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Quote Of The Month

Most people spend all their health to gain wealth then retire and spend all their wealth trying to restore their health.

Not sure who was the originator but many have said this over the past few years

Recipe Of The Month

Thai dessert drink Nam-Manglak
or my Lemongrass Chia and Tropical Fruit Dessert

First Blend in your blender:
3 cups filtered water
1 cup lemongrass chopped
Strain into a large mixing bowl through a cheesecloth, nutmilk bag or strainer.
Add in: 4 drops stevia or a spoon of honey or whatever sweetener you like.
Now stir in 1/4 cup chia seeds.
Let set till chia seed form a jelly coating on them
Pour mixture over chopped fruit in large glass.
Chopped Mango
Green Apple

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Thai Original Recipe i.e. Nam-Manglak

July Events & Classes

My B-Day ------ RCD Birthday Dinner Party ------- $40

Friday July 9th

Join me and many friends Friday July 9th 8pm - 12am

This will will be a Raw Buffet of my special creations with Ice Creams, Cones and Cake for dessert, of course!

This will be held in my space with back yard at
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I served the leftovers to my husband and my parents this evening and they were blown away!
I also made the ice cream from scratch from maple syrup, ice, cashews, vanilla and black currant juice and it was yummy!
My father was also amazed at how much the tzaziki tasted like the real thing and
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was intrigued by the raw caviar. My mom was crazy about the butternut squash spaghetti and wants to get the tool to make it with. Thanks again for everything-it's amazing how much I've learned in the past 5 days with your training! I'm really looking forward to posting about this on my blog soon!

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Raw Chef Dan's Tip Of The Month

Take the time to notice the stars

For centuries man navigated, predicted, managed seasons, planted crops, managed time all through looking up at the sky. Watching the stars move, charting their path in the sky and navigated the year by this reliable persistent source. Now I am not saying you need to study astrology or learn the ancient wisdom of the ages BUT gazing at what is so powerful and magical can bring peace, connection, contemplation that stems from this galactical wisdom. To watch it even though you don't know what is happening is powerful in itself. Over time you will notice things and perhaps feel the messages in this timeless wonder we call the stars!

IT'S ALL ABOUT A GROOVE Ethan Mann Jazz Guitarist

Did you like the band that played at the Quintessence's 10yr anniversary party?

Awesome Cool, laid back and organic Jazz.
As a big Jazz enthusiast I have to say Ethan Mann is great! I am so glad I stumbled upon their regular nights at a place near my Apt here in NYC.

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News On The Forefront

Alert of the month

Stop Frankenfish!

Obama's Food & Drug Administration is considering an application from AquaBounty to commercialize genetically engineered salmon. This would be the first genetically engineered animal to enter the food supply.

The F.D.A. doesn't have a special process for reviewing genetically engineered animals.
It treats genetically engineered animals like veterinary drugs, and keeps the information the companies submit secret, on the basis that it's proprietary. There's no opportunity for the public to see the data, let alone offer evidence to rebut it.

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There are serious concerns about the safety of genetically engineered salmon.

According to an expert panel from the Royal Society of Canada, scientists have documented "deleterious consequences to fish morphology, respiratory capacity, and locomotion associated with the introduction of growth hormone (GH) gene constructs in some transgenic variants of salmonids, notably Pacific and Atlantic salmon." The panel concluded that this "is the rule rather than the exception in fish ... [and] has been manifested by changes to enzyme activity, gross anatomy, behaviour and, in all likelihood, hormonal activity."

The human health impacts of consuming food from salmon that are deformed by genetically engineered growth hormones is unknown and are not being discovered and made available to the public through the F.D.A. process.

Don't let Obama's Food & Drug Administration approve genetically engineered salmon!

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Colon Hydrotherapy & Invisible Waste Matter
an article by Matt Monarch

OK so I saw this today from Mathew and just had to share it with you. ENJOY!

cacaCleansing the colon is most effective when you permanently improve your diet by eating less damaging foods. If you continue to eat the same damaging kinds and quantities of food each day, the body does not get the opportunity to go into a deeper state of detoxification. Often when people get a colonic without improving their diet, they might think that because they got out all the solid waste matter in the colon their job is done and no more colon cleansing is required - yet there is much more to the picture than that.

If a person regularly eats processed foods without any dietary improvements, colon hydrotherapy will not be nearly as effective as it can be. I also want to convey to you that when a person does colon hydrotherapy, the solid waste matter isn't the number one thing that we are trying to eliminate. While it is certainly important and beneficial to remove this solid waste matter, the waste we are really going after is INVISIBLE.

poopooIf you do a colonic and get gas bubbles releasing through the tube, then you are making some serious progress. It's the GAS that we are really going after! You can just walk around your nearest city and you will probably witness countless overweight people with huge "beer bellies" walking the streets. How is it possible that these people's beer bellies are sticking out over 2 feet? Do you think that is all solid waste in there??? If so, you would surely see nasty crevices and pockets of waste indented in their bellies. Instead, their bellies are smooth, just like a balloon filled up with helium GAS. Although there is indeed probably a lot of solid waste within these people's bodies and colons, I believe that it is gas that is bloating up the majority of people.

Let me give you another example here to show that it is not just the solid waste we are going after when we cleanse the colon. I was hanging out right in the heart of New York City for two months. On a daily basis I was breathing in pollution from cars, trucks, businesses and so on. This pollution that I was consuming was not completely solid waste matter. I was breathing in all sorts of fumes and gases. After these two months, I left NYC to hang out in Iceland, where the air quality was totally pristine, comparatively speaking. For days on end after arriving in Iceland, I would wake up every morning with a runny nose, bad breath, excess gas, and mounds of sleep in my eyes. This wasn't solid waste matter exiting my body - I had not been eating any differently in NYC to my new location. The difference was that I had suddenly left pollution (gas and fumes) out of my intake and I was now detoxing it all out.

Colon hydrotherapy not only eliminates solid waste matter from the body, but it also eliminates gas like nothing else. Our bodies and cells are inundated with gas and it travels freely throughout the body. To learn more about this, I recommend reading the article I wrote entitled, 'The Blood Gas Theory'. The colon is the PRIMARY gas release valve available to us. There is no more effective way to remove gas, in my opinion, than through cleansing the colon.

poopyAgain, it's not the solid waste matter that we are going after when we cleanse the colon. How many of you have seen a movie where a heroin addict is thrown into hospital, forced to detox and abstain from their drugs? Do you think that the detoxification and elimination they experience is coming out solely in the form of solid waste matter??? I think not!!! In fact, although solid waste matter is almost certainly not the main form through which the heroin is being removed from the body, colon hydrotherapy would aid the process of eliminating this toxic residue TREMENDOUSLY. Hydrotherapy would help to pull the residues right out and the withdrawal effects would not be nearly as extreme.

We are gas beings!!! We breathe in oxygen and we exhale CO2. If you think all of the gas is being removed from your body through exhalation, I think you've got another thing coming to you. Remember, those beer bellies seem to be composed mainly of GAS.

Below are just a few of the many processes within the body that create gas; read this over and you will hopefully understand that we are truly gas beings...
·  When we eat food, fermentation is a natural process of digestion. A by-product of fermentation is gas.
·  When we eat food, it is broken down into its simplest form (glucose). As we all surely learned in Biology Class, the cell then takes the glucose and transforms it into ATP (energy), while at the same time giving off the by-product CO2 (gas).
·  When the body receives absorbic acid, the pancreas gives off an element to convert this acid into carbonic acid (gas), because it is less harsh on the system.

The list goes ON AND ON... and the gas produced does not all get released from your lungs and skin. Some of it usually comes out of your rear end, some of it comes out via your lungs, and some of it goes to fill those beer bellies right up. The rest of the gas that isn't released builds up within our cells, which expand and contract in size to adapt and accommodate all of the gases that we are exposed to. If the amazing process of our cells accommodating more and more gas didn't happen at a cellular level, then our bodies wouldn't be able to handle the onslaught of gases we are exposed to on a daily basis and we could not survive. Again, I encourage you to read the article I wrote, 'The Blood Gas Theory'.

poopI frequently talk about the miraculous benefits of taking powerful enzymes on an empty stomach. Many people are looking for answers to their personal health issues and want to try anything that is easy and may work. After I give talks in public, many people come up to ask me if enzymes can help them with bloating or what they think to be 'indigestion'. In these situations, I always tell them to keep their money and spend it on colonics on a periodic basis instead, because that is truly what they need in order to eliminate the bloated stomach and so-called 'indigestion'. It's all about the waste and GAS!!!

So next time you might think to yourself that you "don't need colon hydrotherapy", because you think all of the solid waste matter has been removed... Think again and don't give up; instead, permanently improve your diet, and do colon hydrotherapy on a periodic basis. In my STRONG opinion, there is no other healing modality (supplement, detox method, etc) more effective than cleansing the colon. In fact, I feel that NOTHING out there is even 10% as effective as cleansing the colon on a periodic basis. This is why colon cleansing and enemas have been so revered for healing, as far back as history goes, such as can be seen in the Mayan recovered artifacts and other historical data that can be viewed HERE. The remarkable effectiveness of colon hydrotherapy also helps explain why the health food institutes that utilize colon hydrotherapy have such high success rates for helping people to heal from degenerative diseases. I hope that this article helps encourage any of you who have been 'sitting on the fence' about colon cleansing to go for it and enjoy the countless benefits, gas release and all!

Thank You Matt Monarch Of the Raw Food World

Raw Almond Butter Lover's Score Big

(NaturalNews) Thanks to efforts by the USDA and the Almond Board of California, it is illegal for commercial almond producers in the United States to sell raw almonds. The almonds now have to be fumigated with chemicals or pasteurized (cooked) to meet "food safety requirements" that really have nothing to do with food safety but everything to do with killing your food.

See my related CounterThink Cartoon at: http://counterthink.com/The_Killing...

Because of this unfortunate situation, health-conscious consumers in the USA who love almonds and almond products (such as almond butter) have been forced to purchase almonds from other countries. You see, almond growers in Italy can sell raw almonds to the USA without any problem. That's perfectly legal. Only U.S.-based producers are required to kill their almonds with heat or chemicals. (Just another brilliant move in Washington to destroy the livelihoods of U.S. farmers, isn't it?)

In any case, it now turns out that the best truly raw almond butters come from Sicily, Italy, where the "tuono" and "correnta" varieties are known for their robust aromas and flavors. They are the gourmet almonds of the world, and they're used quite liberally in the Mediterranean Diet.

I love almond butter. It's a delicious and highly nutritious natural nut butter that I use on everything from raw sandwiches to mouth-watering desserts. Now, through a special arrangement we've once again managed to put together for you, we've acquired a few thousand jars of raw, organic almond butter from Sicily, made from some of the finest almonds in the world. And as you've come to expect, we've managed to make this available directly to you at a ridiculously good price.

You see, since the USDA required that all California almonds be fumigated or pasteurized, the price of raw almonds has skyrocketed. A 16 oz. jar of truly raw almond butter can now set you back $25 at retail. Crazy, huh?

We're trying to bring that price back down to Earth with the fantastic pricing we're able to achieve due to our large reach and low overhead. While supplies lies, we've got 16 oz. glass jars of organic, raw almond butter from Sicily for just $13.95! (That's a savings of nearly 40% over the usual retail price of $22.95.)

Click here for the 3-pack special of this raw almond butter.

This is for the good stuff! This is truly raw, truly organic, gourmet Italian almond butter made from Sicilian almonds. Raw almond butter doesn't get any better than this! (Taste it yourself and you'll see!)

The price, though, does get better: When you purchase a 3-pack of this raw almond butter, the price per jar drops to just $12.56 per jar, or a 45% discount off the usual retail price.

Click here for the 3-pack special of this raw almond butter.

As with all our store specials, this is only good while supplies last. (We received a single shipment of a few thousand fresh jars, and when they're gone, they're gone...)

While you can probably find a better price on pasteurized, non-organic almond butter, I'm confident you won't find a better price on raw, organic, non-fumigated almonds that are truly raw and nutritionally intact. This is "premium" almond butter at a non-premium price.

And unless the Almond Board of California reverses its decision requiring the fumigation of California almonds, you'll probably never see a price this low again on truly raw almond nut butter.

Historical information about almonds

Here's some interesting information about almonds, provided by our supplier of this remarkable raw almond butter:

Almonds are mentioned as far back in history as the Bible. The Bible’s “Book of Number” tells the story of Aaron’s rod that blossomed and bore almonds, giving the almond the symbolism of divine approval. Through history , almonds have maintained religious, ethnic and social significance.

They were a prized ingredient in breads reserved to Egypt’s pharaohs. Their exact ancestry in unknown, but almonds are thought to have originated in China and Central Asia. Explorers ate almonds while travelling the “Silk Road” between Asia and the Mediterranean. Before long, almonds trees flourished in the Mediterranean, especially in Spain and Italy.

Almonds were central to many cultural traditions around the world. In classical times Romans presented gifts of sugared almonds to important dignitaries as well as personal friends. At weddings they also tossed almonds to the bride and groom as a symbol of fertility. Today, Italians and Americans give guest at weddings a bag of sugared almonds, representing children, happiness, romance, good health and fortune.

In Sweden, cinnamon-flavored rice pudding with an almond hidden inside is a Christmas custom. Find it, and good fortune is yours for a year.

Cultivating almonds it’s a tradition that comes from afar. The earliest varieties of almonds were found in China carried by traders down the ancient silk road to Greece, Turkey, and the Middle East. Nestled between the Sierra Nevada mountains and the Pacific Coast Ranges is California’s fertile Central Valley, home to one of the oldest and most beautiful flowering fruit trees. Unlike other flowering fruit trees that bear edible fruit, this tree’s “pearl” is the delicious nut found inside the fruit, the almond.

Botanically, the sweet almond is considered a stone fruit, closely related to the cherry, plum, apricot, and peach. The almond's botanical name comes from the Greeks who called them "amygdalon."

Almonds are a surprisingly source of calcium: Although we would have to consume 330 calories' worth of almonds to get a significant quantity of this bone-supporting mineral, almonds are higher in calcium than all other nuts. Almonds are also a significant source of magnesium, and they supply a healthy amount of vitamin E.

These sweet, versatile nuts have the highest dietary fiber content of any nut or seed; like all nuts, almonds are a good source of protein and they are cholesterol free. Vitamin E, considered a powerful antioxidant, is plentiful in almonds. They're also high in magnesium, containing even more than spinach. They’re abundant in phosphorus, potassium, iron, zinc, copper, manganese, and trace amounts of the B vitamins thiamine and riboflavin.
Source http://www.naturalnews.com/029108_almond_butter_organic.html

The Power of Agricultural Biotech Giants
By Jeffrey Smith

Government officials around the globe have been coerced, infiltrated, and paid off by the .

In Indonesia, Monsanto gave bribes and questionable payments to at least 140 officials, attempting to get their genetically modified (GM) cotton approved.

[1] In India, one official tampered with the report on Bt cotton to increase the yield figures to favor Monsanto.

[2] In Mexico, a senior government official allegedly threatened a University of California professor, implying "We know where your children go to school," trying to get him not to publish incriminating evidence that would delay GM approvals.

[3] While most industry manipulation and political collusion is more subtle, none was more significant than that found at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Jeffrey Smith, GMO

The FDA's "non-regulation" of GM food

Genetically modified crops are the result of a technology developed in the 1970s that allow genes from one species to be forced into the DNA of an unrelated species. The inserted genes produce proteins that confer traits in the new plant, such as herbicide tolerance or pesticide production. The process of creating the GM crop can produce all sorts of side effects, and the plants contain proteins that have never before been in the food supply. In the US, new types of food substances are normally classified as food additives, which must undergo extensive testing, including long-term animal ...

Source: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/07/01/refined-foods-are-bad-but-these-may-be-far-worse.aspx

Cinnamon is not just Cinnamon

Did you know that not all cinnamon is the same? Got a cool email from Kevin Gianni of the renegade health show about his discovery about cinnamon. The bottom line is that the common cinnamon you would get in a US market is not the cinnamon that is used in south american, Asian cooking, herbal tonics, teas...
That cinnamon is called Ceylon Cinnamon. The cinnamon we get here in the US is called Cassia cinnamon. One of the characteristics of the Cassia cinnamon is that it contains coumarin. Coumarin can be toxic to the liver if taken in large doses. Anyway there is a lot more to read about taste and health but to cut to the chase they are brining it to the US from Cost Rica and I can't wait.
I trust their source and want to support them but till it gets here from them I want to try a little bit myself so I found this: Click Here

Source: Email newsleter I don't know how to link you to this

Common Brew That May Lower Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, and Triglycerides

Drinking three or more cups of tea a day is as good for you as drinking plenty of water -- and may be even better.

Research dispels the common belief that tea dehydrates. Tea not only rehydrates as well as water does, but it can also protect against heart disease and some cancers.

Rodale states that:

"As in previous studies, a strong link between the beverage and heart-protective qualities was established, most likely a result of the beneficial flavonoid activity in the tea.

The research suggests that drinking one to eight cups (cups, not gigantic mugs) a day is associated with a reduced risk of chronic disease."

Read More: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/07/06/tea-healthier-drink-than-water.aspx

Cancer Drug Kills Four Times More than No Treatment at All

I wasn't going to post this but the drug companies just P... me off!

It just goes to show that these companies don't look for any real cure or treatment, they just want to sell drugs

Drugmaker Pfizer is pulling Mylotarg, a decade-old leukemia medicine, off the U.S. market after a study found a higher death rate and no benefit for patients.

Mylotarg won approval under an abbreviated process. Medicines cleared in that way have to pass follow-up tests to confirm they work.  The FDA asked Pfizer to withdraw the drug after a recent clinical trial raised concerns about the product's safety and clinical benefits.

Reuters reports:

"The trial ... showed more deaths in the first couple months of treatment. The fatality rate was 5.7 percent for Mylotarg patients, compared with 1.4 percent without the drug, Pfizer said.  Mylotarg is the first drug approved under the FDA's abbreviated process to be withdrawn for failing to show effectiveness, agency officials said."

Read on
Source: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/07/06/pfizer-pulls-leukemia-drug-from-us-market.aspx

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