharynne Frazer, Raw chef Stacey Dougan and many more.

More info and short video:

Produced by Belsandia:



A documentary on preventing and perhaps healing cancer

"Healing Cancer from the Inside Out" is from the excellent, documentary film maker Mike Anderson. In it, Mike exposes government, AMA and American Cancer Society roles in hindering a proper and fair evaluation of cancer.

Available for purchase here.


Fat Sick & Nearly Dead movie is now free online

This excellent movie is now available for free online (with commercials)




Eating: a documentary on veganism

Mike Anderson's first movie, "Eating," is also fantastic. It's the best movie that I've seen regarding making the case for veganism.

Available for purchase here.

Potluck updates

Please look for posted events in the popular potluck program. There is no topical agenda at these events so people just mingle and converse casually. If you haven't been to one yet, I highly recommend them. They are fun.

If you aren't a gourmet chef, no worries. In each posting, we list links where you can find recipes to make simple raw vegan dishes.

Please contact us if you have questions or would like to host a potluck.



Thank you

A heart-felt thanks to everyone who helps with events including all of the potluck hosts and hostesses. We have built such a nice community of people helping and educating each other about health and diet. It's wonderful to see. :)


Green Drinks and Smoothies Happy Hour event

We are looking for someone to host a once-per-month Green Drinks and Smoothies Happy Hour event. If you are interested, please see inform via the contact information at the bottom of this email.




Health Educator Certification Course & Raw Food Prep Classes with Raw Chef Elaina Love & Chris Whitcoe

We are honored to support our friends Elaina and Chris who are coming to Organic Garden for this very special event. This event is highly recommended.[masked]/


Elaina Love and Chris Whitcoe


Restaurant events

Please look for the restaurant events at Organic Garden Cafe, Prana Cafe and Revitalive.


Farmers' Markets

Each warm season there are various farmers' markets throughout the greater Boston area. Please look for them in your local respective communities.



Thought-provoking, short video from Melanie Joy, PhD.

This dinner-setting short conversation is revealing. Learn about how we are socialized regarding diet.

Here's a link to Melanie's book on Amazon



Raw New England Community

Join Joe Lucier's group to receive their excellent newsletter.



Optimum Health Solution

Join Betsy Bragg's group to receive Betsy's informative newsletter.



Boston Vegetarian Society hosts many great events. The group is run by Evelyn Kimber and team. They hold educational events every third Sunday at Grasshopper Restaurant and the popular annual Boston Vegetarian Food Festival in the fall.


Boston Vegan Meetup Group

Join Maynard Clark and group for vegan events.


Sugar, The Bitter Truth Free online movie

Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, explores the damage caused by sugary foods. He argues that fructose (too much) and fiber (not enough) appear to be cornerstones of the obesity epidemic through their effects on insulin. Series: UCSF Mini Medical School for the Public. (Note: all animal products have no fiber and all fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds do have fiber.)

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) free online movie

This is a very important movie regarding genetically engineered food. The good work done by this group is vitally important to human health.



We Have the Right To Know

92% of Americans want the FDA to label genetically engineered foods. Watch the new video from Food, Inc. Filmmaker Robert Kenner to hear why we have the right to know what’s in our food. Please consider joining over half a million Americans in contacting the FDA to require the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods.


Earthlings movie is now free online

This award-winning movie explores how humans interact with animals and nature. It's time that we see clearly what "we" as humans are doing.


We have posted educational files

We have a files section on our web site. Please consider reading the "Myth of Protein" and "Importance of Eating Greens" documents.

We have a group message board


Comments welcome.

If you would like to help with any activities or have any ideas, please let me know. If you have any questions about diet, please feel free to email or call me.

Be well! Go raw vegan!

Kind regards,
Daryl Elliott

[address removed]

Skype: d_elliott

Land line: [masked]


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