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."