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Raw Boston Meetup NEWS DIGEST

From: Daryl E.
Sent on: Saturday, October 27, 2012 10:25 PM

Raw Boston Meetup NEWS DIGEST

Table of Contents:
1. Membership update!
2. Thank you to our member volunteers

3. Educational files on our site
4. Seeking Pot Luck Hosts/Hostesses
5. Take the Veg Pledge and make money
6. Vegan food for our companion animals
7. 7 Health Movies with trailers
8. Raw Spirit Festival review

Hello all,

Introduction. This is the Raw Meetup News Digest, which are sent on an intermittent basis. The top section has all of the new information. The bottom section has repeat information, which is included for the newer members who didn't receive the prior News Digest.

Outreach summary. Our membership is about to top 1,000 members and we have over 500 past events. Meetup has emailed us to let us know that we are one of their biggest and most active meetups. We are looking to grow the group so please invite friends to join with us at . Thank you to everyone who helps with outreach.

Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers, especially Mara. Other key members are Betsy, Joe, Dorothy and others. We have many good people who help support our members.

Opportunity. This email offers a tremendous opportunity for our members to self educate on the various topics of diet and health. Like anything else, if you want something, you have to pursue it to get the most out of it. You are invited to take advantage of this opportunity to invest your time and energy into it to learn about this most important matter.

Volunteers needed. There are volunteers needed. Light occasional work only when your schedule allows.

Task 1: Send a short note to welcome new members to the meetup (anyone can do this now, actually);

Task 2: Post some of the outreach info from our files section at local Whole Foods Markets, food co-ops and other places. Find the tear strip flyer and 12Up promotion sheets here...

Please email [address removed] with "Volunteer" in the subject line for more detailed info. Thanks.


70 Year Old Raw Foodist Looks Just 40


Microwave and Electromagnetic Frequency (EMF) radiation and health and autism


This group, Take Back Your Power, educates about the Smart meter


Prop 37 and Whole Foods Market Section


Please contact your friends in California about this important topic.


GMO Food Labeling referendum: CA Right to Know Prop 37 site


Prop 37 Facts


Whole Foods Market "Whole Story" on GMOs


Organic Consumers Association weighs in on the WFM/GMO discussion

Please consider subscribing to this group's eNewsletter, which is free. It's excellent.


Organic Spy Whole Foods Hidden Camera GMO Sting & Prop 37 in California

Please note that this video comes across as fair, but it seems that the entire section of asking WFM associates questions about GMOs that is classic "gotcha" journalism. Anyone with management experience would appreciate the difficulty in educating tens of thousands of store employees adequately and uniformly before they are put on the store floor to start working. There are though some good points brought up in this video so I'm including it so you can decide for yourself.

French GMO Study

This study runs for two years. It demonstrates significant problems starting in the 4th month, which is presumably why Monsanto only does 3 month studies and why they prevent people in the US from using their patented life organisms for studies.


Article: Flawed organic foods study intended to confuse the public about organic foods while pushing GMOs


GMO Ticking Time Bomb by Gary Null

Parts 1 and 2[masked]d2077e



Go Vegan. Go Green.


McDonald's Restaurants to open vegetarian-only restaurant in India[masked]


From Vegetarian to Vegan

Sarah Taylor lecture

Sarah's web site is


From Excuse-itarian to Vegan

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau lecture

Colleen is author of "The 30-Day Vegan Challenge"



Primer on Environmental Impact of the Animal "Food" Industry

Excellent 10 minute video that covers a range of topics on animal agriculture impact.

This video is an excerpt from a documentary: "Our Diet - Leading to a Sustainable Future, or Killing Our Planet?" This is "Part 3: Environment."


Documentary: Overweight, Diabetes, Brain Health Issues


Documentary: Chemtrails/Spraying Weather and Health Impact!

Further information...


Documentary: Food Sovereignty and Production


Documentary: Making a Killing: The Untold Story of Psychotropic Drugging

Excellent documentary movie that exposes psychiatry and the pharmaceutical industry. It shows the lack of efficacy of the drugs prescribed and the conflicts of interest that exist in the FDA.


Nutrition advice article...



Woodstock Fruit Festival

Inspiring movie. Worth watching the entire movie.

I highly recommend this book.[masked]/


Raw vegan blog...

Recipes, articles, pictures, related ads


Documentary: Plastic Planet

Learn about how petroleum product plastic is harming the Earth and us.

We, using the term loosely, produce 240 million tons of plastics globally.


Finca de Vida

Raw vegan retreat and farm in Costa Rica

Brian and Jody Calvi, proprietors


Dr. Michael Greger Lecture



Serena Williams won Wimbledon on a raw vegan diet...





The below information was sent in an earlier News Digest. Since our membership changes, some of the below information is being repeated from a prior newsletter.

It is my hope that some of the below entries hold some value for you.

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

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 inexpensive purchase here.

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. This is the movie that Steve Wynn gave out to his 10,000 employees...and Steve Wynn is not a man who is easily impressed.

Available for inexpensive purchase here.

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.)

Thanks to member Paul Weaver for this information. Paul writes:
"Please review "Sugar: The Bitter Truth" video carefully. You will need 1 1/2 hours. It is worth your time unless you have already removed all added fructose from your family's and especially your children's (including infant's) diet.

"The number one cause of high fat deposition is a high fructose diet. If you think you know the subject already, your friends may want to know about the additional correlations with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and toxicity."

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) free online movies

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

Here's another free ground-breaking movie about GMOs: The World According to Monsanto
This movie keeps disappearing from where it gets posted so please watch it soon. If the link doesn't work, if you search it, you might be able to find it somewhere else online.


A Note on the Animal Rights Material. Our members have a wide range of diets and we welcome everyone who is interested in learning more about the raw, plant-based diet. For those of you who are looking to move in the fully plant-based (vegan) direction, it is my belief that watching educational videos with animal rights information in them is an important step in getting to vegan and staying vegan. It is unfortunate that animals in agriculture are treated cruelly, but it happens to be true. Only a few of the videos listed in this email depict the brutal truth (Earthlings, Glass Walls and Meet Your Meat), so you may have to watch them in a few sittings. Having the fortitude to face reality in this case, in my opinion, does provide us with better information from which to make positive choices for ourselves and our families.

Earthlings movie is now free online
This movie explores how humans interact with animals and nature. It's time that we see clearly what "we" as humans are doing.

Glass Walls: Paul McCartney presents a compelling argument for a plant-based diet in this 13-minute video.

Meet Your Meat: Alex Baldwin narrates this real, read brutal, 11-minute documentary on the animal food industry.

We have a group message board

Here are two outreach tools for use.
Let's see if we can grow our membership to 2,000!

Meetup Tear Strip Flyer to print out and post

Little Raw Meetup strips of paper to print, cut and hand out


We have posted some educational files
Please consider reading the "Myth of Protein," the "Importance of Eating Greens" and the ANDI documents.

Would you like to host a pot luck event?

If you would like to host a pot luck or be the potluck organizer, please reply with contact information and you will be contacted to discuss it. Thank you.

Take the Veg Pledge

Try vegetarianism and you could win $1000!

Movie List

Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days movie
This is an independent documentary film that chronicles six Americans with diabetes who switch to a diet consisting entirely of vegan, organic, uncooked food in order to reverse disease without pharmaceutical medication. The six are challenged to give up meat, dairy, sugar, alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, soda, junk food, fast food, processed food, packaged food, and even cooked food for 30 days.
Trailer included.

May I Be Frank movie
The story is of a guy, Frank, who changed his diet toward a veg'n diet. It's sort of a "Super-Size Me" movie in reverse.
Trailer included.

Skin Trade movie
Learn more about the fur industry. This movie includes some good news about the diminishing fur trade.
Two trailers included.

Forks Over Knives movie
This is a movie about how the vegan diet is the best diet for humans based on science.

Dr. T. Colin Campbell, a Cornell professor and researcher, who wrote The China Study and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, a renowned surgeon, are profiled in the movie. Several medical patients are followed in their health journey in this movie.
Trailer included.

Make Yourself Heart Attack Proof

Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn video

Dr. Esselstyn's site

Eating movie

From the web site:
"Join over 20 million people throughout the world who have watched this award-winning film. It covers a lot of ground very comprehensively - and all within 88 short minutes. Among the many highlights are interviews with Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Dr. Neil Pinckney, Dr. Ruth Heidrich and Dr. Joseph Crowe."
WMV file Trailer under Product Info link.

Healing Cancer from the Inside Out movie
From the web site:
"This award-winning film is two hours long, in two parts, and covers a comprehensive range of topics."

Animal in Agriculture link by PETA

Go raw vegan!

If you have questions about the raw vegan diet or just need support, please feel free to phone me (land line - no texts) at [masked] any week day after 4 PM or Saturday after 1 PM.

Kind regards,
Daryl Elliott

[address removed]




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