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WELCOME!!! The TRULY RAW CHOCOLATE Extravaganza MONTH Continues!!! THIS WEEK... we are going to DOUSE you with the latest CUTTING-EDGE "Avatar Elements Raw Chocolate Truffles". Yeeeee-HAH! In this Newsletter, you can enjoy:

  • Immunity, Article by Matt Monarch
  • Profoundly Raw Recipes!!! - FREE e-Book!!!
  • The Raw Food World Radio Show - Elena Tonetti-Vladimirova (Birth as We Know It!)
  • New Products - Annmarie's Skin Care Products!, AVATAR Element Chocolate Truffles!!!, Rejuvenate Pro! Herbs & Berries, & MUCH MORE!
  • "At Cost!" Specials: TRULY Raw Cacao Powder!!!, TRULY Raw Cacao Butter!!!, Truly Raw Cashews!!!, Gnosis Raw Chocolate Bars!!!, Cacao Paste & Much More!!!

Immunity, 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.

I don't know about you guys, but as soon as I start walking the streets of New York City or Los Angeles, I feel affected by the intense city pollution in adverse ways. There are THOUSANDS of cars, along with many trucks, construction vehicles, and buses, offgassing DARK BLACK smoke, inches away from pedestrians. If you were to take someone from the Himalayan mountains who has been breathing pristine air all of their lives while eating a pure diet, and you drop this person into LA, I feel that there is a chance that they may not make it alive for too long, due to the poor air quality there. To give you an example of an analogous situation, please read this excerpt below from my book "Raw Success", where I quote one of my favorite authors, Hilton Hotema, from his book Man's Higher Consciousness: "Claude Bernard showed that if a bird is placed under a bell-glass of such size that the air contained in it will permit the bird to live for three hours, and the bird is removed at the end of the second hour, when it could have survived another hour, and a fresh, healthy bird is put in it's place, the latter will die at once" (Kirks Physiology, revised by Greene, P. 304) Now... According to the "CONCEPT" of our immune system being RESISTANTto harmful situations, this fresh healthy bird ought to have been able to 'resist' this polluted environment and live for at least another hour, like the other bird could potentially have done. It seems to me that the TRUTH behind what we refer to as our "Immune System" is usually simply the body ADJUSTING to and not RESISTING a toxic substance, so that we can survive alongside it. Our body acquires "immunity" to dangers by increasing its tolerance for them, and this happens at the expense of our health. I went to Thailand for 3 months straight and in areas there it was even MORE POLLUTED than any city in the United States, due to the overload of diesel cars and seemingly ZERO automotive environmental regulation standards. When I first entered into this environment that was so polluted, it felt INTOLERABLE!!! I endured an ongoing runny nose and cough from this polluted environment for days. As I forced my body to persist in this toxic environment, my runny nose and cough began to subside, and my body adapted, at the expense of my overall health and vitality, so that I could tolerate these conditions. I could sense that if I would have continued to stay in that environment, it would have had an ongoing detrimental effect on my body. This is how the body builds up "resistance" to a toxic subsistance. Intially, we weaken the body's vitality, so that it will continue to surrender to toxic conditions. Now, let's look at the "vaccination" concept, which claims to help improve the RESISTANCE of our IMMUNITY. A vaccination typically involves a person being injected with the same toxin that they are trying to improve their resistance to. For example, if you get a chicken pox shot, a little of this virus is injected into your body, so that your body can supposedly RESIST it in the future, and yet the true concept from my point of view, is that you actually ADAPT to it. I feel that this same concept holds true for any poor habit we partake in. For example, as a 100% Raw Foodist for over 12 years, if I were to now eat three fast food hamburgers or smoke a pack of cigarettes in one sitting, it would very likely have an intolerable and devastating impact on my body. Whereas someone who eats burgers daily or smokes two packs of cigarettes a day has adapted to being able to easily accommodate these unhealthy habits. Such people may be able to currently tolerate these toxic foods and substances, yet they are doing so at the expense of their own vitality and health. The human body is INCREDIBLE!!! It can seemingly adapt to almost ANYTHING, as long as the process of adaptation is slow and not SUDDEN. For example, if you were to get bitten by a poisonous snake, there is a great chance that the venom would kill you in a very short period of time. However, snake hunters intentionally add small amounts of snake venom to their bloodstream, in order to increase their resistance (not their "immunity"!) to venom. They do this at the expense of their overall vitality, yet as a result, they are able to handle a single snake bite without dying. If you were to give myself or a child five shots of Vodka, it may kill us, while a hard-core alcoholic would just be getting started. My book "Raw Success" and Hilton Hotema's book "Man's Higher Consciousness" go deep into these concepts. I know that there is any irony to the fact that a body which is not full of vitality, and is in a weakened state, can endure and live longer under adverse conditions than a 'cleaner' body. However, from my experience, the daily quality of life is unparalleled when a person has a 'pure' and 'clean' body, and I would definitely choose this over being able to tolerate city pollution. On a final note, I will leave you with an excerpt from Hilton Hotema's book, "Man's Higher Consciousness": " is vital adjustment, not vital resistance, that enables the body to survive for a few miserable years, with aches and pains, in air so foul that one in vigorous health would be in danger of dropping dead by suddenly coming in contact with it, as the vital bird thrust into the air and that was polluted by the exhalations of the previous bird under the bell-glass."

Profoundly Raw Recipes!!! - FREE e-Book!!!

I don't know how Angela does it! She spent DAYS ON END putting together a new FREE Raw Food Recipe e-Book, which contains the ULTIMATE recipes from the top Raw Food Chefs out there!!! Every time I looked over at Angela, her little head was bobbling around at her computer, dreaming up this AMAZING co-creation! In Angela's words below, learn more about this FREE e-Book and how to obtain it:

THANK YOU for your interest in the "Profoundly Raw Recipes" eBook :) Simply enter your email address in the box below to receive this FREE 46-page ebook, or read on below for more details:
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This FREE ebook contains a collection of over 35 fabulous raw recipes, contributed by 12 well-known raw food chefs. I asked 12 stellar raw chefs to send in a few of their favourite recipes from their books, for this showcase ebook... Here are our 12 generous contributors: Ani Phyo Bryan Au Brigitte Mars Frank Giglio Elaina Love Jeremy Safron Meredith Frantz Mark Reinfeld & Jennifer Murray Nomi Shannon Matt Amsden Solla Rod Rotondi I'm SOOOOOO excited to share this new ebook with you all - it is ready now and you can download it for free - just enter your email address in the box up above or down below to access this ebook gift :) After the wonderful response to the first "Profoundly Raw" ebook three months ago, I was moved to reach out again to the raw community to co-create this second shared collection of inspiration. This time our focus is raw recipes: food ideas for your body, rather than the mind... ;) The first book was offered as a gift to all at Christmas-time last year and I wanted to have this new collection ready to offer everyone as an "Easter-time Gift" this year - perhaps it will help inspire you into a vibrant new life path... ;) Whether you're new to raw or a long-time raw foodie, I hope you enjoy this recipe collection and find something to inspire you...There's a LOT of love in this book... Just enter your email address into the box below to collect your free download of "Profoundly Raw Recipes" and I trust you enjoy your OWN unfolding into this glorious path... ;)
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The Raw Food World Radio Show - Elena Tonetti-Vladimirova (Birth as We Know It!)

This interview could leave your eyes popping open WIDE!!! There is nobody I know who can convey the TRUTH about natural birth more effectively than our dear friend Elena Tonetti-Vladimirova. Angela and I went to one of Elena's birth workshops last year, which changed our lives IMMENSELY for the better. Elena is the creator of the OUTSTANDING DVD 'Birth As We Know It'. It was this DVD that first opened up my mind to the truth of how far from 'natural' the majority of human births are these days and how "Natural Birthing" concepts are IMPERATIVE now to the future of our species. This subject is one of those things that seems so BLATANTLY obvious, if someone is willing to open up to it... and I wonder, how come I didn't see the common sense of these concepts before being exposed to them through Elena's DVD!!! Well, mostly I suppose because, in our societies, we are usually brought up under a 'veil' in regards to Natural Birthing and many other concepts related to natural TRUTH!

Elena will show you that birth is not only something not to fear- that it can, in fact have the potential to be the most ecstatic ORGASMIC experience of your life. I highly recommend checking out Elena's website by clicking the banner above to learn more about her LIFE-CHANGING, world-shifting work. I also recommend purchasing her DVD - either at our store or from Elena's website at the banner above. I feel that it is the BEST DVD on Natural Birthing out there - absolutely phenomenal. With over 25 years experience in the field of Concsious Parenting, Elena is FULL of FASCINATING stories and we will be asking her to share many of them with us when we interview her on our Radio Show this month! Please join us on Monday, April 26th as I interview Elena Tonetti-Vladimirova at 6:00 pm (Pacific time), 9pm Eastern. To sign up for this unique interview, please click HERE.

New Products at The Raw Food World

Annmarie Gianni's Skin Care Products! I am EXCITED to announce that we now have Annmarie Gianni's Skin Care products available on our website. I just put these products up on our website a few days ago, and they have been flying off the shelves already. The MOST POPULAR product is the Coconut Body & Face Lotion, which of course contains all natural non-toxic ingredients, like ALL her products.

I remember asking my good friend John Roulac, the owner of Nutiva, what he used on his skin, because I was so impressed with how good it looked. He told me that he just uses straight coconut oil! I started to do the same and got noticeable differences. I am really excited about Annmarie's Coconut Body and Face oil, because it is taking the coconut oil to the NEXT LEVEL!. Annmarie and I talk about this in the video below. You will notice that Annmarie's skin is truly radiant and these are the products that she uses every single day! AVATAR Element Truffles!!! What a more perfect time than NOW during our Raw Chocolate Extravaganza Month in April, to introduce these new "Avatar Element" CUTTING-EDGE Raw Chocolate Truffles, which I am SO EXCITED about! Gabrielle Brick, the creator of the Raw Chocolate 'One Bar' created these NEW Raw Chocolate Truffles, which are based on the four elements; Earth, Fire, Wind, and Water. Every single one of the ingredients for these truffles are from the HIGH-INTEGRITY company Ultimate Superfoods, so you can imagine how sublime these truffles must feel and taste. Here is a breakdown of the four elemental Avatar truffles:
  • Avatar Earth A Body Strengthener with Wild Jungle peanuts & medicinal mushroom extracts of Reishi and Cordyceps.
  • Avatar Fire Warming to the soul with clove, ginger, turmeric, cinnamon and camu camu powder.
  • Avatar Wind The sweet smell of summer with fresh vanilla beans.
  • Avatar Water Dip into the cooling waters with peppermint extract and blue green algae.Rejuvenate Pro! Herbs & Berries There are so many different green foods on the market these days and a lot of people have to PLUG THEIR NOSE in order to get some of them down. The NUMBER ONE reason why I love this NEW Rejuvenate! Berries & Herbs Product is because it tastes so GOOD! It's nutritionally packed and is a great food to take on a daily basis to make sure that you are covering your grounds with the necessary nutrients for the body. We also have a discounted 3-pack option for this awesome superfood blend if that interests you. Check out the ingredients on our website and you can see all the wonderful nutritious foods the Rejuvenate! Herbs & Berries contains.  Pre-order - Ani's Raw Food Essentials Today! As many of you probably already know, Ani Phyo's raw recipe books are often cited as the BEST of the BEST!!! Well, dear Ani has just announced that her LATEST book is going to be ready in May. Apparently, 'Ani's Raw Food Essentials' is her best book YET! Ani's Raw Food Essentials is full of everything you need to know to master the art of live food. Ani offers live versions of everything from classic comfort foods like nachos and burgers to Reuben sandwiches and bacon, along with more gourmet dishes like risotto, angel hair pasta, and her "you-won't-believe-they're-raw" desserts. YUMMM!!! Here are all the latest new additions to The Raw Food World Store:
  • Annmarie's Ayurvedic Facial Scrub (50ml)
  • Annmarie's Coconut Body & Face Oil (100ml)
  • Annmarie's Coconut Honey Mask (50ml)
  • Avatar Element Truffles - Earth
  • Avatar Element Truffles - Fire
  • Avatar Element Truffles - Wind
  • Avatar Element Truffles - Water
  • REJUVENATE! Berries & Herbs, 500 grams
  • [3-pack] REJUVENATE! Berries & Herbs, 500 grams
  • Ani's Raw Food Essentials - Preorder!
  • Uncooking with RawRose, by Rose VasileUncooking with RawRose Uncooking With RawRose - Your Guide to Raw Foods: this book will make it easier for raw foods to become part of your life. Besides providing simple, tasty recipes that are truly raw, this attractive 8"x10" book contains colour photos of many of the recipes. Clear instructions are given for a wide range of foods. Find out which foods are not raw. Get excellent advice on transitioning to a raw diet, and other components of a healthy lifestyle.  AAAAAAAAND... Many More New Products COMING SOON!!!

    'At-Cost' Specials

    ALL MONTH LONG we'll have these AWESOME specials!!! We are offering 'Big Tree Farms'' TRULY RAW Cashew and Cacao products AT-COST!!! I have seen no other Cacao Growers PROVE that their Cacao Products are Truly Raw like 'Big Tree Farms'. David 'Avocado' Wolfe even went down to Bali recrently to check this out. You will see David ASTONISHED in the video below at 'Big Tree Farms' in Bali, witnessing their unique Raw Chocolate making procedures: This is the exact same Raw Chocolate Powder and Raw Cacao Butter that you can get here today AT-COST!!! Additionally, we are also offering the two MOST POPULAR Gnosis Raw Chocolate Bars At-Cost this month also!!! Gnosis SuperChoc and Simplicity are also my favorite Gnosis Raw Chocolate Bars. The Gnosis Raw Chocolate bars are TRULY raw, because they use the same exact Truly Raw Cacao Powder and Butter from Big Tree Farms to make their Raw Chocolate Bars! The creator of Gnosis actually goes and visits the sources of all of their chocolate to make sure they can provide the highest integrity products to you. You can even learn more about the 'Raw Integrity' Project by clicking HERE. Additionally, Gnosis makes all of their Raw Chocolate Bars by hand; with no melting, tempering, pouring, packaging machines whatsoever. They only use copper pots and hand mixing. Wow! Lastly, to meet all of your Raw Chocolate making needs, we are also offering Agave Powder and the most AMAZING Cacao Paste available, which may have your spirit taking off to another planet. We actually get our Cacao Paste from Ultimate Superfoods, so I am sure you can understand how good it is. The Agave Powder will help you sweeten up your delicious raw chocolate delights... Lastly... for those of you who are not into Raw Chocolate, we are offering Truly Raw Carob Powder too, to make your Mock Raw Chocolate Desserts - ENJOY!!! The following specials are available until April 30th... "At Cost":
  • Truly Raw Chocolate Powder, 16oz - $13.97, Normally $19.95 - with 7% coup0n $12.99, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $12.29
  • Truly Raw Cacao Butter, 9oz - $9.77, Normally $13.95 - with 7% coup0n $9.09, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $8.60
  • Truly Raw Cashews, 16oz - $10.47, Normally $14.95 - with 7% coup0n $9.73, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $9.21
  • Gnosis SuperChoc Bar, 2oz - $6.48, Normally $9.25 - with 7% coup0n $6.02, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $5.70
  • Gnosis Simplicity Bar, 2oz - $6.27, Normally $8.95 - with 7% coup0n $5.83, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $5.51
  • Cacao Paste, 1 Kilo (2.2 Pounds) - $24.47, Normally $34.95 - with 7% coup0n $22.75, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $21.53
  • Cacao Paste, 100 grams - $3.00, Normally $4.29 - with 7% coup0n $2.79, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $2.64
  • Agave Powder, 16oz - $8.37, Normally $11.95 - with 7% coup0n $7.78, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $7.36To access these offers, click the link below, or type - hnymn - in the search box at the top right hand corner of Click Here For "At Cost" Specials Additionally, you can redeem this coup0n at by typing in - HONEYMOON - in the coup0n number section, to get an additional 7% off your order. This coup0n will be good through April 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~ Thank you for continuing to let us serve you. We wish you and those you love, the very best of everything!


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