The cornerstone of the Living Foods Lifestyle™ is Energy Soup, a blended mixture of greens, sprouts, vegetables, our rejuvelac, and dulse. Energy soup is a complete meal, containing every nutrient in a balanced form that the body needs. When our founder first developed the Hippocrates diet, she advocated juicing fruits and vegetables as a way to obtain optimal nourishment. However, in her later years, she became a strong proponent of blended foods rather than juices. The only juices she used were wheatgrass and watermelon. She believed that juices were too cleansing, too quickly for most people’s bodies.
“Blending helps the body to clean itself and thus it restores health much quicker than just eating the foods as salads, yet it does not overtax the system with the rapid cleansing action of juices,” she wrote. “Also, juices do not contain fiber. Separating the fiber and other elements from the juice results in a food that is not as balanced as nature would have it.” Today we offer juices as an adjunct to our Living Foods Lifestyle™ essential foods and beverages.
Energy soup is offered three times a day with a selection of “yogurts” or “creams”, avocado, papaya, dulse, or other healing food toppings to compliment taste, and texture.
Another key component of the Living Foods Lifestyle™ is freshly juiced wheatgrass. Wheatgrass juice provides optimal nutrition because it contains chlorophyll, all known minerals, and vitamins A, B-complex, C, E, and K. Wheatgrass is extremely rich in protein, and contains 17 amino acids, the building blocks of protein.
As a child, Ann Wigmore learned about natural healing from her grandmother, who used plants, grasses, and herbs to heal soldiers injured in World War I. When, at age 50, Ann learned she had colon cancer, she turned to raw greens, blended seeds, and grains. Within a year, she was cancer-free. She began researching the healing properties of grasses, and soon settled on wheatgrass as her main focus. The Living Foods Lifestyle™ uses wheatgrass as a nutritious elixir, as well as for colon cleansing.
Our Rejuvelac™, a drink made originally by Ann Wigmore, was from cultured wheat berries or other grains, and is now made using cabbage. It is one of the most important elements in the Living Foods Lifestyle™. Because it contains a high level of enzymes, it aids in digestion and rejuvenation. Our rejuvelac replaces the enzymes which are destroyed when food is cooked. It is also filled with vitamins B, C, and E, and contains friendly prebiotic and probiotic bacteria necessary for maintaining a healthy colon, and eliminating toxins from the body.