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More summer raw food bounty, David Jubb...

Dinner- a salad: 1 head of Romaine lettuce, 1 large slicing tomato, 5 medium sized round tomatoes, 5-6 torn basil leaves, 2 Tbs tahini

I went to Raw Soul tonight to hear a free lecture by David Jubb.  I've met him before but I've never attended a lecture by him.  Frequently people who have eaten at his store on East 12th Street tell me that the food is delicious.  Jubb makes a strong distinction between raw, living, and lifefood.  Lifefood is his term for his uncooked food protocol, which includes a notable amount of fermented items.  It includes only those foods that could be found in some semblance in the wild.  This would exclude things like bananas, carrots, beets, dates, etc. because for the most part these foods have been created by humans through ages of selective breeding.

I was struck by Jubb's energy and his comfort with speaking about himself and his philosophy.  He made several references to the environment that he grew up in, a very isolated and severe physical location.  I felt enormous compassion for the sensitive boy that Jubb once was and his compassion and spiritual connection with the natural world.

For me Jubb has helpful insights and unique information and concepts.  However, I don't feel inclined to change what I'm doing and commit to his approach to health and wellness.  Regarding his and everyone's very normal human imperfections and seeming inconsistencies Jubb says "Be kind, be gentle, be allowing.  I haven't done everything right all my life."

Posted on Sunday, July 23, 2006 at 08:39PM by Registered CommenterStephen Parker | Comments1 Comment

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Yes, I can relate to the compassion he shared with us that he experienced as a child for the slaying of innocent animals for his diet. He screeched about how persistent he was about telling his "this is how it is" parents that he didn't want them to kill animals for his consumption! it was very touching.

I also enjoyed learning that his parents were isolationist. He explained how he grew up in the wilds of Australia. He said his early learning tools that was available to him was only encyclopedias and so therefor he read all of them!!! I drew instant admiration my thoughts are they are huge and very difficult books to deal with as a child. The fact that he threw himself into this type of reading to satisfy his learning appetite made me think he is brilliant.

I thought, the non judgemental approach to understanding how others eat and not forcing our opinions was worthy and I liked the warm fussy stories about being polite in our manners and attitudes when accepting invitations from non livingfoods eaters. He pointed out how when someone invites you to a meal especially in a community where you don't see anyone for days because you live miles apart, I agree that turning all their food down would be down right insulting. Fitting in matters to a point. Of course we wouldn't engage in eating an entire four course meat meal but there are some choices you could make that would show your appreciation and love without harming your body. I think he used the example of eating some soups ect.and on another occassion being taunted jokingly by his family member to eat this piece of meat on a stick. He said as the meat was being waived in his face and he was being dared to eat it he said it just felt right to just eat the meat. He said everyone just ended up laughing and having a good time after he ate it. I think he was saying that the love that was flowing and the good feeling had a far better impact on his body than the litte piece of meat he ate. I do think that is a valid point! I also like that he explained how as a breatharian this would happen to him which probably made fitting in a lot harder for him to do. He explained how he came to new york over 30 years ago now if he was an adult which it certainly sounds like he was, he looks very young for his age! So at the end of the day he is doing something right. It seems obvious that eating foods that are rich in enzymes is a great shift in thinking that we all could benefit from to some degree or another.

July 24, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterMarla

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