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Newsletter September 3, 2018:

Video Recipe: Alive and Organic Nut & Seed Energy Balls

Dear brothers and sisters,

Well, its back to school! Time to think about organic school lunches. Here’s Sami, our dynamic Sales Manager, telling us how to prepare alive, nut and seed energy balls. These will go so well with kids of all ages. Grown ups too!

Sami is a student at the University Of California here in Berkeley. She’ll be graduating in December and is planning a career in the organic food industry.

<style=”font-size: medium;” />Please accept our best wishes for good health prosperity and success to you and family.

Jesse Schwartz PhD
Living Tree Community Foods

Alive and Organic Nut & Seed Energy Balls


1 cup coconut shreds
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup cashews
1/2 cup almonds
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla powder (or vanilla extract)
Pinch of Himalayan pink salt
1/2 cup almond butter
1/3 cup almond milk


Place the coconut shreds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, cashews and almonds into the food processor. Blend for 1-2 minutes to break the nuts into smaller pieces.
Add the cinnamon, vanilla powder, pinch of salt, almond butter and almond milk
Blend everything in the food processor until a dough is achieved.
Roll into individual balls (1-2 tbsp, however size can vary)
Place in the freezer for 30 minutes to set/ harden
Store in the refrigerator or freezer

Dr. Gabriel Cousens warns the world about the toxic effects of 5G wireless (coming soon to your neighborhood)

(Natural News) Dr. Gabriel Cousens calls 5G “a complete, unmitigated health disaster.” But, what exactly is 5G, what dangers does it present and what must each one of us be aware of?

PC Mag explains that the “G” in 3G, 4G etc. refers to a different generation of wireless technology. Each generation is differentiated by a change in encoding methods which make it incompatible with the previous generation. 5G promises faster speed, more responsiveness, and simultaneous connectivity for more devices than previous generations.

PC Mag explains:

So 5G networks need to be much smarter than previous systems, as they’re juggling many more, smaller cells that can change size and shape. But even with existing macro cells, Qualcomm says 5G will be able to boost capacity by four times over current systems by leveraging wider bandwidths and advanced antenna technologies.

The goal is to have far higher speeds available, and far higher capacity per sector, at far lower latency than 4G. The standards bodies involved are aiming at 20Gbps speeds and 1ms latency.

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Featured Item: Coconut Oil – Alive and Organic

Reinstated superfood status: Coconut oil has always been good for your heart, but now doctors have the science to confirm it

(Natural News) Coconut oil’s popularity has increased over the years because of its many health benefits. Along with its popularity, debates and myths about its potential health benefits also rose. A recent study confirmed the heart health benefits of coconut oil, bringing back its superfood status. Researchers from the University of Cambridge, together with TV host and doctor Michael Mosley, conducted an experiment to determine what coconut oil does to cholesterol levels.

Coconut oil is believed to reduce the risk of heart disease by cutting cholesterol levels. However, the oil is comprised of about 92 percent of saturated fat, which is higher than butter and lard. Studies have shown that saturated fats increase the levels of bad LDL cholesterol. The criticism is that since it is high in saturated fats, it must be bad for heart health. (Related: Coconut Oil – Here’s what you need to know about this amazing rejuvenation and healing oil.)

In the study, the research team recruited around 100 volunteers – all were more than 50 years old. The participants’ bad and good cholesterol levels, height, waist, blood pressure, weight, and body fat percentage were measured before and after the experiment. Then, the researchers divided the participants into three groups. One group ate 50 g or about two tablespoons of coconut oil, the other group ate 50 g of olive oil, and the last group ate 50 g of butter. They ate the assigned item every day for four weeks.

Results revealed that the group who consumed butter had an increase of around 10 percent in their bad LDL levels. Contrary to that, the groups who ate olive oil and coconut oil did not have an increase in their bad LDL levels. In addition, butter and olive oil increased good HDL cholesterol by five percent, while coconut oil increased it by 15 percent. This indicates that coconut oil appeared to provide more positive effect on cholesterol-related health compared with olive oil.

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Harvard quack spreads fear about coconut oil, claims it’s “pure poison” and recommends eating LARD instead

(Natural News) When it comes to the question of what’s healthy and what isn’t, the medical community seems completely unable to make up its collective mind. This is particularly noticeable when it comes to the issue of healthy fats. A hundred years ago, people happily spread their sandwiches with delicious, farm-fresh butter. Then the whole “butter is bad, but margarine is good” argument arose, and everybody switched to low fat, processed margarine made from vegetable oils. Then the so-called experts started telling us that low fat is no good, vegetable oil spreads are highly processed and unhealthy, and we should all go back to butter again. Most of us obediently switched back.

The “science” regarding milk, eggs and other foods has swung like a seesaw over the years in much the same way, leaving health-conscious consumers totally unsure of what really is and is not the healthiest way to eat.

The latest victim of this “medical confusion” is the humble coconut. Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health professor, Karin Michels, recently insisted at a talk delivered in Germany that coconut oil is “pure poison” and “one of the worst foods you can eat.” She claims that even lard – the unhealthy fat derived from the abdomens of pigs which was popular back in the 1950s – is a healthier choice than coconut oil.

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Alive & Organic Back to School Lunches

You might consider including in your back to school lunches:


Tahini 16oz – Alive & Organic

Tahini breaks out as a Mainstream Ingredient, as consumers look for more unique foods to try. Use it in alive pies, yogurt bars and smoothies. Think of tahini date cookies; combine with cooked chickpeas for hummus, combine with honey for halva.

Made from alive, organic sesame seeds grown by Mexican family farmers. We make our tahini slowly, over several days; we slice, we do not grind.


Pumpkin Seed Butter – Alive & Organic

A delightful pumpkin seed spread made from American pumpkin seeds. Very nourishing and energizing. A balanced source of good protein. High in zinc, a mineral that aids the healing process. Delicious, nutritious, nutty-flavored pumpkin seeds have diuretic properties.



Sunflower Butter – Alive & Organic

For your delight we have slowly sliced organic sunflower seeds into a butter that goes well on apple slices as well as celery and carrot sticks. Try adding chopped raisins and dates too–what hor d’oevres you’ll make!




Alive, Organic Bonus Program – Heritage Olive Oil and Free Shipping

From a Glorious Elder

I recently discovered your products by purchasing Almond Butter at a store. That led me to your website where I discovered many many more products that appealed to me. I ordered persimmon and mango and they are delicious! I greatly appreciate your complimentary gift to geezers like me (75 yrs). New to CA I find it difficult to get by and it’s been a challenge to eat as I’ve been accustomed all my life-which is to say-healthful food. That’s why the bag of raisins meant so much to me. I expected a small sample so you can imagine my delight when I opened my box and saw that huge bag.

It will take me a while to eat all the goodies.

Many thanks for the company culture you foster and your generosity.


New! Items For September

Walnut Flour – Alive & Organic

We produce this alive, organic walnut flour from our California walnuts grown by Judith Redmond of Full Belly Farms. Rejoice in its moist, oily aliveness. We suggest that you combine with our alive, organic almond flour to create wonderful alive cookies and cakes. Combine with honey, chopped dates and raisins for an alive pie shell. You’ll think of many other creative uses!




Black Cumin Seed Flour – Alive & Organic

One of the earliest cultivated plants. Black Cumin Seeds, Nigella Sativa, have been used for healing for thousands of years. Highly regarded by practitioners of Chinese traditional medicine and Ayurveda.Black cumin supports the entire body.

The flour lends itself to so many uses. Imagine combining with almond flour and pumpkin seed flour. What cookies and confections you will make!




Milk of Paradise – Cashew & Macadamia Butter – Alive & Organic

Cashews and Hawaiian Macadamia Nuts make for a profoundly rich and creamy combination.

At first we were using sustainably grown Hawaiian macadamia nuts. We have switched over to organic macadamia nuts, henceforth Milk of Paradise is organic!




Absolut Honey – Alive 11oz squares

“Deliciousness itself,” as Mark Twain said about cherimoya. For culinary adventurers who demand the ultimate in aliveness. An elegant natural confection. We are delighted to say that Absolut Honey is back. This is honeycomb filled with honey just as the bees made it. A single cell of honeycomb is filled with the concentrated nectar of innumerable flowers. What could be more alive?

The bees are cared for with loving devotion by Walt Broughton and his sons Abram, Luke and Jeb. Together they have in excess of ten decades of being with the bees.

Honeycomb is completely edible. Many aver that honey tastes especially alive when eaten straight from the comb. It is chewy, pleasantly sweet,fresh and vital. The wax cells of honeycomb are both edible and beneficial because they contain natural vitamin A as well as roughage. For an ecstatic taste spread on a slice of apple that has first been spread with a layer of tahini or almond butter. With cheeses, fruit, and edible flowers it is a gorgeous and delicious spread.

“Preppers” and “survivalists” please note:- the shelf life of honey is 4000 years.


Ohi’a Lehua Blossom Hawaiian Honey – Alive & Organic

A sonata with with high notes of floral and fruit.

Lehua Honey’s rich, slightly floral taste and silky texture complement, but don’t overwhelm, other flavors and ingredients, making it one of the most versatile of honeys in the world.

Lehua Honey is becoming one of the rarest on Earth. It is recognized for its unique quality, taste and connection to the islands of Hawaii. The Lehua is the official flower of Hawaii. It is sad that the Ohia Lehua tree is facing the threat of extinction.

Our Ohia Lehua Honey is gathered by a family devoted to beekeeping.




September Victory Garden Sale

10% off this month’s featured items (Remember, if you buy 3 or more of any Living Tree manufactured product, you get an additional 10% off!)

Pine Nut Butter – Alive & Organic

These pinenuts nuts are wildcrafted from trees in a pristine wilderness, the Siberian taiga. This is the most extensive virgin forest in the world. We invite you to experience the taste of the primordial!

Siberian pine nuts are quite different from the pine nuts you find in stores. The latter are imported from China and are a species of Korean pine nut, Pinus Koraiensus. Siberian pine nuts are a different species, Pinus Sibirica. They are the fruits of a majestic and beautiful tree.




Cashew Butter 8oz – Alive & Organic

Sundried cashews have been transformed into a butter that retains its quintessential cashew flavor. Try it on apple slices, celery sticks or a wedge of persimmon.




Golden Turmeric Butter – Alive & Organic

Beginning with turmeric, we have added raisins, honey, sesame and spices to bring you a delightful spreadable. We urge you to research what people are saying about the qualities of turmeric.

We Welcome Investors

Demand for organic food is booming. Last year sales of organic products jumped 11% to more than $39 billion. Also, the number of US organic farmers and processors has grown by 250% since 2002, when the natural organic program began. Indeed, organic food production has more than tripled since that time.

Thanks to your kind support, we too are growing. We wish to hire more teamworkers and to purchase tools and equipment. We are seeking long term, stable capital. If taking a strategic position in the organic food industry appeals to you, let’s talk!

Jesse Schwartz, PhD
Living Tree Community Foods

Constant movement is the key: Overcome the dangers of prolonged sitting by raising your metabolic rate with ”dynamic” workstations

(Natural News) Sitting, the thing people do the most every day, has been called as “the new smoking” and for good reason. While various scientific literature has pointed out the adverse effects that sitting down has on the body, a new study may provide a way to counteract this effect. In their paper, which was published in the journal Work, researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) have said that moving around while sitting might actually be a better alternative than a standing desk.

The study adds weight to the benefits of non-exercise active thermogenesis (NEAT), which is defined as “spontaneous activity unrelated to a fitness routine,” and how it helps offset the negative effects of prolonged sitting.

A study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine indicated that more than half of a person’s waking hours are spent sitting down. This sedentary behavior, according to the researchers of the study, could increase the risk of a person “dying from all causes.”

“Sitting is bad for our health, but it is a big part of daily life for many people,” explained lead author Craig Horswill of the UIC’s College of Applied Health Sciences. “Exercise is a good way to counteract the negative effects of sitting, but just incorporating physical activity into one part of our day may not be enough to overcome the damage caused by prolonged sitting and an otherwise sedentary lifestyle.”

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