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How to Lose Weight on the Raw Food Diet w Matt & Angela Monarch
Paul Nison Coming in November
Lunch n' Learn Series
Wilted Kale Salad Recipe
David Wolfe Coming in 2 weeks
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Abigail Daddy Banff 2010
Oh it is that time of the year: INVENTORY!! We would love to have a few volunteers to help us with inventory this year. If you could donate 4 hours of your time from either 8-12 or 12-4 pm on Monday, August 2, 2010 it would be greatly appreciated. Each volunteer will receive a very nice bottle of Bariani Olive Oil, 1000ml + raw food goodies that I will be making up through out the day. Please email me and let me know if you can help!
Abigail Daddy Banff 2010

raw wedding cake
Your are invited to a raw food wedding celebration

Cody and I are very excited to announce our wedding celebration. Although we did have our full wedding in Hawaii on December 31, 2007, we never filed legal documents. And as many of you know I'm not a Canadian so in order to change my name and acquire permanent status in Canada, we have to go the legal route. So I thought, why not have a celebration and a wedding cake too!

Please RSVP so we know how much cake to make. We are having an amazing raw wedding cake made by my dear friend, Mary Esau who makes the most amazing raw cakes ever!!!
Please bring a raw food dish that serves 4-6 people, your own plate, fork etc. Please call if you need help or questions on a raw food dish.
I am so excited and hope to see you all!!

The potluck will be held at Journey of Health and starts at 5 PM. No potluck on August 15th.
Matt & Angela Monarch
We are soooooo excited to be hosting Angela Stokes-Monarch and her husband Matt Monarch. This will be a really exciting and informative talk. Learn how Angela Stokes lost over 160 lbs on the raw food diet and has managed to keep it off 5 years later. You will hear her inspirational weight loss testimonial and learn how to:

Access your natural fat burning ability. 
Deal with late night cravings. 
Eat as much as you want as long as it meets a few simple criteria. 
Enjoy food and not worry about counting calories. 
Look great and feel amazing!

Angela is the author of raw emotions, suffered from morbid obesity since her teen years and is now a world renowned raw food speaker, creator of Raw Reform and co-host of the Raw Food World TV show with her husband Matt Monarch.
Read her inspirational story here: Raw Reform

Matt Monarch will also be speaking. He is well known for his in depth information on colonics, author of two books, Raw Spirit and Raw Success and creator of the Raw Food World TV show. He has interview some of the most notable raw food celebrities.

Ticket prices are $37 
and can be purchased at
Journey of Health 

Event held at South Fish Creek Recreation Center
PAUL NISON November 4, 2010 at the JCC
Abigail Daddy Banff 2010
We are very, very excited to be hosting Paul Nison to Calgary again. Paul will be talking about the raw food diet, how he healed himself from Chrohn's Disease and his new book the Daylight Diet. Paul is an international dynamic speaker with a passion for truth and health. He has written Health According to Scripture, Raw Knowledge, Raw Life, Raw Food Formula for Health and Healing Inflammatory Bowel Disease. He has inspired and helped many people from all over the world cure them self of IBS, Chrohn's and ulcerative colitis.

Please call Journey of Health for registration: 403-254-5991.
Tickets are $29 and $35 at the door. You won't want to miss this event!!

Calgary Jewish Community Centre
1607 - 90 Ave. S.W.
Calgary, AB T2V 4V7

For those interested in Paul's Health According to Scripture private events, please email and I will send you the details.

403-254-5991 August 2010
Abigail 072010

I'm so happy we have lots of exciting things happening in the next few months. For one, my sugar cleanse ends this month. Not sure how I feel about it but I will let you know. I'll post my whole testimony and experience at the end of the month. We also have David Wolfe, Matt & Angela Monarch and Paul Nison coming. Plus a Raw Wedding Celebration! I will also be featured at the City of Calgary Wellness Expo this year, so stop by and say hello.

Who says raw food, health and nutrition is boring? Read on for all the details and don't forget Blush Lane has amazing peaches and Lund's has his lettuces and spinach available which are awesome!!!
Raw Food Lunch n' Learn Series
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Every Thursday at Noon
The weekly Lunch n' Learn series is a big hit! We are having lots of fun and enjoying a delicious lunch. Come meet like minded people, shop, ask questions and enjoy an all raw organic delicious meal all the while watching and learning how to make it! We have some exciting menus coming up:
July 29, 2010 - Indian Cuisine
August 5, 2010 - Greek Cuisine
August 12, 2010 - Family Picnic
August 19, 2010 - Mexican Cuisine
August 26, 2010 - Asian Cuisine

Please call the store to RSVP. We do accept drop ins if space permitted.
Wilted Kale Salad w/ Creamy Chipotle Dressing

Wilted Kale Salad with a Creamy Chipotle Dressingby Russell James
Serves 4-6

For the wilted kale
4 heads kale (this will seem like a lot but will wilt down when the salt is added)
2T salt
2c baby tomatoes, sliced
1c hulled hemp seeds
For the dressing
3 avocados
2 chipotle peppers*
c olive oil
2T agave
c lemon juice

*If not using chipotle peppers, substitute with onion powder, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder and tamari/nama shoyu.

Remove the stems and then wash and cut the kale into small pieces.  Place into a bowl, add salt and start to massage the kale until it wilts and takes on a 'cooked' texture.

Add the tomatoes and hemp seeds to the bowl and mix in by hand.
Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender until creamy and mix into kale by hand.
Raw Food Heals Family Ailments
Dear Tonya,
There have been many times I wanted to write and thank you and tell you how much you and Journey of Health have helped me and my family. You may be surprised to know how much you have helped me unknowingly and that is why today I finally sat down to write this email to you.
My son has a neurological disorder and is allergic to many foods, like gluten, casein, food color, beans, corn, etc. I have tried every kind of diet like GF-CF, SCD, BEDA and D-Enzyme. Few diets are good for him and preparing new foods and diets were really difficult for me. And the foods have no variation. I was half-witted, how can I sustain my diet at the same time and give him proper nutrition?
One day I was waiting for one of my friends near Scotia Bank. There was enough time before she arrived so I wanted to take a walk to the nearby shops. Suddenly I see a strange signboard (Journey of Health) with a nice red apple picture on it. I was so curious and went into the shop. One tall guy was there (Cody). I didn't ask him anything just browsing the inside of the shop and the shelves. I was really surprise to see the label of the items: "RAW FOOD". The tall guy came to me and very friendly asks me if I needed any help. I ask "What is raw food?" He told me there is one class next Sunday to introduce the recipes of raw foods and the class is free of cost. I thought, "Raw food and recipes, how was it possible? I was so curious. Did he tell me "free"? I didn't hesitate a single moment, I registered my name for the next Sunday.
The next Sunday class was waiting for me with lots of surprise and excitement. After coming back home I served some samples to my son and my husband (who is the pickiest eater in the world), they finished those with in few seconds and I was so happy that I decided to go and learn seriously about raw food. I attended the Raw Breakfast Class, the Green Smoothie class, the Level I Chef Certification class, the Juice Class, Raw Pasta Class and many more I can't remember. Every time I go to a class I learn new things.
Tonya, you and Cody are so knowledgeable that I can get any questions answered from you. I would especially say your store is a one stop raw food shopping store. I can get all my raw food ingredients, supplies, gadgets and knowledge all in one place. The last one and a half years my family has been 40% to 80% on the raw food diet. And we are so happy. My son's allergies are getting less, my husband is getting enough enzymes, and my acidity as well as my migraine is almost gone.
Now you know Tonya why I told you that you have saved our family. I am thankful that you and your husband are passionate about raw foods and love educating people about this wonderful new way of eating. God bless you my friend.
with love
David "Avocado" Wolfe
August 15, 2010

Raw Food Calgary is so excited to bring David Wolfe back to Calgary. If you missed him last fall, now is your chance to come and meet David and listen to one of the most knowledgeable health and raw food advocates of our time. Topics will include:

Health and Peak Performance
Update on Raw, Living Foods
Superfoods for Super Performance
Superherbs for Super Immunity
Adrenal Power (Jing Energy)

David "Avocado" Wolfe's momentum over the last decade in the fields of raw-living foods, super foods, herbs, and chocolate has been nothing short of miraculous. Discover the secrets that have made David "Avocado" Wolfe a world-leading educator and innovator in the fields of radiant health and radical healing technology. David will detail the discovery of The Superfood Diet and The Longevity Now Program all of which help you conquer candida, restore bone health, create healthy joints, lose weight, reinvent yourself, rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit, and reverse aging with joy in your heart!

This will be a full blown event, with vendors, snacks and the best speaker ever!!! We will have gift baskets, freebies and draw prizes and exciting new vendors.

The event will be held at:
South Fish Creek Recreation Complex
100 - 333 Shawville Blvd SE 
Calgary, Alberta 

The South Fish Creek Complex is situated in the Shawnessy Towne Centre which is south of 162nd Ave S and west of Macleod Trail.

From the C-train, take the last c-train exit which is SOMERSET BRIDLEWOOD STN. You can see the complex from the station and walk to it very easily and quickly. The complex is in the same building as the YMCA and the Shawnessy Calgary Public Library.

Cost is $29 + GST 
or $35 at the door.

Tickets are also being sold at:
Journey of Health 
518-22 Midlake Blvd SE 
Calgary, AB T2X 2X7 
The Light Cellar 
6326 Bowness Rd NW 
Calgary, AB
I can't believe we have so many exciting events and I'm still keeping quiet on the SUPER exciting ones to come. So stay tune and sign up for our Raw Food Calendar of events for the latest in raw foods. And for those who are not able to make my Lunch n' Learn series, the entire recipe series will be comprised and sold in a booklet format in September.

Journey of Health

My beautiful Abigail
Beautiful Abigail

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All flax products are on sale for the entire month of August. We have some very nice golden and brown flax milled and flax meal along with brown and golden flax seeds and sprouted flax and sprouted chia/flax. These all make an excellent base for raw breads and crackers. Each person will include a one sheet recipe page on raw breads and crackers made with flax.  Click here for all the health benefits of flax: Health Benefits of Flax
Offer Expires: August 31, 2010