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Greetings from Matt Monarch
WELCOME!!! I am SO EXCITED about this Newsletter...
In the New Products section, check out the four NEW, 100% RAW, & INNOVATING products that I am SO EXCITED to bring to the Raw Food Community...!!! Normally, I put my article as the first item in these Newsletters, however I'm so excited about these products that I flipped the 'New Products' section up to the top this time!
In this newsletter you can enjoy:
- New Products: Raw Coconut Aminos!, Raw Coconut Vinegar!, Raw Coconut Nectar!, Raw Coconut Crystals!, Chocolate-Peanut Butter Snaps!!!, & MUCH MORE!
- Consistency is More Important Than Eating Raw Foods, article by Matt Monarch
- "At Cost!" Specials: Living Tree Community's Raw Tahini!!!, Herbed Olives, Olives w/Celtic Sea Salt, Raw Chocolate L.O.V.E Cups! (MOST NUTRITIOUS Raw Chocolate Product on the Market!), & Much More!!!
New Products at The Raw Food World
NEW!... Coconut Secret Products!
I am so excited to present to you 'Coconut Secret' Raw, Enzymatically Alive, Certified 100% Organic EXTREMELY LOW-GLYCEMIC (GI 35) coconut products. These are a miracle!!! We've got Coconut Aminos! Coconut Vinegar! Coconut Nectar! and Coconut Crystals! I PERSONALLY contacted the company and quizzed them to make sure the products are all truly 100% Raw. They told me that usually the product temperatures do not exceed 105 degrees and on rare occasions, it may reach 110 degrees. They further ASSURED me that these products NEVER exceed 110 degrees.
Interestingly, these unique products are made from the NUTRIENT-RICH sap that exudes from the coconut palm blossoms, before they mature into coconuts. For centuries throughout the tropics, the traditional practice of "tapping" coconut trees for their prized "sap" is a time-honored art form.
The nutrient-rich coconut sap comes right out of the tree naturally abundant in 17 Amino Acids (the building blocks of protein), broad-spectrum B Vitamins (especially rich in Inositol, known for its effectiveness on depression, high cholesterol, inflammation, and diabetes), Vitamin C, Minerals (high in Potassium, essential for electrolyte balance, regulating high blood pressure, and sugar metabolism), as well as FOS (a prebiotic that promotes digestive health).
All of these products that I am about to introduce to you below are made through raw methods of either fermenting the sap (for up to 1 year), or evaporating it (for only 45-90 minutes at low temperatures), after it is collected.
The most remarkable blessing about tapping a coconut tree, is that once it is tapped, it flows its sap continuously for the next 20 years. From a sustainability viewpoint, the harvestable energy production from tapping coconut trees for their sap (which yields 5,000 liters per hectare), rather than allowing them to produce fruit, is 5-7 times higher per hectare than coconut oil production from mature coconuts.
Raw Coconut Aminos!
Move over Soy-Based Liquid Aminos!!!... We've now got Raw, Enzymatically Alive, LOW-GLYCEMIC (GI of 35), Certified 100% Organic, Soy-Free Coconut Aminos! Small batches ensure that these Coconut Aminos, made from the natural coconut sap, remains a raw, enzymatically alive product that never exceeds the temperatures of an average summer day in the tropics. The manufacturers utilize a pure, clean and raw sea salt to establish that 'Liquid Aminos' taste. I feel that this is the IDEAL product to replace the various 'other-than-ideal' liquid aminos on the raw market today. I feel this is a great soy sauce replacement for raw sushi, salads and other raw delights.
Move over Apple Cider Vinegar!!!... We've now got Raw, Enzymatically Alive, LOW-GLYCEMIC (GI of 35), Certified 100% Organic, MINERAL-RICH Coconut Vinegar! If you thought that Apple Cider Vinegar was healthy for the human body, you haven't seen anything yet! The coconut trees used for these products are grown in rich volcanic soil, which contributes to the sap's HIGH MINERAL content, which includes a generous amount of potassium. The vinegar made from this sap also contains 17 health-promoting amino acids, broad-spectrum B Vitamins, Vitamin C, and natural occurring FOS (a previotic that promotes digestive health).
Additionally, this coconut vinegar ALSO has an alkalizing effect on the body, much the same as apple cider vinegar. When you do a comparison chart on apple cider vinegar vs. coconut vinegar, you will discover that the USDA Nutrient Database shows that the apple cider vinegar has no measurable Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitaminc C, Vitamin E, the fiber pectin, and the amino acid content is ZERO! Although I still think apple cider vinegar is a great product, I am really fond of this coconut vinegar.
Move over Agave Nectar, Yacon Syrup, and Honey!!!!... We've now got Raw, Enzymatically Alive, LOW-GLYCEMIC (GI of 35), Organic Certification Pending, MINERAL-RICH Coconut Nectar! You guys aren't going to believe this!... As you saw from a previous article that I wrote, even the best agave out there has a high fructose level of a minimum of 48%. This new Coconut Nectar has ONLY a 1.5% fructose. Additionally!!!... it is .5% glucose, 16% sucrose, and 82% inulin. It has a naturally sweet, mild flavor without any coconutty flavor or taste to it. It is grown without any chemicals, pesticides or herbicides and is an ideal sweetener for you! :-)
Move over Agave Powder, Brown Cane Sugar, Yacon Powder, and many other "raw" sweeteners!!!!... We've now got Raw, Enzymatically Alive, LOW-GLYCEMIC (GI of 35), Organic Certification Pending, MINERAL-RICH Coconut Crystals! All of these Coconut Secret products are derived from the same coconut sap and are truly raw. The naturally sweet, earthy flavor of these Coconut Crystals make this an ideal sweetener to use with raw cereals, in raw cookies, and in any of your other raw dessert recipes.
We've also created a whole COMBO-PACK where you can get one of each of the Coconut Secret products at a discounted rate :-)
Chocolate-Peanut Butter Snaps
All right everyone!!! These Chocolate-Peanut Butter Snaps are OFF-THE-HOOK! Raw Chef Frank Giglio made these for us and he also agreed to utilize our Organic Wild Jungle Peanuts, for these Chocolate-Peanut Butter Snaps! Franky G has been improving the formula of this creation for almost 4 years now. He's got it to where it has such a RIDICULOUS amazing taste that he is ready to bring it online to the masses. These Chocolate-Peanut Butter Snaps are an alchemical union of crunchy organic peanut butter and Arriba Nacional-Fino de Aroma, the heirloom Ecuadorian variety of cacao.
All Organic Ingredients: Arriba cacao, organic wild jungle peanut butter, shredded coconut, vanilla powder, cinnamon, allspice, clear agave, stevia leaf, and Himalayan crystal salt. (3 bars per package)
Here are all the latest new additions to The Raw Food World Store:
Coconut Secret Combo Pack (1 of each item)
Coconut Aminos, 8oz
Coconut Crystals, 12oz
Coconut Nectar, 12oz
Coconut Vinegar, 12.7oz
Chocolate-Peanut Butter Snaps, 3ozAAAAAAAAND... Many More New Products COMING SOON!!!
Consistency is More Important Than Eating Raw Foods, 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.
In my opinion, eating consistently is one of the key ingredients for health and longevity. When I say eating consistently, I don't mean sticking to a 100% Raw Food Diet or a Whole Food Diet, always. I mean eating the same kinds and quantities of food every single day, no matter what type of diet you eat. For example, one person could be on a 100% Raw Food Diet eating three times a day one day, seven times a day the next day, once the next day, five times the following day and so on. Or someone else could be eating 16 ounces of food (not necessarily raw), twice a day with the same amount of fats and carbs in each of those meals, EVERY SINGLE DAY.
If you start to look at people who live past the century mark, they tend to have a daily regimen where they eat the same kinds and quantities of food every single day. For example, Dr. Norman Walker stated in his book 'Become Younger' that he had eaten the SAME EXACT breakfast every single day for the last 12 years up to writing that book, and he lived to be around 100 years old.
Consistently eating the same kinds and quantities of food every day, doesn't need to effect your ability to eat a wide variety of nutrients, because you can still eat a wide variety of food. For example, you can eat 16oz of food each day, which includes a certain percentage of carbs, protein, fat, vegetables and so on. The 16oz quantity and the percentages of different macro-nutrients/foods can all stay the same, while at the same time you can switch the kind of nut, vegetable, fruit or fat sources that you eat in that 16oz of food each day. Therefore, you are getting a wide variety of food, while at the same time ingesting the same kinds and quantities of food every single day.
What amount of food do I need, to eat a consistent diet?
This is determined by the kinds and quantities of food that you have been eating for the last years of your life. Your body adapts to being able to handle the foods you consistently consume. Your body works to adapt to any conditions you expose it to, while at the same time trying to live for the longest duration it can. Therefore, it is always trying to push you forward to eat less and less food, wherever possible, and your consistent diet will be defined by the lesser amount of food consumed within your daily regimen. Your consistent diet is the amount of food that provides you the most energy; when you eat this way, you still feel a bit hungry after each meal and also at the end of the day there is a touch of hunger too. For most people, this means ingesting less than you are eating now, unless you are in a spiritually 'strong willed' process of systematically undereating. Again, your body is always trying to live as long as possible, so it prefers for your consistent diet to involve the least amount of food possible; so your body sets your consistent diet to the least amount of food it possibly can, which is most likely a certain percentage under your daily intake.
Why is consistency so KEY for long-term health?
During the course of our busy modern lives, most people seem to mindlessly eat thoughout the day, overlapping meals, and over-eating. The boundaries are consistently being pushed beyond the consistent diet that our bodies would prefer to eat. It seems to me that the various long-lived people worldwide have one thing in common, which is a daily regimen. They eat their consistent diet, day in and day out. I heard of one man, for example, who is 108 years of age right now and he always has one piece of toast in the morning for breakfast. His lunch and dinner are also comprised of the same kinds and quantities of foods. He never goes above and beyond his regular quantities of food.
There is a certain 'elastic-like' boundary analogy that I like to use in regards to our consistent diets. Imagine a large elastic-like boundary all around you. When you are eating your consistent diet, this elastic-like boundary is limp and it barely taxes your body at all. The more you eat, the more that elastic-like boundary stretches away from your consistent diet. The more it stretches, the more it taxes your body and the more you will age. Most of us seem to nearly always play in that area where the elastic-like boundary is pretty stretched out, which means that we are eating more than an ideal consistent diet for us. This taxes the body and speeds up the aging process. If you push too far away from your consistent diet, this elastic boundary might even SNAP.
An extreme example of this might be the following... a person who is 300 pounds can handle eating a lot more than someone who weighs 125 pounds. These two people have completely different consistent diets. It may even actually kill the 125 pound person if they ate the same amount of food that the 300lb person eats in one day! The 300lb person has adapted to their consistent diet over time and the amount of food they eat on any given day impacts them in a more subtle way than if the 125lb person partook in the 300lb daily regimen for the first time.
Hopefully you can see how each person has their own consistent diet, depending on their past habits over the years. Eating the same kinds and quantities of food each and every day will age you the least. However, we are generally going back and forth between our boundaries of a consistent diet and over-eating. Besides social aspects being a reason for over-eating, such as dinners with friends and family, I feel that a VICIOUS CYCLE also often comes into play... Are you guys ready for this one?
When we eat above and beyond our consistent diet, we don't necessarily feel well and we may be plagued with gas, bloating, a runny nose and other possible symptoms. This 'low-energy' feeling often gives us the WILL to take ACTION and eat less food, which may possibly even be at the level of our consistent diet. When we eat this consistent diet, we feel GREAT! However, after many days of eating this consistent diet, your body may want to take advantage of this and shift to the next level. Again, your body wants to live for the longest duration possible, so it 'nudges' you to eat and require less food. One result of this is that your body may throw you in a state of detoxification, which makes you 'cleaner' at a cellular level.
When you become 'cleaner', your body becomes more efficient and you require less food to maintain high energy levels. When your body starts to go through this detoxification, you may become bloated and also experience the release of older, more-concentrated toxins that have accumulated in the body over decades. These toxins that are being expelled from your body as gas may have a 'hot', 'acid' feeling, which almost burns, and maybe smells harsher than any other substance that has left your body in the past. Additionally, this detox process can lead to cravings and emotional disturbance. This may feel so uncomfortable that you go back to eating above and beyond your consistent diet once again, which in turn stops the harsh detoxification, stimulates you and helps make you feel euphoric.
Then we might continue to over-eat for weeks on end, until we get to that point again of feeling stuffed, bloated, and low in energy. Then the vicious cycle starts over again...and again... As you continue to bounce back and forth like this, however, over time your body can gain a little ground, get a little cleaner, and your food requirements can become lessened. In terms of the 'elastic-like' boundary analogy, when you become cleaner, this elastic-like boundary will become tighter, and if you continue to overeat the same amounts as you did in the past, you may be pushing that elastic-like boundary a bit further. Therefore, when you next hit the same low point of over-eating as last time, the 'negative' feelings around this overeating are a bit more exasperated, because your body has edged forward again a little more in the interim and you require less food again now. Additionally, you will continue to age more and more rapidly, each time you push yourself to that same level of over-eating. This is all a slow process, yet over time, this is the pattern that happens if we don't choose to eat consistently. For some, eating simple cooked foods (avoiding processed foods), is easier to maintain on a consistent basis than eating raw. I feel that this is one reason why cooked food eaters often do better in the long-run, compared to people who may be eating raw, yet not balanced and eating consistently.
In conclusion, one of the keys to longevity is to commit to and follow a consistent diet, day in and day out, which in turn will help you to age less rapidly. When and if you ever embark on a 100% Raw Food Diet, this represents a HUGE change in intake for most people and it can take years of detoxification until your body catches up with what you are eating and you can stabilize out. This is why raw food newbies tend to eat 'all over the place' if they dive into a 100% Raw Food Diet, yet they can still experience benefits from the healthier food choices. At first, new raw food eaters usually start to go through massive regeneration and quite a long process of becoming younger. However, if the raw foodist doesn't at some point adopt a daily consistent diet, in the long-run it will catch up with them and they will probably not experience living to the century mark or beyond. It's not necessarily eating 100% Raw Food that is key to longevity; more importantly, I feel it is about eating a consistent diet and not pushing at the boundaries of over-eating. If you can do both 100% Raw while at the same time consistently eating the same kinds and quantities of food, then the limits are endless...!
This month's 'At-Cost' Specials are OFF THE HOOK!!! We've got some of the MOST POPULAR Products on our website 'At-Cost'. Additionally!!!... we are trying something new this month. We are offering 3-packs of these items, to save you an additional 10% on each item! Check it out below!!!
This month we are going to offer my FAVORITE tahini on the PLANET, which is made by Living Tree Community, BELOW our normal cost. We worked with Living Tree Community to purchase a MASS of this tahini, so that we could bring you this UNHEARD of price! I don't know how they make this tahini taste so amazing, but I do know that they use more of a slicing method to make their nut/seed butters than a grinding method. The result is the BEST-TASTING and BEST-TEXTURE raw tahini on the market, in my opinion. Tahini is a fantastic source of calcium and healthy fats - it is a GREAT food for breastfeeding mothers, especially. In health food stores, you'll generally see this tahini for about $20. We are going PEANUTS here though and offering it for $8.97, and that is the price before you even utilize the 7% or 12% coupon below!!! :-) Oh... and lastly, you can order the 3-pack of this tahini, which brings the price down even more.
We are also offering the MOST POPULAR olives on our website 'At-Cost' this month. My favorite are the plain olives with celtic sea salt on them and no pits. I like them the best because the ingredients ONLY include olives and celtic sea salt. NOTHING ELSE! :-) However, the MOST POPULAR olive on our website are the HERBED olives with pits. We are going to offer these herbed olives at $5.97 each and the olives with celtic sea salt on them for only $6.97. Again... these prices are BEFORE the 3-pack option and any of the coupons that you can use below too :-)
Not only am I VERY EXCITED to be offering these Raw Chocolate L.O.V.E. Cups 'At-Cost', but I am ALSO EXCITED to let you in on why these Raw Chocolate L.O.V.E. Cups are the most NUTRITIOUS and MINERAL-RICH Raw Chocolate Product on the market! Kelly, the creator of these Raw Chocolate L.O.V.E. Cups uses only TRULY RAW chocolate beans to make these products, which are SPROUTED before they are put into his products. THIS IS UNHEARD OF!!! Did you even know Cacao Beans can Sprout?! There is not even ONE cacao bean in these L.O.V.E. Cups that is not sprouted! These Love Cups are ALIVE!
Not only that, these beans are of the Arriba Nacional Fina De Aroma Variety from Ecuador, which in my opinion is the HIGHEST-quality cacao variety out there. Kelly is in partnership with native chocolate producers here in Ecuador and he reserves ALL the Raw Cacao Beans from them that are sprouted. There is only a limited supply of these and Kelly gets them all, for these Truly Raw Chocolate L.O.V.E Cups, that we are now bringing to you 'AT-Cost'!!! I am also going to let you guys in on something a tad bit early before it completely manifests here, because I'm just so excited about it! First, let me say that we will continue to carry all of the Raw Chocolate products that we carry...
However, we are also in the process of getting in ALL-NEW TRULY Raw Chocolate from the same place that Kelly gets his Truly Raw Chocolate. It's coming soon and there is NOTHING like it out on the market. I even have footage that shows proof that this Raw Chocolate is truly raw. This footage is from here in Ecuador and I am going to share this footage with you once we get these exciting new Raw Chocolate ingredients in. Although they don't want me sharing all of their trade secrets online, which includes their entire production process that I have footage of here, I CAN show you bits and pieces, especially about the temperatures not going above raw standards. Additionally, I will personally assure you that I have witnessed the entire process myself... and it is TRULY RAW... AND... it's the Arriba Nacional variety!!! More Coming VERY Soon! :-)
We are going to offer the Truly Raw Certified Organic Almond Flour 'Below-Cost' this month. Last month we offered it 'At-Cost' but I ordered a wee bit in excess, so we are going to blow them out the door for an even a lower price than last month now. Normally, this almond flour is retailed at $17.95. Last month we offered it at $12.57. This month, we are going to offer it at $8.95 because we still have around 200 left. Order now if you want to get in on this incredible offer, before we run out. There is a 3-pack option on the almond flour too.
The following specials are available until June 30th...
Living Tree Community Tahini, 16oz - $8.97, Normally $14.95 - with 7% coup0n $8.34, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $7.89
[3-pack] Living Tree Community Tahini, 16oz - $24.22, Normally $44.85 - with 7% coup0n $20.85, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $21.31
Herbed Olives w/pits, 8oz - $5.97, Normally $9.95 - with 7% coup0n $5.55, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $5.25
[3-pack] Herbed Olives w/pits, 8oz - $16.12, Normally $29.85 - with 7% coup0n $14.99, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $14.19
Olives w/Celtic Sea Salt, 8oz - $6.97, Normally $9.95 - with 7% coup0n $6.48, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $6.13
[3-pack] Olives w/Celtic Sea Salt, 8oz - $18.82, Normally $29.85 - with 7% coup0n $17.50, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $16.56
Raw Chocolate L.O.V.E. Cups - 4-pack - $8.96, Normally $12.80 - with 7% coup0n $8.33, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $7.88
Raw Chocolate L.O.V.E. Cups - Almond - $2.44, Normally $3.49 - with 7% coup0n $2.27, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $2.15
Raw Chocolate L.O.V.E. Cups - Coconut - $2.44, Normally $3.49 - with 7% coup0n $2.27, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $2.15
Raw Chocolate L.O.V.E. Cups - Dark - $2.44, Normally $3.49 - with 7% coup0n $2.27, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $2.15
Raw Chocolate L.O.V.E. Cups - Pecan - $2.44, Normally $3.49 - with 7% coup0n $2.27, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $2.15
Almond Flour, 16oz - $8.95, Normally $17.95 - with 7% coup0n $8.32, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $7.88
[3-pack] Almond Flour, 16oz - $24.17, Normally $53.85 - with 7% coup0n $22.48, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $21.27To access these offers, click the link below, or type - hnymn - in the search box at the top right hand corner of www.TheRawFoodWorld.com.
Click Here For "At Cost" Specials
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 June 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.
~ Many Blessings to you from The Raw Food World~
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We wish you and those you love, the very best of everything!