Bobby’s Living Food Vegan Almond Joy’s Recipe

These simple, fast to make raw living food treats will satisfy your cravings for Chocolate and Coconut.

EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Food processor & Blender

INGREDIENTS: PART 1

  • 3 cups raw shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 4 Medjool dates pitted (you may add more for a sweeter taste)
  • 1/8 cup alfalfa sprouts – Optional – This makes sure you have a live food desert.
  • ½ cup coconut nectar (you may use less)
  • 1 tablespoon non-alcoholic, pure vanilla extract

INGREDIENTS PART 2 – Prepare in a separate bowl

  • 1/2 cup raw cacao butter – be sure to grate
  • 1/2 cup raw cacao powder – be sure to sift
  • 1/3 cup sweetener; coconut nectar or yacon
  • 1/4 tsp lecithin
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS:

  • PART 1 – Blend all ingredients from part 1, in the food processor until well mixed.

Use a cookie scooper to make tablespoon sized elongated balls, or roll them by hand. Best to do this on your dehydrator tray. Don’t forget to put two almonds on each one, You want them to look like Almond Joys. Dehydrate at 105° for 2 – 3 hours. We need the coconut to become firm.

  • PART 2 – Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender till smooth.

Dip the Almond Joys in the chocolate and place on a teflex sheet or wax paper and place in the fridge for at least an hour. Bring them out and enjoy eating a healthy snack. Remember these are snacks, not your main meal.

Enjoy and be Blessed , Bobby.

Things You Do When You Come To Creaitve Health Institute

 

At Creative Health Institute, we believe in and adhere to the basic truths, teachings and principles as taught by Dr. Ann Wigmore.  During the 10-day course, you will be taught the essentials of the live food lifestyle and how to share your knowledge with others. This includes:

Growing Your Own Indoor Gardens

  • How to grow wheatgrass at home – This growing technique gives everyone a green thumb.
  • The many health benefits and uses of wheatgrass – There are more than 100.
  • How to grow micro-greens – This indoor gardening technique is about to change the world. Learn it and never be without powerful nourishing food which can be grown anywhere in your home or business.
  • How to grow sprouts – bottle, bag, colander and towel – in a few short minutes a day you can have the most powerful, 100% live food available, for your enjoyment and health.
  • How to compost and create living soil – This non-odorous method enables you to create the greatest soil on earth.

Preparing Healthy Healing and Gourmet Raw Live Food Recipes

  • Basic and advanced food-combining and nutritional techniques that make it easy to identify and get the most out of the foods that are designed to nourish your body at the highest level. 
  • How to make Dr. Ann’s famous rejuvelac along with rejuvalade, rejuvapineapple, rejuvacoffee, rejuvamoca, rejuvachai, rejuvacacao  and other fun and festive probiotic-based nutritious drinks that feed the body and the spirit.
  • Raw and live food preparation – You will learn all of the recipes that make up Dr. Ann Wigmore’s  and CHI’s “Pillars of Living Foods”
  • How to make simple, yet wonderful, raw food recipes your friends and family will love.  Including delicious seed and nut cheeses, sauces, dressings, raw vegan seafood dishes, pastas,  marinaras, pizza, sun-burgers, tacos and deserts,  with dozens of other recipes along with our world-famous Energy Soup.
  • Learn how you can use the equipment and utensils you already have in your kitchen to make wonderful basic raw recipes. Students/guests also become proficient in identifying, equipping and using all of the food preparation equipment and utensils found in a gourmet raw food kitchen, including dehydrators, power blenders, juicers, food processors, mandolins, spiral slicers, etc.
  • Learn the wonders of Super Foods and how they can enhance your health and create a more vibrant raw living food lifestyle.
  • Healthy raw food menu planning , how to travel when eating raw, how to eat out at your favorite restaurants and best of all is how to bring the program home, making  it a part of your everyday life, and to share  it with others.

The Sciences of Raw Live Foods

  • How to measure, analyze and understand the important roles that balanced pH , yeast, oxygen , blood pressure and sugar levels play in the human body.
  • The differences between raw foods, raw living foods and cooked foods.
  • Learn how enzymes, oxygen, vitamins, minerals, phyto-nutrients, chemical elements, electro vibrational forces, essential  oils and subtle organic life forces work together to insure the highest level of health possible.
  • How oxygen and water serve as the foundation for all healing.
  • Human anatomy and physiology and how they relate to our food choices.
  • Learn and understand how the lymphatic system can be cleansed and supported.
  • Participate in and learn to teach lymphatic drainage through rebounding and body brushing.
  • Understand the processes of digestion, assimilation and elimination and how to balance them.
  • Learn colon health and internal cleansing processes which are designed to restore and strengthen all of the body’s systems.
  • Learn about personal care and household products,  which  chemicals are dangerous and how to replace them with substances that are good for your environment and body.

The Psychology of Healing

  • The powerful combination of meditation and prayer.
  • The wonder of radical forgiveness.
  • Re-evaluation counseling.
  • The recognition of our ability to overcome and heal our health challenges.

The Living Foods Your Body Needs To Thrive
To support the health and healing of every student/guest, the staff prepares delicious, fresh organically grown recipes that include:

  • Micro-greens – Average of 6 varieties
  • Plant & root vegetables – seasonal varieties
  • Leafy greens – seasonal varieties
  • Fruits –Sweet & non-sweet
  • Sprouts – more than 10 varieties
  • Fermented foods – cheeses, kraut and sauces
  • Rejuvelac – varieties
  • Blended foods – energy soups, smoothies and juices
  • Alkaline water – structured in to live water
  • Wheatgrass – available for use orally, rectally, vaginally and dermal applications

Wishing Everyone The Best Of Health

Bobby – Robert Morgan is the Health Education Director at CHI

Located in Union City, Michigan

Tel 866.426.1213

About Candidasis

 

There are more than 20 species of Candida, the most common being Candida albicans. These fungi live on all surfaces of our bodies. Candida yeast grows naturally in the gut, however, when this yeast multiplies out of control it can unbalance your whole system, creating an acidic environment where yeast over-growth and bad bacteria can thrive. Over time this imbalance in the intestinal flora lowers the immune system, leaving the us open to sickness and disease…. In addition, the presence of heavy metals in a person with Candida can mean that even when they are on a strict anti-candida diet the yeast may not be brought under control. After more thant 2 years of research, CHI’s Candida detox and rebuild program has been carefully designed to target the problem by seeking to eliminate the yeast overgrowth on a permanent basis. Sending everyone love peace and health, Bobby

 

Are You At Risk From A Candida Albicans Overgrowth? 

  • taken birth control pills
  • inability to lose or gain weight
  • fatigue
  • concentration/focus problems
  • short term memory
  • painful joints
  • muscle aches
  • pour  sleep
  • white coated tongue
  • chronic sinusitis
  • painful gas/abdominal bloating
  • frequent urination
  • constipation and/or diarrhea
  • headaches including migraines
  • visual blurring
  • sensitivity to light
  • depression
  • irritability
  • anxiety
  • panic attacks
  • mood swings
  • chills
  • night sweats
  • shortness of breath
  • dizziness and balance problems
  • sensitivity to heat/cold
  • gluten intolerance
  • irregular heartbeat
  • antibiotics, steroids
  • hypothyroidism
  • diabetes

 

  • irritable bowel
  • painful gas/abdominal bloating
  • low grade fever or low body temperature
  • numbness/tingling in the face or extremities
  • dryness of mouth and eyes
  • difficulty swallowing
  • menstrual problems (PMS/endometriosis)
  • recurrent yeast infections
  • recurrent ear infections
  • skin rashes
  • dry/flaking skin
  • eczema
  • dermatitis
  • acne
  • skin discoloration/blotchiness
  • dandruff
  • jock and rectal itching
  • chronic athlete’s foot
  • chronic toenail and fingernail fungus
  • ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
  • allergies
  • sensitivity to noise/sounds
  • sensitivity to foods
  • sensitivity to chemicals
  • sensitivity to odors
  • anemia
  • child birth
  • diet of processed foods
  • parasites

If the answer is yes to any of the above, then read on…

 When Should You Do A Candida Detox

If you suffer from or suspect that you suffer from any of the aforementioned symptoms you may have Candida.
If you have you been following an anti-Candida diet for some time and still experience any of the aforementioned symptoms.
If you suspect they may have heavy metals in their system.

The Diet

The anti-candida diet is designed to starve the yeast, reduce acidity and bring the body back to its ideal pH balance. It consists of energy soups, green juices and living foods that alkalize your system. During the Candida Detoxificaton program you will include herbal tinctures, probiotics and natural supplements to target the yeast, zeolite a liquid mineral supplement to chelate heavy metals.

 The Program

This detox will help you for re-establish the balance of good bacteria and yeast in the colon. You will restore healthy bowel function, relieving gas, bloating and other candida symptoms. You will remove heavy metals so as to eliminate yeast overgrowth on a permanent basis.

The Candida Detoxification Program comprises a special anti-candida diet of special energy soups, fresh green juices and living foods, herbal tinctures and natural supplements, zeolite mineral supplement to chelate heavy metals, probiotics, Candida detox therapies including daily far Infrared sauna sessions, daily use of the electronic Candida-Parasite cleansing uint, daily health education classes, proper food prep classes, welcome kit including everything you will need for your Candida detoxification program.

For more information relating to Candida and home testing for it, please read the following article by our Health Education Director, Bobby http://www.creativehealthinstitute.com/blog/yeastovergrowth/

 Program Includes Everything You Need To Take Charge!

  • A Candida Detox diet based in the traditional teachings of Dr Ann Wigmore.
  • Specific foods including  energy soups, juices and teas
  • Probiotics
  • Superfood supplementation
  • Herbal tinctures
  • Natural supplements
  • Essential Oils
  • Zeolite Mineral Supplement for chelation of heavy metals
  • Daily use of the electronic Candida-Parasite clearing unit.
  • Far infrared sauna therapy sessions daily
  • Daily health education and food preparation classes
  • Post- detox guidelines to help you transition from your detox

Creative Health Institutes Take On Proper Seed Storage

 

As raw living foodest practicing, Dr. Ann Wigmore’s Living Food Lifestyle, we depended on sprouted seeds, to provide us with a host of powerful live enzymes, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. We have found the best way to insure we have the best seeds is to grow and store our own, for future use. This is not always possible and so we still get the majority of our seeds from vendors.

If you are going to purchase seeds make sure the seeds have been carefully dried under proper conditions, before you use them, or store them for later use. Proper storing of your seeds will give them the best chance of germinating and giving you the highest quality sprouts and micro-greens. The great thing is storing seeds is easy to accomplish.

At Creative Health Institute we do not have the facilities to freeze or refrigerate our seeds, but luckily we use them so quickly we do not have the need to freeze or refrigerate them.

Our basic storage rule is to keep our seeds in a cool, dry, dark place where the temperature is between 55 and 70 degrees and the humidity is less then 70%. The lower the humidity, the better.

Most of you will be able to freeze or refrigerate your seeds. Freezing them will at least quadruple the life of your seeds and refrigerating them doubles their life.

With more than 39 years of experience we have a pretty good understanding of different seeds shelf lives.  I have designed the following chart that should provide you with a conservative estimate of the life of seeds that have been properly dried. Since we do not have the room for refrigerators and freezer your storage time could be from 2 to 4 times longer. If you have more questions, feel free to call Bobby as 866.426.1213.

 

                 SEED-NUT-GRAIN- MICRO GREENS

                                 STORAGE TIMES

Seads – Nuts – Beans

Years

Adzuki Beans

5

Alfalfa

4

Almonds

1

Amaranth

2

Amber Waves of Grain

2

Arugula

5

Barley Grass

2

Barley Sprouts

2

Broccoli Greens

5

Broccoli Sprouts

5

Buckwheat Groats

2

Buckwheat Lettuce

2

Cabbage – Green

5

Cabbage – Red

5

Cabbage Patch

5

Carrot

1

Celery Greens

2

Chia

5

Clover

4

Fennel

1

Fenugreek

5

Flax Greens

3

Garbanzo Beans – Beige – Large

5

Garbanzo Beans – Beige – Small

5

Garbanzo Beans – Black

5

Garbanzo Beans – Brown

5

Garlic

1

Garlic Chives

1

Hemp

5

Kale – Red Russian

5

Kale Dinasour

5

Kamut

2

Lentil – French

5

Lentil -White

5

Lettuce

2

Long Life Mix

5

Millet

5

Mung Beans

5

Mustard

5

Mustards Greens

5

Oat Grass

2

Oats

2

Oats and Groats

2

Pea – Green

5

Pea – Sweet

Pea Shoots

5

Pumpkin

1

Quinoa

2

Radish

5

Rye

2

Rye Grass

2

Sesame – Black

2

Sesame – Natural

2

Spelt

2

Spelt Grass

2

Sunflower Seeds

1

Sweet Pea

2

Wheat

2

Wheat Grass

2

 

Wishing all of our friends the healthiest life ever.

Robert Morgan ( Bobby)

Health Education Director

Creative Health Institute

Union City,Michigan 49094

Creative Health Institute Is A Sanctuary

One of the activities we enjoy at Creative Health is our morning exercise and lymphasize classes. During these classes we perfom specially designed exercises that help us to strengthen our lymphatic system.

Bobby Morgan, who is our instructor is a Raw Vegan Athlete who pratices holisitc health. His mentoring ability, understanding of raw foods, herbs and nutrition helps support our guest on their journey to health.  

Many of the men and women who come to CHI come here to experience the lifestyle and the diet, but theres more; Everyday guests attend classes and also can have private counseling sessions with the instructors.  

 Our raw live foods are amazing and by the time our guests leave the are prepared to change their lifestyles and turnback the hands of time. Even many of the guests with Type 2 Diabetes find there blood sugar normalizing during their 10 day detox with most being able to go home and cure themselves of their Type 2 Diabetes, in as little as 28 days.

Wishing all of our readers a wonderous day!

The Staff At CHI

Robert Morgan is the Health Education Director and a cancer survivor. If you need information about our programs please contact him at 866.426.1213

 

CHI is not a hospital or medical facility. We are a raw living foods teaching institute.

Creative Health Institute’s Programs Support The Elimination Of Toxins And Good Colon Health

Dr. Ann Wigmore said, “Disease begins in the colon”.

There’s a lot of misinformation about how raw living foods, enemas and colonics play a major part in bringing our bodies into the healthiest state possible. Every week I receive calls about our program which invariably leads to discussions about enemas and colonics. It’s my desire to answer the hard questions about these two subjects and help you have a better understanding what it takes to insure every part of  your body especially you colon is healthy.

The world has really changed in the past 100 years our air, water and food sources no longer are able to contribute to our health as they once did. Our ancestors did not have to deal with the problems associated with the kind of toxins and unhealthful environments we are faced with every day.  S0, when you hear someone say your body is naturally equipped to handle the elimination of toxic substances, remind them the world has changed and the standard American diet (SAD) and our 21st century lifestyle demands we pay better attention to every aspect of our health, including our colon.

For those of us who want to have a healthy body and a toxic free colon, we have to overcome the misinformation surrounding colon health.  I hope todays article will help you  understand the wonderful health that awaits you, as you come to understand how amazingly simple it is to bring your body in to perfect balance by simply eating raw living foods and cleansing your colon with enemas and colonics.

Enemas and colonics are similar therapies which utilize water to cleanse the colon. Both therapies offer wonderful ways to enhance our health and can be used in conjunction with each other, but not at the same time.  The main differences between enemas and colonics are that an enema usually can only cleanse the lower part of the colon, while colonics cleanse the entire length of the colon.

When we visit a colon therapist we will be able to relax and let them do the work.  She/he will perform the colonic which will consist of a single insertion of the speculum and multiple controlled infusions of water so the entire colon is cleansed during the colonic session, which usually lasts from 45 -60 minutes. Enemas can be self-administered and if done properly effectively cleanse the lower bowel (descending and sigmoid colon) and are completed in just a few minutes.  Here at Creative Health Institute our health instructors teach our students and guests how to effectively carry out this simple, but effective therapy and we have a professional colonic therapist available around the clock.

Some of the main differences between the enema and colonic therapies are:

  • Enemas do not have to be administered by a professional. You can administer them yourself or have assistance is necessary.
  •  An enema involves the one-time infusion of water. It sits in the lower part of the colon for period of time, and then the person sits on the toilet.
  • Enema kits are available at your local drugstore. You can also purchase them on line
  • Colonics are administered by a professional.
  • Water is administered through a special device called a speculum.
  • Fecal matter leaves the body via a tube and you will not see or smell the fecal matter during the session.
  • At the end of the session, you will sit on a toilet and pass any residual water and fecal matter.

Tomorrow, I will answer all of your questions on colonics and on Tuesday I will address the wonderful effects of enemas, and how making both of these modalities part of your health regiment will enable you to strengthen every system in your body.

Wishing you and your loved ones the healthiest life ever!

Bobby,

Robert Morgan

Health Education Director

Creative Health Institute

112 West Union City Road

Union City, Michigan 49094

866.426.1213

Creative Health Institutes Outlook On Raw Living Foods

The Raw living food diets primary foundation is made-up of organic plant-based based sprouted food which contains the highest levels of bio-available nutrients known to mankind.  Raw living foods serve as the main holistic modality for naturopathic counselors, nutritionist and doctors who are focusing on preventing sickness and chronic diseases.  The raw living food diet and healing philosophies are based on the principle that cooking foods change their molecular structure destroying enzymes, phytonutrients, vitamins, proteins and minerals that are beneficial to the body.  Following are some of the major benefits associated with this diet.

Health Are Some Of The Benefits Creative Health Institute Believes To Be Associated The Raw Living Food Diet.

  • Balances blood sugar and alleviates the symptoms of diabetes
  • Reduced risk of cardiovascular diseases
  • Lower bad cholesterol and increases good cholesterol
  • Help people with fibromyalgia and associated diseases
  • Helps to keep the body’s systems operating at the optimum level
  • Help to overcome addictive behaviors including smoking
  • Promote weight loss or weight gain as necessary
  • Help boost the metabolism and stops obesity
  • Prevents and reduces high blood pressure
  • Decreased the risk of many types of cancers and may even play a part in the healing process
  • Helps keep inflammation under control and reduces it or removes it completely
  • Alleviates the symptoms rheumatoid arthritis and other joint and bone issues

This list is just a start… Think about how you have benefited from a raw living food diet and list the benefits you have received.

Wishing everyone the greatest weekend ever and don’t forget to drink a shot of wheatgrass everyday.

Robert “Bobby” Morgan

Creative Health Institute

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

PLANS FOR LIVING – By Dr. Ann Wigmore

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

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

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

Creative Health Institute 112 W Union City Rd Union City, MI 49094

For more information on Dr. Ann Wigmore and/or the institute call us at 517.278.6260 or 866.426.1213

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

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.

 

Working With Flavors And Aromas

Taste is the ability to respond to dissolved molecules and ions called tastants. Humans detect taste with taste receptor cells. These are clustered together and we refer to them as taste buds. Each taste bud has a pore that opens out to the surface of the tongue enabling molecules and ions taken into the mouth to reach the receptor cells inside. There are four primary taste sensations:

1) SALTINESS Add a salty flavor to your food by using natural Celtic, Himalayan, or sea salts, but go easy on the portions. Even natural salts in large quantities are not actually that good for us. You can also use kelp, dulse, coconut aminos, Bragg’s, nama shoyu (raw soy sauce), garlic “salt,” sun-dried tomatoes, and celery. Saltiness brings out all the other flavors to balance, especially anything sweet, so adding a dash to your chocolate recipes is a good thing.

2) SWEETNESS Balances salty tasting food. At Creative Health Institute we use different natural sweeteners to create this balance. We always lean towards using products with the lowest amounts of sugar possible. There are many choices ranging from plain fruit, Stevia, Yacon, Mesquite, raw honey, agave syrup, palm sugar, dates and other dried fruits such as figs and apricots. Keep in mind that honey is not vegan, and maple syrup is not really raw. Both are better than refined sugar, however, and are packed with minerals and vitamins.

3) SOURNESS Balance salty and sweet flavors with a sour taste. A recipe containing these three flavors will provide great balance. For a sour taste use citrus juices, tamarind, cranberries, pickles, tomatoes, rejuvelac, camu camu, and vinegars. In general, if your recipe has a good balance of the 3 flavors above, it is going to taste yummy!

4) BITTERNESS Generally speaking, bitterness is not desirable in large quantities, but it so happens that bitter foods and herbs can be quite healthy. They can also be tasty in the right quantity.

OTHER ASPECTS WHICH INFLUENCING FLAVOR

A) AROMA Aromatics refer to the sense of smell, not taste, but they are closely related and influence each other. Aroma adds depth to flavors. Here are some aromatic ingredients to use in your uncooking: onions, garlic, shallots, leeks, celery, sweet peppers, ginger or galangal, citrus zest, kefir lime leaves, and lemongrass. Aromatic herbs include parsley, rosemary, thyme, oregano, mint, etc. (fresh herbs are definitely better in the raw food context!) Aromas tend to come out far more when heating food, but do indeed apply to raw food preparation. Hot peppers and such like those listed below are also aromatic.

B) SPICINESS (HEAT) Spices add a combination of the above flavors, but also add different levels of heat, if not at least a “bite.” Add dry spicy ingredients before marinating to balance the flavors better. Use oil to bring out the taste of dried herbs and spices. Items that add heat include black pepper, curries, chilies, cayenne, hot paprika, cumin, raw garlic, wasabi, cloves, turmeric, coriander, mustards, etc.

C) CREAMINESS This is more of a texture than taste, but if all the spice is getting to be too much, a little nut milk or cream can do wonders. No wonder so many hot Asian curries have coconut milk in them! • Too spicy? Add some sweetness or creaminess •

LETS FIX IT…

Too sweet? Add some sour or spiciness •

Too sour? Add sweet •

Too bland? Add salt or some spiciness •

Too salty? Add sour •

Just needs a spark? Add acid or one of the aromatics added at the end of cooking, or just a touch of heat (spiciness) •

Too harsh? Try just a touch of sweetness.

Why Has Obesity Gotten Worse Over The Years?

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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

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

Exotic Herbs Which May Help Contol And Help Reverse Diabetes…

We do not recommend ever utilizing herbs for medicinal purposes without discussing them with your doctor. Creative Health Institutes twenty-one day diabetes reversal program is based in our belief that a living body needs living food and when it is supplied a variety of living foods it will respond and heal itself.  We considered, it wise for you to refer to your family doctor before proceeding to enter into any treatments.

Bitter Gourd appears to have a very positive affect on keeping sugar spikes down and insulin levels stable. Many diabetics consume bitter gourd as a regularly as part of their diet. Bitter gourd is also been shown to have many other  health benefits.

Bitter gourd is a tropical vegetable, which is cultivated mainly in the Asian and African countries. It is also known by the name of ‘Karela’ and has a rough, warty skin. As the name suggests, the vegetable is bitter in taste and has a skin that is dark green in color.

Diabetics usually consume bitter gourd in the form of a powder or juice, but it is also used in traditional Asian dishes. The standard protocol is to consume bitter gourd first thing in the morning.  Many diabetics sprinkle bitter gourd on their first meal of the day. While others feel its better to consume it alone, or if in a powder form mix it with warm water and drink it.

Butea Leaves, is another amazing herb from India.  Though the tree has many other healing properties it isthe leaf when boiled, that releases  the phytochemicals which almost immediately reduce blood sugar. The picture that should have been here (sorry)  shows the flowering of the pods on the tree. Each pod has a seed that when dried and powered becomes a very powerful worm and parasite remover.  In Ayurveda medicine the leaf a also chewed.

 Cinnamonis such an amazing herb and of all the exotic herbs its most familiar to North Americana.  What is not generally known is that cinnamon is antiviral and  is  strong stimulator of insulin activity and is very beneficial in the treatment of diabetes and many other health challenges which require the reduction of viral pathogens and the regulation of blood sugar. It helps to keep the blood sugar in check and has been shown to be more powerful than turmeric, cloves or bay leaves.  Like most herbs the bark and twigs of the cinnamon tree has many other uses in helping our bodies to overcome health challenges.

Curry Leaves, is being shown to be a major player in the reversal of diabetes. Researchers from the department of pharmacy at King’s College London say they have found scientific justification for the use of alternative medicine.  Scientists believe that the Indian curry leaf  may contain phyto-chemicals which slow down the rate of starch-to-glucose breakdown in people with diabetes. The tree’s leaves could have the ability to control the amount of glucose entering the bloodstream. Chewing on ten fully grown leave every morning is believed to help with the lowering blood sugar and to help the pancreas to regulate insulin. chewing curry leaves is also said to help with weight loss. Its is estimated that 80% of the baby boomers are overweight and that many of them are suffering from the effects of type 2 diabetes. 

Fenugreek is easy to grow right in your kitchen and had the ability to control glucose metabolis and at the same time it  has a strong modulating effect on blood lipid levels which may substantially reduce the risk of atherosclerosis. Most diabetics, have lipid imbalances, Fenugreek has demonstrated to have the remarkable ability to lower cholesterol, triglycerides and LDL levels while raising HDL levels (good cholesterol) .

Fenugreek Seeds can be consumed in man different ways and forms. Some people eat the spouts and seeds raw before retiring while others put them in with juices and drinks. You can also purchase the powdered form. Another way to get the benefits of fenugreek is to soak the seeds in the water overnight and drink them along with the water the next morning. 

Indian Gooseberry a middle-sized tree and is indigenous to India. The berry can only be harvested about 3 months of the year. The berry is high in Vitamin C helps in controlling diabetes. The juice of the Indian Gooseberry can be added to bitter gourd and with a small amount of honey as a carrier, this combination is  thought to be an excellent way to diabetes since it provides nutrients for the pancreas, helping to release insulin.

Even though there is little to worry about when taking these natural herbs, they still might have interaction with whatever medication you are taking. It is better to be safe than sorry. This list of exotic herbs is not an exhaustive one and there are many more that are believed to have a great affect on diabetes.  I am planning on discussing them in the near future, any help or information from our readers as to what they have found would be greatly appreciated.

Love and Blessings,

Bobby

Nori Rolls – CHI At It Best…

Creative Health Institutes famous Nori Rolls are absolutely delicious and easy to make. For those who have been through our 10 day detox rebuild program these instruction and the recipe will serve as a wonderful remidner, as to how much fun this recipe is to make and what a delight it is to the eyes.

Love and Blessings,

Bobby

Nori Rolls

Utensils

  • Place-mats
  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Plates
  • Veggie peeler

Platter with veggies-zucchini, nori, red pepper, cilantro or basil, sunflower sprouts, avocado, cucumber

Nori Rolls (yield 1 roll)

  • 1 sheet nori
  • 2 large basil leaves
  • 3 cucumber sticks
  • 3 long stips of red pepper
  • Alfalfa spouts (optional)
  • Sunflower or buckwheat sprouts
  • Tamari to seal (optional)
  • 3 pieces of ripe avocado

*Cut all veggies into thin long stips.

Lay nori shiny side down – Using the back of a teaspoon, spread 1 tsp of white mellow miso in a single horizontal strip along the bottom of the sheet of nori. (optional) Along the edge of the nori closest to you, layer your avocado & basil first, and then proceed with the rest of your veggies. Remember to leave ¼ to ½ inch of empty nori closest to you so that you have room to pinch and roll. Pinch and roll (pulling veggies in towards you and applying slight pressure downwards.) just before completing the roll, dip your index finger in either water or coconut aminos and run it along the far edge of the nori sheet. This will seal the roll. Cut the roll into 6 pieces with a sharp knife. 

Drizzle coconut amino/ginger dipping sauce,  serve and enjoy! Don’t forget about the Zucchini you can use it in place of the Nori  and make Asian Rolls and if you have a young coconut, cut the meat into thin strips, soak it for a few minutes in some coconut amino/ginger dipping sauce  that you have added some kelp powder to. This way you can create a nori roll that is similar in taste and texture to sushi.

Because Of Demand A Special Level I Raw Chef Class Has Been Added To Our 2010 Schedule… September 24th -26th

Creative Health Institute’s Class Schedules For Detox/Rebuild And Chef Certification Programs

CHI 10-Day Detox and Rebuild & Intensive Educational Programs For The Remainder Of 2010..

This program is proven to heal.  As the longest running living foods healing institute in the world we bring forth 37 years of love, healing and wisdom.   Simply put, it works!  At the Creative Health Institute we believe in and adhere to the principles of Dr. Ann Wigmore with fresh organic greens, vegetables, fruits, sprouts, fermented foods, and wheatgrass.  You will detox your body and rebuild your immune system and feel renewed and revitalized during the process. (FOR THOSE SHORT ON TIME AND IF SPACE IS AVAILABLE, YOU MAY ALSO START AN INDIVIDUALIZED THREE TO FIVE DAY DETOX/REBUILD AT THE BEGINING OF ANY TEN DAY PROGRAM).

  • August 23 – Sept 2
  •  September 9 – 19 
  •  September 23 – October 3 
  •  October 7 -17
  •  October 28 – November 7
  •  November 11 – 21
  •  December 9 – 19

CHI Raw Chef                 Certification Classes

The classes start with helping you to build a build a strong foundation in the preparation of raw living gourmet foods. Once you have completed level 1, you may then move on to the level II class where you learn new recipes and how teach others. From there you will complete the level III class, which will enable you to not only teach CHI’s Raw Living Foods Lifestyle, but will also help you to expand your  gourmet chef abilities and enable you to train other teachers.

Many of our level II & III graduates are living the lifestyle of  their dreams and helping people around the world to live their dreams as well.

CHI Raw Chef I: Foundations

This introductory class helps you build a foundation in the preparation of raw gourmet foods.

 Raw Chef I – Foundations

  • September 3 – 5
  • September 24-26           

Raw Chef II – Teacher

  • October 1-3 ( This level II class directly follows the Chef Level I taking place from Sept 24-26. There is a five day detox taking place between the two chef classes. Call for details and special discounts on a combined detox/rebuild inclusive of both chef level 1 and level 2).
  • December 3 – 5 ( LAST CLASS OF THE YEAR)

 Raw Chef III –  Instructor, Trainer and  Practitioner

October 21 – 25 ( LAST LEVEL III  OF THE YEAR)

Fibromyalgia Raw Living Food Diet Tips

  • Avoid eating late in the evening.
  • Eat your evening meal not later than 6 p.m., and avoid eating anything else after that.
  • Avoid eating sweet fruit in the evening. Your evening meal should be composed of vegetables with either: avocado, olives, nuts or seeds. Eating fruit in the evening will disturb sleep, due to their (natural) sugar content.
  • Especially avoid eating acid fruits in the evening, such as oranges or pineapple. • Avoid eating fat during the day. This works for a lot of people.
  • The best time to eat fat is in the evening. During the day, prefer fruit and green vegetables for optimum digestion and energy.
  • Don’t feed your false appetite. We have to differentiate between hunger and appetite. Hunger is true physiological need, expressed by a strong desire for food. Appetite is false hunger, is very capricious, very demanding, and is never fully satisfied.
  • Exercise to create true hunger. Vigorous exercise is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle. By exercising vigorously, we create true demand for food and prepare thus the ground for superior assimilation, upon which radiant health depends. 
  • Limit the quantity of fat in your diet. Many raw-foodists go overboard on raw fat. Avocados, oils, olives, nuts and seeds should be a small part of your diet, as they can be a major cause of fatigue and lack of energy I recommend limiting fat consumption to as little as 10% of your calories. In a 2000-calorie diet, this would mean only 22gm of fat (since 1gm of fat contains 9 calories) per day. To put it in perspective, half a medium avocado contains that amount. 
  • Eat only one type of fat per meal. Here are the different concentrated, fatty foods in the raw diet: Avocados, Oils (Olive, hemp, flax, etc.), Olives, Nuts (Almonds, pistachios, pecans, etc.), Seeds (sunflower, pumpkin, sesame, etc.)
  • These foods are all very satisfying, but also difficult to digest. That is why if you mix them with each other you will experience digestive difficulties and feeling tired. Eating only one type at a meal, is a good rule to follow. Have your salad plain or with a non fat dressing. 
  • Eat simple foods. The raw food diet is simple unprocessed, unadulterated, whole, in its natural state. Eating foods that are simply uncooked is a step in that direction. The next step is to start eating mostly whole foods, simple fruits and vegetables, It’s perfectly alright to enjoy some gourmet raw food cuisine once in a while, but try not to make a habit out of it. Instead, go in the direction of simplicity. You will find that you will enjoy your food much more, finally tasting the subtle but complex flavors of natural foods. • Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables. Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables doesn’t mean eating many types of food in one meal, and not even in one day. It means varying your food choices over the course of the seasons. By varying your diet, you will not only make sure you get a full spectrum of nutrients, but also will avoid the harmful effects of making one food the center of your diet, which could have a few downsides you are not even aware of. It is also quite natural to eat with the seasons. Why eat melons in the winter? Melons are a summer food. In the winter, we eat apples, oranges, carrots, etc. So vary your diet and eat mostly what’s in season, without making a religion out of it. 
  • Get support. It’s almost impossible to do this on your own. We need to be able to share our experiences with others. If you don’t know any other raw-foodist, found a support group or start your own potlucks. You will be surprised to know how many people are interested in the raw-food diet once you start your own potlucks. There are hundreds of people in most cities that are just waiting to meet other raw-foodists and share their experiences with them.
  • Avoid eating cold fruits and vegetables during the winter. Why freeze in the winter when you don’t have to? To avoid getting cold, submerge your fruits and vegetables in hot water for a few minutes before consuming them. And while we’re at it, drinking hot water is not forbidden on a raw-food diet. In fact, it will help you a lot to maintain your internal heat without resorting to cooked foods or stimulating hot baths and showers. 

Modalities Which Are Beneficial When Addressing Fibromyalgia

  1. Bowel cleanse with parasite cleanse
  2. Dental cleanup 
  3. Kidney Cleanse 
  4. Liver cleanse. 
  5. Rebounding 
  6. Meditation 
  7. Walk or jog 
  8. Tai Chi, Chi Gong,Yoga 
  9. Sweating is powerful way to cleanse your body from accumulated toxins. – Sauna – drink warm herbal tea with Cayenne pepper…

Fibromyalgia Herbal Remedies

  1. A combination of slippery elm, burdock, sheep sorrel and Turkish rhubarb was shown good results in improving fibromyalgia.
  2. Black walnut aid in removing parasites.
  3. Calendula taken orally in high doses has a positive effect in reversing symptoms of fibromyalgia.
  4. Cayenne, echinacea, goldenseal, astralagus, myrrh and chaparral boost the immune system and improve circulation. Combine them as a tea or tincture, It may be helpful to mix it with juice for better taste. 
  5. Dandelion reduces frequency and intensity of pain and strengthens the connective tissue. Take 1 tbsp. juice or 1 cup tea twice daily for four to six weeks.
  6. Devil’s claw root is a natural anti- inflammatory used to treat rheumatic disorders. Take one 400 mg devil’s claw root tablet daily. 
  7. Dong quai is good for fleeting muscle and joint pains, especially if they are worse in damp conditions. Take 1 capsule daily. For women only.
  8. Ginger Tea. Ginger is a good alternative to aspirin to relieve minor aches and pains. Steep 1 teaspoon of the grated root in 8 ounces of hot water for 10 minutes. Strain. Add honey for taste, if you like. Alternatively, take 1,000 to 2,000 milligrams of powdered ginger a day in capsule form with food.
  9. Garlic is useful for detoxification and to enhance immune system function. Take 5,000 mcg of standardized allicin three times daily. Kyolic, aged garlic is preferred. 
  10. Ginkgo biloba improves circulation and brain function. 
  11. Passion flower, valerian and hops teas have sedating and muscle- relaxant properties. 
  12. Licorice root acts in the body like cortisone, but without the harmful side-effects. 
  13. Milk thistle extract, artichoke, turmeric and dandelion supports liver function. 
  14. Skullcap and valerian root improve sleep. 
  15. Siberian ginseng is an energizing herb that can help resolve the fatigue associated with fibromyalgia. Choose a standardized extract containing 0.5 percent eleutheroside E and take 100 milligrams twice daily, one-half hour before breakfast and lunch. After two weeks, you can gradually increase the dosage as needed. After six weeks, take one week off, then take the herb for another six weeks.
  16. St. John’s wort is a natural antidepressant and influences the adrenal gland hormones to help relieve stress. St. John’s wort affects nerves and is effective for sharp, shooting nerve pains. It also has antiviral properties. (Caution: Do not take if you are taking conventional antidepressants.) Choose a standardized extract containing 0.3 percent hypericin and take 300 milligrams three times daily
  17. . Teas brewed from burdock root, dandelion, and red clover promote healing by cleansing the bloodstream and enhancing immune function. Combine or alternate these herbal teas, and drink 4 to 6 cups daily. 
  18. Pine-bark and grape-seed extracts are natural anti-inflammatories that help to ease pain. Take 50 milligrams of either two to three times daily. 
  19. Turmeric helps to reduce pain and inflammation. Take 400 to 500 milligrams three times daily.
  20. Willow bark has anti-inflammatory properties and works as a painkiller.

For my friend Sofree!

Love and blessings, Bobby

Food Combining – A Letter To A Friend

Dear Cha Cha,

I really hate to think that I have to worry about every morsel I put in my mouth, but there are some basic rules and I always try to adhere to, as best possible. I am not of the school that improperly combined raw food creates alcohol in the colon. I say eat raw, go to the bathroom 3 times a day and do enemas often, lol.

Good Combinations:

  1. Acid Fruits AND Sub-Acid Fruits.
  2. Sub-Acid Fruits AND Sweet Fruits.
  3. Starches AND Vegetables & Greens.
  4. Vegetables & Greens AND Proteins.

Bad Combinations:

  1. Try to not eat carbohydrate foods and acid foods at the same meal.
  2. Try to not eat a concentrated protein and a concentrated carbohydrate at the same meal.
  3. Never consume two concentrated proteins at the same meal.
  4. Do not consume fats with proteins.
  5. Do not eat acid fruits with proteins.
  6. Do not consume starches and sugars together.
  7. Eat but one concentrated starch at a meal.
  8. Do not consume melons with any other foods.
  9. Drink ALL juices alone.
  10. Fresh fruit should be eaten alone or on an empty stomach. It’s best to only combine fruits from their own category.
  11. Try to not have fats with fats. (Example – nuts with avocados)

( I DO NOT AGREE WITH ALL OF THESE) 

Some categories can be combined and still digest well while others you may want to avoid. I lean more to Matt Monarch’s  belief  that when we eat raw food dishes in moderation we do not have to deal with paying such close attention to strict food combining and examining every morsel we put in our mouths. I know I should not combine bananas with acid fruits like pineapple or oranges, but I just can’t resist, lol.

I find its usually the people who are not 100% raw who are caught up with food combining. Stay logical and stay 100% raw and let those who wish to focus on food combing do so. I will put our program, which is healing and delicious against anyone else’s in the world!

Keep in mind I am not saying throw out food combining, what I really am saying is I would rather have a little gas and be able to love what I am eating, lol.

Well you asked for it so here you go.

The table below shows some basic food categories, The basic rule is to eat from one category at a time.

 RAW Food Categories and
Approximate Digestion Times
 

FRUITS
Melons & Juices
(15 – 30 Min)
FRUITS
Acid
(1.5 – 2 Hrs)
FRUITS
Sub-Acid
(1 – 1.5 Hrs)
FRUITS
Sweet & Sweeteners
(30 – 45 Min)
Cantaloupe Apples, Sour Apples Agave Nectar
Honeydew Cranberries Apricots Bananas
Juices Grapefruit Berries Berries, Sweet
Watermelon Grapes, Sour Cherries Cherries, Sweet
Wheatgrass Juice Lemons Dates Grapes, Sweet
  Limes Figs, Fresh Honey, Raw
  Oranges Mangos Molasses
  Pineapple Nectarines Pears
  Plums, Sour Papaya Persimmon
  Pomegranite Peaches Yacon Syrup
  Strawberries Pears  
    Tomatoes  

 

Starches(2 – 3 Hrs)

Vegetables & Greens
(2 – 3Hrs)
High Protein(4+ Hrs)

Fats(3 – 4 Hrs)

Avocados Artichokes Blue-Green Algae Avocados
Beans Asparagus Dried Fruit Coconut Oil
Brown Rice Beets Legumes, Unsprouted Flaxseed Oil
Carrots Blue-Green Algae Mature Coconut Hemp Oil
Corn Broccoli Nuts, Raw Olive Oil
Grains, Sprouted Brussels Sprouts Olives Olives
Jicama Cabbage Seeds, Raw Safflower Oil
Legumes, Sprouted Cauliflower   Sesame Oil
Parsnip Celery   Sunflower Oil
Potatos Chives    
Squash, Winter Corn, Raw    
Sweet Potatos Cucumbers    
Turnip Eggplant    
Young Coconut Green Beans    
  Leafy Greens    
  Leeks    
  Okra    
  Onions    
  Peppers    
  Radishes    
  Sea vegetables    
  Squash, Summer    
  Zucchini    

Exceptions:

  • Lemons and Limes combine with Starches, Vegetables & Greens, Proteins, and Fats.
  • Avocados combine with Sub-Acid Fruit.
  • Cucumbers combine with Fats.
  • Tomatoes combine with Starches, Vegetables & Greens, and Fats.

Love you, Cha Cha…

P.S.

By the way I never take advise from anyone who is not 100% raw. They only know how bad they feel because they mix raw with cooked. Usually they cannot even begin to understand this amazing body we possess.

RAW FOREVER,

Chico

 

Really Rawsome Raw Chocolate Maca Macaroons

Creative Health Institute Raw Chocolate Macaroons

Ingredients

  • 3 cups raw dehydrated coconut – shredded
  • 1 cup cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup fresh coconut water
  • 1/2 cup agave nectar or date pate/water or yacon syrup.
  • 1/2 cup coconut butter
  • 1/4 cup Maca
  • 2 tbs raw vanilla – beans ground 
  • 1/4 tsp celtic sea salt

Directions – Combine all ingredients into a bowl, and mix thoroughly with your hands or a big wooden spoon. Roll into 1 inch balls, place on dehydrator sheet, dehydrate for 6-12 hours. 
Servings: 24

Raw Chocolate News… Cornell University Scientists Discovered Raw Cacao/Chocolate Powder Has Nearly Twice The Antioxidants Of Red Wine, And Up To Three Times The Antioxidants In Green Tea

Researchers, led by Chang Y. Lee, chairman of the Department of Food Science and Technology at Cornell  state “the reason that raw cacao/cocoa leads the other drinks is its high content of antioxidant compounds called phenolic phytochemicals, or flavonoids”.

Scientists have known for years that raw chocolate/cacao contains massive amounts of antioxidants, in fact there is no common food with a higher antioxidant rating. In fact recent research shows that the antioxidants found in raw cacao have unmatched stability and are easy to assimilate. Of all known foods, raw cacao is also the ONLY food which does NOT lose its Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity (ORAC) over significant periods of time, making raw cacao/chocolate both the most POTENT and  STABLE source of antioxidants found in any natural food.

According to research cited in The New York Times,” fresh raw cocoa beans are super-rich in the type of flavonoid called flavanols which are very strong antioxidants. Cocoa/cacao beans contain 10,000 milligrams (10 grams) of flavanol antioxidants per 100 grams – or an amazing 10% antioxidant concentration level”!

Some of the most active substances in raw cacao/chocolate are:

  • Anandamide (a neurotransmitter known as “the bliss chemical”)
  • Arginine (nature’s aphrodisiac)
  • Dopamine (a neurotransmitter which bring about clarity)
  • Epicatechins (antioxidants)
  • Flavanols ( catechin,epicatechin, epigallocatechinMagnesium (for healthy heart function)
  • Histamine
  • Phenylethylamine (PEA) (controls the ability to focus attention and stay alert)
  • Polyphenols (antioxidants)
  • Salsolinol
  • Serotonin (anti-stress neurotransmitter)
  • Tryptophan (anti-depressant amino acid)

Tomorrow we will go over the vitamins and minerals found in the super food of super foods. Make everyday more than awesome, make it rawsome!

Blessings, Bobby

Detox and Rebuild: Intensive Educational Programs – Combine With Raw Chef Certificaton & Save Up to $200.00

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Creative Health Institutes Take On Raw Living Food And The Great Protein Myth

 Creative Health Institute
Debunks
 “The Protein Myth”

 

Decreasing The Amount Of Meat You Eat Could Save Your Life
No Meat
The Raw Living Food Lifestyle Provides The Best Source Of Protein On The Planet! 
The first question most students ask upon embarking on our program steeped in the traditons of Ann Wigmore’s Raw Living Foods Lifestyle is; where do we get our protein? This is a good question, so on  our first evening together we address their question by going through the list of protein rich fruits, vegetables, seed, nuts and sprouts they will be eating during their stay at the institute. Upon seeing the list of fruits, vegetable, seed, nuts and sprouts and the amount of protein they will be consuming on a daily basis there usually is a resounding WOW! They learn that by embracing this lifestyle they will not only get enough protein, they will be getting the vitamins, minerals, phyto-nutrients, live enzymes and the right combination of amino acids combined to form protein which is perfectly designed for their body’s. We’ve been brainwashed by the meat, dairy and supplement companies into thinking we need one gram of protein per pound of bodyweight, but science has NEVER shown that humans need that level of protein.  The truth is most foods have some combination of protein, carbohydrates and fat -and vegetables contain all three macro-nutrients!  The World Health Organization (W.H.O) has stated we need to consume a minimum of 10% of your daily caloric intake from protein to be healthy and build lean muscle mass. If you are eating a 2,000-calorie diet, 10% of your diet should be made up of protein, which would be 200 calories. Each gram of protein has 4 calories, so that calculates out to 50 grams of protein per day.  Getting this level of protein is easy to do if you are practicing the Living Foods Lifestyle.
Wishing all of you the best life ever.
Robert Morgan – Bobby
Union City, Michigan
866.426.1213
Health Education Director
Creative Health Institute