A Raw Thanksgiving

A Raw Thanksgiving 0

For so many who eat a raw vegan diet, planning a Thanksgiving meal can be stressful—or even knowing what to bring to a dinner where all the food has been cooked. There something about the foods of Thanksgiving that brings comfort such as mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, and of course, pumpkin pie! For someone on a raw food diet, they may feel like they have to sacrifice those food staples in order to stay true to their diet. Luckily that is not true! For we’ve compiled the best raw Thanksgiving recipes that will make your mouth water...

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...

The Ant's Advice

The Ant's Advice 0

The Ant's Advice We are all probably familiar with Aesop’s fable, The Ant and the Grasshopper, in one form or another: A grasshopper sings one summer day when an ant passes by, carrying a great ear of corn. “Come sing with me,” the grasshopper says. The ant says, “I’m helping to lay food for the winter. I suggest you do the same.” The grasshopper ignores the ant’s advice and continues to sing. When winter comes, the grasshopper has no food and it watches the ants distribute corn and grain from the stores they had collected in the summer. The grasshopper...

A Micro Proposal

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A Micro Proposal By Maria Rukavina Though “fresh” produce is available in supermarkets all year long, nutritional density decreases the more time has passed from when fruits and vegetables are harvested to when they end up on your plate. Additionally, produce prices in the winter can run fairly steep the further away stores have to order out-of-season crops such as asparagus, melons, and cucumbers. One way to stay healthy and enjoy fresh greens all winter long is to grow nutritionally dense microgreens to add to sandwiches, salads, pasta, or by the handful! Until recently, I was skeptical of the microgreen...

On Sprouting and Safety

On Sprouting and Safety 0

On Sprouting and Safety Scientists and health enthusiasts have raved about the nutritional benefits of sprouts for years. It has been said that sprouts will fight diseases because of the phytochemicals they contain. Organic compounds called saponins found in Alfalfa sprouts work to lower cholesterol and stimulate the immune system. Sprouts, across the board, are overflowing with vital vitamins and enzymes that aid the body in various ways; the benefits go on and on, yet there still remains a minor stigma about eating raw fresh sprouts even through the benefits by far outweigh the risks. Many fear the presence of...

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! 0

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...

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...

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

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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...

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...

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...

40 Benefits of Wheat Grass Juice - Nutritional Facts

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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...

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...

Making Your Own Organic Soymilk & Tofu

Making Your Own Organic Soymilk & Tofu 0

So we have been working hard for the past several months to bring you a new line of products and kits to help you make your own soymilk and tofu. We have a great soymilk maker that is easy to use and inexpensive. It has very thorough instructions and makes great soymilk for under $0.25 per gallon. A little flavoring like agave, vanilla, ginger will give you soymilk every bit as good as commercial soymilk. What was really a challenge to research was making tofu. As it turns out, there are several different techniques, and we could not find a...

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...

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...

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...

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...

What Raw Living Foods Did For Me

What Raw Living Foods Did For Me 0

Lately I've been getting a lot of email asking about MY story. How did I get involved with the Wigmore Program, why did I get involved, and what did it do for me? OK, I'll share. For 23 years, I lived in Key West, Florida and built four computer companies on two continents. In 1997, I'd had enough, and sold off the businesses, apartment building, office buildings, houses, and almost all of the stuff I'd accumulated. By the second week of January 1999, I was 48 years old, free and financially liquid. I took a year off and toured the...

Raw Foods & Health Pioneers

Raw Foods & Health Pioneers 0

Edmund Bordeaux Szekely, Ann Wigmore, Dr. Pottinger & Edward Howell A great number of health pioneers lived during the 1940’s. It seems that just enough time had passed what with the use of modern medicine that many health practitioners thought: “There must be another way!” As it turns out, the other way was a method that had been around since the time of Hippocrates who said, “Let your food be your medicine.”Some of the early pioneers were Edward Howell who gave 60 years of his life studying the life force of the plant: the enzyme. Edmund Bordeaux Szekely translated an...

The Nutritional Content of One Grape

The Nutritional Content of One Grape 0

A new application of high technology, a more informed and intelligent approach to nutrition has now placed scientific methods of measuring one's nutrition within everyone’s grasp. The high technology comes in the form of a complex device about the size of a pickup truck called the ICP (inductively coupled plasma) spectrometer. The spectrometer is now being used to determine the precise trace mineral status of athletes and other high-performance seekers. This same spectrometer has also been used to analyze the different compounds in fruits and vegetables. It has been found, for instance, to show that over 5 million different compounds...

Light: Illuminator of Body & Soul

Light: Illuminator of Body & Soul 0

The Healing Power of Grasses from The Essenes Often in these pages, we talk about visible light and how it drives various energy transfer mechanisms of our planet, thus sustaining organic life. Wheatgrass is, of course, one of the most direct sources of this 'captured' sunlight. Some religious and philosophical systems suggest that there are even more subtle forms of light feeding us at levels we are not normally aware of but that are just important as the ones we are familiar with. The Essene Gospel of Peace Book Four is one of the most profound of these sources of...

The Living & Raw Food Diet

The Living & Raw Food Diet 0

Many people have asked, "What specifically is the living food diet which was taught by Ann Wigmore?" Briefly I will explain the diet without going into too much information about the Ann Wigmore Foundation, which is now located in San Fidel, New Mexico. www.wigmore.org Ann Wigmore, the pioneer of the living food-wheatgrass diet, wrote about 35 books during her lifetime in which you can learn more about her. Some titles I suggest are, Why Suffer, Be Your Own Doctor, Hippocrates Diet and Health Program, The Wheatgrass Book, and The Sprouting Book. The last book written before her death was A...

Comparison: The Wigmore Diet vs. The Budwig Diet

Comparison: The Wigmore Diet vs. The Budwig Diet 0

Many people, when they hear about the living foods program of recapturing health and regenerating the body, instinctively know that it is true. When I first heard about Ann Wigmore and wheatgrass juice, I became enthusiastic about it, bought an electric wheatgrass juicer and began first purchasing and then growing my own wheatgrass. I had had chronic fatigue for many years and had tried almost every herb, vitamin, and healing modality available in health food stores. Later, I attended the Ann Wigmore Institute in Boston and then began growing wheatgrass commercially for juice bars and health food stores. At first,...

The History of Wheat Grass

The History of Wheat Grass 0

Before we establish the wheatgrass habit, it might be helpful to know a short history of this ubiquitous substance called grass. Why on earth did people start drinking grass juice? You'd think that people would realize that grass is for cows! Wheatgrass juice and barleygrass juice—just a fad? Wheatgrass juice is very sweet while barleygrass juice is very bitter. In fact, neither grasses made into juice tastes really delicious—but in fact they of all the health foods out there, really deliver health and fulfill all the claims made about them! During the early 1900's, a man named Edmund Bordeaux Szekely...

Flax Seed Nutritional Info

Flax Seed Nutritional Info 0

Flax Seed Nutrition InformationBelow find the nutritional facts and information on the benefits of flax and ground flaxseed. Note that the nutritional info below pertains to brown flax seeds, but the nutrition data for golden flax is almost the same. Product Name: Flax Seed (Also Known As Linseed) Analysis: USDA Nutrient Database Nutrient Value per 100 g Units Proximates Water: 8.750 Grams Food Energy: 492.000 Kcal Food Energy Protein: 19.500 Grams Fat: 34.000 Grams Total Carbohydrate: 34.250 Grams Fiber, total dietary: 27.900 Grams Ash: 3.500 Grams Minerals Calcium: 199.000 Mg Iron: 6.220 Mg Magnesium: 362.000 Mg Phosphorus: 498.000 Mg Potassium:...

Flax Oil: Another Complex Miracle of Nature

Flax Oil: Another Complex Miracle of Nature 0

Benefits of Omega 3 Fatty Acids from Fresh, Ground Flaxseed In our efforts to bring you the best in living food nutrition, we would like to introduce our new product, the flaxseed kit. The kit consists of an electric grinder, flax seed, some suggested recipes, and the amazing little book, by Dr. Johanna Budwig who was nominated seven times for the Nobel Prize, and is considered by many to be the foremost authority on fats and healing. Dr. Budwig, as did Ann Wigmore, suggests a diet including raw fruits and vegetables. In addition, she contends that the body needs certain...

Food Enzyme Concept Pt. 3

Food Enzyme Concept Pt. 3 0

Part 3: Several years ago I was talking to a friend of mine who is a wheat farmer in Idaho. He was talking about his brother who had a herd of Hereford cattle, and said that they were put out to pasture on the wheat fields every year. We had a common interest in Ann Wigmore’s diet and wheatgrass juice and he spoke about how each and every animal that was born in this herd was absolutely perfect and how this contrasts with mankind and the inherited problems in thousands of children who are born imperfect. I then thought about...

Food Enzyme Concept: Importance of Enzymes in Nutrition

Food Enzyme Concept: Importance of Enzymes in Nutrition 0

Part 1 The book Enzyme Nutrition, by Dr. Edward Howell, is a classic in the field of nutritional theory. Its message has implications for health, longevity, ecology, economics, and a myriad of other ancillary fields. It is a work whose importance can only be appreciated when current nutritional practice is understood as a great ‘dietary experiment’ of unprecedented proportions. Never in the history of humankind has there been as much processing, refining, and adulteration of the food supply as is currently happening. The book Enzyme Nutrition tells why the manipulation of the food supply may be catastrophic, as well as...

Overcoming Chronic Fatigue

Overcoming Chronic Fatigue 0


Ann Wigmore - Wheatgrass Pioneer

Ann Wigmore - Wheatgrass Pioneer 0

Ann Wigmore: Wheatgrass Pioneer & Living Foods Educator Ann Wigmore was born 4th of March 1909, in Lithuania. She died in a fire in her home the 16th of February 1994. This great lady probably did more than any other person in recent history to educate people about the healing benefits of wheatgrass and a living food diet (a diet of raw sprouts, fruits and vegetables, and sprouted nuts, seeds, and grains).I called Ann Wigmore “Doctor” in respect to her pioneering quest to help both herself and others. She dedicated her life to helping others. Her holistic manner of teaching...

Understanding the Healing Crisis

Understanding the Healing Crisis 0

"All cures start from within and move out, from the head down and in reverse order as the symptoms have appeared." Herring's Law of Cure. Dr. Bernard Jensen, The Science and Practice of Iridology, who is probably the world's leading iridologist quotes from the above statement to explain to people how, the body heals. He understands this axiom probably better than any other living person. Why?? Because of his extensive experience gained from analyzing thousands of irises of patients before and after they embarked upon a natural diet. For example, if he saw through the iris that the patient needed...

Clinical Barley Research

Clinical Barley Research 0

  Clinical Research Shows Barley Grass Supplements Can Boost Cardiovascular Health FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:OXNARD, CA, May 9, 2003 - People who regularly consume powdered organic barley grass juice supplements could be providing a boost to their cardiovascular system, according to research recently published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal, Diabetes and Metabolism (2002, Vol. 28, 107-114). Ya-Mei Yu and Chingmin E. Tsai from Fu Jen University in Taipei, along with fellow Taiwanese researchers from China Medical College in Taichung, found in a clinical study that supplementation with barleygrass reduced the levels of cholesterol and oxygen free-radicals in the blood of type...

Why Alfalfa Sprouts Are Still Safe And Healthy by Steve Meyerowitz

Why Alfalfa Sprouts Are Still Safe And Healthy by Steve Meyerowitz 0

Why Alfalfa Sprouts are Still Safe and Healthy By Steve Meyerowitz, author of Sprouts the Miracle Food In its January 1999 issue, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) describes two incidences of Salmonella contamination from alfalfa sprouts that took place in 1995. A few comments follow. These were the first such incidents in the (then) 35-year history of the sprout industry. There were no fatalities. Both incidents were traced to a single source of contaminated seed imported from the Netherlands. All alfalfa seeds since 1995 have been subject to strict scrutiny and purification. The sprout industry today is...

Wheatgrass for liquid sunshine | Wheat Grass & Chlorophyll

Wheatgrass for liquid sunshine | Wheat Grass & Chlorophyll 0

Wheatgrass for liquid sunshine? In excerpts from her small book Wheatgrass Juice - Gift of Nature,Betsy Russell Manning extolls the health properties of the green juiceGreensward Press ISBN No. 0-930165-19-5 Note: The information on this website is presented for educational purposes and is not a substitute for the advice of and treatment by a qualified professional. This document was provided byContinuum MagazineVOL. 5 No. 4 In ancient times, the wheatberry was considered the most valuable of foods. Chlorophyll from the growing wheat has proved itself for cleansing the bloodstream. Wheatgrass, freshly made into a drink, contains liquid sunshine plus the...

The Benefits of Wheatgrass Juice

The Benefits of Wheatgrass Juice 0

Wheatgrass Juicers - The Benefits of Wheatgrass Juice There are several reasons to juice wheatgrass, the chief reason is that wheatgrass is a wonderful source of living chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is a pigment in plants that contains magnesium. The juice that is the product of wheatgrass being juiced is extremely full of vitamins and nutrients and while the juice is fresh it is rated as one of the best juices to consume for anyone and everyone. Wheatgrass is wheat in its early stages, and once the grass reaches about seven or eight days, it is at its optimal stage to be...

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