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It is estimated that one in three adults will contract cancer in their lifetime. We don't have a moment to waste!

Tip the odds in your favor! Focus on specific fruits and vegetables found to reduce cancer risk and or it's recurrence. As well, avoid those foods that have been found to promote cancer.

The American Cancer Society details the evidence of lycopene and lutein in cancer prevention. These important antioxidants come packed naturally in the super potent avocado.

Avocados are a super cancer fighting food. With the highest concentration of the antioxidant lycopene and the carotenoid lutein of all the commonly eaten fruits, this food is a favorite.

I want to share with you my favorite gelato recipe made with avocado. It's a perfect food for the warmer months with a great balance of tart and sweet.

OUR FAVORITE RAW GELATO                                                

½ ripe avocado

one kiwi peeled

1 and 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

½ cup raw coconut milk

1 tablespoon raw agave

Cut up one ripe kiwi ahead of time and freeze in an ice cube tray, making kiwi ice cubes.

Place ripe avocado, lime juice, raw coconut milk(I get ours in the frozen food department of our local Asian grocery store), kiwi ice cubes and agave in your high speed blender. Blend on lowest speed, then gradually increase the speed until smooth and rich, like a pudding.

Yum! Makes two servings.                            


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More and more, Americans are seeking honest answers to their mounting health problems from poor diet choices. Using vibrant Raw Living foods as regenerative medicine for healing has earned a high degree of respect as testimonials speak to the undeniable benefits of cleansing the body with a Raw Food Diet.

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The Best To Your Health!                                    




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The word 'toxin' has it's roots in the Greek word 'toxicon', which means poison. Toxins are any substance of a chemical or organic nature foreign to the human body which may eventually cause disease or harm.

Modern environmental toxins have a list a mile long: tap water, solvents, food additives, dyes, drugs, household chemicals, personal care products...and now GMO's, built into the DNA of our foods.

The National Cancer Institute has a booklet called "Cancer and the Environment". It estimates that as many as two thirds of all cancer cases are linked to our modern environment.

What can we do??? First off we add plenty of cleansing foods to our diet and drink cleansing raw juices that flush the system. We love wheatgrass juice, one of the most potent cleansing foods on the planet.

Raw Miso is a super food when it comes to cleansing the body of toxins.

Here's a fabulous Raw salad dressing recipe one of our ABQ RawFood Meet-up members brought to our last PotLuck. Your going to want to whip this up and put it on everything. It's so killer yummy!!!


½ C South River White Miso

1/3 C raw agave nectar

1/3 C Bragg's' Cider Vinegar

1/3 C organic sesame oil

¼ C fresh lemon juice

                                                1 ¼ C chopped ginger

Blend all ingredients in a VitaMix or high speed blender until smooth and creamy.

If you''re making diet change, get support! Everyone needs friends to help keep them on track. Join us for our PotLuck here in Albuquerque with our ABQ RawFood MeetUp group. Our next PotLuck is May 5, 2013 at 5 PM.

As well you may want to get together with folks to support the labeling of foods that contain GMOs so that we can all live in a safer world. There is a forum here in ABQ on Tuesday March 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the Center for Spiritual Living at 2801 Louisiana Blvd NE in favor of labeling foods that contain GMOs.

As always, the best to your health.




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Everyone I talk to says that they feel so relieved February is over. It was a white knuckle month, when your moods and emotions are hanging on by a thread waiting for the first signs of spring. I know I took a big deep breath on the first of March. Time to stoke the low body flame of winter.

The color green offers promise for the future of dreams and plans. The color green symbolizes life, nature, fresh beginnings. On the color wheel, green is considered a cool color, calming and soothing, depicting balance and harmony.

This time of year we like to plant trays of tasty baby lettuce micro greens. The bright green color brightens our lives as well as provides us with sweet raw salad greens. The fresh life force of these little guys renews our hopes for the future.








Lettuce is not a lover of heat, so now is the best time to get started. Its fast growing and easy and we love that! We have great results with 'Lettuce Leaf Salad Bowl Blend' from Botanical Interests. We buy the larger envelope for $3.49. You can pick up the seeds up at the Co-op or Whole Foods. Here's how to do it:


One 20x10 in. black plastic growing tray.

Rich organic fertile soil. (we make our own, but garden stores have it)

One large packet of lettuce leaf seeds

Fill the black plastic container ¾ full of soil. Sprinkle your seeds over the top of the soil. Sprinkle soil over the seeds till gently covered. Water well with a watering can. Keep the bed moist.

During the germination process your seeds do not need light. But when they pop their little heads up out of the soil you will need to transfer them to a spot with light. Find a place where your greens can get plenty of light, such as a window sill, porch ledge or balcony, but avoid direct sun. If you have a simple grow light you're good to go. This may take a bit of experimenting depending on your climate. Growing raw micro greens makes a great project for kids! Or use as a table centerpiece. Have fun with with your Raw foods!

If you want to know more about making and growing Raw food, join us for our next 'Perfect Raw Cleanse Workshop', Saturday, April 20th, at 10:00 am at Diet For Living Center. Find out more and register at this link.



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We naturally seek out healthy alternatives to breads that are a bit sweet with a whole lotta nurturing. Many raw breads contain flax, giving them a strong flavor, making them a touch bitter for our taste buds first thing in the morning.

I'd like to give you our recipe for our 'Raw Date Nut Bread'. It's so perfect that we have been eating it now for five years first thing in the morning.








It's made from buckwheat groats. Don't be fooled by the name. Buckwheat groats are a seed, an edible flower seed, not a grain. This gentle tasting food contains no gluten so it can be eaten by people with celiacs disease. High in fiber, it speeds up transit time, unlike the gluten filled wheat bagels, breads and buns that add to our constipation problems. It contains all eight amino acids, making it high in plant based proteins. It's probably the most important transformative food we have added to our diets.

Our Raw Date Nut Bread

1 cup buckwheat groats

½ cup macadamia nuts

½ cup organic raisins

10 dates

¼ cup raw honey

¼ cup liquid

Soak buckwheat groats, macadamia nuts, raisins and dates in filtered water for 8 hours or over night. Drain before use. Feed your soaked foods through an Omega juicer with the blank on. It will come out as a lovely dough. Stir in the honey and liquid until it is smooth and creamy. Add a bit more water as needed. Using a large spoon, set dollops of dough on the dehydrator sheet. Use a spatula to smooth them out into 1/8th inch thick pancake size breads. Dehydrate in the Excalibur at 115 degrees for 7-8 hours.

Tip: I soak the ingredients in the morning, make the dough in the evening, dehydrate that night and voila! We have them ready next morning to greet us. This recipe make about 12 breads.

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