Sunday, December 28, 2008

How to pickle olives video

Here you see how you can pickle olives yourself. Fresh olives taste horrible, but once you pickle them ..... Watch the egg trick to find out how much salt you need!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Grains and Beans in the Raw Food Diet - Gabriel Cousens

Some people do very well, if they start with a 100% raw food diet right away. For others it may be better to start more slowly. A balance of 80% raw food and 20% other foods is ideal for those people. What should those 20% be, if not raw foods like fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, seaweeds, wild edibles etc.

In this interview Annet van Dorsser ( asks Gabriel Cousens what he thinks about adding grains and beans to a raw food diet. Watch this video on how to transition to a raw food diet in the most ideal way.

Friday, December 5, 2008

What is slow food?

What is slow food and what are its advantages?
Take a look at this video and leave your comments below.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Viktoras Kulvinskas on childhood diseases, tonsillitis and cancer

Children naturally reject cooked food, they spit it out in the beginning. Parents make them eat it anyway. Their body starts to reject it by diarrhea and for instance tonsillitis.

Cancer works in a similar way. The body initially can handle the incompletely metabolized protein from cooked food by making cancer cells. But if you keep stressing your body with these incompletely metabolized proteins over a longer time and don't remove the cause of the cancer cells, no medical treatment will help at the end.

Many people all over the world were able to reverse their cancer by eating raw organic whole foods. Watch their testimonials all over the internet.

Medical disclaimer: all the information on this website is for informational purposes only. If you suffer from any serious health problem, always consult your medical doctor and don't experiment on your own.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Brian Clement - Why do many raw vegans look so bad?

Many raw vegan look very skinny and unhealthy. Why?

Either they are very sick and that's why they eat raw food or they are too cerebral and think that by just eating raw food their complete world will turn around and they will be completely healthy.

There is more to health than just diet: exercise, sun, fun. The proper, living organic food is only the fuel. Grow beyond that and have a life: have some fun, use your brain, get a spiritual existence, get to that fulfillment and contribute.

Exercise to get a strong and healthy body. You can start now … or in case you don’t like to exercise …. listen to this audio.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Ani Phyo serves a delicious raw food meal

Ani Phyo on Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern.

Ani serves a delicious raw food meal in the Holywood hills, consisting of raw lasagne, raw burgers and ..... a durian smoothie!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Ayurveda - The 3 dosha's vata, pitta and kapha

Have a look to the origins of ayurveda over 5000 years ago, how it spread over India and Sri Lanka.
See the decline under colonial rule and the renaissance after independence.

To understand how ayurveda works you have to understand the principle of the 5 elements.
Have a look to this fascinating presentation of the 5 elements an how they build the 3 doshas vata,
pitta and kapha.

Herbalist Candis Cantin explains the concept of pita, one of the three Ayurvedic doshas.

Kumudini explains the secrets of Ayurveda!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Carrot Clarinet by Linsey Pollak in his solo show Making Jam

How to enjoy your vegetables even more ......

Linsey Pollak drills out a carrot and turns it into a clarinet
and plays it, live looping with a Boss RC20 to record 3 layers.
From Linsey Pollak’s solo show "Making Jam".

For the Kids: Sesame Street with Captain Vegetable

Captain Vegetable

Have fun!

Sesame Street with The Ten Commandments of Health

A new episode of raw food lessons for kids.


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

David Rainoshek's BioDiesel Truck runs on used vegetable oil

David Rainoshek's Biodiesel Truck runs on SVO (Straight Vegetable Oil) and WVO (Waste Vegetable Oil). A very good and economic solution for diesel cars, if it's not too cold outside. The car runs 1000 miles on a gallon of diesel, that he needs to start the engine and to put diesel back into the fuel system at the end of the day.

The smell is like that of a Chinese or Asian kitchen. So maybe a little cinnamon oil will do wonders. Can you imagine, a raw foodist who promotes juice feasting in a car with the smell of used oil. A good way to get the attention ;-)

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Dr. Rick Dina on protein in a raw food diet

Do we get enough protein in a raw food diet? Do we need animal food to supplement? Do we need dairy to supplement? Can we get all the amino acids we need from raw plant food and thrive?

Listen to the very clear answer Dr. Rick Dina gives here. Yes, we can get all our protein from a raw plant food diet and get plenty. The quality is even better than that of cooked protein, we can absorb it better.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

David Rainoshek on Juice Feasting and Eating as an Act of Love

Today I saw David Rainoshek at the Rawkathon.
You can still watch the interview at
I was really impressed and started searching for more information.

Here is the video that I found on his website in which David Rainoshek, M.A. talks on Eating as An Act of Love, Juice Feasting, and the Spectrum of Diet within the context of a plant-based raw food diet. I really like it.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Angela Stokes on CNN, Woman loses more than half herself

Angela Stokes, 30, was miserable, unhealthy, weighed 300 pounds.
She began a raw vegan diet after reading a book about its health benefits.
Stokes lost 160 pounds in two years, improving her emotional, physical health.
She now weighs 138 pounds and has written several books on "raw foodism".

Do you also want to release your excess weight in a healthy and easy way?
Join the unique program, guided by Angela Stokes and the Raw Divas Tera and Amy.
You can join untill tomorrow (Saturday 25th) at noon.

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Raw food weight loss program - easy and permanent

Are you looking for permanent weight loss and great health?

Then take a look at the program offered by Angela Stokes and the Raw Divas.

This is a program that does work, contrary to many of the other weight loss programs around.

Angela permanently lost 160 pounds (73 kilo's) on this healthy diet. And it was easy.

Angela Stokes' amazing before and after pictures and raw weight loss story were recently featured on CNN, where 2 million people were watching. It even became the number one health story of the year on CNN.

If you want to participate in this fantastic weight loss program, act fast.

You can join until tomorrow Saturday 25th at noon.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

David Wolfe on Candida and Medicinal Mushrooms

Part of the lecture by David Wolfe on Saturday night at the Raw Spirit Festival 2008 in Sedona, Arizona. Someone asked David Wolfe about candida. What should I do about my candida? And can you eat mushrooms if you have candida? Listen to this interesting raw food video.

The complete video with David Wolfe will be available soon at

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Wild edibles with Sergei Boutenko - Purple thistle or prickly lettuce

Last Tuesday Sergei Boutenko taught a fantastic class on wild edibles in "het Vondelpark" in Amsterdam, Holland.
Even though I studied wild edibles since I was a child, I learned new things.

The complete 60 minute video of this class in which Sergei shows about 20 plants, is available at

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Edible weeds, trees and grasses with Katrina Blair - wild food walk

Katrina Blair from led a wild food walk during the Raw Spirit Festival 2008 in Sedona, Arizona. It was very special. She showed us all kind of edible weeds, trees and grasses.

The complete video is available at

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Rawkathon, free 15 hours online raw food video

Free online video event!

Annet meets Kevin and Annmarie Gianni - edible weeds, raw food kids

Annet van Dorsser meets Kevin & Annmarie Gianni at the Raw Spirit Festival 2008. Here you see a small part of the video. The complete video is available at It's about raw food for children, edible weeds, nettles, making sun tea and rootbeer, raw food in Europe, raw food in winter and many more interesting subjects.

For the complete video, go to

Monday, September 29, 2008

Sergei Boutenko on the wild strawberry

Wild strawberries are rich in vitamin A, C, and K. In minerals calcium, iron, potassium, and silicon. They are good for fever, diarrhea, dysentery, liver, kidneys, and much more...

This week Sergei and Valya will be in the Netherlands. They will give a presentation in Limburg on Saturday October 4th and in Amsterdam on Monday October 6th. For more information go to

Friday, September 26, 2008

David Wolfe - Best Raw Food Diet

In this interview I asked David Wolfe what would be the best raw food diet.
Listen to his answer.

Would you like to hear David Wolfe speak?
He will be in Belgium October 30 and 31 and in the Netherlands (Amsterdam) November 1 and 2, 2008.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Viktoras Kulvinskas on raw food in winter in a cold climate

Last week I interviewed Viktoras Kulvinskas and Katharine Clark at the Raw Spirit Festival in Sedona.
The complete interview will be available tomorrow at, my new website.

One of the things I asked was : "What do you do if you want to eat raw food in winter in a cold climate."
Here is the answer from Viktoras and Katharine.

David Wolfe - The best raw food diet

What are the best foods to eat? Listen to this talk by David Wolfe. It's very clear.
Add in: superfoods, fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, seaweeds, sprouts, grasses and herbs.

We are out of the diet game. Add in all the good stuff. This naturally pushes out all the bad stuff.
You can't stay raw over a longer period of time just on will power.
Add in what your body really needs and eating raw will be "a piece of cake".

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

David Wolfe on raw cacao/chocolate at the Raw Spirit Festival 2008

David Wolfe on raw cacao/chocolate at the Raw Spirit Festival 2008.
Enjoy his inspirational talk.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Lucuma-yacon ice cream with Ani Phyo

Ani Phyo makes a delicious lucuma flavored ice cream made with cashews and sweetened with yacon.

1/2 cup lucuma powder
1 cup cashews
vanilla extract or a vanilla bean
1/4 cup yacon syrup (or agave, maple syrup or honey)
1 cup filtered water

Blend, freeze and enjoy this delicious caramel ice cream!

Viktoras Kulvinskas on applied kinesiology or muscle testing

Raw food expert Viktoras Kulvinskas shows how to use muscle testing or applied kinesiology to find out what is good for you. You can use this technique to test supplements, food, ideas, relationships etc. I've personally used it for over 30 years and it always works. Start to experiment and find your own answers.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Severn Suzuki representing ECO at a UN meeting

This moving speech by Severn Suzuki representing ECO - Environmental Children's Organisation, a group of 12 and 13 year olds trying to make a difference - pleads to the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio to start taking action to avert catastrophic environment damage which will affect the members of ECO and future generations.

Take action! Grow your own organic food. Stop eating animal food. Save the rain forest. Protect the animals. Help the poor. Love your neighbor. Let's be the change!

Milk, the deadly poison by Robert Cohen - Health risks of milk

Is milk good? Watch this video about the health risks of milk and decide for yourself.
Yes, there are plenty of good alternatives to get your calcium, protein and vitamins. Green leafy vegetables, blue-green algae, superfoods, seaweeds, sprouts etc. On this website you can find all the information.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Reishi Mushroom - Ganoderma Lucidum - Ling Zhi

This video about the Reishi mushroom is made at the Raw Spirit Festival 2008.

The Reishi mushroom has been used in Chinese medicine since hundreds of years to boost the immune system, support cardiovascular health and reduce the risks of cancer. It was recommended for the stomach and intestines, for nutritional deficiencies, and to reduce blood sugar levels.

The Reishi mushroom is also known for its powerful spirit-liberating properties. It is depicted in ancient scroll paintings as a 'bridge between Earth and Heaven'. Reishi, and other 'advanced fungals' are thought to be extra-terrestrial. That is, they are thought by mycologists to have originated in other solar systems.

For more info about the Reishi mushroom read

Fruit yoghurt with almond milk

Serves 2

2 bananas
1 apple
1 cup almond milk
6 drops stevia
1 tbs coconut oil

Mix all ingredients in the blender.
Tastes like fruit yoghurt.
My kids love it.


You can find the recipe for almond milk at or

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Scott Huckabay's music at the Raw Spirit Festival 2008

Listen to this fantastic music by Scott Huckabay. We filmed it at the Raw Spirit Festival 2008.
For more information about Scott and his music, go to

"It's the soul expression of music I play that feeds my constant state of bliss. In the midst of it all, my hope is that I can help invoke creativity & inspiration in others throughout this beautiful planet!" SCOTT HUCKABAY

You've Gotta Cleanse song by Scott Kalechtein - Raw Spirit Festival 2008

Watch this great You've Gotta Cleanse song by Scott Kalechstein. I filmed it at the Raw Spirit Festival.
Cleansing can be fun ;-)
For more of Scott's music go to

Raw Spirit Festival 2008, Scott Kaleichstein's song King of the Raw

Here I am, in Sedona (watch the red rocks behind me, awesome!)

Last weekend my eldest son Bram and I were at the Raw Spirit Festival in Sedona, Arizona. We had the best time ever, meeting fantastic people, listening to great music and inspirational talks, tasting delicious food and enjoying the beautiful area of Sedona. I wish the whole world was like this, happy faces everywhere.

I filmed and filmed and have over 12 hours of film.
Here is a funny song by Scott Kaleichstein "King of the Raw". Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The best salt - Brian Clement on organic sodium

What's the best salt?

Brian Clement recommends organic sodium from celery and from washing off sea vegetables and eating them. Plants convert non-organic minerals in organic minerals through their root system. These minerals and salts are easiest to digest and absorb for us.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Anti-aging medicine cartoon by Mike Adams

Cartoon by Mike Adams from

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Creamy celery soup, a delicious and light summer soup

This creamy celery soup is a delicious and light summer soup.

2 cup shaved celery root
3 cups diced celery
3 cups macadamia nuts or pine nuts
1 t Himalayan salt
¼ cup lemon juice
4 cups water
tomatoes, chopped mint and shaved celery root as a garnish

Blend all the ingredients for 2 ½ minutes. Garnish with some celery root en tomato.
Top it off with fresh mint.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Cell phones are a serious treat to our health

TV Interview with Dr. George Carlo (Campbell Live, TV3)

In 1993, when the cell phone industry's chief lobbyist hired epidemiologist and pathologist Carlo to refute claims that cell phones, which had never been subjected to premarket testing, cause cancer, no one thought he would discover otherwise. But after six years of exhaustive analysis and scrupulous peer review, the results proved, according to this report, that radiation from a cell phone's antenna can cause the formation of micronuclei red flags for cancer in the brain. Children in particular are more susceptible to the radiation than adults. Carlo reported his findings to the industry and the FDA and advocated for continued research, but both parties still maintain that cell phones are safe.

The research is not conclusive, but Carlo and Schram think it's disturbing enough to warrant government action. Needless to say, the industry that once backed Carlo's work now considers him persona non grata.

David Wolfe's water system according to Viktor Schauberger

Part of our interview with David Wolfe.

David Wolfe has a system of spiral copper pipes in his house, fed by fresh spring water. Here he describes the system and how it works. The system is made according to the idea’s of Viktor Schauberger.

If you don't have fresh springwater at hand, the best alternative according to David is bottled springwater in glass.

Monday, August 18, 2008

The production of commercial wheatgrass

In this video you can see how commercial wheatgrass is grown.

When you do grow wheatgrass at home, make sure it doesn't get moldy.
I think growing your own wheatgrass with real sunlight, on real soil and fresh air is always better, as long as it is free from bacterial and fungal contamination.

Commercial wheatgrass is always handy to have at hand when you are traveling or if you don't have time to grow your own. It's better to take the commercial version than none at all, since wheatgrass contains so many valuable nutrients.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Quinoa Salad - Diabetes Recipe from Tree of Life

Quinoa is a very ancient grain. It comes from South and Central America. Quinoa is high in protein.

This recipe is with cooked quinoa is considered a fase 1 diabetes recipe, which means that all diabetes patients can eat it, even when on a strict raw food diet. It doesn't raise blood sugar.
This quinoa salad is great for lunch or dinner. You can make extra for the next day.
It gets even better after a few hours or a day in the fridge.

Ingredients for one person
1 cup quinoa
2 cups good quality water
1/2 bunch cilantro, basil or parsley, chopped
1 diced tomato
1 stalk of celery
1/2 avocado
1/4 t chili powder
2 t cumin
1/2 - 1 t Himalaya salt or sea salt
2 T olive oil
2 T lemon juice
optional 1/2 bell pepper and a clove of garlic

Bring the quinoa and water to a boil.
Let is simmer for 15 minutes and cool down.
Mix all ingredients and enjoy this nutritious salad.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Raw food lessons for kids: Sesame Street with the Fruit Song

A new episode of raw food lessons for kids: Sesame Street with the Fruit Song.

Raw food fun: The vegetable song, a heavy metal experience

Raw food can be really cool. Watch the video ;-)
How many of the vegetables and fruits shown in this video can you remember?

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Simply Raw: watch the absolutely best film on diabetes ever made

Did you know that there is a cure for diabetes. That you, your friends or your family don’t have to suffer anymore.
Diabetes is one of the biggest threats to our health nowadays. More and more people are victim of this terrible disease, that shortens life and comes with all kind of nasty side effects.
The good news: this disease can be healed without too much effort. It’s just a matter of knowing what to do.

The team of “Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days” made a fantastic film on diabetes, it’s causes and the way to cure it. In 30 days people with serious diabetes type 2 conditions were cured. Even diabetes 1 reacted very well.

If you have any doubt if a raw food diet is healthy or if it’s worthwhile to change you eating habits, don’t miss this movie. It’s the most convincing movie on raw food ever made. Even if you don’t have diabetes, you can benefit greatly from this mind blowing movie.

Do you want to know all the details? Click on the picture below.
Yes .... there is a natural cure for diabetes.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Is it okay to add grains to your raw food diet?

This is one of my favorite questions, having a macrobiotic and raw food background since 1972.
Being honest, I personally feel better if I add some cooked grains to my raw food diet.
And …. I’m not the only one. At the leading raw food communities, the Tree of Life in Arizona and Israel and the Hippocrates Institute in Florida, there are some grains on the menu.

There are two ways in which you can eat grains.
Of course you can sprout them or grow wheat- or barley grass and eat them raw. This way you can add grains to your diet and still eat 100% raw.
Another way is to add some cooked non-stored grains, like wild rice, quinoa, buckwheat, millet and amaranth to your diet. Even diabetes patients do well on these grains. You can cook the grains for about 15 minutes and eat them with a raw (for instance tomato) sauce, use them in a salad, in desserts or as a breakfast cereal.

If you do want to eat grains, the ones mentioned above are best. Stored grains like wheat, rye, oats and barley ferment in ninety days. Within that time mycotoxins are formed, toxins produced by an organism of the fungus kingdom, which includes mushrooms, molds and yeasts. These are a hazard to our health. Research has shown a correlation between different forms of cancer and mycotoxins.
For more information about this, you can read Gabriel Cousens book “Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine”, page 17-23.

If you do want to eat some grains, feel how your body reacts. Too much of them may cause too much acidity and make you feel tired and heavy. Always add good quality salt if you cook grains. This makes them more alkaline. Find your ideal balance.
In some cases it’s better to add cooked grains to your diet, than to eat too much of the sweet fruits, like mango or banana or a lot of nuts for the sake of your caloric intake.

So far I found that many long term vegetarians and raw foodies lack minerals, vitamin B12 and are undernourished in general. Adding some non-stored cooked grains might be very helpful in those cases.

Please leave your comment below and let me know, if you have any experience adding cooked grains to your raw food diet and what your opinion is.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Under the Sea Salad from the Tree of Life in Arizona

This diabetes friendly recipe, made by chef Michela from the Tree of Life in Patagonia, Arizona, tastes great with lettuce leaves, in a nori roll, with crackers or with chopped vegetables. You can make a lighter variation in summer and a creamier one in winter.
This pâté lasts for about three days in the fridge.

2 cups nuts or seeds of choise
2T lemon juice
2T dill, minced
1T oregano, minced
1t black pepper, ground
1t sage, minced
1t kelp powder
½ t Himalayan or sea salt
1/3 cup celery, fine chopped

Watch this video to see how you can prepare it.


Saturday, August 9, 2008

Gabriel Cousens on Renegade Health: Natural Cure for Diabetes

Gabriel Cousens and his team at the "Tree of Life" are able to cure over 90% of diabetes type 2 patients.
Watch this interesting video, in which Gabriel Cousens explains the causes of diabetes and its treatment.
His concept of the culture of life and the culture of death is a very interesting one.

Kevin Gianni's question on

What do you think about the culture of “death” that Gabriel talks about?

My answer:

Very often I’ve heard Gabriel speak about the culture of life and the culture of death.
This week my son and I did an experiment. After not eating any meat for years, we ate out and had some lamb. Yes I know, shocking for a raw food teacher ;-)
I wanted to feel the effect. And I can say: it was enormous.

Normally, on my raw food diet, I always feel very happy. Everything works out fine and I trust the universe for what is happening.
After the meat both me and my son felt off track. This was especially clear in our dreams. My son had all kind of dreams in which everything was out of control. In my dreams I was worrying all the time, which was useless and absolutely unnecessary. The next day we had some kind of a hangover.
After eating lots of greens, some superfoods and drinking lots of good quality water we felt better.

For me the whole experience was so clear: the lamb couldn’t control what was going on in its life and of course it was worrying. Probably it saw other lambs being slaughtered. I´ve even heard that lambs cry, when they are slaughtered. In this state, with lots of adrenalin in its body, it died. This energy is what we take on if we eat this meat. This experience of the culture of death was so clear to me. Negative emotions were coming out of the blue after eating the meat: the culture of death.

Now I understand even better why a vegan diet can cure depressions and other psychological problems.
On a vegan diet consisting of fresh plant food, I always feel happy and connected: the culture of life.

On my this blog you can find many more video’s about diabetes and part of our video interviews with Gabriel Cousens.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Raw food lessons by and for kids: Little Zion makes raw cookies

This video is so cute. Little Zion, about 4 years old, makes her own raw cookies.
If she can do it, you can definitely do it.


Testimonials: a vegan diet helps to cure diabetes

These testimonials show you very clearly that there is a natural cure for diabetes: a vegan diet.
Some people cook part of their food and some eat it all raw, but one thing is for sure: a vegan diet can help to cure diabetes.
Do you wonder if it works for you as well? Just try it and feel what happens ......

Monday, August 4, 2008

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Sunday, August 3, 2008

Wild edible desert plants

If you ever get lost in the desert, there is a way to survive!
Eat and drink the plants.

And try this, if you need water. You'd better be prepared ;-)

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Join me at the Raw Spirit Festival in Arizona, Sept. 12-14th

Heather Salmon interviews Happy Oasis, Chief Visionary Officer for the Raw Spirit Festival.

Raw food teacher David Wolfe at the Raw Spirit Festival 2007

A musical impression of the Raw Spirit Festival

Do you want to meet the best raw food teachers of the world?
Do you want to hear the latest raw food information?
Do you want to taste 35 kinds of raw chocolate?
Do you want to have a fantastic weekend, full of love and light?

Join me at the Raw Spirit Festival in Arizona!
I’m coming all the way from Europe and would love to meet you in Sedona.

For more information, go to

Monday, July 21, 2008

David Wolfe: Today is the best day ever, tomorrow even better!

Feel good all the time. Be radiant, walk your talk and be sexy!
Today is the best day ever and the start of paradise on earth.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

The benefits of green tea for heart disease, diabetes and weightloss

Dina Khader on the health benefits of green tea

The health benefits of green tea come from the anti-oxidants it contains. It helps to prevent heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes and is great for weight loss. Green tea suppresses appetite.

Green tea also has a thermogenic effect. It raises the body temperature and therefore you burn more calories if you drink it regularly. It’s a great addition to any weight loss program.

The best way to brew green tea is to have the water just under boiling. This way you release the most anti-oxidants. Dump the tea bag into the water. The less time you let the bag steep, the less caffeine you get. If you are sensitive to caffeine, let it steep less than 3 minutes. If you boil the water, you get more caffeine in your tea.

Buy certified organic green tea in unbleached teabags. The commercial green teas are heavily sprayed with herbicides and pesticides, which can’t be removed.

For the latest research on green tea in Dutch read

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Raw chocolate protects the skin against sunlight and doubles hydration

Dr. Steven Pratt on dark chocolate:
One portion of the superfood raw chocolate helps to protect your skin against the sunlight and doubles the blood flow to the skin and therefore the hydration. Raw chocolate is a great beauty product.

You can also use the raw cacao butter on your skin as a natural cosmetic. In women raw cacao butter works as an aphrodisiac when used externally.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Gabriel Cousens M.D. in “Simply raw: reversing diabetes in 30 days”

The top 3 factors which contribute to diabetes are:
- Foods which convert to sugar. Twenty years after you introduce white sugar or white flour into a society, you get an outbreak of diabetes. Fructose is the worst. White flour contains oxalic acid which is a poison to the beta cells of the pancreas. Wheat can increase insulin resistance.
- Animal fats from (cooked) animal food like meat and dairy.
- Toxins, like herbicides, pesticides and heavy metals have their effects as well. Mercury poisons the beta cells of the pancreas and deactivates insulin. Fluorine causes insulin resistance. Cadmium affects the kidneys and causes insulin resistance. Lead causes insulin resistance. Arsenic causes hormonal disruptions which also causes insulin resistance.

Other factors which contribute to insulin resistance are smoking and caffeine. Each of them increases insulin resistance with 30%.

Through juice fasting Gabriel Cousens learned that you can turn on and off the diabetic switch. Once you have a normal blood sugar level through juice fasting on green juice and a live-food diet, you have to keep the blood sugar down for a longer time to give the organs a chance to cure. The diet that Gabriel Cousens recommend is organic, vegan, 80% live food.
Exercise and losing weight are also very important factors to cure type 2 diabetes.

Alzheimer is associated with diabetes. Curing the diabetes will also help to clear up the confused mental state that some diabetes patients are in. By curing diabetes you can also prevent and cure the terrible side effects of diabetes, like neuropathy and impotence.

For part 1 of these diabetes video's look at

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Gabriel Cousens and Neal Barnard cure diabetes with a (raw) vegan diet

Diabetes is one of the main heath concerns in our modern society. In countries where people eat hardly any meat, sugar and white flour, there is no diabetes.

Neal Barnard M.D. and Gabriel Cousens M.D. cure diabetes with a vegan diet. Neal Barnard with mainly cooked food, Gabriel Cousens with mainly raw food. They both have success: their patients loose excess weight, their bloodsugar turns normal, as well as their cholesterol and blood pressure.

Gabriel Cousens even cured a patient with type 1 diabetes, who paticipated by accident in his program. This patient was totally cured and doesn't use insulin anymore.

For part 2 of these interesting video's on diabetes look at

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Watch this video with Gabriel Cousens if you don't like vegetables

Gabriel Cousens discusses the effect of bloodsugar on your brain and thinking.
Don't eat sugar, it makes your thinking chaotic. Eat a lot of green vegetables instead.

But what if you don't like vegetables?
Most people are guided by their taste, which is in the mind.
It's not about taste, but about results. If you eat vegetables you become stronger, smarter, clearer and you will understand society better. This is what counts.

So if you don't like vegetables ... learn to enjoy them because they make you healthier, more aware and brighter!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

David Wolfe: adding in raw organic plant food and superfoods

If you will eat at least 80% raw organic plant food, you will feel a very significant transformation and it will help you to get into your mission. The water of the living foods starts to rebuild your tissue quality. Your soul comes more alive in your body. You feel good all the time.

Raw food is about adding in, not about taking away. We add in raw organic fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, seaweeds, sprouts, grasses, herbs and superfoods (like raw cacao and goji berries). You will experience a complete transformation of all your tissues, bones and muscles.

It's never too late to live, it's always too early to die.
The goal is about feeling good all the time. Make today the best day ever!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Popping popcorn kernels by the radiation of your cell phone

Yes, the radiation of your cell phone is very bad for you. Children under 16 who use their cell phone up to one hour a day have 37 times more chance to get brain cancer in their twenties.
But would this be possible??? This video is made by a manufacturer of blue tooth headsets. Great video. I hope my brains don't pop out, since I don't have their headset yet.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Sun gazing, Hira Ratan Manek on the healing power of the sun

Hira Ratan Manek (HRM) teaches sun gazing, how we can live on just the energy of sunlight and water. He has eaten solid food just five to seven times in the last 10 years. He once fasted under 24-hour medical supervision for more than 200 consecutive days.

Sun gazing is an ancient practice found in all cultures. It activates the dormant human brain. The infinite resources within us get activated. Save sunlight reaches the brain through the eyes and the brain's effectiveness is raised. The practitioner cures all his problems and gets total health for mind, body and spirit.

If you want to start sun gazing, study it carefully. If the sunlight is too bright you might damage your eyes. The save hours are the first hour after sunrise en the last hour before sunset.

Watch the website for more information on sun gazing.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Collard wraps, a raw food lunch recipe with little Isadora

Little Isadora, 4 years old, shows you how to make collard wraps.
It’s child’s play. Making raw food is easy.
Here you see how to make a delicious raw food lunch.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Raw foodie Jason Mraz promotes "We sing, we dance, we steal things"

Raw foodie Jason Mraz promotes his new album "We sing, we dance, we steal things", which came out today. Jason wrote this new album at his avocado farm in the San Francisco area.

Except for being an artist, Jason is a raw foodie. For this interview he brought a fantastic guacamole and chocemole (a raw chocolate mousse) to the studio. The main ingredient of both dishes is of course …. avocado. They look delicious.

Jason Mraz latest single became a hit before he even released it. Listen to the single “I’m yours”.

Mraz's Chocomole Recipe:

Note: This will make a huge bowl big enough for a family of four.
You'll want to share this with friends.

Mash up 5 ripened avocados
Add 1 - 2 cups of chopped or blended dates
1 soft cup of raw cacao
1 easy cup of raw carob powder
1 tbsp. vanilla
Add a few long pours of agave nectar to sweeten to liking
Then add half cups of cocoa and keep adding until chocolate taste is right.
Careful not to overdo it -- if you add too much, it can get bitter.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

How to make raw pasta with Victoria Boutenko

Making raw pasta is very easy. You can do it in a few minutes. I usually add fresh basil, garlic and onion to the tomato sauce. Raw courgette is great for the pasta itself. Enjoy!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

From the new documentary Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days

Woody Harrelson speaks about Gabriel Cousens diabetes program at the Tree of Life in Arizona and Israel. Woody Harrelson is one of the ex diabetes patients in the new documentary "Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days".

If you have diabetes or know someone who has diabetes, take a look at Gabriel Cousens diabetes program.
I interviewed some participants in Israel and this program is absolutely working. Miracles do happen; diabetes type 2 disappears on a raw live food diet and type 1 is getting much and much better.

For more information, go to or read Gabriel Cousens new book "There is a cure for diabetes".
The solution for diabetes type 2 is simple ....

Friday, June 6, 2008

Alkaline water with a low ORP - Watch this almond test!

Which water is the most pervasive, alkaline water with a low ORP, alkaline water with a high ORP or acid water with a high ORP?

Let me first explain pH and ORP.

pH comes from French, and means "per Hydrogen", which is a measure of the amount of Hydrogen in a liquid. Why is this so important? Hydrogen is our most essential nutrient. Hydrogen provides our life force! And pH equals amount of hydrogen in liquid, so it's a measure of available life force in a liquid.
We can measure pH using litmus paper or an electronic pH meter. It will give us a reading of from 0 to 14, with pH 7 being neutral; neither acid nor alkaline. A pH lower than seven is acid, a pH above 7 is alkaline.

ORP means the O = Oxidizing or R = reducing or donating Potential of a liquid.
Oxidizing means the ability to oxidize, to burn up, to rust, to take away energy from the body.
Reducing means the opposite: to give or donate. If a liquid has 'reducing potential' it has the ability to donate energy to the body.
The ORP meter actually measures the electrical charge of the water and if it reads above zero, it's oxidizing (acidic and an ionic 'robber'). If the voltage is negative it's reducing (alkaline and a giver)!

Our body functions best if we drink water with a high pH (much life force) and a low ORP (giving energy). This video illustrates this scientific information very well.

The alkaline water with a low ORP is by far the most pervasive when soaking almonds in it. If this is true for the almonds, it must be true for our body. Our body can take up the most water and the most energy from the water, if it is alkaline with a low ORP.

How do you get alkaline water with a low ORP?
There are special water systems available, to make this water in own your kitchen
In the Netherlands they are for sale at

Thursday, June 5, 2008

David Wolfe on seaweeds: kelp, nori, dulse, hiziki, arame, sea lettuce

This video is part of the interview, that Esmé and I from Raw Food Europe had with David Wolfe last September.
I asked David about minerals. Many people who live on a raw food diet or standard Western diet lack minerals.
What can you do to get more minerals in your diet?

Seaweeds are a very important source of minerals in the raw food diet. There are many edible seaweeds, like kelp, nori, dulse, hiziki, wakame, arame and sea lettuce. If you have never eaten them, try nori or dulse. Most people like them, even kids.

Watch this video:

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Flax crackers, basic raw food recipe with Karen Knowler

Karen Knowler shows how to make flax crackers, a basic raw food recipe.
You need a food processor and dehydrater or normal oven for this recipe.

1 cup of flax seed
1 cup fresh tomatoes
1/2 red bell pepper
1/4 cup of sundried tomatoes, best pre-soaked
small clove of garlic
juice of half a juicy lemon

Process all the ingredients and dehydrate them.
Enjoy your delicious crispy flax crackers.

For another video on basic flax crackers and using a normal oven watch:

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Joel Fuhrman M.D. - Nutrient density is the key to good health

In this video Joel Fuhrman speaks about the nutrient density of foods.
I think this is a very interesting concept. It clarifies a lot of things.
Why do so many vegans look grey and pale? Why are so many rawfoodies too thin?
What should you eat, if you don’t want to eat 100% raw?
These are questions I get all the time. Here is the answer!

Portion sized diets don’t work. We have to desire smaller portions.To do that we have to eat high nutrient, high volume foods. High volume foods are raw vegetables, fresh fruits, cooked greens and non-green vegetables.
You should know the nutrient density of foods. The food that is highest in nutrient density are green vegetables. Kale has the highest number, followed by collards, spinach and bok choi. Fruits and vegetables are all above 100. All the other foods are below.
Most people on a vegan diet get most of their calories from grains, potatoes and oil. That can’t be a healthy diet.

Joel Furhman doesn’t mention the superfoods in this video. Those are also high density foods. That’s why they are called superfoods. Examples are raw cacao, goji berries, maca, wild honey, bee pollen, hemp seed, spirulina, chlorella and green powders (from edible grasses). I also miss the edible weeds, sprouted seeds and seaweeds.
Some of these probably have a nutrient density above 1000 ;-)

A diet of raw vegetables, fresh fruits, edible weeds, sprouted seeds, seaweeds and superfoods is ideal, if you want to eat 100% raw plant based diet. If you want to add some cooked food, add cooked greens and non-green vegetables.

If you use the hyper farming techniques David Wolfe tells about to grow these foods, you have the best diet ever!
For David Wolfe’s video, watch below or go to:

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Food Matters, uncovering the sickness industry - Watch this film!

Food Matters is a brand new documentary film about diet and health, with the subtitle "uncovering the sickness industry". Watch it, you don't have to be sick!
To buy or see the film, go to

Hippocrates: "Let thy Food be thy Medicine and thy Medicine be thy Food."

That's the message from the founding father of modern medicine, echoed in the controversial new documentary film 'Food Matters' from firsttime Producer-Directors James Colqhuoun and Laurentine ten Bosch.

"With nutritionally depleted foods, chemical additives and our tendency to rely upon pharmaceutical drugs to treat what's wrong with our malnourished bodies, it's no wonder that modern society is getting sicker. 'Food Matters' sets about uncovering the trillion dollar worldwide "Sickness Industry" and giving people some scientifically verifiable solutions for curing disease naturally." - James

And in what promises to be the most contentious idea put forward, the filmmakers have interviewed several world leaders in nutrition and natural healing who claim that not only are we harming our bodies with improper nutrition, but that the right kind of foods, supplements and detoxification can be used to treat chronic illnesses as fatal as terminally diagnosed cancer.

“Food Matters” is to be launched globally via the internet using full screen video technology.
To buy or see the film, go to <

Friday, May 30, 2008

Joel Fuhrman M.D. - You can cure diabetes with diet and lifestyle

Joel Fuhrman MD has cured hundreds of people of diabetes using diet and lifestyle. The American Diabetic Association wanted him to write an article about his work for their journal and offered him a check of $ 750,00. Doctor Fuhrman happily wrote the article. When the American Diabetic Association saw the contents of this article - people who cured completely of diabetes type 2 - they wanted him to adjust the article. Their journal is sponsored by Eli Lilly drug company, a pharmaceutical company that produces insulin. This company would not like the contents of the article. Joel Furhman didn't and the article was never published.

You can definitely cure diabetes type 2 with diet and lifestyle. Thousands of people are cured with the help of Gabriel Cousens, Brian and Anna Maria Clement, Ann Wigmore and so many others. I spoke to some of them in Israël, who were talking about a miracle that happened to them, after they changed their diet and lifestyle.

But ..... don't tell anybody it's possible to cure diabetes .... the pharmaceutical industry doesn't want us to know .... Shout it out ;-)

This is an excerpt from Dr. Furhman's presentation at the Healthy Lifestyle Expo 2007.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Raw food video: How to make raw vegan sushi and nori rolls

In this video, you can see the basics of making raw vegan sushi. Make sure to have the black nori sheets, they are raw. Some Asian stores sell green nori sheets, which are roasted. Instead of wasabi, you can take fresh horseradish, which is very similar to the main ingredient of wasabi and often used as a substitute. It has a strong flavor, so be careful. And buy raw natural nama shoyu, not the commercial kind.

Personally I add more things to the nut pâté, like fresh herbs, lemon and tomato. You can also use sprouts and edible weeds inside your sushi or nori roll. To close the noriroll, wet the seam with a little water. Press gently to make your roll firm enough to cut it into small slices. It´s a great idea to put it in the freezer for five minutes before slicing.

Enjoy your sushi!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Edible weeds: Dandelion with Sergei Boutenko, Harmony Hikes

Dandelion is an edible weed, that you can find almost everywhere in northern climates. All parts are edible: the roots, leaves and flower. There are 300 different kinds of dandelion, all edible. They have different sizes. If you want to check, if you have a dandelion, flip over the leaf and check the main vein. It should be smooth, not hairy. If you are not sure, don’t eat it.

Dandelion is good for:
- Arthritis, anemia, breast cancer and cancer in general, candida, cysts and urinary tract infections.
- Dandelion is good for is good for the kidney, liver, gallbladder (not mentioned in this video), bladder, pancreas and spleen.
- Emotional satisfaction and wellbeing.

It contains the vitamins A, B, C en according to some even vitamin B12.
It contains the minerals beta-carotene, phosphor, magnesium and calcium.

Dandelion Pesto:
Dandelion greens
Dandelion flowers
A lime
Extra virgin olive oil

Watch the video for the approximate amounts and experiment.

To your dandelion success!

Monday, May 26, 2008

David Wolfe on Ormus, the Light Body and Spirituality

David Wolfe tells about ormus, one of his favorite subjects.
He explains the connection with the light body and spirituality.
It made things much clearer to me.
Watch this interesting video and post your comments below if you like.

David Wolfe on hyper farming, using advanced natural technologies

In this video David Wolfe tells about his ideas on hyper farming, the ultimate farming using natural technologies like rock dust, sea salt, music and love. Technologies used by, amongst others, the great philosophers and scientists Hegel, Victor Schauberger and Rudolf Steiner.

I think this video is one of the best of this blog. David is telling exactly what I experience at the moment. After being on rawfood for some time, you want to go further. You start to eat more wild foods, superfoods and want to experiment growing your own superfoods, using traditional natural technologies. I’m experimenting with sea salt solutions on my sprouts and vegetables at the moment. David is taking it even further. And I do recognize the hyper synchronicities, he is talking about. They are happening all the time in my life and they sometimes even shock me.

David’s idea of being a flowist really appeals to me. When I was about 20, I was meditating in the Swiss Alps with Pir Vilayat, a Sufi master. I had the feeling though, that it was not right for me to be meditating on top of a mountain. I wanted to go out into the world and contribute to it's well being. That was the beginning of my worldwide search for the truth about health and diet.

David, I think you are brilliant,to show us that our possibilities are unlimited ;-)

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Sprouting buckwheat, oats and sunflower seeds for raw granola

Sprouted buckwheat, oats and sunflower seeds form an excellent basis for raw granola. These seeeds are very easy to sprout. In this video Kevin and Anne Marie Gianni show you exactly how to do it.

Now is the time of year to sprout. In Chinese medicine spring is the time to eat a lot of sprouts, because the upward and growing forces of nature are the predominant energies right now. My house and garden are full of sprouts, that I grow with my kids. The kids love to water them and see them grow by the hour.

We add sprouts to all our dishes. With all the edible young weeds outside and our own sprouts we hardly need to buy any greens. Start experimenting. It's great fun!

Raw food lessons for kids: Hamsterman, no more sunflower seeds

A new episode in the series Raw Food Lessons for Kids.
Adults, you can skip this or ... enjoy it!

Gonna be a bear ;-)

Saturday, May 24, 2008

The danger of cell phones, laptop computers, electromagnetic fields

In this video Brian Clement speaks about the dangers of cell phones, laptop computers and electromagnetic fields in general. It’s part of the raw food lecture Brian and Anna Maria Clement gave in Amsterdam, March 2008.

Be careful with cell phones. It’s best not to use them at all. If you do need one, don’t have it close to your body, but in a handbag or so. Use an earphone and a BioPro to protect your brains. In your car, use a car system, if you can afford it.

People don’t realize, but children get cell phones at a younger and younger age.
Research in Sweden has shown that kids, who use cell phones double their chance of getting blastic types of brain tumors by the time they are 20.
In Russia they did a study on 150 thousand children. They found that children below 16 who use cell phones on a regular basis up to one hour a week, between 21 and 28 years old get a 37 times higher incidence of brain cancer.

The same is true for laptop computers. Never put them on your nap.
Children get ovarian and testicle cancer nowadays, because of laptop computers. Imagine, you stick a high power radioactive battery on your penis or vagina. What do you think is going to happen?

Wall sockets are similar. They radiate about 2 square feet. Place your bed in a save place, if possible.

We don´t realize, but electromagnetic fields are everywhere around us nowadays. Keep them away from your body as much as possible.

Realize that cell phones, Ipods, BlackBerrie’s and laptop computers take away all your contemplative time. You are constantly stimulated from the outside.
Everybody needs this contemplative time. At the end it all comes back to you, self love and self respect.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Raw Live Lasagna Recipe made at Blossoming Lotus, Kauai, Hawaii

Look at this fantastic raw food recipe for live lasagna, it looks so beautiful and delicious. This inspiring video is made at Blossoming Lotus, Kauai, Hawaii.
Before we get "cooking" this live lasagna, we head out to visit the local organic and bio-dynamic farms that supply Blossoming Lotus.

I would love to visit Hawaii someday. After seeing this video, even more so :-)

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Tree of Life's Reversing Diabetes Naturally Program, Gabriel Cousens

In this video Gabriel Cousens speaks with Michael Collins, a 2008 participant of the Tree of Life's Reversing Diabetes Naturally program. Michael is cured from serious diabetes, with blindness and kidney problems, within 3 months.

If you have diabetes or know anybody who has diabetes, watch this video in which Michael shares his testimony on the power of live foods in curing diabetes.

Last November we were at the Tree of Life in Israel and we recorded four similar testimonials. Yes, it is really true, you can cure diabetes!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Fast and easy raw food recipe for a cashew cheese sandwich

This is a very fast and easy raw food recipe. Within a few minutes you prepare a whole meal.
Take cabbage or romaine lettuce leaves, make a nut pâté, add some sprouts and if you like other vegetables and create a fantastic and nourishing raw food dish.

Ingredients nut pâté:
1 cup cashews
½ sunflower seeds
2 limes
1 cup red bell peppers and yellow bell peppers
½ handful parsley
1/4 red onion
2 cloves of garlic
little rosemary
pinch of sea salt

For the sandwich:
cabbage or romaine lettuce leaves
nut pâté
optional: cucumber, black olives, more onions, mushrooms, more bell pepper

Mix the ingredients for the nut pâté in your food processor or blender.
Make a pretty fine puree with a little bit of chunks, not like a smoothie.
You can also add olive oil, more salt, cayenne, chili powder or curry, whatever you like.

Take the cabbage leaves, add the nut pâté and sprouts and other vegetables and make a sandwich out of it.
You can put in on a bed of rucola or spinach with a little salad dressing on top and your meal is ready!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Please save the planet: go veg, be green!

If everybody would be vegan, we would have more than enough food for everybody on earth.
Can you imagine? No more hunger!
Animals would no longer suffer.
And we can stop global warming by stopping or even slowing down our meat industry.

Yes, we can really save our planet by going vegan and being green ...
Start today and spread this important message.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Organic food versus conventional food, what is the difference?

I love this video by Kevin Gianni. It's really fun and shocking at the same time.
Why should you eat organic food instead of conventional? Are organic foods really better than conventional foods? Watch this video and see why ....

You'd think that with the scientific evidence that pesticides are harmful and organics have more nutrients than conventional foods that people would start switching over. But it's not the case. Almost all people still eat conventional foods.

Hopefully this video helps to convince people that eating organic food is really important. Kevin created a fantastic demonstration, that hopefully will change people's perspective on the importance of organic foods.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Brian Clement: raw food diet for cancer, diabetes and heart disease

Brian Clement tells about Ann Wigmore, who healed herself from colon cancer. She was told by her doctors, that she had only six months to live. Her grandmother taught her about natural health and the use of plants for healing, when she was a child. In her fifties Ann Wigmore decided she had no choise, but to start eating natural foods. She healed herself completely from colon cancer.

After this experience she felt, she had the obligation to teach the world about her experience. This is how the Hippocrates Health Institute started. Ever since thousands of people from all over the world have come to the Hippocrates Health Institute (nowadays in Florida) and healed themselves from cancer, diabetes, heart disease and other serious illnesses.

Throughout history the people who spread the light and came with great ideas were often considered odd, like many raw foodists nowadays. Modern research brings more and more evidence of the importance of a raw live-food diet. A great example is the "China Study" by Colin T. Campbell PhD, in which Colin Campbell proves that animal protein contributes directly to the different forms of cancer.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Watermelon juice: use the whole watermelon for a refreshing drink

Did you ever juice a whole watermelon? You can use the pink inside, the white part, but also the green rind. Save some flesh to eat later and juice the rest. Watermelon juice is a fantastic and refreshing summer drink.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Raw Food Video, overview of the raw food theory and daily practice

This is a great video. Is shows you briefly the whole concept of raw food, the ideas behind it and the daily practice. It tells about the benefits of raw food, the different dishes, the place it has in our society and how to learn more about it.

I think this video is great to show to your family and friends, if they don't know, what you are doing or talking about ;-)

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Minor's lettuce, Sergei Boutenko on edible weeds in green smoothies

In this video Sergei Boutenko teaches you how to recognize minor's lettuce, an edible weed. You can also see how to make an energizing green smoothie from minor's lettuce and fruits. If you want the most powerful greens on earth, start to look for edible weeds.

Be careful, you need good information before you can start to eat the weeds from your backyard. Some weeds are edible and some are not. Look for someone to teach you and enjoy the best and healthiest green smoothies ever.

The Raw Spirit Festival, September 12th - 14th, Arizona

For more information:
Raw Spirit Festival

Welcome To Raw Spirit Fest 2008, the largest raw vegan, ecopeace celebration in creation! On September 12th - 14th, we re-unite at this rawmarkable resort, located amidst trees and ponds on luscious lawns beneath Sedona, Arizona's famous Red Rock Mountains.

COME DISCOVER ancient wisdom and the latest findings from the greatest minds in healthy eco-living. Features include: Fascinating Health Seminars, World Class Music, Educational Booths, Creative Children's Program, Chocolate Emporium, Raw Restaurant Food Court, Raw Vegan Demos & Tasting Parties, Outdoor and Indoor Main Stages, Discovery Dome, Art Garden, Music, Dancing, Poetry, Theatre, Sacred Exercise Area Yoga, Meditation Circle, Leadership Sharing Circle, Nature Trails, Fantastic Foods and Fabulous Friends! Three Organic Raw Vegan Meals included for the full weekend.

"This is more than a raw vegan food festival. Our vision is to integrate Healthy Living, Eco-Sustainable Solutions and World Peace because together these comprise a comprehensive strategy for addressing current global challenges. We feel that our Raw Spirit Fest non-profit organization belongs to the entire ever-expanding, international community."

~ Happy Oasis, Chief Visionary Officer

For registration, go to:
Raw Spirit Registration

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Dr. Barbara Hendel: how to make sole from Himalayan crystal salt

Dr. Barbara Hendel demonstrates how to make a sole drink from natural Himalayan ground salt or crystal salt and natural spring water for a daily energizing and detoxifying drink.

This sole drink is very easy to make. You dissolve Himalayan ground salt or crystal salt in good quality water. Use enough salt, so that there is still salt visible on the bottom. This way you make a sterile salt solution of 26% salt.

Take a teaspoon or half a teaspoon of this sole and mix it into a glass of good quality water. Drink this every morning on an empty stomach. This sole drink contains the energy of the sun (sole means sun in Latin) and is great to build up energy. It also helps your digestion and to detoxify.

You can take this sole every morning for six weeks or two months, stop for a while and start again. You will feel much better and have more energy.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

David Wolfe: Our ultimate goal is to create heaven on earth

What is our ultimate goal? To create paradise or heaven on earth. To work with the earth, not against it. To make it a better place than it was originally. The goal is not just raw food or any other diet, but to rectify all our wrongs by making this world a better environment. The missing link in all success technology is this ultimate goal.

Forget that you will ever know everything. It is impossible. You either know nothing about everything or everything about nothing. That’s the beginning of all wisdom. You can’t explain why a spring comes out of the mountain, but you can benefit from it. That's the most important.

My grandpa used to say: If you don't feel it, I can't explain it.
We have forgotten to feel what is going on with ourselves and with our planet.
Feeling brings us closer to the truth than thinking.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Victoria Boutenko makes raw almond milk, an easy raw food recipe

Victoria Boutenko makes raw almond milk. In this video you see, how fast and easy it goes. Going to the store to buy soy, rice, nut or cows milk takes a whole lot longer and is much more expensive. A Vitamix (or any other blender) full with fresh almond milk costs you about 50 cents.

You can keep this nut milk in the fridge for about two days.
Instead of almonds, you can use sunflower seeds, macadamia's, cashews, walnuts, sesame seeds or any other kind of nut or seed. It is best to soak nuts overnight or at least four hours before you use them. This makes them easier to digest. Throw away the soaking water.

The leftover pulp from the nuts is great in salads, desserts, pies, dehydrated crackers or smoothies. You can also make seed cheese from it.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Beautiful mixed sprout salad with lovely edible flowers

Look at this beautiful dish, full with living foods in the most beautiful colors. Do you ever want to have a hamburger again, if you can have this on your plate. I wish I had these fantastic foods here in the Netherlands. I'm sure I'm going to find out, how to grow these lovely sprouts and edible flowers. My kids will love the flowers on their plate and be even more proud of their raw food diet.

Enjoy this inspiring video!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Eat 10 million fruits a day, raw food explained by a child

Watch this great video. See how simple a raw food diet really is.
I love the orange lollipop!

The importance of natural digestive enzymes in a raw food diet

Dina Khader speaks about the importance of natural digestive enzymes in the raw food diet. Natural digestive enzymes in our food are essential for good health. If we cook our food, we kill the enzymes and it becomes much harder to digest. By cooking our food, we stress the pancreas, which has to produce the enzymes to digest cooked foods. If we eat a raw food diet, we get plenty of enzymes with our food. This makes the food easier to digest and even builds a buffer of enzymes in our pancreas. Most people don't eat enough raw food. Sometimes a supplement of digestive enzymes can be helpful for a while, while you transition to a raw food diet.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Dr. Barbara Hendel: Himalayan crystal salt, sole as natural cosmetic

Dr. Barbara Hendel, the author of "Water and Salt: the essence of life" tells how you can use Himalayan salt as a natural cosmetic. When you take a normal bath, your skin dries out. If you add 1% Himalayan salt to your bath, called a sole bath, your skin becomes very soft and smooth. It is moistened in a very natural way and even wrinkles disappear.

You make a sole bath by dissolving 1 kilo (2 pounds) of Himalayan salt in water at 98,6 degree Fahrenheit (body temperature). At this temperature minerals can enter your body easily and toxins can come out easily. Stay in this water for 20 minutes. Don’t rub or take a shower afterwards. The salt must remain on your skin. You will be surprised by the natural softness of your skin.

This bath also gives you energy through the minerals in the salt. During the full moon the sole bath is more energizing, during the new moon it is more detoxifying.