Thanks for your interest in natural healing, super-nutrition, and the protection of our environment. We promise to keep you informed on these issues (including latest articles on genetically modified foods and other GMO controversies) and uniquely in an informal and entertaining way. Thus we also share local events as well as exciting travels. If some of these are not local for you, we trust they will still inspire you. Continually we work to make this a better and healthier planet for ourselves and for all future generations.
This month kudos to Melinda for completing her 92 Day Juice Feast! Let's give her a juicy round of applause for her stamina and perseverance. Kudos also to Nathan for winning a local award for the best renovated rental property in Oneonta, NY for the year 2009.
NY ......THURSDAY NOVEMBER 19TH, 7pm:
We are HUGELY EXCITED that Raw Food Authors Matt Monarch and Angela Stokes (see pic's at end) will make their premier visit to Oneonta, NY at the Green Earth, 4 Market St. Tickets are $15 at the door. If you are coming from afar we also have a raw B&B in the area - The Turquoise Barn; http://www.turquoisebarn.com (this is where Matt and Angela will be staying) and and also Johanna Sophia's International Learning Center; http://www.sophiascenter.com.
MATT MONARCH: Author of "Raw Spirit" & "Raw Success", Matt is a Raw Food Educator that has been eating 100% raw for nearly 10 years now.You can learn more about him at www.rawsuccess.org.
ANGELA STOKES: Angela lost over 150lbs in overcoming morbid obesity using a raw food lifestyle. She is author of the books Raw Emotions and Raw Reform. She has a blog; www.rawreform.com. Her news video on CNN was the most watched feature of the year. You can watch it here. Together they run theThe Raw Food World TV Show and the Raw Food World Store (Type in coupon code: "honeymoon" for a 7% discount through the end of November). Last summer we were at their wedding in Oregon. We made a video of the event: Raw Union.
Topics to be discussed: Is the raw food diet for you?; overcoming health challenges; why some diets work and others not; difficulties on your journey; benefits of eating raw foods, juicing and colonics; healthy and rapid weight loss; how to break overeating patterns; balancing detox with slimming; taking care of the body naturally; addressing the underlying issues; Juicefeasting (see Angela's e-book "A Juicefeaster's Handbook")
We'll have goodies available...everything raw and organic!
NY.... Sunday, NOVEMBER 8
We will be exhibiting our infrared sauna products, nada yoga chair, plus books at the Weight Loss Solution Expo in New Windsor, NY (Rt 9W, Anthony's Pier 9); The expo is from 10am to 5pm. We will also educate others with our before and after pictures of raw fooders. If you live close, please stop by as we would love to meet you. The expo has free admission and many interesting booths and speakers.
MA ......TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1
Nathan Batalion, ND will speak at the Optimum Health Solution- Raw New England Dinner Speaker Series. This is a benefit for a school children program. Time and location: 5:30-9:30 PM UMass Waltham Center 240 Beaver St. Waltham Mass. Topic: Reversing Harms of Chemical Pollution and Genetically Modified Foods. Nathan will be preceded by Aimee Perrin's fantastic Food Demo. The cost is $15 online (if you bring a raw, organic vegan dish for 8 to share). Tickets may be purchased at www.optimumhealthsolution.org/blog). Otherwise it is $20 at the door and $10 extra for dinner.
For Q's call Betsy Bragg 617-835-2913 or email Betsy@OptimumHealthSolution.org
RELAX SAUNA - We are really excited about this new product. This is because we used it daily and have experienced the immense benefits. As a result we have become passionate about the Far Infrared Portable Relax Sauna. There is no other portable sauna on the market like it. We now make it available on our website and at health trade shows. Stay tuned for a Christmas Special. We will officially announce this in our next newsletter. For advanced information call us at 607-267-8901 or 607-432-1717.
SOLAR PRODUCTS - Thought of greening your home with solar energy? Federal and state credits pay for a sizable part of the cost, sometimes more than half. We recently had hot water solar installed on our home and are excited to report that it is running as expected to save us $s and produce clean energy. Watch our video. For more information contact Johanna Sophia at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell her we referred you. She can survey your needs and generally can arrange for an affordable installation (nationwide and/or in Europe). The payback is usually just 3-5 years for most hot water systems.
- Mind, Body, Spirit Expo (near Philadelphia, Pa): You can watch Phil Wilson as he shares information on how the Mayo Clinic study endorsed Far Infrared Saunas. Watch one of his customers give a testimonial on its healing effects. Listen to Omar share his understanding of vibrational healing. Watch a Vitamix green smoothie demo. Listen to a woman's story about reversing high blood sugar with a raw food diet. Lastly, listen to Nathan as he receives a cardio screening.
- Boston Vegetarian Society Expo (Boston, Ma): Excerpts of the talk by the famed Dr Carl Esselstyn on Reversing and Preventing Heart Disease. A must see.
- RAW FOOD KIDS Great music video with Sergio Boutenko who healed from diabetes at age 9 with a raw food diet.
- SIMPLY RAW- Reversing Diabetes in 30 days - if you haven't seen it you must! Dr. Gabriel Cousens, the fabulous author of There is a Cure for Diabetes, as well as Spiritual Nutrition, Rainbow Green Live Food Cuisine;and Conscious Eating also has a good video on why he recommends far infrared saunas for detoxification
- Reversing Obesity Angela's classic CNN interview & Raw Dawg Rory gives his Morbidly Obese Ma the Raw Food Challenge
- Melinda's Video Blog - JUICE FEAST VIDEOS Again congrats to Melinda for completing her 92 day Juice Feast. You can watch her progress with the feast and follow along with her written blog. This month she included a trip to visit her sister and attend the Mind, Body Spirit EXPO and the Boston Vegetarian Festival where she ended her feast.
- LOCAL POLITICS This month we made several videos of local interest in Oneonta NY. This included interviews with two mayoral candidates Erik Miller and Jason Corrigan. The third, Dick Miller, issued a statement for us. We also have videos of the FOF Future for Oneonta Merit Award Luncheon. This is where Nathan Batalion received a Merit Award for best rental property in Oneonta for 2009. There is a 2 part video of the winner of the best business Merit Award.
FAR INFRARED SAUNA: Nathan has gathered some tremendous research and has synthesized this information in a series of articles:
Blessings and see you soon. Link with us on Facebook (Melinda and Nathan)
Melinda and Nathan
Matt and Angela at Raw Food Yoga EXPO NYC 2009