Journey of Health
I have exciting news. We had 40 people at our Free Raw Food Intro Class on Sunday and all my classes are full until June. We will have lots going on in May and the first of June. We are so excited to have an Exclusive Raw Food Potluck with Brendan Brazier and hosting Natasha Kyssa for a book signing and potluck on August 9 for her new book The Simply Raw Living Foods Detox Manual.
We are going to have a PARTY at our next raw food potluck, May 6 as this will be my last eating potluck before my 92 day Juice Feast
(more about this in the May Update) and my trip to Texas for the whole summer. So come see us. We have LOTS of new products in and the largest raw food book rental in Calgary!
|COCONUT BLISS Okay, so I have secretly been telling people about this amazing ice cream that we have been bringing back from Spokane. Yummy!! We have a very limited quantity of this delicious all organic coconut ice cream. I thought to be fair I should share with those who have not been in for awhile. No Dairy, No Soy, No Gluten and No Sugar. This taste way better than cow dairy ice cream. This will not last, I promise and you can only buy at JOH.
|Fruit the Hybrid Food
Many people ask me about fruit in the raw food diet and I get so many questions about FRUIT. Well, here is my response: The Hippocrates Institute, Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center, Creative Health Institute and Living Foods Institute are all live foods healing centers, which have healed people from major catastrophic diseases. These healing centers first recommendation is to get off all fruits and sugars.
Gabriel Cousens states in his book, Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine, "It is absolutely essential to eliminate these(fruit) from the diet in order to restore the biological terrain to normal and to decrease and eliminate the mycosis that most people have. Most people have fungus, candida or yeast in their body. Fruit, which is hybridized is not in it's natural state. The sugars in fruit are much higher than they were thousands of years ago and our bodies are not designed to deal with these man made sugars.
Dr. Jim Carey writes about the detriments of a high raw fruit diet in his blog: The Dirty Little Secret of the Raw Food Movement . Remember, seedless fruits like watermelon, grapes, bananas are fake foods that really feed fungus in the body as these are not natural foods, they are man made foods, as all natural fruits have seeds. So we recommend fruit in moderation. Click the bananas to get a more in depth view by Brian Clement on Scary Sweets.
|GREEN SMOOTHIE TESTIMONY
DAILY GLASS OF LIFE & SUNSHINE
I am Rebecca from Calgary, Canada, and am excited to share my experiences with the 14 Day Green Smoothie Challenge. I will be celebrating my 50th birthday this June and am very enthusiastic about ensuring I am in optimal health for my next 50 years!
Throughout my adult life I have battled anorexia and bulimia and recently decided ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! I have decided to gain control of my life by making healthy lifestyle choices. I love to read so have been doing research on things like the raw food diet and am incorporating more raw foods into my meal plan. My goal is also to replace all western medications and heal myself physically, mentally and emotionally by having an optimal diet and taking supplements and herbs in addition to healthy exercise, prayer/meditation and positive thinking.
I heard about the challenge through a newsletter I receive from a local family run health food store, Journey of Health. I started on March 16 so went to the grocery store and bought some romaine lettuce and bananas. Using my 23-year-old food processor I had my first green smoothie made with the romaine (non-organic) 3 bananas and water. I was not very impressed and thought there was no way I could do this for 14 days. My smoothie was a pale green color and rather void of taste.
However, the wonderful Tonya Dahl from Journey of Health hosted a complimentary green smoothie night on St. Patrick's Day and there I got to witness the making of and taste a REAL green smoothie! It was DIVINE! Tonya used her Vitamix and high quality organic produce and a few special ingredients to make a variety of smoothies. They were rich in color and tasted spectacular. Immediately after the class I went and bought organic romaine, kale, spinach, cilantro, parsley and tomatoes, bananas and pineapples. The next morning I could hardly wait to make my second smoothie and what a difference! Later that day I decided to make another investment in my health and ordered myself a Vitamix. It is now my most treasured small appliance! So now I am on Day 18 of my 14-Day challenge. WHY? Because I feel FANTASTIC! I feel peaceful, have more energy; I crave things like cucumber and broccoli instead of sweets; my bowels are functioning better and I have had compliments on my glowing skin. My green smoothie is my daily glass of life, light and sunshine. It is a fresh and welcoming way to start my day. I am enjoying the different recipes I receive by email and am sharing my experiences now with my family and friends. I really encourage people to give this a try...take a step toward improving your vitality and enhancing your health. Think of it as a gift to yourself!
Blessings and Good Health!
PS Many of you will be receiving an invite from me to take the Green Smoothie Challenge and I really encourage you to give this a try...take a step toward improving your vitality and enhancing your health. Think of it as a gift to yourself! To my Calgary friends, I also encourage you to visit Journey of Health in Midnapore.
|FREE GREEN SMOOTHIE CLASS
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 6:30 PM
I was inspired by Rebecca's testimony, I thought I would hold another green smoothie class. We have received so many testimonies on the healing effects of green smoothies.
Learn how to make delicious green smoothies, receive green smoothie recipes, learn the healing benefits of greens and we will talk about Victoria Boutenko's book, Green for Life. We had a great turn out for the last class. We have 20 spots available So call and reserve your space today.
|Tonya's Raspberry Mango Cobbler
4 fresh mangos, peeled or 1 bag frozen, defrosted
½ cup Raspberries, fresh or frozen
1/2 C dates, pitted
1/2 C pineapple chunks
2 T honey
1 T lemon juice
1/2 tsp. alcohol-free vanilla
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1 C cashews
1/2 C pecans
1 T coconut butter
1/4 C dates
1/2 tsp. alcohol-free vanilla
pinch of sea salt
Slice mangos in cubes and place them in a
medium-sized bowl and set to one side. Process all remaining filling ingredients in blender
or food processor until smooth. Pour over mangos and gently toss to coat well. Stir
in raspberries. Place mixture in cobbler dish.
To make the topping, place all ingredients in a food
processor and blend until well combined and the nuts are finely chopped.
Sprinkle over peaches.
Serve and enjoy!
Brendan Brazier at Journey of Health
We are so excited to be hosting Brendan
Brazier, one of only a few professional athletes in the world whose
diet is 100 percent plant-based. He's a professional Ironman
triathlete, bestselling author on performance nutrition, and the
creator of an award-winning line of whole food nutritional products
He is also a two-time Canadian 50km Ultra Marathon
Exclusive Private Raw Food Potluck May 14, 2009
This is an exclusive private raw food potluck. Brendan will talk about plant-based sport nutrition and have Q&A. YOU must RSVP for this event and print your ticket to get in the door. Limited Seating. For more info and to RSVP: Brendan Brazier Event
We will have Del DeMarce at our raw food potluck on May 6 featuring her beautiful Silpada Jewelry. What a great time right before Mother's Day. I am so excited as most of you know how much I love silver jewelry.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009 @ 6 pm
Come support me and join me in our raw food potluck. Please call the store and let me know you are coming. If you want to just come for the silver party, that is fine too. Need help on a raw food dish? Just call or email me. Click the image for Del's jewelry website.
Feeling A Little Bloated?
Special guest, Dr. Joe Klassen will be speaking after our raw food potluck on Colon Hydrotherapy at 8:15 pm.
Dr. Joe Klassen Speaks on May 6, 2009
Are you feeling bloated, constipated, battling candida? Come learn how colon hydrotherapy can help. Dr. Joe will discuss the benefits and debunk the myths about colon hydrotherapy. Click the image for more information on Dr. Joe.
GOT DEPRESSION? CHOLESTEROL? ARTHRITIS?
As you have understood in this article we will discuss niacin food
sources. Probably not many people know about niacin food sources and
niacin supplements. In this article, we will try to provide as much
information about vitamin B3 as possible.
What is niacin? Niacin is also known as vitamin B3 and is the best
helper for lowering cholesterol. But, that isn't the only disease that
needs niacin to be cured. The list of niacin benefits is very large
starting with depressions and continuing with diabetes, arthritis, and
Now let's talk more seriously about the benefits of niacin for our
bodies. There are three forms of niacin and all of these forms
influence our bodies differently. These three forms are: niacinamide,
nicotinic acid, and inositol hexaniacinate.
Niacin helps control cholesterol. Recent studies have shown that
Vitamin B3 not only helps to reduce LDL, but it also increases HDL.
Niacin helps to combat Raynauld's disease and some other circulatory
problems. Niacin releases the arteries and the veins, thereby improving
your circulation. For the people suffering from Raynauld's disease the
ability of vitamin B3 to improve blood pressure may counter the main
sources of numbness in your hands and your feet.
Niacin helps if you have depression. Vitamin B3 is very useful in
treating depressions and such feelings of anxiety or panic. That is why
some vitamin B complexes have niacin for avoiding depression.
Niacin works to relieve arthritis as well. The force of niacinamide
may help to calm down the pain associated with arthritis. The complex
of treatment lasts for ten months but the results will impress you.
And the last disease that we are going to mention in this article is
diabetes. If you take niacinamide at the beginning of the disease, then
you may avoid some major complications. Food and supplements are
considered to be niacin sources. With a niacin supplement, you can take
either capsules or tablets.
Everything that we do or use has its measure. Vitamin B3 also has a
measure that should be kept for excellent health. What problems can we
have if we have too little of niacin?
Having a deficiency of the vitamin can cause some skin disorders
when some patches of skin become dry or pellagra. Other problems may be
headaches, loss of appetite, depression, and memory loss.
Why would anyone want to eat sea vegetables? Because they offer the
broadest range of minerals of any food, containing virtually all the
minerals found in the ocean-the same minerals that are found in human
blood. Sea vegetables are an excellent source of iodine and vitamin K,
a very good source of the B-vitamin folate, and magnesium, and a good
source of iron and calcium, and the B-vitamins riboflavin and
pantothenic acid. In addition, sea vegetables contain good amounts of lignans, plant compounds with cancer-protective properties.
Lignans, phytonutrients found in sea vegetables, have been shown to
inhibit angiogenesis, or blood cell growth, the process through which
fast-growing tumors not only gain extra nourishment, but send cancer
cells out in the bloodstream to establish secondary tumors or
metastases in other areas of the body. In addition, lignans have been
credited with inhibiting estrogen synthesis in fat cells as effectively
as some of the drugs used in cancer chemotherapy. In postmenopausal
women, fat tissue is a primary site where estrogen is synthesized, and
high levels of certain estrogen metabolites (the 4OH and 16OH
metabolites) are considered a significant risk factor for breast
In addition to lignans, sea vegetables are a very good source
of the B-vitamin folic acid. Studies have shown that diets high in
folate-rich foods are associated with a significantly reduced risk for
Sea vegetables, especially kelp, are nature's richest sources of
iodine, which as a component of the thyroid hormones thyroxine (T4) and
triiodothyronine (T3), is essential to human life. The thyroid gland
adds iodine to the amino acid tyrosine to create these hormones.
Without sufficient iodine, your body cannot synthesize them. Because
these thyroid hormones regulate metabolism in every cell of the body
and play a role in virtually all physiological functions, an iodine
deficiency can have a devastating impact on your health and well-being.
A common sign of thyroid deficiency is an enlarged thyroid gland,
commonly called a goiter. Goiters are estimated to affect 200 million
people worldwide, and in all but 4% of these cases, the cause is iodine
Sea vegetables, often called seaweed, are one of Neptune's beautiful
jewels, adorning the waters with life and providing us with a food that
can enhance our diets, from both a culinary and nutritional
perspective. Sea vegetables can be found growing both in the marine
salt waters as well as in fresh water lakes and seas. They commonly
grow on coral reefs or in rocky landscapes, and can grow at great
depths provided that sunlight can penetrate through the water to where
they reside since, like plants, they need light for their survival.
Yet, sea vegetables are not plants nor animals-they are actually known
We have lots of fresh sea vegetables in stock now!!
SUPERFOODS by David Wolfe
Superfoods are vibrant, nutritionally dense foods that have recently
become widely available and which offer tremendous dietary and healing
potential. In this lively, illustrated overview, well-known raw-foods
guru David Wolfe profiles delicious and incredibly nutritious plant
products such as goji berries, hempseed, cacao beans (raw chocolate),
maca, spirulina, bee products, and a host of others. As powerful
sources of clean protein, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, antioxidants,
good fats and oils, essential fatty and amino acids, and other
nutrients, they represent a uniquely promising piece of the nutritional
Each superfood is described in detail, accompanied by easy and
delicious recipes. This accessible guide presents persuasive arguments,
based on sound science, for the pivotal role of superfoods in promoting
nutritional excellence, health and well-being, beauty enhancement,
sustainable agriculture, and the transformation of diet, lifestyle, and
In Stock now at Journey of Health
Stay tune as we have new and exciting products, events, classes and people coming to Journey of Health. Just in: native pecans, nut milk bags, saladaccos, new raw food books for sale and rental, Purely Delicious magazines, sea vegetables, kelp noodles and lots more coming.
CODY & TONYA DAHL
Journey of Health
|Salus® Calcium Magnesium Zinc & Vitamin D
Bone Health Protection For Your Age, Diet And Safety
Osteoporosis prevention isn't just for the elderly.
It starts really young - before birth, actually, when the quality of a
mother's diet affects the baby's bones 1,2
- and continues throughout childhood when optimum amounts of calcium
and o-factors keep bones growing strong. Bone loss begins in your 30's3-
or earlier if you are not careful about preserving bone density.We can
improve bone strength throughout adulthood, and even during pregnancy
and menopause we have the opportunity to help preserve our bone mass.
You can minimize the risk of osteoporosis
with a bonehealthy diet and lifestyle combined with highly soluble,
supplemental nutrients that are easily absorbed. Osteoporosis occurs
over a lifetime, so prevention over a lifetime is the key.
Salus Calcium Magnesium is an effective and safe choice because it:
Addresses the unique requirements of your bones.
Addresses the challenges of calcium utilization and absorption.
Is safe to take every day, over a lifetime.
Is made by Salus - famous for quality and helping people stay healthy.
Is easy to swallow - and tasty, too!
Start now to protect your bones and maintain your quality of life as you age.
Cody's recommendation: Take 1 tbsp before bed to help fall asleep quickly and maximize a deep sleep.
Save $4.50 500ml and $3.00 on 250ml
Offer Expires: June 31, 2009