Pesticides in food linked to ADHD in kids…

“Researchers in large study conclude that parents should buy organic for their children”

For many years,  we at Creative Health Institute have taught ADD and ADHD are diet related and the chemicals being sprayed on our foods have to be eliminated, or we will continue to see out children suffer from extensive emotional, mental and physical trauma. Please pass this article to those who want to know more. Dr. Ann Wigmore said  ” a living body needs living food” and organic food is the best way to insure your eating living food that will provide the higest level of  health and protection from disesas.

Check this article out and let your friends know about it –  http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44260583/ns/health-childrens_health/

Here is the latest list of the dirty dozen and the clean 15.  Please know CHI does not support or teach that you should eat foods from the clean 15 list. We feel eating only organic foods is the very best way to insure the highest level of health.

 

EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce

Dirty Dozen

Buy these organic

 1
Apple
Apples
 2
Celery
Celery
  
3
Strawberries
Strawberries
  
4
Peaches
Peaches
  
5
Spinach
Spinach
 
 6
Nectarines
Nectarines
– imported
  
7
Grapes
Grapes – imported
  
8
Red Pepper
Sweet bell peppers
  
9
Potatoe
Potatoes
 
10
Blueberries
Blueberries
– domestic
 
 11
Lettuce
Lettuce
 
12
Kale
Kale/collard greens
 

 Clean 15

Lowest in Pesticides

 1
Onions
Onions
  
2
Sweet Corn
Sweet Corn
 
3
Pineapple
Pineapples
  
4
Avocado
Avocado
  
5
Asparagus
Asparagus
  
6
Peas
Sweet peas
  
7
Mango
Mangoes
  
8
Eggplant
Eggplant
  
9
Cantelope
Cantaloupe
– domestic
  
10
Kiwi
Kiwi
  
11
Cabbage
Cabbage
  
12
Watermelon
Watermelon
  
13
Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes
  
14
Grapefruit
Grapefruit
  
15
Mushrooms
Mushrooms

 Wishing All Of Our Friends & Family The Best Health Ever.
Bobby

Robert Morgan

Director of Health Education

A Half Dozen Natural Antibiotics Some Of Us At Creative Health Institute Have Found To Be Helpful

It has been my experience that prescription antibiotics kill good bacteria; contribute to yeast over growth and weaken my immune system.  Many of us at Creative Health Institute find that natural antibiotics are a better choice, as they do not kill good bacteria, nor do they have the inherent side effects associated with prescription antibiotics. I have found natural antibiotics when combined with a raw living food diet provide my best protection from infections and when necessary  the addition of more natural antibiotics can alleviate swelling and pain and eliminate the bad bacteria which usually accompany any infection.

There are hundreds of powerful  natural antibiotics and I would love to provide them all in this article, but due to my time constraints I am going to give you a half dozen of my favorites in this article. I promise to write more about natural antibiotics over the next few months.

Please feel free to send me information and your personal testimonials on your favorites and I will post them on the Creative Health Institute blog. You can also add your favorite natural antibiotic and testimonials in the comments section.  Please consult your health care provider before trying any natural antibiotic.

Wishing you the greatest health and long life.

Bobby

Natural Antibiotics

Grape Seed Extract:  A few drops of grapefruit seed extract, (GSE), in a glass of water is all that is needed to help stop a sore throat or put almost any infection on notice. I have personally used just a few drops directly on a case of athletes foot and experienced immediate relief and saw the fungus completely disappear after only two applications. I have many friends who swear by it when it comes to helping them control their Candida.

Dr. Louis Parish MD, an investigator for the US Department of Health and the FDA, believes that GSE, “Gives more symptomatic relief than any other treatment. Conventional antibiotics only kill bacteria. The grapefruit seed extract has been shown to inactivate viruses, yeasts, fungi, parasites and worms as well as bacteria.”

“Studies from a list of prestigious institutes have demonstrated grapefruit seed extract to be effective against over twenty disease-causing bacteria, more than thirty fungi, and a host of single cell parasites”.
Allan Sachs DC

Garlic:  Raw garlic held under the tongue, placed on the infected area or taken as a juice is an effective antibiotic. I know of a friend who swears that garlic is the best natural antibiotic for a tooth ache or infected gums. Her remedy is as follows:

  • Peel a raw piece of garlic
  • Place the garlic on the infected tooth or gum area and bite down on it for 15 minutes, then spit it out.
  • Peel a second piece of garlic and chew it but do not swallow and letting the pieces and juices stay on the infected area for about 15 minutes.
  • Do this 3 times a day every day  until the infection is gone. Usually within 72 hours.

Oil of Oregano:  The antiviral, anti-fungal and antibacterial trifecta effect of this powerful natural antibiotic makes it one of my favorite all around natural antibiotics. Simply rub it on the infected area and you should see and feel amazing results within 72 hours.

Echinacea – Golden Seal: This combination of natural antibiotics is one of nature’s most powerful immune system boosters and I have found it to be one an excellent way to ward off colds and flu.

Colloidal Silver: This is a very powerful broad-spectrum natural antibiotic. Unfortunately there are many unscrupulous vendors who do not care about the quality of the product they sell to you.  Please do your research before purchasing or using any type of Colloidal Silver.

Colloidal silver fights infection, subdues inflammation, and promotes healing. It is a clear golden liquid composed of 99.9 percent pure silver particles approximately 0.001 to 0.01 micron (1/1 to 1/100,000 millimeter) in diameter that are suspended in pure water. It can be taken by mouth, administered intravenously, or applied topically. Colloidal silver is available in health food stores. “True colloids will typically contain more than 50% particles (often 50 – 80%), while the balance (20% to 49%) will be silver ions. When referring to colloidal silver, the word colloid means silver particles “.   This is an excellent website, which contains good research and information’ http://www.silver-colloids.com

“Prior to 1938, before antibiotics, colloidal silver was used by doctors as their main substance to fight bacteria in a more natural way than through the antibiotics they use today. Antibiotics can harm our kidneys and liver functions. Colloidal silver promotes healing”.
– Defeat Cancer by A. Gore Gregory

In The Near Future I  Will Be Writing More About These Spices and Herbs Natural Effects. Please Feel Free To Send Me Your Experiences:

Antibiotic & Antibacterial:

  • Thyme
  • Pau d’arco
  • Una da gato
  • Myrrh
  • Turmeric

Antiviral Herbs and Spices:

  • Aloevera
  • Boneset
  • Elderberry
  • Osha root
  • Astragalus
  • Lomatium
  • St. John’s Wort

Antifungal Herbs and Spices:

  • Black walnut hulls
  • Barberry bark
  • Maitake mushroom
  • Tea tree oil
  • Wormwood

Antibiotic Oils:

  • Lemon
  • Cloves
  • Oregano
  • Thyme

If you have more questions about natural antibiotics, send us an email at info@creativehealthinstitute and we will be happy to try to assist you. If you are interested in our volunteer, academic intern program or being a guest please contact us at 866.426.1213 between the hours of 9:00am – 5:00pm eastern time zone.

Blessings,

Bobby

Health Education Director

Creative Health Institute

Union City, Michigan

Robert Morgan

A Monks Raw Food Diet Menu – Provide By A Freind Of Creative Health Institute

Day 1: Monday Morning: 

Eat as much watermelon as you like. (not seedless).

Lunch – One large lettuce, cucumber, tomato, and green onion salad with one handful of raw sunflower seeds, two avocados, and a fresh-squeezed lemon.

Snack: 2 mangos. 1 avocado. 3 sticks of celery.

Day 2: Tuesday Morning:

One large honeydew melon. The water of 2 coconuts.

Lunch: 4 oranges. One largel green-leafed vegetable salad (containing at least 3 ribs of celery, cucumber and tomato, 2 avocados with 10-20 walnuts and fresh-squeezed lemon.

Snack: 2 oranges.

Day 3: Wednesday

Morning: Cup of quinoa or buckwheat  blended with 2-3 apples. 10-20 pecans or macadamia nuts.

Lunch: Large salad containing green-leafed vegetables including kale or spinach cucumber, tomato, zucchini mixed salad. Also add some of your favorite nuts or seeds.. Squeeze an orange and/or lemon and mix with avocado and rejuvelac and layer  into the salad as dressing.

Snack: 2 apples. Assorted greens (green cabbage, lettuce, endive). 2 handfuls of your

Favorite raw nuts, or seeds. Make sure they are sprouted if possible.

Day 4: Thursday

Morning: 1/2 quart of freshly-made grapefruit juice.

Lunch: 2 bowls of berries (strawberries, blueberries, etc.). One small lettuce salad with cucumber, tomato and avocado. Sprinkle olive oil on the salad.

Snack: 2 mangos or fruit of choice

Day 5: Friday

Morning: 3-4 oranges (eat the white pith too!). bowl of your favorite raw cereal. Dice up some nuts and dates and sprinkle on your ceral.

Lunch: Large leafy green salad, 1 avocado, cucumber, tomato, okra, zucchini mixed salad. Add high-quality extra virgin cold-pressed olive oil as dressing.

Snack: 2 oranges. Assorted greens (spinach, baby bok choy, endive).

Day 6: Saturday

Morning: 12 oz bowl of  berries (strawberry, blueberry, etc.) with  1 avocado.

Lunch: 1 cantaloupe. 1 quart of freshly made vegetable juice containing at least  green vegetables, apples or pears. Small salad containing green-leafed vegetables including  celery, 2 avocados, and high-quality extra virgin cold-pressed olive oil as dressing. Add several servings of raw dulse seaweed and grated raw garlic to the salad.

Snack: 1 handful of sunflower seeds.

Day 7: Sunday Morning:

The water of 2 coconuts. 1 quart (1 liter) of freshly made vegetable juice containing at least green vegetables,  other vegetables and/or fruits

Snack: 2 apples. 2 ribs of celery.

Lunch: Large salad containing  green-leafed vegetables, 1 avocado, dulse seaweed, and an orange blended with raw, unhulled tahini, as dressing.

Remember to drink plenty of rejuvelac.  Sprout, flax, sea vegetables and sauerkraut should be added whenever possible.

Please send in your ideas for daily, weekly or monthly raw food menus. We will post them and also enter your name into a drawing for a free 3 day juice fast, which will be held in October 2011.

Blessings,

Bobby

Robert Morgan

Creative Health Institute

Union City, MI

Bobby’s Friend Shares A Sample 100% Raw Food Breakfast & Lunch Daily Diet Menu

Breakfast

Juice (optional) –  1/3 each carrot, celery, and cucumber juice – 8 oz. Energy Soup  -1 cup or more of -Leafy green, cucumber, celery, pepper, tomato sprouts, kelp or dulse. Melon or fruit –  1 cup. 1 to 2 oz. sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, or almonds Lunch  Juice (optional), same as above Energy Soup –  Same as above with sprouted mung beans, avocado and at least 1 table spoon of whole flaxseed ground, 1 fruit, 4- 8 oz. seeds or nuts. Snack (optional) – Shredded raw yams, raisins  and carrots, or up to two bananas This program was given to me by a friend who is really into eating by the seasons. You may want to try it. Keep in mind you should also have energy soup with each meal and don’t forget the sea vegetables.  The winter menu should include more seeds and nuts along with more sprouted grains. Wishing you vibrant health and happiness, Bobby Robert Morgan Director Creative Health Institute Union City, MI

Creative Health Institutes Sample Raw Food Diet Meal Plan

Basic meal plan: 

Breakfast – Energy soup – use standard recipe & Sauerkraut or you can interchange the energy soup with a fruit smoothie or green smoothie, containing four or five cups fresh fruit and green vegetables always put in the sprouts, along with two to three cups water or rejuvelac. Make enough energy soup or green smoothie so you can have them with meals and snack throughout the day.  Also be sure to make kelp/dulse and rejuvelac a part of your meals.

Snack – Raw nuts, fresh fruit such as oranges, apples, grapes, peaches, plumbs or pears.

Lunch – Large salad based on green leafy veggies, including celery, tomatoes, any color bell pepper, and avocados, sprinkled with sprouted sunflower seeds and any of the raw nuts you would like.

Desert – Two cups berries, or another fruit of choice

Beverages – As much water as you’d like, freshly squeezed fruit juices, freshly made vegetable juices and rejuvelac.

This diet is based in green leafy vegetables, fruit, sprouts, nuts seeds and other vegetables. You will get your protein from nuts and seeds.  Anytime you can blend the foods, do so as this will make them easier to assimilate.  Also try to sprout as much of your food as possible and as a minimum always soak your nuts, seeds and grains.

Make sure you have a good variety of produce so that you will have a wide range of vitamins, phytonutrients, minerals and carbohydrates. Avocados, olive-hemp oils, nuts, and seeds will provide you with the necessary fats.

I wish you the best health ever!

Robert (Bobby) Morgan

Creative Health Institute

Union City, MI

 

 

CREATIVE HEALTH INSTITUTE SHOWS YOU HOW TO SET UP YOUR RAW LIVING FOOD KITCHEN

Simple, user friendly, easy to clean, not too big, inexpensive, practical and fun!  These words will be our guide in selecting the best juicer, blender, dehydrator, food processor and other tools which you can use in your raw living food kitchen.

When it comes to getting your kitchen equipment together, it’s all about : “will you actually use them on a regular basis?” You need to think about what kind of money you want to spend, which kind of raw living food recipes tickle your fancy and how likely you are to make them.   Now,with that picture in mind, let’s choose the best raw living food juicer, blender, dehydrator and other raw living food kitchen tools.  To really enjoy the art of raw living food preparation, there are some basic tools you need to make it a lot easier, quicker and fun. Use a few of them or use them all, depending on your favorite recipes, available time and budget.

Quick Overview of Raw Living Food Kitchen Tools

Kitchen Tool

How often used

Used for:

Price

User Friendliness

Easy Cleaning

Size

Juicer – Centrifuge Daily

Carrot Juice (Pine)Apple Cucumber Juice

$99 -$299

Very Easy

5 min

Medium-Large

Juicer – Green Star, Weekly

Greens Juice wheat grass nut milk

$150 -$350

Easy

10-15 min

Large

High Speed Blender Daily

Smoothies Soups Sauces Spreads Cake batters Ice-cream

$199 -$400

Very Easy

2 min

Medium-Large

Dehydrator Monthly

Crackers Cookies Bars “Bread”

$159 -$229

Easy

5-10 min

Very Large

Water Purifier Daily

Clean Water

$25 -$499

Very Easy

1 min

Medium-Large

Food Processor Monthly

Slices Veggies Colelsaw Spreads

$89 – $399

Easy

5-10 min

Not too large

Kitchen Tool

How often used

Used for:

Price

User Friendliness

Easy Cleaning

Size

Coffee Grinder Weekly

Grind Seeds Grinded Nuts Grinded Cacoa Beans

$10-$30

Very Easy

1 min

Small

Sprouter Weekly

Sprouts grass

$5-$100

Moderate

5-10 min

Medium

Hand Blender Daily

Spreads Mouses Smoothies

$49 -$99

Very Easy

2 min

Small

The easiest and most popular appliance is a high speed blender.  This is key to a raw living foodist – what a stove is to a a professional chef.  You’ll make smoothies, shakes and soups within minutes.  And you’ll use it many times a day.  The two brands most used are Vitamix and Blendtec.  They’re equally good.  There is also a new blender that is sold by Montel Willam’s company and shows great promise. The best raw living food juicer depends on what you expect to be juicing most.  Carrots are easiest in a centrifuge juicer, whereas wheatgrass and green leafy vegetables go best in a twin gear or single auger juicer.  If you have a juice bar around the corner and as long as you can get the volume of juice you need to support your lifestyle, you may choose to buy your juice already made instead of investing in a good juicer, the problem is that you will be most likely missing out on enzymes and other nutrients. If you buy a centrifuge juicer, make sure you buy one with a wide mouth so you can juice whole apples and carrots without any pre-cutting.  There are many inexpensive centrifuge juicers, so find one that suits your needs and budget.  To date, the most frequently used twin gear juicer is the Greenstar Juicer. A dehydrator is a fun tool, and difficult to live without for a raw living foodest!  For intermediate to advanced raw living foodests, a dehydrator is essential for making breads, cookies and  snacks.  The Excalibur dehydrator is the most popular and you should get a model large enough to make enough dehydrated recipes to last you through out the week or up to a month. Having access to your own spring – pure, raw, living water – would be ideal, unfortunately that is not really feasible for most of us!  Alternatively, a water purifier is something you might consider.  It’s more economical and ecological than buying bottled water, and when you purify your own water you know you are getting the best quality water, for you and your family.  You can buy a good a tap filter, or under-counter model, and don’t forget the bathtub and shower chlorine-filter, since your skin is your largest organ and absorbs the water that you bath in.  You may even want to spend some extra money adding an ionizer. A food processor is fun and necessary if you are going to eat 80%+ raw living food and make gourmet foods.  For small jobs, here at Creative Health Institute we find it’s just as easy to use a knife or the much cheaper and smaller mandolin or spiral slicer.  When you have a lot of slicing, dicing and mixing to do, nothing beats a food processor.  So if you have space and a few extra dollars, we recommend buying one, but it’s not as important as a good blender in a raw living food kitchen. A coffee grinder is great for finely grinding nuts, seeds and cacao beans in smaller quantities.  A grinder is small and relatively inexpensive.  It’s not an absolute must in a raw living food kitchen, but is so inexpensive that not having one would just be a personal preference choice. I love the hand blender!  To me, it’s a simple and cheap version of a table model, high speed blender.  If you have a Cuisinart hand blender you can take it on trips and with 700 Watts, you can use it where you’d use the high speed blenders, although your mixtures won’t be as smooth and the cell walls of the food you blending won’t be broken down as efficiently as with a high speed table model.  However, it  really does the job for traveling, for making green smoothies, energy soups, quick pestos and small amounts of sauce, etc., making it easy for you to never miss out on the yummy raw living food dishes you will come to love. Other Great ToolsOnce you have the basics, other fun  and very useful tools to consider are:

  • Ceramic Knifes
  • Mandoline
  • Cutting Board
  • Spiralizer
  • Nut Milk Bag
  • Hand Held Water Purifying Bottle – For those live springs and rivers
  • Fun and BeautifulChina, Silverware, Fun Table Decorations Candles, Napkins, etc. (Remember We Eat With Our Eyes First)

Making Right Choices, Means Asking The Right QuestionsHow to decide what appliances to buy…  Answer the following questions for yourself:

  • What kind of recipes would you like to make?
  • Do I love gourmet or more simple juices, smoothies, seed & nut milks, crackers, pastas?
  • Do I prefer quick and easy recipes such as smoothies, soups and juices or do I like to make more complicated recipes with lots of different ingredients?

Guideline you may want to use:

  • Simple healthy raw living food recipes:  high speed blender, juicer, knifes, hand blender, water purifier.
  • Complex &Gourmet:  dehydrator, mandoline, spiralizer, sprouting system.

How much time do you have for raw living food preparation?

  • Little time:   blender, centrifuge juicer, apple slicer, maybe dehydrator, cleaver, coffee grinder, hand blender, water purifier.
  • More time: mandolin, spiralizer, sprouter, nut milk bag, twin gear juicer, dehydrator, food processor.

How much space do you have in your kitchen?

  • Small kitchen:  centrifuge juicer, (hand)blender, nut bag, high speed hand blender.
  • Large kitchen:  twin gear juicer, dehydrator, water purifier, distiller, sprouter, table top blender.

Consider your budget:  How much do you want to spend on your new kitchen equipment?  If you are on a tight budget, choose only what you need most.  To save money, you might consider asking for (money for) kitchen tools for Christmas or your birthday.   Low budget:  Fill this in with what you think you can afford.

Kitchen Tool

How often used

Used for:

Price

User Friendliness

Easy Cleaning

Size


SUMMARY OF RAW LIVING FOOD KITCHEN TOOLS

  1. The Very Basic Must Haves:  High speed blender or hand blender, good knifes, cutting board, water purifier.
  2. Intermediate:  High speed blender, hand blender, good knives, cutting board, water purifier, nut bag/cheese cloth,  sprouting jars, twin gear juicer, centrifuge juicer, coffee grinder, dehydrator, mandolin.
  3. Advanced:  It’s your choice. Now it’s time to dream… The main thing is get started, the rest will fall into place!

Our desire is for you to live in vibrant health and enjoy life to its fullest. We are here to assist you in every way possible. Please feel free to all us with any questions you may have about recipes, or your raw food journey. My personal line is 866.426.1213 ext12   Peace & Blessings, Robert Morgan – Bobby Master Chef & Program Education Director Creative Health Institute 112 West Union City Drive Union City,Michigan

SETTING UP YOUR RAW LIVING FOOD KITCHEN

  Simple, user friendly, easy to clean, not too big, inexpensive, practical and fun!  These words will be our guide in selecting the best juicer, blender, dehydrator, food processor and other tools which you can use in your raw living food kitchen.   When it comes to getting your kitchen equipment together, it’s all about : “will you actually use them on a regular basis?” You need to think about what kind of money you want to spend, which kind of raw living food recipes tickle your fancy and how likely you are to make them.   Now,with that picture in mind, let’s choose the best raw living food juicer, blender, dehydrator and other raw living food kitchen tools.  To really enjoy the art of raw living food preparation, there are some basic tools you need to make it a lot easier, quicker and fun. Use a few of them or use them all, depending on your favorite recipes, available time and budget.

Quick Overview of Raw Living Food Kitchen Tools

Kitchen Tool

How often used

Used for:

Price

User Friendliness

Easy Cleaning

Size

Juicer – Centrifuge Daily

Carrot Juice (Pine)Apple Cucumber Juice

$99 -$299

Very Easy

5 min

Medium-Large

Juicer – Green Star, Weekly

Greens Juice wheat grass nut milk

$150 -$350

Easy

10-15 min

Large

High Speed Blender Daily

Smoothies Soups Sauces Spreads Cake batters Ice-cream

$199 -$400

Very Easy

2 min

Medium-Large

Dehydrator Monthly

Crackers Cookies Bars “Bread”

$159 -$229

Easy

5-10 min

Very Large

Water Purifier Daily

Clean Water

$25 -$499

Very Easy

1 min

Medium-Large

Food Processor Monthly

Slices Veggies Colelsaw Spreads

$89 – $399

Easy

5-10 min

Not too large

Kitchen Tool

How often used

Used for:

Price

User Friendliness

Easy Cleaning

Size

Coffee Grinder Weekly

Grind Seeds Grinded Nuts Grinded Cacoa Beans

$10-$30

Very Easy

1 min

Small

Sprouter Weekly

Sprouts grass

$5-$100

Moderate

5-10 min

Medium

Hand Blender Daily

Spreads Mouses Smoothies

$49 -$99

Very Easy

2 min

Small

The easiest and most popular appliance is a high speed blender.  This is key to a raw living foodist – what a stove is to a a professional chef.  You’ll make smoothies, shakes and soups within minutes.  And you’ll use it many times a day.  The two brands most used are Vitamix and Blendtec.  They’re equally good.  There is also a new blender that is sold by Montel Willam’s company and shows great promise. The best raw living food juicer depends on what you expect to be juicing most.  Carrots are easiest in a centrifuge juicer, whereas wheatgrass and green leafy vegetables go best in a twin gear or single auger juicer.  If you have a juice bar around the corner and as long as you can get the volume of juice you need to support your lifestyle, you may choose to buy your juice already made instead of investing in a good juicer, the problem is that you will be most likely missing out on enzymes and other nutrients. If you buy a centrifuge juicer, make sure you buy one with a wide mouth so you can juice whole apples and carrots without any pre-cutting.  There are many inexpensive centrifuge juicers, so find one that suits your needs and budget.  To date, the most frequently used twin gear juicer is the Greenstar Juicer. A dehydrator is a fun tool, and difficult to live without for a raw living foodest!  For intermediate to advanced raw living foodests, a dehydrator is essential for making breads, cookies and  snacks.  The Excalibur dehydrator is the most popular and you should get a model large enough to make enough dehydrated recipes to last you through out the week or up to a month. Having access to your own spring – pure, raw, living water – would be ideal, unfortunately that is not really feasible for most of us!  Alternatively, a water purifier is something you might consider.  It’s more economical and ecological than buying bottled water, and when you purify your own water you know you are getting the best quality water, for you and your family.  You can buy a good a tap filter, or under-counter model, and don’t forget the bathtub and shower chlorine-filter, since your skin is your largest organ and absorbs the water that you bath in.  You may even want to spend some extra money adding an ionizer. A food processor is fun and necessary if you are going to eat 80%+ raw living food and make gourmet foods.  For small jobs, here at Creative Health Institute we find it’s just as easy to use a knife or the much cheaper and smaller mandolin or spiral slicer.  When you have a lot of slicing, dicing and mixing to do, nothing beats a food processor.  So if you have space and a few extra dollars, we recommend buying one, but it’s not as important as a good blender in a raw living food kitchen. A coffee grinder is great for finely grinding nuts, seeds and cacao beans in smaller quantities.  A grinder is small and relatively inexpensive.  It’s not an absolute must in a raw living food kitchen, but is so inexpensive that not having one would just be a personal preference choice. I love the hand blender!  To me, it’s a simple and cheap version of a table model, high speed blender.  If you have a Cuisinart hand blender you can take it on trips and with 700 Watts, you can use it where you’d use the high speed blenders, although your mixtures won’t be as smooth and the cell walls of the food you blending won’t be broken down as efficiently as with a high speed table model.  However, it  really does the job for traveling, for making green smoothies, energy soups, quick pestos and small amounts of sauce, etc., making it easy for you to never miss out on the yummy raw living food dishes you will come to love. Other Great ToolsOnce you have the basics, other fun  and very useful tools to consider are:

  • Ceramic Knifes
  • Mandoline
  • Cutting Board
  • Spiralizer
  • Nut Milk Bag
  • Hand Held Water Purifying Bottle – For those live springs and rivers
  • Fun and BeautifulChina, Silverware, Fun Table Decorations Candles, Napkins, etc. (Remember We Eat With Our Eyes First)

Making Right Choices, Means Asking The Right QuestionsHow to decide what appliances to buy…  Answer the following questions for yourself:

  • What kind of recipes would you like to make?
  • Do I love gourmet or more simple juices, smoothies, seed & nut milks, crackers, pastas?
  • Do I prefer quick and easy recipes such as smoothies, soups and juices or do I like to make more complicated recipes with lots of different ingredients?

Guideline you may want to use:

  • Simple healthy raw living food recipes:  high speed blender, juicer, knifes, hand blender, water purifier.
  • Complex &Gourmet:  dehydrator, mandoline, spiralizer, sprouting system.

How much time do you have for raw living food preparation?

  • Little time:   blender, centrifuge juicer, apple slicer, maybe dehydrator, cleaver, coffee grinder, hand blender, water purifier.
  • More time: mandolin, spiralizer, sprouter, nut milk bag, twin gear juicer, dehydrator, food processor.

How much space do you have in your kitchen?

  • Small kitchen:  centrifuge juicer, (hand)blender, nut bag, high speed hand blender.
  • Large kitchen:  twin gear juicer, dehydrator, water purifier, distiller, sprouter, table top blender.

Consider your budget:  How much do you want to spend on your new kitchen equipment?  If you are on a tight budget, choose only what you need most.  To save money, you might consider asking for (money for) kitchen tools for Christmas or your birthday.   Low budget:  Fill this in with what you think you can afford.

Kitchen Tool

How often used

Used for:

Price

User Friendliness

Easy Cleaning

Size


SUMMARY OF RAW LIVING FOOD KITCHEN TOOLS

  1. The Very Basic Must Haves:  High speed blender or hand blender, good knifes, cutting board, water purifier.
  2. Intermediate:  High speed blender, hand blender, good knives, cutting board, water purifier, nut bag/cheese cloth,  sprouting jars, twin gear juicer, centrifuge juicer, coffee grinder, dehydrator, mandolin.
  3. Advanced:  It’s your choice. Now it’s time to dream… The main thing is get started, the rest will fall into place!

Our desire is for you to live in vibrant health and enjoy life to its fullest. We are here to assist you in every way possible. Please feel free to all us with any questions you may have about recipes, or your raw food journey. My personal line is 866.426.1213 ext12   Peace & Blessings, Robert Morgan – Bobby Master Chef & Program Education Director Creative Health Institute 112 West Union City Drive Union City,Michigan

Creative Health Institute Presents Dr. Wu’s Smoothie Immune Rejuvenation Diet

This is an interesting take on raw smoothies and how they can help rejuvenate the immune system.  Creative Health Institute supports the use of smoothies, energy soup and wheat grass along with other raw living foods to help our bodies immune systems.  We do not support or recommend any treatments for cancer. This information is for entertainment purposes only.

To your health,

Robert Morgan (Bobby)

Health Education Director

Creative Health Institute

Union City,  Michigan

866.426.1213

Raw Food Smoothie Immune Rejuvenation Diet

Based on Teachings of Dr. Wu, not Yu

By Simon Yu, MD

Dr. Tom Wu was giving a lecture on “Conquering Cancer With Simple Foods” while I was at the American Naturopathic Medical Association Convention. I was there to investigate this Naturopathic physician’s philosophy. I found his personal history and his lecture compelling. Permit me to share his teaching with you.

Dr. Tom Wu was trained as a pathologist inFrance. At one point in his life he developed lung cancer. He went through traditional western based medical therapy without success. He then decided to look for alternative natural healing methods. He eventually became a Naturopathic Medical Doctor. He is over 70 years old which you would never guess by his vibrant energy.

He strongly credits smoothies as part of his healing process. For these, you need a powerful “three horse power” blender (e.g. VitaMix.com) to cleave out and free the natural phytochemicals locked into the fibers of fruits and vegetables.

The juicing process won’t work for this purpose. It may provide the vitamins, enzymes, and minerals. However, it wastes a majority of the phytochemicals locked in the fibers. These phytochemicals have potent anti-aging and immune rejuvenating properties.

To start the smoothies, use ripe organic tomatoes, carrots, beets, and asparagus as your basic ingredients. There are over 500 different phytochemical nutrients that have been isolated from tomatoes and carrots alone.

Then, add spices and herbs using cilantro, parsley, ginger, turmeric, and cinnamon powder. If you cannot get turmeric, use curry powder as a substitute.

To enhance the taste, add sour fruits, especially blueberry, blackberry, or any seasonally available berries. Add Kiwi which should be peeled. You may add 1-2 cups of distilled or filtered water. (Alternatively, not as part of Dr. Wu’s teaching, I would offer that you could substitute juices of your choice like acai, apple, apple cider vinegar, cranberry, grape, goji, noni, or xango).

After blending the above fruits and vegetables thoroughly, add bee pollen, sea salt, and lecithin granules.

(I prefer not to add soy based lecithin but rather that you eat raw eggs as a substitute for lecithin.) Do not refrigerate the smoothie.

It is important not to drink the smoothie but chew the smoothie. You need to consume about a quart (32oz) of the smoothie throughout the day. By the end of the day, the smoothie will have gone through a fermentation process with a change in color and smell. However, it is just fine for you to still consume it.

Dr. Wu’s healing plan also includes a salad with sprouted alfalfa and sprouted beans. However, the “magic of healing” won’t happen if you aren’t including this smoothie once a day. It may take at least 3 – 4 months for the transformation of your body to heal

I recommend you try Dr. Tom Wu’s Raw Food Smoothie as part of a complete healing program. If you are allergic to any of the ingredients, you must eliminate them. I do recommend food allergy testing prior to starting the program.

You may add additional nuts, seeds, fruits, and vegetables based on individual conditions. Flax seeds for omega-3 essential fatty acids for all illnesses; garlic for infections; broccoli, cauliflower, and brazil nuts for their anti-cancer properties; bitter melon, Swiss Chard, and extra cinnamon for diabetes; pumpkin seeds for prostate problems; pomegranate with its seeds and black sesame seeds for women’s’ health; and celery for hypertension.

A Fruits and Vegetables Smoothie Diet is not a new idea. However, when I hear directly from a physician who cured his incurable lung cancer with simple foods, and listen to his conviction in his teaching, it has an “infectious” motivating effect on me to spread this old, new idea. After his lecture, I dusted off my Vita-Mix blender which has been idle for the last few years, and started his recommended smoothies.

Every day, my wife, Kate, and I make a smoothie which turns out slightly different in texture and taste each time. If you can continue this “Raw Food Immune Rejuvenation Smoothie Diet”, you may not need as many vitamins and minerals as I’ve been recommending to my patients.

If you are suffering from any chronic illness, it’s worthwhile to experiment with this diet that is based on Dr. Tom Wu, not Yu. You may contact him, Tom Wu, N.M.D., Ph.D. atWellnessSelfcareCenter, 831

Bransten Road, Unit F, San Carlos, CA94070. Tel: 650-591-2183. E-mail:drwu2000@msn.com.

Dr. Simon Yu, M.D. is a Board Certified Internist. He practices Internal Medicine with an emphasis on Alternative Medicine to use the best each has to offer. For more articles and information about alternative medicine as well as patient success stories visit his web site at www.preventionandhealing.com or call Prevention and Healing, Inc., 314-432-7802. You can also attend a free monthly presentation and discussion by Dr. Yu on Alternative Medicine at his office on the second Tuesday each month at6:30 pm. Please call to verify the date and reserve your space.

 

Simon Yu, M.D.

Prevention and Healing, Inc. St. Louis, MO 63141

314-432-7802

www.preventionandhealing.com

Creative Health Institute Has Immediate Opening For Interns

CHI needs your help! We miss calculated our need for interns for fall season. Our guest attendance is running at an all time high and we need individuals who can come and begin their internship immediately. Contact Robert (Bobby) Morgan, Program Director & Health Education Director info@creativehealthinstitute.com,112 West Union City Road, Union City, Michigan 49094,  if you are able to be here by the first week in September, 2011, you can call us at 866.426.1213.

Requirements of the internship:
1. You must be willing to sign an agreement which states, during your 12 week stay you’ll participate in the CHI program which includes maintaining a 100% raw diet while on the grounds.
2. We are looking for healthy individuals who have the heart and capability to serve others. This is imperative, as we believe that when we serve others in this manner we receive our healing.
3. You will be scheduled 6 shifts a week, a minimum 6 hours a day. You must be willing to work when scheduled and may be required to work extra shifts if needed. We are looking for people who will take ownership in the institute and be willing to do what it takes to enhance our program.
4. Must be open minded, and adjust easily to change.
5. Must be able to work in environments that you may not be familiar with or comfortable with. You may be asked to step outside of your box.
6. Able to commit to a three month stay, unless you are selected for a short-term special assignment.
7. Must stay on the grounds during working hours, except for day off.
8. Willing to work with guests to ensure their stay is memorable experience.
9. Must be able to work and live with others in a harmonious manner. If you are prone to gossiping then this is not the place for you.
10. We need people who do not have overwhelming and pressing issues that may keep them from performing to their optimum ability.
11. There is a $1,000 non-refundable commitment fee. $500 must be paid 30 days before your arrival with the remaining $500 to be paid when you arrive at CHI.
12.Please understand there is a 2-week probationary period. If we find you are not compatible with other interns, staff members, guests, or not participating in the program your internship will be immediately terminated.
13. Must be physically fit and willing to carry out tasks as assigned.
14. Must be willing to share quarters with other interns.

What you will get:
1. You may receive a nationally recognized raw living food chef certification. This certification could provide you money making opportunities in the future.
2. You may be awarded a certification as a counselor in health and healing through raw living foods.
3. Room and board will be included in your stay. You will have 3 great meals a day, along with, all the wheatgrass juice and rejuvelac you can drink.
4. You will receive the opportunity to meet and share time with individuals from all over the world.
5. You will have the opportunity to attend classes for FREE and learn all the CHI programs and raw living food lifestyle.
6. You will have bragging rights that you have completed an internship at the crown jewel of all of the health and wellness centers in the United States.
7. Those interns who have performed their duties at the highest level may be offered a staff position or the rights to open a licensed Creative Health Institute in your state.

If you are selected to be an intern, this is a list of things you’ll need to bring with you or ship before your arrival:

  • 1 set of twin sheets and a pillow case
  • 1 blanket
  • 4-5 Days change of clothes
  • Tennis shoes
  • Hiking boots
  • Bug spray (organic)
  • Sunglasses
  • Lite jacket – Summer     Heavy Jacket – Winter
  • Gardening gloves
  • Visor or hat
  • CD/Radio/Earphones
  • Personal reading light
  • Laptop computer (optional)
  • Prescription medication or herbs
  • Skin brush
  • Natural toothpaste (may be purchased here)
  • Natural deodorant (may be purchased here)
  • For those who will be completing their holistic health counselor certification, an additional $200 should be brought to purchase classroom books, pencils, pens and spiral notebooks.

The requirements for the internship are very rigid, but what you will gain from the experience will far outweigh all of the studying and hard work that you will put in as an intern at CHI.

Please take time to reflect on our needs and your own. A three month stay does not always sound like a lot, but when pulled away from family, friends and responsibilities, it can be a positive or a negative thing.

BE READY TO COMMIT 100% NOTHING LESS

To apply, please fill out the questionnaire.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Robert Morgan

Program Director & Health Education Director
info@creativehealthinstitute.com
112 West Union City Road
Union City,Michigan49094

Tel: 866.426.1213 or 517.278.6260

 We Have Three Other Openings:

  • 1 short term (30-60 days) volunteer to assist in our organic garden.
  • 1 short term (30-60 days) volunteer to assist with grounds keeping.
  • 1 short term (2 weeks – 60 days) volunteer to assist with building maintenance and repair.

Should you be selected you will be part of a team that for 39 years has been committed to standing shoulder to shoulder with our guests to find the perfect balance for health, wellness and longevity.

As an intern you will be supporting and working with guests and students who have come to the institute to detox their bodies and strengthen their immune systems. Many are suffering from cancer, diabetes and heart disease, while others have come to acquire the knowledge and tools to keep themselves at the highest health levels, naturally!

 

Creative Health Institute Interns Make Life Better For Others

 

A Dozen Great Reasons Why We Do Lymphatic Exercise At Creative Health Institute

A Dozen Great Reasons Why We  Do Lymphatic Exercise At Creative Health Institute

Lymphacizing” – Lymphatic Exercise for Vibrant Health…  Mention the heart or the cardiovascular system and most people have a pretty good idea of what that is and how it functions. Mention the lymphatic system which is vitally important to our health and you will find most people don’t understand much about it; Some have not even heard of it. The lymph system is interactive with every organ, and is directly related to immune function and efficiency.

  1. FUN FACTS ABOUT THE LYMPH SYSTEM
    It is a protector and a defense mechanism against infection, viruses, bacteria, fungi, and disease.
  2. The lymphatic system is not connected to the heart, so it has to rely upon some other activity to create the necessary pumping action it needs to circulate.
  3. It is comprised of fluid, vessels, ducts and various other organs and structures.
  4. It clears toxins, wastes, excess fluids, and infection from all tissues of the body through proper flow and drainage, but only if this essential system is functioning at its peak efficiency.
  5. Unlike the cardiovascular system which delivers life-giving oxygen and nutrients to all the organs and cells of the body, and is connected to a pump – the heart; The lymphatic system has no automatic pump.
  6. The lymphatic system is filled with millions of one-way valves that allow lymph fluid to flow in only one direction – usually upward, away from gravity. Almost anything that can stimulate the movement of lymph fluid inside the lymph vessels of the system is healthy, but the most efficient way to stimulate the flow of lymph fluid is rebounding.
  7.  The lymphatic system is  connected to every cell and organ of the body, but its function is completely different from that of the cardiovascular system. It is the “garbage collector”, the internal vacuum cleaner that sucks up metabolic garbage, toxins, and excess fluid from the extracellular fluid of every organ.
  8. If the lymph systems flow is impaired, the fluid becomes toxic. The parts of the body that rely on it for elimination become less efficient and sluggish as they fill with their own waste.
  9. The lymph system can becomea breeding ground for infection, whe it become sluggish
  10. When toxic lymph fluid enters the bloodstream, as is part of the normal process, infection can now spread to any organ or part of the body. Many viruses, bacteria, and parasites stay locked within the lymphatic system when these conditions are present. The result: physical ailments, degenerative disease, hastening of the aging process, even death.
  11. The three most important methods of lymphatic circulation are external massage, muscle activity, and vigorous exercise.
  12. Here at Creative Health Institute we do a half hour of rebounding every morning. Rebounding’s up and down rhythmic bouncing causes all of the one-way valves to open and close simultaneously, increasing lymph flow as much as fifteen times, during the simple half hour lymphasizing workout!
  13. Lymphasizing hels  the body eliminate foreign matter from one part of the body to another. Most of us thinks only about our eliminative organs, such as the bowels, kidneys, or lungs, but toxins also are elimated via  joints, lymph system and our larges organ the skin.

SYMPTOMS

Many people have a badly congested lymphatic system and don’t even know it. In the U.S., the lymphatic system is the most over-looked system of the human body. In Europe, stimulation of the lymph flow is the fourth most commonly prescribed medical treatment. Most US health-care practitioners seldom consider the lymphatic system’s critical role in preventing illness, or its importance to the overall healing process. Some of the organs that are part of the lymphatic system are lymph nodes, lymph veins, tonsils, adenoids, appendix, and the spleen… and you know what happens to those parts of the body whenever surgeons get close to them. Swollen glands, with which most of us are familiar, are symptomatic of blocked lymph nodes, which indicate a breakdown in the functioning of the lymphatic system. Other examples of congested lymphatics are: Allergies, chronic sinusitis, heart disease, eczema and other skin conditions, loss of energy, fibrocystic disease, chronic fatigue, repetitive parasitic infections, MS, edema, lupus, erythematosis, inflammation, high blood pressure, viral infections, puffy eyes, bacterial infections, low back pain, cancer, ear or balance problems, arthritis, headaches, cellulite, excessive sweating, obesity, and more! Rebound exercise is one of the most efficient exercises for stimulating lymph flow and thats why we meet every morning to”Lymphacizie.”

Wishing everyone the best health and lives filled with love and grace.

Bobby- Robert Morgan – Creative Health Institute – Union City Michigan 866.426.1213

You Are Controlled By Circadian ‘Believe It or Not’

It is now known that the molecular circadian clock can function within a single cell. At the same time, different cells may communicate with each other resulting in a synchronised output of electrical signaling.

Studies of circadian rhythms have turned up the following sometimes hard-to-believe information: 

  1. If we were to live in total darkness, we would fall into a cycle of days that last up to 25 hours or longer.
  2. Heart attacks are twice as likely to occur between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. as between 4 a.m. and 6 a.m. and between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  3. Body temperature is lowest before waking up in the morning, and highest in the late afternoon. A temperature of 99 degrees Fahrenheit might indicate fever at 7 a.m., but by 5 p.m. would be normal.
  4. People react more strongly to substances they’re allergic to around 11 p.m., while antihistamine drugs have the greatest impact in the morning.
  5. Eating one meal a day of 2,000 calories results in a weight loss when eaten as breakfast, but produces a weight gain as supper.
  6. Suicides peak in the morning and early afternoon.
  7. The length of time a person sleeps is related more closely to body temperature rhythms and bedtime than to how long the person has been awake. In experiments, even after being awake more than 20 hours, people free of time cues slept twice as long when they went to bed when their temperature was at its highest (in early evening) than when it was at its lowest (in the early morning).
  8. The senses of hearing, taste and smell are more acute at certain times of day. Studies show sensory acuity is highest at 3 a.m., falls off rapidly to a low at 6 a.m., then rises to another peak between 5 and 7 p.m. (This cycle is related to the hormone cycle; when steroid hormones are released, sensory acuity falls.) 
  9. Aspirin stays in the body longer when taken at 7 a.m. than when taken at 7 p.m.Body clocks are why doctors often prescribe taking medicines at certain times of day. For example, both aspirin and antihistamines work best taken in the morning. But some types of chemotherapy for cancer may be more effective and less toxic if administered at night.
  10. Women go into labor most often between 1:30 a.m. and 2:30 a.m. and least frequently about midday. Births between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. are associated with increased probability of complications in both the baby and the mother.

When you come to CHI you will learn about the raw live food lifestyle. Understanding Circadian Rythms  is an important part of living a healthy, happy lifestyle. Please call us to find out more about our programs for 2012.  We can be reached at 866.426.1213. 

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy new year, Bobby.

Robert Morgan is the Health Education Director at Creative Health Institute, located in Union City, Michigan. Robert is also a certified Naturopath, Master Herbalist and Master Raw Food Chef.

 

6 Herbs That May Help Balance Your Cortisol Levels And Help You Lose Weight

6 Herbs To Help Balance Your Cortisol Levels

While cortisol is an important and helpful part of the body’s response to stress, it’s important that the body’s relaxation response to be activated so the body’s functions can return to normal following a stressful event. Unfortunately, in our current high-stress culture, the body’s stress response is activated so often that the body doesn’t always have a chance to return to normal, resulting in a state of chronic stress.

Higher and more prolonged levels of cortisol in the bloodstream (like those associated with chronic stress) have been shown to have negative effects, such as:

  • Impaired cognitive performance
  • Suppressed thyroid function
  • Blood sugar imbalances such as hyperglycemia
  • Decreased bone density
  • Decrease in muscle tissue
  • Higher blood pressure
  • Lowered immunity and inflammatory responses in the body, slowed wound healing, and other health consequences
  • Increased abdominal fat, which is associated with a greater amount of health problems than fat deposited in other areas of the body. Some of the health problems associated with increased stomach fat are heart attacks, strokes, the development of metabolic syndrome, higher levels of “bad” cholesterol (LDL) and lower levels of “good” cholesterol (HDL), which can lead to other health problems!

At Creative Health Institute Our Students Are Taught How To Balance Cortisol Levels With These Herbs

  • Maca: This amazing herb/food is one of the most powerful adaptogens in the world. It increases oxygen levels in the blood, feed the adrenals and balances cortisol levels. This powerful herb is nontoxic and works at the root of the cortisol balancing problem, rather than masking symptoms.
  • Reishi Mushroom: Lowers cortisol as it reduces stress.   It’s very calming and actually performs like a sedative while improving adrenal gland function. When our adrenals are functioning properly, our cortisol levels will be balanced.
  • Holy Basil: This cortisol lowering herb does its job because it’s amazing for the immune system and anytime the immune system is strong then the body naturally reduces cortisol. Don’t skip this one.
  • Green Tea: Works to lower cortisol and stress because it’s extremely high in antioxidants and also minimizes the effects of environmental pollutants, inflammation and other forms of metabolic stress.
  • Rhodiola: A good adaptogenic herb, which helps to balance out the body. It’s also great for improving attention span, mood and mental clarity. Children who have been diagnosed with ADD or any other hyper activity disorder will benefit greatly from this herb.
  • Ginseng: Is a great adaptogenic herb which helps with strengthening our immune system and helps to overcome exhaustion due to psychological and physical stresses. This is a great herb to replace the false boost that is associated with drinking caffeinated drinks which create a physical imbalance and  increase cortisol levels.

Wishing all of our friends and alumni the best health ever.

Robert Morgan – Bobby – Creative Health Institute – Union City Michigan

Dehydrating – 8 Fun And Delicious Recipes

Here at Creative Health Institute we love to make great recipes in our dehydrators, but we always keep in mind that the majority of the food that Dr. Ann Wigmore believed we should be eating consists of sprouts, fresh leafy greens, fruits, vegetables, wild edibles and of course wheatgrass…

Basic Rules of Dehydrating

 

1. Choose fresh, high quality produce.

2. Produce should be carefully washed and prepared.

3. Remember to turn dehydrator no higher than 110 degrees as this is when damage to enzymes begin and at 120 degrees there are no living enzymes left.

4. Dry until food reaches desired consistency or doneness.

5. Store in a cool, dry, dark place and

6.  Some dried foods can be reconstituted (raisins, figs, other dried fruits and some vegetables) by soaking 5-6 hours or overnight. The soak water from fruits can be used to add sweetness to foods you are preparing.

7. Use dehydrated foods or reconstituted foods as snacks, in main dishes, cereals, salads or sauces.

8. Layer foods close but do not let touch

 Why Dehydrate?

 1. Nutritionally superior to dried foods that you would purchase from stores pr off the internet.  Much of the dehydrated food on the market have lower vitamin, mineral, enzyme and fiber content, due to being dried in high temperatures.

      1. No preservatives/chemicals are necessary.

2.  Flavor and color are maintained.

3.  Dried food keeps well.

4. Dried food uses less storage space.

5.  It is a perfect survival food.

6   Dried food is convenient and tasty.

7   Dehydrating food is an economically sound practice.

8. Takes advantage of bulk prices.

9.  Preserves oversupply of leftovers, produce, etc. (Use leftover energy soup as a

    base for crackers.)

10. Dry seasonal foods for off-season use.

 Dehydration Recipes

Food dehydration is a process of slowly heating foods at a low temperature so as not to destroy the enzymes and the nutrients. Food dehydrators come in a variety of sizes.

A very helpful way to eat while traveling is to keep dried foods on hand.  Bananas are good dried — just cut them into thin pieces and put in the dehydrator. They can be dried at the same time as the grain crisp.

Another good snack is dried zucchini squash. The zucchini only needs to be sliced ¼ inch to ½ inch thick. You may also make many different types of “candies and cookies”.  They can be kept in a plastic bag and served as fortification against the temptation to eat unhealthy foods while traveling.

Seasonings can also be dried: onions, parsley, scallions and any herb which has been grown in your garden. Any fresh vegetables lying unused in your refrigerator can be sliced and put into the dehydrator at the same time as your grain crisps. For reasons of economy, utilize all the space the dehydrator offers.

The most important thing to remember is not to set your dehydrator above 110 degrees, 105 is optimal.  Temperatures above 110 degrees begin to damage the enzymes and at 120 degrees the enzymes are destroyed. 

To conserve food you can dehydrate leftovers.

 Banana Pecan Cookies

8 bananas

1 1/2 cups pecans, ground or chopped fine

3 Tbs. raw carob powder

Honey to taste (optional)

Mash the bananas into a cream. Use a potato masher so some small chunks are left. This will make the cookie thicker. Add other ingredients and mix well. Spoon small amounts onto the dehydrator sheets and mash down. These will need to dehydrate for about 24 hours.

Sun Garden Burgers

3 T ground flax – see Note below

6 T water

1 cup carrot pulp – See Note below

1 cup sunflower seeds, ground

½ cup finely minced celery

6 T finely minced onion

2 T finely minced red pepper

1 t parsley

2 t coconut liquid aminos ( You can use Braggs or raw soy in place of the coconut aminos)

In a blender, combine the ground flax seeds and water, blending thoroughly.  Immediately pour the mixture into a bowl and set aside. Rinse the blender container before the mixture left in it hardens and becomes difficult to wash out.

In a medium-sized bowl, thoroughly mix the carrot pulp, sunflower seeds, celery, onion, parsley, red pepper and liquid aminos.  Add the flax seed mixture and mix thoroughly.  If necessary, add more water so the mixture can be formed into patties.  Form into six ½ inch thick patties.  Dehydrate for 4 – 8 hours, leave them in the sun until warm or place them in a warm oven for 10 – 15 minutes. 

NOTE:  To grind flax seeds, place them in an electric coffee grinder and grind until powdered.  To make carrot pulp, put carrots through a heavy-duty juicer, using a juicing screen.  Use the pulp in the recipe.  Drink the juice, or reserve it for another use.

Protein Cookies

The following recipes can be made with whatever sprouted nuts or seed-cheese you have on hand.

 – Nut Crunches

Soak nuts (pecans, almonds or walnuts, etc. – whatever is on hand), saving a few to chop dry. Blend the nuts with rejuvelac and add a similar amount of bananas to make a smooth batter. Blend in the reserved dry, chopped nuts. Drop by spoon onto a dehydrator sheet and dehydrate until ready. Tasty combinations suggested are Walnut/Banana and Almond/Banana. Experiment and enjoy!

(You may use sunflower seed-cheese as a substitute for the soaked nuts, however in addition to the banana you can add soaked prunes for improved flavor).

– Chewy Protein Treats

Soak nuts (pecans, almonds or walnuts, etc – whatever is on hand) and blend with rejuvelac. Add prunes and banana to the blender after nuts and rejuvelac are well blended. A good proportion is 1/2 quantity of nuts and 1/4 each of prune and banana. Drop by spoon onto dehydrator sheet and dehydrate until ready.

VARIATION – Same as above only use 1/2 quantity of nuts with the appropriate amount of rejuvelac and instead use 1/4 quantity of apple and 1/4 quantity of soaked dates. As above, drop by spoon and dehydrate until ready.

 Grain Crisps (bread replacements)

Use grains such as wheat, rye, kamut or spelt. For variety, add vegetables and/or herbs and spices. To sweeten, blend sprouted grain with banana and rejuvelac. Experiment!

1.         SOAK seeds for 12 hours. 

2.         SPROUT seeds for 2 days.

3.         BLEND with water or rejuvelac.

4.         POUR onto teflex dehydrator sheets and dehydrate at 110 degrees for 24 hours or

            longer, depending on the thickness..

6.         STORE in plastic containers (airtight not necessary). These will keep for several weeks.

Banana Sunflower Treats

8-10 Bananas

2-3 cups soaked sprouted sunflower seeds

A touch of cinnamon (optional)

Mash the bananas into a cream, leaving some small chunks for a heavy texture. Chop the sunflower seeds using a blender or a food processor. If you use the blender you will need to use enough rejuvelac or water to mix.  The blender will give you a finer texture. Spoon small amounts of the mixture onto dehydrator sheets and dehydrate until ready.

Mexican Flax Crackers

6 cups flaxseeds, soaked 4 – 6 hours in 5 ½ cups water

4 medium tomatoes, blended

1 red bell pepper, finely chopped

½ cup coconut amino acids

2 T lemon juice

2 t chili powder

2 t dried cilantro

1 t garlic powder

½ onion, chopped

½ t cayenne

Mix all ingredients well and adjust seasonings.  Keep the mixture moist and loose for spreading.  Spread mixture as thin as possible (approximately ¼ inch thick) on dehydrator trays with teflex sheets.  Keeping hands wet will help in the spreading.  Dehydrate at 105 degrees for 5 – 6 hours, flip crackers over and remove the teflex sheets.  Continue dehydrating for 4 – 5 hours or until the crackers are completely dry.

Corn Chips

 6 ears non sweet corn, remove from cob

½ yellow onion

2 cups sprouted sunflower seeds, soaked 6 hours and rinsed

¼ cup water

1 ½ T coconut  liquid aminos

1 t kelp powder

Process corn and onion in a food processor, using the “s” blade.  Stop and scrape the sides;  blend until smooth. Add sprouted sunflower seeds and process until the mixture is well blended and the consistency of a batter.  Add some water if the batter is too thick.  Add Braggs and kelp; mix well. Using a teaspoon, scoop batter onto the teflex sheet of a dehydrator tray.  Flatten with a knife into a flat round surface about 1/8” thick and 1 1/2” wide.  Dehydrate at 105 for 12 hours, then remove teflex sheet and turn chips over.  Continue dehydrating for 10 – 12 hours, or until desired crispness is obtained.

Most of these recipes in this article are based on Dr. Ann Wigmore’s recipes. They are wonderful living food recipes, that taste great and will nourish your body and keep you in the peak of health. 

Robert Morgan – Bobby is the health education director at Creative Health Institute in Union City, Michigan, He is a certified naturopath, iridologist, energy practitioner, colonic therapist, master raw chef, author, International lecturer, teacher and cancer surthrivor.

Bobby, is dedicated to continuing to carry out the work and vision of Dr. Ann Wigmore and all of the souls who have dedicated their lives to love, peace and natural health.

Wishing you the best day ever,

Bobby, interns, volunteers and staff of CHI

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