Quotes are by Abraham
The thoughts that you think, regarding those things that you want, set into motion the creation, and eventual fulfillment, of that which you want. The thoughts that you think, regarding those things that you do not want, set into motion the creation, and eventual fulfillment, of that which you do NOT want.
There's an expression in the physical environment that you use to entertain each other -- it doesn't serve you very well! -- that says, "I worry that I'll go down to the dock, and that my ship will have already come and gone. I'll miss my boat." And we say, another boat, another boat, another boat! You have no idea how many boats are coming to your dock. It's a steady stream, and it doesn't matter how many of them you've missed. The only thing that matters is, "What are you doing right now in your vibration?" And you can tell what you're doing right now in your vibration by the way you feel.
Your decision to reach for a thought that feels good is a powerful decision, for it serves you in many ways. The better feeling thought reverberates within you, opening passageways to Well-being that reach far beyond this one good-feeling thought.
2) Two food related film festivals (one Raw, Vegan) taking place on the same weekend on opposite coasts of the US
3) Oprah's Leadership Academy for Girls in Africa opens in a firestorm of criticism
4) Oprah also criticized for supporting and presenting two shows on "The Secret"
5) Upcoming guests on my Hooked on Raw Radio Show
6) Part 4- Fruitarian and 80/10/10 Diets - A conversation with Justin Leila
(see Part 1 and Part 2 and Part 3)
7) Feedback (readers are invited to share their feedback which will be posted here in a future hotline)
Two food related film festivals taking place on the same weekend on opposite
coasts of the US
a) First Annual Raw-Vegan Lifestyle Film Festival, Hollywood, CA March 16th-18th
The First Annual Raw Lifestyle Film Festival featuring films about the raw vegan diet, organics, healthy lifestyles, and natural living aims to catapult the information gathered and experienced in the Raw, Vegan, Living Foods Communities into mainstream culture. This event caters to raw vegans as well as all people interested in healthy eating and living. The event will take place at the MOA Japanese Healing Arts Center, phone: (310) 657-7200, at 8564 Melrose Ave. (between La Cienega & San Vicente), in West Hollywood, CA 90069, diagonally across from the Bodhi Tree Bookstore, from Friday March 16th to Sunday March 18th. The Festival is being organized by Dorit Dyke of Serenity Spaces http://www.SerenitySpaces.org
The Festivals opening ceremony will be held on Friday evening March 16th at 6:00 PM with a Press Conference with the film-makers followed by 10 minute trailers of each of the 15 films entered. Each film-maker will discuss their experiences and intentions for making their films and will answer questions. The films will be shown on Saturday March 17th from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM and Sunday March 18th from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Gourmet, raw, living foods will be catered by Chef Ito of AU LAC, Ursula of Good Mood Food Cafe, Melissa of Terra Bella, Nwenna of Taste of the Goddess Cafe, Rod Rotondi of Leaf Cuisine, Rachel Carr of CRU, Matt and Janabai of Rawvolution, Palm Nectar and Coconuts from Genefit Nutrition and freshly made (on the spot) Sugar Cane Juice and juice combinations by Rey and Robby (new to the raw foods scene, and making their debut at this event).
will also be musical entertainment guaranteed to "wake" you up
and get you on your feet.
There will be a formal awards ceremony and dinner at the Womens Club of Hollywood, at 1749 North La Brea Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90046 on Sunday night from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
The Raw Vegan Lifestyle has become popular over the past few years and the volume of films being made on this topic is a testament to this. The films range from a documentary about a raw vegan family and a 30-day raw food weight loss journey to a film about a raw vegan MD who healed a group of diabetics by putting them on a raw vegan diet at his Arizona retreat center. Notable raw-vegan Woody Harrelsons film Go Further is also entered, as well as a film called Eating, produced by a group of medical doctors who recommend eating a plant-based diet and who show with scientific lab experiments and graphic footage of operations how animal products negatively affect the body. Eating also exposes the blatant propaganda machine of the meat and dairy industries and convincingly demonstrates that the widespread belief that these foods are necessary for health is purely a result of advertising.
is also a film about the Ann Wigmore Natural Health Institute in Puerto
Rico produced by Sky in the Pie Productions. Yours truly (Rhio) was in a
portion of this film demonstrating how to make some delicious and simple
raw food recipes with Host Debra Secunda. It's called Dr. Ann Wigmore's
Living Foods Lifestyle.
The Raw Lifestyle Film Festival is being sponsored by Leaf Cuisine (http://www.leafcuisine.com), one of many raw food restaurants in Los Angeles, by Blendtec (http://www.blendtec.com), by Smart Monkey Foods (http://www.smartmonkeyfoods.com) and by The Almond Milk Book (http://www.thealmondmilkbook.com).
The Raw Lifestyle Film Festival was conceived as a way of sharing the positive health benefits that many people are experiencing with the Raw Vegan Lifestyle. Film-maker Storm Talifero who produced the documentary film Breakthrough about his raw-vegan family says: I made this film because I was disturbed by the statistics documenting the Childhood Obesity Epidemic. I believe people want to do better, but there is a lot of conflicting information out there about what to eat to be healthy. Our whole family including our four young children are thriving on this diet in every way and so we just wanted to share our story for anyone out there who might be interested in making a serious change to their familys diet.
Tickets and more information are available online at http://www.SerenitySpaces.org/spring.asp
b) First Annual Food for Thought Film Festival part two is taking place on March 17th in New York City
Cullen Branch Library
104 W.136 St (near Lenox ave)
2 & 3 train to 135 st
The Food for Thought Film Fest is presenting films about our most important life sustaining resource; FOOD. The purpose of the film fest is to educate the public on the state of modern food production and consumption, the implications of food choices on our physical and emotional health, our environment, and the social, political and economical effects on our local and global communities.
SCREENINGS ARE FREE TO THE PUBLIC!
Profit Cola, The True Cost of Food
The Meatrix I & II, Super Size Me
The Global Banquet, The Future of Food
Farms, Factories and Food, The Mouth Revolution
The Food For Thought Film Festival sheds light on the present control of world food systems by multinational corporations which are causing irreversible environmental damage and destroying biodiversity. Agribusiness also wipes out small farmers causing displacement, poverty, hunger and loss of autonomy and human rights for millions around the world, including the U.S.
Americans are consuming GM (Genetically Modified) food products, which remain unlabeled, inadequately tested, contaminating ecosystems and threatening biodiversity, while making huge corporations rich, without our knowledge or consent!
While the corporations are making big bucks, we as a nation, are suffering from diet related illnesses at an alarming rate. Heart disease is the number one killer of New Yorkers. Nearly half of New York City children are overweight or obese, and at the same time, grossly undernourished. An estimated 9% of New Yorkers have type II diabetes, above the nation's average and inflicting our kids! The World Health Organization predicts cancer rates will increase by 50% by the year 2020 if present trends do not change.
Each screening will have a different theme and focus. Following the screenings will be brief discussions
remarks by Council Member Robert Jackson
Films: Profit Cola & Super Size Me
1:00-2:40pm Films: Mouth Revolution & The Future of Food
3:00-4:30pm Films: Meatrix I & II & The Global Banquet
Post screening discussion with Lilian Butler
FoodChange, Just Food, FamilyCook Productions, New York Coalition for Healthy
School Food, Hazon, NOFANY, Cornell Cooperative Extension and Slow Food
NYC will be there to share information and get the community involved in
interviewed Martha Ma, the charming founder and executive director of the
Food for Thought Film Festival for my Hooked on Raw radio show. Show currently
3) Oprah Winfrey's Leadership Academy in South Africa
For many years now Oprah Winfrey has been doing exemplary work, both great and small deeds in all manner of venues. At the prime of her fame, she risked losing her TV audience by changing the character of her show from primarily trash talk (not all of the shows were that, of course) to shows of substance with empowering content and guests.
Her latest accomplishment, a Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa has unleashed a firestorm of criticism. Some of the critics (Newsweek) say that for the amount of money spent ($40 million), she could have benefited more girls if she would not have been so extravagant with the accouterments of her school. Does that mean that black girls living in difficult and impoverished conditions don't deserve the very best school? And if so, why don't they deserve it? Is it because they are poor and black and marginalized? And since the school is a dazzling, brilliant gift to the future of South Africa by what the graduates will be contributing to and accomplishing for their country, what does it say about the critics who so easily find fault in the gift? Oprah doesn't just give. She becomes intimately involved with the object of her giving, and that scares some people. Dare she do something that could change the world, or a continent or at least a country on that continent? There are many wealthy philanthropists who have no trouble writing large, impersonal checks. But that is not Oprah's way, although she has also written numerous philanthropic checks. One of Oprah's passions is education, because she believes that education was what helped pull her up from her humble beginnings and she wants to open up the possibilities for others in similar circumstances.
Is it fair that one gift be asked to take care of the needs of all? Starting at 152 students and eventually 450 at capacity, The Academy will produce powerful girl/women graduates every two years who will have a ripple effect on that continent and throughout the world. Or will they just seek to improve their own lot and forget about the ones left behind as some successful African Americans have done? Oprah is counting on them doing as she has done... reaching back and extending a hand.
Traister of Salon.com says the criticism Winfrey received for daring to
build a private school in Africa was predictable:
"Winfrey might have known that news of her students' swank surroundings might not wash with American critics, who don't bat an eye at white hotel heiresses dancing on banquettes, or reality shows about sweet-16 parties at budgets that could build a home for a Katrina victim. But impoverished black girls sleeping on nice-ish sheets? That didn't go over so well. The affronted sense that these girls deserved only bare-minimum accommodations and that a private citizen's money should have been used to educating them in bulk rather than in gracious individual style reflects our own beliefs that the bare minimum is all poor (black) girls need."
Another criticism was that America made Oprah a billionaire and that she should have opened up a school in the US. We certainly have a disadvantaged underclass here, and getting worse with current administration policies, but does it compare to the poverty in Africa? This criticism also ignores the fact that Oprah has contributed many millions of dollars towards providing a better education for under-served students here in the US and also sponsored countless students through providing resources for their higher education.
Another criticism. Why is the school for girls only? What about boys? Girls in Africa are in the same situation today as girls in America were 100 years ago. Marginalized, undervalued, with little power to determine their own fate. So, a little affirmative action is in play here.
But Oprah, through her Angel Network, a public charity that supports organizations and projects focused on education and literacy has also invested in other schools in Africa, such as an innovative new primary school for 1000 boys and girls in the poverty stricken community of KwaZulu-Natal called The Seven Fountains Primary School. To date, Oprah's Angel Network has completed 59 new schools in 12 countries around the world, and more are on the way. Plus, The Oprah Winfrey Foundation has built seven new schools in Afghanistan.
In our times, it seems, being a celebrity opens one up to criticism no matter what one does.
I CELEBRATE you Oprah, for your kindness, compassion, generosity and strong spirit. You have always given with an open heart and hand and that should be good enough for anyone.
4) Oprah is also criticized for airing two shows on "The Secret" and supporting the concept
The Secret is a concept that is as old as time. In The Secret book, DVD and CDs the concept has been updated, dramatized (in a kind of hokey way), but also stated in very powerful language by the different participating teachers, many of them using examples from their own lives.
I've read about this concept many times before in books like You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay, The Seth Speaks series of books by Jane Roberts, Messages from Water by Masaru Emoto, Your Body Believes Every Word You Say by Barbara Hoberman Levine, Absolutely Effortless Prosperity by Bijan and numerous others. So, if this message has been out there, why is there such an uproar now?
I feel that this time, through this particular effort, the concept is getting nationwide (and perhaps worldwide) exposure, and the powerful message threatens to literally change this world for the better. So why is it so threatening? Well, a little hint... just ask yourselves who doesn't want you to take responsibility for your own life? Who wants you to feel helpless, fearful and beholden? Who wants you to feel powerless? Who wants you to think that you can't create heaven on earth now? Who wants you to believe that the concepts are silly, or pseudo science or selfish? There's several answers to these questions.
People who are genuinely skeptical themselves
2) People whose services won't be needed anymore because you've empowered yourself
3) People in positions of power who won't be able to fool you anymore because you've lost your fear
4) People who are afraid of new ideas and/or change
Contrary to what some of the detractors are saying, The Secret is NOT about blaming people for the circumstances they find themselves in, whether it is poverty, or abandonment, or ill health, or homelessness or whatever the disadvantage may be.
But it IS about empowerment. The Secret's concept is something that we all do anyway in our everyday lives. It is a fact of our existence. And, if that is so, then why are many of us not getting what we want? Because we apply it in the negative rather than the positive. We need to harness the concept (rather than doing it haphazardly) and in so doing, change the way we think about things so the thinking (and feeling) really reflects what we want to achieve. So, instead of saying, thinking, feeling and visualizing what we don't want. We turn it around and say, think, feel and visualize what we do want. Example: I'm For Peace, not, I'm Against War. It is a subtle difference to be sure, but it seems to make a world of difference.
Some detractors are saying that The Secret is not scientific - pseudo science they mumble, repackaged snake oil, they grumble. Scientific!! Since when do we consult our scientists before proceeding to live our lives? Do we use science to prove God, or a higher power, or spirit, in our existence? Do we go to scientists and get their seal of approval for our faith? Not likely. In our everyday lives, most of us proceed from our innate intelligence, our gut feelings, our intuition, our instincts and our common sense. Yes, we even do tests. We try things out and see if they work. However, there is ample evidence for The Secrets' concepts in the cutting edge science of quantum physics.
I have consciously applied these concepts to different problems in my own life many, many times with great success.
Here's one example: My partner Leigh and I took a 30-year net lease on a 5 story building in Tribeca. Over time we painstaking renovated each floor of the building and rented them out, taking one floor for ourselves. The landlord saw that we had made so many improvements that he got greedy and wanted to sell the building out from under us. But, in order to do that, he had to get us out. At the time, we were traveling and the landlord would send 3-day notices of eviction to our tenants. Some of the tenants got scared and left (they wanted to feel secure, after all, in their lofts) and then Leigh would have to come back to NY and re-rent the space. This happened a few times and each time we would get further and further behind in the rent, taxes and other costs of the building. The landlord tried to get us into court, but we were able to delay it for over 2 years. During all this time I was studying the concepts in the book, You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay. I also took a weekend seminar with her. In the book, Louise has an exercise where you "see" your supposed "enemy" on a stage and you then imagine them happy and fulfilled. You were supposed to wish the very best for them. As you can imagine this was an extremely difficult exercise to do, under the circumstances, but I did it anyway. I really focused on it. The first thing that happened is that I lost my animosity towards the landlord.
I had a vivid dream during this time where I saw Leigh and myself awaken on the street. We were sleeping on a loading dock, obviously homeless. I put the dream out of my mind and focused on the exercise. A psychic friend during this same time kept telling us that the building was ours. We tried to believe her and I kept doing the exercise.
The day finally came when we had to go to court, we could delay it no longer. We owed $50,000 and didn't have it. I was feeling scared but hopeful. The first thing that happened in our favor was that the judge asked the landlord's lawyer if he had the original tax bills. The landlord had not brought them (he had copies) and he now lived in another state, so he could not just go home and get them. They asked for a postponement. The judge said there would be no further postponements. The judge was going to have to disallow $20,000 off the $50,000 owed. Then the judge asked to see each party separately in her chambers. When we were called in, the judge asked us what we wanted. We briefly told her how we had gotten behind and that we wanted to purchase the building, but the landlord didn't seem to want to sell it to us, as he had already nixed a deal that a bank had proposed.
Then things really got interesting, all day long Judge Gans (I'll never forget her name because she metamorphosed into Angel Gans), Judge Gans went back and forth between the two parties in her private chambers and she hammered out a deal for us to purchase the building. She asked us how long we needed to come up with the back monies and a down payment. The back monies we could start paying out in three months. We asked for a year on the down. She hammered it out. In one of our last meetings in her chambers, we told her how the landlord had pulled out of our previous deal with the bank. She put the landlord back on the stand and under oath she made sure he understood that he would have to go through with this deal and that it would also be binding upon his heirs. He agreed.
We had a great day! We got more than we ever dreamed of or expected, much, much more. We had attracted an Angel benefactor.
me, these concepts are real, they are workable, they are provable.
5) Upcoming guests on Hooked on Raw Internet Radio Show at: www.TribecaRadio.net
Now through next week, an interview with Martha Ma, founder and executive director of the Food for Thought Film Festival taking place in NY on March 17th. (See Item 2b)
shows, Laurie and Rebecca Bosch of Good Stuff by Mom & Me, Olga Gusel,
Felicia of Felicia's Heartlight Live Soul Food, and Sergei Boutenko, co-author
of Eating without Heating. Tune in at: www.TribecaRadio.com
Some shows are available on podcast.
6) Part 4 on Fruitarian and 80/10/10 diets: A conversation with Justin Leila
"Justin Lelia" <email@example.com>
Date: June 7, 2006 10:02:57 PM EDT
Subject: 80/10/10 Success.
We have met once. I attended an event of yours at High Vibe in 2002. I know we would be friendly if we met again. I commend you for the work you do. People like you help me to find the appropriate help. Yet, I need to respond to something I read on your site.
I noticed that you published stories by people who supposedly ate a raw diet similar to mine. I read how they experienced poor results and blamed the diet as the cause, if I'm not mistaken. Ive invested thousands of dollars and countless hours to learn Dr. Doug Grahams diet, and during my rehabilitation there were many times I would still consider myself sick, at one point looking emaciated. But I stuck with the program to the best of my ability, and my health continued to grow, presently being the best it has ever been. I thank my Father for all the financial support he gave me until I could gain the strength to support myself. Dr. Graham has been like a father to me as well.
Doug and I are very proud of 80/10/10 because although eating raw vegan is a healthier choice, eating a low fat and protein diet, high in carbohydrates is remarkable. Some people agree with our eating program although they are incredibly ill. It's imperative that they attend events, study hygienic literature, and spend ample time with experienced hygienists. Often though, this doesn't happen, and not expecting it to take years to rehabilitate, the sick inevitably get frustrated. In order to protect their egos they must blame someone or something for what they deem as a failure. Dr. Graham and 8/1/1 are an easy target. By blaming the arrow and not the Indian, they mislead others. They might consider making a bigger investment in their health instead of sending out negative publicity.
Ive invested a fortune on books, events, consultations, travel etc. to learn how to eat better and heal from illness, and I understand that many people will not pay the price I have. Furthermore, my friendship and apprenticeship, if you will, with Doug has benefited me in ways that we often overlook when considering health and healing, and I can only guess why I fell into a position of studying him like a scientist. Hes successful and teaches the ideal. Why more people don't follow him like I have boggles my mind. He never guaranteed 8/1/1 would work for me. He simply encouraged me to enjoy it, and that has made a big difference in my health. Bless Dr. Graham and 8/1/1, marvels of modern science and ethics.
You sent me your letter above to share with my readers and I would like to do that for my next hotline, but I'd also like to ask you a few questions.
I don't think there is any reason that we should be anything other than friendly, even if we don't agree on 80/10/10.
I appreciate that you seem to have found a system for healthy living that works for you. However, I do take issue with your conclusion that those who have suffered negative consequences with the very same system want, in your words, "to protect their egos they must blame someone or something for what they deem as a failure. Dr. Graham and 8/1/1 are an easy target. By blaming the 'arrow and not the Indian,' they mislead others. They might consider making a bigger investment in their health instead of sending out negative publicity."
This conclusion of yours is incorrect in my view. Most of the people who have written about their experiences with 80/10/10 have done so with no end (or desire) of seeking "publicity" negative or otherwise. They have simply shared information, in the very same way that you are sharing information in your letter to me. All of the words you use in the space of 4 sentences, like "blame", "negative publicity", "easy target", "egos", "mislead others", do not even belong in the discussion and are beside the point.
You obviously have a deep friendship with Doug and that is wonderful.
My questions are below with Justin's answers. (Some questions or sentences are necessarily repeated for clarity)
Thanks for your contact Rhio and for following up on this project. I've
responded to some of your questions and statements as you will find below.
Rhio: Most of the people who have written about their experiences with 80/10/10 have done so with no end (or desire) of seeking "publicity" negative or otherwise.
Justin: I agree. I do not think the people who have posted have anything personally against Dr. Graham. I just think they haven't given the program justice. It is possible, and often the case IMO (in my opinion), that people do not take enough personal responsibility for their health challenges, or do not put the dedication into succeeding on the program I have. I am not impressed by the so called health successes that the people write of. I think they are still relatively sick, and they are excited about something else now, a new fad or idea, and they are convinced that they are now healthy because of it. People are affected by the "magic bullet" syndrome more than we know, IMO.
Rhio: Interested parties can read through the letters (in Parts 1, 2 & 3) and reach their own conclusions as to whether the writer's gave 80/10/10 due "justice".
Justin expanded his answer: I agree. When I originally wrote to you,
I had no intention of accusing anyone of seeking publicity. I was voicing
a concern though. I was concerned that people might get the impression that
80/10/10 is dangerous or of no value from some of your readers' letters.
It has taken me many years of practice and tons of support to regain my
health using the 80/10/10 hygienic system, and I know the tenacity it takes
to heal. It is in my honest opinion that many people give up the fundamental
concepts of 80/10/10 after months, and or years of doing their best because
they are frustrated with the challenges of rehabilitation.
Many people stay relatively sick despite knowing of and claiming that they are practicing 80/10/10 well. When and if 80/10/10 doesn't give someone the results they had hoped for, they sometimes decide to move on to another diet and other healing concepts.
Often, people exaggerate the health benefits of their new found healing system or diet, convinced that they are NOW healthy after a certain period of practice. Then, they claim that 80/10/10 was of no value or hurt them, but I ask you dear reader to consider the possibility that maybe these people hurt themselves with the habits they brought to 80/10/10; the habits developed during the years of poor eating habits and lack of health education. And then I ask you to question the level of rehabilitation people claim they have experienced after changing their program.
Justin (repeated from 1st letter above): In order to protect their egos they must blame someone or something for what they deem as a failure. Dr. Graham and 8/1/1 are an easy target. By blaming the arrow and not the Indian, they mislead others. They might consider making a bigger investment in their health instead of sending out negative publicity.
All of the words you use in the space of 4 sentences, like "blame",
"negative publicity", "easy target", "egos",
"mislead others", do not even belong in the discussion and are
beside the point.
Justin: It is a fascinating concept though, IMO. Feel free to cut it out of my statement, if you feel uncomfortable including those words in your project.
Rhio: What's fascinating about it? I don't feel uncomfortable because I didn't write it. Only trying to point out to you that you are throwing aspersions on the writers instead of addressing their issues.
Coping mechanisms. Protecting ourselves our egos from the guilt or shame
of giving up is what's fascinating to me. Maybe I am being judgmental Rhio,
but I do not have the time at the moment to address these peoples issues.
I do wish them all the best with their rehabilitation.
Rhio: Do you want your email address in the post?
Rhio: Do you eat anything other than fruits? Any sprouts? Any greens? Any sprouted legumes? Any other categories of food? Any juice? Any blended foods?
Yes, to all of the above. I eat more than a couple of pounds of greens each
week. I rarely eat sprouts or sprouted legumes. I blend water with bananas
and dates sometimes, or fresh bananas with frozen bananas and water. I blend
certain fruits and veggies together and use this blended food as a dressing
over my salad vegetables, or even to eat as raw soup on certain occassions.
Rhio: Approx. 2 lbs of greens per week as contrasted with how many lbs. of fruit and how many lbs. of vegetables? Just to give people an idea...
Rhio: Later, in a phone conversation, Justin said to me that he didn't feel this was a fair question. I asked him what's not fair about it. He said, let's call someone up and find out how many lbs. of different types of foods they eat, they probably wouldn't know. I have to agree that Justin has a point here. But I was still trying to get an idea for my readers of the balances of each type of food. Justin amended his greens intake to 5 lbs. per week, but he wasn't really sure, he never weighed it. So Justin gave me a quote "I don't know how many lbs. of fruit I eat in a week, but I do know that I eat a lot more lbs. of fruit than I do of either greens or vegetables.
How much and what kind of fat do you have daily?
Justin: I eat the fats contained in fruits and vegetables daily. I limit my intake of "overt fats" like coconut, avocado, nuts and seeds (foods that contain a higher amount of fat per total calories of the particular food in question). I do not eat overt fats everyday. I try and keep my total fat consumption under 10% of my total calories, and I am confident that I achieve this by following the guidelines outlined in Dr. Graham's newest book.
Rhio: Do you drink any water or just rely on the fruits for water?
Justin: I do drink water, but I have gone for weeks without drinking it, getting all the water I need from eating fruits and veggies.
Rhio: Have you had any problems with your teeth?
Justin: The first few years of practicing 80/10/10, my teeth occassionally hurt, but I'm sure it was because my habits and health were poor. They hurt because I ate when I wasn't hungry or overate. They hurt because I was still eating cooked foods on occassion, or I didn't get enough rest. I haven't had any teeth problems for over a year now.
Rhio: How much exercise do you get daily?
Justin: My guess is that I average an hour a day. I also perform some fairly intense labor on the weekend.
Rhio: Do you live in a warm climate?
Thank you. Keep up the good work.
March 1, 2007
I have had your book for years, but as with many books I purchase, havent spent time with it since then. I was re-introduced to you by reading Dr. Doug Grahams discussion board archives. After becoming dis-enchanted by the 811 approach, I went to your site and began to read the letters addressing the 811 way of eating. I was much impressed by your response to the man (Hal?) you had several correspondences with, and just very impressed with your openness and acceptance about how a person chooses to live, and eat. It is what I am coming to in my life.
Reading your experience of picking up the toxicity of 9-11, I wanted to share with you, if you are interested, a product I am using that is the most amazing detox/chelation product known---and its totally benign. I have had fungus on the top of my big toes for years---tried many things including, eating raw, melaleuca oil (tea tree) and supplements----and it never went away. Until this week!I used the product for 4 days, and noticed one night that my toes were completely smooth and soft. I can only imagine how it is taking things out from the inside! Anyway, wanted to let you know.
Thank you again, for your wisdom.
you for letting me know that my book and site have meant something to you.
Do tell us what this wonderful substance for relief of toe fungus is. I'm sure some of my readers would like to know.
With blessings and peace,
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