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Our graduate student Joelle Vadas has opened her own healing center 'RawFully-Healthy' in Melbourne, Australia.

She will be coaching and leading workshops teaching the benefits of Raw Living Foods and diet change to her part of the world. If you are in Melbourne, you are going to want to check her out. We are so proud of her.




Our 'new beginning' really started eight years ago. I may never have found my way to Raw Living Foods, except I was desperate to solve my own declining health. I had a tumor growing in my uterus with no signs of slowing down.
Detoxing with Raw Foods to restore order in the body and heal degenerative disease was not my original idea. A plan and protocol was first taught by the late, great healer, Dr. Ann Wigmore. She had healed her own cancer using Raw and fermented foods. Before her miracle, she had been a white pastry junkie. This was a woman I could relate to and trust. It was her belief that no matter how sick you are, you can restore your own health if you give your body the right tools to work with. That gave me the courage to try. I owe my healing success exclusively to her work.
My quest to get well led me to new lands I didn't know existed. It granted me grace and gifts I hadn't expected. I joined the plant-based movement to get myself back on track. It has transformed my health, as well as giving my life clearer purpose and passion.
Joseph, my husband, a nurse for twenty years, watched the new foods change and transform my health. He too would bravely confront the foods that were causing him harm. My household would wake up 100%.
Together we began by building a Raw Food Meet-up group in our community. The first year there were about ten to fifteen people. Today we have 360 members. People would come to us and say they wanted to go deeper with the diet, so we created Diet For Living Center and began classes teaching the 'Raw Food Basics'. We wanted to spread the word even further, make the circle bigger.
So we added 'Diet For Living School of Natural Nutrition', with global reach. The school is Board Certified by the American Association Of Drugless Practitioners (AADP), allowing us to be recognized as a Higher Educational Institute. As a graduate of our program, if you choose, you are eligible to receive international Board Certification from AADP. Their Holistic Health Practitioner Certification helps you instill trust while expanding your professional development. Your success is important to us.


According to the National Centers For Disease Control and Prevention "more than 133 million adults in America are living with at least one chronic disease, such as obesity, diabetes or cardiovascular disease. The cost of managing their care is estimated at an astounding $270 billion a year." These are not just numbers. These are our friends, family, loves ones, our communities and maybe even us. The National Center goes on to say "growing evidence demonstrates these diseases can largely be reduced or prevented through education and behavioral changes." It's easy to conclude that the greatest impact on the future of health today and tomorrow will be teaching people to eat lifesaving innovative foods.
These are exciting times to be a Holistic Health Educator. New York City doctors are writing prescriptions for fruits and vegetables for obese and over weight patients. Called the 'Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program', patients get prescribed 'Health Bucks', redeemable for produce at more than 140 New York Farmer's Markets. 'WOW'! The program has now expanded to seven other states on the Eastern Seaboard and continues to grow. How exciting is that!!! No gimmicks, pills or potions, no mysterious supplements. Just the food's nature provides.
If you're like us, you want to be part of the solution, part of this growing movement that is seeing the world in new ways.


Sign up for our 'Certified Holistic Health Coach/Raw Food Chef Program', Oct 10-13, 2014, has officially begun!!!! If you have been considering attending, now is the time to make a deposit to hold your spot. The class fills up quickly. We don't want you to miss out. Looking forward to seeing you in October.


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The Best to Your Success!
Paula Diana/Lead Instructor
Diet For Living School of Natural Nutrition


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You can't fool anyone with a plate of carrot sticks over the Holidays. We all want sweet treats that look and feel like a celebration. No matter how brave we are during the rest of the year, culinary fearlessness can feel like jumping off a cliff during the Holidays.

If you are willing to take the leap, I guarantee that 'Our Raw Custard Pumpkin Pie', with gluten-free macadamia nut crust, will thrill your family and wow your guests.










2 1⁄2 cups raw macadamia nuts soaked 8 hours and drained

1⁄2 cup well packed soft dates, chopped

1⁄4 teaspoon pure vanilla

1/8 teaspoon mineral salt

In a food processor, using the "S" blade, pulse together macadamia nuts, soft chopped dates, pure vanilla and mineral salt. Process until a moist, firm dough forms. Press crust mixture into a 9 inch deep dish pie plate coated with unscented raw coconut oil. Set aside.


3 cups fresh organic butternut squash, peeled and pureed

1 1⁄2 cups raw baby coconut milk

3⁄4 cup raw coconut butter

1⁄4 cup raw agave

2 ounce Irish moss soaked overnite and drained

2 tablespoons lecithin

1 tablespoon pure vanilla

4 tablespoons pure maple syrup

1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice

1/8 teaspoon mineral salt

Take the butternut squash and feed it through an Omega Juicer with the blank in place to puree. Set aside. In a high power blender, mix together baby coconut milk and the Irish moss until dissolved and it becomes a thick paste. Add raw agave, maple syrup, butternut squash, coconut butter and vanilla. Blend at high speed until the mixture is will incorporated. Add the lecithin and pumpkin pie spice and blend into a custard consistency. Pour into the prepared crust and set in the fridge for about two hours. Once it has set, decorate with raw pecans. Serves about 12 people.

The Best To Your Health For The Holidays!


Vegan-Gluten Free- Raw


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By 2015, an estimated twenty million of us will die from cardiovascular disease if we refuse to make change in our diet. It's now the leading cause of death among us.

Dr. Oz, our favorite doctor guru (with good reason, the guy's fabulous!), says that to take charge of your situation you need to concentrate on a "plant-based diet loaded with fruits and vegetables" (key word "loaded"!). One of the reasons for that is, unlike meat and dairy, there is no cholesterol in plant based foods. The other reason is that plant based foods control your weight naturally. Just a small commitment to losing ten pounds can ward off the deadly HD. How easy is that! But when most of us take an honest look at our diets, the first thing missing is the 'heart friendly foods'. So "uh oh! gotta get it together".

It is my belief that we don't consider the idea of fruits and vegetables 'fun'. And there is no ignoring it. As a species, we like our food 'fun'.



 So what could be more fun than raw, dairy-free, gluten-free cheese balls. Cute and Yummy. You can invite guests over on a Friday nite and serve them with love and maybe organic wine!



½ cup macadamia nuts (soaked overnite)

½ cup pine nuts (soaked overnite)

1 cup purified water

4 cloves fresh garlic

1/8 teaspoon Bragg's Liquid Aminos

1/8 teaspoon cumin and tumeric

pinch of mineral salt

¼ cup finely chopped onion greens

To make vegan plant based cheese:

Drain the macadamia and pine nuts and add to blender with 1 cup purified water. In your VitaMIx Blender begin your blending on low setting and work up to the high power setting till the nuts turn into a smooth paste. Pour the nut paste into a nut milk bag and hang over a bowl till all the liquid is drained. A great way to do this is to leave it hanging overnite. This way friendly airborne lactobacillus organisms will automatically inoculate your cheese. When you return in the morning you will have cheese! How easy is that!


Now to prepare the balls:

In a glass bowl add pressed garlic, walnut meal, onion greens, spices and salt. Form the mixture into balls and dehydrate at 105 degrees in your Excalibur Dehydrator for twelve hours so that a crust forms on the outside. I am crazy about designer tooth picks so you may want to add those before you begin the drying process. To finish it all off, set it on a party plate with mint leaf garnish.

This recipe makes six balls so you may want to double it. Good luck. Let me know how it goes.


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It's very 'American' to consume protein from foods with large quantities of fat. This has allowed heart disease to be one of the number one killers in the modern world.

There is nothing new about high fat diets with a doctor's approval. In the 1920's, doctors advocated a minimum of three Porterhouse steaks a day, and declared that the only two perfect foods were "fresh meats and water". Dr. Irwin Stillman, a respected doctor at the time, wrote "Doctor's Quick Weight-Loss Diet", convincing his patients to eat meat, eggs and cheese. Suffice it to say, Stillman died of a heart attack.

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