Raw tomato soup topped with shredded raw goat cheese
5 Roma or Holland tomatoes, diced
4 sun-dried tomatoes, soaked in warm water until soft and diced
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
1 clove garlic, diced
2 tablespoons fresh oregano, finely chopped
1/2 cup raw cheddar-style goat cheese, shredded
Sea salt and fresh pepper to taste
In a large bowl, mix together all of the ingredients except the shredded cheese. Distribute evenly into soup bowls and top with shredded cheese. Serve at room temperature or slightly warmed.
Recipe from Detox 4 Women by Natalia Rose
THAI CARROT SOUP
(makes 4 servings)
15 carrots, cut into 1 to 2-inch slices
32 ounces Pacific vegetable broth
2 tablespoons lemongrass
1 small Spanish onion, chopped
3 tablespoons curry (or to taste)
3 tablespoons Spike
1 tablespoon minced ginger
2 to 3 cloves garlic
Place the carrots, broth, lemongrass, and onion into a soup pot. Bring to a boil and simmer until the carrots are medium-soft (you should be able to pierce with a fork). Let it cool. Put small batches (about 2 cups at a time) of the mixture into your blender and purée. Once it’s all puréed, add the curry, Spike, ginger, and garlic until it suits your taste. Serve with fresh cilantro.
FROM: The Packaged Extremely Green Detox
Cooked foods and non-vegan foods are not the enemy: just as all raw or vegan foods are not fit for cleansing. It’s not as “black-and-white” as raw vs. cooked, or vegan vs. meat eater.
Intelligent cleansing is much more of a tapestry of what is good for our physiology, while also balanced for our emotions and yet also convenient for our lifestyle.
Yes, raw fruits and vegetables are the purest food for man, but knowing what we know about women today, we know that a woman fed exclusively on raw fruits and vegetables would bloat up and awaken waste that she could not pass fully on her own, and possibly arouse symptoms that would make her terribly uncomfortable.
Our bodies are more compromised and we have more addictions and social pressures around food. All of this must be tempered with what we know about cleansing for it to be of real, lasting effect. Including fish and goat cheese may not be pure foods but that’s okay. We need less-than-pure foods to intelligently cleanse in today’s world and in today’s body.
When it comes to detoxification, cooked vegetables, fish, and raw cheeses can be much more helpful than the common raw or vegan diet for several reasons.
(1) By incorporating some cooked and non-vegan foods, the body is prevented from over cleansing. The raw fruits and vegetables magnetize the acid waste out of the cells with their rich alkalinity, high enzyme content, and hydration. If we were to eat raw, water-containing fruits and vegetables exclusively at every meal we would be “awakening” copious amounts of waste at every meal. This would overwhelm the bowel and make detox an untenable experience riddled with cleansing symptoms and much reabsorbed waste. (When waste is not eliminated after a few days of awakening, it recirculates in the body and becomes reabsorbed into the tissues.)
(2) These high-quality, non-raw-vegan choices are easier to digest than many raw-vegan foods, and
(3) These foods provide enjoyment and stimulation without feeding yeast.
Cooked foods, which are usually shunned in detox and raw-diet programs, are actually a help and not a hindrance when cleansing. The cooked food helps slow the cleanse to the perfect degree for maximum waste elimination without reabsorption. I cannot count the number of raw food women who have come to me for help after months of trying to be all raw. The raw food propaganda out there is very alluring. But without intelligent transition and bowel cleansing, it is a disaster for women.
Extract from Detox 4 Women by Natalia Rose
Socially Conditioned Eating
In order to begin to understand emotional eating, we must discuss social conditioning, which was once a very little-known term but is becoming more widely used among today’s conscious youth.
Social conditioning refers to the norms that we have inherited practically from birth; they are so much a part of the fabric of our culture that it can feel strange to question them. But here’s what we need to understand: these norms are intimately connected with the act of emotional eating.
Social conditioning at large has compromised our sanity, but socially conditioned eating specifically has given rise to all of our eating disorders—from relatively mild expressions to full-blown cases. If it were not for social conditioning, we would not have eating disorders.
Only civilized people have eating disorders. But why is this so?
In the answer to this question lies the solution for emotional eating.
Pondering this question in light of all my personal and professional experience, logic, and intuition has led me to the conclusion that our stresses, anxieties, regrets, primal childhood experiences, repressed emotions, and blocked creativity are all symptoms of our social wiring. Our way of life constricts us, limits us, and emotionally poisons us.
With all due respect to our society’s merits, among them are some devastating drawbacks. I remain hopeful that we may become innovative enough to take the best of civilization and leave behind the rest—that which does not serve our evolving well.
In the meantime, though, the social blueprint that we are asked to accept renders us physically and emotionally handicapped.
– From Emotional Eating SOS by Natalia Rose
Essential Properties of Cleansing Foods
HIGH-VIBRATION FOODS (Rich in Life Force Energy)
In the modern age, with so much conflicting information, it can be misleading to categorize foods as either healthy or unhealthy. What truly determines whether a food has a high health quotient is how much natural vitality that food has, combined with how it reacts once it enters the body.
A food’s vitality is equal to its life force energy quotient, measured by how harmoniously and rapidly it vibrates on the subatomic level.
Typically, the more water-containing the food, and the more directly it derived its energy from the sun, the more life force energy it contains.
So what are the most high-vibration foods that work in harmony with the human body? For the committed detox dieter who is no longer acidic, yeasted, or intestinally impacted, organically raised fruits grown in full sun are extremely high on the life force scale and the ideal high-vibration food.
For the rest of you, whose acidity and yeast levels are high, the ideal foods are organic leafy greens and other organic raw vegetables. Organic raw vegetables are our greatest catalysts to healing.
Notice that I say catalysts, because foods in and of themselves are not healers; rather, it’s the body that does the healing. All we can do is cultivate the right environment—that is, a healthy internal ecosystem—with high-vibration alkaline foods to help continually remove blockages and infuse our blood, cells, tissues, and organs with life force energy.
When we give the body the chance to rebalance and heal itself, it begins the work of cellular renewal, and it will continue to do so for as long as we let it.
That’s why a detox diet, for Chef Doris and me, is not merely a stopgap for short-term weight loss. Rather, it is a way of life that continually heals and reenergizes the body, as the body has been designed to do all along.
Never forget that all life is an energetic system. That’s why the body responds so well to living foods with harmonious high vibrations. So the next time you eat a scrumptious raw salad, savor the sensation of supercharging every cell in your body.
From: The Fresh Energy Cookbook by Natalia Rose & Doris Choi