Docterine Of Signatures: An Apple a day really does keep the doctor away.

Hi Friends,

The simple pleasures in life remind me of the magic here on earth. Take a look at this apple! Did you know a star exists inside every apple, and pear too?

My husband is from Estonia. Over there, the apple eating practice includes eating the entire apple, with the core. He told me, as I struggle to learn and speak the language properly, that “the language exists in the apple core.” I found that cute, so for the first time ever, I interacted with the entire apple, and to my surprise, I found a star.

The Doctrine Of Signatures tells us that food indicates how it contributes to the human body by how it looks. We see the scientific evidence of this in many foods. A Walnut looks like a little brain, a left and right hemisphere, upper cerebrums and lower cerebellums. Even the wrinkles or folds on the nut are just like the neo-cortex. We now know walnuts help develop more than three dozen neuro-transmitters for brain function.

A Tomato has four chambers and is red. The heart has four chambers and is red. All of the research shows tomatoes are loaded with lycopine and are indeed pure heart and blood food. Avocados, eggplant and pears target the health and function of the womb and cervix of the female—they look just like these organs. Today’s research shows that when a woman eats one avocado a week, it balances hormones, sheds unwanted birth weight, and prevents cervical cancers. And how profound is this? It takes exactly nine months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit. There are over 14,000 photolytic chemical constituents of nutrition in each one of these foods (modern science has only studied and named about 141 of them). Celery, bok choy, rhubarb and many more look just like bones. These foods specifically target bone strength. Bones are 23 percent sodium and these foods are 23 percent sodium. If you don’t have enough sodium in your diet, the body pulls it from the bones, thus making them weak. These foods replenish the skeletal needs of the body.

I LOVE understanding the perfection of the Universe! So I ask myself, what is the star in the center of an apple telling us? Perhaps that we are way more connected to everything that exists in all of time and space than we realize.

On a practical level, apples are amazing superfoods for mind, body, and spirit. Apples are rich in antioxidants, phyto-nutrients, flavonoids and polyphenols. The important flavonoids in apples are quercetin, epicatechin, and procyanidin B2. Apples also have tartaric acid that gives tart flavor to them. This compound helps protect the body from the effects of free radicals.

In addition, apples are a good source of B-complex vitamins such as riboflavin, thiamin and pyridoxine (vitamin B-6). Together these vitamins help as co-factors for enzymes in metabolism as well as in various synthetic functions inside the body.

Apple also contains small amount of minerals like potassium, phosphorus and calcium. Potassium in an important component of cell and body fluids helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure; thus counters the bad influences of sodium.

Two new studies from Cornell University suggest that apples may provide food for thought – literally, by protecting the brain from oxidative damage that causes neuro-degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s (AD) and Parkinson’s. In one of my favorite books, RAWSOME, by Briggitte Mars, it list all the chemical compounds found in apples that support brain and hormone function, which supports our happiness, interest in life, and energy level.

Research published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry shows that apples and apple products are among the richest foods to contain antioxidants. In fact, Cornell University researchers report that one apple packs more cancer-fighting antioxidant capability than a 1,500-milligram dose of Vitamin C.

Some great ways to eat plenty of apples, including the precious star core: Dehydrate them, like I have done here, and blend them in smoothies with greens and other fruits.

Pears have stars too. Dehydrated pears are so yummy!

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My dehydrator is a huge key to my success with eating plenty of LIVE foods. There is much more you can do with it than simply dehydrate fruits and vegetables.

Stayed tuned to my new show on, I will show you how to make amazing onion bread from just sprouted sunflower seeds, chia seeds, onion, olive oil and sea salt, and many more simple delicious living food recipes.

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Until next time, remember to laugh a lot and eat those fresh living foods.
To your health and beauty!


How to make Fresh Almond Milk + any kind of nut or seed milk.

Hi Friends,

Fresh almond milk is incredibly healing for the system. Fresh is MUCH different than the packaged almond milk. When you make it fresh it last about 4-5 days,…so whatever they put in the box to make it last months, is not apart of the original design of this sacred beverage. In Ayurvedic medicine, almond milk is used to heal many physical and emotional aliments. The practice itself of making my own nourishing beverage, offers me a joyful feeling. The children in my life love fresh almond and hemp milk. I make chocolate milk for them by adding raw cacao and maple syrup or raw honey. This adds a myriad of nutrients from the cacao and honey like high amounts of vitamin c, minerals, and enzymes. I make chocolate shakes by adding ice and bananas in addition to the cacao and raw honey. It’s a wonderful treat the whole family will enjoy!

*Almond Milk (substitute hemp seeds, cashews, sesame seeds, Brazil nuts, etc. same measurements)
1-cup truly raw almonds
1-quart water

Soak almonds for 12-24 hours. Rinse and drain. I like to rinse over a bin or bowl in the sink, so I can then water my plants with that water. Place soaked almonds in blender with 1 quart of drinking water and blend for 1 minute. Use a nutmilk bag to strain into glass pitcher. To buy a Nut Milk bag, visit You get 2 organic cotton GardenSacs and 1 organic cotton nut milk bag for $11. Great deal:)

Almonds are packed with nutrients — fiber, riboflavin, magnesium, iron, calcium and vitamin E, a natural antioxidant. They’re also good for your heart. Most of the fat in almonds is monounsaturated fat, which can help lower cholesterol levels when substituted for other fats. Almonds can also help prevent osteoporosis and they regulate blood pressure.

Learn more:

For chocolate nut or seed milks, add to above recipe:
2 tsp raw cacao powder
1 Tbsp raw honey or maple syrup

For chocolate shakes, add to above recipes
1 banana (frozen if possible)
1 cup ice

See raw almond milk video demo

Note: The US implemented a law a few years ago that all almonds must be flash pasteurized; this means the seed is dead. Even almonds sold as organic raw almonds have been flash pasteurized unless specifically stated. Almond milk is meant to be made with almonds that sprout. You can find the truly raw almonds from us in August, and until then, look for the italian raw almonds at Whole Foods, or ask at your local farmers markets if an almond farmer attends the market.

Until we meet again, take good care of yourself and Earth.

Photographs by Carla Cummings

Green Lifestyle TV, Green Beauty makeover fundraiser

Green Lifestyle TV to Host “A Day of Green Beauty” Fundraiser on June 14, 2011

Enjoy a natural beauty makeover at a leading Green Beauty salon!

LOS ANGELES, CA—May 17, 2011 –

A Natural Beauty MakeOver fundraising event for Green Lifestyle TV, offering chemically safe, green beauty makeovers and educational presentations

Every day the average woman, man and child is exposed to potentially damaging chemicals in skincare, hair, dental and beauty products, including parabens, phthalates, and toluene. By switching to eco-conscious, natural beauty and hygiene alternatives, however, it is possible to look gorgeous and be healthy without poisoning ourselves and the planet all at the same time.

On June 14, 2011, nonprofit Green Lifestyle TV will team up with a very eco-conscious salon: in Silverlake ( Natural Mind Beauty,) to offer “A Day of Green Beauty” fundraiser. All proceeds from the event will benefit future Green Lifestyle TV’s educational programming.

For a $150 suggested donation, participants will receive a complete makeover using natural and organic beauty products (style and blow out, makeup application lesson, organic facial, and a hand reflexology session etc). Each makeover also includes a choice of educational programmes: a diet makeover for natural beauty or an exercise consultation with a certified movement analyst.

Make Up applications and lessons are with our Celebrity Green Make Up Artist Paige Padgett (presently the make up artist for Jillian Michaels of The Biggest Loser TV Show).

Gen Anderson, host of the TV Show The Guiltless Gourmet will be giving a talk on Eating For Beauty.

Foot baths, massage and hand reflexology by Genuine HoBo Bodi-Sense International, LLc

“Our makeover participants will leave feeling healthy and glamorous while sustaining their own health as well as that of the planet,” said Dorit, green living expert and founder of Green Lifestyle (web) TV.

To reserve event tickets, learn more about “A Day of Green Beauty,” or make a donation to Green Lifestyle TV, visit or call 310-928-7689.

Program Details
What: A Natural Beauty MakeOver fundraising event for Green Lifestyle TV, offering natural, green beauty makeovers and educational presentations to launch our Green Beauty Campaign!
When: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Natural Mind Beauty & Beyond,
3607 W. Sunset Blvd (at Maltman),

Los Angeles, Silverlake, CA 90026

TEL:: (323) 666-6641

Information: or 310-928-7689
Email: or


a Bollywood Dance class with Hema
a Raw,Beverage Juice Bar ( Rey & Robby of RAW CANE SUPER JUICE),
A Atalk by Celebrity Makeup Artist and Green Beauty Expert, Paige Padgett on the hidden dangers in our cosmetics and how you can be sexy and ecofriendly in your beauty routine!
a talk by Dorit, Certified Living Foods chef and author of Celebrating Our Raw, on Eating for Beauty and many surprise gifts and prizes!
A talk by Gen Anderson host of the TV Show: The Guiltless Gourmet
Jinjee Talifero of the Garden Diet speaks on Taking Your Beauty Regimen to the next level: The RAW Solution!
Organic Gourmet plant based foods
Organic Wine tasting
In addition there will be an outstanding silent auction run by Amazing Memories, Inc.

FEATURING the hottest, all natural, non toxic makeup line to arrive in the USA:
Zuii Organic from Australia!

A not to be missed Panel Discussion on: “Beauty With a Conscience”:
Our distinguished panelists discuss the hidden dangers in our hygiene and beauty regimens and give solutions on how to be gorgeous and radiant without poisoning our inner and outer environments.
Tamara Henry, former Miss Arkansas and TV News Anchor (moderator)
Blythe Metz, actress, producer
Raymond Williams, Founder/COO of Genuine HoBo Bodi-Sense International,LLc.
Lillian Muller, Actress, Model & 8 times Playboy Magazine Cover Girl
Bryan Au, Raw Food Chef & Author of RAW STAR Recipe book


Green Lifestyle TV will launch in summer 2011 as a web TV channel, providing educational & entertaining programming that emphasizes daily living from a green perspective.
Green Lifestyle TV is a production of the Green Lifestyle Film Festival, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. For more information, visit

Green Lifestyle TV

Sprouted Rainbow Salad

Sprouted Rainbow Salad

¼ cup cold pressed sesame oil
1/2 cup cold pressed olive or grape seed oil
1 roma tomato
1 ½ Tbsp nama Shoyu
1 heaping spoonful miso
1 Tbsp organic peanut butter
2 garlic cloves
1 Tbsp maple syrup

Put all ingredients in food processor with blade tool, process until smooth. Pour out into large mixing bowl.

¾ cup sprouted mung beans
¾ cup sprouted quinoa
½ cup sprouted almonds
1 red bell pepper
1 yellow or orange bell pepper
4 stalks asparagus
1 ½ cups red cabbage, (about 1/3 of a large cabbage head)

No need to clean the food processor after making the dressing. Replace the blade tool with the slice tool. Slice the peppers, cabbage and asparagus and put into large bowl. Toss the dressings from the bottom of the bowl into the salad veggies, add the sprouted mung beans and quinoa to the salad bowl and toss. Using the Slice tool in the food processor, slice the sprouted almonds and top the salad.

This is a beautifully colorful salad, rich with powerful nutrients! Your body will appreciate the power and reward you by feeling great! Enjoy.

Raw Living Foods made easy