‘Crusade’ uses biblical teachings to promote healthy living
Charmaine Vierra demonstrates how to make mushroom-based raw burgers during the Health and Healing Crusade at the Lodi Grape Festival Grounds on Friday, June 15, 2012.
- About the alkaline lifestyle
The alkaline diet is a diet based on the belief that certain foods, when eaten, leave an alkaline residue, or ash, in the body. Elements such as calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc and copper are said to be the principal components of this "ash."
Alkaline-diet proponents classify foods as alkaline, acid or neutral according to the pH of the solution created with its ash in water.
Alkaline diets are promoted and marketed primarily by practitioners of alternative medicine. They believe the diet might prevent cancer, fatigue, obesity, allergies, osteoporosis and a variety of other physical complaints and illnesses.
- About ‘raw’ meals
Raw foodism, or rawism, is the practice of eating uncooked, unprocessed and/or organic foods as a large part of a person's diet.
Depending on the type of lifestyle and results desired, raw food diets may include a selection of raw fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds (including sprouted whole grains such as gaba rice), eggs, fish (such as sashimi), meat (such as carpaccio) and non-pasteurized/non-homogenized dairy products (such as raw milk, raw milk cheese, and raw milk yogurt).
Posted: Saturday, June 16, 2012 12:00 am
Updated: 6:04 am, Sat Jun 16, 2012.
Hundreds leaned forward as they watched presenter Charmaine Vierra whip up a tasty chia tapioca right in front of their eyes.
Children's eyes widened at the thought of a dessert, and their parents and other audience members realized that the "raw" treat was something the entire family could enjoy.
Saturday, June 16, 2012 12:00 am.
Updated: 6:04 am.