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Vibrant Living, Issue #151 Trying times for Health Enthusiasts, & What's the Best Juicer
November 07, 2015
Greetings Health Seekers,


Here in the northern hemisphere we are headed towards winter and the wonderful fruits and vegetables that come to us at this time of year. Persimmons, walnuts, and cruciferous vegetables come to mind. I truly hope that you are also enjoying your life and are experiencing the wonderful benefits of a raw food diet.

In this issue of Vibrant Living I share an article about the challenges we face trying to be healthy and keep well informed in our sometimes crazy world today. There are several new webpages to view, a few raw recipes, and of course I have posted some amusing quotes from people more knowledgeable than I. Enjoy!


“In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired" ~Author Unknown


New Web Pages

Looking for a juicer for yourself or friend?

I put together an article on juicers that I think is really helpful. One of these juicers would be a great holiday gift for someone you really care about. What's the Best Juicer

Do You Suffer from Sugar Cravings? If so then this short article may be helpful for you. Do you suffer from sugar cravings?


"The patient should be made to understand that he or she must take charge of his own life. Don't take your body to the doctor as if he were a repair shop." ~Quentin Regestein


Trying Times for the Health Enthusiast

We’re moving towards the end of another year and as time goes by the stories that appear in the news accentuate the need to be vigilant and proactive in protecting your health through the means you deem necessary. As many people are awakened to pitfalls of the standard way of life, it seems big Ag, big business, and even our own governments are fighting to take control over how we live and how we care for ourselves and our loved ones.

Here is the USA the strong majority of people want GMO’s labeled so that the consumer can choose to partake or not, but the congress is busy trying to pass laws so that labelling is voluntary and we the people are left in the dark. When President Obama was campaigning for the job he told people we had a right to know what was in our food and he supported GMO labeling. Over the years of his presidency the USA government has promoted GMO’s around the globe threating to withhold financial assistance if countries don’t use them. Vietnam is one such country.

Politician Hilary Clinton has strong ties to Monsanto and other big Ag companies and will no doubt continue to force their horrible products on the world. In fact her influence as Secretary of State may be partially behind the Obama administrations pro GMO stance and world actions.

The sickness industry is still trying to manipulate people into thinking that wearing pink ribbons or walking a marathon is actually going to help “cure” disease, when the last thing this powerful money making machine wants is a cure. Fighting disease in a multibillion dollar affair that nobody on the inside wants to give up. Pink ribbons and marathons are nothing more than fund raisers for fat cats camouflaged as feel good events.

The government is now requiring people to but health insurance whether they would ever use it or not.

Several states in the USA have mandatory regulations for vaccinating all children, which can only be averted by attaining a letter form a Medical doctor stating that such vaccines would be severely detrimental to the child’s health. So parents no longer have a say. Similarly, with minors who are diagnosed with cancer, the minor and parents are not able to decide on a path of treatment together. The government will step in and forcefully administer chemotherapy and radiation if that’s what the doctor has recommended even if the family thinks it’s too invasive and has an alternate plan.

The WHO, the United Nations and big Pharma are also working hard to take away your access to supplements. If they get their way you’ll have to see a doctor to get prescriptions for supplements. This even includes vitamin C, and only 50 mg of a synthetic at that.

In many communities around the country the toxic chemical fluoride is put into drinking water. Informed citizens are fighting a battle to get it removed, but the science of deceit is strong and the opposition entrenched.

Alarming stories have come to light about heavy metal and toxic waste being dumped into soil around the globe. It’s even added as a “nutrient” boost to organic topsoil, both bulk and packaged. So now you cannot always believe what you read on a label.

Even time honored publications like National Geographic and Good Housekeeping are now supported and directed by big business to promote their agenda. One of the biggest examples today is climate change. We all want a pristine planet with clean water, air, and soil, but there are billions and billions of dollars being made in the name of climate change at our expense. When in doubt, follow the money. I’ll compare my carbon footprint against anyone, but we have to be able to sort the wheat from the chaff.

One of the major concerns I have with the powers that be today is that they are trying to stifle conversation on these topics and more. If we aren’t even allowed our own opinion, which may vary entirely or slightly from the entrenched mindset, then what hope is there?

The great astronomer and scientist Galileo was persecuted for espousing the theory in which the sun was at the center of the solar system with the planets revolving around it, when the common belief of the day was that earth was the center of the solar system and everything else revolved around it. Perhaps if open discussion had been allowed in the 16th century the truth may have come to light much sooner than it did. Free speech above all else should be honored in a free and open society.

We must be all the more vigilant and careful about our information sources. The current administration was to be the most transparent administration in the history of our government but today non-partisan agencies have stated it is the exact opposite. When government feels a need to hide its business behind closed doors and make back room deals we can only assume it is not in our best interest.

In the 60's and 70's we marched in the streets to end corruption, secret deals, and lack of a political voice. Today many that marched with us and hold high positions in government, industry, and business have become corrupt and greedy promoting agendas that destroy out freedoms and are definitely not in the best interest of the people.

Today these corrupt people have accumulated great wealth and influence by siding with big Parma, big Ag, the AMA, WHO, and the United Nations to encroach on our rights as individuals. They write laws, pass edicts, and sign treaties that are not in the best interests of us or our families. A few decades ago this would be considered treason with a prison term to follow, but today it is just business as usual.

According to Cheryl Attkisson, Emmy award winning journalist, the propaganda machine of government has far surpassed the power of the lobbyists, and that’s saying quite a bit. The government is basically in the misinformation business to sway us into believing one thing or another. It’s done through mainstream media, sometimes with coercion, and thousands of small media outlets, bloggers, and celebrities, that massage, twist, and distort the message to achieve a certain outcome.

One way the powers that be keep us occupied is continually trying to pit us against each other. Poor/wealthy, black/white, straight/gay, R/D. It’s all planned manipulation to distract us from the real issues of the day. If we are ever to have a healthy society and world we must quit this internal bickering and rise above the fray.

To me, in a sane world all of the above would land the perpetrators in jail with hefty fines and sentences. The truth is that the power of big corporations have infiltrated all levels of government, industry, science, and the media. Their huge profits buy everything and everyone they need to further their huge profit margins and cement their position further.

So what can we do? We can ask serious questions of those in elected office now and those who want our votes in the future. These people have to understand that we’re not accepting the status quo any longer. We've got to quite continually voting for the same people that screw us over and over again.

Vote with your dollars when you buy anything. Buy from those companies devoted to the same message we ourselves believe in. If your favorite brand contains GMO’s, contact the company and tell them you will no longer buy their product until they are removed.

Keep spreading the word by mouth, social media, emails, organized events and any way possible. Shine a light on all that is not right. Get involved in the fight of your life, because that’s exactly what this is...the fight for your life and that of your loved ones.

Don’t blindly follow any one dogma or group. Seek out opposing views and look at the issues from all sides. Search for the real truth, not what you’re spoon fed by those who would make you a “useful idiot”, as the old communists used to say.

Buy organic, shop at the farmers market, and best of all grow as much of your own food as possible. If you have room in your yard for a fruit tree or two, plant them. In a few years you’ll be glad you did. Vegetables are really very easy to grow and it’s an exhilarating feeling of accomplishment and freedom when you can at least supplement your food supply with home grown food.

Of course eating a raw or high raw diet means that you’ll be healthier and stronger, need much less medical care, and hopefully be more adept at using your inquiring mind to sort through the onslaught of propaganda directed at you 24/7.

Raw foods are life giving and sustaining. Eating a high raw diet can offer just about the same level of health as the 100% raw diet and perhaps for some even higher. It’s all a matter of good nutrients and assimilation. Assimilation is the key. That’s why vegetable juices, smoothies, and sprouts are such healthy options.

If you choose your foods wisely and follow a plan, deviating only slightly on occasion if need be, you will see amazing health results in a short while and over the long haul. So even though these may be trying times, ultimately good always wins out and a well-informed people can change the course of a nation and world.

As Margaret Mead put so eloquently so many years ago, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

I hope some of you did not find this article too harsh. I feel we are near a tipping point where we the people must act in a knowledgeable and decisive way soon if we are to retain/regain our freedoms and rights to choose how we shall live. Health is the foundation of life. The individual should have 100% control over what choices he or she wishes to make in that area and most other facets of our lives.

Be Well....


There are a number of new raw juice, smoothie, and raw meal recipes that make for an easily digestible meal anytime. Please try some of these and let me know your thoughts. Enjoy.

Rainbow Smoothie

Celery, Herb, and Olive Salad


“Fresh air impoverishes the doctor." ~Danish Proverb


Most days I’m posting health information, recipes, testimonies, etc on the facebook page of RAW-FOODS-DIET-CENTER.COM, so if you’re interesting in checking that out you can do that here.


Discount Super Foods and Such

Although I believe strongly in a diet comprised mostly of fresh raw foods, I do supplement with super green powders, nuts, seeds, sea vegetables, and the occasional dried fruit such as goji berries. If you’re like me you’re always looking for a good deal on quality food whether it’s fresh from the farmers market or purchased online.The following resources may be helpful for you.

The Raw Food World, the Fresh Network, Vitacost, and sometimes Amazon can be a good source as well for good deals on green powders and such. The important thing to remember is that fresh is best and these products are supportive and should not be your mainstay. Enjoy!


Continuously Updated Web Pages:

There are a number of new testimonies at the website which I hope you will read and pass on to others when you feel they would benefit. And please feel free to leave your own story if you feel moved to do so.

You need not be 100% raw to share a testimony; the fact is most people on the raw diet are not 100% anyway. Your story may inspire someone else, perhaps from the other side of the globe, to give the raw food diet a try.

Success stories.


Please send me your health questions, they can be submitted anonymously if you prefer, and you may help someone else improve their health and quality life. Your questions.

Please contact me with other questions, feedback and comments here.

Be Well and Wonderful, Hugh



The contents of my website and my newsletter are gleaned from my experiences and observations, meant only for educational purposes and not intended to replace medical advice, consultations, or treatment of any kind. I recommend you see your professional health care provider if you suspect you have an illness or disease of any kind. I'm not medically trained, and I would never suggest or imply that I know what is best for someone else's body or overall health, ultimately each of us is the only one who knows what's best for us.

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