Breakfast- 3/4 medium sized watermelon
Lunch- 18 Medjool dates, 1 head celery
Dinner- almost 3 pounds of sliced fresh mango
Matthew Grace, 20 year veteran of raw food living, health & fitness consultant, popular author, led a terrific discussion on the Myth of Contagion last night. There was a notable turnout of new faces and regulars including professional raw foodists coachs Roger Haeske and Robert Dyckman. Film maker and raw foodist, David Giardina was there filming Matthew, who began with the premise that disease is the result of toxic conditions in the body and not from germs, bacteria, or viruses.
Bacteria exists everywhere and on everything, its unavoidable. It's in our bodies regardless of whether we are sick or well. Bacteria will thrive on the toxic waste that accumulates in our bodies, cells and organs, but we were sick before the bacteria took hold; it's just opportunistically feeding on the garbage that we put there. Matthew read from his book, A Way Out. In it he asks the question: When you see rats feeding on a pile of garbage do you think that the rats are responsible for the garbage being there? Of course not, and the same applies to the presence of bacteria in a diseased body.
The discussion was great. AIDS was discussed from the perspective of these ideas. Viruses, by the way, are inanimate pieces of cellular debris that are the result of the body's normal activity of breaking down old cells and building new ones. Virus does not act on anything; it's lifeless! Any suggestion otherwise is not based on sound scientific procedure.
Adopting a raw food way of life is just the beginning of a life of wellness. When we provide our bodies with the conditions it needs for health, it stays healthy.These conditions include fresh clean raw food, fresh non-polluted air and water, exercise, sleep and rest, emotional balance, and sunshine.
The meeting was a real boost. All the "Westchester gals" were there. I've got a great photograph of Matthew and Mary (RHHS member); I'll post it later today. Mary laughed about her being on the 7 year (Stephen Parker) transition plan. It took me 7 years of trying before I began to stay 100 % raw.