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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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Diet For Living School of Natural Nutrition


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If you're looking to vote for the best candidate for President of the United States, I believe she's already in the White House. First Lady Michelle Obama. She's brilliant, dynamic, she shines, and she understands the needs of the American people. And more gigantic than that, she believes in youth of the future, that if given the right information, they hold in their hand change for their own lives and generations to come.

She chose as her platform the timely subject of changing America's diet to more fresh fruits and vegetables. AMEN! As a country we're facing some really serious challenges. One in three Americans will have diabetes in their life time if we don't change course. As a diet related illness, it will depend on the choices we make. This will impact the economy and our health care system as well as our quality of life.


Michelle Obama is a hands on leader, teaching the nation by doing, with no empty promises. Without hesitation, she dug up the lawn at the White House and planted a vegetable patch, setting a great example for the country. She organized help for the veggie garden from local school students who assisted with the planting and caring for the now famous urban plot, making learning fun! And who wouldn't be glad to pull weeds to spend an afternoon with her.

A good leader hires a great team. Ms. Obama had the genius to hire 31 year old Sam Kass as the First Family's personal chef at the White House and an important player in 'Let's Move', her healthy food initiative and campaign against childhood obesity. When he's not making vegetable dishes for Sasha and Malia from the garden, he travels the country to promote Michelle's message, helping establish policies that affect what millions of school kids consume each day. More fresh fruits and vegetables! He was quoted as saying "Obesity may be our nation's greatest national security threat." Rock on!

This is the painful truth. If we don't turn this boat around, young people look to inherit the Standard American Diet (also known as SAD) that is picking us off in large numbers. One in ten infants and toddlers are dangerously heavy, and one in three American kids are now overweight or obese. If the trend continues the projections are this number will suffer from Type-2 Diabetes in their life time.

This is bad news.

Yet the good news is all we have to do is add fresh fruits and vegetables to our diet. Make it fun for our kids so that they will welcome the change.

Diet change is all about the optimism. I remain extremely hopeful when I hear stories like the one about nine year old Sam Wohabe. He was one of fifty-four children ages 8-10 selected from more than 1200 entries for the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, traveling to Washington D.C. for a kid's 'State Dinner' hosted by my gal Michelle Obama. What was on the plate that won him first prize? 'Kale Chips' and 'Stuffed Pepper'. Sam also spear headed an effort to turn the roof top of his upper East Side Co-op into a veggie garden. This young guy runs up on the elevator to clip herbs to add to his dishes. Is that not sooooo super cute. You can't help being excited and hopeful about that.

Feb. 9, 2012 marked the White House initiative's second anniversary at an event with 14,000 kids dancing and cheering for fresh fruits and vegetables. Hundreds of health professionals from the public and private sector attended. The children's voice's were heard. "If you love us stop feeding us junk!" Fresh fruits and vegetables are back in style and not a moment too soon.

We are 'On Board' at Diet For Living Center. We have dedicated our life to helping households learn new and exciting ways to prepare fresh fruits and vegetables. Raw crackers, raw berry jams, fresh raw almond milk and raw cacao treats are just to name a few.......We have our Rawfood MeetUp, a monthly potluck, on August 26th at 5 PM. It's a great time to see what's new in the world of fresh fruits and vegetables. Join us. Everyone's welcome.

Let's turn this boat around! Future generations depend on us. Look us up at dietforlivingcenter.com


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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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Many of us are learning that growing small trays of nutrient packed microgreens in our kitchen does not have to be elaborate or tricky. The satisfaction of watching tiny green things sprout and adding them to my raw soup or salad while the winter world lies dormant outside brings a big smile to my face.

Jumping Right Into Raw Juicing Action

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People often ask, “What is the difference between Raw Juicing and Raw Blending?” Let's start with Raw Juicing.


Raw Juicing extracts the nutrient rich WATERS from vegetables, fruits, greens, and wheatgrass. 'WATERS' is the important distinction. This vitamin rich liquid is absorbed early on in the digestive tract and quickly heads right to the cells to cleanse, repair and rebuild.

And for that we use the Omega...

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