Vegan and Raw Nutrition Level 2™

7 Days $1745

This in-depth course on raw vegan nutrition will build on the knowledge from Level 1 and provide you with a more profound knowledge base of this quickly growing branch of science. Participants will gain expertise and confidence in understanding and communicating topics in the field of plant-based nutrition. Among the extensive list of important topics we will cover are answers to the following questions:

Macronutrients (protein, fat, and carbohydrate)

  • What is the optimal balance of the calorie-contributing nutrients (protein, fat, and carbohydrate) for good health?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of various types of raw and high-raw vegan diets?
  • What are the primary sources and also the challenges in getting sufficient protein on the various raw food diets?
  • How does protein digestion function in uncooked diets?
  • How do raw food preparation techniques affect amino acids and their availability?
  • What are the key advantages of raw food diets in relation to dietary fats?
  • What are the primary sources of omega-3 fatty acids in raw, plant-based diets?
  • Are carbohydrates good or bad?
  • Gaseous emissions? What can we do?

Minerals

  • Which minerals are abundant in raw vegan diets and which may be in short supply?
  • What are the key issues related to mineral absorption and how can we maximize mineral bioavailability?
  • As iron deficiency anemia is the main deficiency in North America how can we meet recommended intakes on raw food diets?
  • Can we build strong bones on raw vegan diets, and if so, how do we do this?
  • What is the latest science say about diet and acid-base balance?
  • What are the functions, recommended intakes, and key dietary sources in raw food diets of various trace minerals, including zinc, iodine, selenium, copper.
  • What are the lower and upper limits for recommended iodine intakes, and how can these be achieved in various types of raw food diets?

Vitamins

  • What are the functions, recommended intakes, and key dietary sources of vitamin B12 in plant-based diets
  • Can we get enough vitamin B12 from plant foods or internal production?
  • What are the known and postulated functions of vitamin D?
  • How can we get sufficient vitamin D at various latitudes and on entirely plant-based diets?

Phytochemicals

  • What functions are furnished by the protective substances in plant foods known as phytochemicals?
  • Are these always more abundant and potent in raw plant foods?

Life Cycle

  • What scientific studies have been done on the use of raw vegan diets during pregnancy, lactation, infancy, adolescence, and what do they indicate?
  • What scientific studies have been done on the use of vegan diets throughout the life cycle and what do they indicate?
  • What are consequences of low intakes of vitamin B12, folate, or iodine during pregnancy?
  • Can a pregnant woman meet recommended intakes for folate entirely from plant foods, without supplements?

Theories and Science - What are the updated and current views on

  • Digestion?
  • Food combining?
  • Protein complementation?
  • Whether cooking is always harmful?
  • Are some types of cooking better than others?
  • Whether some cooked food can be beneficial?
  • Are supplements important, optional, or a waste of money?
  • Are organic foods better?

Food Guides, Menus, and Raw Research

  • We will give an overview of the history and branches of the raw and living foods movements, and illustrate a variety of nutritionally adequate raw or high-raw menus.

Prerequisite or equivalent:

Vegan and Raw Nutrition Level 1™ is recommended prior to this seven-day course.

Required Textbook:

Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition is the course textbook.


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