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  • Raw Thai Coconut Curry Soup

    November 3, 2011 By Billy

    This one is delicious! Many raw vegetables can be tough for the body to digest because of the tough and course nature of cell walls in plants. And one of my favorite strategies is to puree raw vegetables into dip, sauces and soups. That way it makes them easy to digest and very palatable and also maintains that nutrient/enzyme rich quality.

    Raw Thai Coconut Curry Soup

    Blend in Blender:
    1 Thai coconut (1 cup water and all of meat scooped out from coconut)
    you can also use a can of coconut milk . . . it’s still a very nourishing fat.
    2 leaves collard greens
    Juice from half lemon
    Sea salt to taste
    Round teaspoon Thai curry paste
    Round teaspoon miso
    Optional: Add a serving of Infinity Greens for a boost of antioxidants and nutrients!

    Warm and serve.

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  • Tangy Ginger Dressing

    November 2, 2011 By Billy

    Tangy Ginger Dressing

    Blend:
    1 ripe tomato
    1 cup olive oil
    1/2 cup lemon juice
    1/4 cup honey
    2 tablespoons chopped ginger
    1 round teaspoon sea salt
    Optional: you can add a round teaspoon of Infinity Greens!

    Apply liberally over mix of organic baby greens, sliced avocado and tomato, sprouts, and sundried olives . . . or use in a Veggie Wrap. Marinate your favorite leafy greens with olive oil and lemon juice. Or use your new tangy ginger dressing recipe. Sprinkle a little sea salt and cayenne pepper. Roll in sprouted Ezekiel tortilla with sliced avocado and grated carrot. This is awesome

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  • Raw Gazpacho

    By Billy

    Raw Gazpacho
    Blend in Vita-Prep:
    2 cucumbers peeled and seeds removed
    4 Roma tomatoes
    1 red bell pepper, seeds removed
    1/2 onion, peeled
    1/2 avocado
    1/4 cup olive oil
    1/4 cup lemon juice
    1 cup carrot juice
    1 tablespoon dill
    1 tablespoon oregano
    1/2 tablespoon chili powder
    1 tablespoon dry chives
    1/2 tablespoon sea salt
    Add extra water for desired consistency, or a serving of Infinity Protein for a powerful protein boost. This is incredibly refreshing on a summer day!

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  • Raw Cole Slaw

    November 1, 2011 By Billy

    Raw Cole Slaw

    Equipment Needed: Cuisinart Food Processor, Vitamix Blender Ingredients:Purple Cabbage, Carrot, Red Onion, Celery Seed, Lemon Juice, Olive Oil, Dry Thyme, Sea Salt

    Using shredder blade in food processor:
    Add 1 head purple cabbage
    Add 2 carrots
    Add 1 red onion
    Blend in the Vitamix:
    1/2 cup lemon juice
    1/5 cup olive oil
    1 tablespoon celery seed
    1 teaspoon sea salt
    1/2 teaspoon dry thyme
    And for a quick immune booster, add a serving of Infinity C!
    Mix ingredients together in a large bowl and enjoy!

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  • Chillied Red Quinoa with Spinach Salsa Dressing

    October 26, 2011 By Billy

    Chillied Red Quinoa with Spinach Salsa Dressing

     

    Ingredients:

    Red Quinoa (regular quinoa is fine also)
    1/2 pound spinach
    Shelled edemame
    Chili powder blend
    Coconut oil
    3 lemons
    Celtic sea salt
    Olive oil
    1 jalapeno pepper
    Bunch of cilantro
    2 juicy Roma tomatoes
    Add into pot:
    1 cup red quinoa
    3 cups water
    Best if you do this first step earlier in the day . . . then it can just sit at room temperature, and the Quinoa partially sprouts and becomes more protein available, and it cooks faster.
    1/2 cup shelled edemame
    Cook covered at low boil for 10-12 minutes are until water is nearly absorbed. Do not stir. Sprinkle into pot heaping tablespoon chili powder blend, teaspoon sea salt, round tablespoon coconut oil. Cook for 2-3 more minutes. Squeeze half of lemon into pot, give it a stir and turn of heat.

    Add into Blender:
    1/2 pound spinach
    1/4 cup olive oil
    Juice of 3 lemons
    Slightly round teaspoon Celtic sea salt
    2 tomatoes (squeeze some of the juice out first and salsa will be thicker)
    1/2 onion
    1 jalapeno pepper with seeds removed (otherwise will be too spicy!)
    1/4 cup cilantro leaves
    And, for an antioxidant and superfood boost, add one serving of Infinity Greens!
    Blend until smooth. This is also a great dip!
    Serve quinoa and drizzle desired amount of green salsa over top.
    This could be your new favorite dish. Serves 3.

    Read more about nutritious superfoods here.

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  • Raw Kale Pesto

    October 25, 2011 By Billy


    This is amazing as a dressing, dip or topping for any cooked whole grain. This is wonderfully easy and requires no chopping – just everything in the blender and hit go! Please try it . . . it tastes more amazing than you would ever imagine.

    Raw Kale Pesto
    Blend in blender:
    Full bunch of fresh kale, stems removed
    1 tomato
    Juice of 3 lemons
    1/3 cup olive oil
    1 teaspoon sea salt or to taste
    Sprinkle of cayenne pepper
    Optional: fresh basil
    Serve over warm cooked quinoa.
    Quinoa for 2: add 1 cup quinoa, 3 cups water. Low boil until water absorbed.

    For a powerful protein boost, add one serving of Infinity Protein into the blender!

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  • Classic Oatmeal

    October 24, 2011 By Billy

    Classic Oatmeal – A timeless favorite!
    Add into pot: 1 cup rolled oats, 2 cups water, sprinkle Celtic sea salt.
    Cook at low boil for 5 to 10 minutes. Do not stir, or it will stick.
    Add 2 tablespoons maple syrup and 1 round tablespoon coconut oil
    Sprinkle of cinnamon
    Turn off heat and let stand for 5 minutes.
    Stir, serve, and then sprinkle Billy’s Sprouted Almonds on top.

    You can also add 1 serving of Infinity Greens for a powerful superfood (or antioxidant) boost!

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  • Afternoon Tonic

    October 18, 2011 By Billy

    Pure refreshment!

    Afternoon Tonic

    Start with 1 round teaspoon Infinity Greens
    Add the juice of 1 lemon
    Add a sprinkle of sea salt
    Add dash of cayenne pepper into a glass of water

    Learn about Infinity Greens and all of Billy’s amazing superfoods here!

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  • Raw Oatmeal

    October 16, 2011 By Billy

    Raw Oatmeal

    Place 1 cup rolled oats in bowl and mix with 1 3/4 cups pure water. Let stand at room temperature overnight, and it will thicken to perfection.

    Add scoop of raw almond butter, dab of maple syrup or agave nectar, and sprinkle of sea salt
    Garnish with raw nuts and seeds of your choice.

    For a powerful protein boost, add one serving of Infinity Protein to your oatmeal!

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  • July 2011 Newsletter

    July 1, 2011 By Billy

    2 critical diet factors for weight loss – The straight up facts

    Dear Health Enthusiast,

    The following two factors can have tremendous impact on seriously dropping some pounds. You ready?

    1. You’ve got to have the right veggies (and moderate amounts of fruit, but not too much)!Adequate consumption of these foods has fallen short in the average diet. Instead a large percentage of the modern diet is starchy, sugary and processed foods (even foods that we may not think of as processed) like breads, pastas, potatoes, crackers, chips, corn, snack foods, sugar drinks (even fruit drinks), etc. These foods are devoid of any significant nutrients, thus not giving the body of it really needs . . . vitamins, minerals, and enzymes! Nutrients are what our bodies are starving for, and there is no replacement for the optimum source, the right plant foods!

      The recent trends in obesity and other health problems are due primarily to overeating. A diet of processed and starchy foods does not deliver what the body needs, so the appetite remains unsatisfied. When we have more nutrient rich foods, our bodies know it! It’s those nutrient-rich foods that satisfy!

      Here’s an experiment. When hungry, eat several large leaves of green kale (a super nutrient dense food). This is only an experiment, so don’t despair . . . I’ve included awesomely delicious recipes below. So again, eat that kale and notice how your appetite is greatly reduced even though this is a nominal amount of calories. Your body knows that it is getting exceptional health creating sustenance and then responds by reducing your appetite to instinctively protect you from overeating. Now, for the second part of the experiment: Have a plate of pasta with marinara sauce (a processed, starchy and nutrient depleted food). Notice that despite feeling full, you’re still craving something and maybe even feeling a bit tired. Generally it is a sugary dessert that follows . . . another nutrient depleted food.

      What about Dieting? It sort of works for a while, however this technique falls short in achieving better overall health because it is basically restraining a diet that is already nutrient deficient. The short-term goal of weight loss may be achieved, but this is only a temporary solution simply because the body’s metabolism slows down to accommodate less available fuel. When regular eating continues the weight comes back due to a slowed metabolism . . . and sometimes with a vengeance.

      And Multivitamins? “What if I don’t have time to prepare healthy food?” or “What if I’m not crazy about my vegetables, can I take a multivitamin instead?” Thing is, the human body has evolved over many thousands of years sustained all along with foods from the earth. Only in recent years have we seen a departure from this vital relationship. Multivitamins are synthetically processed! Best-case scenario, the body only absorbs a few percent of these fake nutrients. Furthermore, various minerals in such a concentrated form can put a toxic load on the kidneys.

      Fill gaps in your diet with Superfoods! These are the real “multivitamins”. Examples: Blue-Green Algae, Seaweed, Herbs (Nettles, Horsetail, Basil) super-high-antioxidant fruits (goji, mangosteen, acerola, amla berry, blue-berries, camu camu), etc. These are foods that have exceptional loads of nutrients beyond the more common fruits and veggies. Other more well known foods that would also qualify as superfoods are kale, arugula, collard & mustard greens, parsley, pomegranate . . . to mention a few. (I’ve included more of these foods below in my recipes)

      The win-win solution to any diet – be it weight loss, increased energy, or healing – is to add the natural & nutrient dense foods to your diet . . . eat and drink your organic veggies and superfoods! There is no substitute for these natural goodies.

    2. The Right Fats are essential (Not low fat – No!)
      First of all, fats in your diet are essential for health. It is vital for many of the body’s functions. Fat is needed for the body to absorb vitamins and minerals referred to as fat-soluble nutrients. Fats are also needed for healthy joints and connective tissues. And consider that the human brain is 80% fat; this alone makes proper fats in the diet critical. Finally, fat is needed for fueling the body just like carbs . . . both are fuel!Don’t be bamboozled to go “low fat”! Here is a crucial reality check: when the low-fat diets began 20 years ago, Americans got fatter! Here’s why: Fats satiate and curb the appetite to prevent overeating (similar to nutrients). Consider this . . . we all know how we can sit down with a bag of potato bags and polish the whole thing. Same with corn chips, crackers, popcorn, bread, pasta, and other starchy products. Notice that these are mostly low fat foods. We can easily over-do these starchy foods that do not satisfy. And what does your body do with these starch calories that burn up right away? It’s stored as fat to be used as energy later – doh! This is also why calorie counting has become such a fad; gotta control that appetite somehow, especially if you’re not giving your body those fats that truly satisfy. So fuel up with fats (we will talk about the good fats below).

      This can be a confusing subject because fats have also been named the “culprit” of obesity and other diseases. This can be true, but here’s the thing: it’s really a matter of not understanding healthy versus unhealthy fats that is the true problem. First, here’s why we went “low fat” in the first place; at the common grocery store, it is aisle after aisle of packaged foods that have somewhere in the ingredients hydrogenated, rancid, or cooked vegetable oils. As a general rule, these cooked and unhealthy fats are one of the primary causes of putting the pounds on. Why? Fats break down under high temperatures. Law of nature – when fats are heated/cooked (i.e. oils, nuts, seeds, meats, etc.), free radicals are produced that when consumed, suppress the thyroid. You zap your thyroid and you zap your metabolism. Not good.

      In a nutshell the right fats = Raw fats! This is good news! It is simply a matter of upgrading to raw fats. This throws the low fat theory out the window! Let’s take it to a whole new level and make the majority of the fats in our diet raw – i.e. cold-pressed oils, raw nuts and seeds preferably sprouted), avocados, etc. And if you have fish and meats in your diet, at least try to stick with the low fat versions and keep away from pork and beef products, especially ground products.

      More good news! there are some exceptions to the cooking with oils rule. It’s those saturated fats! I know this may raise some eyebrows, but coconut oil and butter (or clarified butter) are the two exceptions to the heating rule. These oils are far more heat stable than all others making them the best choice for any cooking. Anytime you are baking, frying, sauteing be sure to you use the heat stable oils! *However, something to be mindful of – while these particular saturated fats are not fattening, they can potentially raise cholesterol levels . . . definitely something to be mindful of, especially in those later years. But most of us should have em’ in our pantry!

      To sum up fats: Most of us would do well to eat as many of these healthy fats as we crave – again, unless cholesterol levels or some other health situation are an issue. However, some fats are the key element to reducing cholesterol (i.e. fish and flax seed oils – the omega-3s). So for goodness sake, try to have more of these raw fats! You will enjoy the benefits of now easily curbing your appetite and not completely over-do it with starchy foods. As far as the balance of fat, carbs, and protein, you gotta feel it out . . . your needs are unique! But most of us would do far better on less starchy foods and more healthy fats.

    Your diet is a powerful avenue for quality of life enhancement. More of these healthy foods in the diet will displace some of the less healthy choices. And because we will “feel” a difference, our tastes tend to gravitate toward healthier options. Lastly, these 2 keys to your diet not only help you lose weight . . . they also improve your overall health, increase your longevity, and activate your vitality! This is a crucial factor for getting off the couch and exercising again like you’re 20! That is the 3rd factor, and your diet is where to begin!

    Here are a couple easy recipes to do right away!

    The Perfect Breakfast Smoothie – It’s all about how you start
    your day!

    Into the Blender:
    1/2 of a sliced pear
    2 – 3 strawberries
    1 handful ice cubes
    4 oz. pure water
    1 tablespoon flax seed oil
    1/2 banana or 1 tsp. honey (a stevia packet is great alternative for a low sugar smoothie)
    2 heaping teaspoons of Infinity Greens
    1 round tablespoon Infinity Protein
    Optional until the cold season: 1 round teaspoon Infinity-C
    Blend & Enjoy!

    The Ultimate Salad – takes just 5 minutes

    • A couple handfuls of arugula into the bowl, a few leaves of basil, and a handful of sunflower sprouts. I prefer to crush them up a little bit with my fingers. This makes it tender.
    • Sliced avocado, cucumber, pickle, a few sun-cured olives and handful of raw sauerkraut
    • A sprinkle of Billy’s Sprouted Almonds (for healthy fats with a crunch), crushed up flax cracker, dulse flakes, Celtic sea salt and cayenne.
    • Pour on the olive oil and juice of one lemon – add a dash of balsamic vinegar

    Give it a little stir and voila!
    Optional: Add some sliced wild salmon if you feel you need it.

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    Wishing you awesome health!

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  • June 2011 Newsletter

    June 1, 2011 By Billy

    Hi Friends! Just wanted to share with you what makes this particular protein so special . . . First, this Protein is:

    • Certified Organic
    • 100% Raw and Vegan
    • Gluten Free
    • Sugar Free
    • Totally Natural
    • Health Transforming!

    You got it – Introducing Infinity Protein!

    It’s these key qualities that make it the healthiest protein formula available! There is none other like it. It was three years ago that I began creating the protein formula, after giving up on searching for a healthy protein. I tried organic whey protein, soy protein, pea protein, brown rice, hemp protein . . . you name it, and I tried it!

    Here’s what would happen . . . I would take the recommended serving after a workout. And the same thing happened every time – I would become tired!

    Why?

    Well I researched it, and sure enough “law of nature” is that most proteins form uric acid in the body which puts a strain on the kidneys. Doh! So what do we do? More plant sources of protein helps . . . but the catch is that I felt I needed more protein than I could get from just vegetables and legumes, and I know many other people feel this way. So the search began! I searched and searched . . . and good news – after a lot of trial and error I found the perfect superfoods that give my body the perfect protein. And best of all, it didn’t make me tired! Instead it made me feel energized – Wow! And so Infinity Protein formula was born.

     

    Here is what makes Infinity Protein such a truly healthy SuperFood:

    1. The ingredients are sprouted! This is the number one factor that makes such a huge difference! Law of nature is that all sprouted foods (nuts, seeds, grains) become way more digestible . . . and nutrient available! Those of you who love my almonds know what I’m talking about.
    2. Enzymes are added! Ta-da! Can’t believe nobody else has thought of this! Yeah, more cost is involved but dang, it makes a difference!
    3. Glass Bottle . . . yup, another unique characteristic that is good for you and the environment. Here’s the thing . . . plastic bottles leach oxygen over time that causes these kinds of foods to go rancid. Infinity Protein raises the bar with purity and freshness!
    4. The formula also includes a hearty dose of Klamath Algae extract – another super high end superfood. This ingredient serves two functions:
      1. It’s a natural non-stimulant energizer (great for post-workout energy), and
      2. It’s kidney support so that it requires virtually no effort for the body to absorb.
    5. Infinity Protein is completely organic, raw, vegan, bottled in glass, with enzymes, and has superfood enhancement . . . well, there you have it!

    Purity Equals Potency!

    What is the best way to take Infinity Protein? I have found there are two key times Infinity Protein is a crucial part of my diet . . .

    In the morning! When I wake up, my digestion is also waking up and I don’t have much of an appetite. I often like to have some eggs, but I can’t stomach eggs or anything solid until 9-10 am . . . just the way my body works. But here’s the reality. Like me, by morning you have probably not eaten any food for 12 hours or more, and it is ideal for most body types to have at least something shortly after getting up. The reason is, when not giving your body any calories on a repeated basis simply lowers the body’s metabolism . . . not desirable for most of us. So a shot of Infinity Protein and Greens does the trick for me. The ease of digestibility and energy from this superfood combination is uncomparable!

    Even more important is this . . . within 20 minutes after a workout!

    Men, here’s why . . . This is how we generate muscle growth. The workout is part of it, and the protein immediately following is the other part. The reason why is our muscles are starving for protein to rebuild damaged tissue. And if you’re like me, you don’t have much of an appetite immediately following a workout. I often will even feel a little queasy (especially after pumping super hard!) I might have an appetite an hour later, but again, it’s that first 20 minutes that drinking protein has such a tremendous impact building those muscles!

    And Ladies – For you, here’s why . . . Also building muscle! And the simple reason this is such a priority is another simple law up nature: You increase your lean muscle development, and the body regularly burns more calories to sustain this muscle. The end result? You’ve increased your metabolism; for most of us this is a good thing . . . very good!

    Nutrition Information: Over 18 grams of protein and just 99 calories!

    Make a morning smoothie! Give this one a try . . .

    Into the blender:
    1/2 ripe pear, frozen…or just add ice.
    1/2 cup strawberries
    1 round tablespoon Infinity Protein
    1 cup pure H20
    Blend and Enjoy!

    Or the super-simple version (which personally I prefer after a workout):

    In your water bottle, just shake up a round tablespoon with 6 – 8 oz. of water. Simple . . . and it tastes great because Infinity Protein includes a hint of vanilla bean powder for marvelous flavor! The best part of all is how good the Infinity Protein makes us feel.

    Hope you give it a try and feel what I’m talking about! As always, I am striving to provide the best Superfoods on earth and that I truly feel will have a profound impact on improving our health and well-being!

    Wishing you awesome health!

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  • April 2011 Newsletter

    April 22, 2011 By Billy

    What is the healthiest drinking water? Hi! I have some outstanding news! Drinking water can have tremendous impact on your health! Yup, it’s true – verifiable information!

    All right, so you knew that already. But, water truly is one of the pillars of life and health! Over the years I have just really come to appreciate good drinking water. Water has always been a very interesting science to me. And as soon as I became focused on natural health, I was very intrigued by what would qualify as healthy drinking water. After doing some information surfing and talking to other health experts years ago I went with a reverse osmosis filter. You have probably heard of those. I felt this was the way to go for filtration to optimize purity. So I’ve been using this kind of filter at home for the last 15 years. So yeah, here’s the thing . . . I just had a major breakthrough with my understanding about water. As it turns out, there are a couple more very important factors other than purity to make drinking water as healthy as possible. And from personal experience through trial and error it makes a big difference to drink this kind of water!

    I’m excited to share this information with you!

    I began to wonder about the filtered water that I was drinking a few years ago. I drank a few liters a day so I felt I was having enough, but I still always felt kind of thirsty. I just wasn’t feeling deeply hydrated. And feeling this way initiated the whole process of looking further into water. Here’s what I found. You ready? Fresh spring water is the best – the vastly superior, actually. Only problem is that truly “fresh” water right out of a mountain spring is not super available for most of us. So I am going to give you the “Plan B” for still getting your hands on some good water. But first let me back up a moment and talk about what makes “fresh” spring water so good for you. And yes, first, it has to be “fresh” to be truly the best. Here’s the thing. In rivers, streams, and springs water is rushing and churning over rocks. When water is rushing and churning over rocks, something happens. And here is the piece of information that has taken my appreciation of water to a new level, and I’m super excited to share it with you!

    Water Molecules bond together to form hexagons called ions. That’s it! It’s a simple piece of information, but I am so excited to talk about it!

    Again, as water is tumbling over or through the earth’s rock it forms bonded molecules into hexagons called ions. Of course these ions can not been be seen with the eye. They are essentially liquid crystals that can not be seen – until it snows! Yup, snowflakes are hexagons. Pretty cool, yeah? The water evaporates into the atmosphere it is freezing and becoming a marvelous work of art! Amazing. Well, OK . . . I was talking about health. Right! Yes, this water is super healthy! Here’s why.

    As this water tumbling over rock out in nature happens, it draws minerals from the rock. These minerals in the water can be good for us. But these minerals are also serving another purpose. They help secure the bond between the water molecules! Without the minerals in the water these ions would be a weak bond and would likely come apart in a few hours once taken from the water source. And it is these secured ions that are so healthy from the “fresh” water. So what are these water ions good for? They have a negative electrical charge! Yup, that’s why ions would come apart with out the minerals holding them in place. This negative electrical charge in the water makes a very important thing happen . . . the water is better absorbed by the body. Cells in the body that need hydration tend to have a positive electrical charge and guess what happens when a water molecule that has a negative charge is taken internally. Yup, every cell is more likely to absorb water molecules that have those opposite charges. Brilliant! I love how mother-nature works with the body! Only drag of course is this – We don’t have these springs in our back yard . . . well, most of us.

    So is just regular bottled spring water is the solution?

    Hmmm, it would seem practical. But the thing is this – The ion bond is only temporary and once the water is removed from its natural environment that gives it the charge, the ions do break apart over time. How long? I don’t really know. I’ve heard 3 months, but I’m not an expert on that one. However by the time the water makes it from the source to the consumer, my instinct says that it would definitely not have the same ion charged life-force as fresh spring water! Also it’s worth mentioning that most spring water products are in plastic, and that is not the healthiest – for us or the planet (also, the carbon footprint of shipping water all over the world). So, back to what’s best: Spring water. And again, it’s not super available for many of us – especially in urban environments.

    So . . . 2nd best option?

    A water filtration and ionizing system. Yup, they’re out there. As I mentioned, the Reverse Osmosis filtering systems definitely clean the water. But again, filtration and purifying the water is just half of it. The other half is charging-up/ionizing the water. There are all-in-one water filters that actually do the ionization as well. I still prefer using the RO filters since the all-in-one filters are tested to not filter/clean as thoroughly as RO filters.

    Here is the system I currently use for my water.

    I use an RO filter that I rent from a local plumbing company for $35/month, which includes maintenance and filters. I think it’s a totally sweet deal and if you’re in the SoCal area, then check em out – Raynewater.com So again, the RO filtration is half of it. The other half is the ionization. I shopped around a while for this. I feel The Vitalizer Plus is a brilliant choice. It looks like a blender and it basically works by spinning the water. There is a “mineral basket” in the pitcher and while the water is whirlpooling around it is essentially simulating what is happening out in nature. The water rushing through the “mineral basket” is comparable to water rushing over rocks. And guess what happens? Nature magick! Yup. It creates those marvelous negative ions. And some of the minerals are extracted from the basket to “hold” the ion structured water – like water extracting minerals from rocks out in nature.

    Quick pause – I found in my searching for this information that there is quite a bit of controversy. Most of it was between the different brands of filter and ionizer systems. As far as how much this water would have an impact on your health is very individual. I feel that some of us will likely feel no difference. Maybe you are already feeling super health and high energy. Thing is. I feel relatively healthy, but I definitely felt a dramatic difference when I began drinking this water consistently. The Vitalizer Plus company does have a guarantee, so you could return it if you’re not impressed with it. Some of the other filter/ionizer systems I was investigating have a similar return deal. So it would never hurt to give it a go.

    As far as how the all-in-one filter/ionizer systems compare to the RO filter and Vitalizer Plus combination . . .

    The all-in-one units

    Pros: They are efficient and easy to use. Some can even go underneath the sink and have a 2nd faucet installed (just like RO filter systems).

    Cons: The filtration is less thorough than RO. They tend to be between two and four thousand. Not cheap. If you go that route the Kangen, Tyen and Life brands seem to be the best. Last note is that they create the ionization via electrical current through the water. I think it’s fine, but electrical current is not how ions occur in nature. It’s the water tumbling over and through rock. Still I think these ionizing filters are good.

    RO Filter System with Vitalizer Plus

    Pros: Very cost effective RO system you can rent or purchase for a few hundred; the Vitalizer pluses cost around $500. Quick note: I’ve gotten to know Ken, the owner of Vitalizerplus.net, and my instinct is that he is charging a very fair price. I also like that it is utilizing basic technology and simulating what is happening out in nature.

    Cons: RO filters are reputed for wasting a lot of water. There are a variety of good RO filters that are more modern and waste less. You won’t have your ionized water right out of the tap. You will fill your pitcher and then it takes at least 9 minutes to ionize.

    Final Considerations

    While there may not be a spring in the back yard, there may be a marvelous spring in your neighborhood or town. Heads up of course that not all spring water is perfect. There are springs which have a mineral imbalance that is not so ideal, and then of course there is unfortunately contamination. Still I feel this deserves a little investigation to see if you have a great spring for drinking water nearby. I suggest checking out Daniel Vitalis’ website. It’s a map of good springs all over the world. Brilliant idea. Thanks Daniel!

    There is also just the possibility that your tap water is quite good – depending on where you live, of course. When I’m visiting my family in Montana, the tap water always tastes very good. And the city water is fed by local springs. For many of us, the RO filter and Vitalizer plus combination is probably the best way to go for simplicity, health and price.

    Just a few more healthy hydration tips

    • At the very least get a water filter.
    • Bottled water is just a very temporary solution when you’re on the go.
    • Use glass for your water bottles – Stainless Steel is 2nd place, plastic last.
    • Use this ionized water for smoothies and superfoods! I absolutely noticed feeling more energy from my formulas when using this good water!
    • Best to drink water on an empty stomach. The most important hydration is first thing in the morning!
    • Yo, put a simple carbon filter on your shower! Water good. Chlorine bad! You can get these simple/cheap filters at any natural food store (or a whole house conditioner – ask a plumber).

    I wish you the best as you work out the perfect healthy hydration for yourself! It’s something to marvel at for a moment . . . just how much good water can impact our health. Gotta love it! Something so abundant, yet so good! What an easy way to make a huge impact on your health. Yay for healthy hydration . . . healing for every organ, action, and function of the body! Simply put, it’s getting the good stuff in and the bad stuff out – not to mention all the other many amazing feats of water (oceans, rives, waterfalls, lakes, ice, snow, etc.)!

    Wow, Hooray for water!

    Wishing you all the BEST always!

    Learn more about nutrient-dense foods to consume with your healthy water!

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  • Healthiest Drinking Water & Easy Superfood Recipe!

    April 19, 2011 By Billy

    Hi! In this video I will show you the easiest way to use the Infinity superfoods as well as a close look at the water purification and ionization system I talked about in last week’s newsletter. This kind of healthy hydration and superfoods has changed my life!

    Take a look!

    Wishing you all the BEST always!

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  • Importance of Vitamin C

    April 10, 2011 By Billy

    In this interview with Conscious Media Network, Billy Merritt details the difference between vitamin c from real foods and ascorbic acid vitamin c.

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  • Benefits of Infinity Greens

    By Billy

    Billy Merritt talks with Conscious Media Network about Infinity Greens as a powerful blend of Superfoods.

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  • March 2011 Newsletter

    March 21, 2011 By Billy

    Optimal Spring Nutrition

    This health tip can be considered timely because the spring season is here . . .

    Increase the content of raw foods in your diet! Why? Well, remember in the past how I talk about eating right for the particular season and climate. The principle in a nutshell is simply this: Cooked foods have a warming effect on the body’s temperature, and raw foods have a cooling effect. And for optimal nutrition, we need to have the correct balance of raw and cooked foods depending on the outdoor temperatures. This is a timeless piece of wisdom from Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic nutrition. And it can help you to appropriately gauge how much raw versus cooked food to have in your diet.

    Now that we are coming into a warmer season we need to increase our intake of raw fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, and cold-pressed oils. First, let’s talk about what the benefits will be.

    1. Consider that you will be consuming more nutrients with raw foods. When we cook foods many nutrients are lost, particularly with vegetables. And so eating more raw fruits and vegetables will deliver more of the crucial nutrients that make a difference in your health that you can see and feel. You’ve heard me talk about how nutrient rich foods deeply satisfy our bodies with the vitamins and minerals that our bodies are truly hungry for.
    2. Raw fruits and vegetables are high water content foods and are rich in enzymes. This quality makes them cleansing for the body, especially the gastro-intestinal tract.
    3. More raw, unheated fats from nuts, seeds, and cold-pressed oils helps with weight loss. Remember that many cooked fats suppress the thyroid function, which in turn slows the metabolism. So as we add more of these raw fats, it will naturally displace so many cooked fats (i.e. fried foods, cooked oils, cooked meats). I have some wonderful salad dressing recipes that will help with this and I will include them below.

    As for how much raw versus cooked foods to have in your diet, it needs to be an individualized thing. First consider the outdoor temperatures. If you’re in Southern California, Texas or Florida and the daytime temperatures are in the 70’s and 80’s, then your diet could be 80% raw or more. However if you’re in Montana or North Dakota and daytime temperatures are in the 40s and 50s, then too many raw foods could be a disadvantage. Raw foods that have a cooling reaction with the body in cold environment can dampen the spleen and lower the body’s metabolism.

    So how do we personalize it and figure out what is right for each individual need? You gotta feel it! I believe that we have an instinctive sense of what is best. Here’s how it works. If you’re often cold (i.e. cold hands, feet, get cold easy outside, etc.) then you likely need more cooked foods that have a warming reaction with the body. And so naturally the opposite is true if you’re often too hot . . . more raw foods is the answer for you.

    A consideration when transitioning to more raw foods

    Using the Infinity Greens superfood formula intensively can be extremely helpful. Here’s how . . .

    1. Probiotics and enzymes help to more effectively digest otherwise tough to digest raw foods and are the building blocks of a healthy digestive system.
    2. The chlorophyll content from Spirulina, Klamath Algae, and Chlorella is revered as the ultimate detoxifier. Any time we transition to a healthier diet/lifestyle the body releases old toxins stored in fat cells; this is often accompanied by a temporary unpleasant detox sensation. This is where chlorophyll is so effective. It absorbs and eliminates these toxins from the body without that unpleasant feeling often associated with detoxification.
    3. The nutrient density of the stinging nettles, kelp, dulse, and antioxidant blend from the formula deeply nourishes the body with the crucial nutrients, which tend to be deficient in many diets. This helps to more thoroughly satisfy the appetite and protect the body from overeating.
    4. Maca, Ginger and Cayenne rev up the spleen which helps boost the metabolism. Naturally, metabolism slows down during the colder seasons and this powerful trio brings it back up to speed for healthy metabolic rate.
    5. Nopal cactus and aloe vera are vital for gastrointestinal health when making changes in the diet. They lubricate the intestines to assure that digested foods are properly eliminated.
    6. The Omega 3 Essential Fatty Acids from Flax and Chia Seed reduce low-density-lipids and cholesterols in the body that are produced from cooked fats often consumed in colder climates.

    This information is will show to be extremely effective, and it is my sincere hope that it is applicable for you. Please visit my website below for more information and cutting edge products that are intended to make a real difference in your health. It is always a pleasure to support you on your continued journey of well being!

    Wishing you the very best!

     

     

    3 super easy recipes that can make a real difference!

    The Ultimate Spring Shake – A perfect breakfast
    Blend in Blender:
    1 pear (sliced)
    1 handful of ice
    1 cup water
    3 round teaspoons Infinity Greens . . . enough to make a real difference!
    1 tablespoon hemp seeds
    1 tablespoon flax seed oil
    1 tablespoon raw honey

    Lemon Ginger Dressing
    Blend in Blender:
    1/2 cup lemon juice
    3/4 cup olive oil
    1 teaspoon sea salt . . . or add to taste
    1 round tablespoon hemp seeds for added creaminess
    2 round teaspoons Infinity Greens
    1/2 teaspoon cayenne

    Raw Thai Coconut Curry Soup
    Blend in Blender:
    1 Thai coconut (1 cup water and all of meat scooped out from coconut)
    2 leaves collard greens
    Juice from half lemon
    1 round teaspoon Infinity Greens
    Sea salt to taste
    1 round teaspoon Thai curry paste
    This one is delicious! Many raw vegetables can be tough for the body to digest because of the tough and course nature of cell walls in plants. And one of my favorite strategies is to puree raw vegetables into dip, sauces and soups. That way it makes them easy to digest and very palatable and also maintains that nutrient/enzyme rich quality.

    If you enjoy these recipes, then please check out more on my recipes page!

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  • Billy Merritt Shares Health Secrets on CMN TV

    January 19, 2011 By Billy

    Billy Merritt has an amazing story and a passion for life giving greens. Watch the full length interview with Regina from January 1st 2010 at Conscious Media Network.

    After the preview, click here to watch the whole interview on CMN TV.
    (you can subscribe and watch for free!)

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  • December 2010 Newsletter

    December 10, 2010 By Billy

    Happy Holidays and Thank You Soooo Much!

    Happy Holidays from the Infinity Greens Team! We have grown so much as a result of your business over the years. I want to extend my gratitude to all of you for being my loyal customers. We wouldn’t have this growth without wonderful people like you!

    Give the Infinity gift of health this holiday season!

    Holiday Gift Packs – Save $20 to $50 each . . . and Free Shipping!

    Large Gift Pack

    12 oz. Infinity Greens
    16 oz. Infinity Protein
    7 oz. Infinity C
    12 Infinity Bars
    8 oz. Sprouted Almonds
    Regular Price: $199.00
    Your Holiday gift pack price: $149.00

    Small Gift Pack

    3 oz. Infinity Greens
    26 grams Infinity Protein
    7 oz. Infinity C
    3 Infinity Bars
    Regular Price: $69.95
    Your Holiday gift pack price: $49.95

    Send an Infinity Gift to friends, family, co-workers, businesses, teachers, your doctor, etc.

    We can even ship to multiple addresses in ONE order!

    BONUS: Code for free shipping: Give Health
    Call us for your custom gift packs! 877-291-1990

    Wishing you the BEST always!

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  • November 2010 Newsletter

    November 16, 2010 By Billy

    The Best Energy Bars on Earth!

    Friends, we did it!

    Infinity Greens now has the best Super-Food Bar on earth! My quest for making the best Super-Food Bars actually started back in my raw food chef days at Life Café. I would make a batch of bars to be sold in the café every day, and gradually was able to get nutrition and flavor to a level that far surpassed any bar; they were a hit in the community! My bars were a restaurant item that everyone talked about and specifically stopped in for. When I saw the marvelous effects they had on friends and family, my green superfood blend in the bars quickly became the highest priority which required my full focus.

    Following my passion, I spent five years carefully studying thousands of personal trials of my greens formulas with guests at the world renowned Ashram health retreat in Calabasas where I met many of you reading this newsletter.

    It was the guests at the Ashram that reignited my interest to make my Super-Food bars once again. In my nutrition classes clients would often ask what they should do for snacks and if there was a healthy bar that I would recommend. I always would regretfully have to say “no”. A healthy afternoon snack is so important and I always wanted to be able to suggest something more than just sprouted almonds and prunes (still great, gotta love em’). I would often scan the bars at Whole Foods to see if there were any “healthy” bars that met my approval. But no! I’ve always been so disappointed at the processed junk all of these companies were calling natural and healthy products!

    This is when my personal quest started to innovate a Superfood Bar that was actually good for you considering that virtually all the energy bars or protein bars I researched, at the food manufacturer level, turned out to be made with profit in mind instead of your health first. I decided “OK, that’s it . . . this has gone on long enough! My mission is to create the ultimate healthy bar from the highest end superfoods on earth . . . and that would taste amazing, so even kids would eat it!” I knew already that I had the perfect superfood formula (folks, no other product compares to my formula!), and now I wanted a bar that would be a delicious way to enjoy the benefits of all my healing superfoods.

    And we did it. It was over 2 years of trial and error that I was able to get such a nutritious bar to taste so good! The taste and nutrition are incomparable to what you will find at any store. Why am I so confident in our bars? I formulate all my products from ingredients that are from the best sources around the world . . . no short cuts, fillers, or second grade ingredients, PERIOD! We source the finest quality raw and certified organic ingredients on the planet (this is my Infinity promise to you). And each Infinity Greens bar is packed with 8000 mg of superfoods . . . that’s equivalent to one rounded teaspoon!

    I strongly encourage you to try the new Infinity Greens bar! It really is the perfectly healthy, highly nutritious snack or “quick meal on the go”!

    I promise you’ll love it!

    Wishing you all the BEST always!

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  • Live Webcast with Billy!

    September 1, 2010 By Billy

    Live web conference with Billy Merritt this Thursday!

    Join Billy Merritt Thursday, at 5:30pm (pacific time) for the very first online Infinity Nutrition Seminar!

    Billy will be addressing the highly controversial topic . . . The vegetarian/vegan/raw diet vs. having animal protein in your diet.

    Ask Billy your questions and learn the pros and cons of both sides of the discussion and how to evaluate what’s best for you!

    Billy Merritt is a true expert in nutrition and natural health. Living his own teachings 100% shows in his own health and in the transformation of many of his clients. Billy Merritt is head of the Nutrition Department at the world famous Ashram Health Retreat of Malibu, California where he has developed a signature way showing his clients how these cutting edge techniques are really just a matter of a few practical and easy modifications to your lifestyle. So don’t miss out on this one!

    Time: Thursday, September 9th at 5:30pm Pacific Time.

    To attend by Web, visit:
    http://attendthisevent.com/?eventID=14841003

    To listen by Phone:
    1) Dial: (818) 742-0029
    2) Enter Conference ID: 705519#

    Wishing you all the BEST always!

    Learn more about Billy’s line of nutritional products here!

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  • June 2010 Newsletter

    June 1, 2010 By Billy

    Great News! Now available – The Most Powerful Vitamin C on Earth!

    This new formula has been my secret project for the last five years, and it’s finally ready .  .   .  for you!

    Here is what makes “Infinity C” unlike anything else: This is a blend of 100% Raw Superfoods: Acerola Berry, Camu Camu, Ginger Root, Astragalus Root, Stevia Leaf, Amla Berry, and Shilajit.

    No ascorbic acid BS! Ascorbic Acid is NOT Vitamin C; it is only one component of the Vitamin C complex. Where does Ascorbic Acid come from? It comes from Hoffman / La Roche, a large pharmaceutical company. They synthesize it from corn glucose – synthetic isolates! Calling Ascorbic Acid “Vitamin C” is like calling an orange peel the whole orange. Ascorbic Acid is only a protective component similar to the orange peel . . . it’s what’s on the inside that counts! Check the ingredients of your current Vitamin C supplements and go for the real stuff!

    Available for the first time!

    A precision tuned mix of the most powerful immune boosting superfoods on earth . . . and it tastes amazing!

    What does each of these superfoods do for you?

    Camu Camu Berry contains the most concentrated source of naturally occurring vitamin C in the world. Camu camu trees grow in the floodplains of the Amazon, which gives the trees an extraordinary density of minerals. Researchers including Dr Gary Null, have ranked Camu Camu to be the most restorative superfood for many organ/system weaknesses in the body.

     

    Acerola Berry has 32 times as much vitamin C as oranges! And the best part?… Acerola Berry provides the vitamin C without the sugar. Acerola Berry also supplies a complex of important bio-flavonoids, including rutin, tyrosinase, ascorbigen, and other co-factors.

     

     

    Amla Berries have unparalleled antioxidant properties that underlie its beneficial effects. Pure extracts of amla have now been shown to break the cycle of oxidation, inflammation, and plaque formation to slash cardiovascular risk factors. German and Indian scientists studied a group of men aged 35-55 years, with either normal or elevated cholesterol levels, supplementing them with amla extracts. Men with both normal and elevated cholesterol levels showed a decrease in total cholesterol levels.

     

    Ginger Root fires up the spleen in order to boost metabolism and help the body extract the maximum nutrients from the 6 other superfoods in the Infinity C formula. Ginger is also tested to increase circulation and optimizes delivery of oxygen and vital nutrients throughout the body.

     

     

    Astragalus Root is number one in traditional Chinese medicine to support and enhance the immune system and to prevent/treat common colds and upper respiratory infections. Here’s how it works: It promotes the metabolism of serum and liver proteins, stimulates growth of antibodies, increases white blood cells, and thus increases resistance to viruses…powerful!

     

    Stevia Leaf is an herb that has a non-caloric sweet flavor that makes the formula amazingly delicious. In addition to being sugar free, stevia also lowers and stabilizes blood sugar levels!

     

     

    Shilajit is organic composted plant minerals harvested in the Himalayas and is revered in Ayurveda as the king of superfoods for improving the body’s healing and recovery time. And the bio-available mineral complex in Shilajit is a powerful catalyst for the Vitamin C provided by the other superfoods.

     

    What if I am already taking Billy’s Infinity Greens?

    Yes, you are definitely getting a very respectable amount of Vitamin C already. And here is the advantage of taking Infinity C as an adjunct to Infinity Greens: Vitamin C is the single most important nutrient on earth! It’s simple: you are protecting yourself from bacteria, infection, and viruses by optimizing your immune system! By taking Billy’s Infinity C several times a day, you are spiking your glyco-thiamine levels that is number one for revving your body’s immune system.

    SUGGESTED USAGE: Mix 1 – 2 teaspoons in pure water, fresh juice, or smoothie 3 times per day, ideally morning, afternoon, and evening; and preferably on an empty stomach. If you feel you need to boost your immune system, or if you feel any symptoms of cold/virus/flu, take a round tablespoon every 2-3 hours.

    1.5 teaspoons (5.6 grams Infinity C) contains 295 mg of 100% absorbable, bio-available vitamin C = 35 servings per bottle.

    Billy’s 100% Effective Guarantee: If you do not feel the immune boosting effects of this formula after two weeks of daily use, you are welcome to send it back for a full refund . . . no questions asked. That’s how strongly we feel you will notice a real difference.

    Special offer: enter code (InfinityC10) for orders over $100, and receive an extra bottle of Billy’s Infinity C, for free!

    Wishing you all the BEST always!

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