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10 Benefits of Cherries


I am munching on fresh cherries right now and spontaneously used the moment to share with you why they are so good — especially during the hot summer-days.

Cherries are sweet, fragrant, refreshing, tart and can be snacked fresh or as a high oxidant rich superfood juice. Dried cherries are mostly tart and you might add a sweetener. Cherries are also delicious in cakes, pies, muffins and jam. In this post i want to talk about fresh cherry power.

    Because of their tart quality, cherries quench the thirst and replenish energy when you need hydration. In Chinese Medicine doctors would recommend cherry juice and tart fruit-teas in a hot humid climate, when the body needs to add fluids and nurture at the same time. Often we do not really feel that the body craves water, when the humidity is high; then the sweetness and tart of cherries can replenish energy and refuel at the same time. Suggestion: Climates similar to Florida and hot humid summer days all over the country will benefit of the quality of cherries.
    Delicious orchard fresh fruits burst of energy and are rich in antioxidants, as you probably suspect. Cherries contain two powerful compounds, anthocyanins and bioflavonoids. Both are related to relieve and prevent inflammation such in arthritis and gout.
    Two important flavonoids are queritrin and iso-queritrin. Both help to eliminate oxidative stress and help to repair cell damage. Scientific research has linked them also to slowing down the aging process…. what we all like to hear, right?
    Ellagic acid is a natural occurring plant compound which has shown in research to be a very effective way to prevent cancer. Ellagic acid working in synergy with Perillyl Alcohol (POH) is related to stop the growth of cancer cells (go to links below)
    Maybe the pharma industry is not fond about this benefit, but cherries help reduce migraines and work very similar to ibuprofen. I think it is worth a try.
    This is my personal favorite: Melatonin. I was always aware of the calming and satisfying energy of cherries since childhood. Cherries can increase melatonin levels in blood and improve relation and sleep. Women with PMS or in Menopause will honor this benefit. And of course, everybody who experiences high stress levels during the day: why not substitute a heavy lunch for a bowl of cherries and get the relaxed alert state which is so good for business and yourself. Munch before starting a yoga session, during or after a bicycle ride (juice), afternoon snack at the pool, perfect snack for the Friday afternoon rush hour (yeah, it works!)
    I nearly forgot about it, but cherries are an excellent brain food and help in the prevention of memory loss :-)
  8. AND MORE…
    Cherries are low glycemic and high in vitamin A , also rich in Vitamin C,E, Magnesium, Iron, Folate and Fiber.
    Low glycemic and fiber rich Cherry aids weight loss. Cherries are refreshing but will not slow down digestion like other cooling fruits. A handful of cherries satisfy hunger and cravings and are excellent for weight control.
    Take a handful cherries and pair them with fresh blueberries, raspberries and blackberries in  a bowl. Cut a banana for extra hunger. This power blast is not to beat by any imported, dried or powdered superfood.

When summer, give priority to fresh and juicy tree ripened fruits, like cherries, they will make you smile… relax… and sleep well.

ImageWell, well, … i had some raw young coconut yoghurt made and the cherries are super delish with it. Just made the picture for you guys :)

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Warming Foods for the Cold Season

freezingIt’s winter outside!
Most of us on the East-coast or Mideast are blessed right now with snows and icy weather. But generally, after the holiday season many have experienced, that the ongoing cool or cold temperatures have taken their toll on our immune system — therefore, in order to keep our body, mind and spirit strong and happy and make the winter-time enjoyably, it is important to refuel with foods which are excellent in providing the right energy for this cold and wet season. Focusing on separate nutrients often fail to do so. The most simple and effective way to look at how foods affect us is their warming or cooling quality

Eastern Nutrition or Traditional Chinese Medicine provide a very refined way to optimize food and drink to a person’s constitution, both short term (e.g. how to fight a common cold) and long term (e.g. how to deal with a chronic imbalance or how to maintain well-being tailored to the constitution of the person). It is not a one size fits all. An Eastern nutritionist carefully analyzes the person’s current condition, and customizes the diet accordingly.

But with a little knowledge and observing yourself, you can use this information and easily bring it into your daily routine.

1. Identify your constitution — warming spices for the cold season

Do you sweat easily? Even during cold weather? During a workout you feel much earlier hot than your friends? You enjoy ice water and short sleeves, even you see that people around you wear a jacket? Your head gets red easily?
Ok, you are definitely on the hot and warm side: cooling foods are generally better for you: pick watermelon, banana, apples, celery, peppermint etc.

Are you quickly cold? Do you have cold hands and/cold feet often? Your friends enjoy ice cream or chilled smoothies, but your stomach or body feels uncomfortable afterwords? During workout, it takes you a while for you to warm up, and you can also exercise with a layer more than your friends. So if you tend to feel cold, you will do better with warming foods in general, and especially during the cold season.

2. Go with the season and adapt to sudden weather changes —A big drop in temperature will make everybody (despite your constitution) feel uncomfortable, January and February months bring snow and icy winds: there is nothing better than choosing foods in your diet which will balance you from the inside!

Tea, made with fresh ginger: awakes the senses and balances perfectly your constitution, do not use dry ginger, stick with the fresh one. Add lemon juice, a pinch of Himalayan Salt, a pinch of Chili Pepper and a spoon of honey if you feel a beginning cold or you got really wet and cold.
Spices like Cinnamon are soothing and warming over a warm cereal or rice.
Pumpkin, squash are delicious foods for the season and can be made to soups, grilled or sauteed with other veggies.
Salads are more on the cooling side, but most of the herbs are warming, therefore it is very easy with this information to stay with a raw food diet or partially raw vegan diet to stay warm and healthy.

special gift with red bow3. THIS IS OUR SPECIAL GIFT TO YOU — a beautiful printable chart for your kitchen: Download for free a complete chart of warming and cooling foods (according to the 5 Elements) HERE

4. How to use the chart —Here is a very effective and simple way to balance your diet: pick more warming or more cooling foods, depending on your tendency to feel hot or cold and according to season. If you want to eat a certain food which is very cooling, let’s say bananas – pair them with spices or other fruits which are warming to balance the quality.

If you like a bowl of green salad leaves (most of the leaves are very cooling) spice it up with herbs which are warming, add onions, garlic which are also warming, mix with shredded carrots, fennel, mustard leaves or kale. 

All these herbs make delicious dressings and are warming and excellent for the season:salad dressing
Anise, basil, bay, carob, cayenne, cinnamon, chili, chives, clove, cilantro, cumin, curry, dill, fennel, fenugreek seeds, garlic, ginger, leek,  horseradish, juniper, nutmeg, onion, oregano, paprika, parsley, pepper, rosemary, sage, savory, spearmint, thyme, turmeric.

These nuts are neutral to warming and make a great raw pate, simple snack and sprinkle over your breakfast cereal during the cold season: flaxseed, hazelnuts, pistachio, pumpkin seeds, black sesame seeds, almonds, chestnuts, peanuts, pine nuts, sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, walnuts.

More tips:

  • Avoid dairy products — most of them are cooling anyway, however,  milk is also very dampening and creates mucus easily. It is much easier to catch germs and flu, and affects the respiratory system. In our latitudes it is better for most people to avoid foods
  • Soy products are cooling: soy cheeses, soy milk, miso soup, tempeh, soy yoghurt — if you like them, add a spoon of tumeric, cinnamon or spice up the tempeh!
  • Frozen foods will keep a certain information of “cold”, a good idea is too add a warming spice to your recipe during the cold season to balance the qualities.
  • Avoid ice creams or smoothies, take fruits and veggies out of the fridge before consumption.
  • Black and green teas (even when you drink them  hot) will heat you up and then cool your body.
  • Hard drinks like schnaps, vodka, gin etc. will heat up instantaneously and then cool the body.
  • Fresh air and exercise will keep us healthy during all the seasons!

Further reading: (coming soon)
Warming Foods for Raw Foodists
Warming Superfoods

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Detoxification with Spirulina – Radioactive Contamination

Since I was introduced to Spirulina in the eighties’, a great deal of research has been conducted about Spirulina’s effectiveness in mitigating the effects of radiation.
I lived in Austria during the terrible nuclear disaster of Chernobyl in 1986, and witnessed how difficult it was for our minds to comprehend the short and long-term effects the disaster might have on Europe — (i will blog about it later) Therefore, it seems quite clear that the nuclear problems in Fukushima have raised the question to find natural remedies, which would mitigate long-term effects on radiation, which could compromise life in this country, too.

According to a scientific review of Spirulina’s benefits in the Journal of Applied Phycology:

“… Many pre-clinical studies and a few clinical studies suggest several therapeutic effects ranging from reduction of cholesterol and cancer to enhancing the immune system, increasing intestinal lactobacilli, reducing nephrotoxicity by heavy metals and drugs and radiation protection. This paper presents a critical review of some published and unpublished data on therapeutic effects of Spirulina.”


Now, writing and looking back, it seems so tragic to me, that i am not capable to choose pictures for this post.  But i would like to encourage you to watch the 6 min video of the Russian filmmaker Vladimir Shevchenko (sources)*.
Back to our subject — Spirulina was actually used to treat children exposed to chronic low-levels of radiation after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster:
When the Chernobyl reactor melted down, an official number of 134 plant workers and firefighters were exposed to high doses of radiation—800 to 16,000 mSv—and developed acute radiation sickness and 31 died within the first 3 months (more workers followed during the unofficial cleanup, numbers climbed up to 6000, though the numbers were disputed).

In total, more than 150,000 cleanup workers became victims of radiation poisoning. Life was compromised due to the radiotoxic environment on a high level for all people, including children (160,000), adults and animals.  Many people suffered of leukemia, anemia, cancers, thyroid disease, liver and bone marrow degeneration, and overall severely compromised immune systems.

Clean up

A British company reportedly sent shipments of Spirulina to clinics in Belarus to treat child victims of radiation sickness. Soviet physicians at the Institute of Radiation Medicine in Minsk administered 5 grams of Spirulina daily to some of the radiation-exposed children for 45 consecutive days. The improvements were outstanding:

  • The spirulina-fed children showed bone marrow, spinal fluid, blood cell and liver regeneration. The low white blood cell tripled within 20 days. Urine radioactivity levels decreased by 50 percent.

Health restoration was reported even when radiation sickness was advanced, and despite to the fact that the food and water as well as the environment was highly contaminated. Based on the results, the Belarus Ministry of Health concluded that Spirulina accelerates the evacuation of radionuclides from the human body, without adverse side effects (Radioactive Caesium).


1993 report (author L.P. Loseva) confirmed the 1991 findings about the benefits of Spirulina for children with radiation sickness, leading to the awarding of a Russian patent for spirulina in the treatment of radiation sickness.

Spirulina platensis is an effective natural adsorbent of long-life radionuclides caesium-137, strontium-90, and potassium-40 and can lead to a reduction of radioactive contamination in children ages 10 to 16 years of age.”

Since then worldwide studies conducted came to similar and even more interesting conclusions, calling Spirulina a natural Radiation Shield (continue reading…)


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Spirulina – Superfood of the future part 2

healthy planetSpirulina is ranked by AARP as the #1 superfood for extending your lifespan, and the UN has identified it as a primary easy accessible food in the fight against malnutrition worldwide. One of the outstanding benefits of spirulina is its protein content—it’s up to 70 percent protein by weight and contains all of the essential amino acids.

Spirulina is not a sea vegetables such as dulse, kelp, nori, kombu, arame, wakame.  Spirulina is actually more nutritious, it grows quickly in sweet water and can be cultivated and harvested in many parts on earth. Commercial production of spirulina is estimated to reach 220,000 tons by the year 2020 (source: Dr. Mercola). Traditionally it has been consumed by the Aztecs, we know because there are recipes available, and also in Africa around Lake Chad. (i will publish shortly more recipes with spirulina).

Along with chlorella, spirulina is a member of the “blue-green” family—cyanobacteria . Unlike other bacteria, they have chlorophyll and use the sun as an energy source, in the way plants and algae do, therefore it is often called “blue-green algae”.


  • Spirulina has high natural iodine, which protects the thyroid and all glandular tissues in your body.
  • Spirulina is high in phytopigments (phycocyanin, chlorophyll, beta-carotene and other carotenoids), which reduce free radical damage from radiation, as well as from pollutants, drugs and other environmental toxins.
  • Spirulina is abundant in vitamins and minerals and antioxidants, which collectively promote healing and strengthen the immune system. (B vitamins (including B-12), beta-carotene and other carotenoids, and minerals including calcium, iron, magnesium, selenium, manganese, potassium and zinc. It is also a great source of gamma-linoleic acid.
  • Spirulina is high in metallo-thionine compounds (proteins combined with metals) that bind heavy radioactive isotopes and eliminate them from your body (Matsubara et al. “Radioprotective effect of metallo-thionine,” presented at Radial Rays Conference, Tokyo Japan 1985)
  • Scientists at the Gastro-Intestinal Laboratory at McGill University in Montreal demonstrated that alginates derived from Laminaria could reduce up to 80 percent the amount of radioactive strontium absorbed through the intestine.
  • Spirulina is rich in highly bioavailable iron, which helps prevent anemia. A study published in the journal Cellular and Molecular Biology, Jan 2011 confirms this effect, finding spirulina effective in the treatment of anemia and age-related immune dysfunction among senior citizens.
  • Spirulina has a number of blood-strengthening properties. Immune cells in your blood are highly radiosensitive.
  • Spirulina helps to protect your kidneys, which are some of the FIRST organs to suffer damage after significant radiation exposure.


But what is it about spirulina that explains its ability to protect from the damaging effects of ionizing radiation?

One of the explanations is cyanobacteria’s unique blue pigment, phycocyanin. Spirulina is 16 percent phycocyanin by weight. Besides being a pigment, phycocyanin is also a nitrogen storage molecule. The nitrogen atoms bind with heavy metals, such as radioactive caesium-137, strontium-90, and potassium-40, hence “cleansing” these radioactive metals from the body.

Thank you Spirulina!!!

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Detoxification with Spirulina – Fluoride in Drinking water and Tooth Paste


toothpasteIt started in the 1940’s, when over eager scientists, doctors and politicians selected a chemical element which would affect the population over generations: FLUORIDE. Since then FLUORIDE has been considered the panacea for caries prophylaxis.

People who had knowledge in chemistry, might have asked, how could this happen, when it was a fact that fluoride has been known to be a dangerous poison. Actually above the toxicity of lead, and has been generally treated with security measurements in laboratories. And now we see that the same substance is added to our table salt, toothpaste as Sodium Fluoride, supplements, insecticides, rat poison, and last but not least tap water— good for human consumption!?


It must be emphasized that there has never been any medical proof that fluoride would help in caries prevention. Several field studies in the U.S., Canada and New Zealand have shown that in areas without fluoridation of drinking water there was even less tooth decay.

The human body needs about 2-3 g of the trace mineral; however, there are no reports of a deficiency, because the daily food supplies enough fluoride to maintain healthy levels. Under no circumstances, is there any evidence for the necessity of a ‘forced medication’ in drinking water, as it is executed in the USA, Canada or parts of Great Britain.

The EPA (United States Environmental Protection Agency) states clearly in their website:

What are fluoride’s health effects?
Excessive exposure to fluoride over time is well known to cause
a painful bone disease (skeletal fluorosis), and has also been linked to other chronic ailments including bone fragility, glucose intolerance, gastrointestinal distress, arthritis, dental fluorosis, thyroid disease, and possibly cardiovascular disease and certain types of cancer. Infants are particularly suseptable to the effects of floride’s toxicity.

I see here a conflict, do you?

Fluoride-free toothpaste may be purchased in many of the same stores where toothpaste with fluoride is sold, though in a different section, however if in doubt, visit the health food store, and get suggestions.


Much harder to escape is the forced medication of fluoride, when it comes to table salt, as you know, you will find it in 99% of foods, and sometimes well hidden in huge quantities. There you might find nutrition facts about salt content, yet, it does not tell you the fluoride content, and there is virtually no way to control the dosage. New studies have shown in Europe that most people take fluoride far above toxicity levels. The consequences are devastating.


Fluorine is highly carcinogenic; it reinforces osteoporosis, and even more alarming is the effect on the human brain: Slowly but surely, Fluoride changes the chemical balance in the brain. This is not a “conspiracy theory”, but based on the fact that about 60 psychotropic drugs contain fluorine as an active or even main ingredient of the recipe. (Rohypnol, Diazepam (Valium), Flunitrazepam) are just a few.

In addition to the quieting effect, it still causes other side effects such as low blood pressure, memory problems, dizziness, blurred vision, confusion, oliguria and gastrointestinal disorders, and classical CFIDS symptoms.

Much more alarming is that fluoride is also an important component of neuroleptic drugs used for the treatment of psychoses, with sometimes-catastrophic side effects. An example is Stelazine (marketed in the U.S. by the company SmithKline Beecham. Its active ingredient is Trifluoperazine HCl, and it is mainly used in patients with psychosis and severe anxiety disorders). The side effects have been reported to trigger different forms of dyskinesia, Parkinson’s symptoms, or permanently altered states of consciousness, muscle stiffness, heart rhythm problems, etc. 


aluminiumFluoride is a waste product – produced in large quantities when aluminum is produced. And instead of dealing with safety measures and toxic standards, it is quietly sold to the the cosmetic and food industries, a very elegant way of disposal.


You might have guessed, when you read the header, but one of the best detox superfoods is Spirulina when it comes to Fluoride, I love it so much, that it gets my number 1 vote. Go to our website: click here

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Spirulina – Superfood of the future part 1

spirulina sample for promotionSpirulina, the ancient blue-green micro-alga, is the most complete nutritional microorganism ever discovered. Spirulina rates higher ORAC and completeness than any other functional supplement available today.

Spirulina ‘s chemical makeup is up to 69% amino acids, including the essential fatty acid (GLA) gamma linolenic acid. The high concentration of amino acids has made Spirulina a popular nutritional supplement for those who are chose a vegetarian diet or those unable to obtain sufficient calories and protein through diet alone. While Spirulina has its roots in the ancient, modern research is proving more and more each day that it is a thoroughly modern supplement and could be a solution to many of the world’s ills today.

 1. Vegan and highly absorbable protein:  Spirulina can be cultivated in many areas on this planet which has access to clean sweet water supply and sun. And, because it can be available all over the planet, it can be used as basic nutrition to feed the population.

2. Nutrition dense superfood:  Spirulina could not only feed the population, it could feed with superfood power! Spirulina is one of the few foods which are complete, you will never lack of minerals, vitamins, on long term consumption.

3. Spirulina increases the ability to handle stress and to adapt to all the changes taking place around us. Adaptability requires energy. The greater the stresses of life and the more dynamic the changes, the greater the requirement for adaptive energy. Spirulina has proven to be one of the best superfoods to enhance the body and mind’s capacity to adapt optimally and accurately, and thus to overcome the stresses of life. When we adapt, the change allows us to lead a rich, broad, adventurous life.

4.  Research has shown that it can aid in detoxifying heavy metals, detoxifying radiation, support during exhaustion, stress, toxic overload, candida, immune system deficiencies. More research is conducted on cancer aids, and we are sure there will be more results available in future.

Spirulina has been recommended from herbalists and naturists to aid in detoxing radiation (Fukushima), Elecotromagnetic Radiation (EMR from cell phones, electric pollution) and heavy metals (tooth fillings, chemicals in environment and drinking water)

5. HEALTHY OMEGAS:  Spirulina contains Omega 3-,6 and 9s.


6.  OXYGEN and SUNLIGHT:  Spirulina is extremely high in Chlorophyll, which helps remove toxins from the blood.

7.  Spirulina has a very high concentration of bio-available iron and is excellent during pregnancy and for those with anemia and will not cause constipation.

8.  Spirulina contains vitamins B-1(thiamine), B-2 (riboflavin), B-3(nicotinamide), B-6 (pyridoxine), B-9 (folic acid), vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin A and vitamin E. It is also a source of potassium, calcium, chromium, copper, iron, magnesium,  manganese, phosphorus,  selenium, sodium and zinc. S. contains many pigments which may be beneficial and bioavailable. Spirulina has over 26 times more calcium than cow’s milk.

9. Phosphorus content makes it helpful as part of a tooth remineralization regimen.

10.  ORAC score of over 24,000

DIVINE ORGANICS BLUE GREEN SPIRULINA IS TESTED FREE OF RADIATION, FREE OF HEAVY METALS AND TOXINS. It is one of the purest Spirulina grown and produced in the most pristine area of the world– the Andes.  Please check out our website, we have a special discount on Powder and Chips: CLICK HERE

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The Light in our Foods – part 2

Looking back at the evolution of our planet, light is in principle the oldest and most important food of the world. Nothing would have ever developed, no atmosphere, no one single cell, no plants and no animals, without assimilating light.

imagesPlants found a simple and direct way: with help of their leaf pigment chlorophyll they developed a procedure, in order to produce sugar from carbon dioxide of air and water using light. Plants nourish themselves from light. They take up energy and order condition from light particles (photons), which they integrate into their organism, building up own order conditions of their bodies again and again.

Since quantum physics, we started to accept that order and disorder, structure and chaos are equally valued choices, for some people scary and unpredictable, for some people magic, however, they are choices any living cell or entity can make after interacting and communicating with its environment.

These choices have to be stored somewhere: Looking from a different angle, light as electromagnetic wave – is a perfect medium to be stored in water, crystals, microchips … up to the DNA.

DNA-CuerpoFrom the characteristic form of this giant molecule – a wound double helix – the DNA represents an ideal electromagnetic antenna. On one hand it is elongated and thus a blade antenna, which can take up very well electrical pulses. On the other hand, seen from above it has form of a ring and thus is a very good magnetical antenna.

What happens to the electromagnetic energy, which the DNA takes up? It is stored quite easily inside it, bringing the molecule – simplified spoken – into oscillation. Physically we call such a system a harmonic oscillator. Computer chips work in a similar yet more primitive way to store data. Nature had invented  everything, as we see, already billions of years ago.

We humans carry in each cell of our body a technical high speed equipment: a microchip with approximately 3 Gigabits storage capability, which takes up electromagnetic information from the environment, stores it and emits it.

wavelength-nmThe technical data of the DNA as oscillator antenna are quickly determined. We know that the molecule would be – stretched out – about two meters long. Thus it has a natural frequency of 150 megahertz. Again a remarkable number, because this frequency is exactly in the range our human radar -, for telecommunications and microwave engineering. We use exactly the same frequency range for communication and detection purposes. A coincidence?

In addition the DNA may store all harmonic waves of 150 megahertz too, thus of course also visible light. The 22th octave of 150 megahertz lies straight in this range. The color of this light radiation is by the way blue. Is it a coincidence that the solar radiation is broken by the terrestrial atmosphere just in such a way that we live in a world with blue sky? Or – is it coincidence that surveys showed that “blue” is the best color rated in the internet to portrait “communication”?


DNA and communication

Independent of the biochemical function as a protein producer the DNA is a complex electronic biological chip that interacts with its environment through language, as latest research from Russia found out….. continue reading here.

We inherit the choices of our parents, grandparents and ancestors embedded in our DNA. Don’t fool yourself: obesity is not a fatal gene, some of your family members before you worked on it! And you can reverse it and do good for the generations to come….. Think about it, how powerful our choices really are.

People all over the planet have amazing results when adding life food into the diet or switch completely to a 100% raw food diet, in any case: we choose if we add life and living energy or if we don’t. Whatever we choose, light is stored in our cells, we can ignore it, embrace it or go with the current…..

The subject: LIGHT is so vast, we have only scratched the surface. Light will always remind us of our source, far beyond physical existence. And we call each other spiritual, religious or label ourselves simply open-minded, we will be guided to the light, because it is within a living cell, hidden in front of our eyes all the road of our evolution.

The light in our foods, part 1


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