Uncooked Confidential

Paul Nison found a way to cure a nasty digestive disease and trim his utility bills at the same time: He stopped cooking. At age 20, this fast-talking New Yorker was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, an incurable colon ailment that doctors said would plague him the rest of his life. When medications did little to ease his symptoms, Nison discovered his own remedy by radically changing his diet to include nothing but raw foods. Nison claims that the simple solution restored his health, and he left his job on Wall Street to write and lecture about the virtues of eating only fresh, uncooked food. Find out why local raw foodies say the charismatic author reminds them of a young Al Pacino when Nison stops by Wild Oats (6621 West 119th Street in Overland Park) for a presentation at 7 p.m. RSVP for the $5 event at rawfood.meetup.com/197.

Thu., Jan. 24, 7 p.m., 2008