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Hello Everyone! I am so excited about these DELECTABLE new Freeze Dried Exotic Fruits, that I had to put them at the VERY TOP of the Newsletter this month!!! If you LOOOOOOVE Durian, I promise that you will LOVE this new Freeze Dried Durian product.
- Freeze Dried Durian, Jackfruit, & Mangosteen!!!
- More Ann Wigmore FUN!!!
- Solid Food is a Detoxification Regulator - Article by Matt Monarch
- Raw Spirit Transformation - Blog Post
- Purely Delicious 'Raw Food' Magazine!!!
- Matt Monarch's Monthly Recommendation - New Section!
- *New Festival* Midwest Living Food Healthy Living Eco-Festival! - Dedicated to Ann Wigmore
- The Raw Spirit Fest is just DAYS AWAY!!! - This is the biggest Raw Food Festival of the year - not to be missed!
- New products - Many Exciting New Products!!!
- "At Cost" Specials : Green Foods, including Vitamineral Green & Pure Synergy! & Coupon Code.
- Shining the Spotlight - Bunny Berry - View my latest video!
Freeze Dried Fruits are not like a typical 'chewy' dried fruit that might get stuck in your teeth. These are like a honey-comb crunch treat that just melts in your mouth. OH MY GOD!!! Just eating them straight from the bag is a delicacy!!! The Durian Ice Cream that we created with this product was also AMAZING and is so easy to make.
We literally took only four ingredients: half the bag of the Freeze Dried Durian, 1 1/2 cups of water, 1/2 cup of lucuma powder and 1/2 cup of tahini. We blended the ingredients, froze it and later had the pleasure of discovering it was one of the best Raw Ice Creams we've ever tasted... And sooo SIMPLE!!! I am sure that you can create your own delicious Ice Cream Concoctions with various yummy ingredients such as Vanilla Powder, Goji Powder, Cinnamon and so much more! Additionally, I feel all of these Freeze Dried Fruits are the ultimate "Movie" Snack Food. There is no mess and they taste better than ANY other popcorn substitute I've ever tried ;).
Our freeze dried Durian, Mangosteen, and Jackfruit have all been tested for artificial chemicals and sprays, and happily, all have no such residues. In Thailand, where these fruits are grown, "certified organic" durians, mangosteens and jackfruits are nearly non-existent. The fruits we have selected are traditionally cultivated and quite simply the best we could possibly lay our hands on (if not better than "organic").
AND... The Mangosteen!!! The little Mangosteen seeds are left intact inside the freeze dried white flesh. You get the gorgeous honey-comb crunch from the white flesh along with these seeds that burst with fruity flavor. When you chew down on the seeds, it is almost like a chocolate chip consistency against your teeth. WOW!
One 100g package of Freeze Dried Durian will provide the equivalent amount of nutrients of 1KG of fresh durian meat or 2KG of a whole durian (with shell/seed weight included).
We even created a 3-pack set at a discounted price so that you can try them ALL! You can order these amazing Freeze Dried Exotic Fruits by clicking HERE!
Do you remember our wonderful new 'Living Foods' friend Eirikur from Iceland, who used to work with Ann Wigmore? Well, Angela and I decided to do the Icelandic scenic tourist route before we parted from Eirikur and Iceland. Above, you can see Eirikur, Angela and myself at a large crater area called Kerid, where a volcano blew up. The middle picture is us at the stunning 'Gullfoss', which is one of the biggest waterfalls in Iceland. We also travelled to a few other amazing places such as the infamous 'Geysir' area (home of the 'original' geyser ;) and Solheimar, which is an ecovillage where people with learning disabilities live and work alongside other workers, producing beautiful pieces of art and growing produce. You can learn more about this place by searching for 'Solheimar' on Angela's blog HERE (Angela used to work in this ecovillage).
The information below is for education only and is not meant to diagnose, prescribe, or treat illness. It is valuable to seek the advice of an alternative health care professional before making any changes. I would love for you to make an appointment with Dr. Fred Bisci at 718-979-7950 for the most accurate information possible.
Later that day I was enjoying a less traditional tour of Eirikur's house and look at the framed picture that I saw on his wall above his door!!! Does this picture look familiar to you with the luscious RED strawberry and lips??? Well... If you look below, you will realise that this is the ORIGINAL, hand-painted picture for the "Hippocrates Diet and Health Program Book", by Ann Wigmore. This book was one of her earlier works. Eirikur says that the most updated information Ann published was in her book entitled "Rebuild Your Health". It is now one of my favorite 'Raw Food' books on the market. They are so popular that we actually sold out of them and they are currently really hard to get. We will be getting in hundreds more sometime soon though and I will notify you when they are in.
Eirikur was telling me that Ann Wigmore used to talk into a little tape recorder that she carried around with her, every single day. This was to document all of her latest findings, thoughts and research. He recovered boxes and boxes of these tapes after her death. He gave them to a trustworthy person for safe-keeping, many years back. We got in contact with this person and I am excited to go and meet them later this month. We haven't yet discussed details about the tapes, but we're quite confident that this person still has these VALUABLE records... WISH ME LUCK!!!! SO EXCITING!!!! We plan to do a full-on search for Ann's most up-to-date research and educational information, prior to her passing. Additionally, I have plenty more stories to relay to you and we will start throughout this Newsletter.
A few months of the year, Eirikur departs on a big ship for an entire month as the Chief Engineer. It is really good money and he has plenty of vacation throughout the rest of the year. The following is soooo Funny and CUTE! He took us to his ship to show us around. This Handy-Man extraordinaire created a sprouting and rejuvelac rack right in his work area on the ship!!! You can check it out in the picture to the right. He even brings his own wheatgrass juicer and hooks it up to this HUGE engine on the boat. I have to say, it must surely be the most POWERFUL Wheatgrass Juicer on the planet.
One Christmas he bought every one of his fellow crew members a gift. He told them all that they were not permitted to open the present themselves and that their wives had to get the present from under the Christmas tree and open it. The crew members didn't know what to say when their shocked wives pulled out an enema bag, wheatgrass seeds, sprouting equipment and so on. It is amazing how well received these gifts were though in the end, once the explanations had been made... ;) Eirikur is single-handedly changing the lives of shipping crews, with love!!!!
We have another ~Jam Packed~ Newsletter this month; I also wanted to mention that I have a new video on You Tube and you can view it down at the bottom of this newsletter, in the 'Shining the Spotlight' Section... Enjoy!!!
When a person goes on a 100% Raw Food Diet, they go through detoxification. In fact, when someone eats any kind of 'less harmful' foods, compared to their previous diet, they will detoxify and at times not feel well. Most people seem to avoid detoxification at all costs, as they don't want to handle the withdrawal symptoms.
To stop the detoxification, we eat food. For most people, the feeling of 'hunger' does not equate to a situation of "get some nutrition into your body now or else you will not survive." Therefore, when we eat, we are not reacting to a 'life or death' situation. Rather, we have not ingested any food for a while and the body is starting to go into detox, which can feel uncomfortable and so we eat something, to stop the detox. In this sense, the sensation of 'hunger' can be thought of as the body simply going into detoxification mode. People usually feel 'hungry' many times a day, yet we can live without solid food for over a month.
Arnold Ehret states:
As soon as you refill the stomach with food, THE ELIMINATION IS STOPPED and you feel better!
(Arnold Ehret: The Mucusless Diet Healing System, Pg 156)
Similarily, when a drug addict stops taking their drug, they go through withdrawals (detoxification of that drug). The drug addict doesn't want to feel uncomfortable from this detoxification, so he takes the drug again, to feel better. Not only do the withdrawal symptoms stop, but also he gets stimulated at the SAME TIME! It is the same thing with food. When I eat 'gourmet' raw meals, it stops my deep cellular detoxification, while at the same time stimulating me. Euphoria! Now at some point later along the line, I will be off that high and down low, as my body tries to detoxify the remnants of this gourmet meal. The only way to COMPLETELY stop the detoxification of that gourmet meal, it is to eat the same amount of gourmet food again or more. If you CONSISTENTLY just ate the same amount of food and not more to stop the detoxification, over time you would not get as stimulated as you once did, because your body becomes used to that diet. Therefore, you would need to eat more food to get stimulated again. (Just in the same way as a drug addict, smoker or alcoholic, over time, comes to require more and more of their substance of choice, to feel stimulated. The body's tolerance increases.)
Can you see how the degradation of the human diet could have easily unfolded over the centuries? If we assume we started our existence as Breatharians, then right after the first piece of food we ate, we would have to detoxify it and not feel well. The only way to skip that ill feeling is by eating the same amount of food again, or even more food. Over the centuries, we have chosen to eat more and more food for excess stimulation and to stop the detoxification at the same time. As the centuries went by and manufacturing processes intensified, we evolved and adapted into eating the Standard American Diet.
So here we are, THOUSANDS of years later, and many of us now aspire to go back really close to our pristine diet... The 100% Raw Food Diet.
Welcome!!!... To the Life Long Fast!
Why do most of us NOT adhere to this 'pristine' diet??? In my opinion, it is simply because we start to go through withdrawals, and then we want to stop the harsh uncomfortable detoxification and feel ecstatic at the same time, through stimulation. In contrast, nothing better aids the process of this ongoing detoxification and journey back to our pristine diet than cleansing the colon on a periodic basis.
When I am talking about colonics, in truth, it is not really the solid waste we are trying to eliminate from our colon. For example, I had spent many weeks in NYC before I went to Iceland. In Iceland I breathed PURE fresh air, while at the same time drinking extremely clean water, straight from nature. Due to the sudden absence for me in Iceland of any city pollution/low quality water exposure, I went through masses of detoxification of all that had been accumulating in my body for the previous weeks. It wasn't solid fecal matter that was detoxifying in my system. It was noxious gases. Cleansing the colon helps efficiently remove these toxins. Another example would be a heroin addict detoxifying their drug of choice. Again, it isn't solid waste coming out of their body... it is gases and tiny particles. One final example is the air pollution that the majority of us are breathing every day. This does not become solid waste either as it's detoxified from the body. This all just shows up as gas entering our system... AND... cleansing the colon is the most powerful aid to help remove these gases...
As I have stated before in my Juicing vs. Blending article, most of us actually get surprisingly little nourishment from eating solid raw food, as the body uses a lot of energy to digest the food and few people chew foods very thoroughly. Interestingly, although cooked vegetables could be considered less optimal for the body, there have been studies conducted that show people actually getting more nourishment from steamed vegetables than Raw Vegetables in their whole solid form. Why would that be? Well, the nutrients from the cooked vegetables are simply more easily absorbed, because the cell walls have been broken down by cooking and you can 'get away' without chewing your food so much. There is of course technically more nourishment available in the Raw Vegetable, however, as 99.99% of the human species don't chew their food optimally, this nourishment doesn't get "unlocked", to be utilized by the body.
Most 100% Raw Food eaters get their optimal nourishment through vegetable juicing and drinking blended green smoothies... and I feel that solid food simply acts as a 'detoxification regulator'. Yes... we get omega fatty acids and concentrated proteins and so on from the solid food we eat... However, we need a lot less of those things than you probably think. From day to day, I eat a consistent, standard amount of food and that amount has been slowly decreasing for almost a decade now. Although I am now eating less solid food than a few years ago, I am better nourished than I have ever been before. After all my years on this detox path, there are fewer backed-up toxins and poisins in my cells and body, and therefore, I need less solid food to momentarily stop the ongoing detoxification. Solid food is simply a Detoxification Regulator.
The information below is for education only and is not meant to diagnose, prescribe, or treat illness. It is valuable to seek the advice of an alternative health care professional before making any changes. I would love for you to make an appointment with Dr. Fred Bisci at 718-979-7950, for the most accurate information possible.
A few years ago, I was walking through a Farmers' Market with Dr. Fred Bisci. There was a bunch of heads of cauliflower at one stand. Fred took the palm of his hand, and slowly passed it over all the cauliflower, about a foot above them. He then chose one and said, "Thank you' to the salesperson. He responded to my peculiar look by saying, "I can sense the energy of the food when I do that." I then asked him to pick me one.
I was reminded about this Fred Bisci story, when our Icelandic friend Eirikur told me another tale recently about Ann Wigmore. Generally, it's healthy for people to get some head-space from their surrounding environment every once in a while. When Ann Wigmore would feel the need to take a break from being at her centres, she would call upon Eirikur to drive her around. He told me that when they went to the Farmers' Markets, Ann Wigmore would do a very similar thing that Fred did with the cauliflowers. Ann would tell Eirikur when she sensed which fruits or vegetables were irradiated, just by slowly moving her hand over them.
Eirikur had a tough time believing her, so he would go back and purchase the fruits that she'd pointed out as irradiated and take them home. He would place these fruits on his radiator, to speed up the breaking-down process. He discovered that consistently, before the fruits went bad, they would not ripen any more, in the way that organic non-irradiated fruits would. This happened every single time he tried to test out Ann Wigmore's claims, which proved her "intuition" correct!
Hmmmm... What do Dr. Fred Bisci and Dr. Ann Wigmore have in common??? They are both Long-Term Raw Foodists who cleanse(d) their colon on a periodic basis.
When you adhere to a 100% Raw Food Diet in conjunction with periodic colon cleansing, over time your body will automatically become a more receptive, in-tune receiver to Spiritual Energy. A lot of Yogic "Gurus" request that their disciples adhere to a Raw Diet in conjunction with cleansing the colon for this very reason. The colon cleansing plays a HUGE part in being more open to receiving this Spiritual Downloading.
Before I went 100% Raw, I didn't even realize the possibility of having a 'Spiritual Path' existed. I was the typical 'party' type of guy, who happened to also be President of the Biggest Partying and Drinking Fraternity at California State University Northridge. After that, the 100% Raw Food Diet THREW ME into a spiritual path!
In my book, "Raw Spirit", I talk about how my Third Eye Chakra started to vibrate with great INTENSITY when I completed a full-on psyllium-bentonite cleanse, after being on a 100% Raw Food Diet for 6 months. Ever since then, that ViBrAtIoN has gotten stronger and stronger. At the time, I didn't do ANY spiritual practice. AUTOMATICALLY, this vibration started ALL ON ITS OWN!... and I stepped out on my spiritual path at that time. Since then, I have experienced a mass of beneficial and uplifting spiritual shifts over the years. It's PHENOMENAL! I found that this spiritual receptivity happens AUTOMATICALLY when we live this type of lifestyle!!! It is all just about coming into alignment with our true nature and potential.
Hey Matt, I was writing to see if you wouldn't mind sharing and clarifying a little more of your opinions and knowledge about the psyllium/bentonite cleanse. I plan on tackling this cleanse in a couple of months and was curious to see if you had any ideas on how to improve upon this procedure. Obviously many excellent new products and supplements have come out since the origination of the cleanse. A few of the products that I feel might be upgraded are wheat germ capsules, calphonite, pancreatin, spring green tablets. Could these be substituted with another oil like hemp, angstrom calcium, Bisci's enzymes, and a different superfood blend? Also, do you think that one colonic a day with a enema in the evening would work as a substitute for the colemas with the colema board? Did you receive 2 colonics a day while doing this program? Maybe this cleanse needs no improvement, but I was just curious to find out what you thought since you have experience with the procedure.
Besides my health inquiry, I would like to commend you on a job well done with your two book publications and business adventures. I wish you great success and happiness in the future. I enjoyed the read and feel that you clearly revealed some of the key steps towards raw success. You have certainly laid out another piece to the puzzle of health and happiness. It would not be polite for me to not send my regards out to someone who has contributed the time and energy that you have obviously put into informing others. Expressing my thanks to all beings that contribute towards enhancing my life is new practice I intend to implement in my future from now on. Your books and services are but one facet that have added towards my growth, and so I thank you. Please respond whenever you have some free time. Thanks again and take care, Adam.
Wow!!! Thanks so much Adam. This means so much to me! I appreciate you too!
For the psyllium-bentonite cleanse, I actually removed things from it to make it 'better' rather than adding things to it. I replaced all the supplements recommended in the cleanse with a simple green vegetable juice. I did use the niacin though. I recommend hemp oil on the 4th day to cover your grounds in terms of Omega fatty acids. The hemp oil also replaces the wheat germ and cod liver oils.
After experiencing Colon Hydrotherapy with Mike Perrine last month, I am beginning to truly see the power of doing Colon Hydrotherapy with a really good therapist, compared to a larger enema bag or even a colema board. I am guessing that 90% of the people who go to Mike don't feel well after the colonic. I feel that he does such a great job and gets so deep, that a purging of either the liver, cells in general or other organs is pretty much inevitable. Don't let this ill, purging feeling fool you though, it is a really good thing overall. You are releasing old waste and will come out the other side ever-more radiant and healthy.
When I did the psyllium-bentonite cleanse, I actually only did it for five days and I did it with a professional colonic in both the morning and evening, every day of that cleanse. They discounted the price to $500 for me, in NYC. I now sense that, THE BEST THING THAT YOU CAN DO to aid this cleanse, is to do a professional colonic like this, in the morning and evening every day of this cleanse. I feel strongly about this and I am going to be recommending it from now on for ULTIMATE results. You can do it of course with a colema board and/or enemas and get great benefit, but I just don't think it compares to the professional colonics. I have a feeling this is one of the reasons why I experienced what I did. Additionally, I feel my young age, the comparatively small amount of cleansing my 'skinny' body required, TRULY being 100% Raw for six months, and cleansing my colon with professional colonics 3 - 4 times a month during those first 6 months of being 100% Raw were also other great factors that led to me having such a powerful experience with this cleanse. My body was ready for this experience!!!
I actually wrote the protocol on my blog of this 'simplified' psyllium-bentonite cleanse HERE. (Keep in mind though that this was before I was recommending the colon hydrotherapy twice a day.)
Thanks again, Adam, for your kind words!
Since I have gone 100% Raw, the excess energy becomes so intense that I have trouble sleeping at night. I feel like eating cooked food so this does not happen. Any advice on what I can do?
By the way, I love your book Raw Spirit! Your story fascinates me and I feel that it has the same effect on many others too. I think you should make a sequel going deeper into your spiritual path and personal story.
Much Love to you and Angela,
I LOVE THIS IDEA!!! I love writing about this subject! I don't know if and when that book would actually happen, however, I will go deeper into my experience right now with you, as I answer your question. I hope that you are correct about other readers wanting to hear this information. ;)
It is challenging of course for me to know what exactly is going on in your being, but I will give you a couple of great pointers. If you are not keeping up with the endogenous poisons entering into your bloodstream from detox, this can cause discomfort when trying to sleep. However, I feel like the root of your discomfort is actually something deeper than that.
The less food you eat (even on a 100% Raw Food Diet) and the fewer toxins within your system, the more easy it is for energy to be channelled through your body. In my blog post, Moving too Fast I talked about how Alexis Carrel won the Nobel Peace Prize decades ago, for keeping a chicken heart alive in a laboratory for almost 30 years, by simply supplying the needed nutrients and clearing away waste. Not only did the cells survive, they also showed no signs of deterioration. Eirikur was telling me that Ann Wigmore practically did the same thing to her body. Almost every day she would consistently have about 5 sips of energy soup, 5 times a day and NOTHING ELSE, while chewing each of these sips over 50 times. Additionally, she did an enema a minimum of once a day. I can only IMAGINE the amount of energy that was being channeled through that woman's body. She thrived on only around 3 hours of sleep per day. She took three one-hour naps in the space of each day and she would talk about the importance of taking a nap before you reached the point of becoming extremely tired.
For me personally, I tend to eat roughly the same amounts of food consistently every day, and that does not involve any "Raw Gourmet" meals. Every once in a while, I will shake things up and play with some other extremes, ranging anywhere from overeating to systematic under-eating. When I play around with these extremes, emotional whirlwinds can be set in motion. Kimberly, I am hoping that through sharing my experiences here, you may see ways to help create a shift in what is happening for you.
Just recently, I was playing around with eating very little food. My standard consistent diet before I was eating very little food is probably a lot less than most of my readers eat. However, our standard consistent diet is the same for anyone, in the sense that this is where we each have come to as our consistent "comfortable" diet - it is the point at which we have 'balanced out'. If you eat less than that, you will be creating the space for more energy to flow through your body and you will also be simultaneously detoxifying.
So, when I was eating very little food and it was time for me to go to bed, sleep didn't come so easily to me, because I was not feeling 'drugged' by the standard amount of Raw food that I generally ate. I would have a mass more of energy when it was time to go to bed... Kind of like Ann Wigmore. Prior to that, I would fall asleep effortlessly, but not during this period... I was wide-awake with a mass of energy flowing through me. Kimberly, this may be what was happening to you... The beauty of this is the potential healing that can take place. I would lay down to sleep, not intoxicated from food, and I would turn my focus to any negative energy (emotional pain) that existed in my body. I now had the option to toss and turn from that "uncomfortable" negative energy, or to go into healing it, with awareness.
For example, I might realize that I was embarrassed by something I had said to a group of people. What I had said was not ultimately the issue. It was this negative energy ("Pain") that I was feeling and holding on to after this experience, which was the real issue. At this point I could have fretted restlessly from these uncomfortable feelings or I could choose to go through massive healing. This is where meditation comes into play. While aware and meditating, I would heal this energy of "pain" by staring (meditating) into it with unwavering focus and love (Prayer). After a certain amount of time, the healing would feel complete and that 'negative energy' would disappear. Not only would this process heal me from these unpleasant feelings, but I also feel it heals the 'negative' energy experienced around this incident by the other people involved.
To illustrate how we are all connected and how feelings can easily affect even someone right on the other side of the planet, let's continue with this example. That "negative energy" in the example above may have been generated in one of the people in the group other than myself. However, I may be feeling it. So, when I healed my part of that energy experience, I was extending healing to both myself and the other people involved in that exchange, at the same time.
In these bed-time healing rituals, I would find that once one negative energy is gone, another one may arise in my being and then I would heal that one and so on. So this healing process can go on and on. This, I feel, is a huge part of what it means when we say that your psychological and emotional issues can rise to the surface as you detox. You develop such a sharp mind and so much awareness on the 100% Raw Food diet that these things become 'unavoidable'. This awareness is more likely going to happen when you eat less food, because you are not 'intoxicated' by your typical diet. At some point after consistently eating a completely Raw Diet for some time, you will most likely find yourself feeling 'forced' to look at any negative energies in your being and either embrace and heal them or instead choose to re-intoxicate yourself with food to suppress it and yo-yo once again.
The real beauty happens when you reach a point of healing all the negative energies you can perceive within the body at any particular time. You will then just emanate love, void of any pain. Then the meditative focus and awareness switches from those previously unhealed 'negative' energies, over to all the orgasmic positive "love energies" within the body. This is when you can really become a healer to others. You will be like a Love and Light being, walking the planet sending healing to every structure that crosses your path. You will likely then start to perceive more accurately the 'negative' energies within others and you can heal them the same way you healed yourself... with awareness (Meditation) and Love (Prayer) towards that "negative" energy.
Please understand that I am not claiming to be a spiritual 'guru' or any kind of 'evolved' being. For example, just the other day I was just punching my horn while driving and screaming at somebody who cut me off and scared me to death. However, when I am in this space of eating very little food, meditation feels like it practically comes automatically, as the orgasmic energy permeates every cell of my body with extreme intensity. In that state, the BEAUTIFUL Psychedelic WORLD can be witnessed and taken in with unfathomable love, wonder and admiration. People become attracted to you as you heal the space around you with absolute LOVE. In my perception, DIET PLAYS A HUGE ROLE OUR SPIRITUAL PATH... It just happens automatically...
So... Why don't I always eat small amounts, so that I can ALWAYS experience this VIBRATIONAL WORLD with extreme INTENSITY???
Well, let me give you another example. Let's say I am walking down the street and a fruit vendor has FRESH FIGS that just came into season!!! My mouth waters, as I can just imagine the sweetness. My mind wants to buy 5 baskets of them just so I feel sure I have enough to satisfy my intense desires. Perhaps I then continue my way down the street and I pass "Pure Food and Wine" and I think of their "gourmet" 'Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Vanilla Ice Cream'!!! Oh... THE PAIN... of choosing to not eat that... Eating just feels sooo good. The stimulation, the satiation, the drunkenness, the bulk in the stomach, intoxicated. Ease of sleep. THE DRUG!!! Give it to me NOW!
You see, if my motivation for eating very little food comes from suppression of my desires (let's say, for example, that I'm eating very little food so that I feel sharp for a series of lectures), then afterwards it may feel like a "celebration" and I might find myself overeating Gourmet Restaurant dishes as a result. I then become out of balance, until I once again reach back into that space of a consistent diet.
However, I find that when eating very little food is done out of true joy, without an ounce of suppression, then it becomes really easy. My desire for 'playing' with food is non-existent in that context and I feel completely empowered and clear. It even becomes easier the longer I am eating very little food, because my body evolves to that new space... and very little physical and/or emotional desire affects this new eating trend. I have been in this state many times before and for me, it feels like the 'ultimate', as I explained above. My body and mind are in such a state of empowerment without any desire for a diversion to occur... However, for various reasons... I do let it happen at times... AND... For Me... It just takes ONE Gourmet and/or Overeating 'slip-up' to slide off into my previous habits.
I get STIMULATED while at the same time the DETOXIFICATION STOPS. To me, it is ABSOLUTE EUPHORIA!!!! It's like I used to feel when I was DRUNK on alcohol. Additionally, it just takes one incident of overeating to stretch the stomach right back open. Once that meal is out of the stomach, the shrinking of the stomach generates a false sense of hunger and our desires to eat again come very easily. Also... in that state, my 'mucus and obstruction-free clean body' can handle that excess food, because there is so much room for extra obstruction in the body after eating so well for so long. Let me explain...
When you eat a diet that is consistent, yet involves generous amounts (more than your body wants) every day, over time, mucus and obstruction build up within the body. When you reach a peak of obstruction within the body, you usually don't feel well, energy is low, and this is when I sometimes choose to start eating very little food. After eating very little food for some time, all mucus and obstruction then disappears, which leaves a 'clean energy', vibrating body. Now there is more room for 'error' and I can handle more food again for some time, before I become totally obstructed again from eating excess food.
So... here I am, my stomach stretched wide open from an indulgent eating session... feeling Euphoria from stimulation and the stopping of the detoxification... Not feeling obstructed at all from this one slip-up because my body is so clean and can handle it right now. Then... vrrooooom, the whirlwind goes in the other direction again and I'm on a path of eating more again, until soon enough that feels like too much again and I balance out once more to my previous, consistent 100% Raw Food Diet... And the cycle goes on and on... again and again...
However... my consistent diet also does slowly involve a smaller quantity of food as the years go by.
I have been saying this for years and at some point I will clearly make my boundaries and choices totally clear and truly take it all to the next level, where I will be systematically under-eating 'forever more'. Maybe it will happen when I have a child? Maybe it will happen when I am 45 years old? I feel that I am in a position where I can demonstrate the true potential of what a human body can do on the 100% Raw Food Diet and I would love to experience and share that... For now, those fresh figs and Almond Butter Ice Cream may still be calling my name ;)
Well... If you made it this far in reading this... I hope that my experience helped you out in some way.
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There is such a demand for Raw Food Magazines. I have been sent many requests suggesting I take up a project like this. Well... Have you ever seen the magical NEW Raw Food magazine 'Purely Delicious'???
~I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!!~
There have been about 6 issues released so far and they are all so great!!! It's made with masses of love by the sublime Anna Tipps in Texas and the Summer 2008 issue is out NOW. This issue includes an article on Raw Food Weight Loss and it features our LOVELY ANGELA and my dear friend Philip McCluskey, plus articles on 'The Truth about Protein', 'Wonderful Water', book and restaurant reviews, a nut-free summer recipe section and lots more...
The magazine is BEAUTIFULLY presented and subscriptions are a snip at just $25 for a year (for those in contintental US) or $45 for 2 years. You can check it out and order your copies HERE.
I am really excited about this new section in our Monthly Newsletter. People often ask me, 'Which books, DVDs or supplements should I get???' Well... I've decided that from now on, every month I am going to give you one of my TOP RECOMMENDATIONS... AND... I will explain why I recommend it.
This month's Recommendation is the book "Man's Higher Consciousness", by Hilton Hotema.
Now, I love learning about all the new "Super-Foods" and Technological Advances that arise in the Raw Foods movement. I think they all have their place and serve a GREAT purpose. However, I also don't want us to get lost in 'diversions' and perhaps forget about the key concepts that are necessary to feel great with this type of lifestyle in the long-run. You can do ok without all of the Super-Foods and Scientific Realizations, but you can't really do well without certain concepts, such as, 'It is what you leave out of your diet COMPLETELY that heals you." All those pioneers who have now passed on knew what they were talking about. They include, Arnold Ehret, Hilton Hotema, Dr. Norman Walker and Ann Wigmore.
The book Man's Higher Consciousness will help give you a deep understanding of the basic concepts of how our bodies work and the origin of Man. A lot of explanation about why we become more 'in-tune' receivers to spiritual energy when adhering to a cleaner diet is revealed in this book. It also goes a bit into Breatharianism, Centenarians, Air Quality and so much more. After you read this book, you will realize that a lot of the information I love to bring forth to you is based in a number of these principles.
You can order Man's Higher Consciousness, by Hilton Hotema HERE
I am very excited to be speaking at the very first annual Midwest Living Foods Healthy Living EcoFestival, located in Brighton, Michigan. There are going to be many well-know Raw Food Speakers there, including myself, Angela Stokes, Viktoras Kulvinskas and many more. I am actually taking a road trip right after Raw Spirit Fest and doing talks in NM, Kansas City, and Chicago, ending up at this EcoFestival Celebration. FUN!!!
Here's what's on offer at the festie:
Several speakers & booths focusing on Green Living, Healthy Living & Building
Living Foods Demonstrations
Animal Health & Healing
Breakout Lectures, Workshops and ongoing demos throughout the day
Variety of booths with food & drinks - or bring your own picnic basket!
Feel free to bring lawn chairs & blankets
Drumming around the bonfire
Supervised Children's Area with Activities
This is the BIGGEST Raw Food Festival of the year, which you don't want to miss!!!! Last year there were over 2000 Health-Conscious-Loving individuals at this festival. The Raw Spirit Fest is on Track to double the attendance this year. I highly recommend attending this festival to connect with others, network, have fun, try new foods, seek out possible business opportunities and to learn a WEALTH of information. Angela and I will both be attending the event and speaking on the Main Stages. To sign up now
To sign up for the Raw Spirit Festival 2008, click this link:
And... Just a couple of days away, Angela and I will be speaking at the wonderful 'Simply Raw Festival' in Canada. You can learn more about it by clicking on the picture below:
Chlorella and Spirulina Tablets
I was staying at Dr. Fred Bisci's the first time I tried these amazing Spirulina and Chlorella 'Nuts'. When I leave for the airport, Fred always tries to pile a mass of food along with me, from his fatherly ways. This time he said, "would you like to take some Chlorella Nuts?" As soon as I bit down on some of these tablets, I knew I had to get them on the website and call them 'nuts', just like Fred does ;). They are sooo Good! The Chlorella and Spirulina Nuts are made with the highest quality strains of Spirulina and Chlorella and are a really ideal "on the go" food. I can happily just chomp on these Nuts (Tablets) as an entire meal... or at least a pre-meal.
Here are the lastest new additions to The Raw Food World Store:
- Freeze Dried Durian
- Freeze Dried Jackfruit
- Freeze Dried Mangosteen
- Chlorella Nuts (Tablets)
- Spirulina Nuts (Tablets)
- Bee Pollen - High Quality
- MSM Anti-Wrinkle Creme - Soignee (POPULAR!)
- MSM Botanical Shampoo - Soignee
- MSM Botanical Conditioner - Soignee
- Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days - DVD, featuring Dr. Fred Bisci!
- BIRTH AS WE KNOW IT - 3 Hour SPECIAL EDITION DVD
- The Complete Idiot's Guide to Eating Raw - Book
- The Complete Book of Raw Food - 2nd Edition... WOW!!!
- Raw Food Celebrations - Recipe Book by Shannon and Duruz
- The Raw Food Diet Myth, by Ruthann Russo
- Quantum Eating: The Ultimate Elixir of Youth, by Tonya Zavasta
- Preview Timeless Secrets of Health and Rejuvenation, By Andreas Moritz
- Vitamin Code Men's Formula - New Raw Multi Vitamin, by Garden of Life
- Vitamin Code Women's Formula - New Raw Multi Vitamin, by Garden of Life
- Vitamin Code 50 & Wiser Men's Formula - New Raw Multi Vitamin, by Garden of Life
- Vitamin Code 50 & Wiser Women's Formula - New Raw Multi Vitamin, by Garden of Life
- Vitamin Code Family Formula - New Raw Multi Vitamin, by Garden of Life
- Vitamin Code Perfect Weight Formula - New Raw Multi Vitamin, by Garden of Life
MSM Beauty Products, by Soignee
We just got in three Soignee Beauty products that contain MSM, which include the Anti-Wrinkle Creme, Botanical Shampoo, and Botanical Conditioner. We get these product from the same distributor that supplies us with the MSM Lotion and MSM Sunscreen. They had sent samples to the warehouse while I was in Iceland and the Lovely Ladies of The Raw Food World team got their hands on them. They loved these All-Natural Beauty Products so much that they took it upon themselves to get these three products and add them to the site. LOL. I still don't know how they figured out to professionally add products to our website. I trust their opinion 100% though, and if you saw their Beauty, then you would too!
Contain NO Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, methylparaben, propylparaben, alcohols, chemical foaming agents or preservatives, and are hypoallergenic..
Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days - DVD
This is the 'Reversing Diabetes' DVD that we all have been waiting for!!! It is an eye opening documentary film that chronicles six diabetics who switch to a diet consisting entirely of organic, vegan, uncooked food to reverse disease without prescription drugs. The culturally diverse participants are challenged to give up meat, dairy, sugar, processed and packaged food, and even cooked food for 30 days. The film follows their remarkable journey and captures the medical, physical, and emotional transformations brought on by this radical diet and lifestyle change. We witness moments of struggle, support, and hope as what is revealed, with startling clarity, is that a "simply raw" diet can reverse disease and change lives.
Additional wisdom is provided by Morgan Spurlock, Woody Harrelson, Anthony Robbins, Rev. Michael Beckwith, and Doctors Fred Bisci, Joel Fuhrman, David Wolfe, and Gabriel Cousens.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Eating Raw
You know the Raw Food Movement is growing when they come out with "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Eating Raw." I LOVE IT!!! More people than ever are turning to a raw food diet. In this guide, readers will find the secrets to raw food weight loss; how raw foods can heal the body and boost energy and enthusiasm; information on the anti-aging properties of raw food; and 100+ recipes that show how raw foods can be combined into delectable meals. * Fully explains the benefits of this increasingly popular diet choice, plus presents a mini cookbook that gets readers started on their new regimen * Recently published studies indicate that rheumatoid and fibromyalgia patients-who number in the millions-can benefit from an uncooked vegan diet rich in antioxidants, lactobacilli, and fiber
The Complete Book of Raw Food, Second Edition... WOW!!!
Whether you are curious about adding raw foods to your diet, or have been eating raw for years, The Complete Book of Raw Food, Second Edition contains over 400 mouth-watering-recipes produced by more than 50 of the world's top raw food chefs, and is your essential resource on choosing ingredients, eating right and creating delicious dishes to satisfy any palate.
From soups and salads to main dishes and desserts, The Complete Guide to Raw Food, Second Edition is the largest published collection of raw food recipes. This new edition features more than 50 new recipes from up-and-coming chefs. Among these inspired raw dishes are unexpected delights such as Lasagna, Easy Pad Thai, Zucchini Bread, and Granola--all delicious--all made with live ingredients.
The Complete Guide to Raw Food, Second Edition also includes advice on choosing ingredients, resources to buy the tools you need to create raw dishes, and a comprehensive Raw Food Glossary. The second edition is expanded to include prep times for all recipes, an all-new color insert, and contains updated information on kitchen equipment, techniques, and raw food festivals.
All our New Items can be found at the link below:
Below are this month's Green Food "At Cost" specials, which include both Vitamineral Green & Pure Synergy. In my opinion, the products listed below are the Top Green Food Powders on the market. They are all Excellent!!!
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This is the perfect opportunity to stock up on Green Food. Also, although they're not on special right now, we highly recommend trying our new Spirulina and Chlorella Nuts while you are at it ;). These specials are available until September 30th... Enjoy!
Dr. Fred Bisci's Recommended Green Food - $29.95, Normally $44.95 - with 10% coupon $26.96
Vitamineral Green - $41.21, Normally $54.95 - with 10% coupon $37.09
Pure Synergy Powder - $41.21, Normally $54.95 - with 10% coupon $37.09
Greener Grasses - $20.21, Normally $26.95 - with 10% coupon $18.19
Pure Synergy Caps - $29.96, Normally $39.95 - with 10% coupon $26.97
To take advantage of these offers, click the link below, or type - GrnSP - in the search field at the top right hand corner of www.TheRawFoodWorld.com.
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Additionally, you can redeem this coupon at www.TheRawFoodWorld.com by typing in - greens10 - in the coupon number section to get an additional 10% off your order. This coupon will be good through September 30th and can be redeemed at:
Have you met the delightful 'Bunny Berry' yet? If not, you're in for a real TREAT :) This raw story all just started about 150 days ago, when Beth Berry became sick and tired of her current situation. She found herself at age 37, overweight with High Cholesterol at 231 points, a severe case of PCOS (Poly-Cystic Ovary Syndrome), Chronic pain in her joints and muscles, muscle weakening (which may be Fibromyalgia), and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. PHEW. She decided to embark on a 100-Day Raw Food Challenge. She felt she would be extremely happy if even 1/4 of her ailments went away. On day one, she decided to change her name from Beth Berry to 'Bunny Berry', because she had felt that she was going to be eating 'Rabbit' food for 100 days. Little did she know... the impact that she was going to have on thousands of people, which in turn, permanently fixed "Bunny" as her new first name!
THEN... Bunny Berry created a blog, where she documented every day of her 100-day challenge, while posting a video almost each and every day. Just as I did, hundreds of people fell in love with her, as she spoke her absolute truth on this INCREDIBLE journey she embarked upon. Before she knew it, she had hundreds of people following her blog each and every day. What an Amazing, Animated Character this Lovely Bunny is. You can see what I am talking about by visiting her blog HERE. One of my favorite videos that she created was after she completed the 100 Day Raw Food Challenge. All of her fans and now friends got together and bought her a mass of appliances to add to her kitchen, so that she can continue eating this type of cuisine with as much ease as possible. She created the most adorable "Thank You" video, which can be viewed by clicking HERE.
After completing her 100 Day Raw Food Challenge, she had lost 30 pounds and has no symptoms of Fibromyalgia anymore. She is soooo REAL!!!... AND... trying her ABSOLUTE best to live this lifestyle and heal completely. CHECK THIS OUT... After the tremendous support she had for her own 100 Day Raw Food Challenge, she decided that she wanted to give back to her fans. What a better way than to do the 100 days ALL OVER AGAIN... AND... this time, create an online community packed with many supportive people on the same path. Over 1000 people have now joined her in the NEXT 100 DAY CHALLENGE, on the community that is called... Raw Fu: The 100 Day Raw Food Challenge. They are now around day 30, as I send this. On day 20, I created a video for inspiration, which can be viewed by clicking the video below.
Thank you Bunny Berry for Making a Difference!!!
~Many Blessings from The Raw Food World~
Thank you for continuing to let us serve you.
We wish you and those you love, the very best of everything!