On the evening of October 15, the NCVA will be hosting a talk by Vesanto Melina, R.D., co-author of the classics Becoming Vegetarian, Becoming Vegan, and Becoming Raw. All the details for that event will be announced soon, but we have something exciting to share right away: we get to pick the talk she’ll be giving!
Option #1: “Veg Nutrition for Superb Health”
“A comprehensive overview on how to keep yourself in superb health on a plant-based diet. Enjoy an update on protein power from plant foods, bone building without a drop of dairy, getting reliable sources of vitamin B12, including the good fats in your menus, and keeping your blood sugar level between meals without resorting to vegan junk food.”
Option #2: “Raw Food Diets: What’s True, What’s Not?”
“Can we survive—and thrive—on a raw food diet? Why would anyone want to? Do our bodies need the enzymes from plant foods? Are cooked foods toxic? Is food combining important for optimal digestion and health? Should we be eating buckwheat greens, sprouted legumes, raw mushrooms, and seaweeds? What do we learn from the major scientific studies about the health benefits of a diet composed entirely, or mainly, or raw plant foods? For maximum benefit, must our diet be 100 percent raw? What does a nutritionally adequate raw food diet look like?”
Don’t miss this chance to request the talk you’d like to hear from one of the most respected authorities on vegetarian, vegan, and raw nutrition (and food allergies and sensitivities too!) The poll closes Tuesday night, so go vote for your choice!
Update Thursday night: Option #1, “Veg Nutrition for Superb Health”, wins 14-11!