Originally published: January 1, 2015

Vital healthy delicious nutrition: Ionie’s Healing Center and Raw Food Cafe

Why this way of eating is important

I love Ionie’s Healing Center and Raw Food Cafe!! Love, love, love it! Let’s start the New Year right! How about it? So many people are perishing. They’re literally perishing for lack of knowledge, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and NUTRITION!

Tasty health food?

YES!!! Every food made at Ionie’s Cafe is delicious and HEALTHY! This is VITAL food full of nutrition for you – especially if you’re fighting a dis-ease in your body. Time is of the essence. Do not procrastinate to give your body what it needs. No one wants cancer, chronic or degenerative dis-ease. No one wants to suffer.

The menu at Ionie’s Cafe is 100 percent organic, vegan, and raw – they have everything you need to get and maintain a healthy, life-giving lifestyle, even through the winter months!

You HAVE health options!

Ionie’s Healing Center offers infra red and oxygen saunas. Fabulous healthy way to get warm, strengthen your immunity, and reduce weight.

I would scream (but I won’t because I’m a very nice, kind, and compassionate person) because if you are unwell I want so much to tell / show you that YOU HAVE OPTIONS!

This is a topic I am totally passionate about! I have learned quite a bit about enzyme-rich, nutritionally dense living vegan foods and how intelligent they are for you because I used to be hungry all the time and fat when I ate processed, nutritionally deficient foods. Fast food, canned, boxed, and overly processed foods never fill you up — thus you eat, and eat, and eat and wind up getting fat!

Why does nutrition matter?

You eat, and eat, and never get proper nutrition. This is mostly because you’re eating processed foods that have been stripped of real nutrition and only “fortified” with SOME of the nutrients they took away! Then you wonder why you feel like crap, are sluggish, no energy, and suffer from type 2 diabetes, inflammation, and so on. How can this be?

To explain it thoroughly I’d have to take you down the rabbit hole of nutrient deficient SOIL that vegetables and fruits are grown in these days, not to mention all the extra crap that’s added to foods (to make processed food taste good and perhaps even get people addicted to it) which raises blood sugar levels and prevents our bodies from actually producing some of the things the body needs to maintain good health. That’s all before we get into the conversation about pesticides and herbicides which are sprayed on produce at the farms, along with hormones, antibiotics, and so on. Much of what’s fed to animals gets passed to us via dairy products, meat, etc.

It’s a bit overwhelming when you think of all the contributing factors in the food chain that are unhealthy for us and contribute to various dis-eases.

When I think about and analyze all the reasons processed foods hurt us, it propels me to do all I can to educate people (which is the main reason I write these articles). Do you know that white sugar is addictive as heroin? Yep. Interesting huh?

Everybody’s got to serve somebody

As Bob Dylan so eloquently and boldly proclaimed in his song years ago, yes, everybody’s gotta serve somebody. So, would you rather pay the farmer or the doctor? Eating healthy may not be as glamorous as laying in a hospital with an IV in your arm but I say, I’ve got way to much to do than to lay around feeling sick and yucky. Nor do I care to run to doctors or hospitals. Those are pretty scary places!

I don’t know about you but I want to fully LIVE! I want to feel GREAT, vibrant, vital, with lots of energy! And I feel my best when I eat mostly organic whole local produce, nuts and seeds. I do not need dairy. I do not need grains.

Yes, it is possible to live on a raw vegetable and fruit juice diet, with some raw vegetable salads along with nuts and seeds, or soups, or only juicing.

Learn about raw food and juicing.

Visit with a raw foods gal like, Ionie (at Ionie’s Healing Center and Raw Food Cafe in Sarasota, Florida). Consult a nutritionist or naturopath. Ask others who have been eating a raw foods diet for years. You get all the protein you need (actually your body makes protein from enzymes) from a variety of raw leafy greens. Note: Some people need additional Vitamin B or D supplements.

Cows eat grass and forage for their food out in nature (the ones that live and roam the fields, not the cows that are factory-farm raised) and they produce protein – right? Use the intelligence in that brain of yours. You do not need to buy into mass media marketing.

Take It Upon Yourself to be HEALTHY and HAPPY

This is a positive post.

I want to encourage you to check out how EASILY you can regain your vitality, vibrancy, and exquisite health! You do not need to take pharmaceutical medications for the rest of your life for chronic dis-eases. That’s rubbish!

I want to inform you that there are many, many people in our central and southern Florida area (and in the world) who KNOW about fantastic nutrition and they’d love to help you!

I’ve literally watched friends and family turn their illnesses OFF and heal a variety of chronic dis-eases by changing their diets, so I know it works.

I’ve also seen profound changes in my body by juicing and eating raw organic whole foods. I am not just a believer, I know!

Ionie also knows. She can also share plenty of health success stories. Ionie has much nutrition know how and has a center and cafe aimed at helping people live and be well. Here’s the link to her center –>> Click here.

I am going to make this really simple. Do you want to be healthy and FEEL great??? Really? Do you understand that you are what you eat? Do you get that concept?

What I would love to see, is a way for anyone who is recovering from drugs or alcohol to consume a raw food diet (to get proper nutrition) and allow their body and mind to heal. If you’re unaware of the struggle addicts go through please watch this excellent documentary by actor and comedian Russell Brand –>> Click here. My bet is that a raw food diet, along with meditation and an honest commitment to working a 12 step recovery program – anyone can do the day-to-day work to overcome addiction.

My suggestion to replace your alcohol drink of choice: Ionie’s Elix This tonic! It’s so zesty and tasty! It’s the perfect adult non-alcoholic drink to aid your recovery from alcohol or cut back on alcohol (if you’re just a social drinker wanting to consume less). This tonic is wildly spicy and yummy! I love that it’s made from organic ingredients like lemon and ginger and contains NO SUGAR! aWEsOMe!! I drink some everyday!

Favorite juice and smoothie blends

My favorite juices and smoothies at Ionie’s Cafe are:

• Elix This- Lemon, ginger, cayenne, coconut nectar & pure water. Spicy!

• True Blood – Apples, beets, ginger and lime

• The Assunta – Apple, lemon and kale juices blended with spinach, banana and kiwi

• Shake Your Tail Feather – Creamy almond milk, blended with sweet coconut nectar, bananas, cacao, and the perfect mix of spices! It’s malty, spicy YUM!

• Strawberry “Milk” Shake – Ripe strawberries, homemade almond milk, and dates. Also a big YUM!

• Green with Envy – Parsley, spinach, cilantro, kale, cucumber and celery

Call Ionie’s or visit her website – this way you’ll always get the latest news and happenings.

The raw food movement is growing by leaps and bounds! People are waking up to what real health is and I am ecstatic about all of that!

Ionie’s Healing Center and Cafe is located at:

1241 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL 34236

Ionie’s Healing Center and Cafe phone numbers:

941-955-4599 (spa)
941-320-0504 (cafe)

Never give up!

Just know that there are MANY choices are available for you to be well and feel good. If you do not live near the Sarasota Florida area, here’s some more options:

Reach out to Chef Olive Mackey on Meetup.com or connect with any of the following raw food / health education folks in the list below:

• Hippocrates Health Institute (West Palm Beach, FL)

• Markus Rothkranz (Feb 2018 (while Richard and I were on a cruise to Cozumel!!)- I dreamed Markus and Cara came to our house and caught me doing a lot of things wrong, from my eating to my thinking! They encouraged us and the children who were with us, to eat better! It seemed so real!)

• Dave the raw food trucker

• Rawbin

• Mimi Kirk

• Dan the Regenerator

• Matt Monarch – The Raw Food World (Angela Stokes was the first person who taught me about raw vegan food!)

NOTE: I originally published this article on Examiner.com and it was republished without my knowledge or permission elsewhere since. However, this is my original work. I’ve also updated this article.

I am available to come to your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, or other holistic / natural healthy lifestyle business for books signings and lectures. For information on both of my books, visit my Amazon author’s page — Click here.

If you’ve beat a chronic health challenge by alternative, integrative, or other natural remedy I’d love to hear about it. Send me an email and keep in touch.

#holistichealth #HolisticHealthInFlorida

On the uplifting side

Check out this original rock song, Madly in Love. Written by my husband and performed and recorded in a Nashville, TN studio.

A bit about me:

I am an Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon. As well, my first book as a self-help author (that’s been in the making for 13 years), Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is now available for online sale and distribution (PDF format).

Buy it here: https://beingwhollyvibrant.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/book-launch-take-it-upon-yourself-to-live-a-wholly-vibrant-life/

Plus, I am a health and wellness festival emcee! And I am interested in participating in any raw and living food’s festivals in Florida – if you would like to reach out to me to help you get that going!

Be the best version of who you want to be.

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.


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