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If your looking for the most powerful Green Food on Planet Earth, that would be Wheat Grass Juice. A mighty detoxifier, it cleanses the body from head to toe of any heavy metals, pollutants and other toxins that may be stored in the tissues and organs. Just a small amount can vastly improve your life.

altHere is our favorite recipe for this miracle drink. We have been drinking it everyday.Tip: Wheatgrass is not crazy about Summer heat. Store your flat in the fridge until the weather cools down. It's 'live' so remember to water your flat every couple of days.






one apple
thin slice of lemon
½ handful wheatgrass

Put everything through the Omega Juicer. Collect in a 6 oz glass and enjoy!










Please share this very simple recipe with family and friends that are looking for a natural Summer tonic.

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"Memory is humanity's most important asset. Containing the truth of the entire universe, memory is both the inner guide for each life and the means of exchange with the universe," says the brilliant Maya Tiwari, in her book 'Secrets of Healing'. "Every atom and molecule of the cosmos, including the most minute cell and space within the human body is infused with cosmic memory of all time."
I am blown away by how profound and deep this knowledge is, because right now, in the 21st Century, modern advertising and the American Food Industry have teamed up to create a food system that encourages amnesia throughout the globe. Humans have been on Earth for 1.5 million years. At no other point in history have we been willing to consume so many substances that would not be considered 'whole foods'. These mega giants are counting on us to have no memory of what real food looks like, feels like or tastes like. As we put on the pounds from these 'nonfoods' and our health declines, industrialized American companies step in and promise to save us. The weight loss market is one of the largest industries in the world, with no sign of slowing down. Pills, powders, pre-packaged foods, counting fat grams, low carbs, no carbs, up and down we go, buying empty promises, losing faith in ourselves. I see our goal as Holistic Health Coaches/Raw Food Chefs as memory keepers and educators, making sure no one forgets.


Growing up I straddled two worlds. My mother longed to be the new modern woman of the 1950's. She was one of the millions of women frustrated with the isolation of the suburban household. She jumped at the chance to enter the work force and join the new norm for women. She had come up in a tiny cold water flat and her relationship with the kitchen was complicated, bordering on contempt. She fed us quick and easy foods, like Pop Tarts, KoolAid, hot dogs and frozen hamburger patties.










My second world, every Sunday, was spent with my Irish Family. A clan of generous women who created long dining room tables filled with slow cooked foods on linen tablecloths and fine white china. This long line of culinary females had been gathering together to feed family and friends since the Middle Ages. As a young woman my relationship with eating was confused while I attempted to navigate this world of mixed messages, only finding my way later in life.


What does all this mean to you as an effective coach that wants to change lives?
In our training we teach you to begin with the Questionnaire. Through a series of questions we provide, you ask your client to visit their memories of family and food. You allow then to talk while you listen. They construct their own unique story so that they can better understand where they are today. This helps you both create a plan that excites and motivates them so that they can move forward. Unraveling old patterns and adopting new healthier ones takes time. Helping your client heal from their conflicted relationship with food is a creative process. Coaching sessions often end with what are called 'Action Steps'. These exercises are highly valuable in helping your client explore deeper into their own unique process.


Because we are all in process I encourage you to first try these Memory Action Steps on yourself:
One: Take time to meditate daily with the goal of reflecting on memories related to food and family.
Two: Explore family photos with the purpose of remembering how it effected your relationship with food and any conflicts you may have.
Three: Relay your discoveries without judgement in a journal. No one will see them so you don't need to edit your notes.
Four: Ask yourself "what did I find out I needed to know? How can it help release what's holding me back?"
Visiting memories with purpose helps us all understand ourselves better. In this way we can make better life choices, eat healthier foods, connect to what is true. This is Holistic Health Coaching in Action.


If you, a family member or a friend is in search of a career that helps get you healthy while improving the lives of others, join us: October 10-13, 2014 for our 'Certified Holistic Health Coach/Raw Food Chef Program'. We teach you the business model we have used for years to build our careers. One that works. Click here to learn more about our intensive program.

If you have any questions about our program, always feel free to email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Or give us a call 505.243.1157. We are here for you.

The Best To Your Success
Paula Diana/Lead Instructor
Diet for Living School Of Natural Nutrition
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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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Courage is the first step required for any action or idea to take place. Because without it nothing else can happen. It takes courage to claim your voice, own your power, to sing the music inside you. It takes courage to realize that we need to claim our lives, to live our calling, to listen to our talents and gifts, to change our lifestyle and unleash the true creativity that sits inside our soul.



When my younger daughter was around eight, I caught her lying to me. It was all fairly harmless, a little white lie. She didn't intend to hurt me. We first talked about telling the truth. But what concerned me most was that she was afraid to tell the truth..... and what I wanted most for her in this life was to grow up brave and courageous, claiming her truth. So for her 'punishment' I had her write, one hundred times 'I will not be afraid, I will not be afraid', until all one hundred sentences were completed. Of course we all love our children and know they are amazing, but I believe that exercise was an intersection that set her compass for True North. Because today she owns her own courage and creativity. A 'knowing' that nothing can touch. Hallelujah!


When coaching our clients we give them 'Action Steps' to help build their courage and confidence. Courage takes place outside the comfort zone, so it's always best to work in steps. Because we always practice what we preach, you too may want to give this a try. That way we all grow together.

Courage Action Steps for the Week:
one: give up one harmful thing you do to yourself daily.
two: forgive one person you have felt anger for and free yourself.
three: choose one positive habit you have been avoiding and begin doing it.
four: keep a reflection journal.
five: give thanks daily for the courage to make change.


Our next 'Certified Holistic Health Coach/Raw Food Chef Program' begins next week. We feel humbled and blessed to share our gifts with students looking to create careers with greater purpose and greater meaning while enriching the lives of others. Each student has a somewhat different plan for what they want to do with their training but they all arrive with the same truth. To make the journey whole on this precious Earth they need to help others. And anything less is living their lives too small.

We don't have to tell them any of this when they get here. They already 'know'. This quest is a movement to make a difference... a brave courage that finds a way to take vacation time and use it for learning. A courage that finds a way to have the kids looked after while they are away. A belief that their world will hold together until they get back. But they must go forward and learn more.

How do I know all this about them. Because they tell me. They all talk of a yearning to take their part getting the world back on track with education and diet change. It's the same yearning we have. It's a common bond.

If this feels true for you, join the students that have already signed-up for the October 10-13, 2014 program to become a 'Certified Holistic Health Coach/Raw Food Chef'.

If you are still thinking about the program, call me and let's talk. I am here for you.

The Best to Your Success
Paula Diana/Lead Instructor
Diet For Living School Of Natural Nutrition
education that changes lives!

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When eating Raw Foods and fresh pressed juices healed my tumor, I wanted to shout, share, tell the world, hire a marching band, maybe a few well placed banners, that said 'RAW FOODS HEAL'.

If you are on a journey of diet change with Vegan Raw Foods, you're going to feel better, look better, have more energy, be excited. Your going to want to tell friends and family about the foods your eating, about all the positive change your experiencing. It's only natural. We're social beings. We've learned from one another since the beginning of time.



Yet right now, with so many people in trouble from eating the Standard American Diet, there is a lot of guilt, shame and confusion floating around. This confusion has people defensive. No one wants to feel attacked by the people they are close to. And of course we don't want to make people we care about feel uncomfortable. Because part of the 'New Food Movement' is helping us connect with ourselves, experience less guilt when we eat, learn new methods of self care and self love.

Sooooo, how do you share your exciting new life with friends, family and co-workers without going into 'fix-it' mode? With imagination, creativity, flexibility. The Raw Food Lifestyle has had twenty years to evolve out of oranges, bananas, and lentil loaf. The foods are fun, inventive, exciting and delicious. My suggestion is to learn to make a few 'WOW' foods that put a smile on the faces of your loved ones. Here are a few of of the winners that have worked for me, because I have no intentions of eating alone.

Learn to make a few Raw desserts that make friends weep. I got the Raw pie thing going. I'm welcome everywhere if I gotta pie.

Make best friends with Raw Chocolate Truffles made with Madhava Organic Raw Agave Nectar. This guiltless treat is the healthiest food on the planet. Here's our easy recipe.

Throw a girl's party, serve raw vegan cheeses, raw crackers and organic wine. Break out the long stem glasses. Laugh loud, enjoy life!

Join a Raw Food Meet-up group. Bring a friend or a family member. Talk and laugh with other people. The picture at the top of this page is Steve, our very own ABQ Raw Food Meet-up member with his frozen Watermelon Cake with Raw cashew frosting topped with heart shaped strawberries. How genius is that? If you want know how he made it, sign-up for our next Raw Food MeetUp and ask him. We will all be eating together Sunday July 13, 2014 at 5 PM here at Diet For Living Center. Everyone is welcome.

The Best To Your Health


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