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January 2011
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Mac N CheeseThis is a super yummy recipe. I used zucchini and it was delicious!

Cashew Cheese Sauce

1 cups cashews, soaked 1-2 hours
2 tbsp lemon jjuice
2 tbsp water
cup olive oil
1 tsp sea salt
cup nutritional yeast
medium shallot
tsp chili powder
Pinch cayenne
Pinch turmeric
clove garlic
Black pepper to taste

Blend all ingredients in Vita-Mix until completely smooth.


4-5 yellow squash, peeled with ends cut off
Sea salt
1 recipe Cashew Cheese Sauce
Finely chopped walnuts (Optional)
Chili Powder (Optional)
Paprika (Optional)

1. Process squash through spiral slicer to create long noodles; roughly chop the noodles, toss with a
bit of salt, and let sit for 30-45 minutes.
2. Mix noodles and Cashew Cheese Sauce in a bowl and then spread into casserole pan. Optional:
Top with finely chopped walnuts and extra chili powder or paprika.
3. Place in bottom of dehydrator at 115 degrees for 1-2 hours to warm before serving. Serves 4

The Rawmesan works great too!
Featuring Christina Laham Paganelli creator of Drink Me
Green Smoothie2
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @ 6:30 PM

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 have special guest, Christina Laham Paganelli creator of Drink Me . She will share with you her story of overcoming thyroid cancer and MS through raw foods and green smoothies. We will also be sampling all her creations.

You can take this class again if you need inspiration, new ideas and just want to have a free green smoothie.

You must CALL to register for this class, so we will know how much green smoothies to prepare.

Great Value!

Omni BlenderWe are now offering the Omni Blender. It has the same power and simliar features of a Vitamix and a Blendtec and half the price. We have one in the store and can have them delivered in 1 day. I personally have been using a test blender for the last few weeks. I don't think it works as well as a Vita-Mix but it it works better than an older Vita-Mix and any blender from a department store. It makes perfect smoothies, grinds nuts, and more. Please click the image for an in depth review from an American site. The cost of this blender is $300 + GST. No shipping charges. Please email me for more details or stop in.

COST: $300

Our year has brought some challenges and even more to come with Cody being charged for assault by Alberta Health Services and we were just served by AHS for illegally storing Abigail's raw milk in our cooler that was not approved by AHS. We are required to be in court in Edmonton on January 13, 2011
Abigail Park Winter 2010
Abigail at the park Winter 2010
. We need your support more than ever. For all of you in Edmonton, please pass this information on as we can use all the local Edmonton support too. . All the details to these events are in the last newsletter on our archive page.

I think the best way to deal with all this is to focus on my health and dive right into Dr. Gabriel Cousens Rainbow Green Live Food Cuisine Diet and look forward to my trip to Texas. I find that when I am well nourished physically I can handle anything!
Rainbow Green Live Food CuisineMedical researchers have found that a high-fat, high-sugar diet, combined with environmental pollutants and stress, can lead to a buildup of toxins in the body collectively known as chronic degenerative disease. Here holistic physician Gabriel Cousens provides a dietary regimen that may help reverse this process by introducing whole, natural, organic, and raw foods into the diet. These restorative "live" foods can reverse chronic disease and bring back health and vitality. This eclectic cookbook shares 250 delicious vegan recipes from chefs at the Tree of Life Cafe. Dishes include Avocado Salad with Rosemary, Green Dragon Broccoli, Raw-violis, Lavender Milk, and Carob Coconut Cream Eclairs. International entrees, juices, and aromatherapeutic remedies are also featured.

The purpose of considering a 90 Day RGLFC Challenge is to give your body a break from all sugars, grains, dairy, meats and cooking. We all have been doing decades of damage to our digestive system and immune system and now it is time to give your body a break and start healing. Dr. Cousens book has cured numerous people from multitude of ailments through his well written and informative book. This course is designed to motivate, support and guide you to a healthy lifestyle change with weekly emails, class support, lively seminar format,  live blood analysis visualization and food preparation.

This 90 DAY CHALLENGE will include:

1. Initial Live Blood Analysis + Follow-Up Analysis after the program.

2.  In Depth Introduction Course, Food Guide, Menus Plans, Food Shopping Tour, Introduction to Juicing + Additional Hand Outs.

3. Rainbow Green Live Food Cuisine Book. $37 value

4. 4 Food Preparation Courses. 1st class will be recipes from RGLFC, How to put recipes together, etc. 2nd class will be additional courses from RGLFC + desserts that you can have to get you by( you will be in full force withdrawal mode by then). 3rd class will be my personal creations that follows the same principals and guidelines by Dr. Gabriel Cousens. 4th class will be after the program and will be transitional recipes back into a more balanced lifestyle of eating.

5. Strategies for Ongoing Success Course. The last class will cover easing back into a more balanced diet, hand outs, menu items and a graduation with dessert of course, plus aromatherapy.

6. Weekly emails, recipe sharing, tips, techniques, email and phone support and video teleconference.

I will be on this exact program with you for the full 90 day program. Please call the store to register for this program. Course runs from January 16, 2011- April 15, 2011.

DATE: Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 12 pm.
COST: $789

All classes will be held at Journey of Health. Later courses will be determined within the group. Possible make-up courses will be considered.

The Healing Benefits of Lavendar

by Janette Peel


Lavender is so much more than just a calming scent. It can also soothe and heal an amazing variety of ailments.

When you begin building up your collection of essential oils, there is no better place to start than with lavender. Its dreamy fragrance has made it is popular perfume for centuries, but this gentle herb also has powerful harmonizing properties.

The valuable therapeutic oil produced by lavender flowers can be used to treat troubles of the heart and mind. It is widely used by herbalists and aromatherapists to treat depression, but its healing properties also run to pain relief of a more physical kind.

As a massage oil, lavender is one of the few essential oils that can be applied undiluted. I can relax muscles and ease tension. Its strong antiseptic properties effectively heal conditions such as acne or sunburn skin.

The combinations of compounds that make up lavender contribute to its legendary healing powers.

Up to 50 per cent of lavender oil is actually the alcohol linalol. Linalol helps to kill bacteria and viruses. It also helps to heal burns, wounds and sores.

Ketones are compounds that help to relieve pain, build new skin tissues, and reduce inflammation. They also have a sleep-inducing effect. Ketones can be toxic, so lavender that contains percentages above 35 per cent should be avoided. Diabetics, epileptics and pregnant women should avoid them completely.

Esters are compounds that ease swelling and soreness, prevent muscle spasms, fight fungal infections and prevent scarring. They also help to regulate your moods, preventing you from experiencing depression and hysteria.

Lavender oil can be used to treat a wide variety of complains, from skin conditions to sleeping problems, and has virtually no side effects.

A perfect natural remedy for calming your nerves, lavender can ease you into a blissful sleep.

Prepare for a night of blissful sleep by adding a few drops of lavender essential oil into a deep, warm bath. Drop lavender oil on your sheets or place a small bag of seeds under your pillow to help you drift off to sleep.
Dab pulse points such as your temples and wrists with lavender oil to relieve stress or anxiety.
To relieve headaches, massage a few drops of neat essential oil into your temples.

A great natural skin tonic, lavender helps to balance oil production and prevents scarring.

To prevent dandruff, add a few drops to the water of your final hair rinse or sprinkle some onto your hair brush.
Treat minor cuts, bites, strains and bruises by adding a few drops of lavender oil to a bowl of water, soaking a soft, warm flannel and pressing it over the damaged or broken skin. This will ease swelling and pain as well as promote skin regrowth.
Treat spots and pimples by dabbing them morning and night with lavender oil.

Make an after-shampoo rinse for dull and oily hair with a jug of mineral water, a few drops of lavender oil and the juice of a lemon. Leave to infuse for 30 minutes before use.

The relaxing, anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties of lavender make it ideal for easing both physical and mental menstrual woes.

To relieve period pain, gently massage the lower back and tummy with your lavender oil. The esters in the lavender oil reduce muscle spasm, thereby easing period cramps. This will also balance your spirits.
To avoid the emotional symptoms of PMS, combine your lavender oil with a similar dilution of Roman chamomile and dab on your pulse points in the days leading up to your period. The calming aroma of this combination should help to regulate your hormonal system.

Lavender has been used throughout history for its mystical properties.

Originating in the Mediterranean mountains, lavender was brought to England by the Romans.
Lavender is the sacred scent of the Celtic month of the Willow Moon (15 April to 13 May). Picking lavender during the full Moon enhances its magical powers. The Romans burned lavender over hot coals to surround a new mother and child with the scent of compassion.
The ancient Greeks dedicated lavender to Hecate, their goddess of witches, sorcerers and enchantment. Sprigs of lavender were worn by medieval monks to banish evil spirits.

When purchasing neat lavender oil, blend five drops with 20ml of a base oil such as almond for massage and pulse point use. Add three drops to water in your vaporizer bowl for fragrancing your room. There are no additional safety considerations for lavender oil.

To purchase this amazing oil, please call Tracy at 403-774-1330, or stop in the store for more details.

Kale Salad

FREE Introductory to Raw Foods Course Sunday, January 2, 2011 from 4 PM - 5:30 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.

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

Class open to new and previous students. Held at Journey of Health. 

Dinner at Journey of Health
Learn How to make delicious raw food pizza. You will be amazed with the flavors and texture. The best pizza ever! This is a full dinner course, recipes included.

Italian Pizza
Greek Salad
Pesto Stuffed Mushrooms

Chocolate Macaroons

Class size is limited to 20 people and will fill up fast.

Thursday, January 6, 2011 @ 6 PM. Class is 1 1/2 hours long.

COST $47
Thank you to everyone who took the time to call AHS and all the wonderful emails and support. My vision is for us to all draw together as a community and take back control of our rights and food choices and make a difference all over Canada for the future of our children.


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