Journey of Health
February Newsletter
In This Issue
Celery High in Vitamin C
Raw Food Class Schedule
Figs Are Good For You
Baby Abigail
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Helps Lower High Blood Pressure
Have you tried any of our Salus Fresh Plant Juices? Salus has some great products with amazing health benefits. Did you know Celery is high in Vitamin C and is traditionally used to stimulate digestion. Celery is effective in combination with other herbs in treating high blood pressure and fluid retention through the elimination of excess fluids from the body. Celery reduces acidity in the body as a whole, making it useful in rheumatic conditions, urinary stones and gout. Since celery is both antiseptic and antispasmodic, it is useful in the treatment of urinary tract infections such as cystitis and infections of the bladder
- lowers elevated blood pressure
-  decreases fluid retention
-  improves digestion
-   improves rheumatic disease such as arthritis and gout
Blue Green Algae
Boost the Brain Helps with ADD
Blue Green Algae was the first life -form on the planet that created oxygen to spawn all other life-froms that would emerge. It truly is primal nutrition that benefits the human body at the cellular and DNA levels. These extraordiary  foods feed the brain like nothing else and help to rebuild its structure and prevent ADD and memory loss.

Blue Green Algae

What a great month January has been. We are so pleased to see so many people taking an interest in their health for 2009. We had such a great turn out for our January Raw Food Class. The Calgary Herald was here taking pictures and interviewed me on the Raw Food Movement. So check us out this Thursday in the Neighbors Section on January 28th in The Herald. For those who attended the January 18th class your picture will be in the article.

Our Green Smoothie Challenge is coming to a close and what an inspiration it has had on me. I am feeling more energy, losing weight and having better mental clarity. If you had not read the book, Green for Life, I encourage you to pick up a copy today.
Woman Choping Our Raw Food Potlucks have changed to the first Wednesday of every month and the 3rd Sunday of the month.
Living on Live Foods Level I Class: February 8,1pm-5pm Cost: $157
Raw Food Breakfast Class: February 22nd, 2pm-5pm  Cost:$117

Our raw food classes are fun and we teach you how to make gourmet delicious raw foods with no sugar, tofu, dairy, gluten, grains, eggs or animal products. Check out theraw food class schedule.
Figs Health benefits of figs can be attributed to the presence of minerals and vitamins in them. Figs contain vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, calcium, iron, phosphorus, manganese, sodium, potassium and chlorine.
A few of its health benefits include:
Prevent constipation: There are 5 grams of fiber per three-fig serving. So, it helps in healthy bowel function and prevents constipation.
Helps to reduce weight: The fiber in figs also helps to reduce weight and is recommended for obese people.
Lower cholesterol: Figs contain Pectin, a soluble fiber. When fiber goes through the digestive system, it mops up globes of cholesterol and carries them out of body.
Prevent coronary heart disease: Dried figs contain phenol, Omega-3 and Omega-6. These fatty acids reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.
Prevent colon cancer: The presence of fiber helps to mop up and usher out cancer causing substances.
Protection against post-menopausal breast cancer: Fiber content in figs give protection against breast cancer.
Good for diabetic patients: The American Diabetes Association recommends figs for a high fiber treat. Fig leaves reduce the amount of insulin needed by diabetic patients who have to take insulin injection. Fig is rich in Potassium. Potassium helps to control blood sugar. Fig leaves have anti-diabetic properties
Prevention of hypertension: People used to take more sodium in the form of salt. Low potassium and high sodium level may lead to hypertension. Figs are high in potassium but low in sodium. So, it helps to avoid hypertension.
Strengthens bones: Figs are rich in Calcium. Calcium helps to strengthen bones. People having high calcium diet may be affected by increased urinary calcium loss. Potassium content in figs helps to avoid that.
Prevent macular degeneration: Vision loss in older people is due to macular degeneration. Fruits and figs generally are good for avoiding this condition.
Relief for throat: The high mucilage content in figs, helps to heal and protect sore throats.
Figs are quite useful in various respiratory disorders including whooping cough and asthma. Since they are also good for digestion, they help in treating constipation, indigestion, stomach ache, etc. Fig is also good for fever, earache, boils, abscesses, venereal diseases and is excellent for the liver. Fig is a highly alkaline food, therefore helps to regulate the pH of the body. Figs are rich in flavonoids and polyphenols. These are antioxidants, which prevent the damage caused by free radicals. Fig is known for its soothing and laxative properties. Figs are low in fat and sugar.
Baby Abigail
Baby Abigail For all those wondering how our little precious Abigail is doing, she is just GRAND! We feel so blessed to have her in our lives. She is so cute and loves to sleep with her hands up or out.

We want to thank all of you again for all the wonderful baby gifts. Here is a cute video of Abigail Dahl.
We are so blessed to be your local health food store and hope that we are a support and inspiration to you and your health. Please feel free to email or call us for any of your health concerns. We want to hear from you!

Remember this is the month for love and chocolate and we have lots of yummy organic chocolate treats plus a great healthy chocolate book with yummy recipes.

Journey of Health
Save 10%
At Journey of Health we have organic dried figs. What a great way to start incorporating these raw foods into your diet. Save 10% on all FIGS for the month of February. Here is a great raw recipe:


10 oz dried figs
2 cups cashews (not soaked)
1/2 c raisins or currants                            

 Blend all ingredients in a food processor to a chunky paste. Form into balls and roll into coconut, fine ground almonds, ground chia or flax seeds. Enjoy!
Offer Expires: February 28, 2009