Pesticides vs. Processed Foods, article by Matt Monarch

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  • Pesticides vs. Processed Foods, article by Matt Monarch
  • New Products: Chocolate Chip Cookies, Cinnamon Raisin Cake, Chia Crackers, Cheesey Crumble, Nori Naco's, Fuel DVD & MUCH MORE!
  • Three Songs that WE LOVE!
  • "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!!!
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Pesticides vs. Processed Foods, article by Matt Monarch

 

Personally, I find it kind of bizarre when someone is 'fanatical' about eating only organic foods, yet the items they consume are of the kinds that are the most damaging to the human body, including refined sugars and processed starches, such as 'organic' breads, pasta, cakes, cookies and so on. Now don't get me wrong, I stay away from pesticides 99.99% of the time too. However, if I had a choice to eat a piece of organic "wonderbread" vs. a conventional mango, I am going to choose the conventional mango in a HEARTBEAT. Imagine this scenario... You have a man who weighs over 350 pounds. If this man starts eating a 100% raw food diet, even if it includes pesticide-laden conventional produce, he is almost certainly going to lose hundreds of pounds, at some point his system will become more balanced, and he has the potential to heal any issues within his body. However, if he continues to eat products with refined sugars and processed starches, even if they ARE 'organic' cookies and pizza, he isn't going to get too far. From this example above, a person might come to the conclusion that pesticides are less damaging to the body compared to refined sugars and processed starches. Pound for pound, the pesticides are most likely more damaging, however, the amount of pesticides contained on conventional produce could be a lot less of a health concern than the amount of gluten, refined sugar and other processed chemicals contained in that piece of organic "wonderbread", cake or bagel. Practically wherever any of us live now on this planet, we are most likely breathing in pollution from car exhausts, manufacturing plants, household chemicals/off-gases and countless other sources. If you even just go to a gas station, you will probably inhale more toxins than if you ate a piece of conventional produce. We are bombarded with toxins on a daily basis at this point; adding more complications into your system in the form of processed foods, even if they are organic, does not seem like the optimal way to vibrant health. Again, I'll be the first one to be 'fanatical' about having organic foods and wanting to avoid pesticides. I just want to put things into perspective a little more here. From my point of view, eliminating processed foods and eating whole foods, whether they are raw or not raw is KEY to our health.

 

New Products at The Raw Food World

 

NEW!... Chocolatree Products! Many of you know Kelly Johnson, the Raw Chocolatier. He is the one who creates the Raw Chocolate L.O.V.E. Cups, with sprouted cacao beans, which we have in our 'At-Cost' specials this month. Kelly and his lovely wife Jen own and run the only raw and organic restaurant in Sedona, AZ. They have INCREDIBLE foods made by Jen on offer in their cafe, some of which are now included in our new products section here. Before I get into talking about these AMAZING new products, check out this video of us taste-testing them, when Jen and Kelly visited us here recently in Vilcabamba, Ecuador. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbUzrDCk15s   Raw Chocolate Chip Cookies We've been looking for a truly good raw chocolate chip cookie for YEARS now! I used to LOVE soft chocolate chip cookies, and now, I shall LOVE them again! Kelly and Jen were telling me that they can't even keep these on the shelves! Ingredients: Organic Pecans, Organic Sprouted Buckwheat, Organic Cacao Paste, Honey, Vanilla Extract, Sea Salt (contains nuts)   Cinnamon Raisin Bread This Cinnamon Raisin Bread ROCKS!!! It tastes just like a cinnamon roll, yet in a cake form! This Cinnamon Raisin Bread is like the ULTIMATE comfort food. It is moist, with a balanced taste, chewy and you just want more of it when you eat it... If I had to choose between the Cinnamon Raisin Bread and the Chocolate Chip Cookies, I think I would cry, because I would want BOTH!!! ;-)   Ingredients: Almonds, Dates, Buckwheat, Raisins, Honey, Cinnamon, Pure Vanilla Extract, Sea Salt   Vegan Cheesy Crumble I am also EXTREMELY EXCITED about the Vegan Cheesy Crumble that Jen makes! IT TASTES JUST LIKE CHEESE!!! Remember a while ago we had our friend Summer on our TV Show in the video HERE, where she made these incredible cheese crackers? Jen and Kelly somehow telepathically simultaneously also downloaded the same kind of recipe and created THIS Cheesy Crumble product. The ingredients are almost the same as Summer's recipe and it is AMAZING! Ingredients: Organic Sunflower Seeds, Organic Macadamia Nuts, Organic Red Bell Pepper, Organic Tomato, Organic Lime, Sea Salt, Blessings. This Item Contains Tree Nuts.   Cheddar Nori Nachos! This is another AMAZING product by Kelly and Jen! These nori crackers are another super-popular product that they apparently can't keep on their shelves. I am a HUGE nori fan and this is just the PERFECT treat for me! They are crunchy, cheesy, very tasty and just crumble and melt in your mouth as you eat them. Ingredients: Organic Nori, Organic Sprouted Sunflower Seeds, Organic Macadamia Nuts, Organic Red Bell Pepper, Organic Lime, Organic Premier Tomato Concentrate, Sea Salt   Chia Crackers Last but definitely not least! We have these AWESOME Chia Crackers, also from the Chocolatree Cafe! Not only are they thick, crunchy and taste delicious, they also come in generous portions too.   Ingredients: Organic Sprouted Sunflower Seeds, Organic Sprouted Pumpkin Seeds, Organic Dulse, Organic Chia Seeds, Organic Sesame Seeds, Organic Fresh Garlic, Organic Fresh Onion, Organic Dried JalapeƱo Pepper, Raw Honey, Sea Salt, Organic Thyme, Organic Rosemary, Organic Cayenne. (May contain nuts.)   Living Cuisine For Weight Loss DVD, by Philip McCluskey Philip McCluskey came out with another DVD! Learn How to Incorporate Raw Food and Living Cuisine to Aid you in Permanent Weight Loss! Find out how Philip became half the size he used to be (and twice the man!), dropping over 215lbs, and KEEPING it off. If you are ready to become the happy, overjoyed and glowing person that's waiting inside, then this is the DVD for you!   (This event was filmed live at 105degrees Academy)   Here are all the latest new additions to The Raw Food World Store:  
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies - ChocolaTree
  • Cinnamon Raisin Cake - ChocolaTree
  • Cheddar Nori Nachos - ChocolaTree
  • Vegan Cheesy Crumble - ChocolaTree
  • Chia Crackers - ChocolaTree
  • Living Cuisine For Weight Loss DVD, by Philip McCluskey
  • Fuel DVDFuel DVD Eleven years in the making, FUEL is the in-depth personal journey of filmmaker and eco-evangelist Josh Tickell, who takes us on a hip, fast-paced road trip into America?s dependence on foreign oil. Combining a history lesson of the US auto and petroleum industries and interviews with a wide range of policy makers, educators, and activists such as Woody Harrelson, Sheryl Crow, Neil Young and Willie Nelson. Animated by powerful graphics, FUEL looks into our future, offering hope via a wide-range of renewable energy and bio-fuels. Winner of the Sundance Audience Award. SPECIAL FEATURES: Trailers, Sustainable Biodiesel Extra with HERObx, Building a Green Bottom Line with John Paul Dejoria, How to Get 150MPG from Your Prius, How to Save Thousands Through Energy Efficiency, Director and Creative Team Commentary AAAAAAAAND... Many More New Products COMING SOON!!!

    Three Songs That WE LOVE

     

    My lovely wife Angela is continually finding amazing fun songs on the internet. In fact, recently she has been listening to three songs that we ABSOLUTELY LOVE!!! We both have literally been playing them over and over again. I get kind of emotional about the top two songs here every time I listen to and watch them. These songs show me what potential there is for MASSIVE amounts of fun and LOVE with human beings... Please enjoy Angela's post below about these videos. I hope that you get as much out of these videos as I have :-) As many of you know, I LOVE to sing...and I LOVE happy, positive, uplifting, beautiful, funny music :) In fact, when I find a song I really love, I often get hooked on listening to it over and over and over again ;) Today I wanted to share links with you for three songs online that I LOVE and have listened to countless times over...I hope you enjoy them as much as I do :) *Home, by Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros OMGoddess, I *love* the energy of this song and band. The lead singers - Alex and Jade - apparently met and fell in love during recovery from addictions and the beautiful flow between them now shows so clearly... I am posting the link here to a live performance of this song, as I find the energy in this version captivating :) I am amazed at the powerful voice that comes out of tiny Jade and I love witnessing their love and excitement at what they're sharing with the world - beautiful - enjoy :) *Deep, Deep Inside My Heart This is an impromptu video, filmed at a Permaculture community, with a beautiful group of lively young Permaculturalists singing one of their group songs, accompanied by guitar...there is something so *sweet* and endearing to me about this song and their smiley faced enthusiasm - love it :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaXfOUC8HZo *The Man From Marin Ok, this one's rather 'silly' ;) It's a kinda amusing, satirical, cheeky song by a man in a purple leotard about his 'new age'/raw food lifestyle in Marin County...I like the backing singers, especially when one of them can't stop laughing... ;) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQUUFg6p0aE

    I hope that you all enjoy these videos as much as we do. The top two videos especially have added immense joy to our lives :-)

     

    'At-Cost' Specials

    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... "At Cost":
  • 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: www.TheRawFoodWorld.com 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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