The Benefits of Calorie Restriction

The secret of properly eaten live foods is that they restore health and promote longevity. The interesting question is: how do they do this? Let’s start with some of the basic information that has been known for centuries about longevity, as well as the more recent research starting back in the 1930s. Dr. Kenneth Pelletier, as part of his longevity research, studied cultures that had the highest longevity and created the healthiest people, such as in the Vilcabamban region in Ecuador (particularly the Vilcabamban Indians), the Hunzas of West Pakistan, the Tarahumara Indians of Mexico, and the Russian people of […]

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The Flow

We are living in a world where there is not a whole lot of peace –not even political peace, and the angel of peace goes much deeper than political peace. The key to peace is inner peace, which begins to emerge as we are lived by the Six Foundations and the Sevenfold Peace. The Six Foundations and the Sevenfold Peace are about living in a way to support accessing this internal peace. The Six Foundations are as follows: Spiritual Nutrition and Spiritual Fasting, Building Life Force Energy through Pranayama, Yoga Asana, Tai Chi, Chi Gong, Sacred Dance, etc. Service and […]

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The Four Principles Of Cleansing

Detoxification programs address the impact of accumulated stress and toxins on overall health. On a 9-Day Juice Fast & Detoxification Retreat these effects can be observed in many ways. Symptoms such as bad breath, skin manifestations, headaches, weight gain, general malaise, allergies, fungal infections, gastrointestinal conditions, sciatica, various forms of low back pain, irritability, anxiety, insomnia, and depression can all be indications of a system overloaded by mental and physical toxins. The Power of Organic Green Juice Fasting with supportive detoxification modalities has been clearly shown to turn this around. Physical toxins can accumulate in many ways; the food we […]

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Detoxification

Detox

Personal Juice Fasting Detoxification Programs address the impact of accumulated stress and toxins on overall health. On a 7-Day Juice Fast & Detoxification Retreat these affects can be observed in many ways. Symptoms such as bad breath, skin manifestations, headaches, weight gain, general malaise, allergies, fungal infections, gastrointestinal conditions, sciatica, various forms of low back pain, irritability, anxiety, insomnia, and depression can all be indications of a system overloaded by mental and physical toxins. The Power of Organic Green Juice Fasting with supportive detoxification modalities has been clearly shown to turn this around.  Physical toxins can accumulate in many ways; […]

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Spring Cleansing for Liver Health

SPRING CLEANSING FOR LIVER HEALTH The best time for fasting and detox is now! by Dr. Liliane Papin PhD In Chinese medicine, liver and gallbladder are the organs and systems associated with spring, the green color, the wood and tree energy. Of all our organs, the liver is the only one with the ability to re-grow and regenerate itself up to 75%, thus sharing the unique vegetation and wood characteristic of regrowth after a cut. In anatomy books you will find the liver and gallbladder under the description of the “biliary tree” and clearly see the green of the gallbladder. Vitamin D is also […]

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Fasting Guidelines

An excerpt from Dr. Cousens’ book Spiritual Nutrition When to and When Not to Fast Intentional fasting for short periods of time such as seven to ten days is considered completely safe by many fasting experts. In some Swedish hospital experiments with fasting, patients fasted up to fifty-five days without any difficulty. Paavo Airola states that water fasting up to forty days and juice fasting up to 100 days is generally considered safe by fasting medical experts in Europe. Therapeutic fasts from fourteen to twenty-one days are considered common in European fasting clinics. If one has any sort of serious illness […]

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Galina R

I have done fasting, yoga, & meditation before, but never on the level of competence and integrity that Dr. Cousens and his staff have designed. Medical, emotional and spiritual concerns are addressed here in one fully integrated, lovingly supportive program.

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Do I really have to be a …?

The Tree of Life welcomes all beliefs and backgrounds. Our goal and mission is to provide a place for training for transition and transformation. You will meet people who are just beginning their journey and people who have been on their journey for many years. Please check out the programs that may best suit you or call one of our Program Consultant  to help choose the best program for you.

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Fasting – the Ultimate Way to Reactivate the Youthing Gene Expression

Gene Expression

An excerpt from Dr. Cousens’ book Spiritual Nutrition Fasting, particularly Spiritual Fasting, which diminishes the physical stresses of excess food, along with emotional stresses, psychological stresses, spiritual stresses, and environmental stresses, is the optimal set- ting for activating the youthing genes. Fasting is an accelerated form of calorie restriction, and the results we see are in complete alignment with Dr. Spindler’s calorie restriction research findings and the findings of other researchers (see Chapter 22). The author’s first insight into activating the youthing gene expression began with his observations in 1988. It was the transformation he saw in people during the first […]

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Spiritual Fasting

The other day, Shanti and I were talking about what we thought was the most transformative workshop we had at the Tree of Life. We’ve been doing spiritual fasting workshops together since 1988, and without a doubt we both agreed that our most transformative workshop we offer is the spiritual fasting retreat. It is transformative on every level – physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. The question arises – Why? Firstly, there is a real power to spiritual fasting. Spiritual fasting has been part of every spiritual tradition in the world, including Judeo-Christian, Taoist, Buddhist, Hindu, and Muslim. It is mentioned […]

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