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Mindfulness Goes Mainstream

Hello Fellow health Seekers:

Webster’s defines mindfulness as the practice of maintaining an non-judgemental state, an awareness of one’s thoughts or emotions on a moment to moment basis.It’s roots are in Buddhists teachings of awareness, acceptance, compassion and tolerance. It was first introduced to the US 30 years ago where research began initially in hospitals and then moved on to prisons and work with veterans. It has gained popularity in the last few years and is now taught in schools and in boardrooms.

Our society focuses either on the past or on the future. Mindfulness teaches you to be present now. (It has been shown to change the structure of the brain). The practice teaches you to incorporate mindfulness into the everyday things you do daily from driving to making meals to shopping. It is a way of being!It improves your concentration, levels of compassion, life satisfaction and decision-making.If the concept of mindfulness is new to you, I urge you to do some research online and enrol in a MSBR program.(Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction).www.soundstrue.com offers some great programs.

Using the old slogan from Casinos, the meaning holds true in Mindfulness…


Thyroid problems especially in women is reaching epidemic proportions and may soon take over as the leading cause of death surpassing heart disease. Dr. Isabella Wentz who suffered from thyroid issues for almost a decade is releasing an documentary series online staring March 1st. I urge you to watch or purchase the series.

To register, please go to: http://thethyroidsecret.com/trailer/hlv2.php?utm_expid=137623102-9.pucl2SW7RneQOO_eHNRGWQ.1&t=102cbeff4a001a52a4ee6e7cbe2f71&a=3252&o=2&source=&aff_sub=&aff_sub2=&aff_sub3=&aff_sub4=&aff_sub5=&opt_in=4

I am hosting a 5-Day “Recipe For Health” retreat April 30-May5 in Caledon, On. Each day, a new recipe will be covered, which is not all food related. Recipe for Nutrition, Recipe for a Healthy Home, Recipe for Emotional Management, Recipe for Healing Modalities, Recipe for a personal assessment with a Health Care Professional and so forth. I will be posting a weekly, short video on my FB site under Stovelesscuisine that will further explain. If you wish, you can view more inf at www.stovelesscuisine.com/retreat. There is an early bird special. Get a group of your friends together for a great week to improve sleep and digestion, eliminate bloating, lose some weight, learn what body systems need a touch up, have more energy and leave feeling FANTASTIC! And a plethora of recipes to take home!

Good health is a choice, so choose wisely!

Alexi Bracey

Is Your Health a priority?


Hello Fellow Health Seekers:        




We are overstimilated and often de-sensitized to all the health info available on the internet whether newsletters, social media, YouTube videos, blog postings and the like. May I suggest that you do some research, check with Snopes, go to other sites relevant to your topic and then decide if the information is worth applying or forwarding.




The same can be said about alternative health care providers; they are not all created equal. (neither are doctors, lawyers or teachers)


Shop around, get referrals, ask for referrals and explore their web sites. Do their core values and yours match? What are your core values? Do they address diet, supplements, healthy water, EMF toxicity and stress?




I am amazed at the number of individuals using the services of Naturopaths and Homeopaths to name a few who do not exercise the need for a regular body cleanse. All health and dis-ease starts in your gut (where your immune system sets up head quarters). However, all colon cleanses are not created equal, many are just added fiber and psyliium to increase bowel elimination. But does it really clean your colon and other internal organs of elimination? The Master Cleanse is a superficial cell cleanse, not your internal organs.




Dr. Partito has been a leading expert in the field of colon cleanses and has developed what I consider the best Colon Cleanse on the market, plus several other body cleanse related products. You can read up on his products at www.ejuva.com (I have a source for a more cost effective price if you are interested)


Below is an excerpt from an article Dr. Partito wrote on cleanses that can be found in my e-book, “Detox Is An Inside Job” available at my website.




“Please do not forget to cleanse those toxins. Toxins prevent communication between the healthiest of cells. The body stores toxins even if you are eating well. It is plain cheaper for the body to do so. Like water, the body too will always pick the path of least resistance. It will store no mater how well you eat. Not only that, but our filters are made for metabolic wastes created by our cells. Toxins are foreign to our filters and our filters do poorly at riding the body of these toxins.


All of our bodies are dong too much with too little; so storing is the cheapest way. You must force your body to cleanse; you must take out the trash. Do not believe in a $20 cleanse labeled bottle, it is merely a laxative. Do not believe in those that say you will be cleansed in 3, 7 or 10 days. Years of damage will not be corrected in that short period of time. Those that promote magnesium or oxygen as a cleanser are misleading you. That type of product provides moisture in the bowl so a constipated person can eliminate. That is not a cleanse, even though indicated on the label. Pooping does not equal cleansing! Enemas and colonics are cleaning the bowels, but not at a cellular level. Eating raw foods or drinking raw juices are not “real” cleanses either. I am talking about real “cleansing”, deep cleansing at a cellular level, the entire body as well as the colon. Toxins are not just store in the colon, but throughout the body as well. I am not talking about a 30-Day “enzymatically alive” Herbal Body Cleanse that does NOT use dead clay


(dirt with aluminum in it) that cannot even pass its intestinal walls as its carrier. Do 2 or 3 of these “real” body (Ejuva) cleanses. Do this for 3 or 4 years followed with annual “real” cleanse with live foods/juices and this will produce the blueprint quality.”


 May I suggest you do this exercise? Take out a piece of paper and draw a tree with a large centre trunk and with branches and leaves. Label the leaves fibro myalgia, heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis, diabetes, colitis, Alzheimer’s, flu, eczema, rashes, insomnia and any other disease you can think of.  Draw a line indicating where the soil meets the trunk. At the root system, draw several roots and label them genetics, stress, supplements, diet, organic food, healthy water, EMF protection.

 What you feed your roots whether healthy diet, stress reduction techniques, supplements, chlorine, fluoride and heavy metal free water, EMF protection will determine which if any illness as indicated by the leaves you will experience. If you have a genetic family history of a certain disease, change your diet, and learn how to incorporate healthy lifestyle modalities.


 Supplements and homeopathic remedies alone may show some improvements, but you need to get to the core of your health concern.


When I work with clients, besides the intake forms, I stress the importance of a body cleanse to lay down a foundation of a clean immune system. Then I address diet, supplements, water, stress reduction techniques to balance your emotions (more effective than meditating) and lots more.


 Raw food is a small component of health. I do not suggest a 100% raw food lifestyle, (unless a serious health challenge for a period of time) but consuming more raw food on a daily basis, juicing and definitely more greens are a must.


 We are not one size fits all Barbie dolls. You may need more calcium, your friend, more magnesium and so on. Daily multivitamins categorize us as Barbies.


 My website has been a resource and education guide to improve, optimize and maintain good health.


 Perhaps you may not know, but I work one on one with individuals customizing healthy lifestyle protocol for them, offer 5 Day Detox programs and more importantly dealing with stress. If you have a new body every 7 years: that is new heart, liver, lungs, skin etc, how come the cancer is still there, or the fibro or colitis? Science is beginning to show the importance of dealing with stress. And it all starts with your heart, not your brain!


 Your heart sends 14,000 neuro transmitters to the brain, not vice versa. Your heart is part of a hormonal system secreting oxytoxin (the love hormone) and atrial peptides (which release cortisol).


So, if you want to minimize your stress, balance your heart emotions. This is the science of Heart Math which I am presently finishing up my training.



Here are some testimonials from some of my clients:


 Thank you, Alexi, for creating a space where I could slow down, breathe, and focus on what is truly important to me. That is a rare gift to receive, and your coaching skills and manner offered that gift. I left our session feeling empowered, supported and clear about how to powerfully move towards my goals. You are an excellent coach! Thank you again!

                      Jen Yost, Pennsylvania, US



Experiencing Alexi as a coach was like receiving a breath of fresh air!  I feel invigorated, excited, refreshed and ready to make my dreams reality.  I am confident I will be successful, and am happy to have Alexi on my team as my coach.  Deepest thanks, Alexi!  

                Celeste Ametrine, Asheville, NC


 We were involved in a 4.5 weeks weight loss/detox program with Ms. Bracey supervising and preparing raw food meals for us. We collectively reduced our weight by 85 pounds. We amazingly never felt hungry or were out of sorts with this significant food change. My energy and a healthier well-being were experienced by both my brother and I.


 My brother and I, without hesitation, recommend Alexi’s services for anyone seriously committee to improving their overall health, energy level and of course their life span.                           David Ciancone, Ancaster Old Mill                                                     


 My blood sugar went from 29.3 to 7 in one week with the Raw Food program Alexi recommended for me. Stick to it and stay stress free.                                                                            Nancy Campbell-Hubbard, Homeopath



Make next year your best year! If you are wanting more energy, restful sleep, improved digestion, weight loss or if you have a serious health concern that needs to be addressed (cancer or diabetes?) or maybe you are just sick and tired of being sick and tired? Please consider my coaching and consulting services.


If you have a friend or family member with any of the above, I offer a complimentary 30-minute consultation. 416-899-2774


 Mention this newsletter, and I will gift you $25 off the $175 consultation fee which includes intake forms, customized lifestyle program (with recipes), 90 minute  telephone consult and a 60 minute follow up in 30 days with email availability as needed.


 If not now, when would be a good time to improve your health? Please really consider this statement.


 Good health is a choice, so choose wisely!


 Alexi Bracey


19 Foods To Naturally Help You Detox Radiation


Hello Fellow Health Seekers:


 I had the honour of having an interview of sorts with Nicky Billou this morning as he is launching his new book. “FinishLineThinking.com”

I highly recommend you check it out, you will be able to purchase as an e-book.It is great  short read if you are not getting the results in your life you would like. A very easy duable program is available. Very inspiring!


 The Cancer Summit is in progress. If you are interested, you can sign up at www.TheCureToCancerSummit.com, The latest cutting edge information on cancer, alternative health experts and more.


 The Canadian Thanksgiving is around the corner. If you would like to learn how to prepare a Rawsome Non Turkey,Turkey Dinner, the dates and locations are listed below.


 In this issue:


 1) TED sells out to corporate-backed junk science


2) Do you have a fatty liver?


3) The Dark Side of Smart Meters


4) 19 Foods To Naturally Help You Detox Radiation


5) 7 Reasons You May Be Losing Hair


6) The Role of Nutrients in Cancer Chemoprevention


7) How To Get Enough Protein with Green Smoothies


8) Non Turkey, Rawsome Turkey Dinner Prep Class



1) TED’s new stance



 2) Do You have a fatty liver?



 3) The Dark Side of Smart Meters


4) 19 Foods To naturally Help You Detox Radiation



 5) 7 Reasons You May Be Losing Your Hair



6) The Role of Nutrients in Cancer Chemoprevention



 7) How To Get Enough Protein with Green Smoothies


How To Calculate Your Protein Needs (courtesy Tracy Russell)

Before you figure out where you are going to get your protein from, it is a good idea to know how much protein you really need. A quick and easy way to calculate your protein needs is to do some simple math.


Step 1: Calculate Your Ideal Body Weight


This is known as the HAMWI formula.  For men, use this calculation:

106 pounds for 60 inches of height (5 feet) and add 6 pounds for every inch over 60.

For women, use this one: 100 pounds for 60 inches of height and add 5 pounds for every inch over 60.

This calculation gives you a basic idea of what your ideal weight should be if you have a medium frame.  Your ideal weight is actually a weight range and may vary from + or – 10% depending on your frame size.

Using the calculation above, I am 5’3” or 63 inches tall, so my ideal body weight is 115 pounds (52 kilograms) if I had a medium frame. 

My ideal weight range is between 103.5 – 126.5.  I typically hover in the 107-109 range because I have a smaller than medium build.


 Step 2: Calculate Your Protein Requirements By Using Your Ideal Body Weight

Using the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of .8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight, my daily protein goal should be about 42 grams.

If you are very active or athletic, your protein needs may be higher.

Now that you know how much protein you really need, lets look atwhat plant sources are highest in protein. I’m not going to go over all the fruits and vegetables that are high in protein, I want to focus on the ones that I add to my green smoothies.



At the very bottom, I’ll give you a couple of my favorite protein-rich green smoothie recipes that do not contain (or need) any protein powders.


Protein Rich Greens:


1 small head of purple cabbage = 8.1 grams


1 head Romaine lettuce = 7.7 grams


3 cups kale = 6.6 grams


3 cups dandelion greens = 4.5 grams


 Protein Fruits:


1 mamey = 4.8 grams


2 tablespoons goji berries = 4 grams


3 cups blueberries = 3.3 grams


3 cups grapes = 3.3 grams


3 cups pineapple = 2.7 grams


3 cups papaya = 2.6 grams


1 medium banana = 1.5 gram


1 mango = 1.1 gram


1 large apple = 1 gram


 Other Foods I Put In Smoothies:


 ¼ cups raw oats = 6.6 grams


2 teaspoons of chia seeds = 1.5 grams



As you can see, greens are going to have more protein than fruit. It is really important to make a green smoothie rather then just a fruit smoothie if you are looking for something to boost your protein.


 Also, most people do not know that all fruits and vegetables

(including leafy greens), contain complete proteins – they have all essential amino acids!


 My Favorite Protein-Rich Green Smoothie Recipes


 These green smoothies are great to drink before or after workouts, but you can also make them for breakfast or lunch to help you get through the day.


 Both recipes contain more than 11 grams of protein without a protein powder supplement.  If you want to further boost your protein intake, I recommend taking a look at Epic Protein by Sprout Living Foods (http://www.incrediblesmoothies.com/store/#protein).  


Blueberry-Banana Smoothie


 2 bananas, peeled


1 cup blueberries


1 head romaine lettuce, chopped


4 to 6 ounces of filtered water


 Calories: 432 | Protein: 11.8g | Carbs: 104g | Fat: 3g | Fiber: 23.8g


 Mango Smoothies


 ½ head of romaine lettuce, chopped


2 mangoes, peeled and pitted


¼ cups raw oats


1 to 2 teaspoons cinnamon


4 to 6 ounces of filtered water


 Calories: 474 | Protein: 12.2g | Carbs: 106g | Fat: 4g | Fiber: 18.2g


 I hope you enjoy these protein-rich green smoothie recipes!




 8) Non Turkey, Rawsome Turkey Dinner Prep Class


Erin, On-October 1st 6-9 PM


Burlington,On-October 3rd 6-9 PM


 Come out for an evening of fun, education and food preparation for an old fashioned Thanksgiving dinner using raw and living foods. Menu includes squash bisque, surprise turkey, creamy mashed potatoes, stuffing, mushroom gravy, broccoli and red pepper medley, golden beet and kale salad and an apple cobbler with carmel sauce. Recipes will be provided and we will all sit down to enjoy this beautiful meal! $75 prepaid, debit or paypal at alexibracey@gmail.com 416-899-2774


Good health is a choice, so choose wisely!




$100 savings ends tomorrow

Dear Fellow Health Seekers:


The offer to save $100 ends tomorrow night unless you sign-up for my 6 Module “Detox Is an Inside Job” program prior to midnight August 20th.


If you did not get an opportunity to attend the Teleclass, here is the link to listen to the recorded call. http://attendthisevent.com/?eventid=44144760


If you go to http://www.stovelesscuisie.com/detox you can get more information of what is offered in each module. This is in-depth information packed 6 part series.

You will learn:


  • Which are the best cleanses and the importance of regular body cleanses
  • The importance of infrared saunas, Chi Machine and Detox Baths
  • Why fermented foods and sea vegetables should be part of your daily diet
  • What is the best food to start your day
  • Why it is crucial to have a water purification system in your home
  • The dangers of EMF’s and Smart Meters
  • How to create a safe toxin free home
  • How to identify GMO and other non healthy food items in your pantry and safe alternatives
  • How to put together your own personalized Detox Program
  • Plus a bonus call on Candiasis and Your Thyroid and other recordings
  • Lots of recipes, food demos and other valuable tips


If you have any health concerns; thyroid issues, poor digestion, no energy, inability to loose weight, poor sleep habits or if you are just “sick and tired of being sick and tired”, I urge you to invest in this 6 Module Program and take steps to improve your health today.


If you don’t do anything (and your body is already crying out to you with symptoms), what will be the state of your health in 2 or 6 or 12 months?


P.S. One of the items discussed in the 6 Module Detox Program is the harmful rays of EMF’s. This Tuesday, (August 19th) I have a very special guest speaker who will go into more detail about the dangers of WiFi, Smart Meters and much more.


To sign-up please go to:



Good health is a choice! So choose wisely!









June Classes, Vita Biosa and Car Air Conditioning


Hello fellow Health Seekers:

 Well, the big news is GMO in many arenas.

The most noteworthy is the world war as threatened by Putin to Obama to get rid of GMOs. China has stopped importing US GMO wheat. There is GMO wheat in Kraft Mac and Cheese (plus the food dyes)…it keeps on escalating!

The next 5-Day Raw Food Detox is August 18-23. I will be expanding on more detox modalities for even better results. More details will follow shortly.

This weekend, June 8th-9th, is the Fourth Raw Fest in Toronto. I am an exhibitor on Sunday only and will be demonstrating a raw food class at noon. I will have assorted crackers for sale and my famous pizza. (This Thursday on www.liquidlunch.com a group of exhibitors from the Raw Fest including myself will be interviewed, so check it out, noon to 2 PM) Hope to see you on the 9th.


In this issue:

 1) Air conditioning in Hot Cars

 2) Illegal GMO Wheat in Kraft Mac and Cheese

 3) Mobile Phones-The Smoking Gun of the 21st Century

 4) Natures Original Air-Purifiers

 5) Best probiotic-Vita Biosa

 6) Vertical Farming

7) June Raw Food Class Schedule

 1) Air Conditioning in Hot Cars

 Now this is very interesting! My car’s manual says to roll down the
windows to let out all the hot air before turning on the A/C. WHY?
No wonder more folks are dying from cancer than ever before. We wonder
where this stuff comes from, but here is an example that explains a lot
of the cancer-causing incidents.
Many people are in their cars the first thing in the morning, and the
last thing at night, 7 days a week.
As I read this, it makes me feel guilty and ill. Please pass this on
to as many people as possible. Guess, its not too late to make some
Please do NOT turn on A/C as soon as you enter the car.
Open the windows after you enter your car and then after a couple of
minutes, turn ON the AC.
Here’s why: According to research, the car’s dashboard, seats, a/c
ducts, in fact ALL of the plastic objects in your vehicle, emit
Benzene, a Cancer causing toxin. A BIG CARCINOGEN. Take the time to
observe the smell of heated plastic in your car when you open it, and
BEFORE you start it up.
In addition to causing cancer, Benzene poisons your bones, causes
anemia and reduces white blood cells. Prolonged exposure can cause
Leukemia and increases the risk of some cancers. It can also cause
miscarriages in pregnant women.
The “acceptable” Benzene level indoors is: 50mg per sq.ft.
A car parked indoors, with windows closed, will contain 400-800 mg of
Benzene – 8 times the acceptable level.
If parked outdoors in the sun, at a temperature above 60 degrees F, the
Benzene level goes up to 2000-4000 mg, 40 times the acceptable level.
People, who get into the car, keeping the windows closed, will
eventually inhale excessive amounts of the BENZENE toxin.
Benzene is a toxin that affects your kidneys and liver. What’s worse,
it is extremely difficult for your body to expel this toxic stuff.
So friends, please open the windows and doors of your car – give it
some time for the interior to air out -(dispel the deadly stuff) –
before you enter the vehicle.
 Now this is very interesting! My car’s manual says to roll down the
windows to let out all the hot air before turning on the A/C. WHY?
No wonder more folks are dying from cancer than ever before. We wonder
where this stuff comes from, but here is an example that explains a lot
of the cancer-causing incidents.
Many people are in their cars the first thing in the morning, and the
last thing at night, 7 days a week.
Please do NOT turn on A/C as soon as you enter the car.
 Open the windows after you enter your car and then after a couple of
minutes, turn ON the AC.
Here’s why: According to research, the car’s dashboard, seats, a/c
ducts, in fact ALL of the plastic objects in your vehicle, emit
Benzene, a Cancer causing toxin. A BIG CARCINOGEN. Take the time to
observe the smell of heated plastic in your car when you open it, and
BEFORE you start it up.
In addition to causing cancer, Benzene poisons your bones, causes
anemia and reduces white blood cells. Prolonged exposure can cause
Leukemia and increases the risk of some cancers. It can also cause
miscarriages in pregnant women.
The “acceptable” Benzene level indoors is: 50mg per sq.ft.
 A car parked indoors, with windows closed, will contain 400-800 mg of
Benzene – 8 times the acceptable level.
 If parked outdoors in the sun, at a temperature above 60 degrees F, the
Benzene level goes up to 2000-4000 mg, 40 times the acceptable level.
People, who get into the car, keeping the windows closed, will
eventually inhale excessive amounts of the BENZENE toxin.
Benzene is a toxin that affects your kidneys and liver. What’s worse,
it is extremely difficult for your body to expel this toxic stuff.
So friends, please open the windows and doors of your car – give it
some time for the interior to air out -(dispel the deadly stuff) –
before you enter the vehicle.


2) Illegal GMO Wheat in Kraft Mac and Cheese



 3) Cell Phones-The Smoking Gun of The 21st Century


4) Nature’s natural Air-Purifiers (courtesy www.cancerdefeaetd.com)

 Wolverton’s study rated plants on a scale from one to 10, based on criteria such as:

 Ability to remove chemical vapors or indoor air toxins

 Ease of growth and maintenance

 Rate at which water evaporates from the leaves.

 Resistance to insect infestation


   The NASA-funded comparison yielded this list of top 10 plants for removing contaminants like benzene, carbon monoxide and formaldehyde from the air:

  1. Lady palm—grows slowly but is one of the easiest palms to cultivate
  2. Bamboo palm—also called a “reed palm” and prefers indirect light
  3. Rubber plant—also known as “ficus robusta” and grows very well indoors
  4. Dracaena (Janet Craig) —these plants grow best in bright, indirect sunlight shining from east to west
  5. Philodendron—one of the heartiest house plants that needs to be misted regularly and planted in soil that’s kept evenly moist
  6. Dwarf date palm—grows best in sunny locations free from drafts; be aware that it grows needle-like spines near the base of the leaf stem that can poke through skin and clothing
  7. Ficus alii—prefers a humid environment with low to medium light; will lose foliage if placed near heating or air conditioning vents; this is a virtual weed in the tropics but up north it’s a fussy house plant that doesn’t like to be moved
  8. Boston fern—grows feathery ferns that prefer bright indirect sunlight
  9. Peace lily—prefers indirect sunlight and high humidity


Wolverton’s research showed that when these top performers and other plants were placed in sealed chambers with specific chemicals, the plants went to work removing those chemicals from the chambers!

5) Best Probiotic-Vita Biosa (www.vitabiosa.com,www.biosa.com)

 Vita Biosa is an extract of certified organically grown herbs, which is obtained by fermentation of lactic acid cultures on sugar molasses. The selection of herbs has a beneficial effect on digestion and supplies the body with important antioxidants, which protect our cells against oxidation processes, and keeps them functionally properly. Vita Biosa affects directly the intestinal mucosa and is effective against Chrome’s, food intolerances, blockages, Candida, detoxification.


Other Uses and Applications:

 Bath, footbath, compress, pricks, minor injuries and scrapes.

 This product was one of the daily protocols in my recent 5-Day Detox.

 I have taken this product (I also give it to my dogs) for more than 6 months and I love it. I highly recommend you invest in a bottle and experience the results for yourself. I do sell this product, so please email me. It will be up on the web site shortly.


 6) Vertical Farming-The farming of the future! (TOWER GARDEN)

 Tower Garden Utube-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CU1-DFYrhMw

No time to plant a garden or living in an apartment. The answer is a Tower Garden. They have 60 of these towers at O’Hares airport supplying all the veggies for the restaurants. You can grow any vegetable except the root vegetables which includes, spring greens, kale, Swiss chard, herbs, cherry and regular tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, and eggplant to name some. No bugs, no weeding and minimal space. (the width of a barrel) Bring in the tower in the fall and you can have fresh veggies all year round. I have mine started, will have a garden in 4 weeks. For more information, please visit my colleague’s site. lizdavis.towergarden.com


7) Raw Food Class Schedule

 Soups, Salads and Sweets-

 June 10(Burlington), June 12 (Toronto), June 13 (Erin), 6-9 PM

 The summer is easy for enjoying Mother Nature’s bounty with raw soups, fresh salads and locally grown fruit desserts. Outstanding Borscht, hold the Sour Cream), Cashew, Asparagus Romaine Salad, Golden Beet and Kale Salad, Rhubarb Crumble and Peaches and Berry with Orange Custard Sauce will be demonstrated and sampled. Recipes will be provided plus lots of tips. So, come with an empty tummy. $75 plus HST, prepaid. $85 after June 9th.

 Elegant Summer Desserts (Gluten and Dairy-Free), 6-9 PM

 June 18 (Burlington), June 19 (Toronto), June 16 (Erin)

With so many people diagnosed with gluten and dairy sensitivities, this class for those who want their cake and it too, all gluten and dairy free. No special equipment is needed. Demonstrations include Mango Flan in Macaroon Crust, Raspberry Streusel Bar, Lemon Curt Tart, Carrot Cake with Vanilla Custard Sauce and Chocolate Haystacks. $75 plus HST, prepaid. $85 after June 13th.


The address will be provided after payment is received in order to protect the privacy of the individuals hosting the class. alexibracey@gmail.com via Pay pal.

 For more information, please call 416-899-2774

  Please circulate the information in this Newsletter to family, co-workers and friends. As always, I am available for private classes, consultations and coaching. If you would like to host your own class, please email me at:alexi@stovelesscuisine.com

 Good health is a choice, so choose wisely!

  Alexi Bracey





Raw Cleanse Results and Fashionable Prostrate Removal Surgery


Hello Fellow Health Seekers:



I‘m thrilled to report that my 5-Day Raw Food Detox retreat was an amazing success! Dr Gellman did pre and post assessments measuring body fat and water compositions as well as Vedic testing and Iridology and the results clearly showed vast improvements in only 5 days of juicing and raw food. A host of other detox modalities implemented included: infrared sauna, detox baths, micro clustered healthy Kangen water to name a few. The next 5-Day Raw Food Detox Cleansing Program is scheduled for August; a date will be confirmed shortly. I know this will be completly booked, so if you are at all interested, please email me so I can put you on the priority list. Below is an article Dr Gellman wrote explaining the different tests and their significance and some stats from the participants.


 Results from 5 day Detox with Alexi Bracey


 I am constantly hearing women at the gym complaining that their weight has gone up. Don’t they realize muscle weighs more than fat!


 I wish regular scales would be outlawed. They discourage individuals who are working hard on their health and working out and eating well regularly.


I was invited to evaluate the participants pre the detox 5-day program.           Their particular details were checked for:


Weight, muscle, fat, Intercellular fluid, extra cellular fluid, over all healthy water.


They were evaluated on the last day of the detox program to see the results. They were absolutely amazed to see their weight loss, fat loss and they actually increased in muscle mass!


To understand intercellular and extracellular fluid:                                Extracellular fluid measures water retention (more common to women than men) You may be slim but still feel puffed.


Intercellular fluid is the healthy fluid. Your intracellular fluid should be 40% (btw, that’s the fluids that are contained by cell membranes, ie, your muscles, adipose tissue, platelets, blood cells, etc). Your extracellular fluid should be 20%. That’s the plasma that everything else floats around in. If your EF level is high, that means you’re retaining fluid, and it might be that your kidney’s aren’t functioning optimally for some reason (could be infection, hormonal, salt, or meds).


To protect the confidentially of the participants we are only reporting the final number when all the results for each category are added and averaged out.



Total body weight for the group was a loss of 4.24 pounds


 Body fat went down for the group by 2.2 %


 Healthy water went up 2.2 %


 Muscle went up 3 pounds per person


 Extra cellular fluid improved by 9%


Intracellular fluid improved by 16%


Lets us look at why?


The detox cleanse consisted of 2 days of juicing followed by 3 days of raw foods to reintegrate food back which allowed the body to rid itself of accumulated waste in the small and large intestine. The liver and kidney got a break and cleansed.


 All this cleansing further cleansed the lymphatic system.


They were removed from their busy lives so allowed the body to relax and go to that great place know as parasympathetic nervous system (Daily use of the Chi Machine helped here). Our digestive system only works when we rest, relax and digest.


The particiapnats stayed in a beautiful home in the woods,(very serene) breathed in fresh air, saw the stars at night, and experienced a  healing massage on the outside private deck.  


Visually: clear eyes, radiant and glowing complexions, no aches or pains, better sleep and a more relaxed attitude, and most importantly set goals on how to maintain a new and better health lifestyle.(and they are still following the suggested protocol)


Dr Gellman can be reached for consultations at 416-4564357 or visit www.alexgellman.com


I have to comment on Angelina Jolie’s double mastectomy. I was going to write a tongue and cheek article “Looking for a MD who will Remove a Man’s Testicles as a Preventative Measure against Cancer” Guess what? There is at least one male who has done this, see the article below. Angelina Jolie has been duped my Big Paharma. If you carry the gene for ovarian or breast cancer, you can implement a Nutritional and Wellness Program (which Angelina failed to mention) to minimize and probably eliminate your chances of contracting cancer. So, Angelina has selected a double mastectomy as a preventative measure eating the same way as before, Do you not think that another form of cancer will find its way into her body. Hello out there!!!



 In This Issue:


1) Arguments For A Meatless Diet


2) Toxic Women’s Hygiene Products


3) Is It Fashionable to Remove a Healthy Prostrate Organ?


4)  So What’s Important About Magnesium?




1) Arguments For A Meatless Diet, Courtesy. www.life-enthusiast.com


Most common cause of death in the US: Heart disease


How frequently a heart attack strikes in the US: Every 25 seconds


How frequently a heart attack kills in the US: Every 45 seconds


Risk of death from heart attack for average American man: 50%


Risk of death from heart attack for the average American man who consumes no meat: 15%


Risk of death from heart attack for the average American man who consumes no meat, dairy, or eggs: 4%


Rise in blood cholesterol from consuming 1 egg per day: 12%


Rise in heart attack risk from 12% rise in blood cholesterol: 24%


Average cholesterol level of people eating a meat centered diet: 210 mg/dl


Chance of dying from heart disease if you are a male and your blood cholesterol is 210 mg/dl: 50%


Dietary cholesterol intake needed to support human health: None- body makes its own


Leading sources of saturated fat and cholesterol in American diet: meat, poultry, dairy


Amount of cholesterol in an average egg: 275 mg


Amount of cholesterol in chicken: The same as beef- 25mg/oz


Cholesterol found in all grains, legumes, fruits, veggies, nuts, or seed: None


Chance of dying from heart disease if you do not consume cholesterol: 4%


Amount spent annually in US to treat cancer: $70 billion


Amount of all cancers in the US that are diet related: 40%


Increased risk of breast cancer for women who eat eggs daily compared to once a week: 2.8 times higher


Increased risk of breast cancer for women who eat butter and cheese 2-4 times a week compared to once a week: 3.2 times higher


Increased risk of breast cancer for women who eat meat daily compared to less than once a week: 3.8 times higher


Increased risk of fatal prostate cancer for men who consume meats, dairy, and eggs daily as compared to sparingly: 3.6 times higher


Increased risk of fatal ovarian cancer for women who eat meat eggs three or more days a week compared to less than once a week: 3 times higher


Recommendations of the amount of daily calories to be provided for by protein according to:


World Health Organization: 4.5%
Food and Nutrition Board of the USDA: 6%
National Research Council: 8%


Percent of calories as protein in: (MIcroalgae as Spirulina or Chlorella are up to 60% protein)


Spinach: 49%
Broccoli: 47%
Mushrooms: 38%
Lettuce: 34%
Zucchini: 28%
Tomatoes: 18%
Peanuts: 18%
Wheat: 17%
Onions: 16%
Oatmeal: 16%
Walnuts: 13%
Potatoes: 11%
Brown Rice: 8%


Period of most rapid human growth: Infancy


Natural food for human infants: Mother’s breast milk


Amount of total calories provided by protein in human milk: 5%


Diseases linked to excess animal protein consumption: Osteoporosis and kidney disease


Number of cases of osteoporosis and kidney disease in the US: Tens of millions


The average measurable bone loss of female meat eaters at age 65: 35%


The average measurable bone loss of female vegetarians at age 65: 18%


Documented cases of calcium deficiency caused by an insufficient amount of calcium in the human diet: None


Natural food for any baby mammal: Mother’s breast milk


The only mammal that consumes the milk of another species after being weaned: Humans


One of the enzymes necessary for digestion of cow’s milk: Lactase


People who are naturally lactose intolerant: 20% of Caucasians and up to 90% of people of African and Asian descent


Major source of pesticide residues in the western diet: Meat, poultry, dairy


Food most likely to cause cancer from herbicide residue: Beef


Number of slaughtered animals tested for toxic chemical residues: One in every 250,000


Amount of US non-vegetarian mother’s milk with significant levels of DDT: 99%


Amount of US vegetarian mother’s milk with significant levels of DDT: 8%


Amount of total antibiotics used in the US that are fed to livestock: 55%


Staphylococci infections resistant to penicillin in 1960: 13%


Staphylococci infections resistant to penicillin in 1988: 91%


Amount of US livestock and poultry receiving drugs during their lifetimes: 80%


Amount of FDA inspections that failed to verify the data on the safety of new drugs used on animals according to the GAO: 54%


Substances found in 63% to 86% of milk samples in 1991: Sulfa drugs, tetracyclines, other antibiotics


Amount of all inspected chickens with salmonella: 1/3


Amount of federal poultry inspectors who said they would not eat chicken: 75%


2) Toxic Women’s Hygiene Products




3) Fashionable Prostrate Removal Surgery




4) What’s So Important About Magnesium?


It Enables REgeneration to Exceed DEgeneration

(I have used this companies products including the magnesium oil for years. I highly recommend them)

Magnesium is the most under-appreciated mineral your body requires for cellular health. It soothes your nervous system (providing deeper rest). It fires up the repair, rest and digest side of your nervous system, allowing you to sleep well and stay calm, and avoid anxiety, restless legs, muscle cramps, and twitches.

And is essential for the production of amino acids that are critical for virtually every chemical reaction in your body.

Restore vital magnesium and you enable cellular regeneration to exceed degeneration.

Why Supplement Magnesium?

There is a documented epidemic of magnesium deficiency in America, and yet the medical industry is trying to deal with it using drugs instead of effective supplements.

Because the food that is grown on our depleted soils no longer contains enough magnesium to sustain you in a healthy state.

Our soils have been seriously depleted of magnesium, and industrial agriculture practices are making things worse. Many diseases are related to magnesium deficiency.

How do you know there is an epidemic of magnesium deficiency taking place?
Let me list some of the symptoms:


  • road rage (instability, quick to anger)
  • restless leg syndrome (twitchy nervous behaviors)
  • high blood pressure
  • arthritis
  • diabetes
  • tooth cavities
  • sleep disorders
  • cramps
  • migraines
  • panic attacks
  • depression


Have you seen any of this around you lately?

When you restore vital magnesium to your body, you enable cellular regeneration to exceed degeneration. That means you can reverse the symptoms, even if they are labeled “there is no cure for… ”

Eating Magnesium Supplements Does Not Work

Advertisements about oral magnesium supplements may lead you to believe that regular oral supplementation will fix a magnesium deficiency. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case.

Taking oral magnesium supplements only causes a bowel flush – your body cannot absorb it, nor pass it into your cells.

And food sources have inadequate magnesium because our soils – therefore our foods too – have been seriously depleted of this mineral by industrial farming practices. Our food today contains only about 30% of the minerals it did 100 years ago.  

Best Way to Absorb Magnesium… Through Your Skin!

Effective absorption of magnesium can be done through your skin – your body’s largest organ.

Bathing in Magnesium Crystals is a relaxing, convenient and cost effective way to restore your magnesium.

And a foot bath is just as effective. Both ways are relaxing and rejuvenating.

Prove it to yourself – use Magnesium Bath Crystals for just two weeks, time enough to show how much this simple mineral can improve your life.

Absorb vital magnesium into your cells and experience living well again.

Magnesium Crystals are the concentrated the form of magnesium that is the keystone of cellular regeneration. We call it the “Fountain of Youth”. Only 1/4 cup in your bath every day.

Magnesium with Energized Water…
For Even Better Absorption

If you’d like more concentrated effects, try Magnesium Gel or Magnesium Oil.
They’re delivered through your skin with Energized Water.

Both Magnesium Gel and Magnesium Oil use Energized Water to deliver magnesium through your skin and into your cells – for immediate absorption. An excellent means for your body to absorb critically needed magnesium and essential moisture, for cellular regeneration.

You can reverse aging by stimulating regeneration!

Apply either Magnesium Oil or Magnesium Gel onto any area of concern, as often as desired, to enhance your well-being.

Magnesium Oil is also a magnificent dental aid.
It can whiten your smile by rebuilding the mineral levels in your teeth.

Let me share some comments from users of Magnesium Oil:

“The magnesium is the best thing that has happened to me. I take daily baths and come out feeling like a million dollars. It melts the tension away better than any product I have ever used. I completely submerge myself in the bath allowing my hair to soak in it as well. The color is changing, the slight graying is disappearing. Although not for everyone, while submerged I do some meditation. While under water you block out the world and the magnesium relaxes you and puts you in a perfect state of balance and peace. If you could bottle this state of euphoria you could make a million dollars. Enjoy!!”
~ Victoria

“I have been seeing my cardiologist for 6 years due to long standing heart problems. He has been trying to get my blood pressure and cholesterol down. My blood pressure would often shoot up suddenly and I would get chills and shake all over. After little over two months with Magnesium Oil the erratic blood pressure and the chills have decreased dramatically. Another major change is that the scratchy eyes that tormented me due to deposits of a heart medicine have cleared up.”

“My blood pressure was normal. My cholesterol was remarkable, as the doctor put it. At the end of his examination, he said, “You obviously look much healthier, but you also appear younger.”
~ Lynn

The Magnesium to Calcium Ratio

The ratio between magnesium and calcium is very important, when dealing with the cause and prevention of a number of disorders, including cardiovascular health, heart disease and high blood pressure.

The absorption and metabolism of magnesium depends upon calcium intake, and vice versa. Therefore, the balance between these two minerals is especially important. In view of the overwhelming benefits of magnesium, the traditional ratio of approximately 2 parts calcium to 1 part magnesium needs to be revised. The ideal ratio for most people’s needs is equal amounts of calcium and magnesium. If calcium consumption is high, then magnesium intake also needs to be high.

The Problem for Milk Drinkers…
Since calcium and magnesium depend on each other to be assimilated into your body, they should never be taken imbalanced. Milk has a ratio of about 8 calcium to 1 magnesium, causing a problem for milk drinkers. The high calcium intake can cause a magnesium deficiency, creating ill health.

Magnesium regulates the entrance and utilization of calcium in the cells. Without magnesium, calcium remains in the body unused. This will result in calcium deposits in the joints (aggravating arthritis), gallstones, kidney stones, and in extreme cases calcification of the brain and other body organs. This, in turn, results in loss of memory and loss of ability to reason and eventually the termination of life. All of these conditions have frequently been known to disappear after taking extra magnesium.

Again, magnesium and calcium must be in the correct proportions, otherwise the calcium becomes a pollutant in your body. The rule is “never take calcium without magnesium”.

Calcium depends on magnesium for assimilation, but magnesium does not require calcium in order to function. In fact, in many cases, magnesium taken on its own without any calcium will help you become more energetic, stronger, and give you a multitude of other benefits, all as a result of the magnesium being present to balance the overabundance of calcium.

Effects of Magnesium Deficiency

Eighty percent – or more – of our population is deficient in magnesium, including many who take supplements regularly.

Many debilitating and life threatening diseases are associated with magnesium deficiencies: heart problems, strokes, cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, migraine headaches, asthma, premenstrual syndrome, attention deficit disorder, anorexia & bulimia, fibromyalgia & chronic fatigue syndrome, depression – and this is not the complete list!

To prevent the risk of short term health problems, your body will draw both calcium and magnesium out of storage from your bones, to maintain the acid-alkaline balance in your bodily fluids. To restore your bones, you must alkalize your pH and provide an abundant supply of magnesium – in an effective form… like our Magnesium Bath Crystals.

Check out all our wonderful Magnesium Products.

Here you can read Research Articles about Magnesium and its impact on your health. 


I am sorry that this Newsletter is so lengthy, I had so much information I wanted to share.


In the meantime, please share with your family and friends. I am available for private and group Raw Food classes, coaching and consultations.




To Your continued good health!


Alexi Bracey


Beetle Juice in Your Frappucino?

Hello fellow Health Seekers:

Spring is the time to restore, optimize and revitalize you, your health, your diet, your home, your car and perhaps your friends. I hope you consider my 5 Day Raw Food Detox Retreat…there are a few spots still available. You will feel and look  energized when you leave, this I can promise you!


In this Issue:

1) Free Food Revolution Summit online

 2) Insect Juice in my Frappucino??

 3) Kindengardner kicked out of school for no vaccine?

 4) Coconut Oil Helps Alzheimers

 5) Eliminate toxins and stop poisoning your body


1) Don’t miss the John Robbins Food Revolution Summit! (Begins this Saturday…)

2) How Something Natural Can be so Gross(courtesy Alternative Daily and Fox News)

It is important to understand that just because natural flavors come from something natural, does not necessarily make them healthy. For instance, strawberry flavor does not always come from strawberries or blueberry flavor from blueberries. Cystine is a natural conditioner used in dough that is made from duck feathers and human hair. Maltodextrin, made from genetically-modified corn and the main ingredient in some “all-natural” sweeteners like stevia , is also considered natural.

What about natural flavoring that is made from the anal secretions of beavers? Castoreum is a substance found in the castor sacs of both male and female beavers. This aromatic liquid is mixed with urine and used  for territorial marking. It is also used by the food flavoring industry with regularity. In fact, an overwhelming majority of raspberry flavored foods are made from these secretions. Foods such as ice cream, fruity drinks, yogurt, candy and tea may contain these secretions which the FDA claim are completely safe. What about the glaze used on donuts and hard candy? This is made from the feces of the female lac bug – for real.

Mad Science

Both artificial and natural flavorings are concocted in a laboratory by blending a variety of ingredients together. According to Gary Reineccius, a food and science nutrition professor at the University of Minnesota, artificial flavorings are simpler, cheaper and easier to produce than natural flavorings, so foods that contain natural flavors are often more expensive. However, more expensive does not mean healthy or safe. Although they may make up less than 5% of the food ingredients, both artificial and natural flavorings are created to hijack the brain – to encourage us to want more and more and to become food “junkies”.

(Beetle Juice which contain the ground up shell, known as carmine or carminic acid is found in fruit juices (Ocean Spray-grapefruit and cranberry), gelatins, strawberry flavourings, candies, yogurts shampoos, clothing dyes and more. (Sarbucks Frappucino anyone???

Duck feathers are often packed into our favorite processed breads in the form of L-cysteine, an agent used as a dough softener.  It’s in bagels, cookie dough, bread, pies and more.
A lot of cheese is made with rennet, which contains an enzyme extracted from the fourth stomach of newborn calves. Rennet is used as a cheese curdler, sometimes in tandem with another enzyme called pepsin, which is extracted from stomach glands of hogs.  

 Minimize any man made foods, especially those with added colourings, and read your labels. Buy Foods with the Kosher label to be safe)

3) Kindengardner Kicked Out of School for Not Getting Vaccinated?


4) Coconut oil helps Alzheimer’s patients:

5) Eliminate toxins and stop poisoning your body.

The most common toxic inputs are:

  • refined foods (sugar, flour, table salt, oil

  • bad, rancid fats (fried food, margarine, hydrogenated oils)
  • stimulants (MSG, aspartame, food coloring, caffeine, nicotine, etc.)
  • electromagnetic chaos (electrosmog)
  • drugs (illegal, over the counter, prescription)
  • sleep deprivation
  • heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides

 In case you’re wondering…
Should you be completely cleansed before you introduce proper nourishment?
Only if you want to starve… you need to feed your body, and the sooner you start with good quality nutrients, the better.

To Sum It All Up…

The quality of your health is determined by the balance between your…
intake (and absorption) of nutrients AND elimination of toxins.

  You can learn how by:

LET IT GO! 5 Day Raw Food Detox Retreat   

  May 5-10, 2013

This 5 Day Program includes:

  •  Pre and Post assessment with Dr Gellman and body composition assessment
  • Pre-cleanse preparation guidelines
  • Green body care products (shampoo, conditioner and soap)
  • Gourmet raw organic meals on eating days
  • Organic fruit and vegetable smoothies on semi-fasting days
  • Fresh organic juices, including wheatgrass shots
  • A variety of herbal teas
  • High quality pro-biotic (acidophilus) supplements
  • Raw organic sauerkraut juice for colon cleanse and re-nourishment of the “good” bacteria
  • Health lectures and videos
  • Demo on making kefir, saurkraut and sprouting
  • Use of alkalized, micro-clustered Kangen water
  • 3 Raw Food Classes
  • Acupressure Massage
  • Relaxation Classes
  • Use of the Alkaline Energizer, FAR Infrared Dome, Amethyst Mat
  •  “Tips for the Journey” to take home
  • Assistance and guidance throughout the program

Your investment for this 5-Day Rejuvenating Detox Retreat: $1697 plus HRT
To register, please email alexi@stovelesscuisine.com


Good health is a choice, so choose wisely!

Alexi Bracey



LET IT GO! 5 Day Raw Food detox!

Hello Health Seekers:

Spring is the time of the year let go of the body toxins, the emotional toxins, and the stress toxins on this 5 Day Raw Food Detox Retreat starting Sunday May 5-Friday May 10, 2013 at this beautiful secluded “Natures Retreat” just north of Georgetown, Ontario.

Come unwind, distress and rejuvenate your body in this warm, intimate, personal space. Nestled on 34 acres of pristine property, with labyrinth walks, nature walks…connect to Mother Nature and more.

This 5 Day Program includes:

  • Pre-program health assessment and Pre-cleanse preparation guidelines
  • Green body care products (shampoo, conditioner and soap)
  • Guest binder
  • Gourmet raw organic meals on eating days
  • Organic fruit and vegetable smoothies on semi-fasting days
  • Fresh organic juices, including wheatgrass shots
  • A variety of herbal teas
  • High quality pro-biotic (acidophilus) supplements
  • Raw organic sauerkraut juice for colon cleanse and re-nourishment of the “good” bacteria
  • Health lectures and videos
  • Use of alkalized, micro-clustered Kangen water
  • 3 Raw Food Classes
  • Rolf Massage
  • Daily Guided Meditation Classes
  • Use of the Chi Machine, FAR Infrared Dome, Amethyst Mat
  • In-depth health evaluation by a Naturopath and Eight to ten page personalized “Tips for the Journey” to take home
  • Assistance and guidance throughout the program

Your investment for this 5-Day Rejuvenating Detox Retreat:

$1697 plus HRT

Save $300 if you book and pay in full by March 29, 2013

$500 deposit upon booking, balance due April 19, 2013

Refund 30 days prior minus $300 handling fee.

Less than 30 days, refund minus $600

The space is limited to 10 individuals, 2 sharing 2 bedrooms or 3 sharing 2 bedrooms. There is lots of space to get away and reflect.

“The food you eat can either be the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.”

                                          Dr Anne Wigmore

Still undecided if you want to commit 5 days to rejuvenate and restore your health and energy levels, improve digestion and assimilation, loose some weight and have that glowing complexion and sparkling eyes, may I suggest you watch this powerful 4 minute video. Food for thought!

Could you be one of these individuals in this thought provoking video could be you in 6 month, 1 year or 6 years because you neglected your health?


The owners of “Nature’s Retreat” are very much connected to Mother Nature and not connected to the techie world, so I will send pictures shortly. Trust me, it is quite lovely and charming. I look forward to spending the week there with you.

Good health is a choice, so choose wisely!

Alexi Bracey


Iodine Deficiency

Some 11 million Americans have either a hypothyroid (low, underactive) or a hyperthyroid (overactive) condition. Thyroid hormones control and regulate digestion, heart rate, body temperature, sweat gland activity, nervous and reproductive system, general metabolism and body weight.

Just because you don’t have a goiter does not mean that you have enough iodine. Deficiency has been recently associated with breast and prostate cancer. Iodine in combination with the amino acid tyrosine is manufactured into the thyroid hormone thyroxin. Iodine intake is usually insufficient, and since Americans have begun restricting their salt intake at the advice of their physicians, deficiency has become epidemic.

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