In this issue:
1. Watermelon candy
2. A personal Note from Victoria: Emails corrupted!
4. Report on Sending Books to Your Libraries
Report on my book Green Smoothie Revolution
6. Our Educational
package is our most popular buy. 34% Savings.
Natural Water Birth
Edible of the Month by Sergei Boutenko
9. Raw Chocolate
10. This Years Biggest Raw
½ regular sized watermelon
½ cup lemon
Peel and slice the watermelon into ½ inch slices.
Dip the slices in lemon juice and place them on a dehydrator tray. Dehydrate for 14 hours. (There is no need to remove
watermelon seeds, as they become crunch and yummy after drying).
A personal Note from Victoria-Emails corrupted!
Thank you for your ongoing support of my work. After my
previous newsletter in July, I received so many thousands of emails that my computer crashed and is still in the shop.
Luckily I was able to recover the most important data. That is why I couldnt send a newsletter in August, and am
now combining August and September into one newsletter.
Our first teleconference was very successful. You can
read some feedback at the end of this newsletter. We answered your questions for two hours, however, many questions were left
unanswered. That is why we have scheduled another teleconference, to be held on September 29, at 10 AM Pacific Standard
To sign up for the upcoming teleconference, please click
here. The first teleconference
is available for purchase for $4.99, on our website www.rawfamily.com. This is an instant download so there is no delay or shipping
Report onSending Books to Your
We have received over 500 requests for donations of our
book Green for Life to libraries. So far we have sent out 120 books, to those whose requests we received in the first two
days after we announced our intent to donate in last months newsletter. From now on, we will be sending books to
libraries as the slightly damaged books are returned to us from the stores. Please note: before sending your request for
a book donation, please ask your library first to make sure they will accept it. One was returned by a library that
didnt want it. Also, if you are requesting to donate to a library in a different country, please consider sending a
donation towards freight, because I had to pay $13 for each book that was sent to the libraries in Australia and the
United Kingdom.Overall, we (the Raw Family) are very happy about this experience of donating books. Everyone on my staff
donated some time in order to offset the expenses. We are now beginning to receive thankful letters from people who are
borrowing these books from the libraries.
Report on my book Green Smoothie
We have a beautiful cover for the Green Smoothie
Revolution book, which we will send to you in the next newsletter, together with preorder information.
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One Poster, The Ten Benefits of
Natural Water Birth.
About thirty years ago, I was helping a young Russian
scientist, Igor Charkovsky, who invented water child birth. I was typing questionnaires for pregnant women for him for a
short time. I was fascinated by the dedication of this young man, who built a 16 square ft. glass aquarium in his cramped
Russian flat. He constantly filmed pregnant women sitting for hours and giving birth in that aquarium. Often he
brought women who were already in labor, crying out with pain. It was amazing how their pain decreased by simply getting
in the warm water. Because of his influence, my younger children Sergei and Valya learned how to swim before they learned
to walk. Now, after 30 years, I was thrilled to meet his protégé here in Ashland, Oregon, Elena Vladimirova, who has developed his teaching to a new
level. Elena has gifted me with her stunningly beautiful
film, featuring 11 natural births, including home water birth of twins, breech delivery and a self-birth in the Black
Sea, at home and in the hospital. I recommend visiting
her website: www.birthintobeing.com
Wild Edible of the Month by Sergei Boutenko
Latin Name: Rubus parviflorus
Description: Grow in shrubs ranging from 2 to 8 feet tall.Form dense
thickets. Leaves have between 3 to 5 lobes and closely resemble maple leaves. Thimbleberries have white flowers with five
petals each. The berries are red and look a lot like raspberries except that their overall shapeis flatter (like a
raspberry that has been compressed).
Thickets of Thimbleberries grow in moist, wooded areas in the lower mountainous regions. They grow best in cool
environment and therefore prefer shade. Thimbleberries can be found from the Alaska Pan handle all the way down to
Food: The berries are edible and very delicious.They have a sweet and nutty taste that is both unique
and fragrant. Flowers are also edible and make a delicious addition to salads. Thimbleberry leaves can be used either
fresh or dried in herbal teas!
Nutrition: Throughout history, Thimbleberries have been used to treat
intestinal ailments and upset stomachs. When roots are dried and prepared in tea form, they are great for diarrhea and
1 head of romaine lettuce(chopped)
1 navel orange (seeded andthinly
½ pint of freshly pickedThimbleberries
¼ cup pine nuts
Mix all ingredients in bowl. Decorate with edible flowers or colorful
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon agave
½ teaspoon sea salt
Thoroughly mix ingredients in small bowl or jar and pour over top of
I just got out of the woods where I was veraciously
nibbling on wild thimbleberries. I am excited to let you know that I will be teaching classes
about the benefits o greens throughout Australia and New Zealand
in October and November of this year. For a detailed schedule ofmy classes please visit our
We picked this article written by Brian Self because we
consider it to be well-researched and balanced.
This Years Biggest Raw Food Event
October 12-14, 2007 - Sedona,
Read what others saidabout our first Teleconference
Thank you for your wonderful sharing. l am so glad
that you did such a presentation, and with such a user-friendly format. l was sitting at my desk,in my home, and
listening to you answer all those interesting questions. And what was so wonderful, you got to be in your home, with your
wonderful family,with no burnout, and hectic travelling, and once you had finished the call, you could carry on and be
right at home. l found the answering of questions, and the staying on track with the main points of the question to be
most effective.l feel that most people wanted to hear you and have you answer their questions,and to do it in the format
of having earlier submit those questions, saved us all from having to listen to people labor on and on, asking and
verbalizing too much. This way it was to the point, and Valya did a wonderful job, of askingy ou the questions. Slow and
clear. l felt so good and inspired after the Sunday10am meeting. A great way to start the day. Hopefully, you will do it
l am glad that you did not"open the mike" for too long, as
often, some people just want to keep talking and that becomes tedious and boring.
Thank you and your family for
the wonderful and healthy service they provide so many people. Next time you are scheduling a teleconference, please let
us know as much in advance as possible, so that we can circulate the information.
In Health & Rawness,
-C. L., British Columbia, Canada
Thank you Victoria for your teleconference!! It was great! Please do
it again. I appreciate being able to listen on the internet instead of using up free minutes on my cell. I really
appreciate what you are doing for all us RAW foodists.
Hugs to you and your wonderful family.
Teleconference was excellent. Questions Valya read
were excellent. I like it better when she reads them because it takes less time than when people ask and talk about
Thanks so much.
-B.L., California, USA
I just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful teleconference. I
signed up because it was so affordable, and I hope you will consider doing it again in the future.
-K. H., Washington, USA
Victoria, I am listening to
it now. It is wonderful. I am hoping that my husband will be interested in listening to it too. Have a
great day! Blessings,
Hi Victoria, I want you to know that you did great on your first
Teleconference as did your kids. It was a little hard to hear Sergei as he seemed to be in the back of
the room. As you continue to do them, they will gomore smoothly. You were right on track to go through
all of your emails and lump together ones that were very similar i.e. Vit. B12; thinning hair ,benefits from green
smoothies, etc. That saves a lot of time for you and we the listeners get more questions answered. Have an
absolutely fabulous day!