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I am guessing you have heard the old cliché “you are what you eat”. In this modern society, we have been taught that certain foods are good for us while other foods are bad. We have also been conditioned to eat habitually without consciously thinking what this food is doing to our bodies. This has not worked well for us and we need to seriously look beyond how food tastes and start considering what this food is actually doing to our bodies and minds if we are looking to live a longer life of higher quality. Unlike humans, animals that live in their natural environment do not suffer from chronic illnesses or have issues with being overweight because of their diets. This is simply because they know what to eat. According to the Kemetic (Ancient Egyptian) Dogon education, the human body is designed to live for at least 150 years. With this in mind, it was not surprising when, during a recent pilgrimage to Meritah (Traditional Africa), the tour guide in one village was a 122 year old man. He was riding a bicycle. In addition to knowledge about medicinal plants and spirituality, the longevity of this elder and many others like him can be credited to their diets and their relationship with their food. In traditional cultures, food is considered sacred, as is any part of our lives that we depend upon for our survival. With more information being revealed about the health hazards presented by certain foods, more people are searching for healthy ways of eating. However, the variety of perspectives on what it means to be healthy and what defines a healthy diet is staggering. The amount of information available makes it very difficult to come to any conclusions about what a healthy diet is. This modern culture is fairly new and has simply has not had enough time to develop a dietary system based on long term results. Fortunately, it is not necessary to reinvent the wheel. To see an example of a proper diet, we only have to look at most traditional, ethnic cuisines. In traditional diets worldwide, thousands of years of knowledge has been accumulated to produce diets using the best food available to support the long life and good health of those who eat it. The Kemetic (Ancient Egyptian) Dogon culture has had over 150,000 years to develop a diet that is successful in preserving life. It is a common misunderstanding that Kemetic (Ancient Egyptian) Dogon is a dead culture and therefore any information about the Kemetic civilization is based on translations of Medu (Hieroglyphs) on temple walls and in holy texts. It is important to keep in mind that, when speaking about the Kemetic (Ancient Egyptian) Dogon and the Kemetic diet, we are speaking about the living culture of Kemet and the people who come from an unbroken lineage since the times of the Pharaohs. We speaking of the diet of the current keepers of Kemetic Culture. These are the Dogon people who are the living representatives of the accumulated wisdom of their Kemetic ancestors. Let us get together and see what we can learn from the Dogon about the following: 1. The main guidelines of the Kemetic diet 2. What foods to eat 3. How often we should eat these foods 4. Which foods to avoid 5. How to cook these foods 6. How much time we should let the stomach rest between meals 7. Foods you should avoid based on the month you were born We shall also learn how to put this kemetic diet together as part of a holistic technical practice that helps fulfill a spiritual (not religious) purpose. This not only helps to keep the junk food binging triggers in control but it also helps to restore the delicate balance between our material and non-material sides as humans. We will be seated nearest the entrance. Don't worry, we shall make you feel comfortable and welcomed right from the start. We flow at a relaxed pace and no one will be left behind. All questions will be answered. If you have any questions prior to the event, please do not hesitate to ask, we are here for you.