The Raw Food Diet

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A presentation by William Harris, MD. Founding member and resident skeptic William Harris, MD starts off with some exercise tips, a 23000 foot skydive, a night jump, and then launches into what humans really should be eating. After a short metaphysical detour about Satan as the universal image of evil (hint: he${q}s got hooves, horns, red skin and a tail), Bill enters the controversial realm of the raw vegan diet, discussing six common claims of raw fooders and accepting five of them. He has some wry remarks about beans, some happy thought about nuts, and a couple of blenderized smoothie recipes. There${q}sa discussion of salt (sodium chloride) as a no-no particularly as you drift along with him into the realm of advancing age, and a few words about the anti-oxidants in raw pigmented fruits and vegetables, as age${q}s last defense. He winds up with a short bit about the ethical difference between slicing a tomato and slicing a sheep, and then shows the healthy vegan kids that Jack Norris, RD dug up in retort to a NY Times article "Death by Veganism." A vegan for more than 40 years, William Harris, MD, is a founding and current director of the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii. Prior to his retirement he was an emergency physician and the director of the Kaiser Permanente Vegetarian Lifestyle Clinic. He received his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco and is the author of The Scientific Basis of Vegetarianism. Retirement has allowed Dr. Harris to <b>…<b>

 


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