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Pea Shoots: My Favorite Vegetables
by Dr. David Klein
Pea shoots, those leafy greens sprouted from peas, are my perfect “10” of a vegetable! They are soft, tender, juicy, pleasant to the palate, refreshing and very satisfying because they are so nutrient dense. And they have none of the astringent oxalic acid effects of my second favorite sprouts: sunflower greens.
Harvest them young (as microgreens) and they will melt in your mouth. Harvest them when the stems are 4 or more inches long and you’ll have a good chewy experience which works the jaw muscles and strengthens the teeth and gums. Spit out the fibrous stems after all the juice is gone, if you prefer. The chlorophyll makes us smell fresh inside and out, and the B vitamins and plethora of other nutrients keep us keen and energized.
Snip with scissors and graze on them when you want a light snack. A handful goes great with a whole raw fruit meal or snack—they combine with any fruit (except melon) and with all other foods. Add to salads. Juice them. Blend them with green fruit smoothies. Chop and blend them with raw pet foods.
Any variety of pea can be used for growing pea shoots. You can grow them in your kitchen, on your porch or balcony. Apartment dwellers can do this—you just need some sunlight for greening.
Ask the Nutritionists #9
Q: Why do you talk about toxins in the rawfood diet? If a food is raw, isn’t it natural and only good for us?
Dr. David Klein’s Response: No—not all! There are many items we consider to be edible in the rawfood kingdom which are not biologically suited to our design—they contain harmful levels of toxins and should be avoided if we desire lasting vibrant health. The body has its limitations; it can’t detoxify everything and keep us free from harm.
Wikipedia defines toxicity as “the degree to which a substance can damage an organism.” In varying degrees, toxins are present in all foods except ripe, organically-grown fruits to which we are biologically suited. But a toxin is a toxin, and even a small amount causes some undesirable effect. Bitter, burning, acrid, rancid, sour and foul are just some of the qualities or descriptions of our senses’ responses to foods, or pseudo-foods or accessory foods which contain toxic substances. Some of the foods we ingest may impart only pleasurable sensations, even though they harbor toxins—these can lead to our downfall.
There are many dangerously toxic food items which are commonly used, or abused, on the modern rawfood scene. The pristine, unadulterated senses of an infant are the greatest indicators of the truth when it comes to what is truly a food—what is safe and acceptable nourishment that may be ingested—and what is not. If any culinary fare evokes an unpleasant response in a baby, it will similarly harm any adult, even if he or she feels no discomfort. As children and young adults we become acculturated to tolerate then even enjoy many “foods” and accessory fare items which would have made us scream as infants.
Don’t be fooled by this psychological adaptation. And don’t be fooled by thinking that your liver and kidneys can easily handle and eliminate all the toxins in all raw and cooked vegan foods which you enjoy. Tolerating toxic food fare still causes damage and wastes our precious energy as the body has to defend itself and work to eliminate the offending substances. What many adults consider “feel good food” is actually “numbing comfort poison” which ruins their vitality and deprives them of experiencing vibrant wellness.
A Passion for Passion
The Business that Almost Was
by Ken Love
None of the three New Testament references to “fruit of the vine” took into account what is arguably Hawaii’s most popular vine fruit: lilikoi, also know as passionfruit. Originating in areas around the Amazon, passionfruit, which has been naturalized and found in the wild on all islands in Hawaii for more than 100 years, has been rated as the most promising crop in Hawaii many times since the 1930s.
The unique pleasing flavor is impossible to describe using common fruit as a reference. Once the seeds are strained out of the fruit, the juice can be enjoyed as is. In some locations the tasteless seeds are also consumed. The juice can also be blended with just about anything as a drink or even to flavor nut cheese. The flavor can be very addictive. Once you strain the seeds, wash and plant them in an area where the vines can climb.
The University of Hawaii tried to promote the crop and industry. Even with massive plantings of thousands of acres, no one has yet been able to make this promising crop into a cohesive business. Instead, thousands of small farmers across the state have a limited number of vines that they grow, use for themselves and sell as fresh fruit or to small producers for value added products. Sadly, much of the juice served at large resorts comes from French Polynesia or Australia where passionfruit businesses have developed.
A Practice For Cultivating Bodily Love Awareness, Health Restoration, Balance & Peace
Interview with Annette Davidsson by Dr. David Klein
A native of Sweden, Annette Davidsson has been a most popular yoga teacher in Denmark. She taught yoga at various venues in Copenhagen and also co-led the Fresh Food Festivals. Now residing on the Hawaiian island of Maui with her husband Dr. David Klein, she teaches yoga at her Anahata Studio. Annette’s approach is gentle and loving. She emphasizes deep stretching, core strengthening and poses which are doable by everyone. This practice promotes healing and vibrant wellness. Her Yoga for Digestion Perfection DVD guides students through simple poses in an easy manner, making the practice enjoyable and rewarding. You can order the DVD at Annette’s website: www.ayoga.us. Here she reveals her influences and the goals of her teaching approach.
You have studied and incorporated many styles of yoga. In your and everyone’s practice, what do you feel the ultimate goal should be?
AD: The most important thing is to be 100% present in your body—feeling, sensing what’s going on and being present with the experience, with yourself—getting to know yourself. We can learn a lot about ourselves by how we react on the yoga mat—our reactions mirror how we act in our daily lives. The goal of yogic practice is not about getting fully into the poses; rather, it’s to do the poses to the best of your ability, at whatever level you are at. Yoga poses have been developed to give us goals to work toward; but, it is okay to simply work on them over a lifetime without ever accomplishing the ultimate forms. We need to simply do the practice and be in the present moment.
When did you first become interested in yoga, where were you living, and why were you drawn to yoga practice?
AD: At age 20 I lived in Sweden and was interested in everything that had to do with Indian culture. I had a brief introduction to yoga and tried practicing at home, but that did not work out well for me. I needed some coaching to do the poses, however there were no yoga teachers where I lived at the time. When I was 27 I found a Hatha yoga teacher in Sweden and got into it.
In the beginning, what style of yoga was your main interest?
AD: Hatha yoga was slow and good for me. Then Astanga yoga became popular, so I explored a beginner’s course in Copenhagen. I found it to be too fast and draining, so I steered away from it. I then learned about Iyengar yoga, which focuses on alignment and doing the poses properly and carefully. That is very important to me because alignment makes yoga safe. Power yoga styles do not enable us to get into the poses properly and fully receive their benefits—they rush from one pose to the next, often with improper alignment. Today I’m combining slow Vinyasa with Iyengar and Yin yoga.
How do you practice your Anahata Yoga style?
AD: I like to begin with some Vinyasa to build up the heart rate and heat. After that I like to methodically stay in the poses and breathe deeply. Staying a long time in the poses, allowing the muscles to stretch, is very important. It takes at least 30 seconds for the muscles to relax, release and elongate; if we stretch less than that, the muscles will only resist and contract and we get no benefit. Some yoga traditions recommend stretches of 5 minutes or more. This stretches the facia and gets deep into the muscles.
What are benefits of your Anahata yoga?
AD: One builds strength, becomes more flexible and experiences more relaxation and peace of mind. We stay in the final resting pose for 10 to 15 minutes so that the yogi can experience deep relaxation.
From Self-Healing to Self-Improving
by Qiguang Zhao
Burton and Lily Professor of Chinese, Carleton College, Minnesota
Having studied Daoist health and longevity for a long time, I believe that to live long in good health we must follow nature. I have taught Daoist Way of Health and Longevity at Carleton College for many years. It has been one of the school’s most popular courses. In this class we practice tai chi, meditate and discuss how to live naturally in an unnatural, often toxic world.
Daoism is the only traditional philosophy or religion which holds that human beings can reverse the processes of aging and become immortal via healthful lifestyle practices. Although traditional Daoism has not yet found the exact way to achieve immortality, its followers have not succumbed to alchemy and pharmacy where personal healthcare is concerned.
I recently read and benefited from a book titled Self Healing Colitis & Crohn's by Hygienic Doctor and nutritionist David Klein. With an undaunted Daoist spirit, he has helped many clients reverse the process of disease and premature death by following the course of Nature. He says that his Vegan Healing Plan which is based upon the Natural Hygiene self-healing system for colitis and Crohn’s diseases is virtually 100% effective. He reports that he has successfully guided thousands of clients to renewed health by discontinuing harmful, toxic foods and implementing human’s biologically-correct diet. Although I never suffered from inflammatory bowel disease I have learned a lot from the natural healing methods he teaches. I think this way of healing can be universally effective for people suffering with various diseases, and it will improve the health and longevity of all others.
by Christina Chadney
When you are craving something fresh and hearty, these delish burritos make a very satisfying meal!
1/2 cup finely shredded beet
1/2 cup fresh corn niblets
1/2 cup finely shredded carrots
kale leaves without stems
fresh squeeze of lime
Lay out the kale (or other lettuce leaf) on plate. Add the other ingredients in layers according to your preference. Squeeze a bit of lime. Roll and serve.
How Film & Book Translating Assignments Revolutionized My Health
by Kaori Fukuda
After growing up in Tokyo I made a career working for a bank as a interpreter-translator. I worked in Tokyo except for a five-year stint in New York City. My life was devoted to my job. A typical junk vegetarian who lived on lots of sugar, I was always sick with headaches, toothaches, gum inflammation, PMS, fatigue, depression or other maladies. At age 40 my body fat hit 24%. The picture of my future was not bright.
One day a yoga teacher friend gave me a book called Fit for Life—the Japanese version of Marilyn and Harvey Diamond’s bestseller which introduced Natural Hygiene to tens of millions of people—and it changed my life. I instantly changed my eating habits drastically. I also connected with the translator of the book, my now dear friend Dr. Mamiko Matsuda. She influenced me to enroll with the University of Natural Health and pursue a Holistic Nutrition Practitioner degree.
Early in 2011 I had the fortunate assignment of subtitling the documentary film PLANEAT. It features Dr. T. Colin Campbell, co-author of the China Study; Dr. Esselstyne of Cleveland Clinic and Peter Singer, a biocentrism proponent; and Ira W. DeCamp, current professor of Bioethics at Princeton University. During the promotional campaign for the film I became personally acquainted with many influential people. One of them was a chairperson of the NPO Veggie Culture Network, the largest vegetarian community in Japan. Knowing that I had studied Natural Hygiene, he invited me to a dinner with Dr. Matsuda. At the dinner I asked Dr. Matsuda to introduce me to Dr. David Klein. Dr. Klein and I connected and he graciously allowed me to translate Vibrance magazine articles into Japanese and share them on my website and elsewhere to educate people who are interested in natural healthful living.
It’s been two years since I first tried to eat only fruits for a day. Even though I eat some legumes, whole grains and occasional pastries (in addition to fruits and vegetables, my body fat is stable at around 15% with only some light exercise. All the previous uncomfortable symptoms are gone, and at age 43 I look and feel younger. With all this, my career in the field of natural health and nutrition has been blossoming very well. I am now working as an anti-aging coach and natural health practitioner.
The Natural Hygiene Movement in Japan
by Mamiko Matsuda, Ph.D.
It has been 11 years since I founded Japan Natural Hygiene Network in Tokyo. This is the first and only Natural Hygiene organization in Japan. We have almost 1,000 members. Their first encounter with Natural Hygiene was through either the Japanese version of Fit for Life by Harvey and Marilyn Diamond, or my books on Natural Hygiene.
Those books are the only access to information on the life-saving Natural Hygiene approach for the people who are looking for true health which is based on health science and not on medical science. The majority of Japanese people cannot read Dr. Shelton’s and Dr. T. C. Fry’s Natural Hygiene works in English. Hence, I translated Fit for Life into Japanese, wrote 8 books on Natural Hygiene, preside over Japan Natural Hygiene Network, and publish newsletters four or five times per year for the Japan Natural Hygiene Network. I also travel from my home in Texas to Japan to conduct about 10 seminars every year at major cities such as Tokyo, Kyoto, Kobe, Osaka, Fukuoka, Sapporo, Nagoya and Naha (Okinawa).
At the seminars, many people have told me about their success stories with the Hygienic way of life which they adopted since they read Fit for Life and /or my books. For example, they’ve shed extra weight, reduced their blood pressure, lowered their levels of cholesterol and blood sugar, discontinued medications, and got rid of health problems such as hayfever, constipation, digestive discomfort, menstrual cramps and atopic dermatitis.
A mid-30s lady completely overcame the serious hives she’d suffered with since she was a one month-old baby. A mid 50s man got rid of his hepatitis within just one short month and cancelled his hospitalization. The most impressive cases were the people who completely overcame cancer. One lady said a tennis ball-sized cancerous tumor in her bowel disappeared after she adopted the Hygienic way of life that she had learned from my books titled Natural Hygiene for Ladies.
It was my great joy to hear those stories. I admire those people because they took the Natural Hygiene’s advice with an open mind and gave it a try. Those people are very special considering that the majority of the Japanese have been skeptical about Natural Hygiene.
Raw Food Diet Recreated My World
by Anna Chmielewska
Since my earliest years in Warsaw, I always strived for improvement. When an opportunity arose in spring 2009, I closed my company and moved to Amsterdam to open myself to innovation and continue my education. After about a year, I moved to London to test my skills in a professional environment. Within a few months, I was a respected digital project manager in a creative agency and loved working with clients, creatives and developers, giving me a sense of freedom and responsibility. Together with many friends, I often enjoyed spicy, fatty vegetarian meals along with fancy alcoholic beverages. Life couldn’t be sweeter, I thought.
Someone might think I would notice gaining 20 pounds over a year, but somehow I didn’t. The amount of good-tasting food and a fair amount of alcohol—par for the course in London—kept me satisfied but unconscious of my purpose until I got back to my meditation routine. Feeling uncomfortable with myself and my life, I asked for guidance to restore my body and mind to their natural order.
Soon my life was about to change dramatically. I discovered a raw food diet, promoted by so many as human beings’ species-specific diet. I spent all weekend watching YouTube videos and reading all I could, amazed at the simplicity of this truth. By Monday, I was a raw fooder.
It’s important to mention I was bulimic for more than 13 years up to that point, and I truly believed in gaining my freedom and life back on a plant-based diet. I made up my mind that I would succeed with this lifestyle and that there’s no other way. My plan was to eat only bananas for the first month while adjusting and researching how the body works. I was hungry for knowledge more than for the food as I believed that this was the answer I was looking for. A raw food lifestyle seemed so appealing, promising and delicious—it was resonating with every cell in my body, and I was excited as if I finally discovered the answer to it all!
Within just days, I was ecstatic beyond belief. I was happy during every second of my life, and everything became very clear and simple. I wasn’t tired any more throughout the day and never yawned again like my friends did after their lunch break, crying out for a short nap. I was thriving and wanted them to feel the same.
Fruit-Powered and Alive!
by Brian Rossiter
If someone told me in April 2010, when I drank my first green smoothie, that I’d soon go wholly raw vegan, write a book on raw food, forge a partnership with Arnold Kauffman on media projects, launch a website dedicated to promoting a low-fat, fruit-based raw lifestyle and reverse chronic pain, I’d think that person was senseless. But all this and more happened, thanks to the magic and power of fruits and greens and an unyielding commitment to improving my health and life.
My first green smoothie was a kale-dominated disaster, but I stuck with the drink every day, and by my fifth day, I felt an extraordinary shift in energy and state of positivity. I smoked my last cigarettes on my seventh day, discovering a deep well of willpower I had never experienced. I was now hooked on something that delivered me nutrition and life instead of robbing my body of vitamins, minerals and time—and I promised myself to continue drinking green smoothies every day. I’m more than 1,000 days into my commitment to enjoying green smoothies daily.
Three months after I added an afternoon green smoothie after my breakfast green smoothie, I was ready to go vegan. My body instinctively told me it no longer wanted animal products, and my transition to veganism was effortless. I accepted a friend’s challenge to go 100 percent raw for the month of January 2011 and managed to stay raw but did not truly succeed. Overwhelmed by the amount of information available on raw food eating, undercarbed with salads and vegetable-rich meals and turned off by fatty, dehydrated fare, I struggled until Harley “Durianrider” Johnstone helped turn on a bright light in my head.
In a video he posted on 30BananasADay.com, which he operates with Freelee, his partner, Johnstone explains the importance of counting calories and recommends that transitioning raw fooders absorb Doug Graham’s book The 80/10/10 Diet. I soon got to counting and reading, and before long, I was consuming ever-increasing amounts of fruit.
I couldn’t shake occasional episodes of brain fog, however. These feelings of being unfocused, spacey and disconnected to my life intensified and grew more frequent by the end of 2011. Throughout the year, I ate all raw except for about three vegan burritos a week—with as much hot sauce as I could handle. Some other raw fooders I knew from Arnold’s Way’s raw vegan café in Lansdale, Pennsylvania consumed a few cooked meals a week with little major consequence. Consuming cooked food did not work for me, though.
A story in the fourth issue of Vibrance I read in December 2011 reinforced that I had to drop the remaining salt, spices and caffeine—all things I consumed while eating these burritos and drinking accompanying iced teas—to feel my best. I finally did so, and a few more experiments with cooked food told me that being 100 percent raw is the optimal path. For me, being 100 percent raw in strict accordance with 80/10/10 guidelines meant no more suffering from brain fog. For me, being 90 percent raw, which I was throughout most of 2011, had upsides and some extreme downsides.
Gaining Weight on the Low-fat Vegan Rawfood Diet
by Elisangela Young
I was one of those skinny people who had tried many ways to gain weight for many years with no results. At 5-foot 2-inches height my weight has hovered between 90 and 95 pounds for 10 years. Today I am glad that I can share my experience of how I’ve finally gained some pounds on my rawfood diet.
When I began my raw-vegan lifestyle about four years ago I weighed 95 pounds. Highly inspired by all the rawfood recipe books I found, my husband and I soon bought a dehydrator, Vitamix, food processor, wheatgrass juicer, sprouting trays and other tools, thinking we needed them for this diet. I made many raw food recipes, green smoothies twice a day and ate a lot of nuts, seeds and avocados thinking I’d gain weight with healthy oils—but no, I didn’t put on a single ounce! So I increased my green smoothie intake, thinking that maybe more protein would help me build muscles—but, again, no gain! I wasn’t aware that I was consuming too much fat and fiber in my diet and I would become ill if I continued this way.
When I started on the rawfood path I was amazed by all the health benefits that this diet can provide, and I wanted to tell everyone. After seeing many family members and friends suffering with the diseases of affluence—heart attack, diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer—I never accepted the fact that those diseases “just happen.” I wanted to do something to help them and others who are losing dear family members due to health misinformation. But my first mission was to learn how to gain weight.
My first experience in weight gain occurred in Brazil when visiting my family two years ago. I ate so many tropical fruits that I put on 12 pounds. I was impressed—for the first time in many years I had gained weight! My family was pleased, too. Knowing how much I had struggled, they were initially opposed to my trying a rawfood diet, thinking I’d lose weight. However, when I returned to my home in Ohio it was wintertime. Neither exercising every day nor eating enough calories, I started losing weight.
Going For That “Golden Age of Humanity” Feeling
University of Natural Health Student & Aussie Footballer is Streaking Toward Higher Goals
by Matthew Bate
I have been following the raw-vegan 80/10/10 diet strictly for roughly three months now. My tastebuds have changed so dramatically that fruit meals are the most incredible experience. I am amazed at how light I feel and the mental clarity and pointed concentration I can sustain. All of my senses seem enhanced, my moods are always positive and the stress and nervous, anxious energy I used to experience have completely evaporated.
I can't remember the last time I actually felt hungry. I now just eat a meal when I sense that my blood sugar dropped. I never crave the sweet foods and cooked meals that I used to salivate over, even when I'm at a restaurant or haven't eaten for hours. It’s no big deal to wait for my next fruit meal while everyone else is eating their meals. People think this takes mental toughness, but, as you know, feeling truly good is easy and natural.
In my sport, Australian rules football, my club teammates, officials, coaches and dietitians are programmed and completely obsessed with high-protein and high-carb, processed, acid forming diets. There is no regard for food combining, pH balance and digestibility. Although this is considered to be an elite professional sport, after the games the players are fed sports drinks, soda then pizzas. This industry spends millions of dollars on training and recovery centers, full-time performance optimization scientists and dietitians, yet their nutritional knowledge is “Stone Age”—well, probably worse, considering that ancient humans ate naturally!
The 28 to 30 age group is considered to be quite old in my sport; players generally slow down considerably by then. I am nearly 26. Two years ago my body was riddled with injuries and inflammation for which I was prescribed countless pills and injections. I knew instinctively that I would be lucky to mentally or physically make it to 28 at this career. But, fortified with raw health science knowledge, that prospect has changed.
My post-game nutrition now consists of blended bananas, dates, celery and water. I follow that with a meal of whole fruits, then salad with avocado. I wake up the next morning perfectly refreshed, as if I hadn’t played a game and ready to play again.
Law of Fruit Attraction in Action
by Petr Cech
Our minds are powerful. What we wish for will be sent out to the universe and things will start to happen. I knew about this as a small child, when I wished for some birthday gifts or movies on TV. I knew, that if I just had a clear vision of something, it would most probably manifest later on. As Paracelsus, the famous alchemist, said: “If you think fire, the result is fire.” Later the Law of Attraction came to the public’s awareness with the book and movie “The Secret.” After reading the book, I thought, “yes this is exactly what I have been doing all along.”
It can be very helpful to know how to use this Universal Law, especially when traveling the world as a fruitarian. I mostly use it as “The Law of Fruit Attraction” and I thank the Fruit Goddess it exists. To make it work you need to switch off your left brain hemisphere. As soon as the right brain takes over, the vision becomes printed in your consciousness. This may sound difficult; however, the trick is to connect your feelings with what you desire. When you focus on wanting something true and good, the right brain hemisphere works in its mysterious ways to manifest the object.
Many people on a raw food or fruit diet think traveling and finding ripe fruits is a problem. For me, traveling is a joy, an opportunity to discover new fruits or to learn something new. If I just trust the Law of Fruit Attraction and make a clear vision of the fruit that I would like to attract, then I almost always find some ripe fruits of my liking. I have no doubt about the Law of Fruit Attraction and have reaped its benefits many times during my travels.
Transitioning from military service to civilian healthful living education
by Sean Williams
My journey begins in the summer of 2009. I had just completed the United States Weapons School course which is a six-month program considered to be “Top Gun” for the Air Force. During the course I averaged about three hours of sleep per night due to a very extensive workload. Unfortunately, I gained over 20 pounds from unhealthy eating habits and not having the time to exercise regularly. I literally lived off fast food, coffee, Red Bull, Monster drinks and whatever sugar snacks I could get hold of just to stay alert throughout the day and night.
After graduating in June of 2009 I immediately deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, flying the MC-130 for Air Force Special Operations Command. Luckily, deployed life provides plenty of opportunities for exercising which allowed me to lose most of my Weapons School weight and get back to a somewhat healthy lifestyle.
During my deployment there was a spike in cancer incidences within the MC-130 community where many of my peers, mentors and students developed brain tumors. Scared, I began researching methods and lifestyle changes that promote longevity to protect myself from cancer. Unknowingly, that education planted the seeds for a dramatic lifestyle change that would soon be necessary.
Upon returning from my deployment to my home in Florida, I began experiencing serious intestinal symptoms which included some bleeding with my bowel movements. After a few doctor visits, Crohn’s disease was the suspected culprit. I was told that if my symptoms persisted, a colonoscopy would have to be done and surgery might be needed later on. Again, I was scared.
This led me to do extensive online research, whereupon I found the symptoms that I had mirrored those caused by parasites. Since I had just returned from Afghanistan where the food was substandard, I began to think that parasites were indeed the cause of my problems. I then went to my local health food store and picked up a parasite cleansing kit. This influenced me to clean up my diet, cutting out sugar, dairy and processed carbohydrates while taking black walnut drops and anti-parasite pills. My symptoms began clearing up within a couple of days without any additional intervention by doctors. Luckily, I avoided that dreaded colonoscopy and fully recovered from my digestive issues.
Return to Paradise
Veganiculture for a most healthful future
by Don Weaver
We can each take more positive steps to help restore humanity and the Earth to the state of paradise it was designed to be. Probably the biggest and most constructive step our species can take (one responsible person at a time) is to embrace a non-violent and minimally polluting raw food vegan diet, and the regenerative organic veganiculture to support it.
I’ve previously written of my friend Stephan Reeve’s family farm and orchard of Eden on Maui (see Living Nutrition issue number 13 and Vibrance issue no. 8) which I consider a model of a veganic farm for a healthful future. I was fortunate to return to Fruition with my girlfriend Esther for two weeks in January of this year after a two-year absence. Beauty and vibrancy are evident everywhere on Stephan’s 11 acres which have over 450 fruit and nut trees along with thousands of other amazing ornamental palms, bamboo, orchids and an abundance of other plants.
Plentiful beds of mineralized vegetables offer daily salads to the adjacent open air kitchen. Fruit trees that were small when I helped rock dust them just two to four years earlier, such as the rollinia grove, are now over 20 feet tall and producing hundreds of fruit each over a long season. Can one tire of a super-delicious fruit like rollinia which tastes better than lemon meringue pie? I would be willing to return at the start of its fruiting season next year to experiment!
The Benefits of Fasting
by Alan Goldhamer, D.C.
Director of TrueNorth Health Center, Santa Rosa, California
Let’s explore how some of the tremendous benefits that can be derived from a properly conducted fast. When properly utilized, fasting is a safe and effective means of maximizing the body's self-healing capacities. The results can be truly amazing. Before going on to describe some of the many advantages of fasting, let's define it. Fasting is the complete abstinence from all substances except pure water, in an environment of total rest. Let's also keep in mind that fasting is only one part of the total health-supporting program we call Natural Hygiene.
Health results from healthful living. No matter how successful a fasting experience might be, it needs to be followed by a consistently healthy lifestyle. The requirements of health must continue to be provided, especially in the areas of diet, environment, activity and psychology.
The examples that follow are just a few of the many beneficial uses of fasting.
An Aid in Transition
During the past seven years I've worked with thousands of patients from all over the world who had a wide variety of disorders and health concerns. A great many of these patients required a period of supervised fasting to achieve their health goals. Virtually all of them needed to make lifestyle changes to achieve improved health. Fasting made the transition easier!
My observation is that the best motivating factor in helping people adopt healthful living practices is often the positive reinforcement that comes with feeling good and healthy.
Fasting, for as few as five days to as many as 40 days, will often dramatically shorten the time it takes for an individual to make the transition from a conventional diet and lifestyle (with all the associated addictions, pains, fatigue and disease) to the independent and energetic state associated with healthful living.
Veganic Fruit-based Permaculture -
My journey from the ghetto to fruitopia
by Jesse Krebs, c.Ph.D.
Aloha! My story starts in the inner city Baltimore, Maryland ghetto known as Waverly. I feel fortunate that my parents often took our family on trips to the countryside—from this I gained an appreciation for nature. I went to a public grade school then attended high school where I began my health journey by turning vegetarian. I had been eating a standard vegetarian diet for four years until I met the mother of my first child, Coreen, during college. I then began a vegan diet, and one year later I went raw. Around that time I took my first permaculture design course (“PDC”) at the Heathcote Community in Maryland, one of the United States’ longest-living intentional communities.
After the PDC we decided to make a move to the Big Island of Hawaii. I got a job working on Andy's Farm which is now the site of the 80/10/10 community run by Rich and Deana Givens. I worked on the farm for one year then contracted a staph infection . It began on my ankle then spread up my leg. I was not knowledgeable about Natural Hygiene back then, so we left Hawaii and returned to Maryland for a round of antibiotics.
In Maryland my first child was conceived. We had a natural birth in the house where I had grown up. Two days after the birth, I was standing on the front porch of my parents’ house with my beautiful new baby daughter Ayanna when gun shots suddenly blasted in the street. I ran inside with my baby and took cover. I saw this as a sign that it was time to move on and raise my child in a safe, natural place. We decided to make the move back to Hawaii, but this time to the island of Maui.
Upon arriving on Maui we went to the remote east side of the island to live off the land at a permaculture community called Cosmic Acres. This is where my permaculture education really began—hands on learning by doing is the best way.
The Role of the Body in Self-Mastery
by Susan Smith Jones, Ph.D.
Living our best life means appreciating our magnificent bodies. The body is sacred, a temple of the living, loving spirit and, therefore, deserves reverence. Treat yourself with respect. Don't wait until you're sick to recognize the miracle of your body. Honor the love inside you and the love you are. If you want to become healthier and more powerful, begin with how you feel about yourself, accepting your body as a temple. Heaven on Earth is inside each one of us at this moment. In your unique body, mind, and spirit you have been given everything you need to be the best you can be, to become master of your life. Cherish and respect your body unconditionally—no matter what its current shape—because it is sacred. Love your body and be committed to staying fit for your life journey.
Start today by tuning in more attentively to your body. Respect and appreciate it.
You are the authority on your body. Educate yourself. If you have specific health conditions, read up on them online and figure out how to get the best possible care. And remember this: It is normal to be healthy. It's your divine birthright to be well.
The Poetry of Fruitarian Living
by Michael Arnstein
How powerful can fruit be?
Who would expect these sweet, colorful and juicy drops from trees to be so incredibly life-changing?
I thought eating a lot more fruit would be a logical idea for better health and athletic performance.
Had I known fruit was going to change everything in my life, I might have tempered my journey into this new world.
Fruitarianism is the Path to Paradise (which is the aptly-named latest book on fruitarianism by Anne Osborne).
Shortly after adopting such a peaceful and natural way of eating, I experienced amazing physical and athletic improvements.
Along came incredible mental freshness and clarity.
Then came spiritual awareness like I never experienced in my life.
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