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Ani Phyo New Book: “Raw Food Asia” Review: Another Jewel!!!

Ani Phyo New Book: “Raw Food Asia” Review: Another Jewel!!!

Ani Phyo signing new book "Raw Food Asia"


Ani Phyo begun her new book “Raw Food Asia” presentation to the public in Santa Monica LA, yesteday Saturday April 16, in an event hosted by Artisinal LA.

Eric and I went to see Ani. Ani is getting ready to release her book to the public on May 10th, and we wanted to meet her before we have a video interview with her in about two weeks.

In the picture above and below, me (Carlos), Ani Phyo, my son Nathan, and Eric.

We are interviewing Ani later this month and we will have a in-depth, stimulating talk about Raw Food, her new book “Raw Food Asia”, and a Raw Food life style!

Ani has very pleasant and  full of wisdom charismatic personality; easy to talk to and approachable. No wonder she is already an authority in the Raw Food lifestyle because of her gourmet chef her five books, raw food preparation classes and presentations, speaking events, being chosen sexiest Raw Food Woman of Best of Raw Food 2008, 2009, and 2010, and also recipient of four Best of Raw 2008 Awards for Best Chef, Favorite Cookbook, and Favorite Educator!!!

Ani Phyo’s new book “Raw Food Asia” is just another jewel and gift from her to the general public: full of not just great Raw Food recipes, but recipes for daily living!

Some examples are:

– “Raw Food helps increase vitality and slows down aging process. Raw Foods strengthen the immune system, help you lose uwanted exta pounds, and offer the ultimate detoxifying, cleansing, and rebuilding of the body. Organic Raw Food  is 100% natural without chemicals or manufactured or processed ingredients; raw foods have been shown to reverse serious health conditions and are great to enjoy everyday to prevent sickness and maintain health”

– “Fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds are touted as “superfoods” by the FDA because they are high in antioxidants, vitamines, minerals, and amino acids. They help combat free-radical damage, slow down the signs of aging, and provide our skin with nutrients that build collagen and keep us looking younger, longer. They fuel our bodies with the building blocks we need to recover after a stressful day, and to regenerate a stronger, leaner, and more vibrant body” (I will add: “beautiful, sexy skin and body!)

Ani Phyo Signing New Book "Raw Food Asia"

Ani Phyo Signing New Book "Raw Food Asia"

– “These superfood ingredients are recognizable in our body, and take less energy to break down, digest, absorb, and then eliminate. We don’t have to work as hard to fuel ourselves, decreasing wear and tear on our digestive system and overall stress on our body”.  (In my opinion, this is the reason most people feel heavy and sleepy after eating a cooked meal, because our bodies do not recognize that kind of food which, in many cases, have chemicals and other toxins. Digesting that unrecognizable food takes a lot of energy from our bodies and immune system!)

If after reading all this in Ani’s book “Raw Food Asia” you are not convinced of the benefits of incorporating more Raw Foods in your daily meals, PLEASE Ask us what is preventing you from eating these healthy and vibrant foods!

Ani Phyo signing new book Raw Food Asia, Carlos & Eric

Ani Phyo signing new book Raw Food Asia, Carlos & Eric

What I like the most on Ani’s “Raw Food Asia” is that at the beginning of each chapter she writes about very important, thought provoking, and very interesting subjects, like:

– Entertainment in the Raw

– Whole Food Nutrition

– Probiotics

– A Clean Environment

– Toxin-Free Living

– Physical Fittness

– Rest and Recovery (I like this!!!)

– Social Fitness (I haven’t read this yet) I just read it and it is just outstanding wisdom!!!

– Happiness

– Menus for Entertaining

– Theories of Longevity

and more 😉

I havent read the last three chapters and I can really, truly say this is one of the best books I have ever read in my life, and I have read about a lot of interest subjects! I love to read and I always have at least a book on my night stand and in my brief case. Right now I have seven books on my night stand, most almost finished: three from Ani Phyo, two about Internet Marketing, and two about self improvement.

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(How to Lose Weight Fast) Painlessly and Enjoying Your (Raw Food) and Life! Part III-b

How to Lose Weight Fast Painlessly and Enjoying Your Raw Food and Life! Part III-b
Raw Food Desserts and Chocolates!!!

Summary of the video transcription:

  • Tasting the BEST chocolate I know of: Cru’s Chocolate Truffle Cake…
  • A friend told me about the Cru’s Chocolate Truffle Cake: “This Chocolate cake is orgasmic!!!” …
  • If I am in a bad mode, just give me a Raw dessert or chocolate!!!
  • Or take me to a Raw Food Restaurant and my day is already good!!!
  • When we used to go to regular cooked food restaurants, we end up feeling heavy, sleepy, and some people even need Peptobismol!?!?! (I apologize for the spelling. I’ve never seen or take that medication!)
  • My mother called me to tell me she had a vegan chocolate cake, and it was so good! and she is not even into healthy raw food or even vegetarianism!
  • Raw food puts you in an energetic state where you want to have more sex…
  • We had interviewed many raw food men and all of them report a healthy increase in libido and better sexual life!!!
  • The not so healthy food and chemicals in it is what makes you feel down, tired, and have lack of energy.
  • Raw Food is a natural and healthy aphrodisiac. Carlos Caridad
  • Yes, sex life improves because it gets (blood) circulation going, when you eat the right (raw) food
  • This is my own opinion: Sexual enhancer like Viagra, etc., increases blood circulation on sexual organs and have serious side effects (including dependency and vision abnormalities, from headache to heart attack). Raw Food does the same but in ALL organs and body parts!!!…and keeps you healthy and energetic!!! without side effects!!! 🙂
    People who incorporate a high percentage of Raw Food in their diet have thinner blood, thus mental clarity, memory improvement, feel better about them selves, happier, and other benefits are shown and enjoyed. 
  • Some people ask: can someone lose weight on green smoothies with raw protein?
    The answer is definitely YES! because Raw Protein is absorbed completely,  without over working the digestive system, without leaving foreign residues that the body does not know what to do with them. Those foreign chemicals or toxins, are deposit in different parts of the body, like fatty tissue, and takes a lot of work to get ride of them!
    Carlos Caridad

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How to Lose Weight Fast and Enjoying Your Raw Food! Chocolates & Desserts- Part III

How to Lose Weight Fast and Enjoying Your Raw Food! Chocolates & Desserts-Part III

  • Eat Organic food: organic is how the food is grown, not chemically altered, no pesticides, preservatives, or artificial fertilizer that poison vegetables and fruits. Organic food is not genetically modified, and naturally grown as nature intended.
  • Raw Chocolate is a great source of anti-oxidants and energy. Raw chocolate is delicious and good for you and me! Chocolate is a powerful food in the category of Super Foods
  • The Raw Cacao has those properties; when it is heated more than 118 degrees, it loses all those powerful properties
  • Eric said: ” I will be afraid to introduce you to the chocolate and raw desserts from Euphoria Loves Rawvolution because you will probably be there every day!”
  • Cru’s Chocolate Truffle Cake!!! The best chocolate in Los Angeles; the flavor-taste is so much fuller that you feel it is good for you!

    Cru's Chocolate Truffle Cake

    Cru's Chocolate Truffle Cake

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Restaurant Review: Juliano’s Raw Planet, an Evening Raw Food Experience!

Planet Raw by Juliano, a Raw Food Pioneer

This restaurant has been thriving for many years now, even at a time when hardly anybody knew what raw food meant. We have been frequent customers for the last four years. Recently I went with a friend, and she commented that the place looked so much more distinguished from outside. True, the decor is nothing fancy but the lighting and general ambience is inviting and unique. Juliano is a master at using herbs and spices in delicious dressings for the salads. He is also very innovative and creative with dishes like pumpkin tortellinis, garlic bread, zuchini fries and cheezy kelp. The imminent question when you have the mouthwatering chocolate mousse for dessert is: How does he do it?. There are plenty of smoothies and elixir drinks to choose from.

We’ve heard of people that for one reason or another wouldn’t give this place another chance, but for us: is our favorite one!

PS: The above was my wife’s writing, which I agree 100%.

I couldn’t finished my delicious Bacon Westen Double w/ Fries & Salad because I ate something before going to Juliano’s :(.
I took home the left overs, which I ate the next day and was delicious! and we order the  CHOCOLATE PARAFAIT. My my stomach full we shared this fabulous, and to my surprise, I felt less full after eating each bit of the CHOCOLATE PARAFAIT!!!

Juliano’s food have some magic to me, and I’m not imagining things! Two years ago we went to Juliano’s Planet Raw for lunch on a Saturday. I did not feel good and I asked for a Medicinal Salad. I remember Juliano passed by and looked at me in straight into my eyes for a few seconds right before getting the salad; I know this is my assumption ;-). I ate my Medicinal Salad and I felt much better after that, and I did not get sick!!! I ordered Medicinal Salads two times after this incident; they were different…

Today we had:

  • BACON WESTERN DOUBLE W/FRIES & SALAD 15.95
    Mushroom Nut Burger W/ Macadamia Cheeze, Heirloom Ketchup, Fig Mustard
  • GARLIC BREAD                                                                                4.95
  • AVO SANDWICH                                                                             7.95
    Avocado, Lettuce, Tomato & Caramel Onions W Honey Mustard Dressing On Flax
  • CHOCOLATE MYLKSHAKE                                                      7.95
  • CHOCOLATE PARAFAIT                                                           5.95
  • HOT MOCHA                                                                                    5.50
Juliano's Planet Raw-Garlic Bread

Juliano's Planet Raw-Garlic Bread

Juliano's-Planet Raw-Avo Sandwich

Juliano's-Planet Raw-Avo Sandwich

Juliano-PlanetRaw-Bacon Western Double w/ Fries and Salad!!!

Juliano-PlanetRaw-Bacon Western Double w/ Fries and Salad!!!

Juliano-Planet Raw-Chocolate Parfait, Yummmmyyyy!!!

Juliano-Planet Raw-Chocolate Parfait, Yummmmyyyy!!!


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How to Lose Weight Fast and Enjoying Your Raw Food! Part II

How to Lose Weight Fast and Enjoying Your Raw Food! Part II

  • Talk to people who are getting results
  • Get informed, do your research, and study. The internet is the best place to start getting informed
  • Mingle with people who are living the same lifestyle or activities you want to be involved in
  • Visit the different Raw Food Restaurants in your area
  • Eat Organic foods; Buy Organic vegetables, fruits, nuts, and everything else
  • “Eating Raw-Organic is a preventive care” Ani Phyo
  • “I spend the most money in the food I eat, because it goes into my body. Some people buy a $1,000 purse or pair of shoes, and eat with $1!”  Ani Phyo
  • Lose Weight Fast w/ Raw Food-Eric Volkers Part II

Some people start the day with a strong breakfast:
-Eric’s breakfast!
– Organic Irish Oat Meal
– Organic Chlorella Powder & Organic Spirulina Powder
– Organic Blueberries, Raspberries & Goji Berries
– Organic Raw Honey from Bolivia
– Organic Raw Protein Powder and Organic Chia Powder
– Spring Alkaline water
and a green drink (Kale, Celery, Lemon, Apples, Dandelion, Celery & Ginger) – All Organic, of course

  • Carlos’ breakfast!
    – Green Smoothie if I do a light 20-minute exercise and some yoga exercise and stretching
    – 40% fruits and 60% green leaf
    – Mangoes, Spinach, and  Kale
    – Two medium oranges, Spinach, Kale, Ginger Root, Parsley
    – sometimes I alternate the green, and I use green onions, seeds of any citrus I eat that day or the day before (oranges, lemons, grapefruit)
    – Use your imagination
    – for my kids, my wife makes a 60% Frozen Mango and 40% green leaves
  • Carlos’ breakfast when he worksout:
    – A protein Powder with Alkaline water
    – Then my Green Smoothie!
    – Half an hour later, a Raw Chocolate Cookie, and/or some Raw Buckwheat  Cookies that my wife makes, or some Raw Granola

Eric: “Every single day I have a piece of cake” I really enjoy the Raw Food and desserts I eat!

  • We live for the delicious Raw desserts! Guilt FREE! No weight gain, but weight loss and more energy!
  • Try the Crystal Crunch-Berry Bar or the Dark Chocolate Caramel Bar from Euphoria Loves Rawvolution
  • Ice Cream, Chocolates, desserts are not bad for you. It’s when is chemically altered and genetically modified that is bad for you!
  • You are supposed to eat all this desserts every day, in moderation, and Raw Desserts gives you the healthy alternative to make it possible!
  • If I eat every day a cake from a place here in Beverly Hills, I’m sure I’ll be over weight again…
  • The body can’t utilize processed sugar, flour, and other pre-packed and/or already prepared and processed foods
  • That’s why diabetes is so common nowadays

Euphoria's Chocolate-Vainilla-Strawberry-Cheese Cake
Euphoria’s Chocolate-Vainilla-Strawberry-Cheese Cake

    Euphoria's Spirulina-Raw Cake

    Euphoria's Spirulina-Raw Cake

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