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Table of Contents
Energy Secret #1 Acid Makes You Fat Energy Secret #2 Enzymes - Your Fat Burning Work Horses *FREE GIFT* - Enzyme-Rich Raw Recipes Energy Secret #3 Digestion, Digestion, Digestion Energy Secret #4 The Real Energy in Foods Energy Secret #5 The Causes and Dangers of Being Fat Energy Secret #6 The Raw Food Diet vs. All the Rest 4 9 15 18 23 29 37

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Energy Secret #1 Acid Makes You Fat!

In case you dont already know The North American (or Western) diet is very acidic. From most proteins to many dairy products (especially cheese) to most grains, we take in far more dietary acids than we do alkaline-forming foods. And this imbalance between acid and alkaline can cause some serious long-term health problems. You see, when a food is ingested, digested, and absorbed, each component of that food will present itself as either an acid-forming compound or an alkaline-forming one. And when the sum total of all the acid producing and the alkaline producing micro and macronutrients is tabulated (at the end of a meal or at the end of a day), you're left with a calculated acid-base load. If the diet provides more acidic components, it will manifest as a net-acid load on the body. And if it provides more alkalizing components, it will manifest as a netalkaline (or base) load on the body. So why is having a net-acid load, also known as acidosis, bad? Lets discuss....

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Every cell in your body functions optimally within a certain pH range (pH is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of the body). In different cells, this optimal range is different, however, the net pH of the body has to remain tightly regulated. The blood, the most important tissue of the body, requires a pH of between 7.35 and 7.45, which is slightly alkaline.

If the pH of the blood falls even slightly out of this range, then you die its that simple! The stomach on the other hand is meant to be acidic in order to properly breakdown and begin digesting proteins. The stomach is generally at a pH of 2.0, which is highly acidic. One of the reasons that antacids are not recommended (except from your doctor unfortunately) is that they lessen the acidic environment of the stomach. As a result, the stomach ends up churning and working harder in an attempt to digest protein-based foods. The result incomplete digestion! Low acid in the stomach also impairs the absorption of several critical minerals especially iron and calcium. So just remember, the blood needs to be alkaline, the stomach needs to be acidic.
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One of the biggest challenges we now face especially in the western world is that because our diet is so high in refined grains, animal products, and processed foods, most of our population is in a constant state of ACIDOSIS! And this is bad news because when youre body is acidic it becomes a playground for sickness and disease! Also, the more acidic you are, the more easily you will store fat (more on that shortly). So, in a nutshell ACID DIET = ACID BODY = SICKNESS, DISEASE, AND FATNESS! Why else is acidosis dangerous to your health? Since your body must, at all costs, operate at a stable pH, it will go to great lengths to ensure that it achieves this goal. Thus, any dietary acid load MUST be neutralized by one of several acid-reducing mechanisms. Here are some of the most severe consequences of your body's attempt to maintain a constant pH in the face of an acidic environment

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Increased Fat Storage

When your blood is too acidic your body will find ways of protecting itself from the damaging effects of this acid. Just imagine acid flowing through your arteries and veins. Imagine what that could do the health of your blood vessels. NOT GOOD! So your body sends signals for this excess acid to be stored in fat cells. When this occurs it becomes much more difficult to lose weight because now your body needs to hold onto the fat because it's acting as a RESERVOIR for all the acid. Get rid of the acid and you'll get rid of the fat! Furthermore, acidosis leads to higher cortisol levels which in turn disrupts insulin regulation causing yet another signal for your body to retain its fat stores. Acidosis can also impair the functioning of the thyroid gland (the gland responsible for your metabolism). This may lead to hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) resulting in a lowering of your resting metabolic rate. The result - a tougher time burning calories and easier time gaining fat! So the big question is...how do you reduce the acid levels in your body? Well, thats exactly what I show YOU how to do throughout my Eating for Energy program. You can GET STARTED right away by clicking on this link

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"Yuri, I'd like to just let you know how you and Eating for Energy have changed my life..."
"I bought Eating for Energy after much hesitation, read it from cover to cover (I was glued to it and still am) so I'd like to share with you the difference it made to my life.

Needless to say, the medical profession has let me down greatly. After extensive examinations, MRI and CT scans, visits to ENT specialists and even a Neurologist, I was told nothing can be done about my condition and I would have to be fitted with a hearing aid and just live with the fact that my hearing loss would not get better and put up with the tinnitus for the rest of my life.

Well, I may be getting old (I'm 55 now in a few months I will be 56) and I don't feel this old and I'm certainly not ready to be fitted with a hearing aide yet. To cut along story short I decided to take matters into my own hands.

I started your raw food diet plan for just 4 weeks and WOW! The results are amazing, see for yourself.

Exactly one year ago, in October, my husband and I went to Japan for 3 week holiday and I weighed 172 pounds, the second picture is of me earlier this month on a trip with my girlfriends in Sydney. I have lost 22 lbs, have more energy now then I ever did in my life before, and I feel happier and healthier then on my 50th birthday almost six years ago.

Yuri, I just want to say there is so much information and so many web sites on the internet on health and fitness but you are by far THE BEST!

- Irene Marinkovic - Melbourne, Australia

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Energy Secret #2 Enzymes - Your Fat Burning Work Horses!

Enzymes are truly the key to long-lasting weight loss, health, and vitality! They are rarely, if ever, spoken about in most dietary approaches. Dont ask me why? Perhaps most diet experts are not even aware that they exist! However, food enzymes are an integral component of the Eating for Energy program and Im here to tell you that enzymes are of the utmost importance to your ability to lose weight, health, energy, lifespan, and overall function. Let us first begin by better understanding what exactly enzymes are.

What are enzymes?

Enzymes are proteins that accelerate metabolic reactions in the body. They are involved in every single bodily function from digestion to heart function and even thinking. The 3 main categories of enzymes are: 1. Digestive enzymes these are enzymes that are secreted by your pancreas and work on food digestion. They include proteases (which digest protein), lipases (which digest fat), and amylases (which digest carbohydrates). 2. Metabolic enzymes these enzymes are mainly produced in the liver and are involved in every other bodily process outside of digestion. 3. Food enzymes these are the enzymes that are inherent in raw living foods.

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Why are enzymes important?

Well, it's quite simple. Unfortunately, as scientific literature as illustrated, each of us is born with a finite number of enzymes. Contrary to popular belief, enzymes are actually used up after completing their functions. Therefore, if you run out of enzymes, you run out of life. Dr. Edward Howell, in his classic book Enzyme Nutrition, coined the term "enzyme bank account" referring to the bodys natural store of digestive and metabolic enzymes. Howell explained that, as with a money bank account, if you make too many "withdrawals", you will eventually exhaust your enzyme supply. This ultimately leads to an inability to burn fat properly, premature aging, disease, and death. This notion is supported by the fact that the elderly have lower levels of enzymes than those who are younger. Dr. Howell makes reference to Dr. Meyer and his colleagues at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, who found that the enzyme levels in the saliva of young adults was 30 times stronger than in persons over 69 years of age! Your enzyme bank account not only the length of your life, but how effectively you can maintain a high state of health and deal with disease. If you are sick, then your body has to do extra work to fend off whichever microorganism is causing the problem. In order to do this work, your body requires its metabolic enzymes to work overtime to get rid of the problem and bring you back to balance. The more enzymes your body has available (ie. by eating less cooked foods), the more effectively it can deal with the problem and restore your health.

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On the flipside, if your body is constantly forced to use greater amounts of its own energy and enzymes as a result of eating too many cooked foods there will be less energy available to heal your body and restore optimal health. Enzymes also play a pivotal role in your bodys ability to breakdown and metabolize fat. In the following depiction you'll notice the fat-digesting enzyme lipase, which acts at various "active sites" on fat molecules to break them down into 3 fatty acids and 1 glycerol molecule. If lipase is not present (or in lesser amounts) what do you think will happen???

If you said improper fat breakdown you're right! So, you might be wondering. How do you drain your "enzyme bank account"? Its simple really

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By consuming foods that are void of natural food enzymes such as cooked foods, refined foods, and non-foods. These dead foods all place high demands on your pancreas to secrete more digestive enzymes. According to the Law of Adaptive Secretion of Digestive Enzymes, your pancreas will only produce/secrete the necessary amount and type of enzymes required for digesting a particular meal. Therefore, consuming large amounts of enzyme-void dead foods forces your body to spend more energy on devoting its enzymes to digestion and less energy on producing metabolic enzymes for other bodily functions! This is important to understand and is also supported by evidence that consuming less food can actually help you live longer and healthier. This occurs because less food means fewer digestive enzymes are required. As a result, more energy can be spent on allowing your bodys metabolic enzymes to fend off disease and breakdown unneeded fat reserves for energy. In fact, for a good part of the 20th Century, European oncologists have included enzyme therapy as a natural, non-toxic therapy against cancer. Almost all of the leading alternative cancer specialists prescribe both food enzymes and concentrated enzyme supplements as primary or adjunct cancer therapies. One might assume that if pancreatic enzymes are effective in treating existing cancers that maintaining a large pool of these precious enzymes in the body would help to prevent cancer from developing in the first place. Makes sense to me. How about you?

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Studies on human populations show that those who eat fresh fruits and vegetables (which are naturally loaded with natural food enzymes) have dramatically reduced levels of cancer, obesity, and other diseases.

Evidence from the Animal Kingdom

Animals also harness the power of enzymes in food by burying or covering it, thereby allowing enzyme activity to begin and food to be predigested. That way, animals preserve their own enzyme supply. In fact, animals - and also the people of some native cultures - teach us not only about how to preserve our enzyme supply, but also about disease prevention through efficient use of enzymes. For instance, although whales have up to six inches of fat keeping them warm their arteries are unclogged. Similarly, Eskimos, who frequently eat large quantities of fat, are often not obese. The biggest reason for this is that these fats are eaten in their raw state, meaning that the enzymes necessary for their digestion are still intact! Cooking of food, particularly if heat is prolonged and over 118 degrees Fahrenheit, destroys the natural enzymes in that food, leaving what is commonly consumed by the modern person - an "enzymeless" diet. And there are BIG PROBLEMS with depleting enzymes in your body. Your glands and major organs, including the brain, suffer most from this deficiency. The brain may actually shrink as a result of a cooked, over-refined diet devoid of enzymes the body so desperately needs.

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Animal studies have even shown that the brains of wild animals are almost always larger in size and heavier than those of their domesticated enzyme-void counterparts. The brains of wild meadow mice are twice as heavy as those of laboratory mice. Even Charles Darwin noted that the domesticated rabbit has a smaller brain than his wild cousin. If there is an enzyme deficiency in the body, the pancreas will compensate and swell indicating that it is having to work much harder. Laboratory mice fed heatprocessed enzyme-less food have a pancreas 2-3 times heavier than that of wild mice eating their natural enzyme-rich diet of living food. Moreover, Dr. Howell found in his research that there is a direct correlation between consumption of dead, enzyme-void foods and obesity in mice. Mice that consumed cooked, dead food diets were almost nearly twice as heavy as mice consuming natural living foods found in the wild!! So how do you make deposits into our "enzyme bank account" to optimize your health and burn more fat? Well, thats exactly what youll discover in Eating for Energy. You dont want to turn into one of those overweight mice do you? Well, then grab your copy today by clicking on this link:

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FREE GIFT Enzyme-Rich Raw Recipes

I want you to understand just how easy it is to take your health to the next level, lose weight, and boost your energyalmost effortlessly! To help you do so, here are 2 of my favourite raw food recipes from Eating for Energy. Not only are they packed full of enzymes and essential nutrients, but they also taste amazingand they take less than 4 minutes to put together!

Banana Pear Cereal

1 banana, chopped 1 pear, cubed 1 date, diced cup almonds, chopped 1 tbsp ground flaxeed 1 tbsp hemp seeds 1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl and top with almond milk.

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Chocolate Raspberry Faux Ice Cream

1-2 frozen bananas cup raspberries 1 tbsp cacao nibs 1. Frozen bananas make an incredible substitute for ice cream. Run them through a juicer with the blank plate OR but you can also make banana ice cream with a high-speed blender or food processor. If you need to add a little liquid to make the frozen banana blend, I suggest a bit of almond milk or coconut milk. A drop of vanilla extract is another nice touch. 2. Pour ice cream over raspberries and top with cacao nibs. Whats thatyoure a chocolate fan? Combine a sliced frozen banana (or two), a spoonful of cacao powder, and a bit of maple syrup (enough to blend smoothly). Its delicious!

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"Yuri, just wanted to say thanks for a great book! I do want to say that you have put all the information all together rather nicely. I like the action steps and your raw food recipes are like a breath of fresh air. I was getting pretty tired of the same old stuff but your book is so refreshing. I will recommend your book to others as I think they will appreciate the fact that it is easy to understand. Thanks again for all that you are doing."

- Martha Trahan Orange, Tennessee

"Yuri, I have been completely astounded by the information contained in your book. It has been for me the best purchase online ever 'to date'.

I fast read it in 3 days, I am an Aries and very impulsive impatient, ha ha! Boy was it good. Your recipes are delicious and I have been writing them out in a little notebook, to use as a guide when i am shopping."

- Sharon King Blackpool, UK

"I am half-way through Eating For Energy and am thrilled at how much I am learning about how our body functions and nutrition! I've been a vegetarian for 20 years, and vegan for one, and the information you are providing is invaluable to me, especially because I have a three year old that I am trying to raise on a plant-based vegan diet. I found myself feeding him a lot of "mock" foods just to avoid meat and dairy, but still very processed. Now I know what whole/plant foods I can feed him with the knowledge that he is getting all his nutritional requirements. Thanks for writing this book!"

- Nancy Gribble Apollo Beach, Florida

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Energy Secret #3 Digestion, Digestion, Digestion!

An underactive digestive system (ie. stomach) can promote weight gain and inhibit fat loss. When your body is unable to properly digest the food you eat, it is more likely to store it as fat. At the same time, nothing can rob your energy like sluggish digestion. Food begins its digestive breakdown in the mouth and stomach and continues its path onto absorption in the small and large intestine. If you eat food and it subsequently just sits in your stomach for hours on end, you will feel bloated, fatigued, and definitely not light and energetic. When food is not digested and absorbed properly, your body interprets this is a signal that no more energy (ie. food) is needed and the excess is therefore put into storage - fat storage. Carbohydrates and fats, if unused (ie. via exercise), are ultimately converted to and stored as fat. That's why it isn't advisable to eat a carbohydrate-rich meal late at night, especially if you're not going to be active thereafter. Excess protein on the other hand is not converted to fat but rather is excreted via the kidneys (urine). High protein diets are well known to place "huge" stress on the kidneys for this reason. When food is not properly digested, it doesn't get absorbed properly because the resulting food particles are too big to pass through the normal pores in the intestinal walls. Instead, what ends up happening is that these larger particles may adhere to the intestinal wall causing inflammation and a widening of the intestinal "pores".

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This chronic irritation can eventually lead to a condition known as Leaky Gut Syndrome, which is characterized by an increasingly permeable intestinal tract where undigested food particles freely enter into the blood stream (when they're not supposed to!). These large undigested particles are then identified by the immune system as foreign and, thus, elicit an immune or allergic response. And that is the primary way in which food sensitivities and allergies come about. That's something your doctor won't tell you! When the body becomes sensitive or allergic to particular foods a nasty cascade of events begins which can lead to all sorts of problems including skin disorders, asthma, more allergies, and weight gain.

Bowel Movements and Weight Loss

Undigested foods also stuff you up and reduce the ease and frequency of bowel movements. These foods may become impacted along the intestinal walls, which further makes food transit through the digestive system impaired. If the food you eat is not being eliminated from your body, then it must be going somewhere - it doesn't just disappear. If it isn't being eliminated, then its being stored!

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For optimal digestive (and overall) health you should be passing 1-3 non-strenuous bowel movements each day. Most people I've dealt with are lucky if they pass just 1 per day!!! If you aren't going regularly then you need to start. There are some very simple things that you can do improve your "transit time" and bowel movement quality and frequency, several of which I share with you in Eating for Energy. You may not have known this but your poop is one of the best indicators of your digestive and overall health. And a lack of bowel movements (ie. constipation) is a strong indicator that things are not working as they should. And dont worry You dont need some kind of magic potion to get you regular. Instead, everything you need for smooth and regular #2s can be found in the foods you eat (and those which you should also avoid). I hope youre starting to see that constipation is a serious issue with some pretty severe consequences. Did you know that a build-up of un-eliminated feces gives off toxins that circulate back into your bloodstream. This is known as auto-intoxication and it places a huge toxic burden on your bodys most important organ the liver! The liver is your body's detoxifying organ and thus filters everything that enters the bloodstream from the digestive tract. Because the liver is also one of the key fat metabolizing organs, if it is overworked or impaired (due to high filtering or other demands), its ability to burn fat will be
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hindered. Many people who have weight problems most often also suffer from a "toxic" liver. In Eating for Energy you'll learn the exact steps that you need to take to ensure optimal digestive and bowel function. You will learn specific food combining principles to maximize digestion, learn about 2 easy ways to relieve constipation and improve your bowel movements right away, and discover several liver-friendly foods that will ensure your liver stays in fat burning health!

Are you ready to get started yet?


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"My hair was white-grey and now is brown-grey and still slowly going darker!"
"Yuri, your book "Eating for Energy" has been a refreshing delight. Due to food intolerances and multiple chemical sensitivities I needed a change from the restrictive diet that I have been following.

Your recipes have provided me with a lot of different taste sensations and healthy alternatives. My immediate goal is to cut out all dairy products eventually and as a start I have been using almond milk in my tea instead of milk. You reminded me to retry sprouting and I bought some Hemp sprouting bags with delightful results.

Due to your juices I have now been free from constant urinary infections and the need to take large amounts of antibiotics.

I have had constipation all my life and that is now gone too! My skin had sore patches on it and they are gone as well.

My hair was white grey and now is brown grey and still slowly going darker. My eldest granddaughter tells me I am the most active grandmother she knows."

- Frances Poole Gooseberry Hill, Australia

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Energy Secret #4 The Real Energy in Foods

When you think of food and energy you probably think of calories, right? Well, thats what weve been led to believe thanks to all those wonderful food labels. But what most people dont realize is that the ultimate source of energy is the sun. Energy is captured in the chlorophyll of plants, the pigment that gives there wonderful green hue. These plants are then consumed by animals (including humans) and this energy provides the necessary building blocks and fuel we need to thrive. Thus, the MAIN reason for eating is nourishment, growth, and productivity. However, weve gone way beyond that now, havent we? Typically this energy is referred to as calories. But let's assume that 2 foods have the exact same amount of calories - does each present a different energy to the body or are they the same? Most allopathic practitioners (doctors, dietitians) only view foods for their nutrient content and energy (in calories) that they yield. For instance, a bagel has roughly 250 calories, and 'x' amount of carbohydrates, 'x' amount of protein, and so forth. But why is that 2 foods that have the exact same caloric value affect your body in different ways? Well, we can look at the nutrient profile of the given foods such as their content of fat, carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, and minerals. This would be looking at foods from a quantitative perspective.
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We can also investigate the quality of the ingredients (if applicable) of the foods. Are there preservatives, fillers, fortifiers, and so forth that have been added? Such an investigation may also reveal some previously unknown sensitivities or allergies to particular foods both of which severely affect your health. I personally prefer looking at the quality of ingredients in foods rather than counting their calories and nutrient contents. When you focus on quality ingredients, the quantity becomes less important. And who enjoys counting calories anyways? I sure dont! But there's still something more to this story of food energy...

We Are Electromagnetic Beings and Foods Either Provide or Drain our Energy
That's right! All living things are electromagnetic. We conduct electricity within our body much as a computer does within its hard drive. Think about it for a moment. When our body breaks down food, it is must go somewhere to have an effect, right? Well, how does it get to its destination and what happens to it when it gets there? The precise details of this are truly fascinating and I cover them in detail in Eating for Energy. They're a little beyond the scope of this lesson. But just remember that all communication in our body occurs via nerve impulses, which are...electric impulses! And it helps to also realize that every single piece of food is charged! Food is pure energy it has a specific vibration and frequency. We can't see it but we know it's
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there (actually we can and Ill show you in just a second). The importance of this is that each of the body's cells, organs, and systems also require this electromagnetic vibrational "energy" to perform its function. For instance, the average energy of your core organs such your brain, your heart, your lungs is 70 megahertz. Food has the same measurable electrical energy. For example, what kind of electrical charges are available in chocolate cake, in megahertz? 1-3 MHz. A Big Mac has 5 megahertz of vibrational energy. Most vitamin and mineral supplements are 10-30 megahertz and thats if your body can absorb them. Raw almonds are 40-50 MHz. And there are groups of other foods which will blow your mind when you see the amount of energy that they provide - well above 90 MHz! You will learn all about them in Eating for Energy. So can we now better answer our initial question? I think so. Foods definitely do not provide the same energy to our bodies even if they have the same caloric value! Check this out...

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These are two Kirlian photographs (courtesy of Kirlian photographer Christopher Wodtke) of two different ORGANIC SPROUTS (a lentil specifically). Kirlian photography is a method that enables us to see the vibrational energy emanating from living things. The picture on the left is of a RAW ORGANIC SPROUT while the picture on the right is of an organic sprout that has been cooked for just 3 minutes. Do you see the IMMENSE DIFFERENCE in energy emanating from the RAW sprout on the left versus the one on the right? Here's the best part...the lentil sprouts in these pictures yield the exact same 82 calories per cup! I guarantee that each will affect your body TOTALLY differently. THERE IS OBVIOUSLY MORE TO ENERGY THAN JUST CALORIES!!!

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So the lesson is the following...


Raw Food = Greater Vibrational Energy = Your Body Recognizes The Food its Given = You Feel More Energetic and Have an Easier Time Metabolizing Fat (and Food), Instead of Storing it! Now if you're truly interested in learning the whole story about this energy phenomenon and discovering which foods will give you the energy and thus tremendous fat burning capacity, then you'll want to pick up your copy of Eating for Energy (if you havent done so already). You will be blown away by the transformation your body will experience following the natural raw food nutrition principles in this program. You will discover that by eating the right foods you'll be able to eat more and feel more energized; all while burning more fat than ever before!

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"I haven't felt this good in years!"

"Yuri, this is the first time ever I've taken time out to write a testimonial, but I'm just so excited about Eating for Energy. I haven't felt this good in years. I've been suffering with perimenopause for the last five years, which made me feel like I was going insane.

I've purchased several diet and raw diet e-books and this is the best of the best.

I love your recipes and the 12-week meal plan is great - it keeps me focus on eating right. I have so much energy its scary. I know its only been three weeks but I feel like I could eat this way forever. I just can't thank you enough."

- Paddy Cook Chicago, Illinois

"I have lost 26 pounds so far and I am feeling so much better!"

"I have been trying to find a way to cure my Rheumatoid arthritis. The approach you recommend in your book makes the most sense of any yet. I have been vegetarian since December 2007. I have lost 26 pounds so far and I am feeling so much better. I notice a difference in how much better I feel when my PH is alkaline. I hope to continue my learning and cure myself. I'll keep you posted. Thank you for the book and all the great information in it."

- John Gilmer Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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Energy Secret #5 The Causes and Dangers of Being Fat!

Why is it that more and more people are overweight and obese nowadays? Yes, it's true that as a whole our society has become less active but there are also a myriad of other factors that influence weight gain and the subsequent onslaught of health problems associated with that. According to Statistics Canada (2004) what can I say, Im Canadian baby! 60% of Canadians are overweight with 23% of them being obese (these number are slightly higher for Americans). The worst part is that ONLY 5% of people who lose a significant amount of weight are able to keep it off for longer than 5 years. Why is this the case? And what are some of the main causes and subsequent dangers of being fat or overweight? It has been shown that adult obesity can be attributed to 25% genetic origin and another 30% to family cultural factors. Thats about 55% of the pie that is kind of out of your control. But what about the other 45%? You must understand that you are 100% responsible for your health and vitality. By choosing to exercise regularly, clean up your diet (perhaps through Eating for Energy), and improve your relationship with food You can absolutely achieve the health AND body of your dreams! And it will help if you follow a proven (and healthy) system. Wouldnt you agree?
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But before we get to that lets look at TWO major factors predicting who is at risk for obesity include: 1. Adults with a low basal metabolic rate (strongly familial but can be altered) 2. Obese infants of obese mothers One of the ways in which obesity can develop is related to fat cells. Specifically, how many of them you have and how large they are. Fat cells differ from other cells in the body in that they are greedier and more elastic than most other cells. They can hold up to 62% fat, while other cells contain only about 20% fat. An average weight person will have 25-35 billion fat cells, while an obese person may have 100-150 billion! In response to weight gain (and an acidic body), fat cells puff up like tiny balloons to store extra fat. Like balloons, there is a limit to their capacity but when this limit is reached a stimulus occurs resulting in the production of even more fat cells. Once fat cells have been produced, they remain in the body for life and can only be removed surgically. It's important to remember that only during certain times in your life can the actual number of fat cells increase. Conversely, the size of your fat cells can change throughout your life. As you'll see shortly, women are unfortunately more susceptible to gaining fat and being overweight.

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There are several times during the life cycle when the body is receptive to the accumulation of new fat cells. Keep in mind that these periods of time can shape who you are for the rest of your life! So be sure to make the proper food and lifestyle choices.

1. INFANCY (first 2 years of life)

The first time after birth when additional fat cells are produced is during infancy, especially during the first two years of life when the growth rate is explosive and the need for calories is high. Parents beware! What you feed your child during this stage can set them up for great health and a lean body or it can predispose them to bad habits, sickness, and an easy accumulation of fat. Please do the right thing! Follow the principles laid out for you in Eating for Energy. 2. EARLY ADOLESCENCE (10-11 years of age) In females, the body begins laying down extra fat to produce the contours of the adult woman. This is vulnerable time for fat gain since most teenagers tend to consume large amounts of processed foods loaded with sugar and bad fat. Furthermore, hormonal changes begin to kick in, which can promote the accumulation of fat cells in and around the hips and thighs. 3. PREGNANCY During pregnancy there is a tendency to synthesize a significant number of fat cells. In fact, the first hormonal changes that occur with pregnancy redirect the mother's

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metabolism to fat storage and fat use, saving the carbohydrates for the developing fetus. NOTE: Aside from pregnancy, the time between adolescence and menopause is not a natural period of fat cell number expansion. 4. POST-MENOPAUSE The final period of possible fat cell accumulation (at least for women) is after menopause. Studies show that 65-75% of menopausal women involuntarily gain weight. This may be due to a lack of progesterone and the consequent estrogen dominance that can cause weight gain.

Yo-Yo Diets and Fat Accumulation

There is a controversy about whether fat cells can be added as a result of yo-yo diets. One theory is that prolonged starvation and "crash" diets may cause an increase in fat cell number. There have also been reports that liposuction from one area of the body can lead to fat cell gain in other areas. The body will find ways to balance itself out! Please understand that once fat cells are formed they do not disappear with weight loss. When you lose weight they simply shrink in size, thus reducing the amount of body fat.

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Ask any health/fitness/diet expert worth their weight and theyll tell you that when it comes to losing weight, what you eat is by far the MOST important factor to your success. Yes, exercise is critical too but you can never out-train a bad diet! The unfortunate reality is that there are so many garbage diets on the market that promise quick weight loss. The problem with these fad diets is that they are dangerous sure they may help you lose weight temporarily, but they certainly wont better your health. Do you honestly think you can eat whatever you want (as some diets claim) to lose weight AND better your health? I dont think so! But Ill show you how to do so safely, naturally, and effectively! Because its really is simple as this When you eat for health, everything else falls into place!

Dangers of Being Overweight/Obese

Obesity is defined as having a bodyweight over 20% of "standard" weight, or when body fat exceeds 30% of body weight in women and 25% of body weight in men. The desirable body fat (not BMI) range is 18-28% and 12-16% for women and men, respectively. Just in case youve been living on another planet for the past few decades, let me quickly remind you of some of the dangers of being overweight/obese.

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First, and perhaps most importantly, being overweight shortens your lifespan. According to the National Institutes of Health, someone who is only 10% above their ideal weight has a 5-15% likelihood of not reaching their life expectancy. Someone who weighs 100% above their ideal weight is a whopping 1,100% likely of not reaching their full life expectancy! Other diseases and conditions related to being overweight include: Type II Diabetes - enlarged fat cells which then poorly bind and poorly respond to insulin. Asthma - more likely to develop asthma the heavier you are. Bone and Joint Disorders - excess pressure on hip, knee, and ankle joints. Heart Disease - increases in serum cholesterol and triglyceride levels Gall Bladder Stones - increased cholesterol content in bile Hypertension - the heavier you are, the harder the heart has to pump to circulate the blood. Various Cancers - estrogen produced by fat cells and excess energy intake may promote tumor development. Is it really worth suffering any more? If you've been struggling with excess weight for some time now, then you NEED to start doing something that is different than what you've been doing. If youre lost, held hostage by food, or cant seem to get going with healthier eating, then I guarantee that Eating for Energy will transform your life!

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Eating for Energy will hold your hand and show you the exact step-by-step nutritional strategies that you can (and must) fit into your life. Following the principles in this book will not only shed pounds of unwanted fat off your body but will promote tremendous health since it is based on eating as nature intended for you to eat. No gimmicks, no drugs, no pills. Isnt it time to stop the insanity? Now, you can lose weight and have more energy WHILE actually improving your health. Wouldnt it be great to have more energy to play with your kids, go out with your friends, and experience so much more of what life has to offer? Dont you want to feel more attractive for that special someone? Just imagine how much more confident and happy you would feel if people started paying more attention to you because of how beautiful you lookand your radiant personality!

Are you ready to take your body, your health, and your life to the next level?


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"Many women are telling me how beautiful my skin is!"

"I was about 100 lbs over weight from stress and lack of exercise. I thought I was eating healthy and juiced occasionally. However, your well-researched book showed me otherwise. I am trying to do at least one green juice a day.

Within the first week, people were commenting to me that I had lost weight. Also many women are telling me how beautiful my skin is. Now I am doing two juices a day - one fruit and one green veggie and have discovered that I am not as hungry.

Part of your program is helping me reduce time spent in other areas. For instance, I am juicing more which means less cooking and more time for exercise and other activities. I never thought about it before but my vita mix is really my stove.

I know that as my results keep improving, people will ask how did you do it? Weight Watchers? Atkins? South Beach? None of the above - I am going to shout Yuri's Eating for Energy! I feel greatttt!! Thanks so much for your book."

- Martha Vaughan Morehead City, North Carolina

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Energy Secret #6 The Raw Food Diet vs. All The Rest
I'm sure you'd agree that the health of the Western world is a sad state of affairs! We're overwhelmed with a plethora of dieting books and told that one way of eating is better than the next. I feel your frustration. After all, who are you supposed to believe? One thing is for sure - those who are most successful at anything in life have developed lifestyle habits that propel them towards their goals. The key to long lasting healthy weight loss is in developing empowering lifestyle habits that begin with nourishing your body (not depriving it) of foods that energize and sculpt it. But in the meantime, let's see what nature and science have to say. Obesity, diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular, osteoporosis, arthritis, etc... These are all diseases that affect an overwhelming majority of our population. Do you fall into any of these categories? If so, you need to take action now. If not, you still need to take action now to maintain great health and to prevent to onset of these "man-made" diseases. A recent study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that there is growing awareness that the profound changes in the environment (eg. in diet and other lifestyle conditions) that began with the introduction of agriculture and animal

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husbandry approximately 10,000 years ago occurred too recently on an evolutionary time scale for humans to adjust to. In conjunction with the discordance between our ancient, genetically determined biology and the nutritional, cultural, and activity patterns of contemporary Western life, many of the so-called aforementioned diseases have emerged. In particular, the difference between food staples and food-processing procedures introduced during the Neolithic era ("The Stone Age" - 8500 BC) and the Industrial Revolution (late 18th century) has fundamentally altered 7 crucial nutritional characteristics of our ancestors diets: 1. Glycemic load - how a food's sugar content affects the body's insulin response 2. Fatty acid composition - types and quality of fats 3. Macronutrient composition - proportion of fats, carbohydrates, and proteins within a food 4. Micronutrient density - quantity of mineral, vitamins, and phytonutrients within a food 5. Acid-base balance - is the food acid or alkaline-forming in the body? 6. Sodium-potassium ratio - more foods are now higher in sodium (making them more addictive) 7. Fiber content - newer processed foods have lower fiber content. These changes have evidently not been to our benefit! The evolutionary collision of our ancient genetic make-up with the poor nutritional qualities of todays food underlie many of the chronic diseases that affect so many of us.

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What the Research Says...

There's no shortage of diets to choose from to drop excess weight, but they differ widely in quality and health benefits, researchers say. An illuminating recent study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association gives us some more insight. For overweight and obese adults it's important not only to shed pounds, but to do it by eating heart-healthy foods, said Dr. Yunsheng Ma of the University of Massachusetts medical school in Worcester, and director of the study. After analyzing eight popular diets, he and his team found that the diets that included high amounts of fruits, vegetables and fiber, and small quantities of healthy fat were best. (Sounds like a natural raw food diet to me) One of the more significant findings was that The Atkins diet, a high-protein, lowcarbohydrate diet, came at the bottom of the list, mainly because of its more liberal attitude toward red meat, saturated fat and trans fats, and low amounts of fruit and fiber. The researchers used a measure called the Alternate Healthy Eating Index (AHEI) to judge the quality of the widely used diet plans. They picked six of the diets from the New York Times bestseller list and also included the Weight Watchers plan, as it is the largest commercial plan in the United States, as

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well as the U.S. government's 2005 Food Guide Pyramid, since it offers diet guidelines to all Americans. The AHEI evaluates a diet's potential heart benefits based on factors such as the amount of fruits, vegetables and fiber, and the ratio of heart-healthy polyunsaturated fats to cholesterol-raising saturated fat. The top score went to the (can't state the name) diet, a low-fat, largely vegetarian plan. The diet, is intended to prevent and treat heart disease, so its high score -- 64.6 out of a possible 70 points -- is not unexpected. The Atkins plan and some other low-carb, high-protein diets, including the Weight Watchers High-Protein option, were deemed less heart-healthy. Surprisingly, Ma said, the U.S. government's Food Pyramid landed in the middle. Although the Pyramid was revamped in 2005, it still falls short of the top-ranked diets for fruits, vegetables, fiber and limits on "bad" fats, Ma added. Its no wonder that the average American only east 1.5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day! The researchers did not advocate any one particular brand of weight-loss plan. But, according to Ma, people who are trying to lose weight should look to the components of the top-scoring diets (ie. low fat and vegetarian) to help fashion a heart-healthy weight loss eating plan. What's interesting is that Eating for Energy, although not yet selling on the New York Times Best Seller list resembles the diet that was chosen as #1.

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However, Eating for Energy takes weight loss and healthy eating to the next level! There truly is nothing like it on the market, especially when it comes to raw foods.

The Problem with Most Raw Food Diets

The reason I developed Eating for Energy is that I quickly realized that most raw food books were written for raw foodists, not the beginner, nor people who dont care to become hardcore raw foodists. I certainly fell into that category. Through my years of holistic nutrition schooling and working with thousands of personal clients, I also realized that adding more raw foods into your diet could possibly be the MOST important decision you make for your health. But the problem is that so many raw food recipes and programs ask you to prepare meals that take up to 48 hours to prepare!!! No thanks. Like you, I dont have all day to wait for my meals to dehydrate or sit around. I like quick, fresh food that tastes great. And thats exactly what you get with the 120 recipes in Eating for Energy. They take less than 10 minutes prepare and they satisfy even the pickiest of foodies, including myself! Eating for Energy is not a diet. Its a step-by-step program that helps you transition into a healthier way of eating by adding more raw living foods into your diet.

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Whether you want to go 100% raw or just start adding a few more salads or smoothies into your lifestyle is up to you! Either way, the benefits are truly incredible!

New More Proof?

Here are testimonials from 3 very well respected authorities:

From New York Times Best Selling Author and Success Coach
In a world filled with dubious diet books, Eating for Energy identifies the proven steps that will lead to abundant health, a fit body, and radiant energy. It is easy, understandable, inspiring, and applicable. It's the best tool to come along in years.

- Raymond Aaron New York Times Best Selling Author, Chicken Soup for the Parents Soul

From a Medical Doctor

Medicine today should encompass a multidisciplinary approach to health promotion and health prevention. Yuri Elkaims Eating for Energy ebook tackles heath promotion from the most basic building blocks of life, namely, diet. Healthy dietary lifestyle choices serve to increase ones energy, productivity and prevent disease. Yuris e-book sheds light on dietary choices in a comprehensive, yet simplistic approach. Everyone can benefit from his knowledge and insight into healthy eating.

I highly recommend reading this book.

- Dr. Danny Grossi, BSc., MSc., MD Clinic Director, Toronto Regional Pain Management Centre

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From the Raw Food Guru himself

"I found Yuri Elkaim's book Eating For Energy surprisingly innovative. The entire book is framed positively and contains a wealth of solution-oriented action steps for readers. The raw recipes are quite extensive as well. Enjoy Eating For Energy and Have The Best Day Ever!"

- David Wolfe Author of The Sunfood Diet Success System, Naked Chocolate, Amazing Grace, and Eating For Beauty.

Live the LIFE you know you deserve. Get started today!


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So who is Yuri Elkaim anyways?

Yuri Elkaim graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelors of Physical Education and Health from the University of Toronto. He is a Certified Kinesiologist, a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, and the Head Strength & Conditioning and Nutrition Coach for the University of Toronto mens soccer program.

After losing ALL his hair to an autoimmune condition, called Alopecia (as a result of years of unhealthy eating), Yuri turned to holistic raw food nutrition for answers. It wasnt long until his improved eating habits helped him re-grow his hair (although he still keeps his head shaved as its become his claim to fame) and skyrocketed his health and vitality to an entirely new level!

Over the past 12 years, Yuri has helped over 29,000 people around the world lose weight, get fit, and live their healthiest lives ever through his innovative iPod workout programs Fitter U, Treadmill Trainer, and Fitter U Fitness and his best-selling nutrition programs Eating for Energy and the Total Wellness Cleanse.

Before founding his company Total Wellness Consulting - Yuri played professional soccer for 3 years - with the Toronto Lynx of the North American A-League and with Lille OSC of the French 1st division. Yuri was also named a 2-time All-Canadian All-Star and team MVP/captain with the University of Toronto Mens Soccer team helping the team capture provincial gold and silver medals and leading the team to the National Championships.

Yuri has shared his wealth of knowledge and expertise by publishing articles in Beyond Fitness Magazine, Impact Magazine, and Fitness Business Canada Magazine. He and his fitness and nutrition program have also been featured in several media including: Maximum Fitness Magazine, CityTV, Perfect Fit, CP24, 24 Hours, Calgary Herald, eTalk Daily, and Breakfast Television.

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