Market in Firenze

I really don’t enjoy things unless I’m researching them as I go.  So I made myself a syllabus for this 31-day Raw Foods push.

Some of these books I’ve been wanting to read for awhile – especially the Michael Pollan best-sellers.  I’m also a newbie marathoner (2 finishes in the 5.5 hr range), so many items have to do with the intersection of veganism & endurance running.  I’d love to start to make the transition from being a “recreational” distance runner to more of a competitive one.  I’m mystified by these plant-based endurance athletes.


Eating Plants Make Thee Strong 101 



The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals 
by Michael Pollan

Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
by Eric Schlosser

In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto
by Michael Pollan



“Protein—A Primer for Vegetarians”
by Matt Frazier

“Can Athletes Perform Well on a Vegan Diet?” by Gretchen Reynolds

“Ultramarathon Running: How A Vegan Diet Helped Me Run 100 Miles” by gnarly ultramarathoner, Scott Jurek

“Plant-Based Running: An Interview with No Meat Athlete Matt Frazier” by Jason Fitzgerald



What Happened To Us After 4+ Years On A Raw Food Diet (80/10/10) – (9:46)

Michael Arnstein, The Fruitarian. Produced for a national broadcast TV show in the Netherlands – You Tube (8:00)

Denis Mikhaylov, Fruitarian ultra-marathon runner – His story (28:02)

What I’ve Learned After 30+ Years on a Raw Food Diet (14:23)

Ultra Running lecture by Michael Arnstein PART 1 (1:15:32)


[ Thanks for the Florence Market photo from a b – Creative Commons ]

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