IN THIS ISSUE:
Food and Moods
Treating Thyroid Problems, Cholesterol, Blood Sugar and Dark Circles
Hiking in the Bird Sanctuary at Audubon Park
Our visit to Terra Bella Restaurant in Redondo Beach
Rollerblading/Biking From Redondo Pier to Santa Monica Pier
Hexagontal Water Machine Now Available at
Dr. Parthenia’s DVD and Paperback Book now Available at
Brown Rice Solublles/Tocotrinols now Available at Group Meetings
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
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
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
FOOD AND MOODS:
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,
Finding Your Food
By Jack Challem
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
skeptical about the food-mood connection, think about how you feel after
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
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].
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.
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
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
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).
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
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).
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.
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.
GIVE YOUR FACE
A FACE LIFT WITH
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
SUGAR LEVELS WITH COCONUTS
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
AROUND THE EYES
effects of adrenal stress alleviates dark circles from around the eyes.
coconut oil as a fat source normalizes blood sugar levels, increases
energy, decreases the stress on our system and thus reduces our need for
RAW FOOD COOKING
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.
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.
OUTING TO TERRA
IN REDONDO BEACH
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
FROM REDONDO BEACH
TO SANTA MONICA
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.
NOW GIVING DEEKSHA
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.
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.
NOW AVAILABLE AT
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
AND DVD NOW
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:
hydrates the cells because the molecules are smaller than regular water
which allows it to go straight to vital organs and rejuvenate them
helps transport nutrients to cells because it is hexagontal shaped and
so are cells
enhances waste removal from cells
supports the immune system
improves cellular communication
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
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
www.doctorparthenia.com for more details.
Friday, May 4,
10 am-9 pm
Siam Thai Spa. Cost $35 for an hour for a traditional Thai massage.
They 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.
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
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
Fruit Un-Chicken 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.
Bottle of Raw Whole Milk (7.99 for a half gallon @ Whole Foods)
Bottle of Roma Instant Herbal Coffee ($5.00 Whole Foods)
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)
bags of raw pecans (Trader Joe’s $5.00 each)
large bottle of Agave nectar ($6.99 at Whole Foods)
package of raw cheddar cheese ($5 at Whole Foods)
package of raw jalapeno cheese ($5 at Whole Foods)
bag of ripe avocadoes (Costco $4.00)
bag of organic spinach (Costco $4)
container of mixed greens (Costco $4)
large heirloom tomatoes (Costco or Whole Foods $6)
bag of organic basil ($2 Trader Joes)
bag of arugula ($2 Trader Joes)
bottle of Kalamata Olive Oil (Trader Joes $7)
bag of purple onions (Trader Joes $2 each)
large jalapeno peppers ($7)
bottle white wine vinegar ($4 Trader Joes)
bottle sherry wine vinegar ($4 Trader Joes or Whole Foods)
package scallions ($2 Trader Joes)
bunch micro, flat leaf parsley (Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s)
bunch micro fennel (Whole Foods or Gelson’s)
bunch of cilantro (Any grocery store $1)
bottle of arbequina olives or Kalamata Olives ($5-6 Whole Foods)
Red Thai Chili Peppers ($1-2 Whole Foods)
banana Chili Peppers ($1-2 Whole Foods
Saturday, May 5 ,
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
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
Dinner at Terra Bella’s,
1408 S. Pacific
May 6, 2007
Agape 11-1 p.m.
International Spiritual Center
Culver City, CA
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.