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Pain Management

My favorite foods which may help to naturally prevent and reverse pain include:

Fruit: Most fruit is about 80% water which is believed to have alkalizing anti-inflammatory properties. (Soak dried fruit before eating or blending in a smoothie.)

Water: Water is said to have alkalizing anti-inflammatory properties.

Arugula: Dark-leafy greens like arugula are believed to have alkalizing anti-inflammatory properties.

Celery: Celery is said to have alkalizing anti-inflammatory properties.

Walnuts: Walnuts contain omega 3 fatty acids which are said to have anti-inflammatory properties.

Ginger: Ginger root may help stop the formation of inflammatory compounds, leukotrienes and prostaglandins, and break down acidity and inflammation in joint-fluids. Add to fruit smoothies. (Ginger relieved my vertigo.)

Curry: Curry contains turmeric which contains curcumin said to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antifungal, and antiviral properties.

Chili: Chili peppers contain capsaicin which is said to stop the functioning of a hormone that transmits pain signals to the brain.

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Yes on 37 in CA

Vote “Yes on 37” in California for your “Right To Know“! More at www.carighttoknow.org
Find your polling place here: https://www.barackobama.com/lookup/

Genetic Roulette, by Jeffrey M. Smith, is a truly informative and awakening book about the dangers of genetically modified foods and the easy steps to take to avoid them. According to the film: Americans get sick more often than Europeans and people in other industrialized countries and they are getting sicker and there is a correlation of use of GMO with increase in disease rates. The science behind genetic engineering is haphazard, risky, unregulated, and untested for long term use. Plants have been engineered to either tolerate being sprayed with herbicide and not die or produce their own toxic insecticide that breaks open the stomach and kill bugs that eat the plant. The GMO industry claims it has no affect on humans, but there has been an increase is stomach disorders and many other diseases.

There are only nine GMO food crops: soy, corn (not popcorn), cottonseed (for oil), canola (for oil), sugar beets (for sugar), papaya (Hawaiian and Chinese), zucchini, yellow crookneck squash, and alfalfa (for hay) however their derivatives are found in many processed and packaged foods. These can all be avoided by simply buying only foods labelled “Organic” or “Non-GMO”. This is easy to do on The 80/10/10 Diet by Dr. Douglas Graham.

Robyn Openshaw GSG

FREE green smoothie class, demo, sampling, and book signing. Learn to radically change your nutrition in just 10 minutes a day, and leave inspired and empowered to transition to a whole-foods diet! Robyn Openshaw is also known as Green Smoothie Girl. Robyn will give away over $1000 of her favorite things at her class–including a $435 BlendTec Total Blender! 2 FREE Raffle tickets to each attendee! Friday, October 19, 2012, 7:00pm-8:30pm, Anthony’s Functions Inc., 156 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA. This free event is ticketed to help plan for seating and samples; however, you may come with or without your ticket. Thanks for obtaining one to accommodate everyone! Get Your Free Ticket Here: http://greensmoothiegirl.com/events/october-events-2012/boston-ma-free-class/ See: http://youtu.be/eXr8-jru1KE More info: http://www.meetup.com/RawBoston/events/74080412/

Doug Graham & Karen Ranzi

This event will benefit everyone from young to old and everywhere in-between. Just about every health related topic will be discussed that will help you and your family to be the healthiest you can be. This informational packed event will help you understand some simple factors that can bring huge results to your health and to the health of your family. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to see two experts in the field of health and nutrition as they each bring their expert knowledge to you. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided. This Event will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 8AM to 5PM at the Loomis/Chaffee Campus, 30 Batchelder Rd., Windsor, CT 06095. $99/person or $175/couple *Children under 16 are free. Private Dinner Event: If you registered for the main event you will be eligible to register for a separate private dinner event which will be held at 6:30pm with Dr. Graham and Karen Ranzi. $50/person. You will get to eat and spend some quality time to get to know them better and ask questions. The private dinner has limited seating.
Register Here: rawfoodcentral.com/douggrahamandkaren2
More info: meetup.com/RawBoston/events/83414952

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GMO’s

Genetic Roulette, by Jeffrey M. Smith, is a truly informative and awakening book about the dangers of genetically modified foods and the easy steps to take to avoid them. He says Americans get sick more often than Europeans and people in other industrialized countries, are getting sicker, and there is a correlation of use of GMO with increase in disease rates. The science behind genetic engineering is haphazard, risky, unregulated, and untested for long term use. Plants have been engineered to either tolerate being sprayed with herbicide and not die or to produce their own toxic insecticide that breaks open the stomach and kill bugs that eat the plant. The GMO industry claims it has no affect on humans, but there has been an increase is stomach disorders and many other diseases.

There are nine GMO food crops: soy, corn (not popcorn), cottonseed (for oil), canola (for oil), sugar beets (for sugar), papaya (Hawaiian and Chinese), zucchini, yellow crookneck squash, and alfalfa (for hay) however their derivatives are found in many processed and packaged foods. These can all be avoided by simply buying only foods labelled “Organic” or “Non-GMO”. These are easy to avoid as a fruitarian raw vegan on The 80/10/10 Diet by Dr. Douglas Graham.

Screen shot of 9 GMO Food Crops from Genetic Roulette

Vote “Yes on 37” in CA for “Right To Know“! More info here: www.carighttoknow.org Find your polling place here: https://www.barackobama.com/lookup/

Wild Edible Cherries

Cherries contain anthocyanins, nature’s pain reliever, and melatonin, another natural pain reliever that also helps regulate the sleep cycle! Anthocyanins are also used by the body to help produce amino acids which are used to produce protein. Cherries also contain fiber and lots of Vitamin C, an antioxidant, with anti-cancer properties. Wow! My favorite cherries are wild black cherries that fall into my yard from my neighbor’s wild cherry tree.

Winter Raw Vegan Style :)

I have been living in Massachusetts (USA) my whole life, all raw since 1999, and vegan since 1990. This is how I stay warm during a cold New England winter as a low fat raw vegan. I wear cotton socks, fleece socks, ankle warmers, boots, sweatpants, t-shirt, turtleneck, sweater, hat, mittens, and coat. I curl up with flannel sheets, blanket, comforter, afghan, and my adorable snugly cat while sleeping. When it’s below freezing outside I sometimes use an electric mattress warmer. To seal my pores and keep body heat in, I rub a little coconut oil on my skin. To moisturize drier winter air and help hold heat in the room, I sometimes use a hot steam vaporizer. I sunbathe my face for warmth and vitamin D. Activities warm me up like shoveling snow, house-work, yoga, fitness, and dance. I designed my home with many windows on the south side which produces ten free degrees of passive solar heat on sunny days. I use oil filled electric radiant heaters and will learn how to build solar electric panels and a wind mill. I drink fruit-smoothies and eat warmed low fat raw vegan soup, warm low fat raw vegan raisin oatmeal, lots of raw fruits (bananas, dates, mangoes, cucumbers, tomatoes, wild apples, wild black cherries, etc.), some herbal tea, a little fatty raw vegan food (avocado, seeds, tree-nuts), a little warming raw-foods (cayenne pepper, ginger, garlic), and some mineral rich foods (celery, lettuce, kale).

Drugs Masquerading As Foods

“Drugs Masquerading as Foods” by Suzar Silent, deadly, delicious. Drugfoods kill over 240,000 Americans every 2 months from degenerative diseases they cause, accounting for more than 2/3 of U.S. deaths! Blacks lead the nation in mortality rates from drugfood diseases! Sickness, not Health, is a Trillion dollar-a-year industry in America. And you, yes YOU are a Drugfood Addict! Among other vital things, this life-saving book identifies The Five Fatal Foremost Traits of Killer Drugfoods and just which “foods” are really Drugs Masquerading as Foods, killing us slowly, little by little, with each delicious bite!

I read a little of my ex-boyfriend’s copy of Drugs Masquerading as Foods while visiting him at his  place in Worcester, MA. An interesting note: this book mentions that Mohammad was Essene. I also read somewhere (OSHO?) that Buddha and Pythagoras the great mathematician were Essene too and The Essene Gospel of Peace states that Jesus Christ was Essene. Peace! :)

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