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Do you ever wonder what some of the Top Raw Chefs are REALLY eating at home?

(‘Cuz it can’t always be what they’re teaching us…)


If you’re…
  • Needing simpler recipes to follow for your daily life…
  • Wanting to know what some of the top raw chefs are actually eating at home on a daily basis…
  • Wanting to know what it takes to succeed as a raw athlete…
  • Interested in what a panel of raw doctors have to say about raw food and your health…
Then these e-books just might be what you’re looking for!



All 4 Raw Panel E-Books

Get both of the Raw Chef Panel E-Books for $29.95,
or add the Raw Athletes and Raw Doctors and get all 4 E-Books
for just $10 more!


When you purchase the 2 Monday Night LIVE! Raw Chef Panel E-Books you get:

  • Both Raw Chef Panel E-Books, “How the Top Raw Chefs Really Eat” Books 1 & 2
  • Over 200 Pages of Information
  • 4 Additional Interviews
  • 80 Recipes from some of the Top Raw Chefs
  • Book 1 Chef participants include: Andrea Primm, Cecilia Benjumena-Kinzie, Cherie Soria, Gabrielle Brick, Kathryn Ackland, Shana Dean, Abeba Wright and Chaya Ryvka
  • Book 2 Chef participants include: Brenda Hinton, Elaina Love, Jerri Hastey, Matt Samuelson, Melissa Mango, Dina Knight and Tiziana Alipo Tamborra
When you purchase ALL 4 Monday Night LIVE! Raw Panel
E-Books you get:

  • Both Raw Chef Panel E-Books, “How the Top Raw Chefs Really Eat” Books 1 & 2
  • Raw Athlete Panel E-Book, “How to Succeed as a Raw Athlete”
  • Raw Doctor Panel E-Book, “The Raw Food Diet and Your Health”
  • Over 400 Pages of Information
  • 12 Additional Interviews
  • 80 Recipes from some of the Top Raw Chefs
  • 40 Tips from Top Raw Athletes
  • 30 Tips from Raw Doctors
  • Book 1 Chef participants include: Andrea Primm, Cecilia Benjumena-Kinzie, Cherie Soria, Gabrielle Brick, Kathryn Ackland, Shana Dean, Abeba Wright and Chaya Ryvka
  • Book 2 Chef participants include: Brenda Hinton, Elaina Love, Jerri Hastey, Matt Samuelson, Melissa Mango, Dina Knight and Tiziana Alipo Tamborra
  • Raw Athlete participants include: Bradley Saul, Kevin Park, Zach Scioli, Charlie Abel, Christy Seguin, Kristopher Aaron, Justin Torrelas, Teresa Jordan & Tim Van Orden
  • Raw Doctor participants include: Dr. Alan Goldhamer, Dr. Michael Lipelt, Dr. Oloph Granath, Dr. Win Bertrand, Dr. Ariel Policano and Dr. Dave Klein
Get both Raw Chef Panel E-Books for $29.95

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Or get all 4 Raw Panel E-Books for $39.95

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For more information on the Raw Panel E-Book Series, click here.

Monday Night LIVE! @ Cafe Gratitude -
Season 1 Line Up:

Episode 01: MATTHEW & TERCES ENGELHART
Owners of Café Gratitude, and the authors of “The Abounding River”, and “Sacred Commerce”.
TOPIC: “Creating Sacred Community”



Episode 02:
 HAPPY OASIS
Founder & Chief Visionary Officer of Raw Spirit Festival, author of ” Uncivilized Ecstasies” & “Happiness is Habitual”.
TOPIC: “Transformational Animal Stories & Tribal Tales”



Episode 03: ELAINA LOVE
Raw Food Chef, Lifestyle Coach, Educator, and Author.
TOPIC: “My Personal Journey Through Raw Foods and Detoxification.”



Episode 04: CECILIA BENJUMEA-KINZIE
Raw Food Chef, Lifestyle Coach, Educator, and Author.
TOPIC: “Healing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome with Raw Foods: My Journey to Wellness.”



Episode 05: LAURA FOX
Raw Radio Personality, Producer & Visionary.
TOPIC: “How You Can Become A Visionary Steward.”



Episode 06: DR’S RICK & KARIN DINA
The Raw Food Doctors.
TOPIC: “Raw Foods: A Scientific Perspective.”



Episode 07: MELISSA PHILLIPPE
Singer, Songwriter, Spiritual Coach & Teacher.
TOPIC: “Change Your Mindset, Change Your Life!”



Episode 08: JOHN KOHLER
Webmaster of living-foods.com, Raw Lifestyle Coach.
TOPIC: “Just Because It’s Raw Doesn’t Means It’s Healthy.”



Episode 09: LAURA BRUNO
Life & Raw Coach, Medical Intuitive, Author.
TOPIC: “The Strangest and Most Common Things Seen by a Medical Intuitive.”



Episode 10: DINA KNIGHT
Raw Foods Chef & Instructor, Owner of “Greenivore”.
TOPIC: “My Personal Journey: Releasing over 115lbs with raw and living foods and maintaining it with a high-green lifestyle and diet.”



Episode 11: TOM BOYD & DEANA DENNARD
Water Science & Ayurvedic Practitioner, Co-Founders of Restorative Technologies.
TOPIC: “Water – Turning the Tide… The Importance of Water in Personal & Planetary Health and Well-Being.”



Episode 12: JERRI HASTEY
Raw Chef & Owner and of Seed (Santa Rosa’s Only Raw Restaurant).
TOPIC: “Business Opportunities in the Raw World.”



Episode 13: KATHRYN ACKLAND
Raw Chef / Organizer Raw Food Central.
TOPIC: “Transition Strategies for Conscious Eating.”



Episode 14: KEVIN & ANNMARIE GIANNI
Renegade Health Show Pioneers!
TOPIC: “Go High Raw: The Renegade Health Tour.”



Episode 15: DON ALLEN HARDMAN
Toltec Master, Author.
TOPIC: “Live Passionately Without Attachment to the Outcome!”



Episode 16: LYDIA KINDHEART
Raw Chef & Entrepreneur (Lydia’s Organics and Lydia’s Lovin’ Foods).
TOPIC: “What Is Health – Relationship Between Our Body Ecology And The Earth’s Ecology.”



Episode 17: ELAINA LOVE & SHEA LYNN BAIRD
Raw Chef & Colon Hydro-Therapist – Both specializing in detoxification.
TOPIC: “5 ways to alkalize your body and live a more vibrant energized life!”



Episode 18: DR. ALAN GOLDHAMER, DC
Founder and Director of TrueNorth Health Center.
TOPIC: “Escaping the Pleasure Trap: A Rationale Approach to Radical Diets.”



Episode 19: JULIA STEGE
Founder of Graphic Girlz, Designer and Strategic Attraction Coach.
TOPIC: “Attracting What You Want using the Strategic Attraction Plan.”



Episode 20: JOY METCALFE
Internationally known Holistic Health Counselor, Writer and Lecturer – Reiki Master / Medical Intuitive.
TOPIC: “The Four Pillars of Health.”



Episode 21: MATT SAMUELSON
Raw Chef, Head Instructor at Living Light Culinary Institute & Raw Chocolate Entrepreneur “High Integrity Foods”.
TOPIC: “Making Your Time in the Kitchen Playful! : Fun, Easy Ways to Create Your Own Recipes So You’re Not Tied to a Book!”


Episode 22: DON WEAVER
Author, ecologist, gardener, and raw food vegan for 32 years.
TOPIC: ” Gratitude Is As Gratitude Does: Who wants to remineralize and regenerate the Earth?”



Episode 23: CHERIE SORIA
Raw Foods Chef, Founder & Director of Living Light Culinary Institute, Author.
TOPIC: “Make Your Life Extraordinary! Why Be Ordinary, When You Can Be Extraordinary?”



Episode 24: DR. RICK DINA
One of The Raw Food Doctors!
TOPIC: “What You Need to Know to Water Fast & Juice Fast Successfully.”



Episode 25: BLAKE BERTLING
NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Master Practitioner.
TOPIC: “The Road to the Authentic Self.”



Episode 26: JOHN KOHLER
Webmaster of living-foods.com, Raw Lifestyle Coach, and Organizer of Santa Rosa’s First Raw Health Expo!
TOPIC: “How to Stay Raw While Traveling.” AND
 “Santa Rosa Raw Health Expo : SR’S First Ever Raw Food Expo!”



Episode 27: KEVIN GIANNI
Renegade Health Show Pioneer!
TOPIC: “How to be a Leader in the Health Movement!”



Episode 28: PATTY JAMES
Vital Health Educator & Nutrition Coach.
TOPIC: “How to Get Others Excited About Their Health!”



Episode 29: EDWARD MILLS
Law of Attraction Life & Business Coach.
TOPIC: “The Human Energy Systems and Their Connection to Raw Food.”



Episode 30: DR. DOUG GRAHAM
Raw 27 years, athlete, advisor to world class athletes and author of the “80/10/10″ Diet.
TOPIC: “How and Why to go Raw.”



Episode 31: MATT MONARCH & ANGELA STOKES-MONARCH
Raw Authors & Inspirations!
TOPIC: “Raw Success & Raw Emotions”



Episode 32: PAUL NISON
Raw Chef, Educator & Author.
TOPIC: “The Daylight Diet”



Episode 33: SACRED STEVE ADLER
Creator of “Sacred Hearts Raw Chocolate” & Love Guru!
TOPIC: “Love and Gratitude and the Raw Food Diet”



Episode 34: ABEBA WRIGHT
The Krazy Kracker Lady.
TOPIC: “Are You Willing to Adjust?”



Episode 35: STEVEN CAMPBELL
Author, Speaker & Mentor.
TOPIC: “Making Your Mind Magnificent – Flourishing at Any Age!”



Episode 36: MELISSA MANGO
Internationally known Raw Food Chef & Author.
TOPIC: “Melissa Mango’s Green Cuisine – How to Eat “Gourmet Style” Without the Heavy Fats and Complicated Ingredients.”


Episode 37: JENNIFER CORNBLEET
Internationally known Raw Food Chef & Author.
TOPIC: “Raw for Dessert!”



Episode 38: RAW CHEF PANEL #1
Cherie Soria, Gabrielle Brick, Kathryn Ackland, Shana Dean, Cecilia Benjumea-Kinzie & Andrea Primm.
TOPIC: “How Top Raw Chefs Really Eat”



Episode 39: RAW DOCTOR PANEL
Dr. Alan Goldhamer, Dr. Oloph Granath, Dr. Michael Lipelt, & Dr. Win Bertrand.
TOPIC: “What the Raw Food Diet Means for YOUR Health: the Top Health Benefits AND Challenges”



Episode 40: RAW ATHLETES PANEL
Bradley Saul, Kevin Park & Zachary Scioli.
TOPIC: “How to Succeed as a Raw Athlete”



Episode 41: RAW CHEF PANEL #2
Jerri Hastey, Brenda Hinton, Elaina Love, Melissa Mango, & Matt Samuelson.
TOPIC: “How Top Raw Chefs Really Eat”



Episode 42: TIZIANA ALIPO TAMBORA
Master Raw ‘Baker’, Co-Author ‘Sweet Gratitude’.
TOPIC: “Raw Desserts: Emotions & The Body Connection.”



Episode 43: ‘MAY I BE FRANK’, THE MOVIE
Cast & Crew: 
Writer, Producer, Director, ‘May I Be Frank’, & Manager at Cafe Gratitude.
TOPIC: ‘May I Be Frank’, a Making Of Discussion



Episode 44: BUNNY BERRY
Raw Inspiration & Personality – Creator of RawFu.com & RawFu Magazine.
TOPIC: Live Interview! Q&A w/ Bunny! : “Loving Yourself Wherever You Are in Your Journey”



Episode 45: MATTHEW & TERCES ENGELHART
Owners of Café Gratitude, and the authors of “The Abounding River”, and “Sacred Commerce”.
TOPIC: *LIVE INTERVIEW W/ MATTHEW & TERCES!*



Episode 46: AUDIENCE APPRECIATION & TOWN HALL MEETING W/ SPECIAL GUEST JAH LEVI!
Shea Lynn Baird hosts this fun evening of Food Specials, Give Aways from Cafe Gratitude and the Monday Night Live Presenters, & a Town Hall-Style Meeting to help plan next season’s Monday Night LIVE!…
INCLUDING A SPECIAL LIVE SOLO PERFORMANCE BY JAH LEVI!

Monday Night LIVE! @ Cafe Gratitude -
Season 2 Line Up:

Episode 01: DANIEL VITALIS
Health, Nutrition, and Personal Development Strategist and Nature Based Philosopher.
TOPIC: “Shamanic Nutrition.”



Episode 02: CHAYA-RYVKA
Raw Pastry Chef, Cafe Gratitude Bakery Supervisor.
TOPIC: “Living Vision: the Many Journey’s of a Lifetime.”



Episode 03: TRUENORTH HEALTH CENTER STAFF
TrueNorth is a Hygienic Water Fasting Center.
PANEL: “A Night to Meet & Ask Questions of the Dr.’s of TrueNorth.”



Episode 04: CHEF DINA KNIGHT
Raw Food Chef & Life Coach.
TOPIC: “Releasing Physical and Emotional Weight with a High Green Diet – and Uncovering Our True Selves.”



Episode 05: FRANK GIGLIO (‘Franky G’)
Raw Chef and Athlete.
INTERVIEW: “‘Localvore’, Tuning into the seasons.”



Episode 06: SHIROKO SOKITCH & SIVAN GARR
25+ year Chinese & Western MD, and Spiritual Teacher.
TOPIC: “Stop Revolving and Start Evolving!”



Episode 07: ABEBA WRIGHT
The Krazy Kracker Lady.
DEMO: “Krazy Kracker 101″



Episode 08: DHYANA CENTER PANEL
The Dhyana Center is an Ayurvedic Clinic and School.
PANEL: “Achieving Balance – & How the Raw Food Diet Works with Ayurveda.”



Episode 09: DR. MICHAEL KLAPER, MD
30+ Year Vegan MD and Author.
TOPIC: “From the Operating Room to the Dining Room – One Doctor’s Nutritional Evolution.”



Episode 10: DAN MCDONALD – The Life Regenerator
Raw Chef, Coach and Inspiration.
TOPIC: “Becoming the Life ReGenerator.”



Episode 11: STEVE MEYEROWITZ – The Sproutman!
30+ Years as a Raw Food Expert and Author.
TOPIC: “Eat Less – Get More!”



Episode 12: BREAST HEALTH PANEL
Panel of Sonoma County’s Top Breast Health Experts.
PANEL: “Breast Health!”



Episode 13: MELISSA MANGO
Raw Chef, Author & Life Coach.
DEMO: “Nut Free and Delish!”



Episode 14: SHEA LYNN BAIRD
Colon Hydrotherapist & Food Allergy Consultant.
TOPIC: “The Road to Health is Paved with Good Intestines: Understanding pH, Leaky Gut & Food Allergies.”



Episode 15: MAIR ALIGHT
Non-Violent Communication Expert.
TOPIC: “Are We There Yet? Yes, We Are!”



Episode 16: DREAMINGBEAR BARAKA KANAAN
Musician, Poet and Performance Artist.
TOPIC: Performance: Lovevolution Poetry



Episode 17: SINGING BEAR
Singer, Songwriter, Poet, Actor, Dreamer & Mystical Musical Alchemist.
TOPIC: MUSICAL PERFORMANCE!



Episode 18: CECILIA BENJUMEA-KINZIE
Raw Food Chef, Lifestyle Coach, Educator and Author.
TOPIC: “How to Be “Raw” in the Real World. Fitting the Raw Lifestyle into your Busy Life.”



Episode 19: JOHN KOHLER
Webmaster of living-foods.com, Raw Lifestyle Coach, and Organizer of Santa Rosa’s First Raw Health Expo!
TOPIC: “Grow Your Greens!”



Episode 20: JULIA STEGE
Founder of Graphic Girlz, Designer & Strategic Attraction Coach.
TOPIC: “Being Attraction: Receiving What You Desire.”



Episode 21: ANNMARIE GIANNI
Co-Host of Renegade Health, Author, Health Crusader.
TOPIC: “Outer Beauty & Skin Care.”



Episode 22: NOMI SHANNON – the ‘Raw Gourmet’
Raw Food Chef, Author & Teacher.
TOPIC: “3 Fail Safe Steps to Starting & Staying on a Raw Diet.”



Episode 23: GORDON MEDICAL ASSOCIATES PANEL
Sonoma County Medical Practice Known for Alternative Treatments.
PANEL: “Exploring Biochemical Individuality.”



Episode 24: DR. WILL TUTTLE
Author, “The World Peace Diet”.
TOPIC: “The World Peace Diet.”



Episode 25: TERRY NIEVES
Ocean Harvest Sea Vegetable Company.
TOPIC: “Sea Vegetables: Raw, Green Superfoods from the Ocean.”



Episode 26: RONNIE & MINH
Raw Chef’s, Authors & Personalities.
DEMO & TOPIC: “The Philosophy & The Art of Living Food.”



Episode 27: DR. BRIAN CLEMENT
Director of Hippocrates Health Institute.
TOPIC: “Longevity & Vitality: Creating a Disease-Free Future.”



Episode 28: ELAINA LOVE
Raw Chef, Author & Cleansing Expert.
TOPIC: “Accessing Your Body’s Highest Potential Through Juice Feasting & a Low-Glycemic Lifestyle.”



Episode 29: CHERIE SORIA
Raw Foods Chef & Teacher, Founder & Director of Living Light Culinary Institute, Author.
TOPIC: “Raw Food Career Choices.”



Episode 30: JASON WROBEL
Raw Chef, Author and Presenter.
DEMO & TOPIC: “Easy Raw Food Career Choices and Affordable Raw Comfort Foods.”



Episode 31: DEBORAH MYERS
Acupressurist, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Theta Healing & Author.
TOPIC: “Health is at Your Fingertips.”



Episode 32: DIANA STOBO
Raw Chef & Author of “Get Naked Fast”.
TOPIC: “Get Naked Fast – Stripping Away the Foods that Weigh You Down.”



Episode 33: RHIO
Raw Food Chef, Author, Actress, Eco-Farmer & Radio Host.
TOPIC: “What All People Who Eat Should Know About Genetically Engineered Food.”



Episode 34: BETHANNE WANAMAKER & CHRISTIAN BATES
Chefs, Educators and Authors.
TOPIC: “How to Make Superfoods Work for You.”



Episode 35: CHEF HEATHER HAXO PHILLIPS
Raw Chef, Educator & Event Planner.
TOPIC & DEMO: “Effortless Entertaining w/ Raw Nut Cheese Making Demo.”



Episode 36: ELSON HAAS, MD
Best Selling Author, MD Specializing in Diet & Detox.
TOPIC: “Food Reactions, Weight and Health.”



Episode 37: ‘MAY I BE FRANK’ – the Movie
A special Movie viewing night w/ Cast & Crew!
TOPIC: “May I Be Frank” Making Of Discussion.



Episode 38: FINAL EVENT OF THE 2010 SEASON!
AUDIENCE APPRECIATION NIGHT & TOWN HALL MEETING W/ MUSICAL GUESTS MATT & AVASA LOVE! Shea Lynn Baird Hosts this Fun Evening of Door Prize Give Aways from the MNL Presenters and a Live Musical Performance!
INCLUDING A SPECIAL LIVE PERFORMANCE BY MATTY AND AVASA LOVE!

Do you ever wonder what some of the Top Raw Chefs are REALLY eating at home?

(‘Cuz it can’t always be what they’re teaching us…)


If you’re…
  • Needing simpler recipes to follow for your daily life…
  • Wanting to know what some of the top raw chefs are actually eating at home on a daily basis…
  • Wanting to know what it takes to succeed as a raw athlete…
  • Interested in what a panel of raw doctors have to say about raw food and your health…
Then these e-books just might be what you’re looking for!



All 4 Raw Panel E-Books

Get both of the Raw Chef Panel E-Books for $29.95,
or add the Raw Athletes and Raw Doctors and get all 4 E-Books
for just $10 more!


When you purchase the 2 Monday Night LIVE! Raw Chef Panel E-Books you get:

  • Both Raw Chef Panel E-Books, “How the Top Raw Chefs Really Eat” Books 1 & 2
  • Over 200 Pages of Information
  • 4 Additional Interviews
  • 80 Recipes from some of the Top Raw Chefs
  • Book 1 Chef participants include: Andrea Primm, Cecilia Benjumena-Kinzie, Cherie Soria, Gabrielle Brick, Kathryn Ackland, Shana Dean, Abeba Wright and Chaya Ryvka
  • Book 2 Chef participants include: Brenda Hinton, Elaina Love, Jerri Hastey, Matt Samuelson, Melissa Mango, Dina Knight and Tiziana Alipo Tamborra
When you purchase ALL 4 Monday Night LIVE! Raw Panel
E-Books you get:

  • Both Raw Chef Panel E-Books, “How the Top Raw Chefs Really Eat” Books 1 & 2
  • Raw Athlete Panel E-Book, “How to Succeed as a Raw Athlete”
  • Raw Doctor Panel E-Book, “The Raw Food Diet and Your Health”
  • Over 400 Pages of Information
  • 12 Additional Interviews
  • 80 Recipes from some of the Top Raw Chefs
  • 40 Tips from Top Raw Athletes
  • 30 Tips from Raw Doctors
  • Book 1 Chef participants include: Andrea Primm, Cecilia Benjumena-Kinzie, Cherie Soria, Gabrielle Brick, Kathryn Ackland, Shana Dean, Abeba Wright and Chaya Ryvka
  • Book 2 Chef participants include: Brenda Hinton, Elaina Love, Jerri Hastey, Matt Samuelson, Melissa Mango, Dina Knight and Tiziana Alipo Tamborra
  • Raw Athlete participants include: Bradley Saul, Kevin Park, Zach Scioli, Charlie Abel, Christy Seguin, Kristopher Aaron, Justin Torrelas, Teresa Jordan & Tim Van Orden
  • Raw Doctor participants include: Dr. Alan Goldhamer, Dr. Michael Lipelt, Dr. Oloph Granath, Dr. Win Bertrand, Dr. Ariel Policano and Dr. Dave Klein
Get both Raw Chef Panel E-Books for $29.95

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Or get all 4 Raw Panel E-Books for $39.95

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For more information on the Raw Panel E-Book Series, click here.

Do you ever wonder what some of the Top Raw Chefs are REALLY eating at home?

(‘Cuz it can’t always be what they’re teaching us…)



An invitation from Shea Lynn Baird & Stephen Barlow
- the creators of Monday Night LIVE!



Due to my own involvement with the raw food world for over a decade, and because of the Monday Night LIVE! events, I’ve had the opportunity to host, speak to and listen to over a hundred experts in the field of raw food.

Let me tell you – everyone has such different stories! How they came to raw, what they consider raw, how they live raw. These experts have shared stories about their successes and their failures, and many have been really honest and frank about their struggles.

Yes, struggles.


(Just because someone might be considered an expert doesn’t mean they aren’t still struggling with something somewhere.)

When I first began living a raw food lifestyle in 1999, I didn’t have access to the amazing amount of information that is now readily available in book form or on the internet. There were some raw food experts out there, and luckily I was able to meet and mingle and managed to get myself some valuable support. But there were three areas where I was seeking information and it was still lacking. Information on being a raw food diet athlete was scarce, as was information from actual doctors who supported the diet, not to mention actually ate the diet themselves. And then there was food preparation… there were two types of raw food recipe books out when I went raw. One featured recipes that my friend, Melissa Mango, would call “cat food on a cracker.” It was rough and unappealing. The other type of book just coming out at the time, like Juliano’s “Raw”, and also Roxanne Klein’s, “Raw”, were so labor-intensive and overly gourmet- I remember being overwhelmed that some of the ingredients in a recipe would have their own recipes!

Back then we also just didn’t have a huge number of the delicious raw food options that we now have available to us. Of course we had fruits and vegetables, but the prepared foods and many food preparation techniques just didn’t exist yet. Raw chefs today are in a whole new league. And while so much of the raw food they present professionally is beautiful, creative and gourmet, it’s also time consuming, labor intensive and, frankly, can be overwhelming.

In season 1 of Monday Night LIVE!, with all of this in mind, I put together 4 Raw Expert Panels:

  • There were 2 Raw Chef Panels, because I wanted to ask the top raw chefs directly,”What are YOU eating at home on a daily basis?” I think you will be very surprised by some of the answers!
  • The Raw Athlete Panel, because Stephen (my husband) was losing too much weight and we couldn’t land on a raw diet that would allow him to be as active and athletic as he is by nature.
  • And the Raw Doctor Panel, so we could hear it from from the horses mouths… Doctors who not only supported a raw diet but also practiced it.

The panels were AWESOME, and afterwards I asked each of the participants if we could put the information from the panels into an e-book to share with not only the people at the panels but with you. Everyone was not only excited about the idea, but they gave me Bonus Material to include in each of the panels e-books!

AND, as another ADDED BONUS, I asked a few more of my raw friends who weren’t able to make it to the panels to contribute individual interviews to the information in the e-books!

That means 15 of today’s Top Raw Chef’s, 9 Raw Athletes and 6 Raw Doctors have contributed to the e-books!

Chef Panel #1 Includes:

Andrea Primm, Cecilia Benjumena-Kinzie, Cherie Soria, Gabrielle Brick, Kathryn Ackland, Shana Dean, Abeba Wright and Chaya Ryvka

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Chef Panel #2 Includes:

Brenda Hinton, Elaina Love, Jerri Hastey, Matt Samuelson, Melissa Mango, Dina Knight and Tiziana Alipo Tamborra

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Raw Athletes Panel Includes:

Bradley Saul, Kevin Park, Zach Scioli, Charlie Abel, Christy Seguin, Kristopher Aaron, Justin Torrelas, Teresa Jordan & Tim Van Orden

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Raw Doctor Panel Includes:

Dr. Alan Goldhamer, Dr. Michael Lipelt, Dr. Oloph Granath, Dr. Win Bertrand, Dr. Ariel Policano
and Dr. Dave Klein

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So, If you’re…

  • Needing simpler recipes to follow for your daily life…
  • Wanting to know what some of the top raw chefs are actually eating at home on a daily basis…
  • Wanting to know what it takes to succeed as a raw athlete…
  • Interested in what a panel of raw doctors have to say about raw food and your health…

Then these e-books just might be what you’re looking for!



All 4 Raw Panel E-Books

Get both of the Raw Chef Panel E-Books for $29.95,
or add the Raw Athletes and Raw Doctors and get all 4 E-Books for just $10 more!


When You Purchase the 2 Monday Night LIVE! Raw Chef Panel E-Books You Get:

  • Both Raw Chef Panel E-Books, “How the Top Raw Chefs Really Eat” Books 1 & 2
  • Over 200 Pages of Information
  • 4 Additional Interviews
  • 80 Recipes from Top Raw Chefs
When You Purchase ALL 4 Monday Night LIVE! Raw Panel E-Books You Also Get:

  • Raw Athlete Panel E-Book, “How to Succeed as a Raw Athlete”
  • Raw Doctor Panel E-Book, “The Raw Food Diet and Your Health”
  • Over 200 More Pages of Information
  • 8 Additional Interviews
  • 40 Tips from Top Raw Athletes
  • 30 Tips from Raw Doctors
Get both Raw Chef Panel E-Books for $29.95

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Or get all 4 Raw Panel E-Books for $39.95

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Books by Monday Night LIVE! presenters, listed alphabetically by name.



Superfood Beauty Elixirs

By Christian Bates & Bethanne Wanamaker – (Season 2, Episode 34)
Discover the Secrets to Boosting Your Metabolism and Strengthening Your Immune System Naturally… While Getting Stunning, Radiant Skin with a Healthy Glow… WITHOUT Taking Supplements – in 5 minutes flat. We invite you to share in our nutritional breakthrough and treat yourself to divinely delicious, non-alcoholic cocktails, that offer the *sweet* without guilt – drinks that feed your belly just what it wants.




If I Only Had a Brain Injury

By Laura Bruno – (Season 1, Episode 9)
Unlike other books on healing from so-called “Medical Mysteries,” If I Only Had a Brain Injury encourages readers to chart their own inspirational journeys. The book’s structure follows The Wizard of Oz storyline (Dorothy’s journey begins with a concussion), guiding readers to a “yellow brick road through recovery.” A collection of personal examples, alternative treatments and spiritual growth exercises, this book also offers wisdom from thirteen contributors, including Robin Cohn (Vice President of New York State Brain Injury Association), Dr. William Padula (Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association), Dana Reeve, and Kay Strom.




Making Your Mind Magnificent – Flourishing At Any Age

By Steven Campbell – (Season 1, Episode 35)
When someone talks to you, you are talking to yourself three-times faster. When they stop talking, you talk to yourself six times faster. Research has discovered that your brain accepts what you are telling yourself, without question! So when you say, “I can’t do that!” your mind simply says, “Okay, you can’t!” and then blocks out ways for you to do it. If however, you say, “Of course I can do that!” the brain accepts that as truth, also without question. Not only that, your brain then endeavors to help you find a way to do it, and then gives you the energy to do so. Through the cutting-edge research that fills this book, Steven Campbell has taught college students, individuals and groups how make their minds their greatest champion for learning and growing and changing.




Life Force

By Dr. Brian Clement – (Season 2, Episode 27)
Hippocrates Institute director Dr. Brian Clement shows how the Hippocrates LifeForce Program implements the use of raw living foods to help people stimulate natural immune defenses against cancer, heart disease, and other chronic diseases as well as maintain a healthy weight. This book is the result of many years of research in the field of human health, and includes case studies describing the experiences of people who have successfully healed themselves after conventional Western medicine had given them little of no hope for recovery.




Living Foods for Optimum Health

By Dr. Brian Clement – (Season 2, Episode 27)
Did you know that what you eat could be making you sick? It’s true. Some foods clog your body with energy-depleting fats, toxins, and chemicals. Where can you find the optimum nourishment your body needs to stay strong, healthy, and vigorous? For millions of people, the answer is in the health and healing properties of living foods—foods that are eaten raw and produced without dangerous, nutrient-robbing chemicals or additives.




7 Keys to Lifelong Sexual Vitality

By Dr. Brian Clement – (Season 2, Episode 27)
Good health leads to good sex and good sex can lead to good health. And your sex life can keep getting better over time, with intimacy growing stronger and more pleasurable with each passing year. Health and sex experts Drs. Brian and Anna Maria Clement, a married couple and the codirectors of an internationally renowned wellness clinic and spa, offer advice for retaining sexual vitality and intimacy throughout life. Their suggestions are all-natural, can be put into practice by anyone, and require no drugs.




Raw Food Made Easy

By Jennifer Cornbleet – (Season 1, Episode 37)
All-new Revised Edition of Jennifer’s best-selling classic. Getting 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day has never been so delicious and easy. Well-known Bay Area cooking instructor, Jennifer Cornbleet, shares her favorite no-cook recipes in quantities ideal for one or two people. With essential time-saving tips and techniques, plus Jennifer’s clear instructions, you don’t have to toil in the kitchen in order to enjoy nutritious, delicious raw food.




Raw For Dessert: Easy Delights for Everyone

By Jennifer Cornbleet – (Season 1, Episode 37)
Now you can have your cake and eat it too! You can stay vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, or just plain health-conscious and still eat delicious cakes, pies, compotes, crumbles, custards, sorbets, ice creams, cookies, and candies! Jennifer Cornbleet, author of the best selling Raw Food Made Easy, shares her favorite easy no-bake treats. Learn how to: Avoid white sugar, white flour, dairy products, trans-fats, saturated fats, and processed foods. Make easy-to-follow recipes quickly and affordably.Enjoy desserts for every occasion.




The Abounding River

By Matthew & Terces Engelhart – (Season 1, Episodes 1 & 45)
The Abounding River Workbook is a training manual to experience a life of being provided for. Consider that scarcity (not enough love, money, time, beauty, etc.) is an inherited way being—a view of life that we practice and fuel by widespread agreement. This book is the antidote for our obsession with scarcity. Abundance, like love or joy, is a presence that we can evoke by our conscious attention to it—to what we have already been given.




I Am Grateful: Recipes and Lifestyle of Cafe Gratitude

By Matthew & Terces Engelhart – (Season 1, Episodes 1 & 45)
With locations in San Francisco, Berkeley, Marin, and Los Angeles, Café Gratitude has become well known for its inspiring environment and distinctive, flavorful organic foods. In I Am Grateful, cofounder Terces Engelhart presents her and her husband Matthew’s view of life and business philosophy. She also presents her story of personal healing, sharing highlights of her recovery from food addiction while explaining the benefits of a raw lifestyle. The book’s gorgeous, full-color photographs accompany easy-to-follow recipes for the café’s most popular items, making it easy for readers to prepare live foods at home.




High Raw: A Simple Approach to Health, Eating and Saving the Planet

By Kevin Gianni – (Season 1, Episodes 14 & 27)
Finally, A Simple, 5-Step Approach to Eating, Health, and Saving the Planet! Transform your body and mind naturally. Boost your metabolism to burn more fat and help you lose weight effortlessly. Eliminate sugar and salt cravings. Finally let you eat in peace without guilt or shame. Help you take control of your emotions and stress for zen-like calm. And much more…




The Raw Food Challenge: 7 Days to Improve Your Health, Detoxify Your Body and Lose Weight

By Kevin Gianni – (Season 1, Episodes 14 & 27)
This is a simple 7 day raw food program that includes recipes for all your meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner. We even include a full shopping list, so you can just print it off and go to the store the minute you want to start. The only thing it doesn’t come with is the food! In this book, I’ll show you exactly what you need to do during these 7 days to succeed. There’s no need to think! We’ve done it all for you. We’ve even given you options in case you are sensitive to different foods or you have a busy work schedule.




The Pleasure Trap: Mastering the Hidden Force that Undermines Health & Happiness

By Dr. Alan Goldhamer – (Season 1, Episodes 18 & 39) (Season 2, Episode 3)
A wake-up call to even the most health-conscious Americans, The Pleasure Trap boldly challenges conventional wisdom about sickness and unhappiness in today’s contemporary culture, and offers groundbreaking solutions for achieving change. Two of the nation’s most courageous and outspoken experts provide a fascinating new perspective on how modern life can turn so many smart, savvy people into the unwitting saboteurs of their own well-being.




The 80/10/10 Diet

By Dr. Doug Graham – (Season 1, Episode 30)
Dr. Doug Graham has taken the increasingly popular and tremendously successful low-fat, plant-based diet and turbo-charged it for unprecedented, off-the-charts results. Eclipsing even the astounding benefits so well documented by renowned health professionals who also advocate low-fat eating, Dr. Graham’s plan is the first to present a low-fat diet and lifestyle program based exclusively around whole, fresh, uncooked fruits and vegetables. From effortless body weight management to unprecedented vibrant health and disease reversal to blockbuster athletic performance, The 80/10/10 Diet delivers in ways no other plan can even hope to match.




Nutrition and Athletic Performance

By Dr. Doug Graham – (Season 1, Episode 30)
Whether you are a seasoned athlete or just getting started with a fitness program, Nutrition and Athletic Performance is your guide to success. Discover what athletes from every sport around the world have been using to set personal bests. Learn what to eat before, during and after activity to yield the best performance. And discover how to attain freedom from costly supplements. Gain better recovery times from activities. And finally learn the truth about carbs, fats, and proteins.




The False Fat Diet

By Dr. Elson Haas – (Season 2, Episode 36)
‘s a fact: not all weight is really fat. Much of being overweight is caused by allergy-like food reactions. This “false fat” is easy to put on, but it can be hard to take off. Now you can do it–this week–with the revolutionary False Fat Diet. In just a few days, you can lose 5-10 pounds–and 10-20 pounds within two or three weeks. This scientific, no-hunger, individualized regimen is the only diet that can work for everyone.




The Detox Diet: The Definitive Guide for Lifelong Vitality

By Dr. Elson Haas – (Season 2, Episode 36)
This fully updated edition of The Detox Diet guides readers through the detoxification process and follow-up cleansing programs developed by Dr. Elson Haas for those struggling with addictions to sugar, caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol. This practical, authoritative book provides valuable help for anyone who wants to improve their health and lower their need for medications. As Dr. Haas explains, “Detoxification is the missing link in Western nutrition.”




Staying Healthy with the Seasons

By Dr. Elson Haas – (Season 2, Episode 36)
Nature’s cycles affect not only the external climate, but also our internal health and mental well-being. With this as its primary tenet, Staying Healthy With the Seasons revolutionized the fields of preventive and integrated medicine when it was first published in 1981, and introduced a seasonal approach to nutrition, disease prevention, and mind-and-body fitness. Joining Western and Eastern medicines with seasonal nutrition, herbology, and exercise practices, this timeless classic, revised for the 21st century, provides the keys to staying healthy from spring right on through winter.




A Cookbook for All Seasons: A Healthy Eating Plan for Life

By Dr. Elson Haas – (Season 2, Episode 36)
According to the latest trends, cooking is enjoying a resurgence of family-oriented, home-cooked meals using fresh, whole foods. In A Cookbook For All Seasons, Dr. Elson Haas offers guidelines for maintaining healthy and Nutritious eating habits in today’s world of processed, instant food. Featuring sections on food combining and rotation, seasonal menu planning and recipes, and individual nutritional needs, this unique kitchen companion is structured around the seasons to take advantage of ingredients at the peak of both flavor and nutrients. Includes a nutritional analysis of each seasonal diet.




The Everything Toltec Wisdom Book

By don Allen Hardman – (Season 1, Episode 15)
Toltec Wisdom has been passed down personally and privately from master to apprentice in Mexico for over two thousand years. The Toltec Path is a spiritual path, not a religion. “The Everything Toltec Wisdom Book” explains the fundamentals of this tradition and teaches readers how it can be used to understand and change the way they think. Written by Allan Hardman, a Toltec Master, this book provides readers with easy to-implement, step-by-step guidance to using Toltec Wisdom to live a life that is happy, fulfilling, and successful.




Wild Love

By DreamingBear Baraka Kanaan – (Season 1, Episode 26) (Season 2, Episode 16)
A true spoken word genius, Dreaming-Bear is this generation’s poet laureate of the heart. Dreaming-Bear is a master of metaphor; “each molecule-mantra” tenderly kissing the soul’s “supernova of senses.” As you turn these pages, be prepared to be awakened as his eloquent and alluring words transport you to the “naked tenderness of truth” and the laughter and playfulness of “holy amorous mischief.”




Vegan Nutrition: Pure and Simple

By Dr. Michael Klaper – (Season 2, Episodes 3 & 9)
This is the classic book on why a vegan diet makes good sense, and how to maintain a vegan diet sensibly. Learn why eating animal products is bad for your health, dangerous for the environment, and absolutely unnecessary for anyone, young or old. Contains sections on getting all your nutrients and how to put together a vegan menu, along with 50 recipes for everything from breakfast basics to dessert treats.




Digestion Made Easy

By Dr. Michael Klaper – (Season 2, Episodes 3 & 9)
Think you are what you eat? Think again! You are what you DIGEST and ABSORB. In this extraordinary presentation by one of America’s foremost authorities on nutrition and health, Digestion Made Easy takes you on a journey of understanding through your digestive system to meet the amazing organs that turn your food into — YOU! Digestion Made Easy makes a complicated subject easy and fun to understand, and shows you what foods to eat to keep your digestive system — and you — healthy for a lifetime.




Pure Joy Kitchen: Simple Raw Vegan Recipes for a Vibrant Life

By Elaina Love – (Season 1, Episodes 3, 17 & 41) (Season 2, Episode 28)
These tried and true books contains a combined total of over 250 healthy, satisfying, simple recipes the whole family will enjoy. Experience more energy and vibrancy by making these recipes a part of your daily meals. The books features simple and easy raw, vegan recipes the whole family will enjoy.




May I Be Frank

By Frank Ferrante, Cary Mosier, Ryland Engelhart, & Conor Gaffney – (Season 1, Episode 43) (Season 2, Episode 37)
Ex-addict Frank Ferrante is a 54 year old, 290 pound Sicilian-American from Brooklyn with Hepatitis C and an unquenchable appetite for women, on the look-out for a quick fix. But Frank wants to fall in love one more time before he dies. MAY I BE FRANK documents Ferrante’s transformation when he stumbles into the aptly-named vegan Café Gratitude, and over 42 days begins a life-changing journey. Challenged by years of addiction, fatigue, and family dysfunction, Frank’s quest for healthy living is tense and touching. Through Frank s transformation, we witness the powerful effect of change upon one person’s life, and the potential we all have to find the most important love of all.




Sprouts: The Miracle Food

By Steve Meyerowitz – (Season 2, Episode 11)
The Sproutman’s guide to indoor organic gardening shows you step by step, how to grow these delicious baby greens and mini-vegetables in just one week from seed to salad. This guide can make anyone a self sufficient gardener of sprouts that are bursting with concentrated nutrition. Includes comprehensive nutrition charts, Questions and Answers, seed resources, illustrations, photo’s & charts.




Wheatgrass: Nature’s Finest Medicine

By Steve Meyerowitz – (Season 2, Episode 11)
New, expanded, and improved, this worldwide best seller has everything you need to know about this wonder plant and its miracle cures. This is possibly the most up-to-date, nutrition filled, research packed book on wheatgrass in print. Learn how to grow wheatgrass and use it for maximum therapeutic benefit in a total health restoration program. Also included are testimonies by people who have been cured using wheatgrass and the history of wheatgrass going back to biblical times.




Juice Fasting & Detoxification

By Steve Meyerowitz – (Season 2, Episode 11)
This book explains how to fast using raw fruit & vegetable juices while maintaining a nearly normal work and living schedule. Includes: Juice recipes, detoxification techniques, exercises, weight loss, water fasting; about the organs of elimination; how to handle a “healing event,” and how to exit a fast safely.




Food Combining & Digestion: 101 Ways to Improve Digestion

By Steve Meyerowitz – (Season 2, Episode 11)
This easy-to-use book shows how to get more nutrition from the food we eat, with eating guidelines to help the stomach run at peak efficiency and maximum digestive power. Includes an overview of the chemistry of digestion and how food is assimilated. The techniques presented here can help people gain increased energy and improved health.




Raw Spirit

By Matt Monarch – (Season 1, Episode 31)
In honest detail, Raw Spirit prepares you for the world you could be walking into if you choose to become Raw, or if you are already. Raw Spirit has much to offer: Those who want to heal through diet; Those who want to stay Raw, but keep falling back into cooked food; Those who are Raw and may run into future problems; Those who are Raw and feeling confused and rejected; Those looking into Raw. What they can expect.




Raw Success

By Matt Monarch – (Season 1, Episode 31)
Have you been reluctant to eat 100% raw because you are afraid of doing it wrong? It is true that many long-term raw vegans suffer from deficiencies, health and dental complications. Most Raw Pioneers are dying between the ages of 80 and 93. If the raw diet is so amazing, why aren’t we living decades longer than cooked food eaters? Raw Success is the key to longevity on a 100% raw vegan diet. With information that has never before been introduced, these new concepts mark a turning point for the raw lifestyle! Understand how to succeed with a 100% raw food lifestyle. Find your Optimal Raw Diet: not too extreme, not too lax – just right for you.




The Daylight Diet

By Paul Nison – (Season 1, Episode 32)
Did you know when you eat is just as important as what you eat? It can determine your total health and wellness. Raw Food Chef and Author Paul Nison has studied the topic of health and digestion for years and will share information no one else is talking about in his newest book, The Daylight Diet. In this book you will learn the ideal times to eat for best digestion. The best times to be awake and go to sleep. How to overcoming late-night eating, lose weight, gain energy and so much more. This way of eating has also been prove to build immunity to fight disease.




Raw Food Formula for Health

By Paul Nison – (Season 1, Episode 32)
Speaking from a first-hand experience, Paul Nison shares his personal journey to vibrant health and his passionate belief in the healing powers of the human body. Focusing on life-enhancing raw foods, Paul presents sensible information about nutrition’s role in preventing disease along with how to determine the root causes of illness. Using a simple four-stop program, you’ll be able to: eliminate the cause of your health problems; cleanse and heal from past damage done to your body; creates a diet and lifestyle based on your own personal body chemistry; access emotional and spiritual feelings to support your path.




Chants of a Lifetime

By Melissa Phillippe – (Season 1, Episode 7)
Chants of a Lifetime: Four deeply moving chants (short affirmative statements set to music), each presented first with vocals (in English) and then instrumentally These empowering chants are designed to reinforce positive thoughts and to facilitate centering, relaxation, meditiation and healing.




Healthy Holidays

By Heather Haxo Phillips – (Season 2, Episode 35)
A collection of easy and delicious winter time recipes by America’s favorite raw food chefs. Plus tips on how to get healthy and avoid gaining weight during the holidays. Healthy Holidays is your key to success. Inside, you will find: – Over 50 recipes from drinks to sweets to savory entrees – Tips for talking about your diet – Travel pointers – snack essentials and what to pack for your trip – Your favorite raw food chefs, including Cherie Soria, Russell James, Elaina Love, Jennifer Cornbleet, and many more!




Hooked on Raw: Rejuvenate Your Body and Soul With Nature’s Living Foods

By Rhio – (Season 2, Episode 33)
Hooked On Raw is one of the most comprehensive books on raw foods on the market. Readers will find delightful, integrated wisdom about raw foods and living the raw food lifestyle, as well as information on irradiated foods, supplements, aging and the acid/alkaline balance, biotechnology and genetically engineered seeds, food combining, kitchen equipment and more. Featured are over 350 delicious gourmet recipes designed to please just about everyone.




The Raw Gourmet

By Nomi Shannon – (Season 2, Episode 22)
Whether you’d simply like to add more fruit and vegetables to your meals, or want to change your lifestyle in a more dramatic way, The Raw Gourmet is the complete guide to one of the world’s fastest growing nutrition and health movements-the living-foods diet. In the first book of its kind, Nomi Shannon opens a door onto a refreshing new world of food preparation…Learn how fresh, non-cooked fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and grains can boost your vitality while lighting up your palate.




Raw Food Celebrations

By Nomi Shannon – (Season 2, Episode 22)
This party planner recipe book is the collaborative work of two raw food experts, Nomi Shannon and Sheryl Duruz. You’ll find easy menus, recipes, shopping lists, full-color photos and plan-ahead guides designed to make entertaining easy and fun. Menus range from traditional to exotic, including brunch, luncheon, and cocktail party ideas. Even a raw food novice will be able to prepare beautiful, nutritious food that will impress family and friends. And many of the recipes can be prepared in advance so there is time to relax and enjoy the party.




What Do Raw Fooders Eat?

By Nomi Shannon – (Season 2, Episode 22)
Peek inside the private kitchens of thriving raw fooders and get hundreds of brand new ideas to thrill your taste buds and shake up your menu plan. Never again settle for the same boring meals or wonder what to eat! See the daily diets of well-known raw fooders like: Victoria Boutenko, Dr.Doug Graham, Cherie Soria, Matt Monarch, Dr. Jameth Sheridan, Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo, Rhio and Chef B*Live. This collection will be a lifesaver if you ever find yourself in a rut, get bored by the same old foods, give in to unhealthy foods and feel guilty, wonder what to do with all that stuff you picked in your garden or need fast solutions to the question “What’s for dinner?”




Gold

By Singing Bear – (Season 2, Episode 17)
His unabashedly awakened lyrics may prove too far out for some, but given a chance, Singing Bear’s superb musicianship and sensual vocals just may win over new fans and lead to new awakenings. For those already in a similar mindset, his new album Gold is a perfect mix of dance tracks and folk pop.




The Raw Revolution Diet

By Cherie Soria – (Season 1, Episodes 23 & 38) (Season 2, Episode 29)
Discover how a raw foods diet will balance your weight naturally. This collection of recipes for imaginative, delectable, accessible and enticing cuisine is a far cry from a discipline limited to salads and sprouts. You’ll be able to enjoy delicious, easy-to-prepare meals without feeling deprived. And you’ll experience how raw foods can improve your health and make you feel more alive. Practical tips make it easy to choose the raw diet plan that’s right for you with handy menus to get you started.




Raw Food for Dummies

By Cherie Soria – (Season 1, Episodes 23 & 38) (Season 2, Episode 29)
Celebrities like Demi Moore, Sting, Madonna, and Woody Harrelson as well as experts in diet and nutrition have drawn attention to the newest trend in eating: raw foods. As the demand for raw foods increases, so does the demand for informative and supportive facts about this way of life. Raw Food For Dummies shares reasons for incorporating raw food into your diet and life, tips on how to do it, and includes nearly 100 recipes. Whether you’re interested in incorporating raw foods into an existing meal plan, or transitioning to a raw foods-only diet, Raw Food For Dummies will help.




Get Naked Fast! A Guide to Stripping Away the Foods That Weigh You Down

By Diana Stobo – (Season 2, Episode 32)
Diana Stobo’s Get Naked Fast: A Guide to Stripping Away the Foods That Weigh You Down is not a diet in and of itself, but rather a way of changing your lifestyle so that you will still enjoy the wonderful sensations of amazing foods while cleaning your body, your organs, and your mind.




Raw Dessert Recipes

By Diana Stobo – (Season 2, Episode 32)
Do you like cakes, pies, and fruit desserts? Often the best way to learn to love raw food is through your sweet tooth. This raw-dessert DVD includes some favorites from Diana’s recipe files. The recipes are demonstrated step by step in real-time to ensure your desserts turn out beautiful and delicious. Enjoy and share your sweet creations with friends and family, they will surely be a hit!




Raw Emotions

By Angela Stokes-Monarch – (Season 1, Episode 31)
Do you LONG to feel balanced, healthy, happy and peaceful? Whatever your current relationship with food looks like, RAW EMOTIONS, has something to offer you. Raw Emotions goes beyond the physical, to examine the emotional and spiritual factors that contribute to our eating patterns…and gives you PRACTICAL, solid insights into how to create WONDERFUL and LASTING CHANGE.




The Art of Living Food

By Ronnie and Minh Skurow – (Season 2, Episode 26)
This Amazing DVD is packed with beautiful and delicious raw food recipes from Master Raw & Living food Chef Minh Nguyen and insightful information and comments from Essene Philosopher Ronnie Skurow. The Art of Living Food has received outstanding reviews and also won the Green Apple Award at the 2009 Raw Film Festival. Minh will teach you recipes and techniques that will take your raw food creations to a whole new level, the crackers and sun dried tomatoes alone make this dvd an exceptional value.




Going Raw

By Ronnie and Minh Skurow – (Season 2, Episode 26)
This amazing DVD is packed with Raw Food knowledge and recipes. Master Raw & Living food Chef Minh Nguyen will teach you 12 amazing and simple step-by-step recipes, each one beautiful and delicious and like all Raw Food, super healthy and nutritious. Ronnie gives insightful information and insights into the Philosophy of Living Food.




Sweet Gratitude: A New World of Raw Desserts

By Tiziana Alipo Tambora – (Season 1, Episode 42)
Sweet Gratitude is a cookbook with a message: raw desserts aren’t only healthier for both people and the planet, they can also be every bit as tasty–indeed, sinfully so–as their mainstream counterparts. Tiziana Tamborra and Matthew Rogers, both master dessert chefs at the pioneering San Francisco-based Café Gratitude, present a tantalizing table of after-dinner or any-occasion delights. Ideal for anyone looking for healthier dessert choices as well as a valuable resource for people with special dietary needs including those who cannot consume dairy, gluten, or refined sugar, Sweet Gratitude shows readers how to craft what may be the most elusive item in the culinary canon: the guilt-free dessert!




The World Peace Diet: Eating for Spiritual Health and Social Harmony

By Dr. Will Tuttle – (Season 2, Episode 24)
Incorporating systems theory, teachings from mythology and religions, and the human sciences, The World Peace Diet presents the outlines of a more empowering understanding of our world, based on a comprehension of the far-reaching implications of our food choices and the worldview those choices reflect and mandate. The author offers a set of universal principles for all people of conscience, from any religious tradition, that they can follow to reconnect with what we are eating, what was required to get it on our plate, and what happens after it leaves our plates.

Monday Night LIVE! @ Cafe Gratitude was a series of 86 free, live, educational speaking events that happened between January 12th, 2009 and November 15th, 2010. All events took place at Café Gratitude’s Healdsburg location. The events featured presenters, authors, food demos, films and expert panels primarily focusing on the raw food lifestyle, but also included health, spirituality and green living.

The first year (Season 1 – 2009) speaker line up was INCREDIBLE!
The project kicked off in January with Matthew and Terces Engelhart – the owners of Café Gratitude, and the authors of ‘The Abounding River’, and “Sacred Commerce.” They were followed by Happy Oasis (the founder of Raw Spirit Festival), Elaina Love (internationally known raw chef, author and coach), and Laura Fox (the voice of Raw Inspiration Radio)! The line up went on to include: Dr.’s Rick and Karin Dina, Lydia Kindheart (Lydia’s Organics), Kevin Gianni (Renegade Health), Cheri Soria (Living Light Culinary Institute), Dr. Doug Graham (80-10-10 Diet), Paul Nison (The Raw Life), John Kohler, Melissa Mango, Dina Knight, Matt Samuelson, Gabrielle Brick, Matt Monarch, Angela Stokes and Bunny Berry!!! We previewed the documentary, “May I Be Frank?” to a standing room only crowd, and also had 4 different panels (raw chefs, raw athletes & raw doctors), all of which have been turned into e-books!

The second year of Monday Night LIVE (Season 2 – 2010) hosted another very impressive list of presenters including: Daniel Vitalis, Chaya-Ryvka, Michael Bedar & “Simply Raw”, Dina Knight, Frank Giglio, Abeba Wright, Dr, Michael Klaper, Dan McDonald (the LifeRegenerator), Steve Meyerowitz (the Sproutman), Melissa Mango, Annmarie Gianni, Ronnie & Minh, DreamingBear Baraka kanaan, Singing Bear, Cherie Soria, Elaina Love, Jason Wrobel, John Kohler, Cecilia Benjumea-Kinzie, Nomi Shannon, Diana Stobo (Get Naked Fast), Rhio (Hooked on Raw), Dr. Elson Haas, Dr. Will Tuttle (World Piece Diet), and Dr. Brian Clement (Hippocrates Health Center)! We also had some incredible panels that year: TrueNorth Fasting Center Panel, Dhyana Center Ayurveda Panel, and a Breast Health Panel.

We took a break from producing Monday Night LIVE! @ Cafe Gratitude, and before we could get back to it, Cafe Gratitude closed its Healdsburg location. We may revisits the idea if inspiration and the perfect location present themselves. In the meantime – it’s not too late to watch and listen to all of the Monday Night LIVE! events by grabbing a Monday Night LIVE! ALL ACCESS PASS and getting access to the ENTIRE Monday Night LIVE! Past Speaker Archive! (That’s over 100 hours of Audio & Video!)

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At one point or another, most people who attempt the raw food lifestyle deal with some or all of the following hindrances:

  • Struggling to stay raw
  • Craving cooked, salty, sugary or unhealthy foods
  • Feeling like they’re missing important pieces of the raw food nutrition puzzle
  • Yo-yoing between binging and fasting to try to stay in control
  • Being unsure of how food allergies and sensitivities come into play
  • Looking for simple raw food recipes and food preparation ideas

If you relate, then we need to talk…

These are things that every raw foodist or health seeker deals with at one time or another during their journey.
(We’ve been there too!)

Over the past two decades, I’ve been in practice helping people cleanse and detoxify, and from 1999 (the same year I discovered raw foods) to 2012 it was as a certified colon hydrotherapist and food allergy and sensitivity specialist in Santa Rosa, California.

What I’ve learned is that most people have the same desires and concerns – and if you’re here, you have the same ones…
you want to LOOK and FEEL your BEST.

What I’ve also learned, living a raw food lifestyle since 1999, is that sticking to your raw food diet is a lot harder than most experts say it is.
 The two biggest challenges most people face, myself included, are cravings for food that you know aren’t healthy and eating emotionally.

This is the dirty little secret of the raw food world:

Almost everyone gives into cravings and eats emotionally at some point.



My mission, when I had my practice, when we produced Monday Night LIVE! and through these educational products, is to help you succeed on your raw food diet so that you can get all of the amazing benefits that the experts talk about.

Through my personal involvement with the raw food movement, and through the Monday Night LIVE! series, I’ve had the opportunity to speak with, listen to, and host 100′s of “Raw Food Experts.” Each expert shared with me, and the Monday Night LIVE! audience, their specific secrets to staying raw as well as how to deal with pesky cravings and how to deal with emotional eating when things get stressful (and trust me, things will get stressful).

Funny thing – there are as many different opinions as there are experts! So you really do have to find your way for yourself. But with all of their varying expertise and advice, they do all agree on one thing:

  • The people who succeed and seem to have cracked the raw food code have not done so because of their lucky genes or rock solid willpower. (They haven’t succeeded because they have a lot of money, or no money. They haven’t succeeded because they are shaped like apples, or like pears, or like Hercules.)
  • They’ve succeeded because they’ve been given the right information. (They never stop learning. They continually educate themselves. They search out information and support. They learn from the raw food experts. They show up at raw food events. They buy all the books.)
Anyone can do it; they just need the right information.



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Monday Night LIVE! ALL ACCESS PASS is a collection of video recordings and downloadable audio from every single Monday Night LIVE! event. It’s a dynamic collection of up-to-date expert information on the raw food diet and lifestyle.

I wish you could have been with us for every Monday Night LIVE!,
but you can still benefit from all of the information from each and every event!

Season 1 presenters include:

Matthew and Terces Engelhart, Happy Oasis, Elaina Love, Cecilia Benjumea-Kinzie, Dr. Alan Goldhamer, Laura Fox, Dr.’s Rick and Karin Dina, Lydia Kindheart, Kevin Gianni, Cheri Soria, Dr. Doug Graham, Paul Nison, John Kohler, Melissa Mango, Sacred Steve Adler, Abeba Wright, Don Weaver, Dina Knight, Matt Samuelson, Gabrielle Brick, Jennifer Cornbleet, Matt Monarch, Angela Stokes-Monarch, Frank Ferrante, Bunny Berry & Jah Levi!!!

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- Season 1 Panel events include:

Raw Doctors Panel – “The Raw Food Diet and Your Health”
Raw Athletes Panel -”How to Succeed as a Raw Athlete”
Raw Chef Panels – “What the Top Raw Chefs are REALLY Eating 1 & 2″

- Season 1 Bonus Videos:

Inside Cafe Gratitude: “Tour of the place and the culture”
Cecilia Benjumea-Kinzie & John Kohler: “How to transition to raw”
Matthew & Terces Engelhart: “How to Cultivate a Gratitude Practice”
Dr. Alan Goldhamer: “How and When to Water fast.”
Bethanne Wanamaker: “Let’s Talk About Superfoods.”

Season 2 presenters include:

Daniel Vitalis, Chaya-Ryvka, Dina Knight, Frank Giglio, Shiroko Sokitch & Sivan Garr, Abeba Wright, Dr. Michael Klaper, Dan McDonald (the Life ReGenerator!), ‘Sproutman’ Steve Meyerowitz, DreamingBear Baraka Kanaan, Annmarie Gianni, Singing Bear, Nomi Shannon, Dr. Will Tuttle, Ronnie & Minh, Elaina Love, Jason Wrobel, Cherie Soria, Elson Haas MD, Diana Stobo, Dr. Brian Clement, Rhio, Matthew and Terces Engelhart & Matty & Avasa Love!

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- Season 2 Panel events include:

TrueNorth Fasting Panel – “Ask TrueNorth – Dr.’s Speak on Water Fasting”

Dhyana CenterPanel – “How Ayurveda works with the Raw Food Diet”
Breast Health Panel -”Be Your Own Breast Friend”
Gordon Medical Associates Panel – “Exploring Biochemical Individuality”

- Season 2 Bonus Videos:

Sacred Steve Adler: “The Connection Between Spirituality & Food.”
Sacred Steve Adler: “Raw Chocolate / Sacred Chocolate.”
Daniel Vitalis: “More on Shamanic Nutrition.”
Chaya-Ryvka: “Loving Yourself No Matter Where You Are on Your Journey.”
Healthy Holiday Survival Expo Panel: Including Diana Stobo, Melissa Mango & Jason Wrobel

So, if you’re interested in…

  • Eating raw or just eating healthy
  • Learning how to detox your body
  • Juice fasting or water fasting
  • How food allergies & biochemical individuality come into play
  • Learning about the different types of raw food diets
  • Superfoods, Sea Vegetables, Water Quality, Breast Health, Weight Loss & Raw Recipes

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  • Season 1 Presenters include:
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  • Season 2 Presenters include: Daniel Vitalis, Dina Knight, Frank Giglio, Shiroko Sokitch & Sivan Garr, Abeba Wright, Dr. Michael Klaper, Dan McDonald (the Life ReGenerator!), ‘Sproutman’ Steve Meyerowitz, DreamingBear Baraka Kanaan, Singing Bear, Nomi Shannon, Dr. Will Tuttle, Ronnie & Minh, Elaina Love, Jason Wrobel, Cherie soria, Dr. Elson Haas, Diana Stobo, Dr. Brian Clement, & Rhio!

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Monday Night LIVE! @ Cafe Gratitude
Season 1 Audio & Video Index:


Episode 01: MATTHEW & TERCES ENGELHART
Owners of Café Gratitude, and the authors of “The Abounding River”, and “Sacred Commerce”.
TOPIC: “Creating Sacred Community”

 

Episode 02: HAPPY OASIS
Founder & Chief Visionary Officer of Raw Spirit Festival, author of “Uncivilized Ecstasies” & “Happiness is Habitual”.
TOPIC: “Transformational Animal Stories & Tribal Tales”

 

Episode 03: ELAINA LOVE
Raw Food Chef, Lifestyle Coach, Educator and Author.
TOPIC: “My Personal Journey Through Raw Foods and Detoxification.”



Episode 04: CECILIA BENJUMEA-KINZIE
Raw Food Chef,Lifestyle Coach, Educator and Author.
TOPIC: “Healing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome with Raw Foods: My Journey to Wellness.”

 

Episode 05: LAURA FOX
Raw Radio Personality, Producer & Visionary.
TOPIC: “How You Can Become A Visionary Steward.”



Episode 06: DR’S RICK & KARIN DINA
The Raw Food Doctors.
TOPIC: “Raw Foods: A Scientific Perspective.”



Episode 07: MELISSA PHILLIPPE
Singer, Songwriter, Spiritual Coach & Teacher.
TOPIC: “Change Your Mindset, Change Your Life!”



Episode 08: JOHN KOHLER
Webmaster of living-foods.com, Raw Lifestyle Coach.
TOPIC: “Just Because It’s Raw Doesn’t Means It’s Healthy.”



Episode 09: LAURA BRUNO
Life & Raw Coach, Medical Intuitive, Author.
TOPIC: “The Strangest and Most Common Things Seen by a Medical Intuitive.”



Episode 10: DINA KNIGHT
Raw Foods Chef & Instructor, Owner of “Greenivore”.
TOPIC: “My Personal Journey: Releasing over 115lbs with raw and living foods and maintaining it with a high-green lifestyle and diet.”

 

Episode 11: TOM BOYD & DEANA DENNARD
Water Science & Ayurvedic Practitioner, Co-Founders of Restorative Technologies.
TOPIC: “Water – Turning the Tide… The Importance of Water in Personal & Planetary Health and Well-Being.”

Episode 12: JERRI HASTEY
Raw Chef & Owner and of Seed (Santa Rosa’s Only Raw Restaurant).
TOPIC: “Business Opportunities in the Raw World.”



Episode 13: KATHRYN ACKLAND
Raw Chef / Organizer Raw Food Central.
TOPIC: “Transition Strategies for Conscious Eating.”



Episode 14: KEVIN & ANNMARIE GIANNI
Renegade Health Show Pioneers!
TOPIC: “Go High Raw: The Renegade Health Tour.”



Episode 15: DON ALLEN HARDMAN
Toltec Master, Author.
TOPIC: “Live Passionately Without Attachment to the Outcome!”



Episode 16: LYDIA KINDHEART
Raw Chef & Entrepreneur (Lydia’s Organics and Lydia’s Lovin’ Foods).
TOPIC: “What Is Health – Relationship Between Our Body Ecology And The Earth’s Ecology.”

 

Episode 17: ELAINA LOVE & SHEA LYNN BAIRD
Raw Chef & Colon Hydro-Therapist – Both specializing in detoxification.
TOPIC: “5 ways to alkalize your body and live a more vibrant energized life!”



Episode 18: DR. ALAN GOLDHAMER, DC
Founder and Director of TrueNorth Health Center.
TOPIC: “Escaping the Pleasure Trap: A Rationale Approach to Radical Diets.”



Episode 19: JULIA STEGE
Founder of Graphic Girlz, Designer and Strategic Attraction Coach.
TOPIC: “Attracting What You Want using the Strategic Attraction Plan.”



Episode 20: JOY METCALFE
Internationally known Holistic Health Counselor, Writer and Lecturer – Reiki Master & Medical Intuitive.
TOPIC: “The Four Pillars of Health.”

 

Episode 21: MATT SAMUELSON
Raw Chef, Head Instructor at Living Light Culinary Institute & Raw Chocolate Entrepreneur “High Integrity Foods”.
TOPIC: “Making Your Time in the Kitchen Playful! : Fun, Easy Ways to Create Your Own Recipes So You’re Not Tied to a Book!”

Episode 22: DON WEAVER
Author, ecologist, gardener, and raw food vegan for 32 years.
TOPIC: ” Gratitude Is As Gratitude Does: Who wants to remineralize and regenerate the Earth?”

 

Episode 23: CHERIE SORIA
Raw Foods Chef, Founder & Director of Living Light Culinary Institute, Author.
TOPIC: “Make Your Life Extraordinary! Why Be Ordinary, When You Can Be Extraordinary?”

 

Episode 24: DR. RICK DINA
One of The Raw Food Doctors!
TOPIC: “What You Need to Know to Water Fast & Juice Fast Successfully.”



Episode 25: BLAKE BERTLING
NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Master Practitioner.
TOPIC: “The Road to the Authentic Self.”



Episode 26: JOHN KOHLER
Webmaster of living-foods.com, Raw Lifestyle Coach, and Organizer of Santa Rosa’s First Raw Health Expo!
TOPIC: “How to Stay Raw While Traveling.” AND
 “Santa Rosa Raw Health Expo : SR’S First Ever Raw Food Expo!”

Episode 27: KEVIN GIANNI
Renegade Health Show Pioneer!
TOPIC: “How to be a Leader in the Health Movement!”



Episode 28: PATTY JAMES
Vital Health Educator & Nutrition Coach.
TOPIC: “How to Get Others Excited About Their Health!”



Episode 29: EDWARD MILLS
Law of Attraction Life & Business Coach.
TOPIC: “The Human Energy Systems and Their Connection to Raw Food.”



Episode 30: DR. DOUG GRAHAM
Raw 27 years, athlete, advisor to world class athletes and author of the “80/10/10″ Diet.
TOPIC: “How and Why to go Raw.”

 

Episode 31: MATT MONARCH & ANGELA STOKES-MONARCH
Raw Authors & Inspirations!
TOPIC: “Raw Success & Raw Emotions”



Episode 32: PAUL NISON
Raw Chef, Educator & Author.
TOPIC: “The Daylight Diet”



Episode 33: SACRED STEVE ADLER
Creator of ‘Sacred Hearts Raw Chocolate’ & Love Guru!
TOPIC: “Love and Gratitude and the Raw Food Diet”



Episode 34: ABEBA WRIGHT
The Krazy Kracker Lady.
TOPIC: “Are You Willing to Adjust?”



Episode 35: STEVEN CAMPBELL
Author, Speaker & Mentor.
TOPIC: “Making Your Mind Magnificent – Flourishing at Any Age!”



Episode 36: MELISSA MANGO
Internationally known Raw Food Chef & Author.
TOPIC: “Melissa Mango’s Green Cuisine – How to Eat “Gourmet Style” Without the Heavy Fats and Complicated Ingredients.”

 

Episode 37: JENNIFER CORNBLEET
Internationally known Raw Food Chef & Author.
TOPIC: “Raw for Dessert!”



Episode 38: RAW CHEF PANEL #1
Cherie Soria, Gabrielle Brick, Kathryn Ackland, Shana Dean, Cecilia Benjumea-Kinzie & Andrea Primm.
TOPIC: “How Top Raw Chefs Really Eat”

 

Episode 39: RAW DOCTOR PANEL
Dr. Alan Goldhamer, Dr. Oloph Granath, Dr. Michael Lipelt, & Dr. Win Bertrand.
TOPIC: “What the Raw Food Diet Means for YOUR Health: the Top Health Benefits AND Challenges”

 

Episode 40: RAW ATHLETES PANEL
Bradley Saul, Kevin Park & Zachary Scioli.
TOPIC: “How to Succeed as a Raw Athlete”



Episode 41: RAW CHEF PANEL #2
Jerri Hastey, Brenda Hinton, Elaina Love, Melissa Mango, & Matt Samuelson.
TOPIC: “How Top Raw Chefs Really Eat”



Episode 42: TIZIANA ALIPO TAMBORA
Master Raw ‘Baker’, Co-Author ‘Sweet Gratitude’.
TOPIC: “Raw Desserts: Emotions & The Body Connection.”



Episode 43: ‘MAY I BE FRANK’, THE MOVIE
Cast & Crew: 
Writer, Producer, Director, ‘May I Be Frank’, & Manager at Cafe Gratitude.
TOPIC: ‘May I Be Frank’, a Making Of Discussion

 

Episode 44: BUNNY BERRY
Raw Inspiration & Personality – Creator of RawFu.com & RawFu Magazine.
TOPIC: Live Interview! Q&A w/ Bunny!: “Loving Yourself Wherever You Are in Your Journey”

 

Episode 45: MATTHEW & TERCES ENGELHART
Owners of Café Gratitude, and the authors of “The Abounding River”, and “Sacred Commerce”.
TOPIC: *LIVE INTERVIEW W/ MATTHEW & TERCES!*

 

Episode 46: AUDIENCE APPRECIATION & TOWN HALL MEETING W/ SPECIAL
GUEST JAH LEVI!

Shea Lynn Baird hosts this fun evening of Food Specials, Give Aways from Cafe Gratitude and the Monday Night Live Presenters, & a Town Hall-Style Meeting to help plan next season’s Monday Night LIVE!…
INCLUDING A SPECIAL LIVE SOLO PERFORMANCE BY JAH LEVI!

 
 

BONUS VIDEOS



INSIDE CAFE GRATITUDE
Shea takes you on a tour of several Cafe Gratitude locations, including the central office and kitchen, finding out why people love the company. Video includes interviews with the owners, managers and staff – and also has a a great tour of the central kitchen that includes a pie crust demo.

CECILIA BENJUMEA-KINZIE & JOHN KOHLER
“How to Transition Successfully to Raw Foods.”

 


MATTHEW & TERCES ENGELHART
“How to Cultivate a Gratitude Practice.”

 


DR. ALAN GOLDHAMER
“How and When to Water fast.”

 


BETHANNE WANAMAKER
“Let’s Talk About Superfoods.”

Monday Night LIVE! @ Cafe Gratitude
Season 2 Audio & Video Index:


Episode 01: DANIEL VITALIS
Health, Nutrition, and Personal Development Strategist and Nature Based Philosopher.
TOPIC: “Shamanic Nutrition.”

 

Episode 02: CHAYA-RYVKA
Raw Pastry Chef, Cafe Gratitude Bakery Supervisor.
TOPIC: “Living Vision: the Many Journey’s of a Lifetime.”



Episode 03: TRUENORTH HEALTH CENTER STAFF
TrueNorth is a Hygienic Water Fasting Center.
PANEL: “A Night to Meet & Ask Questions of the Dr.’s of TrueNorth.”



Episode 04: CHEF DINA KNIGHT
Raw Food Chef & Life Coach.
TOPIC: “Releasing Physical and Emotional Weight with a High Green Diet – and Uncovering Our True Selves.”

 

Episode 05: FRANK GIGLIO (‘Franky G’)
Raw Chef and Athlete.
INTERVIEW: “‘Localvore’, Tuning into the seasons.”



Episode 06: SHIROKO SOKITCH & SIVAN GARR
25+ year Chinese & Western MD, and Spiritual Teacher.
TOPIC: “Stop Revolving and Start Evolving!”



Episode 07: ABEBA WRIGHT
The Krazy Kracker Lady.
DEMO: “Krazy Kracker 101″



Episode 08: DHYANA CENTER PANEL
The Dhyana Center is an Ayurvedic Clinic and School.
PANEL: “Achieving Balance – & How the Raw Food Diet Works with Ayurveda.”



Episode 09: DR. MICHAEL KLAPER, MD
30+ Year Vegan MD and Author.
TOPIC: “From the Operating Room to the Dining Room – One Doctor’s Nutritional Evolution.”

 

Episode 10: DAN MCDONALD – The Life Regenerator
Raw Chef, Coach and Inspiration.
TOPIC: “Becoming the Life ReGenerator.”



Episode 11: STEVE MEYEROWITZ – The Sproutman!
30+ Years as a Raw Food Expert and Author.
TOPIC: “Eat Less – Get More!”



Episode 12: BREAST HEALTH PANEL
Panel of Sonoma County’s Top Breast Health Experts.
PANEL: “Breast Health!”



Episode 13: MELISSA MANGO
Raw Chef, Author & Life Coach.
DEMO: “Nut Free and Delish!”



Episode 14: SHEA LYNN BAIRD
Colon Hydrotherapist & Food Allergy Consultant.
TOPIC: “The Road to Health is Paved with Good Intestines: Understanding pH, Leaky Gut & Food Allergies.”

 

Episode 15: MAIR ALIGHT
Non-Violent Communication Expert.
TOPIC: “Are We There Yet? Yes, We Are!”



Episode 16: DREAMINGBEAR BARAKA KANAAN
Musician, Poet and Performance Artist.
TOPIC: Performance: Lovevolution Poetry



Episode 17: SINGING BEAR
Singer, Songwriter, Poet, Actor, Dreamer & Mystical Musical Alchemist.
TOPIC: MUSICAL PERFORMANCE!



Episode 18: CECILIA BENJUMEA-KINZIE
Raw Food Chef, Lifestyle Coach, Educator and Author.
TOPIC: “How to Be “Raw” in the Real World. Fitting the Raw Lifestyle into your Busy Life.”

 

Episode 19: JOHN KOHLER
Webmaster of living-foods.com, Raw Lifestyle Coach, and Organizer of Santa Rosa’s First Raw Health Expo!
TOPIC: “Grow Your Greens!”

 

Episode 20: JULIA STEGE
Founder of Graphic Girlz, Designer & Strategic Atraction Coach.
TOPIC: “Being Attraction: Receiving What You Desire.”



Episode 21: ANNMARIE GIANNI
Co-Host of Renegade Health, Author, Health Crusader.
TOPIC: “Outer Beauty & Skin Care.”



Episode 22: NOMI SHANNON – the ‘Raw Gourmet’
Raw Food Chef, Author & Teacher.
TOPIC: “3 Fail Safe Steps to Starting & Staying on a Raw Diet.”



Episode 23: GORDON MEDICAL ASSOCIATES PANEL
Sonoma County Medical Practice Known for Alternative Treatments.
PANEL: “Exploring Biochemical Individuality.”



Episode 24: DR. WILL TUTTLE
Author, “The World Peace Diet”.
TOPIC: “The World Peace Diet.”



Episode 25: TERRY NIEVES
Ocean Harvest Sea Vegetable Company.
TOPIC: “Sea Vegetables: Raw, Green Superfoods from the Ocean.”



Episode 26: RONNIE & MINH
Raw Chef’s, Authors & Personalities.
DEMO & TOPIC: “The Philosophy & The Art of Living Food.”



Episode 27: DR. BRIAN CLEMENT
Director of Hippocrates Health Institute.
TOPIC: “Longevity & Vitality: Creating a Disease-Free Future.”



Episode 28: ELAINA LOVE
Raw Chef, Author & Cleansing Expert.
TOPIC: “Accessing Your Body’s Highest Potential Through Juice Feasting & a Low-Glycemic Lifestyle.”

 

Episode 29: CHERIE SORIA
Raw Foods Chef & Teacher, Founder & Director of Living Light Culinary Institute, Author.
TOPIC: “Raw Food Career Choices.”

 

Episode 30: JASON WROBEL
Raw Chef, Author and Presenter.
DEMO & TOPIC: “Easy Raw Food Career Choices and Affordable Raw Comfort Foods.”

 

Episode 31: DEBORAH MYERS
Acupressurist, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Theta Healing & Author.
TOPIC: “Health is at Your Fingertips.”



Episode 32: DIANA STOBO
Raw Chef & Author of “Get Naked Fast”.
TOPIC: “Get Naked Fast – Stripping Away the Foods that Weigh You Down.”



Episode 33: RHIO
Raw Food Chef, Author, Actress, Eco-Farmer & Radio Host.
TOPIC: “What All People Who Eat Should Know About Genetically Engineered Food.”

 

Episode 34: BETHANNE WANAMAKER & CHRISTIAN BATES
Chefs, Educators and Authors.
TOPIC: “How to Make Superfoods Work for You.”



Episode 35: CHEF HEATHER HAXO PHILLIPS
Raw Chef, Educator & Event Planner.
TOPIC & DEMO: “Effortless Entertaining w/ Raw Nut Cheese Making Demo.”



Episode 36: ELSON HAAS, MD
Best Selling Author, MD Specializing in Diet & Detox.
TOPIC: “Food Reactions, Weight and Health.”



Episode 37: ‘MAY I BE FRANK’ – the Movie
A special Movie viewing night w/ Cast & Crew!
TOPIC: “May I Be Frank” Making Of Discussion.



Episode 38: FINAL EVENT OF THE 2010 SEASON!
AUDIENCE APPRECIATION NIGHT & TOWN HALL MEETING W/ MUSICAL GUESTS MATT & AVASA LOVE! Shea Lynn Baird Hosts this Fun Evening of Door Prize Give Aways from the MNL Presenters and a Live Musical Performance!
INCLUDING A SPECIAL LIVE PERFORMANCE BY MATTY AND AVASA LOVE!

 

BONUS VIDEOS



SACRED STEVE ADLER
“The Connection Between Spirituality & Food.”

 


SACRED STEVE ADLER
“Raw Chocolate.”

 


DANIEL VITALIS
“More on Shamanic Nutrition.”

 


CHAYA-RYVKA
“Loving Yourself No Matter Where You Are on Your Journey.”

 


HEALTHY HOLIDAY SURVIVAL EXPO PANEL
Including: Diana Stobo, Melissa Mango, Jason Wrobel, Martine Lussier & Gregory Manitsas

Episode 01-01

Topic: “Creating Sacred Community”

 
Link to Audio of 5 Minute Interview with Matthew & Terces
Link to Downloadable Audio of Event

MATTHEW ENGELHART started training in the being of abundance in 1984 and today he is skillful at being able to keep his attention on all there is to be grateful for. His presence inspires us to be present to the endless beauty and bounty of life. What he shares isn’t positive thinking, it is about developing the ability to go beyond our own petty wants and desires to connect with the grandeur of all of life.

Although there is no solid evidence that his wealth is a result of his practice, he is willing to invest his assets into sharing this abundance practice with others around the world. He is a successful business man, loving husband, father of two and most importantly a man who celebrates and loves seeing others open up to receiving more than they could ever imagine.

TERCES ENGELHART’S presence is the gift of being present and listening for our most genuine Self to emerge. She grants acceptance and love to whomever she encounters as her commitment to living in Oneness. Her life lessons come from recovering from twenty years of an eating disorder and being a single parent of three children. She has been a dental hygienist, flight attendant, Mary Kay cosmetics executive, business owner, and eating disorder counselor. She is the “great woman” behind Matthew and the inspiration of Café Gratitude’s menu and service. She has surrendered her life to the service of others intending to bring forth a world where, as she puts it, every baby is born into there is plenty for everyone.

TOGETHER they have created “The Abounding River Board Game”, have authored several books including ‘The Abounding River”, and “Sacred Commerce”, and are the Owners of Café Gratitude.

For more information on Matthew & Terces Engelhart, please see their website: Café Gratitude


Available in our Bookstore:

The Abounding River

By Matthew & Terces Engelhart – (Season 1, Episodes 1 & 45)
The Abounding River Workbook is a training manual to experience a life of being provided for. Consider that scarcity (not enough love, money, time, beauty, etc.) is an inherited way being—a view of life that we practice and fuel by widespread agreement. This book is the antidote for our obsession with scarcity. Abundance, like love or joy, is a presence that we can evoke by our conscious attention to it—to what we have already been given.




I Am Grateful: Recipes and Lifestyle of Cafe Gratitude

By Matthew & Terces Engelhart – (Season 1, Episodes 1 & 45)
With locations in San Francisco, Berkeley, Marin, and Los Angeles, Café Gratitude has become well known for its inspiring environment and distinctive, flavorful organic foods. In I Am Grateful, cofounder Terces Engelhart presents her and her husband Matthew’s view of life and business philosophy. She also presents her story of personal healing, sharing highlights of her recovery from food addiction while explaining the benefits of a raw lifestyle. The book’s gorgeous, full-color photographs accompany easy-to-follow recipes for the café’s most popular items, making it easy for readers to prepare live foods at home.

Episode 01-02

Topic: “Transformational Animal Stories & Tribal Tales”

 
Link to Audio of 5 Minute Interview with Happy
Link to Downloadable Audio of Event

Happy Heavenly Oasis is renowned as a “profoundly happy human being” – considers herself a Blissologist, and a Health & Happiness Consultant who has inspired thousands to live in bliss whatever their circumstances. She is the founder and CVO (Chief Visionary Officer) of the Raw Spirit Festival, which is dedicated to spreading the message of raw foods, and the bliss of living in healthy harmony – she has authored several books, including, ‘Happiness is Habitual’, ‘The Bliss Book’, and ‘Uncivilized Ecstasies.’

Ms. Oasis has spent years in volunteer service with such organizations as Habitat for Humanity and Mother Theresa’s, though mostly volunteering at temples, ashrams, monasteries, food banks, refugee camps, farms, orphanages and others’ homes. Raw vegan health consultant at spas and insight meditation guide at temples in both the Orient and Occident, Happy has also taught intuitive wild edible plants classes called “Lets Get Wild!” in more than a dozen ecosystems around the planet.

Happy is the author of the Earth’s only wild, raw vegan, international travelers’ adventure poetry book, Uncivilized Ecstasies, a New Zealand best-seller, and Bliss Conscious Communication, a uniquely interactive book which heightens conversational kundalini. Ms. Oasis has been a lifelong, gentle-but-persistent, environmental, peace, and cross-cultural, social activist. Representing trees and ocean life, Happy has won several environmental cases, the most recent located beside her Arizona home when Happy called in and joined forces with the Army Corps of Engineers to stop developers from illegally building condominiums on a lake which the developers destroyed. Upon Happy’s counsel, the Army Corps oversaw the developers replanting of hundreds of trees. Furthermore, with Happy’s prompting, the developer donated the unusually scenic land to be a permanent park now managed by the City of Prescott. Happy is an inspirational orator at symposiums, festivals, temples, retreats, churches, tv shows, radio shows, environmentally-educative cruise ships, colleges, universities and schools around the world. Though busy speaking most weekends, these days Happy loves to offer others the Raw Spirit Festival stage in enthusiastic support of the many astute speakers, authors, chefs and entertainers who encourage us to achieve astounding heights of health to benefit both humanity and the Earth.

Founder of the erstwhile Inspiring Times events paper, Happy’s articles, stories, poetry and philosophy have featured in numerous books, magazines and newspapers. Marci Shimoff, star of “The Secret” movie, considers Happy Oasis to be “one of America’s 100 happiest people”. So, the uplifting story of Happy’s name is featured as the final story in Marci Shimoff’s 2008 book Be Happy For No Reason, an Amazon and New York Times Best Seller.

For more information on Happy Oasis, please see her website at: Raw Spirit Festival

Episode 01-03

Topic: “My Personal Journey Through Raw Foods and Detoxification.”

 
Link to Audio of 5 Minute Interview with Elaina
Link to Downloadable Audio of Event

Elaina Love is a professional Chef and Instructor, Lifestyle Counselor and Owner/Director of the raw food store Pure Joy Planet. She authored the raw, vegan, living food recipe books Elaina’s Pure Joy Kitchen, and Elaina’s Pure Joy Kitchen 2 to share her favorite recipe creations, which have also been published internationally. She is the creator of the Amazing Nut Milk Bag.

Elaina has been teaching raw food courses worldwide since 1998. She is a Chef/Instructor at the renowned Living Light Culinary Arts Institute where she has been on staff since 2000. Elaina has taught classes and provided raw food meals at many raw food events and retreats, including those for David Wolfe of Nature’s First Law, Dr. Gabriel Cousens of The Tree of Life, Living Light Internationals Raw World, The International Raw Foods Festival, The Boutenko Family and many more recognized leaders in the raw food community.

With a passion for sharing the knowledge she has attained through years of experience, Elaina has helped people throughout the country bring about positive changes in their lives. Her teaching and support empowers people to lose weight and gain energy by making positive lifestyle choices and incorporating more living, raw food into their diet.

For more information on Elaina Love, please see her website at: Pure Joy Planet


Available in our Bookstore:

Pure Joy Kitchen: Simple Raw Vegan Recipes for a Vibrant Life

By Elaina Love – (Season 1, Episodes 3, 17 & 41) (Season 2, Episode 28)
These tried and true books contains a combined total of over 250 healthy, satisfying, simple recipes the whole family will enjoy. Experience more energy and vibrancy by making these recipes a part of your daily meals. The books features simple and easy raw, vegan recipes the whole family will enjoy.

Episode 01-04

Topic: “Healing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome with Raw Foods: My Journey to Wellness.”

 
Link to Audio of 5 Minute Interview with Cecilia
Link to Downloadable Audio of Event

Cecilia Benjumea-Kinzie B.A. C.M.T., is a raw food chef, educator and lifestyle coach living in Petaluma, California. She has been on a healing journey since she was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue syndrome about 9 years ago. This journey led her to the raw foods lifestyle which she’s been living for 7 years. She finds her joy and passion in preparing and teaching people about raw foods, and this has led her to presenting at Rawstock, helping to a Raw Food Retreat in Hawaii, Co-hosting and speaking at the north bay’s longest running monthly raw food potluck, she does recipe and photo spreads inLiving Nutrition Magazine, teaches raw food classes in Sonoma county, and she organizes the really amazing and growing Petaluma Raw Food Potluck the first Friday of every month.

For more information on Cecilia Benjumea-Kinzie, please see her website: www.rawglow.com

Episode 01-05

Topic: “How You Can Become A Visionary Steward.”

 
Link to Audio of 5 Minute Interview with Laura
Link to Downloadable Audio of Event

Founder of Visionary CultureRaw Inspirations and Anchor The DreamLaura Fox is a mover and shaker in the raw vegan movement and an activator toward the awakening of conscious awareness on earth. Host of the popular radio shows Visionary Culture and Raw Inspirations (formerly the Raw Spirit Show), Laura is offering a third show called Music of Awakening because she feels MUSIC is one of the keys to our collective SHIFT in consciousness necessary to transition into harmony and regenerative living on earth.

An event producer, Laura developed the 2007 Raw Spirit Festival as Production Manager, playing a key role in taking the Festival from 200 to 2200 attendees that year. In 2008, she produced the highly successful Eco Village for Harmony Festival, assistant produced the Maui + Big Island Mystic Garden Parties, and acted as Executive Consultant, co-producing and MCing at the Raw Games.

ANCHOR THE DREAM is Visionary Stewardship of the highest order, through which participants are guided into deep inner spaces where they can discover their particular and crucial piece of the dream of the new earth, and share with their podmates to enact the collective dream, therefore vibrationally ‘bringing it in’ to the collective consciousness.

Longtime student of healing, Laura is certified in Traditional Thai Yoga Massage, Soul Clearing, Reiki and Theta Healing, and has developed the healing modality called Core Star Activation. The modality Manna Touch is in development. She has studied energy healing for many years and is ‘on call’ to assist people in shifting beyond old energetic patterns and beliefs, as well as clearing spaces, people and objects from non-productive energies and entities.

As a raw vegan educator, Laura has taught numerous classes on Raw Gourmet Food Prep, and currently offers a one-day Raw Vegan Chef Certification Course which gives raw vegan enthusiasts the basics for preparing delicious, nutritious, divine raw vegan foods for their families and communities.

For more information on Laura Fox, please see her websites:
Visionary CultureRaw Inspirations and Anchor The Dream

Episode 01-06

Topic: “Raw Foods: A Scientific Perspective.”

 
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Dr. Rick Dina, D.C. has been studying health and nutrition since 1986 and has been a raw food vegan since 1987. He has worked at Hippocrates Health Institute, True North Health Education Center, and has taught at Bastyr University in Seattle (the flagship 4-year Naturopathic Medical School granting Doctorate degrees in Naturopathic Medicine).

Dr. Karin Dina, D.C. has been studying and practicing raw food nutrition since 1990. She earned her second undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado in Biology with Magna Cum Laude honors. In 1999, she began the naturopathic medicine program at Bastyr University. In 2002, after 2.5 years at Bastyr, she transferred to Palmer College of Chiropractic West to finish her doctorate degree and graduated with Magna Cum Laude honors in 2005.

In 2004 they founded The Living Health Chiropractic and Wellness Center (formerly Vitality Wellness Center) in San Rafael, CA where they offered chiropractic care, massage therapy, and educational programs. They consciously decided to close the center in September of 2008 in order to focus their attention on writing books, creating educational programs, traveling to raw events and creating a subscription-based website. They are still faculty members of the Living Light Culinary Arts Institute in Fort Bragg, CA, where they teach four science-based raw food courses: Introduction to Raw Food Nutrition, Science of Raw Food Nutrition I, Science of Raw Food Nutrition II, and the Benefits of Raw Food Nutrition Educator Course.

For more information on Dr.’s Rick and Karin Dina, ‘The Raw Food Dr.’s', please see their website:www.rawfooddoctors.com

Episode 01-07

Topic: “Change Your Mindset, Change Your Life!”

 
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Melissa Phillippe is a vibrant and inspiring singer-songwriter, speaker and coach/teacher. She is a licensed Religious Science Practitioner and a Mentor of the Toltec path personally trained by don Miguel Ruiz (author of The Four Agreements). The San Francisco Bay Area native has ten albums of original songs and meditations in release, and is also the featured vocalist on the Stephen Halpern releases, Deja Blues and In The Om Zone. Melissa performs her music and delivers inspirational talks throughout the world.

Melissa’s voice is rich and soulful. The common thread through all of her work is a message of hope and healing. Her memorable and inspiring lyrics, attached to beautiful music, reverberate in the minds and hearts of her listeners. In performance she is authentic and down-to-earth, and still manages to be highly professional. The polished presentation of her powerful material allows her listeners to access deep levels within themselves. Melissa’s approach to her life’s work makes her a sought-after speaker and performing artist. The same can be said of her work as a Transformation Coach and Music Teacher.

These days, she is still writing and recording, speaking and performing, teaching and touring — all tools for meeting her mission — “to support people in awakening to the awareness of the Divinity they are and to live in joy and freedom as a result.”
For more information on Melissa Phillippe, please see her website: www.melissaphillippe.com


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Chants of a Lifetime

By Melissa Phillippe – (Season 1, Episode 7)
Chants of a Lifetime: Four deeply moving chants (short affirmative statements set to music), each presented first with vocals (in English) and then instrumentally These empowering chants are designed to reinforce positive thoughts and to facilitate centering, relaxation, meditiation and healing.

Episode 01-08

Topic: “Just Beacause It’s Raw Doesn’t Means It’s Healthy.”

 
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John Kohler is the webmaster of www.living-foods.com andwww.discountjuicers.com. John has helped thousands of people via his online web sites and is now offering one on one telephone coaching. He has successfully led a living and raw foods lifestyle since 1995. In his early 20′s John was hospitalized with a life threatening illness, spinal meningitis. The medical doctors said he might not make it… Luckily, he made it… and was told he had a weak immune system which caused the health crisis. After finding living and raw foods and making other lifestyle changes, John is now healthier than ever. John’s happy to be alive, and able to share the living foods message with you. One of his main goals in life is to share the knowledge of living and raw foods, and empower people to make positive changes in their lives.

For more information on John Kohler, please see his websites:
www.living-foods.com and www.discountjuicers.com

Episode 01-09

Topic: “The Strangest and Most Common Things Seen by a Medical Intuitive.”

 
Link to Audio of 5 Minute Interview with Laura
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Laura Bruno is the successfully Lazy Raw Foodist owner ofInternational Renaissance Coaching. Besides her other services, she has provided raw food coaching since 2005. As an author, Life Coach, Medical Intuitive and Reiki Master Teacher, she believes in making life transitions fun. In addition to private coaching and intuitive sessions, she teaches Conscious Eating 101, Intuition workshops and Reiki Certification classes around the U.S. Laura also wrote the book, If I Only Had a Brain Injury, which explores The Wizard of Oz as a model for healing from so-called medical mysteries: available now at Amazon. She created The Lazy Raw Foodist’s Guide in response to overwhelming requests from clients, students, and friends.

For more information on Laura Bruno, please see her website:
International Renaissance Coaching. & her blog here.



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If I Only Had a Brain Injury

By Laura Bruno – (Season 1, Episode 9)
Unlike other books on healing from so-called “Medical Mysteries,” If I Only Had a Brain Injury encourages readers to chart their own inspirational journeys. The book’s structure follows The Wizard of Oz storyline (Dorothy’s journey begins with a concussion), guiding readers to a “yellow brick road through recovery.” A collection of personal examples, alternative treatments and spiritual growth exercises, this book also offers wisdom from thirteen contributors, including Robin Cohn (Vice President of New York State Brain Injury Association), Dr. William Padula (Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association), Dana Reeve, and Kay Strom.

Episode 01-10

Topic: “My Personal Journey: Releasing over 115lbs with raw and living foods and maintaining it with a high-green lifestyle and diet.”

 
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Chef Dina Knight is a raw chef and living foods chef, instructor, personal coach, consultant, natural energy healer. Dina witnessed the powerful healing achieved through eating an optimal plant-based whole foods diet following the illnesses of several close family members. She became passionate about helping others and through her own personal transformation lost over 100 pounds and 16” from her waist!

Chef Dina Knight is co-founder and executive chef of Greenivore Inc., and elivinghealth.com where she and her team prepare delicious organic uncooked vegan fare for celebrities and other individuals who are interested in consuming high vitality foods that provide optimal health for their bodies and the planet.

Dina is a certified Raw and Living Foods Chef and Instructor from the Living Light Culinary Arts Institute, the premier raw vegan culinary school in the world. Chef Dina has the ability to transform simple fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds into delicious, great tasting gourmet dishes that are not only flavorful but nutritious as well.

Dina brings a variety of skills to her clients and to the kitchen. She is trained in clinical aromatherapy, hands-on healing energy work, personal fitness, biochemistry, natural health and nutrition. She is currently writing several books on raw and living foods. She was a featured Rising Star Chef at the Vibrant Living Expo, in August 2007, where she demonstrated how to turn nutrient dense Sea Vegetables into delicious salads and entrees. She was also the featured chef in the February issue of Vegan Culinary Experience Magazine. She is available for one-on-one consultations, weight-loss support, health and nutrition assessments, energy healing/aromatherapy sessions, personal chef and catering services, and for kitchen setup/design.

For more information on Dina Knight, please see her websites:
Greenivore Inc., and elivinghealth.com

Episode 01-11

Topic: “Water – Turning the Tide… The Importance of Water in Personal & Planetary Health and Well-Being.”

 
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This husband & wife team have spent the last 15 years working to unlock the secrets and plain facts about water & life. Delivered by grounded professionals – Tom & Deana bring a sense of humor, knowledge, and deep commitment to communicate the most important message – Personal & Planetary Empowerment – “By understanding and taking control over your waters – you cultivate health & wellbeing for you and the planet.”

Thomas Boyd is a passionate scientist, inventor, and eco-entrepreneur who has gained recognition for his expertise in innovative water technologies, Biomimetic technology/product design, and integration of functional Bioceramics for water & air quality in nature and built environments.

Deana Caressa Dennard, CMT, MA, is a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, Aromatherapist, Nutrition Educator and Energy Kinesiologist. Deana incorporates into her Ayurvedic practice a variety of clinical modalities and hands-on techniques to address acute and chronic states of imbalance in the body. Her intention and attention is always to engage the capability of her clients for self-healing and wellness. Deana has been in practice offering massage and natural healing modalities since 1996.

People in attendance of this presentation will come away with:
A profound understanding of Water and its relationship to personal & planetary health & wellbeing…
Keys to hydration, health, and consciousness…
Tools to manage your waters, for life…
A deep look into the future of ~Water ~ from local – international experts…
Water Demystified! -from Biomimicry to Bioceramics, new research from the frontiers of Water Science…

For more information on Tomas Boyd & Deana Dennard, please see their websites: Restorative Technologies & Dhyana Center

Episode 01-12

Topic: “Business Opportunities in the Raw World.”

 
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Food had been a lifetime hobby for Jerri Hastey, the owner and chef of Seed (Santa Rosa’s only raw restaurant), but once her daughter turned her on to Raw Food it became her passion!

It started out as just a two-week raw food cleanse, but Jerri felt so good and loved the food so much she decided to continue. Six months later she found herself 60 pounds lighter and full of life!

Jerri’s been raw for about 2 years and she’s been an entrepreneur for about 20.

Even though raw cuisine has been around for decades, it has only recently started to gain momentum in our society. I’ll discuss ways you can fill the need for products and information with only a few dollars and a dream.

For more information on Jerri Hastey, please see her website:Seed

Episode 01-13

Topic: “Transition Strategies for Conscious Eating.”

 
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Kathryn Ackland is the owner, and principal chef/instructor atRawfood Central Sebastopol. Kathryn is a graduate Associate Chef of the Living Light Culinary Arts Institute, Ft. Bragg, CA., and of Gabriel Cousens’ The Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center’s, Café Chef Apprentice Program in Patagonia, AZ. She has a passion to feed people and invites all to share her path toward vibrant health and peace on earth.

A living food lifestyle is a radical social and change strategy for personal evolution and development in Kathryn’s eyes. Becoming more conscious eaters empowers us to take control of our health while stewarding the ecological sustainability of our community and the planet. Kathryn wants to make healing live vegan foods accessible to all interested, by sharing her example and knowledge of delicious, beautiful, energizing and simple cuisine.

In the year 2000, Kathryn set out to regain her customary good health after a major set back due to Graves Disease. With much personal voluntary effort involving yoga, exercise, and a diet of fresh organic, fruits, vegetables, seeds and nuts, Kathryn turned her health around. She now is committed to assisting others achieve their own desired standards of optimal health.

Kathryn has designed RFC as a means to share her vision with the many conscious eaters drawn to align in a common awareness and appreciation for the healing power and peaceful enjoyment of organic plant based cuisine.

For more information on Kathryn Ackland, please see her website: Rawfood Central Sebastopol

Episode 01-14

Topic: “Go High Raw: The Renegade Health Tour.”

 
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Kevin Gianni, creator and host of “The Renegade Health Show“, “The Renegade Inner Circle“, “Liveawesome.com“, and a variety of amazing educational programs like 2008′s “Rawkathon“, believes great health education doesn’t have to be spread in clinics or in rooms with no pictures on the walls, but can be done in a fun, friendly and outrageous way. And he’s right, since the start of the show, thousands of viewers have come from all over the world and are taking the message from a rather unconventional expert to heart.

Kevin’s interest in health and healing came when he faced a crisis of his own. “Brooklyn Basement-itis.” Outside of college, Kevin was a self proclaimed “beer slugging loser.” He was 30 pounds overweight, tired, lazy and had little hope for anything more than to know what bar he was going to that night. It was getting worse, when…

One morning, hung-over and irritated, he peeled his head off his pillow and asked himself a question. “Is there anything better than this?”

The answer echoed through his pounding head loud enough to take action, one of his guiding principles that he now teaches to thousands of people around the world.

Since then, Kevin has immersed himself in the world of natural health, healing, fitness and self development. He teaches the same techniques that he used to transition himself into a healthy, happy and successful entrepreneur to others through the internet, telephone and in person. His online teleseminar events have reached over 25,000 people in over 85 different countries around the world.

Kevin Gianni’s ultimate dream is to help as many people as possible regain their health and reach their goals, so his life took a fortuitous turn when he met Gary Vaynerchuk of WineLibraryTV.com at a marketing event and realized that he didn’t need to nuzzle up with big-time network execs to have his own TV show. He realized he could do it himself and immediately created “The Renegade Health Show” to provide a fun, exciting and educational forum for natural health enthusiasts.

Kevin’s ultimate goals are to make health accessible to everyone, entertaining and informative. There are too many stiff experts and self-proclaimed know-it-alls teaching a skill that is more individualized with various factors contributing to the cause and generation of disease and wellness. You won’t find many experts, in any field, playing a Spanish riff on a guitar while his wife and co-host Annmarie makes raw, living food burritos.

Each episode of the show, though wildly entertaining, serves up a tip, trick or action that can be used to help anyone transform their health. Viewers can also tune in on particular days to match their tastes… Monday is “Time to Take Action” where Kevin gives an assignment for the week. On Wednesday, you can tune it to Kevin and Annmarie preparing an easy, raw and living food dish for the “In the Kitchen” segment. And you can whip yourself into shape in 10 minutes or less on “Fitness Friday.”

“The Renegade Health Show” has grown from just a few views to a daily event for many of the “Health Renegades” who follow and religiously (sometimes impatiently!) wait for each new episode. “The Renegade Health Show” airs fresh, new shows daily… Monday through Friday at 7:00 PM Eastern time.

For more information on Kevin & Annmarie Gianni, please see their websites: “The Renegade Health Show“, “The Renegade Inner Circle“, “Liveawesome.com


Available in our Bookstore:

High Raw: A Simple Approach to Health, Eating and Saving the Planet

By Kevin Gianni – (Season 1, Episodes 14 & 27)
Finally, A Simple, 5-Step Approach to Eating, Health, and Saving the Planet! Transform your body and mind naturally. Boost your metabolism to burn more fat and help you lose weight effortlessly. Eliminate sugar and salt cravings. Finally let you eat in peace without guilt or shame. Help you take control of your emotions and stress for zen-like calm. And much more…




The Raw Food Challenge: 7 Days to Improve Your Health, Detoxify Your Body and Lose Weight

By Kevin Gianni – (Season 1, Episodes 14 & 27)
This is a simple 7 day raw food program that includes recipes for all your meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner. We even include a full shopping list, so you can just print it off and go to the store the minute you want to start. The only thing it doesn’t come with is the food! In this book, I’ll show you exactly what you need to do during these 7 days to succeed. There’s no need to think! We’ve done it all for you. We’ve even given you options in case you are sensitive to different foods or you have a busy work schedule.

Episode 01-15

Topic: “Live Passionately Without Attachment to the Outcome!”

 
Link to Audio of 5 Minute Interview with Allan
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Allan Hardman (don Allan) is a Toltec Master in the lineage of the Nagual Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements. Since completing his ten year apprenticeship with don Miguel, he has been teaching the Toltec path of personal transformation throughout the US, and on Journeys of the Spirit to sacred sites around the world.

Allan brings extensive experience in spiritual counseling and emotional healing to his teaching of the Toltec Path and to creating spiritual community. He shares his experience, dedication, piercing insight, and compassionate humor with his students and personal apprentices around the world. Both his websites, “Joydancer“, and “Toltec Apprentice Community Online” (TACO), serve an international need for spiritual community and sharing the Toltec Wisdom.

Allan’s Axiom #1: “Live Passionately Without Attachment to the Outcome!”

Allan is the author of The Everything Toltec Wisdom Book, and co-author of The Heart of Healing and Healing the Heart of the World (with Deepak Chopra, Dean Ornish, Caroline Myss, Prince Charles, and many others).

For more information on don Allan, please seehis websites at:www.joydancer.com and http://tolteconline.com


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The Everything Toltec Wisdom Book

By don Allen Hardman – (Season 1, Episode 15)
Toltec Wisdom has been passed down personally and privately from master to apprentice in Mexico for over two thousand years. The Toltec Path is a spiritual path, not a religion. “The Everything Toltec Wisdom Book” explains the fundamentals of this tradition and teaches readers how it can be used to understand and change the way they think. Written by Allan Hardman, a Toltec Master, this book provides readers with easy to-implement, step-by-step guidance to using Toltec Wisdom to live a life that is happy, fulfilling, and successful.

Episode 01-16

Topic: “What Is Health – Relationship Between Our Body Ecology And The Earth’s Ecology.”

 
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Lydia Kindheart (of Lydia’s Organics and Lydia’s LovinFoods) was born in Paris, France and spent her youth being introduced to a holistic lifestyle of yoga, herbs and vegetarianism. When she was 15 years old, she moved to California and found herself in the midst of a like-minded community in Marin.

An avid reader, Lydia began seeking answers to many questions. Books like “Garden of Eden”, Anne Wigmore and Arnold Ehret’s books changed her life and inspired her to experiment. Her first breakthrough came during a 10 day fast at 16, when she experienced the connection between cleansing the body and cleansing the mind.  Deeply inspired, Lydia started to fast in remote places, and it changed her life forever: The Parisian city girl became a vegetarian nature lover.

The next 10 years of her life Lydia spent traveling around the US and Mexico following the sun and many adventures.  Following her passion of nurturing people through food and wanting to make a difference in the world, in 1996 Lydia opened a small raw food deli in Fairfax, California. Lydia had an impact on people through offering food that was consciously selected and prepared with love.

Continuing to experiment with food dehydration at her restaurant and festivals between California and Maui, Lydia, though a gypsy at heart, settled in California to launch her first food dehydration company.
For more information on Lydia, Lydia’s Organics, and Lydia’s Lovin’ Foods, please see her website:www.lydiasorganics.com

Episode 01-17

Topic: “5 ways to alkalize your body and live a more vibrant energized life!”

 
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Elaina Love is a professional Raw Foods Chef and Instructor, Lifestyle Counselor and Owner/Director of the raw food store Pure Joy Planet. She authored the raw, vegan, living food recipe books Elaina’s Pure Joy Kitchen Book 1 and 2 to share her favorite recipe creations, which have also been published internationally. She is also the creator of the Amazing Nut Milk Bag. Elaina’s specialty is in helping people to “go green” by greening up their diets and adding more raw, living foods to their lives. Her specialty is the 21 day cleanse raw food detox.

Shea Lynn Baird is a Certified Colon HydrotherapistFood Allergy & Sensitivity Testing Consultant, and Raw Food believer. She has been in private practice helping people cleanse since 1999, and in the health field in general since 1989. Her specialty is cleansing through colon hydrotherapy (specifically the 10-Day Booty Boot Camp) andLiver & Gall Bladder Cleansing. She has been a presenter at Raw Spirit Festival , a columnist for Raw Fu Magazine, and she is the organizer of Monday Night LIVE! @ Cafe Gratitude.

Together Elaina and Shea will help create a basic and easy way to understand pH : what it is, how it works, how it gets out of balance and what that means to your health (weight, disease, food allergies, etc.) In this talk they will present an easy approach to using both whole foods and cleansing to help you get more alkaline and live a more vibrant, energized life!

For more information on Elaina Love, Please see her website at: www.purejoylivingfoods.com
For more information on shea Lynn Baird, please see her websites at: www.everybodycleansing.com
 &www.mondaynightliveevents.com


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Pure Joy Kitchen: Simple Raw Vegan Recipes for a Vibrant Life

By Elaina Love – (Season 1, Episodes 3, 17 & 41) (Season 2, Episode 28)
These tried and true books contains a combined total of over 250 healthy, satisfying, simple recipes the whole family will enjoy. Experience more energy and vibrancy by making these recipes a part of your daily meals. The books features simple and easy raw, vegan recipes the whole family will enjoy.

Episode 01-18

Topic: “Escaping the Pleasure Trap: A Rationale Approach to Radical Diets.”

 
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Articulate, inspiring and energetic, Dr. Alan Goldhamer is one of health’s most pioneering and dedicated visionaries. An outspoken professional who doesn’t shy away from a spirited debate, he is deeply committed to helping people stuck in self-destructive cycles reclaim their ability to change their lives. He is the founder of TrueNorth Health Center, a state-of-the-art facility that provides medical and chiropractic services, psychotherapy and counseling, massage and body work. He is also director of the Center’s groundbreaking residential health education program.

Dr. Goldhamer has supervised the fasts of thousands of patients. Under his guidance, the Center has become one of the premier training facilities for doctors wishing to gain certification in the supervision of the therapeutic use of fasting. He is on the faculty at Bastyr University where he teaches the course on clinical fasting and was the principal investigator in two landmark studies. The first, “Medically Supervised Water-Only Fasting in the Treatment of Hypertension” appeared in the June 2001 issue of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. Its publication marked a turning point in the evolution of evidence supporting the benefits of water-only fasting. The second study, “Medically Supervised Water-Only Fasting in the Treatment of Borderline Hypertension,” appeared in the October 2002 issue of the Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine. He is currently directing a prospective study incorporating random assignment and long-term follow-up on the cost and clinical outcomes in the treatment of diabetes and high blood pressure with fasting and a health promoting diet. This current study is being conducted in conjunction with the International Union of Operating Engineers who have made participation in this program a fully covered medical benefit for all members afflicted with diabetes or high blood pressure.

Dr. Goldhamer is a graduate of Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon. After completing his chiropractic education, Dr. Goldhamer traveled to Australia where he became licensed as an osteopathic physician.

He is the author of “The Health Promoting Cookbook”, and co-author of “The Pleasure Trap: Mastering The Hidden Force That Undermines Health and Happiness.”

For more information on Dr. Alan Goldhamer, or TrueNorth Health Center, please see his website at:www.healthpromoting.com


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The Pleasure Trap: Mastering the Hidden Force that Undermines Health & Happiness

By Dr. Alan Goldhamer – (Season 1, Episodes 18 & 39) (Season 2, Episode 3)
A wake-up call to even the most health-conscious Americans, The Pleasure Trap boldly challenges conventional wisdom about sickness and unhappiness in today’s contemporary culture, and offers groundbreaking solutions for achieving change. Two of the nation’s most courageous and outspoken experts provide a fascinating new perspective on how modern life can turn so many smart, savvy people into the unwitting saboteurs of their own well-being.

Episode 01-19

Topic: ” Attracting What You Want using the Strategic Attraction Plan.”

 
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In Julia Stege’s words:

This presentation is about: The idea is that everything we want is available through the relationships we attract.

When Matthew Engelhart (of Cafe Gratitude) hired me to be the creative director for the Abounding River Game and Logbook, he was not a raw foodie yet. That came later and then what was going to be a coffee shop style cafe became a raw cafe. The rest is his and herstory

Here is some description of the benefits of the Attraction Plan:
The Strategic Attraction Plan can help you to:

* become a magical magnet for what you want and need in life and business
* tap in to your core purpose and express that to the world in a way that attracts the right people to you
* set and maintain personal and business goals using one effective system
* effectively determine the quality of the people you attract
* focus on what you desire rather than the lack of it
* turn your complaints into gold that attracts abundance to you
* define who you are being in life

I began my graphic design career in New York where I received my BFA in Visual Communications. I worked in Manhattan creating designs for some very big-name clients such as the Museum of Modern Art, Carnegie Hall, Burger King, Cunard Queen Elizabeth II, and Margaret Meade’s Terrytown News.

Then I escaped from New York to the flatlands of Illinois to get my Masters of Fine Arts in Multi-Media, learning to use film, video, computer graphics, electronic sound and performance to communicate an idea. There I created award-winning designs for Northern Illinois University and the State of Illinois.

After I graduated with my MFA, I drove west to my new California home where I founded Graphic Girlz Creative Marketing Solutions in 1995. I have been specializing in branding, product, and website design for people who are up to big things, including Cafe Gratitude, Julia Butterfly Hill, Berkenstock, and Andronicos Market.

In 2006 I received a certification in Strategic Attraction CoachingTM and imbue my designs with the power of the law of attraction. I also teach others the Strategic Attraction PlanTM and how to integrate it into their marketing.

For more information on Julia, please see her website at:www.graphicgirlz.com

Episode 01-20

Topic: “The Four Pillars of Health.”

 
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Joy Metcalfe is an internationally known Holistic health Counselor, writer and lecturer, with over 22 years experience in her field. As a Medical Intuitive and Reiki Master Teacher and Practitioner, Joy has guided thousands of individuals towards a healthier, more fulfilling life and helped them clarify and achieve their goals. Both in teaching and in her healing sessions, her techniques are clear, effective, supportive and sensitive to the specific needs and conditions of the individual.

Joy started the Reiki Pilot Program at St. Luke’s Hospital in San Francisco and was Director of the program from 1994-1999. This highly successful volunteer program used proven Reiki techniques to better the physical and emotional conditions of patients in the Sub-Acute ward. Doctors and other health practitioners refer many people to Joy.

Voted Best Psychic in 1999 and Best Reiki Master Teacher in 2002 by Share Guide readers!

For more information on Joy, please visit her websites at:joymetcalfe.com and www.rainbowlotus.us

Episode 01-21

Topic: “Making Your Time in the Kitchen Playful!: Fun, Easy Ways to Create Your Own Recipes So You’re Not Tied to a Book!”

 
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Living Light head chef and instructor Matt Samuelson was previously head chef at Living Light Culinary Institute from 2000-2004. From 2004 until 2009, Matt traveled the world as a personal chef to celebrities, restaurant consultant, teacher, and caterer of raw food retreats. Matt also launched a raw organic chocolate company, High Integrity Foods with partner Chris Peck, developing a premier raw chocolate bar, Golden Bean that is sold worldwide.

It all started in November of 2005, when two guys met at a raw food retreat in the magical land of Peru. Matt Samuelson, Chef and Culinary wizard, was preparing the food for one of David Wolfe’s magical retreats. Chris Peck, a guest on the retreat, came around the corner and ran into Matt and there was a long comfortable pause and a sparkling moment of recognition and two brothers from another time were reunited. The fact is these guys have fun together and what could be more exciting than making the best chocolate ever. Chris was so inspired from meeting Matt and learning about the raw food industry from it’s greatest guru, Mr. David Wolfe, that he sold his construction business of 10 years and began helping him release his chocolate recipe and 99 other secrets still up Matt’s sleeve.

High Integrity Foods, Inc. (referred to as HiFi) has invested much time into fine-tuning the recipe for our CHOCOLATE. That, yes it’s soooo good that it deserves to be capitalized. The company has extensively tested what the market has to offer and how to bring something new and special. HiFi’s special chocolate methodology combines the best of simple raw food prep with the alchemy and technique of chocolatiering.

High Integrity Foods, Inc.- We are dedicated to improving people lives through creating innovative and natural food products and doing so with the least cost to our planet and all its creatures. We are honored and committed to making delicious and reliable food.

For more information on Matt, or his company High Integrity Foods, please see his websites at:www.rawfoodchef.com/aboutUs/faculty andwww.highintegrityfoods.com

Episode 01-22

Topic: ” Gratitude Is As Gratitude Does: Who wants to remineralize and regenerate the Earth?”

 
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Don Weaver has been an ecologist, gardener, and raw food vegan for 32 years and is an advocate of simple natural living and global soil remineralization and Earth Regeneration by way of human generosity using rock powders, fruit trees and “planting ’til you’re planted.”
Rock powders contain up to 92 mineral elements and restore back to the soil both trace and macro elements essential to the vitality, quality and longevity of all living organisms, including us!

Don is the co-author with John Hamaker of the 1982 book “The Survival of Civilization” which was praised by Buckminster Fuller as “well done, completely convincing” and is regarded by the worldwide remineralization movement as a blueprint for restoring the Earth’s climatic and ecological integrity. Don is also author of the 2002 book “To Love And Regenerate the Earth” and both books are free to download in the Agriculture section of the Soil and Health Library:www.soilandhealth.org. He is based on the San Francisco Peninsula and provides Earth Health Regeneration orchard and garden services, and also works with the non-profit organization Remineralize the Earth, Inc. (www.remineralize.org) He has written many articles for Living Nutrition Magazine, now known as Vibrance (www.livingnutrition.com), and he will provide copies of his Vibrance issue 1 article, “Restoring Our Earth To Vibrant Health.”

Minerals are key and often lacking elements of life! They can give our soils and forests and farms and produce the rich flavors and vibrant goodness we desire — if our foods are missing them, they taste dull and we’re left craving for more. Even much of the organic produce we buy today is of questionable nutritional quality compared to the best mineralized produce possible, which can energize and inspire us to greater health and Life awareness. We may not realize what we’ve been missing until we try something better, real food from real soil being one great and often dramatic example. Don will encourage you to grow some of your own mineralized garden “superfood” (shouldn’t all foods deserve that name?) and how to mineralize your composts, gardens and orchard soils to put the indispensable mineral elements of life in your foods and hungry cells, so you can enjoy more of your personal-and-planetary health potential.

So we hope you’ll join us to hear more from Don about growing more delicious organic fruit and veggies using primarily the veganic fertilizers of rock powder and plant compost which can together provide all the essential elements needed by the soil life and all interdependent life forms. It is exciting to think of the potential here, that generous soil remineralization and conscientious return of organic matter to our soils can replenish the ailing Earth and solve most local and global problems of human and ecological health, from malnutrition, crime and unemployment to pollution, energy shortages, climate chaos and the wars on Man and Nature.
Let’s have an ongoing conversation from the heart about rebuilding the foundations of our socio-biosphere and inviting back fruitful Gardens of Eden … while Nature still may grant us time. Even if we didn’t have the time, wouldn’t it still be the right thing to do?

Don welcomes feedback on his writings and talks as well as ideas for cooperative projects to nourish health on all levels:earthdon@yahoo.com or Don Weaver, POB 620478, Woodside CA 94062.

Episode 01-23

Topic: “Make Your Life Extraordinary! Why Be Ordinary, When You Can Be Extraordinary?”

 
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Cherie Soria is founder and director of Living Light Culinary Arts Institute and author of Angel Foods: Healthy Recipes for Heavenly Bodies and The Raw Food Diet Revolution: Feast, Lose Weight, Gain Energy, Feel Younger! Cherie has trained many of the top raw food chefs today, which is why people often refer to her as the mother of raw gourmet cuisine.

In 1990, after teaching vegetarian cuisine for nearly twenty years, Cherie studied with Dr. Ann Wigmore and learned the principles of using whole, live foods to aid in healing and rejuvenation. Inspired and motivated, she went on to develop gourmet raw culinary arts by combining the two contrasting worlds of gourmet vegetarian cuisine and raw vegan simplicity that is known today internationally as gourmet raw vegan cuisine. She immediately began sharing this exciting new art with students from around the world.

Cherie says, “I experience great joy connecting personally with students and helping them to become the best that they can be–not only as raw food chefs, but as radiant, inspiring teachers. The key is to accept people where they are on their path and to help fuel the light that shines within them!”

For more information about Cherie Soria and Living Light International, call 707-964-2420 or e-mailinfo@rawfoodchef.com or visit www.rawfoodchef.com


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The Raw Revolution Diet

By Cherie Soria – (Season 1, Episodes 23 & 38) (Season 2, Episode 29)
Discover how a raw foods diet will balance your weight naturally. This collection of recipes for imaginative, delectable, accessible and enticing cuisine is a far cry from a discipline limited to salads and sprouts. You’ll be able to enjoy delicious, easy-to-prepare meals without feeling deprived. And you’ll experience how raw foods can improve your health and make you feel more alive. Practical tips make it easy to choose the raw diet plan that’s right for you with handy menus to get you started.




Raw Food for Dummies

By Cherie Soria – (Season 1, Episodes 23 & 38) (Season 2, Episode 29)
Celebrities like Demi Moore, Sting, Madonna, and Woody Harrelson as well as experts in diet and nutrition have drawn attention to the newest trend in eating: raw foods. As the demand for raw foods increases, so does the demand for informative and supportive facts about this way of life. Raw Food For Dummies shares reasons for incorporating raw food into your diet and life, tips on how to do it, and includes nearly 100 recipes. Whether you’re interested in incorporating raw foods into an existing meal plan, or transitioning to a raw foods-only diet, Raw Food For Dummies will help.

Episode 01-24

Topic: “What You Need to Know to Water Fast & Juice Fast Successfully.”

 
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Dr. Rick Dina, D.C. has been studying health and nutrition since 1986 and has been a raw food vegan since 1987. He has worked at Hippocrates Health Institute, True North Health Education Center, and has taught at Bastyr University in Seattle (the flagship 4-year Naturopathic Medical School granting Doctorate degrees in Naturopathic Medicine).

In 2004 Rick, along with his wife, Dr. Karin Dina, founded The Living Health Chiropractic and Wellness Center (formerly Vitality Wellness Center) in San Rafael, CA where they offered chiropractic care, massage therapy, and educational programs. They consciously decided to close the center in September of 2008 in order to focus their attention on writing books, creating educational programs, traveling to raw events and creating a subscription-based website. They are still faculty members of the Living Light Culinary Arts Institute in Fort Bragg, CA, where they teach four science-based raw food courses: Introduction to Raw Food Nutrition, Science of Raw Food Nutrition I, Science of Raw Food Nutrition II, and the Benefits of Raw Food Nutrition Educator Course.

For more information on Dr. Rick Dina, please see his website:www.rawfooddoctors.com

Episode 01-25

Topic: “The Road to the Authentic Self.”

 
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Blake Bertling has been a Neuro Linguistic Programmer since 1997 and a Master Practitioner since 1998. The focal point of his work, he believes, is assisting people in coming to peace with themselves and their place in this world. This coming to peace allows people to go through a looking glass which leads to their authentic self, a place where anything is possible.

For more information, please feel free to contact Blake at:
707-280-7608 or email: blakebertling@yahoo.com

Episode 01-26

Topic: “How to Stay Raw While Traveling.” AND “Santa Rosa Raw Health Expo : SR’S First Ever Raw Food Expo!”

 
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John Kohler, the webmaster of www.living-foods.com has helped thousands of people via his online web site and is now offering one on one telephone coaching. He has successfully led a living and raw foods lifestyle since 1995.  In his early 20′s John was hospitalized with a life threatening illness, spinal meningitis.  The medical doctors said he might not make it…  Luckily, he made it… and was told he had a weak immune system which caused the health crisis.   After finding living and raw foods and making other lifestyle changes, John is now healthier than ever.

John’s happy to be alive, and able to share the living foods message with you.  One of his main goals in life is to share the knowledge of living and raw foods, and empower people to make positive changes in their lives.

For more information or to contact John, please see his websites: www.living-foods.com , www.discountjuicers.com , and www.rawhealthexpo.com


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Wild Love

By DreamingBear Baraka Kanaan – (Season 1, Episode 26) (Season 2, Episode 16)
A true spoken word genius, Dreaming-Bear is this generation’s poet laureate of the heart. Dreaming-Bear is a master of metaphor; “each molecule-mantra” tenderly kissing the soul’s “supernova of senses.” As you turn these pages, be prepared to be awakened as his eloquent and alluring words transport you to the “naked tenderness of truth” and the laughter and playfulness of “holy amorous mischief.”

Episode 01-27

Topic: “How to be a Leader in the Health Movement!”

 
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Kevin Gianni, creator and host of “The Renegade Health Show”believes great health education doesn’t have to be spread in clinics or in rooms with no pictures on the walls, but can be done in a fun, friendly and outrageous way.  And he’s right, since the start of the show, thousands of viewers have come from all over the world and are taking the message from a rather unconventional expert to heart.

Kevin’s interest in health and healing came when he faced a crisis of his own.  “Brooklyn Basement-itis.” Outside of college, Kevin was a self proclaimed “beer slugging loser.” He was 30 pounds overweight, tired, lazy and had little hope for anything more than to know what bar he was going to that night.  It was getting worse, when…

One morning, hung-over and irritated, he peeled his head off his pillow and asked himself a question.  “Is there anything better than this?”

The answer echoed through his pounding head loud enough to take action, one of his guiding principles that he now teaches to thousands of people around the world.

Since then, Kevin has immersed himself in the world of natural health, healing, fitness and self development.  He teaches the same techniques that he used to transition himself into a healthy, happy and successful entrepreneur to others through the internet, telephone and in person.  His online teleseminar events have reached over 25,000 people in over 85 different countries around the world.

Kevin’s ultimate dream is to help as many people as possible regain their health and reach their goals, so his life took a fortuitous turn when he met Gary Vaynerchuk of WineLibraryTV.com at a marketing event and realized that he didn’t need to nuzzle up with big-time network execs to have his own TV show.  He realized he could do it himself and immediately created “The Renegade Health Show” to provide a fun, exciting and educational forum for natural health enthusiasts.

Kevin’s ultimate goals are to make health accessible to everyone, entertaining and informative.  There are too many stiff experts and self-proclaimed know-it-alls teaching a skill that is more individualized with various factors contributing to the cause and generation of disease and wellness.  You won’t find many experts, in any field, playing a Spanish riff on a guitar while his wife and co-host Annmarie makes raw, living food burritos.

Each episode of the show, though wildly entertaining, serves up a tip, trick or action that can be used to help anyone transform their health.  Viewers can also tune in on particular days to match their tastes… Monday is “Time to Take Action” where Kevin gives an assignment for the week. On Wednesday, you can tune it to Kevin and Annmarie preparing an easy, raw and living food dish for the “In the Kitchen” segment.  And you can whip yourself into shape in 10 minutes or less on “Fitness Friday.”

“The Renegade Health Show” has grown from just a few views to a daily event for many of the “Health Renegades” who follow and religiously (sometimes impatiently!) wait for each new episode.

For more information on Kevin or renegade Health, please see: “The Renegade Health Show” (which airs fresh, new shows daily… Monday through Friday at 7:00 PM Eastern time.), and also www.liveawesome.com


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High Raw: A Simple Approach to Health, Eating and Saving the Planet

By Kevin Gianni – (Season 1, Episodes 14 & 27)
Finally, A Simple, 5-Step Approach to Eating, Health, and Saving the Planet! Transform your body and mind naturally. Boost your metabolism to burn more fat and help you lose weight effortlessly. Eliminate sugar and salt cravings. Finally let you eat in peace without guilt or shame. Help you take control of your emotions and stress for zen-like calm. And much more…




The Raw Food Challenge: 7 Days to Improve Your Health, Detoxify Your Body and Lose Weight

By Kevin Gianni – (Season 1, Episodes 14 & 27)
This is a simple 7 day raw food program that includes recipes for all your meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner. We even include a full shopping list, so you can just print it off and go to the store the minute you want to start. The only thing it doesn’t come with is the food! In this book, I’ll show you exactly what you need to do during these 7 days to succeed. There’s no need to think! We’ve done it all for you. We’ve even given you options in case you are sensitive to different foods or you have a busy work schedule.

Episode 01-28

Topic: “How to Get Others Excited About Their Health!”

 
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Patty James, earned her Masters degree in Holistic Nutrition from Clayton College of Natural Health. She is a California Certified Natural Chef.

As a native of Sebastopol it was only natural for Patty to found her cooking school where fine food and healthy eating is highly valued. The Patty James Cooking School & Nutrition Center received organic certification in May, 2007, making it the only certified organic cooking school in the United States.

During the Spring of 2008, Patty closed the school in favor of dedicating her time and expertise to consultations and education in health, nutrition and whole organic foods cookery. She created a superb teaching aid known as the Patty James Health Guide, a poster size guide to life-long healthy eating.

Patty is a frequent guest speaker for parent awareness events in Sonoma County schools and organizations. She teaches at public and private schools around the US, the Clinton Foundation in New York, as well as to health practitioners.

Passionate about the art and science of cooking and natural health, Patty teaches about nutrition in plain language, inspiring students through her dynamic style of teaching people of all ages and walks of life. Her philosophy is simple:
“Eating well is not only possible in the busy life you lead, it is essential to living a balanced life. Thru the process & pleasure of cooking we recognize the connection of all beings to each other. Food is more nurturing to body & spirit when we are part of the process.”

For more information on Patty or her services, please see her website: www.pattyjames.com

Episode 01-29

Topic: “The Human Energy Systems and Their Connection to Raw Food.”

 
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Edward Mills supports people on their journey home to the innate greatness they carry within. Everyone is born with greatness but through conditioning, by family and culture, most people turn down their inner brilliance, choosing to play it “safe” in order to be accepted rather than risk being truly seen.

Through coaching, seminars and products, Edward supports and encourages people to rediscover the unique gifts they brought into this world and to express and share them with the world.

Edward brings a long history of personal development work and a wide array of tools and traditions to his coaching and training work. In 1996 he began exploring the human energy systems at the Academy of Intuition Medicine where he received the Master of Intuition Medicine certificate. He has studied indigenous wisdom and ritual with Malidoma Some, Francis Weller and others. And he has extensively studied and incorporated the Law of Attraction into his life.

For the past 5-years, Edward has facilitated a monthly Law of Attraction Coaching Group in Santa Rosa, CA. His Evolving Times blog is read by thousands of people interested in Law of Attraction, the human energy systems and personal development. And his essay, The Evolutionary Warrior, is included in the award-winning anthology, Healing the Heart of the World alongside Caroline Myss, Neale Donald Walsch and many others.

Edward’s Digital Learning Course, the Energetics of Attraction, teaches people to work directly with the Human Energy Systems to tap into the Law of Attraction at the root, energetic level. This root access allows people to bypass much of the unconscious conditioning that often short circuits their ability to attract desires.

For more information on Edward Mills, please visit his websites: www.edwardmills.com , the Evolving Time blog for Personal Development www.evolvingtimes.com , and the Energetics of Attraction www.energeticsofattraction.com

Episode 01-30

Topic: “How and Why to go Raw.”

 
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Dr. Douglas Graham, a lifetime athlete and twenty-seven year raw fooder, is an advisor to world-class athletes and trainers from around the globe. He has worked professionally with top performers from almost every sport and every field of entertainment, including such notables as tennis legend Martina Navratilova, NBA pro basketball player Ronnie Grandison, track Olympic sprinter Doug Dickinson, pro women’s soccer player Callie Withers, championship bodybuilder Kenneth G. Williams, Chicken Soup for the Soul coauthor Mark Victor Hansen, and actress Demi Moore.

As owner of a fasting retreat in the Florida Keys for ten years, Dr. Graham personally supervised thousands of fasts. He was in private practice as a chiropractor for twenty years, before retiring to focus more fully on his writing and speaking.

Dr. Graham is the author of many books on health and raw food including The 80/10/10 Diet, The High Energy Diet Recipe Guide, Nutrition and Athletic Performance, Grain Damage, and the forthcoming book, Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries. He has shared his strategies for success with audiences at more than 4,000 presentations worldwide. Recognized as one of the fathers of the modern raw movement, Dr. Graham is the only lecturer to have attended and given keynote presentations at all of the major raw events in the world for each of the last eight years.

Dr. Graham has served on the board of governors of the International Association of Professional Natural Hygienists and the board of directors of the American Natural Hygiene Society. He is on the board of advisors of Voice for a Viable Future, Living Light Films, Vegetarian Union of North America, and EarthSave International and serves as nutrition advisor for the magazine Exercise, For Men Only. Dr. Graham is the raw foods and fitness advisor for VegSource.com, the largest vegetarian website on the internet. He taught the Health Educator program at Hippocrates Institute, served as the “source authority” for Harmonious Living, and authors a column for the magazines Get Fresh! and Living Nutrition.

Dr. Graham is the creator of “Simply Delicious” cuisine and director of Health and Fitness Week, which provides Olympic-class training and nutrition for people of all fitness levels in beautiful settings around the world. He will inspire, motivate, educate, and entertain you like no one else in the health movement can.

For more information on Dr. doug Graham, please visit his website: foodnsport.com


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The 80/10/10 Diet

By Dr. Doug Graham – (Season 1, Episode 30)
Dr. Doug Graham has taken the increasingly popular and tremendously successful low-fat, plant-based diet and turbo-charged it for unprecedented, off-the-charts results. Eclipsing even the astounding benefits so well documented by renowned health professionals who also advocate low-fat eating, Dr. Graham’s plan is the first to present a low-fat diet and lifestyle program based exclusively around whole, fresh, uncooked fruits and vegetables. From effortless body weight management to unprecedented vibrant health and disease reversal to blockbuster athletic performance, The 80/10/10 Diet delivers in ways no other plan can even hope to match.




Nutrition and Athletic Performance

By Dr. Doug Graham – (Season 1, Episode 30)
Whether you are a seasoned athlete or just getting started with a fitness program, Nutrition and Athletic Performance is your guide to success. Discover what athletes from every sport around the world have been using to set personal bests. Learn what to eat before, during and after activity to yield the best performance. And discover how to attain freedom from costly supplements. Gain better recovery times from activities. And finally learn the truth about carbs, fats, and proteins.

Episode 01-31

Topic: “Raw Success & Raw Emotions”

 
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Matt Monarch

Matt Monarch is 100% raw vegan; his diet consists of only raw vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds and seaweeds. He has been eating this way for six years and enjoys extraordinary good health, bountiful energy, clarity of mind and a deepened connection to nature.

Prior to going raw, Matt, 31, worked in a demanding corporate environment and ate a standard American bachelor’s diet, including cooked meats, dairy, bread, greasy foods and candy. Despite this, when he went raw at the age of 25, his overall health was good – other than a few pimples, he was in great shape. Matt did not go raw therefore to relieve any major health issues – he simply received and whole-heartedly embraced the raw lifestyle as something that made complete sense to him. He was particularly attracted to the fact that this lifestyle offered increased longevity and freedom from degenerative disease.

Matt dove head-first into a 100% raw vegan lifestyle after reading Dr Norman Walker’s classic raw food book ‘Become Younger’. His initial detox and weight loss concerned family and friends, but he was fascinated with this new way of living and persisted. Matt’s interest led him to thoroughly research the many different ideologies in the raw movement and delve into his own experiments. He was most impressed by the work of raw food pioneer and 50 year nutritionist Dr Fred Bisci, PhD. After meeting at a raw food festival in Oregon, Matt and Fred went on to forge a strong friendship together. They then co-created www.TheRawFoodWorld.com as a resource centre of tools to help people live free from degenerative disease. They are dedicated to sourcing and providing the best products available. www.LivingNutritionals.com was also created as a separate venture by Matt to reach out to those beyond the raw community who are interested in nutrition but are not necessarily motivated to go raw at this stage.

After five years of eating a 100% raw food diet, Matt was inspired to write a book called Raw Spirit. He wanted to share information that he thought needed to be out there, reflecting in particular on some of the physical challenges of going raw, along with the amazing shifts he experienced on the spiritual level with this lifestyle. Raw Spirit has become one of the best-selling raw books available: people appreciate Matt’s honest approach and his willingness to discuss aspects of being raw that often go unmentioned. He is committed to the raw lifestyle and passionate about spreading this message of health to others. Born and raised in California, he now travels all over the world, lecturing on raw foods and exploring the delights of fresh raw produce in different locations. He inspires audiences with his enthusiasm and simple, accessible approach to going raw in a healthy and sustainable way and is sought after as a speaker at raw gatherings.

He enjoys yoga, being in the sun, spontaneous travel, challenges, open communication and DURIAN. ;)

Angela Stokes

Back in 2002, I was 23 years old, about 19 stone (266lbs/120kg), UK dress size 26-28 and lost in miserable cycles of a non-existent love-life, uncontrollable overeating and complete denial. My pride stopped me discussing my weight with even my closest friends and if anyone tried to broach the subject with me, I strongly resented them for ‘interfering’.

My weight had steadily increased since my thyroid gland went under-active aged 11. By 16, I was 16 stone (224lbs/101kg) and my weight increased with my age, a stone a year, until by age 21, at my university graduation in 2000, I was 21 stone (294lbs/133kg). That was the heaviest I reached and when my health began to suffer so much that I thought I had diabetes, I knew this couldn’t continue.
Two summers later I was introduced to the idea that revolutionised my life. A friend lent me ‘The Raw Family’ by the Boutenkos – a testimonial book about eating mainly or only raw foods for optimum health. I was utterly absorbed – I’d never been interested in diets, health fads or slimming aids and suddenly it seemed the right answer was in my hands. I began the very next day and the improvements in my health over the next weeks were astonishing. You could almost see the weight burn off me – I’ll never forget seeing my collar bone again for the first time in years; my skin and hair quality improved dramatically, my energy soared and I was filled with vitality and a new hunger – for real life.
Within just a month of going raw, I had my first boyfriend in over 5 years – I was thrilled and increasingly inspired and dedicated to my new lifestyle. I found that as I became less of myself physically, I became more of myself as a whole person. I began to open up in ways that I hadn’t found possible before, allowing truth, honesty and trust to develop. I had been locked up in that body for so long and now the real me was appearing and generating much interest, especially from men. ;)
It’s been over five years since I started eating raw and I’m happier than I’ve ever been – I’m now UK dress size 10, can wear whatever clothes I like, eat delicious raw food daily and take great pleasure in treating myself well.
I will always bear the scars of my experiences – physically, my skin is marked and emotionally and spiritually I experienced great depths of loneliness, depression and insecurity that take time to heal. However, the process has been an extraordinary learning experience and I would not wish to change what I’ve been through to become the woman I am today.

For more information on Matt Monarch and Angela Stokes, please visit their websites -
Matt: www.rawfoodworld.comwww.rawspirit.org and mattmonarch.blogspot.com

Angela: www.rawreform.com
Matt & Angela’s “The Raw Food World Daily Show


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Raw Spirit

By Matt Monarch – (Season 1, Episode 31)
In honest detail, Raw Spirit prepares you for the world you could be walking into if you choose to become Raw, or if you are already. Raw Spirit has much to offer: Those who want to heal through diet; Those who want to stay Raw, but keep falling back into cooked food; Those who are Raw and may run into future problems; Those who are Raw and feeling confused and rejected; Those looking into Raw. What they can expect.




Raw Success

By Matt Monarch – (Season 1, Episode 31)
Have you been reluctant to eat 100% raw because you are afraid of doing it wrong? It is true that many long-term raw vegans suffer from deficiencies, health and dental complications. Most Raw Pioneers are dying between the ages of 80 and 93. If the raw diet is so amazing, why aren’t we living decades longer than cooked food eaters? Raw Success is the key to longevity on a 100% raw vegan diet. With information that has never before been introduced, these new concepts mark a turning point for the raw lifestyle! Understand how to succeed with a 100% raw food lifestyle. Find your Optimal Raw Diet: not too extreme, not too lax – just right for you.




Raw Emotions

By Angela Stokes-Monarch – (Season 1, Episode 31)
Do you LONG to feel balanced, healthy, happy and peaceful? Whatever your current relationship with food looks like, RAW EMOTIONS, has something to offer you. Raw Emotions goes beyond the physical, to examine the emotional and spiritual factors that contribute to our eating patterns…and gives you PRACTICAL, solid insights into how to create WONDERFUL and LASTING CHANGE.

Episode 01-32

Topic: “The Daylight Diet”

 
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Raw Foods Chef and Educator Paul Nison has been eating a raw food diet since he was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis many years ago. With no other choice but surgery according to the medical profession, Paul decided to stop eating all cooked foods. Today he is 100% cured of this so-called “incurable disease.” Paul has been featured on The Food Network and in several magazines and newspapers around the world. He travels the world giving lectures on the raw food nutrition and raw food prep classes to show people how easy and fun the raw life can be.

Paul is the author of 6 books.

* The Raw Life; Becoming Natural in an Unnatural World
* Raw Knowledge: Enhance the Power of your mind, body and Soul
* Raw Knowledge 2: Interview with health Achievers
* Healing Inflammatory Bowel Disease: The Cause and Cure of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
* Health According to the Scriptures: Experience the Joy of Health According to Our Creator
* Paul Nison’s Raw Food Formula for Health

In this Tuesday NIght LIVE! Presentation, Paul will share his ideas with us on Divine Eating for superior health and digestion.

 The ideal times to eat for best digestion
• Best times to be awake and go to sleep
• How to overcome late-night binging
• Balance weight and gain energy
• Build immunity to fight disease

For more information on Paul, please visit his websites:www.Rawlife.comwww.Paulnison.com andwww.torahlifeministries.org


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The Daylight Diet

By Paul Nison – (Season 1, Episode 32)
Did you know when you eat is just as important as what you eat? It can determine your total health and wellness. Raw Food Chef and Author Paul Nison has studied the topic of health and digestion for years and will share information no one else is talking about in his newest book, The Daylight Diet. In this book you will learn the ideal times to eat for best digestion. The best times to be awake and go to sleep. How to overcoming late-night eating, lose weight, gain energy and so much more. This way of eating has also been prove to build immunity to fight disease.




Raw Food Formula for Health

By Paul Nison – (Season 1, Episode 32)
Speaking from a first-hand experience, Paul Nison shares his personal journey to vibrant health and his passionate belief in the healing powers of the human body. Focusing on life-enhancing raw foods, Paul presents sensible information about nutrition’s role in preventing disease along with how to determine the root causes of illness. Using a simple four-stop program, you’ll be able to: eliminate the cause of your health problems; cleanse and heal from past damage done to your body; creates a diet and lifestyle based on your own personal body chemistry; access emotional and spiritual feelings to support your path.

Episode 01-33

Topic: “Love and Gratitude and the Raw Food Diet”

 
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Steve Adler is the founder and creator of Sacred Chocolate. (Truly, in my opinion, THE BEST RAW CHOCOLATE AVAILABLE! – Shea)

Steve is also an ordained minister and chaplain in Spiritis Church. Steve also holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in aerospace engineering from Stanford University. Inspired by Anthony Robbins in 1993, Steve began studying and following the raw food diet.

Steve has built a raw chocolate factory in marin, where he creates the many incredible flavors of Sacred Chocolate. In Steve’s spare time, he enjoys speaking about and teaching the principles of Love found in the books, “Love Without End, Jesus Speaks” and “The Keys of Jeshua” both written by Glenda Green. Steve’s mission is to teach humanity about the power of the Sacred Heart and the true relationship between the mind and the Sacred Heart. Steve believes that one stepping stone to empowering the Sacred Heart is through the raw food diet. Steve is currently working on a book about the relationship between Love, Food, and Diet.

For more information on Steve please visit these websites:www.sacredchocolate.comwww.naturalnews.com,
video with David Wolfe

Episode 01-34

Topic: “Are You Willing to Adjust?”

 
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Abeba Wright, known as the Krazy Kracker Lady, Abeba is a certified raw food chef, teacher, and motivational speaker. Her teaching methods are fun, humorous, and filled with wisdom. Leola Brooks, director of the Ann Wigmore Institute, was so impressed with Abeba’s teaching skills that she was invited to give as a teacher and receive as a student at the Ann Wigmore institute.

One of her most treasured achievements has been writing her international best-selling book, Absolutely Abeba’s Krazy Krackers: Learning the Secret to a Good Kracker. It has become a staple in both the raw and cooked food communities. She contributed eight of her most requested recipes to the best selling book The Complete Book of Raw Food, which features over 50 raw food chefs from around the world. She was featured in the Bay Area’s Oakland Magazine discussing the raw food lifestyle and, of course, her Krazy Krackers.

For more information on Abeba, please see her website:absolutelyabebaskrazykrackers.com

Episode 01-35

Topic: “Making Your Mind Magnificent – Flourishing at Any Age!”

 
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Steven Campbell is an author, speaker and mentor to individuals and organizations worldwide. He provides straightforward and easy-to-understand principles you can apply immediately to improve the quality of your thoughts … and thus your life.

Although he teaches evening graduate courses in Information Systems at the University of San Francisco, his real passion for the last twenty years has been how our brains learn and grow and change. Over the last six years Steven taught a series of classes to beginning students at Empire College in Santa Rosa on how to use their minds to realize the amazing potential that their brains like to keep dormant, for it turns out that for the most part our brains do not LIKE to change. In fact, the research has discovered that they are our greatest hindrance. He has had the privilege of seeing students change almost directly in front of him when they began seeing themselves as truly successful and intelligent people…a lot of them for the first time. After resigning from Empire last year he volunteered to teach a 3 week version of that class at the Santa Rosa Senior Center.

The response was phenomenal, and he’s now teaching all around the bay region from San Ramon to Cloverdale, from Jenner Lake on the coast to Red Bluff north of Sacramento. He knows he’s a good teacher, but he feels the REAL reason that people attend his class is because of what they learn about themselves.

For more information on Steven, please see his website at: www.anintelligentheart.com


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Making Your Mind Magnificent – Flourishing At Any Age

By Steven Campbell – (Season 1, Episode 35)
When someone talks to you, you are talking to yourself three-times faster. When they stop talking, you talk to yourself six times faster. Research has discovered that your brain accepts what you are telling yourself, without question! So when you say, “I can’t do that!” your mind simply says, “Okay, you can’t!” and then blocks out ways for you to do it. If however, you say, “Of course I can do that!” the brain accepts that as truth, also without question. Not only that, your brain then endeavors to help you find a way to do it, and then gives you the energy to do so. Through the cutting-edge research that fills this book, Steven Campbell has taught college students, individuals and groups how make their minds their greatest champion for learning and growing and changing.

Episode 01-36

Topic: “Melissa Mango’s Green Cuisine – How to Eat “Gourmet Style” Without the Heavy Fats and Complicated Ingredients.”

 
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Melissa Mango got her first taste of Live foods while volunteering at Tempe’s Rawsome Café. Returning toIdaho, she founded The House of Vibrance, which hosted a wide array of raw food speakers and events.
Melissa’s next venture, Birdie Basket, served as Idaho’s first Live foods catering business, offering private demos, transitioning services, and lectures. Melissa was the Chef for 6 diabetics during the filming of RawFor30Days “Healing diabetes naturally” at which time she was a guest Chef and a volunteer instructor at The Tree of Life Rejuvination Center. In 2005, Melissa was the only vegetarian/Raw chef participating in the Grill Masters Competition in Boise, Idaho, where she won most creative dish as well as best show at The Texas Vegetarian Chili cook off.

Some of her Yummie recipes can be found in Carol Alt’s new book “The RAW 50″ and the hot new show Glivng on Green Tv, www.Gliving.tv.

Currently Melissa posts free weekly recipes for NY e-mag SoulDish as well as running Terra Bella Cafe, and Terra Bella Dessert Company in Redondo Beach, Ca. For fun and passion, Melissa is a consultant to Raw Businesses, cafe’s and Chef’s that want to bump up their talents on the garden-cutting board. Her new book, “Melissa Mango’s Green Cusine” was unveiled this summer.

For more information on Melissa, please see her website:melissamangosgreencuisine.blogspot.com

Episode 01-37

Topic: “Raw for Dessert!”

 
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Jennifer Cornbleet is a nationally recognized raw food chef and instructor. She offers lectures, classes, hands-on workshops, and consultations nationwide. Her first book, Raw Food Made Easy for 1 or 2 People, has already sold over 75,000 copies and is consistently on the Amazon.com bestselling cookbook lists. She is also the host of a companion DVD, Raw Food Made Easy. Her second book,Raw For Dessert just came out a few days ago. , 2009.

Jennifer is a faculty instructor at the Living Light Culinary Arts Institute, a raw food chef school in Fort Bragg, California. She lectures extensively–in natural food markets, bookstores, culinary schools, and colleges throughout the world. She has appeared on CBS and ABC Chicago and NBC Denver, and her recipes have been featured in the Chicago Tribune, Conscious Choice, the New York Press, and Cooking Light Magazine.

Raw For Dessert–Lecture and Booksigning with Jennifer Cornbleet

Now you can have your cake and eat it, too! You can stay vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, or just plain health-conscious and still eat delicious cakes, pies, compotes, crumbles, custards, sorbets, ice creams, cookies, and candies!

Essential time-saving tips and techniques, along with Jennifer’s clear instructions, prove you don’t have to toil in the kitchen in order to enjoy nutritious, delicious raw desserts.

In Raw For Dessert, learn how to:

  • Avoid white sugar, white flour, dairy products, trans-fats, saturated fats, and processed foods.
  • Make easy-to-follow recipes–quickly and affordably.
  • Enjoy desserts for every occasion–Summer Berry Compote, Caramel Apple Stacks, Creme Brulée, Pineapple Upside Down Cake, Chocolate Cupcakes, Coconut Cream Pie, Tropical Ambrosia Tart, Pine Nut Caramels, Concord Grape Sorbet, Cookies n’ Cream Ice Cream, Knockout Brownie Sundae . . .

For more information on Jennifer, please see her website at: www.learnrawfood.com


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Raw Food Made Easy

By Jennifer Cornbleet – (Season 1, Episode 37)
All-new Revised Edition of Jennifer’s best-selling classic. Getting 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day has never been so delicious and easy. Well-known Bay Area cooking instructor, Jennifer Cornbleet, shares her favorite no-cook recipes in quantities ideal for one or two people. With essential time-saving tips and techniques, plus Jennifer’s clear instructions, you don’t have to toil in the kitchen in order to enjoy nutritious, delicious raw food.




Raw For Dessert: Easy Delights for Everyone

By Jennifer Cornbleet – (Season 1, Episode 37)
Now you can have your cake and eat it too! You can stay vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, or just plain health-conscious and still eat delicious cakes, pies, compotes, crumbles, custards, sorbets, ice creams, cookies, and candies! Jennifer Cornbleet, author of the best selling Raw Food Made Easy, shares her favorite easy no-bake treats. Learn how to: Avoid white sugar, white flour, dairy products, trans-fats, saturated fats, and processed foods. Make easy-to-follow recipes quickly and affordably.Enjoy desserts for every occasion.

Topic: How Top Raw Chefs Really Eat

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Episode 01-38
 
PANEL INCLUDES:

Shana Dean

Shana Dean has over ten years experience in the weight loss industry, educating healthy lifestyle changes.  With a deep interest in the link between diet and well-being, she has practiced raw nutrition since 2004.  She synchronizes the body – spirit connection. Shana is a graduate of Living Light International. She is a raw food chef and instructor as well as a Reiki master teacher.  Through her company, High Raw  Foods, she provides Reiki classes, healing treatments, culinary training and coaching, encouraging raw nutrition and spiritual attunement as a delicious and holistic means to pure vitality.  Clean cuisine combine with energy healing, sharpens the body and spirit, awakening inner truth, unfolding paths to higher life purpose. Shana is passionate about fine foods, and her vibrant cuisine, which is rooted in traditional culinary art, bursts with flavor and sophistication.

For more information on Shana, please see her website:highrawfoods.com

And…
Cherie Soria!

Cherie Soria is founder and director of Living Light Culinary Arts Institute and author of Angel Foods: Healthy Recipes for Heavenly Bodies and The Raw Food Diet Revolution: Feast, Lose Weight, Gain Energy, Feel Younger! Cherie has trained many of the top raw food chefs today, which is why people often refer to her as the mother of raw gourmet cuisine.

For more information about Cherie Soria and Living Light International, call 707-964-2420 or e-mailinfo@rawfoodchef.com or visit www.rawfoodchef.com .

And…
Katherine Ackland

Kathryn Ackland is the owner, and principal chef/instructor atRawfood Central Sebastopol. Kathryn is a graduate Associate Chef of the Living Light Culinary Arts Institute, Ft. Bragg, CA., and of Gabriel Cousens’ The Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center’s, Café Chef Apprentice Program in Patagonia, AZ. She has a passion to feed people and invites all to share her path toward vibrant health and peace on earth.

For more information on Kathryn Ackland, please see her website: Rawfood Central Sebastopol

And…

Gabrielle Brick

Gabrielle Brick is an International Educator & Lifestyle Consultant with over 15 years experience in the food industry, studying to understand the art of optimal nutrition. She has spent the last 6 years as a Raw Food Chef preparing gourmet meals for clients throughout the continental United States and Canada. In addition to being a private chef and a co-creator of transformational retreats, she teaches raw food nutrition. “Energy is our food and food is our energy.”

For more information on Gabrielle and on her heart health chocolates please visit www.gabriellebrick.com

And…
Cecilia Benjumea-Kinzie

Cecilia Benjumea-Kinzie B.A. C.M.T., is a raw food chef, educator and lifestyle coach living in Petaluma, California. She has been on a healing journey since she was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue syndrome about 9 years ago. This journey led her to the raw foods lifestyle which she’s been living for 7 years. She finds her joy and passion in preparing and teaching people about raw foods, and this has led her to presenting at Rawstock, helping to a Raw Food Retreat in Hawaii, Co-hosting and speaking at the north bay’s longest running monthly raw food potluck, she does recipe and photo spreads inLiving Nutrition Magazine, teaches raw food classes in Sonoma county, and she organizes the really amazing and growing Petaluma Raw Food Potluck the first Friday of every month.

For more information on Cecilia Benjumea-Kinzie, please see her website: www.rawglow.com

And finally…
Andrea Primm (the RawkStar!) 

There is one word that comes to mind when you hear the nameAndrea Primm:  unstoppable.  She has been at the forefront of the Raw Food Movement in the Midwest, helping people transform their lives through raw food.

She began her professional journey in 2007, when she had the fortune of studying at Living Light Culinary Arts Institute under Gourmet Raw Food pioneer, Cherie Soria and Gourmet Raw Food Chef, Martine Lussier.  There, she earned her certification as a Raw Food Chef and Instructor, while learning the ins and outs of Gourmet Raw Vegan Cuisine. In the following 2 years, she honed her skills as a Chef and Instructor while teaching, coaching, speaking and catering in her home town of Wichita, Kansas and the surrounding areas.  In January 2009, she returned to Living Light where she has served as a Production Chef, Assistant Manager, and is currently the Manager of the Living Light Cafe.  She enjoys her role as corporate shaman, views business as a sacred exchange and enjoys overseeing the day to day operations of the cafe as well as the great team of people she works with.  “Working for Living Light provides one with a unique opportunity to positively interact with many amazing and loving people.”

In the kitchen, Andrea likes to keep it simple and straightforward – but really, really fun.  You can find her quirky, fun ‘instructional’ videos on Youtube.  She is also on Facebook.  Yes, myspace too.  Andrea is committed to being sweet, sassy and spontaneous.  She will excite you and entice you, shop you, chop you, pick you up and dice you.

For more information on Andrea, please see anyone of her profiles, and watch her videos!:Youtube , Facebook andmyspace

Topic: What the Raw Food Diet Means for YOUR Health: the Top Health Benefits AND Challenges

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Episode 01-39
 
PANEL INCLUDES:

Dr. Michale LipeltD.D.S., N.D., L.Ac.

Educational & Experience History: 
Dr. Michael Lipelt
D.D.S., N.D., L.Ac. graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a degree in Environmental Health Science. He stayed on for
U.C. Berkeley graduate school for Environmental Health in the School of Public Health. He attended the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, San Francisco, and graduated with a degree in dentistry (D.D.S.).

He worked at the US Public Health Service, Seattle: 1 year Hospital Dentistry, and at the California Rural Indian Health Clinic: worked for one year as the dentist for Native tribes in 5 northeast counties in California. The clinic was in Oroville, Ca.He thenjoined a dental group practice in Santa Rosa with an emphasis on biological dentistry.

What followed next was a series of life changing events, a Turning Point, in the form of skateboard and then bicycle accidents. He was racing his bicycle and the derailer flipped off going up a steep hill. Consequently he herniated a disc in his low back. The injury limited his ability to work as a dentist so he began a journey of discovery to heal his back and his soul. Conventional medicine offered him back surgery, and he knew there was another way!

He then travelled to Europe (mostly Germany) and experienced alternative therapies that began the healing process. At the same time he started reevaluating his diet and discovered he could make some powerful changes to enhance his healing process. Low caloric, plant-based organic die, and eating smaller amounts more often. He also focused on hydration along with exercise that he could do without pain; yoga, swimming, walking and metta meditation.

He decided to take classes in Cranial Osteopathy from Viola Fryman, DO. (1980-l982). Studied Visceral Therapy technique from Jean Barral, DO, France (1982-83). Attended Bastyr University School of Naturopathic medicine in Seattle: N.D. degree (1989).
He started the Cranial Sacral department at Bastyr University and taught courses while attending. He also taught German biological remedy theory courses in Seattle, Portland, Boulder.

He then attended Meiji College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and received his degree M.S. in Traditional Chinese Medicine (1994).

Dr. Lipelt opened Stillpoint family practice of biological dentistry, naturopathic medicine and Chinese medicine in Sebastopol in 1994.

As food/nutrition is such a vital piece of his practice he wanted to focus on the source of our food so he began his permaculture/biodynamic farm project to learn first hand from nature. This is currently his true passion, and he practices permaculture 4-5 days a week. He’s learned to let nature and its seasons dictate how he designs an integrative living system. This has taught him much about the importance of the ‘soil food web’. Animals in the permaculture/biodynamic system have taught him the essence of non-judgment and unconditional love.

For more information on Dr. Michael Lipelt, please see his website: www.stillpointhealthcare.com

And…
Dr. Alan Goldhamer
, D.C.

Articulate, inspiring and energetic, Dr. Alan Goldhamer, D.C. is one of health’s most pioneering and dedicated visionaries. An outspoken professional who doesn’t shy away from a spirited debate, he is deeply committed to helping people stuck in self-destructive cycles reclaim their ability to change their lives. He is the founder of TrueNorth Health Center, a state-of-the-art facility that provides medical and chiropractic services, psychotherapy and counseling, massage and body work. He is also director of the Center’s groundbreaking residential health education program.

Dr. Goldhamer is a graduate of Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon. After completing his chiropractic education, Dr. Goldhamer traveled to Australia where he became licensed as an osteopathic physician.

He is the author of “The Health Promoting Cookbook”, and co-author of “The Pleasure Trap: Mastering The Hidden Force That Undermines Health and Happiness.”

For more information on Dr. Alan Goldhamer, or TrueNorth Health Center, please see his website at:www.healthpromoting.com

And…
Dr. Oloph Granath, D.D.S.

Dr. Oloph Granath, D.D.S. has a passion for health and fitness that began with his early interest in sports.  Beginning with Bandy - a favorite for many Swedes, he went on to train as a competitive speed skater and represented Sweden in the ‘72, ’76 and ’80 Olympics and also competed in many World Championships. In 1978, he completed his studies at the Karoline Institute in Stockholm to receive his dental degree.  He moved to Santa Rosa, California, in 1995, where he practices holistic general dentistry.

Study and membership with organizations such as IAOMT (International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology -www.iaomt.org), Ozone Therapies, LVI Advanced Dental Studies, HDA, and many others, allow Dr. Granath to offer his patients current and practical solutions to oral health issues.  Oxygen/Ozone therapies, use of current technology (digital radiography, in-office inlays & crowns), material biocompatibility, mercury free fillings, natural oral hygiene solutions, diet considerations, and a healthy working relationship with other practitioners are just some of the highlights of his practice.

While it is clear to Dr. Granath that diet, exercise and stress all play a role in health, it is not always a clear and easy path to improved health and well being.  Patients frequently present with multiple health issues that manifest in the mouth.  Often, solutions are found through a collaborative approach between the patient, dentist and naturopath, allopath or other health practitioner.

For more information on Dr. Oloph Granath, please see his website: www.stunningsmiles.com

And finally…
Dr. Win Bertrand, M.D.

Dr. Win Bertrand, M.D. is an innovative, holistic physician who offers the best of herbal, nutritional, alternative and cutting-edge western medicine.  He specializes in treating complex illnesses such as cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, Lyme disease, chronic pain, infections, digestive problems, and autoimmune diseases. His mission is to help patients find the root causes of health problems rather than rely on medications or supplements to simply cover-up the symptoms.

Dr. Bertrand received his medical training at Duke University School of Medicine and at the University of California at San Francisco Family Medicine Residency Program based in Santa Rosa.  He has traveled the world to pursue additional training in nutritional medicine, herbology, naturopathy, prolotherapy, body psychotherapy, neural therapy, homeopathy, darkfield microscopy, and oxygen therapies, among other techniques.  His healing philosophy is “use what works”, drawing from eclectic sources to find safe and effective treatments for challenging conditions.

For the last 3 years Win has been eating a diet that varies from 80%-100% raw, depending on the season and his whims, primarily modeled after Doug Graham’s “80-10-10 Diet.” His dentist and fellow panelist, Dr. Oloph Granath, can attest that his teeth are exceptionally healthy on the diet.  He currently sees patients at Gordon Medical Associates in Santa Rosa, CA.

For more information on Dr, Bertrand, please see his website at: www.gordonmedical.com

Topic: How to Succeed as a Raw Athlete

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Episode 01-40
 
PANEL INCLUDES:

Kevin Park

Kevin Park (Cyclist, Cert. Personal Trainer, Yoga)
“I’ve been on an organic vegan diet for  3.5 years and a raw foodist for just over 2 years now. I’ve been an athlete for most of my life and nothing has helped my performance more than a low fat raw vegan diet. Both as an athlete, and as a person this diet has improved my life in every way.

I struggled with various health issues throughout my childhood and teens and until I was 21. Stomach/digestive problems, skin problems and terrible acne, depression, sleep problems, low energy and lack of focus. No matter what medications doctors prescribed to me my health and life force declined to the point that I completely stopped exercising for about 4 years during and after high school. I was depressed, weak, sick, and very unhealthy. At 21 years old I reached a point where I could no longer tolerate feeling miserable in mind, body, and spirit, and embarked on a quest to turn it all around. I began exercising again, mainly running and weight lifting. I found that the healthier I ate, the more in tune I became with my body and the effects certain foods had on me. My energy levels skyrocketed and I put 20 lbs of muscle onto my body in less than a year, as well as constantly improving my running times. I discovered who I was and built up a positive self-image by challenging myself through running and weight training. I would often find myself out in the middle of nowhere on a 15 mile run in the pouring rain at 11 o’clock at night and loving it. I knew that every stride forward was a step towards a healthier and happier me.

Intuitively I was eating a very high raw diet with tons of fresh fruit, veggies, and seeds before I even knew there were people that ate an all raw diet. These foods provided me with the most energy and the best digestion. Smoothies became a staple for me. There was a raw vegan cafe in the town I was living in and I began going there to get smoothies and wheatgrass shots on a regular basis. This is where I discovered a raw diet. The more raw food I ate, the more I noticed the negative effects cooked food had on me and I could no longer tolerate many foods the I considered to be healthy. My body took over and made the choices for me from this point on, by speaking so loudly when I ate something that harmed me, and rewarding me when I ate things that didn’t. This progressed until I easily reached the point of being 100% raw and thriving. My athletic performance improved as my diet improved, but not only that, all of my old health issues were completely gone. The combination of a raw vegan diet and plenty of exercise had completely changed my life.

One day I came across a local chapter of an organization made up of vegan and raw vegan athletes called Organic Athlete. After joining the chapter I instantly knew that this organization would become a big part of my life in some way. Eventually I moved to California from Canada to intern for the OrganicAthlete and eventually ended up working for the organization. Our goal is to use the athletic example to promote a vegan diet and values. A cause that I truly believe in.

My personal athletic focus is primarily on cycling, as I would like to reach the highest level of the sport that I possibly can. I also run, weight train, and practice yoga.

I believe that through raw foods and exercise anyone in any state of health can reclaim their body’s and mind’s true potential, and become empowered to do amazing things. It is one of my missions in life to help people overcome their dietary and physical challenges and become the athlete that is waiting inside of them to be unleashed. We are all athletes whether we compete or not. We are supposed to be strong and active beings, just like every other creature on earth. It is in our true nature.”

And…

Bradley Saul

Bradley Saul (Pro Cycylist, Founder of Organic Athletes)
Bradley became vegan after reading John Robbin’s The Food Revolution in 2002. He became raw vegan soon thereafter, after discovering that “wow fruits and vegetables are good for you.” Bradley started OrganicAthlete to teach others about the benefits of a whole food, plant-based diet and lifestyle.

For more information on, or to contact Bradley or Organic Athletes, please see the website: www.organicathlete.org

And Finally…

Zachary Scioli

Zachary Scioli (Raw Cyclist, Triathlete & Lacrosse Player) - Hey there, my name is Zach Scioli. I’m a 22 year old Nursing Student at San Francisco State University.

I began as a vegetarian 5 years ago, went vegan 3 years ago,  and have been raw for just over 7 months. In every step I have become healthier, stronger, faster, and happier.

I have been an athlete nearly all my life, from swimming to volleyball. In high school I played lacrosse at a very high level, and was able to represent the country on a national traveling team to play at the world cup for my age group and win a championship game. Unfortunately monetary independence forced me to give up the sport in college, and focus on supporting myself. This did however lead me to endurance sports, to which I practice and enjoy currently and am able to fit in with a busy schedule.

Currently, cycling is my strongest passion. There is nothing like the fitness, mobility, and social interaction that racing bikes brings to me. With my raw diet I possess a great advantage over my competitors, and the sky is the limit right now…

I owe a lot of my drive to succeed to Organic Athlete for giving me a medium to spread awareness about organics, veganism and raw eating. The athletic example is the most effective way to spread awareness.

Topic: How Top Raw Chefs Really Eat

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Episode 01-41
 
PANEL INCLUDES:

Elaina Love

Elaina Love is a professional Chef and Instructor, Lifestyle Counselor and Owner/Director of the raw food store Pure Joy Planet. She authored the raw, vegan, living food recipe books Elaina’s Pure Joy Kitchen, and Elaina’s Pure Joy Kitchen 2 to share her favorite recipe creations, which have also been published internationally. She is the creator of the Amazing Nut Milk Bag.

Elaina has been teaching raw food courses worldwide since 1998. She is a Chef/Instructor at the renowned Living Light Culinary Arts Institute where she has been on staff since 2000. Elaina has taught classes and provided raw food meals at many raw food events and retreats, including those for David Wolfe of Nature’s First Law, Dr. Gabriel Cousens of The Tree of Life, Living Light Internationals Raw World, The International Raw Foods Festival, The Boutenko Family and many more recognized leaders in the raw food community.

With a passion for sharing the knowledge she has attained through years of experience, Elaina has helped people throughout the country bring about positive changes in their lives. Her teaching and support empowers people to lose weight and gain energy by making positive lifestyle choices and incorporating more living, raw food into their diet.

For more information on Elaina Love, please see her website at: Pure Joy Planet

And…

Melissa Mango

Melissa Mango got her first taste of Live foods while volunteering at Tempe’s Rawsome Café. Returning toIdaho, she founded The House of Vibrance, which hosted a wide array of raw food speakers and events.
Melissa’s next venture, Birdie Basket, served as Idaho’s first Live foods catering business, offering private demos, transitioning services, and lectures. Melissa was the Chef for 6 diabetics during the filming of RawFor30Days “Healing diabetes naturally” at which time she was a guest Chef and a volunteer instructor at The Tree of Life Rejuvination Center. In 2005, Melissa was the only vegetarian/Raw chef participating in the Grill Masters Competition in Boise, Idaho, where she won most creative dish as well as best show at The Texas Vegetarian Chili cook off.

Some of her Yummie recipes can be found in Carol Alt’s new book “The RAW 50″ and the hot new show Glivng on Green Tv, www.Gliving.tv.

Currently Melissa posts free weekly recipes for NY e-mag SoulDish as well as running Terra Bella Cafe, and Terra Bella Dessert Company in Redondo Beach, Ca. For fun and passion, Melissa is a consultant to Raw Businesses, cafe’s and Chef’s that want to bump up their talents on the garden-cutting board. Her new book, “Melissa Mango’s Green Cusine” was unveiled this summer.

And…

Matt Samuelson

Living Light head chef and instructor Matt Samuelson was previously head chef at Living Light Culinary Institute from 2000-2004. From 2004 until 2009, Matt traveled the world as a personal chef to celebrities, restaurant consultant, teacher, and caterer of raw food retreats. Matt also launched a raw organic chocolate company, High Integrity Foods with partner Chris Peck, developing a premier raw chocolate bar, Golden Bean that is sold worldwide.

It all started in November of 2005, when two guys met at a raw food retreat in the magical land of Peru. Matt Samuelson, Chef and Culinary wizard, was preparing the food for one of David Wolfe’s magical retreats. Chris Peck, a guest on the retreat, came around the corner and ran into Matt and there was a long comfortable pause and a sparkling moment of recognition and two brothers from another time were reunited. The fact is these guys have fun together and what could be more exciting than making the best chocolate ever. Chris was so inspired from meeting Matt and learning about the raw food industry from it’s greatest guru, Mr. David Wolfe, that he sold his construction business of 10 years and began helping him release his chocolate recipe and 99 other secrets still up Matt’s sleeve.

High Integrity Foods, Inc. (referred to as HiFi) has invested much time into fine-tuning the recipe for our CHOCOLATE. That, yes it’s soooo good that it deserves to be capitalized. The company has extensively tested what the market has to offer and how to bring something new and special. HiFi’s special chocolate methodology combines the best of simple raw food prep with the alchemy and technique of chocolatiering.

High Integrity Foods, Inc.- We are dedicated to improving people lives through creating innovative and natural food products and doing so with the least cost to our planet and all its creatures. We are honored and committed to making delicious and reliable food.

For more information on Matt, or his company High Integrity Foods, please see his websites at:www.rawfoodchef.com/aboutUs/faculty andwww.highintegrityfoods.com

And…

Jerri Hastey

Food had been a lifetime hobby for Jerri Hastey, the owner and chef of Seed (Santa Rosa’s only raw restaurant), but once her daughter turned her on to Raw Food it became her passion!

It started out as just a two-week raw food cleanse, but Jerri felt so good and loved the food so much she decided to continue. Six months later she found herself 60 pounds lighter and full of life!

Jerri’s been raw for about 2 years and she’s been an entrepreneur for about 20.

Even though raw cuisine has been around for decades, it has only recently started to gain momentum in our society. I’ll discuss ways you can fill the need for products and information with only a few dollars and a dream.

For more information on Jerri Hastey, please see her website:www.seedrestaurant.com

And finally…

Brenda Hinton

Brenda Hinton has been a part of the Holistic Lifestyle movement for over 20 years. A true believer in the diet/disease connection, she is committed to sharing her passion for Raw Foods with as many people as possible. Brenda is a graduate of Living Light Culinary Arts Institute and currently teaches through Whole Foods® Markets and for private clients. She shares with her students / clients / friends and colleagues via her company and website, Rawsome Creations.

For more information about Brenda, please see her website:www.rawsomecreations.com

Episode 01-42

Topic: “Raw Desserts: Emotions & The Body Connection.”

 
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As the co-author of Cafe Gratitude’s best selling dessert recipe book,“Sweet Gratitude”Tiziana Alipo Tamborra brings a wide range of skills and experience to her current practice as a dessert chef. Her passion for desserts is a lifelong journey she started in Italy inspired by her mother and grandmother. In the early nineties she started to study macrobiotic philosophy and began to develop her own recipes for vegan, macrobiotic desserts.

She came to California in 1997 to continue her studies and has since been involved in health and nutrition, baked for several International Macrobiotic Conferences and Cruises, and managed two vegan bakeries. She has worked as a private chef, a pastry chef, taught hands-on dessert classes since 1998 in Italy, Canada, and the US. Her holistic approach to health includes acupressure training and somatic experiencing.

Tiziana’s presentation will be connected with her book, “Sweet Gratitude”, and how each chapter in the book has a connection with some emotional state of being; Trust, being Present, Guilt, Love, Oneness etc. From here she’ll be introducing how our emotional states have an effect on our physical body specifically in regards to her other passion, Somatic Experiencing practice.

Tiziana is currently the bakery manager at Café Gratitude and has been with the company since 2005.


Available in our Bookstore:

Sweet Gratitude: A New World of Raw Desserts

By Tiziana Alipo Tambora – (Season 1, Episode 42)
Sweet Gratitude is a cookbook with a message: raw desserts aren’t only healthier for both people and the planet, they can also be every bit as tasty–indeed, sinfully so–as their mainstream counterparts. Tiziana Tamborra and Matthew Rogers, both master dessert chefs at the pioneering San Francisco-based Café Gratitude, present a tantalizing table of after-dinner or any-occasion delights. Ideal for anyone looking for healthier dessert choices as well as a valuable resource for people with special dietary needs including those who cannot consume dairy, gluten, or refined sugar, Sweet Gratitude shows readers how to craft what may be the most elusive item in the culinary canon: the guilt-free dessert!

Episode 01-43

Topic: “May I Be Frank?” the Movie & “Making Of” Discussion

 
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May I Be Frank – the Movie

All Frank Ferrante wants is to fall in love one last time before he dies.

In the beginning Frank is a 290-pound, 54 year old Sicilian from Brooklyn, NY. who has an unquenchable thirst for women, a tendancy to create awkward moments, and a kanck for failure. He’s got Hepatitis C and is on numerous medications including Interferon and anti-depressants. He drinks 10 espressos a day just to keep himself awake. He is an ex-addict, accused of being a terrible father, a nasty ex-husband, a lousy brother and a lost soul. Frank is neer satisfied; he’s always hungry for the next quick fix. At least, that WAS Frank…

Until the day he stumbled into his long-awaited awakening, disguised as Cafe Gratitude, a raw organic and vegan food restaurant in the sunset district of San Francisco. Here, Frank is offered something remarkable: another chance at his life. A conversation between Frank and a cafe waiter named Ryland results in the creation pf an experiment: to help Frank fal in love. The proposal: Frank will rediscover and recreate himself in just 42 days simply though what he eats and thinks.

For more information on the movie, cast and crew, please see the website: www.mayibefrankmovie.com


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May I Be Frank

By Frank Ferrante, Cary Mosier, Ryland Engelhart, & Conor Gaffney – (Season 1, Episode 43) (Season 2, Episode 37)
Ex-addict Frank Ferrante is a 54 year old, 290 pound Sicilian-American from Brooklyn with Hepatitis C and an unquenchable appetite for women, on the look-out for a quick fix. But Frank wants to fall in love one more time before he dies. MAY I BE FRANK documents Ferrante’s transformation when he stumbles into the aptly-named vegan Café Gratitude, and over 42 days begins a life-changing journey. Challenged by years of addiction, fatigue, and family dysfunction, Frank’s quest for healthy living is tense and touching. Through Frank s transformation, we witness the powerful effect of change upon one person’s life, and the potential we all have to find the most important love of all.

Episode 01-44

Topic: Live Interview! Q&A w/ Bunny! : Loving Yourself Wherever You Are in Your Journey

 
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In Bunny’s Words:

On April 14th, 2008, I embarked on a journey to change my life.  At the time, I was very sick. I had a hard time making it through the day without spending most of my time in bed.  Every joint in my body ached. My herniated disc was killing me. I was fat, fatigued, and FED UP!  I had been to the doctor, and after running tests for Lupus, MS, Rheumatoid Arthritis, etc, etc, I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and given a 90 count bottle of Vicodin to fill.

I got mad. I was pissed, and kept saying, “That’s it? Just take narcotics for the rest of my life? I’m only 38 years old!  I shouldn’t feel this bad.”  I came home, and immediately started researching natural treatment for Fibromyalgia.  Some of the symptoms sounded like me, but I didn’t have the muscle pain. I wasn’t sure about the diagnosis. I didn’t fill the prescription.

As I kept reading and researching, I read a lot about diet, and how it can be a really important part of the treatment of autoimmune disorders.  I read about people having success with a Raw and Living Foods diet.  I was intrigued, and started watching YouTube videos about raw food.  I saw a video with Matt Monarch from http://www.rawspirit.org, and decided to give the diet a try.  That’s when the real journey began.

I challenged myself to eat Raw and Living Foods for 100 Days. And each day, I would post a video on YouTube, tracking my journey.  Within 3 days of being on raw food, almost all of my symptoms had gone away. No more chronic heartburn. No more joint pain. No more back pain. I felt like a miracle had happened.  I started telling everybody I knew about my miracle. And I invited anyone who wanted to join me on the first official RawFu 100 Day Challenge.

The Challenge Started on August 15, 2008, and over 1000 people had joined by opening day.  It was so exciting!  I wanted to build a community that wasn’t exclusive, so everyone was welcome. Whether you were committing to adding a Salad-A-Day like my friend, Ryan Ozawa,  or were going for a full 100% raw commitment like the lovely Rebecca Jordan, all levels of raw food enthusiast were welcome!

Since August 15, 2008 our community has thrived.  Hundreds of pounds have been lost. Lifelong friendships have been forged. We’ve had meetups, holiday parties, and focus on love and support towards all members.  This community has been the real miracle in my life.  I feel honored to be able to lead such a wonderful group of people.  I love you, RawFu!

Now we are embarking on a new journey. Along with the online community of now almost 2000 members, you’ll be able to shop for RawFu Approved raw supplies, and also subscribe to RawFu Magazine, a monthly magazine that will supplement the online forums. It’s such an exciting time.  I hope you’ll come along for the ride!

For more information on Bunny Berry, please see her websites:
www.rawfu.com and 
bunnyberry.blogspot.com

Topic: Live Interview with Matthew & Terces!

Part 1

Part 1

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Episode 01-45
 
MATTHEW ENGELHART started training in the being of abundance in 1984 and today he is skillful at being able to keep his attention on all there is to be grateful for. His presence inspires us to be present to the endless beauty and bounty of life. What he shares isn’t positive thinking, it is about developing the ability to go beyond our own petty wants and desires to connect with the grandeur of all of life.

Although there is no solid evidence that his wealth is a result of his practice, he is willing to invest his assets into sharing this abundance practice with others around the world. He is a successful business man, loving husband, father of two and most importantly a man who celebrates and loves seeing others open up to receiving more than they could ever imagine.

TERCES ENGELHART’S presence is the gift of being present and listening for our most genuine Self to emerge. She grants acceptance and love to whomever she encounters as her commitment to living in Oneness. Her life lessons come from recovering from twenty years of an eating disorder and being a single parent of three children. She has been a dental hygienist, flight attendant, Mary Kay cosmetics executive, business owner, and eating disorder counselor. She is the “great woman” behind Matthew and the inspiration of Café Gratitude’s menu and service. She has surrendered her life to the service of others intending to bring forth a world where, as she puts it, every baby is born into there is plenty for everyone.

TOGETHER they have created “The Abounding River Board Game”, have authored several books including ‘The Abounding River”, and “Sacred Commerce”, and are the Owners of Café Gratitude.

For more information on Matthew & Terces Engelhart, please see their website: Café Gratitude

Episode 01-46

AUDIENCE APPRECIATION & TOWN HALL MEETING W/ SPECIAL GUEST JAH LEVI!

 
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Shea Lynn Baird (a.k.a. “Colon Girl”) is a Certified Colon Hydrotherapist, Food Allergy & Sensitivity Testing Consultant, and Raw Food Believer. She has been in private practice helping people cleanse since 1999 (the same year she discovered raw foods), and in the health field in general since 1989. She and her partner, Stephen, have Every Body Cleansing Studio in Santa Rosa, California, and their services include: Colon Hydrotherapythe 10-Day Booty Boot Camp,Liver & Gall Bladder Flushing, Detox Foot BathsInfrared Saunas as well as Food Allergy & Sensitivity Testing (which can be done long-distance). She is the organizer of the amazing live weekly speaker event “Monday Night LIVE! @ Cafe Gratitude”, has been a presenter at Raw Spirit Festival two years in a row as well as at the Santa Rosa Raw Health Expo, has been featured on two episodes of the Renegade Health Show, and has a column in RawFu Magazine as the “Body Editor”.

To find out more information on Shea Lynn, Every Body Cleansing Studio, her services, or Monday Night LIVE! @ Café Gratitude, please see her website: everybodycleansing.com &www.mondaynightliveevents.com
(And remember… Poopin’ is Cool!)

Marin’s own raw food musical hero, JAH LEVI, has performed on the same stage with many reggae, folk and pop super stars such as: Ziggy Marley, Burning Spear, Ijahman Levi, Ras Michael, Culture, Israel Vibration, The Itals, Wailing Souls, Bob Dylan, The Persuasions, Peter Gabriel, Black Uhuru, Andrew Tosh, The Wailers, Hamsa Lila, Lost at Last, etc. He has also performed at festivals worldwide such as: the Glastonbury Festival in England, the Philadelphia Folk Fest, Reggae on the river, and the Seattle Hemp Fest and has played a large majority of the major music venues in North America. He has enjoyed chart action with his music on radio and Television around the world.

He is a world class musician with over 20 albums out, and 25 years of touring and performing his unique blend of Reggae / world fusion worldwide. He is well known for his abilities as a band leader, and is an independent music producer and engineer as well. His music continues to influence people with a powerful synergy of uplifting music and thought provoking lyrics, truly medicine for the hungry and afflicted soul, spreading a message of love and unity for all beings.

For more information on JAH LEVI, please see his website:www.jahlevi.com

Episode 02-01

TOPIC: Shamanic Nutrition

 
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Daniel Vitalis is a Leading Health, Nutrition, and Personal Development Strategist as well as a Nature Based Philosopher.

In seeking to answer the health challenges of modern humanity, Daniel deeply immersed himself in the Natural Medicine, Nutritional Practices, and Lifestyle Pursuits that supported our ancestors in Generations of Robust Health, Powerful Immunity, and Intentional Longevity.

This Quest has lead to a unique, non-dogmatic approach to Invincible Health and Personal Development that he calls “Shamanic Nutrition”, a strategy based on the timeless understanding of the Elements of Earth, Water, Air, and Fire.

He has developed exciting and simple possibilities for incorporating these practices into our Modern Lives, with Profound Results!

His Entertaining, Motivational and Magnetic delivery style has made him an in-demand public speaker in the US and abroad.  By seamlessly weaving together a tapestry of modalities, from Herbalism and Nutrition to Science and Mysticism, he consistently expands the boundaries of our perceived limitations.

He is the creator of ElixirCraft, an exciting and unconventional Nutritional Medicine Strategy, as well as Find A Spring, a website dedicated to assisting humans in locating Natural Spring Water Sources in their area and travels.

For more information on Daniel Vitalis, please see his websites at: www.danielvitalis.com www.surthrival.com www.elixircraft.com and www.findaspring.com

Episode 02-02

TOPIC: Living Vision: the Many Journey’s of a Lifetime.

 
Link to Audio of 5 Minute Interview with Chaya-Ryvka
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Chaya-Ryvka is a raw food chef, raw food pastry chef, educator, and promoter of vibrant health currently located in Northern California. Through food preparation workshops, lectures, private classes, and catering Chaya-Ryvka shares with her clients and audiences a new paradigm of food as ideal body/mind/spirit fuel, and medicine while providing the nurturing flavors and textures we have all come to associate with as satisfying “comfort food”.

Chaya-Ryvka trained for two years as an apprentice with Master Raw Food Chef Elaina Love. Together they catered raw food retreats, served private catered events, taught classes, and opened a raw food café – Café Soulstice in San Mateo, CA. She also apprenticed with gourmet raw pastry chefs and creators of the desserts for the voted #1 raw food restaurant – Café Gratitude.

Chaya-Ryvka spent 6 months apprenticing in the art of raw chocolate confections; she worked in a newly opened raw/vegan chocolate factory, Coracao Confections.

Currently Chaya-Ryvka is expressing her living foods creativity catering private events, teaching group classes, creating specialty gourmet raw desserts, raw wedding cakes and providing private raw lifestyle/kitchen consultations through her company Living Vision. She works locally in the Bay area as the “bakery” (or more correctly raw “makery”) Supervisor at Café Gratitude.

For more information on Chaya, please see her website:thelivingvision.com

Episode 02-03

PANEL : A Night to Meet & Ask the Dr.’s of TrueNorth

 
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PANEL INCLUDES: 
Dr. Alan Goldhamer, DC

Articulate, inspiring and energetic, Dr. Alan Goldhamer, D.C. is one of health’s most pioneering and dedicated visionaries. An outspoken professional who doesn’t shy away from a spirited debate, he is deeply committed to helping people stuck in self-destructive cycles reclaim their ability to change their lives. He is the founder of TrueNorth Health Center, a state-of-the-art facility that provides medical and chiropractic services, psychotherapy and counseling, massage and body work. He is also director of the Center’s groundbreaking residential health education program.

Dr. Goldhamer is a graduate of Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon. After completing his chiropractic education, Dr. Goldhamer traveled to Australia where he became licensed as an osteopathic physician.

He is the author of “The Health Promoting Cookbook”, and co-author of “The Pleasure Trap: Mastering The Hidden Force That Undermines Health and Happiness.”

For more information on Dr. Alan Goldhamer, any of the folowing doctors, or TrueNorth Health Center, please see his website at: www.healthpromoting.com

And…

Dr. Erwin Linzner, DC

Dr. Erwin Linzner completed his undergraduate training at the California State University, Los Angeles. He graduated Magna Cum Laude, class valedictorian, from Western States Chiropractic College. Dr. Linzner worked as an accountant and computer programmer prior to becoming a doctor. In 1994, he became affiliated with the TrueNorth Health Education Center.

Dr. Linzner understands the importance of addressing the entire individual, physical as well as emotional, in guiding his patients in their process of healing. He incorporates soft tissue manipulation in the treatment of myofascial and connective tissue disorders and spends the time to correct joint problems in the extremities as well as the spine.

And…

Dr. Tim Grund, DC, DACNB

Tim Grund, DC, DACNB is a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board and offers a variety of conservative management options for conditions such as dyslexia and learning challenges, focus and attention issues, balance and gait disorders as well as neurological injuries and illnesses. Dr. Grund also offers functional neurological assessments and individualized programs for those interested in achieving and maintaining optimal brain function as they age.

Dr. Grund’s passion, training, and expertise is the brain/body connection. He is specifically trained in how the brain and nervous system control both physical and cognitive (mental and emotional) functions. Dr. Grund believes in a fully comprehensive approach which utilizes the natural ability of the body and brain to heal. His neurological training and clinical approach allows him to serve a diverse clientele with individual and specialized needs.

Tim’s successful background in sports allows him to identify and easily coach and communicate with athletes and understand their stress and health issues.

Tim played basketball, baseball, and football throughout high school. He was team captain and voted All Bay Valley Conference at Sierra Junior College after which he played NCAA basketball at CSU Sacramento. Following college, Tim played professional Fast Pitch Softball, participated in two World Championship Series, and played a season in New Zealand. In 1993, Tim played in the Olympic Sport’s Festival where he was awarded a gold medal as a member of the World Champion Guanella Brothers Team of Santa Rosa, CA.

For more information on Dr. Grund, please see his website:www.grundcare.com

And…

Dr. Michael Klaper, MD

Dr. Michael Klaper graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago in 1972. He Served his medical internship at Vancouver General Hospital in British Columbia, Canada and took under took additional training in surgery, anesthesiology, orthopedics and obstetrics at the University of California Hospitals in San Francisco.
As Dr. Klaper’s medical Career progressed, he began to realize that many of the diseases his patients brought to his office – clogged arteries (atherosclerosis) high blood pressure (hypertension), obesity, adult onset diabetes, and even some forms of arthritis, asthma, and other significant illnesses – were made worse, or actually caused, by the high-fat, overly processed Standard American Diet (S.A.D.).
This prompted him to undertake a serious study of the link between diet and disease, eventually leading him to implement nutritionally-based therapies in his practice. The results were dramatic. Nearly all of his patients who followed his dietary, exercise,and stress reduction programs soon became leaner and more energetic, while their elevated blood pressures and cholesterol levels returned to safer values. (In twelve weeks on this same program, Dr. Klaper’s own cholesterol dropped from 242 mg/dl to 140mg/dl, while a 22-pound “spare tire” of abdominal fat melted away — without dieting or calorie restriction.) He also observed that many of the chronic diseases mentioned above improved or resolved completely, often allowing his patients to reduce or discontinue their medication entirely.
Dr. Klaper believes strongly that proper nutrition and a balanced lifestyle are essential for health, and in many cases make the difference between healing an illness or merely treating the symptoms.
To further the education of physicians and other health professionals about the importance of nutrition in clinical practice, Dr. Klaper serves as the Director of the non-profit Institute of Nutrition Education and Research. He also is a member of the Nutrition Task Force of the American Medical Student Association.
Dr. Klaper has served as advisor to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (N.A.S.A.) project on nutrition for long-term space colonists on the moon and on mars.
A gifted teacher, humorous lecturer, and the author of successful books and video’s on cholesterol-free nutrition. Dr. Klaper has contributed to the making of two PBS television productions, “Food for Thought,” and the award winning, “Diet for a New America.” Dr. Klaper also hosts the popular radio program “Sounds of Healing,” on WPFW, 89.3 FM, in the Washington, D.C. area.

For more information on Dr. Michael Klaper, please see his website at: doctorklaper.com


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The Pleasure Trap: Mastering the Hidden Force that Undermines Health & Happiness

By Dr. Alan Goldhamer – (Season 1, Episodes 18 & 39) (Season 2, Episode 3)
A wake-up call to even the most health-conscious Americans, The Pleasure Trap boldly challenges conventional wisdom about sickness and unhappiness in today’s contemporary culture, and offers groundbreaking solutions for achieving change. Two of the nation’s most courageous and outspoken experts provide a fascinating new perspective on how modern life can turn so many smart, savvy people into the unwitting saboteurs of their own well-being.




Vegan Nutrition: Pure and Simple

By Dr. Michael Klaper – (Season 2, Episodes 3 & 9)
This is the classic book on why a vegan diet makes good sense, and how to maintain a vegan diet sensibly. Learn why eating animal products is bad for your health, dangerous for the environment, and absolutely unnecessary for anyone, young or old. Contains sections on getting all your nutrients and how to put together a vegan menu, along with 50 recipes for everything from breakfast basics to dessert treats.




Digestion Made Easy

By Dr. Michael Klaper – (Season 2, Episodes 3 & 9)
Think you are what you eat? Think again! You are what you DIGEST and ABSORB. In this extraordinary presentation by one of America’s foremost authorities on nutrition and health, Digestion Made Easy takes you on a journey of understanding through your digestive system to meet the amazing organs that turn your food into — YOU! Digestion Made Easy makes a complicated subject easy and fun to understand, and shows you what foods to eat to keep your digestive system — and you — healthy for a lifetime.

Episode 02-04

TOPIC: Releasing Physical and Emotional Weight with a High Green Diet – and Uncovering Our True Selves.

 
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Chef Dina Knight is a raw chef and living foods chef, instructor, personal coach, consultant, natural energy healer. Dina witnessed the powerful healing achieved through eating an optimal plant-based whole foods diet following the illnesses of several close family members. She became passionate about helping others and through her own personal transformation lost over 100 pounds and 16” from her waist!

Chef Dina Knight is co-founder and executive chef of Greenivore Inc., and elivinghealth.com where she and her team prepare delicious organic uncooked vegan fare for celebrities and other individuals who are interested in consuming high vitality foods that provide optimal health for their bodies and the planet.

Dina is a certified Raw and Living Foods Chef and Instructor from the Living Light Culinary Arts Institute, the premier raw vegan culinary school in the world. Chef Dina has the ability to transform simple fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds into delicious, great tasting gourmet dishes that are not only flavorful but nutritious as well.

Dina brings a variety of skills to her clients and to the kitchen. She is trained in clinical aromatherapy, hands-on healing energy work, personal fitness, biochemistry, natural health and nutrition. She is currently writing several books on raw and living foods. She was a featured Rising Star Chef at the Vibrant Living Expo, in August 2007, where she demonstrated how to turn nutrient dense Sea Vegetables into delicious salads and entrees. She was also the featured chef in the February issue of Vegan Culinary Experience Magazine. She is available for one-on-one consultations, weight-loss support, health and nutrition assessments, energy healing/aromatherapy sessions, personal chef and catering services, and for kitchen setup/design.

For more information on Dina Knight, please see her websites:
Greenivore Inc., and elivinghealth.com

Episode 02-05

INTERVIEW: “Localvore” Tuning into the seasons

 
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Frank Giglio is a classically trained chef from the New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier, VT and graduate from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in NYC.  Since the age of 15, Frank has fully immersed himself into the culinary world.

Frank’s experience is a culmination of a working throughout the country from remote lodges in Alaska, the high desert of Arizona, as well as Colorado and Boston.  Last year, travels outside of the US brought Frank to Canada as well as Ireland where he taught a series of raw food based workshops in Wiklow and Sligo counties.

After years of dogmatic food eating belief’s, Frank has found truth and passion in utilizing and discovering the “localvore” lifestyle. To him this means consuming the highest quality foods found in “his neck of the woods”. Feeling the need to move to a location that can best contribute to his ever expanding health quest, Frank and his new bride, Camille Rose recently relocated to Jackson, New Hampshire where he formulated Frank’s Finest LLC.

When away from the kitchen, Frank enjoys spending many hours out in the elements of nature.  In July 2008, Frank successfully completed the VT100 mile endurance run in under 23 hours! A feat that he can easily call “The most challenging effort ever put forth in my life!”  You can also find him deep in the forest, on the hunt for chaga mushrooms and other fine delectables that nature always provides.

For more information on Frank G, please see his website at:www.frankgiglio.com

Episode 02-06

TOPIC: Stop Revolving Start Evolving!

 
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Shiroko Sokitch:

Shiroko Sokitch graduated from University of Washington School of Medicine in 1984 and the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Seattle, WA in 1990. She did two years of a general surgery residency at Swedish Hospital in Seattle before deciding that the surgeon’s way of life was not for her. While attending acupuncture school and starting her alternative medical career, she practiced as an emergency medical physician for ten years. Since 1993, she has owned and operated Heart to Heart to Heart Medical Center, a complementary medical center in Santa Rosa, CA with her business partner Jason Liles. Since January of 2000, she has also written an alternative medical advice column in the Healdsburg, Windsor, and Sebastopol newspapers.

Shiroko Sokitch, MD, is an unusual physician in that she is able to provide a comprehensive blend of treatments including Chinese and western medicine. Since opening Heart to Heart Medical Center in Santa Rosa 14 years ago, she has become an expert at using many modalities to bring the body to balance and wholeness.

In her office, she specializes in listening closely so that she understands your health concerns and is able to guide you to finding the best treatments. In addition to acupuncture, she works with craniosacral therapy, herbs, nutritional supplements, specific diagnostic tests, exercise and diet to help you find the best balance for your body. Her extensive understanding of the spiritual/emotional connection to your physical problems will help you to heal at a greater depth with more lasting results.

For more information on Shiroko or her practice, please see her website: www.hthmc.com

Sivan Garr:

Sivan Garr is a remarkable individual and a gifted spiritual teacher. She has dedicated her life to being a guide, a light and a messenger in assisting others in finding their wholeness; their happiness; their freedom of expression; their heart.

Sivan’s deep integrity and unyielding faith in humanity, create a perfect environment for miracles to happen and for people to receive deep and permanent transformation. Her humor, playfulness and willingness make a rich backdrop for the extraordinary endeavor of enlightenment.

The depth of Sivan’s experience, her tremendous insight and endless compassion, allows her message to be communicated in the most direct and effective way possible with each person. Her teaching is dynamic, alive, fluid and ever changing.

Committed to the belief that each individual possesses the answer to healing the planet and establishing peace, Sivan’s resolve is to share her love, clarity and teaching to as many people as possible; while never underestimating the power of one soul.

For more information on Sivan Garr, please see her website:
sivangarr.com

Episode 02-07

DEMO: Krazy Kracker 101

 
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Abeba Wright returns to Monday Night LIVE! to do what she does best – demo her Krazy Krackers! She also wants to have Krazy Kracker Kontest – so bring in your own, with copies of the recipe, and if you win the Kontest you wil included in her next book!

Known as the Krazy Kracker Lady, Abeba Wright is a certified chef, teacher and motivational speaker. Her teaching methods are fun, humorous and filled with wisdom. The Ann Wigmore Institute was so impressed with Abeba’s teaching skills, she was invited to give as a teacher and receive as a student at the Ann Wigmore Institute.

One of her most treasured achievements has been writing her international best selling book, “Absolutely Abeba’s Krazy Krackers: Learning the Secret to a Good Kracker”. It has become a staple in both the raw and cooked food community. Her 2nd and 3rd books, “Absolutely Abeba’s Edible Treats” & “Absolutely Abeba’s Lip Smackin Favorites,” are selling out as fast as raw food educations, book distributors and raw food enthusiasts can get their hands on them. Abeba was also a contributer to “The Complete Book of Raw”.

For more information on Abeba, please see her website:
absolutelyabebaskrazykrackers.com

Episode 02-08

PANEL: Achieving Balance – & How the Raw Food Diet Works with Ayurveda

 
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This will be a very interesting and infomative evening. So many people requested Ayurvedic information and speakers for Monday Night LIVE!, and DeAnna Batdorff and her incredible staff of ayurvedic practitioners from the dhyana center in Sebastopol are just the right presenters! The principles behind Ayurveda don’t always align with 100% raw food diet 100% of the time. But Deanna B and her staff will discuss the best ways possible of making the two philosophies work together for you. And they’ll also be discussing times when it really shouldn’t.

the dhyana center:

dhyana Center’s Ayurvedic practitioners blend the philosophy ofAyurveda with the application of Medicinal Aromatherapy to create a unique and individualized approach to health care. The dhyana Center was born from a desire to educate each individual about how the body functions and what can be done to stay healthy.

They offer both Pancha Karma and Ayurvedic treatments and bodywork at their Sebastopol Retreat in Sonoma County, Northern California. They also offer Ayurvedic Education in two different formats; intensive 6 week or 10 month Ayurvedic Certification Programs.They also offer low-cost community clinics, wich are a great learning experience for everyone!

For more information on the dhyana center, please see their website at: www.dhyanacenter.com

DeAnna Batdorff:

DeAnna Batdorff is the founder of the dhyana Center of Health Sciences. She has 20 years experience as Ayurvedic Practitioner, Clinical Aromatherapist, Massage Therapist, Nutritionist, and Herbalist.  She specializes in pulse assessment and clinical symptomology.  She lovingly credits all of her teachers especially Dr. Lobsang Rapgay, Swami Niranjananda Paramahansa and Dr. Vasant Lad.  Presently, DeAnna oversees her education center and clinic in Sebastopol, CA.  She is dedicated to her students, interns and clients by offering her knowledge through certification programs, “donation” clinics, and panchakarma retreats.   DeAnna’s major strength is her passion to inspire each client to take ownership of their own health through Ayurveda.

Episode 02-09

TOPIC: From the Operating Room to the Dining Room – One Doctor’s Nutritional Evolution

 
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Dr. Michael Klaper graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago in 1972. He Served his medical internship at Vancouver General Hospital in British Columbia, Canada and took under took additional training in surgery, anesthesiology, orthopedics and obstetrics at the University of California Hospitals in San Francisco.

As Dr. Klaper’s medical Career progressed, he began to realize that many of the diseases his patients brought to his office – clogged arteries (atherosclerosis) high blood pressure (hypertension), obesity, adult onset diabetes, and even some forms of arthritis, asthma, and other significant illnesses – were made worse, or actually caused, by the high-fat, overly processed Standard American Diet (S.A.D.).
This prompted him to undertake a serious study of the link between diet and disease, eventually leading him to implement nutritionally-based therapies in his practice. The results were dramatic. Nearly all of his patients who followed his dietary, exercise,and stress reduction programs soon became leaner and more energetic, while their elevated blood pressures and cholesterol levels returned to safer values. (In twelve weeks on this same program, Dr. Klaper’s own cholesterol dropped from 242 mg/dl to 140mg/dl, while a 22-pound “spare tire” of abdominal fat melted away — without dieting or calorie restriction.) He also observed that many of the chronic diseases mentioned above improved or resolved completely, often allowing his patients to reduce or discontinue their medication entirely.
Dr. Klaper believes strongly that proper nutrition and a balanced lifestyle are essential for health, and in many cases make the difference between healing an illness or merely treating the symptoms.

To further the education of physicians and other health professionals about the importance of nutrition in clinical practice, Dr. Klaper serves as the Director of the non-profit Institute of Nutrition Education and Research. He also is a member of the Nutrition Task Force of the American Medical Student Association.

Dr. Klaper has served as advisor to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (N.A.S.A.) project on nutrition for long-term space colonists on the moon and on mars.

A gifted teacher, humorous lecturer, and the author of successful books and video’s on cholesterol-free nutrition. Dr. Klaper has contributed to the making of two PBS television productions, “Food for Thought,” and the award winning, “Diet for a New America.” Dr. Klaper also hosts the popular radio program “Sounds of Healing,” on WPFW, 89.3 FM, in the Washington, D.C. area.
New to Sonoma COunty, Dr. Klaper has recently joined the medical staff of the TrueNorth Health and Fasting Center in Santa Rosa.

For more information on Dr. Michael Klaper, please see his website at: doctorklaper.com


Available in our Bookstore:

Vegan Nutrition: Pure and Simple

By Dr. Michael Klaper – (Season 2, Episodes 3 & 9)
This is the classic book on why a vegan diet makes good sense, and how to maintain a vegan diet sensibly. Learn why eating animal products is bad for your health, dangerous for the environment, and absolutely unnecessary for anyone, young or old. Contains sections on getting all your nutrients and how to put together a vegan menu, along with 50 recipes for everything from breakfast basics to dessert treats.




Digestion Made Easy

By Dr. Michael Klaper – (Season 2, Episodes 3 & 9)
Think you are what you eat? Think again! You are what you DIGEST and ABSORB. In this extraordinary presentation by one of America’s foremost authorities on nutrition and health, Digestion Made Easy takes you on a journey of understanding through your digestive system to meet the amazing organs that turn your food into — YOU! Digestion Made Easy makes a complicated subject easy and fun to understand, and shows you what foods to eat to keep your digestive system — and you — healthy for a lifetime.

Episode 02-10

TOPIC: Becoming the Life ReGenerator

 
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Dan McDonald—”The Life Regenerator”—is at once an extraordinary teacher and an ordinary man. Through daily video postings on his “liferegenerator” YouTube channel, Dan connects with people from all walks of life—as their Coach, Teacher, and Raw Food Chef—consistently delivering a healthy dose of his self-deprecating humor, realness, and rawness. After just six months of posting daily videos on YouTube, Dan took the raw food world by storm when he swept the top three awards at “Best of Raw” for 2009: Best Raw Vegan Educator, Best Raw Vegan Chef, and—most notably—Sexiest Raw Vegan Male!

A former bodybuilder, Dan believes raw vegan foods with a heavy focus on fruits and vegetables—not meat and eggs, nor dense and complex raw vegan recipes—is one of the key ways to support the body’s natural ability to heal itself, to be strong, and to be athletic, and find true physical, spiritual, and emotional health. Dan names Dr. Robert Morse, ND as one of his greatest mentors, having graduated as a Certified Detoxification Specialist from Dr. Morse’s school in 2007. Previously, Dan’s fifteen years of independent study of nutrition, health, detoxification, exercise, spirituality, healing, and fasting had prepared him well to pass his knowledge to others.

For close to a decade now, Dan has thrived on primarily all raw vegan foods with his exuberance, passion, and radiance serving as a living example of what raw foods and real living can do for the human body, mind, and spirit. Every day he looks forward to receiving more and more new messages from people sharing how they’ve lost weight, increased their energy, or even healed themselves of some troubling ailment—all by just watching Dan’s daily inspirational videos on YouTube. Dan knows that being able to help so many others by just being himself is truly a gift…a gift he says he loves to just keep on giving!

For more information on Dan McDonald, please see his website at: life-regenerator.com . He is always happy to meet new friends.

Episode 02-11

TOPIC: Eat Less – Get More!

 
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Steve Meyerowitz was christened “the Sproutman” in the 1970s in a feature article in Vegetarian Times because his New York City apartment was always filled with gardens of mini-vegetables. They were part of his lifetime fight against chronic allergies and asthma. After 20 years of disappointment with orthodox medicine, he became symptom-free through his use of diet, juices, and fasting. In 1980, he founded “The Sprout House”, a “no-cooking” school in New York City teaching the benefits of a living foods diet.

He is the best selling author of Wheatgrass Nature’s Finest Medicine, Juice Fasting and Detoxification, Sprouts the Miracle Food, Food Combining and Digestion and many others. Steve has been one of the leading voices for raw and organic foods in the United States since the 1970s and is famous for inventing several unique kitchen devices for growing micro-greens soil-free and year round.

Steve’s Monday Night LIVE! presentation will focus on : kitchen gardening, super charged micro-greens, wheatgrass, and the nutrition and health benefits of eating such super foods as part of a raw and living foods diet. Let Sproutman show you how to grow your own organic salad greens soil-free in your kitchen for only pennies per pound. Find out how these amazing living foods add energy to your days, and years to your life. He makes it so easy, he calls it: “One Week from Seed to Salad.®” Find out which micro-greens are the most bio-active and carry the highest proportion of cancer fighting compounds. Get the science and nutrition behind these amazing foods and help your friends and family beat chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and more. Living food doesn’t get any better than this! And no green thumb required. Wheatgrass, raw vegetable juices, micro-greens, these living cocktail concentrates provide a plethora of vital plant compounds and nutrients that infuse into your bloodstream at nearly the speed of an IV injection. They cleanse and detoxify us down to the cellular level where true rejuvenation occurs.

If you are ready to improve your health; if you want to get more out of what you eat; if you want to detoxify; sleep less, but have more energy, then don’t miss the Sproutman Steve Meyerowitz.

For more information on Steve Meyerowitz, please see his website at: www.Sproutman.com


Available in our Bookstore:

Sprouts: The Miracle Food

By Steve Meyerowitz – (Season 2, Episode 11)
The Sproutman’s guide to indoor organic gardening shows you step by step, how to grow these delicious baby greens and mini-vegetables in just one week from seed to salad. This guide can make anyone a self sufficient gardener of sprouts that are bursting with concentrated nutrition. Includes comprehensive nutrition charts, Questions and Answers, seed resources, illustrations, photo’s & charts.




Wheatgrass: Nature’s Finest Medicine

By Steve Meyerowitz – (Season 2, Episode 11)
New, expanded, and improved, this worldwide best seller has everything you need to know about this wonder plant and its miracle cures. This is possibly the most up-to-date, nutrition filled, research packed book on wheatgrass in print. Learn how to grow wheatgrass and use it for maximum therapeutic benefit in a total health restoration program. Also included are testimonies by people who have been cured using wheatgrass and the history of wheatgrass going back to biblical times.




Juice Fasting & Detoxification

By Steve Meyerowitz – (Season 2, Episode 11)
This book explains how to fast using raw fruit & vegetable juices while maintaining a nearly normal work and living schedule. Includes: Juice recipes, detoxification techniques, exercises, weight loss, water fasting; about the organs of elimination; how to handle a “healing event,” and how to exit a fast safely.




Food Combining & Digestion: 101 Ways to Improve Digestion

By Steve Meyerowitz – (Season 2, Episode 11)
This easy-to-use book shows how to get more nutrition from the food we eat, with eating guidelines to help the stomach run at peak efficiency and maximum digestive power. Includes an overview of the chemistry of digestion and how food is assimilated. The techniques presented here can help people gain increased energy and improved health.

Episode 02-12

PANEL: Breast Health!

 
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PANEL INCLUDES:

Deana Dennard, MA, CMT

Deana Caressa Dennard, MA, CMT is a Senior Practitioner and Pancha Karma Specialist at the dhyana Center of Health Sciences.  Deana has studied at California’s state-certified Bauman College for Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts, dhyana Center of Health Sciences, Institute of BioEnergetic Arts & Sciences, Academie of Sacred Aromatics, Mueller College of Holistic Studies and International School of Professional Bodywork.

Her clinical specialties and training are in: Breast Health, Lymphatic Drainage, Whole Food Nutrition and Cooking, Aromatherapy, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone Massage, Structural Integration, Massage Cupping, Reiki, Lymphatic Ear Candling and Ayurvedic Skin Care.

Most recently, Deana has continued her clinical training in Applied Physiology, a form of Energy Kinesiology, giving her a wider range of tools to bring to her clients, and her ability to work with a broader spectrum of potential client issues, from structural to emotional to serious neurological and health crises.  Some of these tools include techniques, such as, Meridian Energy Balancing, Tuning Forks, Reflexology, Flower Essences, 7-Element Acupressure, Neuro-Lymphatic and Neuro-Muscular Reflexes.

In addition to her Ayurvedic practice, Deana pursued her MA in 2006, at New College of California, graduating with a degree in Culture, Ecology and Sustainable Community with a Concentration in Holistic Nutrition.  Deana lectures on Breast Health and the importance of advocating for one’s own health by learning to understand the importance of Restorative and Personal Ecology.

Deana has been in practice offering massage and holistic healing modalities since 1996 and incorporates into her Ayurvedic practice a broad array of knowledge and techniques to address acute and chronic conditions.  Deana’s approach and intention is to provide a supportive, caring and educational treatment environment for her clients.

For more information on Deana Dennard, please see her websites: Restorative Technologies & Dhyana Center

And…
Elaine Weil, NP

Elaine Weil is a Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nutritional Consultant practicing at Amitabha Medical Clinic and Healing Center, a cutting-edge Integrative medical practice in Sebastopol. Elaine brings 30 years of experience in the field of Integrative Medicine, with 16 years as a specialist in providing holistic health care for women. Her experience includes 15 years as a clinician and co-administrator at Commonwoman’s Health Project in Santa Rosa, instructor at Bauman College School of Nutrition, and author of continuing education courses for nurses in women’s health. She has worked extensively with women going through menopause, and is skilled at the art of working with bio-identical hormone therapy.

Another aspect of Elaine’s current work is with cancer patients, developing individualized protocols using research-based botanical and nutritional medicine. Each patient is supported physically, emotionally and spiritually through all phases of their conventional therapy.

Elaine enjoys creating an atmosphere of partnership with her clients in which well-informed choices can be made through information sharing and dialogue.

For more information on Elaine, please see her website at:www.amitabhaclinic.com, or call 707-829-5900

And…

Erin Prucha, L.Ac., MSOM, MA

Erin S. Prucha, L.Ac., MSOM, MA is a California Board and Nationally certified acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist. Erin earned her Masters of Science degree in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her specialty is Women’s Health, including menopause, PMS, irregular/painful menses, fertility issues, and breast health.

Erin has been collaborating with the Thermography center of Sonoma county for almost two years, and has seen amazing results with Chinese medicine and breast health.

According to a Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center survey, more than 70 percent of cancer patients, including women diagnosed with breast cancer, decide to enhance their conventional medical treatment with some form of complementary care and almost all report substantial improvements in well-being as a result of using alternative medicine. Chinese medicine is very important for long term breast health, addressing both the physical manifestations as well as the emotional and internal imbalances that cause breast conditions.

Erin works with what is known as the ‘Inner Tradition of Chinese Medicine,” a framework which is concerned as much with the physical health as with spiritual and emotional well-being of the individual. The idea is that when we are living our destiny, from a place of centeredness, we are less susceptible to illness. In Chinese Medicine, disease is viewed as a result of long held patterns of disharmony that may come from many sources, including physical traumas, pathogens, emotional disturbances, and long-held thought patterns. All of these factors influence the body in a negative way, and the body holds these patterns until they are released. Acupuncture is a powerful tool to correct these negative patterns and establish a healthy, vibrant flow through the body’s energy system.

For more information on Erin, please call: 707-888-4940 or see her website at:www.SantaRosaCommunityAcupuncture.com

And…

Kerry Haworth, CMT, PKS

Kerry is a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner. She brings to her practice a passion for Women’s health, with a particular interest in lymphatic health, breast health and
recovery from eating disorders.

Using a unique approach that combines experience, compassionate insight, and lightheartedness, Kerry works to help each client to discover their unique state of
being, and to take steps to proactively optimize their health.

Kerry studied lymphatic massage with Daya Fisch, founder of the Breast Health Project; Ayuvedic pulse and clinical assessment at the Dhyana Center with founder DeAnna Batdorff; women’s contraceptive health with herbalist Kami McBride; and conscious conception, pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause in a one-on-one course study with Dr. Sarita Shrestha of Nepal. She studied Ayurveda at the California College of Ayurveda in Grass Valley. She is also a graduate of the McKinnon Institute of Massage and of the Institute of Conscious Bodywork’s Alive & Well Massage School.

For more information on Kerry, please call 415-525-4898

And…

Melissa Patterson, ND

Dr. Melissa Patterson, ND, has been in private practice as a naturopathic doctor and medical intuitive for nine years.  In 2000 she completed the rigorous 4-year naturopathic graduate program at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona. She has also completed the Master of Intuition Medicine® program through the Academy of Intuition Medicine®. She is certified in hypnotherapy and as a Reiki master, yoga instructor, and massage therapist.  She has studied holistic medicine (including mind-body, energetic and intuitive healing) for nearly two decades. She firmly believes in the healing power that is inherent in indigenous cultures and has studied with numerous medicine people of many different tribal backgrounds: Lakota, Cherokee, Crow, and Dagara (African).

She has been an instructor in holistic healing for 15 years.   She currently teaches medical intuition at the Academy of Intuition Medicine and Energy Medicine University.  She was director and instructor of the program in Consciousness, Healing and Ecology through New College of California for five years.  She has taught nutrition and herbal medicine at Bauman College in Cotati, California. In addition Dr. Patterson has taught holistic theory, massage, nutrition, mind-body medicine and botanical medicine at Rainstar University in Scottsdale, Arizona; where she also served as Chair of the Health Department

For more information on Melissa, please seeher website at:www.drmpatterson.vpweb.com

And last, but certainly not least…
Renee Russo

Renee Russo has been passionate about women’s health for many years. She worked as a massage therapist for 25 years, and more recently provided nutrition counseling and guided imagery to women interested in losing weight, reducing stress, eliminating insomnia and increasing their general health. In 2006, she and her daughter, Jenna, purchased the Thermography Center of Sonoma County in Sebastopol, and with other preventive health practitioners, created an action plan to help women keep their breasts healthy, and in some cases, return their breasts to wellness. Since then, they have expanded their infrared imaging services to include Ukiah, Napa, Novato and the Central Valley towns of Visalia and Lindsay.

For more information on Renee, or the Thermography Center of Sonoma County, please see her website at:www.thermography-sc.com

Episode 02-13

DEMO: Nut Free and Delish!

 
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Melissa’s Food Demo will be: Nut-Free Granola / Nut-Free Milk / Nut-Free Chocolate Mouse Torte with Crust!

Melissa Mango has been on the Live Foods Path for 8 years. Melissa founded The House of Vibrance, which hosted a wide array of raw food speakers and events. Melissa’s next venture, The Birdie Basket, served as Idaho’s first Live foods catering business, offering food demos, transitioning services and lectures. As her creative talents continued to blossom, Melissa paired up with friend, Chef Eric Rivkin, at Iowa Community College, and the ACF (American Culinary Federation) for professional demos. Melissa later taught The Chef De Cuisine Idaho chapter the art of Live Cuisine and how they can utilize local raw foods in their establishments that were more health conscious. After many months as a private Chef on the road, Melissa was one of the Chefs for six diabetics during the filming ofRawFor30Days: Healing Diabetes Naturally, during which she was a guest Chef and a volunteer instructor at The Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center led by Dr. Gabriel Cousins. Some of her earlier Southwestern recipes can be found in The Raw 50 by Carol Alt published in 2007.
Additionally, she was featured as a volunteer and Executive Chef at The Raw Spirit Fest 2006, 2007 and 2008. Melissa has been a reappearing guest Chef on the super sleek G Living Tv show that educates the planet on Greener fashion, food, global topics and more. (www.GLiving.tv). Melissa opened California’s first South Bay Raw-Vegan, Eco-friendly cafe in the summer of 2006, Terra Bella Café. Her café has been featured in Get Fresh Magazine. Currently Terra Bella Dessert Company and Melissa Mango’s Green Cuisine are her personal side projects aside from private consultations and personal Chef services.

For more information on Melissa, please see her website:melissamangosgreencuisine.blogspot.com

Episode 02-14

TOPIC: The Road to Health is Paved with Good Intestines: Understanding pH, Leaky Gut & Food Allergies.

 
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Shea Lynn Baird (a.k.a. “Colon Girl”) is a Certified Colon Hydrotherapist, Food Allergy & Sensitivity Testing Consultant, and Raw Food Believer. She has been in private practice helping people cleanse since 1999 (the same year she discovered raw foods), and in the health field in general since 1989. She and her partner, Stephen, have Every Body Cleansing Studio in Santa Rosa, California, and their services include: Colon Hydrotherapythe 10-Day Booty Boot Camp,Liver & Gall Bladder Flushing, Detox Foot BathsInfrared Saunas as well as Food Allergy & Sensitivity Testing (which can be done long-distance). She is a presenter at Raw Spirit Festival as well as at theSanta Rosa Raw Health Expo, has been featured on two episodes of the Renegade Health Show, is support staff for RawFu.com, a columnist for Raw Fu Magazine, and she is the organizer of the amazing live weekly speaker event “Monday Night LIVE! @ Cafe Gratitude”.

To find out more information on Shea Lynn, Every Body Cleansing Studio, her services, or Monday Night LIVE! @ Café Gratitude, please see her websites: everybodycleansing.comand mondaynightliveevents.com (And remember… Poopin’ is Cool!)

Episode 02-15

TOPIC: Are We There Yet? Yes, We Are!

 
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Mair Alight is a Certified International Trainer through the Center for Nonviolent Communication (www.cnvc.org) and co-founder of the San Quentin Prison NVC Teaching Team (2002), where she has offered NVC weekly for 6 years. She developed a drop-in class at San Quentin “NVC Now”, which served inmates not in cycle for the regular classes, as she thrives on operating agenda-free  with what is coming up live in the moment. Founder of Matrix Mentoring. She has taught Nonviolent Communication (NVC) at the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas (translated into Chinese), with Spanish-speaking parents of teens and with Native American organizations, receiving appreciative feedback for her “realness” and the simple, practical tools she shares. She has offered NVC in prisons and jails, hospitals, churches, schools and organizations, as well as with families, couples and individuals since 2000. She has created a game “The Jackal Café & Another Way”, which offers a simple, practical way to understand and implement NVC concepts and tools.
“I cherish the gifts my mentors have shared with me, and relish the opportunity to pass them on to others. I enjoy offering a nourishing blend of challenge and support.”
Presentation: You are invited to join Mair for an adventure into a ‘language of life’. Find POMSA (Peace of Mind and Self Acceptance) through simple tools that transform conflict into harmony. Learn how to hold yourself with tender care when you are experiencing self judgment. Experiment saying what is true for you when others hold different values (without stimulating pain in them!). Hear others without judgment when their opinions are not shared by you. Our language can be fun, uplifting and clear, as we live the truth of our common humanity with the words we choose. We can create peace within ourselves and with others. Let’s enjoy ourselves as we expand our capacity for expressing compassion. I hope you’ll join me and enjoy our time together while we practice transforming judgmental thinking into deep life-affirming connections.

For more information on Miar, please see her website:www.anotherway2communicate.com or her blog:www.cnvc.org/en/blog/mair-alight

Episode 02-16

TOPIC: Performance: Lovevolution Poetry

 
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DreamingBear Baraka Kanaan is an internationally renowned award-winning author of eight books, transformational spoken word artist, and eco-peace advocate who elegantly blends quantum understandings of the universe with inner expressions of the heart. He is the founder of The Lovevolution Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering personal and universal transformation through ‘edutainment’ (making learning fun) & universal inspiration. “I have devoted my life’s artistry to cultivating a living language of love spells for the new paradigms that captivate the senses and tickle the heart into a new consciousness that is playful, romantic, compassionate, and full of laughter.”

The foundation for DreamingBear’s work as a transformational spoken word artist is deeply attuned to the natural world. His work was further defined by a year spent living in the wilderness, alone and without all the conveniences a modern life provides. While in a deep communion with nature he began to take his artistry to a new level and developed many of the works that have proven to be inspiring to so many. Upon recognizing a great need for humanity to converge more deeply with the natural world, DreamingBear went on to spend many years of his life living off the grid making nature his canvas of choice as he sought to create new paradigm languages to inspire a higher level of consciousness.

DreamingBear has traveled the world extensively, sharing his message of unconditional love and fulfillment of personal potential with audiences as diverse as international dignitaries, corporate groups, and third world refugees. DreamingBear holds a master’s degree in communications, is completing his second MA in Native American philosophies, and is the author of Wild Love: Kissed Into Consciousness in addition to two spoken word CD’s. DreamingBear is a frequent guest in the media & a former college professor, now an acclaimed keynote speaker conducting seminars, interactive playshops, and inspired gatherings worldwide.

For more information on DreamingBear Baraka Kanaan, please see his websites at: www.dreamingbear.net andwww.lovevolution.net


Available in our Bookstore:

Wild Love

By DreamingBear Baraka Kanaan – (Season 1, Episode 26) (Season 2, Episode 16)
A true spoken word genius, Dreaming-Bear is this generation’s poet laureate of the heart. Dreaming-Bear is a master of metaphor; “each molecule-mantra” tenderly kissing the soul’s “supernova of senses.” As you turn these pages, be prepared to be awakened as his eloquent and alluring words transport you to the “naked tenderness of truth” and the laughter and playfulness of “holy amorous mischief.”

Episode 02-17

TOPIC: MUSICAL PERFORMANCE!

 
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Singing Bear writes intimate and powerful songs that really leave you imprinted with a deep message.  With obvious talent, his smooth guitar grooves and soulful voice dance the lyrics into life.  Some songs are stories of his life, some are humorous analogies, and some are galactic journeys into a timeless sense of oneness.  During his live performance, Singing Bear is known for extensive vocal improvisations, often adding extra spontaneous verses to his songs.
Singing Bear is a poet, songwriter, actor, singer, dreamer, and mystical musical alchemist.

“Musical Alchemy,” he says, “is an expression for the magic that transforms a normal song into a time traveling portal.” If music rides on the waves of every moment, Singing Bear hovers in the precise here and now, surfing each new note and melody effortlessly as if doing it again for the first time.

Anthony Singing Bear grew up in Cleveland, Ohio where he excelled in Mathematics and Science. He worked his way through calculus by his sophomore year in High School and around the same time found a deep passion for the piano. Anthony studied classical piano with pieces from Mozart, Bach, Debussy, and others, and found music came as natural to him as Math.

His performances are always fresh and magical and never a repeat of the old. In fact you never know what to expect when you see him live – it could be an intimate soft and sweet moment with him and a guitar or it could be a full 9 piece rocking band that makes you want to dance so hard you fly from your body. In any case, his performances will always uplift your soul and often times induce spontaneous shamanic healing. All in all, this is one potent brother with a powerful presence and a profound message, and it is only a matter of time before he is discovered by the world.

For more information on Singing Bear, please see his website:singingbearmusic.com


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Gold

By Singing Bear – (Season 2, Episode 17)
His unabashedly awakened lyrics may prove too far out for some, but given a chance, Singing Bear’s superb musicianship and sensual vocals just may win over new fans and lead to new awakenings. For those already in a similar mindset, his new album Gold is a perfect mix of dance tracks and folk pop.

Episode 02-17

TOPIC: How to Be “Raw” in the Real World. Fitting the Raw Lifestyle into your Busy Life.

 
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Cecilia Benjumea-Kinzie B.A. C.M.T., is a raw food chef, educator and lifestyle coach living in Petaluma, California. She has been on a healing journey since she was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue syndrome about 9 years ago. This journey led her to the raw foods lifestyle which she’s been living for 7 years. She finds her joy and passion in preparing and teaching people about raw foods, and this has led her to presenting at Rawstock, helping to a Raw Food Retreat in Hawaii, Co-hosting and speaking at the north bay’s longest running monthly raw food potluck, she does recipe and photo spreads inLiving Nutrition Magazine, teaches raw food classes in Sonoma county, and she organizes the really amazing and growing Petaluma Raw Food Potluck the first Friday of every month.

For more information on Cecilia Benjumea, please see her website: www.rawglow.com

Episode 02-19

TOPIC: Grow Your Greens!

 
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(*Half way through the audio interview with John we lost our connection – he was talking about his new website : www.growingyourgreens.com, and we still had the 2nd annual Santa Rosa Raw Healt Expo to speak about – please check out both sites for more information!)

John Kohler, well known for over a decade as the webmaster of www.living-foods.com and www.discountjuicers.com, has also become pretty well known in the last couple of years for having one of the most amazing (front yard) gardens ever! In this MNL presentation, John will share the steps he took to convert his lawn to raised-bed edible landscaping and grows almost all his vegetables.

John has helped thousands of people via his online web site and is now offering one on one telephone coaching. He has successfully led a living and raw foods lifestyle since 1995.  In his early 20′s John was hospitalized with a life threatening illness, spinal meningitis.  The medical doctors said he might not make it…  Luckily, he made it… and was told he had a weak immune system which caused the health crisis.   After finding living and raw foods and making other lifestyle changes, John is now healthier than ever.

John’s happy to be alive, and able to share the living foods message with you.  One of his main goals in life is to share the knowledge of living and raw foods, and empower people to make positive changes in their lives.

For more information or to contact John, please see his websites: www.living-foods.com , www.discountjuicers.com , and www.rawhealthexpo.com, & ww.growingyourgreens.com

Episode 02-20

TOPIC: Being Attraction: Receiving What You Desire

 
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Julia D. Stege, MFA, founder of GraphicGirlz.com, is known as The Magical Marketer because of her unique approach to client attraction. Combining beautiful designs with law of attraction principles and smart social networking tips, Julia helps her Conscious Entrepreneur clientele to attract perfect customers authentically.

Julia was the original brand director and designer for Cafe Gratitude and the Abounding River Game and Logbook, and is the author of The Magical Marketing Blog and the upcoming book “Client Attraction Breakthrough: How to Attract Clients Fast in the New Economy.”

To start your client attraction breakthrough see:www.magicalmarketingtoolkit.com.

For more information Julia Stege or her service, please see her website at: www.graphicgirlz.com. Or call her at (707) 823-3316 for a 20 minute complimentary Magical Marketing review.

Episode 02-21

TOPIC: Outer Beauty & Skin Care

 
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Annmarie Gianni is an internationally known author, health advocate, personality and founder of Annmarie Gianni Skin Care.

Just a few years ago, Annmarie started to take a hard look at the products she was putting on her skin. In just a few short days of research, what she found shocked her.

Skin care products were severely under-regulated and most contained ingredients that weren’t safe at almost any amount. Even products that claimed they were organic or natural had hidden preservatives and other nasty additives.

She was frustrated and motivated to find a better option, because she realized so many people were using these supposedly “natural” products.

What she found was not encouraging. Many of the truly natural products weren’t up to her standards of quality or effectiveness.

It wasn’t long until she realized that if she wanted to have a truly clean and natural skin care line, she would have to do it herself.

So she did and Annmarie Gianni Skin Care was founded to provide a clean, natural skin care experience using natural, organic and wildcrafted ingredients.

Annmarie now spends her time educating audiences around the United States about how to preserve your beauty and longevity from the inside out as well as what to look for when you’re searching for a skin care line that will keep your skin glowing and vibrant. She can be seen as a regular co-host on the popular online health show “The Renegade Health Show” at www.RenegadeHealth.com.

Annmarie has also trained as a massage therapist, athletic trainer and has run a successful personal training business in Fairfield County, Connecticut.

Currently Annmarie and her husband and author Kevin are living in an RV and traveling the United States spreading the word of good health and good skin care. When she’s not being a business woman, training others, or hosting her weekly internet show, Annmarie enjoys traveling, being outside and preparing healthy meals. She loves to hike and run in the woods, and spend time with her cat Jonny 5.

For more information on Annmarie Gianni, Annmarie Gianni Skin Care or Renegade Health, please see:www.annmariegianni.com and renegadehealth.com

Episode 02-22

TOPIC: 3 Fail Safe Steps to Starting & Staying on a Raw Diet

 
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Nomi Shannon, A.K.A. ‘The Raw Gourmet’, is the author of the best selling raw vegan book The Raw Gourmet, and co-author ofRaw Food Celebrations. In 2008, Nomi received three ‘Best of Raw Awards’ for Best Raw Educator, Favorite Raw Chef and Favorite Raw Book (for Raw Food Celebrations). Raw since 1987, Nomi has been featured in Alive magazine, Get Fresh, San Diego North County Times, Galveston News, as well as numerous radio shows.

Nomi’s thoughts: Although the living foods program is meant to be preventative, if people who have had such serious illnesses feel that they have cured themselves, just think what this program can do for you if you are relatively healthy. How much better to prevent rather than try to cure a problem.

What should you eat? Over the years wherever I go, the one question I hear the most is: “But what should I eat?” Whether you’d simply like to add more fruit and vegetable servings to your diet, or want to change your lifestyle in a more dramatic way, it can be done – and easily. Although you may find this hard to believe right now, once you get into the rhythm of raw food preparation you will likely spend less time in your kitchen than you did before.

You will see that a raw food diet can be as exciting and interesting as any other type of cuisine.

The challenge is in becoming educated and receiving the support you need while making this change in the way you prepare and eat your food. You need to become aware of the sources available to you- where to get the supplies, and how to use them. Besides presenting an easy to live with system, my goal is for this presentationis to empower you to find your raw food resourcse so that you can obtain the equipment, food and guidance that you need, no matter where you live.

For more information on Nomi Shannon, please see her website: www.rawgourmet.com. Nomi offers a free online newsletter as well as a free 7 part email class called The Raw Truth, both available on her website.


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The Raw Gourmet

By Nomi Shannon – (Season 2, Episode 22)
Whether you’d simply like to add more fruit and vegetables to your meals, or want to change your lifestyle in a more dramatic way, The Raw Gourmet is the complete guide to one of the world’s fastest growing nutrition and health movements-the living-foods diet. In the first book of its kind, Nomi Shannon opens a door onto a refreshing new world of food preparation…Learn how fresh, non-cooked fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and grains can boost your vitality while lighting up your palate.




Raw Food Celebrations

By Nomi Shannon – (Season 2, Episode 22)
This party planner recipe book is the collaborative work of two raw food experts, Nomi Shannon and Sheryl Duruz. You’ll find easy menus, recipes, shopping lists, full-color photos and plan-ahead guides designed to make entertaining easy and fun. Menus range from traditional to exotic, including brunch, luncheon, and cocktail party ideas. Even a raw food novice will be able to prepare beautiful, nutritious food that will impress family and friends. And many of the recipes can be prepared in advance so there is time to relax and enjoy the party.




What Do Raw Fooders Eat?

By Nomi Shannon – (Season 2, Episode 22)
Peek inside the private kitchens of thriving raw fooders and get hundreds of brand new ideas to thrill your taste buds and shake up your menu plan. Never again settle for the same boring meals or wonder what to eat! See the daily diets of well-known raw fooders like: Victoria Boutenko, Dr.Doug Graham, Cherie Soria, Matt Monarch, Dr. Jameth Sheridan, Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo, Rhio and Chef B*Live. This collection will be a lifesaver if you ever find yourself in a rut, get bored by the same old foods, give in to unhealthy foods and feel guilty, wonder what to do with all that stuff you picked in your garden or need fast solutions to the question “What’s for dinner?”

Episode 02-23

PANEL: Exploring Biochemical Individuality

 
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If you’re living with pain, chronic illnesses, conditions that never seem to resolve, or are seeking to optimize your health, it’s time to look at new solutions and wisdom about your body, mind, and spirit.
Gordon Medical Associates uses advanced alternatives in integrative medicine, blending traditional and alternative with a holistic approach. They listen deeply, observe, and communicate about your unique challenges.
Their credentials and experience qualify them to offer both cutting edge alternative treatment and conventional medicine.

THE PANEL INCLUDES:

Dr. Eric Gordon, MD

What Dr. Eric Gordon emphasizes is listening to his patients. “I believe my patients. Their description of what is going on in their body is the most accurate way we have to assess what is going on with them. I interpret the information they present, and blend it with laboratory results and imaging and other tests to determine a protocol that is customized to their condition.”

Patients with poorly defined chronic illnesses react differently to all types of environmental stressors and medical interventions. While one patient may respond well to a particular protocol, other patients may not respond at all, or even have a negative reaction.

Dr. Gordon knows there is an interwoven complexity to these illnesses. There is a layering of the body’s adaptations to environmental toxins and infections from pathogens that is unique to every person, depending on their genetic susceptibility, organ vulnerability, toxic exposures, medical history and life circumstances. The body’s various biological systems – immune, endocrine, neurological, gastrointestinal and so on – influence each other and are influenced by each other, both in the development and progression of illness, and also its resolution.

When illness has been present for a long time, a patient’s body is almost invariably dominated by the sympathetic nervous system; it is in a state of hyper-vigilance, a constant ‘fight-or-flight‘ mode. Dr. Gordon knows to begin with gentle interventions to help the body find a place of rest and safety. These initial steps allow the parasympathetic nervous system to function appropriately, to let the body find its way, and start healing itself.

This necessitates an eclectic approach. Dr. Gordon says, “As the components of a person’s chronic illness reveal themselves, so will treatment direction. Some patients may immediately benefit from intravenous therapies. Others may respond initially to energetic modalities, such as Frequency Specific Microcurrent or Photon Stimulation. Some patients may require antibiotics while, for others, herbal or homeopathic remedies may be more suitable. Everyone has different supplementation requirements, and needs to follow different detoxification strategies.”

In addition to seeing patients in his practice, Dr. Gordon has organized and served as medical advisor and moderator for a series of medical symposia in Northern California. From 2007-2009, these intensive five-day meetings brought together extraordinary faculties consisting of approximately 30 leading international academic medical researchers and cutting-edge clinicians, respectively focusing on CFS, Lyme, autoimmune diseases and autism.

For Dr. Gordon, however, knowledge and understanding does not come primarily from research, but from interaction and direct experience with his patients. He is first and foremost a private practice physician. His deep respect for the biochemical individuality of his patients is at the heart of his approach.

“The point is to carefully listen to each patient and correlate their subjective experience with pertinent objective laboratory tests, to determine unique treatment guidelines that allow the innate wisdom of the body to overcome illness and restore good health.”

For more Information or to contact Dr. Eric Gordon please see his website: www.gordonmedical.com or email:eric@gordonmedical.com

And…
Dr. Denise Cooluris, ND

A licensed Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, Denise Cooluris is a holistic physician who listens carefully and deeply to her patients, combining the diagnostic skills of a primary care physician with treatment philosophies that address the root cause of health issues.

“My confidence in the body’s innate ability to heal itself is the foundation of my approach with every patient. The body communicates its needs through the language of symptoms; the person communicates needs through their story. Therefore, if I were to choose one therapy that works finest above all others, it would be to listen.”

With specialties in integrative family practice, women’s health, alternative cancer support, and botanical medicine, Dr. Cooluris blends cutting-edge medical science with the centuries-old wisdom of successful natural therapies to yield lasting results.

Dr. Cooluris joined Gordon Medical Associates in May 2009, having completed her family practice residency and serving as adjunct faculty at Bastyr University, the nation’s leading university of natural medicine. In addition to having practiced integrative medicine in a diversity of settings ranging from hospitals to directing medical relief efforts in Kenya, she has received advanced training with leaders in the field of integrative medicine. Her unique contribution to our medical community is her use of targeted therapies specific to naturopathic medical training, bringing a different approach to integrative medicine.

A valuable addition to our GMA practitioner team, Dr. Denise brings her extensive experience in addressing chronic complex health concerns, and a strength in working with digestive concerns, autoimmunity, allergies, environmental medicine, detoxification, infectious diseases such as acute Lyme exposure and chronic viral infections. She welcomes patients of all ages, knowing that naturopathic and integrative medicine effectively addresses a diversity of acute or chronic health concerns.

For more Information or to contact Dr. Denise Cooluris please see: www.gordonmedical.com

And…
Jane Kennedy, NP, MN, MPH

“Successfully finding a healthy balance in life involves attention to all aspects of who we are as human beings: body, mind, and spirit. By assessing and taking appropriate action, we can live vital, invigorated, and healthier years even during the second half of life.”

In her practice at GMA as a Certified Nurse Practitioner, Jane Kennedy draws on 28 years of experience as a clinician providing care in women’s health, family and preventive medicine, dermatology, and menopausal health. Her specialized training includes studies with renowned experts such as Bernie Siegel and Andrew Weil, collaboration with the University of California/Irvine’s Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine, and work with cancer and hospice patients, as well as leaders in the field of bioidentical hormones.

Jane’s focus is on mid-life health and wellness for women and men, and on hormonal issues at all ages. “My first job as a holistic health practitioner is understanding each patient’s particular situation and desired approach to better health. Then I explore and present traditional and complementary medicine options for an integrative path to better health.”

At mid-life, we begin to notice physical symptoms affecting quality of life, often resulting from the decline in sex hormones. “Each patient comes to this phase of life with unique experiences, beliefs, health practices, and symptoms which must be approached individually.” Research establishes that effective use of bioidentical hormones — as opposed to synthetic hormones and their risks — can be an important tool in relieving symptoms and preventing illnesses later in life. Jane effectively uses bioidentical hormones for many patients in her clinical practice.

However, other issues must also be addressed for strong health and vitality at mid-life and beyond. Stress is the cause of over 80% of ill health, and must be attended to especially at mid-life. By testing and balancing adrenal function while following a realistic stress management program, Jane finds patients can add another level of well-being.

She also assists with weight management, concentrating on shifting body physiology that often contributes to weight gain. By assessing and balancing thyroid function, glucose metabolism, gastrointestinal performance, cortisol, and sex hormones, and by adjusting nutritional and exercise lifestyle practices, Jane helps patients re-establish their body’s ability to balance weight effectively.

Jane’s practice involves treatment and prevention as well as wellness promotion and health education at the community, university, and clinic levels. She offers a popular two-hour talk on menopause and bioidentical hormones at the GMA office each month. Jane is known for gentleness and understanding, consistently incorporating the health impact of spirituality in her work: “balance brings wholeness.” Seeing an improved quality of life and a prognosis for optimal long-term health and vitality for her patients are two of Jane’s most inspiring professional and personal rewards.

For more Information or to contact Jane Kennedy please see:www.gordonmedical.com

And…

Neil Nathan, MD

Dr. Nathan has a gentle approach and a commitment to healing. He looks for and respects the individuality and uniqueness of each patient he sees, viewing each visit as an opportunity to discover which component of healing might still be missing. His unique bio-chemical approach blends traditional and alternative medicine, using the best of both worlds.

At the welcome invitation of his longstanding friend and colleague, Eric Gordon, MD, he joined Gordon Medical Associates in April 2009. This allowed him to become a part of this medical community, along with the bonus of being closer to his three children and his wife’s family, all of whom reside on the West Coast. Dr. Nathan opened the Fort Bragg branch of GMA in August, 2009.

Neil is a gifted physician who is passionate about healing. Since he loves to learn, he considers himself “always a student”, and gets fired up about learning new approaches that might work for his patients. Never satisfied to just learn superficially, when something grabs Neil’s attention, he will research and study with the person who really KNOWS how to do it, so he can maximize its clinical benefits.

Neil’s specialties fit right in with Gordon Medical Associates – Lyme Disease, thyroid disease, chronic illness, chronic pain, autism, and the use of functional medicine and alternative medicine whenever possible. Dr. Nathan has extensive experience with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue, and uses the bio-medical approaches created by his good friend, Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum. For Lyme Disease, Neil works with botanicals, herbs and homeopathy, as well as antibiotics when necessary. He also has expertise in working with chronic pain clinics in Minnesota and Missouri, and really appreciates the opportunity to help relieve pain for those who are suffering. Regardless of the illness or condition, he spends time learning and getting to know each patient to determine how gently or aggressively to treat, and in what manner.

In addition to his background as a family practice physician, Dr. Nathan is also trained in a number of adjuvant modalities, including classical homeopathy, osteopathic manipulation including craniosacral therapy, prolotherapy, hypnosis and Reichian therapy.

Dr. Nathan’s book On Hope and Healing: For Those Who Have Fallen Through the Medical Cracks, with a foreword by Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, was completed this May, and is expected to be available next year.

For more information, or to contact Neil Nathan please see his websites at: www.gordonmedical.com andwww.neilnathanmd.com.

And Finally…
Sunjya Schweig, MD

Dr. Schweig offers the full spectrum of family medical care and is well qualified to treat patients of all ages with a wide variety of health challenges. Areas of expertise include integrating complementary and alternative medical care with caring conventional medicine, alternative approaches to allergy, functional medicine, holistic pediatrics, metabolic syndrome, nutrition and healthy weight loss, and osteoporosis.  In addition, Dr. Schweig is skilled at working with people with stress, anxiety, insomnia, and depression using the HeartMath® biofeedback system with neurotransmitter and hormone balancing.

Dr. Schweig was a leader in alternative medicine education and research at The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. He was chosen to attend a National Institute of Health leadership training program in complementary and alternative medicine.  Dr. Schweig graduated medical school with honors and then completed his family medicine residency at the UCSF Santa Rosa Family Practice Residency Program, where he is now on faculty and leads an integrative medical consultation clinic.

Sunjya K. Schweig, MD, is a Bay Area native. He was born and raised in Point Reyes. He attended UC Berkeley for his undergraduate work in medical anthropology and then spent a year in Ecuador working with both western physicians and indigenous healers.

For more information, or to contact Sunjya Schweig please see his websites at:www.gordonmedical.com andwww.drschweig.com

Episode 02-24

TOPIC: The World Peace Diet

 
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Dr. Will Tuttle, acclaimed pianist, composer, educator, and author, has lectured and performed widely throughout North America and Europe. His doctorate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, focused on educating intuition in adults, and he has taught college courses in creativity, humanities, mythology, religion, and philosophy. He is a recipient of The Peace Abbey’s Courage of Conscience Award and is a Dharma Master in the Zen tradition. Devoted to cultural healing and awakening, he has created 7 much-loved CD albums of original piano music, and also his groundbreaking Amazon #1 best-seller, The World Peace Diet. He is noted for his clear and inspiring presentations that often include original piano music as well as evocative animal paintings by his spouse, Madeleine, a visionary artist from Switzerland.

In this presentation Dr. Will Tuttle will reveal crucial and empowering information that has been–until now–almost completely concealed. His book, the best-selling The World Peace Diet, has been heralded as the harbinger of a new world where peace, freedom, justice, and harmony are actually possible, and elucidates the hidden secrets to positive individual and social transformation. He will explore the invisible connections between our meals and our broad range of problems—psychological, social, and spiritual, as well as health and environmental. Dr. Tuttle offers powerful ways we can all experience healing and peace and contribute to a positive evolution of human consciousness.

For more information on Dr. Will Tuttle, or “The Wolrd Peace Diet” Please see: www.worldpeacediet.org


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The World Peace Diet: Eating for Spiritual Health and Social Harmony

By Dr. Will Tuttle – (Season 2, Episode 24)
Incorporating systems theory, teachings from mythology and religions, and the human sciences, The World Peace Diet presents the outlines of a more empowering understanding of our world, based on a comprehension of the far-reaching implications of our food choices and the worldview those choices reflect and mandate. The author offers a set of universal principles for all people of conscience, from any religious tradition, that they can follow to reconnect with what we are eating, what was required to get it on our plate, and what happens after it leaves our plates.

Episode 02-25

TOPIC: Sea Vegetables: Raw, Green Superfoods from the Ocean

 
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Terry Nieves is a Raw, Wild, Mendocino Seaweed Mermaid.  Terry has been a wild ocean food provider for over 13 years. As the owner ofOcean Harvest Sea Vegetable Company, she offers a wealth of knowledge about seaweeds and their nutritional value. Terry also works as an educator, directing a countywide nutrition education and gardening program for students in Mendocino County Schools.  “My life revolves around food.  I have to set good examples everywhere I go.  Being vegan and raw lets me do that with a delicious ease!”

Through presentation, demos & taste testing, Terry can show you how to use seaweeds in many ways, from eating them – to bathing with them! Seaweeds are by far the most concentrated natural food source of minerals, electrolytes and trace elements (20-50% of dry weight) in a ratio that is remarkably similar to that of our own blood.  This similarity may not be a coincidence, since marine algae were presumably the first foods available to the first animal life on this planet. Live a little- and walk on the wild side, discovering seaweeds for food, medicine and body care!

For More information on Terry, or Ocean Harvest Sea Vegetable Company, please see her website at www.ohsv.net

Episode 02-26

DEMO & TOPIC: The Philosophy & The Art of Living Food

 
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Ronnie & Minh are husband and wife raw foodists who produce some of the most interesting and “unbelievably tasty raw and living foods you may ever encounter”. Ronnie & Minh have created two award winning Films “Going Raw” and “The Art of Living Food”. These films have helped thousands of people experience the delicious and vibrantly healthy foods that Minh creates.

Minh is a second generation raw & living food chef, she was born in Viet Nam in 1950 into a humble and loving Buddhist family, she is the youngest of eight children. At a very young age Minh began learning which plants were edible and which were not, how to find food and medicines in the jungle and how to use them. She spent her youth helping her mother grow, gather and prepare food for their family. They used simple and ancient techniques without electricity to prepare nourishing and great tasting food. In this way the art of preparing raw food was passed from generation to generation without even knowing what “raw food” was, to them it was just food.

In 1963 one of Minhs’ brothers was kidnapped by the North Vietnamese Army, her mother was devastated and sought guidance through prayer and from Buddhist Monks. Minhs mother was already a vegetarian but she received a revelation that if she gave up cooking and ate only uncooked vegetarian food her son would return to her, she did so and a year and a half later her son retuned to her unharmed. Minhs mother continued to eat only raw food until she died in 2005 at the age of 93.

The food that Minh creates is amazing in its simplicity and fantastic taste.

Ronnie is an Essene Philosopher who spends his time and energy researching and sharing the philosophy of the Essenes.

Ronnie & Minh’s talks and demonstrations are always fun and informative, we never know what either of them might say of do!

For more information n Ronnie & Minh, please see:www.ubraw.com


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The Art of Living Food

By Ronnie and Minh Skurow – (Season 2, Episode 26)
This Amazing DVD is packed with beautiful and delicious raw food recipes from Master Raw & Living food Chef Minh Nguyen and insightful information and comments from Essene Philosopher Ronnie Skurow. The Art of Living Food has received outstanding reviews and also won the Green Apple Award at the 2009 Raw Film Festival. Minh will teach you recipes and techniques that will take your raw food creations to a whole new level, the crackers and sun dried tomatoes alone make this dvd an exceptional value.




Going Raw

By Ronnie and Minh Skurow – (Season 2, Episode 26)
This amazing DVD is packed with Raw Food knowledge and recipes. Master Raw & Living food Chef Minh Nguyen will teach you 12 amazing and simple step-by-step recipes, each one beautiful and delicious and like all Raw Food, super healthy and nutritious. Ronnie gives insightful information and insights into the Philosophy of Living Food.

Episode 02-27

TOPIC: Longevity & Vitality: Creating a Disease-Free Future

 
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Dr. Clement will use this presentation to explore 50 years of clinical research and human experience on the subject of disease prevention and life extension. He will explain how each of us can lengthen our life span and increase the quality of our health and well-being. His clinical research as Director of Hippocrates Heath Institute offers him a private understanding of how all people can prevent pre-mature aging, disease, and resulting unhappiness.

Dr. Brian Clement has spent more than three decades studying nutrition and natural healthcare.  He has received graduate degrees in both naturopathic medicine and nutritional science.  Since 1980 he has directed the Institute’s growth and development as well as facilitated the implementation of such progressive natural health treatments as: the Living Food Diet, Wheatgrass Therapy, Dark Field Microscopy, and the essentials of mind-body therapies. Over the years Brian has assumed the role of a health advocate, motivating a very eager public to take action to improve their lives.

In his role as a progressive educator, Brian has conducted countless seminars, lectures, and educational programs, traveling extensively to more than 25 countries around the globe. At home in the United States, he has taken the message of this widely successful program to the entire country. In recent years he has been commissioned by government-supported organizations to establish, organize, and direct health programs in Denmark, Switzerland, Greece, and India. Brian has also written numerous books in which he explores the various aspects of health, spirituality, and natural healing. His recent best-selling book, Living Foods for Optimum Health, has been acclaimed by Marilyn Diamond, co-author of the book Fit for Life, as “an important and eminently readable book for the new era of self care,” and by Coretta Scott King as a “landmark guide to the essentials of healthy living.”

In response to the growing public demand, he has produced an educational video series on the practical application of Hippocrates Health Institute’s Life Change Program, the three-week detoxification and cleansing process that is recognized worldwide as Hippocrates’ signature program. In addition, Brian created the Hippocrates Health Educator Program, a nine-week intensive instructional that certifies students to teach the Hippocrates Living Foods Lifestyle, with graduates in over 12 countries. His progressive ideas on natural health approaches, coupled with his vast theoretical and practical scientific experience, have earned him a reputation as a leading expert in the natural health field. Brian’s professional opinion is highly regarded and much sought after; he is a frequent guest on television, radio and in print, and acts as a resource expert for several publications. Brian has also been recognized for his significant contribution in the field of modern health care by Who’s Who Among Outstanding Americans.

For more information on Dr. Brian Clement or  the Hippocrates Institute, please see their website at:www.hippocratesinst.org


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Life Force

By Dr. Brian Clement – (Season 2, Episode 27)
Hippocrates Institute director Dr. Brian Clement shows how the Hippocrates LifeForce Program implements the use of raw living foods to help people stimulate natural immune defenses against cancer, heart disease, and other chronic diseases as well as maintain a healthy weight. This book is the result of many years of research in the field of human health, and includes case studies describing the experiences of people who have successfully healed themselves after conventional Western medicine had given them little of no hope for recovery.




Living Foods for Optimum Health

By By Dr. Brian Clement – (Season 2, Episode 27)
Did you know that what you eat could be making you sick? It’s true. Some foods clog your body with energy-depleting fats, toxins, and chemicals. Where can you find the optimum nourishment your body needs to stay strong, healthy, and vigorous? For millions of people, the answer is in the health and healing properties of living foods—foods that are eaten raw and produced without dangerous, nutrient-robbing chemicals or additives.




7 Keys to Lifelong Sexual Vitality

By By Dr. Brian Clement – (Season 2, Episode 27)
Good health leads to good sex and good sex can lead to good health. And your sex life can keep getting better over time, with intimacy growing stronger and more pleasurable with each passing year. Health and sex experts Drs. Brian and Anna Maria Clement, a married couple and the codirectors of an internationally renowned wellness clinic and spa, offer advice for retaining sexual vitality and intimacy throughout life. Their suggestions are all-natural, can be put into practice by anyone, and require no drugs.

Episode 02-28

TOPIC: Accessing Your Body’s Highest Potential Through Juice Feasting & a Low-Glycemic Lifestyle.

 
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Elaina Love is a professional Raw Food Chef and Instructor, Lifestyle Counselor and Owner/Director of the raw food store Pure Joy Planet. She authored the raw, vegan, living food recipe books Elaina’s Pure Joy Kitchen 1 & 2 to share her favorite recipe creations, which have also been published internationally. She is also the creator of the Amazing Nut Milk Bag.

Elaina has been teaching raw food courses worldwide since 1998. She is a Chef/Instructor at the renowned Living Light Culinary Arts Institute where she has been on staff since 2000. Elaina has taught classes and provided raw food meals at many raw food events and retreats, including those for David Wolfe of Nature’s First Law, Dr. Gabriel Cousens of The Tree of Life, Living Light Internationals Raw World, The International Raw Foods Festival, The Boutenko Family and many more recognized leaders in the raw food community.

With a passion for sharing the knowledge she has attained through years of experience, Elaina has helped people throughout the country bring about positive changes in their lives. Her teaching and support empowers people to lose weight and gain energy by making positive lifestyle choices and incorporating more living, raw food into their diet.

For more information on Elaina, please see:www.purejoylivingfoods.com


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Pure Joy Kitchen: Simple Raw Vegan Recipes for a Vibrant Life

By Elaina Love – (Season 1, Episodes 3, 17 & 41) (Season 2, Episode 28)
These tried and true books contains a combined total of over 250 healthy, satisfying, simple recipes the whole family will enjoy. Experience more energy and vibrancy by making these recipes a part of your daily meals. The books features simple and easy raw, vegan recipes the whole family will enjoy.

Episode 02-29

TOPIC: Raw Food Career Choices

 
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Cherie Soria is founder and director of Living Light Culinary Arts Institute and author of Angel Foods: Healthy Recipes for Heavenly Bodies and The Raw Food Diet Revolution: Feast, Lose Weight, Gain Energy, Feel Younger! Cherie has trained many of the top raw food chefs today, which is why people often refer to her as the mother of raw gourmet cuisine.

In 1990, after teaching vegetarian cuisine for nearly twenty years, Cherie studied with Dr. Ann Wigmore and learned the principles of using whole, live foods to aid in healing and rejuvenation. Inspired and motivated, she went on to develop gourmet raw culinary arts by combining the two contrasting worlds of gourmet vegetarian cuisine and raw vegan simplicity that is known today internationally as gourmet raw vegan cuisine. She immediately began sharing this exciting new art with students from around the world.

Cherie says, “I experience great joy connecting personally with students and helping them to become the best that they can be–not only as raw food chefs, but as radiant, inspiring teachers. The key is to accept people where they are on their path and to help fuel the light that shines within them!”

For more information about Cherie Soria and Living Light International, call 707-964-2420 or e-mailinfo@rawfoodchef.com or visit www.rawfoodchef.com


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The Raw Revolution Diet

By Cherie Soria – (Season 1, Episodes 23 & 38) (Season 2, Episode 29)
Discover how a raw foods diet will balance your weight naturally. This collection of recipes for imaginative, delectable, accessible and enticing cuisine is a far cry from a discipline limited to salads and sprouts. You’ll be able to enjoy delicious, easy-to-prepare meals without feeling deprived. And you’ll experience how raw foods can improve your health and make you feel more alive. Practical tips make it easy to choose the raw diet plan that’s right for you with handy menus to get you started.




Raw Food for Dummies

By Cherie Soria – (Season 1, Episodes 23 & 38) (Season 2, Episode 29)
Celebrities like Demi Moore, Sting, Madonna, and Woody Harrelson as well as experts in diet and nutrition have drawn attention to the newest trend in eating: raw foods. As the demand for raw foods increases, so does the demand for informative and supportive facts about this way of life. Raw Food For Dummies shares reasons for incorporating raw food into your diet and life, tips on how to do it, and includes nearly 100 recipes. Whether you’re interested in incorporating raw foods into an existing meal plan, or transitioning to a raw foods-only diet, Raw Food For Dummies will help.

Episode 02-30

DEMO & TOPIC: Easy Raw Food career Choicesand Affordable Raw Comfort Foods

 
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With a focus on radical simplicity and artful presentation, Jason Wrobel’s ecstatic creations are imbued with the energy of fresh, local, organic produce and the healing properties of exotic raw superfoods. A graduate of the Living Light Culinary Arts Institute in Fort Bragg, California, he holds official certification as an Associate Raw Foods Chef and Instructor. He has been blessed with an amazing array of mentors, including Cherie Soria, Elaina Love, Angela Kasmala-Newsom, Tiziana Alipo Tamborra and Cosmo Meens.

Honing his culinary skills at organic establishments like The Karmic Café and Jivamuktea Café, he has offered his unique creations to posh dinner parties, private clientele, and the world-famous Raw Spirit Festivals. As Head Raw Food Chef at the award-winning Café La Vie in Santa Cruz, California, Jason highlighted the amazing local produce from Northern California’s central coast, taking innovative simplicity to new heights while challenging palates and generating gustatory bliss.

Jason is also a presenter and featured raw food chef at David Wolfe’s Longevity Conference, presenting to thousands of people from around the world at the bi-annual conference. He has also been a featured presenter at the Lightning in a Bottle festival and BhaktiFest. He will also be chefing at the Raw Dolphins retreat in Bimini, Bahamas for the first time this year.

Jason first gained notoriety in Los Angeles with his raw food business called Mint Creativity, providing personal chefing, event catering, nutritional counseling and café consultation services as well as product line development and menu planning. Building on the company’s budding success, he is launching a newly branded series of products, including a raw preparation DVD in 2010 and a raw food lifestyle/recipe book in 2011, showcasing simple, elegant, easy raw recipes for the masses. His brand new website, JasonWrobel.com, debuted in early 2010, showcasing a variety of online raw food demos, live videos and his new raw food e-book!

He has also been known to dazzle a crowd with his amazing vocal range and acoustic versions of classic Motown tunes.

For more information on Jason, please see his websites at:www.jasonwrobel.com andwww.youtube.com/JasonWrobelTV

Episode 02-31

TOPIC: Health is at Your Fingertips

 
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Deborah Myers, director of Health at Your Fingertips, is a Certified Acupressurist, Jin Shin Jyutsu Practitioner, Theta Healing Practitioner, Health Educator and author, and a Certified CEU Provider through the California Board of Registered Nursing.

Deborah is passionate about teaching others how to reduce stress, relieve symptoms and promote healing by balancing their own energy through simple acupressure techniques.  She offers workshops to individuals, companies, elder care facilities, high school and college campuses, and organizations.  Health care providers can learn techniques that can complement what they already offer their clients.  Everyone can easily and effortlessly improve their lives by learning how to access their own healing potential.

Deborah is also passionate about empowering others to live life in a balanced and healthy way. She has a private practice in Sonoma County, working with individual clients to assist them in their search for stress reduction, pain relief and healing. Her energy balancing techniques that include acupressure and Jin Shin Jyutsu help anyone who wants to boost their energy, creativity, and productivity.  Through her coaching and workshops, Deborah has helped hundreds of people discover how they can easily and effortlessly improve their lives and have health at their fingertips.

For more information on Deborah or her work please see her website at: www.healthatyourfingertips.com  Or, you can reach her at: 707-546-5692 or by email at:deborah@healthatyourfingertips.com

Episode 02-32

TOPIC: Get Naked Fast – Stripping Away the Foods that Weigh You Down

 
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In Diana Stobo’s words:
Who am I?
As long as I can remember, people have come to me with food questions: How did you make that dessert? What did you dress the salad with? What should l buy when I go grocery shopping? What should I make for dinner?

I’ve always enjoyed the questions and the teaching process. I found the inspiration for my own interests, motivation for more knowledge, and the drive to experience new avenues for the art of food through others. Over the years I have been urged, enticed, encouraged, and supported to create something tangible for others to read and refer to when they need some hand-holding in the kitchen.

As time passed, my health became my primary focus. I concentrated less on “yummy” food and more on nutritional food. A natural transition occurred with the information I had to offer and I was no longer the quintessential “foodie.” I became the nutritionist, the healer, and the go-to person when someone needed to make a dietary change in their life.

Diana Stobo’s Get Naked Fast!: A Guide to Stripping Away the Foods That Weigh You Down is not a diet in and of itself, but rather a way of changing your lifestyle so that you will still enjoy the wonderful sensations of amazing foods while cleaning your body, your organs, and your mind.

“I use the term Naked instead of Raw, because we are often set up for failure if we strictly limit ourselves to just one thing. I wrote this book to help and empower people to shift to a lifestyle that strips away the harmful foods that produce toxins within our bodies and lead to many harmful side effects: from emotional to physical. Get Naked Fast is written for those who want to consume healthier, more live food, but do not know where to begin, or how to start. I will help you. Within these 132 pages, including 44 recipes and photos, the base knowledge you will need to begin a Naked lifestyle is presented, not forced and guided, not told. The goal of the book is to inspire and help you, for all of us to have the most healthy, vibrant and beautiful life possible.” —Diana

For more information on Diana, please see her website:www.dianastobo.com


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Get Naked Fast! A Guide to Stripping Away the Foods That Weigh You Down

By Diana Stobo – (Season 2, Episode 32)
Diana Stobo’s Get Naked Fast: A Guide to Stripping Away the Foods That Weigh You Down is not a diet in and of itself, but rather a way of changing your lifestyle so that you will still enjoy the wonderful sensations of amazing foods while cleaning your body, your organs, and your mind.




Raw Dessert Recipes

By Diana Stobo – (Season 2, Episode 32)
Do you like cakes, pies, and fruit desserts? Often the best way to learn to love raw food is through your sweet tooth. This raw-dessert DVD includes some favorites from Diana’s recipe files. The recipes are demonstrated step by step in real-time to ensure your desserts turn out beautiful and delicious. Enjoy and share your sweet creations with friends and family, they will surely be a hit!

Episode 02-33

TOPIC: What All People Who Eat Should Know About Genetically Engineered Food

 
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Genetically Engineered Foods Explained in Plain Language” presented by Rhio, author and activist. Everyone eats, and everyone should have the right to know what they are eating. In this presentation Rhio will discuss what many people do not know about the genetically modified/engineered food industry and how it affects our earth, our health, what to look out for in the future and how to protect yourself.

Rhio is a singer and author, as well as an investigative reporter in the area of health and environmental issues. Her best-selling bookHooked on Raw is about living a life more closely aligned with Nature by adopting a raw/live food lifestyle. The 358-page book covers many of the reasons for making these healthy lifestyle changes, as well as more than 350 raw recipes in all categories. CNN and American Journal aired stories on raw foods featuring Rhio. She is considered an expert in the area of raw and living foods and lectures on both the raw/live food lifestyle and the genetic engineering of seeds/plants.

Rhio hosts an internet radio show called Hooked on Raw which can be heard worldwide at: www.NYTalkRadio.net

Rhio’s Raw Energy website: www.rawfoodinfo.com also provides extensive information on the raw/live food lifestyle, as well as organic agriculture, environmental, human rights, civil rights, globalization and economic justice

Rhio and her partner Leigh, are also fledgling permaculture, biodynamic,
eco-farmers in Upstate New York with a focus on growing edible wild foods, heirloom vegetables, leafy greens and lettuces, fruit, berries and nuts.

For more information on Rhio please see her website at www.rawfoodinfo.com


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Hooked on Raw: Rejuvenate Your Body and Soul With Nature’s Living Foods

By Rhio – (Season 2, Episode 33)
Hooked On Raw is one of the most comprehensive books on raw foods on the market. Readers will find delightful, integrated wisdom about raw foods and living the raw food lifestyle, as well as information on irradiated foods, supplements, aging and the acid/alkaline balance, biotechnology and genetically engineered seeds, food combining, kitchen equipment and more. Featured are over 350 delicious gourmet recipes designed to please just about everyone.

Episode 02-34

TOPIC: How to Make Superfoods Work for You

 
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Bethanne  Wanamaker is a passionate Certified Nutrition Educator and Superfood Herbal Skincare Formulator. Bethanne is intensely devoted to empowering both men and women to take control of their own health and become responsible and accountable for their actions and results regarding nutrition.

Introduced to Superfoods and the raw food lifestyle in the fall of 2001, Bethanne has been in love with Superfoods ever since. Her passion for raw foods came later.  Bethanne credits superfoods for having radically shifted her health status for the better and launched her own journey into conscious eating and living.

Bethanne works with HealthForce Nutritionals as their National Nutrition Educator. Her work includes doing demos, sales, trainings, events, nutrition consultations, teaching classes, and leading the free weekly Superfood Education tele-seminars Wednesday nights at 5pm PST. She is the creator and author for the Edible Goddess blog, www.EdibleGoddess.com, a resource dedicated to sharing cutting edge health and natural beauty strategies to achieve everything you’ve always wanted for yourself: superior internal health and flawless external beauty!

For more information about Bethanne, please see her website:www.EdibleGoddess.com

Christian Bates is a Superfood Eco Lifestyle Expert and Raw Gourmet Chef, Formulator, and Herbalist. For the past eight years, he has been studying, living and teaching only the leading edge raw and Superfood health practices. Never one to accept “last year’s” methods, Christian knows that there is always a next step up in health practices and health results, and that there is always a solution if one’s health is in trouble.

Christian Bates is the co-creator of the infamous WildBar, a Superfood cacao bar that has been on natural food stores’ shelves nationally for over four years. His deepest passion is to teach people how to eat and live in a way that is both completely delicious, really fun and densely healthful! Christian is now going full force as an exciting speaker, beloved yoga teacher, cacao party host, and internet author for his blog, www.ChristianBates.com. Keep up with him as he lays out the most uncompromised, highest quality, results-driven, outrageously fun raw food lifestyle education ever presented!

For more information on Christian Bates, please see his website: www.ChristianBates.com

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Superfood Beauty Elixirs

By Christian Bates & Bethanne Wanamaker – (Season 2, Episode 34)
Discover the Secrets to Boosting Your Metabolism and Strengthening Your Immune System Naturally… While Getting Stunning, Radiant Skin with a Healthy Glow… WITHOUT Taking Supplements – in 5 minutes flat. We invite you to share in our nutritional breakthrough and treat yourself to divinely delicious, non-alcoholic cocktails, that offer the *sweet* without guilt – drinks that feed your belly just what it wants.

Episode 02-35

TOPIC & DEMO: Effortless Entertaining w/ Raw Nut Cheese Making Demo

 
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Heather Haxo Phillips is an accomplished raw food chef who teaches classes throughout the Bay Area at premier venues such as Whole Foods Market and Cafe Gratitude. She is a certified raw food chef/instructor and graduate of the prestigious Living Light Culinary Arts Institute. Her holistic approach to food and well-being makes Heather a popular teacher for participants at all levels. Spend time with her and you will find tools and inspiration to infuse more health and fulfillment into your life. Students say Heather’s classes are inspiring, informative, well presented — and fun!

Heather’s commitment to healthy living also extends to her practice of Iyengar yoga. She is a certified teacher in this tradition and she offers classes for all levels of students.

For more information on Heather, please see her website:www.rawbayarea.com


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Healthy Holidays

By Heather Haxo Phillips – (Season 2, Episode 35)
A collection of easy and delicious winter time recipes by America’s favorite raw food chefs. Plus tips on how to get healthy and avoid gaining weight during the holidays. Healthy Holidays is your key to success. Inside, you will find: – Over 50 recipes from drinks to sweets to savory entrees – Tips for talking about your diet – Travel pointers – snack essentials and what to pack for your trip – Your favorite raw food chefs, including Cherie Soria, Russell James, Elaina Love, Jennifer Cornbleet, and many more!

Episode 02-36

TOPIC: Food Reactions, Weight and Health

 
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Elson M. Haas, MD is a practicing physician since 1973, instrumental in the development of the field of Integrated Medicine. He is the founder and director of the Preventive Medical Center of Marin, an Integrated Healthcare Facility in San Rafael, California, where he specializes in Family and Nutritional Medicine, Detoxification, and Individualized Health Programs. He also oversees regular Detox Groups for people to learn this important process of healing in their daily lives. The good doctor calls this group education and transformation experience one of the most rewarding aspects of his career.

He is the author of seven popular books on health and nutrition, beginning first with the 1981 edition of Staying Healthy with the Seasons (new edition, 2003).
His other books on health and nutrition include the following:

  • Staying Healthy with NutritionThe Complete Guide to Diet and Nutritional Medicine (1992 and new 21st Century Edition, 2006 with Dr. Buck Levin)
  • The New Detox DietThe Complete Guide for Lifelong Vitality with Recipes, Menus, and Detox Plans (2004) with Daniella Chace, MS, CN
  • The Staying Healthy Shopper’s GuideFeed Your Family Safely(1999)
  • Vitamins for Dummies (2000) about the Wise Use of Nutritional Supplments with Christopher Hobbs, L.Ac.
  • A Cookbook for All Seasons: A Healthy Eating Plan for Life(2000) with Eleonora Manzolini
  • The False Fat DietThe Revolutionary 21-Day Program for Losing the Weight You Think is Fat with Cameron Stauth (2000)

Dr. Haas lectures and teaches nationally and is a regular radio guest and writer for health magazines. His local detoxification programs are popular, affordable, and transformative.

For more information on Dr. Elson, please see his websites at:www.pmcmarin.com and www.elsonhaas.com


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The False Fat Diet

By Dr. Elson Haas – (Season 2, Episode 36)
‘s a fact: not all weight is really fat. Much of being overweight is caused by allergy-like food reactions. This “false fat” is easy to put on, but it can be hard to take off. Now you can do it–this week–with the revolutionary False Fat Diet. In just a few days, you can lose 5-10 pounds–and 10-20 pounds within two or three weeks. This scientific, no-hunger, individualized regimen is the only diet that can work for everyone.




The Detox Diet: The Definitive Guide for Lifelong Vitality

By Dr. Elson Haas – (Season 2, Episode 36)
This fully updated edition of The Detox Diet guides readers through the detoxification process and follow-up cleansing programs developed by Dr. Elson Haas for those struggling with addictions to sugar, caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol. This practical, authoritative book provides valuable help for anyone who wants to improve their health and lower their need for medications. As Dr. Haas explains, “Detoxification is the missing link in Western nutrition.”




Staying Healthy with the Seasons

By Dr. Elson Haas – (Season 2, Episode 36)
Nature’s cycles affect not only the external climate, but also our internal health and mental well-being. With this as its primary tenet, Staying Healthy With the Seasons revolutionized the fields of preventive and integrated medicine when it was first published in 1981, and introduced a seasonal approach to nutrition, disease prevention, and mind-and-body fitness. Joining Western and Eastern medicines with seasonal nutrition, herbology, and exercise practices, this timeless classic, revised for the 21st century, provides the keys to staying healthy from spring right on through winter.




A Cookbook for All Seasons: A Healthy Eating Plan for Life

By Dr. Elson Haas – (Season 2, Episode 36)
According to the latest trends, cooking is enjoying a resurgence of family-oriented, home-cooked meals using fresh, whole foods. In A Cookbook For All Seasons, Dr. Elson Haas offers guidelines for maintaining healthy and Nutritious eating habits in today’s world of processed, instant food. Featuring sections on food combining and rotation, seasonal menu planning and recipes, and individual nutritional needs, this unique kitchen companion is structured around the seasons to take advantage of ingredients at the peak of both flavor and nutrients. Includes a nutritional analysis of each seasonal diet.

Episode 02-37

TOPIC: “May I Be Frank” the Movie & “Making Of” Discussion

 
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We are SO lucky to have “May I Be Frank” back at Monday Night LIVE! If you didn’t get to see the film last year, please come! You won’t belive it!

May I Be Frank – the Movie

All Frank Ferrante wants is to fall in love one last time before he dies.

In the beginning Frank is a 290-pound, 54 year old Sicilian from Brooklyn, NY., who has an unquenchable thirst for women, a tendancy to create awkward moments, and a knack for failure. He’s got Hepatitis C and is on numerous medications including Interferon and anti-depressants. He drinks 10 espressos a day just to keep himself awake. He is an ex-addict, accused of being a terrible father, a nasty ex-husband, a lousy brother and a lost soul. Frank is never satisfied; he’s always hungry for the next quick fix. At least, that WAS Frank…

Until the day he stumbled into his long-awaited awakening, disguised as Cafe Gratitude, a raw organic and vegan food restaurant in the sunset district of San Francisco. Here, Frank is offered something remarkable: another chance at his life. A conversation between Frank and a cafe waiter named Ryland results in the creation of an experiment: to help Frank fall in love. The proposal: Frank will rediscover and recreate himself in just 42 days simply through what he eats and thinks.

For more information on the movie, cast and crew, please see the website: www.mayibefrankmovie.com


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May I Be Frank

By Frank Ferrante, Cary Mosier, Ryland Engelhart, & Conor Gaffney – (Season 1, Episode 43) (Season 2, Episode 37)
Ex-addict Frank Ferrante is a 54 year old, 290 pound Sicilian-American from Brooklyn with Hepatitis C and an unquenchable appetite for women, on the look-out for a quick fix. But Frank wants to fall in love one more time before he dies. MAY I BE FRANK documents Ferrante’s transformation when he stumbles into the aptly-named vegan Café Gratitude, and over 42 days begins a life-changing journey. Challenged by years of addiction, fatigue, and family dysfunction, Frank’s quest for healthy living is tense and touching. Through Frank s transformation, we witness the powerful effect of change upon one person’s life, and the potential we all have to find the most important love of all.

Episode 02-38

AUDIENCE APPRECIATION NIGHT & TOWN HALL MEETING W/ MUSICAL GUESTS MATT & AVASA LOVE!

 
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Shea Lynn Baird (a.k.a. “Colon Girl”) is a Certified Colon Hydrotherapist, Food Allergy & Sensitivity Testing Consultant, and Raw Food Believer. She has been in private practice helping people cleanse since 1999 (the same year she discovered raw foods), and in the health field in general since 1989. She and her partner, Stephen, have Every Body Cleansing Studio in Santa Rosa, California, and their services include: Colon Hydrotherapythe 10-Day Booty Boot Camp,Liver & Gall Bladder Flushing, Detox Foot BathsInfrared Saunas as well as Food Allergy & Sensitivity Testing (which can be done long-distance). She is a presenter at Raw Spirit Festival as well as at theSanta Rosa Raw Health Expo, has been featured on two episodes of the Renegade Health Show, is support staff for RawFu.com, a columnist for Raw Fu Magazine, and she is the organizer of the amazing live weekly speaker event “Monday Night LIVE! @ Cafe Gratitude”.

To find out more information on Shea Lynn, Every Body Cleansing Studio, her services, or Monday Night LIVE! @ Café Gratitude, please see her websites: everybodycleansing.comand mondaynightliveevents.com (And remember… Poopin’ is Cool!)

Avasa and Matty Love are a union of sound and spirit. They bring their love together with the influences of; Bob Marley, India Arie, James Tayler, U2, Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, Lauryn Hill, Burning Spear, Toots and the Maytals, etc.. to usher healing music into the world. They are known for creating a super positive, conscious and inspiring performance that leaves people feeling connected. They have the diversity to move through rockin’ dance jams to intimate ballads. You are invited to share with Avasa and Matty Love in the musical journey of the soul.

To find out more about Matty and Avasa Love, please see their websites: www.avasamusic.com & www.mattylove.com


Bonus Video 01-01


Shea takes you on a tour of several Cafe Gratitude locations, including the central office and kitchen, finding out why people love the company. Video includes interviews with the owners, managers and staff – and also has a a great tour of the central kitchen that includes a pie crust demo.


Bonus Video 01-02


How to Transition Successfully to Raw Food.


Bonus Video 01-03


How to cultivate a Gratitude Practice.


Bonus Video 01-04


How and When to Water fast.


Bonus Video 01-05


Let’s talk about Superfoods.


Bonus Video 02-01


The Connection Between Spirituality & Food.


Bonus Video 02-02


Raw Chocolate.


Bonus Video 02-03


Shamanic Nutrtion.


Bonus Video 02-04


Loving Yourself No Matter Where You Are on Your Journey.


Bonus Video 02-05


This panel was part of the FABULOUS Healthy Holiday Survival Celebration & Expo presented by Chef Heather Haxo Phillips and Raw Bay Area.

Panel participants include: Diana Stobo, Melissa Mango, Jason Wrobel, Martine Lussier & Gregory Manitsas. Moderated by Shea Lynn Baird.