Revitalize 2014

August 22nd to 24th Sheraton Hotel in Red Deer, Alberta

Thank you to everyone who attended!

It was an exciting event and a wonderful weekend, It is because of you this weekend was possible.

Audio Recording – Revitalize 2014

RawVitalize Banquet 

Kristen-FraserOur incredible Nutritious wholefood predominately raw banquet! Is unlike anything you have ever experienced. Experience what living foods rich in natural enzymes, prepared with love feels like. RAW-vitalize is a time to celebrate and indulge in healthy and decant foods. We’re having a served Gala dinner and our menu is designed by a local Celebrity Chef Kristen Fraser. Indulge in elegant foods that are custom designed to nourish your body. Everyone thinks Raw food has to be boring, dull salads, and snacking on veggies, or else smoothies and juices. You couldn’t be more wrong, Gourmet Raw foods have more flavour, more nutrition, and is anything but boring!

Revitalize 2014 – Menu

Truffula Cashew Chesse Cucumber Boats

Avena Originals Cucumber Boat Recipe Cucumber boats were filled with TRUFFULA CASHEW CHEESE made by Allison Landine in Edmonton. Sold in Red Deer at Purearth Organics: 

Sage Lemon Cream Parsnip Pasta (Click Photo for Recipe)

Entry3 Sage Lemon Cream Parsnip Pasta. This recipe was inspired by my favourite restaurant: PURE FOOD AND WINE! where my dreams came true to work in the kitchen. 

Vanilla Cream Mini Cake (Click Photo for Recipe)


There’s something powerful about tasting a dairy free vanilla cream cake on a raw chocolate pecan crust drizzled with fresh raspberry sauce that always gets people excited

Amazing Personal Testimonials – Revitalize 2014

We heard from many people with great stories, These ones stood out.

Hagen VonConruhds

Revitalize 2014

Hagen got up on stage and walked us through his recovery from ALS also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. He was given only 6 months to live and that was 12 years ago. He attended an Avena meeting which filled him with hope and desire to do what ever it would take. He is alive & loving life! His Testimonial is feature in Avena’s documentary  which is not available, make sure your get yourself a copy today! “A NEW LIFE”

David Gaynor

Revitalize 2014David recounted his rough history, and poor decisions compiling to a life shattering moment he was told he had a Testicular Tumor. Deciding to fight back he went 100% raw living foods, embraced Enzymes and Probiotic’s,  within 104 days, which was his second ultrasound the scans showed no tumor or scar tissue. His medical doctor was shock and impressed! David is now teaching and sharing these principles to everyone who is interested in listening. He delivered an amazing testimony!

 Revitalize 2014 – Movie Night

A New Life Documentary

Avena was very excited to share this 33min documentary – A New Life

A New Life CoverSpring of 2014 – Kameron Tarry from Avena Originals set out on a mission to document and capture some amazing stories from people who have been honestly applying the amazing philosophy Avena teaches. Watch and you will hear each and every person talka bout how they are reversing the aging process and most are healthier at 50,60, 70 than they were in their 20’s! This is their story, What will yours be!

Buy your copy today!

Limited Quantities available

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Friday Evening we enjoyed a screening of GMO OMG By director and concerned father, Jeremy Seifert

posterWho controls the future of your food? GMO OMG explores the systematic corporate takeover and potential loss of humanity’s most precious and ancient inheritance: seeds. Director Jeremy Seifert investigates how loss of seed diversity and corresponding laboratory assisted genetic alteration of food affects his young children, the health of our planet, and freedom of choice everywhere. GMO OMG follows one family’s struggle to live and eat without participating in an unhealthy, unjust, and destructive food system. In GMO OMG, the encroaching darkness of unknown health and environmental risks, chemical toxins, and food monopoly meets with the light of a growing global movement to take back what we have lost. Has the global food system been irrevocably hijacked? Is there still time to reclaim its purity, protect biodiversity and save ourselves?



Our 2014 Featured Guest Speakers

Dr William Davis

Author of "The Wheat Belly" New York Times Best Seller

With keynote speaker William Davis

Author of the New York Times Bestseller WHEAT BELLY

Revitalize Keynote Speaker Dr William Davis, Author of the New York Times Bestseller; WHEAT BELLY. Learn about this so called frankenfood and how it’s impacting our health. He’s one of the leading natural health speakers today. Dr Davis will be talking about how grains – specifically wheat has the ability to harm our bodies, even without a gluten sensitivity or celiac disease. Good foods create healthy bodies, but it’s important to distinguish what foods are doing more good than bad. Dr Davis will help shed light the myths and hype about wheat and it’s ‘benefits’. That’s me, Dr. William Davis, cardiologist and seeker-of-truth in health. Over 80% of the people I meet today are pre-diabetic or diabetic. In an effort to reduce blood sugar, I asked patients to remove all wheat products from their diet based on the simple fact that, with few exceptions, foods made of wheat flour raise blood sugar higher than nearly all other foods. Yes, that’s true for even whole grains. More than table sugar, more than a Snickers bar. Organic, multigrain, sprouted–it makes no difference.

Kristen Fraser

Culinary Raw food chef and Nutritionist

Kristen is a certified chef with a keen on eye on the nutritional components of her food. She values flavour and enjoyment of food equally as much as the nutritional elements. Using her know how Kristen is going to develop our dinner banquet for Saturday evening that is going to tantalize taste buds and give your body the boost that only nutritional food can. Plus, this meal is going to be ultra high RAW and all plant based. Notable eliminations from the menu will include WHEAT, SOY, and PROCESSED FOOD. Prepare yourself to try something new and to taste familiar foods like kale in a way you’ve never imagined before.

To follow up her impressive meal Kristen will help show you how do to this in your own home. Sunday morning Kristen will be doing a cooking demo to show you that anyone can make great tasting food that is going to make you feel better!

Peter Thomas

A plant powered elite athlete of the Martial Arts

Seldom do you encounter a man who is as dedicated to the martial arts as Peter Thomas. Equal in his passion and commitment to the martial arts the requirement of feeding and fueling his body in perfect balance. He chooses to do so via plant based abundance that creates a strong body and mind that is as clear and precise as his fighting prowess. From these years of consistent training and practice with elite level instructors he’s reached one of the highest levels of Muay Thai (Thai Boxing); that of a full instructor. This brought him to the notice of Hollywood producers and he’s become a stunt double, stunt coordinator and fight choreographer. Peter is a shining example of an athlete in their prime that fuels their bodies on clean, nutrient dense, living foods. We hope to break the myths that continue to revolve around the industry about meat, plants, & power.


Director & Producer of OMG GMO

Jeremy will be taking us behind the scenes of his movie and sharing some of the amazing reasons he set out to produce this film and what he learned while piecing it together. If you are concerned about GMO’s like Jeremey was for himself and his family, We highly encourage you to attend this event!

Dr Shane Johnson

Naturalpathic Doctor

Dr. Johnson received his Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences with a minor in Psychology from the University of Calgary. He then went on to complete his Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. After graduation Dr. Johnson completed a 1-year residency in Family Practice at the Southwest Naturopathic Medical Center in Scottsdale, Arizona. Dr. Johnson is a member of both the Alberta Association of Naturopathic Practitioners (AANP) and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND).

Dr. Johnson enjoys practicing family medicine that integrates the use of botanical medicine, homeopathy, clinical nutrition, IV therapy and lifestyle counseling. He has particular interests in gastrointestinal issues, such as GERD, IBS and inflammatory bowel disease. His interests also include general wellness concerns that include weight management, fatigue, and stress management.


A Holistic Health Educator & Chef of RAW-Living foods

A revolutionary chef who specializes in RAW and Living foods. But his talents go beyond that; he’s worked with many clients by coaching them back to vibrant and radiant health. He does this by guiding them off the path of destructive eating and onto a highway of livings foods that directs them to wellness and vitality. His unique approach combines healthy living practices and exercises with living foods. Because putting LIFE in your body will create a body LIVING in health. If you were lucky enough to see him on stage in 2013 this talk will be his follow up; which is sure to inspire, educate and empower you even more.

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Ron Garner

Author & Health Researcher, Bed, MSc & Diploma of natural health

Ron Garner,is a health researcher, educator, author, and speaker. For a major part of his life, he worked in the public school system in Canada, where he held positions as a teacher, Principal, Deputy Superintendent in British Columbia, and also served as Regional Superintendent of Schools in the Yukon Territory.

His own search for health solutions has convinced him that the human body is a miraculous self-healer—if it is given the support it requires to build and maintain health.

Author of the popular book “Conscious Health” and soon to be published “Disease Free Revolution”

Hear his opinions and beliefs in changing the way we view sickness and health.

Kameron Tarry

Passionate about natural health and healing

Kameron Tarry was raised like most of us, Conventional cook and processed foods, spending his youth at fast food restaurants, little to no exercise and developing every bad habit possible. It wasn’t until his mother was dying from Lupus and given only weeks to live, that his views on life changed. He watched with amazement as his mother began rebuilding her body with Raw living foods and powerful wholefood supplements. First hand witnessing this transformation reshaped how Kameron viewed the world and quickly he abandoned his career path and jumped into researching, understanding and sharing the power of life changing Health!

Today he is the leader behind the Avena Originals team, personal goals of educating and sharing the powerful knowledge he has acquired over the last 20 years.

Learn first hand about what Avena products are and how they work, why they are leading the industry and the power behind them.

Mary Tocco

America's most outstanding mom!

A health advocate and researcher Mary was most recently titled with America’s Most Outstanding Mom. She’s an activist for children’s rights and the parents rights of choice. Promoting 100% natural foods and lifestyles to avoid early introduction to the medical system and providing natural immunity. Last year Avena and Mary agreed to a sponsorship deal. Find out from Mary what she’s been up to this past year and how she’s been helping her community and other fellow moms.

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Drew Taddia

Master of Ceremonies

Drew Taddia, BA, CPT
Hey Folks! My name is Drew Taddia and I host Exploring Mind and Body. While traveling the world following my passion of baseball, I always had a deep interest in health and fitness; in fact, I attribute being strong and healthy and rarely being injured to how seriously I took workouts and nutrition not only during season but in preparation for it. You see when I left Canada to play in the US, I couldn’t rely on mere athletic ability anymore, I had to put in the work to remain there. But ‘getting by’ wasn’t good enough, I wanted to be better than that. So I turned to nutrition and workouts; I figured if I could spend more time teaching and experimenting on myself to find out what works and what doesn’t, what would make me perform better on the field with different foods and different workouts I could be better than the next guy. After a short time with my nose always in a nutrition magazine, while sitting next to a stack of weights, many people came to me for advise.

I am excited to be the Master of Ceremonies at Revitalize 2014, I am looking forward to seeing everyone there.


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