Thursday, November 20, 2008

Accent on Wellness: Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes

Simply Raw:
Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days

DVD Movie Screening

Tuesday, December 9, 2008
7:30 pm
(We will start promptly.. Please arrive a few minutes early!)

Gravity East Village
515 East 5 Street
Between Avenue A & Avenue B
Keypad: 104 'Bell' Symbol Button
Fee: $5 Cash

Reservations are Necessary. Seating is Limited.
Please R.S.V.P. by e-mail or call 212 254 9453
Please include your name & phone #.

There will be DVD's available for purchase for $30

Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days is an independent documentary film that chronicles six Americans with diabetes who switch to a diet consisting entirely of vegan, organic, uncooked food in order to reverse disease without pharmaceutical medication. The six are challenged to give up meat, dairy, sugar, alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, soda, junk food, fast food, processed food, packaged food, and even cooked food for 30 days. The film follows each participant's remarkable journey and captures the medical, physical, and emotional transformations brought on by this radical diet and lifestyle change. We witness moments of struggle, support, and hope as what is revealed, with startling clarity, is that diet can reverse disease and change lives.

The film highlights each of the six before they begin the program and we first meet them in their home environment with their families. Each participant speaks candidly about their struggle to manage their diabetes and how it has affected every aspect of their life, from work to home to their relationships.


Running time: 91 minutes

After arriving at The Tree of Life in Arizona, the group receives entry exams and medical tests, and is placed under the care of Dr. Gabriel Cousens. Dr. Cousens is a well known holistic medical doctor, as well as an authority on alternative healing and raw living food nutritional therapies. Medical discussions and group support meetings were held daily and medical checks conducted twice a day. The participants are encouraged to exercise, practice yoga and meditation, and are taught about food selection and preparation.

Reactions varied to this regime. All experienced a variety of emotions about the new diet and new lifestyle that they were immersed in. Some adapted to the changes more easily, others expressed feelings of deprivation and frustration with the shift from their familiar diet and environment. After a short time following the protocol, their blood sugar levels began dropping without medication and they were delighted as their bodies felt better and their minds experienced a deeper clarity. They began to believe that it was possible to reverse their disease with diet and the transformation from feeling powerless about their diabetes, to feeling empowered and healthy, emerges as they witness dramatic changes within themselves.

Simply Raw reveals, with startling clarity, that diet can reverse diabetes and change the quality of people's lives. The film captures the human drama and struggle of these courageous individuals making a quantum leap of faith from a traditional junk food diet to a raw vegan diet and it shows revealing moments of nurturing, compassion, and human spirit. It is a film about a life changing journey on a simply raw diet and how nature is the original medicine.

Additional wisdom is provided by Morgan Spurlock, Woody Harrelson, Anthony Robbins, Rev. Michael Beckwith, David Wolfe and Doctors Fred Bisci, Joel Furman, Gary Null, and Gabriel Cousens.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Accent on Wellness: Dr. Yashpal Jayne, ND

Individualizing Your

"Live-it" vs. a "Die-it"
Dr. Yashpal Jayne, ND

Thursday, December 4th

7 pm - 9 pm

Bonobo's Restaurant
18 East 23 Street
@ Madison Avenue

No Reservations Accepted
Please arrive early to enjoy a delicious meal and to reserve your seat
Fee: $10.00 Cash Only

Listen to an interview on 'Vitality' internet radio program:
Program #28

This will be a somewhat interactive discussion and assessment of the parameters to think about and consider in individualizing your nutritional intake. Factors of biochemical individuality such as ayurvedic constitution, fast/slow oxidation, acid/alkaline balance, biogenicity and lifestyle will be presented.

If desired, there is a lecture recorded that technically precedes this one, however they are both still standalone topics. It is available for $10 downloaded from the <> webinar section of their website, clicking on Yashpal Jayne, ND You can get an idea.

NYC Appontments available: Dr. Jayne travels regularly to NYC and sees clients. He will be available to see clients in Manhattan December 4-5, 2008. He may also be available December 8-9. Email him at to inquire about his services. The websites are under development, see <> and <> His rates are based on $200/hr while traveling.

Bio - Dr. Chrysalis Yashpal Jayne, ND

Yashpal is a Naturopathic & Homeopathic Physician licensed in both Washington State since 1993 and Arizona since 2002 when coming to live and work with Gabriel Cousens and the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center. Yashpal is a past Whole Person Healing Physician and Medical Director of the Tree of Life Health Practice. Both before and again, now, he has been traveling, teaching and setting up support systems throughout America to help people transform their lives and transition to a live food live-it (not die-it) and inhabit their bodies more as a temple.

While in medical school, Yashpal apprenticed with some of the legends of naturopathic, homeopathic and bio-energetic medicine. He also has been keenly aware of creating centers where true awakening and transformation can occur. Not having the financial resources to create a center of his own, he began traveling and participating in retreats and setting up community support systems through the Abundant Health & Wellness Association (AHAW) of which he is the founding director.

In addition, since 1991, Dr. Jayne started a company, named C.H.I.R.O.N - Conscious Health Information Resources - Online Naturopathy. Its intention was to provide education through seminars, retreats, computer software and the internet for people to consciously transform their lives. This company was the leader in natural medicine software, distributing over 15 software programs in natural medicine. In 1998, CHIRON merged into a new company named WholeHealthNow, a partnership that is now the leader in Homeopathic software and educational resources throughout the U.S. and Canada. See <> . Dr. Jayne was the CEO of CHIRON and co-Director and Tech Support Supervisor for WholeHealthNow until resigning to pursue teaching and his private travel health practice culminating now with the health center being established in Port Townsend, Washington in order to be closer to his wonderful daughter, Hopi Deva.

Yashpal feels more needs to be done to support people to make the changes they have decided for their own transformation make sense for themselves and the planet. Studying with the works and personally with Gabriel, David Wolfe, David Jubb and Doug Graham gave him a uniqueness to understand a variety of perspectives in live-food nutrition.

Additional qualifications of Dr. Jayne is a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Tulane University, 1987, Massage licenses and degrees since 1984, a year of Environmental education with the Audubon Expedition Institute traveling around America in a school group studying America's people, values and institutions. His Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine was earned in 1993 and he has been a pioneer in supporting people's transformations in health during his entire career.

Yashpal's contact info and location/travel schedule can be found at . Clinical info at and , clinic tel: 360-385-3551, Messages can be left at 1-877-860-5110.

Chrysalis Yashpal Jayne, ND
1044 Water St #206
Port Townsend, Wash 98368
Clinic: 360-385-3551

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Accent on Wellness: Kaelash Neels & Johannes Neels


Eager to lose a few pounds?

Increase your muscle mass and bone density?

Radiate youth, health and beauty?

Then join Kaelash Neels, nutrition and yoga expert at the Ann Wigmore
Institute in Puerto Rico, and his brother Johannes Neels, fitness expert and personal trainer from Zwitzerland, who will give
you the three steps to a

Perfect YOU.

Friday, November 21, 2008
7 pm - 9 pm

Bonobo's Restaurant
18 East 23 Street
@ Madison Avenue
Fee: $10 Cash
No reservations accepted.
Please arrive early to
reserve your seat & enjoy a delicious raw food meal.

Kaelash Neels, 31, was born in Germany in a household where yoga was practiced as a way of life. After relocating to the United States he earned a degree in Somatic Psychology from Sonoma State University. He received a certificate as Diet Counselor at Bauman College in California, and is a certified yoga therapist/instructor and Feldenkrais Practitioner.

He is one of the directors of the Ann Wigmore Natural Health Institute in Puerto Rico, and a Living Foods Lifestyle Educator. Since 1995 he has been eating exclusively living foods and practicing yoga and meditation daily. Practicing yoga, living in the tropics by the ocean, windsurfing, surfing and playing the guitar fill his life with joy every day.

Since 1999, Kaelash has helped people overcome severe health challenges and achieve vibrant health and vitality in his private practice, as well as at the Ann Wigmore Institute in Puerto Rico.

Johannes Neels, 27, is passionate about health and fitness. Besides being a personal trainer, he coordinates and teaches at over 15 fitness studios in Zurich, Switzerland. Johannes holds over twenty trainer and group fitness licenses, and works in the management of a health club in Zurich with 3000 members.

In addition to his fitness activities, he is a certified Reiki master/trainer and models for brands such as Nike. For Johannes, ex
ercise and good nutrition rank among the most important aspects of life.