GRATITUDE

I’ve been blessed with so many extraordinary teachers, mentors & friends, throughout the years.

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Gabriel Cousens, M.D M.D(H) D.D. & Shanti Gold Cousens.

Thank you both for showing me how to feed my body the way it was meant to be fed. Your research & teachings are a gift to the world. It’s an honor to be a branch on the Tree of Life that you’ve planted.

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Marie Forleo.

Thank you for inspiring me to take my work online, where I can reach & serve more people than I ever dreamed possible. I’m not the Empress of the Internet, yet — but I’m learning.

My mom & dad.

Thank you for letting me play in the kitchen. We may not have always known how to eat properly — but there was always plenty of love to go round. And that’s what I’ll always remember.

My son & daughter.

My sun & moon. Your encouragement means more to me than 1,000 client testimonials. I’m so proud of you both.

PRAISE

Kind words from clients & students, around the world.

dretti

Your kitchen is a sanctuary to me.  There is a special essence in your kitchen, that makes me want to learn and be healthier. I feel privileged to participate and I have learned so much through the years.  Your recipes are superb!!

Dr. Etti.com
Juicing Goddess
Partner in Dr Smood and Ph.D in Holistic Nutrition.

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You Are a True Healer

I have been fasting with you for the past 10 years, and every time I have learned the power of using a juice fast as a vehicle of transformation. Your juice has very high vibration, and you exemplify purity and integrity, which is inspiring and motivating. You also share your knowledge and wisdom. As we go though the fast, you provide deep healing. Every time I do a fast with you, I feel empowered, and there is a sense of re-birth that helps me stay on my path. Your juices carry high vibrations and are made with lots of Vitamin (L) love. You have been using crystals, breath and many other healing modalities to help me remove obstacles and seeing my path with clarity. As the body is purging, I am able to let go and allowed you to “do your magic” – you are a true healer.

Your kitchen is a sanctuary to me. There is a special essence in your kitchen, that makes me want to learn and be healthier. I feel privileged to participate, and I have learned so much through the years.  Your recipes are superb!!

You always bring cutting-edge information about nutrition, raw and super foods. You also incorporate tonic herbs in your recipes. I LOVE your food!! Especially because you are always true to high-quality organic products from reputable companies, and you are always keeping up-to-date with the latest nutritional trends, news and cutting-edge products.

You are very evolved spiritually, and I always feel your love flowing through me. You are a true healer that channels spirit and you help me SEE spirit clearly

I wanted to thank you for being my teacher and my soul sister. You continuously enlighten me.

Love & Light

Dr. Etti.com
Juicing Goddess
Dr. In Holistic Nutrition
(Miami, FL)

jorge

All the love that you put in your words, stays in my mind. I have removed McDonalds and all kinds of junk food from my diet. When I feel temptation calling my name, I can hear your words saving me.

Attorney Dr. Jorge Giuliboni
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Your Words Reside in My Thoughts: Always Encouraging Me to Keep Going

Dear Marcela:

You know I have been blind since age 15. I can’t see, but I hear your words, and they reside in my thoughts — always encouraging me to keep going.

When I wrote my first email to you, you kindly told me your schedule was full. Then I explained my urgency, letting you know that I was ready to go through with an operation:  stomach bypass surgery. You immediately said no, and gave me the support I needed.

I was desperate when I sent that first email. When I showered, I was short of breath and walking was exhausting; I had chafing between my legs, and my breathing sounded like snoring.

You helped me. Last December (2013), my weight was 122 kilos (279 pounds). Today, March 16, 2014 — just three months later ­— I weigh 101 kilos (222 pounds). I have lost 21 kilos (68 pounds).

Today I enjoy being able to touch my abdomen and know it is getting smaller. I know I have to lose more weight, but I am confident that I can do it with your help. While I knew the power of “live” foods, I lacked awareness. Through your words from a distance (via Skype), you have awakened a new powerful awareness.

In the past two months, I have eaten meat only twice — and I only did so as an obligation during a business meeting. But I ate very little meat, and I no longer desire it. Now I desire sprouts of all kinds, salads and colorful raw fresh organic vegetables.

I am grateful for all the health and nutrition contacts you have given me. Thanks to the knowledge you have shared with me, I can eat healthy. Today, I only eat things that are not only good for me, but are also delicious! Some of my favorite foods are seed burgers, nut-and-seed cheese, seed crackers and vegetable lasagna—all a delicacy. I also supplement with wheatgrass juice and all kinds of seaweeds. I consume all the best oils, virgin and first cold press, just like you have advised. Thanks to you, I always have something delicious and healthy to eat.

You’re a blessing from God, and I feel that you are always there for me.  All the love that you put in your words, stays in my mind. I have removed McDonalds and all kinds of junk food from my diet. When I feel temptation calling my name, I can hear your words saving me.

Today, I wake up with more energy and a better disposition for life.

Thanks to you I understand that my best medicine is what I eat. Marcela, thank God I have met you online. I am a result of the love you have for healing.

I am 1.83 meters tall (6 feet), and my final weight one day will be 90 kilos (198  pounds) but most importantly, I will be truly healthy.

My daughter Brenda is 22 years old, and I have often wondered when will she make me a grandfather?  She tells me: Dad, I need time to study and create my own home.  Today I tell Brenda that there is no rush, because I too have time to wait. Thanks to your advice Marcela, I will live a long healthy life.

May God grant you a long life to keep generating goodness and health for humanity.

For the non-believers I will send my before-and-after photos: Hahaha!  They’ll see the difference…

Marcela, I will always be grateful to have known you and to know that I can count on a person like you. Thank you for everything and specially for being there for me.

Attorney Dr. Jorge Giuliboni
Buenos Aires, Argentina
cuervo@yahoo.com.ar

gabi

I met Marcela Benson about 10 years ago; her life story, her knowledge and her teachings, no doubt helped awaken my awareness. Her presence was like giving water to a seed that was waiting to start the sprouting process. Marcela is a point of reference for all her followers in Latin America.

Gabriela Cardozo
 (Argentina)
Fitness instructor

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Awakening to Infinite Consciousness!

BEFORE MENU: Meat, chicken, canned, processed, soft drinks, sweets, white flour, fried, beer, sausages, dairy excess, hot dog, hamburger, cookies, candy bars….

Result: DISEASE, runny nose, headaches, binge, need for Mylanta or Pepto-Bismol, tiredness, lack of concentration, bad thoughts, loneliness, envy, excessive physical activity, fear, selfishness, guilt, addiction, TV, unnecessary and superficial consumerism, waste, future, sex without love, anger, etc.

AFTER: Respect and love for animals, consumption of vegetables, fruits, seeds, pure H2o, bike, contact with nature, perseverance, therapy, good company, sex with love, respect, honesty, no TV, moderate work, good teachers and guides, being with family, love and consciousness, yoga and meditation

Result: FREEDOM AND HAPPINESS RIGHT HERE AND NOW!

Meeting Marcela –

I met Marcela Benson about 10 years ago; her life story, her knowledge and her teachings, no doubt helped awaken my awareness. Her presence was like giving  water to a seed that was waiting to start the sprouting process. Marcela is a point of reference for all her followers in Latin America.

I am grateful that I was able to attend her last seminar in Argentina. Her teachings were transmitted with authenticity and vast knowledge. She answers all my health concerns with simplicity, facilitating changes for me to return back to balance. Today I have only words of gratitude; I feel alive and connected with the universe.

Both physical and spiritual changes are proof of what I write. I wish many others could access the freedom that this information brings. This knowledge not only builds a better life but also in turn builds a better world.

THANKS MARCE! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!

Gabriela Cardozo
(Argentina)
Fitness instructor

kami_wiss

Marcela teaches cooking methods to keep the integrity of the food while keeping the sanity of the chef! The biggest miracle is my family actually enjoyed eating the food I prepared!!!!  She provided all sorts of practical knowledge: which companies to buy from, which utensils are the best, different drinking water options, tools to upgrade the energy of your food and environment, the best supplements that are essential to our well-being.

Kami Wiss
(Port Townsend,Wa)
Jewelry designer

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Marcela is a true inspiration to me!

My husband and I have travelled the world extensively in pursuit of the Divine!

I have experienced many modes of healing from different cultures and religions, to all of which I am eternally Grateful!

After having our daughter we settled down.  My desire to create a healthy home was of utmost importance to me. I started attending many health retreats, and might I add, that all started to become quite expensive.

I met Marcela seven years ago at a health retreat we were both attending.  She mentioned how she teaches food preparation classes and how much it would cost.  I honestly thought: Another class, more knowledge that I probably already knew and would never be able to apply to my kitchen no less my life!  I then thought I had nothing to lose, considering I had gained 20 pounds since my pregnancy and felt completely depleted.

I felt imbued with Aliveness after taking Marcela’s class, and my life really has changed! Her teaching method is clear and to the point. She simplified recipes that even I could manage to do. She taught me how to integrate raw food with cooked food.  She taught how to make your kitchen a Holy Place where abundant Blessings can come from! I loved the book she gave out with recipes and pictures of the dishes we prepared together.  She organized it in such a way that I could actually use it!!!!

Marcela is a true inspiration and one of the rare few individuals, who is able to take the spiritual and physical knowledge she receives and apply it to her daily life.  With this gift she has helped me do the same.

She taught cooking methods to keep the integrity of the food while keeping the sanity of the chef! The biggest miracle is my family actually enjoyed eating the food I prepared!!!! She provided all sorts of practical knowledge: which companies to buy from, which utensils are the best, different drinking water options, tools to upgrade the energy of your food and environment, the best supplements that are essential to our well-being. She is an avid researcher often using herself and her kitchen as a laboratory.

Marcela’s passion helps people heal themselves and their families come shining through!!!!! She has given me the courage to follow my truth instead of the one society dictates, which leads to a loss of self.

Forever Grateful!

Kami Wiss
(Port Townsend,Wa)
Jewelry designer

samantha_bonanno

The blessings of the universe brought us together at a time when I was in need of a coach, a mentor like you. From you, I also learned how to release the past so that I can move forward. You helped me to shed the skin that was no longer serving me.

Samantha Bonanno
Culinary Nutritionist/Holistic Chef
www.certainlysam.com 

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Dear Marcela,

As soon as we spoke of the opportunity to work together, I knew it would be an experience to change my life. The blessings of the universe brought us together at a time when I was in need of a coach, a mentor like you. The decade I spent in the hectic restaurant business, matched with numerous problems and imbalances in my personal life, brought me to your doorstep hanging on by a thread. And I didn’t even know it until we began our time working together!

Many people may even go through much of their lives not even realizing the healing they so desperately need, and I was no exception. Blessed with a genetic inheritance of plaque psoriasis, I was made aware many years ago of the dangers of a lifestyle filled with stress, poor diet and overall unbalance. Until meeting you, I was convinced that this was something I would have to live with forever…

Throughout our time together you brought me back to the door of my spiritual self and reminded me of how it is possible for me to make the choices in my life to actually walk through that door. I had been so frustrated and confused with life in so many areas and your firm, gentle and wise hand knowingly guided me and inspired me to look at how to begin taking charge of my present and future. From you, I also learned how to release the past so that I can move forward… You helped me to shed the skin that was no longer serving me.

After about two months on 100% organic, vegan lifestyle with 80% being live food, I began to notice major shifts in my consciousness and my well-being in general. It was exactly what I needed because my profession has always been helping others achieve success through eating “live” foods and enjoying a healthier lifestyle.  But for me it was sometimes a challenge to follow the advice myself. Having your leadership to reinforce what I have been studying all of my adult life was key for my personal path. You really remind me that I am not a victim of some sort of punishment from God, but instead I am a beautiful story unfolding and developing as an example to the lives I have the honor of reaching.

Marcela, I just can’t thank you enough. During our 21-day fast together I experienced noticeable, physical healing that I had never before experienced! Surely I was having profound results inside as well, but the psoriasis on my skin was disappearing before my very eyes! Every day it was better and better and for the first time in 15 years, I could actually say out loud that I am not the disease that had plagued my life. I could finally feel that I am not identified by a health condition. I was freeing myself from it, and your program was absolutely essential to that recovery process. Your green juice formula and technique are unlike any other.

Any other time I have fasted, I needed to drink five or six juices to just maintain the fast and even this was sometimes a struggle. With your juice program, I was drinking two juices per day and feeling heavenly. As I look back on my fast now, I applaud myself for the whole 21 days, but it was truly the potent nutrition of your green juice that gave me the ability to experience each fast day with love, light and creative wisdom! Unprecedented!

Since we started working together, I have had 70% recovery from the plaque psoriasis on my skin. I believe that if I had the opportunity to go further with my fast, beyond 21 days, I would have experienced a near full recovery! However, my path at that time brought the fast to beautiful and comfortable end where I have been utilizing Gabriel’s Phase 1 principles ever since. This experience has allowed me to see that, yes, psoriasis and chronic stress are a real problem that will take many years of periodic fasting to have a full recovery, but…it is possible! With the right program, the right teachers, mentors and support around, it is absolutely possible and for me, is very much a reality!

Thank you also for shining lots of light on my awareness and understanding of the importance of supplements in the treatment of disease. Having been well read in many holistic methods and treatments, I still had no idea what was right for me. I just never felt confidant guessing where to spend my money in the wide world of B12, vitamins, super foods and supplements! It can get overwhelming! Your expertise in this area has helped me greatly and your kind, courteous attention to a program that fits my life and my budget was very much appreciated as well. Your ability to assist one in making changes in a way that is gentle, not scary and in fact, empowering is such an example.

In addition to the more noticeable, physical improvement of my skin, I am pleased to share that my stress levels are nearly non-existent. There is not much that can really bother me these days, and I am feeling clear, open, loving and so, so joyous about my life, the future and also the bigger picture of healing on this planet. I feel more prepared to help others—more than I ever have before and because of this, my professional life has improved greatly. I can now achieve my goals in a balanced, fun and harmonious way without getting overwhelmed and making bad choices from stress or emotional strain.

The best part of it all was observing you and your life and seeing you as a positive example: a true leader. Your ability to manage your businesses, take care of your clients, your staff and your family, while also participating in your spiritual circles and being a mentor to your friends and fellow priests and priestesses…INSPIRING.

I am humbled and motivated by your ability to get it all done with style and grace, and even still take time for your own personal development and upkeep with meditation, study, exercise and even a little extra fun on family outings or social gatherings. Marcela, it showed me more about the woman I want to be. And because of you, it showed me the woman I now know I can and will be. The woman I already I am.

I love you and am forever grateful.

Samantha Bonanno
Culinary Nutritionist/Holistic Chef

www.certainlysam.com

virginia_vazquez

I feel that Marcela’s professionalism, generosity and deep knowledge have marked decisive steps in my journey toward better nutrition. She has clarified and implemented concepts for individualizing my diet. I have definitely seen positive changes reflected in my everyday health.

Mr. Vázquez Virginia
(Uruguay)
Therapist MBU
(Herbs, Flowers Medicine, Bioenergetics & Energy Healing)

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Cooking Classes and Spiritual Nutrition: Decisive Steps for My Health

For some time on my own, I have been following the health and nutrition recommendations of Dr. Gabriel Cousens, M.D., a bestselling author, researcher and international health expert. This year, I attended the Conscious Eating seminar in Buenos Aires, where I met Marcela, who was teaching with Dr. Cousens.

Her cooking classes are excellent. She teaches in a practical and loving manner. This experience led me to seek a private consultation with her. Now, Marcela has been assisting me for this past year.  For me, each encounter offers an ideal synthesis of diverse topics ranging from nutrition to the spiritual.

I feel that Marcela’s professionalism, generosity and deep knowledge have marked decisive steps in my journey toward better nutrition. She has clarified and implemented concepts for individualizing my diet. I have definitely seen positive changes reflected in my everyday health.

I encourage anyone who is embarking on improving their quality of life to contact Marcela.

Mr. Vázquez Virginia
(Uruguay)
Therapist MBU
(Herbs, Flowers Medicine, Bioenergetics & Energy Healing)

susan_gale

I am inspired to be better, healthier and more evolved on every level. You have opened me up to a completely new and different world — to a higher level of being. From the very beginning, you have had patience to take me through the process of my life-altering changes.

I am no longer pre-diabetic. This is a huge accomplishment!

I am forever changed and forever grateful. I will be seeing you always in my life and in my heart.

With the purest love imaginable

Susan Gale
Susan Gale Group
Executive Director
Commercial & Luxury Specialty Properties
For ONE Sotheby’s International Realty
www.susangalegroup.com

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My life has been transformed because of your knowledge, love and devotion to my mental physical and spiritual well-being. You are one of the most important people in my life!

The juices created by you have the highest vibration, and your food is divine. Throughout the many fasts that we have done together, I have always counted on your supportive and loving energy.

From you, I have received structure to live with on a daily basis. You are totally focused and organized. Thanks to your encouraging words and gestures, I have remained on a path toward my goal. There is no one in the entire universe like you. Your blessings radiate through my very being.

I am inspired to be better, healthier and more evolved on every level. You have opened me up to a completely new and different world — to a higher level of being. From the very beginning, you have had patience to take me through the process of my life-altering changes.

I am no longer pre-diabetic. This is a huge accomplishment!

You also introduced me to your mentor, Dr Gabriel Cousins, and he has been instrumental in my life as well.

I am forever changed and forever grateful. I will be seeing you always in my life and in my heart.

With the purest love imaginable,

Susan Gale
Susan Gale Group
Executive Director
Commercial & Luxury Specialty Properties
For ONE Sotheby’s International Realty
www.susangalegroup.com

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“ Meeting Marcela has been one of the greatest blessings I have received, her light and wisdom accompany me every day. The resistance and ignorance, in which I grew up, were transformed into understanding and health. It has been a life-transforming experience, thanks to her and her infinite love.

– Octavio Rettig Hinojosa M.D
Founder of Otac Global Foundation