'Is Raw Chocolate TRULY Raw???' article, by Matt Monarch
I feel the content of this article is very significant in the modern raw food movement and I suggest reading it in its entirety...!
There have been a lot of claims lately stating that there are no TRULY Raw Chocolates out on the market. It has been said MANY TIMES that there were (and are) no technologies available which can process cacao beans under commonly accepted raw temperature standards. Furthermore, consider that almost all of the Raw Chocolate distributors import their "Raw Chocolate" from other countries, which mainly use industrial cacao processing equipment (which will most likely raise the temperature way above the "RAW STANDARDS").
WELL... Breaking News: Essential Living Foods (ELF) JUST made an important announcement TODAY!!! They have STEPPED FORWARD and "confessed" that their Raw Cacao Powder is NOT Raw!!!... AND... They are in the process of uploading a video RIGHT NOW that shows this confession. For those of you who don't know, ELF is the company that supplies ALMOST ALL of the popular raw food companies and online raw food companies with cacao powders. Therefore if you have ever consumed packaged "Raw Cacao", there is a GREAT likelihood that it was NOT TRULY 100% Raw... This video should be uploaded within the next 24 hours (maybe even by the time you receive this Newsletter). Down below is the EXACT Youtube channel where this is taking place. If the video is not up by the time you receive this newsletter, I would check back again every few hours or so:
This SAME EXACT situation happened many years ago with Cashews... It's widely reported that it is virtually impossible to get TRULY Raw Cashews UNLESS they are hand-peeled, which takes massive man-power. There is only ONE COMPANY that seems to be undertaking this task...and it is Big Tree Farms in Indonesia. Those TRULY Raw Cashews that are vacuum sealed, which you see on all of the Raw Food websites, are ALWAYS from Big Tree Farms in Indonesia. In fact, we FINALLY got our pallet of this product in and these TRULY 100% Raw Cashews are now available on our website HERE.
Well, now SOMETHING HUGE HAS HAPPENED!!!
Big Tree Farms in Indonesia has decided to take on the task to now also bring us 100% TRULY RAW ORGANIC CACAO PRODUCTS!!! Just as they hand-peel each cashew, Big Tree Farms also now hand peels each cacao bean, which may very well be necessary to get a TRULY Raw Cacao Product. I am EXCITED to announce that for the FIRST TIME EVER we are the first store to carry 100% TRULY Raw Organic Cacao Powder and Cacao Butter that have not been heated above 113 degrees!!! In my opinion, these products have never genuinely been seen or experienced before by the Raw Foods Community and they are available HERE.
If you purchase this TRULY 100% RAW Cacao that has NEVER been heated above the temperature of 113 degrees, please don't expect to get the same experience that you have always had with "Cooked Raw Chocolate". ;-) Smell and taste are two major aspects of the sensory experience of chocolate... and what anyone will find who purchases most of the currently "raw" cacao powder available on the market, is that wonderful rich chocolatey aroma is ever-present... AND... possibly suggests a red flag of product misrepresentation as well. TRULY Raw Cacao simply smells and tastes different... Trying these products will be a COMPLETELY DIFFERENT and EXCITING new Raw Chocolate experience...AND... they do, surely, pack a serious NUTRITIONAL PUNCH!!!.
There have been numerous "Raw Gurus" out there trashing "Raw Cacao" for a long time due to their personal experiences with it. With TRULY Raw Cacao, not exceeding 113 degrees, seemingly now hitting the market for the FIRST TIME EVER, perhaps these experimenters will be drawn to start over from SCRATCH! Experimenting with TRULY Raw Chocolate may determine if they still get the same results and effects on their body. When you cook almonds, not only does it lessen their nutritional content, but it also changes the composition to where that almond becomes damaging to the body. The same goes for Raw Cacao. In my opinion, starting TODAY, this is like an ENTIRE NEW INDUSTRY... and I feel we could benefit from reassessing the benefits of TRULY RAW Cacao, as we start all over again.
I feel that this is the TRUE story with raw cacao... One of the most sought after and least available products on the Raw Market until NOW. Right now we have TRULY RAW Cacao Powder and Cacao Butter from Big Tree Farms in Indonesia. FYI... Our company did not get our previous "Raw" cacao from Essential Living Foods. We got ours from Ultimate Superfoods and we feel REALLY GOOD about their HIGH-INTEGRITY product line... In fact... we are going to continue to carry Ultimate Superfoods Raw Chocolate products, with their labels on, as an option in addition to our NEW, TRULY RAW cacao products. We are also going to still carry our other "Raw" cashews in addition to these TRULY RAW cashews from Big Tree Farms. Our other supplier of our cashews claim that they are 100% Raw. I did soak them overnight and they did sprout, so I feel good about his word. They just don't have the documentation like Big Tree Farms. I personally would choose to eat the Vacuum Sealed Cashew from Big Tree Farms.
Well... There you have it... You can now get 100% TRULY Raw Cacao Powder,Cacao Butter, and Cashews by clicking HERE.
Around February, we'll also have TRULY RAW Cacao Beans, Nibs, and Paste from Big Tree Farms, once they are available.
To learn more about the processing of these new TRULY RAW cacao products, click on the description of these products at our webstore and it goes into detail. All of our TRULY 100% RAW Cacao products are not heated above 113 degrees and they are tested for impurities, including heavy metals.
To Purchase 100% TRULY Raw Cacao Powder and Cacao Butter click HERE.
Ocean's Alive Marine Phytoplankton has been IMPROVED!!! I personally LOVE the new taste SO MUCH MORE... AND... I already LOVED the taste of the older formula. If you have had Ocean's Alive Marine Phytoplankton in the past, then you would be accustomed to the original strain, which was a darker green.
The new strain is an upgraded production with considerably more essential Fatty Acids and the Carotenoids are now over the top! This changed the overall color of the food to a more yellow color that causes it to appear browner. There is also 33% Marine Phyto Concentrate vs the original at 30%.
The flavor is richer and the effects are much more powerful than the original, which was already AMAZING.
I can't get enough of this stuff!!!...
The NEW strain of Marine Phytoplankton are the ones in the 3-pack below in the 'At-Cost' specials this month, at a ridiculously LOW price. I HIGHLY recommend taking advantage of this special offer below.
Remember about 6 months ago John Roulac, the owner of Nutiva, gave us that incredible deal where you could buy a 3lb bag of hemp seeds 'Below-Cost'... AND... get a FREE bottle of Hemp Oil 16oz in a Dark Glass Jar?!?... Well... John has offered this to us ONCE AGAIN!!! Last time, after the sale was over, I had people telling me they wished they had bought more of this special offer. This is the BEST DEAL we have ever offered... and I'm sure that you will never see a hemp deal as good as this one, EVER!!!
Thank you Mr. John Roulac for helping us out with this amazing special offer. Get a 3 pound bag of Hemp Seeds ($34.95 Value)'BELOW OUR COST' for as low as $22.88... AND!!!... When you buy this, you get a Hemp Seed Oil 16oz in a DARK Glass Jar ($14.95 Value) for FREE!!! This Beautiful Hemp Oil in a dark glass jar could make a LOVELY GIFT. Also... if you noticed... as the years go by, the cost of hemp seeds seems to be slowly going up HIGHER and HIGHER. Inside word suggests that another JUMP in price is going to happen again soon, so this is an IDEAL time to STOCK UP.
There is a LIMITED SUPPLY of these hemp seeds at this special deal, so I highly recommend JUMPING in on this offer ASAP, because I don't think they are going to last until the end of this month.
I felt the necessity to add the Vanilla Powder and Irish Moss to this month's "At Cost" specials, because I feel these two ingredients will be KEY for creating luscious holiday recipes. Irish Moss is what Cafe Gratitude uses to make their pies and cakes into that famous "Tiramisu Consistency". I HIGHLY recommend stocking up on the Irish Moss NOW, because word has it that typhoons have been making harvesting of this sea vegetable practically impossible recently. The labor involved has risen dramatically. Therefore, the prices of Irish Moss may go up soon and there may also be a availabilitly in the near future...so, this is an ideal time to stock up now, at this discounted price.
Now that ALMOST everyone seems to have tried the amazing Creamy Almond Butter that Angela and I are NUTS about, it is also an ideal time to stock up on this creamy yummy spread too, at the 'At Cost' price. It just pours out of the jar like creamy liquid and it is TRULY 100% RAW. Additionally, We've added Artisana's delicious coconut butter, which is GOING TO FLY OFF THE SHELVES for this holiday season. It's just another essential ingredient for making your Thanksgiving Raw Ice Creams, Pies and Cheesecakes.
ADDITIONALLY, we are offering ALL THREE of our Peruvian Olives this month in the 'AT Cost' specials, so that you can have the BEST OLIVES EVER in all of your holiday salads. We've included all three varieties, so that you can pick and choose your favorites. Keep in mind that the ones in the jar are ABSOLUTELY PLAIN and have a ONE OF A KIND bitter taste compared to the herbed and spiced packeted olives. I PERONALLY LOVE THEM ALL!!!!
The following specials are available until December 31st...
Additionally, you can redeem this coup0n at www.TheRawFoodWorld.com by typing in - HONEYMOON - in the coup0n number section, to get an additional 7% off your order. This coup0n will be good through December 31st, 2009 and can be redeemed at:
You can get 12% off your order and ALL FUTURE ORDERS by joining the Inner Circle Community HERE for ONLY $9.97 a month.
New Products at The Raw Food World
WILD-CRAFTED JAPANESE RED PINE NEEDLE OIL, 2oz I was at our friends' house in Pennsylvania recently when they pulled out a bottle of this Japanese Red Pine Needle Oil. I had never heard of it but they told me they gave just a single drop of this product to a little girl who was sick and she rapidly recovered. They asked me if I wanted to try a dropperful from their $100 bottle of this potent oil..and I agreed. Instantaneously I had a PROFOUND high and I will never forget the intensity of the unique taste of it. They told me they gave it to the little girl because the Japanese Red Pine has been used for centuries to help combat the most serious health issues that can afflict the body.
As I researched it more, I discovered that one of the most amazing properties of the Japanese Red Pine Needle Extract is its ability to support the body's natural immune function against all types of foreign invaders, including parasites, bacteria, fungi, yeast, molds, and viruses, from which most of the world's population currently seem to suffer. SMART!!! Angela and I are staying at the Tree of Life in Arizona for an entire month now, as we do an intense Juice Feast, Graston Body Work and a parasite cleanse, simultaneously. We are definitely intending to take this Wild-Crafted Red Japanese Pine Needle Oil during this parasite cleanse.
Japanese Red Pine Needle Oil contains the "C10" molecule and due to its extremely small molecular size, it can pass through the blood/brain barrier. Many feel an immediate sense of clarity and heightened energy from taking this amazing oil. Scientific studies of the nutraceutical components found in Japanese Red Pine Needle Oil indicate it has protein, Vitamin A, Carotene, Iron, and Rutin. Rutin is the compound that cleans blood vessels, according to researchers. ENJOY!
Diviana Nectar, 4.7oz
Diviana Nectar is an outrageously DECADENT Raw Spread, which has the most AMAZING medicinal blend of raw honey with Ayurvedic herbs, immune enhancing tonic mushrooms, superfoods, virgin coconut oil and synergizing spices. As you can witness in the video below, Angela ABSOLUTELY LOVES this Diviana Nectar!!! Check out the video below...
Vitamin D3 (2000 IU) Supplement
I've been looking for a good Vitamin D source for our website for a really long time. Vitamin D is one of those vitamins that a lot of people seem to become deficient in, including Raw Vegans. When I get my blood checked, I closely look at my Vitamin D levels, because I feel it's very important. We usually get Vitamin D via the sun, but in today's society, most people are inside all day long with clothes DRAPED all over their entire bodies. This is where a Vitamin D supplement can be very useful. I have seen people take HIGH DOSAGES of Vitamin D under supervision without any harm whatsoever. The above information 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.
Fulvic Acid X200 & X300, 2oz OH MAN!!!!... And I thought that we already had the HIGHEST QUALITY and MOST POTENT Fulvic Acid on the market. Well... I just came across "Optimally Organic's Fulvic Acid"... They have two different levels of potency... X200 & X300. In past Newsletters, I have discussed the amazing benefits of Fulvic Acid, which can be seen on Google by typing in Fulvic Acid Report.
These new Fulvic Acid levels are off the chart, nearing 70%, making it the highest concentration in the world. The best part is that it is also the purest source available, with absolutely no heavy metal content and with a desirably low iron and carbon content. This means it can be easily transported into the cells, providing high nutrition and detox power. With the high concentration levels of this Fulvic, this company states that they are able to help a wide range of health issues in a short period of time, via low cost product that is easy to travel with.
Here are all the latest new additions to The Raw Food World Store:
If you haven't yet signed up for this New Year's Retreat at the Tree of Life with Angela and I, it's LESS THAN 10 days away now!!!! We are offering a special $200 Holiday Discount for the event. There is only space for 30 people in total and this is set to be the mostPOWERFUL TRANSFORMATIVE event we hold in the coming year.
Not only are Angela and I going to speak throughout the Retreat, but there is so much more involved, far beyond raw food talks. Remember in my
newsletter some weeks ago, we discussed the Graston Technique and the Neuro Muscular Spinal Alignment, which I believe to be the ULTIMATE body work? Everyone involved in this retreat gets five sessions of these treatments with Dr. George Cromack. This alone has the potential to change your life almost INSTANTLY! You can view the video of myself getting this treatment by clicking HERE. You can also check Dr. Gabriel Cousens and I talking about the method HERE.
Come join Angela and I to KICK OFF the New Year with this 10-day Retreat at the Tree of Life in Arizona, from Dec 27th - Jan 6th. The details are now up on the Tree of Life's website HERE.
ADDITIONALLY!!!... Here is a list of different classes and activities, aside from our own lectures, that will be offered:
5-6x/week yoga classes
4x/week food prep classes, on subjects such as breakfasts, savory foods, sauerkraut, and raw 'breads'
1x/week sprouting class - wheatgrass, alfalfa, sunflower, buckwheat, mung beans and many other kinds of sprouts
weekly Nutritional Q&A sessions with Dr. Dan Engle, Medical Doctor and Psychiatrist
1x/week Qi Gong class
7x/week Evening programs/Meditations
Access to unlimited wheatgrass, non-chlorinated pool, infrared saunas, non-chlorinated hot tubs, the world's largest Chartres labyrinth, sundecks, and nature trails
Native American medicine wheel, teepee
New Year's Native American Inipi (Ceremonial Lodge)
New Year's Day Celebration Party
The retreat runs Dec 27th - Jan 6th. The phone number to make reservations is: 866.394.2520 x215 or via email: email@example.com
Included in the retreat fee of $2,890 is lodging (shared double room) at the renowned Tree of Life Rejuvenation center, an abundance of 100% organic plant-based meals, 5 Kundalini-enhancing "Renew Yourself" sessions with Dr. George...and all activities above...
I am EXTREMELY EXCITED to bring in the New Year this way! I'm really looking forward to the Inipi (ceremonial lodge) on New Year's Eve, where we'll all come out at exactly midnight. Then we're going to have a New Year's day party on January the first (it's nice and warm during the day there), with music and delicious food, where we'll enjoy an intention circle and collectively set the totally amazing course for the year 2010! Angela and I hope that you'll join us for this AMAZING, LIFE-CHANGING retreat.
The Raw Food World Radio Show - Paul Nison
This month on The Raw Food World Radio Show, we have raw food author/speaker Paul Nison coming on board. Paul Nison healed himself from Crohn's Disease 15 years ago by adhering to a Raw Food Diet. Since then he has been helping THOUSANDS of others to heal from Crohn's, IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), and Leaky Gut Syndrome, amongst many other things. In this interview, I want to get the EXACT protocol that he uses to help people heal from these types of conditions.
Additionally, Paul recently announced that he is not 100% Raw Vegan anymore at the video HERE!!! I want to find out why he thinks that the 100% Raw Vegan Diet is not the ideal diet for the human body anymore. Additionally, I want to talk to him about how his relationship with the Bible and Jesus suddenly developed. There are so many scriptures and religions out there today, I want to know why Paul thinks that the Bible is the most reliable resource to follow.
And... Last but not LEAST... I've got some INSIGHTFUL and AMAZING questions for Paul about his new PROFOUND book, 'The Daylight Diet'.
Listen in LIVE as I, Matt Monarch, interview Paul Nison, Tuesday, December 29th at 9pm Eastern time (6pm Pacific). There is only room for 1000 people to listen in again LIVE on the call... SO sign up ASAP!
Sign up for the Raw Food World RADIO show featuring Paul Nison by clicking HERE.
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