Raw Food lifestyle tips, techniques and recipes.

Lisa’s Secrets to Creating the Best Summer of Your Life

Summer means freedom. Freedom to express, write, linger, explore, and dream.

Summer is undoubtedly my favorite time of year. I mean, how can it not be? Between the lingering sunsets, warm beach days, and blossoming flowers, it’s hard not to feel happier during this time of year. This year is an especially significant summer for my family. My son is graduating high school and moving to college, my sister is getting married, and we have some exciting travel plans lined up. I like to make the most of the warm weather and sunshine –– it’s good for the soul.


And, I have […]

16 Life Hacks to Help You Feel Decades Younger

We’ve all got our ‘feel good’ life hacks. Whether it be knowing your own sleep cycles to get the deepest rest each night or recognizing which foods help your body feel and perform at its highest. I’ve compiled a list of 16 of the most important health, wellness, and vitality hacks that I use every single day. Sure, some of these might sound rather… unique the first time you hear them, but I promise that after giving a few a try, you’ll swear by them too!

Here are the 16 things I do to live my best life:

1.) I do intermittent […]

Why You Should be Drinking Aloe Water

Aloe has long been known for its amazing benefits for our skin. However, did you know that aloe is loaded with nutrients that can help your internal body naturally replenish and heal itself? Aloe helps your body detoxify naturally, leaving you feeling rejuvenated from the inside out. The powers of aloe include the ability to increase your nutrient absorption as well as improve bowel regularity. Aloe is also anti-inflammatory, alkalizing, and offers internal hydration.
Making aloe a part of your day is so easy. You can make your own aloe water or you can simply add the […]

Lisa Wilson’s New Years letter To You For 2016

I’m sitting here in my sun room reflecting on 2015 and dreaming about 2016.

I am sipping an elixir that I just made in anticipation for my January 3-9 retreat.

I am incredibly honored that people are once again flying in from around the globe. Here in the US, a family coming in from Texas and internationally we’re honored to be hosting a guest from Turkey this time!

For a full 7 days, we set aside worries of the world, and go within. For one magical week, our only focus is on ourselves. For it is when we nourish ourselves that we can […]

Healthy Hydrating Face Mask

Get your skin glowing this winter!
This time of year skin can start to feel dull due to winter. Just like our bodies, our skin can get dehydrated. Restore your natural glow with this healthy hydrating facemask. This is one of my favorite facemask recipe. The cucumber reduces puffiness. The Spirulina and Chlorella nourish the face. The aloe vera is soothing and helps even skin tones for an overall hydrated look and feel. This recipe makes quite a bit. I usually put it in a jar and store in the refrigerator for 4-5 days and do a face-mask each night for […]

Raw Food Institute Boot Camp Retreat, Washington D.C. 2015

The 3 day Raw Food Institute Retreat at NIHA in Washington DC Sept 25, 26 & 27.
**Quote from a graduate: ~The knowledge you gain during a retreat is life changing…it’s like finding a treasure every human being is in pursuit of…health and happiness.
Thanks to Lisa and her amazing team, I have discovered a “pearl”.
Jennifer Needham
~Wakefield, MA




Green Juice Therapy

One of the most googled words in 2014 was ‘paleo.’ Here is the thing. I actually believe in and support bio-individuality. But I still firmly believe everyone on the planet needs to know how to cleanse the body with raw & living foods. Should someone in your life get a dreadful diagnosis, it is 100% empowering to know what to do to clean the body vs scrambling to find out. Everyone should know these techniques. Green juice therapy, sprouting, strategic cleansing etc. We’re now living in the most toxic time in the history on the earth. We need to incorporate […]

What REALLY happens at The Raw Food Institute

One woman’s extraordinary mini-documentary. 15 min.
Hey everyone!

Marianna Kheyfets shares all the dirty details here.

From what we really eat, drink, and do for our cleanses morning, noon and night. From
enemas to edible face masks. From vibration plates to essential oil skin brushing.
From far infra-red therapies to the chi machine. From chef courses to daily elixir bars.
You are going to see it all here!

It is rare that you get to see a sneak peek into our week.

8 Drinks For Super Immunity

Everyone who’s seen Lisa’s “Button Up” lecture has been begging for these, so… here you go~ Lisa’s personal collection of loaded recipes to help you build a strong immune system. Start integrating these into your daily routine for SUPER IMMUNITY!!!

1. Green Juice
50% base of celery, cucumber, romaine, or leaf lettuce 50%: Sunflower, buckwheat or pea-shoots for your sprouts. Other greens such as dandelion, kale, collard, swiss chard etc. For taste: Lemon, lime ginger or garlic. Throw it all in your Breville for your everyday juice.

2. Grass Juices and Sprout Juices
Grasses such as barley, wheat or other wild grasses. Run these […]

Computer fatigue, are you stuck behind a computer all day long?

When the weather is nice at The Raw Food Institute, we are on the move. These photos are from a hike we took together in July. We hiked the Heublein Tower. The views are spectacular and the conversations are even better.

No time? 5 Tips to get you moving!

1.) Set a project alarm.
When you are working on a task on your computer, set a time limit. Say 30 minutes, or 50 minutes. First this gives you a deadline to work within and second this gives you permission to get UP and move when that timer goes off. Studies prove that people […]