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Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

Seven-Days Raw Plant Food Detox Challenge: With Edit Babboni, of Zen Garden Health Coaching and Yoga studio in Yorktown Heights, NY

Mar 31, 2016 12:43PM

Edit Babboni

Zen Garden Health Coaching and Yoga studio in Yorktown Heights will offer its quarterly 7-Days Raw Plant Food Detox Challenge from April 25 to May 1, 2016. “As certified integrative nutrition health coach and yoga teacher, I felt it necessary to offer a program that would reset people’s bodies and minds in a short period of time and send them off to a healthy, healing path,” says studio owner Edit Babboni, a raw foods advocate.

“Cooking and processing food does not add anything—it only takes away,” she says. “It takes away vitamins and enzymes that are the essence of food. Most chronic diseases are diet-related, mostly because of deficiencies and toxicity.” A raw-food program has been reported to lead to weight loss, reduced allergies and inflammatory skin conditions and greater energy and mental clarity, she says, adding that she’s always left feeling “light and high on life.”

Somers resident Jill Schantz says participating in the challenge had a tremendous effect on the way she viewed food. “I’ve lost my craving for refined sugar,” she says. “In fact, I can’t imagine putting processed food in my body again.”

The seven-day program includes three gentle detox yoga classes with meditation during the week of the program, a booklet on raw foods with recipes for the upcoming week, a Facebook support page and a sat sang gathering at 7:30 p.m., April 21.

The cost is $99. Spots are limited. RSVP by April 20 by calling 917.721.2529 or emailing [email protected].