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The Raw Food Health Journal, Issue #003 -- Raw In The Snow
December 10, 2008

Welcome to issue #3 of the Raw-Food-Health Journal

Snow is falling for those of us in the northern latitudes, and I hope the relentless rush of the holidays isn't getting anyone down.

Though I'm certainly more in my element basking in the sun, I try to take a few moments to reflect a bit on the serenity that can be found in the clean white blanket that periodically spreads itself out across Connecticut's hills.

Then I snap out of it and realize that I should just move south because that blanket is freezing. :)

But seriously, if you're raw and cold, you're not alone. It's a complaint I hear frequently from raw foodists.

It's not unusual for raw foodies to see their body temperature drop a few degrees, making the summers quite pleasant but the winters less so.

The normal advice is the best I can offer: dress in layers.

However, I can give you some some good news.

It's long been theorized that low body temperature prolongs life. On November 2006, a team of scientists from the Scripps Research Institute reported that transgenic mice which had body temperature altered 0.3-0.5 C lower than normal mice lived 12% longer for males and 20% longer for females.

(Transgenic Mice with a Reduced Core Body Temperature Have an Increased Life Span, by Bruno Conti et al. Science, 3, November 2006)

No human studies have been done, but I'd say it's promising.

I've cranked out a few new articles over the last few weeks.

The first is on the

Importance of Greens in a Raw Diet

I created a fruit list, but as of yet I've only added a page on the randy CoCo De Mer and the taste-bud altering Miracle Fruit.

I've been continuously surprised that so many raw foodists are fooled by the lies they hear from raw gurus hawking chocolate that's called raw. I decided to write an article to address the issue.

That's it for now. Stay warm everyone.

-Andrew Perlot

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