In This Issue
Raw Food Potluck
Salad Dressing
Recipe of the Month
Juice Feasting
Raw Food Classes
Chaste Berry Tree
Quick Links
Raw Food Potluck
Slice of Lemon Pie
We are having such a great time at the raw food potluck. I'm really getting creative and love making food for the potluck. I also am enjoying trying your raw food recipes. If you have not come to a potluck, your missing out on great food, fun and really amazing people. Please RSVP for our Sunday, March 9th Potluck starting at 6 pm.
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Mexican Harvest
If you haven't stopped in the store lately you have to come and try our new all raw and organic flax crackers. We are now carrying 8 flavors from: Original, BBQ, Mexican(my favorite), Italian Zest, Onion Garlic, Mustard, Hemp and Maple Cinnamon.
Foods Alive also has these two amazing all raw salad dressings made with 50% premium golden flax oil. What better way to get your flax oil in than with a tasty dressing.We carry Mike's Special and Sweet Mustard.
Foods Alive has some great articles on flax and the health benefits. Did you know flax is really great for your complexion?
Recipe of the Month
Mock Chicken Salad

Mock Chicken Salad
This is really delicious stuffed in a large tomato or avocado.

Serves 4-6

1/4 C sunflower seeds
1 C cashews
1 cucumber, peeled and seeded and cut into chunks
2 green onions, cut into smaller pieces
1 cup of pecans
1 celery stick, cut into chunks
1 tsp. dried dill
1/4 tsp. curry powder
juice of 1/2 a lemon

Put all ingredients in a food processor and pulse chop until everything is chopped medium to fine. Enjoy!
photo and recipe provided by The Raw Table

Journey of Health Newsletter
March 2008

We finally have our Journey of Health website Journey of Healthcomplete. We are still working on a few pages, but go have a look and tell us what you think. We also have a new logo and are very happy with the results.
We have more new products in the store and more on the way. We finally have the fermented sauerkraut coming next week and we are now selling Vita-Mix and Excalibur dehydrators. Stop in and inquire.
Juice Feasting
Juice FeastingCody and I are about to embark on a 92 day Juice Feast. This feast will include fresh green juices and very little fruit juices everyday for 92 days. We are wanting to take this time and get closer to God, heal our bodies and rejuvenate our cells. We already have 3 people interested in joining us on this adventure. Please check out the juice feasting website and call if you have questions or want to join us. Juice Feasting requires dedication, willpower, support and perseverance.
We will be providing emotional support, juice parties and daily inspirations along with recipes, resources and guidance.
Raw Food Classes 
Donut Holes
Living on Live Foods Level I classes are scheduled for March 30th and April 6th from 1-5 pm on Sundays. The class cost $137 and includes certification from Alissa Cohen and a recipe booklet.
 I am also scheduling a Level II class on April 25-27. This class is $675 and I must have half deposit by April 11th. I need at least 8 people to register to justify the class. This is a very intense 2-8 hour days training along with 4 hours on Friday. Pre-requesites include: Level I certificate, own and read Alissa Cohen's book, and  read Gabriel Cousens book Rainbow Green Live Food Cuisine.
Please call if you have questions.
Chaste Berry Tree 
Chaste Berry Tree
Vitex Extract is a traditional herbal remedy derived from the fruit of Vitex agnus castus, a shrub which grows in temperate regions of Asia. In ancient times it was a symbol of chastity, hence its common name, the chaste berry tree.
Both extensive clinical studies, as well as over two thousand years of use in folk medicine, have proven the effectiveness of this remedy. It works by stimulating and normalizing the pituitary gland, which regulates the balance of estrogen and progesterone in the body.

In a normal menstrual cycle estrogen is higher before ovulation and progesterone is higher after. Many women don't realize that an imbalance of these hormones can lead to the entire range of symptoms associated with PMS and menopause! Vitex usually has the effect of enhancing progesterone and decreasing estrogen levels.

Vitex itself has none of the hormonal building blocks that many of the medicinal plants used for the reproductive system contain. Instead, this herb nourishes and supports the endocrine system to find its own balance. David Hoffman, a well-known herbalist, says "Vitex will always enable what is appropriate to occur."

Almost all of symptoms associated with the menstrual cycle can be treated with this plant. It is the single best herb for treating the many possible symptoms of PMS: cramps, flooding, headaches, depression, water retention, constipation, acne, breast tenderness, and irritability. It can help normalize irregular or scanty periods.

It is especially helpful for women who are coming off the birth control pill. For many women, cycles remain irregular for up to two years after stopping the pill. Vitex can greatly shorten that time and helps ease the body into regaining its own natural rhythm.

It is a wonderful tonic to enhance the chances of conception through its ability to regulate ovulation and if taken through the first trimester, vitex will reduce the chances of miscarriage. After the birth, it helps a new mother to produce plenty of milk.

Vitex also offers many benefits to women who are menopausal. It helps to relieve many of the uncomfortable symptoms of this transition time, including hot flashes, irregular cycles, depression, and flooding. Vitex is also an indispensable remedy for women with uterine fibroids, fibrocystic breasts, or endometriosis. All of these conditions proliferate under the influence of estrogen and shrink under the influence of progesterone.

Chaste Tree works well with Ashwagandha in balancing your stress and hormones in harmony. I am really loving these two products together and getting really good results.
We want to encourage all of our customers to invest in their health and we want to be a support for helping you obtain optimum health from now and beyond.

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