Journey of Health
June 2009 403-254-5991
Mother's Day
Journey of Health
518-22 Midlake Blvd SE
 Calgary, AB T2X 2X7
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I am sooooooo happy! I had a wonderful first Mother's Day. I start my juice feast today. I'm going to Texas in two weeks. We have Brendan Brazier in 14 days. We have Dorit coming in August for a Food & Mood workshop and David Wolfe for a Super 3 day weekend in September. Life is grand!
I'm going to miss all of you but I will be staying in touch and for all of you that want to know how I am doing on my juice feast, you can read my daily blog.
Brendan Brazier at Journey of Health  06/14/09
Brendan BrazierDon't forget we have Superman Ironman triathlon, Brendan Brazier for an an exclusive raw food potluck event on Sunday, June 14, 2009 at 6:30 pm. He will be giving a talk on his new book, Thrive Fitness, debunk the myth on animal protein and so much more. We will have books for signing and the most amazing raw food ever.  To RSVP and more info on the event, click here: RSVP to Brendan Brazier.
In This Issue
Brendan Brazier in 2 Weeks
Why We Need MSM
Food & Mood Workshop
Eat your Collard Greens
David Wolfe Event
Recipe of the Month
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Raw Fu Magazine
I am so excited to announce there is a new raw food magazine in town and we have them! Stop in and pick up a copy today. It's sexy!
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Why We Need MSM
Flora MSM 
I have been researching all the supplements that I will be taking on my juice feast and when I first went raw I use to take MSM all the time. gives a great explantion on how great this product truly is.
MSM is a naturally-occuring form of dietary sulfur found in fresh raw foods that are involved in the cycle of rain. MSM is deficient in foods grown in greenhouses or in foods grown through irrigation. MSM is volatile and destroyed by cooking. In the body, MSM softens leathery internal tissues by rebuilding connective tissue with elastic sulfur bonds. This is how MSM lives up to its reputation of building collagen and maintaining healthy joints. This is also why MSM increases flexibility (good for yoga), hastens recovery time from sore muscles, and is excellent for recovery from athletic injuries.

MSM works to build collagen, helping to create smooth skin, thick lustrous hair, and strong nails. MSM makes the tissues more permeable so that they may move nutrients in and toxins out with greater ease. MSM has a remarkable effect at neutralizing foreign proteins (i.e. allergens, toxins, undigested food) making it anti-inflammatory. MSM works to enhance beauty and restore vitality to our skin and joints. MSM works particularly well in conjunction with vitamin-C rich foods. This MSM comes to you as a pure white crystalline powder.

Begin use by mixing one tablespoon with two cups of pure water or fresh orange juice.

MSM provides a source of organic sulfur for the amino acids that are essential for internal cleansing and improved flexibility. These same sulfur-bearing amino acids are found in abundance within Sun Warrior Protein. This protein powder exhibits a 98% digestion efficiency rating, shuttling these essential amino acids directly to the tissues where they are most needed.

MSM powder displays a remarkable affinity for foods rich in Vitamin C. Maximum benefits may be obtained by mixing 1 Tablespoon of MSM powder with teaspoon of Camu Camu berry powder in 3 Cups of water or juice. Camu Camu contains the highest levels of Vitamin C of any food in the world, making this combination extremely beneficial for immunity and essential for building supple, radiant skin.

The anti-inflammatory effects of MSM be may enhanced by combining it E3 Live, blue-green algae form Upper Klamath Lake in Oregon. This combination has the potential to reverse lower back pain and ease the suffering due to arthritis. Begin by taking one capsule  2 Cups of purified water or fresh orange juice into which you have mixed 1 Tablespoon of MSM powder.

Food & Mood Workshop with Dorit, Sunday August 30, 2009
I am excited to have Dorit back and she has agreed to do an all day workshop for us. Dorit                                                                                                                      This workshop will explore how certain foods affect our mood and how mood affects our food choices. To break the cycle of unconscious stuffing or munching, one must first become aware of these unsustainable choices.

This extremely eye opening workshop will explore why we relate to certain foods and eat the way we do an how to change these patterns. Be prepared for a fun, relaxed yet highly charged experience with hands on exercises and food tasting, demos and recipes to once and for all change the cycle of mood swings and poor nutritional food choices.
The workshop will be from 12pm-5pm. The aim of this introductory FOOD & MOOD WORKSHOP is to introduce participants to acknowledge that what we eat can and does affect how we feel emotionally, mentally and physically. It is therefore suited for the entire population (flesh eaters, vegetarians, vegans, raw, living food enthusiasts, diabetics, chronic pain sufferers, etc).
COST: $167
Stop in the store or call and sign up now for this course as it wil fill up fast. We will call one week prior to event for payment. Class size is limited.

Collard Greens: Rich in Health-Promoting Phytonutrients

Abigail DahlOkay, I could not resist showcasing Abby. She loves her collard greens and what better way to get her loving raw food then to let her play with it. But you can love to play with collard greens too and here is why:
As members of the Brassica genus of foods, collards stand out as a nutritional superstar. It's the organosulfur compounds in collards that have been the main subject of phytonutrient research, and these include the glucosinolates and the methyl cysteine sulfoxides. Although there are over 100 different glucosinolates in plants, only 10-15 are present in collards and other Brassicas. Yet these 10-15 glucosinolates appear able to lessen the occurrence of a wide variety of cancers, including breast and ovarian cancers.
 Exactly how collards' sulfur-containing phytonutrients prevent cancer is not yet fully understood, but several researchers point to the ability of the glucosinolates and cysteine sulfoxides to activate detoxifing enzymes in the liver that help neutralize potentially carcinogenic substances. (These detoxifying enzymes include the quinone reductases and glutathione-S-transferases). For example, scientists have discovered that sulforaphane, a potent glucosinolate phytonutrient found in collards and other Brassica vegetables, boosts the body's detoxification enzymes, potentially by altering gene expression, thus helping to clear potentially carcinogenic substances more quickly.
Sulforaphane, which is formed when cruciferous vegetables such as collards are chopped or chewed, not only triggers the liver to produce enzymes that detoxify cancer-causing chemicals, inhibits chemically-induced breast cancers in animal studies, and induces colon cancer cells to commit suicide, but has been shown in laboratory studies to help stop the proliferation of breast cancer cells, even in the later stages of their growth.
Sulforaphane may also offer special protection to those with colon cancer-susceptible genes, suggests a study conducted at Rutgers University and published online on May 4, 2006, in the journal Carcinogenesis. For more in depth information on the amazing healing benefits of collard greens, just click on Abby. 
DAVID "Avocado" WOLFE coming to Calgary for a Super Raw Food Weekend September 18-20,2009
David WolfeOkay, so I am totally excited that Journey of Health will be sponsoring and coordinating the most amazing and best weekend event ever featuring David Wolfe. If you have never seen David, then you won't want to miss this event and if you have then you will love to see him again. I just got an email from him with the event topics and here is a sneak peak:
Friday: Introduction to Superfoods: The Foods of the Future 
Saturday: Conquer candida, inflammation, restore bone health, create healthy joints, lose weight, and reverse aging with raw-living foods, superfoods, superherbs, and new healing technology

Sunday: Chocolate: The Astonishing Truth About the World's Greatest Food
We will have all the details in the next few weeks and will be selling tickets soon. Please contact Rebecca if you are interested in volunteering and Tonya for sponsorship and as a vendor.  And let's have the best summer ever! PS.... more exciting news coming soon...
Recipe of the Month: Caesar Salad
Caesar Salad Caesar Dressing
2 medium avocados
1/2 cup cashews
c water
c lemon juice
c olive oil
2.5 tbs apple cider vinegar
2 tbs nutritional yeast
1-2 tsp sea salt
1-2 tsp black pepper
2 medium cloves garlic
1 large date
Blend all ingredients until smooth, starting with the lower amount of salt and pepper. Taste, and re-season if needed.

This is such a yummy recipe and the BEST Caesar dressing ever. Click the image for more of Heather's delicious recipes and more. Enjoy!
Go have your fun this summer and eat lots of fresh organic and local produce. I'll be in Texas spending time with family and working hard on putting together the best David Wolfe Event ever! I have lots of exciting products I am working on. We have a new website coming soon,, and yes, I am going to put my favorite recipes on the JOH website along with updating it. I will be working with Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo on raw nutrition courses and will keep you up to date when we open the courses up. Don't forget we need to stay healthy all summer and eat those veggies to boost our immune system for the winter.
Journey of Health
PS. Yummy brownie recipe next newsletter. It's nut free and oh soooo yummy!!!
BTW, When we have classes on Sundays, we are always open for business and all the images in the newsletter are usually clickable.
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