Balance Your Day

About Shirley Potasz, M.A.
Owner, Dawn Natural Foods

Below we share our discoveries in nutrition, beauty, exercise, and culture to help in your quest for a healthy lifestyle.

We travel regularly to conventions and meet innovators. Many video interviews are below.

Highlighted are supplements, recipes, appliances, books, research literature and education that I find beneficial. We share only the best.

We believe education is more than experience and degrees, rather constant learning, so please visit regularly for updates and subscribe to our YouTube videos.

Dig deep and explore our links, articles and references as you Balance Your Day.




Enzymes, the spark of life

The missing link in nutrition Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3| Page 4


Super Greens

When you're busy…Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3| Page 4





Winter Fancy Food Show



Jan 17-19
Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco, CA

Features Tens of thousands of unique specialty foods from all over the U.S. and the world, plus culinary superstars and Fresh ideas to take home and put to work for you.





Mar 5-8
Anaheim Convention Center, CA.
Retailers, distributors, buyers, brokers and medical professionals will gather for the natural products industry's largest trade show, featuring exhibitors of over 2,400 natural products, famous speakers plus over 40 seminars on everything from business management to alternative medicine.




May 14-15
Sonoma, CA.
Explore Sunset Magazine's headquarters in their yearly open house and learn firsthand secretes from exhibitors and demonstration stages covering every subject of the magazine - gardening, cooking, outdoors, wine, beer and travel.



Aug 20-22
San Jose, CA
Face & Body Northern California is an annual conference and expo held exclusively for skin care, spa and wellness professionals in San Jose, California. Discover the latest products, ingredients, treatments and skin science over three days dedicated to your career!

Click here for a preview.



Sept 3-5
Universal City, CA
Since 1973, the Cancer Control Society has brought life-saving information to thousands of patients and their families. The highlight of the year is when the CCS sponsors their Annual Cancer Control Convention, featuring Medical Doctors, Clinical Researchers, Nutritionists and Authors on Alternative Medicine, sharing their latest findings for treating cancer and other diseases. Over 50 speakers, 6 movies and 80 exhibits are presented at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Hollywood, California every Labor Day Weekend.




Sept 16-19
Baltimore Convention & Exhibition Center, Baltimore, MD

With over 1,700 exhibits, 600 new products, and dozens of educational and networking events, Expo East is the place to learn and grow your business, whether you're a small retailer, a mid-sized raw ingredients supplier, or a large international manufacturer.




Oct 8-9
San Francisco County Fair Building, CA
Presented by the San Francisco Vegetarian Society, this Award Winning Festival celebrates its 17th year with an action packed weekend of very informative lectures by the movers and shakers of the vegetarian movement plus creative plant-based cooking and food demos; international cuisine to sample or buy; eco-friendly merchandise; and a variety of live, fun entertainment. Be a part of cutting-edge plant-based living and join the fun at this year's World Veg Fest!

Click here to join the SF Vegetarian Society and attend for free!

Click here for the complete program!



Oct 16-18
Marin Center, San Rafael, CA
The Bioneers Conference is the preeminent gathering of visionaries with practical solutions for restoring the Earth. For both professional and general audiences, this three-day annual event equips participants with models, resources and networks, encouraging everyone to act as primary forces in the transformation toward a restorative future. Experience Bioneers. Join this dynamic community in creating a future environment of hope (see the conference program).




Green Festival Schedule

Nov 11-13
Pier 35, San Francisco, CA
More than 250 sponsors and exhibitors will be there showing new sustainable products and services ranging from fashion, body care, home and garden to transportation and renewable energy. San Francisco attendees will be amongst the first to enjoy free samples of brand new products.

Feature free interactive activities include a Family Fun Pavilion (sponsored by Save Queen Green!) to educate and entertain kids; a Yoga Pavilion providing free yoga instruction and classes by the San Francisco Integral Yoga Institute and Om Dome; and the Green Festival Stage and Lifestyle Pavilion featuring green business entrepreneurs, community leaders and environmental experts.

Learn about meatless alternatives and the power they have in what they eat as their food choices affect the planet, plus more at their website





Dec 9-11
Venetian, Las Vegas, NV
Join more than 2,500 healthcare professionals and 350 exhibitors at the Ventian in Las Vegas at the conference and workshops. The program and exhibits showcase the latest methods to extend longevity and improve quality of life for patients - including the methods that medical professionals can use to deliver them.

To learn moreregister for any event, enroll in any training program, or to exhibit at any A4M Conference visit the conference website, or contact the office of the American Academy of Anti-Aging medicine at:

Phone: (561) 997-0112








Shirley Potasz - PR for living foods organizations througout the Bay Area offers workshops that includes lunch, four outstanding speakers plus interactive exercises.



Brian Clement - Director of North America's oldest life-change center speak about the "living food" diet that for 40 years has helped thousands to take responsibility for their own health.


Daniel Potasz, News Editor