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Quote Of The Month

Fear prays on the most vulnerable among us.
Fear Sells.
Nowhere is fear peddled more shamelessly than in the fields of medicine and human nutrition.

Robert Varkerk PH.D
Alliance for Natural Health


Light & Easy Part I
raw food prep class

This class is for the
Newbie the Advance and the Curious
Though all techniques will be very basic and easy to do,
the recipes and flavor combinations will be exciting, refreshing and unique.
Truly a treat for all level artiste.
Saturday July 18th
1pm - 3pm

Class will be held at
261 E 10th St btw Ave A &1st Ave.
Entrance is next door to Live Live.

This class will feature dishes like:
  • Star Anise Purple Slaw
  • French Onion Avocado Dip w/ Veggie Chips
  • Orange Mushrooms w/ XO
  • Garlic Veggies over
    Butternut Angel Hair
  • Coconut Lime Gazpacho
  • Kafir Lime Pudding w Caramelized Fruit
  • Ginger Cinnamon Fruit w/ sweet tahini drizzle

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July Classes

Light & Easy Part II
raw food prep class

Saturday July 25th
10am - 12pm

Class will be held at Live Live.
261 E 10th St btw Ave A & 1st Ave.

This class will feature dishes like:

  • BBQ Pecan and Onion stuffed Endive
  • Spicy Lime Cucumber salad
  • Sesame Hijiki
  • Cinnamon Tomato Chili
  • French Tarragon Noodles
  • Caramel Pear
  • Lemon Coconut Crusted Fruit
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July Classes

All classes and events are held in the Center For Conscious Living or
Live Live at 261 E.10th St. #1C NY NY Next door to Quintessence

Recipe Of The Month

Mediterranean Stuffed Endive

To prepare filling
Toss in a mixing bowl:
2 tbls olive oil
1 tbls raw apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup parsley chopped
1/4 cup celery chopped
1/4 cup bell pepper chopped
1/4 cup red onion chopped
1/4 cup olives chopped
Mix well and fill in endive leaves
Serve as platter or an appitizer
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Raw Chef Dan's Tip Of The Month

Touch The Earth
Recent studies have shown that the Earth has physical properties that are instrumental / detrimental in affecting, in a very positively and powerful way, our health and well being. What I mean by this is that one very important nutrient meant to be obtained on a regular basis is the electromagnetic energy we connect with when our body comes into direct contact with the Earth; when we are "Grounded".
We are a living being and an energy being that is of this Earth and as part of it we need to be in direct contact with all elements of our complete environment. As all living things on this planet we are not only breathing the air, absorbing sunlight, taking in nutrients but maintaining an electrical system that must also connect physically with the Earth.
It has been proven that the atmosphere is positively charged and the earth is negatively charged. When we separate ourselves from the earth with rubber soled shoes (an electrical insulator) we become exposed only to the positive charge and eliminate the negative (that natural and necessary counter balance).
What is wrong with that?  
Well you can imagine yin without yang, cold without hot, summer without winter… everything needs a balance and when it comes to electricity and life force energy, having only  push without pull will quickly through everything out of balance. Specifically in the human body there are a lot of damaging effects of this scenario one being the production of free radicals i.e. too many positively charged electrons looking to attche to or be balanced out with negative electrons. When we connect bare feet to the earth or jump in the ocean or lay in the grass we instantly become "grounded," flooding our body with the negative charged electrons binding to the positive ones, eradicating all those free radicals. There are many many great benefits discovered in research now available in David Wolf’s new Longevity Now program that I highly encourage you to acquire and explore ASAP. This simple and yet so powerful truth of bare foot on the earth is but a scratch on the surface of technologies available in resources such as the Longevity Now Program. If you are already on a steady raw and superfood life style then get this program to share with someone you really care about. Even if you are already on the raw food life style there is much much more to be discovered and learned and David has it all in this one amazing program.

For more on Bare Foot On The Earth CLICK HERE


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News On The Forefront

Cancer Update from John Hopkins:


1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size.

2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person's lifetime.

3. When the person's immune system is strong the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumors.

4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has multiple nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic, environmental, food and lifestyle factors.

5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing diet and including supplements will strengthen the immune system.

6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow, gastrointestinal tract etc, and can cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.

7. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.

8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor destruction.

9. When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb to various kinds of infections and complications.

10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy. Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites.

11. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.


a. Sugar is a cancer-feeder.

By cutting off sugar it cuts off one important food supply to the cancer cells. Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc are made with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute would be Manuka honey or molasses but only in very small amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in color. Better alternative is Bragg's aminos or sea salt.

b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened Soya milk cancer cells are being starved.

c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment.

A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little chicken rather than beef or pork. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer.

d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).

e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high caffeine.

Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer-fighting properties. Water- best to drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.

12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines become putrefied and leads to more toxic buildup.

13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the body's killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.

14. Some supplements build up the immune system (IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFA s etc.) to enable the body's own killer cells to destroy cancer cells. Other supplements like vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body's normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells.

15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor. Anger, unforgiveness and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life.

16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells.


1. No plastic containers in micro.

2. No water bottles in freezer.

3. No plastic wrap in microwave.

Johns Hopkins has recently sent this out in its newsletters. This information is being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center as well. Dioxin chemicals cause cancer, especially breast cancer. Dioxins are highly poisonous to the cells of our bodies.

Don't freeze your plastic bottles with water in them as this releases dioxins from the plastic. Recently, Dr. Edward Fujimoto, Wellness Program Manager at Castle Hospital was on a TV program to explain this health hazard He talked about dioxins and how bad they are for us. He said that we should not be heating our food in the microwave using plastic containers. This especially applies to foods that contain fat. He said that the combination of fat, high heat, and plastics releases dioxin into the food and ultimately into the cells of the body. Instead, he recommends using glass, such as CorningWare, Pyrex or ceramic containers for heating food. You get the same results, only without the dioxin. So such things as TV dinners, instant ramen and soups, etc., should be removed from the container and heated in something else. Paper isn't bad but you don't know what is in the paper. It's just safer to use tempered glass, Corning Ware, etc. He reminded us that a while ago some of the fast food restaurants moved away from the foam containers to paper. The dioxin problem is one of the reasons. Also, he pointed out that plastic wrap, such as Saran, is just as dangerous when placed over foods to be cooked in the microwave. As the food is nuked, the high heat causes poisonous toxins to actually melt out of the plastic wrap and drip into the food. Cover food with a paper towel instead.

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Venezuela Bans Coke

The Venezuelan government has ordered Coca-Cola to withdraw its Coke Zero beverage from the South American nation, citing unspecified dangers to health.
The decision follows a period of increased scrutiny of businesses in South America's top oil exporter. Health Minister Jesus Mantilla said the zero-calorie Coke Zero should no longer be sold and stocks of the drink removed from store shelves.

"The product should be withdrawn from circulation to preserve the health of Venezuelans," the minister said in comments reported by the government's news agency. Coke Zero contains artificial sweeteners

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The Hazards of Genetic Engineering

"Fundamentally the science of genetic engineering is crap. One gene expressing one protein is the basis of genetic engineering, but the Human Genome Project discovered 23,000 genes, and there are 200,000 proteins in every cell. With this discovery, genetic engineering should have disappeared into the dustbin, but the biotechnology industry is so strong..."
Source: A recent interview with Dr. Arpad Pusztai, a world-renowned expert on food safety, and one of the first scientists to raise concerns about the safety of genetically modified foods. Pusztai was originally a supporter of of biotech foods, but changed his mind as he began carrying out comprehensive laboratory feeding studies on Monsanto's GE potatoes and other crops.

See The Whole Story: Click Here --- Related "Stop Monsatose GE Wheat"


Get Out And Play

Everyone knows that play is important for kids. Play teaches them coordination, adult roles, social interaction, and basic problem-solving skills. But somehow, many people have fallen prey to the idea that play is only important for kids.

Play is important no matter what your age. Dutch historian Johan Huizinga (1872-1945) once described it as the defining characteristic of our species. For Huizinga, humanity is notable not as Homo sapiens, “wise people”, but Homo ludens, “playful people”.

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New Web Search Tool Shows What Pesticides are on Your Food

The Pesticide Action Network has launched a new online searchable database designed to make the public problem of pesticide exposure visible and more understandable. Whether you want to find out what's in your apple juice, milk, peanut butter, or bottled water, this innovative tool links pesticide food residue data with the toxicology for each chemical, making this information easily searchable for the first time. dfdf

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Breaking the Organic Monopoly and the "Natural" Foods Myth
Whole Food Market and United Natural Foods, Inc.: Undermining Our Organic Future

After four decades of hard work, the organic community has built up a $25 billion "certified organic" food and farming sector. This consumer-driven movement, under steady attack by the biotech and Big Food lobby, with little or no help from government, has managed to create a healthy and sustainable alternative to America's disastrous, chemical and energy-intensive system of industrial agriculture.

However, the annual $50 billion natural food and products industry is threatening to undermine the organic movement by flooding the marketplace with conventional products greenwashed with "natural" labeling. "Natural," in the overwhelming majority of cases, translates to "conventional-with-a-green-veneer." Natural products are routinely produced using pesticides, chemical fertilizer, hormones, genetic engineering, and sewage sludge. "Natural","all-natural," and "sustainable," products in most cases are neither backed up by rules and regulations, nor a Third Party certifier. These are label claims that are neither policed nor monitored. For an evaluation of eco-labels see the Consumers Union Eco-Label website.

For example:

* Tests Show Widespread Presence of GMOs in So-Called "Natural" Foods

* So-Called "Natural" (non-organic) soy milk, including leading brands such as "Silk," are made with conventional soy lecithin, utilizing the hazardous chemical, Hexane, as an extraction agent.

* Dozens of "natural" and "made with organic" personal care and household cleaning products contain known carcinogens such as 1,4 Dioxane. Just about the only personal care products you can trust are those bearing the "USDA Organic" label.

* 90% or more of the vitamins and supplements now on the market labeled as "Whole Foods," "natural" or "food based" are spiked with synthetic chemicals.

Despite the massive popularity and demand for certified organic products, retailers like Whole Foods Market, and wholesalers like United Natural Foods Inc., continue to push "natural" products at a premium price, while, in effect slowing down the growth of organics with their near market monopoly. In fact, the majority of products sold and distributed by Whole Foods Market and UNFI are not certified organic, but rather so-called "natural." Meanwhile, independent and cooperative grocers often offer more certified organic products at competitive prices.

Will you stand up for organics?

Contact Whole Foods Market and UNFI today and tell them that you will buy only certified organic products for you and your family.

Learn More --- Take Action CLICK HERE

The OCA's work is dependent on your donations. We need to help us continue being successful in our campaigns for health, justice and sustainability.

Please send your tax deductible donation today! http://www.organicconsumers.org/donations.cfm

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