National Vegetarian Awareness Month
Posted by veganchef to Fitness/Exercise, Aug 25, 2011 2:39pm
About 20 years ago vegetarianism was considered a fad. Today vegetarian diets are acknowledged by many in society and the American Dietetic Association as one of the healthiest diets for humans. Research also indicates a vegetarian diet helps in prevention and treatment of many dieases. Viewing the effects of eating meat, it is estimated that 30 to 60 billion dollars a year is spent on medical cost in the United States, treating hypertension, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and obesity.
Based on scientific research a diet of fruits, nuts, vegetables, and whole grains along with physical exercise is associated with lowering chances of high blood pressure, cholesterol levels, strokes, and mortality. That's why the "North American Vegetarian Society" has designated October as "National Vegetarian Awareness Month", the month is kicked off on October 1st as "World Vegetarian Day".
I am Kurt E. Smith the owner and founder of Totally Vegetarian Catering Inc. & Veggie Chefs, I was raised as a vegetarian, and I attended the "Natural Gourmet Institue For Health and Culinary Arts" in New York City, where I studied a theoretical approach, using whole grains, beans, nuts, natural proteins, and vegetables to facilitate proper digestion, strengthen the immune system, and help prevent diseases.
Over the past eight years, I've traveled around the country cooking for various celebrities, and I've been featured on local TV networks in the Greater Philadelphia Region NBC10 and CBS3, cooking, promoting, and discussing the vegetarian/vegan way of life. There 11.9 million Americans who are interested in following a vegetarian diet in the future, your audience and viewers would benefit greatly from me presenting a delicious, educational vegetarian segment on your show during the month of October, to bring about awareness for National Vegetarian Month. Thank you for your consideration!
Kurt E. Smith