RawGuru's Free Monthly Online Newsletter: Issue 5
"The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease"
- Voltaire



1. Current News and Insights
(RawGuru's Holiday Store Sales, Hike-a-thon, Tone Magazine Article, Chat live w/ Paul Nison, Site of the month, Junk Food Giggles, Random Joke, Picture and fruit of the month, free raw food journal!

2. NEW Interviews with Cherie Soria, David Favor, & Ibrahim Gencay!

3. Gourmet and Simple Recipes ("Hot" Chocolate, Pomegranate Power Punch, Chewy Cacao Gingerbread Cookies,
Apple Valley Kale Salad, & Brazil Nut Pancakes )

4. Informative Articles (SUPERrawFOODS
, Raw Food Diet Explodes Across Australia, The BioPhotonic Scanner,
How Clean is the Water You Drink?, The Christmas Diet?)

5. Q and A with RawGuru!


1. Current News and Insights

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-The Amazing Raw Food Hike-a-thon: A 3000-mile fundraising hike along the spectacular Continental Divide On a 100% Raw Food Diet!
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-Click here to read an article about Raw Foods from TONE magazine.

- Chat LIVE with live food chef and author Paul Nison! Paul Nison is one of the most sought after success and health speakers in the world today. His experiences and background on raw food nutrition has helped people all over the world achieve their goals. In his books and lectures Paul explains how to make an easy transition to a raw food diet, how to be happy and healthy all the time and how to always be positive and move forward in life. Paul is known among his peers to teach how to have fun while achieving your full potential. "The key to success is enjoyment!" To purchase books written by Paul Nison please click here

>> Dec. 18th at 9:00pm EST. only at www.rawfoodchat.com. For more info please visit www.rawfoodchat.com.

-Site of the Month:The Raw Bakery - Please visit www.rawbakery.com The Raw Bakery offers some of the most tastiest raw desserts and treats on the planet! Don't forget to sign up for their monthly newsletter!

- Junk Food Giggles
The tongue has 9000 taste buds. Each bud is a tiny receptor cell that sends messages to the brain in order to analyze and identify food. Scientists have now decoded these messages. When a volunteer was monitored eating a bag of Ruffle’s Potato Chips, the message sent to the brain by the receptor cells was translated HELP!

-Random Joke of the Month:
So, this guy walks into his doctor's office. He's got a carrot in one nostril, an asparagus stalk in the other, a zucchini in one ear, a green onion in the other ear and a banana sticking out of his bottom. He says, "Doc, I'm not feeling too good these days!" The doctor looks up at him from his chair and replies, "Looks like you're not eating right!".

-Picture of the Month:

-Fruit of the month: The Pomegranate
The pomegranate is one of the earliest cultivated fruits. Historical evidence suggests that man first began planting pomegranate trees sometime between 4000 B.C.E and 3000 B.C.E. Although Pomegranates grew in the wild before the dawn of agriculture, they were one of the first five domesticated crops along with olives, grapes, figs and dates. Believed to be first domesticated somewhere in northern Iran or Turkey, pomegranates still occur in the wild. However, the first archeological evidence of domesticated pomegranates isn’t until around 3000 B.C. at Jericho. Soon after their appearance at Jericho, they turned up in Mesopotamia and Egypt.

Read more about the pomegranate here.

-Start your Free raw food journal here !


2. New Interviews

-Click here to read an interview with Cherie Soria from the Living Light Culinary Arts Institute.

-Click here to read an interview with David Favor from Radicalhealth.com

-Click here to read an interview with Ibrahim Gencay from The Raw Bakery


3. Gourmet & Simple Recipes
by Alex Malinsky

"Hot" Chocolate

4 cups almond milk*
1 sun cured vanilla bean (seeds only)
4-6 ounces raw peeled cacao bean pieces
3/4 cup agave nectar or yacon syrup or soaked dates
1 tsp. maca powder (optional)
1/4 tsp. cayenne powder

Add the nut milk, vanilla bean seeds, maca, raw cacao bean pieces, and a sweeter of your choice into a blender cup. Blend on high speed till creamy and smooth. Strain this mixture through a strainer or nut milk bag and add back into the blender. From here you can blend it up till warm or drink as is. Before serving, add some hot pepper to it for a warm sensation. Serve immediately.

*Almond milk is made by soaking 2 cups of almonds and adding them to 3 1/2 cups pure water with 2 pinches of salt and blending till smooth, then straining the mixture through a nut milk bag. Almond milk keeps for 1-3 days in the refrigerator.

Pomegranate Power Punch

8 medium pomegranates (3/4 pound each)
2 cups water
3/4 agave nectar or healing honey
1 bunch fresh mint, trimmed and rinsed
1 cup ice cubes
1/4 cup lemon juice

Cut pomegranates in half crosswise, and extract juice from seeds with a citrus juicer or reamer. Strain juice through a fine-mesh sieve into a large bowl, discarding pulp. You should have about 4 cups of juice. Combine the juice with the water and agave or honey and blend till smooth. Add the mint to the mixture and let it marinate in the fridge for 1-2 hrs. When serving strain the mint out, mix with lemon juice and pour in chilled glasses with ice cubes. Serve immediately.

Chewy Cacao Gingerbread Cookies

2 cups golden flax seeds (ground fine)
1 cup almonds (ground fine)
1 cup soaked figs or raisins (blended till smooth)
1/4 cup healing honey
1 cup pure water or more if needed
1 apple (chopped)
3-4 oz. raw cacao bean pieces (ground fine)
2 tbs. mesquite pod meal
1 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 tbs. freshly grated ginger
2 pinches fine sea salt

Process everything in a food processor till smooth. Add more ground golden flax seeds to thicken up the dough. Taste the dough and adjust any seasonings if needed. Knead the dough till nice and pliable. Cut it in half and wrap each half in parchment paper. Let the cookie doughs refrigerate for 1-2 hrs or until well chilled. Once chilled, using a rolling pin, roll each dough into a flat rectangle or square. You can make it as thick as you want. The thicker the dough, the longer it will dry out and the chewier it will be. For a crispy cookie roll the dough out as thin as possible.
You can cut the cookies into rounds, squares or even use a gingerbread cookie cutter. Place your cookies on dehydrator trays that are lined with teflex sheets and dehydrate the cookies at 145 degrees F for 1-2 hrs and then bring down the temp. to 110 degrees F. for about 10-12 hrs. or until the desired consistency. (It is recommended to dehydrate at 145 degrees F. in the Excalibur dehydrators only, the temp. of the food never reaches 145 degrees, so don't worry about the enzymes, etc...)

Apple Valley Kale Salad

Recipe and picture by Chef Joseph Custer from ksirrawfoods.com
Serves 4 or one if you're real hungry!

1 bunch kale
5 radishes
5 green onion
½ cup raisins
2 apples

Ribbon kale, thin slice and dice radishes and apples. Chop green onions and place all the above in salad bowl


½ cup olive oil
2 lemons juiced
4 dates
2 cloves garlic
2 Tbs. Nama Shoyu
1 Tbs. Tahini

Place all ingredients in blender and blend well. If it’s too thick add water.

Mix into salad and serve.

Brazil Nut Pancakes

Recipe and picture by Chef Joseph Custer from ksirrawfoods.com
Makes 10 pancakes

2 cups raw brazil nuts. (soak 12 hours)
4 bananas
1/3 cup water
½ tsp. cinnamon

Place brazil nuts, water, cinnamon and bananas in blender and blend well.

Pour onto teflex sheets, small rounds about ¼ inch thick and place in dehydrator. Dehydrate at 100 degrees for 12 hours. Then remove from teflex sheet, turn over and dehydrate for two more hours.


½ cup strawberries
2 tbs honey, use soaked dates if you wish.

Blend into syrup

½ cup blueberries
2 tbs honey

Blend into syrup.


4. Articles of the Month!

by Alex Malinsky

Why eat super foods? Do organic fruits and veggies have enough nutrients? Is there something better?

Everyone wants to be super healthy. Don't just be healthy, be super healthy! Why should you settle for less? Eating mineral dense foods is the way to go! Wild food is the way to go but sometimes we don't have a choice and need to rely on super foods. To me a super food would be fresh ripe wild food. Second to that would be organically grown just picked garden fresh raw food, 3rd to that would be low temperature or sun dried wild foods. There are hundreds of supplements out there. Dried barley powder, dried wheatgrass powder, dried fruit powder, etc. The ONLY company that I prefer to buy all my powdered super foods is the Pure Synergy Co. Mitchell May is the founder of the company and has dedicated himself in bringing the best raw whole food supplements on the market. The difference between his super foods and other brands is that his powders are juice extracts of whole organic fruits and vegetables, plus there are no cheap fillers and most important – it's RAW!

Other great super foods are maca, goji berries, elderberries, hemp seeds, blue green algae, brazil nuts, and whole wild dried fruits/nuts. I prefer to soak all dried fruits and nuts before consuming them because it's not only easier on your teeth and digestion but you are also washing them. There is a lot of sand and dust when a nut or fruit is dried out in the sun. See for yourself. Soak some raisins or apricots and look at the bottom of the bowl.

Ok, so now we pretty much know what super foods are but what's the best way to enjoy them and get the full benefit? Blended the up!! I try to eat one or two blended salads a day. I always try to vary them but the basic one I like is kale, green apple, parsley, cilantro, ginger, cucumber and celery. Blend this mixture up till smooth then add 2-3 heaping tablespoons of Pure Synergy, 5-7 capsules of Pure Radiance C, a handful of soaked goji berries, 4 fronds of dulse or some blue green algae, maca powder, mesquite and continue to blend till smooth again. Pour into a large bowl and add some chopped veggies or soaked nuts or seeds on top. The reason I add chopped veggies on top is because most people don't chew their blended salads, they just gobble it down and in 15-20 minutes feel bloated. To prevent this add some crunch to your blended salads and don't forget to chew, chew, chew, chew!

To kick up your favorite desserts add a few capsules of Pure Radiance C when a recipe calls for lemon juice. You will notice a huge taste difference. Pure Radiance C livens up your foods and brings out the flavors dramatically!

So to conclude, don't just eat organic, eat better! Eat wild foods and super foods! You're body and you are worth it!

Raw Food Diet Explodes Across Australia With Startling Health and Weight Loss Results
Source: Onlypunjab.com

After a barrage of short term diets aimed more at boosting revenues than improving health, the raw food diet - or living foods as its often known - is a nutritional breath of fresh air. At last, pills, potions and protein powders have been dropped in favour of foods that doctors, nutritionists and common sense have been clamoring to be increased for years: fresh, unprocessed, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. Living foods has taken this age old advice for improved health and taken it to the next level; famous chefs like Charlie Trotter, Roxanne Klein and Cherie Soria create sumptuous, varied feasts entirely from these ingredients – no cooking required. Ordinary people all over Australia and the world have discovered the flavours and ease of living foods, often reporting a wide range of dramatic health benefits such as weight loss, disease remissions, increased immunity and improved complexions.

Sheryl and Piers Duruz, co-founders of Australia’s leading raw food education web site www.Raw-Pleasure.com dropped 32 kg (that’s 70 pounds) and halved body fat from 21% to 9.6% respectively by changing their way of eating.

“The weight loss was a wonderful surprise,” Piers relates “but feeling alive, energetic and alert enough to see the world as a wonderful place instead of tired and negative is worth more than I ever could have imagined before. It’s a truly hidden gift of life. www.Raw-Pleasure.com is our gift back to say thank you and help make it easy for others.”

Subscribers to www.Raw-Pleasure.com’s free Taste Tester recipe testing program regularly receive recipes such as curries, cakes, biscuits, sandwiches, cookies, snacks and more and are quickly developing a country-wide support network on their forums with a uniquely Australian flavour.

Many doctors, such as Dr Doug Graham, are giving living foods the thumbs up. Dr Graham has trained many sports legends such as tennis Player Martina Navratilova, NBA pro basketball player Ronnie Grandison, track Olympic sprinter Doug Dickinson, as well as the United States Olympic Diving team and the Norwegian National Bicycling team. Dr Graham states that “people thrive on the raw diet, often telling others how it has improved their health and their lives. Fruits, vegetables, and leafy greens not only contain sustainable amounts of carbohydrates, protein and fat, they have them in the percentages, ratios, and quality that are optimum for human health. When people integrate a proper raw diet with other healthful living practices, they rarely, if ever, develop weight control problems, chronic or even short-term illnesses.”

Even conservative groups such as the US governments National Cancer Institute concur with living foods, such as fruit and vegetables, anti cancer properties stating “Fruit and vegetable consumption have generally been found in epidemiologic studies to be associated with reduced risk for a number of different cancers”.

“All I know is that it’s the most delicious, time proven way of eating out there… and we feel great!” says Piers. Maybe we would all benefit from taking another bite at nature’s original fare.

The BioPhotonic Scanner
(A scanner that measures a persons antioxidant levels)
by Bryon Nevius

I think you will find the following information to be very beneficial to your health. Earlier this year a Doctor (customer) told me about a scanner that uses laser technology to read the level of antioxidants in your body. This was invented by the University of Utah. It works by placing your hand in front of a low-energy blue light laser. I found this to be quite interesting so I ask for more information. The doctor offered to send me his scanner to try out. After receiving it I tested myself, a few employees and I took it to a CPR class. After using it I felt it was pretty accurate because I scored the highest (37,000) of everyone and the person who scored the lowest (14,000) was a heavy smoker with heart disease. The national average is around 19,000 which is not a good score. 100,000 is about the best you can get, but very few people ever come close to that number. A lot of people would be happy with the 37,000 I scored but I was not at all happy and I will tell you why.

For the last 8 years I have been on a high quality juice diet (consuming juice daily) along with a diet very rich in fresh, raw, organic fruits and veggies, along with organic whole grains. I also have done a lot of powered Barley Green in the juices. I really felt that my antioxidant score should have been much better than 37,000. I decided I wanted to just see if taking LifePac would rise my score considerably. For six months I took LifePac on a daily basis. I want to point out that there were many days I only took 1 pack instead of the recommend 2 packs a day. I did take a recommend Marine Omega (Krill oil) along with the LifePac, I was told it would help me absorb the LifePac ingredients better.

After 6 months I certainly noticed a change in my health. What I noticed was I just do not have days any more where I have weak (lack of energy) feelings. When I went to get rescanned I found that my score had gone from 37,000 to 58,000 in six months, that is a 64% improvement. I totally believe my health has improved noticeably in the last several months due to LifePac. Please read the rest of this story as I think you will find it very informative.

Click here to continue this amazing story.
For more information about the BioPhotonic Scanner contact alex@rawguru.com or call 1-800-577-4RAW

How Clean is the Water You Drink?

Have you every taken a close look at your water? WAVY News 10 did by taking it to the lab.

Recent EPA records show that all Hampton Roads tap water should test as clear as bottled water. But the lab results show that wasn't always the case - and even bottled water can have it's problems. WAVY News 10, along with the help of Jennings Laboratories, Inc., in Virginia Beach, put local sources of water to the test.1
0 On Your Side looked at water samples from sources including the tap, bottles, and dispensers used in homes and offices.The test utilized by the lab simply counted the number of live organisms in each sample."In municipal, chlorinated drinking water," says Lynda Senior of Jennings Laboratories, "they (the live organisms) should not be present at all."
All municipal water systems in Hampton Roads meet Environmental Protection Agency standards. But what WAVY News 10 found in some homes was surprising. First, the best results. Bacteria was not detected in either of the bottled waters we tested. The water from the water fountain at the Pretlow Public Library in Norfolk also came back without bacteria - a surprise for Senior who says water fountains are usually full of bacteria.

Click here to finish reading this article.

The Christmas Diet? (too funny)

As we all know, it takes 1 calorie to heat 1 gram of water 1 degree centigrade.

Translated into meaningful terms, this means that if you eat a very cold dessert this Christmas (generally consisting of
water in large part), the natural processes which raise the consumed dessert to body temperature during the digestive
cycle literally sucks the calories out of the only available source: your body fat.

For example, a dessert served and eaten at near 0 degrees C (32.2 deg. F) will in a short time be raised to the normal
body temperature of 37 degrees C (98.6 deg. F). For each gram of dessert eaten, that process takes approximately 37
calories as stated above. The average dessert portion is 6 oz, or 168 grams. Therefore, by operation of thermodynamic
law, 6,216 calories (1 cal/gm/deg. x 37 deg. x 168 gms) are extracted from body fat as the dessert's temperature is
normalized. Allowing for the 1,200 latent calories in the dessert, the net calorie loss is approximately 5,000 calories.

Obviously, the more cold dessert you eat on Christmas Day, the better off you are and the faster you will lose weight,
if that is your goal.


6. Q and A with RawGuru

Below are just a few questions I receive in my email. I Hope it helps you!

Question #1: "Do you have a recipe for a holiday energy soup?"
Answer: Here is my favorite combination for the holiday season, 1 cup pumpkin pulp, 1 avocado, 1 handful dill, 1 apple, 2 handfuls of spinach, piece of ginger and a few pieces of dulse, blend till smooth.

Question #2: "What are some of the best foods to eat to gain muscle mass?"
Answer: Leafy greens, soaked nuts and seeds, blended soups, berries, avocados, and olives.

Question #3: "How do I stay warm this holiday season?"
Answer: Put on some warm clothes. Eat foods high in sulphur like onions and garlic. Bring all the foods you eat to room temperature before eating. Eat soaked nuts and seeds. Think warm thoughts and exercise!

Question #4: "Are you coming out with any raw food recipe videos or dvds?"
Answer: Yes, I will be coming out with a raw food holiday dvd with Joe Custer and Donna-Jean. It will be ready for sale hopefully before new years. Stay tuned.

Question #5: "Do you make raw food websites for people or companies?"
Answer: Yes I do. Please contact me directly for a price quote. I usually charge between $100.00 - $500.00 depending on difficulty,

Until next time!
Have the best day ever!

PS: Any comments or suggestions are welcome!
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Disclaimer: Alex nor the staff at RawGuru, Inc. are medically trained physicians and do not diagnose, prescribe for or treat any disease, nor do they dispense medical advice. My mission is to empower you with information so you can apply it according to your own free choice.
RawGuru Inc. is not affiliated with any physician or health practitioner.

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