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January Update 2011
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Vegetable Flax Crackers
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Would you like to learn more about the many health benefits of Young Living Essential Oils and receive free product?  Then join us for this informative and fun event!!

Young Living Essential Oils Product Event

Education is the first step towards a better life. So, join us for a special presentation of what Young Living offers for the health and vitality you want to achieve in 2011!  If you have been wanting to learn more about these wonderful  essential oils, then this is the event you don't want to miss!!  In addition, we will be sharing Young Living''s story and mission. So, bring a friend who can benefit from this training. 

First fifty (50) attendees will qualify for a free gift. Plus, multiply drawings throughout the event for a chance to win great prizes.  


Want to make a difference in the lives of others and help them attain health, purpose and abundance?  Then come out to learn how to share Young Living.

Whether you are just curious about the many benefits of a Young Living home-based business, or just beginning your Young Living journey, this compensation plan training will show you how sharing Young Living brings abundance to yourself and others. Sharing is caring, so come and learn how Young Living can help you create greater abundance in your life.

Free gift for the first ten (10) in attendance at the Abundance Training Event. 


Plus Product Discounts: A variety of Young Living products will be available for purchase on-site at a discounted price and  free shipping,  so be sure to bring a friend or anyone you know who would benefit from this opportunity. 


Date:  Jan. 20, 2011

Location: NE Calgary,

Time: Young Living Abundance Training Event 5:30 PM

 Young Living Product Event 7:30 PM


Cost: FREE -- so bring a friend and enjoy the evening with us.

RSVP Tracy at 403-774-1330 or prior to January 20, 2011.

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.

Vegetable Flax Crackers
My most requested recipe!
Vegetable Flax Crackers

2 cups flax seeds, brown and golden

2 cups water

2 cups spinach

2 carrots, peeled

2 celery sticks

small onion

1 garlic clove

1 zucchini

1 apple, peeled

1 tsp Nature's Cargo Sea Salt



Soak flax seeds in 3 cups water for 4-8 hours, add more water if necessary. Put all veggies in food processor and chop until fine. Mix chopped vegetables with soaked flax crackers. Stir in salt. Spread evenly on teflex sheets.

Dehydrate on 110 F for 4-6 hours. Flip over and dehydrate for another 2-4 hours.

You can double this recipe. I also like to add parsley or cilantro.

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

Just a quick update on what is going on with us. We are due to be in court on January 13th in Edmonton. For those wanting to see the Ex Parte Order and the Affidavits, please call the store or email so we can get the files to you. Also, we are still on the hunt for legal counsel, so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. We appreciate all the support and help. One person got us in direct contact with Michael Schmidt's counsel which was great and has provided us a lot of great advice.

I will be leaving for Texas on January 18th with Abigail for a month. So if you are interested in a class, now is the time to take one. I can not stress enough this is the year to take action and focus on your health. We have so many people already calling this week, with cancer, diabetes, heart disease, etc at younger and younger ages. I have read the obituaries all this week and 1/3 of all the deaths are people between the ages of 40-60 all dying of cancers. Please stay informed, read my links and make this the year of health knowledge for you.
Toddlers Playing

During my pregnancy and after our son, Isaac, was born, it was very apparent that neither one of us were healthy.  My pregnancy was fraught with what I came to understand as detoxification,  as well as many other serious issues.  It was a week before our son was born that we found out through ultrasound (we had more than usual, because of all the problems we were having) that he had a duodenal and rectal atresias.  Also, as discovered during his surgery, his pancreas had not fully developed and was too tightly wound around his stomach (it unravels as the body develops).  In addition to this, he suffered from IUGR because of placental problems due to my bicornuate uterus and malnutrition due to issues with the umbilical cord. Born nearly two months premature via emergency C-section, he was operated on his third day in life.   Because of our states of health after the birth, we were unable to birth bond.  Unable to take the breast, I pumped my milk for him until the day before his first birthday.


Our son had struggled with food intake, digestion and assimilation.  I suffered from post-partum depression and severe acid reflux.  It wasn't until our son suffered an ALTE (acute life threatening event) that his doctor finally agreed with us that he also had acid reflux and needed medical attention.  Acid reflux is not uncommon for preemies, and especially for duodenal atresia patients.  We went through the usual medical route.  I would like to say that during this time, I was not comfortable with the course of medicine and procedures we had to follow just to keep him from vomiting up his food and screaming in pain after eating.  Also, my husband and I had already determined before our son was born that our son would not be vaccinated, and has not ever been.  In hindsight, I am so, so very thankful we made that choice!!


It was not until three months before our son's second birthday that things began to get to the critical point.  After a weight check, it was decided to wean our son off of the (pasteurized) goat's milk he was receiving in an effort to increase his food intake.   Also, it was suggested that we feed our son heavy fats, starchy foods such as potatoes loaded with sour cream, butter and gravy.  We modified his new diet a bit so that he wasn't getting so much of the animal fat by substituting it with oils such as olive and flax.  He seemed to eat quite a bit.  Surely he was growing and gaining weight now!!


After the three months, he was given another weight check.  He had not gained a single ounce, nor did he grow even a centimeter.  He was sleeping, on average, eighteen hours a day, awake long enough, it seemed, just to eat and poop.  He showed little interest when we interacted with him, was lethargic and ambivalent about interacting with others and taking initiative to learn.  While I understand that preemies develop slower than full-term babies, at two years of age, he missed all his benchmarks by several months, some by a whole year.  What was shocking was that we were told by our friends and relatives that our son, considering the amount of food he was actually consuming, should have been two to three times his size.  Clearly this child was not thriving due to malnutrition.  And in a first world country, no less.  I would also like to add, that by the Canada Food Guide standards, our son ate what we thought was a healthy diet.  Even our friends and families were impressed with how "healthy" our son's diet appeared to be.


We have known Tonya and Cody Dahl for some time.  It is too bad that often it takes a crisis before people decide to do something with their health, let alone the health of their children.  After discussing the situation with the Dahl's, it was decided that both mom and baby go on the same diet, the Rainbow Green Live- Food Cuisine ("RGLFC") diet. 


Our son lost roughly two or three precious pounds when we first put him on the diet.  He refused to eat for two days, but by the third, he started coming around.  He started this diet the beginning of October 2010.  To make a long story short, I can say with joy beyond measure, as a mom, that our son is now thriving!  He has gained weight; he has energy, is growing and sleeps only three hours during the day, instead of six+.  He is engaging, interacts with us and others, takes the initiative to learn, is curious.  He is now reaching the benchmarks that he had missed, and in a relative short amount of time, too.   All of our friends and families tell us every time they see him how much he has changed and is continuing to improve.  His paternal relatives, whom we visited the day of our son's second birthday -- a little over a month before we went on the diet -- were astonished at the transformation they saw in our son when we visited them again just before the holidays.   How on earth, they pondered aloud, could such a diet have such a positive impact and in such a short amount of time?


As for mom, I feel healthier, too.  I have lost excess weight and like how clean my teeth feel, not that fuzzy coating one gets from eating sugary and starchy foods.  I have no detectable body odour.  I am told that my hair, nails and skin look and feel healthier.  The depression is beginning to lessen.   Only recently have I been able to separate myself from the depression.  For the first time, I see light at the end of a long, and sometimes very, dark tunnel.  Depression has plagued me, almost my whole life, ranging from mild to, at times, almost debilitating.  We, in conjunction to the RGLFC diet, started using essential oils, which is recommended in the RGLFC cook book. Young Living Essential Oils has a line of products that help with emotional trauma.  They have a 90-day regimen that helps people come out of depression, which involves using several of their products.   I personally have been using several oils including Lavender, Peace and Calming, Valour and SARA.


Our son, who is now acting like a normal boy for his age, injured himself at home and at our friends' house while running around.  In both instances, the injuries were moderate.  After applying lavender, frankincense and Thieves on and / or around the injuries, both healed within a week.  In particular, his lip, which he split falling against the tv stand, was bleeding a fair bit.  After applying the lavender, the bleeding stopped almost immediately.  Lavender is also an anti-inflammatory, which many people do not realize.  He did not show signs of the injuries causing him pain after the application of the oil, nor did he present any bruising (lavender is also anti-bruising).  His lip was slightly puffy for a couple of days, but the lip healed very nicely.  Now, after week, there is no trace of the injury. 


My son and I have been on this diet for three months.  Due to the severity of our conditions, we, especially our son, will be on Phase 1 for a while longer.  I highly recommend this diet to anyone, whether they feel they eat healthy or not, whether they feel they are dis-ease free or suffering from a life-threatening ailment.  The reality is that unless a person takes their own health in their hands and does even a little bit of research (what one will find will shock them), that person will not know just how unhealthy our diets and lifestyles truly are. 


The RGLFC diet truly is an amazing diet.  Aches and pains go away; extra pounds virtually melt off one's body.  I feel that I am contributing to the well-being of our environment as well.  I feel so blessed to have found this lifestyle.  My whole family suffers from many ailments due to lifestyle choices, especially food choices.  In the past year and a half, together we have lost at least five or so family members due to illness.  Not one of them died from natural causes.  All were due to poor lifestyle choices. I am encouraged by the fact that my son is learning a different way.  What a privilege to be able to pass on such a legacy to our children, the future generation.



Tracy Lindemann

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.

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

TheivesMost of you know my go to homeopathic remedies are colloidal silver and essential oils. I never go anywhere without one or the other. Come and learn about these amazing oils and what everyone should have in their home.

Journey of Health is pleased to announce a Product Demonstration and Purchasing Opportunity event featuring Young Living Essential Oils.

Did you know that:?

- besides its amazing ability to kill airborne bacteria when diffused, Thieves can also be used to mop floors or kitchen counters, or

- Valour can be applied to the bottom of your child's feet prior to going to school for an extra boost of confidence (or that piano, singing or poetry recital), or

- to freshen the air in your home, use lemon in your vacuum when vacuuming, or

- lavender is anti-inflammatory and anti-bruising?

Learn how you can replace your first aid kit, toxic chemicals often found in cleaning products and become more environmentally responsible with these amazing and versatile oils! 

Date:  Thursday, January 13, 2011
Time:  6:30 pm
Location:  JOH

RSVP with Tracy Lindemann by phone at 403-774-1330 or by email at

We only have a few days left before the Rainbow Green Live Food Cuisine Programs begins. Learn how to heal your body, alleviate digestive issues, sleep better and so much more on this program. You will feel great after the 90 Day Program.


Journey of Health
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Offer Expires: January 18, 2011