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Young and Delicious

We are in beautiful Toronto, Ontario, Canada preparing for one of our favorite yearly events, the Total Health Show. There are 60 different presenters here from all over the world speaking on a variety of topics related to health. My main focus this year is on Raw Foods for Health, Beauty, and Longevity as well as Staying Young Longer – topics that now I am completing my 65th year, I can say I have experience with!

I love telling people I am going to be 65 in May and watching the look on their faces! They look at each other in disbelief; ask each other if they heard that right; mouths drop open and heads shake (no, can’t be!) As I tell my audience, “The older I get, the bigger the payoff is from switching to a plant based, high raw diet.” But anyone, no matter how old they are, can benefit from changing their eating habits.

Start eating more raw fruits and vegetables today and you will most likely begin to feel better right away. You can be young and delicious at any age!

My book, The Raw Food Revolution Diet, will help you get started.  It includes tips about how to prepare yourself mentally, emotionally and physically if you have never eaten a primarily plant-based diet, and provides menus and great recipes that will nurture your spirit as well as nourish your body.  You’ll find everything you need to get started from A to Z, including nutritional information to ease your fears about not getting enough protein and calcium; how to know what a healthy body weight is for your body type, and even how to set up your kitchen and fill your pantry.

I’m so happy I wrote this book with my coauthors, Vesanto Melina and Brenda Davis, two of the most knowledgeable dieticians in the world on the subject of the raw vegan diet. They researched this book thoroughly, using only peer reviewed studies to prove that the raw vegan diet is superior to other ways of eating.

If you can’t make it to Toronto, you can go to our online store and buy (a signed copy) of the book and start today – why wait to reinvent yourself? Get the book, then sign up for the nearest FUNdamentals of Raw Living Foods. We’ll be offering four more in the next month. Check out RawFoodChef.com and find one near you.

Raw foods isn’t just roots and shoots anymore! It can be as delicious and comforting as any cooked foods you have eaten and we can show you how to make it easy. Our motto at Living Light is “Making Healthy Living Delicious” and no one does it better!

So, if you are interested in nurturing your spirit while nourishing your body, we can show you how! Check out our website, RawFoodChef.com and learn about all our classes.

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The Spring of Life

Eight hundred and forty-five miles after leaving Fort Bragg, we made it to Vancouver, BC. What a trip it’s been! Wednesday it rained all day, but that didn’t stop us from enjoying the incredible scenery and abundant natural beauty along the way. After all, abundant water is what makes it so beautiful here.

Seeing the beauty that results from so much water reminds me how important water is to our own health. I’m going to be speaking about Raw Foods for Health, Beauty and Longevity while I’m in Canada and one of the things that is very underrated in many studies on aging is the lack of adequate hydration. Very few people get enough water.

When food is cooked, the moisture in it evaporates, so we need to drink more water to make up for it. But instead of drinking pure fresh water, many people drink coffee, soft drinks and alcohol. And, by the time we are thirsty, we are dehydrated. This causes premature aging and is another good reason to eat whole fresh, high water content foods and drink juices!  We brought juice with us on the trip and drank lots of water so we had to visit a rest stop every couple of hours.

One rest stop had a 1,000 year-old Red Cedar tree that was hollowed out in a fire over 100 years ago and still stands, albeit held together by rebar.

 Another time we stopped to “rest” and hoola hooped 20120412-193351.jpgto add some fun and movement to the trip. Those who know me, know I love to play with the hoops! It brings out the kid in me!

We visited with one of our graduates, Becca Palm, who is hosting us for a talk and demo in her beautiful Seattle home when we return the first week of May. Then we’ll teach FUNdamentals of Raw Living Food that weekend, before going on to Portland to shower them with raw food love there.

When we arrived in Vancouver, we went to the home of our host, Agat Mathieu. She is one of our graduates and the owner of a new restaurant in North Vancouver, Tao Organics, where our FUN class will be held. Martine is staying in her adorable little cobb house with a labyrinth in front and a creek in back.

Dan and I are staying in an apartment nearby and we found out from the owner that  bears come up the creek into the old growth forest in back of Martine’s cabin, so she needs to make a bit of racket at night when she goes outside, because the bears are just waking up from their winter hibernation. Alrighty-then! I think Martine will be hanging out at our place a lot!

It’s not too late to register for one of the upcoming FUNdamentals of Raw Living Foods classes (Vancouver on Saturday, April 14  followed by Toronto, Seattle, Portland and finally back home in Fort Bragg). We’ll also be doing  a lot of talks along the way, as well as appearing at the Total Health Show in Toronto for talks and a special seminar. You can get more details about the tour at http://rawfoodchef.com/TOUR.html

On the Road Again

I love living in the Northwest! Early this morning, as we left Fort Bragg on our road trip to Vancouver BC. Dan, Martine and I drove through majestic forests of old growth redwood trees. Funny how something can be in your backyard and you rarely take advantage of it. We go the the ocean nearly everyday and we have redwoods at the Living Light Inn, but to visit these grandfather redwoods (many over 1000 years old), one must drive an hour or so north, and we rarely do that!

As  we left Fort Bragg, we drove north past the sand dunes and the magical rock formations to Westport, before turning east to Highway 101 and the redwood forests. Along the way, we saw owls and hawks, as well as raging rivers and waterfalls that were so beautiful, it brought tears to your eyes.  It was cloudy and we knew there was a good probability of rain on the way, but the weather held out for us and we enjoyed the drive north through Portland, Oregon, finally arriving, after a 12 hour drive to a beautiful sunset.

I lived in Bend, Oregon in the 70’s and early 80’s, so I feel at home here and I’m looking forward to coming back in a few weeks to teach our FUNdamentals of Raw Living Foods Class here. First, we will hit Vancouver BC, offering FUNdamentals there, then we will fly to Toronto for FUN in Toronto, then, on to Seattle for some FUN there, before we end with our last FUN class in Portland, before going home for FUN in Fort Bragg! That’s 5 FUNdamentals classes in 5 weeks! We are taking it to the people! In 14 years of teaching that class to thousands of people from over 50 countries and 6 continents, no one has ever voiced discontent. On the contrary — they tell us it was far more than they expected or even hoped for! There really isn’t any other entry-level raw foods class that can compare to FUNdamentals. It covers everything from A to Z ! I guarantee, you will be happy you made the decision to join us!

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