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JULY 2011
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In This Issue
Salads & Dressings: Beyond the Basics
New Water Filtration System
Lunch n' Learn
Baja Green Drink
Where to Find The Freshest Produce
Essential Oils Class
The Big Fat Fiasco
Colon Hydrotherapy
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 Kingsland Farmers Market

Salads & Dressings: Beyond the Basics

Monday, July 25 @ 6pm


If you love salad and looking for some new ideas and dressings then this is the class for you. This course will include a 45 page book by Chef Alicia Ojeda. The book features 20 of the most delicious and simple-to-make raw  salad dressing recipes you will ever taste, numerous salad ideas to turn your basic bed of greens into a gourmet meal, and all the best tips only a true classically trained chef can offer you. Chef Alicia has a knack for taking an ordinary salad and making it extraordinary. She credits this to the salad dressing and the little nuances you can add to take your basic bed of greens to a whole new level of flavor sensations. Class will be taught by Tonya  Dahl. The book and recipes are amazing and I personally met Alicia and tried her recipes while I was in Texas. I am so excited to be sharing these recipes and book with you. And of course some ot the dressing have some Texas flare! 

Class: 6 pm - 9 pm Cost: $77  Please call Journey of Health to pay and register 


Northern Water Cleaners



Thursday, July 14, 2011

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The city of Calgary still has many old waterlines coming into your homes. Cast Iron, some lead, and some copper also galvanized steel. Many of these pipes are corroding and releasing all kinds of chemicals into the water. According to research approximately 150,000 homes are supplied with water having contact with lead water pipes.


As you well know, imported children's toys from China were recalled because they were using chemicals, lead being one of them that kids could stick in their mouths.

Ironically, everyday those same children must take baths and drink the water that flows into their homes through the waterlines that are composed from these toxic materials.

Never mind the Chlorine that has devastating effects on all of our health.


David Wolfe recently said in his workshop in Calgary: "A whole house filter is not just recommended but essential. Taking a shower with chlorinated water is like taking a shower in a gas chamber"


Our newsletter has talked about the hidden dangers in your shower and we provided information about all the toxic by-products of Chlorine. Such as, Chlorine, Animal Waste, Sewage, Trihalomethanes, Pharmaceuticals, Herbicides, Pesticides to name a few of the waterborne, health hazards; some of which are Carcinogens.


The workshop on the 14th will be held at Journey of Health. 

518-22 Midlake Blvd. SE.  403-254-5991. 



1-30 Chance of Winning!



We have so many people who want a Vita-Mix but can not afford one. Well, now here is your chance. Buy a $20 chance at winning a Vita-Mix. All you have to do is pay $20 and enter your name into the drop box. On August 14, 2011 we will draw a lucky winner at our monthly raw food potluck. 


I absolutely love my Vita-Mix and use it everyday! This is a great opportunity at a chance to win one for you or a loved one! For those out of town, pay online and we will enter your name in the drop box. Shipping will be free as we will ship directly from Vita-Mix. Please call the store if you want to pay over the phone. 403-254-5991.


This is a $629 value!   


Winners will be announced in the newsletter.  



Please make note of our upcoming closed days.

August 1, 2011
Inventory Day

August 31, 2011
Rosh Hashanah

September 9, 2011
Yom Kippur

Abigail Daddy Banff 2010


FREE Introductory to Raw Foods Course 


Sunday, Aug 7, 2011

3-5 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 and more! 


Class size is limited and will fill up fast. You must RSVP and call Journey of Health to pre-register for this course. 


Class open to new and previous students. 


Please bring your own fork, plate, napkin, etc.

Too Long In the Sun

Fresh air, sunshine, hiking, climbing, swimming and long car rides. Aren't we blessed to be in great health to be enjoying the summer weather? Cody, Abigail and I went out to Elbow Falls which was just a quick 30 minute drive SW of Calgary. Abigail had so much fun exploring and climbing. It is so good for our skin and lungs to get some fresh air and exercise. Maintaining good health is not just about the food we put in our mouth. Having a good happy environment, living stress free, natural exercise, eating high quality food and loving yourself and others are key components to maintaining longevity. 

I am back in the swing of things and had a great turn out for my first Lunch n' Learn course last week. This weeks menu: Italian. Come join me every Thursday for a delicious raw organic feast, recipes, demonstration and a full lunch will be served. I have lots of classes scheduled for the summer and will be working at the store every Wednesday from 10-4. 


The Dahl Family


Every Thursday at 12 pm from July 7 - Sept. 8, 2011

Lasagna Raw

Do you need a little excitement from your daily lunch routine? Come learn how to make delicious easy gourmet raw lunches quick. These lunch n learn raw food courses will run in a 4 week series every Thursday from 12 pm to 1 pm. Each class will cost $37. Learn how to make soups, salads, sandwiches and quick delicious desserts. Each week will feature a different cuisine theme.


This will be a family style sit down lunch after recipe demonstration. All food is organic and local if possible.


Class size is limited. Pre-Registration and Payment Required. Be sure to go to our meetup page for each week's menu.


Please call 403-254-5991 to register. Cost: $37 Time: 12-1 pm Time is limited so class will start promptly.


Baja Green Drink 

By Tonya Dahl

Green Juice

















1 bunch Spinach

2 heads Romaine Lettuce

1 Pineapple, chopped

1 bunch Cilantro

Lime juice 1-2


Add all the ingredients into a high power blender. Blend until smooth. Strain with a nut milk bag. Serve chilled. Cool and refreshing.


Where to Find the Freshest Produce

Local and Canadian Grown

Romaine Lettuce

Many people are always asking me where I buy my produce so I thought I would share my produce finds- and it's never in one place.


Kingsland Market: Various Vendors:

Cucumber Man- Has great baby cucumbers, green beans, butter lettuce, basil and red peppers.


The King's Orchard has really tasty celery from California, green cabbage and cherries and the most delicious Hotchkiss romaine lettuce. It was superb!!!


Prairie Farm is carrying BC romaine lettuce, tomatoes and herbs. 


Broxburn Vegetables carry amazing squashes grown in Lethbridge, green beans, tomatoes and cucumbers.


Greens, Eggs and Ham  has nice micro greens, chives and potatoes.  


Lund's Organics - Everything Gert grows is exceptional. No produce yet, but it's coming. He has the best carrots ever, kale, spinach, potatoes, beets, cilantro, the best romaine lettuce too, onions- I buy everything he grows- Exceptional! Cilantro and greens coming in this week!!!   


For those on a budget, Safeway carries hothouse red, yellow and orange Canadian grown peppers and Red Hat brand hot house tomatoes grown in Medicine Hat. I collect Airmiles points so I shop there for my organic bagged yellow and red onions, kale, parsley, large tubs of organic spinach and spring mix, California Avocados, pineapples, broccoli and cauliflower.


Safeway is also carrying California Mangoes, which I prefer over the ones from South America. Throughout the summer they will carry most organic berries and will feature the BC coronation grapes late summer to fall. They have a great price on frozen raspberries (which I recommend for smoothies. They also carry a large organic frozen food section.  


Canadian Superstore carries organic lemons by the bag at a reasonable price. You can also buy organic berries, grapes and young thai coconuts.


The T&T Market carries delicious basil, young thai coconuts and they are carrying more organics. You can find jicima, red bananas some delicious Asian greens. You have to really dig and search for the organics, but they are there.


If you are in a hurry and price is not a concern, I recommend Planet Organic. It is my favorite place to shop. They also have good decent organic produce, very consistent. They carry the Hotchkiss produce- I love their mix greens, spinach and wheatgrass.


Blush Lane is my all time favorite place, but I live so far away, but occasionally make it up there. They have an amazing farm and everything that comes from their orchards is superb. Be sure to visit their website for harvest dates.


I spend most of my summer and early fall at various farmer markets. I love shopping at Blue Mountain BioDynamic Farm at the Hillhurst Sunnyside Farmers Market, you can also get their produce at Sunnside Market. Everything they grow is exceptional. I absolutely love Kris' produce. He grows the most amazing greens, broccoli, cabbages- it's all good! I drive all the way across town to buy his produce and it is worth the trip!


Sylvan Farms Cheese has free range eggs for $4, the most amazing raw organic Gouda-oh so good. You have to really search for raw and organic and I complain to them all the time, so maybe they are listening to me. 


* My super find of the week: Angela's Olives at the Kingsland Farmers Market. She has the tastiest little black olives with garlic and oregano, I forget the name but they have pits and my all time favorite the Cerignola green olive with pit. They go perfect with a large organic Alberta grown salad mix.

Essential Oils Class  

Wednesday July 27, 2011 @6 pm

Are you new to therapeutic grade essential oils and curious about their amazing health benefits? 

Are you new to Essential Oils and want to learn more or Do you already use oil and want to learn more.... 

Young Living Essential Oils is the Worlds Leader in Essential Oil.


Learn how our life-changing products can be incorporated into your daily life to achieve greater wellness, purpose, and abundance. Are you new to essential oils and are curious about the amazing health benefits of therapeutic grade essential oils?

Then this Special Open HOUSE class for you!

  •   Learn how Essential Oils prevent and relieve headaches, PAIN, aches & pains, insomnia, stress, ear aches, colds, illness, boost your energy levels, restore health, bone spurs, skin conditions....   
  • Have an opportunity smell, sample and even taste these Essential Oils.

Bring a friend share in the fun.(they will also get a Special Gift of Young Living Essential Oils for coming out)

  • Learn why is Young Living is the "World Leader in Essential Oils". 
  • Learn the key differences between therapeutic grade Essential Oils and other grades of oils.
  • You'll be amazed to discover the variety of uses with each incredible essential oils. In fact, after discovering how simple they are to use and the amazing health benefits, you'll wonder how you ever lived without therapeutic grade essential oils!
  • Don't forget to bring a friend everyone will receive a Sunspecial gift Sunof a Week Supply of   Essential Oils.

We start right at 6 pm come early to get a good seat.


Please call to pre-register. Class is from 6-8pm. Class will be held at:

Journey of Health 


The Big Fat Fiasco  

'Fat Head' producer Tom Naughton on how the misguided fear of saturated fat created a nation of obese diabetics.

Big Fat Fiasco pt. 1
Big Fat Fiasco pt. 1
This is the best documentary I have seen that explains in layman terms why we are fat and obese and getting diabetes in record numbers. Be sure to watch all the clips. About 1 hour in length, but well worth it!

Be sure to also see Tom's movie Fat Head.

Have you seen the news stories about the obesity epidemic? Did you see Super Size Me? Then guess what? ... You've been fed a load of bologna.

Comedian (and former health writer) Tom Naughton replies to the blame-McDonald's crowd by losing weight on a fat-laden fast-food diet while demonstrating that nearly everything we've been told about obesity and healthy eating is wrong. Along with some delicious parody of Super Size Me, Naughton serves up plenty of no-bologna facts that will stun most viewers, such as: The obesity "epidemic" has been wildly exaggerated by the CDC. People the government classifies as "overweight" have longer lifespans than people classified as "normal weight." Having low cholesterol is unhealthy. Lowfat diets can lead to depression and type II diabetes. Saturated fat doesn't cause heart disease - but sugars, starches and processed vegetable oils do.

Colon Hydrotherapy  
Cleanse Your Colon This Summer

The Importance of Colon Hydrotherapy, Episode #197
The Importance of Colon Hydrotherapy, Episode #197
Matt Monarch is a huge colonic supporter along with me. Check out a few of his videos on the importance of this health regimen. 

Fluid Movements is having a super summer sale, with dramatic savings. The sale ends September 5th, 2011 and is as follows:


For pre-exsisting clients Fluid Movements would like to show it's appreciation so when you book in for a colonic during the above dates your colonic will be

only $55 (unlimited colonics during above dates.) or 15% off all package deals!  


Do you know a family, friends or acquaintance who wants to try a colonic for the first time? Forward them this email and they will receive their Initial Consultation for only $75.


Remember these super savings end September 5th, 2011 so stay healthy, hydrated and active this summer and book in for a colonic :)


Kelsey Marshall
Phone: (403) 481-6372
Location: South West Calgary


I have personally gone to Kelsey and absolutely love her relaxing calm environment. These are super great summer deals. Be sure to tell Kelsey I sent you!

I hope you all are enjoying our nice weather and getting some good ol' vitamin D sunshine. Be sure to stop in and get some of our fantastic ionic silver bug spray. It's not sticky, smells nice and really works!
Abigail 072011
Abigail smiling over a yummy lunch.



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