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Letter from Editor -n- Chief
As I sit here contemplating what to write, my stomach and my head ache. I know why, plain and simple. The last 2 days I have chosen to eat my old normal diet: cooked and processed foods. For me it seems like ‘an all or nothing’, call it the old emotional eating habits that formed my lifestyle for years. The times I go back to normal processed foods reiterate why I love eating raw. Since being introduced to the raw lifestyle over a year and a half ago more often than not I eat a 100% Raw Vegan Diet. My body loves me for it. On top of losing many pounds and changing my outward appearance, my energy level, my patience, my countenance and my whole being functions better when eating all raw. It works for me, and that is why I am here. Sharing my thoughts, ideas, passion and enabling others to do so as well. I am not here to preach the ‘Raw Vegan Lifestyle’ as the only true path to happiness and health. Everyone has the ability within themselves to heal, from the inside out. You just have to take the time to listen to your body and put what you hear into motion. There is no right or wrong in the choices that you choose, which is why they are called choices. Each choice does hold a consequence whether it is positive or negative. I encourage you to continue to learn, grow and expand your thoughts every day. Find that which resonates inside and brings you peace and go with it. When you are in that moment and that feeling I know things will flow for you in your life. Just take the time to silence things long enough to listen, to listen to yourself! Much Peace Love and Light,
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Sharon Shiner Jane Karuschkat Kaci Christian Carmen Shelton Mila Ilina Tina Jo Stephens Craig B. Sommers Philip McCluskey Crystal Hutchens Beau Stine Beverly Dunford Karine Ionesco Betsy Bragg James M. Dyer Helen Hooper Gabriele Agustini Erskien Lenier “None the less” the movie

1 5 7 Thyme to Cook Are you getting enough Protein? Traveling in the Raw

11 Chocolate and Wine 13 A Touch of Chef Tina Jo Stephens 19 What makes a house a home? 22 How to make Superfood Puddings 25 Raw Food and Cleansing 101 27 Workout Program 33 Solarized Drinking Water 37 Living in the Raw Directory 40 Karine Ionesco 43 Feeding our kids a healthy future 49 Realizing Eden
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55 Living the Simple Life 57 Wrap yourself in Luxury 65 Raw Transformation 71 Natural Body Detoxification 73 Freeing the Captives... 75 “None The Less” the movie 89 A Rawsome Cafe Launches in Pasadena

Book Reviews
SUNFOOD DIET INFUSION-transforming health through raw food veganism. By John McCabe BEYOND THE FINISH LINE by Steve Warren Super Raw Life Issue 2- Mar 2011 Super Raw Life is published quarterly ©2011 by Super Raw Life, LLC

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Sharon Shiner
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Raw Winter Gazpacho
(Serves 4)

Ingredients •  1 pint cherry tomatoes, 2-3 reserved, the rest  rough chopped •  4 tomatillos, tough skin peeled off, rinsed and  rough chopped •  1 cucumber, peeled and seeded, then rough  chopped •  1/2 - 1-cup coconut water from young Thai  coconut •  1/2 cup packed coconut meat from young Thai  coconut •  1-2 garlic cloves

•  •  •  •  • 

1/4 sweet onion, rough chopped 1 red pepper, rough chopped 1 handful cilantro Juice of 1 lime 1 tsp Sea Salt

Garnish Reserved cherry tomatoes, finely diced •  1 jalapeno, minced •  1/2 red pepper, finely diced •  1/2 cucumber, peeled, seeded and finely diced

Technique Place all ingredients for Gazpacho (tomatoes->salt) into a high speed blender or food processor and pulse to liquid texture. Give it a taste and correct seasoning if necessary. Pour Gazpacho into a bowl and add the ingredients from the Garnish section (corn->cucumber) and stir them in. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Raw Sesame Kale Salad
(Serves 2)


haron Shiner, sole proprietor of Thyme To Cook has always loved to cook. As a young girl she would create new and interesting dishes for her family and friends to eat. Sharon carried the passion for cooking delicious food with her throughout college and graduate school, and into the corporate world. Sharon earned her Masters of Science in Biology from New York University. On a brief hiatus from the pharmaceutical world, Sharon attended the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts, but chose not to cook professionally and returned to working in Biotech and Pharmaceutics. After 15 years of the daily grind, Sharon decided to follow her passion for food and left corporate America to form Thyme To Cook. Sharon joined the United States Personal Chef Association as a premier member and in conjunction with the Culinary Business Academy, earned her Personal Chef Diploma. Fitness and health are extremely important to Sharon; she is a certified Mad Dogg

Athletic Spinning Instructor and has been teaching indoor cycling (Spinning) since 1996. In January of 2008, Sharon was certified as a Personal Fitness Chef by the National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association (NESTA); in April, 2008, Sharon was certified as a Fitness Nutrition Coach and Children’s Nutrition Specialist, also by NESTA. This past June of 2010, Sharon was certified as a Health Educator in the Hippocrates approach to Optimum Health, completing the Life Force Energy course. She prepares food, teaches, coaches, and gives talks on healthy eating and snacking to both adult and child audiences around Boston, Ma. Contact Sharon at 617-699-5998 or at Check out Chef Sharon’s blog: thyme-to-cook.

Ingredients •  1 head of kale, cut into thin strips •  2 carrots, grated •  2 handfuls arame, soaked 20 minutes and rinsed •  2 lemons, juiced and juice divided •  2 TBS tahini, room temp •  2 tsp unrefined sesame oil •  2 TBS sesame seeds Technique Take your kale and put in a bowl. Pour juice of 1 lemon and a pinch of sea salt over the top. Mix the juice and salt into leaves and then start to rub the leaves between your fingers, massaging them for a couple minutes, until wilted. Add in the carrots and soaked/rinsed arame then mix so all ingredients are incorporated. To make  dressing, whisk the room temperature tahini, sesame oil, juice of lemon and a pinch of sea salt until combined. If necessary, add a touch of warm water to thin out. Pour over the kale mixture and combine to dress the salad. Garnish with the sesame seeds.

Thyme To Cook

Raw Carrot Cake Cookies
Yield: Approximately 50 cookies Ingredients •  1 cup raw, sproutable oats, soaked overnight,  then drained and rinsed •  1.5 cups dates, pits removed •  1.5 cups almond meal (I used meal that was  •  dehydrated and processed to a powder in the    food processor) •  1-cup carrot pulp from making carrot juice •  1 TBS pure vanilla •  1 tsp cinnamon •  Pinch fresh grated nutmeg •  Pinch sea salt Technique Add oats and dates together in a food processor fitted with the S blade and process until well combined; add a few drops of water if it appears to dry. Add in almond meal, carrot pulp, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and pinch of salt and process until well combined; the dough should be moist, but not sticky, to form into cookies. Form into cookies using a small ice cream scoop or melon baller, or just roll into 1-inch balls. Place onto a dehydrator sheet. Repeat with remaining dough. Dehydrate at 105º for 8-10 hrs.

Raw Chia Energy Bars
Yield: Approximately 16 ½ inch bars Ingredients •  1 cup, raw, sproutable oats, soaked overnight,  then drained and rinsed •  1 – 1.5 pitted prunes or dates, soaked for  30 minutes •  ¼ cup chia seeds •  ½ cup raw cacao •  1 TBS pure vanilla •  ½ tsp Celtic Sea Salt •  ¼ cup raw cacao nibs Technique Add oats and dates together in a food processor fitted with the S blade and process until well combined; add a few drops of water if it appears to dry. Add in chia seeds, raw cacao, vanilla and sea salt and process until combined; transfer into a medium sized bowl. Mix the cacao nibs into the bowl with the processed ingredients. Turn the mixture out onto a sheet of wax paper, then cover it with another sheet of wax paper. Use a rolling pin to flatten the dough into a flat, uniform thickness. Wrap the wax paper containing the dough in plastic wrap and place in fridge overnight so the chia seeds can absorb some liquid and solidify the dough into bar consistency. Remove from fridge and cut into bars; store wrapped in wax paper in the fridge or freezer.

Funky Monkey Smoothie
(Serves 2)

Ingredients •  1-2 bananas, froze n, cut into chunks •  1 ½ cups raw almond milk •  2 TBS raw cacao •  2 TBS raw almond butter •  1 TBS raw honey •  1 tsp bee pollen •  1 scoop Sun Warrior Raw, Vegan, Vanilla smoothie powder (optional) Technique Place all ingredients into a blender, starting with almond milk and blend until combined. Drink and enjoy!!!


Vogin. plant-based diet. She is one of the keynote speakers at an upcoming women’s conference in southern CA slated for fall 2011. RD. I promise: if you make the change to a plant-based vegan raw diet. But along with losing water. the director of Nutrition Studies at the Palo Alto Veterans’ Administration Medical Center. explaining that “hidden allergies” from dairy products were causing a significant drain on Christian’s energy levels. ever have to worry about not getting enough protein. particularly if you exercise heavily. when you mention this type of food plan to the average MD or to a traditionallytrained nutritionist or to your neighbor who has been working out lately and eating a “healthy diet. EVER) heard of anyone dying or even having his or her health affected by a lack of protein? Of course not. But if you were to read the book. Eat a plant-based diet. and in college decided to become a vegetarian. she immediately eliminated all remaining animal products from her diet.Are You Getting Enough Protein? by Kaci Christian Maybe you’re curious about a raw diet or perhaps you know someone who is already eating raw and having incredible results.kacichristian. first by the shock of the diagnosis and then by having to give up the foods they’ve grown up with and enjoyed and often equated with love and comfort. Contrary to what you might expect. Ask. Vogin’s review goes on to say that Butterfield “says that a diet containing excess protein can have the following adverse effects: * Adding more protein but not more calories or exercise to your diet won't help you build more muscle mass. When people are diagnosed with cancer or heart disease. Of course willpower won’t be enough to follow the doctor’s advice. In his audiobook. Google. Every package of ground beef or steak or tri-tip or any other name that isn’t “dead animal flesh” disconnects you from the reality that this product came from a living creature that was raised in terrible conditions and treated with such disrespect and cruelty and ultimately murdered with incredible savagery and insensitivity. you lose muscle mass and bone calcium. * Eating more protein and increasing total caloric intake while maintaining the same exercise level will build an equal amount of additional fat and muscle mass. And this plant-sourced protein is more easily assimilated. Butterfield’s or medical writer. often terminal. As your kidneys rid your body of these toxic ketones. Van Orden tells me he gets plenty of protein from the greens he consumes. vegan diet. Miriam Nelson’s. Research quickly made it clear that “cow milk is for baby cows.” The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) stresses that diets that are rich in protein (especially animal protein) are known to cause people to excrete more calcium than normal through their urine and increase the risk of osteoporosis. and some cancers. MD for MedicineNet. In 2003. you will never. 5 About the author: Kaci Christian is an award-winning television news anchor/investigative reporter. or Tim Van Orden’s or Dr. especially if you’re craving love and comfort and that’s what food represents to you. reviewed by Gary D. Van Orden not only gives the question a resounding “yes!” but also explains how his decision to eat living foods helped him consistently win race after race. He chose to pursue the answer to the question. “The truth is that athletes. which is easily obtained in the larger servings athletes require for their higher caloric intake. who also lectures on nutrition at Stanford University. PhD. his stamina and his agility. or watch the documentary. Look in the meat section. She reveals that consuming too much protein is a problem that affects a significant amount of the American population that consumes animal products. Miriam Nelson. is better for your health. instead of pointing out potential protein inadequacies. Christian is passionate about educating people and helping them reframe their relationships with their bodies and with food. However. Tim Van even those who strength-train. “Can one be an athlete while eating a 100% raw vegan diet?” He followed a plant-based diet consisting of “living foods” in order to test his strength. Why We Love Dogs.” the question of getting adequate protein arises. http://www. but it may put your other bodily systems under stress. in her WebMD feature article.” Recognizing she wasn’t a member of the bovine species. it’s difficult to maintain a change of diet with that mindset. There should be a face and a name on every package of meat. Have bad breath? Have urinary or kidney problems? Can’t lose weight? These are just a few of the symptoms of eating too much (and the wrong kind) of protein. his speed. First of all. as you realized that you’d inadvertently been part of the perpetration of a great hoax against mankind for reasons of profit: that people should eat animals because it’s nutritious and because they can. She credits acclaimed raw food chef Liam McDermott and holistic nutritionist Chloe Conger with educating her about the benefits of raw “living” foods. calcium stones in the urinary tract. you can lose a significant amount of water. And dehydration from a ketogenic diet can make you feel weak and dizzy. and attributes his health and his athletic success to eating a raw vegan diet. This is because green plants have plenty of protein for the optimal health of the human body.” explains Butterfield. Read. “For a long time it was thought that athletes needed much more protein than other people. which puts you at risk of dehydration. diabetes and heart disease. “Medical research shows that consuming too much protein—more than 30% of your total daily caloric intake—could actually harm your body. the world record holder says he feels better than ever. The PCRM also addresses the protein needs of athletes. Diet & Peak Performance. And at the age of 42. Van Orden made a decision that would transform his life. have you ever (I mean.” The truth is raw food diets are optimal for athletes.” I believe you’d be shocked by what you’d unwittingly been a part of. She transformed her life when she made the choice to eat a raw vegan diet and tells everyone she lives a life of outrageous joy as a result. according to a study published in 1992 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. http://www.” Those affected by such serious. But don’t just take my word for . Christian grew up in a meat-eating household. but also with kidney disease. Go into the grocery store. or lead to other problems. give you bad breath. “Change your diet.pcrm. illnesses are traumatized. It’s probably the biggest myth around: the concept that getting enough protein is difficult or even impossible on a raw. Learn. org/health/veginfo/vsk/protein_myth. is protective against onset of diseases like cancer.html Excess protein has not only been linked with osteoporosis. In November 2005. would you? Your children would never forgive you. The information is out there. For her research. PhD. Word. That water loss often shows up on the scale as weight loss. The myth has been busted.” says the PCRM. Of course.” Butterfield warns that sacrificing “carbohydrates for a protein-dominant diet…may force your body to fight back. “Earthlings. all the while being better for all living creatures. Just ask world-class competitor. Nelson turned to protein expert. tackles the topic of protein in the diet. [She says] that's because a diet in which protein makes up more than 30% of your caloric intake causes a buildup of toxic ketones. Nelson instead exposes the risks of eating too much protein. So-called ketogenic diets can thrust your kidneys into overdrive in order to flush these ketones from your body. the first advice from physicians is. Eat Pigs & Wear Cows by Melanie Joy. The dehydration also strains your kidneys and puts stress on your heart. You wouldn’t buy it then. Gail Butterfield. need only slightly more protein. a holistic health practitioner encouraged her to embrace a vegan diet. She was recently chosen first runner-up in PETA’s Sexiest Vegetarian/Vegan over 50 contest and attributes her vibrant health and youthful appearance to eating a compassionate.

even though it may sometimes seem otherwise.  So you see. as he was not available until almost dinner time. that I brought with me for use in the preparation of the raw meals. it’s a little easier  –  I  use  my  fresh  greens. and he said” Well. raw honey. I was informed by the liaison with whom I had been in communication for two months.  My name is John and I am the head of food and beverage. he told me that he too was enjoying sampling this new found way of food preparation. and that’s the most important factor and I didn’t have to rely upon room service to deliver a bottle of water at several dollars a pop plus a service charge.  Also packed were sufficient amounts of my olive oil and raw apple cider vinegar.  This upset me. you’ve come to the right person.  My knife was promptly confiscated from me within moments of boarding the ship. I figured all of this would get me through the trip.  a  banana  and  maybe  a peach or kiwi. not without some preparation and planning – even on a cruise ship that’s accommodating  thousands of meals every day! Packing my food. because now I didn’t have a way to cut things up to prepare any food I might be enjoying for the duration of the cruise. I was almost in tears).  Yeah. .”  Within five minutes I was sitting beside the Executive Head Chef who completely understood what I was saying and was willing to do whatever he could to prepare meals for me while on board. nama shoyu. on to plan B .com .  We set up a meeting the next afternoon so that I could give him the recipes and some of the 40 pounds of nuts and seeds.  I find the knife comes in handy to cut up avocados and other fruits that I use for my morning smoothie.  At home. I was finding the beginning of my journey to be stressful.  If I needed to speak with anyone further.  For greens. sunflower seeds and two large plastic bags of dehydrated crackers that I had just made for the trip.  I was starting to feel much better.. it is possible to maintain your raw lifestyle while traveling.  I made sure that I would be able to have bananas and avocados daily and was assured that I would.  As I approached the elevator with a distressed look on my face (actually.  But on a cruise ship. Every morning. they were going to give the assistant maitre’d the heads up that I would meet with him when I boarded the ship.  Temporarily forgetting how amazing the Universe truly is. a container of nama shoyu. as I have a green smoothie in the morning for breakfast every day. and I said that it would be fine – just dark green.  If I’m traveling by car.  I walked away with John’s direct extension and the direct extension for the Executive Head Chef as well.  One thing that I always pack is my personal blender. as well as two additional cups of almonds. Photo by Mark Richford T Is it really possible to maintain a raw diet while on a cruise ship?  Yes. as well as everyone at my table.  Since I wasn’t going to be able to eat on board the ship. . as I can bring a load of bananas with me.  The chef asked if a salad would be alright for me for dinner the first night. . I packed a small suitcase (about 40 pounds of food) so that I would be guaranteed my nourishment for the next two weeks. .  Follow me and I will call the Executive Head Chef and have him meet with you so that you can explain to him your dietary requirements. with a spatula.  I take it with me everywhere. raw cookies. that the cruise ship would not be able to accommodate my raw food (and preferably organic) diet. and instead.  I was supposed to be on vacation. I with my green smoothie and he with his non-raw food.  Throughout the cruise. this handsome gentleman in a ship’s uniform observed the forlorned look on my face and asked if he could be of assistance. please.  The maitre’d tasted everything I was eating. my husband and I would enjoy breakfast together on our balcony. I became upset. raw honey and raw agave. a couple of days earlier I had written out several of my favorite (and simple) raw recipes.  I also packed almonds in small snack-sized baggies. it’s pretty easy as well. gourmet raw meals for dinner. I began to tell him my saga and how I was not able to speak with the assistant maitre’d.   I also pack my ceramic knife. I had to depend on my daily bananas being delivered to my room every day. it is . leafy lettuce.  I also bring a steri-pen with me so that I don’t have to worry about 7 www. buying bottled water all the time. and a cutting board which is in the case with my blender.  So. no  iceberg lettuce.superrawlife.  For some reason. Most of us are aware of the fact that the Universe provides us with exactly what we need at any given second in life. ok. but it’s purified.  Good little girl scout that I am. I received delicious. and when I had run into the chef. especially if I were to have an avocado daily with my crackers (my usual meal if I’m on a car trip). I know the water doesn’t necessarily taste 100% like spring water.Traveling in the Raw Text by Jane Karuschkat Raw Chef Jane on Facebook e-mail: rawchefjane@gmail. wo weeks before my cruise. I use either a container that has to be refrigerated or individual packets of greens (both are readily available in pretty much any health food store). two cups of cashews.

the use of talents and intellect.and that we strive to be. and intentionally goal-oreinted living. we need the healing energy of love present in our daily lives. and is the only superpower.” -John McCabe’s book. love is available to us at all times. or the smallest act of caring. daily exercise. a form of knowledge that is always there for us if only we can open ourselves to it. intellectual stimulation. To heal our brains from unfortunate experiences. thus living healthfully at any stage of life allows us to become the healthful beings we were meant to be . It permeates all.” -Oscar Wilde “Too often we underestimate the power of touch. a listening ear.” -Emily Hilburn Sell “Love is the most positive. a kind word.“Love is a force that connects us to every strand of the universe. is the strongest power of all. a smile. Igniting Your Life “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance. an unconditional state that characterizes human nature. Because it can be generated from within. all of which have the potential to turn a life around. Luckily the brain continues to form and rewire itself throughout our life. Even better if this love is combined with the best-quality foods available to us. Igniting Your Life “No matter how we have lived or what we have experienced. an honest compliment. I believe that we can choose to live in a way that heals us.” -John McCabe’s book.” -Leo Buscaglia LOVE 9 LOVE . life-affirming energy a person can feel.

and finally taste. tender love on this Valentine’s day. This means anything with ‘bubbles’ does not marry well with chocolate. teaching the art of raw cuisine for healthy radiant living. the relationship of chocolate and wine can be difficult at times. Rule of thumb – try to select a wine that is sweeter than the food. Start by tasting a piece of chocolate and then follow by the wine. The sweet wines such as Sauternes or Monbazillac are fine with fruit-based desserts. Neither do ‘mineral wines’ such as Rieslings. from time Since the ascent of Eros and Cupidon. You need to have an innovative spirit and taste a selection of wines to find the one most accommodating to your own preferences. Contrary to general 11 www. the wines should have a certain sweetness to ‘fight’ with the chocolate.raw-radiance. How to taste wine and chocolate? Observe. The chocolate rules and will only tolerate a courtship that will go his way! What wine do I match with chocolate? A white wine or a red nurtured in oak barrels? It is subjective to each lover’s sense of smell and taste. She is the founder of Raw Radiance LLC. for our deserted lovers. These sinful divine creations are delightful in nurturing a new love or soothing a broken heart. Muscadet or Vinho Verde do not like to ‘share a bed’ with chocolate. a ‘coeur brisé. According to a Parisian sommelier. young lovers await with insuperable longing to unveil their passionate. The rule can be broken if there is a minimum of 75% cacao content in the chocolate: a marriage may then be consented with red wine.superrawlife.’ As with any courtship. then smell the aroma or ‘bouquet’. For info please visit www. in this instance. Neither chocolate nor wine should really dominate the Chocolate & Wine Chocolate &Wine . but they are not too happy when matched with chocolate. do not drink champagne with chocolate.Recipes by Mila Ilina Article by Carmen Shelton cs@carmenshelton. Chocolate and wine have been the lover’s ultimate redeeming feature. Let not your ‘chagrin d’amour’ overcast your longing for champagne. Mila Ilina is a certified Gourmet Raw Food Chef & Instructor with the Living Light Culinary Arts Institute. Which combinations of chocolate and wine have a ‘rocky’ courtship? ‘Vins verts’ such as Sauvignon. We may only break the rules.

optional superfoods). Set 1978 Cuvee Aime Cazes AOC Risevaltes Millesime (White) Organic/Biodynamic – Domaine Cazes. and place in the freezer for a minimum of 2 hours. allowing everything to incorporate and melt together. pitted (soak 20 min) 1 Tbsp raw honey 1 Tbsp melted coconut oil 2 tsp vanilla extract Pinch Himalayan salt Mexican-Spice Chocolates (From the Raw Chocolate & Wine Recipe ebook! 2009 Benziger Grenache Rose (Pink) Sustainable/Intransition Biodynamics (Demeter) – Benziger Family  Winery. Add more water if needed for desired consistency. USA 2006 Sonoma County Port (Red) Sustainable/In-transition to Biodynamic – Benziger Family Winery. France www. ▪ Pour the chocolate mixture into flexible candy molds. Soak pitted dates in 1/4 cup water for 20 min. ▪ Pour the warm liquid into the bowl of dry ingredients while stirring the 2007 Grande Maison Cuvée Antoinette AC (Bergerac) (Red) Organic/Vegan – France 1995 Gewurztraminer Sélection de Grains Nobles (White) Organic/Biodynamics – Domaine Josmeyer Alsace.vincermos.josmeyer.benziger.raw-radiance. Serve with fresh strawberries ▪ Using a fine sifter. USA 2004 Syrah Russian River (Red) Sustainable Organic//Biodynamic – Patianna Organic Vineyards.patianna. ▪ Melt cacao butter to a warm liquid (see Recipe Instructions section).) Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blended (including the water dates are soaking in) until smooth and creamy. USA WINE PAIRING 2009 Vin Gris of Pinot Noir (Pink) Organic/Biodynamic –  Los Carneros Robert Sinskey Vineyards. USA www.Chocolate Truffle Mousse (From the Raw Chocolate & Wine Recipe ebook! www. WINE PAIRING 2007 Zinfandel Old Vines Russian River Appelation (Red) Organic/Transition to Biodynamic – Porter Creed Vineyards. France • • • • • • • • 1/2 cup cashews (soak 2 hrs) 1/2 cup raw cacao powder 1/4 cup water 2 dates. Add coconut oil/butter along with raw honey. and set aside. rinse and drain. salt. sift dry ingredients into a glass bowl (cacao powder. Continue to whisk until well 1/2 cup melted cacao butter 1/2 cup raw cacao powder 3 Tbsp raw honey* 1 Tbsp coconut oil/butter* 1 Tbsp lucuma powder 1 Tbsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp cayenne (or more to taste) Pinch Himalayan salt 2 cups fresh strawberries (for dipping) Soak cashews for 2 hours.cazes-rivesaltes. USA 13 www.  (Do not  discard the water.

rinsed •  1/4 cup cashews. seeds removed. then basil. top with portobello. (Save marinade for a fantastic salad dressing. 3.cheftinajo. www. if  not available. It’s the perfect dish for .) 2. Add all the nut ricotta ingredients as listed in a high powered blender. freshly squeezed •  2 Tbsp olive oil •  1 1/2 cups macadamia nuts. aroma and texture.superrawlife. soaked 4 hours. zest Macadamia Ricotta •  1/4 cup macadamia nut milk •  1/4 cup  lemon juice. minced •  1/4 cup nutritional yeast Heirloom tomatoes layers •  3-4 whole beautiful Heirloom tomatoes or. When adding 2nd Portobello. add cheese to stem side of mushroom first. then lay on top of the basil (it’s nearly impossible to spread cheese over basil leaves). tomato layer. Next layer is sliced tomatoes. aroma and texture. Then simply spread another layer of cheese onto the top of mushroom and begin adding another layer of basil and tomato. then stored in the refrigerator. (Servings: 2) This layered fresh and delicious tower is delectable in flavor. drained. Creating your tower 1. soaked 4 hours. then add to stack. It’s the perfect dish for two. Toss ingredients together.  drained. Add the marinade ingredients to a large re-sealable bag or mixing bowl as listed. Stacking Tips 1. For the 3rd and final Portobello. fourth and last layer of cheese. leaves only Procedure: Marinating the mushrooms 1. (Servings: 2) www. basil layer. Remove stems and wipe the mushrooms clean with a damp towel. Process ingredients until smooth and creamy. cleaned with stems  removed •  2 tsp garlic minced •  1 green onion minced •  1/2 cup olive oil •  2 Tbsp nama shoyu  •  1/8 tsp course black pepper •  2 Tbsp lemon juice. rinsed •  1 tsp Himalayan pink salt  •  1 tsp garlic. the better the flavor. This leaves the top of portobello face side up. Now top with the final portobello. The mushrooms can be marinated a day in advance. Creating the macadamia nut ricotta 1. then slice Basil leaf layers •  1 whole fresh bunch. add cheese to stem side of mushroom first. your favorite ripe tomatoes.) Begin by adding the first “cheese” layer to the Portobello. Set aside for 30 minutes to 8 hours. stem side Ingredients: Marinated Mushrooms •  3 portobello mushrooms. Now add your second layer of cheese. (Save the stems for a treat later. Remove mushrooms from marinade. third layer of cheese. the longer you marinate. carefully insuring that the mushrooms are completely covered with marinade. freshly squeezed •  1 tsp lemon. This means the top of the mushroom will be face down on the plate (makes cutting a snap!).A Touch of Chef Tina Jo Stephens Portobello Macadamia Nut Ricotta Cheese Tomato and Basil Tower This layered fresh and delicious tower is delectable in flavor. 2.

Add the dates. Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth and creamy. 2. you can easily  add hazelnut milk or coconut milk. (Servings: 4) Cucumber Cups With Watermelon Salad This beautiful appetizer may be tiny in size. 5. fruit. the list is endless. Putting it all together 5. Slowly whisk in the olive oil. brownies. •  If you prefer not to use alcohol. To make the chocolate ganache 1. 3. pumpkin pie spice and hazelnut liqueur. 6. combine the melon and onion. Pour the dressing over the melon mixture and toss gently until everything is coated and evenly mixed. 8.Chocolate Hazelnut Lava Cake These little bundles of chocolate goodness are simply Heaven-on-a-spoon! The combination of chocolate and hazelnut liqueur will have you hanging on by your fingertips. fennel. then process again until the mixture begins to hold together. •  I always double or quadruple the ganache  recipe. taste. Dehydrate at 105F for 15 hours. but it’s big on flavor! Each cup is a perfect bite. lemon peel. large seedless Procedure: 1. Again slightly press down to encase the chocolate ganache. Set cucumber cup aside. To warm. you may  use brandy. Place the hazelnuts and salt in the food processor and process until nuts are finely ground into a nice meal. black pepper) Chocolate Ganache •  1/4 cup agave nectar •  1/4 cup cacao powder •  2 Tbsp coconut oil •  pinch himalayan pink salt  Procedure: To make the cake 1. chocolate cake. Any extra watermelon salad makes a great snack for later! Ingredients: Chocolate Cake •  3 cups hazelnuts (unsoaked) •  16 whole medjool dates. or to taste •  1 Tbsp basil. 9. 4. In a large bowl. Add in the minced basil. and adjust seasonings. (Servings: 12) Ingredients: •  2 lb watermelon. 4. leaving a bottom for your cup(keep for a refreshing snack). combine the vinegar. Process again until the cacao is well blended throughout the entire mixture. if needed. salt. Pour the glaze over ice cream. The ganache can be stored in a sealed glass container for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator. 2. Tips: •  If you do not have hazelnut liqueur. Top the cakes with the remaining cake mixture evenly among the 4 ramekins. cut into 1/4 inch cubes •  3 Tbsp sweet onion. nutmeg. optional •  2 tsp hazelnut liqueur •  2/3 cup cacao powder •  1/8 tsp Himalayan pink salt •  1/8 tsp pumpkin pie spice (blend of cinnamon. 3. I always find yummy uses for it! 17 . approximately 2 Tbsp of the cake mixture in each ramekin. rough chopped •  1 tsp vanilla extract. and pepper. 4. Add the cacao powder.  ginger. Kahlua. Peel and cut cucumbers into 2 inch rounds. as it is delicious and saves in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. a few drops at a time. Now stuff the cucumber cups with watermelon salad and garnish with basil  sprigs. Add 2 Tbsp of the chocolate ganache to the top of each cake-filled ramekin. Irish Creme. In a small bowl. finely minced •  1/4 cup olive oil •  1/8 cup apple cider vinegar •  1/8 tsp Himalayan pink salt •  1 pinch black pepper. place in a dehydrator on 105 F for 1015 minutes or place in a double broiler to warm. Cut the flesh from the melon and dice into tiny bite size pieces and set aside. Place 1/3 cup of the cake mix in each of the  ramekins and press the mixture down with your fingers to compact. 3. cardamom. freshly ground. vanilla extract. cloves. 2. minced •  2 cucumbers. then whisk until salt is dissolved. Amaretto or. 6. 7. star anise. Scoop out the center flesh.

probably the majority of the components of a home are toxic. it gets mixed with clay. At least fifty million people in the United States suffer from respiratory illness and asthma is at an all time high. headache. built entirely from earth. Healthy lifestyle with all its components is also very important. Two of the greatest benefits of a cob home are that not only will it not be poisoning you.What makes a house a home? by Craig B Sommers ND www. vinyl flooring. being made of the same natural ingredients. kidney failure. asthma. Cob is said to be the oldest and strongest natural building material on the planet. and if built correctly. I suggest exploring the internet for more information. poly-vinyl-chloride water pipes. These  vapors  can  cause  Sick  Building  Syndrome. respiratory congestion. fatigue.S. draperies. If does not burn. being a major component of a healthy lifestyle. homeowners. There are at least forty adobe homes in New York over 100 years old. trichloroethylene. phthalates. particle board. There are cob and adobe homes in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. nervous system disorders. adobe and cob are coming into vogue in many places. but rather the whole building is one single brick. Some companies offer zero VOC paint  as well as sealers to stop existing paint from off-gassing. Strawbale. Even Paul Revere’s home in Boston is built of adobe bricks.     Some  of  the  harmful  chemical  vapors  that  off-gas  from these items include ammonia. benzene. In North America there is the Taos Pueblo.000 deaths from cancer. and it does not rot.  Other common household sources of chemical vapors. www. Cob is stronger than adobe and more resistant to wet weather because it has a higher straw content and because it is monolithic.rawfoodsbible. It is similar to adobe.superrawlife. Even in the northeastern US many colonial era homes are built of earth. There is a wonderful alternative to a conventional house and the chemical cocktail it likely contains. affects us in ways that most people never realize. Cob is a style of earthen building developed in the harsh wet environs of the British Isles. There are alternatives to conventional paint. Earth is the oldest and most common building material on earth! A very large portion of the world’s people live in homes built of the earth and many of us who have not grown up with these traditional buildings are beginning to see the need to revive them in the Western world. one of the oldest constantly inhabited buildings in the U. in Africa. And instead of using rebar to make sure that the walls don’t crack. Babylon and Ur. chloroform. Indoor air pollution. include ceiling tiles. wallpaper and there are more. cob is not made into individual bricks. Asia. and the list goes on. and xylene/toluene. but instead of mixing the sand with Portland cement to hold it together. While there is not a plethora of contractors in the USA that offer natural buildings. They are wrapped in plastic and Styrofoam. formaldehyde. but where adobe is formed into bricks and sun dried cob is applied directly to the foundation by the handful or by the shovelful to create hand sculpted free flowing walls. Cob homes can be built entirely from natural materials from the foundations to the paints. There are no seams for the walls to crack along. and the Americas. nose and throat irritations. There are  also workshops available where one could learn how to build such a home. I live in a cob house. In Southern England tens of thousands of cob (earthen) homes between 500 and 700 years old remain in use today as hundreds of new ones are being built with the encouragement of the Queen. Building with cob is a creative experience similar to sculpting with clay. The symptoms of Sick Building Syndrome include allergies. and respiratory collapse each year. gas stoves. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has estimated that indoor air pollution from chemicals such as those released by paint are responsible for more than 11. While diet pays a roll in these and brick. eye. plastic carpets. In fact. fire retardant synthetic furniture. upholstery. (VOCs). termites don’t eat it. Thus you can spend less time in a stressful work environment and more time participating in the life of your family and community which will certainly also keep you healthier and happier. have tiles glued down with adhesives. stains and varnishes. Earthen buildings in one form or another have been built for thousands of years all over the world. formaldehyde soaked insulation. and the environment. floor coverings. but it can also be very inexpensive. indoor air pollution also plays a major roll. Parts of the Great Wall of China are built from earth as well as large parts of the first great cities. digesting and assimilating the optimal diet for your body type and lifestyle is a key part on the road to optimal health. most of the wooden ones having long ago burned or rotted away. Cob is made from the same sand that is used to make cement. sinus congestion and many more. Formica countertops. Europe. cob uses the woody portion of grain producing grasses called straw. Recently there has been a resurgence of building homes from natural E ating. they don’t off gas at all. In Yemen there are cob buildings five stories high built in the middle ages and still inhabited today. plywood.  The modern home can sometimes be chemical gas chamber made of thousands of toxic synthetic materials that are dangerous to builders. there are many.. Houses are not just made of wood 19 . In other words.

but our power to do has increased. but gain vibrant health. He is the founder of LovingRaw."That which we persist in doing becomes easier. The 100 day challenge is a serious life changing weight loss program.”After thirty-failed diet attempts and the looming prospect of gastric bypass surgery.100dayrawweightlosschallenge. philip@lovingraw. In their place. and is also the author of three books. raw food saved Philip’s life. and rediscovering nature. vitality. lethargy. Philip enjoys spending time outdoors in the sunshine. and glowing 185 pounds. Passionate about the vibrant health and energy he gained when he lost his poor eating habits and emotional hang-ups. or concocting fresh raw transform your body and lifestyle! Join us. He inspires others to begin their own healing journey and not only lose extra weight. embarrassment. When Philip switched to a 100% raw food lifestyle in 2006. author. you have the power to change! www. and has also inspired half a million viewers who have followed his journey on YouTube. or. including the upcoming World’s Sexiest Diet as well as Raw Food. He has appeared as a guest speaker at the Raw Spirit Festival and CBS show The Doctors. anxiety. Fast Food and Raw Food Salad Bar. 1 00 day Challenge How To Make Superfood Puddings by Philip McCluskey P When you Pre-order your Super Raw Life 100 Day Challenge Prior to the April 18. as he calls it.” When he’s not writing. 21 5 % off 0 hilip McCluskey is a sought-after motivational speaker. and happiness – as well as his fitter. a source of advice and inspiration about the raw food | w. Philip has made it his mission to spread hope and health to “the world’s sexiest diet. he lost over 215 pounds as well as the depression. $1 dollar a ." The 100 day challenge is a proven way to lose weight using a raw food diet plan. and illness that had nagged him most of his life. not that the nature of the thing has changed. for serious people looking to change their lives and transform their lifestyle while sustaining their weight loss. and raw food expert who inspires and educates thousands worldwide about the raw food lifestyle. hiking. mental clarity. exercise and healing from the inside out. he found renewed energy. His message to them is: “I believe in you. a sense of purpose. healthier self. e. and a renewed passion for life. speaking. lovingraw. camping. 2011 release date. transforming him from a morbidly obese 400 pounds to a fit.

  Blend all except strawberries and gojis in the blender. and we live outside the box. You can make it cheesier by adding more yeast.  The more the merrier.  experimenting  with  Note: If you are using lots of powders. but with little to no water. to taste) •  Black Pepper (just shake it on) •  Olive Oil (1 teaspoon) •  Water (just a splash) •  Optional: Spirulina (make it green. (optional) 23 Transformation www.  A bit sugary. but perfect for a post workout treat. Note: You can eat the Raw Cauliflower Popcorn as-is. 2. make this an occasional snack. Then they juice fast. which I usually do. lose the taste for heavy foods. start off with 1/4 cup. the taste.  Here’s how you make it: Cotton Candy Pudding Ingredients: •  2 frozen bananas (peeled) •  1 cup frozen blueberries •  3 tbs lucuma •  1 tbs honey •  1 pinch sea salt •  1/2 cup water •  1 handful freeze dried strawberries (Trader Joes) •  1 handful goji berries (optional) Directions: 1.. and lots of superfoods added in. Well take that and triple it.   The idea is to keep it a pudding texture. salads. Others get into extended juice fasts and always seem to be doing a liver flush or master cleanse. the rush. or even raw fish or meat products.. 1-3 tablespoons) •  Optional: Coconut Oil (just a teaspoon if you want  some coconut flavor) •  Optional: Cayenne (only if you are hardcore) Directions: 1. 2. well.  Top with goji berries. the rush.. I would prefer to see you include higher water content foods than lots of dehydrated powders on a regular . or you can dehydrate it overnight and it will shrink up into yummy little crunchy pieces.. and they find they can make treats at home. Right around that point is when long-term raw foodies branch  out  into  different  areas.  (The Trader Joes brand really tastes cotton candy like when wet. some of us do it all.different types of food. the taste. Note: If you are using lots of powders. and sticky by adding raw honey (only do that if you are going to dehydrate). Well take that and triple it.) 3.  Pour into bowl and crunch together strawberries into small pieces and sprinkle on top. Others get into eating raw dairy. And some of us. buy a dehydrator. it’s a journey.  Use as little water as possible.. Now shake that bag until your arms hurt. and switch to juices.  That is what this Superfood Pudding is all about. Be sure to go easy on the salt if you dehydrate. but hopefully any freeze dried brand should do. That is what this Superfood Pudding is all about. and toppings usually work great on them too.superrawlife.  Some mono-meal and have little  to no fats.  A bit sugary. Remember the taste of cotton candy melting in your mouth? Being at the fair? Riding the rides.  Why?  Cause it’s fun.  What are superfood puddings you ask?  Basically like a smoothie. I would prefer to see you include higher water content foods than lots of dehydrated powders on a regular basis. greener by adding more spirulina. as the flavors will intensify Most people find that their raw food journey begins with smoothies and salads..  Here’s how you make it: Raw Cauliflower Popcorn Ingredients: •  Cauliflower (1 whole chopped in popcorn size pieces) •  Nutritional Yeast (a whole lot.  Then they discover gourmet raw. but perfect for a post workout treat. and usually spirullina. just pour it in. maybe  4-8 heaping teaspoons) •  Sea Salt (1/2 teaspoon or more. the excitement.  3. Measure and prepare all the ingredients for the Raw Popcorn and put in a gallon size zip lock bag. the excitement. make this an occasional snack. Remember the taste of cotton candy melting in your mouth?  Being at the fair?  Riding the rides. I found that a new phase for me was making Superfood Puddings.

This led me to a water fast which taught me a lot about where I am on my journey and eventually led me back to eating mostly fruits. I’d hit the wall on my weight loss. I started to see the whole process (even back to the veganism 2 years before going raw) as my body evolving off food and discovered many other people who had my same experiences and had become breatharian or liquidarian. Words cannot describe how horrible I felt. There was no meat on the alkaline chart. I started looking online for natural cancer cures and found the alkaline diet whose message was pretty clear. Always being kind of holistic minded. poor digestion. cancer can only grow in an acidic environment so get your body alkaline and you will heal all sorts of ills. being prescribed by doctors and led to me finding multiple underground drug dealers when I couldn’t get enough medication to cover the pain. but after my son was on solid food I went back to work waiting tables and my lifelong mild back pain complaints became progressively more severe. which came back as displaysia. I can see this all as a beautiful process that starts with a crisis and takes us on a journey of discovery about ourselves and what we truly need to be nourished which I now believe is nothing but love… love for ourselves. the beginning signs of cell abnormality. I can honestly say my favorite recipe is a ripe chilled papaya cut open and eaten with a spoon. Before I got pregnant I had adopted a vegetarian diet but I craved meat something awful during the pregnancy and later found out I was anemic. A bowl of cherries or blackberries is a close runner up. painful periods. mood swings. I learned about myofacial tension syndrome. This led me to raw foods and after reading many healing testimonials I realized this could be the answer and I committed to trying it. greens and juice. I’m into my second water fast now and this is where the deep healing begins. After all those complicated recipes and superfoods that I thoroughly enjoyed. She is available for consultations to anyone at any level on a healing journey. It wasn’t easy at first. I had energy. With the raw food cleansing came a heightened awareness of energy and intuition and she locally performs intuitive energy sessions to enable people on their healing path. Eventually the initial worst of it passed and I became the star of my local raw vegan potlucks with my amazing recipes. 25 www. When I came to terms with my addiction I realized the only thing I could do was get off the oxycontin by sweating it out. I started making a decent living making food for people and teaching classes. BIO Crystal Hutchens is a musician and filmmaker living in Alaska where she is working on a life altering film about spirituality and raw foods. It took me a long time to realize I was addicted to it and even longer to break the addiction. A vivid dream about an energy being telling me I had cancer (and her advice to use a series of numbers and letters which upon waking I learned from Google was a chemotherapy) woke me right up. When I was able to get up for short periods I was googling for a pain cure. heartburn. Links to her music. blog and Youtube can be found at CrystalHutchens. I gave up cacao when I gave up all fats and at the same time I lost weight. my cellular memory hadn’t known to crave iron pills so I ate total garbage during the pregnancy and following that up with Atkins put me in pretty bad shape. especially cashews. It started out innocently enough. I was eating predominantly meat and getting by on coffee and advil for the headaches and other pains. This eventually led to an opiate pain medication addiction. bad skin (worse than usual which was never very ideal). chronic runny nose.superrawlife. I had a pap smear my pain became minimal and many things I’d suffered from and accepted as normal went away. lethargy and depression. insomnia and nightmares all dissolved. I felt better. I got really into the superfoods and was hooked on raw cacao. A “coincidental” viewing of an animal testing video solidified the whole awakening and I went vegan almost over night. the acne and the lethargy that came when the cacao crashed. compassion for others on the journey and gratitude to the creator for making this incredible journey possible. coconuts. passion and a heightened intuition. My body had become so clean that fats gave me acne and I was gaining back weight. She is the author of “Crystalism-Why We Die and How We Can Stop” available on her website RACrystalPalace. This was a week of hell of which I will spare you the details. Eventually I couldn’t tolerate oils. lost weight. I had no energy and a turpentine headache that held on for more than a week.Raw Food and Cleansing 101 A few months after my son was born I started to suffer from the Atkins diet I was using to lose weight. Unfortunately. fibromyalgia and somewhere along the way I stumbled on the enzyme connection. After a couple years on gourmet raw foods she is now happy on mostly fruit and fasting towards breatharianism. which leads to . cacao butter and most nuts. Sweating. Detox symptoms of toxins being released were harsh. I had chronic headaches. Most importantly I felt great.

a Pull-Up bar. 30 seconds of high knees. 6 shoulders rolls forward and backward. This work out requires dumbbells or bands. 8 to 10 reps builds muscle mass. 30 seconds of butt kickers. arm circles small and big/forward and backward 20 seconds each. Team Beachbody Coach stinebeau@gmail. 30 seconds of jumping jacks. 27 . cross body arm stretches. take more rest. water. 12 to 15 reps will make you lean. and Shoulders Tip of the Day: Pick a weight that works for you. Warm Up: 30 seconds of knee to hand touches.WorkOut Program by Beau Stine Chest.beachbodycoach. Stretch: Neck stretches left and right 10 seconds each. and a towel. 6 to 8 huggers. 30 seconds of jogging in (801) 694-3742 Back. 15 seconds of shakers. Wide  arm chest stretches 3 or http:/www. If needed. Rest: Take 30 to 60 seconds of rest in between each move. 30 seconds of cherry pickers.

Diamond Pushups: Max Reps Seated Bent Over Dumbbell Pulls: Refer to Tip of the Day 2X Weighted Arm Circles: Forward and . and chest. Rest for a minute. Close-Pushups: Max Reps Close Grip Pull-Ups: Max Reps Upright Rows: Refer to Tip of the Day. Second round is reversed shoulders. First round is chest. back. 10 seconds each. now its time for Round 2! www. Decline Pushups: Max Reps Bent Over Dumbbell Pulls: Refer to Tip of the Day. and shoulders.superrawlife. Seated 90 Degree Shoulder lifts (Forward and Upright): 16 Reps.superrawlife. This is a repeat workout. If needed take it easy on the first round and then turn up the heat on the second round.www. Round 1 Mid-Pushups: Max Reps Chin-Ups: Max Reps In and Out shoulder lifts: 16 Reps Wide-Pushups: Max Reps Wide Grip Pull-Ups: Max Reps One Arm Switching Shoulder Press: Refer to Tip of the Day.

31 www. Close Grip Pull-Ups: Max Reps Close-Pushups: Max Reps Seated 90 Degree Shoulder lifts (Forward and Upright): 16 Reps. Decline Pushups: Max Reps 2X Weighted Arm Circles: Forward and Backward. Bent Over Dumbbell Pulls: Refer to Tip of the Day. 10 seconds each. Wide Grip Pull-Ups: Max Reps Wide-Pushups: Max Reps Upright Rows: Refer to Tip of the .superrawlife.Round 2 Round 2 In and Out shoulder lifts: 16 Reps Chin-Ups: Max Reps Mid-Pushups: Max Reps One Arm Switching Shoulder Press: Refer to Tip of the Day.

Many have heard the story of the American soldiers serving in Iraq who died of toxic chemical poisoning because of drinking soda pop that had been left sitting in the hot sun. sharing her light with everyone she meets. If you don’t have the cork or the lid the bottle came with. They also represent the colors of the heart and throat chakras. When certain containers get hot they leach toxic chemicals into the food or beverage we are going to eat or drink. Green or blue bottles are neutral colors so they are my personal preference. She told him she didn’t have to win her division and that just to be able to finish under 5 hours  would  make  her  happy.  He  offered  to let her run with him on Tuesdays and Thursdays once she got to where she could run several miles without being winded. olarized drinking water is kitchen tap water which has been poured into a glass bottle. Personally. Using a glass bottle to make your solar water in is very important as you don’t want toxic chemicals leaking through into your drinking water. 36 . I store the food in my pantry and fridge in glass jars. then set in the sun during the day to be energized by the suns solar rays.. Many people are filing their stomachs full of store bought beverages that have toxic chemicals and acidic sweeteners in them which not only fill their bodies full of toxins. set on the counter overnight without a lid on it so the chemicals in the public water system can dissipate. 33 bio cont. When she voiced her desire to her neighbor who was a long time marathon runner.  With  a scouring pad and some all natural goat milk  soap  scrub  off  the  sticky  glue  that  held the label on. Make sure the water level is low enough from the top so that the napkin isn’t absorbing up the solar water. To make a solar water bottle find a glass bottle you like. Soak the bottle in a sink full of water over night to soak off the labels. she wanted to train for and run it to see if she could “run out” the chronic fatigue she was experiencing. An empty wine or juice bottle makes a great container for the solar water. so on January 10. he suggested that she train this year and then run the 2000 marathon. This is why it is not good to heat things up in plastic containers or cook in a pan that emits metal. If I could find a non lead glass colored bottle in each of the colors of the chakras. She started going out for a walk every day and would jog what distance she could.. She became a Reiki Master in December of 2000 and graduated from the Utah College of Massage School in October of 2001.SolArized drinking WAter by Beverly Dunford S Beverly Dunford is a dynamic individual. Beverly completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Growth and Development from Utah State University in March of 1996. This process makes the water taste more pleasant. I cook my food on the stove or in my oven using glassware or a surgical quality stainless steel type of pan. on pg. No one knows for certain the complete history of how our food has been cared for during the process of producing it and getting it to the grocery store shelf. 1999 when she got word of a marathon that was going to be held in her area for the first time that September. doing what was comfortable for her body. That didn’t suffice Bev. By the first part of April Bev was confident enough to start running with her neighbor and knowing that she didn’t want to. truly a Diamond. It is nice to have about 12 bottles soaking in the sun at a time so that you have plenty to drink and some to share. as she desired to run the first marathon and then continue running each Top of Utah Marathon thereafter. they also fill our landfills full of empty toxic containers that contaminate our soils. She earned certificates for Medical Massage and Infant Massage Instructor in May of 2003. I would drink solar water from each color just for the added benefit of how the different colors  affect every system and cell of my body. just fold up a paper napkin and stick it in the top of the bottle. Beverly had been dealing with chronic fatigue since a 1997 car accident and was sick and tired of being sick and tired.” and is now. Once they have been in the sun for a day I leave them on my kitchen counter to drink from. Some containers leach toxins into food especially when exposed to high temperatures like when you leave a bottle or a can of liquid in the car on a hot summer day or heat it up in a microwave. His doubting that she had time to train well enough to be able to complete the first marathon only encouraged Bev more so as to prove to him that she could. She has overcome many adversities and has been through her own “trial by fire.

During this time Bev was providing professional day care services and had a state licensed family group daycare center in her home where she hired teachers to help so that she could provide the children with a 1:4 teacher student ratio. with the aid of a weekly massage and the helpful tips from her running partner. StrengthFromWithin. To aid in her own healing. She ran 5 miles every Tuesday and Thursday with him. Bev tried it out on a friend who was on kidney dialysis and her friend said it was the only hour of the day that she didn’t experience pain. Bev began reading everything she could about natural holistic health and over the years kept adding to and revising the 21 day healing sessions to encompass the new things she was learning. you may want to increase your water consumption to be one ounce of water per each pound of body weight. I highly recommend that everyone do a natural body detoxifying cleanse at least once a year. By December of 2000 Bev had become a Reiki She soon realized that massage took a lot of physical exertion and that she was not strong enough to do massage full time either. We may be able to live five weeks without eating food as long as we drink water. Bev decided to attend massage school and become licensed so that she could share massage with others and do professional trades for her own bodywork needs. Fortunately for Bev. Bev also invented some chakra balancing color therapy Personal Power Pillowcases which she feels have aided tremendously in her healing process. which she now calls her Strength From Within 21 Day Holistic Body detoxifying Cleanse. Finding it necessary to close down her daycare and unable to support herself Bev lost all the worldly possessions that she had worked so hard to accumulate over the years and became very depressed. our body and our brain are all approximately 70% water.Disease thrives in an acidic state. 1999 Bev crossed the finish line in 4:51. She had planned to stay conditioned and run the Top of Utah Marathon every year from then on however a car accident on November 19. If you are athletic and or sweating a lot. It is very important that water taken in is in  balance  with  body  salt  –  electrolytes. If you are thirsty you are already slightly dehydrated. To learn more about the  services  she  offers  please  visit  www. compassionate leader in the healing arts. Drinking enough water is important to keep the kidneys functioning to remove these wastes. and the chemicals we put on our bodies for personal grooming that are absorbed through our skin (the largest organ of the body). on September . I recommend that you drink 16 ounces of solar water each morning with a teaspoon of baking soda dissolved in it to help flush out your system and then wait 30 minutes before eating. After the accident Bev found it difficult to lift and care for the children and the noise agitated her headaches so she decided she would need to find something else to supplement her income as she needed to hire more teachers to replace the lifting required of her job. This is why the consumption of a good healthy salt like Redmond Real Salt Mineral Sea Salt is so important to our well being and why drinking lots of solar water and using mineral salt is such an important part of my Strength From Within 21 Day Body Detoxifying Cleanse. Drinking alkaline solar water helps to keep our muscle tissues hydrated which is necessary for our vital organs to be able to function as they were intended to do so. Breaking down body fat during weight loss produces wastes that must be eliminated through the kidneys. 1999 left her with headaches. Water is vital to our existence and most people are dehydrated to some degree most of the time. her niece had just completed massage school and needed to give practice massages while building a  clientele  and  was  offering  a  family  discount of $25 per massage. The water in your system briefly increases metabolism as the body then has to work to process it. At the age of 40.superrawlife. however we can only  live  5  days  without  water  and  suffer  grave consequences when we go without water for very long. Therefore if you weigh 140 pounds you may want to consume 140 ounces of solar water per day. It is good to consume at least one half your body weight in ounces of solar water each day.strengthfromwithin. Life experiences have developed Beverly into a gifted. Bev graduated from massage school in October of 2001 and began doing massage after daycare hours. and back and knee pain and she found it too painful to continue on with her running. To learn more about my Strength From Within 21 Day All Natural Body Detoxifying Cleanse visit my website at www. helps our bodies to be able to function at more optimal levels so that we may enjoy good health and vitality. Word had it that it might become required to have a massage license to charge for Reiki. Cleansing our bodies of the toxins that we consume from the air we breathe. Bev decided she  couldn’t  afford  to  pass  up  such  a  great opportunity and started going in for a weekly massage. The earth. Realizing it would be a great skill to have.    Drinking too much water without taking in salt dilutes the salt in your blood tissues and presents the risk of hyponatremia. Drinking a big glass of solar water whenever you feel hungry and before a meal or snack fills the stomach briefly and makes you feel fuller and stop eating sooner. Bio slow him down edged her on even more quickly.40. an electrolyte disturbance in which the sodium (salt) concentration in the serum is lower than normal which could cause heart attack and even www. so if you weigh 140 pounds it is good to drink at least 70 ounces of water each day. things we ingest. She learned of a 21 day Reiki healing session where you do a Reiki healing session for 21 days on a client. and then did a long run alone on Sundays adding another mile each Sunday.

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All the popular diet books aim to be best sellers instead of being based on truth and scientific evidence. your  body’s levels of leptin (hormone that signals that you’re full) fall while ghrelin (hormone that stimulates your appetite) increases. and we have those very same instincts. By now.   Experiment with cooking  – You don’t have to be competing for  the title of Iron Chef to cook healthy. Keep fresh vegetables. You are free to find out what gets you the results you want in your own body. chew your food until it turns to liquid in your mouth. The world of nutrition has become incredible complicated. be healthy and feel good? Fortunately. size. author of the book. health awareness and nutrition are at an all-time high. how are you supposed to know what is the best food for your body? What’s going to make you thrive. Biochemical Individuality. Find your favorites. Take a look at nature. Your body! Yep. vitamins. states: "Exercise is the single best thing you can do for your brain in terms of mood. Our age. Try getting at least 7-8 hours of beauty sleep a night. fruits. and ancestry all greatly influence which foods will and won’t nourish us. Pause before you eat. Animals are instinctual. there is no one perfect way of eating that works for everybody. you eat  when you are stressed. and nuts on hand. oday. for example.” What are you waiting for? Lace up those sneakers to reap the benefits of exercise!   Cultivate  an attitude of gratitude – Start counting the blessings  and miracles in your life. Feed your body what it wants – wholesome. and put your fork down between bites. and learning. most of us might even be ready to throw up our arms in despair. No wonder we are all so confused. Listen to your body’s hunger signals and needs.   Drink  more  H20  –  Our  body  is  composed  of  over  70%  water. That way. and makes you feel great! Getting adequate exercise is essential to your physical and emotional health. and they certainly don’t read any nutrition books.  So. nutritious foods full of enzymes. What a great way to measure results! Our bodies process thousands of chemical reactions every second. Just give yourself some time to explore your own perfect laboratory. consequently. Unfortunately. causing you to eat more and." That is. We are overloaded with information by the media about what and how much to eat. and drink your food. people are implementing a new diet with the hopes of losing those last 5 or 10 pounds. happy. What’s there not to be grateful for? You are alive and breathing! As you realize how lucky and blessed you are. Roger Williams. 24-hour access to the world’s most sophisticated laboratory for testing how food affects you and your  health. Most nutrition books tell you what to eat without any reference to gender. Skip the pre-packaged and preprepared food and shop at your local farmer’s market or favorite health food store to load up on some fresh produce.  Every cell in your body depends on water in order to function properly. metabolisms. Love your herbs and spices. we have free. humans and animals know instinctively what food is best for them. bored. constitution. or going for a walk. and fewer cravings. whether learning to meditate. Most people are chronically dehydrated and mistake hunger for thirst. Try out a new vegetable or fruit each week and have fun in the kitchen!   Eat when you’re hungry – If you are like most people. you will begin to see the magic of everyday life. All the diet theories out there are missing a huge part of what nutrition is really about: the individual. and  minerals. taking a hot bath. Harvard Medical School psychiatrist John Ratey. so are the myriads of diseases and health problems. Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain. better moods. T genetics. fresh. The truth is. The problem is. Here are some tips to guide you on your own journey to optimal health and vitality:   Chew your food – Did you know that about 90% of your immune  system is located in your gut? That means there is more brain in your gut than in your head! A quote from Mahatma Gandhi condensed all wisdom into one sentence: "Chew your drink. It is possible to foster a deep relationship with your body in which it naturally 41 . It’s only by listening to your body that you’ll discover what is best for you. delicious meals. detoxifies the body. you are a very sophisticated bio-computer. We are way too individualistic to eat the same exact foods. It’s a smooth running machine and the foods you are eating are the fuel you’re putting into it. oxygenates the blood. Just as plants and trees lean toward the light. So how much of this information really matters? How much of it do we understand and how much is just clever marketing? Everyday. and you will be surprised at your body’s intelligence and sophistication. memory. They grab our attention by giving us quick ways to lose weight and promises to look and feel younger. In his book. increases blood circulation. and constitution. start looking for them and you shall find more. This is called bio-individuality. gain weight. this statement is based on the reality that we all have very different bodies and dietary needs. When it comes to healthy eating. can help you separate the need for food from the need for comfort and relaxation. and notice how much more productive and alert you feel throughout the day!   Get moving! – Exercise improves your mood. most of us have ignored the messages that our bodies are sending for so long and have lost touch with our natural cues. trusting and honoring your body throughout the process. The roots of this philosophy go back to a mid-century scientist.   Get enough sleep –When you aren’t getting enough zzz’s. A good rule of thumb to indicate how much you need: drink half your body weight in ounces. and try combining them in novel ways. Good digestion begins in the mouth and is linked to a strong immune system. Williams explains a basic principle of nutrition that was sorely overlooked: no one diet works for everyone. sad. Try drinking a tall glass of water with some freshly squeezed lemon first thing in the morning to hydrate your cells and jump-start your day. you will cultivate the ability to eat intuitively. age. You are your own dietary scientist and you are your one-and-only test subject. Finding other ways to nourish yourself. This means that you end up feeling hungrier without really feeling satisfied by what you eat. you just can’t beat your own kitchen.tells you what it needs to function at it’s highest potential.  improves digestion and assimilation. Ever heard of the saying: one person’s food is another person’s poison? Well. gender. Gorillas don’t worry about where they get their protein. or all of the above.

org/ 43 projects_hippocrateshealthinstitute. prepare and enjoy eating delicious raw plant-based recipes which were later replicated with their students. give access to teachers for use in classrooms worldwide. Funds are now needed to make a TV documentary from this extensive footage in order to use this successful program as a model for other schools. Excalibur Food Dehydrators donated 5 Dehydrators for classroom use. Brian B. Clement. Their lesson plan. And so. such as Dr. cancer. 2009 at the Martin Luther King Jr. K-8 School (MLK) in Dorchester. During each class guest volunteer speakers shared their life stories of how by practicing the “living food lifestyles” they reversed diabetes. For details see http://www.htm. Further funds were raised through the total tuitions after expenses of the 10 week Health Educator certificate courses. Optimum Health Solution (OHS) is a 501c3 non profit organization dedicated to eliminating obesity. exercise. psycho-emotional support and detoxification. addresses the most important aspects of physical health: clean food. They also received training to implement the program within their classrooms and earned 30 Professional Development Points. host/producer of the children's TV program "Jo Jo's Dreamcart " TV for kids 5-10. www. And were able to do this in an economical way. filmed the entire course and lessons in the classrooms at their . chronic disease and mal-nutrition in children. Director of the Hippocrates Health Institute in Florida and Brenda Cobb. posted on www. I’ve been so touched by the great inroads now being made to fight obesity and chronic diseases that I’ve wanted to dedicate my life towards this mission. Lariccia Media Productions.optimumhealthsolution.superrawlife. the teachers received pre and post personal health assessments which showed improvements in their own health while following the program. This program was made possible by the generosity of internationally renowned speakers.Feeding our Kids a Healthy Future by Betsy Bragg. Each week the MLK teachers benefited from hands-on learning to plant sprouts. The Director of The Living Food Institute in Georgia donating their time and expenses to come to Boston and speak at OHS Fundraisers. “Optimum Health for Kids”. “Life Force Energy – The Hippocrates Approach to Optimum Health” which are offered quarterly. valued at $1250. As part of the program. Executive Director of Optimum Health Solution M y dream has always been to provide children the many opportunities I’ve found to improve my health through conscious lifestyle choices. juice them. to bring this to those who need this most I launched “Optimum Health for Kids" on October 26. obesity and much . crones disease. based on the Hippocrates approach.

OHS arranged for the teachers to have their health assessments at the beginning and end of the program to show their progress. adzuki and lentil sprouts (from left to right . LaRicciaMediaProductions. Ivonne Donovan.) As part of the program. the principal of the Martin Luther King School. watching them grow and are energized by chewing on bunches of grass. Here. Bolt fully embraces the whole idea of the Hippocrates healthy lifestyle. To my right is Mrs. one of the teachers. the microscopist. Assistant Principal. sunflower sprouts and sprout mung. are excited day by day.Valerie Arthurton. teaching some of the staff the benefits of and how to grow wheatgrass. Kate Acton. Jessica Bolt. Randy Jacobs. Magnolia Monroe-Gordan and Richard Salmon. On my left is Magnolia Monroe-Gordon. She is a graduate of Life Force Energy class and a 3rd grade teacher at the Martin Luther King School. Health Assessments Learning To Sprout Making It Happen . heal the planet" into the classroom and co-facilitated Optimum Health for Kids in order to spread the mission throughout the school and the city. She carries the mission of "heal http:// blip.Here I am with the two key people who have made this program possible. Mrs. She fully supported and welcomed the program into her school. Here's a photo of Randy Jacobs. Watch this suberb video taken by Joanne LaRiccia (known to us as Jo Jo) www. owner of Life Force Growers. is showing and explaining a photo of his blood to Tom Students of these teachers have now planted sunflower sprouts in soil in their own classrooms.

Include those sequence words in the writing. and finally)." the writing must include every step. The students will complete a first draft of the dehydration of apples experience. Photographs by John Paul Endress *Washing the Dog Sloan Written by Peter Sloan and Sheryl What’s Next! "how to. The students need to have prior experience in the process of dehydrating apples in the classroom so that they are able to write about . Part of the education they receive addresses real life challenges such as how to keep the living food lifestyle going on a limited income. When explaining www.A Lesson Plan by 2nd grade teacher. then. Write and draw each step in the process of dehydrating the apples on the How-To paper. “obese parents have obese children. Tobin's Second According to a recent study by the University of North Dakota. and warrant intervention”. OHS plans to enlist: 1) A graduate student to do the statistical analysis and write up the research study. 47 To more effectively change the lifestyle of children. Mrs Wendy Tobin on – Writing –“How to Dehydrate Awesome Apple Crisps” Purpose: This lesson helps the students plan and compose the first draft of a whole group expository writing piece (A How to Book) about dehydrating apples. Since this is a work in progress. after. 3) Funding for the study and for Community Supported Agriculture shares of food for the families that can’t afford them. Tying It All Together: The students certainly enjoyed learning about the dehydrator and using it in the classroom to create a healthy apple snack. 2) A medical facility to do pre and post blood tests along with a six month follow-up. ELA General Standard 19-Writing Materials: *pencils *crayons *How-To paper *markers *chart paper *How to Make Peanut Butter Written by Sue Howard. Then write in complete sentences and draw pictures about those materials needed for the first page on the How-To paper. The students prefer these apples to cookies and candy. first. Sequence is important. Preparation: Determine a "how to" topic to write about that relates to the dehydration of apples. next. Students discuss the materials needed to dehydrate apples. Revisit the How to Books used: How to Make Peanut Butter and Washing the Dog to review the characteristics of A How to Book. School of Nursing. Create a list of materials on chart paper. and sufficient detail.superrawlife. Procedure: Remind the students that expository writing has to be explicit. please call 617-835-2913 or email Betsy@OptimumHealthSolution. Brainstorm with the students sequence words that can be used in this type of expository writing (i. last. coherent organization. OHS is planning a research study of parents who are struggling with obesity who have a child in kindergarten or first grade who is also obese. Parents need to be educated about healthy nutrition and healthy living in order to properly guide their children. Objective: Students will write with a clear focus. the final product will be a published piece of writing (A How to Book) by Mrs. If you wish to help. I came to realize that the entire family needs to be educated. Therefore. OHS is offering a 10 week (30 hour) educational program for parents and will then work to further support families by conducting a monthly “Healthy Eating Family Club” for the kids. The whole class begins with the discussion of the materials used to dehydrate the apples.e.

 Be it to celebrate. and after persistence and time I found I had broken a real addiction to the food I once loved. I came to the realization I was not only addicted to food.  We have either not found what we love in life.  A path of self-realization.   The  extent  of  suffering  in  each  individual  varies.   Regaining control of our thoughts is imperative. The second step in creating a new reality is living in the present moment. This decision proved to be the correct one. or we have found what we love. specifically fast food and processed foods.superrawlife. BIO At 400 pounds. My blog is currently my outlet for this.  I know this well. living in a reality that is of their own creation. I always looked for any excuse to eat.  Depression and anxiety are symptoms of living in the past or the future and much of our inability to find inner peace can be directly tied to this.  I was capable of making decisions. and many more.  Meditation has unlimited benefits and is really healthy and beneficial to everyone. is meditation.  The lack of knowing our true selves has created a world full of addicted and unhappy 49 . lead me to realize the ability to create heaven on earth was possible.    I must say this was quite liberating. most  of our distress comes from the ego. I am confident in my belief that raw food is the fountain of youth. and instead decided to use a book that listed the healthiest foods on earth. and addicted to junk / processed foods. wander through life aimlessly (trying to get by). my life was dominated by food. but on the true needs of my body. After living 100% raw for a year. Dyer S elf-inflicted  mental  suffering  is  sadly  a  growing  trend  in our world. but our fears prevent us from pursuing it. I have lost 225 pounds while gaining many years of healthy life.  This suffering manifests itself  in many ways. or to make myself feel better. When not being passionate about saving the world. if they wish to find peace with themselves and the world as a whole. that are just trying to get by. I am a married father of 2 soon to be 3 children.    For me personally.  Self-realization allows us to raise awareness of the thought processes which we have developed that create our suffering. and it’s my hope to raise awareness of ways to live a more healthy and fulfilling lifestyle. not based on cravings.  One very useful tool we have available to help us control our thoughts and ensure we are living in the present moment. or the judge that creates self-loathing to cynicism. be it egotistical desires and the fulfillment.Realizing Eden by James M.   Another  very  common  manifestation  of  our  suffering  is  an  addiction to food. ADHD. I later learned of the raw food lifestyle.    Originally starting with the determination to eliminate all junk and processed foods and drinks. eating disorders. I truly believe anyone can follow in my footsteps. I believe that I understand a great deal of people that are going through life today. but certain types of foods. www. sleeping disorders.  These are all due to a psychological disconnection from our true selves. The first step for anyone wanting to make a new reality for themselves is choosing a path of self-realization. anxiety. chronic depression.  For the most part. After that realization I made a decision to make all processed food and drinks to be a non-food option.  and  the  source of most suffering is the ego. a decision was made to find my true self. because I was one of them.

The beauty of love is that it allows us to imagine and create. our gift. we all have them.A third and very important step is our persistence and ability to imagine.   Whatever you can imagine. and share it with the world. however in some cases we have limited our experiences in a way where we are unaware completely of our potential gifts. combined with the energy of a raw food diet.    In order to create anything new you have to have imagination. It will be at this point we will also find we feel complete and at peace with ourselves.  Regardless.  Raw food and Love is the future and we are the creators of it. Spreader of Love.  However we need to find our  way to express love. nor fears. you will find you can create anything.   It fills us with energy and creativity. through love and finding our true selves. and you have to have persistence even when faced with opposition. it will feel like we have gotten our youth back.  I have developed a love for pure raw foods.    We sense this within ourselves. www.   It is important that you do what you love in life. from writing to singing to helping others. I came to realize that I was the master of my destiny. I truly believe this world can ‘be the change’ everyone simply needs to find inner peace. but imperative.  We can envision and create a beautiful world where there is no pain and suffering. I truly believe that realizing a new Eden is not only possible. They allow us to create more love in this world and are truly important for us individually and as a world as a whole. if you focus the energy you have on what you imagine. we can create one without suffering. because love raises your ability to imagine.realizingeden. which is the fountain of youth for this Eden I now live in. it’s typically creative in nature. Each and every person on this planet has a gift. Following these . Consumer of Raw Foods. Seeker of truth. www.“One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul.” --Clarissa Pinkola Estes Photo © Brett Baxter .

•  On an inhale step right foot through to hands and then  left foot. Simply peel the tomatoes and then whizz all the ingredients together with a hand blender and serve.helensrawfood. wordpress. the blood circulating and sets you up for the day ahead. Some days I will just do some sun salutations and I have shared this simplest of sequences with you here. Usually this is a large leafy salad with whatever produce is available or it may be a soup. Going back to basics and freeing up energy to enjoy our journey feels like a very good place to be right now. We are traveling around Europe and are spending the winter down in Southern Spain enjoying some sun and a truly laid back way of life. there you have it. •  On the same exhale lower body into a plank position and  then down to the floor. Whilst  here  checks  that  the core is nice and tight. Bend knees if you need to in order to get the whole of the hand flat on the floor. Do this every time no matter how short your practice may be for that day. Being passionate about this life we are living also means being passionate about my health. find somewhere to practice that inspires you. For me combining these two means I can live my life in the simple way that I desire. palms together. If I am only doing this part of the practice then I would aim for 10 salutations in total. playing with yoga and creating simply yet delicious raw food is truly YOGA ROUTINE Roll out your mat and you are ready to begin. •  When  you  are  ready  take  your  arms  to  your  sides  and  open your eyes. Which is why.www.  close  your  eyes  and  take  a  few moments to calm your mind and prepare yourself for your practice. After doing my morning yoga I will normally have something light and simple for my lunch. Dedicate an area for your yoga/exercise and fill it with things that you like so  that you will want to come back there again and again.thefitoption. My website www. A vegetarian of some 24 years I started adding a large amount of raw food into my diet about 5 years ago. •  Exhale and step right foot back and then rocks! www. •  Inhale and raise chest looking upwards. I love the effect yoga has on me. to stretch out limbs and backs that have been motionless over night.  I like uncomplicated. It gets the energy flowing. without all the possessions and paraphernalia that existing in the modern world seems to bring. •  Exhale and drop head towards knees in a forward bend •  Inhale  come  up  to  standing  bringing  arms  back  over  heads. •  Exhale and fold forward bringing hands to floor in front  of feet. It is so simple to make and so delicious. I love Ashtanga for its flow and breath work and some days my practice will see me working through the primary series. it is yoga that I have got the most from and it is yoga that now stands up front and centre in my exercise repertoire. I love the tone and shape it gives  to my body – yoga shoulders and arms are the best!!  I also love  the time it gives me to centre myself and recharge – to go within. raw food •  Come to within about a foot of the front of your mat. shoulders are relaxed and away from ears and heels are being worked down to the floor. tight hips that need gentle yet constant work to loosen them up. Firstly. stress free living that takes the tears and tantrums of everyday life out of the equation and leaves you with the time and the space to enjoy each and every second that you have. •  Inhale. My current diet varies from between 70-100% of raw food on any given day. look up and straighten out the legs still keeping  hands flat on 55 . •  Bring  your  hands  to  prayer. •  Exhale hands back to sides.  My  aim  for  2011 is to offer ‘Raw Food and Yoga Retreats’ in amazing locations  across Europe in a bid to show people the amazing powers of both raw food and yoga. My daily practice varies. A ‘salute to the sun’ is just the best way to start the is where I bring all of this together  to  offer  advice  on  living  a  healthy  lifestyle. You can follow our travels on my blog here: . I feel very blessed to be able to explore this way of life and see how it fits.thefitoption. Having the time and energy to spend on ‘manifesting’ my business. Some days I work on problem areas – years of long  distance running means I have tight. I think there is a lot to be said for this living simply……….  I have pretty much tried all sorts of exercise over the years but I have to say. •  Stay  here  for  five  deep  breaths.Living the Simple Life By Helen Hooper www. I am a certified Personal Fitness Trainer and soon to be qualified yoga teacher. If you need to drop your knees at this stage then that is ok. I currently find myself living in a caravan with my husband and three adorable and very spoilt cats.  •  Exhale and turn toes over coming into downward dog. So. Make sure your core is engaged (pull belly button through to spine) and hold it here throughout. One of my favourites at the moment is this ‘cream of tomato’.  Repeat this sequence as many times as you want.superrawlife.  Two of my most favourite – yoga and raw  food. it is also an experiment into ‘living simply’.com Our time spent traveling is not only the result of a long held dream and a healthy dose of wanderlust. but. CREAM OF TOMATO SOUP Ingredients – serves two or one large bowl if extra hungry!!         4 large tomatoes 1 ripe avocado ½ red pepper Juice of ½ lemon Small squirt of namu shoyu sauce Pinch of Himalayan rock salt ½ - ¾ pint of water – warmed if required. Food preparation is minimal and I need nothing more than to roll my mat out to enjoy and reap the rewards given to me by yoga. My philosophy on life is a straight forward one – ‘keep it simple’. bring  hands to prayer and take eyes up to thumbs. •  On an in breath raise your arms above your head.

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winning oil painter. at age nine. when I presented him with his hand. By the time she arrived in the United States. came from the late."™ She switched mediums after leafing through a silk-painting book she intended to buy for a friend. Blackwell".painted silk pocket-square. Gabriele. and never wavered from that dream. Gabriele knew immediately that this was what she had to do! The book went home with her. fashioncritic. she knew that she wanted to become an artist. Her mission with her art is to "Add luscious colors and sensual textures to your wardrobe. And gave me a big hug! Can I tell you how relieved I was?! THE Mr. "Mr. herself. to say the least. the feeling is as delicious as cake frosting or a baby's kiss!" Visit her blog: So Many Things To Love . and the friend was given something else for Christmas. "I love it! I LOVE it!". (Annual Best & Worst Dressed List) I was nervous. Blackwell loved my work?!! Nice!! BIO Photo by Gary Choppe’ Silk-Painter/Fabric Designer Specializing in Silk and Velvet Accessories and Yardage Born in Europe to artistic parents. Gabriele describes painting on silk: "When the brush touches the silk and the dyes begin to flow.One of my absolute favorite comments about my work. That was in 1996 and she has never gone back to her oils. He looked at and it said. became an award.

I am the proud owner of one with bright. Use my recycled bags when I go grocery shopping. textures.books. her supplies themselves. Blog: http://SoManyThingsToLove. to make the scarf wash. instead of plastic. I love black and is attached to stretcher bars. one brush-stroke at a time. Her design is outlined with a resist to keep the dyes from running together. A quick glimpse of the main steps is as follows: The design begins as PURE WHITE. Save things on my computer. And of course. until the design is completed. and even more happy to wear. She then begins the lengthy dye-setting Website: http://GabrieleAgustini. Thanks again for being my friend!!!" Ruta Lee Actress. I'm a contradiction. in Southern www.” Augustini says. Singer Q&A What do you personally do to be more eco-friendly? I recycle.superrawlife. And a ton of things in my studio! Even just looking at my brushes." Kathy Smith Your leader in total fitness "I am so happy and proud to have your beautiful artwork on my body. abstract shapes. decadent sunflowers. flowers. Gabriele applies the vibrant French silk dyes.blogspot.and that's all she wrote!! I've been hooked ever since! What is your concept towards fashion? I love bright.Passionate! “One of my favorite surface designs is silk painting. There are many steps in creating a hand-painted silk scarf. antique fabrics. Take short showers. 100% silk. Use re-usable glass water bottles. What do you do professionally to be more eco-friendly? Use cloths that I launder after use. wearable works of art. Every inch of it is filled with things that inspire her. and antique fabrics from her favorite designers.( A mother's dream!) I was an oil-painter most of my adult life." Elaine Hendrix Actress/Singer "The colors of the beautiful scarf truly reflect my spirit. no two pieces are ever completely alike! "Gabriele Agustini's scarves are exquisite. colors. on the other hand. if not in the room. Makes me so happy to look at. Just glancing at the brushes and dyes makes her want to create. jewel-toned. Where do you find inspiration for the art you do? Everywhere!! I'm inspired by colors. inspires me! I have more ideas than I have time. Gabrieles studio represents how she feels about her work. I discovered silk-painting in 1996 . Use eco-friendly cleaning products. Turn all lights off. colorful things! Things that make a woman's complexion come alive.G abriele Agustinis studio is in her home. Even though some designs may be 61 . Buy in bulk to cut down on packaging. But. How long have you been painting? Painting on scarfs?) I drew and painted from the the time I was a little kid. instead of printing everything. instead of paper towels. It kept me quiet for hours.

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I looked over at my mom and told her I am done. What else did I have to lose. I was happy. got diarrhea and my body and head ached. I could trick my mind into liking the taste. Around day fifteen I woke up feeling refreshed and alive.Michele Marie Jeppson Continues on next page www. feeling something I had never felt before. It took me years to realize I gained weight as a subconscious protection . I am so thankful for what raw foods have done in my life and I want to assure you. lost my voice. I started the 21 day cleanse with the attitude I could try it out and commit myself for the 21 days. Just the thought of tasting it again made me want to throw up. Through research I realized the benefit of the living enzymes verses when the food is heated above 118 degrees. so divine it almost melted in my mouth.superrawlife. There were thousands of recipes on-line available.    Oh.  So we tried it. Just the thought of these raw food recipes started to excite me and make my mouth water. Within the first several days I started to get really sick. just trying something new out. To me. I cannot do this anymore! Can’t we get creative and come up with some other ideas for meals? If we could just change the texture and taste to emulate something else.h ave you ever been so lost that you just need to get away? I know it’s not healthy to feel that way but what is to follow will explain how I got lost in order to find myself. laughing and full of energy. it was just assimilating the food in a different manner. I felt so healthy and good. Still to this day it is hard to explain the way I feel when eating completely raw. After day ten I sat down to eat another raw salad with the infamous olive oil and herbs salad dressing. It is like experiencing something I had never experienced. I started to research and found the term Raw Vegan and Living Foodist. What once protected me now bound me! When I resolved things emotionally I was finally able to break past the plateau and free myself from myself!” . How could I continue eating the same taste day in and day out for 21 days? I picked at my plate and took a couple of bites. I came to the realization that sticking to eating this way would be a lot more manageable with meals like this. :] xo MMJ “At my heaviest. that you have the power to heal yourself in whatever aspect that may be. What started out as a break to get away and just have time to clear my thoughts turned into a major life changing transformation for me. they were heavenly. It was not a lifetime commitment or change. Why not. I even found one for Raw Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies. I just felt down right miserable. I brought up the idea for lettuce wraps and raw guacamole. Internally I felt so alive and my system appreciated it. right? I was gaining three weeks in Idaho with my mom and boys and in the process I would get to relax with bodywork and soaking in the hot springs. I told myself I would do everything her cleanse outlined for the 21 days. my body was working hundreds of times less to process the food and in return it thanked me with the way I felt! My hope with Super Raw Life Magazine is to share and inspire and enable a platform for others to do so as well. I still remember our reaction to the taste as if it were yesterday. It was my body’s way of releasing all of the toxins that had accumulated over the years. My body had spent the last couple of weeks detoxifying and was now able to function at a higher optimal capacity. I weighed over 300 pounds. 67 You really can make meals all raw to emulate almost any recipe. I had a cough. Mmmmm.

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you can visit his blog.erskien. And the best part is that I runs painlessly—all of his knee. people everywhere he goes stop him and ask. I came from 23 yrs of Bicycle Road Racing before becoming a Barefoot Ultra Distance Runner. but something told me to just take them off but bring them. To learn more about Erskien Lenier and Barefoot Running.Freeing the Captives…. back and forth and one day he realizes he’s done it enough and he stops—I had one of those moments on the bike. My real objective here is to show people everywhere that they have abilities far beyond the normal and to be BOLD and explore their limits. and scoliosis have gone away! Yes. Now a days I do my 14 mile a day commute back and forth to work Barefoot Running and on weekends I run anywhere from 30 to 50 miles in a day just for fun. I was “feeling things in my feet that I hadn’t felt since I was a little kid!” “My knee suddenly didn’t burn or ache and I thought. until I got a notion out on a run to find out how the Barefoot Ethiopians managed to run so far even without shoes injury free. ‘I must be onto something here. But once you’d see all the colors that the world has. at http://www. As I Googled “Ultra Marathon Running” I began to pull up blogs telling others stories of pain. I looked at the fact that I still seemed to have all these problems that would predispose me to pain and suffering along the way and one night simply asked God to show me how I was to over come all this if running was truly his will for the next season in my life.. I headed out with my shoes on. what they found to be the cause and their solutions. Two and a half months into that path I was seriously questioning whether to give 73 up on running. My Training Logs indicated I’d raced and trained over 750. I bought a pair of running shoes. discovering I had scoliosis of the spine. My next goal is to run over hundred miles in a day barefoot. Stating that shoes weaken the feet no different than wearing a as a fellow Barefoot Runner once told me “Barefoot Running forces one to adopt proper posture and movements” “Most people think that the soles of the feet are too sensitive to be doing what I’m doing.” he said. “About three and a half years ago—kind of like in the movie Forrest Gump where he’s running across the U. I’d always thought shoes protect and cushion feet! Many had literally run away from their shoes only to discover pain free running for the first time in their lives.Two Barefoot Soles at a Time by Erskien Lenier f ifty-three year old Corona resident Erskien Lenier has gained quite the local reputation for his unconventional mode of transportation for the last three and a half years—Barefoot Running.000 miles in my career as a Cyclist! After taking a three week break to see what came after cycling I woke up one morning knowing I was going to return to my high school sport of Running: something I hadn’t done since high school after developing a bum right knee. . As most other people do when starting up running. But my words to people are if you were to wear a blindfold for decades and then take if off. and being diagnosed as having a right leg that’s half-inch shorter than my left. you would never want to be blindfolded again. shin. blogspot. “Why no Shoes?” I usually take time to give them my minute and thirty second snap shot of how “Natural Running” works from the ground up. and at least knee pain. you would say your eyes are too sensitive to the light. foot problems. In fact. I was running distances of up to 17 miles a day.S. Three blocks from home. I thought this sounds to good to be true! About 3 nights after glimpsing that kind of path I woke up at about 2 AM with an urge to go running. Every night I would come home in pain foot. Most of them pointed to the wearing of shoes as being the culprit. Use what life has given you to both live wide and deep in life and inspire others to do so too. I have another goal beyond that one and that will be the Grand Daddy of my Running Goals: To Run Barefoot Across America. That provided me with a very developed heart and set of lungs and 2 really oversized thighs that were not designed for long distance running. Within three weeks.’” I ran a mere mile that night with the biggest GRIN on my face you can imagine! For the next 5-6 months I’d go out barefoot and bring along some light weight “Minimalist Running Shoes” (no padding or arch supports) and go as far as felt good barefoot then put on the minimalist shoes to get me back home with no further tenderization to my soles.” said Lenier.

Photos by Michele Marie Jeppson 75 © 2010 . Nothing is further from the truth.“NONE THE LESS” The misconception about going green is that it tends to be more expensive.

With so many talented actors. multiple times. we have created scenes and jokes as a group of filmmakers.“YOU’LL LOVE THIS PUN!” s it just us. To do this. No matter if you’re operating a camera. We have puns that overlap each other. This makes “None The Less” a movie for everyone. On the other hand. What you experience when you watch is a connection to the characters and story like never before. as result of the actors committing fully to each other and trusting everyone around them.superrawlife. clichés and jokes. The effect has been the most enjoyable and exhilarating movie set experience possible. old sayings) that everyone seems to use multiple times during the course of a day. and ends up being funnier anyways. holding a boom. and it will be obvious to the audience within seconds that this was the film’s top priority. This movie will be a collection of magical moments. Everyone on set has a voice that is valued. What’s got your goat? If you can’t stand the heat. and you can take  that to the bank. and the respect we have for each other’s abilities as comedians and filmmakers makes for an incredible atmosphere. it doesn’t seem to  matter. Those are just a couple of examples of puns (clichés. most importantly… themselves. then gave them all the freedom to make a film in whatever way they wanted. Lets bury the hatchet. We wondered what would happen if we collected the most passionate.nonethelessmovie. or acting as a background extra. writing the story collectively throughout the production. www. We have puns on top of puns. Why. “None The Less” examines puns on a massive level. It gets frustrating when someone uses a pun incorrectly while trying to explain something. different genres. The experience of being on set is only the beginning. 75 I by Jake Bolinder & Brandi Lynn Anderson Co-Creators of “None The Less” www. and every . or a better suggestion. oh why do we say these things? It’s an entire language within a language. The collective passion and creativity of “None The Less” is noticeable in every character.  different locations. Puns are layered throughout each scene. instead of watering it down like we’ve see so often in movies made for the whole family. we adjust the Very Punny What’s good for the goose is good for the gander. talented. if anyone gets a funny idea. “None The Less” doesn’t just look and sound pretty. You’ll be amazed at how this actually elevates this project. and creative cast and crew. it has a depth and warmth to it that will keep you watching again and again. we agreed that clever comedy takes much more work and focus to achieve than bathroom humor. get out of the kitchen. or do movies seem like they’re telling you  the  same  story  again  and  again?  Different  actors. You will look at the most common puns differently. there are puns I don’t understand. but won’t hesitate to deliver when I know those listening wont understand either. The egos and diva attitudes are non-existent. Letting the depth and layers of the characters act as a foundation. It actually becomes a game to find the hidden puns. You’ll enjoy the way “None The Less” makes you feel. Don’t expect to get them all the first time you watch “None The Less”. it was important to challenge them in a way that kept them raising the bar to new heights.

the last thing our cast and crew wanted was to leave a huge carbon footprint. 77 www. we thought that if we mix yellow and blue we could have a green . and that leaf is indeed green. Nothing is further from the truth. As a matter of fact. That actually created quite a mess. so we opened the floor to suggestions. but the charades only added confusion. Along with disposing of batteries correctly. All we had to show for our transition to green was a hole in the floor and green equipment. The truth is. By saving and reusing everything. it makes so much more sense for us to be a green film. The Mime seemed to have a suggestion. it has strengthened our credibility and opened doors of opportunity for the film we could never have had a chance to open before.WHAT WE’VE SCENE BY GOING GREEN At first. We have suggested that the cast and crew car-pool when possible. The misconception about going green is that it tends to be more expensive. we’ve decided to bring a recycling container with us to every shoot. Not only can we say it has benefited our budget. we save money as well reduce the amount waist. We needed to put the shoe on the other foot. “None The Less” has turned over a new leaf.superrawlife. It just doesn’t make sense that “None The Less” waists a lot.

I am striving to change these habits. Hugh Woodbee!” Michael Jorgensen ”Hugh Woodbee” “I'm all for being as green as possible.” Dave Hales ”Officer Chris P. Hugh unfortunately has a long way to go when it comes to green. He is attending one of the most green universities in the united states. so its just an apartment complex.superrawlife. and takes public transportation often on his way to classes. Unfortunately it seems most people think you have to be some sort of crusader for the planet to live a green life. I think the word "green" should be replaced with" smart". And even on a small production that makes a difference so imagine the savings on a big production.CAST & CREW “Michael Jorgensen (Hugh Woodbee) Is currently striving to get a recycling trash bin in his mansion…ok. but that in itself is green not having a yard to 79 . He likes to have his cake and eat it too (if you know what i mean). but if there was one person in the cast who needs to work on some things. I do it whenever I can because it makes sense to recycle to help keep costs down. Bacon” www. It would send a clearer message.

When I'm blue I'm sad when I'm red I'm angry but. That’s why I’m proud that we’re doing our part to go green on this project.P. “None The Less” Brad Olsen ”D. Dan Saul Knight” “As a camera guy in Utah. Do you know what would look good on you (besides me of course) is green. Green looks good on me and on the planet.“I love being green.” . I love capturing the beauty of the outdoors.“ Chris Provost ”Dr. The only thing I love more than being naked is being green. I'm totally cool when I'm green. Nothing ruins a shot faster than trash floating down a mountain stream.

” Carleigh and her husband have a 1 year old daughter whom they put in cloth diapers. GO GREEN!” Cathleen Mason “Mom Hamm” “My walker is made from recycled tin cans. lost 40lbs in 5 months. So living green from the inside out is what I do! I am so indebted to my daughter for introducing green smoothies to me. I have incorporated a lot more raw foods into my diet and am still in the learning process.” Carleigh-Jo Naylor “May They” “Green is the best sounding color of them all!“ Bob Melanson “Sound Mixer/Boom Op/Location Scout” “Justin Tyme drives a natural gas taxi cab.“ Billy Holden “Justin Tyme” . and always recycles his rubbish from the back seat of his taxi.Brianna J Bennett “I started drinking green smoothies in March of 2010 by the encouragement of my daughter Natalie. Since then I have been off my blood pressure and cholesterol medications and have lost 10 very stubborn pounds. who eats a raw vegan diet. feels fantastic and looks simply radiant.” Walter Platz “Al Timer” “They” say going green is a good idea. “We are remodeling our house and are using environmental friendly paint and materials.

” Andrew Jackson ”Corey Dunnett” “Allez verts!!!!!“ Phillip Davis ”Perrier” “Wind turbines were my idea.” Brad Anderson ”Walter Crime” “I sing songs that have been sung before. Cheers. '02. and '07" gone green you ask? I'm constantly on the lookout for the newest technologies that keep our cozy little planet green as the dollar.nonethelessmovie. I only use paper for my books that is made from recycled tires that were only used on electric 87 . isn’t that recycling?“ Angela Anderson ”Carey Oakey” www.“How has Corey Dunnett the "Worlds Most Successful Thief 2001.” Jann Hales ”Wendy Wind” “I’m so green.

Forks Over Knives).” Patton remembers. I was on my way to becoming a diabetic. he tells me. and created the Sun Power brand of kale chips. but he was living a healthier life. Rawsheed-Stone Coyote Patton. “It’s what people need.” At the same time. Abbie Jaye. and serves as the consulting chef at Exsalus Health & Wellness Center (featured in the documentary. Alvin “The Deuce” Patton.A Rawsome Cafe Launches in Pasadena by Kaci Christian It’s pouring down rain. a thriving raw food restaurant. Phyo walks into the kitchen. I was blessed to get to know Dr. That’s where it began. hugs Patton and congratulates him on the launch of his café.” This is by no means the first time Patton has offered his love of food with the community.” Patton says. Another longtime advocate of plant-based foods. applauding Patton’s success as he addresses the crowd. The owner. Always. Everyone in my family. hidden sugars. ‘Why go halfway when you can go all the way?’ I listened carefully as Jihad began teaching me about casein. owner of Juliano’s in Santa Monica and Ani Phyo. I was mostly vegetarian. Ruby "Zitari" Stoner. He passed away at the age of 35 in a car accident at 2001. and she helped inspire me. whey. liver and kidneys and to eliminate parasites. The brand new business. “Alvin was a diabetic. He asked me. Sirius.. is packed with people who love Patton and the culinary creations he lives to share. is also on hand with her husband to celebrate the launch of Rawsheed’s. is beaming. I will do this. and he started experimenting with food preparation. 89 She’s 80 and is one of the people who worked with Dr. California. which shares space with Frozziyo frozen yogurt. I didn’t want to go down that path. “I’ve been honored to share the raw path with other talented living food chefs including Juliano Brotman. I am able to succeed in any environment. and that means each of us can do it.” Patton’s transition to raw was sparked 9 years ago. Santé La Brea.” His brother. I can do this. California. “I weighed 280 lbs at the time. and was going through several detoxification procedures to flush his colon. better known to her fans as Chef Aj. And at the time. “The time is right. Patton tells me he’s not worried about opening a business in challenging economic times. cookies and whole foods that can be purchased in local health food stores. and that’s where I first learned the word vegan. “Before that time. but still occasionally eating turkey.” Patton admits.” says Patton. I happened to be reading a book about River Phoenix and his family. Patton beckons me into the back so we can get a few minutes away from the crowd. “We became vegan together. an herbalist. “I stopped eating any animal products in 1993. Patton was working with Doctah B. yet lots of people are braving the weather and sharing the love at the grand opening of Rawsheed’s Living Foods Café in Pasadena.” Patton smiles. “and it was just too much for my 5’10” frame. challenged me. Chef Aj is the pastry chef at vegan restaurant. except for my mom—and my children—is diabetic. “I journeyed through getting living foods into stores . We did it to help lower Alvin’s need for insulin and to boost his spiritual psyche. It took me fewer than three days to consciously get it. He’s been vegan for 18 years. and got interested in water and juicing and started making some raw recipes. salts. And right on cue. I’ve always been able to thrive on willpower and walk into my strength. He founded Sun Power Natural Café in Studio City. My spiritual teacher and dear friend. I started fasting and meditating. Ann Wigmore [co-founder of the Hippocrates Health Institute]. Jr. Jihad Curtis. bought him his first VitaMix blender. He found eating living foods gave him more energy and helped him slim down.

inside Frozziyo 1771 E Colorado Blvd Pasadena CA 91106 (818) 383-6291 http://www. healthy fare for the people in Pasadena and in the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area. She does extensive public speaking. I’m delighted to be partnering with Michael Mikaelian. I’ve taught over 150 raw food classes. Wild Oats and Whole Foods. and feel privileged to be able to provide delicious. Rawsheed’s Café.” Patton continues. 91 . I’ve prepared delicious living foods for celebrities including Alicia Silverstone. Woody Harrelson and Angela Bassett. He’s also working on a book entitled Breaking the Chain: The Tribe of the Divine Brings You Healing Foods Back to the Earth (the Way Mother Planned It). owner of Erewhon. has authored numerous articles and is currently working on her first Hours: open daily 11a-11p Attire: casual Payment: cash or credit card Price range: $$ Reservations: no Table service: no Delivery: no Take-out: yes Parking: street Wheelchair accessible: yes Alcohol: no Outdoor seating: yes About the author: Kaci Christian is an award-winning television news anchor & investigative reporter. and has thoroughly researched the significant health benefits of a plant-based diet.rawsheeds. She has been vegan since 2003.” Patton already has some of his recipes featured on Mario’s mobile café and says he is already considering plans to launch a mobile living foods café. We’re open seven days a week. “Now it’s time for me to be able to share my creations with people on a daily basis.

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colon cancer. but may be so processed in their own way that they lack some of the most basic nutrients you would obtain if you simply ate a variety of organically grown fruits. a lead author on raw food books shares his personal story of when his kidneys malfunctioned and doctors wanted to prep him for dialysis and removal of his thyroid . Below are some of my favorite paragraphs from the book: “Decades of scientific studies have shown that consuming raw fruits and vegetables and fresh sprouts is beneficial to human health. germinates.”▪ Semple was using the words of George Julius Drews. raw seeds. heavy in animal protein. all our organs. lacking in biophotons. Enzyme Nutrition” “Biophotons are little specs of light that go away when a plant is cooked. “Cooking devitalizes food. There are more than 2. and positive thinking. They act along with minerals.” This book is an information-packed reference and recipe book all wrapped into one nice. restoration. to wildlife. and tune your energy to be more in alignment with nature… They have a powerful way of beautifying and bringing a vibrant health frequency into the body. to all sorts of illness. as when we kill seeds by boiling them. and cells are run by metabolic enzymes. and paves the way for illness to set in. Edward Howell. he started taking care of himself through diet and exercise. and to premature death… The best way to prevent disease is to avoid doing things that help create the terrain for diseases to take hold. They also understood what many people still today don’t seem to understand. abundant in clarified oils. minerals.” “Enzymes are necessary for life. the better health you can experience.Dr. Diabetes and obesity are two health conditions common in people following what has become known as the Standard American Diet. He also had a bad back that was the result of many small injuries and was in horrible pain. We also know that a plant-based diet is most beneficial to the . milk. vegetables. 95 John explains that the key to following a raw food diet is to actually follow a diet that consists entirely or almost completely of raw fruits. The standard American diet of low quality foods is responsible for a human who is not living a quality life. They also included fried foods.Book Review by Beverly Dunford – all natural body detoxification cleansing coach www. Unfired Foods and Tropho-Therapy. repair. vitamins.” “Foods that damage enzymatic activity within the body include meat.” “The more your diet consists of a variety of enzyme-rich raw plant matter. and products made with them. causes sluggishness. rich in rancid oils. They are made up of protein molecules that are paramount to all chemical reactions within the body.” “Enzymes are substances that make life possible. as well as other artificial ingredients. which is called “the SAD In the book SUNFOOD DIET INFUSION: TRANSFORMING HEALTH THROUGH RAW VEGANISM.” “To absorb the most high quality nutrients available from plants. For additional information on Sunfood Diet Infusion and John McCabes other books please visit his website at: www.ignitingyourlife. and maybe water vegetables. and their health degenerates into dis-ease. Naturally grown local foods will provide the best nutrients. until the chemical companies began producing the toxic chemicals that are now used on farms. and with some sprouts.and eventually. I believe the modern-day term both Drews and Semple would have used for that sun energy galama they spoke of is biophotons. to unhealthful and damaged body tissues.which is how all crops were grown for many thousands of years. In his 1956 book. vitamin. filled with bleached starches. Following a vibrant diet consisting largely of raw fruits and vegetables is one major key in maintaining vibrant health. kidney disorders. This series of events weakens the body.StrengthFromWithin. It is a great read and resource for anyone who cares about their health and the health of our planet. cardiovascular disease. who wrote about galama in his 1923 book. and revitalization of all tissues. nongenetically modified food. liver toxicity. ground you. It is even better if a majority of the foods eaten are those grown in home gardens. and to global health .” “When a person’s diet is lacking in raw plant matter. Enzymes are central to the formation. Every time he went to see a doctor they simply wanted to prescribe more painkillers and do more types of surgery. nuts. They are needed for every chemical reaction that takes place in the human body. and all living things form and contain enzymes. the digestive enzymes degrade and begin to draw on the metabolic enzymes. foods that contain artificial dyes and flavors. Our bodies. visual degeneration.especially when that diet is based on organically grown local fruits and vegetables. No mineral. and various organ issues including erectile dysfunction and prostate cancer in men. diabetes. eggs. The Sunfood Way to Health. The reason John wrote this book is because he wants people to learn about raw food veganism and understand that following a diet consisting totally or largely of raw plant matter will help them avoid many of the health problems that are becoming increasingly common among people living in an industrialized society. When he was 45 he was offered a free physical at a heart institute and when the testing was done the doctor asked him what he was doing to care for himself because he had a heart as healthy as a twelve-year-old. saturated with synthetic chemicals. sprouts. Organically grown food should be the first choice above any chemically “conventionally” grown produce. or hormone can do any work without enzymes. carbohydrates. raw nuts and maybe some water vegetables added for a variety of nutrients.” “The most ecologically responsible and most healthful way to grow food is to use organic methods . instead of all those invasive and risky surgeries the doctors were telling him to undergo. John McCabe. or galama. and eventually is susceptible to limited physical and mental abilities. and all other necessary components of the body tissues to produce living functions throughout the body. tissues. or on nearby land and organic farms. but the system is weakened. exercise.” Other health conditions that are more common among people who follow the junk diet low in Omega 3 fatty acids. that raw foods contain a nutrient that cooked foods do not: biophotons. a kidney transplant. integrate and adapt you with the environment. Dugald Semple wrote. their cellular activity begins to vibrate at a lower frequency. So. seeds. The body is alive. . Never did the doctors consider the incredible ability of the body to heal through diet. vegetables.500 different types of enzymes in the body. you don’t need to be eating what amounts to packages of raw junk foods. To follow a raw food diet. The doctor wanted to know what types of foods he ate and what books to read to learn more about the raw vegan diet John had been telling him about. fats. and thus causes the sun energy or galama in the plant cells to be dissipated. which may not be heated. and lacking in raw fruits and vegetables include high blood pressure. seek out organically grown.” “When people follow a diet that is lacking in raw plant enzymes. beautiful 6”x9”paperback book consisting of 293 pages. Eating these deadened foods clutters the system and puts the body out of tune with nature.

settle an unjust cause and find true love. knowing I could train and run a marathon. the integrity of your being. 3. playing it out in my mind. His full-time employment career. Question myself. learn from this book and of course. included 13 years as a government employee at all four levels (city. the one night I started reading Beyond the Finish Line. a man he worked with was a professional heavyweight boxer and the man who replaced him was a 7th-degree black belt in karate. True West. I wanted to find out what happened next in this novel by Steve Warren. selling articles to Popular Mechanics. It is a heart wrenching novel about honesty. playing the accordion. Steve’s free-lance writing background includes 1. it had me wondering if. miscalculations and downright awful predictions in Utah history. a 183-page look at myths. 4. where he received flowers during National Secretaries Week to a three-year blue-collar job (garbageman) in Salt Lake City where the man he replaced had been a bouncer at a night club. Sports Parade. which ended in 2008. but it made me question. volunteer work and running a 10K every year. and how far you could be pushed over the boundaries that once confined you. He has run in 10 marathons. not wondering. He and his wife. In 1973. Thus. writing and producing The Last Seminar. question what I would do in a similar tragic situation. start reading it after a good nights rest! Beyond the Finish Line is not available in stores.52. it made me relate certain aspects to life and inspired me to run and push past my self-inflicted limitations. 97 Photo by Corrine Warren . county state and federal) and. a 304-page novel that has received favorable comments from Midwest Book Review and from the editor of Runner's World magazine. that is what it did for me. To obtain a paperback copy. freedom. writing Beyond the Finish Line. my head never hit the pillow. exceeding limitation and going against what seems socially acceptable in order to find Beyond the Finish Line can also be downloaded for $6 as an e-book at: lulu. no. I encourage you to read Beyond the Finish Line. family. JaNiece. Front cover to back over all in one sitting. since 1984. His side interests include golf. It will keep you on your toes and up all night. Utah Holiday and a few other publications. most recently. His occupations have ranged from a three-year white-collar job (clerk-typist) in Phoenix. have three adult children. enjoy this book. Beyond the Finish Line will grab your attention and make you question: your inner self. passion. and 5. Not only was it a story that caught my attention and kept me intrigued. 2. writing and publishing Drat! Mythed Again. I absorbed into the story. BIO Steve Warren is a native of Oregon who has lived in West Valley City. By the end. winning statewide writing contests in Utah and Idaho.Beyond the Finish Line Novel by Steve Warren Book Review by Michele Marie Jeppson I am going to be completely honest and warn you. please email the publisher at: beyondfinish@comcast. with a best time of 3:00. I had no desire to sleep. a 47-minute spoof of the get-rich-quick seminar industry. Utah. At least. he received a bachelor’s in communications from BYU and still roots for the Cougars but sometimes finds himself cheering with equal—and occasionally more—enthusiasm for the Utes. 20 years as a copy editor/headline writer with the Deseret News in Salt Lake City.

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