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July 21st, 2011 Volume 1, Issue 5

Hi There,

Ripe Opportunities

I write to you this week from California where fresh fruit is abundant this time of year.  While I had been disappointed with the weather until today, I have been very happy about the abundance of fresh produce. 

Today I went with a friend to pick fresh plums at the home of one of her friends who was on vacation.  They are delicious!  Afterwards, we went for a 2 hour hike in the hills of Los Altos where from the top of the hill we had a view all the way to downtown San Francisco, almost 40 miles away.  It was a crystal clear day, sunny and warm with temperatures in the 80's.  After 4 days of cool cloudy weather with temperatures in the 6o’,s the warmth was a welcome relief. 

After the hike, we picked Meyer lemons from her mom’s tree.  The aroma of Meyer lemons is a delight and I can’t wait to put them into my smoothie tomorrow.

While I’ve been away, I’ve unfortunately been missing my son Kevin’s championship baseball games.  To my delight, I had a blow-by-blow text message sequence from my husband about what I was missing. 

I mention that because I have a story about the power of positive intent and visualization to share.

Plan to Slam

Kevin’s team lost 17-4 on Friday night.  After the game I spoke to him on the phone and told him that I was envisioning him standing at the plate facing a medium sized pitcher, connecting with the ball and sending it way out into the field and dropping over the fence.

On Saturday evening, Kevin hit a ball which hit the fence just a foot before the top, giving him a double.  On Sunday night, he hit a home run.  He texted me:

“…it was a medium sized pitcher, Mom, just like you said and it dropped over the fence, just like you said.”

Do I have ESP?  No.  When I shared that visualization with Kevin and asked him to focus on it, his belief in himself increased dramatically.  In having that belief, he went to the plate confidently and was at his best hitting the ball.

I think it’s like that in many aspects of our lives.  If we fear and anticipate the worst, bad things are likely to happen.

When we focus our positive intent and see things as we wish them to be, we are creating the space for great things to unfold.

In many of my telecourses and with all my coaching clients, we start with visualizing the ideal life. 

Batter Up!

Go ahead:

  1. Grab a pen and some paper.
  2. Allow yourself to freewrite (just let words come without your brain jumping in and analyzing). If I could wave my magic wand and all things you desire could unfold, what would your life be like right now?
  3. If it could be any way you’d like, what would your life look like in 5 years?  Write as if it is 5 years from now and you *are* living the life you desire already.
  4. Once you like what you’ve written, type it, print it, and glue your thoughts to an index card you can carry around with you as a reminder of what’s possible and likely if you do what it takes to remove the obstacles.

Enjoy this week’s feature article and recipe!  I look forward to connecting soon.

Much love and appreciation,

Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo

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Juicing for Energy!

If you’ve ever done a juice cleanse where you consume primarily or exclusively fresh pressed juice for a specified length of time, you may have already experienced the state of “juice euphoria”  that comes from having a clean digestive tract and a clear mind.

There is something very freeing about not eating for several days to several weeks and allowing your body to rid itself of toxins.

Each cup of vegetable juice is jam packed with all the nutrients you need to give your mitochondria the raw materials to make energy for you.  When you juice rather than eat, the nutrients make a bee-line right into your blood stream, allowing every cell in your body to feel alive and energized.

Most people think that if they do a juice cleanse – meaning consuming nothing but juice for several days or longer – that they’ll feel weak and tired.  Quite the contrary in most cases.  Think nutrients for starving cells When you eat in the usual fashion – meaning low nutrient food consumed on the run and under stressful circumstances – there’s very little nutrition, and your digestive system does not digest it well.  

If you typically feel less energetic after eating, or crave food even when your stomach is telling you to stop, you just may benefit from a juice cleanse.  Your approach can be as simple as replacing a meal or two with fresh squeezed vegetable juice.  Of course, if you’d like to really benefit, try a juice cleanse for 3-5 or even 10 days. 

Three days is easy to do on your own; ten days is another story.  There are a lot of emotions and habits that rear their less than pretty heads when you do an extended cleanse, and it’s best to do it with support, like the 10-Day Juice Cleanse program the Raw Divas are doing in August.  I am one of their team of juice and cleansing experts and I must say, I am impressed with what they put together.

Tune in today for my blog talk radio show called “Juicing as an Antidote to Fatigue”  for all the “juicy”  details.

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Reinforce Your Recharge:

July 30th, 2011 Dr. Ritamarie's Monthly Potluck

  • For guidelines about what to bring go to www.DrRitamarie.com/potluck. Sign up at www.DrRitamarie.com/meetup to get location and directions.

July 31st, 2011 One Dish Meals Live Raw Food Preparation Class

  • Learn to create delicious meals in a jiffy using the bounty of the season and just one dish!!
  • Early bird pricing in effect until July 29th!
  • For details and registration go here: One Dish Meals.

August 27th, 2011 Dr. Ritamarie's Monthly Potluck

  • For guidelines about what to bring go to www.DrRitamarie.com/potluck. Sign up at www.DrRitamarie.com/meetup to get location and directions.

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Upcoming Shows:

July 21st, 2011 – Juicing as an Antidote to Fatigue

Tired of feeling tired? Toxic build-up in your body can create a myriad of problems, the least of all is fatigue. What would life be like if you had the energy to go full blast all day and not get tired? Imagine being able to work all day, have time to play with the kids, get the housework done and still have energy leftover. Imagine bouncing out of bed in the mornings and feeling fresh and vibrant as opposed to tired and sluggish. Sound too good to be true? Well it’s not! Juicing is a great way to clean house…get rid of that toxic build-up and get your energy back! Join Dr. Ritamarie for this energizing show!

11:30am PT, 12:30pm MT, 1:30pm CT, 2:30pm ET

Click HERE to attend! 

Radio Shows Archive:

How Juicing Affects Your Blood Sugar

There is a lot of power in drinking fresh pressed juice on a regular basis, but there is also a lot of confusion.

  • How will juices affect my blood sugar?
  • I’m diabetic, can I drink fresh juice?
  • Are there certain fruits and vegetables that affect my blood sugar more than others?

Join Dr. Ritamarie as she clears up the confusion between juicing and blood sugar.

Raw Fusion: Blending Raw Foods with Cooked with Dr. Linda Joy Rose

Would you like to incorporate more raw foods into your life but have family standing in your way? This episode will give you some great tips on how to blend raw foods with cooked and make peace with those in your family who don’t necessarily subscribe to your chosen eating philosophy.

3 Life-Saving Reasons to Stay Out of the Hospital

What hospitals don’t know about getting and keeping you well could cost you your life. Hospitals are known for pumping patients full of pharmaceuticals and feeding them unhealthy foods. In this first of a two-part series, Dr. Ritamarie will open your eyes to why hospitals are NOT the place to go to get well, and how you can protect yourself if ever you land there.

 

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Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo has been an integrative health care practitioner for over two decades, empowering her patients and students to overcome health challenges and lead a joyful and healthy life. She's a Doctor of Chiropractic with Certifications in Acupuncture, Clinical Nutrition, HeartMath® and Herbal Medicine as well as a certified raw and living foods instructor, chef and coach. She's the author and co-author of several gluten-free vegan and raw foods recipe books, including Power Breakfast Ideas, Deliciously Quick Lunch and Dinner, Healthy Halloween Treats, Dessert: Making it Rich Without Oil and Dried and Gone to Heaven. She's also the creator of several online courses on a variety of health issues.

Includes a downloaded recording of a 2 hour teleclass, anti- inflammatory recipe guide, shopping list and checklists, flowcharts of your body's inflammatory pathways and bonus resources, including Lunch and Dinner and Breakfast e-books and Transforming Stress Kit. Read more here…

Desserts make your tongue feel gleeful and your heart sing. But have you ever thought about how your favorite desserts ultimately affect your body? With their gluten, dairy, unhealthy trans fats and refined sugar, these desserts are likely to contribute to premature aging, inflammation, irritable bowel, mucous buildup and problems with focusing. Read more here…

They're all comfort foods that we turn to in times of emotional upheaval, boredom or loneliness. When you eat your favorite comfort foods, you feel great…for a little while. Until the discomfort sets in.  Read more here…

Your children are your most precious gift. You teach them by example and your every thought, word and action. What you feed your children, especially during the early years, will shape their health and vitality throughout their lives. Starting with the freshest, most vibrant and clean sources of nutrients to feed their growing bodies is vital to their health and development.  Read more here…

You might have heard many health experts say that it's crucial to begin your day with a meal. What they might have failed to say, though, is how to make your first fuel of the day powerful enough to propel you forward with energy and gusto! Read more here…

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Juice Do It!

Registrations for the 10-Day Juice cleanse with Tera Warner of The Raw Divas will be ending soon.  A juice cleanse is a great way to give your body a little mid-summer reset, and with only a 10 day committment, it's a great option for those who have never tried a juice cleanse.  Since all the menus and shopping lists are laid out for you, you have nothing to lose; The Raw Divas promise complete satisfaction or your money back, no questions asked. 

Here's one of my favorite green juice recipes for you to enjoy this week:

Favorite Refresher

  • 1 lemon
  • 1 bunch mint
  • 1 cucumber
  • 5 stalks celery
  • 1 bunch kale

There are 10 more days of delicious juice recipes and tips and tricks from more juicing experts waiting for you HERE.  Register now!

Recipes So Good, They're Criminal!

Nomi Shannon's new book, What Do Raw Fooders Eat, has taken the internet by storm! Sales exceeded 300 on the first day of this five day book launch! So Nomi asked the people who created the bonuses if she could make the ‘early bird' package available to more people. They generously agreed.

So, now the first 1500 orders will receive the $401.67 in bonuses, but they are going fast too!  It's a real steal of a bargain! Click here if you don't want to be left out.

If you're like me, you'll be fascinated by the personal journeys of the raw fooders included in this book. Just for starters, you'll be glued to the page as you read about the raw food entrepreneur who was once America's #1 Most Wanted Criminal. No joke.

And you'll find out how he's put his criminal past to good use, serving others in the raw food community.

Speaking of serving others, here's a refreshing summer recipe from What Do Raw Fooders Eat that will rob your tastebuds of any doubts about the delicious value this book has to offer:

Cantaloupe Cactus Cooler

by Cecilia Kinzie

  • 1 Nopal Cactus Leaf (spines removed)
  • 2 cups coconut water
  • 2 cups chopped Cantaloupe
  • 2-4 drops liquid Stevia
  • squeeze lime

Carefully remove spines from the nopal cactus and chop into pieces. Add all ingredients into the blender except for the lime. Taste for desired sweetness and top off with a squeeze of lime. Makes about 32 ounces.

Do you have a great raw food recipe you'd like to share? Submit your recipe at: https://drritamarie.com/newslettercontributions/

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“Would you like to learn more simple strategies to achieving vibrant energy, a strong lean body and an extraordinary life? Check out my web site, www.DrRitamarie.com, for free articles, free resources and to sign up for my free report “7 Simple Steps to Energizing Your Life..in as little as 30 Days”.

Internationally recognized speaker, author and mentor, Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo is the “Woman’s Fatigue Expert and Vibrant Health Mentor.”

Recharge with Dr. Ritamarie is published by Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo. If you have any questions or comments, please send them to: [email protected].

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