Raw Transformations DVD w/Matt Monarch & Angela Stokes-Monarch
"Two Levels of Senstivity", 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.When a person permanently improves their diet by eliminating all processed foods, they go through detoxification. As the years go by, they become 'cleaner' and 'cleaner' at a cellular level. When a person becomes 'cleaner', their body becomes more efficient and they require less food (calories) to function with high energy levels, compared to before improving their diet. Additionally, when your body becomes cleaner, you become more sensitive to those past food choices that you used to eat before changing your intake. In other words, those past food choices damage the body even more now than when you used to eat them.There are two levels of sensitivity being discussed here:
Long-term SensitivityEveryone has a consistent diet of some kind. We all tend to eat roughly the same 'kinds' and 'quantities' of food each day. For example, in terms of 'kinds' of food, a raw foodist eats raw food, a vegan eats vegan foods and someone on the SAD typically eats lots of processed foods. In terms of 'quantities' of foods, a person may eat about the same amount of fat and carbs each day. For example, a raw foodist may eat one pound of grapes and an avocado one day, and eat a pound of bananas and an equivalent amount of coconut meat (compared to that avocado) the next day. Even though these foods are different, essentially, this person is eating about the same amount of carbs and fat each day. Even if a person seems to be overeating all over the place, within that apparent 'mess', there is some kind of consistent diet underneath it all. Generally, we tend to eat the same kinds and quantities of food each day.
If we happen to eat more than our consistent diet (overeat), we usually have low energy levels and we don't feel well. When we eat at our consistent diet, our energy levels are usually good. When we eat less than our consistent diet, we will likely find that we have a MASS of energy. When we consistently and PERMANENTLY eat less than our previous consistent diet, we go into detox. When we detox we become 'cleaner', our bodies become more efficient, and then we require less food. When this happens, our consistent diet for optimal health changes to a smaller quantity of food.
There is roughly a 20% margin for error that our bodies can deal with, when playing around the boundaries of our consistent diets. In an article that I wrote a couple of weeks ago entitled, 'Adapting to Toxic Processed Foods', I discussed with you two stories about how both my mom and I both got sick when we stepped too far beyond the consistent diet that we had been eating. A person can usually eat above and beyond their consistent diet to a certain point (that 20% margin for 'error'), without too many issues, yet if they bypass that 20%, illness may set in.
'Consistency Sensitivity' is therefore the result of eating too much and/or foods that are too 'toxic' for us, compared to our usual consistent diet, which may lead to illness and/or damage to the body.
The second level of sensitivity is 'Long-Term Sensitivity'. I feel that Long-Term Sensitivity is something to be even MORE careful with, as the consequences can be much greater. The LONGER a person has been eating an improved diet, void of processed foods, the more they have detoxed old junk out of their system on a cellular level, and the more ROOTED they are in their consistent diet.
For example, let's say that a person has been eating the Standard American Diet for 30 years and has then transitioned to a 100% Raw Food Lifestyle. Let's say that this person has been eating raw for 3 months. If they were to now eat a hamburger and french fries from McDonalds, which they had been eating every day for years, it will likely make them feel a little unwell. Now, in comparison, I have been on a 100% Raw 'Vegan' Diet for 13 years. If I were to eat that same hamburger and fries, I would probably end up in the hospital, due to how 'clean' I am at a cellular level after eating this way for all these years. I have a good friend who has been eating a 100% Raw Food Diet for almost 60 years now. This person has been detoxing for 60 years, and is therefore EXTREMELY clean on a cellular level, and EXTREMELY DEEP-ROOTED into their consistent diet. If this person were to have the same amount of hamburger and fries as us other two, I have a strong feeling that it may kill them.
Luigi Carnaro was a GREAT example of this "Long-Term Sensitivity" concept. In his forties, Luigi was given just months to live. He decided to eat no more than 12 oz of food a day and drink no more than 14oz of liquid daily. He healed himself and outlived all of his doctors. He CONSISTENTLY ate these seemingly miniscule amounts of food for the rest of his life. After about five decades of eating just 12 oz of food daily, his family started nudging him to increase his food intake, because he was getting older and they felt that he required more food. To appease them, he upped his intake to 16oz of food for two days. He ended up in bed for days after that and almost died. From that time on, he actually lowered his food intake to even less than the 12oz he had been eating.
The longer you eat a consistent diet, the more deep-rooted you are into it, and the more 'danger' there is if you vary from that consistent diet. In this example above, Luigi Cornaro ate the same exact kinds and quantites of food for over 18000 days straight. The body adapts to what we are doing. Changing his intake even by a few ounces of food threw his system totally off balance.
It might seem that 'Consistency Sensitivity' could be considered the same as 'Long-Term Sensitivity'. However, I feel that they are two different matters. When you start to eat an improved consistent diet, your body adapts and would love you to continue with that new consistency, regardless of how long you have been eating that way. If a consistent improved diet is very new to you, then varying from it may simply cause low energy or mild illness symptoms. However, if a person has been consuming an improved consistent diet for decades, then the effects of varying from this consistent diet can result in serious illness or even death in some cases.
It seems to me that most of the human centenarians followed a consistent diet without varying much from that diet all of their lives. In conclusion, I feel that consistency in diet is key for ultimate health and the longer we eat a consistent diet, the more deep-rooted we become into that consistent diet, and the more careful we need to be to maintain optimal health.
New Products at The Raw Food World
If you LOVE chewing on the chlorella tablets like Angela and I LOVE to do, then I would GUARANTEE that you will LOVE to chew on these Spirulina Crunchies too. This spirulina tastes outrageous! It is just PURE spirulina and it tastes SO GOOD! Get your gorgeous GREEN mouths ready, because you are in for a treat!!! I've eaten an entire bag in a sitting once. They almost taste salty to me...a complex, salty, delicious taste!
Vivapura is the company which brought this product to the market and they are based right by The Tree of Life in Patagonia, AZ. When Angela and I stayed at the Tree of Life last winter, we practically lived off these Spirulina Crunchies, when we could get them. Vivapura was low in stock on them for quite some time and hasn't been able to supply them to us UNTIL NOW!!! You've GOT to try these Spirulina Crunchies!!! They taste SO GOOD and are SO HEALTHY!
I am getting really excited about all of these top medicinal herbs, rated really high in Chinese Medicine. This HIGHEST QUALITY Cistanche Extract and Eucommia Extract are right up there within the top 50 medicinals in Chinese Medicine. Enjoy...
Cistanche has the unique quality of tonifying the Yang Jing of the kidneys, while simultaneously promoting essence and blood. Because of this quality it is also capable of bringing moistness to the large Intestine, which is the other meridian this herb enters. This action may be particularly beneficial for the elderly who are more likely to be effected by deficiencies of Yang, blood, and fluids. This herb has the ability of tonifying the Yang without overheating, warms without being drying, and moistens without draining. Cistanche is powerful yet gentle in its action.
In some ancient texts, it is said that the consumption of Cistanche directs blood flow to the pelvic and genital area with the resulting effect of enhancing the strength of erections and enlarging the penis. The Yang energy of Cistanche can be used for sexual vigor or may be directed to any creative outlet.
Eucommia bark is another one of the best herbs for tonifying Yang Jing essence. It is warming without being drying. It tonifies both the kidney and liver, which makes it one of the most effective herbs addressing the skeletal structure, in addition to the tendons and ligaments. Eucommia is outstanding to maintain the structural integrity of the body for athletes and exercisers. This is also a superb herb for the elderly in maintaining flexibility and stability.
One of the added benefits of Eucommia is its well documented mild action of reducing states of high blood pressure, in a safe and non toxic way. In addition to its structural benefits, Eucommia has shown to be an effective anti-inflammatory and an aid in the mending of broken bone and torn tissue. This is also one of the herbs that is traditionally used for threatened miscarriage or bleeding during pregnancy.
Since the kidneys are considered to be the seat of willpower, consuming Eucommia can help strengthen resolve. Eucommia is a tonic herb of the first order and appropriate for both men and women.
Fig Flavored Extract!
The creators of the DARK CHOCOLATE flavored extract just came out with a new FIG flavored extract!!! For those of you who keep up with our TV Show, you will know that I am CRAZY about FIGS! This extract is quite expensive for Alysia, the owner of Medicine Flower, to make. It's a bit more pricey, but I couldn't help getting it for our website anyway, because of how much I LOVE IT! As some of you know, when I was younger, I used to eat only Peanut Butter and Jelly. This flavored extract can make just about any raw food dish taste like the processed grape jelly I used to eat. It's quite an incredible flavored extract!
Zack Loves it!
This week I thought I would let you know a bit more about our dear shipping manager Zack. Zack is OBSESSED with MUSIC! My computer is filled with MP3s that he randomly feels the impulse to send me. I'm not sure what to do with this, as my computer is getting SLOWER and SLOWER from all the amazing tunes he sends over!!! :-) Now he's even talking about having a conscious music section on our website, where tunes will be available in a downloadable format. I guess if you are a conscious musician, you might want to get in contact with Zack! He's also massively into colorful tie-dye clothing, which he wears on a daily basis. I just learned TODAY from Angela that he used to work for many years managing a book shop... I FINALLY NOW understand why he randomly orders masses of new books for our website too... ;-)
Plump & Juicy Sun-Dried Tomatoes
This week Zack has chosen to add to our store Lydia's Spirulina Bar from Lydia's Organics and the Organic Juicy Plump Sun-Dried Tomatoes. I agree that these two products sound AMAZING and I can't wait until I get back to the States to try them! We are now going to replace our current (already delicious) dried tomatoes with these "Plump & Juicy" tomatoes. Zack said that these Plump & Juicy Sun-Dried Tomatoes are suitable for not only chefing but also to just pop in your mouth, like candies. He also suggests to stick one of them on our new sprouted crackers (that he also sourced for the site) with some Sea Clear spread on it, or dip the tomatoes in a homemade olive tapenade, such as the one from Ani Phyo's raw recipe book, which he absolutely LOVES!Lydia's Spirulina Bar
Interestingly, this Spirulina Bar reminded Zack of the dried banana chips he used to eat when he was younger. He says the consistency of the bar is strong...and it reminded him of a banana granola bar, which he feels is very refreshing, while getting extra greens into the body at the same time.
Ingredients: Bananas*, coconut*, sprouted almonds*, sprouted sunflower seeds*, dates*, sprouted flax*, spirulina* & LOVE. * = Organic.
Here are all the latest new additions to The Raw Food World Store:
CapraGreensRaw Food Salad Bar, by Philip McCluskey
In his first book, "Raw Food, Fast Food", chef and motivational speaker Philip McCluskey showed readers that raw food goes far beyond salads. With creativity, passion, and an eye on time and convenience, he presented hearty, pleasing raw meals that would satisfy even the hungriest omnivore.
Now, Philip’s back to show you what can be done with salads: and there is so much to show! In "Raw Food Salad Bar", Philip presents dozens of delicious, simple, and ingenious salad recipes. Armed with knowledge about buying, storing, and preparing fresh, seasonal produce, he walks the reader through the art of salad-crafting, from selecting greens to pairing flavors.
Enjoy dressings that make salads come to life! Along with these sumptuous salads, Philip explores another staple of a raw diet: soups. Here are both spicy and cooling soups that defy expectation. Ranging from simple broths to hearty stews—stews that can easily pass for the stews of childhood memory—these are alternately soothing and sensational.
AAAAAAAAND... Many More New Products COMING SOON!!!
It's May everyone and we've got an entire SLEW of AWESOME products 'At-Cost' this month!!!
I feel like I've been trying FOREVER to get these INCREDIBLE, soft, wet, and chewy Turkish Figs 'At-Cost' and I hadn't been able to get a good price from our supplier on them until now. We just had 1500 pounds of these figs shipped to us in a cold truck to help preserve their freshness. I sense that this NEW CROP of amazing fresh Turkish Figs WILL sell out this month, so I suggest stocking up now! These dried figs are an all-time personal FAVORITE of mine. I like to soak 6 - 8 of them in water overnight and blend them with hemp seeds! WOW!
We are also offering the clear agave At-Cost this month!!! This particular clear agave is the purest form of agave nectar on the market that we know of... AND... it tastes AWESOME! There is a GREAT chance that you will feel the difference when you consume this clear agave compared to other agaves on the market. We are offering both the 500ml (16.9oz) and one gallon sizes of Clear Agave 'At-Cost' this month.
It's time to throw out your toxic laundry detergents and replace them with ALL NATURAL Soap Nuts, which literally grow from trees and are available 'At-Cost' this month. This is the ideal time to make this transition, since we are offering Maggie's Pure Land Soap Nuts at such a LOW COST. This is another product that you will want to stock up on, so that the savings last you for a long time. Furthermore, we are offering the soap nuts in liquid form too, in all sizes.
We are offering so many INCREDIBLE products 'At-Cost' this month! This month I also got a really good deal on the Highest Quality Brazil Nuts, Almond Flour and the Dried Pomegranate Seeds :-). I am really excited to share with you the Truly Raw Almond Flour. To make the almond flour, first they soak the almonds in cold water. They take off the skins with a special mechanism that does not heat the almonds, then they re-dry them at less than 105 F, and finally they grind them down into almond flour! :-) The Dried Pomegranate Seeds are an amazing CRUNCHY sweet, vibrant snack to munch on! You'll LOVE them!
LAST but not LEAST, we are offering our DVD at more than Half-Off, if you utilize the 'HONEYMOON' coupon code. If you haven't seen Angela and I do our talks before, this is the ideal opportunity to check them out in this DVD. It can be a valuable DVD to show your family and friends, to help explain what this 'Raw Food' thing is all about. I explain how to do the Raw Food Diet or a healthy whole food Intermediate Diet and Angela is a real-life example of a HUGE TRANSFORMATION SUCCESS with this type of lifestyle.
The following specials are available until May 31st..."At Cost":
Turkish Figs, 16oz - $6.97, Normally $9.95 - with 7% coup0n $6.48, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $6.13
Clear Agave, 16.9oz - $8.37, Normally $11.95 - with 7% coup0n $7.78, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $7.36
Clear Agave, 1 Gallon - $52.47, Normally $74.95 - with 7% coup0n $48.79, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $46.17
Maggie's Soap Nuts, 1 kilo (200 Loads) - $24.47, Normally $34.95 - with 7% coup0n $22.75, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $21.53
Brazil Nuts, 16oz - $9.07, Normally $12.95 - with 7% coup0n $8.43, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $7.98
Almond Flour, 16oz - $12.57, Normally $17.95 - with 7% coup0n $11.69, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $11.06
Pomegranate Seeds, 16oz - $13.27, Normally $18.95 - with 7% coup0n $12.34, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $11.67
Raw Transformations DVD - $12.95, Normally $24.95 - with 7% coup0n $12.04, and 12% 'Inner Circle' coup0n $11.40To 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
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Raw Food Transformations DVD w/Matt Monarch & Angela Stokes-Monarch
We are offering our DVD at 50% OFF this month, for $12.95. Every last part of what I feel are my MOST IMPORTANT teachings is in this Raw Transformations DVD. I go into a STEP BY STEP process of how to succeed on either an Intermediate Whole Food Diet or a 100% Raw Food Diet. I feel that the information on this DVD is CRUCIAL and it has everything that you need to know for improving your health... AND!... it's also FUN! You won't have to even read a single sentence...just sit back and enjoy.
Additionally, Angela POURS her heart out through this DVD. She shares her journey of releasing 160lbs - more than half her body weight! - as she transitioned to a 100% Raw Food Diet. These are the foundational talks that we share when we go on tour around the world discussing the 100% Raw Food Diet. If you haven't been able to make it to one of our talks in person, then this DVD is for you!
I feel that I have always had a knack for helping people to understand LOGICALLY how and why to eat more healthily and I always explain in my talks that you don't need to be 'extreme' with a 100% Raw Food Diet to improve your health. I feel this is an IDEAL DVD to share with (possibly skeptical) loved ones and children too.
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