My Toughts About Cellular Malfunction

Here is something to think about… Could all diseases and sicknesses be based in cellular malfunction? I have listed 10 reasons that I feel lend some credence to this train of thought.

Dr Ann Wigmore taught us that all disease is based in deficiency and toxicity. If this is true then it makes sense the first thing to suffer the effects of deficiency and toxicity would be our cells. What do you think; Could the detox rebuild program that we do here at Creative Health Institute (CHI) that includes wheat grass, living foods, rejuvelac, fermented foods, pure alkaline water, fresh clean air, proper rest at the right time, exercise and a positive-loving mental attitude change how a cell replicates and presents itself in our bodies?  

1. There are 243 different types of cells that come in all shapes and sizes.
2. They are the bricks and mortar from which all living tissue and organs and systems are made.
3. Your body (tissue, organs and systems) is made up of more than 75 trillion of these cells.
4. You (spirit-brain) is given sole responsibility for every one of these 75 trillion plus cells health and welfare.
5. You have the greatest of responsibilities, as only you can guarantee the health and safety of every cell.
6. When you take charge of the situation, by providing proper guidance and direction every cell will answer to your commands.
7. Every second 10’s of millions of cells are reborn, creating amino acids, vitamins, hormones, neurotransmitters, enzymes and adenosinetriphosphate (ATP – cellular energy), all await your direction.
8. An almost endless army of cellular workers along with the bricks and mortar you will ever need to self generate a healthy body are under your command.
9. So, a strong healthy body can only originate at the cellular level and must be given the proper information and substance to do so.
10. So, a sick and diseased body can only originate at the cellular level and must be given improper information and harmful substance to do so.

Wishing you and your family the best year ever.

Robert Morgan – Bobby

Creative Health Institute

Can You Be An Athlete And Eat A Raw Living Foods Diet?

What Do These World Class Athletes Have In Common? 

Bob Mionske, Esq. Portland, OR – U.S. Olympic Racing Cyclist, 1992;

Tim VanOrden – US Masters Champion Mountain Runner, 2010

Brendan Brazier – Canadian Champion:  50km Ultra Marathon, 2006;

Christine Vardaros – Champion World Class Cyclo-Cross Racer, 2007 Team USA

Kenneth G. Williams-Third at the U.S. Natural Mr. Olympia, 2004

James Southwood – International Kickboxing Champion, 2006

    They represent a new group of elite, super-vegan champion athletes, who are raising the competitive bar and setting new records  in the world of sports, according to recent press articles.  The secret weapon of these super athletes secret weapon is a nutrition coming from almost an exclusively or mainly made up of raw living foods.  All of them are dedicated to the live food diet and lifestyle, as it gives them the competitive edge,  enabling  them to achieve levels of health, strength, speed, stamina and agility that was not available to them before making this diet the center of their training regimen, according to their own comments.

     The ranks of professional champion and amateur  athletes are growing daily as they are reaping the benefits of utilizing raw live foods to enhance their performance.  They understand the raw living foods they’re eating are enzyme rich, loaded with oxygen and nutrient dense, according to what I’ve read about them.  With their old diets of mainly cooked food they were missing out on the enzymes and oxygen along with tremendous losses of vitamins and phyto-nutrients. 

     Enzymes are especially vulnerable to heat and many of them begin to lose their ability to function at 110 degrees Fahrenheit and are completely destroyed when the foods they are in reach 120 degrees Fahrenheit, according to my reading.  Once the exogenous enzymes are dead the entire digestion and nutrient assimilation process is left up to the indigenous enzymes to perform these functions, according to the legendary health practitioner Ann Wigmore, NMD.

    The problem is that our bodies only have a limited number of enzymes available and as we get older we are not able to make them at the levels that are required for optimum athletic performance, in-fact by the time a human reaches 50 years old they have less than 50% of the indigenous enzymes that they had at 25 years of age, according to my research.

   All humans, not just elite athletes need enzymes, which are the organic catalysts responsible for either starting chemical reactions or speeding them up, according to Dr. Ann.  Enzymes are also proteins, but unlike other proteins they have innate intelligentsia, according to many scientists.  Think of enzymes working much like a traffic cop, in that they direct and regulate the actions of the vitamins, minerals, phyto-nutrient and amino acids sending them along the body’s highways making sure they get off at the right exit.   You can also picture them as workers on a house construction site.   The vitamins, minerals and other nutrients are the building blocks.   As the workers on the house building site the enzymes take the building block to the house and place them where they should go. 

   Live, raw foods are the only 100% natural, healthy, source of nutrients that have what the body needs so it can function at the highest health levels possible, according to my experience.  The enzymes and high levels of oxygen, which athletes require to build and maintain muscles, are only found in raw living foods.  Best of all these foods do not have the toxins that are created by cooked foods and as much as 95% of the protein is available from all raw living foods, according to my experience.  Athletes who want to perform at the highest levels need high levels of protein and iron.   These necessary levels are found in sprouted seeds, grains and nuts which provide athletes with the highest levels of oxygen and bio-available amino acids, which insures high levels of protein and easy bio-availability and assimilation.

     Bobby’s ABC’s of Raw Living Food Athlete’s Diet

  1. 100% Live Foods:  Mix and match sprouted seeds nuts and grains.  These amazing foods are rich in amino acids, complex carbohydrate, zinc, B vitamins and enzymes.  To get the full benefit of these foods, blend them into energy soups or smoothies.  See the spouting chart at creativehealthinstitute/blog.com.
  2. Raw Fruits and Vegetables:  Choose from every color of the rainbow!  The high antioxidant ratings found in these amazing foods will ward off the toxins that are part of our internal and external environment, according to research arising from original work by Nobel Laureate Otto Warburg.  Don’t forget the leafy greens as they are loaded with more bio-available amino acids along with calcium, iron and every vitamin, mineral, &phyto-nutrient your body requires for strength, health and vitality, according to nutritionists.  Eat these foods in blended form and your body will not cry out for any kind of vitamin supplementation.   
  3. Probiotics:  Healthy bacteria are an essential part of your digestive system.  Fermented foods such as rejuvelac, seed cheese and sauerkraut provides super-powerful strains of pro-biotics, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, enzymes and antioxidants.

 

Wishing all of our friends and family the healthiest lives ever!

Robert  Morgan – Bobby

Director, Creative Health Institute

UCSD Research: Vegetables Have Chemicals That Fight Cancer, Strengthen Body

 SAN DIEGO — Researchers at UC San Diego’s Moores Cancer Center are investigating whether simple changes in diet can fight prostate cancer. Dave McLaren was among other participants in a pilot program to see if prostate cancer patients would change their lifestyle and diets by eating more amounts of vegetables. “In fact, they were amazingly receptive,” said Dr. Kellogg Parsons, a urologist who was involved in the study. Doctors in the initial study wanted participants to eat seven or more servings a day of vegetables such as carrots, tomatoes, kale, broccoli and radishes. “I feel better in my head, I guess — knowing I’m not abusing myself at the cellular level,” said McLaren. McLaren remembers being diagnosed with prostate cancer. “This cannot be happening to me,” said McLaren as he recalled what went through his mind at the time. Now, researchers have begun a new study to see if the vegetable diet can actually stop prostate cancer in its tracks. “What we’re hoping [and] what we’re thinking is that this intervention… this high vegetable diet is going to keep the cancer from progressing,” said Parsons. Researchers don’t know if the diet could actually cure the cancer, but if it keeps the cancer from growing, they said it’s a major step for patients in less aggressive and early-stage cases. “That means they don’t need treatment,” said Parsons. “That means they don’t need surgery. They don’t need radiation.” McLaren admitted he is a little skeptical. “I’d like to see the study to prove that,” he said. “It’d be great.” Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men. In 2007, about 223,000 men in the United States were diagnosed with it and about 29,000 died from the disease that same year. Researchers believe the vegetables contain chemicals that potentially either fight the cancer or strengthen the body’s ability to fight the disease.

The Many Rawmazing Benefits Of Juice Fasting

 

 

The CHI juice fast is safer than water fasting and the effectiveness of the juice fast is incomparable. Your body’s systems will be supported with perfectly pure nutrients that enhance the cleanse and detoxification process.

Juice Fasting With Fresh Organic Fruits And Vegetables Will Help You:

Detoxify the lymph, organs and blood

  • Cleanse and release  toxins from the colon, liver, kidneys, bladder, lungs, sinuses, and skin
  • Loose Weight (fat & toxins not water)
  • Restore and increase energy levels
  • Balance pH and blood sugar levels
  • Restore natural sugars, salts, enzymes, electrolytes, vitamins, minerals, trace elements and probiotics
  • Rebuild and strengthen the immune system
  • Increase mental clarity
  • Lose the cravings for sugar
  • Heighten spiritual awareness
  • Diminished pains and allergies (some  may disappear completely)
  • Increase energy levels
  • Restore and enhance a positive attitude
  • Relax and restore body, mind, and emotions
  • Restore and enhance a sense of joy and lightness

The juices at CHI’s retreats are fresh Organic vegetables, fruit and wheatgrass juices, consisting of acid fruits like orange, lemon, grapefruit, strawberry and pineapple; Sub-acid fruits like apple, coconut, raspberry, plum, pear, peach, apricot and cherry; Juices from non-sweet vegetable fruits, such as celery, tomato and cucumber;  Juices from green leafy vegetables like cabbage, sunflower sprouts, buckwheat sprouts, kale, lettuce, spinach, parsley and watercress; Juices from root vegetables like carrots beets and radishes, as well as wonderful sweet fruit juices from kiwi, watermelons prunes and grapes. This list of fruits and vegetables may change with the seasons. If you have special requests, please make them known when you make your reservation.

 

Upon request you will also be allowed to drink rejuvelac, green smoothies and organic herbal teas.  You are also invited to use the sauna and book on-site massages and colonics during the fast.

If you so wish you may receive instructions in doing enemas. For a nominal cost we will supply you with a personal enema bag and accessories during your fast.

To book your juice fast or for more information contact Lauri at 866-426-1213 or info@creativehealthinstitute.com

 

 

Get Your Green On With A CHI Juice Fast: The Smart And Healthy Way to LEAP into SPRING!

Announcing CHI’s  New All Inclusive 3-Day Juice Fast Retreats  — perfect health get aways for March in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, to get deeper spiritually during Lent, or simply to prepare to SPRING into Spring with your healthiest self ever…

Give Us Three Days And We Will Give Your Life Back To You!

Join Us In March For Our Life-Changing 3-Day Juice Fast Retreats At CHI :

  • Thursday Evening March 24 – Sunday Evening March 27
  • Sunday Evening March, 27  – Wednesday Evening, March 30
  • Enroll in both fasts and receive a $50 discount.

Enjoy these March “Get-Your-Green-On” CHI Juice Fast Specials and save about $100 per three-day stay.

  • $495 includes a private room and bath
  • $395 includes a semi-private room and bath.
  • Subject to availability of rooms
  • Contact us today at 866-426-1213 or info@creativehealthinstitute.com to reserve your place.

Ever wonder why some people seem to age quickly while others seem to age not at all? Premature aging is a result of a lifetime of poor nutrition and inactivity.  You can age gracefully with CHI. We’ve been helping people achieve their most vibrant levels of health for nearly forty years and we’re super excited about what our three-day juice fasts can do for our longtime friends and for new visitors to our center.

During your juice fast and retreat you will learn about raw living foods and exercise for vibrant health, energy and weight management.  While you are resting and revitalizing your body with a green juice cleanse, you will learn:

  • What fruits and vegetables to juice, to help you with whatever physical, emotional or spiritual health challenge you face.
  • How to jump start WEIGHT LOSS and maintain the perfect revitalization diet for life.
  • How to increase your stamina, look younger, have clearer skin, beautiful hair, nails, shining clear eyes and loose unwanted inches and weight for good.

One three-day juice fast will reset your health and nutrition patterns and have a life-long impact on your health.

Come join like-minded people in a warm and supportive environment to cleanse your body, mind and spirit. During your stay at CHI you will receive:

  • Eye-opening research on the benefits of raw living foods,  juicing and cleansing.
  • A live food recipe book containing 100 recipes that will make your daily life delicious and healthy.
  • Knowledge about 10 foods and drinks you should eat every day.
  • Cutting-edge techniques that will keep you exercise and revitalize your body.
  • 10 super foods that will replace most supplements.
  • The secrets of how to save money on organics.
  • A guided super market tour.
  • A dozen juice combos that help melt fat and keep you effortlessly thin.
  • The importance of cleansing the bowel and how to do it most effectively.
  • You will have use of the sauna, CHI machine, and other lymphatic stimulating devices.
  • During your 3-day juice fast and retreat you will receive daily health educational classes along with yoga, breath work and the emotional motional freedom techniques (EFT).
  • Free daily wheatgrass facials and shots.
  • We offer massage and colonic therapies at additional costs.
  • Nature walks and rest on on our beautiful stream-side rural property.

Digestion takes up 85 to 90% of the body’s energy and the average person carries around in their bowel 10–15 pounds of toxic waste that is poisoning. The bowel feeds the blood and the blood feeds every cell, tissue and organ in the entire body. Toxicity in the bowel and digestive tract is what leads to premature aging and degenerative disease. Dr. Ann Wigmore said, “All disease starts in the bowel.”

 


We have designed the CHI 3-Day Juice Fast and Cleansing Retreat  to “turn back the hands of time, ” strengthen your immune system, cleanse your cells, while detoxifying and simultaneously rebuilding your body’s systems. This program is truly amazing in that you will receive more nutrition during this 3-day fast than you would normally receive from eating the Standard American Diet for a whole week.  The effectiveness of  this juice fast is steeped in the original traditions of Dr. Ann Wigmore’s programs for detoxification, rejuvenation and weight loss.

Juice fasting allows the body to concentrate its resources on thorough healing. On the CHI supervised juice fast you will eat no solid foods for three days because solid food slows or even stops the detoxification process.You will consume cleansing and nourishing juiced fruits and vegetables that detoxify body while rebuilding its core systems.

As the juice cleanse begins to work its “magic,” pounds of toxic accumulations are released from the alimentary canal, liver, kidneys, blood, lymphatic system and colon. This allows the entire body to detoxify and function more efficiently.

Along with the physical detoxification you will also remove stress and dis-ease causing “toxic” emotions. So come join us and reclaim your right to vibrant health.

 


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May your life be filled with peace, love and joy!


 

Fenugreek Chocolate Strawberry Heart

This fast and delicious desert is healthy and fun to make. My assistant Patty Maher, came up with this great recipe last Valentines Day, and it was a smashing hit with everyone here at Creative Health Institute (CHI). I think it would make a fun party dish for New Years Eve. 

Fenugreek Chocolate Strawberry Heart

(It’s soooo simple  and pretty; you’ll want to kiss yourself!)

Although this tasty heart was inspired by St. Valentine’s Day, I hope you’ll feel free to enjoy it anytime you want to bring a little more love to your family or friends. xoxox ~ Patty

INGREDIENTS

2 cartons of organic strawberries

2 organic apples (granny smith might be especially nice but I didn’t have them)

2 cups raw organic cacao powder OR carob

1  1/2 cups sprouted fenugreek (We have been keeping sprouted fenugreek on and every day for the past few months, so it happens to have been handy to use.  Lucky for this dessert, the addition of fenugreek gave it a fresh, earthy taste. We’ve been keeping sprouted fenugreek on hand because it has antiviral properties and it’s great for balancing hormones and women’s health. I love it in salad’s too. So sprout some fenugreek. You’ll enjoy it. Otherwise, use whatever sprouts you happen to have handy).

1  cup raw agave (or if you prefer not to use agave, use a cup of date paste and be prepared to dilute with room temperature  purified water).

A bit of room temperature purified water to get it to the consistency you prefer.

DIRECTIONS

Wash and prepare the fruit. Take the stems off  the strawberries and slice the applies into wedges. Place the strawberries in the shape of a heart on a pretty serving plate. Fill in the inside of the heart with apple slices.

Put remaining ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth, adding  purified water until it is at a good consistency for drizzling and dipping. Drizzle chocolate over the fruit. Put remaining chocolate sauce in pretty serving bowls to set next to the large plate. Serve with a pretty bowl of toothpicks.

Enjoy!

Our Raw Chef classes have been especially wonderful! The next Raw Chef Level 1 Certification class is  January. 15th, 2012. Theres still a couple spaces available. For more information, contact us at 866-426-1213 or info@creativehealthinstitute.com.

Love and blessings,

Bobby

Master Chef and Health Education Director

Creative Health Institute (CHI)

Robert Morgan serves as the leader of all raw food chef classes at CHIand resides in Union City, Michigan

Amazing Recoveries – Raw Food – Raw Juices & Water Fasting

Since the founding of Creative Health Institute, we have had more than 19,000 guests who have regained their health with raw living foods, raw juices and water fasting. We invite you to visit our website and find out more about our institute and how you can recover your health and happiness.

The following recoveries via fasting were reported by Paavo Airola, from his own practice, in 1971:

  1. Juice fasting recovery from arthritis in knees and spine, neuritis in legs, emphysema – in less than three weeks walking without his cane.
  2. Raw juice fasting recovery from: angina, chronic low back pain, high blood pressure – several large fatty tumors – ten days of fasting.
  3. Juice fasting recovery from: high blood pressure, irregular heart beat, chronic headaches – blood pressure went from 160/100 to 135/80 – headaches disappeared as if by a miracle.
  4. Raw juice fasting recovery from: asthma – 3 weeks of fasting – breathing was dramatically improved – vitality and strength greatly increased.
  5. Juice fasting recovery from: chronic bronchitis, chronic tonsilitis, high blood pressure – reduced 12 pounds – no cough, no mucus, no breathing discomfort.
  6. Juice fasting recovery from: arthritis, overweight, psoriasis – fast of 28 days – reduced 25 pounds and looked younger.

H.E. Kirschner, M.D., writes about the following of his own cases in Live Food Juices (1957):

  1. Raw juice fasting recovery: 64 year old man with cancer, vegetable juices.
  2. Juice fasting recovery: 30 year-old woman – jaundice and arthritis.
  3. Raw juice diet/fasting recovery: 70-year-old woman – cancer of the abdomen.
  4. Raw juice fasting recovery: 2-year old boy with convulsions.
  5. Juice fasting recovery: woman – pyo-nephrosis and kidney pain.
  6. Raw juice fasting recovery: Two babies with leukemia.
  7. Juice diet/fasting recovery: 77-year-old man – neuralgia of facial nerve, pain, diabetes, blindness.
  8. Juice fasting recovery: 54-year old man with constipation, hemorrhoids, pain, papilloma, bladder tumors, worms.
  9. Raw juice fasting recovery: man with heart attack, pain, arthritis, neuritis, bursitis, crippled fingers, prostrate problem.
  10. Raw juice fasting recovery: 67-year-old woman with arthritis.

Dr. Herbert M. Shelton, fasting retreat director, author of 50+ books, writes in Fasting Can Save Your Life (1964) about the following cases:

  1. Water fasting: multiple sclerosis, 7 week recovery, male
  2. Water fasting recoveries within weeks: bronchial asthma, female & male
  3. Water fasting: arthritis, recovery in weeks, 44-year-old female; recovery in 4 years, male
  4. Water fasting – recovery in 4 – 6 weeks: migraine
  5. Water fasting, diet change: hay fever, complete recovery
  6. Water fasting: heart disease, normalization in few days
  7. Water-only fasting: colitis
  8. Water fasting: psoriasis, eczema – recovery within weeks
  9. Water fasting, diet change: prostatic enlargement – recovery in weeks
  10. Water-only fasting: gonorrhea
  11. Water fasting, raw diet: nephritis, Bright’s – recovery in nine months
  12. Water fasting: gallstones
  13. Water fasting recovery: tumors of the breast – full recoveries in days or weeks
  14. Water fasting: sterility in women – 10 day recovery

Arnold deVries wrote about these historical raw food therapy cases in his 1952 book:

  1. Raw diet and juice fasting: Johanna Brandt – raw grape diet – cures from cancer – constipation, rheumatism, catarrh, gallstones, eczema, jaundice, malaria, hemorrhages – mental disturbances – muscular system.
  2. Raw cabbage juice fasting: Dr. Garnett Chaney at Stanford University – 63 ulcer patients – pronounced healing – recovery was complete within three weeks or less. – important aid to normal elimination -improves general health.
  3. Raw foods therapy: German T. L. Birnberg treated diarrhea in children with raw, grated apple – completely successful results in 88 per cent of all cases – abdominal pain – normal stools – reduction of fever within 48 hours – disappearance of mucus in 60 hours.
  4. Raw foods and juice fasting – improve the intelligence quotients and mental attitudes of backward children – In Germany, Dr. Lottner reported an experiment in which 33 children – raw breakfasts – better work in dictation, arithmetic, letter and drawing tests – less restless – better concentration.
  5. Raw diet and some juice fasting: Pottenger Sanitarium in California – “the highest grade of raw milk, raw meat, raw vegetables and fruit products obtainable” – defective facial growth has been improved.
  6. Raw diet and some juice fasting: “Jungborn” a health resort – Germany – Adolph Just – raw foods – inflammatory rheumatism, consumption of the spinal cord, tuberculosis of the bones, dropsy, incipient dropsy, fistula of the rectum, cancer, nervous spasms, deafness, and various digestive ailments and sexual disorders – recoveries were often rapid as well as complete – recovery from inflammatory rheumatism in nine days, and from incipient dropsy in less than a week.
  7. Raw diet and some juice fasting: – Bircher-Benner clinic – Zurich, Switzerland – strictly raw diet – “sunlight food” – digestive diseases – resovery of one supposedly incurable patient suffering from the Herter-Heubner disease – “staggering success” – “generally brings about a complete change in obstinate cases of many chronic conditions such as stomatitis and ulcers, spine, amoebic dysentery, lambliosis and malaria, kidney troubles, jaundice, eczemas and urticaria, headaches, and schizophrenias, also in cases of varicose, thrombophlebitis and many other conditions.”
  8. Raw diet and juice fasting: First Medical Clinic of the University of Vienna – exclusive raw food diet ” – capillaries were slowly restored to a normal, vigorous condition.
  9. Raw diet w. minimal juices: “Humlegaarden” – Copenhagen – Dr. I Nolfi – exclusive raw diet – recover from all manner of diseases, including cancer, sterility, obesity, diabetes, heart debilitation, high blood pressure, rheumatism, epilepsy, asthma, and many others. In some cases even grey hair darkens in color.
  10. Raw diet w. minimal juices: Dr. K. Eimer, of the University Medical Clinic at Marburg-Lahn – raw diet – renal or cardiac oedema or the oedema of obesity – diseases of the circulatory system – high blood pressure and diabetes – blood was improved – refractive index of the serum increased.
  11. Raw diet w. minimal juices: Dr. Joseph Evers in Germany – 600 cases of multiple sclerosis – 42 per cent of all patients showed improvement or complete recovery.
  12. Raw diet w. minimal juices: Munich, the German physicians, Friedrich and Peters – raw diet – severe cases of liver cirrhosis, with ascites – successful.
  13. Raw diet w. minimal juices: D. C. Hare, J. F Kinderheilk, W Heupe, I. Kanai, and M. Kuratsune. Dr. Hare, of the Royal Free Hospital in England – exclusive raw diet – arthritic patients – avitaminosis, nephritis, diabetes, and chronic constipation – cardiac disease – diarrhea – heart and kidney diseases – obesity and diabetes – Other diseases, which had failed to yield to conventional medical care, responded favorably to the raw diet – associated with no adverse side-effects.

Wishing all our friends the best day ever,

Bobby Morgan

Program and Health Director

Creative Health Institute

The Healing Power of Juice Fasting and Raw Food

JUICE FASTING RECOVERIES – DIFFERENT CONDITIONS

  1. Juice fasting: New York Post Graduate Hospital – cases of consumption – raw vegetable juices each day – within seven months the eleven patients were discharged as fit subjects for a life insurance risk.
  2. Raw juice fasting: Los Angeles at the Olive View Sanatorium – 200 tuberculosis patients – raw vegetable juices – recovery.
  3. Juice fasting: Kirshner – raw vegetable juices – recoveries from heart disease, prostrate gland disease, cancer, neuritis, arthritis, and hemorrhoids.
  4. Raw juice fasting: Dr. Kirshner – severe case of splenic leukemia – raw carrot juice – recovery was complete within 18 months – no recurrence.
  5. Juice fasting: Dr. Max Gerson – raw vegetable juices – treatment for cancer – gratifying results in about 50 per cent of his cancer cases – many complete recoveries.
  6. Juice fasting and raw diet: Dr. J. R. Davidson, Toronto – curing a number of cancer patients – raw vegetables, and raw vegetable juices.
  7. Raw juice fasting: Great Britain – The Ministry of Health and Public Health Service Laboratory report – pointing out the value of juices – in a wide variety of diseased conditions – hypertension, cardiovascular and kidney diseases and obesity – rheumatic, degenerative and toxic states. Juices have an all-around protective action.
  8. Juice fasting and raw diet: Great Britain report – good results – peptic ulceration – chronic diarrhea, colitis and toxemia of gastro and intestinal origin.
  9. Raw diet and juice fasting: Dr. Harold F Hawkins – at least half of all foods used in their raw state – pyorrhea, including infection of the alveolar bone which supports the teeth and gums – definite improvement in 60 or 90 days – improvement in bone density in about a year.
  10. Raw diet and juice fasting: Dr. Milton T. Hanke, University of Chicago and the Chicago Dental Research Club – adding the uncooked juices of citrus fruits to a conventional diet – 50 per cent reduction in the incidence of dental caries – almost complete disappearance of gingivitis.

Study Confirms Broccoli and other Vegetables Prevent Cancer

Broccoli and other vegetables are extremely healthy and have the ability to fight cancer. They contain antioxidants among other health benefits. For the first time, researchers have discovered how vegetables are blocking the genes that cause cancer. The result of the study has been published in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry.

To get maximum benefit, it is imperative that broccoli is cooked the right way. Broccoli has to be steamed lightly, in order to have the cancer-preventive component, sulforaphane, present in it. Too many people are overcooking the broccoli, which is destroying the enzyme myrosinaise, and losing its efficiency. Combining the powder supplement with broccoli sprouts maximizes the benefits and makes it twice as efficient to fight cancer. While broccoli sprouts contain a lot of myrosinase, the powder supplement carries the precursor to sulforaphane.

Scientists examined the metabolites in plasma and urine in four men after they had eaten four meals of only broccoli sprouts, then powder supplements only and finally a combination of both. Three hours after consumption, the effect of the broccoli sprouts and the powder supplements was showing, with an increase of sulforaphane absorption, while a combination of both showed plasma and urine metabolites much earlier and at much higher levels than when either was consumed separately.

Other foods that increase health benefits in combination with broccoli are mustard, radishes, arugula and wasabi.

The study was conducted by a team of scientists led by Jenna Cramer from the University of Illinois. Based on the new information, scientists are optimistic about the development of new drugs to treat cancer.

http://www.usnewssource.com/headlines/study-confirms-broccoli-and-other-vegetables-prevent-cancer_160326.html

CHI DETOX – Family Style

Jimmy Ehrhart, 15


Jessica Ehrhart, 12

Standing in front of a small group of Creative Health Institute guests with a Sharpie in hand and a smile on his face, Jimmy Ehrhart, 15, recorded numbers on a large pad of paper propped upon an easel.

“I feel great right now,” Jimmy told the other guests who were going through a 10-day detox with him. It was the beginning of Day 8 and relief had come for Jimmy and others who had experienced the typical uncomfortable symptoms people have when they withdraw from sugar, caffeine, high-protein and high-fat foods.  “I feel better than I have ever felt—honestly.”

The Camden, Michigan, teen was front-and-center for the morning and happy about the progress everybody was making  with the detox. Jimmy came to CHI with his younger sister, older brother, mother and grandfather. All of them wanted to make significant changes to their diets and health. They decided to go raw after reading books such as Victoria Boutenko’s Raw Family and watching videos including Thirty Days Raw.  Now that their detox at CHI is nearly complete, the family agrees visiting our nutritional education center in Hodunk, Michigan,  has been one of the the best things they’ve ever done together.

Jessica Ehrhart, 12, said she plans to spread the word about the great time she’s had with her family and new friends at  Creative Health Institute.

“I would like to see lots of families come here. I wish everyone in the world could do it because then everyone would just be healthy,” Jessica said. “Fast foods are gross!”

After seeing the videos and reading the books his mother exposed the family to in preparation of their detox, Jimmy still was a bit skeptical about how much a raw food diet could affect him. He was willing to give raw living foods a try because he had some health concerns and wanted to see what a difference the Ann Wigmore way of life could make. Jimmy said for several years he has suffered from asthma, allergies, trouble sleeping, snoring and being overweight.  It’s been tough for him to join the fun and games kids his age typically enjoy.

“I couldn’t play sports.  My friends, they all try to run around town and I have a hard time keeping up to them with the asthma, ” Jimmy said. “It is embarrassing to stay over a friend’s house because I snore so loud.”

Now Jimmy feels a new hope and expects he’ll be able to participate more fully in teenage activities he sees others enjoy.  His snoring stopped right away. He’s been sleeping well every night and his asthma hasn’t been bothering him at all.  He’s been exercising every day and says he feels hopeful that he’ll be able to keep up with his friends in basketball, football and baseball. He has always tried to participate in sports but due to his health issues he has spent most of his time on the bench.

Jimmy also had a problem with food allergies.  He said he especially seemed to be allergic to nuts, particularly cashews. At CHI he has found he can eat all different kinds of nuts without any allergic reaction. He said he believes it’s because he had been eating nuts that were not organic and all of the food at the center is organic.  He said he was really happy to learn that eating a raw food diet doesn’t mean a life-sentence of “boring salads.” He was especially impressed with a raw cashew-cheese-based blueberry cheesecake an intern made one night for a CHI guest who was celebrating her birthday during the detox.

Jessica said all along she was excited to come to the Creative Health Institute with her family. She said she knew she needed to make some changes in her life and she was ready to move forward.

“I would like to improve my asthma and coming here definitely helped it,” she said. “I was always on the couch. I couldn’t breathe so I always had to have an inhaler wherever I went. It is really horrible.”

Jessica hasn’t had to use her inhaler once during the 10-day detox.  On day eight she reported feeling better than she has felt in a very long time. She said she has “tons” of energy and now she can breath without wheezing — something she hasn’t been able to do since she was a small child.

One of Jessica’s favorite things about the 10-day detox at CHI has been the cooking lessons. Jessica helped make marinara sauce to serve at dinner one night and she said she was surprised by how simple and tasty it was. She also has enjoyed rebounding (jumping on a miniature trampoline) in the morning and sitting in the banya (our Russian-style sauna). She said she really wants to come back for the raw chef classes to learn how to make gourmet raw living foods.

Jimmy and Jessica’s mother, Kimberly Ehrhart, said she’s very happy her family came to CHI together to detox with raw living food. She’s eager for her next visit and suggesting to staff that she’d like to see a CHI reunion for guests in the summer.

“I would highly suggest the 10-day detox,” Kimberly said.  “It’s more than cleansing for your body and mind, and it’s more than just new relationships — it’s family.”

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For more information about our 10-Day Detox and other programs at the Creative Health Institute, click HERE or contact us by e-mail at info@creativehealthinstitute.com or by phone at 866-426-1213. Our relaxing rural setting is south of Battle Creek, between Detroit and Chicago. We look forward to seeing you soon!  Wishing everyone the best health ever…

Robert Morgan – Bobby

Health & Education Director

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

Love & Joy Come to You & to You Raw Wassail, too

 

 Today at the Creative Health Institute we’re celebrating good health, peaceful relationships and winter holidays with a wonderful new recipe for warm raw wassail. We love our raw living food community so much that we just want to lift up our cups and toast to you!

ORGANIC INGREDIENTS –  This Recipe Makes Three gallons

  • 48 apples, juiced
  • 3 whole lemons, juiced
  • 1 orange juiced
  • 1 cup of cranberry juice – (optional)
  • 1/2 cup honey or agave
  • 1/2 cup date water
  • 1 tablespoon Allspice
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 10 cinnamon sticks (or 5 Tbs. ground cinnamon)
  • 10 whole cloves (Save these for floating on top of the Wassail)

Stir together all ingredients accept for the cloves. Divide the wassail up and place enough in your blender bowl to mix the ingredient’s for each batch. Pour each batch into a serving bowl(s) add the cloves, and cinnimon sticks and place  in dehydrator, warm to 115 degrees  then the wassail is ready to serve.

According to Wikipedia the word Wassail refers to several related traditions; first and foremost wassailing is an ancient southern English tradition that is performed with the intention of ensuring a good crop of cider apples for the next year’s harvest. It also refers to both the salute ‘Waes Hail’, the term itself is a contraction of the Middle English phrase wæs hæil, meaning litereally ‘good health’ or ‘be you healthy’ and to the drink of wassail which is a hot mulled cider traditionally drunk as an integral part of the wassail ceremony.

Want to become a raw food chef? We’re offering students who sign up for our first Raw Chef 1 weekend of the New Year free Level 1 Alissa Cohen certification in addition to our own nationally recognized CHI Raw Chef 1 certification. This extra free certification from the woman who made raw gourmet  food preparation simple enough for everyone to understand has a $125 value. The class starts January 7 and spaces are filling up quickly so call us today at 866-426-1213 or register online at http://www.creativehealthinstitute.com/raw_chef.html. Our center will be closed from Dec. 19 through Jan. 3 for the winter holidays.

Ladies: Don’t Lose Your Hair Over A Vitamin or Hormone Imbalance

 

Your hair is one of the first areas, along with skin and nails, to show signs of poor nutrition, hormonal imbalance, or illness. Excessive hair loss and the thinning of your hair can indicate something amiss.

Keep in mind  some hair loss is quite normal, so do not be alarmed by normal hair loss. Many women experience hair loss, to some degree, no matter what their age.  Healthy hair goes through two stages with 90% of the hair being in the growth stage and 10% of it being in the resting stage, which means 10% of your hair is in the process of falling out. 

Human beings lose hair every day, typically 50–100 strands a day. You can test hair loss with the “pull test.” Take about 50 hairs between your fingers and pull gently but firmly. Normally, 5-8 hairs will come out — reflecting the average 10% of hair follicles that are transitioning towards the resting phase at any one time. More than 15 hairs may indicate a more unusual period of hair loss.

If you have large amounts of hair falling out you should be concerned. This is a good time to take in to consideration your overall health and begin to first of all take a closer look at your nutrition regiment. Once you have determined you are providing your body with the proper nutrition, then it’s time to look into other factors which may be responsible for your hair loss. Some of the major contributors to women’s hair loss are hormonal imbalances, stress, yeast overgrowth and thyroid imbalances. 

The key to healthy hair is to make sure your diet is rich in raw living foods that provide the nutrients your body needs. If you are eating a balanced diet consisting of a wide array of foods that have all their live enzymes intact, you can pretty much be assured that you are getting the vitamins, minerals and phyto-nutrients your body needs to keep your body and hair in a healthy state. If  you have your diet under control and you are still experiencing above-normal hair loss it’s time to consider other factors which may be contributing to the loss and possibly using herbs and supplements to help stop the loss.  

 Herbal Remedies

 Horsetail

Also known as shave-grass, this herb looks like a horse’s tail, with its rough edges and spiky protuberances at the end of each sprig. Horsetail helps to repair tissues and improve circulation by stimulating blood flow. Hair follicles as well as nails are encouraged to grow. With its high silica content, Horsetail is an essential for forming collagen, maintaining tissue moisture, and assisting in maintaining a healthy immune system.  As with most herbs, horsetail can be taken as a tea, a tincture, or in capsules.

Nettles

Hippocrates considered nettles a cure for almost all ailments. Also called stinging nettle, or urtica dioica, this herb has been used for thousands of years for its myriad healing properties. Using nettles as a medicinal can yield potent results as the herb is rich in vitamins A, B complex, C, D, beta carotene, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, and protein. Nettles contain an abundance of silica for hair and nail strength and health. Nettles ability to promote circulation, assists in reducing hair loss and cleansing the skin.

Flax Oil

Consider taking a tablespoon of flax oil on a daily basis as it has been shown to help raise your immunity, soothe inflammation and strengthen hair follicles.

Maca, Dong Quai, Chaste Tree Berry, Wild Yam

The four most powerful herbs for balancing female hormones are maca, dong quai, chaste tree berry, and wild yam.

Vitamin and Mineral Supplements

Zinc

Zinc can boost thyroid function and reduce hair loss that comes from an under active thyroid. Zinc must be taken with its companion Copper (2 mg a day) in order to maintain proper mineral balance in the body. Copper also contains melanin, the pigment that colors hair and skin and can help reverse or delay premature graying. Zinc can also affect the levels of androgens, the hormones involved in some form of genetic hair loss.

Raw Multivitamin

Make sure it includes hair-healthy vitamins such as B, C, D and E. Other important nutrients are calcium, magnesium, and iron.

Massage

Scalp massage and can be helpful in stimulating blood flow to the scalp and supporting normal follicle function. You may also want to make sure that you get

Should your hair loss become unmanageable it is best to consult with a dermatologist as soon as possible.

Wishing all of our friends and family the best holiday season ever!

Love and blessings,

Bobby

Robert Morgan is a certified naturalpath and is the director of health and education at Creative Health Institute in Union City, Michigan.

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.

 

BEST RAW CHOCOLATE CAKE & CASHEW CREAM FROSTING

BOBBY’S BEST RAW CHOCOLATE CAKE
Serves Six

EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Food Processor

ORGANIC INGREDIENTS:
1 ½ cups raw walnuts
10 pitted Medjool dates
1/8 cup alfalfa sprouts
Dash of salt
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa or raw carob powder
½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract or 1 teaspoon raw vanilla powder (optional)
½ cup fresh raspberries or strawberries (optional)

DIRECTIONS:
1. Fit the food processor with S-blade.
2. Put walnuts and salt in the food processor and process until finely ground.
3. Add the dates, cocoa or carob powder and optional vanilla.
4. Process until ingredients are combined and stick together. Add water or Rejuvelac as needed
5. Transfer to a plate and form a 5-inch round cake with your hands or with a mold.
6. Garnish the cake with fresh raspberries or sliced fresh strawberries before serving.

WORLD FAMOUS CASHEW CREAM

Serves Four

EQUIPMENT NEEDED: blender

ORGANIC INGREDIENTS:
2 cups cashews
2 Tablespoon Tahini (optional)
12 -15 dates (not soaked)
1/8 cup sprouts (alfalfa, mung or red clover)
3 teaspoons non alcoholic, pure vanilla extract
Water or Rejuvelac – add as needed to keep the blender going.

DIRECTIONS:
1. Blend everything until very, very smooth – almost fluffy.
2. Add some raw cacao and you will swoon.

VARIATIONS:

Add Raw Cacao for Chocolate Frosting

Add Strawberries for Frosting

Add Lemon for Lemon frosting, etc.

A Brief History Of Wheatgrass

“Wheatgrass juice is the nectar of rejuvenation, the plasma of youth, the blood of all life. The elements that are missing in our body’s cells – especially enzymes, vitamins, hormones, and nucleic acids can be obtained through this daily green sunlight transfusion”. Viktoras Kulvinskas, Author of Survival into the Twenty First Century

Throughout the history of wheatgrass, it has been recognized for its beneficial health effects.  Mankind has always known that livestock showed improved health and vigor when they feed on the young grasses of early spring.  Herdsmen have moved their livestock across every continent in search of the best grass for the their animals.

Today, grass is the world’s most widespread form of vegetation. There are over 9,000 species of grass found across the planet, covering more than 25% of all earths land mass. You will find grass wherever there is sun, water and soil. Grass has truly become recognized as the staff of life with four of the world’s top five crops being grains/grasses.

The use of wheatgrass can be traced back more than six thousand years, to ancient early Mesopotamian and Egyptian civilizations.

Five thousand years ago, Egyptians were using wheatgrass for health purposes. The Priests, Pharaohs and powerful members of ancient Egyptian society used wheatgrass on a regular basis, believing that it improved their health.

Nebuchadnezzar, king of the Babylonian Empire, and builder of the Hanging Gardens reigned  from 605 BC – 562 BC.,  reportedly restricted his diet to grasses and attributed the health benefits of this magnificent chlorophyll rich plant to the improvement of his physical and mental health.

Almost two thousand years ago, during the first century A.D., we find a Jewish sect known as the Essene’s using wheatgrass as a healing food.  From their holy book The Gospel of Peace, translated by Edmund Bordeaux Szekely, we read:

We may eat also of the tender blades of grass that the strength of the Earthly Mother may enter into us. But chew well the blades, for the Son of Man has teeth unlike those of beasts, and only when we chew well the blades of grass can the Angel of Water enter our blood and give us strength. Eat, then, Sons of Light, of this most perfect herb from the table of our Earthly Mother, that your days may be long upon the earth, for such finds favor in the eyes of God.”

Welcome to Wheatgrass Science in The 20th Century

In 1915 Dr. Richard Willstätter’s pioneering work on natural products; especially chlorophyll was honored with the 1915 Nobel Prize in chemistry. His founding of  the healthful link between the chlorophyll in plants and the hemoglobin in our blood, was the start of  scientific research into how close the composition of  chlorophyll and human blood are. He showed that chlorophyll molecules bonded in in a very similar way as  the iron molecule in hemoglobin.

Close to the time of  Dr. Willstätter’s work and discover of the wonder of chlorphyll,  in the laboratory, war had broken out across Europe and in the small county of Lithuania, a young girl named Ann Wigmore watched as her grandmother treated soldiers with it and later used wheatgrass to treat her own colon disease.

In the late 1920’s and early 1930’s scientists including Charles Francis Schnabel were studying grasses and green leafy vegetables and unlocking the nutritional mysteries. They tested all types of vegetable and meat based feeds and found that animals could did not only survive on grass but thrived on it, but, in contrast, their health failed when they were fed other healthy vegetables, including green leafy vegetables.

In 1931 Charles Francis Schnabel an American school teacher and agricultural chemist who is kindly referred to as the “father of wheatgrass” discovered  that wheat and barley grasses reached their nutritional peak at or just prior to the commencement of the jointing stage. Being an agricultural chemist, the focus of his studies were based in developing feeds for livestock which would  help them recover more quickly from sickness, grow faster and increase fertility. His research proved to be the the most indepth study of its time proving the nutritional value of grasses and how the nutritonal values changed through different stages of the plant’s life.

Struck by the power of wheatgrass, Charles Schnabel started promoting his discoveries to feed mills, chemists and the food industry. Two large corporations that are still with us today (Quaker Oats and American Dairies) invested millions of dollars into funding further research.  Joined by others, such as biochemist George Kohler, his passion inspired a body of scientific research and much of his research finding served as the basis of Dr. Ann Wigmores devleopment of wheatgrass therapy.

The “Wheatgrass Juice Factor”

In the mid 1930s, at the University of Wisconsin, Dr. George Kohler and his colleagues were studying the differences in the nutritional value of cow’s milk produced at different seasons of the year. Although they thrived on summer milk, experimental rats and guinea pigs failed to grow and eventually became sick and died when fed winter milk. The higher nutritional value of the summer milk was found to be due to the grasses eaten by the cows in the spring and summer. Thus began research on the “Grass Juice Factor”, a water soluble extract of grass juice which was responsible for this growth effect.

Most of the individual vitamins that we know about today, were identified during the 1930s by scientists working to identify all the nutritional factors necessary for growth and reproduction in humans and domestic animals.

Scientist were amazed to find that when they added green chlorophyll rich foods to the diets of test animals, the growth and health effects of cereal grass and the “Grass Juice Factor” were far our stripping any other type of supplementation. By the late 1930s, dehydrated and dried cereal grasses were available in several forms for use as a human and animal food supplements.

After many years of research and testing, the scientists at the  University of Wisconsin determine the highest levels of  the  “Grass Juice Factor”, was found in cereal grass (wheatgrass), young white clover, peas, and cabbage.

At the University of California at Berkeley, Dr. Mott Cannon and his colleagues found that guinea pigs failed rapidly when fed a stock ration plus high levels of all the then-known nutrients. When the researchers added standard food supplements such as liver extracts, wheat germ, and brewer’s yeast to the animals’ diets, the guinea pigs remained sick and often died. Addition of grass or grass juice brought about dramatic recovery and restimulated growth in these animals.

In 1935, Danish researchers discovered vitamin K, the “koagulation vitamin”. Because this nutrient was difficult to isolate in large quantities, cereal grasses were used in lieu of purified vitamin K—both for research and for medical therapy.

In 1938 Folic acid was identified, being named after the green leaves, or foliage, which proved to be its richest source. Scientists knew they were on to something as they observed the health and growth benefits that the known vitamins and minerals in the  cereal grasses provided.  Other benefits, however, could not be attributed to known nutrients.

In the early 1940’s, Dr. Charles Kettering (former chairman of the board of General Motors) donated money for the study of chlorophyll. Chlorophyll was studied intensively by medical doctors (there are currently over 40 articles written up in medical journals about the healing effects of chlorophyll.) These medical doctors found that chlorophyll was a great healer.

In 1940, in the American Journal of Surgery,  Benjamin Cruskin, M.D., recommends chlorophyll for its antiseptic benefits. The article suggests the following clinical uses for chlorophyll:

“To clear up foul-smelling odours, neutralize strep infections, heal wounds, hasten skin grafting, cure chronic sinusitis, overcome ear inflammation and infections, reduce varicose veins and heal leg ulcers, eliminate impetigo and other scabby eruptions, heal rectal sores, successfully treat inflammation of the uterine cervix, get rid of parasitic vaginal infections, reduce typhoid fever, and cure advanced pyorrhea in many cases”.

Through the 1940s and 1950s, scientist continued to research the potential of cereal grasses and their effect on humans and animals. Expanded research led to their finding that cereal grass was shown to contain factors which support the growth of lactobacilli and other beneficial intestinal bacteria, block the development of scurvy, stop the formation of histamine induced and peptic ulcers.

Other Unidentified Health Factors in Cereal Grasses

By 1950, all the nutrients now considered essential to the human diet (with the exception of selenium) had been identified. But researchers continued to describe green food “factors” which could not be correlated with any known nutrient.

I see a world without sickness…a world in complete harmony and in perfect physical, mental, and spiritual balance by following nature’s laws of cause and effect. – Ann Wigmore

In the late 1950’s early 1960’s Ann Wigmore “re-discovered” wheatgrass and was able to cure her own ‘untreatable’ colon cancer. She also had been a terrible accident which had crushed her legs, gangrene set in and the doctors wanted to amputate her legs. Ann had made friends with Dr. Earp Thomas, who believed that wheatgrass was one of the most powerful healing foods known to man. Dr. Thomas found that an ounce of wheatgrass in a gallon of fluoridated water would turn the fluorine into harmless calcium-phosphate-fluoride compound. Used in wash water it adds softness to the face and hands. It stops bleeding, eases itching, and helps in wound healing . Dr. Thomas further discovered that fruits and vegetables contaminated by sprays were thoroughly cleaned and the negative food transformed by wash water with a wisp of wheatgrass placed in the water.

As Ann spent untold hours with her mentor, Dr. Thomas and as she learned more and more about the medicinal effects of grass, she decided to heal herself of her disease and her injuries. She began drinking fresh wheatgrass and eating natural raw living foods. She shared wheatgrass with several sick friends and along with her, each recovered from their sickness.

Drinking wheatgrass should not be considered a one-stop cure all. Although wheatgrass has helped hundreds of thousands of people recover from serious illness, it is neither a drug nor a magic bullet. Here at Creative Health Institute, (CHI) wheatgrass  is grown on the premises and serves as one of our nutritional cornerstones in our full body detoxification and rebuilding health process.  We believe that when our guests take in substantial quanities of wheatgrass along with raw living foods and take the time address their lifestyle physically, spiritually and  their mental and emotional state they can create an immune system that will not be as greatly affected by illness We invite you to join us on the wonderful journey of health and happiness.

Love & blessings,

Bobby

“Until man duplicates a blade of grass, Nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge.” – Thomas A. Edison

The Biology of Depression: The Affects of Stress

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Aging and Rejuvenation: Chemistry and Biochemistry at Work

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Why Has Obesity Gotten Worse Over The Years?

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Bobby Say’s Two Ounces Of Almonds Contain More Protein Than A Typical Egg

Almond Nutrients

Nutrient Amount DV
(%)
Nutrient
Density
World’s Healthiest
Foods Rating
Manganese- 0.90 mg 45.0 3.9 very good
vitamin E 8.97 mg 44.9 3.9 very good
magnesium 98.67 mg 24.7 2.2 good
tryptophan 0.07 g 21.9 1.9 good
copper 0.40 mg 20.0 1.7 good
vitamin B2 (riboflavin) 0.30 mg 17.6 1.5 good
phosphorus 168.70 mg 16.9 1.5 good

NOT SO CHEESE

This wonderful Mexican cheese recipe replace Nacho Cheese. It is one of our all time favorites and goes great with salsa and chips or with any Mexican dish.

NOT SO CHEESE

EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Blender

 ORGANIC INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 red bell pepper, quartered & seeded
  • 1 ½ cup cashews, soaked overnight & rinsed
  • 1/8 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1- 1 ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 t½ -1 Tablespoon Lemon juice
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Tahini (ground sesame seeds)
  • 1/4- ½ teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1/4- ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • ½ -1 tablespoon Lemon juice
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water or Rejuvelac 

Directions:

  1. Blend until smooth & creamy.
  2. Adjust to taste
  3. Make no more than 48 hours in advance of use.

The Nutritional Power In 1 Cup Of Raw Tomatoes

The following information was covered in a lecture I gave on the nutrient density of raw living food when compared to cooked foods. I shared this information with Creative Health Institute (CHI) students in October 2009. I hope it helps you to appreciate the amazing health benefits we receive, when we eat the way we were intended to eat. Dr. Ann Wigmore’s teachings have inspired me to research the science or raw living foods. I am planning on adding an additional section to the blog that focuses on raw living food nutrition.

Peace, Blessings, Love & Gratitude,

Bobby

Nutrients In One Cup Of Tomatoes

Protein: 1.58 g – The recommended daily protein requirements for humans are derived from “ideal body weight”. The ideal body weight is calculated based on height and varies slightly for men and women.

Our protein requirements can also be expressed in terms of total caloric intake, The World Health Organization (WHO), and many national health agencies have independently conducted studies, which (even though they differ slightly) all conclude our daily protein requirement should be between 10% to 15% of our daily caloric intake. Proteins are necessary for building the structural components of the human body, such as muscles and organs. You also need proteins to keep your immune system healthy, synthesize neurotransmitters, create and signal hormones, and much more. A balanced raw living food diet supplies the body with all of the protein it needs. Living food protein is found in nuts, seeds, sprouts, vegetables and sweet and non-sweet fruits.

Calcium: 18 mg – daily requirement is 1000 -1200 mg. Calcium is a mineral that gives strength to bones and teeth. It is important for muscle contraction, blood clotting, and nerve function. Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body.Good sources – sunflower seeds, dark-green leafy vegetables

Iron: 0.49 mg – Daily requirement 8 mg a day for men 16 mg a day for women. Iron is a mineral found in every living cell. It is part of red blood cells and muscle proteins. Iron helps the blood cells and muscles to carry and hold oxygen and then release it when needed. Iron is essential to make enzymes and hormones. Good sources – dark-green vegetables,

Magnesium: 20 mg – Daily requirement – 420 mg/day for Males · 320 mg/day for Females. Magnesium is a mineral important for muscle contractions, a healthy nervous system, immune system and strong bones. It is involved in hundreds of enzyme reactions in the body. Good sources seeds, nuts, dark green vegetables, wheat grass. 

Phosphorus: 43 mg – Daily requirement 700 mg/day.  Phosphorous is a critical component of every cell. It works with the B vitamins to generate energy. Phosphorus is necessary for growth of bones and teeth; bones and teeth are 85% phosphorous. It works with sodium and potassium to maintain acid-base balance, and assist in muscle contraction, kidney function, heartbeat regulation, and in nerve conduction. Second to calcium in the body. Bones and teeth are 85% Phosphorus. Good sources all fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, and sprouts.

Potassium:427 mg No minimum RDA An adequate daily amount of potassium for adults is 4,700 mg/ day. Potassium maintains heartbeat and is important in many metabolic reactions. It balances fluid inside and outside the cells to maintain normal cell function. Potassium blunts the rise of blood pressure in response to excess dietary sodium. A high potassium diet might help prevent bone loss and kidney stones. Good sources – The highest sources are apricots, figs, prunes, bananas, oranges and orange juice, cantaloupe, honeydew, sweet potatoes and tomatoes

Sodium: 9 mg –  250 -500 mg a day is sufficient. Our  kidneys conserve and release sodium as needed. For “salt-sensitive” people, blood pressure will increases in direct proportion to increases in sodium intake. About 60% of adults with high blood pressure are salt sensitive. Blood pressure above120 systolic/80 diastolic is high. In countries where sodium intake is low, there is less hypertension, cardiovascular disease and stroke. Excess sodium may also weaken the bones by promoting calcium excretion.

Zinc: 0.31 mg The RDA for Zinc for healthy adults is:11 mg/day for healthy males 8 mg/day for healthy females. Zinc is a mineral that is needed for growth, especially during pregnancy and childhood, and for tissue building and repair. It is involved in wound healing, maintaining a healthy immune system, and cell reproduction. Zinc is a component of over 100 enzymes in the body. Good sources – sunflower seeds pumpkin seeds, Almonds pine nuts, pecans, walnuts, cashews, nuts, blackberries and kiwi.

Vitamin C: 22.9 mg  – The Recommended Dietary Allowance is 90 milligrams a day for males and 75 milligrams a day for females. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant  protecting cells against oxidizing damage, helps wounds to heal, fights infections, promotes healthy bones, teeth, gums and blood vessels, and aids in the absorption of iron. Good sources -Fruits and vegetables are high in Vitamin C. The highest are red and green peppers, oranges, cantaloupe, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and tomatoes. 

Thiamin B Vitamin:0.067 mg – RDA 1.2 mg/day for males and 1.1 mg/day for females. Thiamin is a water soluble B vitamin, also known as vitamin B1. It helps produce energy from carbohydrate on a cellular level, and is very important for nerve conduction and muscle function. Alcoholics are very low on Thiamin – Not enough causes BERIBERI , both  wet and dry. Good sources – Brazil nuts, pecans, spinach, tomatoes, cantaloupe and oranges.

Riboflavin B2 Vitamin: 0.034 mg –  adults are 1.3 mg/day for males and 1.1 mg/day for females. Riboflavin is a water-solublevitamin, which helps us get energy from carbohydrates. It is important for growth and red blood cell production. It also helps to convert the amino acid, tryptophan, to the B vitamin, niacin. Good sources- Almonds,  broccoli, asparagus, and spinach.

Niacin B Vitamin: 1.069 mg The RDA for niacin (as NE) in healthy adults is 16 mg/day for males and 14 mg/day for females. Niacin is a water-soluble B vitamin, essential for energy metabolism in the cells, the proper functioning of the gastrointestinal and nervous systems, healthy skin, and the release of energy from carbohydrates, fats and protein. Affects the proper functioning of over 50 much-needed enzymes in the body. Niacin also has the ability to lower the LDL cholesterol (coined as bad cholesterol) level and prevent build-up of plaque on arterial walls. Good sources –  Niacin rich foods include almonds and seeds, wheat grass, green leafy vegetables, carrots, turnips and celery.

Pantothenic Acid – B Complex Vitamin:0.160 mg – 5mg a day is good. Pantothenic Acid is a water-soluble vitamin that is one of the B complex vitamins. It is involved in the release of energy from carbohydrates and helps to metabolize protein, fat and carbohydrates from food. Pantothenic acid plays a part in 100 different chemical reactions needed to produce lipids, steroids, hemoglobin, and other substances in the body. Good Sources – mushrooms, avocadoes, broccoli, and sweet potatoes.

Vitamin B6:0.144 mg – 1.3 – 1.7 mg per day. Vitamin B6, is a water-soluble vitamin needed by the nervous and immune systems. Vitamin B6 helps nerve cells to communicate. It is involved in making hormones, insulin, antibodies, and cell membranes, and is needed for the normal breakdown of protein, carbohydrates and fat. Vitamin B6 helps to maintain blood sugar within the normal range. Vitamin B6 also aids in the formation of niacin from the amino acid, tryptophan. Good sources – bananas, spinach, leafy greens, wheat grass, sprouts.

Folate:27 mcg –  The RDA for folic acid is 400 micrograms /day. Folate is one of several B vitamins found in foods. It is vital for making new, healthy body cells. Low Folate causes –  General weakness, fatigue, depression, gastrointestinal problems, and frequent infections. Good sources – strawberries and citrus fruits and juices; leafy green vegetables such as spinach and romaine lettuce, wheatgrass Folic acid, a man-made form of folate.

Vitamin A:1500 IU – International Units (IU) on food and supplement labels. Adult men require 3000 IU/day and women need 2310 IU/day. There is no RDA for provitamin A. Vitamin A is needed for: Vision, immunity, growth and reproduction. It keeps the mucous linings of he respiratory, urinary, and intestinal tracts healthy to prevent bacteria and viruses from entering.  Vitamin A is usually abundant in colorful fruits and vegetables is in a form that can be converted to Vitamin A (provitamin A). Carotenoids, like beta-carotene, are examples of provitamin A.  Good sources – Pro vitamin A is found in dark green and bright orange vegetables and fruits like spinach, sweet potatoes carrots, cantaloupe, apricots, tomatoes and others. Deeper colors are associated with higher levels of  Pro Vitamin A.

Vitamin E:0.97 mg – The RDA for vitamin E for adults is 15mg/day. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that protects cells membranes from damage. It is particularly important for cells that carry oxygen like the cells of lungs and red blood cells. Vitamin E also has a role in immune function, DNA repair, and other metabolic processes. Good Sources – seeds, nuts,  wheat grass, sprouts, dark green leafy vegetables (like spinach, etc.), and tomato.

Vitamin K:14.2 mcg  – Vitamin K aids blood clotting, protects the heart, and helps to build bones. Allow your blood to clot normally; Helps protect against osteoporosis; Prevent oxidative cell damage.
Good sources – the major source of Vitamin K is green, leafy, vegetables – kale, collards, spinach, and turnip greens are the highest.

Phytonutrients

Beta Carotene:808 mcg. Beta Carotene, as an anti-oxidant, supports the cardiovascular system. And, after the body transforms Beta Carotene to Vitamin A, it helps maintain the health of the skin, immune system, and eyes. Vitamin A is an essential component of the epithelial cells which guard us from environmental toxins. Beta carotene both lowers cholesterol and helps minimize arterial hardening. It may also benefit sufferers of cataracts, cancer, AIDS, high blood pressure, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, headaches, and asthma. Beta carotene may also, because of its ability to act as a powerful antioxidant within the human body help prevent cancer and heart disease. In addition, because anti-oxidants neutralize the cell-structure damaging chemical reactions of free radical, beta carotene may slow free radical related aging and disease. A Harvard University study indicated that those who take 50mg of beta carotene daily have their risk of heart attacks and strokes cut in half! Beta carotene will also improve vision and skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema, and beta carotene acts to prevent the development of precancerous cells mouth and respiratory tract.

Lycopene: 4631 mcg. Lycopene is a natural pigment that gives the tomato its red colour.  It is also one of our most powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants have a protective effect on our cells and are often described as being ‘anti-aging’. Lycopene in particular has been noted for its ability to protect DNA and prevent disease, and it continues to be the subject of studies on heart disease and cancer. Lycopene is  released when the food is cooked or when the cell walls are broken down by a high speed blender. Good Sources – Tomatoes and other bright colored vegetables.

Lutein: 221 mcg. Lutein is concentrated in the retinas of your eyes and is necessary for good vision. A diet rich in lutein may lower your risk of developing cataract and macular degeneration. Lutein may also help prevent or slow down atherosclerosis, the thickening of arteries, which is a major risk for cardiovascular disease. Good Sources – Carrots, squash and other orange and yellow fruits and vegetables are sources of lutein. Green leafy vegetables, such as spinach, also contain high amounts of lutein.

I hope this information will help you to better understand how important it is that we have a good variety of fresh fruits, leafy greens, sprouts, nuts and seeds in our diet.

Blessings,

Robert Morgan – Bobby

Health & Education Director

Creative Health Institute

Union City,  Michigan 49094

866.426.1213

Graham Crackers -Yes They Are Raw, But You Will Never Know It… Get Out The Almond Milk

  Rawlicious Graham Crackers

Ingredients 
1 ½ cups sprouted buckwheat groats (soak for 24 hours and then sprout for another 24 hours)
¼ cup olive oil
2/3 cup carrot pulp
2/3 cup soaked flax seeds
¼ cup water
½ cup agave
Cinnamon to taste
 
DIRECTIONS:
1. In blender, combine groats, olive oil, carrot pulp, flax seeds and  water; Scrape side often using a spoon or rubber spatula.
2. Cover dehydrator tray with Teflex or parchment paper
3. Spread the dough mixture out on dehydrator tray;
·You can use a spoon to transfer the dough and then use wet hands to spread the mixture evenly.
4. Dehydrate the Cracker at full heat for 1 hour then turn down to 110 degrees for 7- 8 hours.
5. Transfer the Cracker to a mesh dehydrator tray and dry for 10 -12 hours checking occasionally to see if it is fully dry.   Brush agave on cracker and sprinkle with cinnamon (to taste) and place back in the dehydrator for 2 hours. Store in sealed plastic bag and keep on the counter.

Really Rawsome Oatmeal Cookies

Really Rawsome Oatmeal Cookies

  • 2 cups oats
  • 1/2 cup dates
  • 1/2 cup dried raisins
  • 1/2 cup raw walnuts coarsely chopped
  • ¼ cup of raw agave or honey
  • 2 apples grated
  • ½ cup of macadamia nuts finely ground- (leave out a dozen to chunk up and put in the batter)
  • ½ cup cashew nuts finely ground – (leave out a dozen to chunk up and put in the batter)
  • ½ teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla                                                                                                                                                     

Place oats  in a food processor and pulse two short bursts. If you don’t have a food processor, use a blender. Transfer the oats to a mixing bowl and add the dates, raisins, walnuts agave or honey and apples and mix the batter well. Set aside.

In a coffee grinder grind the macadamia’s and cashews until they resemble a silky flour. Add to the batter and stir in.  On a mesh dehydrator sheet shape the batter. Keep in mind that the thicker you shape the cookies the longer they take to dehydrate. Dehydrate the cookies at 110 degrees until they reach your preferred texture, around 12 hours.

May you be blessed,

Bobby