Most Of Us Love New Year’s Eve. It’s a wonderful Time To Reflect & Imagine What Could Be…

It’s a New Year; a Fresh Start!

Now is the perfect opportunity to reflect and re-evaluate life. As we reflect on the past year, we naturally reassess our priorities – those individual behaviors that have been ‘working’ for us as opposed to those that haven’t.

“Happy New Year” offers a collective moment in unison with all of humanity as we come together with mutual desire to create positive change within ourselves, which most definitely creates positive changes in the life forces of our planet as a whole. Each second in which we encourage others to achieve their own objectives we reaffirm our own (and visa versa). Still, change itself is a personal quest.

The great news is, your change is all about you!

As you consider what’s working for you in your life and what isn’t, consider your health. How do you feel right now? Are you eating a diet of raw living foods or one that is high in raw living foods? If you’re eating foods that don’t provide you with the all natural nutrients your body deserves, then you probably notice the difference in how you feel.

January 1, 2011 – Today, I begin nourishing my body and soul.

Now is the time to make your change. Recommit yourself to living your life at the highest level possible. Enjoy the heath and spiritual benefits which go hand-in-hand with making raw living foods a major part of your diet… your health… your life!

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Call today – to reserve your spot in our

Gourmet Chef, Raw Living Food Certification Class

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If you already have plans for January 7th, we offer several classes throughout 20011!

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We have compiled a new updated list of reasons to incorporate more raw living foods into your diet for 2011. If you have more reasons then leave us a comment and we will add them to our next reasons to eat more raw living foods.

Happy New Years from all of us at CHI.  We send love and blessings.

Some Great Reasons To Eat Raw Living Food

1.      Imagine excess weight and toxins you have built up over the past year, almost magically disappearing from your body, at a rate no other diet can offer.

2.      Imagine never having to count calories again.

3.      Imagine how it feels to not feel tired and to have all of your aches and pains disappear in a matter of a few days.

4.      Imagine jumping out of bed in the morning, greeting and greeting the day feeling absolutely vibrant, joyful and positively excited about who you are and what you will be accomplishing throughout the day.

5.       Imagine feeling the simple joy of being able to breath in-and-out, as your body is now able to take in the nutrients you have been missing and to easily eliminate the toxins which have caused you to become less aware of your higher being.

6.      Imagine starting your morning with 30 minutes of exercise then drinking a delcious Green Smoothie, which invigorates every cell in your body.

7.      Imagine the miracle of having live enzymes helping your body, making it so every food you take in is easily digested, easier to assimilate and  more nourishing to every cell in your body.

8.      Imagine eating food that contains  100% of the enzymes, vitamins, minerals, phyto-nutrients and anti-oxidants that your body needs to reach optimum health.

9.      Imagine eating real food,. Loaded with life giving water and oxygen. Every bite is you eat is filled with the purest water and oxygen available on planet earth.

10.  Imagine being able to have all the protein your body needs and not having to get it by taking another creatures life.

11.  Imagine being a part of a new and loving world where you are playing a major role in preserving our planets echo system.

12.  Imagine having the clarity of mind, body and spirit, so you are once again able to make logical, sound decisions which will enhance your life and the lives of everyone who is in your sphere of influence.

13.  Imagine not having to worry about creating  a toxic environment within your body, which encourages heart disease, cancer or other life threatening illnesses.

14.  Imagine turning back the hands of time as your body repairs itself faster than ever before and your true inner beauty comes to light as you experience the glow that surrounds every person who incorporates this lifestyle.

15.  Imagine your new beautiful self enjoying the vibrancy which enables you to enjoy your life partner at the highest spiritual and physical level possible.

16.  Imagine the looks of amazement on the faces of your friends and family when they see they see how beautiful and vibrant you have become.

17.  Imagine the feeling of knowing you are feeding yourself the most nourishing foods on the planet.

18.  Imagine the knowledge and understanding of life and health you will acquire and be able to share with your friends and family.

19.  Imagine yourself being the person you have always wanted to be.

20.  Imagine our beloved Dr. Ann Wigmore  encouraging you to live a life of abundance and joy, as you hear her say “Living foods create living bodies, dead foods create dead bodies,” and you my dear child are a living body!

Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will. George Bernard Shaw

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Vegan Diet Out Scores American Diabetes Associations Recommended Diet

J Am Diet Assoc. 2008 Oct;108(10):1636-45.

Changes in nutrient intake and dietary quality among participants with type 2 diabetes following a low-fat vegan diet or a conventional diabetes diet for 22 weeks.

CONCLUSIONS: Vegan diets increase intakes of carbohydrate, fiber, and several micronutrients, in contrast with the American Diabetes Association recommended diet. The vegan group improved its AHEI score whereas the American Diabetes Association recommended diet group’s AHEI score remained unchanged.

Turner-McGrievy GM, Barnard ND, Cohen J, Jenkins DJ, Gloede L, Green AA.

Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA. brie@unc.edu

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Although vegan diets improve diabetes management, little is known about the nutrient profiles or diet quality of individuals with type 2 diabetes who adopt a vegan diet.

OBJECTIVE: To assess the changes in nutrient intake and dietary quality among participants following a low-fat vegan diet or the 2003 American Diabetes Association dietary recommendations.

DESIGN: A 22-week randomized, controlled clinical trial examining changes in nutrient intake and diet quality.

SUBJECTS/SETTING: Participants with type 2 diabetes (n=99) in a free-living setting.

RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Participants were randomly assigned to a low-fat vegan diet or a 2003 American Diabetes Association recommended diet.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Nutrient intake and Alternate Healthy Eating Index (AHEI) scores were collected at baseline and 22 weeks.

STATISTICAL ANALYSES PERFORMED: Between-group t tests were calculated for changes between groups and paired comparison t tests were calculated for changes within-group. Pearson’s correlation assessed relationship of AHEI score to hemoglobin A1c and body weight changes.

RESULTS: Both groups reported significant decreases in energy, protein, fat, cholesterol, vitamin D, selenium, and sodium intakes. The vegan group also significantly reduced reported intakes of vitamin B-12 and calcium, and significantly increased carbohydrate, fiber, total vitamin A activity, beta carotene, vitamins K and C, folate, magnesium, and potassium. The American Diabetes Association recommended diet group also reported significant decreases in carbohydrate and iron, but reported no significant increases. The vegan group significantly improved its AHEI score (P<0.0001), while the American Diabetes Association recommended diet group did not (P=0.7218). The difference in AHEI score at 22 weeks between groups was significant (P<0.0001). With both groups combined, AHEI score was negatively correlated with both changes in hemoglobin A1c value (r=-0.24, P=0.016) and weight (r=-0.27, P=0.007).

CONCLUSIONS: Vegan diets increase intakes of carbohydrate, fiber, and several micronutrients, in contrast with the American Diabetes Association recommended diet. The vegan group improved its AHEI score whereas the American Diabetes Association recommended diet group’s AHEI score remained unchanged.

Organic Wheatgrass Enriches Animal Diets

Organic wheatgrass as environmental enrichment.

Brown C.

Ocean State Veterinary Specialists, East Greenwich, RI, USA. cbrown@osvs.net

Abstract

Environmental enrichment must be provided for the various animal species that are housed in laboratory animal facilities. Wheatgrass can be used as a natural form of enrichment that requires minimal preparation and effort. Wheatgrass is appropriate enrichment for cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, rodents and birds.

Wheat Grass – Ulcerative Colitis Study

CONCLUSION: Wheat grass juice appeared effective and safe as a single or adjuvant treatment of active distal UC.

Scandinavian journal Gastroenterol. 2002 Apr;37(4):444-9.  – Wheat grass juice in the treatment of active distal ulcerative colitis: a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial. Ben-Arye E, Goldin E, Wengrower D, Stamper A, Kohn R, Berry E. Dept. of Family Medicine, The Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, The Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa. eranben@netvision.net.il Abstract BACKGROUND: The use of wheat grass (Triticum aestivum) juice for treatment of various gastrointestinal and other conditions had been suggested by its proponents for more than 30 years, but was never clinically assessed in a controlled trial. A preliminary unpublished pilot study suggested efficacy of wheat grass juice in the treatment of ulcerative colitis (UC). METHODS: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. One gastroenterology unit in a tertiary hospital and three study coordinating centers in three major cities in Israel. Twenty-three patients diagnosed clinically and sigmoidoscopically with active distal UC were randomly allocated to receive either 100 cc of wheat grass juice, or a matching placebo, daily for 1 month. Efficacy of treatment was assessed by a 4-fold disease activity index that included rectal bleeding and number of bowel movements as determined from patient diary records, a sigmoidoscopic evaluation, and global assessment by a physician. RESULTS: Twenty-one patients completed the study, and full information was available on 19 of them. Treatment with wheat grass juice was associated with significant reductions in the overall disease activity index (P=0.031) and in the severity of rectal bleeding (P = 0.025). No serious side effects were found. Fresh extract of wheat grass demonstrated a prominent tracing in cyclic voltammetry methodology, presumably corresponding to four groups of compounds that exhibit anti-oxidative properties. CONCLUSION: Wheat grass juice appeared effective and safe as a single or adjuvant treatment of active distal UC.

PLANS FOR LIVING – By Dr. Ann Wigmore

TAKE A FEW MINUTES EACH DAY AND STATE THESE AFFIRMATIONS. THESE PLANS FOR LIVING CAN DEVELOP SELF-RESPONSIBILITY.

THE PLANS WERE TAKEN FROM THE BOOK “ALCHEMY OF CHANGE” BY DR. ANN WIGMORE.

  1. I DEVOTE A PORTION OF EACH DAY TO IMPROVE MY HEALTH. 
  2. I ENGAGE IN SOME SORT OF MODERATE DAILY EXERCISE.
  3. I GO TO BED AT A REASONABLE HOUR EACH NIGHT SO THAT I ALWAYS HAVE ADEQUATE REST AND SLEEP.
  4. I OBSERVE COMMON SENSE RULES ABOUT CLEANLINESS AND WEAR CLOTHES THAT WILL ENHANCE MY OUTER APPEARANCE. 
  5. I TAKE TIME EACH DAY FOR SOME FORM OF RECREATION THAT RELAXES ME.
  6. I DEVOTE A PORTION OF EACH DAY TO MEDITATE UPON THE GOD-FORCE THAT WORKS WITHIN ME.
  7. I AM POSITIVE AND WILL ASSOCIATE AND SURROUND MYSELF WITH POSITIVE, UPLIFTING PEOPLE. 
  8. I OBSERVE MODERATION IN EVERYTHING I DO.
  9. I LEARN TO GROW WISER, MORE LOVING, MORE COMPASSIONATE, AND MORE UNDERSTANDING TOWARD MY FELLOW HUMAN BEINGS. 
  10. EVERYDAY, IN EVERY WAY, I AM BETTER, BETTER, AND BETTER—PHYSICALLY, MENTALLY, EMOTIONALLY, AND SPIRTUALLY. 
  11. I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR EVERY ASPECT OF MY GROWTH AND DEVELOPEMENT. 
  12. I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT I DESIRE AND FOR FOLLOWING THROUGH ON MY DESIRES FOR IMPROVEMENT.
  13. I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR MY HABITS, AND I DEVELOP ONLY GOOD HABITS. 
  14. I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR MY THOUGHTS AND IDEAS. 
  15. I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT HAPPENS TO ME. 
  16. WITH GOD’S HELP I AM CARRYING OUT MY RESPONSIBILITIES OVER MYSELF. 
  17. I BELIEVE THAT I AM MASTER OF MY OWN FATE AND THAT LIFE IS WHAT I MAKE IT.

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15 Food Combining Guidelines

Food Combining Guidelines

  1. Avoid eating carbohydrates, starches, sugar or sweet fruits with acid fruits.  Too many times we mix: (strawberries and bananas) (cereal with strawberries) (pineapple upside down cake).
  2. Avoid eating concentrated proteins with concentrated carbohydrates.  (meat and potatoes) 
  3. Do not consume two concentrated proteins at the same meal. (meat and cheese*) (nuts and cheese) (shrimp and steak) (avocado and nuts) 
  4. Do not consume fats with proteins. (cheese* and meat again) 
  5. Use fats sparingly.  Beware of many items in the store that say “no fat” in their sales pitch.  They wouldn’t contain fat anyway. (animal fats, dairy products, palm oil, cottonseed oil and coconut) 
  6. Do not eat acid fruits with proteins.  Some lemon juice is fine on proteins.  Avocados combine well with acid fruit, sub-acid fruit and greens. (pineapple and ham) (tomatoes, meat, noodles – goulash, spaghetti) 
  7. Do not combine sweet fruits with proteins, starches or acid fruits, a common dessert mistake. (bananas on cereals) (strawberries and bananas) (dried fruit dehydrates the stomach). 
  8. Eat only one concentrated starch at a meal (potatoes, corn, pumpkin, etc.). 
  9. Acid fruits may be used with sub-acid fruits.  Don’t combine fruits opposite ends; combine at mid-ground. 
  10. Sub-acid fruits may be used with sweet fruit. 
  11. Combine fruit only with lettuce and celery.  Lettuce and celery may even enhance fruit digestion. 
  12. Salads combine very well with proteins, oil and starches.  Greens should make up a majority of our diet.  They leave the stomach quickly unless weighed down by oily dressings.
  13. Sprouts are great.  The best way to eat grains: referring back to #12, salads go well with starches or grains, so sprouts are great with salad. 
  14. Do not consume melons with any other foods.  They move through the stomach in 20 minutes.  If melons don’t agree with you, try them alone. 
  15. Liquids should not be used at any meal.  Dilutes your digestive juices / Prevents us from chewing / Prevents us from secreting saliva. 

 *Keep in mind Creative Health Institutes program does not include meat, dairy, or any other food products linked to animals.

Wishing everyone the best year ever.

Bobby Morgan

Director

Creative Health Instituute

Sleep is a Necessity … Not a Luxury At Creativee Health Institute

Here at Creative Health all of our students are taught how to incorporate good sleep habits and how to identify which natural non habit forming sleep aids will assist them and others in their healing journeys.  We know,  for our bodies to overcome physical stresses we need to feed ourselves living foods combined with proper rest. These two elements are the basis for boosting the bodies immune system and putting the brakes on illnesses and disease that stress the body.

 The Center for Disease Control has adopted the slogan, “Sleep is a necessity … not a luxury” and has even implemented a viral e-card campaign on the Internet to spread the word.

Are you getting by with 5 to 6 hours of sleep or less per night? Have you convinced yourself you can function just fine on this small amount of of sleep?

The National Sleep Foundation has noted that the need for sleep changes as we age, but as a general guideline, adults need at least 7 to 9 hours of sleep during every 24 hour period. Sleep is when our body rebuilds muscle, calms nerves, balances hormones and does overall repair to the damages that  physical and mental stresses our body systems have endured during our waking hours. 

30% to 50%  of north Americans are getting insufficient sleep. Pour sleeping habits and insomnia weaken the immune system, brings on depression, aches and pains, weight gain,  lowered mental capabilities,  confusion, irritability, headaches and even death.

Best Life Ever!

Robert Morgan – Bobby

Creative Health Institute

Union City, Michigan