Saturday, February 28, 2009

Why ReVitaPhi Absolutely Rawks

Many of you are already aware of the phenomenal benefits of green Superfood powders, and I'd like to go into great depth about the one that I consider superior to the rest. With the exception of Vitamineral Green, ReVitaPhi is simply where it's at. It has everything you need to cover all your nutritional needs - in a raw, vegan, organic, and wildcrafted kind of way. Formulated by Jameth Sheridan, N.D., creator and formulator of HealthForce Nutritionals (and Vitamineral Green) and distributed by Elements for Life, this green food is so comprehensive you will be able to eliminate the need for popping pills to ensure you reach your daily value of nutritional needs. And, to top it off, ReVitaPhi is 100% bio-available - meaning it's super digestible and utilized, in a form your body recognizes because it's food, and you therefore reap the benefits of MAXIMUM absorption. It can't get any better than that, because that is precisely what we are searching for when we turn to supplements (including multi-vitamins) to fill in the nutrient gaps.

With a green Superfood blend like ReVitaPhi (AKA the Alkalizing Beauty Blend), the intensely color of green shows just how much chlorophyll is packed into the bottle. Taking this internally will infuse your cells with life force, allowing the body to begin regenerating on a cellular level. This green makes your cells more permeable, letting the abundance of vitamins and minerals into those cells easily, and begins the process of eliminating nutrient deficiencies - and therefore cravings for unhealthy food that's lacking in nutritional value. It can be that simple: pack your body full of a supercharged, concentrated, nutrient-dense Superfood - in RAW form, and watch your health transform. This one is for those that want nothing short of superior internal health and flawless external beauty. Don't settle for anything less!

The best way to consume ReVitaPhi is to start off with 1 tsp per day and gradually work your way up, adding another teaspoon every other week. This will allow your body to acclimate and adjust to the deep detoxification and healing that's taking place. You want to work up to 1-2 tablespoons per day, all of which can be taken together or apart, any time of day. There's no stimulants in ReVitaPhi, so even if it's later in the evening and you realize you've forgotten your greens.. get up and eat them! Within a very short amount of time, you'll feel and see the results of using food to obtain and replenish vitamins, minerals, phyto-nutrients, anti-oxidants, protein, and absorbable amino acids - leading to greater physical, mental, and emotional balance.

You've been so patient - now it's time to mention what's in this outstanding bottle of goodness! But first, I need to mention that there are NO BINDERS, NO FILLERS, NO ADDITIVES, NO PRESERVATIVES OR ANYTHING UNNATURAL ABOUT ANY INGREDIENT IN THIS PRODUCT. Every single ingredient is a green plant, adaptogenic herb, enzyme, or probiotic. And, it's packaged in a glass jar, with a metal lid and an oxygen absorber to ensure the potency, which will be as potent today and in the future as it was the date of manufacture.

Ancient Herbs - Moringa Olifera, Indian Tulsi, Ashwaganda, Gotu Kola, Gingko Biloba, and Ho Shu Wu (Fo-Ti)

Land Vegetables - Barley Grass, Nettle Leaf, Horsetail, Alfalfa Leaf Juice, Dandelion Leaf Juice, Barley Grass Juice, Oat Grass Juice, Kale & Spinach Juices, Broccoli & Parsley Juices, Beet Juice, Carob Pod, Ginger Root, and Nopal Cactus (blood sugar regulator - great for hypoglycemia)

Wildcrafted Aquatic Vegetables - Icelandic Kelp, Nova Scotia Dulse, Laver Seaweed, and Bladderwrack Seaweed

(for optimum absorption) - Protease, Amylase, Lipase, Cellulase, Bromelain (this one is plentiful in fresh pineapple), Papain, and Alpha Galactosidase

Full Spectrum of Probiotics - over 40 billion (yes, you read that right, over 40 billion different probiotic cultures and strains, whereas in a probiotic supplement or yogurt would be just 2-5 billion); you can imagine how happy your colon will be :) These are very therapeutic levels and you can't help but notice a difference!

To clarify the difference between ReVitaPhi and Vitamineral Green (both formulated by Jameth Sheridan), ReVitaPhi is adaptogenic, helping our bodies to become more resilient and more effective at managing stress. The herbs included are known as tonics, safe taken on a daily basis, to build the system and create a buffer between you and everything outside of you. ReVitaPhi is specifically formulated to enhance beauty - Ho Shu Wu (Fo-Ti) has been used for centuries as an anti-aging tonic and remedy for eczema that also stimulates the adrenal glands and purifies the blood (resulting ultimately as clear skin). In China, where it is called Ho shou wu, Fo-Ti is said to possess almost magical rejuvenating properties and it is especially popular with the elderly who believe it can help one maintain hair color and preserve youthfulness (source: Tulsi is another herb that you'll find in herbal tea remedies specific to beauty and youth, since it's a potent anti-oxidant and adaptogen. Vitamineral Green contains algaes, such as Spirulina and Chlorella, which are exceptionally high in plant-based (raw) protein, and therefore a wonderful source of amino acids. Personally, I take them both every day because the properties of each totally resonate with my body.

You can order ReVitaPhi at

Monday, February 23, 2009

Attracting Everything You've Always Wanted

I see evidence every day that the Law of Attraction is working on my behalf to create the life I am here to live. To support the changes I'm experiencing in my personal and professional life, I've been immersing myself in the Law of Attraction material around the clock. The general idea of this belief system being that the more often you think certain thoughts and the more attention you give to each one that comes through, the more likely it is for them to manifest. In the car, I'm currently listening to the free CD that came with the book I just bought, Money and the Law of Attraction, which is really just 1 of several books on the Law of Attraction worth checking out. The words that are spoken in this CD seem to have me nodding in acceptance, acknowledging these truths, with an understanding of the thoughts I must put more attention to - all to get to where I want to be. FYI: This CD/book is not just about finances and is relevant to multiple areas of life.

Nothing that you're living is just happening to you; we are not victims of our own life or circumstances - our life, and perception of our reality, is a direct response to our thoughts and the pattern of thoughts that we're constantly repeating and telling ourselves. Therefore, to create the life you want to live, there must be a deliberate creation of the life you want. It seems obvious when I heard it on the CD and read it in the book, but you must start telling a different story if you want things to change! Tell your story the way you want your life to be. Magic just might start to happen. Have blind faith.. what's the worst that could happen?

I love this quote taken directly from the CD: 'You will never again beat a negative drum and not have conscious awareness of it - and that is such a good thing because you cannot choose something that feels better, until you are aware of what you are choosing.' I compare this to eating raw foods and Superfoods because I believe we actually do have control over our health, body, and quality of life, and that once we have the information, we can no longer make naive choices about what goes into our body. More often than not, you just can't go back (long-term) to the old ways once you know and you're on the other side of the tracks - it would go against who you've become and wouldn't feel right. Now it's time to apply this same perspective to the areas in need of improvement.

As I live and breathe this living foods lifestyle and it's become so natural for me without exerting much effort to maintain (a blessing in itself), I can relate to those who have yet to arrive, as this newer way of thinking is not my default thought process every minute of every day. Interestingly, living foods and Superfoods play a vital role in allowing who I am to be fully expressed; they heighten my self-awareness and allow the shift to intentional thinking to be made with greater ease. When we eat food that is alive, at some point down the road, we are faced with looking at our old self, and as time passes, layers of the past shed off literally creating a new person (mind and body). Our potential as a vibrant being becomes more clear and recognizable, and begins to manifest. Now imagine if you combined all this together.. living foods and practicing this deliberate vibrational thinking.

For many years now, I've been contemplating sharing a part of my personal life that was key in bringing me to where I am today. One of the first blog posts of the Healing Raw Beauty Blog I even wrote about my desire to do this! I wondered how to best offer this, knowing it would provide the feeling of relief to me and hope for others. Coincidentally, at Raw Spirit Festival 08, I happen to have a booth located near a guy who was selling the super cute Thank God I'm Raw t-shirts. He mentioned this book series he was a part of, with stories from authors who had triumphed after extremely rough circumstances and experiences, and on the other side of the pain found a greater sense of self, and hope, waiting for them. Relating this to the Law of Attraction, in my interpretation, I put it out to the Universe that I've been wanting to do this and my thoughts have been on finding the most appropriate way to do so. Apparently, the Inspired Authors, LLC feel there's no better time than the present and I will write my story for the 3rd volume of the Thank God I series that will be released at the end of 2009. Wow! I'll be a published book author in less than a year! I am not releasing my chapter title until the release date gets closer (anticipation!). To me, this is just one example of the Law of Attraction working its magic.

I definitely recommend picking up this book and listening to the free CD, but only if you are really ready to take control and create the change that may just revolutionize your entire way of thinking, thus resulting in living your best life ever. What has been your experience with this way of thinking? What have you been able manifest as a result of changing your thoughts?

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Seduction Body Silk Special

To continue the feelings of love for the recent Hearts Day holiday, I am offering a special 25% discount for the Seduction Body Silk (4 oz or 9 oz) in my product line. This offer is good until February 28, 2009. You can order it here; just enter the code 'seduction09' when checking out and the discount will be applied.

This one is a favorite for many reasons, and for me, it's the alluring aroma and sensuous feeling that makes me crave more. The ingredients are: organic raw unrefined cacao butter, unrefined organic coconut oil, infused organic olive oil (w/ alfalfa, burdock root, comfrey leaf, horsetail, nettle leaf, noni, oatstraw, and red clover blossoms), organic sweet almond oil, organic jojoba oil, vitamin E, angstrom sulfur (beauty mineral), essential oils of jasmine, neroli and ylang ylang, and marine phytoplankton (algae extract). Below, I refer to one of David Wolfe's books several times because he just always gets it right! Here's what all these pure, raw ingredients can do for you~

Raw Cacao butter - To quote from Eating for Beauty (David Wolfe's work of art), 'cacao butter can be used over every part of your skin. In fact, nothing is better for one's lips and the delicate areas around the eyes where pores are small'. Who doesn't want to put chocolate right onto their skin? Cacao butter is super nutritious, moisturizing, and delicious. Balanced with the right pure essential oils, the smell of bliss will carry with you all day.

Coconut Oil ~ Coconut oil is used for dry, rough, sensitive, and wrinkled skin because it's so mild and gentle. 'It prevents stretch marks and lightens existing ones. Its antiseptic elements keep the skin young and healthy and relatively free from infections' (Eating for Beauty). You reap the bonus benefits of coconut oil being anti-viral, anti-microbial, and anti-fungal. I suggest checking out 'The Coconut Oil Miracle' by Bruce Fife for all that you ever wanted to know about this healing oil.

Olive Oil - Loaded with the skin replenishing omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, it's also high in antioxidant vitamin A and E, and abundant in minerals. 'Olive oil is a soothing fat for damaged and dry skin, hair, and nails' (Eating for Beauty). It is helpful for repairing dry patches and the dreaded stretch marks.

Sweet Almond Oil - This lightweight oil penetrates the skin and absorbs well; it's quite nutritious with a high fatty acid content, and excellent for all skin types, especially dry, inflamed, or itchy skin.

Jojoba Oil - Chemically similar to our own sebum (compatible with human skin), jojoba penetrates easily, leaving no oily residue. Jojoba oil is the perfect choice for inflamed skin, eczema, psoriasis, rough or dry skin, and acne.

Angstrom Sulfur - 'Sulfur is the foundational mineral of all beauty. It produces a flame-like tint in the skin. It creates a subtle lustre and sulfur-residue foods make the complexion radiant. Sulfur is able to make our hair, nails, and skin shine with radiance. Sulfur truly is the most beautifying of all food nutrients, and the best cosmetic in the world' (Eating for Beauty).

Marine Phytoplankton - This supercharged, raw, live, enzyme-active, ocean based micro-algae is abundant in naturally produced vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, life force (direct from the Sun), chlorophyll, and essential fatty acids (3, 6, 7, 9). By putting this into my Body Silks, you absorb these benefits when applied to your skin. I had the fortunate opportunity to be on the Elements for Life conference call with the man who is responsible for doing the research and getting this algae into the consumer market. Many consider it the greatest food on this planet .. the original source of all omega fatty acids (more than fish; this is what fish eat to get their omegas!), DHA, infused Sun energy, chlorophyll, B12, and is surprisingly, a complete protein. It has it all!

In a future post, I'll go into great detail about the 8 herbal blend (their properties, benefits, actions) that make up my olive oil infusion. If you want to lather your body with a luscious silky body butter that will have you yearning for more just from the aroma, this one is for you. It's alluring, sassy, sexy, uplifting, and stress-relieving - who doesn't want all that?!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

ATTN: Raw, Organic, Skincare Lovers!

As many of you already know, I handcraft my own line of superfood infused skincare products. These are the purest products I've ever experienced and it gives me immense joy to see the demand for this (a desire for real natural beauty) rapidly increasing. My line, currently known as Organic Healing, is organic, free of toxins and preservatives, raw, made fresh to order (no inventory just laying around), herbal infused with 8 certified organic and biodynamic herbs (alfalfa, burdock root, comfrey leaf, horsetail, nettle leaf, noni, oatstraw, and red clover blossoms), vegan, holistic, environmentally conscious, and cruelty-free. Some of the Superfoods that are used include: angstrom sulfur, burdock root, wildcrafted horsetail, green tea extract, raw cacao powder, raw maca powder, goji berry powder, marine phytoplankton, stabilized oxygen, goji berry extract, and cacao extract.

I currently offer Healing Body Scrubs (body exfoliants), Body Silks (rich body moisture replenisher), Beauty Silks (creams for the face, neck, and undereye), Clay Masques (that are detoxifying, nourishing, soothing, and balancing - even using Vitamineral Green in one of them!), Belly Silks (for stretch marks, scarring, cellulite, skin appearance), Organic Edibles (sensual massage silks), and Luscious Bundles (discounted gifts and packages).

My very first product was the Java Body Scrub (named after my sweet gorgeous dog) and was created one afternoon as a result of playful experimenting in my kitchen. Little did I know that was the beginning of what it has become! I never expected or dreamt it would turn into an expanding line of the purest products, in demand by those who truly understand the amazing benefits of super nutrient-rich topical luxuries (I imagine, YOU!).

My intention in creating these products has been to make skincare that parallels my nutrition philosophy and approach (raw, organic, fresh living foods, Superfoods, medicinal herbs and teas). You could essentially lick the products right off your skin because they are that pure! There are few ingredients which make it so that you shouldn't do this (except in the Organic Edibles - eat of much of this as you want), but the idea is that what you put onto your skin should be to these standards. If you shutter at the idea of doing this, then it's time to reconsider what you're applying to your skin! If you aren't comfortable putting lotion and cream on your hands and then eating right out of them (without washing your hands first), once again.. time to re-evaluate what you're using! I've been told I'm a purist at heart; isn't it time we Embrace Purity (my monthly eZine to help you achieve exceptional internal health and stunning external beauty) for what goes not only into our mouths, but also onto our skin?

My original vision was, continues to be, and will always be - Cultivate Beauty in Harmony with Nature. For an excellent review of my product line done by Lenette with Go Raw Have Fun, click here. She also did a 40 minute interview that was just released, delving into the details of my introduction into the natural beauty industry: click here to listen. And THANK YOU for reading the review and/or listening to the interview :)

2009 has already brought me huge opportunities for growth. If you didn't see my announcement through Twitter and Facebook yesterday - My product line is now officially sold in stores (at Raw Vegan Source in Redmond, WA)!

I look forward to meeting you in person if you plan to attend one of these huge gatherings of conscious, like-minded individuals. The festivals I'll be exhibiting at in 2009 are:

The Seattle Green Festival on March 28 & 29:

Raw Spirit Santa Barbara, CA, June 5-7:

Raw Spirit Prescott, AZ, Sept 26 & 27:

If there is anyone reading this that feels inclined to support my business, whether as an angel investor, working as a distributor (where you buy wholesale and sell retail - and you keep the profit), or if you have the means or know-how to take my grand vision to the next level, I'd love to hear from you. Spread the pure beauty word .. I feel the momentum .. this is just the beginning!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Accepting Change and Seeing New Beginnings

It appears that I have come to yet another point in my life where great changes are happening. This is the result of much hard work and very clear intentions .. with a heartfelt change thrown into the mix. How does one embrace change and how much of a role will my attitude and diet play into this?

It's difficult to accept (unwanted) change because something is obviously happening that we don't want to happen .. and for me, currently, that just happens to affect a few aspects of all that surrounds me. After hours of thought (and several life experiences to back it up), what I come up with is that every time major changes and upheavals happen in your life, it is because there is another door opening (although it may not be seen fully yet), and quite possibly better things are yet to come. The truth that I hold onto is that change is wonderful and required to move us forward, keeping us in the flow of life. It brings us to greater heights and strengths that we never knew possible. I'm doing my best to listen to myself and practice what I know to be true.

I have an immense amount to be grateful for that I clearly list in my 2009 Intentions. One setback just interrupts the flow, but it does not erase the abundance of good.

I have read a few things in newsletters that friends have forwarded on (and my awesome datebook - We Moon 09: At The Crossroads) in the past few days regarding change and would like to share them with you. These comments are catered toward events that are unfortunate or disheartening, but maybe you'll find a time where these thoughts are ones you need to hear.

* Choose to Stay Positive while everything around you is (or is perceived to be) falling apart.

* Unlike many who will allow their doubts and negative thoughts to take over and ruin their lives, hold steadfast to a positive outcome and trust that you'll be okay.

* It's wise to remain positive, even when you're in the middle of a crisis.

I will choose to stay positive in a changing world. I will focus on the growth that is to come from all the dreams that are finally falling into place. There is a lot to be grateful for. I will do whatever I can to help others succeed and pursue their own growth.

So you ask, how will I accomplish this and what will I choose for my coping methods this time around? Years ago, I would head toward unhealthy choices (well, detrimental habits that deserve no more attention). In the Winter of 07 - early 08 my body began to only tolerate fresh, raw and living foods during a very difficult time, as if it knew that living food was the best method to survive that personal transformational period (it was then that I became 'high raw' - very unintentional). Now, while I enjoy some of the most amazing professional opportunities (and power through that minor setback I mentioned earlier), I'm thinking of immersing myself in a world of green - smoothies, juices, salads, green salad dressings, green hummus, avocados (yes, my nervous system needs the fat and comfort) - an emotional and physical cleanse to support and embrace this time of change. Maybe I'll just eat green food (and my daily dose of Superfoods), and only if it's one of the many beautiful shades of green. I'll try on this GreenLand experiment and see what happens..

How do you get through major changes in your life? Has your way of eating influenced your coping skills?