Monday, April 20, 2009

Raw Vegan "Uncooking" Class

Thank you for a wonderfully successful class this weekend!!

The class at the Common Market in Frederick, MD was sold out, all of the participants ate very well!!

Raw Food really is delicious, nutritious and very satisfying!!

Mark your Calenders for the next class Saturday, June 13, 2009, 12-2 p.m.!!!!

Breaking News!!!!!!!!

Raw Vegan Culinary classes in Annapolis, MD at the New Whole Foods, classes start in July 2009, with me of course!!!

Come on out!!  For delicious raw food demonstrations and sampling!!!!!! 

I will soon be teaching Raw Food Prep classes at 2 different Whole Food Stores in two different states, catch me if you can in your state!!!

Are you near Annapolis, Maryland, or Paramus, New Jersey?

Hope to see you there!!!!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Looking for a Better Detroit to call home?

Dec. 30, 2008...Men's Fitness magazine christened Detroit America's fattest city, while Men's Health called it America's sexual disease capital...

Detroits had its share of negative press, it's time for NEW BEGINNINGS, FRESH IDEAS and INTEGRITY in the work place!!


                                   HERE IS YOUR ANSWER 
                                       HERE IS YOUR PICK 
                      HERE IS YOUR 2009 CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 


Thursday, April 9, 2009

You Can't Be Serious!?!! 212 Degrees!!

Make Something a Priority and Suddenly there is Energy for It.

Gods Word #1 Priority, the energy will come.
Marriage your priority, the energy will come.
Children your priority, the energy will come.
Business your priority, the energy will come.

"Whatever you persistently allow to occupy your thoughts will magnify in your life."
Frederick Douglas

Gods version:  Philipians 4:8

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report, if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Keep your mind right and things will be right!  The energy you need to stay right will meet you right on time.

Ever heard of the 212 Degree Commitment?
*Water is hot at 211 Degrees.
*Water boils at 212 Degrees.
*Boiling water creates steam. 
*Steam can power a locomotive.
*The one extra degree makes all the difference.

That one extra degree separates the good from the great in business and in life!

Make it a point to give 212 degrees of:

*Service *Attitude *Leadership *Perseverance *Commitment
*Kindness *Focus *Gratitude *Forgiveness *Love *Gentleness *Patience

It will make all the difference in the World!!!!

Somethings I want to Share

Life is too short to be angry, insecure, bitter, unforgiving, rude and selfish!

My neighbor of 3 years died in a car accident last Thursday, leaving behind her twin girls and her husband!

What are you angry about?  Does it matter?  Can you let it go?  Try to replace the anger with peace and thankfulness just to see another day!

Easter is coming!!  Resurrection Day!  Remember the reason for the season, not jelly beans or bunnies!  Enjoy your time with your families!  Say a special prayer for my neighbors family, please!

At the premiere of Tyler Perrys new play "The Marriage Councilor" this past Tuesday, I thought of these things to share.  

**Marriage takes work, you and your spouse must choose to fight for your marriage and remove divorce from your vocabulary.**

**Our Mothers & Fathers- we only get one, renew your relationships now, before it is too late.**

Because God has called me to teach here is something else I wanted to share:

Gum disease is caused by bacterial buildup and most of it happens at night!!

Floss, Floss, Floss always at night, at night time it's nice and dark in your mouth, the perfect environment for bacterial growth.  After flossing follow up with brushing and a good antibacterial mouth wash.  Enjoy a fresh mouth in the morning, of course after brushing again!!

Monday, April 6, 2009

The Master Cleanse/The Lemonade Diet

The Master Cleanse is a 10 day cleanse which consist of a salt water flush every Morning, Smooth Move Tea the night before you begin the fast and every night during the fast and during the day a lemonade drink made with Fresh Organic Lemon Juice, Organic Cayenne Pepper, Organic Grade B Maple Syrup, and 8 oz if purified or filtered water.  No supplements are taken, don't use any other sweeteners and don't add any other liquids (like Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar).

Do it for yourself!  You will embrace it!  Try 10 days and for a full cleanse do 40 or any amount of days over 10!  Before you start make a list of things to do that will replace your eating time. You will definitely clean some closets on this cleanse.  

Here is a photo of the ingredients used during the cleanse.  Starting on the left:  Maple Syrup Grade B Organic, Redmond Real Salt All Natural Sea Salt, Citrus Juicer (small and compact), Organic Lemon (you'll need 10 or more for the first 5 days),  1 box Traditional Medicinals Organic Smooth Move Herbal Laxative Tea and Cayenne pepper that I always purchase in bulk. Purchase ingredients as you go, but you don't want to run out during the cleanse so plan ahead.

The Master Cleanse will cleanse every organ of your body, remove excess mucus and provide all the vitamins and nutrients you need for 10-40 days, however long you choose.  You want to do 10 days at least.  Lemons & Limes are indeed the richest source of minerals and vitamins.  The Master Cleanse is a reducing diet that will dissolve and eliminate all types of fatty tissue.  Fat will melt away at the rate of 2 pounds a day for most people, no negative side effects.  Mucus causes diseases like colds, flu, asthma, hay fever, sinus and bronchial irritations.  All these diseases will be cured and removed from the body.  Skin disorders are also healed as the body is being cleansed.  You have to do the Master Cleanse! :)

Lemons are an acidic fruit, but it becomes alkaline as it is digested and assimilated.  Lemon is the best aid towards alkaline balance.  The is no danger of "too much acid."  Always add lemon to your water, it alkalinizes the water.  Alkaline environment means no sickness and disease!

Purpose of the cleanse:
To dissolve and eliminate toxins and congestion that have formed in any part of the body.
To cleanse the kidneys and the digestive system
To purify the glands and cells throughout the entire body
To eliminate all unusable waste and hardened material in the joints and muscles
To relieve pressure and irritation in the nerves,  arteries, and blood vessels
To build a healthy blood system
To keep youth and elasticity regardless of our years

The lemon is a loosening and cleansing agent with many important building factors.  The ability of the elements in the lemon and the maple syrup working together creates these desired results:

Its 49% potassium strengthens and  energizes the heart, stimulates and builds the kidneys and adrenal glands.
Its oxygen builds vitality
Its carbon acts as a motor stimulant.
Its hydrogen activates the sensory nervous system.
Its calcium strengthens and builds the lungs.
Its phosphorus knits the bones, stimulates and builds the brain for clearer thinking.
Its sodium encourages tissue building.
Its magnesium acts as a blood alkalizer.
Its iron builds the red corpuscles to rapidly correct the most common forms of anemia.
Its chlorine cleanses the blood plasma.
Its silicon aids the thyroid for deeper breathing

The natural iron, copper, calcium, carbon, and hydrogen found in the sweetening supplies more building and cleansing material.  It truly is a perfect combination for cleansing, eliminating, healing, and building.  Hence, supplements are not needed during the diet and may actually interfere with its cleansing action.
Great time to do the cleanse:
When sickness has developed - for all acute and chronic conditions
When the digestive system needs a rest and a cleaning
When weight has become a problem
When better assimilation and building of body tissue is needed
When you can admit you are addicted to the wrong foods and you want a change!

How often:
3 to 4 times a year would be awesome
10 to 40 days 

Your recipe to a Vibrant New You!!

2 T lemon or lime juice, fresh & organic, (use pulp for laxative effect)
2 T Maple Syrup Grade B, organic (add a little less for weight loss, large amounts of vitamins & minerals)
1/10 tsp cayenne pepper or to taste (breaks up mucus, adds B & C Vitamins)
1 cup (8 oz.) water, distilled, purified or spring water

Make this drink throughout the day to prevent hunger, you may also drink water or Traditional Medicinals Peppermint Tea (adds chlorophyll, helps as a purifier, neutralizes mouth and body odor released during cleanse).  Drink 6-12 glasses a day of the lemonade drink, I usually have two glasses at each serving, it's just so good!

Drink quickly:
1 quart water  (4 cups)
2 tsp non-iodized sea salt, Redmond Real Salt Gourmet Sea Salt (has a blue top)

Do this first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.  This method cleans the entire digestive tract where as enemas and colonics only reach a small part of the colon. Several eliminations will occur.  The salt water has the same specific gravity as the blood, hence the kidneys cannot pick up the water and the blood cannot pick up the salt.  This may be taken as often as needed to entirely wash the digestive system.  Wait about 20 minutes to 1 hour, you will need to be by the bathroom for about 1 hour once the eliminations begin.  This is the salt water flush that will flush what was loosened while you slept.  If you cannot do the salt water which is best and the fastest way to cleanse, then have the herbal tea in the morning first thing, the tea however, takes about 8 hours before it begins to work.  

Evening Routine: (Do this the night before you start the cleanse)
Have 1 cup of tea, just one bag or PAIN, PAIN, PAIN
Traditional Medicinals Smooth Move Tea (Purchase from Whole Foods Market)
Drink this each night before bed, this will loosen your packed colon.

You will notice a white coating on your tongue, normal, you are being cleansed, when your tongue returns to it's normal color that is when the cleanse is complete, my tongue was still white after 10 days!  I will do a longer cleanse soon.  It is hard to change your mindset and get over the fact that you don't need the food.  I do have strong cravings for fruit though.  But when you have cravings drink the lemonade drink and start another project.

Enjoy The Master Cleanse!!!! To your Health!

To Recap:
1. The night before you start have the laxative tea, 1 cup.
2. On an empty stomach the next morning drink the salt water flush quickly, in an hour elimination will begin for about an hour then you are good for the rest of the day.
3. Drink the lemonade drink all day 6-12 glasses, have water and peppermint tea if you would like throughout the day as well.
4. Before bed have the laxative tea.
5. Next day, start all over!

 Feel free to exercise and carry on with regular business, just skip the eating part!

Reference: The Master Cleanser by Stanley Burroughs

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Meat, Meat, the more you EAT?!?

A study involving over half a million people has concluded that eating red meat will shorten your life!

Enjoy the read, with fruit and vegetables instead of meat:) articles on the study here: the medical abstract here:, this link may not show up???