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Tuesday, Oct 11th

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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 October 11 ,2011 at 

7 pm and will be held at Journey of Health. 

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


Please take note of our new store hours.

Sunday - 12 PM to 5 PM
Monday - 10 AM to 6 PM
Tuesday- 10 AM to 6 PM
Wednesday - 10 AM to 7 PM
Thursday - 10 AM to 6 PM
Friday - 10 AM to 6 PM
Saturday - Closed


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2011 @ 3 PM

Green Juice2Learn all there is to know about juicing, the health and healing benefits, why green juice versus fruit juice, the difference between juicing and smoothies. Learn how you can heal from major diseases like cancer, diabetes, MS and more through long term juice fasting. You will learn how to juice properly, what to juice, how to juice, when to drink juice and why you would even considering juicing. We will make and serve green juice, recipes and hand-outs will be given. Also, hear my testimony on my 92 day juice feast, my juice cleanses, green smoothies and more.


This is a 2 hour course. Cost: $37 Time: 3  PM Please call the store to pre-register. 403-254-5991


Fall is a great time to start a juice cleanse!!


10 Ways to Improve Your Immune System

1. Drink your lemons. Lemons or apple cider vinegar is great for alkalizing the body.
2. Gets some herbs in you and on you. Research Essential oils and healing herbs.
3. Get a full night's sleep. 8-10 is good.
4. Eliminate the Grains. Grains convert to sugar.
5.Drink plenty of water. Fresh spring water is best.
6.Stop drinking coffee. Coffee robs your body of minerals. 

7. Don't eat sugar. Sugar has no nutrients. Need I say more?

8. Eat your veggies. Especially greens.

9. Get some exercise, especially when it's cold. We need the fresh air.

10. Nurture Yourself. You Deserve it!!!


Healing Cancwer World SummitI personally healed myself of lung cancer and Cody and I have helped many people heal from cancers, but we will be joining the summit and listening in. There is so much more to learn with technology changing daily.

  1. Find out what therapies these doctors and experts are using that they say may prevent and even treat cancers naturally.
  2. Discover herbs and supplements that are scientifically known to prevent cancer.
  3. Discover scientific and documented proof that natural cancer treatments work.
  4. Learn how to detoxify and cleanse the body naturally...and safely.
In this unique program you'll discover...
  • The therapies these doctors and experts are using that they say can prevent and even treat cancers naturally.
  • The cancer fighting herbs and supplements that are scientifically known to prevent cancer - many of which you can buy in your local supermarket (no matter where you live!)
  • Scientific and documented proof that natural cancer treatments work and why.
  • Learn how to detoxify and cleanse the body naturally... and safely.
  • Why many people have no idea these treatments exist and why these doctors are risking their careers to do help people heal.
  • Amazing stories of patients who have been healed naturally and are still thriving today.
  • How - in some cases - drugs, chemotherapy, surgery and radiation can cause side effects that may be worse than the cancer itself.
  • Simple and affordable ways to prevent cancer and many other diseases using natural, tested methods.
  • And much more!


Wow! So much has gone on since my last newsletter. I was so busy in September I didn't even get a newsletter out. How are all of you? I have had such a great summer!!!

My mom came up in August and we all went to Elkford, BC for a week and had a great time. We have been going to Banff to get our spring water, I have been fermenting foods and loving it! We all went to Pine Lake again this year for Sukkot and Abigail loved being in the Sukka. She is growing up so fast and I can't help but show off a few summer pictures. We have spent a lot of time at the Midnapore Lake and had a fun summer party there. 


Life is good and I feel so blessed. I am happy to be settled back in and gearing up for the winter. I will be offering some classes for all of October and November. I am happy to announce that Sashen Chetty won the Vita-Mix contest. Thank you all for those that contributed. The photos will be up in the meetup group soon. If you have not come to one of our raw food potlucks I encourage you to come and get back on track. We would love to see you!!


Abigail Summer 2011
Abigail at the Spring in Banff

Superfoods For a Super You 

with Author Ann Barnes 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 from 5 PM to 8 PM 
Ann Barnes

Superfoods are superior nutrient dense foods that can 

provide significant benefits to increased longevity and 

optimum health. Learn how simple daily "superfood" 

additions are a key element in turning over a healthy 

new leaf for a super you. Ann will provide samples of 

these superfoods along with delicious and nutritious, 

vegetarian and gluten free superfood recipes that the 

whole family can enjoy. Book signing to follow the talk.


This is a FREE class. Call today to register. 




SUNDAY OCTOBER 16, 2011 @ 2 PM

Raindrop Technique


 Sheila Sherman will be offering a raindrop therapy class Sunday, October 16, 2011 at 2 pm. This is a great opportunity to learn about the healing effects of essential oils. This is a great tool to learn for healing and helping your family members and bringing you closer to your spouse or kids through healing touch. 


Abigail has been raised on essential oils since birth and it is a daily ritual between mom and daughter to rub oils on each other. It is a great way to connect with your child and bond through healing oils.


The Raindrop Technique is a method of using Vita Flex, reflexology, massage techniques, etc., and essential oils applied on various locations of the body to bring it structural and electrical alignment. It is designed to bring balance to the body with its relaxing and mild application. It will help align the energy centers of the body and release them if blocked, without using hard pressure or trying to force the body to change, which should never be done.


 You will observe and discover, via a live, Raindrop Technique Massage,
How to do a Raindrop...
How the Raindrop can be done by anyone AND is for everyone, even children... 
How the 9 oils of the Raindrop helps to detoxify the body and rid it of bacteria and viruses
How to customize a Raindrop to address stress, hormonal imbalances, digestion, etc.
And much more....
Do what you can to be there. I guarantee it will be both fun and enlightening.   

And, it could mean a free massage for you!


Please call the store to RSVP!!!

Fermented Pickles  

By Tonya Dahl


I am excited to say I am really into fermenting and my ferments are turning out so well. I made the best pickles ever, and all raw!




 6 tablespoons sea salt ( Nature's Cargo)

1 gallon water

1 bag of pickling cucumbers

Dillweed, Garlic


Rinse cucumbers well in cold water. Soak cucumbers in very cold water for 2-4 hours. The soaking in cold water will help keep the pickles crisp. Mix the salt with the water. Place the garlic and dillweed in the bottom of a crock, add salt water and pickles. Put a lid or plate on the pickles and make sure the plate is firmly on the pickles with water over the plate. I have 2 oval crock pots and the smaller crock I used the lid, turned it upside down and put a jug filled with water on top of the lid. Put the crock in a cool place in the basement and cover. Every few days skim off scum from water for 1-2 weeks depending on how sour you want your pickles. Prior to taking them out, skim off all mold and scum and pour all water, pickles, garlic and dillweed in a glass container. The pickles will last 6-12 months. The cooler your basement the longer it will take for your pickles to ferment. Enjoy!


Also: try this recipe with almost any vegetable, except tomatoes. My next adventure: hot peppers!


 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2011 @ 2 PM


coconut Macaroons


If you are looking for new raw food ideas that don't include nuts, then this is the class for you. We will be making a variety of ethic dishes all nut free! You will go nutty over our recipes including Thai Wraps, Spinach Dip, Garam Masala Gobi,  Kale Chips, Bliss Balls, Soups, Salads with Delicious Nut-Free Dressings, and Macaroons. 


Ingredients will include all organic veggies, fruits and seeds. Some coconut will be used. 


Class size is limited so please call to reserve your space. 


Class will be taught by Tonya Dahl

Cost: $77

Location: Journey of Health 


Meghan's Transformation

Meghan Before

Like all people that fall into a raw food lifestyle they all have their stories. Mine is no different. Can you believe I use to be well over the 200 pound mark? When I now say that I look and feel like a completely different person with a whole new outlook on things, I'm not lying. 

As of now I've come to believe most of my issues with my weight gain, which began in my mid-childhood stemmed near the time frame my family moved from Ontario to Alberta when I was around 9 years old and the fact I grew up with an alcoholic, abusive father and the feeling I just never fitted in at school, along with being very shy and emotionally sensitive which all didn't do wonders to the low self-esteem issues I was facing growing up and bouts of depression in my teens.

It wasn't like I really had any major problems with food growing up, I had grown up with my mom working in restaurants, there was farming culture in my families background along with gardening. We ate mostly homemade meals over the packaged or fast food, including a lot of farm fresh products. But like most standard households we still had the standard junky processed goods in our fridge and cupboards when it came to pop, chips, condiments, bread, etc. 

My journey to where I am today began in my early teens, I gave up meat and would begin a 9-10 year long journey of being a vegetarian and off and on vegan, it was partially for the animal welfare and partially because I seemed to be getting sick every time I ate meat products. But with recent events, I've come to think that was my body reacting to what was in the meat, as I do also face environmental and chemical sensitivities. But during that time frame I would hear about David Wolfe through a television program (Mad Mad House) and later on began seeing raw foods popping up here and there through the internet. At first I thought that was crazy, who could eat only raw food. Like most vegetarians I was what I like to call a starchatarian. I ate tonnes of pasta, bread, potatoes, cereals, etc., which was mainly white grains, along with the soy and highly processed faux meats and products for the first couple of years. Though I would later go onto homemade, organic and artisan style whole grain products or even gluten-free products, give up the store brought faux products, and through out the years would also eliminate pop, anything highly processed, soy (unless fermented), most packaged goods (cereal, chips, condiments, etc.), and so forth, with a emphases more towards using whole foods and mainly made-from-starch items, after all I'm about the do-it-yourself.

I really began to take the reins on my health by the time I was 18, around the same time my mom split from my father, but there would still be major emotional and health issues to come, which is a very long story to be getting into and not going there.  But by then I was beginning to open up more to finding out about health and well-being, coming from a punk/hardcore lifestyle I was into the politics and always was into the environmental aspects (my hippie side), so I was getting into a healthier lifestyle, food issues and even more into environmental issues, along with the local and or organic foods. My interest was also sparked in the raw food aspect too and about three years ago I was trying to do one meal a week that was raw and I got onto the green smoothies.  It wasn't until I was desperate at seeing if it would help with knee issues and pain from an old injury I had been dealing with for over a year before that I would go high raw in 2010, I still deal with the knee issues, but to a lesser sense. 

It wasn't until I saw programs for a introduction to raw foods and green smoothies at the library at the beginning of 2010 with Tonya that I would really get into the raw food movement. I was already doing green smoothies, but in a food processor as I didn't have a blender at the time, and I already knew about raw foods. I went as I wanted to maybe meet new people, plus work on one of my goals to break free of my shyness. And with such decided to start going out to the potlucks, along with my mom, that Tonya and Cody put on, which sparked my interest even more and with such both me and my mom increased our raw food intake at home, and I was learning more new things each time to add to my knowledge about health and nutrition. 

I started to see improvements slowly come about, not only in the way I carry myself and my self-esteem, along with my mood swings,  and letting go of body issues I carried emotionally, I was also becoming more outgoing around people. I've always had issues with my skin, and was seeing improvements there with it clearing up, along with improvements with my skin firming up in spots, like my stomach.  I've seen improvements with my eye sight and with the pain and knee issues. I now also have a whole clearer outlook on life, though still have my moments, but that's what being human is all about, as I continue to work on letting go of past happenings and things in my life both physically and emotionally as I work towards a more holistic simplified life. I've always had a passion for being out in nature, having grown up in the country most of my life, but that has flourished even more. So it's no wonder I'm really into gardening, and since I'm into experimenting, I like to see what can grow in Alberta's climate or in containers.

Along with a passion of learning about food systems, I've gotten into wanting to learn more about edible and wild plants, mushrooms and herbalism and among other things such as beekeeping. With my creative and artistic side, I began to let that flow into my food and became more experimental with what I could do. I got over my fears in the past year and started to become huge on sprouting and fermenting. And have gotten into living a more organic and simplified life free of materialistic objects. Those are just some of the many changes I've seen in myself as I continue my journey with not only health and well-being, but how I live my life and working on getting back to the land and a passion at bringing about accessible and sociable changes when it comes to food, health and the environment. 
Meghan After
I continue to flourish each day, and I'm grateful for getting onto the path I'm now walking and continuing to be true to myself and keeping my eyes and brain open and learning new experiences each day.
I would like to say that I am so pleased with Meghan and her progress and I encourage more adults to educate and inspire our youth to take more of an interest in health and nature. I also want to mention that I have really enjoyed the farmer's market this summer and fall. Kingsland Farmer's Market is my favorite but I also like going to the Calgary Farmer's Market too along with Hillhurst Sunnyside Market. I picked up the most amazing delicious pesticide-free Brussels Sprouts today. You can still get pickling cucumbers, tomatoes and Broxburn Farms has yummy strawberries!!



Abigail Dahl singing ABC's
Abigail Dahl singing ABC's




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