Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Cleveland's Sis. Yaheli is Kick-in it "Live"

by Dede Boone

The formula for living long—eating well, and raw foodist Yaheli Israel has the recipe for a transformation towards celebrating life.

“My thing is I can come into your house, go into your refrigerator and make you a raw food meal,” she said. “I am a creator and food is about celebration.”

Yaheli said because life is about celebrating and being alive everyday, she had to take control of her life, starting first by becoming a vegetarian which was followed immediately by becoming a raw foodist.

“My life—everyday when I fixed my plate, I was creating a plate of death,” she said. “I got to the point where I was on heavy medication, had food allergies, could not breathe, on steroids and on my way to 300 pounds.”

Not quite ready to reveal her new size—Yaheli did share some tips about eating to live.

*Food is to energize the body—once cooked it dies
*Separate food from emotion—evaluate why you are eating
*Fuel your body—don’t over eat
*Start your morning with a glass of water

“Raw food cleanses the body, it puts everything on the run that is not suppose to be there,” she said. “It starts with first cleansing your mind.”

Now that your mind is clean, some essentials Yaheli suggest you have in the kitchen include extra virgin olive oil, cinnamon, sea salt, soy, cane sugar, onion, garlic, ginger, lemon, oranges, honey, walnuts, sunflower seeds, sun-dried tomatoes, cilantro, parsley—just to name a few.

Yaheli has a recipe book forthcoming, however she is available for raw food parties, one on one training, raw food classes, and as a private chef. She can be contacted at


Anonymous said...

This is a great story. I want to learn more about raw food. I will stay tune for more from Yaheli

Anonymous said...

Dear Friend

I love raw food, when is your book out. We need this so bad a black woman in the food world that is not cooking with fat and butter.

You go girl we need you to help save us.