Journey of Health
September 2010
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In This Issue
Essential Oils Class
How To Lose Weight On The Raw Food Diet Event
New Spring in Canmore
Calcium Pills, Cardiac Problems
Green Smoothie Class
Lunch n' Learn Series
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Hillhurst Sunnyside Farmers' Market
Journey of Health
Benedetta Holistic Skin Care

I am pleased to host the owner of Benedetta Canada Holistic Skin Care Products at Journey of Health. This will be a very nice mini spa day. We will be offering demonstrations on all of Benedetta's skin care products, serving delicious gourmet raw food appetizers, drinks and offering free 15 minute massages by massage therapist, Ashley Korobanik. Ashley will be giving head, neck, shoulder and hand massages all the while receiving spa treatments of the most amazing holistic skin care by Benedetta professionals, enjoying delicious gourmet raw food treats, Basic Roots will be providing delicious raw food desserts and Benedetta will be giving out door prizes of some of their products. You deserve to be pampered. Come let us pamper you with truly the best skin care, raw foods and a delightful little massage.
Class size is limited so register soon.

Click the image for more information on Benedetta Holistic Skin Care products.


Date: Thursday, September 23, 2010
Cost: FREE

You must register for this event. Please call 403-254-5991

small tip donations will be appreciated

Essential Oils Class
Young Living Oils

Are you new to therapeutic grade essential oils and curious about their amazing health benefits?
Then this is the class for you!
You will learn:
~How to use Essential oils in your everyday life for better health
~How these oils may prevent and relieve headaches, earaches, insomnia, stress, colds & flus
~Essential Oils that help boost energy levels
~the key differences between therapeutic grade essential oils and other grades.
This is a hands on class where you will smell, feel and even taste these amazing oils.

Presented by Sheila Sherman.

Sheila Sherman has been studying Essential Oils and their application for 2 years with CARE, Center for Aromatherapy Research and Education. She is in the final stages of completing her certification requirements to become a Certified CARE Instructor.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 6 PM.
Class is FREE

Raw Food Supplies
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Okotoks Natural Foods

FREE Introductory to Raw Foods Course Wednesday, September 22 @ 6:30 PM

If you are new to raw foods, curious on how it taste, how to make a raw food dish, what the raw food lifestyle is, then this is the course for you!
We will talk about the raw food diet, lifestyle, raw food books, websites and make 3 delicious and easy gourmet raw food dishes and receive recipes.

Class size is limited and will fill up fast. You must RSVP and call Journey of Health to pre-register for this course at 403-254-5991 or Okotoks Natural Foods at 403-938-0808.

Please bring your own plate, fork, napkin and water for tastings.

Class open to new and previous students.

Class will be held at the new natural grocery store in Okotoks:

Okotoks Natural Foods
201-200 Southridge Drive, Okotoks (in the new Westmount Plaza)

Kakow Chocolate

I'm excited to say I am officially off my sugar cleanse and very happy to be indulging into raw chocolate again. We have a new local company here in Calgary making amazing low glycemic chocolates. The dark truffle is my absolute favorite!! The chocolate is so dark and creamy and just down right decadent. There are five delicious flavors. Hurry the dark truffles won't last long!

I have a lot to say today. The more I eat raw foods I become more conscious of my food, where it comes from and increasingly aware of how important nature and environment plays in my life. Most of us can not even image the hard work and effort an organic farmer goes through to provide us the best local produce. I really encourage you to go to the markets meet the farmers and personally thank them for having a passion to provide you the very best. Local organic farmers are so underrated and deserve our appreciate and to be recognized and acknowledged.

We have lots of exciting events happening for September along with new store hours. I am excited to say we are now open on Sundays starting this Sunday, September 5, 2010. We will be closed on Monday, September 6, 2010 for Labor Day AND on Monday, September 20, 2010 for YOM KIPPUR. Please take note of our new store hours and check out our Calendar for upcoming events and classes. You can catch me at the store Tuesday through Thursday from 10 am to 4 pm. Cody is available forLive Blood Analysis Monday - Friday and on Sundays for 2 or more people.
With Angela Stokes-Monarch and Matt Monarch

Angela Stokes-Monarch and Matt Monarch
This event is so much more than just losing weight on the raw food diet. Angela Stokes lost over 160 pounds after battling a decade of obesity and managing to keep the weight off 5 years later. Angela is so personable and such an inspiration. Angela and Matt will not be touring for the next two years, so here is your chance to hear this dynamic duo before they head to Ecuador for the next two years. You will not want to miss this inspirational talk with Angela's testimony on her weight loss and an in depth explanation on the raw food diet and the health benefits of colon therapy and raw foods. Matt and Angela are the creators of the Raw Food World TV show, Raw Reform and Raw Spirit.

Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 7 PM
Cost: $37 or $45 at the door
Where: South Fish Creek Recreation Center
Calgary, Alberta T2Y 4H3

Tickets can be purchased at The Light Cellar, Journey of Health, and both locations of Community Natural Foods. Please note that our venue has changed from The Jewish Community Center to The South Fish Creek Recreation Center.

Please email Tonya if you are interested in being a vendor at this event. Please download a poster here: Poster and post to help us promote this event. Thank you!
New Spring in Canmore

Abigail & Cody at Spring in CanmoreWe are excited to say we have a new spring closer and no need to have a park pass. The water has been tested and taste excellent. Directions:

Take the last exit in Canmore, which will be Bow Valley Trail, Harvey Heights exit. When you exit, you will see a sign that says Harvey Heights straight ahead. Take a right onto Palliser Trail and as soon as you turn right on the curve make a u-turn onto the shoulder. Please click the image and look at all the photos with the captions. The photos will give you a good idea how to find the spring. You will have to walk up a hill to carry your water to and from your car. It makes it easier to have 2-3 people with you to help carry the water. Having a pole and funnel is good too. Click the image for photos and descriptions.
Calcium Pills, Cardiac Problems
Daily Supplements Ups Heart Attack Risk by 30%
Collard Greens
Yet another reason to favor whole foods over pills: Alarming new research suggests your daily calcium supplement could set you up for future heart problems!   

New Zealand researchers decided to further investigate initial findings suggesting that healthy, older women taking calcium supplements face increased rates of heart attacks. The University of Auckland team analyzed the results of 11 existing studies with 12,000 aggregate participants -- over 40 years of age, both genders -- who took at least 500 mg supplemental calcium (half the daily recommended intake) for more than a year. The pooled data suggests daily pill takers were 30% more likely to suffer a heart attack compared to those taking a placebo.  

Fortunately, dietary calcium poses no such risk. What's more, previous research shows that when you get calcium from food sources, you actually end up with stronger bones than those who rely on pills only -- even when pill takers have higher overall intakes! Think beyond dairy when choosing calcium contributors, such as greens (collards, dandelion, kale, etc.), canned salmon and black-eyed peas. While we typically associate calcium with bone health, diets rich in calcium from food may help protect against 10 different types of cancer, including prostate, breast, lung and colorectal.

Bonus: When tossing out your calcium supplements, add antioxidant pills to the waste-bin. Not only do they offer little protection against heart disease according to the American Heart Association, they may specifically block metabolic improvements afforded by strenuous exercise.

Article taken from Science Daily.
Green Smoothie Class
+ Juicing Information

Green Smoothie Learn all about green smoothies and their health benefits. If you have been interested in green smoothies and don't know where to start, then this class is for you! We will make green smoothies, talk about the health benefits of greens, sea vegetables, Victoria Boutenko's book, Green for Life and her new book Green Smoothie Revolution along with Robyn Openshaws new book Green Smoothies Diet: The Natural Program for Extraordinary Health and taste delicious green smoothies.We will also discuss the health benefits on juicing, what the difference is between green smoothies and juicing and what is right for you.

Date: Tuesday, September 7, 2010 @ 6:30 PM
Cost: FREE

Class is held at Journey of Health. Please call the store to register for this event.

Cleaning without Chemicals
I am thrilled to be hosting a Cleaning without chemicals party. The cleaner you eat the more aware you are of chemicals. I met this lady, Christina who is so passionate about Norwex products. She even said her husband was amazed by the Norwex mop and does not mind mopping. Okay, if I can get Cody to mop I'm buying a Norwex mop. Buying all natural cleaning products is the next step in sustainable living and improving our environment. Can you image cleaning windows or mopping without any chemicals? What a savings and great for people with allergies, asthma or sensitivities.

I want to entice you to come and see a demonstration on these amazing cloths, mops and more by offering to feed you a gourmet delicious raw food lunch. All this for free to come see how effective these Norwex cloths are for cleaning. How can you resist!

For more detail information on Norwex, click the image or contact Christina at 403-210-0404.

Sunday, September 19, 2010 at noon
Cost: FREE

You must call the store and pre-register for this class. 403-254-5991.
Overcoming Fertility Issues
Leah Zanin

by Leah Zanin
August 29th, 2010 

  In mid June 2009 I came with my Mom to do a Blood Analysis with Cody at Journey of Health. I didn't really understand what I was coming to do as I actually thought he was going to tell me what foods are good for me based on my blood type. It was a huge eye opener for both of us. When you are ready, teachers will appear. 

  On May 29th 2009, at our 19 week ultrasound, we found out our baby girl was no longer living. Two weeks later here we are at Journey of Health and my blood showed I was in worse shape than my mother. My fungus levels at 5 minutes were as bad as Cody had seen in others at 20 minutes. My red blood cells were clumped in long strands and my cancer signs were through the roof. I had eaten organic for years, cut out nitrates (nitrites), no MSG (yeast extract, etc.), and we were using safe skin care products. I was beside myself and of course being postpartum just broke out in tears. 

  I borrowed my Mom's raw books, recipes and started taking Tonya's classes, and followed Cody's recommended diet along with going to 80 to 100% raw. I read Rainbow Green-Live Food Cuisine by Gabriel Cousens during this time (what an awesome book!). Of course I went into major detox but over the next 4 months I lost 30 lbs. Symptoms of yeast over growth started to disappear and my one month follow up showed free flowing red blood cells, major shifts in my body and toxic levels, and decrease of fungus. In a time when I should have been devastated, I had an inner bliss I cannot explain that helped me through one of the hardest times in my life. Many people in my life thought I was hiding my grief but I wasn't. 

  I have had fertility issues since my hubby and I started trying. It took 3 years to get pregnant with our son. At 26 weeks I went on bed rest because I was getting ready to have him early and my blood pressure was 140/90 during my whole pregnancy. Then 3.5 years of trying again we got pregnant with our Angel baby girl Nevaeh. Again my blood pressure was 140/90 until she passed away. I started really learning about Superfoods from David Wolfe, Malcolm, Tonya and Cody and incorporating them (especially Maca!!). In 5 months with only one ovary working, I was pregnant with a baby girl again. I am now 34 weeks pregnant with perfect blood pressure. I am NOT on bed rest and my doctor is very pleased with my pregnancy. I have gained only 15 lbs and actually I haven't gained any in the last 4 to 5 months. I may be the only pregnant woman out there excited to see what I look like after giving birth since I must be losing while she gains. I have not experienced puffiness, retained water, and I am still wearing pants that I could not fit into at the end of my pregnancy with my son (and I weighed less before I got pregnant with him). I also have no new stretch marks (!!) and have no symptoms of endometriosis anymore. 

  In the last year my grey hair and migraines have disappeared, my eczema cleared up, and constant pimples have gone away. I have lost weight, gotten pregnant, beat depression and very low energy levels with a supposedly non working thyroid. Nothing I have tried before could do that. My life has changed so much in the last year in many areas for the better. I wish to thank all my teachers with this testimonial. I wish to thank Tonya, Cody, Malcolm, David Wolfe, Mike Adams and Gabriel Cousens to start! I just hope my story can help someone else have their own sweet baby bundle.
Lunch n' Learn

Raw FalafelCome join us for a delicious gourmet lunch every Thursday at noon. This months feature:
September 9, 2010
Bring the Kids to Lunch
September 16, 2010
September 23, 2010
Every Thursday I teach you how to make a delicious quick lunch all within an hour. Receive a full organic raw vegan lunch with recipes and demonstration.

Cost: $37. Please call the store to register. Click the image for full detail class schedule and menu.

Be sure to check our calendar for new classes in October and we are looking forward to Paul Nison coming in November. We are also looking forward to a much needed vacation from September 24 to October 2, 2010.

Journey of Health

Abigail Lego
Save 50%
All of are are legumes are now 50% off. We are transitioning to our new packaging and would like to sell off our old packaging. You can sprout chickpeas and all the variety of lentils we offer at Journey of Health. Learn health benefits to consuming sprouted legumes and all the basics to sprouting. The Sprout People
Offer Expires: September 30,2010