Integrative Health Blog

Holistic Nutrition Recipe for Divine Raw Brownies

Posted by on Wed, Jun 17, 2015


I’m about to change your life. Ready?

Raw brownies.

Who knew brownies could be packed with protein, omega 3 fatty acids, fiber, and antioxidants? These raw brownies are made with wholesome ingredients. Best of all, they are made without an oven! Unless you don’t have a dehydrator…then you’ll need your oven. But make sure to keep the oven temperature under 115 degrees, to keep these brownies alive and raw.

You will be totally surprised at how incredibly rich and satisfying these are with just six ingredients.

I don’t buy dessert or sweet things. It makes it a lot more fun when I’m in the mood for chocolate because it makes me get creative with it. I use to have a sweet tooth, but ever since I started drinking kombucha my sugar cravings have pretty much disappeared. But let’s face it- sometimes I want some chocolate! I use to just mix cacao, coconut oil and honey in a bowl, and that would completely satisfy my need. But now, I have really upped my game with raw brownies!

Brownie Ingredients

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Tags: holistic nutrition, raw food, recipe

One Raw Food Weekend May Change Your Life

Posted by on Tue, Sep 02, 2014

Lisa Wilson CHC

I would like to share with you my journey into raw foods.
I was first introduced to the concept over 20 years ago.  My dear friend, Linda Zeller (now almost 60 and in radiant health), healed her ovarian and colon cancer with raw foods.  At that time, I had never heard of such a thing.  However, I was so intrigued knowing that if someone could heal their body from cancer….  I wondered what we could do with this powerful tool, for prevention.
At that time, I purchased my 1st juice machine and started drinking green juices.
I'm going to fast forward my journey to 2007.  That was the year I started working at NIHA, as a Health, Nutrition and Wellness Counselor. Please understand that at this time, my personal clients were among the sickest of the sick.  People with Lyme, diabetes, various cancers etc.  
Getting people off of chemicals, GMO grains, sugars etc is one thing, and is a great thing; but people in a health crisis need the most therapeutic, medicinal foods on the planet.  Raw foods, living foods and green juices are the fastest track to getting someone healthy that I know of.  Consuming green juices daily is the closest thing to giving ourselves an instant blood transfusion.  Need to cleanse your organs naturally? Mmm…  the medicinal sprouts and living foods are the answer.  

Amazing Results

I started working more closely with many of the physicians at NIHA and their patients.  When we coupled their holistic and natural therapies with raw foods, the results were stunning.  I sincerely never thought I would see results like this in my lifetime.  Using raw food techniques, we were able to achieve results some might consider miracles.  People started to catapult their way to super-health.  Even many of the doctors and staff started pulling me aside, happily stunned by the results we were getting with patients.  
My reputation for being a TOUGH, raw food nutrition coach spread….  Quickly.  I soon found myself with a private practice I could no longer handle as there weren't enough hours in the day.  I was seeing clients every day of the week from  7am, sometimes until  10pm.  I realized my model of teaching would need to change or I would become sick myself.  
The Raw Food Institute
I decided to design and launch The Raw Food Institute.  That was in 2009.   Since then, we have grown to become an internationally recognized organization.  I personally speak on stages across the country such as Annie Appleseed Project, The Raw Living Expo, Take Back Your Health and many, many more.  I'm also a contributing author to two different books.  They are:
1.)   The Cure to Cancer
2.)  27 Flavors of Fulfillment  
The Raw Food Institute is located in Simsbury, Connecticut.  We hold four, 7-day retreats per year.  They consistently sell out.  Our participants fly in from around the globe.  They travel in from Australia, Mexico, Bermuda, Bahamas, England, Germany, and all across the United states.
In 2013 The Raw Food Institute won these two awards:
1.)  Best Raw, Vegan Retreat Center
2.)  Medical Awareness for Raw Foods, in honor of the work I do with holistic physicians across the country.


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Hey, D.C... The Raw Food Weekend Bootcamp is Back!

Posted by on Thu, Aug 28, 2014

Lisa Wilson CHC

Hey DC….     We've missed you! 

Join us for this rare opportunity to do a weekend retreat with The Raw Food Institute in Washington DC!  

This is an exclusive opportunity, only for the Washington D.C., Virginia and Maryland areas.  

Normally we hold 7 day immersion retreats in Simsbury Connecticut.  However, some of you have said you can't get away for a full 7 days, so we are listening….and making it possible for you to join us now for an amazing weekend!

Courses at this 3 day Raw Food Institute Weekend Bootcamp include:

-green juice therapy

-pillars of healing
-therapeutic & medicinal raw
-digestive wellness
-raw entrees
-recreational raw
-sprouting 101, 102 & 103
-essential oils
-medicinal teas
-natural remedies 
-and more!!!

This will be weekend packed with learning.  

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Tags: raw food

My Favorite Holiday Pomegranate Salad

Posted by on Fri, Dec 20, 2013

Lisa Wilson CHC


My Favorite Holiday Salad!  And it is also the easiest salad I make all year long.


Bring this special holiday salad to your gatherings this year, and enjoy the compliments!  


Holiday Pomegranate and Fennel Salad Recipe


-1 or 2 fennel bulbs:  Slice the white bulb into long, thin slices.  Cut the thin green tops that look like dill off and set aside for garnish.

-2 purple onion:  Slice into long, thin slices.

-5 oranges:  Cut into long thin slices, or pinwheels and them quarter your pinwheels to make bite size pieces.

-4 pomegranates:  Peel and seed to toss into this salad.


Dressing:  Organic, cold pressed olive oil.

Adjust the amounts above to suit your palate and preferences.  

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Tags: holistic nutrition, raw food, recipe

Starting Gymnastics...on My 44th Birthday! 3 Tips to Keep YOU Strong

Posted by on Wed, Oct 23, 2013

Lisa Wilson CHC

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Tags: raw food, integrative health, integrative nutrition

What Can Digestive Enzymes Do for You?

Posted by on Wed, Oct 09, 2013

Did you know that according to TIME magazine, 97% of Americans can not remember the last time they ate a salad?
As we age, typically, our bodies produce 13% fewer enzymes than the decade before. Yikes !!

Sort of explains why we are enzyme deficient, right?

Your body has many types of digestive enzymes. RAW food is abundant in digestive enzymes. Enzymes help break the good down so we can actually use the nutrients in the food.

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Tags: raw food, digestive health

Raw Food Weekend Class In Washington DC at NIHA, Oct. 25-27, 2013

Posted by on Tue, Sep 24, 2013


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Tags: detoxification, raw food

Can You Change Your Life in One Week? I Did... at The Raw Food Institute

Posted by on Wed, Jun 05, 2013

What if I told you your whole life could change?

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Derailing 3 Food Myths

Posted by on Fri, Apr 12, 2013

Lisa Wilson CHC

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How to Create The Ultimate Salad

Posted by on Wed, Jan 09, 2013

Lisa Wilson CHC, Founder, The Raw Food Institute

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