Journey of Health Updates
February 2009
In This Issue
Coconut Flakes
Is Your Body Toxic?
Free Aloe Vera
Coconut Flakes

coconut flakes                                       

Our 100% natural  Coconut Flakes are made from organic dried coconuts in the Philippines that are grown with no fertilizers or pesticides. This premium dried coconut contains no additives or preservatives, and is not sweetened. Unlike most dried coconut on the market, our dried coconut products are not treated with sulfites to keep them white. They are a great addition to recipes and baking, or just for snacks!

Coconut Macaroons

3 cup raw shredded unsweetened coconut
3 Medjool Dated: Pitted
1/4 cup Honey
1/4 cup Raw Agave
1tsp. vanilla extract
Blend all ingredients in a food processor until well mixed. Use a cookie scooper to make tablespoon sized balls or roll them by hand.
Dehydrate at 105 degrees. for 4-6 hours. If you want them a little crunchier, dehydrate them a little longer.
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Vega Antioxidant EFA Oil Blend is produced from pure, premium and unrefined certified organic botanicals. Cold-pressed without distillation, chemicals, synthetic purification agents or solvents, Vega oils are alkaline forming and retain their naturally complementary antioxidants and phytonutrients.

EFA Oil is naturally rich in Omega 3 & 6 EFAs and an impressive array of other good fats, antioxidants and phytonutrients.  Try Brendan's Salad Dressing recipe for added health benefits.

Basic Salad Dressing Recipe

By Brendan Brazier April 10th, 2008
4 tablespoons Vega Antioxidant EFA Oil Blend
2 tablespoons agave nectar (or maple syrup)
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
Salt and pepper to taste
Whisk together until combined. Serves 4.

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We have lots going on in the month of February. We had a great turn out for our February 8th Raw Food Class, 15 people. We have 15 people signed up for the raw food breakfast class on the 22nd and stay tune for another Green Smoothie Health Challenge for March.

We are canceling our Raw Food Potluck for February 15 as Cody and I will be in Spokane, Washington. We will also be closed for Family Day on Monday, February 16th.

If your interested in a Live Blood Analysis appointment, next week is the time to do it. Cody will be heading to Australia for March and I will be going home to Texas in April with baby Abigail.
Is Your Body Toxic?
Your body is exposed to numerous stressors on a daily basis which can challenge the immune system and the body's ability to operate efficiently and healthfully. Exposure to chemicals, toxins and unnatural substances is one source of stress that affects us all, particularly with the pervasiveness of environmental pollution and a food supply that is increasingly processed with additives and preservatives that are not naturally-occurring. Consumption of chemicals through unhealthy lifestyle choices such as smoking, drinking alcohol and taking drugs is also a common source of toxic exposure.

With exposure to toxins and unnatural chemicals, it is the liver that bears the greatest burden for detoxifying substances that enter the body, while the kidneys are responsible for removing many toxins from the body. Fortunately, we can assist these organs by providing them with the nutrients needed to ensure healthy, normal functionality while temporarily removing reactive substances from the diet.  Read More: Eliminaide

This great product, Eliminaide has a 21 day sample menu, a great website with FAQ, Resources and Journey of Health to help you with this liver cleanse program. For each cleanse you do , you will receive a booklet and a free shaker.
FREE Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera
We have a very nice large Aloe Vera plant donated to us by a customer. Stop in and take some home with you for free. Aloe Vera is great to throw in your smoothies, rub on cuts and scrapes, makes a great hair gel and aids in weight loss.

The health benefits of aloe vera juice have long been known. It has been used historically as a soothing balm, applied externally for cuts, scrapes and burns. Modern uses of aloe vera are extensive.

For more information on health benefits, click here: Aloe Vera. We also have some great Aloe Vera juices in the cooler.
RAW Food Breakfast Class
Hemp ProteinWe only have one spot available for the raw food breakfast class.

 For those attending, please bring your own plate, fork, spoon, small bowl, small container and a napkin.

We will be making almond milk, cinnamon rolls, granola, almost raw lattes, eggless egg salad, cocoa buckwheaties and more.

All recipes have no heat, sugar, soy, grains, gluten, dairy, milk, animal products or eggs. We use all organic products.
We  hope you are all enjoying the wonderful sunny days we are having this winter. Remember, we need lots of Vitamin D to get us through the winter months. The best source is soaking up sun in the summer and taking a good quality supplement in the winter. Stop in and see us soon.

Journey of Health
Vega is offering a beautiful cloth shopping bag with a purchase of a large canister of any flavor Vega Whole Food Health Optimizer.

Formulated by Brendan Brazier, vegan, professional Ironman triathlete and best-selling author on performance nutrition, Vega is made exclusively from natural plant-based whole foods.

A synergistic collection of Brendan's favorite plant-based superfoods, Vega is not only a complete meal replacement, but also an ideal daily health-optimizing supplement.

High in fiber, protein and essential fatty acids, Vega is naturally filling and satisfying, helping to reduce appetite and cravings. Each serving of Vega supplies:

25g of Broad Spectrum Protein

* 40% of calories from protein, with all essential amino acids in ideal balance
* Alkaline forming, 35% raw protein with enzymes intact
* Protein sourced from hemp, yellow pea, brown rice, flax and chlorella

7g of Essential Fatty Acids

* 30% of calories from naturally occurring fats from whole foods
* EFA's mostly in the form of hard to get Omega 3's and zero trans fats
* EFA's sourced from whole flax seed (not flax meal), hemp and chlorella

16g of Quality Carbohydrates

* 30% of calories from naturally occurring complex carbohydrates; no maltodextrin
* Naturally low glycemic index and no sugars or sugar derivatives added
* Carbohydrates sourced from hemp, flax, brown rice and maca

9g of Fabulous Fiber

* Contains both soluble and insoluble fiber
* Helps balance blood sugar, reduce insulin, improve elimination
* Fiber sourced from hemp, flax, fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) and chlorella

Full Serving of ChlorEssence (High CGF Chlorella)

* Rich in protein, chlorophyll and nucleic acids DNA & RNA
* Cleanse, nourish, rejevenate cells and activate, support immune system
* Special cell wall fiber binds to and removes heavy metals and other toxins from the body

Full Serving of MacaSure (Organic Gelatinized Maca)

* Rich in alkaloids, glucosinolates, minerals and sterols
* Increase energy, reduce stress, balance hormones, improve libido
* Gelatinization enhances potency and ease of digestion/absorption

Mixed Berry Complex (ORAC 800 blend)

* Great source of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals
* Helps defend against free radical damage

Probiotics (Dairy-free)

* Beneficial form of bacteria
* Helps maintains healthy intestinal flora

Digestive Enzymes

* Facilitates breakdown of food to improve absorption
* Helps reduce nutritional stress digestion places on the body

24 Vitamins & Minerals

* All essential minerals present in easily absorbable form (HVP Chelate)
* All essential vitamins present in natural form

With just 240 calories and 7g of net carbs per serving (natural flavor), Vega is an excellent choice for those on a calorie-reduced diet. High in fiber, protein and essential fats, Vega is naturally filling and satisfying, helping to suppress appetite and cravings.

Easily digested, alkaline and great-tasting, Vega is clean and green, containing no animal products, corn, dairy, egg, fillers, gluten, soy, sugar, wheat or yeast. Absolutely no artificial colors, flavors, preservatives or sweeteners and GMO and pesticide-free.

Vega is available in wholesome and delicious Natural, Berry and Chocolate flavors, in three sizes: individual 20g Snack Packs, small bottles containing 7-8 servings and large bottles containing 15-17 servings. One serving of Vega is a complete meal, exceeding all meal replacement requirements, but people with smaller appetites may find half a serving sufficiently satiating.

Each serving of Vega contains a full dose of MacaSure and ChlorEssence!

Vega bag