Archive for March, 2013

Raw Freedom by Frederic Patenaude – his best book ever

My friend, Frederic Patenaude has written his best book ever and there are some great offers available for the first week that will sell out. Click on the link below to purchase any of the three packages being offered.

Here is a sneak peak into the book, as told by Frederic.

To give you an idea of what to expect from this release, here’s the introduction featured in the book…

What is Raw Freedom?
This book is about creating a healthy, practical diet with a strong emphasis on raw foods, but not one that is so restrictive that it requires a 100% commitment to eating only uncooked foods.

It’s a fusion/inclusion program that recognizes that eating a big percentage of raw foods provides clear benefits, but cooking certain foods does too.

It’s also a way out for many raw foodists and health enthusiasts who can’t seem to find a balance, and too often hover between two extremes with a lot of associated guilt, often induced by years of striving to eat a diet that is frankly too restrictive.

In this book, you’ll sometimes see me refer to certain people in the raw food “world” in seemingly pejorative terms, such as the raw food police, raw food fanatics, and raw food gurus. This is not because I want to imply that people following a raw food diet are necessarily all deluded. I have been one of these people (policeman, fanatic and guru all at the same time!) and I also know that for many individuals, a 100% raw food diet gives them the health and balance they seek. This book is not written for those who have found such balance, but to everyone else, who may be seduced by the raw food message, but are not able to make it work the way it’s supposed to work according to the books and gurus.

Yet, at the same time, due to a lack of understanding of certain physiological principles at play, and a lot of bad science used in the raw food movement, the trend is for everybody to beat themselves up for their so-called “failures” at applying a diet that is not sustainable for a large number of people to begin with. That is why I will cast light on the dark side of the raw food movement as a whole; not to imply too much negativity, but simply to make a point that needs to be made.

The program that I’m proposing in this book is flexible and easily customizable. If you can get just a few good ideas from this book that make a difference in your health and your life, I will have achieved my goal.

This book contains practical advice, not theories. Therefore, I will not spend too much time trying to debunk every single questionable statement to be heard in the health food world, or try to prove points that any honest health-seeker can easily verify by examining the scientific consensus on the topic.

This book is really more about the experience of one person — yours truly — both in having experimented with raw food and vegan lifestyles for more than 15 years, but also in having worked with thousands of people through a website that receives more than 70,000 unique visitors a month, and in person at numerous events I’ve attended over the years. I feel I have a good grasp of the realities faced by the outside-of-the-box individuals who find themselves attracted to vegetarianism, veganism and raw foodism — but I also want to repeat that my experience is subjective. I invite you to view what I say not with skepticism, but with an open mind. More importantly, I invite you to trust yourself and your own experience. If what I share with you strikes a familiar chord, then use the information for your benefit. If it doesn’t, just move on.

Inclusion vs. Exclusion

What all diet books have in common is that they all tell you what you should not be eating. Each diet needs a villain that’s universally responsible for all your ills. Raw foodists blame cooked foods. Paleo diets blame carbs. The new Wheat Belly fad blames wheat. Vegans blame animal products in all their forms. Plant-based advocates and natural hygienists blame oil and fat.

The easier and more identifiable the target is, the more simplistic the program will be. And simplicity helps sell books. The problem is that there’s nothing simplistic about the human body and the complex processes involved in human nutrition. In fact, as far as we know, the human body (and brain) could be the most complex organism in the universe.

So to blame all diet-related health problems on one factor would be missing the mark in a major way, especially when we consider the obvious:

If cooked foods were truly the cause of most human illnesses, then how come all the longest lived people eat cooked foods, including almost all known centenarians? And how come not a single culture on the planet has ever eaten an exclusively raw food diet?

If grains were truly the cause of the “obesity epidemic” in what is often dubbed a carb-crazed nation, then how come billions of people have done just fine for millennia eating a rice-based diet, and stayed very trim and healthy eating outrageous amounts of carbs?

If carbs were truly the problem, then all come all the longest lived cultures in the world eat carbs? And how come the human body seems to be designed to enjoy carbs, with the sweet taste sensation being the most prominent feature of our sensory system for recognizing food?

If fat were truly the problem, then how come mother’s milk is over 50% fat by calories. And if sugar was really the problem, again, how come mother’s milk is over 40% sugar by calories?

Behind every health craze, there’s some truth. The mistake is to believe in a one-sided answer that, in light of the complexities of the systems that regulate our health, can frankly be seriously flawed.

So for a change, this book will focus more on inclusion rather than exclusion.

I won’t tell you that the key to this program is to eliminate entire categories of food from your diet. I’ll try to put things in perspective, and let you make your own choices based on your own preferences and knowledge of your own body.

So consider Raw Freedom a “fusion-inclusion” program that combines the best of raw foods with really healthy cooked foods, to create a sustainable diet that even gives you some leeway in making your own decisions.

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My Experiences Using Baiden Mitten – eighth time

Friday February 15, 2013 – eighth time using Baiden Mitten

Since using the Baiden Mitten, I know that I will continue to use this product long after I stop writing and sharing my experiences with the public. I am not doing this simply to promote this great product, but to see the results for myself. As I have stated earlier, I test a product that I believe is worth my time and effort; based on my high standards for integrity, health, environmental consciousness and sustainability. I do not take this lightly and will never ever give in to compromise myself or my principles. I am not about ‘selling’ a product to you to make money. I am about providing you with honest, real and true information/results based on my actually using/consuming the product and not just from a “pretty face” of a model, athlete or entertainer who because of their name can get massive amounts of people to buy the product they are touting to the public (a lot of times they don’t know anything about the product or have ever used it themselves). I want you to buy the product because it has some benefit to you for your health/wellness and doesn’t have any chemicals, preservatives or toxic ingredients that will harm you in the long run.

The majority of products, even in the “health food world” are actually not healthy for you and ought to be avoided, especially with body care products. Such as if the brand name of the product includes the word “organic(s),” as part of its name, it does not mean that the product is actually organic. You MUST read the ingredients on the label. If you don’t know what something is, then either don’t buy or or write it down and look it up on the internet. If you had me in your home (I am available for personal coaching/teaching and can travel to your home – you can contact me through commenting to this blog post for more details), I could look at all your household, food products, etc and tell you in seconds whether it is truly good for you to use or not. I have been studying this information for many years and consider myself a self-taught expert.

I am continually searching/researching for what is available (in stores, on the internet, etc). First, I look into the product thoroughly and read everything I can about it from a brochure, website, etc. Second, I contact the company if I have any other questions, comments or concerns before I inquire to test the product myself (as I stated above, it has to meet my high standards before I consider using it). Third, I give myself ample time to use the product to see what results I get. Lastly, I can share my experiences, insights and thoughts with the public about the product I used (including constructive criticism).

I am still seeing lots of fragments come off my body when rubbing my skin with the Baiden Mitten. I know that by continually/consistently using it my skin will get softer, smoother and healthier. It is great to discover products like this that have amazing benefits and take very little time and effort to see results.

This is my last update on my use of Baiden Mitten. I hope by now you have enough information from my own experiences to go to the website (link is below) and purchase this great natural product. If you have any other comments/questions, you are welcome to email a comment to the blog post or contact the company directly.

Disclaimer: I was not sponsored to write this, but I did receive a sample of the product(s). These are strictly my opinions. I only review products that I, myself would use and purchase.

For more info and to purchase this great product, check out the links below:

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General info home page:
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Story of the Baiden Mitten:
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Frequently Asked Questions and Answers:
http://ancientexfoliation.com/exfoliation_faqs.aspx?promo=MG4-Free-Shipping

How to use the Baiden Mitten:
http://ancientexfoliation.com/how_to_exfoliate.aspx?promo=MG4-Free-Shipping

Favorite tips :
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My Experiences Using Baiden Mitten – Seventh Time

Friday February 8, 2013 – seventh time using Baiden Mitten

I continue to see a substantial amount of dead skin being ‘shed’ when I use the Baiden Mitten. I am noticing this all over my body, expect for my face. I love the tingling affect after rubbing my skin and continue to see more of the pinkish hue (means better circulation) which remains visible for a short amount of time. Overall I am thrilled with the change in my skin. I am still noticing some dryness on my lower legs (but they do still feel smooth) and the bottoms of my feet are still cracked and dry (I do use the mitten on it, but I believe it is a time factor because it is a deeper issue).

You would think that after using this product this many times that it would not happen. The body is continually getting rid of/replacing old cells with new ones and especially the skin (don’t forget, it is your largest organ). This mitten helps the process, but this doesn’t mean that I will stop noticing the skin fragments coming off as time passes. I can’t answer that because it is actually only used this product for a short time.

Some people look for the ‘magic pill’ and want instant results. The more years to your life the longer it takes to remove the excess/toxic buildup in the body. The best option is to do things gradually and progressively to have long-lasting and long-term results. If you want FAST results, they will be less likely to sustain you for an extended period of time. I believe that taking baby/slow steps are better. To relate this to Baiden Mitten, it is only used once a week to allow the skin to adjust to it – more often isn’t better. You can actually have a severe skin reaction if you decide to use it multiple times in the week. Then you may have to ease off and not use it again for a while.

Receiving instructions for using a product/treatment, etc has an important purpose. The person/company who is giving you this information, has either used the product themselves or has had it tested in a lab or by groups of people before putting it on the market. They know how you can achieve the best results based on their previous experiences.

I feel the same way when it comes to recommendations for health – such as in the area of cleansing/fasting which I have extensive personal experiences in. I have written in great detail in my blog on this subject (I started my blog in December 2009 as a result of doing a 42 day coconut water cleanse – I am not suggesting that you do an extensive plan like this ever and ought to be under supervision if you do so) and am available to counsel others if they would like to have a personalized program created for them. Please sent me a comment to this blog post if you would like more detailed information.

Stay tuned for more insights and results next week!

Disclaimer: I was not sponsored to write this, but I did receive a sample of the product(s). These are strictly my opinions. I only review products that I, myself would use and purchase.

For more info and to purchase this great product, check out the links below:

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This offer will be valid until the end of 19th.

You have to enter VibrantLiving (one word) and click Apply Coupon button to receive the discount.
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General info home page:

http://ancientexfoliation.com/?promo=MG4-Free-Shipping

Story of the Baiden Mitten:

http://ancientexfoliation.com/storyofbaidenmitten.aspx?promo=MG4-Free-Shipping

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers:
http://ancientexfoliation.com/exfoliation_faqs.aspx?promo=MG4-Free-Shipping

How to use the Baiden Mitten:
http://ancientexfoliation.com/how_to_exfoliate.aspx?promo=MG4-Free-Shipping

Favorite tips :
http://ancientexfoliation.com/favoritetipskinrejuvenation.aspx?promo=MG4-Free-Shipping

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My Experiences Using Baiden Mitten – Sixth Time

Friday February 1, 2013 – sixth time using Baiden Mitten

It is hard to believe my life without Baiden Mitten, as I am into my 6th week of using it! Lots of people use the cheap run-of-the-mill loofah or hand mitt from the discount/drug store, but they will never “SEE” the results like using this product. There is absolutely no comparison whatsoever!

The only time I have seen some rolls of skin fragments (but not anywhere as good as using the Baiden Mitten) was when I would do dry skin brushing before my shower and then while in the shower, I would use my hand and rub it on my skin and the dead skin would come off. Of course, I was getting some good results even with the method I was using. Now, I have moved on the the next level with this product and see a more dramatic effect in the appearance/improvement of my skin.

I still have a great deal of dead skin being shed from my arms and legs, as well as, my mid-region (front side of my body). It is amazing how much extra we are “carrying” on our body that is/are not needed or superfluous. Like the skin, we also tend to accumulate excess on the inside of our bodies (plaque around important/vital organs, etc) that we can’t see, but need to be (at)tended to, as well. The way your skin looks on the outside, is a reflection to what is going on internally. Different areas of your face are related to various organs of the body (if you are interested in learning more about this, look into Oriental/Facial Diagnosis).

When you are skin brushing/exfoliating it will help with improving circulation, etc, but it’s not going to get rid of toxic buildup around your organs. You need to make changes to what you are putting on your plate and is going in your mouth. The skin is a good start, as it is the largest organ of the body. Just like you have taken the “leap” in using the top-quality product on the exterior/external of the body, the next step is to start treating your internal/interior the same. We all have the opportunity to remain “young-looking” all our lives and the sooner we start the better, as the body has not been damaged as much and is much easier to change.

Be kind to yourself! If you are content with how you look now and regard yourself as healthy, but are concerned about your “later” years then consider taking the steps now to insure you will always be happy. Health is your greatest wealth! There are many tools out there to help you, including this great product, Baiden Mitten.

I am a vegan chef and educator available for private coaching and teaching to instruct you in achieving optimum health and wellness. Please contact me for more information, by leaving a comment to this blog post.

Check back again next week for an update!

Disclaimer: I was not sponsored to write this, but I did receive a sample of the product(s). These are strictly my opinions. I only review products that I, myself would use and purchase.

For more info and to purchase this great product, check out the links below:

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Click on this link:
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This offer will be valid until the end of 19th.

You have to enter VibrantLiving (one word) and click Apply Coupon button to receive the discount.
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General info home page:
http://ancientexfoliation.com/?promo=MG4-Free-Shipping

Story of the Baiden Mitten:
http://ancientexfoliation.com/storyofbaidenmitten.aspx?promo=MG4-Free-Shipping

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers:
http://ancientexfoliation.com/exfoliation_faqs.aspx?promo=MG4-Free-Shipping

How to use the Baiden Mitten:
http://ancientexfoliation.com/how_to_exfoliate.aspx?promo=MG4-Free-Shipping

Favorite tips :
http://ancientexfoliation.com/favoritetipskinrejuvenation.aspx?promo=MG4-Free-Shipping

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My Experiences Using Baiden Mitten – Fifth Time

Friday January 25, 2013 – fifth time using Baiden Mitten

I am still noticing a lot of dead skin coming off my arms and also my legs. I have been using more pressure when I rub as time goes by, as my skin is getting used to the exfoliation, the more I use the Baiden Mitten. I notice more pinkish tone to various parts I am rubbing, like around my abdominal area, as the circulation increases due to continued use of the product. The color appears much faster then when I first started using the Baiden Mitten. This is a good sign, as the body is detoxifying.

I still have experienced some dryness on my lower legs as the week goes by, but has greatly improved in 5 weeks of using this product. The soles of my feet are taking much longer to show a drastic improvement, but again, it is not as bad as 5 weeks ago. The skin around the heels of my feet was so deeply cracked that it bled and even hurt. I do rub the Baiden Mitten on the bottoms of my feet and it have definitely helped to some degree. I hope one day (soon), they will be soft and smooth.

I have not seen as much dramatic change to the skin on my face. I do use a dry bristle brush every night, as well. I don’t see much or sometimes any dead skin fragments come off on the Baiden Mitten when I rub my face. I don’t know if others have had the same experience or not.

Overall, I am still enjoying the experience and will continue to share my thoughts with you next week, so stay tuned!

Disclaimer: I was not sponsored to write this, but I did receive a sample of the product(s). These are strictly my opinions. I only review products that I, myself would use and purchase.

For more info and to purchase this great product, check out the links below:
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UPDATE

SPECIAL OFFER FOR JUNE 18-19/2014 ONLY

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Click on this link:
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This offer will be valid until the end of 19th.

You have to enter VibrantLiving (one word) and click Apply Coupon button to receive the discount.
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General info home page:
http://ancientexfoliation.com/?promo=MG4-Free-Shipping

Story of the Baiden Mitten:
http://ancientexfoliation.com/storyofbaidenmitten.aspx?promo=MG4-Free-Shipping

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers:
http://ancientexfoliation.com/exfoliation_faqs.aspx?promo=MG4-Free-Shipping

How to use the Baiden Mitten:
http://ancientexfoliation.com/how_to_exfoliate.aspx?promo=MG4-Free-Shipping

Favorite tips :
http://ancientexfoliation.com/favoritetipskinrejuvenation.aspx?promo=MG4-Free-Shipping

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My Experiences Using Baiden Mitten – Fourth Time

Friday January 18, 2013 – fourth time using Baiden Mitten

This is my fourth time using Baiden Mitten and although I don’t see any “earth shattering” results to speak of, I am definitely seeing changes to my skin texture, especially those areas that had the tendency towards dryness (as I mentioned previously, my lower legs and left elbow from a surgery scar). I have mostly smooth and soft skin throughout my body, but still had ALOT of dead skin fragments come off my body, even after using the mitten 3 times previously. Like peeling the layers of an onion to get to the part that is useful, it is a continual, gradual process that may take more time to notice.

I continue to experience the wonderful tingling sensation from rubbing my skin with the mitten. My skin also gets pinkish for a short time and then diminishes. I notice that most of the dead skin comes off my arms and legs. I know we weren’t born with this much dead skin, but it still amazes me to see all that comes off. I don’t know if it will ever end, but maybe not be as much as months or years go by. I don’t know of any long time users, except for perhaps the owner of the company, Ishay. Since the body is continually renewing itself and after 7 years you are entirely new, it would make sense that the skin, which is the largest organ, needs to get rid of the toxicity and is able to “breathe” better when you are consistently exfoliating.

I know that long after I stop writing my testimonials I will use the Baiden Mitten. It is a great tool to achieve an overall cleansing of the skin, improve its tone & texture, alleviate/eliminate dry skin and also increase circulation to the body (when your skin gets pinkish from rubbing that is a good sign!).
If you have not purchased your Baiden Mitten after reading about my experiences thus far, isn’t it about time you made a great investment that will make you feel better about yourself? (even if you already think/know your skin is looking great, there is always room for improvements, especially when people usually notice your face first). Then when others see you and want to know your secret to great skin, you can tell them it is available to everyone and the product is so simple and easy to use. Also the value is in that Baiden Mitten will last for a couple of years (it has less of an environmental impact because it isn’t a “use it once and throw away” item) before needing to be replaced.

I will report again next week!

Disclaimer: I was not sponsored to write this, but I did receive a sample of the product(s). These are strictly my opinions. I only review products that I, myself would use and purchase.

For more info and to purchase this great product, check out the links below:
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UPDATE

SPECIAL OFFER FOR JUNE 18-19/2014 ONLY

Regular price: 48.97, Sale price: 29.38 and free shipping

Click on this link:
https://www.ancientexfoliation.com/buy.aspx?promo=mg4-free-shipping&cp=1

This offer will be valid until the end of 19th.

You have to enter VibrantLiving (one word) and click Apply Coupon button to receive the discount.
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General info home page:
http://ancientexfoliation.com/?promo=MG4-Free-Shipping

Story of the Baiden Mitten:
http://ancientexfoliation.com/storyofbaidenmitten.aspx?promo=MG4-Free-Shipping

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers:
http://ancientexfoliation.com/exfoliation_faqs.aspx?promo=MG4-Free-Shipping

How to use the Baiden Mitten:
http://ancientexfoliation.com/how_to_exfoliate.aspx?promo=MG4-Free-Shipping

Favorite tips :
http://ancientexfoliation.com/favoritetipskinrejuvenation.aspx?promo=MG4-Free-Shipping

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