A friend of mine had hired Billy to consult with her on a natural diet tailored to her specific needs. They had just returned from shopping at the Whole Foods Market in Santa Monica when I popped over. Billy's natural passion for health was contagious, a true testament to his practicing what he preaches!
Being the new year and all, I could not even begin to tell you how meeting Billy the other night was an ultimate case of right place, right time...
Billy Merritt is head of the Nutrition Department at the world famous Ashram Health Retreat of Malibu, California where he as developed his signature method for effective weight loss, detox, thyroid health, and nutrient assimilation over the last five years. His program is an integration of raw foods and superfood nutrition molded to meet your individual needs. His personalized and interactive nature has a way of helping his clients to discover just how realistic weight loss and healthier living can be. Billy will show you how these cutting edge techniques are really just a matter of a few practical and easy modifications to your lifestyle.
"My quest began at the Ashram Health Retreat of Calabasas, California where I had been sharing my love and understanding of nutrition and natural well being. Here I was formulating my favorite algaes, herbs, botanicals, probiotics, enzymes, and superfoods into nutrient-rich blends that I found to be incredibly effective. The Ashram is famous for being on the cutting edge of health programs worldwide, offering a challenging regimen of hiking, exercise, and yoga that requires active participation. So it was the perfect place to develop a superfood formula, providing guests and physical trainers with the energy and nutritional support they needed to perform such a challenging program.
After ten years of research and development -- coupled with soulful dedication to the craft of creating the best superfood formula possible -- it is my pleasure to be able to offer these products to you. These are deeply nourishing, revitalizing, and health-transforming superfoods, that Mother Nature provides for us! It is my vision and promise that such "gifts" from a loving and providing Universe will support you in manifesting excellent health: a quality of Life that is yours naturally."
The World's Best Ingredients
You can rest assured that the blue-green algae, spirulina and other ingredients in this superfood come from the finest producers in the world. Billy has researched and tested these products personally, to make sure they are the very best.
Their certified vegan spirulina comes from a small operation in Hawaii that produces modest batches under the most hygenic conditions. They are the only certified vegan producer of this important superfood ingredient. All other spirulina is fertilized with fermented bat guano - yuck!
Their blue-green algae is provided by the small company E3, which harvests only at the most opportune times of the year. They also produce in small batches, culled from the deepest areas of Klamath Lake in Oregon.
Their other exotic superfoods are harvested from the most pristine places in world, including Goji berries from the Himalayas, Mangosteen from Southeast Asia, and Maca root from the high Andes region of Peru.
"We only work with suppliers that utilize ecological, sustainable and fair trade practices. This commitment to superior ingredients and equitable business dealings is critical to the quality and effectiveness of our unique formula. You can rely on the fact that every superfood ingredient we use is produced by the very best, and is 100% organic, wild crafted, raw, and vegan."
Does this formula replace the need for multivitamins? Yes, absolutely!
The variety and volumes of the different superfoods used in our products is chosen with precision and utmost care. Our blue-green algae and spirulina-based formula blends together the richest sources of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes available anywhere. This ensures that you receive everything you need nutritionally.
It is important to remember that multivitamins are synthetically produced, meaning they have been crafted by recreating the various molecular structures of nutrients on a chemical level. But since the body will only absorb 10% of synthetic nutrients under the best circumstances (thus explaining the strange color of one's urine after taking multivitamins), this puts the kidneys under an extra strain to filter out simulated "nutrients" that your system doesn't recognize.
Check out this clip of Billy teaching you how to make his famous Cale Peste Dip. More of his recipes can be found at www.infinitygreens.com: