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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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Did you buy into the hype about bottled, canned and boxed coconut water? In the past five years the industry has exploded and found its way into the hands and heart of many a yogi and yogini. Bottles sit next to yoga mats in studios across the country.

The big 'friendly"'coconut water companies have supported many events and studios. Coconut water is a hot commodity, especially in Hot Yoga, where students perform their routines in rooms heated to more then 100 degrees.

But now the big coconut companies are being hit with class-action lawsuits. Their labels lied.

To start with, boxed, bottled and canned coconut water is 100% pasteurized. That means at least 275 degrees. Good-bye benefits. Just empty liquid.

What is true is coconut water, the clear liquid straight out of a young green coconut, is one of the best foods for humans on Planet Earth. Super, super nutritious, easy to digest, it's a staple in tropical countries from Colombia to India. Sometimes you can buy it from street vendors here in the US in urban Latino and South Asian neighborhoods. Here in ABQ, NM, they sell it ready to sip at our local Ayurveda restaurant, Annapurna. Yum.

But it's not so hard to drink raw baby coconut water at home. Whole Foods and Asian markets sell baby coconuts in the cold section of the store.


Here's how easy it is to prepare. Nature designed the baby coconut so that we can get inside to access this super food liquid.


1 Baby Coconut

1 kitchen cleaver

1 glass or plastic straw

Set the baby coconut on its side, holding it with one had around the bottom (way away from the cleaver).

With the cleaver in the other hand, slowly hack around the pointy top till it gives way. This takes all of about one minute. When you have made entry, quickly turn the coconut upright before you lose the liquid. Pop your straw in the hole and sip with a big smile on your face.









It is so delicious!

When you finish, return to the cutting board and make a the hole larger so that you can eat the soft, lovely coconut meat inside. It taste like creamy-dreamy custard. Baby coconut is a healthy drink and snack all in one.

The best your health!                                       


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The American Institute of Cancer Research reports that people whose diets are rich in onions have a lower risk of contracting ovarian, prostrate, breast, kidney and colon cancer. Onions have also been found to slow the growth of cancer cells. Like many raw vegetables, onions contain powerful antioxidants that block highly reactive free radicals from damaging cell DNA. Remember, antioxidants can't tolerate heat, so onions have to be eaten raw.

You may be thinking, 'I was so excited about all this fabulous cancer protection, but raw onions may be harsh on my social life'. I have to agree. I can't afford to offend or lose any friends, so what can we do? Be brave.

The secret is shallots. This petite onion is a member of the lily family, with a delicate, mild taste. This mellow little onion is chockfull of the same anti-cancer chemicals as its big yellow, red or white buddy.

Shallots are the new gourmet onion and a key ingredient in the modern green kitchen. Sliced paper thin and added to baby greens, you'll have the perfect salad. You'll be able to enjoy them daily, all week long. Topping your salad with a raw, rich and creamy salad dressing is key to rounding out the experience. Here is an easy dressing, packed with the healthy probiotics that we love at Diet For Living Center.


Our Raw Miso Dream Dressing                          

¼ cup raw tahini

¼ cup raw agave nectar

2 tablespoons filtered water

2 tablespoons unpasteurized mellow white miso

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Add all the ingredients to the blender. Start blending on low, then finish the process on high.

Store any extra in a glass jar in the fridge.


The best to your health!


education that changes lives

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