Raw Vegan Retreat



Raw Vegan Retreat.                                       tel:-   (505) 552-0595    Scheduled Dates: –

Why would eating  raw fruits & vegetables for 2 weeks be such a valuable experience?

We have been guiding Raw Foods type detox in the New Mexico Desert for almost 15 years, now. The challenge seems not so much just eating, but, what do we do with our minds between meals.

Why do I have to observe my mind in a way that I haven’t before?

Raw foods, especially the Green Juices & Cold Veggie Soups we make can very quickly stir up the pot. If we are gaining weight as the result of what we eat, we probably do not need to eat. We need to change what we eat.

Will I gain weight if I eat just Raw Vegan?

Very unlikely.

It is in the process of changing a habit that the mind gets challenged. What is that challenge…?

Release of the Past.

Ann Wigmore Foundation, P.O. Box 398, San Fidel NM 87049

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Raw Foods Retreat

Raw Foods Retreat

The Purpose of the Raw Foods Retreat at The Ann Wigmore Foundation in San Fidel, NM.

is to:

  • Educate on the value of Healthful Eating
  • Demonstrate what Healthful Eating is…*
  • Try various Raw & Living Foods meals.
  • Immerse for a 10 day experience eating all Raw Fruits’n Veggies.
  • FEEL … What Happens…

*…You would be surprised just what people think is healthy.

I moderation in all things are Healthy? [T/F]

Could be. It just depends on what it is you are trying to do. Be specific:

is it to:

  • Lose 10 – 15 lbs.
  • Be able to jog again
  • Get away from an addiction
  • Re-evaluate current habits –  that do not seem to be working.
  • Just feel better…*

*…How a person feels can be very subjective. What did work for a time no longer feels right. Coffee, Tobacco, Alcohol, Meat, Drugs (Various) may have lost their promise. Why would I want to eat Raw Foods.??

98% of the time the answer is LIVER LIVER LIVER. [answer] : Unplug the system.

Liver, Colon, Kidneys, Brain, Skin, Joints all get overloaded with toxic debris if we rely on too many substances that nature did’nt deliver in its original form. Remember it was DNA that defined your original form. It could be that now your DNA plus additional TOXINS define your FORM.

That’s why we eat RAW Fruits’n Veggies…………………….Try It!!

Raw Food Detox Symptoms.


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Raw Food Detox Symptoms.

– Head ache
– Gurgling Duodenum
– Thirst and urinating frequently
– Diarrhea or Dark Smelling Poops
– Reversed schedule Dozy by day, Restless at Night

– General Irritation & Reactions (…of All sorts.)


– for head ache = Enema
– for gurgling digestion = fiber
– for thirst = Juice / H2O
– for diarrhea = fiber
– for reversed schedule = exercise

– Sit still & Clear the mind (…more pleasant thoughts.)

Any body who is on a raw foods detoxification regimen,
already has the basics down if they are experiencing the above symptoms.

You are a modern day hero …

To succeed we all end up breaking someone else’s rules………….Forgiven…J.


Raw Food Detoxification


Raw Foods Detoxification is a Complete Overhaul.

Why Raw Foods?

Initally raw foods can be hard to digest. It takes time to change habits. Even the bacteria in your intestines need to adjust their expectations. Not what they are used to.

Do I have to detox?

Eating raw foods will cleanse your blood, organs and colon giving your body an advantage over the toxins that it most certainly contains. No Insult. It is a universal problem even for ‘ experienced ‘ raw fooders. Our past – our environment guarantees this – FACT.

Can I eat raw foods & not Detox.

Yes. Just resist cleansing, stay emotionally devoid, pretend you are eating raw, but, just don’t eat the foods. Actually this is rare at a retreat, but, I have witnessed it.

Most people who start eating raw healthy choices will detoxify. These people are just ready. Are you ready?

Can I detox and go back my favorite foods?

Some not all. Common sense will tell. Not going to get into:- Enjoy yourself. Embrace some transformation.

What if I am not ready?

Take a yoga class, exercise. If you can’t touch your toes you are ready.

OK So Now I am ready – What Next:

The internet is so full of great ideas and people making the realization: raw foods is the path to cleansing : restoring health.

Just type: ‘ Raw Food Detoxification ‘ into your ‘web browser’…………..and GO!

Dr. Ann Wigmore’s Wheatgrass Detox Diet.

Quik Tip – Juicing for Detoxification

  • – Growing Wheatgrass is easy
  • – Juicing Wheatgrass requires a special juicer (few good brands)
  • – To detox you can drink the juice
  • – To detox you can put the juice in an enema
  • – To detox you can poultice pulp or sitze bathe in juice + 2 – 4″ warm water..
  • – Consume juice on an empty stomach
  • – Start with 1-2 ounce increase to your level as you detox
  • – Wheatgrass juice is a diuretic, replenish fluids
  • – Eat uncooked fruits veggies sprouts as required
  • – Eat lightly steamed veggies if detox reactions are too much
  • – Rest Rebound Breathe Deep Bathe Skin Brush Meditate.

– Read to keep yourself on track, many good books on health raw Living Foods.

Get a coach or try a Raw Foods Retreat to Detox.

Foods for Colon Health – Quik Tip

The Best Foods for Colon Health:

  1. : Veggie Kraut
  2. : Avocado
  3. : Rejuvelac
  4. : Papaya
  5. : Any Fruit with young coconut + Green Powder Smoothie. (with added fiber)
  6. : Raw Probiotic Fortified Dairy (not Ann Wigmore, works for non-vegan) or Nondairy probiotics for Vegan.
  7. : Flax / Chia Crackers
  8. : Udo’s Choice 3 – 6 – 9 Omega Oil
  9. : Garden of Life Raw Fiber, Super Seed, Slippery Elm (fine grind)
  10. : Less Food more Water (Hydrate Keep Hydrated)

Quik Tip – Glutamine , Lysine , Proline , sulphur rich veggies. Dulse.

Note: Fresh Green salads for sure, lightly steamed veggies if you must.

For Colon Health also try Slant Boarding. made popular by : Dr Bernard Jensen & Dr. Ann Wigmore.

Colon constipation is best relieved by hydration, eliminating all stimulant beverages. Eat instead:  fiber, pectin rich foods. Then: exercise rebounding, walking, squatting. Finally; Meditate to: release mental chatter and internalized stresses………………letting go = letting Go!


Wheatgrass juice keeps the hair from graying. Dr. Ann Wigmore say’s …


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Ann Wigmore say’s; Wheatgrass ; Slantboarding ; Living Foods ; reversed her grey hair.

I see Dr. Ann. ” So, wheatgrass juice provides all of the amino acids in their proper balance. Could you briefly descibe these amino acids?”

Lysine is one amino acid that is receiving attention as a potential anti-aging factor. Body growth and blood circulation are fostered by this important amino acid. Without enough lysine, our immune response weakens, sight may be affected, and fatigue occur. Another essential, isoleucine, is also needed for growth, especially in infants, and for protein balance in adults. A deficiency of isoleucine could end in mental retardation, as it affects the production of other amino acids.

Leucine is an amino acid that keeps us alert and awake. An adequate supply of leucine is necessary for anyone who wants to experience high-energy living.

Another amino acid you may have heard of is tryptophane. It is essential for building rich, red blood, healthy skin, and hair. Working with the B-complex vitamins, tryptophane also helps to calm nerves and stimulate better digestion.

But I recently read at health sites that tryptophane caused some very severe conditions in people who took it.

My dear, as I said before, we cannot separate nutrients. You are talking about people who took large quantities of tryptophane in supplement form. Of course this would cause imbalance. We should only rely on nature’s storehouse of vitamins and minerals. Wheatgrass juice is the best, due to its perfect balance of living elements.

I’m sorry. Please continue with your description of the amino acids – Dr. Ann.

Other essential amino acids inlude phenylalanine, which aids the thyroid gland in its production of the thyroxin hormone — necessary for mental balance and emotional calm; threonine, which stimulates smooth digestion, assimilation of foods, and overall body metabolism; and valine, which activates the brain, aids muscle coordination, and calms the nerves. A deficiency of valine may lead to nervousness, mental fatigue, emotional outbursts, and insomnia.

The last of the eight essential amino acids in methionine, which helps cleanse and regenerate kidney and liver cells. It also may stimulate hair growth and mental calmness. Its effect is nearly opposite that of leucine; methionine calms rather than hypes the emotions and mental processes.

Briefly, some of the other amino acids in wheatgrass are: alanine, a blood purifier; arginine, which is especially vital to mens health, since seminal fluids contain large amounts of it; aspartic acid, a helper in the conversion of food into energy; glutamic acid, which improves mental balance and provides for smooth metabolic function; glycine, a helper in the process whereby cells use oxygen to make energy; histidine, which seems to affect hearing and nervous functions; proline, which becomes glutamic acid and performs the same tasks; serine, a stimulator of the brain and nerve functions; tyrosine, which aids the formation of hair and skin and prevents cellular aging.

So, why should everyone drink wheatgrass juice?

In essence, the same life force in nature that explodes into groceries every spring can be transferred into the human body via the consumption of wheatgrass juice. The body can then use this super-nutritious, vital energy to heal and repair itself as needed.

It will soothe sunburned skin…and also acts as a disinfectant. Rubbed into the scalp before a shampoo, it will help mend damaged hair and alleviate itchy, scaly scalp conditions.

Wheatgrass juice is soothing and healing for…cuts, burns, scrapes, rashes, poison ivy, athlete’s foot, insect bites, boils, sores , open ulcers, tumors & so on.

As a sleep aid…merely place a tray of living Wheatgrass near the head of your bed. It will en­hance the oxygen in the air and generate healthful negative ions to help you sleep more soundly. Use as a poultice and replace every two to four hours.

Add some to your bath water…and settle in for a nice, long soak.

Gargle with wheatgrass…to sweeten the breath and firm up and tighten gums.

Don’t cook it…We can only get the benefits of the many enzymes found in grass by eating it uncooked. Cooking destroys 100 percent of the enzymes in food.

Neutralizes toxins…Wheatgrass neutralizes toxic substances like cadmium, nicotine, strontium, mercury and polyvinyl chloride.

The benefits of a liquid oxygen transfusion…Wheatgrass juice contains liquid oxygen. Oxygen is vital to many body pro­cesses: it stimulates digestion (the oxidation of food), clearer thinking (the brain utilizes 25 percent of the bodily oxygen supply), and protective oxygenation of the blood (a defense against anaerobic bacteria). Cancer cells cannot exist in the presence of oxygen.

Turns gray hair to its natural color again, raises energy levels…Daily consumption of Wheatgrass and sprouts can turn gray hair to its natural color again, and give you a limitless energy level.

Beauty treatment that slows down the aging process…Wheatgrass will cleanse your blood and help rejuvenate aging cells, slowing the aging process down, way down, making you feel more alive now. It will help tighten loose and sagging skin.

Lessens effect of radiation…One enzyme found in Wheatgrass, SOD, lessens the effects of radiation and acts as an anti-inflammatory compound that may prevent cellular damage fol­lowing heart attacks or exposure to irritants.

Restores fertility…Wheatgrass restores fertility and promotes youthfulness.

Just soaking in it can double your red blood cell count…Dr. Bernard Jensen, found that none of the blood builders are superior to green juices and Wheatgrass. In his book Chlorophyll Magic from Living Plant Life, he mentions several cases where he was able to double the red blood cell count in a matter of days merely by having patients soak in a chlorophyll-water bath. Blood building results occur even more rapidly when patients drink green juices and Wheatgrass regularly.

Ann Wigmore on her own experience with wheatgrass…At fifty years of age my hair was gray, I had a terrible case of colitis and other colon problems, I suffered from low energy and had no clear direction in life. Out of desperation I turned to nature for relief. …In Wheatgrass, raw foods and exercise, I found what I feel is as close to the fountain of youth as we are going to get. Twenty-five years after my discovery, my hair was turned fully natural brown again. My weight has been a stable 119 and my energy level is limitless…Thank you Dr. Ann Wigmore .

So, why should everyone drink wheatgrass juice?

In essence, the same life force in nature that explodes into groceries every spring can be transferred into the human body via the consumption of wheatgrass juice. The body can then use this super-nutritious, vital energy to heal and repair itself as needed.”


Dr. Ann Wigmore wrote many books with jewels of wisdom…..as you have just read above.

The Health Benefits of Wheatgrass


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The Health Benefits of Wheatgrass

Dr. Ann Wigmore is one of the pioneers in discovering the vast health benefits of wheatgrass in healing the body. Wheatgrass is used to help the body heal itself in cases of disease, injury, toxification, etc. Some animals are observed to eat grasses when injured or ill, but not when in good health. Likewise, it is not natural for people to rely on wheatgrass juice for nutrition when healthy. However, wheatgrass has many uses. Besides ingesting the juice, it can be applied in poultices to injuries, or cosmetically to tighten skin, or add luster to hair. It is also used in conjunction with colon cleansing. The grass itself can be chewed rather than juiced, and trays of wheatgrass can be placed strategically to freshen the air in any room.

Wheatgrass juice is an excellent healer because it acts to produce an unfavorable environment for bacterial growth. The main ingredient is the “crude” chlorophyll. Wheatgrass, which is one of the best sources of liquid chlorophyll, neutralizes toxins in the body, reduces high blood pressure, improves blood sugar problem, helps with skin and eye health, helps detox and cleanse the colon and purify the liver, increases heart function, improves digestion, increases strength and endurance, and can even prevent tooth decay.

Wheatgrass also contains over 100 elements including: vitamins A, B, C, E and K and the minerals Calcium, Magnesium, Iron, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Sulphur, Cobalt, and Zinc.

For further convincing of the benefits of wheatgrass, read:

“50 Reasons to Drink Wheatgrass Everyday”.

“Wheatgrass Juice Strengthens Immune System”

“The Miracles of Wheatgrass”

Ann Wigmore’s use of wheatgrass as a key dietary component began a revolution in the world of nutrition. Today, Dr. Wigmore’s legacy is being carried out at the Ann Wigmore Foundation®’s Living Foods Lifestyle Retreat Center in the high desert beauty of San Fidel, New Mexico – about an hour outside of Albuquerque, NM. Call 505.552.0595 to learn about our programs and retreats for healthy living and classes on the preparation of Ann Wigmore’s Living Foods Lifestyle® menu.

Dr. Ann Wigmore being the pioneer.

Ann Wigmore’s Foundation®

Welcome! to Dr. Ann Wigmore‘s Foundation®                             .WORDPRESS.com

Ann Wigmore’s Foundation®, originally based in Boston for 32 years, is now a flourishing oasis, high in the desert of enchanting New Mexico! Make your next getaway / vacation one for your health!

The classes, programs and retreats offered at the the Ann Wigmore Foundation® Retreat Center in sunny New Mexico are designed to ensure that each guest is offered a practical, general understanding of the many complementary facets of a Living Foods Lifestyle® and its meal preparation..

Our founder, Dr. Ann Wigmore, was a pioneer in the use of wheatgrass juice and raw and living foods for detoxifying and healing the body. We offer a variety of educational programs and retreats to suit your needs. With this simple, economical Living Foods Lifestyle® you will learn how to prepare organic, fresh, uncooked fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, by blending, sprouting, culturing and dehydration. The nutrients and enzymes from raw and living organic foods give the body power to heal itself and maintain vibrant health.

Whether you are sick and seeking natural healing alternatives for conditions ranging from constipation to colon health to cancer, depression to diabetes, hypoglycemia or fibromyalgia to high blood pressure, allergies to celiac to lymphona; or you are healthy and pursuing a healthier lifestyle based on raw and living foods in order to avoid sickness and disease, we invite you to come for a quiet retreat / vacation and discover renewed vitality, emotional balance, and spiritual strength. Come experience the Living Foods Lifestyle® and learn more about Dr. Ann Wigmore’s vision of abundant, joyful natural health and healing through the power of wheatgrass juicing and a comprehensive raw and living foods diet.


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Dr. Ann Wigmore’s Living Food Lifestyle® Classes Include:

  • * Wheatgrass Hygiene
  • * Colon Health Care
  • * Energy Soup
  • * Rejuvelac
  • * Greenhouse Gardening
  • * Sprouting Techniques
  • * Veggiekraut
  • * Dehydration Classes
  • * Seed Cheese (More..>>)

Susan Lavendar
Director | Ann Wigmore Foundation®

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Living Foods Lifestyle®

What is the Living Foods Lifestyle® Program?

di-et (di/et) n.
1. restriction
2. deprivation
3. denial
4. starvation (< L death, to die)
liv-et (liv/et) n.
1. self-nurturing – 2.self-motivating
3. educational – 4.abundant eating
5. foods safety – 6. FUN
7. accelerated weight loss
8. health improvement
9. personal attention – 10. long lasting

Living foods are provided by nature, organically grown in its original, uncooked state. Live foods provide the body with the life-giving, easy-to-digest nourishment needed to strengthen the immune system. Seeds, grains, nuts, fruits and vegetables in their natural, uncooked state are the living foods used to rebuild health – physically, mentally, emotionally.

The Living Foods Lifestyle® Menu
In essense, the nutritious food we prepare for our guests at the Ann Wigmore Foundation is simple, creative and delicious, using only the freshest raw, organic fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts and grains.

The first week of the Living Foods Lifestyle® program emphasizes gentle, easily digestible meals that assist the body in beginning the detoxification process. It is a light cleansing week, full of nutritious raw and living foods, including energy soup, salads, dressings and sprouted foods to gently promote your rejuvenating experience.

During the weekend between weeks 1 and 2 we give ourselves time for a fruit and vegetable juice fast, allowing the body time to further rest, cleanse and rejuvenate.

The second week of the Living Foods Lifestyle® program gradually incorporates more substantial raw foods such as hummus, tabouli, guacamole, nori rolls, dehydrated crackers and breads, vegetable pasta, living foods pizza; enjoy more raw foods treats! You will be delighted with the variety and amazed by the taste!

Meal Times: 7:00 a.m. Wheatgrass! | 8:30 a.m. | 12:30 p.m. | 5:30 p.m.

The Living Foods Lifestyle® Activities
The activities offered at the Ann Wigmore Foundation are specifically designed to ensure that each guest is offered a practical, general understanding of going raw vegan with a living foods lifestyle ®. Some of the activies offered are ‘hands on’ participation in food preparation techniques, indoor jar sprouting, fermented foods, dehydration and more. The program also offers ‘hands on’ classes in composting, as well as greenhouse gardening of buckwheat, sunflower and wheatgrass sprouts!

Dr. Ann Wigmore’s Living Foods Lifestyle® Classes Include:
* Wheatgrass Hygiene
* Colon Health Care
* Energy Soup
* Rejuvelac
* Greenhouse Gardening
* Sprouting Techniques
* Veggiekraut
* Dehydration Classes

* Seed Cheese


Living Foods Lifestyle® Course Dates