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APRIL 2011  
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Sherry Strong Comes to Calgary this Sunday!

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The Golden Bean Chocolate Festival
Rhodiola Rosea
Avocado Salad with Creamy Lime Dressing

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Ultimate Wellbeing  

 April 10 - 2011

Sherry Strong  

Have you ever experienced nutritional confusion? Experienced certainty of what to do and then confusion not long after? With so many conflicting views on health and so many Gurus espousing different programs and plans

how do you know what is the right path for you?


Sherry Strong will reveal the universal recipe for healing, permanent healthy weight loss, slowing the aging process and bouncing out of bed with tonnes of energy.

  • How to lose weight permanently, healthily with skin that bounces back
  • The three keys to amazing energy levels that will have you bouncing out of bed
  • Why organic is superior and the best buys for your organic dollar
  • The Secret Superfoods that are super cheap and in every organic market even the experts have not yet discovered.
  • The three things you can right away to accelerate ultimate wellbeing
  • How to minimize stress and foods that will calm you
  • How to beat sugar addiction 

Learn Sherry's unique philosophies as well as how to teach these theories to your family and friends;


Nature's Principle

The Lethal Recipe

The Consumption Concept

Pick your Poisons and

The Meaning Full Movement

based on the study of nature, the longest living cultures with quality of life and science and the truth about what is happening to your food.


What people are saying about Sherry;

Corporate Clients 


Sherry is a food philosopher, nutritional strategist and Curator and Co-Founder of the World Wellness Project Summit, passionately devoted to "wholistic" nourishment, this former Victorian chair of Nutrition Australia and Melbourne head of Slow Food has spent over 20 years studying Human Nutrition, Health & Behavioural Science, food and wellness. She is the author of A Return to Food - how going back is the way forward (to be published in 2011)The former chef and cooking school owner of the Foodlover's Workshop, is a controversial thought leader and inspirational speaker in the field of Health & Wellbeing.

Invited to present at venues, such as TEDxTokyo, the University of Queensland's Brain Institute,  the world Wellness Project Summit, television (Vicky Gabereau and Citytv in Vancouver & Toronto), radio as well as being a featured presenter in the Wheel of Life film Sherry reveals with humour, the shocking truth about food, and its, often, detrimental impact on our body and planet but more importantly the simple solutions to reverse this. Sherry is highly informative and entertaining with unique and considered philosophies that have been described as brilliant and her presentation style as mesmerizing.

Sherry will have you question everything you know about "healthy" eating. Revealing why fat French chefs and children in refugee camps in Africa are eating healthier than many dietitians and privileged school kids in Australia. With a revolutionary philosophical approach, Sherry will have your energy increased by 300% and even losing weight through health and mind gains.

She is the author and creator of The Anti-Diet, which focuses on developing a healthy relationship with food, without dieting and while experiencing true pleasure and quality of life. As an internationally recognized expert on food and its connection to wellbeing, Sherry Strong is devoted to transforming personal and workplace wellness by inspiring people to take control of their own health.

"I am driven by a cause, purpose and belief that if we can inspire people to eat simply, organic, life friendly food with, grace, flavour and ease that we can reverse the trend of lifestyle diseases and avert environmental disaster on the planet, leaving a healthier planet and gene pool for future generations." Sherry Strong   

Seminar: 2-4 pm

Location: JOH

Cost: $40

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sunday, April 17, 2010 @ 5 PM
Raw Potluck

Our potluck is now starting at 5 pm the 3rd Sunday of every month. Please join us and bring the kids. This raw food potluck is to get more people involved in raw food preparation and the raw food lifestyle. Learn about raw foods, taste delicious recipes and meet other people who are interested in raw and living foods. We make amazingly delicious food.


Please call if you need help or have questions.  


Please be prepared to talk about your dish, the preparation and the ingredients. Please bring your own plate, fork, spoon, bowl, napkin, etc.


What are Living and Raw Foods?

Raw and Living Foods are foods that contain enzymes. In general, the act of heating food over 116 degrees F destroys enzymes in food. (Enzymes start to degrade in as little as 106 degrees F). All cooked food is devoid of enzymes, furthermore cooking food changes the molecular structure of the food and renders it toxic. Living and raw foods also have enormously higher nutrient values than the foods that have been cooked.

Want to know more?  


Come join us and learn how live foods can make you feel better, heal you from diseases, give you more energy and a more positive outlook in life.  

Potlucks are held at


Journey Of Health
22 Midlake Blvd SE Suite 518
Calgary , AB T2X 2X7


The Golden Bean Chocolate Festival

Featuring Terry Willard,  David Wolfe & Malcolm Saunders

Cacao Beans


...where you will be immersed in the magic, mythology

tastes and alchemy of the world's BEST CHOCOLATE at  





Saturday, May 7, 2011 from  1pm - 11:30pm


The Uptown 

 612 - 8th Ave SW Calgary, AB


ALL INCLUSIVE GOLDEN TICKET   $95 or  2  for $170

**Limited EARLY BIRD SPECIAL until April 18   $85 or  2  for $160**  


 speakers & workshop | original Willy Wonka film screening

 fresh raw chocolates | cacao elixir | 5 lucky Golden Ticket Winners

Sacred Heart chocolate ceremony | DJ IllumiNate dance party


Tickets can be purchased at Journey of Health or  

The Light Cellar 


















If you are interested in becoming a vendor or voluntering for the David Wolfe for May 6 or May 8 event, please download this form: RFC Exhibitor Package


If you would like to volunteer, please email a resume or qualifications and references to Tonya

Herb Charts from Green Smoothie Class

Natural Traditions  


The Light Cellar

Raw Food Calgary

Kingsland Farmers Market



I am so happy to be home in Calgary, even if the weather is cold. Home is where your heart is and my heart belongs to my husband and my passions that I have built here with my community and all my supporters. It feels good to be back on schedule with some direction. 


I learned a lot in Texas. I learned more about me, my program patterns and how I handle and deal with stress. I realize that my stress levels are affecting my health, tremendously. You can eat healthy, drink nothing but green juice, but when you are not getting proper sleep and you are surrounded by stress, it is wreaking havoc on your system. It is key that we focus on all aspects of our environment for optimum health: Nutrition, Environment, Stress, Sleep and Spirituality. By just having one out of balance keeps us from progressing.


And as much as I hate to admit this: My husband does know what he is talking about when he provides information on live blood analysis pertaining to our pancreas. I have been reading and researching about the pancreas and becoming into greater understanding on how it works and how to heal the pancreas. I plan to schedule an appointment with Cody for a live blood analysis( when he can squeeze in a freebie and I get a babysitter). I was even more inspired when I read an old blog from Elaina Love on her juice feasting blog and how much she was praising Cody as the best Analyst she has ever met. In fact, it completely changed her raw chef career and direction after seeing him. 


I guess sometimes it is hard for us to accept truth from the one's we love the most until we hear it from other people.  


Abigail March 2011
My little girl, Abigail Dahl, age 2



I am also delighted to be welcoming my very good friend Sherry Strong from Australia to Journey of Health. She will be giving the most important talk you will ever hear. We have decided to reduce the price to make it more affordable for everyone to join. The cost will be $37. She will also be featured on the Breakfast TV on Friday, April 8th and she has also sent me a welcome video just for you!

Journey of Health Calgary 2011.MP4
Journey of Health Calgary 2011 w/ Sherry Strong


How To Use Your Dehydrator on the Raw Food Diet Sunday, April 17, 2010 @ 2 PM

CrackersDo you own a dehydrator and need help making delicious raw food treats? Learn tips and techniques on making perfect crackers, breads, kale chips, nuts, grains, dehydrating entrees, perfect temperatures and timing. Learn how to maximize your drying time all the while maintaining enzyme integrity. We will discuss how to maintain and clean your dehydrator, how to maximize your trays and what foods work best dehydrating together.
We will make an array of different foods. All foods will be prepared prior to demonstration for taste and texture demonstrations.

Please call to register.

Class will be held at:
Journey of Health 
518-22 Midlake Blvd SE 
Calgary, AB T2X 2X7 

Cost: $77

Recipe will include: Blueberry muffins, kale chips, vegetable crackers, Sunflower Bread, Mixed Vegetables, Seasoned Nuts and more! 

Please bring your own plate, fork and left over containers. Class is from 2-5 pm 


SUNDAY, MAY 8th, 2011 from 1 to 4 pm 

David Wolfe

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. Some of the topics will include:


Hydration: water and salt


Earthing, Grounding, and The New Health Revolution that protects you from electromagnetic pollution.


Conquer candida, lower inflammation, restore bone health, create healthy joints, lose weight, and reverse aging with raw-living foods, superfoods, superherbs, and new healing technology!


Telomere and telomerase: The new science of longevity.


Hormone Health: How To Get Bad Estrogen Out of Your Body, Have Better Sex, Fight Cancer, Live Longer, and Healthier.

Herbal medicine simplified. 

Immune System rejuvenation. 

Rebuilding core Adrenal, Kidney, and Reproductive energy 

The LongevityNOW Program

Questions and Answers with David Wolfe


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!


Meet David Wolfe:

What is in David Wolfe's backpack? 
What is in David Wolfe's backpack?


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 $40 + GST 

or $45 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




FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2011 7 pm to 10 pm



Raw Food Calgary is pleased to be offering David Wolfe for an entire weekend event. Friday night will be a meet and greet with David Wolfe. He will be giving a 30 minute talk. Doors open at 7 pm. Talk starts at 8 pm.


Please bring a raw food dish, your own eating utensils, plate, water, napkin, etc.


This is a raw vegan potluck. No cooked or packaged foods. Just fresh fruit, produce, nuts and seeds in their raw form, not roasted. Honey is okay. No sugar, flours, etc. Go to our website for recipe ideas.


Cost is $7 cash at the door or $5 in advance.  


Tickets will be on sale soon. Call the store for more information:  Journey of Health 403-254-5991. Tickets will be available at the Light Cellar also.


Event held at: 


South Fish Creek Recreation Complex

100 - 335 Shawville Blvd. SE Calgary, AB


Gert Lund and the Carrot's Top


Gert Lund

I absolutley love the Kingsland Market and you all know  how much I love Lund's Organic. Did you know that their soil is the focus of their farm and they grown their own fertilizer in the form of oats and legumes? They plow them into the ground for soil fertility and rotate their crops. Lund's Organic Farm is a certified organic family farm just Northwest of Innisfail.


Now to the exciting part ( not that soil isn't exciting). Lund's now has a Raw Juice and Smoothie Bar at the Kingsland Market. They will be offering Lund's fresh organic carrot and beet juice for the next few weeks and then onto fresh organic fruit juices. They are offering Green Smoothies with Lund's organic frozen kale.  Be sure to stop in an order a Hail to the Kale or a fresh carrot juice. Smoothies feature raw fruits and vegetables, no gluten, no soy, no dairy but they may eventually offer organic yogurt.  


Oh! Carrots are going fast and will be gone soon! Be sure to get some this week. I am sure to get 3 large bags. I can say Lund's carrots are one of the few reasons I tolerate this cold weather! 


Rhodiola Rosea

Alberta Grown Rhoziva


Rhodiola rosea (also known as Arctic root, golden root, rose wort, and roseroot) is a flowering herb in the Crassulaceae family. Its genus, Rhodiola, contains some 200 individual species, although R. rosea is the only one utilized for its potential health benefits. The roots contain numerous antioxidants, tannins, flavenoids, and rosavins, an active compound believed to produce antidepressant and anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) effects. Native to northern Europe, central Asia, and parts of North America, rhodiola is common in Russia and other areas in the former Soviet Union, but can be found in cold, mountainous locations throughout the world, for rhodiola requires both high altitudes and low temperatures in order to thrive.


Nontoxic and non-addictive, antioxidant-rich rhodiola is considered to be an adaptogen. The term, coined in 1947 by Russian scientist N.V. Lazarev, refers to any plant that is safe for human consumption and does not cause side effects, treats a wide variety of illnesses and conditions, alleviates physical or mental stressors (including extremes of temperature, trauma, exposure to toxins, fatigue and sleep deprivation, infection, or psychological stress), and has a normalizing or "balancing" effect on the body. Like other adaptogens including ginseng, eleuthero, and ginger, rhodiola not only minimizes the harmful effects of stress and fatigue, it also restores the body to normal healthy function. Its most promising application, however, is in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders. Rhodiola is thought to alleviate these conditions by targeting and inhibiting the enzymes responsible for decreasing the brain's levels of serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine.


We are excited to be featuring Alberta grown Rhodiola by Rhoziva.

Rhoziva can help you by lifting your mood, quieting your anxiety and jump-starting your energy.  This natural medicinal herb product is made from the adaptogen root Rhodiola rosea and it's known to balance your body's stress response systems.  Rhodiola has traditionally been grown in the extreme north of Russia, China and Europe ... and now, after years of dedicated research, Rhodiola is grown right here in northern Alberta, Canada!  It has been scientifically proven to be safe and effective and has EN approval.  Rhodiola rosea has no known contraindications.  Rhoziva is the most rigorously tested Rhodiola rosea product available on the planet.  It will prevent fatigue, reduce stress, increase memory and focus, improve mood and well-being and help improve athletic performance if you are an athlete.


From two respected physicians---comes an authoritative new book, The Rhodiola Revolution that explores the amazing healing powers of Rhodiola rosea. Compelling scientific evidence about this commonly available herbal supplement confirms its ability to help:
melt away extra pounds
combat fatigue
sharpen memory and concentration
enhance physical performance
strengthen immune function
protect against heart disease and cancer


Avocado Salad with Creamy Lime Dressing
Avocado Salad

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1/4 cup cashews or macadamia
juice of 2 limes
1 teaspoon honey or 1/8 tsp stevia
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
Sea salt and pepper, to taste
1 head Romaine lettuce, roughly chopped
1 small bunch cilantro, chopped
2 ripe avocados, cut into small cubes

Combine oil, nuts, lime juice, honey and cumin in a blender. Process until nuts are smooth and creamy. If needed, use water a 1/2 tablespoon at a time to reach desired consistency. Combine the lettuce and cilantro with the dressing in a large bowl. Top with the avocado pieces.


* I added cherry tomatoes and thinly sliced red onions. We used macs and the honey. Delicious!

Be sure to check out Sherry Strong this Friday on Breakfast TV for a sneak peak on her! I can't wait to hear her on Sunday. Did I also tell you she is amazingly talented and can draw, is a chef and a writer? We have some more exciting news coming up in the next newsletter so stay tune and I am so happy to be back home and have missed you all. Feel free to email me if you have questions or just want to say hello. I will not be at the store for awhile as I am in the middle of potty training, yes we are still at it and I'm just so busy keeping up with a 2 year old!




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Abigail March 2011
Abigail Spring 2011


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