Journey of Health
February 2008
Journey of Health Newsletter
In This Issue
Raw Food Potluck
What is Maca
Quick Links
Paul Nison
May 3, 2008
Paul Nison
Paul Nison Website
Journey of Health is proud to sponsor Paul Nison to Calgary. We are so excited to have this dynamic speaker who has healed himself from Crohn's Disease and be a 100% raw foodist for 15 years.
Come hear his remarkable story and the many healing benefits to eating more raw foods.
Tickets are $20 and the event will be held at The University of Calgary. We will provide more information as the event gets closer to May.
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Viva Health
Viva Health
Viva Health Comes to JOH February 13th @ 3 pm
Viva Health will be at Journey of Health on February 13th at 3 PM for a demonstration on their amazing products. If you have not yet tried their amaze gel or night cream you will be, well, amazed.
We will be serving delicious teccinno latttes and donut holes all organic and raw, except for the teccino, but it is caffeine free and no coffee and no dairy.
If anything, just come to support us in this event and you won't be dissapointed in the food samples.
The Vanishing of the Bees

The Vanishing of the Bees, a work-in-progress documentary, takes a piercing investigative look at the economic, political and spiritual implications of the world wide disappearance of the honeybee, a mysterious ecological tragedy that could topple our food chain and forever change our way of life. The film seeks to raise awareness about this crucial issue and inform the audience about the ancient and sacred connection between man and the honey bee. The Vanishing of the Bees unfolds as a dramatic tale of science and mystery, illuminating this extraordinary crisis and its greater meaning about the relationship between humankind and mother earth. The bees have a message, but will we listen? 
The creators of  The Vanishing of the Bees
have paired up with the producers of  The 11th Hour and are seeking TAX DEDUCTIBLE donations to help complete the film. The trailer on their website is amazing so please take a look.
Now Foods
My new favorite product. Come by and ask me why I am loving Ashwagandha. I am getting amazing results from this product. Cody can explain the technical info better than I can. Click the link for more product information.

Happy New Year! We are so blessed to have such great and loyal customers that found us moved with no sign or telephones! We finally have two new signs up and two more that will go on the marque at the road on Bannister. We decided just to say "Health Food Store" so we can generate interest to people who do not know what Journey of Health is all about.

So please do stop by as we have new products coming in, we have more raw food classes scheduled and speakers scheduled in the Spring and we have a new potluck right in Journey of Health!
New Raw Food Potluck in Calgary
JOH Host Raw Food Gathering in Store

Journey of Health is pleased to announce that we are now hosting a raw food potluck at our store. The potlucks are held the 2nd Sunday @ 6 PM and the 4th Wednesday @ 6:30 PM of every month.
We do ask that you bring a raw food dish or RSVP a week in advance and pay $9 for us to make a dish for you.
Please bring your own fork, spoon, plate, bowl, napkin, etc. We will not provide eating utensils or plates for you.
For recipe ideas check out this site  Raw Food Recipes
To officially join and RSVP go to our potluck meetup site at
If you have any questions or need ideas, please feel free to call the store and ask for Tonya.
Just know that I will be making delicious gourmet raw food at every potluck. I will be making this month cheeseburgers, onion rings, coleslaw and milky way bars. And of course they have no sugar, no dairy, no eggs, no meat, no animals, no grains, no soy and no processed anything and all organic.
MacaWhat is Maca?
Ancient Peruvian Superfood
 from Sunfood Nutrition

Maca is a superfood-food-herb with an outstanding ability to increase energy, endurance and strength. Maca is a favorite of raw-foodists, vegetarians, adventurers, extreme athletes, dessert chefs and food alchemists.

Maca has traditionally been a staple superfood-food-herb in the harsh cold climates of the high Andes in Peru for thousands of years. Maca grows at an elevation of 11,000-14,000 feet making it likely the highest altitude food-herb crop in the world. The character and properties of maca have been developed by the extreme conditions under which it grows. This makes Maca an excellent food-herb choice for individuals living in cold climates and/or at high altitudes and/or with extreme lifestyles.

Maca is a member of the cruciferous family of plants. It is a distant relative of the common radish. The maca plant produces leaves that grow close to the ground and the plant produces a small, off-white flower typical to the cruciferous family. The main part of interest for this plant, however, is the radish-like tuberous root.

Maca's reputation as a powerful strength and stamina enhancer as well as libido-enhancing food-herb stretches back into prehistory. Maca, like goji berries and ginseng, is a powerful adaptogen, which means it has the ability to balance and stabilize the body's systems (cardiovascular system, nervous system, musculature, lymphatic system, etc.). As an adaptogen, maca can provide more energy if it is needed, but if it is not, it will not overstimulate. Adaptogens also boost immunity and increase the body's overall vitality by 10-15% according to most studies. Rather than addressing a specific symptom, adaptogens are used to improve the overall adaptability of the whole body to diverse and challenging situations and stress.
Dried maca powder contains 60% carbohydrates, 9% fiber, and slightly more than 10% protein. It has a higher lipid (fat) content than other root crops (2.2%), of which linoleic acid, palmitic acid and oleic acid are the primary fatty acids, respectively. Maca is rich in calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, sulfur and iron, and contains trace minerals, including zinc, iodine, copper, selenium, bismuth, manganese and silica, as well as vitamins B1, B2, C and E. Maca contains nearly 20 amino acids and seven essential amino acids. Maca is also a rich source of sterols, including sitosterol, campestrol, ergosterol, brassicasterol, and ergostadienol. As a root crop, maca contains five times more protein than a potato and four times more fiber.

Peruvian research claims that maca improves memory, increases oxygen in the blood, improves the function of neurotransmitters and increases libido. One of the researchers heading current studies on maca, Peruvian biologist Gloria Chacon de Popivici, Ph.D., suggests that maca alkaloids act on the hypothalamus-pituitary axis and the adrenals. She has theorized that by activating these endocrine glands maca is able to increase energy, vitality and libido. Other researchers indicate that the effect of maca is more basic and that when the body is well-nourished, libido rises and depressing attitudes lower. Maca's nutrient value could explain some of these purported actions.
Maca2Maca on Sale
Boost your energy, improve your libido, increase your fertility. This roots works great for men and woman. Right now we have red maca on sale. This truly is an amazing product and we encourage you to give it a try.
Our Price: $ 13.77
February 24th 2-6 pm
Level I Living on Live Food Class scheduled for Sunday February 24th from 2-6 pm.
Please check out my website for details and more.

Our Price: $ 137
Please be sure to check back in the next few weeks for our new website that will be launched shortly. We have lots of new and exciting programs coming to JOH and hope you will invest in your health and make 2008 your year for optimum health. Remember all diseases can be cured and you don't have to age with disease. Let Journey of Health guide you to a healthier you.

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We have lots of products that are about to expire and we are offering 50% off. Just because they are about to expire does not mean there not still potent. Please stop in and have a look at some really great deals on natural herbs and supplements we have on special.
Offer Expires: March 1, 2008