יום שלישי, 1 בדצמבר 2009

December - Synchronistic Chanukah

To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it
Mother Teresa

Together with my good friend and natural healer Vishva (yes, despite his name, he is Israeli), we have just finished leading a 3-week detox program. We were a group of 17 courageous people who decided to take control of our health (both our mothers joined the program!).
For 9 days I was mostly on lemon water with maple syrup and hot
cayenne pepper, plus a glass of vegetable juice here and there.
It was incredible to see how easy it is to go without food, still feeling energetic, while having life go on almost as normal. Towards the end of the fast I actually didn’t even want to go back to eating. The energy, the lightness, the sense of smell, the clear skin, the flexibility, the amount of time that is freed by not dealing with "what will I eat?" …. It is amazing to realize how much we are connected to our food, meals, shopping, washing, cooking, chewing…

I feel lucky and honored to have been able to lead and go through this process myself, this very special opportunity of giving the body a rest, letting it flush out
toxins, while getting connected back with my true self.

If you are intrigued – no worries - another program will be coming up in April 2010, right after Passover.


Monthly Focus: Synchronisty
Being at the right place at the right time
“a miracle”

Do you ever have those OMG moments? Like when you dial a friend and they text you at the exact same moment?

I find these synchronistic moments to be a fascinating and valuable part of life. If you pay attention you will see that these moments are telling you that you are in the right place at the right time.

Of course there are also those not-so-cool moments when everything seems to conspire against you. Like days when your computer crashes the moment you're about to finish an important document, and then you get stuck in a traffic jam when you're in a hurry to get somewhere. It's like the universe doesn't want you to accomplish what you set out to do that day. What's up with that?

I've realized that life is never against me, or anyone else. In fact, these negative experiences might be telling you something. You could kick and curse at the computer or get mad if you get stuck in a traffic jam, but it's not the most effective strategy. Instead, I recommend that you pause for a few moments and reflect on why this might be happening.

Wherever you are in your life, in your career, relationships and health I encourage you to take a moment to look and see why things might be going the way they are. By slowing down and reflecting on what the universe might be telling you, good things will be more likely to come your way.

by Joshua Rosenthal

Isn’t the Chanukah Miracle, that all of us know so well, actually a "synchronisty" moment? The fact that the little can of oil was found, and even more than that,
that the oil lasted to light the lamp, for eight days …


My Healthy tip for Chanukah

Consider this: Instead of eating a sufganiya, you can choose a different round option: a dried fig, an apple, an orange, a persimmon… pay attention to how you feel when finishing it, compared to how others feel after eating a sufganiya. It’s an interesting experiment …
If you do choose to eat a sufganiya, give it all your attention, sit down, smell it, look at it, chew it slowly, enjoy it, no guilt allowed.


Cooking Focus: Baking

The Jewish holiday Chanukah which falls this year in mid-December is a Festival of Lights and you might say of Oils too. There is a lot of deep frying and eating very oily foods: Sufganiyot (deep fried dough filled with jam) and Latkes (fried potato patties).
I am not at all against oil, but certainly am not for unhealthy, toxic, hydrogenated oils (soy, corn, canola, sunflower…) which you see while walking down the aisles of any supermarket and that all the holiday foods are fried in. click to read more about oils.

Many vegetables actually taste best baked. Baking brings out the very essence of the vegetables, as ca
ramelizing makes them sweeter and more grounding, especially squashes and root vegetables. It’s so easy: just place some vegetables in a baking pan with some olive or coconut oil, add some spices (optional) and bake for 40-50 minutes at about 180C\150F degrees.

vegetables you can try baking:

Roots and Squashes: carrot, celery root, squash, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, Jerusalem artichoke
The fat burners: daikon radish, leek, onion, celery
The Cabbage family: broccoli, cauliflower, all cabbages, brussels sprouts
herbs and spices that are good to use: basil, cinnamon, cumin, dill, fennel, garlic, hot pepper, oregano, rosemary, sage, thyme, turmeric, soy sauce, ginger


Recipe of The Month:
Healthy Baked Sweet Potato Latkes

Going healthy certainly doesn’t mean depriving yourself of the foods you love but rather making a better choice, choosing a healthier option.

Here is a healthier delicious version for latkes:
Bake them!

4-5 sweet potatoes, unpeeled (about 450gm) – grate medium
1 medium onion, peeled and finely chopped
1\2 bunch fresh parsley, finely chopped
1 organic egg
2 Tablespoons spelt
dash of pepper
pinch Himalayan salt
1 tsp cinnamon

Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl. Spoon onto a parchment lined cookie sheet, forming latke patties. Bake at 200C/400F for 15-20 minutes. Turn the latkes over and bake for another 10 minutes until brown and crisp on both sides. Serve warm.

Have a very bright, synchronistic
and mildly oily Chanukah
(olive, coconut or baked)

Bulletin Board

Global Slow food Day – Dec 10th
Terra Madre Day (Mother Earth)

Let’s all celebrate our Mother – Earth. She so deserves it!!
A day of worldwide celebrations that promote eating locally, sustainable food, fair trade, aware consumers …

Click to find an event close to you


Healthy Ingredients - For Purchase

I have some new amazing superfoods to add to your morning shakes or to be used in any other way desired:

Organic Spirulina – An algae. A concentrated source of complete, balanced protein. At least 65% protein. Loaded with Vitamins and Minerals, great for blood purification, has anti-inflammatory and joint strengthening properties and is high in antioxidants.
110 NIS for 150 gm.

Raw Organic Maca - A root grown in Peru. Sold in a dried powdered form. Contains 20 amino acids, minerals, great for hormone balancing, menstrual disorders, menopause symptoms and reproductive disorders.
Used for Anemia, to stop bone mineral loss, enhance memory, against depression, and also is a great aphrodisiac!
Recommended to go off it for one week a month. 70 NIS for 200 gm

Since so many of the foods labeled "healthy" aren’t the real thing, I am selling some additional ingredients I use:
Raw Organic Goji Berries, Raw Organic Cacao Beans, Bee Pollen , Raw Honey (from eucalyptus or citrus), Organic Agave
and of course my Home Made Chocolate available in 4 flavors.

For more information and for purchase

please click or contact me
Worldwide delivery is available


Strengthening your immune system
by natural means for Winter

The Israeli newspapers are informing us that in about 2 weeks they are beginning to vaccinate everyone against Swine Flu (I wonder why only a third of the doctors themselves are getting the vaccine…) I hope that by now you too are aware of the dangers of the H1N1 Vaccine and that this is a billion $ business. Please don't listen to the massive propaganda!
Seek more information, question the system, become more educated.

click for updates

As always I recommend increasing your vitamin D through moderate sun exposure (get out there when it’s shining and with no sunscreen), strengthen your immune system by eating and living in a healthy way, get plenty of sleep, wash your hands, and use ancient Chinese wisdom.

click here to read more


Free Consultation – for a life of good Health
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Are you still trying to Feel happier? Be healthier? Feel more energetic?
Fight those sugar cravings? Lose weight?

This way is with: No diets, No counting calories.

Schedule a Nutrition consultation with me. Now is the time!!
It is free – you have nothing to loose.

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Health Food Store Tour
Organic Market, Herzliya
Monday, December 23rd at 18:00

Do you ever wonder which oil to buy?
What is Himalayan salt? What do you do with Amaranth?
Or even what it is?
click here for more information
Please book ahead 054-4670239


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