5-Star Book Review: Alkaline Diet: Soup Recipes by Elena Garcia



Whether you’re looking for basic information about what an alkaline diet is or good soup recipes or a system to get your health back on track, we think you will be happy with the information in this book.
The recipes range between comfy old favorites like ginger carrot, minestrone, vegetable barley, and white bean and kale, to the unique green soup and farro chili.
Please note that you will not see food photos in the Kindle version. We don’t know if the print version includes photos or not.

Gina has followed the concept of the alkaline diet since she started studying at the Edison Institute of Nutrition in 2003, where she received her certificate in nutrition and Bachelor’s degree in Applied Nutrition in 2005. She worked in a day spa where the owner insisted that all nutrition plans follow the tenets of the alkaline diet, which taught her even more about the benefits.

From personal and professional experience, Gina can confirm that eating as recommended by the tenets of alkaline nutrition does make a difference for most of the clients she has coached. The why is simple: alkaline foods are mostly raw fruits and vegetables. If you increase the amount of raw fruits and vegetables in your daily life, you are greatly increasing your water intake, your enzyme intake, your fiber intake, your vitamin and mineral intake, and your antioxidant intake. There’s no mystery as to why that leads to helping you feel better.

Cooking does change the pH (potential hydrogen) of foods but following an alkaline diet does allow for cooking vegetables. Good news, you don’t have to go raw unless you want to!

This book will definitely get you started or add to your recipe collection. Enjoy!




As always, thank you for the time you spend with us!

Gina and Nina

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Let’s Talk About Reiki I Class!


Reiki Class Experiences (1)

Gina’s answer to this question from her Reiki I class, way back in 2006, is two answers. We all know how much she likes and better than or. Her top two memories from the class were:

  1. Finding out how easy self-Reiki is.
  2. The disk (remember, it was 2006! We used floppies) Cyhndi (her teacher) gave her to print out pages and pages of interesting information about Reiki. She still has those pages in her Reiki notebook. If you’ve taken an in-person class with The Reiki Cafe, you’ve seen the green binder she carries them in.

Nina says that her favorite part of Reiki I was taking the class with her cousin and the fascinating revelations Reiki brought while the class shared their attunement experiences and what brought them to Reiki in the first place.

We’d love to hear about what your favorite part of Reiki I was. Tell us in the comments!


We are taking names for our next Reiki I classes in the Dallas, Texas area.

If you are ready to start your Reiki journey, contact us here or through e-mail: thereikicafe@gmail.com for more information.


As always, thank you for the time you spend with us!

Gina and Nina


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Our First Ever Thrive Life Back To School Sale

For the first time ever, we’re having a Back to School Sale with nearly ALL canned items on sale! Make your life easier with simple ingredients that are ready for that last-minute rush.  And no worries, our cans are BPA free.

You can stock up on fruits, veggies, and Snackies that will have your kids asking for more. No squished peaches in the backpack and 50% off! Sealed cans have a long shelf life, with no nutrition or taste lost!

When: Sale begins for Consultants on August 22 at 9am MDT. Sale begins for all other customers on August 23 at 9am MDT. Sale ends on August 27 at 11:59pm MDT or while supplies last.

Where: On the picker page or Delivery Service, You will see the sale prices now, but remember that if you order before the sale starts you will pay current pricing.


Delivery Service customers with orders over $100 get free shipping! 

If you are not signed up for delivery service, talk to us today to get set up so you can get these great deals shipped to you for free! Setup is free, there are no minimums, and you are completely in control of your delivery service options. We love free shipping!

What: Our most popular grocery items will be on sale plus sale-only variety packs you won’t want to miss! Check out the flyers below to learn more.

straw berrry banana

We’ll be offering a Back to School Sale-only product starting on Wednesday, August 22!

Strawberries and bananas that won’t turn to mush in their lunches. Or yours. Great for on the go, snacking, and to quell the hunger while you’re making dinner.





Pro tip: If you are excited about the deep discounts in these flyers be sure to order as early as you can on the first day of the sale, because the deep discounts run out FAST!

Questions? Please ask because we are happy to help. E-mail us: thereikicafe@gmail.com or comment below.


Thank you for the time you spend with us!

Gina and Nina

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