November 2011 Healthy Bliss
We continue to learn, evolve and grow every single day.
"Don't procrastinate and keep waiting for the 'right moment.'
Today - take action, plan and follow through
with your goals, dreams and
healthy lifestyle living!"
- Patricia Bragg
Top 10 Foods to Buy Organic
'Over 85% of Americans today express concern about
health and the environment, but only a small fraction
know where to begin.'
A Practical Guide to Simple Sustainablity
Even if you are not living a 100% raw food vegan diet, it's important to make the best possible food choices you can. Some natural foods are considered more 'hazardous' than others as you will soon learn.
The following tips are outlined in Greg Horn's book called A Practical Guide to Sustainability.
Note: You can usually find organic food for much lower prices at your local farmer's market.
1. Root crops
Conventional potatoes, yams, carrots onions and other root crops can be sprayed with fungicides as well as pesticides, and the parts you eat grow in direct contact with the chemicals.
These are high on the food chain, and thus can concentrate chemicals from the animal's diet in their fatty tissues.
3. Dairy Products
Also high on the food chain and rich in fats, which is where harmful chemicals can be stored.
Banana plantations use up to 20 times more pesticides per acre than crops grown in industrilaized countries. Conventional bananas are often grown with a blue plastic bag of pesticides placed over the soft, absorbent skin of the fruit. Enough said?
While not strictly organic, it is critical to buy wild fish and avoid all farmed fish, which can contain high levels of contaminants. Hint: All "Atlantic Salmon" is farmed, as this fish is virtually extinct in the wild.
Strawberries, raspberries and other berries including grapes have a thin, absorbent skin that you eat. These fruits are heavily sprayed and tend to absorb more of the chemicals that they come in contact with during production.
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Mushrooms are highly absorbent, and conventional growing uses powerful fungicides between crops to keep stray species from invading the intended crop.
8. Salad crops
Lettuce, spinach and celery are highly sprayed, and have no outer shell to protect the part you eat - the leaf.
9. Waxed Fruit
That shiny apple has a wax coating that locks in the pesticides and makes them very difficult to wash off.
10. Coffee and Tea
Technically not "foods," but hot-water brewing can concentrate the residual pesticides used in the growing process while it is extracting the "good stuff." Remember to use an unbleached filter and to avoid the styrofoam cup!
Eat low on the food chain and look for foods that are minimally packaged.
Do the best you can with what you have and within the means of your budget.
Even small changes can make a big difference!
Featured Raw Food Recipe
This dessert is so good, you will swear it's not raw!
Macadamia Cacao Raw Chocolate Pudding
Use a mini-food processor to grind the macadamia nuts.
1 cup Raw Macadamia Nuts, ground
2 Tbsp. Raw Cacao Powder
1 tsp. Maca Powder
1.5 - 2 Tbsp. Raw Honey or Agave Nectar
1/3 cup Cold Water
1.5 large or 2 medium ripe bananas
fresh raspberries or strawberries (optional)
Add the cacao powder, maca, honey or agave and 1/3 cup cold water. Grind again. Then add 1.5 - 2 ripe bananas and grind one more time. The result: a delicious, creamy blend!
Let sit in refrigerator for 1-2 hours to get cold.
Can add fresh raspberries or strawberries on top prior to serving.
For a dinner party (like Thanksgiving!), multiply the recipe by 5-6x.
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Still Time to Join Our Total Reset Detox!
13 - 20 November 2011 at the Dead Sea, Israel.
Combine your physical detox with a spiritual cleanse in the Holy Land itself...what an amazing gift for your body, mind and spirit!
Feel confident with Jennifer's 15 years of detox experience to guide and support you through your cleanse. This is a personlized program, not a self-help 'fasting factory' where you can easily be lost on the crowd. Don't you deserve the absolute best to make sure your body is getting the most out of your cleanse? Combine that with Avital's expertise in energy work, yoga for detox and healing and you will see for yourself the transformation in you!
There will also be a large focus on your post-detox plan. Why bother doing all that work to just go back to what you were doing before? But what to change, and how? How do you start and what is a practical plan for change that is realistic in this fast-paced world? Jennifer will provide daily talks to educate, inspire and prepare you for long-term change, finally!
Fasting is the best method of detoxifying, purifying, regenerating & rejuvenating to improve your health & boost your immune system.
Inspiration - John of God
I recently read a book called 'A Little Book About Believing: The Transformative Healing Power of Faith, Love and Surrender' by Cash Paters.
It's a personal account of the author's visit to the Casa de Dom Inacio in Brazil, where the extraordinary faith healer John of God freely offers his healing services to thousands of visitors every year.
Here are just a few of the book's inspiring quotes:
'Trust yourself. Trust life. Embrace uncertainty. Dive fearlessly in, holding nothing back. Expect a positive outcome always, and marvel at how things turn out. Remember: the unknown is where all the fun happens.'
'All the success, wealth, power, influence, status, stockholdings, wives and homes in the world aren't worth a red cent if you're too sick to enjoy them.'
'It's not what happen to you that's important; it's what you do with it.
Just because something seems bad, or because people tell you it's bad - or incurable or unstoppable - doesn't mean it is.
We can, if we choose, be the architects of our own destiny.'
'Life is not a competition. If you really must compete, compete with yourself. Work at being better, kinder, more loving, more grateful, more mindful, more forgiving and more generous.'
'Your body is like an exquisite temple.
It will stand firm and strong for the longest time if you look after it.
Neglect it, though, and the roof caves in.'
Click here for the full article and more fantastic quotes. Read one inspirational book a month to help keep you focused on positive change!
Jennifer is in Israel & Jordan from 9 Nov - mid December 2011
....and looking forward to seeing you!
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Next month....stories from the Holy Land.
Only you can decide whether or not to make your health a priority. I know you can do it!!
I look forward to hearing from you,
seeing your progress,
and celebrating your success!
Gratitude, Blessings & Raw Food Love,