Tuesday, June 19, 2007


The funniest thing happen to me the other day. I went in the Asian market picking up some baby coconuts.
While looking around at all the things there- I found this Sea Veggie call Kombu. I called around and asked
a few question from some who are well versed in things like Kombucha.

Kombucha is a very popular drink that is cultured for 30 days. That means it is fermented and filled with active enzymes, probiotics, amino acids, antioxidants and polypherols. It is called an elixir that works to restore the balance and vitality of the body. It also is known to support digestion, metabolism, immune system, control appetite, liver function, body alkalinity, anti-aging, cell integrity and healthy skin and hair. wow what a list!

I had two interviews about kombucha that i would like to share. One was with Aris Latham- The God Father of RAw food Movement. The interview was so short- i went into shock. He said- "it is fermented rotten food".period. Fermented and rotten. case closed. Wow! My head was spinning, because I have read all the things I listed above and to hear this was a big shock. The reason any one heals is not from what they eat but basically from what they are no longer eating. The nutrition in the food matter a lot as well, but basically it is what we leave out that leads to our greatest healing. What our body's thrive on is fresh raw organic sun fired foods.

The second interview was a little better. The Little Japanese woman said- when i was young we used to have Kombu tea. Wow! Kombu tea a Japan Tradition. Interested I said, what was it made of? she said- soaked kombu leaves. Soaked kombu leaves from the sea? yes the same kombu you see in the photo. She said the tea was made fresh and some times stored for future use. How did it taste? Like the ocean. The taste was like drinking ocean water, but the benefits were great as well. Her parents said it was good for her health to drink and they made her drink it often.

so I wonder- where in the world did the kombucha that is now so popular come from? I am thinking that the kombu was stored in some type of barrel and over time the with in the barrel there was a left over culture( a fermented rotten substance) that is now used as a standard to make the kombucha on the market today. That is my thinking. The kombu started as a simple ocean drink and got turned into a fermented drink over time as it moved further away from it original source.

Try for yourself- make a kombu tea. soak some kombu for 10 minutes in some water and add a little sweet if that is your thing. let me know what you think.

From my experience only foods filled with sun energy can rejuvenate, restore, revitalize, replenish and regenerate the body along with rest, sleep, proper hydration and other organic factors.

Enjoy your kombu cha.
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Monday, June 18, 2007

Home with Sushi

This little sushi nori roll is a home run. Nori is one of the sea vegetables that are filled with good nutrient for our bodies. The sushi roll is filled inside with nut meat- cashew based, cucumbers, avocado and wrapped in green love. yummy. Dip in organic soy sauce and chow down. I bet you can not eat just one bite. This is one of the options available for those seeking to consume more mineral rich foods without it being worms or flesh. This simple dish is the sea made eatable. Expand your possibilities- try some homemade sushi.
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Blue Crunch Pie

This little blue delight is filled with blue berries- yummy.
crust is a balanced combination of soaked oats, cashews and dates.
Next layer is blue berries pudding followed with fresh whole blue berries and dehydrated nuts on top.
wow! Nice Blue Treat.
Have this pie with a blue berry smothie and you'll be in blue heaven. Enjoy the blue inside you.
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Eats from the deep sea


This link is a visual of some of the creatures that live in the ocean. These creatures are busy doing their lives just as we are doing our lives except they are under the water. Eat from the sea and see how you move,think, feel, react, smell,taste, sleep,and be. I am sitting here in Maui right in the ocean waiting for one of those water guys to come and visit. Enjoy the video.
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The talk of calcium is an ongoing debate that I would like to share a few thoughts on. Calcium is an essential mineral that we need in our body. I always share that we have two types of calcium inorganic and organic. Our body is more comfortable consuming the organic calcium. It is easy to absorb and good for us- cal see yum. The inorganic is in organic in other words, not good for us. Try eating one of those calcium capsules. yuck. Our body can not digest and assimilate the inorganic substance. Pretty simple. Eat natural organic sources of calcium.

Calcium is essential for our bones and teeth. If we have soft bones in our body it is likely we have some sort of mineral deficiency. Calcium is in the family of other very important minerals like magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, chloride and potassium. Calcium along with these other minerals plays a role in our skeleton, body fluid balance and enzymatic reactions.

Calcium can be found in most green leafy veggies like in the photo. You can also fine calcium in see weeds, watercress, parsley and my favorite kale. I like the dinosaur kale which is high in not only calcium but other minerals and vitamins. The most vital nutrient is Sun. The greens are stored sun energy. Get a bunch of kale and cut it up into small pieces, add a little onion, and tomato, maybe throw some corn in, your favorite spice, some orange or lemon juice and enjoy.

How do you know you are mineral deficient? Do the frown test. Eat some of these veggies and see. If you eat some sea vegetables like nori or kelp for example, and you frown than you need more minerals. This is the frown test. Most of us are deficient because we do not eat enough greens. Do a quick survey of what you ate in past 72 hours and see for yourself. Eat more greens and build your mineral reserves up. Your energy level will be more stable. The red in the chard on this picture shows that this food is potentially good for the blood. Eat greens! And feel delightful!
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