If the statement of 'you are what you eat' holds true, then right now I am a warm and gelatinous pile of vegan biscuits and gravy with a handful of Sour Patch Kids clinging to the curvier bits of my exterior. But if I had the discipline, I'd much rather resemble the long and slender stalk of celery with taut-yet-dewy skin that a diet of nothing but raw food would provide.
For some, the decision to go with an entirely raw diet has been an easy lifelong commitment. If you are considering the switch, we present you with the New Life Expo at the Broward County Convention Center (1950 Eisenhower Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale).
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Now in its 20th year of existence, the New Life Expo is one of the largest, all encompassing "mind, body, spirit" conventions dedicated to raw foods living and yoga. For two days (February 19th and 20th), attendees can hear from 75 speakers including everyone from nutritional experts from Living Foods Institute and Hippocrates Health Institute to shamans like Crystal Skulls.
Peruse through 75 different exhibitions with people hocking everything from anti-aging medicines, women's healthcare and vibrational healing to whole foods living and massage. Raw food panels, yoga classes, lectures, free samples and live music are all part of the price of admission. A full rundown of events and prices for special speaking engagements can be found at www.newlifeexpo.com . The expo starts at 10:30 a.m. Saturday and costs $12 for students and $15 for everyone else.