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RAW MEALCome to Our Garden of Life RAW Meal 3 Day Sale!

Original 1,190g, 593g & 10 Single Serve Packets
Chocolate 1.2Kg, 606g & 10 Single Serve Packets
Vanilla 1.1Kg, 558g & 10 Single Serve Packets
Vanilla Spiced Chai 1.1Kg, 557g & 10 Single Serve Packets

Garden of Life® RAW Meal was formulated to be a snack or meal replacement that satisfies hunger, is naturally filling and provides energy, all while providing the protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals that you would find in a healthy meal of raw foods. RAW Meal provides the nutrition of a well-balanced, healthy raw meal in one delicious serving.

Why Choose RAW Meal?

RAW Meal goes beyond organic by providing live probiotics and enzymes, Vitamin Code® RAW Food-Created vitamins and minerals, as well as nutrient Code Factors such as beta-glucans, SOD, glutathione and CoQ10, enabling natural recognition by your body.

Containing 26 superfoods from RAW organic seeds, sprouts and greens, RAW Meal provides 34 grams of protein, 9-16 grams of fiber (depending on flavor) and a healthy 2.5 grams of fat making it an excellent choice for “weight conscious” individuals. RAW Meal also offers 20 Vitamin Code vitamins and minerals providing at least 100% of the Daily Value of 16 key nutrients.

Just as important is what’s NOT included in RAW Meal. It is gluten-free, dairy-free and lactose-free. It has no fillers, no synthetic nutrients, no artificial flavors or sweeteners and no preservatives.

What are the Key Benefits of RAW Meal?

A convenient meal-on-the-go, RAW Meal is suitable for almost anyone including those on vegetarian or vegan diets, those on low carbohydrate diets or those with gastrointestinal sensitivities to milk, whey or other protein sources. RAW Meal offers the following:

  • Provides the nutrition of a well-balanced, healthy meal
  • Naturally filling, satisfies hunger, provides energy
  • Excellent source of RAW organic, plant-based protein (34g) – including all essential amino acids
  • Excellent source of 20 Vitamin Code vitamins and minerals – RAW Food-Created Nutrients and RAW Food-Chelated Minerals that enable targeted delivery and natural recognition by your body
  • Excellent source of soluble and insoluble fiber (9-16g) depending on flavor
  • Provides live probiotics and enzymes for healthy digestion
  • Made exclusively from RAW natural, plant-based, whole foods – uncooked, untreated, unadulterated
  • Contains 13 RAW organic sprouts, 4 RAW organic cereal grass juices, 5 RAW organic fruits, spirulina and chlorella
  • No Trans Fats

RAW Meal naturally satisfies hunger and increases energy, making it great for those looking to manage their diet and looking for a convenient alternative to the pre-packaged or fast-food meals that dominate our on-the-go lifestyles.

Total Health Foods is teaming up the Garden of Life for a 3 Day Sale!
Thursday, August 1 -  Saturday. August 3, 2013

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Total Health Foods raw and organic juice bar has now been open one year.  We have added new items to the menu that you are going to love.  This week we are featuring the Avo Smoothies!  Our already delicious smoothies but now made with avocado that replaces the banana to add that smooth texture to your drink.  These new smoothies are dreamy and creamy.  They are served with Rice Whip on top to keep with the allergy friendly environment for which Total Health Foods is known.

Try our new Avo Smoothies!

New Avo Smoothie:

  • Cacao Bananza
  • Berry Dream
  • Keylime Pie
  • Strawberries & Cream

10 Avocado Benefits:

  1. They have the highest protein content of any fruit.
  2. The contain more potassium than bananas.
  3. One avocado contains 81 mcg of lutein, great for eye health.
  4. Avocados are a good fat source. 15 grams of healthy unsaturated fat & 2 grams of saturated fat.
  5. Amazingly heart healthy.
  6. They are an anti-inflammatory power house
  7. Help lower cholesterol
  8. Great source of antioxidants
  9. Per ounce avocados contain more fiber than any other fruit. One avocado contains aprox. 14 grams of fiber.
  10. Increases your energy level.

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Garden of Life is one of Total Health Foods' favorite brand.  Garden of Life produces Raw Protein in Chocolate, Vanilla and Vanilla Spiced Chai flavors. The newest to add to their list has premiered this month. Raw Fit is a high protein powder specifically designed for people looking to lose weight and burn fat while maintaining healthy blood sugar levels. (Yes, this which means its also diabetic-friendly with a low glycemic index) Best of all, Raw Fit offers the same assurance of quality that health savvy consumers have come to expect, including that it is:


  • Raw

  • Vegan

  • USDA Certified Organic

  • Non-GMO Project Verified

  • Soy free, dairy free, gluten-free


If you’re trying to loose inches to your waistline, this Raw Protein is for you. There are no binders, fillers, or synthetic ingredients in Raw Fit. Instead, you get a superior protein source with clinically studied ingredients, including:


  • High protein for weight loss – 28 grams

  • Clinically studied AshwagandhaGarden of Life Raw Fit

  • 126 mcg of Chromium

  • Clinically studied Svetol® or green coffee bean extract


The wonders of green coffee bean extract in the media or on The Dr. Oz Show has been well publicized. Experts have talked about how it helps support weight loss efforts. Combined with the clinically proven ingredients in Raw Fit, the green coffee bean extract helps you burn fat, satisfy hunger and fight cravings.


Total Health Foods is now offering Raw Fit in our juices at our Raw & Organic Juice Bar.  Try one of our recipes or add it to your favorite drink!  You'll find it as delicious as the other flavors and feel satisfied knowing that your Raw Protein is working hard to burn off the fat.


This WBA 3rd Friday in Downtown Wyandotte on June 21st from 5pm to 9pm, Total Health Foods will be offering FREE SAMPLES of Raw Fit.  Come try this delicious new Garden of Life Product and see for yourself.  Loosing weight never tasted so good.

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Celebrate Hemp History Week with Total Health Foods


Every day, more and more Americans discover the benefits of hemp. This ever-expanding market includes healthy food and body care products, as well as eco-friendly textiles, clothing, auto parts, and building materials. But despite hemp's growing popularity, an outdated and misguided Federal policy – created in the 1930s – currently prevents U.S. farmers from growing this nutritious, versatile, and eco-friendly crop.


It is time for Federal policy on industrial hemp to reflect today's reality and ensure a better tomorrow for America 's families and farmers, the economy and our planet.
As more Americans recognize the health and environmental benefits of hemp products, hemp farming promises job creation and economic opportunity for farmers and manufacturers, and ensures that nutritious foods are more accessible and affordable for consumers. In turn this means healthier lifestyles, a stronger economy, and a more sustainable world.
Now in its fourth year, Hemp History Week is a nation-wide education campaign and marketing program that seeks to renew strong support for hemp farming in the U.S. while raising awareness about the benefits of hemp products

Come to Total Health Foods in Downtown Wyandotte during Hemp History week.  We will have discounts on Cousin Mary Jane Hemp food products!


Hemp Flap JacksEnergy Bar Hemp MixHemp Honey Bar Mix

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Digestive Enzymes:

The benefits of digestive enzymes include weight loss, better digestion and assimilation of nutrients, and more! The human body produces digestive enzymes that break down the food you eat into nutrients. The nutrients are then absorbed into your body through the small intestine. As we age, our bodies naturally start to produce fewer digestive enzymes… which can cause discomforts such as bloating, gas and indigestion. When you are lacking all the enzymes you need, your body doesn't digest properly, and as a result, your body doesn’t absorb the nutrients it needs.


If you experience bloating, gas, constipation, heartburn, acid reflux, low energy, or irritable bowel syndrome, you may be lacking digestive enzymes. Digestive enzyme supplements are completely natural and aid in breaking down your food so you can properly absorb the nutrients. By simply taking a digestive enzyme with every meal, you can avoid symptoms like bloating, acid reflux and gas!



The term probiotic is derived from Greek, and literally means "for life." It's used to describe the good bacteria that inhabit the human intestinal tract.There are many health benefits to probiotics. Probiotics promote proper intestinal environment (also known as "gut flora"), and stimulate the gastrointestinal tract and boost the immune system. By strengthening this important part of the digestive system, probiotics have been shown to help with the following conditions:
  • Antibiotic-induced diarrheaThank you for reading our blog!
  • Vaginal yeast infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Eczema
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Food Allergies
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Crohn's disease
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
Antibiotics are great at what they are meant to do, kill bacteria. The problem is that they kill all the good bacteria in our intestinal tract. After taking an antibiotic, it is extremely important to replenish that killed bacteria with a probiotic. Without good bacteria in the gut, the immune system is compromised, resulting in a wide variety of health issues.
You can get probiotics in supplement form or in fermented foods such as sauerkraut, kombucha, and kefir… all of which we carry at Total Health Foods! Stop in today and make your gut happy.


Ginger is an herb that has a fiery, pungent taste. It’s full of vitamins and minerals including calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, selenium and sodium, vitamins C, E and B6. It also contains protein, fiber and essential oils.One of gingers most common uses is for aiding in digestion and soothing the digestive tract. It assists in the digestion of fats and proteins. Ginger improves appetite and is a natural digestive aid. It can be used to relieve gas, bloating, and stabilize an upset stomach. The herb can prevent symptoms associated with motion sickness. It can reduce cold sweats, dizziness, nausea and vomiting. It has also useful to help deal with morning sickness during pregnancy. You may use the whole ginger root in cooking, or you can take a ginger supplement such as a ginger chew, tea or capsuled herb.
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Sun Butter is an allergy friendly alternative.

Why pick an alternative?

Sun butter is a great alternative to peanut butter. It’s a seed butter made from roasted sunflower seeds and it’s 100% nut and gluten free… perfect for kids who suffer from many food allergies. This is also great alternative and a respectful way for your child to still enjoy his "PB&J" when there may be a child in their classroom with peanut or tree nut allergies.

Is it nutritious?

Yes! High in vitamin E, protein, iron, zinc and magnesium, it outshines the average peanut butter! It tastes similar to peanut butter; some even say it’s better! It comes in creamy and crunchy. Sun butter can be added in place of peanut butter in any recipe.

Where can I get Sun Butter?

Stop by Total Health Foods today to pick up a jar, or ask the juice bar to add some to your smoothie! It tastes great in the Mud Slide Madness!



Amanda Gyuran, CHHC.

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Maca Root is truly a super food. It balances hormones, strengthens bones, reduces inflammation, helps brain function, improves memory, provides endurance and energy, boosts mood, supports reproductive health and is loaded with minerals.
It contains 60% carbohydrates, 9% fiber and almost 10% protein. Dried maca powder is high in lipid content, including linoleic and oleic acids. It's very mineral-rich with calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, sulfur, iron and contains trace minerals such as zinc, copper, selenium, silica and manganese. And to top it all off, maca contains nearly 20 different amino acids, giving you a wide variety of benefits for your on-the-go lifestyle!
Know as the natural Viagra, maca is a scientifically proven aphrodisiac. Scientific experiments have shown that people who eat or take maca supplements experience an increase in sexual desire and fertility! Recent research shows that men who were fed a diet of maca-enriched foods have a higher sperm count, and greater motility of the sperm cells. Men have also reported that maca helps erectile dysfunction, and aids them in achieving better sexual performance. Women who consume maca also experience an increase in libido and fertility, with the extra benefit of relief from PMS and menopausal symptoms.
Can you eat too much maca? Yes, of course. Maca is a powerful super food herb and should be consumed with respect. 1-2 tablespoons each day is enough to see the effects and it is recommended that you take a week off during every month of consistent use.
Are there any side effect or interactions to overeating maca? In toxicity studies conducted in the U.S. maca showed absolutely no toxicity and no adverse pharmacological effects. In animal studies, the more maca animals consumed, the stronger and more sexually active they became. In spite of all this, moderation is advised.
MACAroon recipe:
  • 1/2 cup fresh dates, pitted
  • 1/2 cup dried, pitted cherries
  • 3/8 cup organic maca powder
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds, walnuts or pecans (for toppings)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut (for toppings)
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder (for toppings)
1. Combine cherries, dates, maca and coconut oil in a food processor and process until smooth.
2. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm enough to roll into balls.
3. Roll into 1 tablespoon sized balls.
4. Add nuts to food processor and process until roughly chopped.
5. Roll balls in the chopped nuts, coconut or cacao powder and keep refrigerated!
Amanda Gyuran, CHHC.

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Garden of Life’s raw protein powder is a great way to turn a smoothie into a complete meal! It contains 17 grams of organic sprouted protein and has all 10 essential amino acids, that our body cannot make itself.  Not only does it contain protein, it supports digestive health by providing live probiotics, protein-digesting enzymes and vitamins A, D, E and K! It's certified organic and contains no binders, fillers or synthetic ingredients.

Why raw and sprouted? Raw means all the ingredients have been unheated, with all their nutrients still in tact. Sprouted means that every grain, seed, and plant in the raw protein has been germinated and brought back to life! Sprouted raw foods increase enzyme and nutrient activity, making all the ingredients more digestible and easier for your body to absorb.

Garden of Life’s raw protein is suitable for those on vegetarian, vegan or low carb diets and those with sensitivities to milk, whey and soy! It’s great for those trying to lose weight and build lean muscle! With natural, vanilla, and chocolate flavors you can add it to any smoothie or shake to create a delicious high protein meal replacement! You can even bake with it, by replacing a portion of your flour with the raw protein to create a high protein treat!

Next time you stop by Total Health Foods to get a smoothie, be sure to add on raw protein to make it a breakfast, lunch or dinner!

Recipe for Protein Pancakes:


  • 1 scoop vanilla Raw Protein Powder
  • 2 tbsp vanilla almond milk
  • 1/4 cup egg whites
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 banana, mashed
  • Handful of fresh or frozen blueberries


  1. Mix together Raw Protein Powder, almond milk, egg whites, cinnamon and flaxseed then add mashed banana and blueberries.
  2. Pour into a pan that has been coated with coconut oil, heat on medium.
  3. Cook one side until you see the little bubbles, might take longer than a normal pancake.
  4. Flip over and cook the other side until the middle is done.
  5. Top with powdered stevia or pure maple syrup!


Amanda Gyuran, CHHC.


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