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March 21, 2012

Watch this, so TRUE.

It tells all, the education that is so needed, that most people still aren’t aware of.

“It explains why we’re overfed and still starving to death”.

All of this information is WHY I am a Health Coach and offer up my Ebook, The Body GardenEbook for Home Cleanse and Healthy eating, not dieting and offer my CLEANSING services via SKYPE now, so you can stay home and get Healthy without having to fly across the planet ūüôā

Click on THE PHOTO for more information on Ebook.

Cleansing is NOT DIETING.

That is WHY it works.

We put in nutrients, mainly minerals while ‘taking out’ what is stuck to the walls of your intestines, slowing down or reducing the absorption of what you eat. ¬†This is part of the reason WHY you feel ‘hungry’ after you eat because you didn’t even take in 50% of what you just ate.

However, you just used up a lot of energy to ‘digest’, using all of your bodily resources to get some food through your ‘canal’. ¬†This is why people feel ‘tired’ after eating. ¬†If we ate according to what our body is truly asking for and we followed that urge appropriately – we would not tire, but be energized.
When was the last time you felt energized, after eating?  Maybe after a piece of fresh fruit?  Live food?  cooked food makes us sleepy as it takes so many of our bodily resources to process it.  Part of that reason is that it needs to pull enzymes from our bodily tissues, our organs because they are lacking.  Research has shown that people who have a chronic disease or have low energy levels also have lower enzyme content in their blood, urine, and tissues.

Is that really worth all the effort when you get less than 50% nutrients of what the body really needs?

Why are enzymes important?
Enzymes are one of the most essential elements in our body. Enzymes are more important than the air you breathe, the water you drink, and the food you eat. Why is this? Enzymes are required for your body to function properly because without enzymes you wouldn’t be able to breathe, swallow, drink, eat, or digest your food. To do all of these things, your body needs some help. You must have enzymes to help perform these tasks. Enzymes are an absolute necessity to live.

Our body’s cells are programmed to direct each nutrient to combine and interact with other nutrients and chemicals to create still other chemicals and compounds which, in turn, are used to build and repair the body’s cells, bones, tissue, and organs. The process is called metabolism.
Each metabolic reaction is started, controlled, and terminated by enzymes.

Without enzymes, no metabolic activity will occur. A body that does not consistently and efficiently metabolize the essential food nutrients necessary cannot maintain optimum health.

DIGESTIVE ENZYMES are made by our body’s organs. Digestive enzymes are secreted by the salivary glands, stomach, pancreas, and the small intestine. [Technically, digestive enzymes are also considered to be metabolic enzymes whose metabolic role is to digest food. We are specifically distinguishing these particular enzymes here, because they deal with digestion and they can be supplemented from an outside source.]

FOOD ENZYMES are already present WITHIN the food we eat. Food enzymes exist naturally in raw food. If the food is cooked, however, the high temperature involved in the cooking process will destroy the enzymes.

Create a great day !!

Be mindful of what you take in – words, thoughts and food !

alkalize or die

follow good information – the science of FOOD and Health

March 14, 2012

Take control of your own Health – it is more and more imperative NOW !


Learn the REAL SCIENCE behind our Health issues, taking a good look at what is affecting OUR FOOD !!

Happy Awakening !!

Please consider_our Children_and then their Children.
If you believe in Reincarnation, you might be helping yourSELF !!



damn good science behind most of our dis-eases

December 30, 2011

A modern day ‘hunter-gatherer’ – that is what we need to go back to.

So, how do we do that?  Share our gardens, plant food, NO MATTER WHAT. . . share the work,  then we share the benefits.

This video says it all – this woman was a ‘canary in the tunnel’ – and she proved it.

Our societies are not very well set up for this especially when our income has dwindled so that means we need to look at our very lives – very differently. ¬†It means we need to GIVE UP what we THINK we need and prioritize better – like putting our HEALTH and that of our kids’ health, especially, first. ¬†Are you willing to do that? ¬†To give up a few cups of coffee, convenient packaged items at breakfast or during the day?

Are you willing to make a stand at your kids school about what they’re serving their little brains that are growing, but not nearly at the rate they were meant to. ¬†We are not giving them what they need to be full functioning humans – how dare we bring them into this world and treat them this way.

our FUTURE - are they worth it?

to Observe or not to Observe ?

January 22, 2011

Aloha and good morning ~ from Maui, Hawaii.

We’re growing !! more and more FOOD as well as population. ¬†Hmmm. ¬†How well do we do this? ¬†To accommodate the growing population with food for all?

Well, the question above, answers it for us, if we took the TIME to LISTEN and WATCH – – how Nature works and moves.
The Nature of our Land, the Nature of ourSelves.  Why is this interesting to  me, as a Health Guide and a Nature Guide?  There is no separation.  As above, So Below.

What I mean is, that by observing Nature in a certain area for awhile, I can learn how the water flows, how the air moves through the trees or lack thereof, over bare ground and the results of all this biological movement.

Permaculturalists are not a new kid on the block, but it’s still a little known concept. ¬†The interesting thing is that Hawaiians lived very closely, as most indigenous people did or do, to the principles embodied in Permaculture. ¬†So HOW are we living life? ¬†WHY are we economically and healthfully Challenged? ¬†Not according to Nature and how it needs to move and change. ¬†Have a look at a piece of ground somewhere and just watch it for a week or so and notice what works with what’s placed on it and what doesn’t. ¬†ie: ¬†the house is not facing in a direction to maximize the sunlight or the shade. ¬†ie: ¬†the trees are planted in a place that does not shield buildings or gardens from the prevailing winds.

So what does this have to do with Living Well and Light Journey Retreats?

In Hawaii, we cleanse our bodies, hence minds, through a guided week or two of certain elimination practices that clean out what we’ve put in that create dis-ease or ill health or overall sluggish-ness and more. ¬†We also get out into Nature and immerse ourselves in her waters, her biosystems of forests or jungle. ¬†In doing so, we start to NOTICE….notice what works and what feels good and what doesn’t.

We are embarking upon a new venture to share with those who can’t come to Hawaii to cleanse or be in our beautiful paradise nature. ¬†Kids and youth here will be ‘reporting on’ what they find and how it affects them personally, as an individual and as a family unit. ¬†Their perspective through good fact-finding and sharing their observations and conclusions.

Stay tuned – – we’re going deeper into what MATTERS ; about LIFE, LIBERTY, HEALTH, LOVE.

Be Well, Lahela

what Oprah is talking about this week – July 2010 – DIABETES

July 22, 2010

well hello – FINALLY ! someone is talking about DIABETES and still people are resisting CHANGE. ¬†What is it about us humans that we fall back so easily into ‘bad’ and old habits? ¬†and why don’t we make the necessary changes to create a better life that feels better with more joy in it and less pain, when we’re shown how to?

Well, I know the answers to these questions, as I’ve lived them, but do you?

Finally, OPRAH does too.
She exposed why and what DIABETES is ¬†– it’s the fastest growing disease today, right up there with CANCER. ¬†The sad reason is why – 95% of those with diabetes – have brought it on to themselves. ¬†In other words, we don’t have to have this disease. ¬†We could totally avoid it if we wanted to – key words here – wanted to. ¬†It’s mostly due to the NUTRITION that we feed our dear, dear bodies, that put up with SO-O-O-O-O much and still perform for us. ¬†Amazing.

Have you ever witnessed a person in their 70’s or 80’s who still smokes cigarettes, drinks alcohol, eats meat daily and is still living? ¬†That to me, is the biggest MIRACLE there is. ¬†If we truly understood what was on the inside of our bodies, we’d probably take better care of it. ¬† The 80 year old man who lives like how I just described would be in a lot of pain – but doesn’t give up and the body continues to perform. ¬†Now, that is the most amazing scientific piece of information that I know. ¬†It means our bodies can rust away on the insides, clog up with all kinds of worms and parasites and not absorb most of what we eat and still move blood around to keep the heart going. ¬†It takes so many years to really shut down an organ – a kidney, a liver, because we are literally making new cells every day.

However, on the other side of the coin – if we taught our children what was on the inside of our bodies instead of what was on the inside of a book that explains how banking and marketing work, we’d be a lot healthier and happier society.

If kids knew today that the adults have been killing them with dead chicken mcnuggets in school and after school for a snack while giving them sodas too and then giving them sugar snacks in between – they’d be pretty angry. ¬†Well, that’s my aim. ¬†To educate them ¬†so they can take their own lives back, so they will now have a vested interest because they learned how fascinating the HUMAN BODY truly is and how it is the best darn machine ever made. ¬†Man cannot even come close to making something that works like our bodies even though he’s been trying for 2,000 years. ¬†There is evidence ¬†however, that way before these ‘biblical’ times, that we were able to do this and then some, but that’s another time and another story.

I’ve been educating and cleansing the adults for years. ¬†I GIVE UP. ¬†They’re not listening, don’t want to change and it’s killing the next generation of humans.

One amazing fact on OPRAH’s show the other day, re: DIABETES, while filming on location at a small church in the south, when asked for a show of hands of how many people in the church congregation had diabetes or knew someone with it – all put their hands up. ¬†A portion of this congregation was invited to OPRAH’s show and of those who showed up – only 2 said they’d even changed their diet at all, since OPRAH had visited their church, exposed the disease and how the ‘after church service’ meals were killing the congregation.

Okay, I finally get the message. ¬†This is why I’m embarking upon a scientific approach to Education, for the ‘shorter’ people – and outside, in the dirt, in an outdoor kitchen, in the lab and at a computer to watch some videos and do research – for those who are interested in the SCIENCE of LIFE – what makes it tick, from what’s in the soils, how to replenish them, what’s in our bodies and how to replenish them.

Stay tuned to this BLOG and to the resource list that will be coming with laurel’s new ebook that is coming out next week, with what we need to know NOW – to turn the tide of sickness to health, easily and gracefully. ¬†A benefit will be to your pocketbook and the amount of time saved while eating better.

Fasting and Cleansing Realities – Day 5

July 3, 2010

Day 5, I broke my fast with juices, coco water & veggie soup broth.  I was too weak, I tried to kill all worms/parasites at once РРnot a good idea.  Take it slower than me.

I knew that after traveling and the emotional pain I had just been through, in the last year, needed to be released, so Wormwood, Black Walnut and freshly ground cloves went into my body, 1st thing in AM, lunchtime and evening.  well, 2 days later i was in a healing crisis РРtoo much detox, too fast.  i really wanted to feel better fast and learned the hard way.
since it was the longest time since i’d fasted and cleared out my guts i was too anxious to let go as i know how good i feel when cleaned and cleared out. ¬†so i cut back 50% and only took it morning and night. what a difference. ¬†i had one watermelon juice and a little later made a veggie soup with the Seawater (all Trace Minerals) drank the broth from it and nearly gained all my energy back. ¬†WOW!! ¬†i learned something. ¬†for my body. ¬†so i experimented with quantities and my body spoke to me to tell me how much i needed. ¬†i went for a swim and gained back even more energy as if the oxygen pumping through my body released the poison i had taken to kill the unseen buggers that may be in my gut – most likely there.

It just so happens that after 3 grueling days of no energy and the 4th day to incorporate transition to juices – the very next day

all 3 of my ‘irons’ in the fire – came to fruition, as if I let something or enough go – – to allow MAJOR Manifestation to happen. ¬†Again, I got out of my own way. ¬†And what a way to discover what that means. ¬†Clean up my ‘temple’ of my body and the mind clears and MANIFESTATION happens? or faster?

I was given a bold YES on all three of my projects that I’m working on, and the cherry on top is that I had enough energy to walk the Land today with the people who are going to assist me in making my/our biggest dream of all come true. ¬†Imagine That. ¬†

well, that’s exactly what i did, IMAGINE THAT for a long time – – through thick and thin, held on to it and it has served me, which will serve so many others.

My momma, one of the oldest living colonic therapists at age 81, still working today, saving people’s lives from prostate¬†cancer, or those dying from worm and parasite infestation – told me to break my fast and that i can get just as good results FOR ME, so i have the energy for what’s coming. ¬†of course, i asked, what’s comin’ momma? ¬†well, being the very clear being that she is, making her more aware and intuitive, so much so that we call her psychic, said, “i don’t know”. ¬†hmm. momma’s been saying that for a year now, but giving me little nudges and words to keep me going.

i get home and there’s a message from momma – “i won 3 times in bingo tonight, they wanted to throw me out”. ¬†hmm. everything happened in 3’s today for momma and me – total manifestation. ¬†she told me yesterday that she’s decided how much she needs for a plane ticket to visit family and today she won that amount in bingo. ¬†and today my dreams came true too. in three’s – for both of us.

well, the reason i’m sharing this is to talk about how related MANIFESTATION is to PURIFICATION of the Self, starting with the physical body which ultimately clears the heart and mind.

dig in and go for the gusto Рwhat have you got to lose?  how happy and healthy are you really Рat this moment.
the only thing that worked for me was to clear out the ‘old’ to allow space for the ‘new’ to come in, which serves me so much better in ways i could never have imagined. ¬†basically a better dream built on the best i could imagine, with all the elements and then some.

peace.  go with your gut.

p.s. it feels so damn good to be just drinking and not eating. ¬†i’m not really hungry and when i am i just drink something and i’ve got it down to a science so it doesn’t take much time. ¬†i leave the house with2 or 3 jars of watermelon juice and/or veggie broth and i’m set for the day with lemonday and water as backup. i now have tons of energy and feel better about everything – oh, the excitement of all my imaginings coming true with bonuses i couldn’t have dreamed of – well, probably hasn’t got too much to do with it.

Mahalo ke Akua
Aloha ke Akua
Aloha ke Akua

PLAY – why it became passe and why it so needed

April 23, 2010

Turns out, neglecting play has repercussions for our health and well-being. As our responsibilities mount with age, playing often gets the short end of the stick. And, because we live in a society that values progress, purposefulness and achievement, adult play is frequently looked upon as frivolous at best, self-indulgent at worst. Yet clinical studies of humans and decades of animal research are consistent in finding that play is quantitatively good for you. According to the National Institute for Play, playing builds creativity, boosts immunity, unearths hidden talents, increases joy, fosters community, combats stress and keeps the mind sharp and nimble.

On the other hand, a life deficient in play can have dramatic consequences. Dr. Stuart Brown, clinical psychologist, founder of the National Institute for Play, became interested in the significance of play after researching the play histories of similar men, some of whom became violent criminals. Lack of play, it turns out, proved to be a “stark and dramatic correlation” among those who became violent criminals. Other researchers have been quoted saying that the opposite of play isn’t work–it’s depression.

So how do we get back to playing after months or years of drought? If a week at a spa or retreat is not an option, turn to the experts – the children or animals in your life. Watch them, interact with them, be inspired by their commitment to playing. Or, Brown suggests, “Review the cherished memories of childhood. Ask yourself, ‚Äėwhat did I enjoy most?”


April 6, 2010


Hawaiian Hall ‚Äʬ†Museum Entrance

Ancient Hawaiian Farmers
by Serge Kahili King
© by Serge King 2009

The most important activity in ancient Hawaii was farming, because agricultural products provided the energy that sustained the society. The general term for food, ‘ai, was used specifically to mean vegetables, and especially poi. The Hawaiian word for land is ‘aina, and it literally means “that which provides food.”

The Hawaiian name for farmer is mahi’ai, meaning “food cultivator” and also “strong, energetic.” That’s appropriate, because farming was even tougher in the old days than it is now, and farmers had to work very hard just to survive.

Taro was the most important of all food sources in Hawaii, being the equivalent of wheat in Europe and rice in China. Taro was grown in lo’i, now called “taro patches,” in the valley botoms first, then up the sides of the valley as more food was required. The best taro needed a lot of water, which came from streams or very clever and extensive irrigation systems, but so-called “dry-land taro,” the same taro grown in drier areas, was planted where water was less available. The ever-popular poi is made from mashed, baked taro.

The second most important crop was sweet potatoes, because they could provide an abundant harvest in areas further away from water sources, and that was extremely valuable in times of drought. Other food crops included bananas, coconuts, and lu’au, which refers to the top tender leaves of the taro plant that were used as a kind of salad. Breadfruit, sugar cane, gourds, yams, arrowroot, ti plants (the baked roots were used as a sweet treat) and tumeric were additional supplemental plants that were grown. Farmers also raised pigs, chickens, and dogs for food.

There were several kinds of wooden tools used by farmers, but the main tool used for all cultivation was the ‘o’o, a digging stick made of hardwood that varied in size and shape. Stone tools were used to make the wooden tools.

Although a few chiefs and kahuna worked in the fields, the vast majority of farmers were commoners, and therefore tenant farmers. It was possible for them to leave the land they were on and seek to work somewhere else under a different chief, but for the most part families stayed in the same area for generations, unless war forced them away.

The small lo’i patches were grouped into a larger area called an ‘ili. Several ‘ili might be grouped into an ‘apana, but more often they would be grouped into the next and most important land division, the ahupua’a. This was, ideally, a very roughly pie-shaped piece of land extending from the inner reef at the wide end to the mountains at the narrow end. However, some ahupua’a were land-locked, and some did not extend very far into the mountains. Some were quite small, and some, like the Hamakua ahupua’a that covered large areas of Mauna Kea and the coastline, were really huge.

All land in ancient Hawaii was the personal property of the strongest chief around. The high chief who owned the whole island or part of it would divided what he owned into large parcels and give responsibility for those parcels to lesser chiefs to manage on his behalf. The lesser chiefs would then appoint an expert in land management called a konohiki to allot land to the commoners for farming, fishing, and the gathering of forest products, to collect taxes, and to supervise bartering between different groups within his ahupua’a. Self sufficiency within an ahupua’a was the ideal, but resources were so unevenly distributed that outside trade was often necessary.


April 6, 2010

What you hope, you will eventually believe,

what you believe, you will eventually know, what you

know, you will eventually create, what you create,

you will eventually experience, what you experience,

you will eventually express, what you express, you

will eventually become.  This is the formula for all


-Neale Donald Walsch




In A Life That Never Ends

Towards The Empathic Civilization – by Jeremy Rifkin

April 1, 2010

and why Kahua Ola was created !!

Towards The Empathic Civilization
We Are On the Verge of a Shift to Biosphere Consciousness
By Jeremy Rifkin    Financial Times    March 16, 2010 <;

The global economy has shattered. The fossil fuels that propelled an industrial revolution are running out and the infrastructure built with these energies is barely clinging to life. Worse, more than two centuries of rising carbon emissions now threaten us with catastrophic climate change.

If that were not enough, we face a massive loss of social trust in economic and political institutions.  Everywhere people are venting their frustration and increasingly taking their anger to the streets.

What is happening to our world? The human race is in a twilight zone between a dying civilisation on life support and an emerging one trying to find its legs.  Old identities are fracturing while new identities are too fragile to grasp.  To understand our situation, we need to step back and ask: what constitutes a fundamental change in the nature of civilisation?

The great turning points occur when new, more complex energy regimes converge with communications revolutions, fundamentally altering human consciousness in the process. This happened in the late 18th century,  when coal and steam power ushered in the industrial age. Print technology was vastly improved and became the medium to organise myriad new activities.  It also changed the wiring of the human brain, leading to a great shift from theological to ideological consciousness. Enlightenment philosophers Рwith some exceptions Рpeered into the psyche and saw a rational creature obsessed with autonomy and driven by the desire to acquire property and wealth.

Today, we are on the verge of another seismic shift.  Distributed information and communication technologies re converging with distributed renewable energies, creating the infrastructure for a third industrial revolution. Over the next 40 years, millions of buildings will be overhauled to collect the surrounding renewable energies. These energies will be stored in the form of hydrogen and any surplus electricity will be shared over continental inter-grids managed by internet technologies. People will generate their own energy, just as they now create their own information and, as with information, share it with millions of others.

The new communications revolution will, like its, predecessor, change the way we think. We are in the early stages of a transformation from ideological consciousness to biosphere consciousness.  Scientists and the public are realising that all life is deeply interdependent. The very way we live leaves a carbon footprint, affecting every other human, our fellow creatures and the earth we cohabit.

This new understanding goes hand-in-hand with discoveries in evolutionary biology, neuro-cognitive science and child development that reveal that human beings are biologically predisposed to be empathic.  Our core nature is shown not to be rational, detached, acquisitive, aggressive and narcissistic, as Enlightenment philosphers claimed, but affectionate, highly social, co-operative and interdependent.  Homo sapiens is giving way to homo empathicus.

Our new ideas about human nature throw into doubt many of the core assumptions of classical economic theory.¬† Adam Smith argued that human nature inclines individuals to pursue self-interest in the market.¬† Echoing Smith’s contention, Garrett Hardin wrote a celebrated essay more than 40 years ago entitled “The Tragedy of the Commons”. He suggested that co-operation in shared ventures inevitably fails because of the selfish human drives that invariably surface.

If this is universally true, how do we explain hundreds of millions of young people sharing creativity and knowledge in collaborative spaces such as Wikipedia and Linux? The millennial generation is celebrating the global commons every day, apparently unmindful of Hardin’s warning. For millennia, the notion of collaborating to advance the collective interest in networks often trumps “going it alone” in markets.

This generation increasingly views happiness in terms of “quality of life”, forcing a fundamental reappraisal of property rights. We think of property as the right to exclude others from something. But property has also meant the right of access to goods held in common ‚Äď the right to navigate waterways, enjoy public parks and¬† beaches, and so on. This second definition is particularly important now because ¬†quality of life can only be realised collectively – for example, by living in unpolluted environments and safe communities. In the new era, the right to be included in “a full life” – the right to access – becomes the most important “property value.”

The shift from self-interest in national markets to shared interest on the biosphere commons, and the corresponding shift in property from the right to exclude others to the right to be included in global networks, is facilitating a vast extension in empathic consciousness.

In the earlier industrial revolution characterised by ideological consciousness and nation-state governance, Americans empathised with Americans, British with British, Chinese with Chinese and so on. What is required now, at the cusp of the third industrial revolution, is an empathic leap beyond national boundaries to biosphere boundaries. We need to empathise as a global family living in a shared biosphere if our species is to survive and flourish.


The writer’s latest book is The Empathic Civilization:

The Race to Global Consciousness in a World in Crisis.

This article has been adapted from an address prepared

for the British Royal Society for the Arts

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