Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Gift of Good Health!

Already thinking about the holidays? I said to my mom this morning that all I want for Christmas is the gift of good health. I have yet ANOTHER upper respiratory infection. I've been doing some soul searching, and my next post, which I'm calling The Courage to be Raw, I will address some of my issues. But for today....let's talk great gifts!

The Complete Idiots Guide to Eating Raw is on my wish list. All of the reviews have been awesome. The book was written by the folks behind Blossoming Lotus café on Kauai Island in Hawaii and Portland, Oregon. Make sure you go to the Blossoming Lotus website to get amazing free vegan recipes directly from the restaurant!
My favorite bloggers, Heidi and JS Ohlander, of Raw Food Right Now! have a terrific Thanksgiving e-book of raw recipes. I've had this for a few years and it does not disappoint. My favorite is their eggless-egg spread. Yow-za, it is superb. Everything in is good. So if you are wondering what to do for Thanksgiving, here is your answer!

Want to be raw during the holidays, but need lots of support? Go to the social network, Raw Fu!, and sign up for the holiday mini-challenge.
Raw Fu! founder Bunny Berry has loads of fun energy. I decided to join, so let's all go have a good time!
Know what I REALLY want for Christmas? A nine-tray Excalibur dehydrator. I have a round one, which is not the best. It works, but you know...I'm grateful, don't get me wrong. And I use it, but a square dehydrator works the best! I have so many recipes I want to do that I simply cannot make in my round one. I look forward to showing off my new gadget on December 25th!

These last two gift ideas are inspiring. If you know anyone who has diabetes, get them Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days. From the website:

Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days is an independent documentary film that chronicles six Americans with 'incurable' diabetes switching their diet and getting off insulin.

The film follows each participant's remarkable journey and captures the medical, physical, and emotional transformations brought on by this radical diet and lifestyle change. We witness moments of struggle, support, and hope as what is revealed, with startling clarity, is that diet can reverse disease and change lives.

Additional wisdom is provided by Morgan Spurlock, Woody Harrelson, Anthony Robbins, Rev. Michael Beckwith, and Doctors Fred Bisci, Joel Furman, and Gabriel Cousens.
And finally, there is Raw For Life, "a 2 disc DVD set with 30 experts explaining the benefits of a raw lifestyle." It's from the same people who brought you Simply Raw. Both are available at
From the website:
This two-disc DVD inspires people with the Raw Food philosophy, the wisdom of eating a raw food diet, important medical facts and nutritional information.

We have combined the expertise of Doctors and Nutritionists with testimonials from celebrities, athletes, and chefs who live the Raw Food Lifestyle. Our goal was to create a product that would empower people to take control of their health and happiness. In "Raw For Life", you will find everything you need to transition to a healthier state of being.

This DVD is perfect for Vegetarians, Vegans, and Raw Food Vegans looking for new recipes and resources; someone coping with diabetes, heart disease, or excess weight, those seeking to reverse their aging process; athletes looking to improve their performance; actors, dancers, and other performers looking for a healthy way to maintain their weight and image; anyone looking to live longer, be stronger, perform at their best, and get their nutrition on the right track!




Nickname unavailable said...

Choosing the gift on good health is wonderful and I love your wish list.

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ChocolateOrchid said...

Wow! I'm cruising blogsites and found you're blog. This is great info.! I'm a newbie on a raw foods journey and I need all the help/encouragement I can get. I'll be looking out for these books.

Thanks again for the info.!


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