RAW SPIRIT FESTIVAL - DC: Keep tuned for details of what we are planning for this exciting East coast event! Here is the link for the Raw Spirit East Festival near Washington, DC on August 29-30.
LOCAL FARMERS MARKET: This past weekend, thanks to Dana, Raw-Wisdom had a booth at the Oneonta Farmers Market to help introduce our upcoming Juice Feast and our ongoing Raw Food and Vegan Potlucks. We plan some meetings for both at the Green Earth Health Food Store on Market Street in Oneonta, NY. Click to see our lively video of this Oneonta Farmer's Market event. You can also view a further selection of stunning before-and-after photos of individuals who have gone raw. Maybe you will be a star in some future photos? Consider joining us in this new activity, and for as many days as you like as we journey on an exciting Juice Feast beginning August 1st and running up through November 3rd. you can juice with us for just one day, one week, one month or for the entire 92 days! The Green Earth has recently opened a brand new organic juice/smoothie bar for us lucky locals. The Juice Feasting program, inspired by the genius of Dr. Gabriel Cousens, is really the planet's most "express-train" route to deep healing. Follow our personal progress in applying this tremendous program, and with a support group in unison, on our new Juice Feast Blog.
JUICE FEASTING: Whether you live nearby or not, you can participate. Our first local meeting for Juice Feasting is Friday July 24, 2009 at 6:30 PM at the Green Earth in Oneonta. We'd like to see you but don't worry if you miss it. Contact Melinda at firstname.lastname@example.org for details. We begin this August 1st and we invite all to join us for again as many days as you can, and up to 92 or to the beginning of November. You can view the needed supplements and activities recommended for the 92 day Juice Feast here. Most of the items can be purchased at your local health food store or you can buy them along with your favorite hard-to-find raw food from The RAW FOOD WORLD - (receive a 7% discount when you use the code HONEYMOON through July 31st.) For information on everything you will need for a juice feast such as a juicer, rebounder, enema equipment and supplements check the Rainoshek’s website or stay-tuned to Melinda’s Juice Feast blog. Someone asked us why would anyone want to drink only juice for up to 92 days. Our answer is that juicing allows the body to rest the digestive system and free up energy to detox, rebuild and dramatically repair cells. Did you know that up to 60 percent of the human body is water, that the brain is composed of 70 percent water, and the lungs are nearly 90 percent water? About 83 percent of our blood is water, which helps digest our food, transport waste, and control body temperature. Each day humans must replace 2.5 quarts of water, some through drinking and the rest taken by the body from the foods eaten. With Juice Feasting we drink up to 2 quarts organic juice mixed with 2 quarts pure filtered water. This will transform the body's terrain from acidic to alkaline (significant for overcoming any illnesses).
POTLUCKS: Our next potluck is scheduled for Wednesday August 12th at 6PM at the Green Earth. Bring your favorite raw/living food delight, vegan dish or favorite Juice or smoothie for all to share. Looking for the perfect smoothie recipe? Check out Kevin Gianni's new smoothie recipe book - a collection of many of the top raw food gurus' favorite blended drinks - over 165 recipes for you to enjoy!
NEW VIDEO: Latest and greatest (as well as funny/wacky) video and starring the super dynamic duo of Nathan and Melinda and in their own musical "Oneontaway" production. And by the way if you enjoy watching our funny, informative, documentary, and inspiring videos then subscribe to our Shining Star Miracles youtube channel. Better yet, make your own eCard or video! or purchase a Flip Ultra Camcorder to share videos with us.
NEW BLOG: Melinda has been putting together this blog so that wherever you live you can follow our progress. So far we have several people committed as far away as Virginia. We will be using the Juice Feasting program as presented by David Rainoshek- researcher and co-author of Dr. Gabriel Cousens' There is a Cure for Diabetes and his wife Katrina.......... Click here to go to their incredible informative website. If you haven't seen the companion DVD Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days, you must see it and can purchase it here. Dean, one of the owners of the Green Earth promises to make the film available soon for viewing at the store where he is very busy making renovations for expansion in the building where the store is located.
NEW ARTICLE: American Academy of Environmental Medicine Calls for Immediate Moratorium on All Genetically Modified Foods - a must read article by Jeffrey M. Smith Executive Director of Institute for Responsible Technology.
NEW FORUM: We have added a new GE FORUM for contributing GE articles of interest. Feel free to add articles or comments. Let's educate ourselves as to what's new in the GE World of Monsanto. Here are a list of some new articles you can read:
1) Germany Wants to ban Monsanto Corn
2) New multi-trait GM corn approved in US and Canada
3) Activists campaign against Introduction of GM Food
4) Clinton harps on "technology" to provide food security
5) Monsanto Dives into Genetically Modified wheat
6) Scientists Warn of Hazards of GMOs
7) Austria pushes for GMO opt-out clause
Thank you all for participating in the Raw Food Revolution!
Melinda and Nathan