So a special highlight of this trip has been visiting the Ann Wigmore Institute, which is right here in Rincon. Dr. Wigmore is one of my heroes and has been one of the biggest influences on my personal nutrition theory.
She studied food science for over 35 years, and is the “founder” of raw food in the modern, Western world. Dr. Wigmore always stressed how the mighty enzyme was key to health and life- it is after all, the life force of our food.
She also stressed the importance of blending foods, to predigest them, and her Energy Soup is the basis from which my Glowing Green Smoothie® is based!
Dr. Wigmore was a big fan of eating weeds. 🙂 Wild crafted herbs and plants are very high in natural antioxidants and minerals- much more so than commercially grown crops that could never survive on their own in the wild without the protection, sprays and pesticides that basically keep them alive.
Wild plants have a very strong and potent life force.
My favorite sprout- the mighty sunflower sprout! An integral part of Dr. Ann’s Energy Soup. Leola gave me an in-depth lesson on their composting and sprouting process- also showing me how they work the soil.
She showed me their special, refrigerated room where they keep their heirloom seeds!
This was a special moment for me- to be with a portion of Dr. Wigmore’s ashes, which lie beneath this heart-shaped rock. Dr. Wigmore proclaimed that she would live to be 120- and I have no doubt she would have.
Very tragically, she passed away in a fire that engulfed the room she was staying at in Boston when she was 85 years old. This always makes me tear up.
Still, her amazing and important work lives on in the millions of people that she has influenced all over the world.
Her spirit is very much alive, and to all of you that have tried Green Smoothies in your life, you can rest assured that she too has also touched your life and health, through me, in a special way. 🙂
Hey Kim! What a lovely place. Leola is indeed adorable. She doesn’t 85. Not one bit. As I write this, I am sipping a Green Smoothie. Talk about perfect timing 🙂 Thanks for sharing your adventures with us. I will definitely look up Dr. Wigmore. Her work sounds fascinating. Another thing I’m looking forward to is taking your Yoga class when you get back. See you around soon!
Hey Bria- yes, hope to see you at yoga! Dr. Wigmore has a great book on blending that you should check out!
Hope to see you at yoga. xx Kimberly
Hello Kim, I ran across your page in doing research to start eating healthier. I have found I don’t really need to venture off to too many more sites, as your blogs contain a lot of vital information. I’m in the process of kicking off my non-profit with a girlfriend and having a good mental/physical balance is important to both of us. Thank you for sharing your information with all of us. It’s definitely going to allow me to get on the right track, with eating more raw foods; while making my overall health better.
Wow, that is great about your non-profit. What are you guys working on? Yes, having a balance is key. When I don’t eat well, I feel off and it affects all my projects- of which there are many right now. 🙂 Slows down everything.
Glad you like the blog!! Keep in touch and please come visit again!
Hello Kim, Thank you for your response. We are starting a non-profit to combat child sexual abuse. There isn’t enough awareness brought to this issue in our world. So we want to make a difference and start talking about it, and lobby congress to reform the laws. Thank you for asking. That is very kind of you. I will definitely come back to visit again. I have been having a green smoothie every morning and the days I haven’t been getting them in. I can tell the difference. Feel sluggish and or eat the wrong things during the day. It’s a lifesaver.
Wow, you are fighting the good fight!
Keep it up, and I am happy that the Green Smoothie will be helping you with your energy for your very important mission. 🙂
Lots of love, and keep in touch on everything!
I will most certainly keep in touch. I have also passed on your website to others, and told them about your yummy green smoothie receipe’s. Some have looked at me like i’m crazy drinking a green drink in the morning, and have even turned their face up. Like green smoothie?? No thank you. I have talked a few into trying mine, and what do you know. They have all changed their minds about the green smoothie and asked how to make it:) Best of luck with the new cleanser.
How lucky you are that you got to visit the Ann Wigmore institute! Her name has been familiar to me since I was 15 years old,when I lived with my grandmother ,who ,together with a friend,was going through a raw food phase. I was very igorant back then,but the knowledge I gathered then stayed somewhere in the back of my head till I started to get really interested in it a few years back.
This institute looks amazing! I might make this my next vacation spot 🙂 Thanks for sharing this information.
Yes, it is beautiful! I recommend it and you will have a great time. 🙂
Wow, that sounds like a great place to visit. I hope to travel to places like that one day. It is so inspiring to hear other people’s stories of eating pure, unprocessed foods back when this was not common and to see where it is today! Amazing! I have a green smoothie every morning….. love them!
wow kim that place looks amazing!!! I would love to go there one day!!!
I was wondering if you could maybe do a post/share the recipe for your vegan sushi that you mentioned making for a party back in January?!
I love sushi, but as I have completely given up meat (I used to just eat the occasional fish in sushi maybe once or twice a month), I am looking for a vegetarian/vegan recipe, & i trust your authority and recipes more than any other site or resource!!!
Thanks so much if you can help me out w/ this, I read your blog almost every day and can’t wait for the new products to come out!!!
Love, michelle s.
Hi Kim! It’s so great to read about your visit at the Ann Wigmore Institute. I went to the Hippcrates in August and it was an amazing experience! Wish I could have stayed longer…
Good running into you a little while back. See you soon.
wow, so great to hear from you. Thank you for coming to visit the blog!!!
I hope to run into you again soon.
Lots of love,
Hola me interesaría que alguien me orientara con relación al servicio que ofrece esta institución, es muy importante para mi. He llamado al centro de Rincon y he dejado mi nombre y número de teléfono pero aún no recibo respuesta, por favor si alguien me puede orientar estare muy agradecida, me pueden escribir a mi email (firstname.lastname@example.org) o me pueden llamar al (787-531-2626). Mucho le agradecere al que me pueda orientar, gracias y Dios les bendiga.
Hi! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and tell you I truly enjoy reading your articles. Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that deal with the same subjects? Thanks a ton!
Kim thanks for the post. I just became one of your followers on twitter. I think I’m well connected to you now. I think this would be the ultimate vacation for my husband and I. Instead of sailing on the Carnival to the Bahamas again next year. It was very difficult for me to nourish myself on the cruise ship. I ate a lot of carbohydrates and returned to the states five pounds heavier.
Hi everyone, I’m all new on this blog… I’m French and program to go in august to the Living foods lifestyle institute for a certifying program of 13 days. I would like to have the testimony of someone who went already please… about what I’ll find there because part from my own living food experience, I also have the project to open a café where I am and then I wonder if cooking lessons overthere will be complete enough… Thanks a lot. Will have pleasure to read you! Snooky