Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Do You Fear Getting Fat?

If you fear packing on the pounds, my suggestion is to let that go immediately and make it your New Years Resolution. Making decisions regarding health should not be based in fear. Decisions to prevent disease is fine I suppose, but I'd rather decide to be outrageously healthy because it feels amazing now, and avoiding all illness and dis-ease is the natural result (and bonus!) of these mindful choices.

Weight is such a touchy subject with women and it can make so many of us feel uncomfortable in our own skin. Yet, if you are making progress with your eating habits and constantly searching, reading, listening, and saturating yourself with health-promoting material, then THAT is what counts. The rest will fall into place in time if you're studying the right material.

If you want to take more control though and are feeling impatient, then juice. Add a fresh green vegetable juice to your diet EVERY SINGLE DAY and you will experience such weight loss and easy weight management that you won't believe your eyes.

When I began living the raw food lifestyle 2 years ago, I didn't have much weight to lose (if any, between 1-5 lbs). I was already super health-conscious and had been eating Superfoods for 6 years prior which had given me an effortless balance in my body in countless ways. However, what I did realize was that my body started to really take a different shape! This occurred without great effort in thinking about how to look thinner, more lean, and taller. For the 1st time EVER, I had a flat stomach and less fat and cellulite on my thighs!

Those who knew me in my early 20s know that I used to weigh 20-25 lbs more than I currently do. This is directly related to living an entirely different lifestyle that initiated with better eating habits. Until I began eating a high raw diet (90-100%), there was always struggle and frustration (we all have areas we're 'working on'). I did not realize that there was a way of eating (cliche but ever so true - a 'lifestyle') that would allow me to eat all I wanted - ideally with proper food combining. I could now have a similar body to the one I had before hormones, laziness, and poor food choices took over.

I bring up my background with this because fear was always present - I did not want to gain weight when I was younger and it was something I thought about often. Instead of focusing what I DID want, I made choices that were because I knew what I didn't want to be. I did not have this retrospect of course until I ate living food and became more conscious (which was yet another surprise of the sexy, fun lifestyle). You have to decide who you want to be, in addition to who you don't want to be!

When you are brought back to your natural weight through eating raw and living food, you can eat without being concerned about calories, fat grams, carbs, sodium, etc. on the label (because there are very few labels & they don't matter anyway!). Give yourself the chance to experience this freedom from obsessive, destructive thought patterns that lead to disappointment. Make it your resolution to live your best life yet ~ Only put food into your body that truly feeds you and gives you life.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Homemade Raw Chocolate Recipe


This time of year, everyone is indulging in chocolates. Making raw chocolates instead of the processed, cooked (all chocolate is cooked unless it says 'raw'), refined & sugar-laden chocolates, can allow you to feel guilt-free while still sharing your sweetness with loved ones. Remember, eating raw food is not about deprivation; I find the raw lifestyle to actually allow guilt-free indulgence while infusing your cells with life force and nutrition.

Main Ingredients:
1 cup raw cacao powder
1 cup raw cacao butter
1/2 cup clear agave
1-2 tbsp raw almond butter
pinch Celtic salt (or mix of highly mineralized salts)
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Optional Ingredients, yet use them if you have them!
pinch of white stevia extract powder
pinch vitamin E tocotrienols
pinch blue green algae

Blend in a Vita-Mix ideally (it may warm gently which is fine - you want it to be a thinner consistency for easy pouring) or in a food processor (smaller bowl inside the bigger bowl unless you double or triple the recipe). I've found the VM to work best. Pour into ice cube trays or cute molds and chill until frozen.

Keep this recipe simple the first few times you make it and experiment with different versions after you've gotten a solid recipe that you can default to in the future.

Raw chocolate on it's own has no sugar, but of course the clear agave brings the sweetness to this recipe. I'm personally not doing much agave recently as a personal experiment, but having a liquid sweetener for this recipe is needed. From my understanding, the raw clear agave is the healthiest agave available in comparison to the others on the market.

Monday, December 21, 2009

3 Secrets to Becoming an Edible Goddess

The 3 Secrets to Becoming an Edible Goddess~

1) Value yourself more than anything else. Put yourself first. Don't compromise when it comes to making decisions that effect your health and future. Make health your #1 priority. Do whatever it takes to master this lesson that will pay you back in ways you cannot even imagine. Realize that your best self and body image is just a few, yet profound decisions away.

2) Don't put a price tag on health. Stop buying the cheapest items just because of the lower price. Shift from analyzing and comparing prices and focus on the value the food brings to you. Not everything super healthy has to have a super hefty price tag, however, know that many times you pay for what you get in regard to food (example: conventional vs organic) and it's well worth it. If you continue to look first at prices, then it may be a good time to shift your mindset and realize that you pay now, or later. Put your cash into the highest quality foods and you'll reap the highest level of health, guaranteed.

3) Always continue to learn the most cutting edge nutrition information. Find people to model whose philosophies resonate with you and follow (immerse yourself in) their work. Check out The Best Day Ever to have access to the most progressive thinking in this field. Work on yourself until you achieve mastery, and then open your mind to acceptance of learning even more. I have found the most effective health strategies, products, and approaches are less known by the public, yet have quite the loyal following within certain conscious-minded circles.

Surround yourself by those you admire, want to model, and who have reached the level of health you are desiring. Please don't accept less than the absolute best of the best if you're wanting the most outrageously phenomenal benefits. Invest time, money, and great effort to all things that strike a cord with you when you hear of them. Take a look around you and observe what everyone else is doing; do the opposite.

I wish all my readers the most amazing health and success in 2010! I'm here to support you in any way that I can and will be offering much more in the coming year. Keep your eye out for a book to be released, possibly in January (volume 3 of Thank God I, with Jack Canfield!), an eBook (Using Superfoods to Unleash the Edible Goddess Within), nutrition strategy tele-seminars, and a brand new monthly eZine that will deliver my most private raw, edible skincare recipes and the 'how-to' of creating your own! There is more to come, but I'll leave it at that for now.

The Edible Goddess blog will continue to be all about empowering women to reclaim their confidence and feel comfortable and sexy in their own skin by using the best strategies ever. Raw and living foods (fresh, high mineral produce, nuts/seeds, sprouts, seaweeds), Superfoods (raw chocolate, MSM, maca, blue green algae, Superfood green powder blends), Superherbs (medicinal mushrooms, nettles, alfalfa, horsetail, pau d'arco, astragalus, ginseng & so many more), juicing (primarily vegetables), spring water, deep self love and respect, and activity you cannot get enough of - these are the components of the best health ever!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Take Control of Your Health in the New Year!

There's no better time than the present for taking control of your own health. If you don't do so now, and if you choose to wait or put it off until 'later', then you may just be out of luck. Your health will suffer greatly unless you commit to making 2010 your best year ever. We are in a time where these choices cannot be postponed unless you want to succumb to the ever-present illness, dis-ease, and sickness. I'd say that's a life of compromise and that we can do a lot better than this; we should not accept less than health-mastery for ourselves.

Top 7 Reasons To Take Control of Your Health, today! These are not in a specific order and the list could really be in the hundreds.

1) There's a whole other level of health that most people have no idea exists. If only everyone knew how phenomenal 'good health' can really be! Absence of sickness or dis-ease is not health; mastering health means you eliminate the possibility of ever getting sick again and feeling radiantly alive all the time. Yes, read that again if you need to.

When you shift to this new paradigm (it really is an entire new way of thinking and living), your world will immensely change for the better and you will be living the best life ever! You'll never be able to turn back to your old ways of living.

2) To disconnect yourself from the synthetic pill-pushing pharmaceutical industry that perpetuates sickness in innocent people. Take Superfoods to replenish nutrient deficiencies, restore your health, and heal the body. Understand that it is not a magic pill that will 'cure' you, but using food as your medicine that will hold this great power. Now, that is magic!

3) There is nothing more empowering than having control of your own health. You could have all the riches in the world, but if you are struggling to maintain optimal well-being, then everything else has less meaning. Being in control just feels different than allowing someone (like some unknown guy who gets paid the big bucks to heat-compress chemicals, fillers, binders, and/or isolated nutrients foreign to the human body to resell for profit) to make decisions for you.

This sounds obvious, but there is influence surrounding us in the media, corporate world, and from those who have deeper interests other than you. You really need to look at some one's intentions when they appear to want to help you - what will they gain from it? What is their ultimate goal, really? Is their life's work as a healer, or profiteer?

Empower yourself to never look back, only forward, and to make the decision now - just one choice could change your life forever. Go create your happily ever after.

4) Parasites are among us. The cleaner we eat, the more we detox, the less of a hold they have on us. Those that have reached the level of awareness after greatly reducing the parasites know that they negatively affect our mental and physical health to degrees that are almost impossible to believe. I'm not just talking about parasites with visual symptoms; I'm referring also to semi-chronic ones that are hidden (like nanobacteria), among us all, and that cause stress and irrational behavior.

5) So that you can pay it forward and contribute to those ready to receive this information. Once you have it, you'll likely have a burning desire to share it - we are here to be of service, right?! Not everyone wants, is ready, or has a desire to be the best they can be (and that's fine, for them) - so seek out those who have the same ideals as you and unite, bond together, and collaborate ways to positively influence large numbers of people. Think big.

6) Making conscious decisions about your health ultimately leads to living the most fun and sexiest lifestyle on the planet. Everyone who is here (livin' the conscious life) knows what I am talking about. This IS the best life ever... and you won't get sick of hearing that phrase (Have The Best Day Ever!) once you're at this level. I used to get annoyed by this one so I know that health influences the acceptance of idealistic standards.

7) You are what you eat - don't we all know that? Yet who truly listens and follows this guidance 100% of the time? Let the principle of pain vs pleasure inspire you to connect with your true self, your spirit, and your grounded inner angel. The combination of feeling good all the time and super-longevity is the destiny of humanity, so why not live by the Universal Rule: You Are What You Eat... just see what happens!

This list is for those who wish to take no excuses for themselves; who want the absolute best for themselves; who have high self-value and refuse to accept less; who believe their body is a temple that deserves the best foods ever; who continue to strive for health-mastery even when they've achieved health beyond their wildest dreams; and, for those that are part of this conscious awakening (conscious eating brings awareness, clarity, and purpose like nothing else) and are here to create paradise where love, acceptance, and abundance abound, everywhere.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The Raw, Organic, Superfood Diet for Animals

JavaDog at 10 weeks (he'll be 4 yrs young on 1/25/2010)

As a fully devoted and dedicated living Superfoodist, I feel that our closest friends and family members, our beloved animals, deserve the best food ever just as we do. It's important to give them the highest quality food, treats, and bones available. Providing our furry friends with *wild* food will do the same thing that eating raw foods does for humans - prevent illness and dis-ease, automatically reduce inflammation, and strengthen the immune system (and all other systems) naturally. There are countless reasons to feed your animals the raw food diet and what I've mentioned is hardly touching on the benefits.

JavaDog and EmmyCat are my best furry friends and I refuse to compromise what I feed them just as much as I do for myself. It would not be in line with my values if I fed myself the best foods ever, and then gave them processed kibble or canned food. In the wild, animals do not have can openers to open canned food or processing facilities to create their kibble. I like to give them food that gets as close to the kind of food that they'd have if they were foraging food themselves in the wild.

Dogs can apparently thrive and be vegetarians, whereas cats are natural carnivores; each have different nutrition requirements. Yet, after a great amount of research, I've come to the conclusion that feeding both dogs and cats raw meat with vegetables and (if you want your animals to be Super Animal Heros, then also Superfoods) is their ideal diet. Just like with my food choices, things can change, but for the most part their diet is consistent and they happily devour every little morsel I feed them.

And so, I feed my sweet animals (who drink only fresh spring water when at home):

JavaDog - AKA: the most beautiful, special dog ever (80 lbs of muscle)
* Primal Pet Foods, variety of flavors for maximum nutrition (2 lbs daily)
* Avocado (1/2 of one plus spoonfuls of my homemade Creamy Dreamy Green Goddess Dressing)
* Salmon Oil (1 pump per meal)
* Coconut Oil (every so often, but not daily)
* Green Mush: animal version of HealthForce's Vitamineral Green; (1 spoonful per meal)
* Blue Green Algae (sprinkle in most, but not all meals)
* Marine Phytoplankton (1/2 droppersful per meal)
* Deer Antler Velvet from Surthrival (few drops daily)
* Zeolites to remove heavy metals: daily squirt (1/2 droppersful) of liquid and sometimes additional powder from HealthForce;
* Mushroom powder: currently New Chapter's Host Defense, but soon to be a homemade mix of shrooms; 4 capsules per meal to remedy tick bites now that we live in CA
* Snacks - WildSide Salmon Treats, free-range bully sticks, and raw bones

EmmyCat - AKA: Princess of the Palace (7-8 lbs of cuddle to the max) ~
* Primal Pet Foods, variety (1-2 tbsp per meal) - she also catches birds, mice, etc - the typical wild Superkitty behavior
* Salmon Oil (1 pump per meal)
* Green Mush - tiny sprinkling (too much and she won't eat it, so we've got to disguise it w/ the salmon oil & bonito flakes)
* Blue Green Algae (pinch)
* Marine Phytoplankton (1-2 drops per meal)
* Deer Antler Velvet (1 drop per meal)
* Zeolites to remove heavy metals (few drops per meal)
* Mushroom powder (pinch)
* Snacks - WildSide Salmon Treats, bonito flakes and organic catnip (we even got seeds for catnip to plant this Spring for Emmy!)

Sure, the consideration of cost is an issue for many, but I firmly believe that we (animals included) either pay now or later (ok - they don't technically 'pay' the $$, but you get what I mean). It makes no sense to feed them processed crap and then medicate them later because they've gotten some health problem that could have been prevented if enough attention was given to their true needs. Cost will always be the excuse for many, and if that's what stands between you and stellar health, then I suggest you re-visit your priorities and really take a look at where you spend your money (every dollar) to see if there are ANY unnecessary spending habits that come between you and a budget that allows for top-notch food and supplements (aka: raw foods and Superfoods).

Other brand names that I know and love (and have used previously) are: Nature's Variety (tho not organic but less expensive), Natural Pet Pantry (Seattle), and Darwin's Pet Delivery (Seattle).

Remember, you (or your animals) don't have to buy/use/consume every single thing listed above, every single day. I rotate what I give them and these are products I take myself so they are typically on hand (and I get much of it at wholesale). Begin with 1 thing (and I'd suggest Green Mush as the #1 supplement for animals, by far) and gradually rotate in the rest. You and your furry friends can master health and promote longevity; reap the benefits both NOW and LATER!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Vitamin C Vanilla Elixir

To fortify the immune system and create resilience, make yourself a refreshing elixir throughout the winter. We have the power to never get sick again, and this drink is one surefire way to strengthen your body to resist all the unwanted illnesses that come to the surface especially this time of year.

Vitamin C Vanilla Elixir

1.5 quarts spring water (www.findaspring.com)
1 tbsp Truly Vitamin C (acerola cherry powder) OR 2 tsp camu camu (camu is a bit higher in vitamin C and a bit lower in sugar)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp organic white stevia extract powder (from the NOW brand)
3 pinches of high quality sea salt
handful of ice (made w/ spring water of course)

Optional: 2 drops of organic orange extract (the kind that is a water alcohol and orange oil mix, often found near vanilla extract in a natural foods store).

To make this brew even more tonifying, add 1 cup tonic tea (loose leaf herbs, roots, bark, teas that are decocted, then strained on the stovetop)

Blend on high until frothy and let it settle for a couple minutes. This drink will taste like vanilla cream soda w/ a slight fruity kick (which I was not a fan of when I was a kid, but now, this healthy, tasty version I crave every day).

Friday, November 20, 2009

Autumn Earth Tonic Soup

Autumn is the perfect season to get grounded. The easiest way to do this is by eating sacred healing food (roots, barks, and herbs) that grow straight from the ground, leaving you feeling 'rooted' (thinking feet on the ground), centered, and balanced. Vitamineral Earth by HealthForce Nutritionals is the counterpart to Vitamineral Green (VMG), a live green full-spectrum nutrient-dense Superfood powder blend. The formulation is intended to include everything that didn't go into VMG, providing you with essential fatty acids, fiber, cleansing and highly nutritive roots, barks, and colon detoxifying and supportive foods.

To obtain even more nutrition from Earth, a warming way to consume it is to heat it (although you kill off the probiotics in the formula, you'll get much more phytonutrients, which is what you want). You can do it by making a simple miso soup with Earth in it (1 cup spring water with 1 tbsp Earth on simmer for 20-30 mins - don't strain, add a spoonful of miso and drink the broth). If you're wanting to make dinner out of it though, you can make the recipe below and have a filling, unbelievably delicious meal in 5 minutes or less on a cold autumn (and winter) night.

This recipe is based on Truth Calkin's Tonic Soup (a video exclusive to The Best Day Ever) and modified by Christian Bates (raw chef extraordinaire and co-founder and formulator for WildBar - the best raw cacao Superfood bar on the planet).

Autumn Earth Tonic Soup (all raw, vegan, organic, and wildcrafted)

1.5 cups spring water
1.5 cups tonic herbal tea (pau d'arco, chanca pierda, rhodiola, astragulus root, burdock root, kava kava, cat's claw, horsetail, nettle leaf or root, oatstraw, noni leaf, alfalfa)
1 tbsp Earth
2 tbsp miso (South River brand in glass)
2 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 stalk celery
2 cloves garlic
1-1.5 tbsp kelp powder
pinch of habanero or cayenne
sprinkle of turmeric powder
sprinkle of chia seeds and hemp seeds
sprinkle cordyceps mushroom powder

Blend on high until very creamy in a Vita-Mix.

Top with diced avocado, sprinkle of black peppercorn, and sprinkle of fresh parsley. Don't leave out the avocado - there's something about adding it on top that adds to the creaminess and nourishing sensation of this tonic soup.

Optional: quirt of Kyolic's aged garlic extract liquid and a small squeeze of lemon.

If you're new to nutrition at this high level, be mindful that this soup will deeply nourish your nervous system, leaving you in a pleasant, yet sometimes intense, state of inner peace and calm. Experience it yourself... get grounded with Earth!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Is There Inner Conflict In The Raw Food Movement?

While standard Americans are arguing over what chunk of the cow/pig/chicken is tastiest or healthiest, or if fish is really considered meat, those of us in the raw food movement have conflicting opinions as well and aren't afraid to communicate them. This post is not a direct response to a recent Facebook attack on me (and other living Superfoodists), but one where I would like to openly share my perception about the behind the scenes of this immensely bright movement that is sweeping the world. We ARE growing (thank heavens) and therefore so are the (unnecessary) bashings. While some may not be 'bashings' - some are, against people, against certain foods, and who knows what else.

I am of the belief that to create the paradise on Earth that the raw foodists desire, there needs to be more acceptance of everyone outside of themselves. Placing judgment on others can be easy to do if their choices are different than ours, but does it really get us anywhere? NO. Does it make us feel right? Could be, but that's a lame excuse to judge. Does it make us superior or better than someone else? Of course not. But... although it's presence is relatively small, the conflicting energy is still present.

This list is extensive and I'm sure there's more, but just because... (read below) does not make person A better than person B (or B better than A).

they eat handfuls of bananas a day and someone else feels their hybridized and super high glycemic and won't touch them...

they eat only fruit and someone else thinks that's the most depleted diet of all...

they follow a diet that calculates percentages and someone else thinks that's total insanity to count anything...

they eat only fruits and vegetables and someone else chooses to also eat nuts, seeds, salt, algae, or seaweeds...

they eat only fresh fruit and someone else eats frozen fruit w/ a possibility of less nutrients...

they like to juice their produce and someone else thinks juice is sugar water...

they drink their fresh juice alone and someone else adds a green powder to it...

they drink distilled water and someone else harvests their own spring water...

they take tinctures of ant extract and deer antler and someone else thinks it's gross and toxic...

they eat only food that grows out of their garden and someone else buys from their local co-op or grocery store...

they eat agave nectar and think it's low glycemic and someone else thinks it processes like high fructose corn syrup...

they feel that raw chocolate (cacao) is detrimental or toxic to health and someone else feels it contains therapeutic amounts of minerals & neurotransmitter chemicals, and can be used like a tonic...

they eat all raw fruits and vegetables and someone else eats and thrives on raw Superfoods...

We, as the most progressive people on the planet, must come together and SUPPORT each other no matter where we are on the journey! Who cares if your friend (in-person or online) eats food that you don't? Who cares if they thrive on foods that you are totally against? What does it matter? When we KNOW what is right for our body, it's easy to say it would be the same for someone else. I'm paid to do this in my nutrition strategy sessions with clients, but that is people asking for the vast amount of information that will allow THEM to make the best choice that is right for them.

This is so easy: if you don't believe something you hear, or it doesn't resonate with you, let it go! There's no need to retaliate or criticize, no matter how right you think you are. And if you don't like what I say, then don't read this.

#1 GUIDELINE for lifestyle changes: Listen only to those who are achieving the results that you want for yourself. Our bodies change over time, so find someone who you admire now, mimic their actions, and you'll get what they have - and then adapt as you grow and your choices change (which seems to happen as the years pass). Choose wisely though, because if you diligently follow what a truly successful (raw) foodie does, you'll very likely create that reality for yourself (then celebrate!). When I sold my raw Superfood skincare line, I'd honestly say, If you don't think I have beautiful skin - don't buy my products!

#2 GUIDELINE: Stand up for what you believe and don't let someone make you feel as though you are 'wrong' - you are exactly where you need to be, right now (even if it changes later). I find that when I listen to those who say things with conviction, I get the best results... likely because it is those who are strong in their stance (and full of vitality and invincible health), that have reached the level of health that most people only dream of.

Come together... don't bridge yourself... stop the judgment and name-calling, make friends, not enemies... and love that each of us is individual and that is what makes us all beautiful and perfect - just as we are. Act as though peace and love emanate everywhere and that it was our acceptance of one another that brought us to this beautiful paradise!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Tootsie Rawls and Raw Nog - Holiday Treats

I came across versions of these recipes last fall ... they are not recipes created by me, but whoever did make them did a fabulous job! I typically adapt recipes that I find in raw preparation books or that I find online to make them my own - usually I do this by adding in more Superfoods (like adding in the ReVitaPhi). Try out these basic recipes first and adapt them if you find something that would make a great addition. If you do find the perfect missing ingredient - post it in the comments please!

Tootsie Rawls

1 cup raw cacao powder
1/2 cup mesquite powder
1/2 cup raw almond butter
3/4 cup raw agave nectar (or other sweetener of choice)
2 tbsp lucuma powder
1 tbsp vanilla (extract and/or powder)
pinch salt a and dash of ReVitaPhi
2 tbsp fo-ti (optional)

Mix in a food processor until well-blended and stiff. Stir down as needed from the side walls. Put in a bowl and knead in more lucuma until the mixture is no longer sticky. Roll into logs (Rawls) and store in the freezer. If you have parchment paper, you can wrap the Tootsie Rawls, twist the ends, and give them away as tasty gifts!


Raw Nog

2 cups homemade nut mylk (almond, Brazil nut, pumpkin or hemp seeds)
6 pitted dates
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cardamom or 1/4 tsp cloves (or a mix of both)
1/4 tsp nutmeg
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
pinch salt

Blend well. This one is so tasty, you'll likely want to make it several times per week throughout the autumn season.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Win a Gift Certificate for Raw, Organic Superfoods!

This is a personal offer from me to you because although it's the holiday season right around the corner, there's no better time than the present to take control of your own health. By mastering your own health and creating your own economy, there's no way to lose. Plus, this time of year is all about indulgence and so I expect you'll want some sweet and scrumptious Superfood treats to keep handy at all times.

And so the offers are:

For the HIGHEST RETAIL ORDER for the month of November, win a $25 Gift Certificate for you to use on the most life-giving, health-promoting, nutrient-dense Superfoods on the planet (the Elements for Life Superfoods product line). They also happen to be the best tasting foods ever!

For the person that ENROLLS THEMSELVES AS AN ELEMENTS FOR LIFE DISTRIBUTOR (in the month of November, for FREE) and BEGINS TO BUILD THEIR TEAM W/ THE MOST ENROLLEES (within their 1st 4 weeks), I will personally gift you a $50 Gift Certificate.

The details of how this works: Enroll yourself for FREE (the $59 enrollment fee is WAIVED until December 1, 2009) and bring on as many friends, family members, colleagues, and partners as you'd like and whomever has the most new enrollees will receive the $50 Gift Certificate. To enroll, please contact me at the email below (you must call in to the main office to sign-up and get free enrollment, not by enrolling online).

I'd say that's worth shooting for. That's gives you $50 worth of Superfoods for $0. Plus, you have no idea what will come of you taking this step to create the life you deserve and have been wanting for so long.

Not sure if you want to build this as a business yet? Then order retail now, experience the products and their great benefits, and you still have until Dec 1 to join for free and buy at wholesale forevermore. IF YOU EAT SUPERFOODS, YOU DON'T WANT TO PASS THIS UP! This means that if you eat goji berries, raw chocolate, Inca berries, green Superfood powders and herbs, raw chocolate bars, immune-supporting mushrooms, noni elixirs, colloidal Gold, marine phytoplankton, or blue green algae, then you should be getting them at massively discounted prices to truly ensure your health.

Got questions about any of this? Email me at ediblegoddess@gmail.com. Also, feel free to check out these sites created just for you by David Avocado Wolfe: http://www.superheroteam.info/ and if you're a healthcare practitioner: http://www.davidwolfeinvite.info/ The winner with the highest retail order will be notified on Dec 1. If/when you do sign-up as a distributor, I'll contact you to do a free Superfood training session to learn how to use all the products like a pro, as well as on how to build your biz to a super rawkin' level and live a life of abundance and bliss!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Whip Up Your Own Edible Face Masques & Eye Cream

Since I'm no longer selling my raw Superfood skincare line (with the exception of my Elements for Life partners), I thought it may be nice to offer you some of my favorite, make-it-at-home raw skincare recipes. Create your products in the kitchen since you'll be using ingredients direct from the fridge or countertop. Some of you may already know about these fab combinations that work on virtually any skin type and if so, then rawk on. If not, I wanted to provide SIMPLE, easy and super quick ideas to brighten your look and have good time while you're at it.

There is only 1 rule when making products:

EVERYTHING MUST BE EDIBLE AND ORGANIC. No excuses, no exceptions. Otherwise, you miss the entire purpose for edible skincare. If you need convincing, please contact me (ediblegoddess@gmail.com) to find out my upcoming schedule and come to one of my classes in the Bay area.

Nana Mash Whip (face masque)
* 1/2 banana
* 1/2 avocado
* swirl of raw, local honey (I love NoniLand Honey)
* pinch of spirulina
Apply to your gorgeous face, let it nourish your skin for 15 mins or so, and follow the guidelines for applying masques below.

Volcanic Clay Face (or Body) Masque
* equal amounts of zeolite powder with either red, green, or white kaolin clay (I use 1 tsp of each); mix together in a small bowl with 1 tsp flower water, spring water, or infused medicinal tea (vary your choices each time), a pinch of Vitamineral Green, and a couple drops of organic essential oil if desired.
Apply to your beautiful face, let it nourish your skin for 15 mins or so, and follow the guidelines for applying masques below.

Want to really take your beauty regimen up a notch? Here's some super rawkin additions IF you have them. If not, please know these are additions that you can include when you do have them in your Superfood stocked kitchen:
* angstrom sulfur (bioavailable form of MSM)
* aloe gel (from the plant itself or as an alternative use aloe powder) - NOT the juice or any packaged aloe product (most contain undisclosed parabens!)
* lavender flower powder, burdock rt powder, dandelion powder, nettle rt powder, rose hips powder (I source from Mountain Rose Herbs)

Application Guidelines for Face or Body Masques: Apply them and then RELAX. Use this time to chill out (aka meditate in your own way), soak in a bath or jacuzzi, stretch your body (when was the last time you did that at home?), lay in a room all to yourself and embrace the quiet, receive a foot massage from your lover, say cheesy affirmations out loud (preferably) about how amazing you are, or say out loud the attitudes of wealth (winning the 'mind' or 'money' game) - those of you who have been to Millionaire Mind know what I'm talking about.

Need an EYE Cream? Melt any amount of raw cacao butter on LOW heat (my preferred method is by a water bath or in a dehydrator) and once melted, mix with organic rose hip seed oil in a ratio of 4:1 (this is an estimate - experiment to see for yourself what texture / softness you prefer). Do not use coconut oil under your eyes due to absorption issues - use cacao butter instead. FYI: under the eyes is the only area you should not use coconut oil; use it everywhere else on your face or body.

Got brown spots (aka liver spots) on your face? Gently rub thin lemon slices onto them, rest the slices on your face, or squeeze lemon into any of your recipes for a lightening boost.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Is Your Success Your Deepest Fear?

I am a huge fan of Philosopher's Notes and came across this amazing quote in the latest free inspirational newsletter and felt it was really worth passing on to you. I can totally relate to this especially after some deep introspection work I did this past weekend at T Harv Eker's Millionaire Mind 3 day Intensive. I'll share some of my own personal insights from this remarkable seminar as well as the critical information that will allow those of us who choose to have financial freedom to have it, without the expected struggle.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us, it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

Note: This is often, and mistakenly, believed to be from Nelson Mandela’s inauguration speech. It’s not. It’s from Marianne Williamson’s book, A Return to Love (page 191) if you don’t believe me. - I'm quoting this directly from the email sent by Brian Johnson of Philosopher's Notes.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Why HealthForce Superfoods Are Superior (Part 2)

A continuation of the compelling reasons why the HealthForce line-up is exceptional and incomparable to the rest... (adapted from the website)

Value: HealthForce products are exceptional values for several reasons:
1.) We offer our products in higher than standard potencies. This allows the end user (you) to get much greater benefits from a supplement. Many health products simply have little to no effects due to low potencies. Their products sometimes have deceptively low prices. Putting more material per serving and more servings per bottle allows us to offer you a lower cost per milligram.

For example, our main antioxidant product, A├žai Resveratrol Ultimate ORAC Antioxidant Complex™, has over 12,000 TE Units of ORAC value per serving! This is a much greater quantity of antioxidants than is usually put into a product. This makes the product much more effective and affordable for you. Lowering the potency to 30% of what it is now would raise the cost per milligram of the product approximately 50-60%!

Our main superfood product, Vitamineral™ Green, contains 60-70% more superfoods than other products. However, Vitamineral™ Green costs the same as others while offering significant nutritional advantages.

2.) We have a lower than normal profit margin, thus further allowing our products to be more affordable.

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Here's something you can't count on HealthForce for:

Staying the same. You may be aware of many products that stay the same for years, decades or longer. Sometimes that makes sense. However, many product ingredients are not consistent with the current nutritional knowledge. This leads to less effective products, and oftentimes, problems with them as well. HealthForce products are designed to be ahead of their time, incorporating superfoods and unique nutrients to make them maximally effective with no toxicity. We are always expanding our minds and researching how to make our products even better.

Ethics & Environmentalism
HealthForce consciously uses recycled/recyclable materials as much as possible in production of our products. We also do not support or conduct any animal testing, which is often irrelevant and dangerously misleading when it comes to human health. No creature is abused, tortured, or murdered for HealthForce products. We do not use gelatin capsules since they are derived from boiled animal parts and simply nutritionally inferior to capsules made from vegetable material. All of our products are Vegan, and so are we.

What you choose to eat dramatically affects your health, the environment, and all life on earth.

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HealthForce is constantly researching ways to improve the products. We make of a wide variety of research. This includes traditional lab data and other less common, cutting edge methods of analysis. We do much of the direct research ourselves. The preceding allows us to have far more nutritional information (and more perspectives) than other companies have, and we develop products based on our unique research.

* HealthForce is a Vegan company. HealthForce does not carry any products of animal origin nor do any animal testing.

* HealthForce only offers products without the toxicities associated with medical drugs, and to a lesser degree, isolated/synthetic nutrients and some select herbs.

* HealthForce realizes that nutritional supplements can be the difference between sickness and health, and literally life and death. We do not make any compromises and offer products at the best value possible.

* Many HealthForce products can not be fairly compared to others because they are so unique and offer advantages that are not quantifiable.

"You have my word that I will ensure that HealthForce always lives up to the highest standards of integrity in every possible area." - Jameth Sheridan, Naturopath

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Why HealthForce Superfoods Are Superior (Part 1)

I am asked constantly at the demos and classes I teach what makes HealthForce unique and unlike all the other health-promoting companies. I could talk for hours (and most of you know that I do so happily) about this, but I felt you should hear it directly from Jameth himself. Below is part 1 of 2 that I'll share with you; I've taken an excerpt from HF's website because no one can explain what makes HF superior like the man who created the line, Jameth Sheridan.

Here's some short, fun videos of Matt Monarch of the Raw Food World interviewing Jameth at the 2009 Raw Spirit Festival in Santa Barbara. You'll get to see Jameth's hard-core serious side, as well as the playful, super-charged energy side!

Healthforce Nutritionals Jameth Sheridan Part I, Episode#156

Healthforce Nutritionals Jameth Sheridan Part II Episode#157

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There are many good, ethical companies offering quality, effective nutritional products. However, we feel that HealthForce Nutritionals is unique and truly offers the best of the best.

Why HealthForce?
HealthForce realizes that certain nutritional supplements can and do make a dramatic difference in one's state of health, or lack thereof. We have seen lifestyle changes (including diet and bio-compatible nutritional supplements) literally save people's lives, even after they have been given up for dead. We are on a mission to provide the absolute best products at the most affordable prices.

Why are HealthForce products different?
We are on a never-ending quest to make the greatest difference possible in people's health. Therefore, through much research, we have made ourselves aware of little known nutritional concepts and truths.

In addition to traditional lab data, we also make use of live blood cell analysis and Kirlian photography to assist us in product development. Live blood cell analysis allows us to see the blood as it flows in the body. Many nutritional supplements actually cause the blood to be in a less healthful state than before taking them! Others can turn a stagnant, toxic, deficient blood stream and breathe new life into it. Kirlian photography allows us to actually see the lifeforce around a food, person, animal, or supplement. Supplements with little or no lifeforce field will severely drain the body; ones with large lifeforce fields will enhance the body greatly. The unique knowledge we gain through our extensive research is reflected in our products.

There are many widely used ingredients that we will not use, because our research and experience prove to us that other, less common ingredients are far more effective to use, and without any compromises.

Mother Nature is a guide for us. Our products are designed to re-create a state of true nature that we should be able to take for granted. We use Superfoods/herbs/enzymes and other natural nutritional substances in our products. We also employ sophisticated high-tech methods and formulations where appropriate to further our emulation of nature. We use no isolated or synthetic vitamins/minerals whatsoever.

What about quality?
HealthForce will never compromise quality. We even reject most commonly accepted raw materials.

100% TruGanic™: TruGanic™ is a purist, hard-core quality standard significantly beyond Organic. In addition to no pesticides being used anywhere in the growing process, TruGanic™ includes authentic standards for production, non-toxic cleaning agents and pest control, electromagnetic radiation, processing agents, additives, air quality, and actual verification of purity. This means that HealthForce ensures that there is no electromagnetic radiation, processing agents, or additives - what other companies go to this level of purity?

The chief product formulator (who is YEARS ahead of his time) and raw material researcher sums up HealthForce's dedication to quality:

"You have my solemn promise that I will continually seek out the absolute best nutritional materials available. I will assess them with a completely open, yet skeptical mind. I will try to leave no stone unturned and constantly stretch my mind for new, undiscovered truths. I will carefully incorporate what I learn into the absolute best products possible." ... Yes, I'll have some of what's he's offering, thank you.

- Jameth Sheridan, Naturopath; Product formulator/raw material researcher
... he is the definition of a progressive researcher and formulator in my personal opinion. Working with this company, I can tell you confidently there are no others like it, and the quality and integrity will never be surpassed.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Healing From A Car Accident

What happens when something effects your health status / physical body that you didn't expect or intentionally prepare for? As a raw Superfoodie with all the tools, potions, and secret weapons, I'm covered in case of most emergencies, and a minor car accident, such as the one I was in mid-last week is no exception. I've received many requests for me to post my healing strategy for these coming weeks and this is what I got so far.

First, I'd like to mention that I am very fortunate; things could have of course been much worse and I do not take that for granted for one minute. My practitioners have mentioned that I already am, and will heal 100 times faster than the average person due to my lifestyle and eating habits. Ah... what a relief! Because I put food into my body that is already medicinal and therapeutic, I am leaps ahead of where I could be. This information applies to all injuries, traumas, and recovery of any kind: we are more resilient when we fuel our bodies with superior nutrition and can bounce back to the surprise of others.

I believe that thoughts play a major role in healing and I do not believe accidents happen by accident. Things happen for a reason and it's all a matter of perspective. You can disagree, but in my life experience thus far, I've come to see that #1: nothing is put in front of you that you cannot handle, and 2# there are no accidents - read You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay if you think there is a such thing.

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The Healing Regenerative Recovery Program:

Morning - fresh homemade vegetable juice
Afternoon - cacao Superfood Blendie (aka: medicinal smoothie) with all my usual Superfoods (green powder, raw cacao, maca, zeolites, and heavy, therapeutic amounts of MSM)
Snacks - WildBar, goji berries, Inca berries
Evening - Superfood salad (mix of leafy greens) with my favorite Creamy Dreamy Green Goddess Dressing (with turmeric and cayenne)
Dessert - Raw Chocolate Dream Nuggets, raw Superfood fudge, or raw banana ice cream (you can whip this up in minutes - no juicer needed, just a food processor) - or I pass on this & finish up the blendie from earlier. These are all guilt-free by the way... so potentially I could have them for breakfast if I wanted, and sometimes I do :)

And For the 'Extras'...
* Easy Qi from Dragon Herbs - just learned about this & am elated there is something specific for the back, neck & shoulders!

* I'm boosting up my intake of Vitamin C thru: Truly Vitamin C and Camu Camu Berry - vitamin C sourced from food actually helps speed recovery. Mix it in spring water or add to a smoothie.

* Vitamineral Green, ReVitaPhi, and Earth - if you've ever read this blog, you know I'm nuts over these products, and that's a good thing, because as noted above, they've created a pretty strong resilient body that has the power to reduce inflammation quicker than had I not been made up of these foods.

* Anything with Enzymes: Living food, actual enzyme supplements, and the Island Fire Elixir (which I used to heal my injured / sprained ankle earlier this year) - it has turmeric, colloidal minerals, and Tahitian Noni

* Shots of wheatgrass are not normally part of my routine, but I'm doing 1 oz shots each time I go down to Seattle for the bodywork sessions.

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I'm a very low maintenance girl, yet for quite a while I'll have a high maintenance (pretty strict as recommended) regimen. I'm seeing a holistic (non-traditional / non-'cracking' style) chiropractor 4 times per week, a massage therapist 3 times per week, and am doing Bikram yoga (hot yoga - best yoga ever) at least every other day.

I'm spending 3 hours a day, most days per week, doing this bodywork therapy. Had this accident not happened, there's no chance I would have made the time to 'pamper' myself like this. Practicing Bikram yoga consistently has not been my strength despite my deep desire to be a raw yoga girl. And yet now, I am feeling compelled to do Bikram as a key component in my recovery because when I am in that heated room I can do immensely more with my body than when I'm not.

I wonder how in the world I would be able to do all this work on myself if I worked a 9-5 JOB? There's just no chance it would be possible to take this much time away without losing massive money; thank the Goddesses for passive income.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Are We Really A Free Country?

What is your first honest reaction? Do you think that the political leaders, law enforcement, government, and Congress are in position to serve and protect for YOUR best interest, or THEIRS? Have you ever wondered why they'd make such an asinine decision to kill off 80% of the world's population by using our food and water against us? Ever question the connection between the unbelievably high rates of degenerative, preventable dis-ease in this country and the processed food and refined sugar industries? Did you know that nutrients have been officially classified as toxins?

To keep yourself informed, I'd suggest watching Codex, a video of a woman speaking about the bill, Codex Alimentarius, that brings awareness to the scary fact that effective December 31, 2009, ALL our food will be irradiated and ALL cows on this planet will be treated with the genetically-engineered bovine growth hormone (rBGH) and sub-clinical antibiotics. That means if you eat any meat or daily, you will also be consuming some of the most toxic substances on this planet (and you already are unless you're getting certified organic, hormone and antibiotic free meats and dairy). This law that will be strictly enforced is no safety precaution for us 'free' people; this is an attack on our food supply that will (and quite obviously already has) have devastating effects.

* In March 1995, Idaho State University posted the deceiving answers of the Top 10 FAQ on Food Irradiation. Here are just a couple of the questions & answers from this article:

Are irradiated foods still nutritious? Yes. Irradiated foods are wholesome and nutritious. Who the hell are they kidding?

Does eating irradiated food present long-term health risks? No. Food irradiation has received official international endorsement from the World Health Organization (members include the greatest offenders of our nutritional industry, including pharmaceutical companies and the world's largest pesticide producers, Monsanto). Uh, can you say conspiracy? I am a discerning conspiracy researcher and I do believe this has been planned with mal-intent.

What then is the best way for us to take precautions to ensure our future health? Can irradiated foods be identified in the market / at our grocery stores? Well, sadly, irradiated food cannot be recognized by sight, smell, taste, or feel. So, what are we to do? Start supporting your local farmers at farmer's markets and growing some of your own organic food! I'd say that's the safest way to protect yourself and your family no matter what happens on this anticipated date in December.

This all being said, Codex along with other doom and gloom conspiracies may not come into effect because the powers of love, health, and beauty are accelerating while the desperate elites are potentially losing their agenda.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Our Population Is Being Controlled By Our Food & Water Supply

I recently watched a few videos that brought even greater awareness to this issue: our processed food and contaminated water, air pollution/chemtrails (http://tinyurl.com/3fcrsr), and the government not only knowing about it, but having involvement in it. Gasp. Yes, it's quite possibly true (in my opinion this is intentional & there is a solution) and has been in progress for so many years that most deny or hardly recognize this reality. Yet, I would rather not play the ignorant card, do my own research, and watch and read as much material as possible to keep my own health in my own control. Makes sense, doesn't it? Who'd want to give that away?

Have you heard of Esoteric Agenda? If there is just one movie I could influence you to watch, it would be this one without question. The direct link for you to watch for free is on my friend Rawb's website that will auto play all 13 parts of the movie together: http://tinyurl.com/ncohtu. It may be quite shocking to some, yet I found it to be captivating and empowering - watch the whole thing! This movie brings light to issues regarding how the people of this world are greatly influenced by media and intentionally misguided by industries that are making bank off of people's cravings and ignorance. There is so much going on behind the political scenes that we are not made aware of, and things that are intentionally covered up... it's up to YOU to make yourself aware by watching movies like this if you want to survive what they have planned.

Pay very close attention to part 4 and 5 (of 13), where a lady at NANP (National Association of Nutrition Professionals) discusses the facts on what will happen on December 31, 2009 (Codex) - that's just months away! Are you and your families prepared? 3 billion deaths are expected, and 1 billion of them will be through starvation due to lack of economic success (in the eyes of the government). Now you may be thinking... well, we don't have to worry about that - this is America, there's plenty of preserved packaged food to live off of for years (and plenty of obesity to go along with it, yes). But, you have bought into their whole game plan if you believe this. That's exactly the ironic part: It's the food that is killing people. Don't believe me? Check the statistics.

The next 2 billion will die from the preventable dis-eases of under-nutrition (even with all those synthetic supplements). 'Who will live?' she asks... those who are wealthy and powerful enough to have their own clean food and nutrients (you mean grow your own food? And eat superior nutrient-dense food that's been healing people in other countries for thousands of years?). The people of America are being intentionally poisoned through our processed, refined, heavily preserved 'food' and dirty, pharmaceutical-laden, fluoridated water supply.

Our food is void of necessary nutrients and contain 'other' ingredients (didn't read that part of the label?) that I'd gather some have disregarded & trusted that nothing would be put into our food if it were bad for us. Our public water supply is FLUORIDATED (and that's a bad thing - watch part 4), and if you buy plastic water bottles to ensure you are safe from this toxic supply of water, then please know that most water bottles are just tap water re-packaged in leaching plastic. No matter your source of water, there are plans to decrease the amount to which we are allowed. You should really watch this flick if you aren't familiar with what the government is planning.

There's SO MUCH that you can do! This is why I found this video to be so empowering and I feel compelled to show you just how much control you have. I have no intentions to create a vibe of fear - just the opposite! This will lead into a 2nd (maybe 3rd) post, yet 1st let me tell you that by TAKING CONTROL of your OWN HEALTH, you have the power. Don't know what that means? Don't live off of food that is not in its' natural state. Don't know what that means? LIVE ON FOOD THAT GROWS OUT OF THE GROUND, FROM OUR EARTH, THAT WAS INTENDED TO BE EATEN. I would suggest you gain control NOW, so that you aren't one of the people who trusted 'someone else' to handle these issues... who DID NOT have your best interest at heart. Next post, I'll share with you what I am learning about Codex, more on Agenda 21 (depopulation) and everything you should know, NOW.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

The Raw Mint Chocolate Vanilla Mylkshake

Everyone loves a good milkshake, right? Like the ones we drank as a little kid? Yet as a raw foodie, conventional milk is thankfully not consumed and is in fact the very first thing I recommend people get off of (when ready to eliminate foods) because it's by far the worst offender to the body. If you've been on other raw food blogs, you'll see that many refer to their homemade nut drinks as mylks, and I do as well. You can make any nut mylk (using hemp seeds, almonds, Brazil nuts, pumpkin seeds - individually or some combination of them) and use it as the base for an entirely guilt-free, yet totally indulgent mylkshake.

The Raw Mint Chocolate Vanilla Mylkshake

* 2-3 cups homemade hemp mylk (or any raw nut mylk) - I dilute w/ some spring water (just a personal preference)
* 1 small to medium frozen banana
* 1 tbsp HealthForce's Vanilla Enhanced Warrior Food (hemp protein powder)
* 1 tsp - 1 tbsp HealthForce's Vanilla Spice MacaForce or plain raw maca powder
* 1 tsp HealthForce's ZeoForce - the zeolite powder (no taste/flavor)
*1 tsp raw cacao powder
* swirl of vanilla infused agave (either pre-bought, or just drop vanilla beans once scraped, into your agave & leave them to infuse)
* small handful raw cacao nibs
* 1/2 vanilla bean (scrape out the insides into your drink)
* couple organic pinches vanilla powder (Mountain Rose Herbs)
* 1/2 cap of organic peppermint extract
* pinch organic stevia extract powder
* pinch Himalayan salt
* ice to chill

Blend on high in the Vita-Mix until thoroughly mixed. Drink chilled and soak in the gorgeous aroma of vanilla! As with all my recipes, if you don't have some of the ingredients, make this anyway! Just work with what you do have and come up with your own creation. If you don't have zeolites or fresh vanilla beans, or you have no worries - it won't make or break this shake (if no vanilla beans, try out vanilla extract). If you don't have all of HealthForce's products, YET, then talk with me about where you can get them in your area and I will find you a local store (or you can shop online; just click on the links I provided).

If you're on Facebook and happen to be friends with Jay Kordich (the Juice Daddy), he recently wrote an excellent article (found in his 'Notes') on making your own hemp mylk. Check it out if you get a chance! He has so much goodness in his Notes section that you could read for hours regarding juicing. He is a man of experience and someone I certainly listen to!

And if for any reason you have not watched this hysterical skit poking fun at Jay and his enthusiasm, watch it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lVH9vzffgw. Balance your mylkshakes with fresh vegetable juice and you'll feel stellar all the time!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Need to Overcome Serious Food Cravings?

I certainly do. I have proven in the past 7 months to myself that there is definitely a deep connection between the mind and body and what we eat and how we feel. This slight struggle is interesting to me because the 1st year raw I absolutely coasted - I ate entirely raw without giving it much thought. And then came the stress, unexpected emotions, and life changes... and one not-so-good food choice in February has cascaded into a pool of more, and of course with that, the emotions (the 'I know better' feelings) that come with it - at least for me. I know when I feel my best.

Eating raw has for the most part been pretty effortless in these past 2 years (w/ the exceptions I'm referring to) and I give the credit to Superfoods because they've been the foundation of my diet. Yet, when I am tempted by something, or have a craving (in times of comfort), AND GIVE IN, I must say I feel like crap for days.. and this, if not halted with full force, can lead into over-eating (even raw food) and produce feelings of guilt and heaviness (mentally and literally). For me, these choices have repercussions much worse than the actual physical ramifications (although I have to admit that I ONLY gain weight when I don't eat 100% raw, and very easily). I have much less clarity (re: life, decisions, daily living), energy (way more of a dragging feeling and sluggishness), and an attitude that could use some improvement.

Is this how the mainstream lives every day? Ugh... I can hardly stand it for a day.

My answer has been to do more green Superfoods powders (you already know if you read my blog regularly that I'm obsessed with Vitamineral Green and ReVitaPhi) to eliminate nutrient deficiencies that result in cravings (greens = alkalize the body). But sometimes, intense times have a way of pushing your good intentions aside and we consume food that we may not otherwise. I'm guilty and am taking on a personal challenge to see what I can do about it. I'm done with this feeling! I want to be back to effortless raw, easy choices, and not swayed for any reason because life gets in the way. Can anyone relate to this?!

As I write this I'm wondering what I should commit to in terms of a personal cleansing challenge. It's obvious to me that I need to do a cleanse - I've actually been craving a juice cleanse (in between mac n' cheese cravings) all summer but I've been happily eating so much raw chocolate that I couldn't imagine my world without it. I know my problems are tough, but a few days (or a week or two?!) without cacao? Sigh. What could be worse? Well, for me the cheese and mac n' cheese cravings are and I have to get rid of them. Now. Well, tomorrow to be exact...

I think what I'll do is have half my usual cacao Superfood (I put double the green powder in it than cacao powder) blendie in the morning (I'll do 16 oz or something) and green vegetable juice and/or smoothie the whole day until I have a small Superfood salad (half my usual) for dinner. But... is that really a 'cleanse'? For me, no. Hmmm. Why am I so hesitant? Because of plans I have, this is what I'll do this week, and beginning next Sunday I'm cutting out the blendies and salads and doing only green juices and green smoothies. Oh my, I have to click 'publish post' NOW before I change my mind.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

The Best Superfood for Hormone Balancing

Maca is a Peruvian root that's grown high altitude in the Andes and withstands such intense weather conditions (extreme temperatures, winds, etc) that when you consume it, you naturally become more resilient because of what it endures as it grows in the mountains. Remember, you become what you eat. If you're looking for balance in mood and hormones, with a boost of stamina and endurance (in the bedroom too!), then this ancient healing food is for you. It looks like a radish and is actually a cruciferous vegetable just like broccoli and cauliflower.

Raw Maca Powder is high octane fuel for maximizing physical or emotional performance at home or on the job. You can raise your daily vitality and sense of well being through the roof with this amazing Superfood that restores and revitalizes energy reserves by providing nourishment deep at the core of the body's endocrine system. This amazing and potent Superfood is a gently dried and powdered raw organic root that tastes great can be used creatively in smoothies, desserts, drinks. You'll notice in previous posts that I add it into quite a bit of of my recipes.

The 5 primary benefits of Maca are - Energy, Strength, Healing, Hormones, and Fertility (all of these get thrown off by hormone imbalance and can be easily brought back into balance).

* Increase Physical Energy and Daily Stamina
* Key Nutrients to Support Libido and Peak Sexual Functioning
* Helps Promote Physical & Emotional Well Being by Providing Key Nutrients for Hormonal Balance For Men/Women of All Ages
* Nutritional Support for Healthy Menopause Transition
* Increase Mental Clarity and Focus

To bring yourself into balance and improve skin conditions, add a spoonful of raw maca powder into your kitchen creations and you'll notice an immediate difference. A majority of skin inflammation, acne, and rosacea are caused by hormone fluctuations and imbalance that maca has the potential to address entirely. Maca is one where you don't have to wait too long to feel the effects, which is likely why most everyone loves it.

This malty-tasting Superfood is a FOOD, not a supplement, so there is no toxicity. The typical dosage is 1 tsp - 1 tbsp, depending on if you're using it as maintenance (as sustained energy for active people) or therapeutically (for skin problems, etc). We want results... remarkable results... and we want them now! You want to make sure you get RAW Maca, not roasted, so that the nutrients haven't been cooked right out of the root. The 2 companies I get mine from are Elements for Life and HealthForce - they provide the highest integrity and quality products you can find.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Raw Chocolate Dream Nuggets


This recipe is hands-down, without question, the most scrumptious dessert I've ever made in my life. It's OUTSTANDING. If you don't try it, you're nutz. It's so absurdly decadent, creamy, and rich that I'm on my 4th nugget (cube) as I write this, wondering how to slow it down so I have some for the next few days. I have no problem spending $10 on a raw chocolate bar (my favorite are the Sacred Heart bars - Immuno Mushroom) especially since their made with such wholehearted chocolately good mojo - the kind that only Steve Adler (aka: the raw Willy Wonka) can provide. Yet, after making my own, I find it to be so rewarding and over the top tasty (a bit surprised at my ability to pull this one off), that it's now mandatory that there is always some waiting for me in the freezer.

These chocolate nuggets are raw, vegan, organic and absolutely mouth-watering (oh, and super nutritious, did I mention that?). One nugget will not be enough.

Raw Chocolate Dream Nuggets
1 cup raw cacao butter
1 cup raw cacao powder
1-3 spoonfuls raw almond butter (I used 3 just because)
1/2 cup agave nectar or honey
spoonful raw cacao nibs (not necessary but they add a nice chip texture)
pinch Himalayan Crystal Salt
pinch white stevia extract powder
pinch wild blue green algae or crystal or blue manna (or both, as a true Superfoodist would)
pinch vitamin E tocotrienols

Makes 1.5 ice cube trays.

Taste and modify to your liking (like I said though, if you don't like this, you're nutz!). You can add those cacao nibs (or even homemade raw chocolate chips), goji berries, and/or any other addition that sounds appealing to you. Pour into ice cube trays (or cute mold shapes if you want to have even more fun) and freeze. Please comment and tell me how you like the nuggets, your variation of them, and if you're as hooked on this creamy perfection as I am! No chocolate lover should be without this recipe!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

HealthForce Superfoods: Class & Demo Recipes

For today's class at Granola's in Mill Creek, I served up a variety of tasty Superfoods: Vitamineral Green, Fruits of the Earth, and Earth. To read what's in each of them, click on their highlighted link below and it will bring you right to HealthForce's website where you can read all about them, the benefits, and all ingredients. These are basic recipes that are simple enough to get started with right away, and still therapeutic. You'll feel a remarkable difference when you consume these Superfoods on a consistent basis - the key is to find the most palatable ways that will leave you wanting more.

Green Goodness:
2/3 coconut water (if you can get the real thing, great, if not, I use the ONE brand)
1/3 spring water
spoonful of Vitamineral Green

* Shake vigorously in a mason jar (16 oz) and feel the nourishing infusion of nutrients!


Anti-oxidant Powerhouse:
2/3 apple juice (freshly juiced is best!)
1/3 spring water
spoonful of Fruits of the Earth

* Shake vigorously in a mason jar (16 oz) and feel the surge of immune boosting!


Cacao Superfood Blendie (5 servings at 12 oz servings each - you can adjust & make smaller amounts, but this will keep in the fridge for a day and you can share it too!):
32 oz unsweetened vanilla hemp milk (I used the Living Harvest brand)
dilute with water (approx 1-2 cups - according to taste)
2 frozen bananas
2 spoonfuls of raw cacao powder
spoonful of Truly Vitamin C (acerola cherry powder)
spoonful of Vanilla Spice MacaForce
spoonful of Earth
1-2 pitted dates
pinch stevia extract powder (white powder)
swirl of agave if desired (I used vanilla bean infused agave)
ice to chill

* Blend, ideally in a Vita-Mix, and drink knowing that you're getting superior (and highly bio-available) nutrition!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Leafy Greens Salad - how to Superfood it up


What do you eat for dinner? We all get asked that question from time to time, no matter what type of nutritional plan you follow. I personally never used to understand how someone could be happy with just salads, but now I've found a way to make them much more exciting and definitely more filling. This has been my dinner for just about every night for the past 2 months (with some variation, yes - just play with it and see what you like):

For the Superfood Style Salad:
* handful of spinach
* handful mixed salad greens
* veggies from the farmer's market (cukes, pepper, tomato, squash - I'll eat anything local & organic)
* spoonful of ReVitaPhi
* spoonful of tahini
* few drops of Marine Phytoplankton (even better than crumpled nori sheets)
* sometimes I add 1/2 an avocado
* I like to add Lydia's Organics Seasoning or Living Intentions Superfood Synergy Salad Booster (sooo yummy!)

And the Superhero Dressing:
* equal parts of organic extra virgin olive oil and apple cider vinegar - I don't measure (sorry!), I make small servings good for a couple days, so I'd estimate I'm using 1/4 cup of each
* couple tbsp hemp seeds
* couple cloves of garlic
* spoonful of Spirulina (I'm crazy over HealthForce's Manna Spirulina)
* 1/2 tsp turmeric
* snip some parsley/rosemary/sage/herb into this if you've got it fresh!

Blend the dressing on high for 30 seconds (Vita-Mix), turn it down, and add 1/2 an avocado & turn it back up on high for 10-20 seconds - this makes the dressing! It's the best ever super green (it will be a beautiful GREEN) dressing and I call it the Creamy Dreamy Green Goddess Dressing, because it is! Keep some in a small jar in the fridge & have it ready to dip some veggies in, layer in to your collard or nori wraps, or put over whatever floats your raw boat.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Upcoming Class: Using Superfoods to Unleash the Edible Goddess Within

Have you ever wondered where to begin with Superfoods or how to consume them? Did you know that by using them you can reach entirely new levels of health? This FREE class will be an introduction to HealthForce Nutritionals Superfoods and the most palatable ways to include them in your nutritional program.

Come hungry - this class is also a Superfood tasting for you to experience a handful of these nutrient-dense medicinal foods and you will absolutely feel the immediate benefits and leave with a super high (with no crash)! My homemade Superfood Cacao Magic Blendie will also be served (recipe will be provided for you to take home).

Everyone will receive 1 sample bottle of Superfoods of choice PLUS tastes of WIldBar, the raw cacao & wild blue green algae energy bar - (http://www.Wildbar.info) and two articles that will greatly inspire action. I'll share the conscious decisions you can make to take control and responsibility and live an abundantly thriving future of health. Are you ready to live your best life ever?

Saturday, August 15, 2009
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Granola's Mill Creek
Street: 15506 Main St., Suite 101
City/Town: Mill Creek (North Seattle), WA
No Limit - ALL Are Welcome

Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Art of Allowing Workshop; Abraham-Hicks, Part 2

The moment the girl in the pink sweatshirt (and I'm calling her this because I didn't get her name, even though we did speak later on) poured out her emotions, I KNEW she was the reason I was there. Here's why. I had been feeling some doubt about the change of the name of my blog from the Healing Raw Beauty Blog to Edible Goddess even though I've received amazing support and feedback about it. I had concerns that people would assume I was referring to myself as the Edible Goddess, when really what I am trying to do here is empower others to feel good about themselves via what you put in your mouth and on your skin. That's right, empowerment through raw Superfoods and raw edible beauty, and education based upon the non-sugar-coated (no milk-toast as some friends would say) truth, which seems to be lacking among some health care practitioners.

And so, we all sat there watching this sweet girl bare her heart searching for a way to feel better. I want to feel good, she was saying. I want to feel good about myself. Every single woman (and man) in that audience could relate, and I know this without having even spoken to any of them about this. Who doesn't want to feel comfortable in their own skin? Don't we all desire to feel like we're enough? Yet, whose standards are we living by... someone else's, or our own critical minds? And why aren't we all the most ridiculously happy people on the planet always having the best day ever? Well, I agree w/ what Abraham says: Make peace with where you are... and maybe we'll get there.

I've been super fortunate to have come to the level of self-love that I think escapes many. Edible Goddess is the platform for which I share what I've learned through life experience, self-study of raw foods, Superfoods, and raw beauty, along with the material of those who've paved the way and are truly happy in their life. My intention is that others see the potential within themselves and all the possibilities that actually exist.

After a short break to mingle in the lobby and scurry to find additional books and materials offered at nice discounts, I decided I had no choice but to go over and tell her how fantastic she was for bravely sitting in the hot seat and what I took from it. I gave her my website in hopes she would have the chance to read over this story and come to know the impact she's had on refining my mission in life and therefore thousands of others to come. Thank you immensely girl... if you are reading this, just know that you are perfect as you are! We all want to feel self-appreciation, you just happen to be the one to bring it to our attention in a most powerful way.

I no longer have any doubts whatsoever that this was the right move for this blog and business name change and am actually feeling quite proud that I'm taking this on. Being pure on the inside and outside is a major accomplishment, certainly isn't always easy, yet the rewards are beyond what could be described with words. There's a whole new meaning to mind, body, and soul/spirit after living what I now call the Raw Superfood Edible Goddess Lifestyle. My previous business name/company, Organic Healing, and the Healing Raw Beauty Blog has merged and is now Edible Goddess.

Monday, July 27, 2009

The Art of Allowing Workshop; Abraham-Hicks, Part 1

Two weeks ago, I was blessed enough to go to the Art of Allowing workshop with Abraham-Hicks. I'd heard about it months ago that Jerry & Esther were coming to Seattle and I jumped on the chance to see this event in person. I had written it in my datebook and could have sworn I bought a ticket, only to realize literally the night before the event at about midnight when I thought to confirm and print out the email receipt that I couldn't find it anywhere. Had I not bought the ticket? Guess not... and in my excitement, I must've somehow let it slip by as time passed.

And so I went anyway, knowing that I was meant to be there, for whatever reason I did not yet know, but knowing it was going to be big - I mean this is an in-person experience with the material I've been feverishly studying since February! They couldn't find my proof of paid purchase and so I paid the extra to get in because at that point I didn't care what it cost. All I wanted was to get in and felt lucky to even get standing room (all of this was happening within 5 mins of the start of the event!). How did the super-tall usher manage to get me a seat then in the 4th row, directly center of the stage? Manifestation baby...

It began as all the CD's do, with Esther quieting her mind and allowing Abraham to come through. The energy of the room was quiet after the hundreds of people stopped chatting, sat in their seats and awaited the answers they came for. The first person to be called upon (which is the coolest thing ever how it's done, with Esther pointing 'over here', and dozens standing, and that 1 person knowing it's them that's being called to the 'hot seat', which was literally taped & secured to the floor) was the girl in the pink sweatshirt.

She began overly enthusiastic about her new understanding of the Abraham-Hicks material and the revelations that lifted the cloud of her previous thinking. Due to the audio CD's and reading the books, her perspectives had seemed to change for the positive, with just 1 aspect still needing great work. She spoke about her desire as an actress and her frustrating encounters with those in the position who made the decision that she was not ever right (thin enough, beautiful enough, perfect enough) for the roles she auditioned for. What did she need to do to not only get the parts, but also to recognize these unrealistic ideals, and to accept herself just as she was?

A very difficult feat seeing as though acting is an industry that picks you apart and strips you down, making you feel as though you are not enough, from where you currently stand. I know I was not the only one in that audience looking at this beautiful girl in the pink sweatshirt thinking these 'superiors' were crazy for not hiring her! She exuded such initial confidence until she expressed her heartfelt pain rooted in outside judgment. Her inner and external beauty absolutely could not be denied. How could they make her feel any less and why was she even listening to these people? I was disgusted with these people for making her feel this way and sob tears of disappointment in herself in front of hundreds of us, our unfamiliar faces.

Abraham pulled to the core of the issue... what was the emotion that she was feeling? She said disappointment. Frustration. Dissipated hope. Anger. Minutes later, Abraham knew these just scratched the surface. Give us more. What really describes the way you're feeling? SELF-HATRED, SELF-LOATHING. My heart sank when she said this and I felt the energy in the room shift to even more overwhelming compassion. I wanted to run up and give this girl the biggest hug ever as she wiped her tears, showing no fear, just deeply yearning for self-acceptance.

TO BE CONTINUED... (soon, I promise!)

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Green Chocolate Chia Pudding



As weird as it sounds, I've had 16 ounces of chia seeds chillin in my fridge for so many months that I can't even remember when I bought them. I'm guessing it was about 9-12 months ago (yikes!). Now that I know about them and what to do with them, I realize how silly it was that I let my lack of knowledge (particularly with how to make a real yummy dish) get in the way. Within days of each other, a friend listed a chia pudding recipe on her blog and another friend let me try his off the hook chocolate chia pudding. I was instantly hooked and thought this would be a great replacement for my old favorite of hot creamy buckwheat cereal in the old days.

On my road trips to the shows I work where I educate the thirsty people with jam-packed Superfood information and shower them with samples that leave them awestruck and craving more, I eat my chia pudding. I get my inexpensive chia (1 lb for only $9) from Mountain Rose Herbs, where I also get tons of loose leaf herbs for medicinal teas, spices, roots, and ingredients to make homemade raw Superfood skincare.

My favorite version is one with both fresh and dried fruit and loaded with a Superfood green powder and cacao. This is so satiating keeping my belly content for approx. 5 hrs. Keep in mind, I do eat a small glass Tupperware container of chia pudding over the course of about 30-45 mins because too much can be too filling and I want to know when I've had enough. Chia expands!

GREEN CHOCOLATE CHIA PUDDING
(this is what I like; adjust to amounts good for you)
4 T chia seeds
pour in the homemade Brazil nut mylk (like you would over cold/hot cereal) - it will absorb well and you'll need to add more; you can let it gel together or keep adding more until it's more like the cereal you remember
add some Inca Berries (hands-down my fav way to eat Inca's)
add some raisins or Goji Berries (you can soak them a bit first if you like)
add some fresh mango
add some fresh blueberries
add some fresh strawberries
OR - whatever seasonal farmer's market fruit you've picked up that's fresh and ripe
add a spoonful of HealthForce's Manna Spirulina (I prefer it to Azteca)
add a spoonful of raw cacao powder
swirl of raw local honey

I find that simple recipes for new things work best for me so that I'm not overwhelmed by including it on a regular basis (or so that I don't 'forget' about it in the fridge for too long). I'd love to hear your ideas of easy ways to enjoy chia!

Angela Stokes held a creative chia pet contest on her blog recently and my friend Eranah won! There's so many things you can do w/ this nutrient-dense seed - have fun and experiment, and learn more about it at Mtn Rose Herbs website.

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