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Sunday, 14 November 2010 18:22

"Introduction to Whole Raw Food" Workshop

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The "Introduction to Whole Raw Food" workshop on November 13 brought together an amazing group of people!  We covered a wide array of topics including the lastest health epidemics related to food, information on plant-based nutrition, free radicals, antioxidants, vitamins E, C, zinc, iron, enzymes, the effect of heat on nutrients, alkaline vs acidity in the body, and essential fatty acids.  We wrapped up the workshop with a trip to the kitchen where we created and sampled two very healthy, yet very delicious smoothies that incorporated much of what we discussed in the workshop.

Based on participant feedback, we will definitely be providing a series of workshops that build from this initial, introductory one. The series will include additional information on the science of raw food, as well as the creation of a meal.  Participants always recieve the notes from each workshop, as well as the recipes for the drinks and meals that are prepared.

If you were unable to attend the Introductory Workshop in November, please click on Upcoming Workshops to register for our next session on December 12.

If you missed this workshop, additional ones will be scheduled soon.  You'll definitely want to register for the "Introduction to Whole Raw Food" workshop before the remainder of the series begins.  Please contact us at 619-726-0408 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to inquire about future workshop dates.

My sincerest thank you to everyone who attended!  You made the experience interactive and dynamic for everyone involved!  Looking forward to seeing everyone at the next workshop! You are truly RAWSOME!


I have a testimony about the smoothies and I'll try to make it short.  I started walking in Lakeside this past Monday.  I'm not an exerciser at all so this is as new to my body as all the good smoothies I've been drinking!  There's a pretty big hill where we live and I like to challenge myself to walk down and then back up the hill.  Today was my fourth day walking about three miles.  I've done pretty good each day except for today.  When I got home I was in so much pain I could barely stand up, I was hurting all over.  So much that I took ibuprofin and lay on the bed in tears.  I was laying there for a while wondering why today was so much different than the other three days where I'd had some muscle aches but nothing too unbearable.  Then it hit me.  The ONLY thing I did differently today was I DID NOT have my smoothie.  I usually make a good amount and drink 1/2 during the day before my walk and then I drink the other 1/2 after my walk.  The more I thought about it, I felt like if I would just get off of the bed and make the smoothie I would feel better.  I don't think I'm crazy or that it's all in my head.  Of course the pain reliever helped but I honestly feel like my body was craving the "good stuff"!

Thanks for letting me share this with you.  My family and friends all think I'm crazy for drinking my smoothies and even my husband is complaining because I'd rather drink the smoothie than eat the SO-bad-for-you sloppy joes and macaroni & cheese that I made him for dinner.

Thanks for taking the time to tell people the TRUTH about food, SAD and the science behind WHY we need to change our diets.  If you ever wonder if what you're doing is making a difference, it is.  :)


Rebecca B.