American medical doctor, psychiatrist, family therapist and raw food authority Gabriel Cousens is arriving to Argentina this week to give a series of courses and talks in Buenos Aires. If you're in town, take a look at the activities in the extended; if you're not, get to know who Cousens is and why he makes total sense.We briefly mentioned Gabriel Cousens a while ago, but never really got into his work.
Cousens is the founder of the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center, an retreat center for the renewal of body, mind, and spirit, based in Patagonia, Arizona.
Through his work in this center and the publication of seven books on the subject, he has become an advocate and a respected authority in the subjects of raw vegan live-food and he even sustains that this diet can cure type 2 diabetes. This is the subject of his latest book, There Is A Cure for Diabetes: The Tree of Life 21-Day+ Program.
Vegan advocates might have seemed extreme a while ago and many people may still look at this lifestyle as a bit too much, but that's changing. As we continue to learn the terrible processes that go into making animal products (if you haven't seen our post on this poultry factory farm maybe you should), vegetarian and vegan diets just make sense.
Let's also take a look at Jonathan Safran Foer's recent book Eating Animals and how it has put the subject of the moral of eating animals and animal products on the table (it has even turned Natalie Portman, a 20 year vegetarian, into a vegan activist).
So this time is of particular interest to listen to what Cousens has to say.
In Buenos Aires, he will give an intensive workshop on the subjects of his experience that will last from Sunday 1/10 until Friday, 1/15.
Apart from that, he will participate in a series of other activities such as:
-A Shabbat (meditation ceremony) on Friday 1/8 night,
-A talk about raw diet and live food on Saturday 1/9 afternoon,
-Open sessions of Q&A; on Tuesday 1/12, Wednesday 1/13, and Thursday 1/14,
-Another talk directed to professionals about raw food and living on Tuesday 1/12,
-And finally, another Shabbat on Friday 1/15.
The whole program (in Spanish) and participation costs (in Argentine pesos) can be seen in this image. All events are organized by Organicoopers, which you can contact for more info and inscription on the activities.
TreeHugger will be interviewing Dr. Cousens to bring you more of his thinking, so keep your eyes open for the conversation in the next few days.