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Please check out the Earthsave calendar of events, to the right, and join us when you can!

April/May News: Earth Friendly Food Choices

Hope you will join us in Towson, for great food and fellowship, and a presentation by two medical professionals on "Finding Wellness". If you plan to attend, please let us know if you will be bringing food to share. Hope to see you there! www.EarthsaveBaltimore.org/node/43

Earthsave's Veg Dinner Educational Series usually meets in Towson on the last Saturday of each month, giving people a chance to sample a wonderful variety of tasty vegan cuisine and meet lots of friendly, like-minded people. (We ask everyone to RSVP by calling 410-252-3043, or emailing Baltimore@Earthsave.org)

Saturday, April 29th, 6-8 pm, potluck in Towson: ”Finding Wellness” - Medical professionals David Neubauer, MD, and Lauren Bateman, MS. RN will discuss strategies to optimize wellness. And they will point out the supporting scientific evidence. Both are strong advocates of a whole foods, plant-based diet. Hope you will join us!

David Neubauer, MD, is a Johns Hopkins Medicine faculty member specializing in psychiatry and sleep medicine. He never misses an opportunity to advocate a whole-food, plant-based diet, which, of course, he follows himself. When not working you might find him hiking, bicycling, or taking pictures.

Lauren Bateman is a Master of Science holistic clinical nurse specialist. She never misses an opportunity to impart any curious listener about the latest science for strongest wellness, and of course, she follows herself. When not sparking others, you might find her picking out local vegetables, preparing whole plant food, hiking, bicycling, or gardening.

DINNER GUESTS may choose to either bring a dish made without animal products (to serve 8) plus $5 (members pay just $2) donation; pay $15 (members pay just $12) to enjoy dinner and presentation; or pay $5 for presentation only. We eat first, then make announcements, and then hear the presentation. Let us know in advance, if possible, if you plan to pay for dinner rather than bring a dish. RSVP by calling 410-252-3043, or emailing Baltimore@Earthsave.org. Meetings held at Towson Presbyterian Church, 400 W Chesapeake Ave. Towson, MD, 21204. DIRECTIONS and PARKING: http://www.towsonpres.org/index.php/about-tpc/map-directions. Please RSVP and join us!

FULL CALENDAR of EVENTS is available at MarylandVegEvents.com, where you will find many other local events and resources that promote healthier eating and support people in adopting a whole foods, plant-based diet. http://www.marylandvegevents.com/

CONNECT with like-minded local people for discussion and support on Facebook by joining Earthsave Baltimore group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/EarthsaveBaltimore/ We also host a very popular and active global Facebook group called Earth Friendly Food Choices. Join us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/103906449752363/

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Natural Diet of Humans - A Comparative Anatomy of Eating

The Comparative Anatomy of Eating, by Milton R. Mills, M.D., was originally published on 11/21/09 by VegSource.com.

Humans are most often described as "omnivores." This classification is based on the "observation" that humans generally eat a wide variety of plant and animal foods. However, culture, custom and training are confounding variables when looking at human dietary practices. Thus, "observation" is not the best technique to use when trying to identify the most "natural" diet for humans. While most humans are clearly "behavioral" omnivores, the question still remains as to whether humans are anatomically suited for a diet that includes animal as well as plant foods.

A better and more objective technique is to look at human anatomy and physiology. Mammals are anatomically and physiologically adapted to procure and consume particular kinds of diets. (It is common practice when examining fossils of extinct mammals to examine anatomical features to deduce the animal's probable diet.) Therefore, we can look at mammalian carnivores, herbivores (plant-eaters) and omnivores to see which anatomical and physiological features are associated with each kind of diet. Then we can look at human anatomy and physiology to see in which group we belong.

See full article at http://www.vegsource.com/news/2009/11/the-comparative-anatomy-of-eating....

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