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5/29/11 12:07 P

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Eating issues are often connected with our deepest fears and our oldest wounds. Sometimes it helps just to see ourselves for the pain we have been through and the struggle we have had and say, "I LOVE YOU... even if you eat crap."

"You must be the change you wish to see." Gandhi



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10/6/10 12:15 P

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During the colder months, itís a great time to start spicing up your life in the food department. Some easy ways to do that are with spices like ginger, garlic, horseradish, curry, and cayenne pepper. Add some to the next green juice, green smoothie, raw soup, or salad that you enjoy. See how it gets your circulation flowing. Yowza!



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9/30/10 1:26 A

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Besides adding greens to your smoothie add flax seed I Tbs and ginger 1/2 tsp of grated ginger. Both have a multitude of benefits!

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9/28/10 11:28 A

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Raw Food and Skin Health

What's the largest organ in your body? It's your skin! It provides a protective covering for the other organs of the body. It changes to regulate your internal body temperature. And it's a good indicator of overall health and well-being.

People spend thousands of dollars on skin preparations to make your skin look vibrant and glowing. They're all topical products - products that we put on top of our skin. But if we spent just a fraction of the money we spend on these preparations on RAW FOODS, we'd begin to see an immediate change in the texture of our skin.

When you eat raw foods, you put more of the essential vitamins and amino acids your body needs into it. You're also adding moisture - naturally. Raw foods have a much higher moisture content than cooked foods, simply because the cooking process takes out so much essential moisture.

Your skin is a mirror of what's going on in the rest of your body. And when your organs and blood are fed the nutrition they need to function properly, that shows in your skin. Get your vitamins and moisture from foods like apples and carrots. When you do, then phrases like "inner beauty" and "inner glow" will be applied to YOU. Your skin is what's presented to the rest of the world and healthy, glowing skin makes the best first impression.

When you start adding raw foods to your diet, things will just naturally fall into place. You'll feel better. You'll look better. People will react to you more positively. You'll have so much more energy for your work, your friends, and your family. And this kind of energy is a self-perpetuating thing. You don't need self-help books and expensive moisturizers and plastic surgery. When your body and skin are getting their essential nutrition with raw, uncooked foods, you'll look and feel your best, NATURALLY!


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9/28/10 1:54 A

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Raw Juicing

Many people have heard of juice fasts as a means of detoxifying the body. Many raw foodies also include juices as part of their nutrition. Nearly anything can be juiced - fruits and vegetables, primarily. It's a form of concentrated nutrition. Some raw foodists drink only fresh fruit juices.

In addition, fruit and vegetable juices are good sources of the traditional nutrients. Citrus fruits (grapefruit, oranges, etc.) provide a healthy portion of vitamin C. Carrot juice contains large quantities of vitamin A, in the form of beta carotene.
A number of green juices are a good source of vitamin E. Fruit juices are a good source of essential minerals like iron, copper, potassium, sodium, iodine, and magnesium, which are bound by the plant in a form that is most easily assimilated during digestion.

While fruit and vegetable juices are the most common form of juice, wheatgrass juice has been getting a lot of attention lately because of the denseness of nutrients it contains.
The primary advantage of truly fresh wheatgrass juice - juice made from raw, live, soil-grown wheat grass, is the apparent high level of life force energy that it contains.
It is one of the few truly fresh foods available (sprouts are another). The grass is alive and growing right up to the time it is juiced, and hopefully you are drinking it within a few minutes or so of juicing.
Most of us get our green veggies from markets, and they were picked days ago and refrigerated - losing vitality the whole time. (It is an even worse situation for fruit, which may be picked weeks before you eat it, and in some cases, held in cold storage for months - losing vitality the whole time.) In contrast, one can grow wheatgrass indoors, and enjoy it when it is truly fresh.

In conclusion, drinking plenty of fresh fruit juices daily will cleanse your system, make you feel completely energized and last but not least, you will look beautiful. People will wonder what you are doing differently!


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