Greens, Health & Testimonials

Explaining Integrity to Children

0 Comments 03 March 2014

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Dear Friends,

When my grandchildren come to visit we love having deep conversations together. We never get tired or bored of these dialogues. Sometimes my grandchildren refuse to watch cartoons, play, or draw, in order to talk about something in a philosophical way. There is never a shortage of topics for us because there is so much I would like to share with them both. For example, last Saturday, we have been discussing different merits of human beings, such as courage, cowardliness, dignity, pride, neatness, and others.

My grandkids were especially interested in the integrity. I explained to them my understanding of integrity. A person with integrity is not able to act in a destructive manner, and is not capable of hurting anyone. We had a long discussion about which action would be considered constructive and not destructive. Curiously, we came to the conclusion that to be a pizza-deliverer would not be a very constructive thing to do, because pizza is not a nutritious kind of food. In order to be constructive, one would have to deliver any kind of nutritious food, that’s all. Then we were trying to imagine the world where all people had integrity.

Today I was happy to hear from my son that my grandson shared his thoughts about integrity at school today. The teacher asked what are the most important qualities of the human. My grandson said, “integrity!” and was able to explain what it meant. Both the teacher and his classmates were very interested to discuss this subject.

I believe it is vital to teach our children to observe, to think critically, and to be healthy, especially in today’s world when so much is happening. I would like to emphasize that todays children will be our tomorrow’s leaders. If you’d like to teach your children to be healthy, consider buying our beautiful children books for them.



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Greens, Raw Food

Instead of Gold or Silver I bought Food

0 Comments 17 February 2014

Dear Friends,

Many people are asking me these days if I am buying gold or silver? If I had some extra money I probably would buy some precious metals, but I don’t have any savings except for my books. I will tell you how I prepared for any possible weather disaster or economic problems.

In 1986-1997 my family survived the collapse of the Soviet economy. I recall how my mother told me to stock up on food, which I never did. I replied to her that the Soviet economy was strong and didn’t have any crisis for 70 years. One time when my mother visited us, she bought a large box of yellow split peas and hid it in my apartment.

Then in January 1987 food began to disappear. First, it became very expensive and there were long lines at each store, and then the food vanished completely.


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All the stores were closed and they each had a note on the door that read: “Closed indefinitely.” I recall how scared people were. I had to feed my three children. My oldest son Stephan, was thirteen. Sergei was two, and Valya was one. The morning came when we had no food. Igor ran around our entire town and didn’t find any stores that were open.

At that time my mother called and told me about the split peas. For one whole month my family of five survived on those split peas, which I boiled until they became soft and fed my family. We ate them without any salt or oil, as we didn’t have any. Though we quickly grew tired of the same food that we consumed day after day, it saved us during that long month of scarcity. Shortly thereafter, some stores were re-opened and we were able to buy food again.

Based on these memories, I try to keep a small stock of food on hand in case anything were to happen that would prevent me from being able to purchase food from the grocery store. Here is an example of what I currently store.


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Both lentils and buckwheat can be consumed in two forms – as sprouts and as a cooked dish. We packaged all of these foods into half-gallon glass jars, and I expect them to last at least two years in our well-isolated storage.

By sharing this story I am not intending to alert or scare anybody but simply answer a popular question and share my approach to it.



 

Wild Edible Cards

Knowing your wild edibles is another great way to be prepared for tough times. Nature is full of food that’s easily accessible if you know where to look. This is an incredible gift that nature provides for us.

My son Sergei constantly promotes how to eat wild edibles in his books, videos, and on his website. Recently he released a deck of wild edibles playing cards. These cards are a great way to learn how to identify wild edibles without feeling overwhelmed or bored.

 

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We now offer Sergei’s Wild Edible Cards at our Raw Family online store for $9.95 plus shipping.

To order, click here.

 

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Greens

Wild Edible Cards

0 Comments 10 February 2014

Sergei has been dreaming of them since we were hiking a Pacific Crest Trail in 1998. At first, we knew only dandelions and sorrel. Then other hikers showed us wild onions and miner’s lettuce. Soon, in a small town, we bought a used book on wild edibles. It was helpful but didn’t have good pictures. Little by little, as we were learning new wild edible plants we became amazed at how much good wholesome food was available in the wilderness.

I recall how my children were fighting for the thistle. Each one of us had a small pocketknife attached to our belts that we used for harvesting. One day, we discovered that the thistle stems were somewhat sweet inside. Of course, my teenage kids started to search for these “treats” along the trail. Like on this photo from 1998, where Valya, myself, Igor, and my niece Katya are snacking on the wild thistle stems.

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Sergei was eager to learn all of the wild edibles and wished someone created a stack of colored cards with photos of wild edibles.

Now, sixteen years later, Sergei has produced such pack himself. He carefully selected the most common and useful edible plants, photographed them and put together an easy-to-use guide in the form of cards. To add fun to the process of learning wild edibles, Sergei made them into poker cards. Now you can study wild plants by playing cards.

Today, we have received the cards from the printer and they look wonderful! Here is a sample card on both sides:

 

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These are the rest of them:
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Of course, remember to be cautious: Wild Edible Cards

 

We now offer Sergei’s Wild Edible Cards at our Raw Family online store for $9.95 plus shipping.

To order, click here.

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Green Smoothie Questions, Greens, Recipes

Avo Parsley Green Smoothie

0 Comments 03 February 2014

Dear Friends,

Greens are the most nutritious source of food on Earth and that is why all creatures on our planet consume some form of greens. Even polar bears eat moss, tigers and lions munch on grass, and wales consume algae. Greens have been an essential part of the human diet since the beginning of time, but during the last two centuries, people in western countries have almost completely stopped eating them.

Green smoothies help us to catch up with consuming enough greens. Here is my favorite recipe from last week.

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Avo Parsley Green Smoothie


  1 bunch of fresh parsley
  2 peeled kiwis
  1 apple
  1/2 small ripe avocado
  2 cups water

Yields 2 quarts


Green Smoothie Retreat in Sweden, June 2014

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Dear Friends,

We invite you to join us for the weeklong Green Smoothie Retreat in Sweden in 2014.

It will take place from June 8th to June 14th, 2014 at Mundekulla, Sweden.

During our retreat we will prepare and serve you four times a day freshly made, delicious green smoothies prepared from the best organic ingredients. All of our smoothies are accompanied with detailed recipes. In the course of a week we will share with you all our secrets and tips on how to make the most nutritious and delicious green smoothies.

Considering the importance of lymphatic system for our health, we have added several fun exercise programs totaling at least five hours per day. In addition to yoga in the morning we will teach you during the day breathing techniques, hula-hoop fun workouts, barefoot running, salsa dancing in the evening, and other activities.

Victoria’s daily lectures will cover many different topics:

  • Understanding Detox
  • Critical Thinking and Your Health
  • The Self-Healing Ability of the Body
  • Lymph – Your River of Life
  • History of Eating
  • Strengthening Immunity
  • Taking Care of Skin, Hair, Teeth and Eyes
  • The Nutritional Value of Greens
  • Magnesium, Chromium, Lutein from Greens
  • Paradox of Vitamin K1 and Vitamin K2
  • Women’s Health
  • Organic vs. Conventional
  • Raw Food on a Budget
  • Parasites
  • Colon Health
  • Q & A
  • And many others

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Valya teaches a morning fitness program and stretch exercises. She also lectures on:

  • Food Demo: Green Smoothies for Any Occasion
  • Healthy Weight Management
  • Restoring Vision Naturally
  • How to Pick Produce Properly
  • Helping Children Become Healthy
  • Healthy Diet for Your Pet
  • Espalier in Your Garden
  • Q & A

Sergei leads a variety of workshops:

  • Green Smoothies for Athletes
  • Wild Edible Walk
  • The Nutritional Superiority of Greens
  • Travelling with Raw Foods
  • Short distance hikes
  • Q & A


We have made arrangements with local organic markets and stores to purchase large quantities of 100% organic produce for our week. These products will be delivered on a daily basis. All the better for our health and enjoyment. We will be screening the latest and only the best documentaries in the evenings.

Mundekulla is located in a beautiful natural surrounding with swimming ponds, sauna and nice hiking tracks, with good communications. Only 3 hours from Copenhagen airport with direct train!

Cost: $1,495.00 per person. This price includes all workshops, meals, and educational materials. The price does not include accommodations.

Payments for the accommodations will be made directly to the resort upon your arrival to our event on June 2nd. All rooms are designed beautifully and are eco-friendly rooms with soft beds. Some rooms have a private shower and bathroom, some share communal showers and bathrooms. All rooms are insulated with ecological material such as wool, sawdust, linen, hemp, or recycled newspapers. You may choose from several various options from double-occupancy rooms to sleeping on mattress on the floor, prices ranging between $40 to $75 dollars US per night. To inquire about the rooms, email Victoria

In order to hold a space for you we require a $200 non-refundable deposit at the time of reservation. The balance is due upon arrival.

For more information about the Mundekulla Resort you may visit http://www.mundekulla.se
or copy and paste this url into your browser:
http://www.rawfamily.com/green-smoothie-retreat

Important note: Please pay for the retreat in a separate transaction. If you need to buy books or other items, you must purchase them separately. The Internet Discount Program does not apply to the retreat.

Once you register and make the deposit, you will receive an informational e-mail with more details on the retreat.

If you have any questions you may email: Victoria

We hope to see you in Sweden in June, 2014 at Mundekulla resort!


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Green Smoothie Questions, Greens, Jaw Exercise, Recipes

Green Kombucha Smoothie

0 Comments 13 January 2014

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Dear Friends,
I love to experiment and during the last couple of weeks I have been using kombucha as a base for my smoothies. Actually, “kombucha” is not a proper name for this drink since it is the name of a company that sells the drink. The word “Kombucha” comes from Japanese “kombu” – seaweed and “cha”- tea, and means seaweed tea, which does not apply to what people call “kombucha.” A more appropriate name for this drink is “mushroom tea.” But similar to “Xerox” or “Crayola” the name of the brand took off in the place of the product. Depicted in the photo is my own kombucha mushroom that I grow in a gallon glass jar. Making my own costs me next to nothing, where store-bought kombucha can be quite expensive.


Kombucha is very high in glucaric acid, and recent studies have shown that glucaric acid helps prevent cancer. It also contains glucosamines that help prevent all forms of arthritis. Kombucha is said to improve digestion, fight candida, and boost your immunity system through its high levels of antioxidants. You may read more about this mushroom tea here: http://www.kombu.de/val-gwf.htm Below is one of my favorite recipes with Kombucha.


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1 bunch of kale
2 peeled kiwis
1 apple
1 ripe banana
2 cups kombucha (mushroom tea)


Yields 2 quarts


Oops!

I was going to make a smoothie from this kale and provide a photo for you, but Valya visited me along with her puppy, and the puppy stole the kale.
So, instead, enjoy the photo of a happy and healthy puppy.


Sale This Week


We have been receiving more comments from our customers about the Jawcercisers™. We even received letters from two dentists. They both confirmed that jawcercisers improve the bone density in teeth and jaws but said they were not interested in carrying them. I think I know why.

From the feedback we receive it appears that jawcercisers work best for children, young adults, and people with their own teeth as a perfect prevention against tooth decay. For those who have crowns, dentures, and other dental devices, the Jawcercisers seem to be less effective.

The Jawcerciser enables its user to compensate for missing adequate chewing. This simple device is a resistance exerciser for your jaw. Regular use of the Jawcerciser naturally increases the saliva flow and provides proper resistance for your teeth. Use of Jawcerciser for 1–3 minutes (or more) once or twice a day can greatly improve your oral health. We chew on them ourselves!

We now carry only one kind of Jawcercisers, made from resin. This week we offer Jawcerciser at $10 off. The sale will end next Wednesday, January 22, 2014

To order click here.

Happy chewing!

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