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Eric Slywitch

Dr. Eric Slywitch was born on June 2, 1975. His first contact with the vegetarian diet was during his teen years, through the martial arts (eastern philosophy).

At 17 he turned to a macrobiotic diet, after studying at Dr. Henrique Smiths Macrobiotics Institute. Dr Henrique Smith on his turn, noticing that Eric was interested in the study of medicine, encouraged him and permitted him to assist during his consultations with patients. He followed a "strict" macrobiotic diet during almost two years, using no products of animal origin.

In 1996 he entered the Jundiaí Medical School. In the meantime he had tried several types of vegetarian diets. During his studies at the University he read voraciously about nutrition. He completed his medical course in 2001. He was a Nutrition trainee at the Hospital of Beneficiência Portuguesa in São Paulo. He post-graduated in Clinical Nutrition. At present he is responsible for the Nutrition service in two hospitals in São Paulo.

He teaches nutritional therapy. He is now working only with the vegetarian diet, providing doctors and nutritionists with consistent scientific data. Eric Slywitch is a teacher of Svatântrya Yoga. Vegan since 1992 with emphasis on raw food since 1998.

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Dr Eric will present at 36th World Vegetarian Congress the following talk:

- Reverting deseases through a vegetarian diet: till where we can arrive.

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