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Some like it raw

Some like it raw

High school chemistry class: My eyes would slip out of focus within 5 minutes of opening the textbook, and just contemplating a lecture pretty much ensured that my familiarity with the Periodic Table of Elements ended with its title.

But an hour in the lab? That brand of watch-and-do learning is the reason why, all these years later, I still understand the difference between an acid and a base.

That realization of how my brain processes information came back to me earlier this spring when yoga instructor Jessica Rosenberg sent an e-vite to her students, offering a strenuous evening of bendiness followed by an introduction to the benefits of raw foods by enthusiast and...