“Calories & Protein vs. Detoxification”, Article by Matt Monarch
The following information is for education only and is not meant to diagnose, prescribe, or treat illness. It is valuable to seek the advice of an alternative health care professional before making any changes.
If an alcoholic quits their drinking habit, they are eliminating one damaging substance that they have been consistently intaking. In contrast, if a person goes on a 100% Raw Food Diet, they are simultaneously eliminating a VAST number of damaging substances from their intake, all at once. Not only is the Raw Foodist eliminating MASSES of damaging substances from their intake, but generally they have also been consuming this WIDE ARRAY of damaging items for decades on end (usually two to five decades). If you think that an alcoholic or drug addict has a challenging time getting past their addiction, talk to a 100% Raw Foodist and they will tell you what detoxification is really all about!
I would guess that 99 out of 100 people who attempt a 100% Raw Food Diet do not continue eating this way in the long-term. Why is this? Because when a person starts eating 100% raw, they feel like CRAP from the detoxification. If this detoxification isn’t handled well over time, they end up with body odor that reeks, I personally can’t comfortably get within 10 feet of their rank breath, and they often don’t look so healthy either. On top of that, there is usually a lack of support… (let me rephrase that)… there is a “strength of opposition”, from their close loved ones, including their friends and family members.
It is true that we all require a certain amount of calories and protein each day. However, in my opinion, we really require A LOT LESS than what is generally recommended. When someone starts a 100% Raw Food Diet and becomes inundated with toxins being released and running through their bloodstream, they don’t tend to feel well. They then try everything in their power to make the raw food diet work for them, such as fasting, increasing raw proteins, increasing calories, etc. However, these methods usually don’t work, because the true cause of their problems is the detoxification they’re experiencing. It is the internal outpouring of these toxins that slows people down, leaving them with low energy and intense odors. I feel that the easiest and best way to overcome this internal detoxification process is by cleansing the colon on a periodic basis. I encourage you to read the four articles that I have written on cleansing the colon by clicking HERE.
At some point, a person dealing with this kind of intense detox usually gives up eating 100% Raw. They then later believe that there is “not enough protein” and/or “not enough calories” available with a Raw Food Diet to sustain them. The truth of the matter though is that they were most likely inundated with toxins as they detoxed, slowing them down and leaving them feeling unhealthy. Bad breath and rank body odor are not a result from a “lack of protein” or calories.
How much protein and how many calories do we require?
I feel that we truly require a lot less of both than we usually think. In my opinion, one of the main purposes of food is to act as a “Detoxification Regulator”, which you can learn more about by reading the article HERE. Food helps to stop the outpouring of internal toxins from your cells. I estimate that at least half of the “energy” you might think that you get from food is simply due to the silencing of toxic cellular outpouring. The amount of calories that a person truly needs depends on how “clean” they are on a cellular level. The longer you have been eating raw, then the more toxins you will have eliminated. Your body becomes cleaner and cleaner with time. When your body becomes cleaner it also becomes more efficient. The more efficient your body becomes via a “cleaner” diet, the less food and calories you need to establish high energy levels. Simply put, your dependency on food lessens. Some years ago I did some testing with myself to see how little I would have to eat to truly sense that a “lack of calories” was affecting my energy levels. I carried out this experiment for about three weeks in a row. I kept eating less and less…and my energy levels kept going up and up. I had to take my diet down to eating only the following tiny amounts in the space of one day, all within a two hour time period, to be able to sense my energy levels were adversly affected:
1:30pm 8oz of green vegetable juice (15 minute digestion time)
2:30pm 8oz of green vegetable juice (15 minute digestion time)
3:00pm 2 almonds, a spoonful of avocado, with a big pinch of sprouts
Nothing else was eaten throughout the rest of the day. This experiment was about seven years ago now. I believe that if I adhered to this same kind of intake today, I would surely have more energy now than I had when I attempted this seven years ago, because I am now so much more “cleaner” at a cellular level. For the last thirteen years I have been THRIVING on a 100% Raw Food Diet without any health issues whatsoever. I have more energy now than I have ever had before. I know of other 100% raw foodists who have eaten this way for many decades on end and experience the same kind of patterns. It’s very rare, for example, that you’ll find an 80 year old man who can get up and run five miles on the beach many times a week, like one long-term raw food eater friend of mine. Maintaining and enjoying a raw lifestyle is truly more about managing detox than facing a “lack of calories” or protein.
New Products at The Raw Food World
Gnosis Fruit Jams!
When I was younger I used to eat Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches as a daily staple. Since becoming a raw foodist I’ve been excited to experience the wide array of different raw nut/seed butters available. …and today we have something EPIC to add to this picture that has never been done before! Gnosis has just created Raw Superfood Jams and Spreads! Now we have the other piece of the puzzle available to us and we can finally make raw PB & J! If you have tried a DECADENT Gnosis Chocolate bar before, then you’ll have an idea about how high quality and amazing these jams will taste. I can’t believe nobody has produced this kind of raw product until now!
We decided to carry the 8oz sizes of the Goldenberry Jam and Cupuacu Acai Berry spreads. Additionally, we got their Jam gift pack, which contains three 2oz jars. The gift pack contains the two flavors just mentioned, along with a Hemp Spread that we may also carry in the 8oz size in the future.
Anti-Radiation Cellphone Headsets
Years ago we used to carry a very popular headset for cellphones that helped block radiation. The only issue with that product was that the headsets broke quite easily so we stopped carrying them. However, now we just got some NEW cellphone headsets that are FAR SUPERIOR to that older fragile model. In normal cellphone headsets there is a wire that goes all the way from the plug to the earpiece. This wire transmits radiation from the cellphone right into your brain. In this new DURABLE radiation-cutting headset, the wire is stopped before it reaches the earpiece. The wire turns into hollow tubes, which still effectively transmit the sound to your ear drums, without bringing the radiation to your brain.
I personally can’t put a cellphone to my ear without getting a headache. These new headsets make using cellphones much more manageable. These high-qualily headsets are produced from all recycled materials. The sensory earbuds are made from natural wood, paired with noise isolating rubber ear tips that capture the essence of sound. The patented sound delivery process utilizes an airtube to produce “live” sound with no interference. The microphone is specially designed for clear communication and features a squeeze on/off button. These headsets will fit any type of cellphone you have.
ADDITIONALLY, we have stereo sound speaker headphones that you can use with your computer, iPad or even your phone too Lastly, we have the headsets available in both mono and stereo models with or without earhooks.
Harvest Nectar Truffles
Ulimana, the creator of those AMAZING decadent raw chocolate truffles just came out with a delicious new flavor… Harvest Nectar Truffles! I love the fact that they are now using the low glycemic coconut nectar as the sweetener, from the “Coconut Secret” company.
Living Intentions just came out with a new INCREDIBLE flavor in their ‘Gone Nuts’ nutty snack line. It’s a sweet and spicy exotic twist on the flavors of the Far East. Raw cashews and crunchy coconut chips unite with an innovative curry spice blend made up of zesty spices including turmeric, ginger, lemongrass and red chili flakes. Sweetened with a blend of clear blue agave nectar, coconut palm sugar, and an added tang of tart lemon juice… you’re in for a true Thai Treat!
Ingredients: (all organic) raw cashews, coconut, raw blue agave, lemon juice, coconut palm sugar, coconut oil, curry spices, red chilies and Himalayan crystal salt.
The World Peace Diet, by Will Tuttle
A few months back, on Amazon.com “The World Peace Diet” book by Will Tuttle became the NUMBER ONE selling book for many days straight, an exciting time for vegans and animal activists worldwide! The World Peace Diet suggests how we as a species might move our consciousness forward so that we can be more free, more intelligent, more loving, and happier in the choices we make with our food.
Just recently we had the privilege to interview Will Tuttle on our TV Show, which can be seen below:
I have NEVER seen such an EXTENSIVE book on how to educate yourself and family on all the toxins in a household, car, society, etc, and the solutions to avoid these damaging substances. “Survive” is a 480-page informative reference guide to toxins in all walks of life and it includes many alternative solutions—for thriving in a toxic world. It includes chapters on electromagnetic pollution, baby products, clothing, pets, vaccines—even toxic thoughts and emotions, and what to avoid when you travel.
AAAAAAAAND… Many More New Products COMING SOON!!!
ALL RIGHT!!!… For all those of you who LOVE making Raw Medicinal Herbal Elixirs, we’ve got a CRAZY opportunity here for you to stock up on all of the HIGH-Quality Medicinal Herbs from Ultimate Superfoods, “at-cost”! Ultimate just told me that their cost on some of these products has recently shot up by 500%. Luckily, we ordered a MASS of these herbs for this special just before this price increase. We are going to go a bit NUTS here and discount most of these medicinal herbs by about 40% – 50%. Additionally, you can take advantage of the coupon code and 3-packs to get even FURTHER discounts! We are also offering a discounted Medicinal Herb ,9-pack, which includes a package of each of the herbs.
The Medicinal Herbs that we are offering include Shilajit, Mucuna, Amla, Ashwagandha, Bacopa, Holy Basil, Tribulus, Turmeric, and Valerian.
We also have the BEST Raw Almond Butter on the planet on special this month. Angela and I LOVE this raw almond butter; is is our favorite compared to all others that we’ve tried. It is extremely creamy throughout the ENTIRE jar and is made from TRULY RAW Organic Almonds from Sicily. It’s like a true “gourmet” almond butter, you can just tip the jar and it pours out like a creamy luxurious, flowing liquid. When we were out of this almond butter for a couple of months, we got countless enquiries asking when we would get it back in. These days, truly raw almond butter is generally over $20 for a jar. Now is your chance to get this outstanding product for as low as $11.69 per jar if you get the 3-pack and use the coupon code below.
We are also offering chemical- and pesticide-free chia seeds ‘at-cost’ this month. This is probably THE most popular product of all on our website…and I can see why chia seeds are so popular. They miraculously somehow give energy while at the same time being low glycemic. They supply us with great omega fatty acids and have a taste like no other food I have experienced. Additionally, they become gelatinous like flax if mixed with any liquid, and help people to have regular bowel movements more effectively than any other food we’ve seen. Chia is probably one of the most beneficial foods currently available to man…
Hence…why it is the MOST POPULAR product on our website… AND… you can now get it for a ridiculously low price this month, so STOCK UP !
This month we are also offering all three of the ‘Cafe Gratitude’ cookie packs ‘At-Cost’. These cookies from Cafe Gratitude include ‘Fudge with Candied Walnuts’, Lemon Cookies, and MY FAVORITE ‘Thumbprint Cookies’. These cookies by Cafe Gratitude are so amazingly tasty that you might not even believe they are raw. The Thumbprint cookies use fresh hand-made jam, which is made using seasonally available fruit. The chocolate fudge cookie is a balanced delight of rich chocolate fudge and crunchy caramelized walnut topping. The lemon cookie is a delicate mix of fresh citrus tones with a creamy, chewy cookie texture. Enjoy!!!
I know that we just offered the extremely HIGH-QUALITY Living Tree tahini on special only two months ago. However, in addition to the FRESH batch of 1500 jars of our truly raw creamy almond butter that we just got in, we ALSO just got in a FRESH batch of 1000 jars of this amazing tahini! I thought it would be the ideal product to complement the creamy almond butter on this list of specials, so, it’s back in the list again! Living Tree Community uses a slicing method to transform their raw sesame seeds into raw tahini. The result is an amazing rich-tasting tahini, which is truly raw and never heated over the raw food standards.
I’m always looking for new deals to buy in bulk so that I can pass on the savings to you guys. In fact, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you think of something that you would love to enjoy at a discounted rate. I will try to buy the most popular items in bulk, to get you all a discount. This month, I just obtained a couple hundred of these stainless steel water bottles for example, in order to get a deeper discount for everyone. We got the most popular 1 liter size. These are the perfect size for hiking and fit perfectly in your backpack’s side pocket or in your car’s cupholder. These reusable water bottles don’t leach toxins into their contents and are lab tested free of heavy metals and toxins.
We are also offering these two awesome raw media products at an EXTREMELY low discounted price, because we have a mass of them both in stock. Valya Boutenko’s fascinating “Overcoming The Food Imprint” DVD includes interviews that explore the hidden origins of our eating patters and reveal the secrets of becoming free from compulsive eating. This DVD also discusses the challenges of helping loved ones to eat more healthfully, through communicating in a kind loving manner. It’s extremely valuable information and we are offering this $20 DVD right now for only $5, while stocks last!
Also, normally $22 and selling for $9.95 this month is an insightful book called “Raw Food Works”. Some of the contributing authors of “Raw Food Works” include Victoria Boutenko, Gabriel Cousens, David Wolfe, Brian Clement, Jameth Sheridan, Viktoras Kulvinskas, Cherie Soria, Rev. George Malkmus, and many others. Raw Food Works simply offers a set of principles that provide a holistic and scientific framework for how the optimum diet works. This framework has one highly empowering idea at its core – that human beings function best on an enzyme rich diet of unadulterated plant-based foods. Find out from an illuminating cast of contributors how such a diet can give you radiant health and vibrant energy throughout your life!
The following specials are available until September 30th…
Creamy Raw Almond Butter, 16oz – $13.97, Normally $19.95 – with 7% coup0n $12.99, and 12% ‘Inner Circle’ coup0n $12.29
[3-pack] Creamy Raw Almond Butter – $37.71, Normally $59.85 – with 7% coup0n $35.07, and 12% ‘Inner Circle’ coup0n $33.18
Chia Seeds, 16oz – $4.87, Normally $6.95 – with 7% coup0n $4.52, and 12% ‘Inner Circle’ coup0n $4.28
[3-pack] Chia Seeds – $13.14, Normally $20.85 – with 7% coup0n $12.22, and 12% ‘Inner Circle’ coup0n $11.56
Tahini, 16oz – $10.47, Normally $14.95 – with 7% coup0n $9.73, and 12% ‘Inner Circle’ coup0n $9.21
[3-pack] Tahini – $28.26, Normally $44.85 – with 7% coup0n $26.28, and 12% ‘Inner Circle’ coup0n $24.87
Additionally, you can redeem this coup0n at www.TheRawFoodWorld.com by typing in – HONEYMOON - in the coup0n number section, to get an additional 7% off your order. This coup0n will be good through September 30th, 2010 and can be redeemed at:
You can get 12% off your order and ALL FUTURE ORDERS by joining the Inner Circle Community HERE for ONLY $9.97 a month.
Speaking Engagement Tour Dates
We are now mid-tour and I am having so much fun out on the road meeting you all! We recently added a whole new event in Sedona, Arizina and also a 6-hour workshop at our event in Michigan, as you can see below. At that MI workshop I’ll probably be speaking for around 4 hours and I feel it will be an extremely valuable weekend if you can make it.
Our current remaining speaking events are at the following locations:
Brighton, MI (Raw Health Eco Fest) – Including special 6-hour workshop with Angela and I on Sunday, September 19th.
Orange County, CA (Longevity Conference!)Note: Angela and I are not scheduled to speak at the Longevity Conference. We’ll be hosting a booth there.Additionally, Please note: we just heard that tickets for Longevity Conference are *almost* sold out now…nearly 1000 people are anticipated to be at this event and just a handful of tix are left…click HERE to reserve your space now if you’d love to join us there
You can view further details for all these events on our events page, by clicking HERE.
We really hope to see and meet many of you at these locations along our tour!
~ Many Blessings to you from The Raw Food World~
Thank you for continuing to let us serve you.
We wish you and those you love, the very best of everything!