Green Fasting

Green Fasting 0

Spring is a time of reawakening. It is notable in the green reappearing after a long absence and the blossoms rendered visible in the trees. The outdoors reflects what our bodies yearn for this time of year: rejuvenation. We yearn to shed the husks of hibernation and feel fresh energy again. But our bodies need a way to get rid of the toxins built up in the system, and living in this fast-paced modern life, cleansing may not be a realistic endeavor for everyone. However, short regiments of fasting while only consuming microgreens and sprouts, can aid in ejecting toxins...

Consume Better to Kill Sugar Cravings

Consume Better to Kill Sugar Cravings 0

Lately, I’ve been getting serious about quitting my sugar addiction. In the past, I’ve gone a couple days abstaining from sugar, feeling pretty good about myself until the cravings cause me to dive back into eating an abundance of sweets with a vengeance. Sugar cravings are the leading cause of people falling off of their diet wagons, according to Dr. Axe, and I can attest to that. The craving for sugar is a powerful one, and working to kill that craving, may be the key to helping people get control of their sugar consumption for good. Turns out a balanced...

Sprouts and Microgreens: Enzyme Powerhouse and Teaching Aid

Sprouts and Microgreens: Enzyme Powerhouse and Teaching Aid 0

Growing initiatives in schools and community centers around the country are teaching kids and members of the community how to grow their own sprouts and microgreens and the health benefits of including them in their diets. We see the importance of educating kids and adults about these high-nutrition food sources because, in this day and age, clean food packed with nutrients is hard to come by and eating sprouts fills you with the nutrients to lead to longer and fuller years. One thing both microgreens and sprouts are full of is enzymes. And according to Dr. Mercola, a diet rich...

3 (Fun and Easy) Health Habits for the New Year!

3 (Fun and Easy) Health Habits for the New Year! 0

Growing and Juicing Wheatgrass If you’re not familiar with growing and juicing wheatgrass, I’m sure you’ve at least heard about the practice. It may seem strange to some folks at first to be juicing and drinking trays of grass grown in a small amount of soil or on a growth medium. But once folks discover the nutritional benefits and feel the difference within themselves after trying it, it doesn’t seem so strange at all. Wheatgrass juice is known for being a powerhouse of nutrients that promotes healing and a general sense of well-being. Immediately after juicing, the juice is alive...

January: A Time for Planning

January: A Time for Planning 1

When the cold winds of January sweep over us, we know it’s time to start planning that spring garden. We break out the gardening journal (if you don’t use a gardening journal, we recommend that you do) and draw-up plans of how we’d like our garden to be laid out this year as well as a list of seeds that we’d like to grow and what area of the garden will be dedicated to them. It’s a perfect time to be thinking about what kinds of crops and which varieties you’d like to grow this year, especially peppers and tomatoes...

About Cucumbers

About Cucumbers 0

Written by Angelina Bernardini - Winner of the 2016 Demetrios Agathangelides Scholarship! Cucumbers come from the gourd family, Cucurbitaceae, and have been consumed by humans since growing wild in India around 3000 BCE. Soon after domestication, they spread across Asia, the Mediterranean, and thanks to the Spanish, the Americas, cucumbers have become a staple to the cuisines of so many countries. They Egyptians even found a way to make a light alcoholic beverage from fermenting cucumbers. It seemed that everyone was in love with cucumbers but this delicious vegetable did fall out of favor in the 1700’s when they were...

How Fermented Foods can Support a Healthy Digestion

How Fermented Foods can Support a Healthy Digestion 0

Like me, some of you may have experienced the discomfort of a sluggish digestion, feeling a bloating sensation throughout the stomach and lower bowels. Others of you may be plagued with sporadic to frequent heartburn. In the past, I tried eating a more green and raw diet, and although I had more energy and clarity of mind, my digestive system continued to feel like it was falling behind the rest of my bodily health progress. What I found out was that while raw nuts and veggies are better for the body nutritionally, they are more difficult for the stomach to...

Rewards of Patience

Rewards of Patience 0

“That's very important: not to try, either for Cadillacs, creation or immortality. You wait, and if nothing happens, you wait some more.” –Charles Bukowski Patience is a virtue. Of course, we hear this phrase all the time. But if we consider this skill so virtuous, why is it that we organize so much of our lives around instant gratification? Why do we get impatient in traffic when the automobile has allowed humans to move faster than we ever have before? Why do we expect immediate answers whenever we have a question—“google it!”? And why do we think watermelons are in...

Dehydration: Thoughts, Tips, and Recipes

Dehydration: Thoughts, Tips, and Recipes 0

Eating raw doesn’t have to be boring or tasteless as some may lead you to believe. Health benefits aside, the truth is that “cooking” with raw foods can be a creative way to mix and enhance flavors, and that the raw food diet has many culinary facets, one being dehydration. And with summer in full swing, the sun and warm air can be a great friend to the raw foodist. Dehydration is one of the most ancient forms of preserving food and one of the raw foodist’s best techniques for adding variety of flavor and texture to meals. For example,...

Improving Productivity Through Sprouts

Improving Productivity Through Sprouts 0

In our modern world, the lunch hour is one of the easier meals to consume lavish starchy foods, which are full of carbs and refined sugars, such as fries and pastas. “We are going out to lunch!” at the office soon turns into “Who’s ready for a nap?” Consuming these foods may be delicious and fun, but they actually lead to a sluggish afternoon and evening. As we know, our bodies use up vital energy to digest food, converting it into usable caloric energy in hopes to not only replenish the energy lost but to exceed it. Foods that are...

Getting the Most Out of Your Spring Harvest!

Getting the Most Out of Your Spring Harvest! 0

The coattails of spring welcome additional responsibilities for the gardener as the temperatures rise and as the air becomes drier. The gardener must be sure their crops are drinking enough water but not drowning in it. The gardener also must not let the crops burn in the mid-day sun. Needless to say, the work of the gardener becomes much more rigorous and demanding. But early summer also brings its gifts: the spring harvest vegetables such as lettuces, radishes, snap peas, and Swiss chard. Here are some tips to get the most out of your spring harvest vegetables. Leaf Lettuce This...

Our Emotional Connection with Food

Our Emotional Connection with Food 0

“Eating with the fullest pleasure – pleasure, that is, that does not depend on ignorance – is perhaps the profoundest enactment of our connection with the world. In this pleasure we experience and celebrate our dependence and our gratitude, for we are living from mystery, from creatures we did not make and powers we cannot comprehend.” --Wendell Berry Compared to other countries, the United States has a rather utilitarian food culture; not necessarily in a good way. Here in the U.S., we tend to view food as fuel; a means to an end rather than a process. We want more...

The Benefits of Wheatgrass for Pets!

The Benefits of Wheatgrass for Pets! 1

I have often caught my cat, Curie, coming in after a long day of doing cat stuff with blades of lawn grass stuck in her jaws and whiskers, or I have come into the kitchen and caught her nibbling on my tray of wheatgrass growing on the counter. Sometimes she will vomit afterward, sometimes not. What could this mean? Why is she eating grass? Will it hurt her? Is it a sign that my cat is sick? The reason most cats eat grass and then proceed to regurgitate is because it helps aid in their digestion. You see, cats lack...

Sprouts and Wheatgrass Production - Summer Tips

Sprouts and Wheatgrass Production - Summer Tips 0

Sprouts & Wheatgrass Production - Summer Tips   I was especially in love with spring this year. Rain and cool weather were so plentiful that I began to believe Utah would soon become a paradise of green forever. Nevertheless, this week things started to heat up and summer arrived. What to do? What to do? May I suggest we follow this admonition: “To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.” --George Santayana With consideration to these wise words, I present to you a few insider tips for...

Can a Plant Based Diet Sustain an Athlete?

Can a Plant Based Diet Sustain an Athlete? 0

I had my fourth child (in 6 years) this October. After great recovery time and rest I have found myself really wanting to see if at 33 I could ever be an athlete again. 2015 is my year to find out. A lot of my motivation to get in shape and eat better has been the result of working on a new product. We are extremely excited about this new line of all natural, ready-to-eat plant based vegan cereals – Rokit Fuel. The ingredients are things we all recognize and try to get into our diets: hemp hearts, maca root,...

Try Quick Greens in your Garden

Try Quick Greens in your Garden 0

Garden Planning Season has officially begun. We at True Leaf Market feel excitement in the air. Our phones and store have been flooded with discussion and ideas of what a 2015 garden will look and taste like. With all of this information flowing in from you, our customers (the best of the best sprouters, gardeners, and farmers), we wanted to share with you one of the most recent ideas from the Spin Farming group: the idea of Quick Greens. Spin gardeners and farmers are now growing baby sunflower greens, pea shoots, radish greens, broccoli greens, baby lettuce, and cabbage greens...

Creative Uses of Sprouts

Creative Uses of Sprouts 0

This month we want to share with you some fantastic recipe videos that came to our attention from Kelsey’s Korner. They feature some of our sprouting seed mixes used in innovative and creative ways. The videos are exceptionally well done and fun to watch. We hope you’ll check them out. Tropical SmoothieAn amazingly delicious raw tropical smoothie recipe that includes mango, banana, pomegranate, cinnamon and . . . our Protein Powerhouse Sprouting Mix as the source of living protein--a great alternative to protein powder. Powerhouse SmoothieA very cool recipe for a super-food smoothie made with our Protein Powerhouse and Crunchy...

Conscious Light & Living Foods

Conscious Light & Living Foods 0

Many people know instinctively that food in its natural state is healthier for the body. In the fast food world where we live, this knowledge/instinct has almost become lost. It is only found deep in books of the highest order and unless we do some minimal research, we will never realize its importance both physically and spiritually. Why are live foods healthier? Because we know God made them? Because light causes them to grow? We went through the Dark Ages and emerged into what we know today….not knowing that technology had not brought us any closer to the understanding of...

Growing Hydroponically

Growing Hydroponically 0

This month, we are introducing a new organic, hydroponic growing pad by Handy Pantry: Micro-Mats! For thirteen years now, we have been selling kits to help folks grow their own living foods in their own homes: wheatgrass, barley grass, sprouts, herbs, sunflower greens, buckwheat lettuce, and most recently, a huge line of microgreens through our sister website: www.trueleafmarket.com. We have always offered soil based kits with animal-free forest compost soil mix. For the last ten years or so, we have also offered some soil-free (hydroponic) solutions for wheatgrass, and subsequently microgreens. Our customers have preferred our soil-based solutions by about...

Eating More Raw & Living Foods: Our Family Story

Eating More Raw & Living Foods: Our Family Story 0

My husband and I have enjoyed a 5-year run as junk food vegans! Three babies under four years old and busy schedules have driven us to find all the convenience “health” junk food you can imagine! But with the realization that this diet was not giving us the energy we needed, we decided last week to embark on a 4 day Living Food and Raw Food diet. Wow! What a difference it has made on our outlook and future meal plans! Raw food has grown to be a huge trend, and for a good reason, once you get past the...

Wheatgrass Growing Tips

Wheatgrass Growing Tips 0

Each of our wheatgrass growing kits have detailed instructions included in them but the tips below can help you troubleshoot the most common issues. Also be sure to check out our video series on how to grow wheatgrass. Mold Wheatgrass is very prone to mold! To control the mold, here are a few steps you can take: 1. Don't soak your seed longer than 8 hours and plant right after you finish soaking, this will help stop the mold from developing. 2. Water with Real (Mineral) Salt, or azomite when the wheatgrass is very young. 1 Tablespoon per gallon. If...

Raw Food vs Living Food - What Is The Difference?

Raw Food vs Living Food - What Is The Difference? 0

Of late, we have noticed a growing trend in the health food industry toward more “raw” products. It seemed to us a good opportunity to discuss our thoughts on the differences between raw food and living food. We have been on a crusade for our entire thirteen-year company history about the benefits of including living foods in your diet. It should go without saying that we believe that Mother Nature intended that living foods be at least part of our diet, and a diet that includes living foods is the best for you.Let’s break down the hierarchy of foods:Cooked or...

Top Ten Reasons To Sprout

Top Ten Reasons To Sprout 1

Sprouting is easy and fun with our easy to use sprouting kits! 1. Only Pennies Per Serving - One tablespoon of seeds will fill a quart jar with several ounces of sprouts. A 4-ounce package will yield several pounds. 2. Simple and Easy - It take less than a minute per day to grow and prepare sprouts. Sprouts will grow nearly anywhere indoors, in any season. Sprouts require very little space and travel well. They are the ideal vegetables for campers, boaters and RVers. Complete, easy-to-follow instructions are provided in the sprouting kits, on the seed package labels, and in...

Vegetarians Live Longer Than Meat-eaters

Vegetarians Live Longer Than Meat-eaters 0

You don't have to take our word for it; Loma Linda University researchers did a study (cited in the Wall Street Journal and the Journal of the American Medical Association) that tracked over 73,000 vegetarian members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church for almost six years. The health differences between this vegetarian population and meat eaters is pronounced. Here are some highlights: Vegetarians experienced 12% fewer deaths during the period Vegetarians were 19% less likely to die from heart disease Vegetarians experienced fewer deaths from kidney failure Vegetarians experienced fewer deaths from diabetes Vegetarians tended to be thinner Read the whole...

New Year Resolution: Eat More Living Foods With Microgreens!

New Year Resolution: Eat More Living Foods With Microgreens! 0

Each New Year feels like a fresh start to me and an opportunity to explore new ways to go deeper, have more fun and enjoy life. As winter digs its tendrils into the garden and sends its icy fingers everywhere, I enjoy being cozy in a warm house. Yet, I do long for the taste of spring. For most of us, the garden has been put to bed. Eating from my garden is one of my greatest joys. Well, I found my winter solution. While living in New Mexico I had very poor soil and abundant light many days. I...

What is Does "Organic" Really Mean?

What is Does "Organic" Really Mean? 0

There is quite a bit of confusion about what “organic” really means, and we often get asked about it. Hopefully this quick tutorial will help you better understand how to be a better consumer of organic products. Levels of Organic: Certified Organic vs. OrganicThere are 3 different levels of organic, and understanding which level a product is makes you a more informed consumer. All levels of organic are subject to authorized 3rd party inspection to insure strict adherence with USDA Organic Regulations. Certified Organic (or 100% Organic) – These are products that contain 100% organic ingredients. Only certified organic products...

Holiday Dinner Survey Results: Vegans Don't Cheat

Holiday Dinner Survey Results: Vegans Don't Cheat 0

Let's set the scene: You have been invited to a big holiday dinner with friends or family... the only problem? Your host and the other guests don't follow the same diet as you do. You might be a vegan, vegetarian, raw/living food dieter, or a very health conscious ominvore and most if not all of the dishes at the event are sure to be diet busters. What do you do? We surveyed our newsletter subscribers to find out, and the results might surprise you. First we asked our subscribers to put themselves in the category that best describes them: We...

The Health Benefits of Lactic Acid Fermented Vegetables

The Health Benefits of Lactic Acid Fermented Vegetables 0

We live in an age of antibiotics. Miracles that they are, if there is a drawback from taking an antibiotic it is that the antibiotic not only kills off the bad bacteria in the body, but can also kill off beneficial bacteria that live in the digestive system. The beneficial bacteria are crucial to proper digestive function and their presence helps prevent other harmful bacteria from taking hold. Candida, for example, is a condition that can result from lack of beneficial bacteria in the digestive system, which allows harmful bacteria to overgrow. This is where lactic acid fermented vegetables come...

40 Benefits of Wheat Grass Juice - Nutritional Facts

40 Benefits of Wheat Grass Juice - Nutritional Facts 1

What's So Great About Wheatgrass? 40 Points of Wheat Grass: Nutritional Values 1- Wheatgrass Juice is one of the best sources of living chlorophyll available. 2- Chlorophyll is the first product of light and, therefore, contains more light energy than any other element. 3- Wheatgrass juice is a crude chlorophyll and can be taken orally and as a colon implant without toxic side effects. 4- Chlorophyll is the basis of all plant life. 5- Wheatgrass is high in oxygen like all green plants that contain chlorophyll. The brain and all body tissues function at an optimal level in a highly...

How To Make Your Own Sauerkraut & Fermented Vegetables

How To Make Your Own Sauerkraut & Fermented Vegetables 1

Last month we discussed the amazing health benefits of eating real (as opposed to store-bought, pasteurized) sauerkraut and other lactic acid fermented vegetables. This month we will talk about how to do it yourself at home. UPDATE: Check out our new Jar Top Fermenter that solves all the challenges with mason jar fermentation described below and makes mason jars a fantastic option.How It WorksLactic acid fermentation works when beneficial bacteria produce lactic acid. When the lactic acid builds up to a certain level it kills off all other harmful bacteria, including the bacteria that cause food to decay. The lactic...

What are Microgreens? - How To Get Started Growing

What are Microgreens? - How To Get Started Growing 1

Microgreens are tiny edible plants, usually vegetable garden plants, that are grown in quantity and harvested while they are still juvenile plants. They are grown in a medium like soil or a hydroponic grow pad and are usually grown and harvested at about 10 days, which is usually 7 or 8 days past the sprout stage. They are grown in trays and can be grown right on your kitchen countertop or outdoors on a porch or patio. They are used in salads, sandwiches, slaws, soups and garnishes. We first noticed that something was going on when on a business trip...

Bruce McVay: Wheatgrass & Athletic Performance

Bruce McVay: Wheatgrass & Athletic Performance 0

Grass and Endurance - The Athletes' Use of Wheatgrass The newspapers have recently published several articles on recent animal studies that have proven that very low calorie highly nutritional diets enhance strength, endurance, and life longevity. Wheatgrass has by lab analysis proven to be very close to the foremost plant in the category of nutritive value per ounce. Being an ultra distance runner for 5 years (races from 30 to 100 miles or more). I tried nearly every physically enhancing supplement and natural food source to improve my health, stamina, and oxygenation process. One and one-half years ago, I began...

Dairy Farms Experiment with Sprouts

Dairy Farms Experiment with Sprouts 0

While we aren’t too keen on dairy farms, we do believe the study below is powerful research about the benefits of sprouts to both humans and dairy cattle. This experiment was conducted by the Govind Dairy in India. The study was made available by the International Sprout Growers Association, of which we are members. The summary of the study follows: Test SummaryGovind dairy is always looking for ways to lower the cost of milk production by reducing expenses. Our respected Dr. Ganpatrao Dhumal has studied the health benefits of sprouts and the effects of natural foods on humans and has...

Barley Grass Juice: The Alternative to Wheatgrass

Barley Grass Juice: The Alternative to Wheatgrass 1

"Barley grass is one of the most incredible products of this decade. It improves the skin texture and the dryness associated with aging." ~Dr. Howard Lutz. Some people really don't like the taste of wheatgrass,if this is you, try barleygrass juice! Of all the grasses, Barley grass has probably been researched more, due to the efforts of Dr. Yoshihide Hagiwara, President of the Hagiwara Institute of Health in Japan. Hagiwara reports that he researched over 150 different plants over a period of 13 years. He found that in barley was the most excellent source of nutrients that the body needs...

Benefits of the life force of living foods

Benefits of the life force of living foods 0

James B. Sumner, Nobel laureate, of Cornell University defined life as the orderly functioning of enzymes. In fact, he was given the Nobel prize when he first crystallized the protein of the enzyme complex. He said that if we postpone the debilitation of metabolic enzyme activity, what we now call old age could become the glorious prime of life. So--Life, in fact, has been defined, and although enzymes have been crystallized, they only work by chemical action and are therefore called catalysts. Catalysts do not contain the "life element" which is measured as a kind of radiation which enzymes emit.Life...

Detoxifying Properties of Wheatgrass

Detoxifying Properties of Wheatgrass 0

Wheatgrass juice has the great ability to detoxify the body almost immediately after beginning to drink it on a daily basis. For this reason, caution should be used in the amount taken the first few days and weeks. As the body begins to eliminate toxins, old drug deposits, poisons, the body feels like it is experiencing the flu. There are headaches, muscle aches, fatigue, etc. depending on the toxicity of the body. This usually lasts about a week. The second week is when the body begins to feel a little better. After the detox, the chlorophyll in the grass juice...

Spin Farming: with Urban Gardener Linda Borghi

Spin Farming: with Urban Gardener Linda Borghi 0

This week let's investigate a new farming phenomenon called Spin Farming and Spin Gardening. People in urban or rural areas are turning small plots of land into a farm for themselves and for others on as little as 1/3 acre, sometimes making a pretty good profit. We thought it was pretty exciting! What is Spin Farming?SPIN stands for S-mall P-lot IN-tensive, and it is a production system that makes it possible to earn significant income from land bases under an acre in size by growing common vegetables. SPIN provides everything you’d expect from a good franchise: a business concept, marketing...

Wheatgrass & Mold

Wheatgrass & Mold 0

We occasionally hear from customers who experience mold growing at the base of the wheatgrass stems. This is a common problem, usually due to environmental issues like spores in the air or growing warm humid areas of the country. The good news is that there is an easy fix for mold if you do find it near the bottom of the flat: treating your seed-soaking water with about 10 drops of grapefruit seed extract. It will provide enough all natural "citruscide" to prevent or inhibit the growth of mold. For years, we have offered our own very generic bottle of...

Raw Food Energy Proof

Raw Food Energy Proof 0

The holidays seem to be the busiest time of year for me! I need all the energy I can get, and all the extra holiday sweets and food doesn't seem to give that! So between those days of indulgence and food enjoyment, I would recommend starting your new year's dieting early with the addition of more raw foods (sprouts etc..) to your diet. In our August 2010 Newsletter, we reprinted an article about Bruce McVay, ultra distance runner. Bruce’s diet was already raw food. By adding wheatgrass juice to his diet he enhanced his running ability and especially his winning...

The Wheatgrass Trucker Story 5

After being an over-the-road truck driver for 6 years, my health was suffering. I could not get good enough rest or sleep. I was so tired and in pain. I could barely walk at times. The doctors wanted to put me on drugs, and I refused! So, I started learning about nutrition and was on a mission to heal myself! I took out the passenger seat in my truck and put in a shelf. I started growing wheatgrass and sprouts on the road. I have three (8 trays) Handy Pantry sprouters, eight sprout jars, three Sprout Masters and two 11x17...

Detoxifying from Alcohol with Green Foods

Detoxifying from Alcohol with Green Foods 0

Recent research now suggests that the oxidation product of alcohol, acetaldehyde, may be responsible for cancer and other health problems related to alcohol consumption. Acetaldehyde is toxic to tissues and may produce genetic mutations by damaging DNA. Normally, alcohol is metabolized in the liver to carbon dioxide and water via several enzymatic steps. However, some people lack the gene that is responsible for the production of the enzyme, aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH), which helps break down acetaldehyde. For those who lack this enzyme, drinking alcohol may not only be unpleasant but may have long-term health consequences. Chronic drinkers and people who...

Green Magma - The Natural Detoxifier

Green Magma - The Natural Detoxifier 0

Health conscious consumers today are looking for more than wholesome, nutritious food to maintain good health, they also want to protect themselves from the ever-increasing number of toxins in our environment. While periodic use of internal cleansing and detoxification programs help to eliminate the body's toxic overload, the best solution is to gently detoxify our bodies every day through our diet. Therefore, optimal nutrition should include foods that not only supply us with all the nutrients necessary for cellular metabolism but foods that also help us detoxify daily. Unfortunately, thousands of toxic chemicals pervade our environment and continuously pose a...

Sprouts and Kirlian Photography

Sprouts and Kirlian Photography 0

Ann Wigmore, wheatgrass pioneer, spoke many times about the life force in the sprouted grasses, nuts, and seeds. Her contemporary, Edward Howell, who studied the life force (enzymes) in foods for over 66 years, spoke of the cook stove as being the chief enemy of modern man (Enzyme Nutrition by Edward Howell). People from all over the world came to Ann’s institute in Boston to learn the correct way to eat to regain their health-- eating and learning to grow and prepare a living food diet. Her diet consisted of wheatgrass juice, all kinds of greens such as sunflower and...

Why Use Sprouts for Emergency Food Storage?

Why Use Sprouts for Emergency Food Storage? 0

Reasons for using sprouts are so plentiful and so important, it’s usually only a matter of listing them to convince you to try this very special kind of in-home gardening––accomplished in the comfort of your own kitchen. Increasing numbers of families find sprouting nutritious, delicious, and far less expensive than store prices. This information is a digest version of the Kitchen Gardening chapter, to be released in the revised 11th edition of Making the Best of Basics––Family Preparedness Handbook. The Benefits of Sprouting In this day and age, many people are searching for a way to get healthy, lower their...

Wheatgrass - Restoring Body, Mind and Spirit

Wheatgrass - Restoring Body, Mind and Spirit 0

Restoring not just the body, but the mind and Spirit. We have discussed many times how wheatgrass juice facilitates the cleansing and rejuvenation of the body. What about the mind? What about the spirit? According to many ecclesiastical leaders, the mind is part of the spirit, not the body and the spirit is composed of a very fine matter. Regardless, both mind and spirit reside within the body, and are nourished and supported in some way by the body and what we take into it in the form of air, food, impressions, and other energies. We are further affected by...

A Radical Approach to Improving Health

A Radical Approach to Improving Health 0

We have the greatest healthcare system in the world, or so we have been led to believe. It is certainly the costliest. In 1995, I had just begun a wheatgrass business and had a greenhouse where people came in and out and sometimes shared with me some of their experiences with health. A neighbor to the greenhouse once came in and shared with me his wife’s experience. In July of 1993, medical doctors upon finding a huge tumor in her colon the size of a small grapefruit removed it and put her into intensive care, where she remained until January...

Benefits of Wheatgrass and the Juicing Diet

Benefits of Wheatgrass and the Juicing Diet 0

Our original passion for wheatgrass juice and the benefits of juicing wheatgrass comes from studying the life of Ann Wigmore and visiting her institute back in the early 90's. To find out more about the benefits, we suggest reading her book "The Wheatgrass Book". She goes into detail about the benefits of wheatgrass, juicing, and the living food diet. She also formed an institution called The Ann Wigmore institute, which is still in operation today. The Ann Wigmore institute writes about the benefits of wheatgrass:"Wheatgrass juice is an effective healer because it contains chlorophyll, all the minerals known to man,...

Wheatgrass & Raw Foods Q&A

Wheatgrass & Raw Foods Q&A 0

We thought it would be helpful to our readers to see the questions and answers to many related raw food diet and wheatgrass questions. Below is an email conversation between two wheatgrass & raw food enthusiasts. (read thread top to bottom) -----------------Hi Charles,My name is Gabrielle. In a conversation I had earlier today with KK, she spoke so highly about your knowledge and the health project you are working on. She suggested asking you in reference to some scientific studies proving the benefits of raw food dieting on people. I would love to know also about your business and how...

The Colony Part 2 - The Role of Lecithin, Inositol & Choline from Living Foods

The Colony Part 2 - The Role of Lecithin, Inositol & Choline from Living Foods 0

In Part One of The Colony, we discussed the physical implications of nourishing the cellular life of the body that allows us to have an existence as human beings. In this part, we would like to address the mental and spiritual implications. To review Hering’s Law of Cure: The body has the ability to heal itself if given proper nourishment. It heals from the top down, from the inside out and illnesses in reverse of their original chronological order of appearance. Constantine Hering, M.D. (1800-1880) observed that healing occurs in a consistent pattern. He described this pattern in the form...

Steps to Take When Embarking on a Health Regime

Steps to Take When Embarking on a Health Regime 0

When embarking upon a health regime, it is good to know the experiences of those who went before. Ann Wigmore has had many experiences and many letters of appreciation from people who attended her institute. Does it make any difference if the experience happened many years ago? No. Truth is always truth. For this reason, the experience is still valid. Living food is always living food. Wheatgrass is always wheatgrass. The results should be approximately the same. Why not exactly the same? Everyone’s body is different. Below you should find a letter from a Dr. Taylor to Ann Wigmore. We...

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