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Dr. Parthenia’s Raw Food

Rejuvenation Support Group Newsletter


Newsletter # 6  May 3, 2007        Phone: (818)763-8802 or 913-4942




Ø        Food and Moods

Ø        Treating Thyroid Problems, Cholesterol, Blood Sugar and Dark Circles With Coconuts

Ø        Hiking in the Bird Sanctuary at Audubon Park

Ø        Our visit to Terra Bella Restaurant in Redondo Beach

Ø        Rollerblading/Biking From Redondo Pier to Santa Monica Pier

Ø        Hexagontal Water Machine Now Available at

Ø        Dr. Parthenia’s DVD and  Paperback Book now Available at

Ø        Brown Rice Solublles/Tocotrinols now Available at Group Meetings

Ø        Dr. Parthenia Now Giving Deeksha or Oneness Blessing at Weekly Meetings



Thank you again for the great insight about the cilantro and cayenne pepper for detoxing my liver.  I'll make sure to add them to my salads. The food I was eating was not so much processed food as it was cooked and fried. 

After I began taking care of my grandchildren, I started cooking their favorite recipes and fell into the trap of my Latino culture, but once I heard you say on the video that all of the amino acids and enzymes are destroyed in the process of cooking foods above 115 degrees and that fried foods are highly carcinogenic, my eyes almost came out of my sockets. That's when the light bulb went off in my brain. 

At that point, I did not drive to Whole Foods, I sped over there (just kidding)!  But I did go the same day to purchase the products you suggested in the video for the parasite cleanse and the liver cleanse.  And this time, I am very serious about improving my eating habits.

You have made such a wonderful contribution to humanity with your video and book by revealing the simple truth about cooked and processed food.  I pray that your heart’s desire will be answered with so many more blessings. You have saved me and my future generations from the devastation of a potential heart attack and diseases that have perpetuated themselves in my family from one generation to the next.

The enemy is a liar, but he has messed with the wrong people.  Boy is he in trouble now that his lies are being exposed by the light of truth. I promise to keep in touch.

Irma Roman

Dr. Parthenia,

I have been a vegan for many years; however, after going to Cru Restaurant on March 23, 2007 and experiencing how GOOD raw food can be, I got hooked. Afterwards, I picked up your book at the press release and started doing everything except the detox.

      I did not start the detox until April 4, but had already lost 5 pounds. I think this was due, not just to the raw food, but to the relief I received from one private session with you along with the tremendous sense of community I found within the support group.  I desperately needed the support.

By April 19, even though I had only lost 2 more pounds, I wasn't too upset because my muscle tone was better, I had lost inches, I had much more energy during the day and I was sleeping much better, which is big for someone who has had parasommnias all her life.  Also, this "rash" that had been on my hand for the longest, which even the doctor's couldn't diagnose, suddenly disappeared after going on the detox and going raw.

      I realized I wasn't losing weight as fast as the others in the group because I wasn't eating enough; that put my body into  starvation/ preservation mode.  The morning lemon juice/apple cider vinegar and the subsequent betonite clay/psyllium filled me up so much I wasn't eating until 3 pm and then not again.  So, even though I didn't feel hungry, I began to add a small smoothie one hour after the betonite/psyllium shake.  To my surprise, the smoothie went down well, without me feeling stuffed.  I then added a fruit salad of oranges, mangos, pineapple, lime juice and cilantro for mid morning.  I would have the green burrito or something else from the book for lunch/early dinner.  If I was up late, I would have a small spinach salad or a piece of fruit.  I lost another two pounds right away. 

I decided I was ready to fast with the Master Cleanse and began on April 30. Today is my third day, and the fast is going great: no hunger, no shortness of temper, no brain fog, and I have no headaches nor any other aches or pains. I do, however, feel a little sleepy during the day.  I measured the old jeans I have on today and I’ve lost three inches in the waist!


Vicki Romero-Chavez




Those of you who have detoxed and/or have gone raw already have, no doubt, noticed the positive change in your mood; no more inexplicable bouts of depression; unknown anxiety attacks; uncontrollable anger; out of control libido, etc. 

Finding Your Food Mood Solution

By Jack Challem

Excerpted from Erewhon’s “Better Nutrition,” May 2007.

It’s not your imagination  -- there are plenty of people out there with “pissy” moods … One survey found that rude behavior is more common now than it was 20 or 30 years ago.  Another study reported that 16 million Americans terrorize others with outbursts of explosive rage.

What’s Going On?

As a sociologist and nutritionist, I blame two factors: the mounting stresses of modern life and the deterioration in eating habits.  When we’re stressed … our eating habits are the first thing to slide.  We delay meals or skip them completely, then end up quenching our hunger at the nearest fast-food restaurant.  The trouble is that junk foods and snacks turn our blood sugar into a roller coaster, pulling our mood with it and shortchanging the neuronutrients we need for better moods and behavior.

Blood Sugar and Neuronutrients

If you’re skeptical about the food-mood connection, think about how you feel after eating. 

If your blood sugar climbs too high after you eat, you get sleepy.  That’s because high blood sugar suppresses orexin, a brain chemical responsible for alertness.  When your blood sugar is low, you get hungry and may also feel impatient, irritable and physically weak.  Extreme blood sugar swings point to poor glucose tolerance, a form of pre-diabetes.


Anger is a secondary emotion, stemming from frustration, hurt or pain … Learn to recognize when your anger is building, and then develop an inner reset switch to turn it down … take several deep breaths or remove yourself from the triggering situation … get your feelings out physically but safely, such as by hitting a pillow … [try yoga].

In terms of supplements, take a high potency multi-vitamin supplement and 10 times the recommended dosage of B-complex; 1,000 mg of Vitamin C; and Omega 3 fish oils.


Often when a person begins feeling anxious, their anxiety level rapidly escalates – a little nervousness makes us more nervous.  Because the effects of caffeine can mimic the early symptoms of an anxiety attack, it’s important to wean yourself from coffee and other caffeinated drinks.  Bouts of low blood sugar can also resemble anxiety, so avoid sugary foods and refined carbohydrates that quickly boost and then drop blood sugar levels.  In addition to taking B-Complex and Vitamin C, add magnesium citrate (300 mg, twice daily) to help relax muscles; GABA (200 mg, twice daily); L-theanine (suntheanine, 100mg, twice daily) which can boost brain levels of GABA, resulting in greater calm and better mental focus.  [A cup of fresh, unpasteurized, non homogenized milk contains lactium which lessens stress-induced anxiety].

Adult ADHD

Multitasking … encourages behavior characteristic of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).  It forces us to do multiple tasks simultaneously, although studies have found that doing one task at a time results in higher quality, faster work. 

Avoid refined oils found in fries, chips and nearly all packaged foods, fast foods and microwave meals … Find ways to manage the stresses in your life, and find time to relax. [Practice mindfulness and being in the moment].  #



Many have commented, after drinking my Incredible Hulk smoothie, now renamed Dr. Parthenia’s Green Blood Transfusion (young coconut meat, coconut water, fresh mango, pineapple and arugula or cilantro) in the mornings that they don’t feel hungry during the day.  That is because the coconut meat and/or coconut oil prevents hypoglycemic blood sugar crashes while it “normalizes blood sugar levels, increases energy, decreases the stress on our system and thus reduces our need for adrenal hormones” (Wolfe 49). 

This drink acts as an actual blood transfusion in that the water from the young coconut is identical to blood plasma. After adding arugula or cilantro, which contain chlorophyll, the other component of blood, one is actually giving oneself a blood transfusion, which is why the drink generates so much energy, especially for those who are busy or who work out.

The wonders of coconut oil, laid out below, were excerpted from David Wolfe’s book Eating for Beauty under the section “Beautifying Foods,” (Wolfe 49).



Cooked, unsaturated oils (derived from seeds) suppress the metabolism, contributing to hypothyroidism.  This occurs because cooked, unsaturated oils not only suppress our tissue’s response to the thyroid hormone, but also suppress the transport of the hormone on the thyroid-transport protein. 

Consuming coconut oil regularly restores thyroid function, relieving hypothyroidism, and actually increases the metabolic rate, leading to weight loss.

Those who are taking artificial thyroid medication must be cautious in coming off that drug.  Thyroid medication strongly influences metabolism.  Please consult with your holistic physician if you undergo a program to wean yourself from thyroid medication.



Most pieces of information relating to saturated fat and cholesterol, circulating in the mass media, are inaccurate.  Saturated fats have been the target of a host of hostile propaganda.  This propaganda claims that saturated fats lead to clogging of the arteries, when, in reality, arterial plaque is nearly 75% cooked, unsaturated fat and foreign cholesterol (derived from eating animal products). 

Coconut oil contains no cholesterol, and actually helps to lower cholesterol levels.  It outperforms cold-pressed olive oil in this regard.  Coconut-eating cultures in the tropics have consistently lower cholesterol levels than people in the U.S.

The cholesterol-lowering properties of coconut oil are a direct result of its ability to stimulate thyroid function.

In the presence of adequate thyroid hormone, cholesterol (specifically LDL-cholesterol) is converted by enzymatic processes to necessary anti-aging steroids, progesterone, DHEA, and pregnenolone.  These substances are required to help prevent heart disease, senility, obesity, cancer, and other diseases associated with aging and degeneration.

In his books, Dr. Raymond Peat (a leading researcher in the field of hormones) details that coconut oil, when added regularly to a balanced diet, lowers cholesterol to normal by promoting its conversion into pregnenolone.  Pregnenolone is also the precursor to many hormones, including progesterone.  Dr. Peat recommends increasing one’s pregenolone levels for women with hormone imbalances.



Pregnenolone is a major factor that gives coconut oil its beautifying qualities.  Pregnenolone improves circulation in the skin, gives the face a lift, restores sagging skin, and reduces bags under the eyes by promoting the contractions of muscle-like cells.  Pregnenolone counters fatigue, enhances the memory, protects the nerves from stress, and has anti-anxiety properties.


For those of us who use coconut oil consistently, one of the most noticeable changes is the ability to go for several hours without eating, and to feel hungry without having symptoms of hypoglycemia and erratic blood-sugar levels.  Erratic blood sugar swings stress the system calling for the use of the adrenal glands (low blood sugar is a signal for the release of adrenal hormones).




Removing the effects of adrenal stress alleviates dark circles from around the eyes.

Shifting to coconut oil as a fat source normalizes blood sugar levels, increases energy, decreases the stress on our system and thus reduces our need for adrenal hormones. 



I would like to thank Jorge Martinez and his mom for hosting our raw food class last Friday in Sylmar and Angela and her husband for being such gracious hosts the week before.

Jorge’s place is lovely.  He set up an extra, long table so that we could have a sit down meal, but there were almost 30 people so some had to eat in the family room and living room on the couches. No one complained and most asked for seconds or for a plate to take home with them so that family members could experience the delight of a gourmet live meal and dessert.

I also want to thank Natalie and her boyfriend for bringing red wine to share with the dinner.  Wine is not allowed to ferment at temperatures above 118 degrees so the nutrients in the grapes remain alive. That is why wine, in moderation, (i.e. a glass or two) is occasionally allowed on a raw food diet.  Because of its potentially addictive nature and the fact that wine is fermented, it is wise to avoid too much fermented foods to prevent a build up of candida.  See my book if you have a problem with yeast; do a candida cleanse.

Diana Martinez, Editor of the “San Fernando Sun,” who recently went raw, gave me a flyer for a raw food cooking class where participants are charged $125.  She wanted me to pass it on to the participants in my raw food class so that they will come to know the value of what they are getting for free.  Judging from the turn out at my classes, I am confidence that participants appreciate the gift of a no guilt meal that actually nourishes and rejuvenates the body, along with the knowledge of how to prepare these meals themselves, as well as the Oneness Blessing I administer following these meals.



Diana Martinez and Yvette, from the group both called me and asked about going to Terra Bella; I joined them and their guests, Christina and Dr. Mary.  The restaurant is beautifully designed with a bar, excellent use of space, and the ambiance is inviting and relaxing.  It is located at 1408 S. Pacific Coast Highway in Redondo Beach, close to the ocean. 

Terra Bella is definitely the dinner spot on Saturday evening!  Diana grew up in that area so she took us on a tour of the Redondo Beach Pier afterwards, which is minutes away from the restaurant.  This pier puts the Santa Monica Pier to shame!  It is new, exciting and wonderful.  We decided to return this weekend with the group to Terra Bella and the Pier. 

The coconut banana cream pie was divine as was the chocolate raspberry pie.  We also enjoyed their version of mashed potatoes and gravy (made from cauliflower), spaghetti and meatballs, and stuffed mano cotti.    

None of us liked their soups which were cold, bland, unoriginal and unappetizing.  We agreed that the soups at Cru and Au Lac are top of the line.  When we return, we will try the salads, since none of us ordered them last time. 




We would also like to plan a Sunday afternoon bike/rollerblading trip soon, now that the weather is getting warm, from Redondo Beach Pier to the Santa Monica Pier, for those who with a sense of adventure.  It should take several hours, for those who are really slow on the bike or roller blades.  Email or give me a call to let me know who is ready to take the challenge, and we’ll set a date to announce in the newsletter.






Since I returned from India in January of 2006, where I was initiated to give Deeksha (a non denominational transference of energy, grace, or oneness blessing), once a month I have been giving deeksha on the new moon.   By popular demand, I am now administering deeksha (oneness blessing) at all of the weekly meetings to those who want it.

In the movie The Peaceful Warrior, Joy gave heart deeksha to Dan.  When he asked her if she shouldn’t be healing his broken leg, she commented “I don’t think that’s the only thing that was broken.”  After she gave him heart deeksha, Dan’s heart chakra opened up and his whole paradigm shifted.  The more deeksha one gives and the more deeksha one receives, the more the frontal lobe and the heart opens up. 

Deeksha automatically quiets the chatter we are used to hearing from the ego as it opens up the frontal lobe (third eye) and the heart chakras to receive energy directly from the source.   During the time of Christ, deeksha  was known as healing hands or laying on of hands.




Rachel, the chef at CRU orders a lot of her food products from David Wolfe and has a wholesale account with him.  The brown rice solubles, also known as tocotrinols (rich in 100 vitamins and minerals and is as good a source of Vitamin E as wheat germ), which Erewhon sells, is the brand distributed by David Wolfe’s company.  Last week I ordered and paid for a dozen bottles of tocotrinols for the group.  The tocotrinols sell for over $40 with tax at Erewhon.  The group can buy it for $27 at meetings.  They are available this weekend, along with the Coral Min calcium.




You can now order a paperback version of the book (the same one available at Pleasantville in Pasadena) and the DVD online for $19.95 each plus $4.05 shipping and receive it in 2-3 days priority mail.  You can save $5 by ordering both the book and DVD together.  They are also available at meetings.  The restaurant Terra Bella in Redondo Beach is also selling copies and so is Pleasant Ville Gifts in Pasadena.  The published copy of the book will not be out until late summer.



You can also order the Vitalizer Plus hexagontal water machine from my website, using paypal.  This machine restructures, alkalinizes, oxygenates, and adds minerals to the water.  Hexagontal water has six functions:

1.                It hydrates the cells because the molecules are smaller than regular water which allows it to go straight to vital organs and rejuvenate them immediately;

2.                helps transport nutrients to cells because it is hexagontal shaped and so are cells

3.                enhances waste removal from cells

4.                supports the immune system

5.                improves cellular communication

6.                enhances metabolic efficiency

Dr. Emoto who wrote Messages From Water and was featured in What The Bleep Do We Know, tested water from this machine and found that it produces perfectly hexagontal water that stays structured for up to 21 days.   When water sits for too long it stagnates and loses its structure; that is why rivers flow and oceans move with the tides and have currents in them that constantly move; this movement keeps the water fresh.

This machine is compact enough to sit on the kitchen counter, looks like a blender and produces a half gallon of hexagontal water in 9 minutes.  It comes with a mineral filter that needs to be changed after 4,000 minutes of use.   Replacement filters are $70.  The machine is $495.  The machine retails in stores for $680.  Students will not be charged tax on this item.  See my website at for more details.


Friday,  May 4, 2007

10 am-9 pm  Siam Thai Spa.  Cost $35 for an hour for a traditional Thai massageThey are located at 11390 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604.  Phone: 818 506-4927 or 818 506-7126.  Call to book your appointment.  Will be going in the morning.

6:30-9:30 Raw Food Cooking Class by Dr. Parthenia at Siomara’s house located directly across from Mission College. Turn right on to Pasha off of Eldridge at the stop sign before the parking lot at Mission College, go to the first tee intersection, Cranston, and turn left; her house is the second one on the left.  Siomara’s number is 818 554 4227 or 833 4487.

I will pass out copies of the soup and dessert recipes at the class.  They are from the beautiful cook book I bought at Terra Bella’s called Raw by Charlie Trotter & Roxanne Klein


*       Chilled Coconut Juice

*       Herbal Cappuccino Coffee

*       Heirloom Tomato Basil Soup

*       Jack Fruit Un-Chicken Salad

*       Five Senses Salad

*       Orange Coconut Pudding

*       Chocolate Coconut Haystacks with pineapple and pecans

*       Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers with cheese and pine nut pesto

Please RSVP Dr. Parthenia at 818 763 8802 or 818 913 4942 so that I can assign everyone an item to bring for the class.  

The cooking class at Jorge’s house last week was packed; approximately 30 people showed up!  Jorge’s five siblings were there as was his mother; they really enjoyed the food and participated in the Oneness Blessing afterwards.

If you are coming, please RSVP and let me know which one of the food items below you would like to bring: 

The prices listed below are approximate, but very close.

*       1 Bottle of Raw Whole Milk (7.99 for a half gallon @ Whole Foods)

*       1 Bottle of Roma Instant Herbal Coffee ($5.00 Whole Foods)

*       2 Cases Young Coconuts ($7.99 each at 99 Ranch Mkt, Sepulveda@Victory)

*       Paper plates, cups, napkins and forks and spoons ($5 at 99 Cent Store)

*       2 bags of raw pecans  (Trader Joe’s $5.00 each)

*       1 large bottle of Agave nectar ($6.99 at Whole Foods)

*       1 package of raw cheddar cheese ($5 at Whole Foods)

*       1 package of raw jalapeno cheese ($5 at Whole Foods)

*       1 bag of ripe avocadoes (Costco $4.00)

*       1 bag of organic spinach (Costco $4)

*       1 container of mixed greens (Costco $4)

*       6-8 large heirloom tomatoes (Costco or Whole Foods $6)

*       1 bag of organic basil ($2 Trader Joes)

*       1 bag of arugula ($2 Trader Joes)

*       1 bottle of Kalamata Olive Oil (Trader Joes $7)

*       1 bag of purple onions (Trader Joes $2 each)

*       24 large jalapeno peppers ($7)

*       1 bottle white wine vinegar ($4 Trader Joes)

*       1 bottle sherry wine vinegar ($4 Trader Joes or Whole Foods)

*       1 package scallions ($2 Trader Joes)

*       1 bunch micro, flat leaf parsley (Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s)

*       1 bunch micro fennel (Whole Foods or Gelson’s)

*       1 bunch of cilantro (Any grocery store $1)

*       1 bottle of arbequina olives  or Kalamata Olives ($5-6 Whole Foods)

*       4 Red Thai Chili Peppers ($1-2 Whole Foods)

*       4 banana Chili Peppers  ($1-2 Whole Foods


Saturday, May 5 , 2007

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Yoga Class.  Cost $10.00 Location: Arroyo Seco - Hermon Park, Exit Via Marisol off Pasadena 110 Fwy North Highland Park, CA. Take the 5 South to the 110 North (Pasadena Fwy), exit Via Marisol, go right, across the freeway, and turn immediately left into the park.  The class is in the big clubhouse. Bring your own yoga mat. Call 818-763-8802 to RSVP

 7 p.m.-9p.m. Dinner at Terra Bella’s,

1408 S. Pacific Coast Highway,

Redondo Beach, California

 Sunday,  May 6, 2007

Agape 11-1 p.m.

Agape International Spiritual Center

5700 Buckingham Parkway

Culver City, CA

 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Hiking at Audubon Park. This park is a beautiful bird sanctuary with Japanese style buildings and gardens.  There is a lake on the other side of the hill where we will hike.  Bring bottled water and pack a picnic lunch. 

Located one Exit South of Arroyo Seco –Hermon Park, where the Yoga Class is, Exit Avenue 57, off of the Pasadena Fwy, 110 North,  go left, up the hill.