Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Dear Diary: Have you heard the news.. I'm radioactive!

Dear Diary: Have you heard the news.. I got my results from my last chelation test a few days ago.. and

tadah! .. I'm radioactive!!! beauty isn't it?.. well, well.. I always knew I was special and had many talents.. but this one.. I had no idea of it's existence! I guess I still have many more talents to uncover.. which is always a delight, specially when it's a juicy one like this one. As it happens my levels of Cadmium, Cesium, Gadolinium, Lead, Nickel, and Thallium are way outside reference numbers.. specially the Thallium. The good thing is that the test measures what is coming out of your body. So I guess it's a good thing that all these are coming out of me. A few of them have gone down, like Mercury and a few others. As of this test Thallium is highest on the score sheet. Thallium.. mmhh.. where on earth did I pick that one up? I have been trying to figure it out.. haven't come to a conclusion yet.. but I'll keep you posted. In the meantime, Thallium is a toxic element and is radioactive. It was employed as a rodent killer- it is odourless and tasteless- but household use of this poison has been prohibited in most western countries. 

MMhhhh. Well, well, well. As we may have come to know the Venezuelan standards are not currently up to date. Never mind 30 years ago. So who knows if Thallium was in household products to kill ants, cockroaches (sorry, don't want to gross you out- but they were part of my reality) , bugs and the sort of stuff that is common in third world countries. As a competitive swimmer I grew up between the waters of a high chemical swimming pool and the waters of a "only the fish know and don't want to tell" perhaps highly contaminated ocean... 

As we (humans) become more aware of what we have done to ourselves and our environment, it is even more important to clean our act together, not only for ourselves but for the future of our children on this earth. It is our responsibility, no other, to be aware of what we put in our bodies, on our bodies and what into the world that sustains us.

As I left my Dr.'s office I felt anger and baaahhh and the feeling of not some more, please! But the feeling quickly changed into an empowerment of staying on the bright side of life and counting the many Blessings present in my life. It's definitely been a long journey to get to this point, but I am here, pain free, meds free, full of life and spirit to conquer it all one breathe at a time. So really, it is all good.

The way I see it, I am giving my body the best nutrition possible to flush the rest of the stuff out, at the same time planting new beautiful seeds of health in me to create a brave new vibrant healthy body. I have reconnected with my spirit and feel a deep joy and deep love for this life that I hadn't felt before.. so keep on truckin'.. keep on lovin'... keep on breathing... and keep on trying new things you have never tried before! Like Rambutan! 

Delicious Rambutan is a beautiful tropical fruit found throughout Southeast Asia, Central and the north part of South America. In Central and South America it is known as "Mamon Chino" or simply "Mamon". I grew up eating tons of Mamones, but in Venezuela they are brown on the outside and not as spectacular as these ones!

Rambutan is a fruit rich in Vitamin C, it contains plant-based anti-oxidants known as flavonoids that are believed to reduce cholesterol and be anti-cancerous and anti-inflammatory. It contains potassium, iron, beta carotene or vitamin A, and a little Calcium, Magnesium zinc, sodium, niacin, fiber and protein. It has therapeutic properties and is used through out Southeast Asia to help kill intestinal parasites. 

A quote made it's way to me the day of my Chelation test results.. it said: "In life there are only 3 choices: to give in, to give up, or to give it all you got."
You can guess which one I am choosing...

In the spirit of giving it all you've got, have a happy holiday season... my holiday wish for you is to honour where you come from, be opened minded about the different paths of those around you, show up to your life and live it like you mean it. Choose to manifest your wildest dreams, I can not guarantee you a smooth ride, but it will definitely be the ride of your life! May vibrant health, peace and joy find their way to your heart. 

To me, it is simply an inspiration of nature's potentiality for beauty and the healing gentle powers of structured wildness if there is such a thing!. Look at it! Even better, eat it after you look at it. Savour its structured wildness yet gentle medicine. 

Radioactively & Radiantly yours,

Saturday, November 24, 2012

So how goes the goods? dusting off the seed of hope...

Almost there... day 19th out of 21... or perhaps you will be ready to keep the moments of stillness integrated into your life until the end of times...

How is your meditation practice going? Have you been able to find some quiet in midst of our very busy lives? Have you been able to tap into your own source of stillness, where all power, healing, and creation stem from?

Some days are easier than others, even within our meditation practice. Some days I seem to be instantly transported to that place, some days the chatter and the rest of my life seems to offer 'little (or BIG) roadblocks'.. but what can you do... accept accept accept... and keep on showing up...

One day perhaps we might stumble upon our own seed of hope. Hope most likely means something different to all of us, or perhaps it means something different on different days to each of us. To me, hope is the source of unlimited creative potential to be the best possible version of myself I can be to myself and to those around me. On some days, hope means being in radiant vibrant health, or my child's loving embrace at the end of the day. Tonight it means praying for world peace, a few nights ago it meant having peace at the dinner table. Hope is powerful, simple, profound. Hope can be as simple as wishing to create healthier habits in our lives.

Dusting off the seed of hope might just allow us to take action in our lives in the direction of our deepest of heart's desires. So I invite you, to take a breath, or two, and find your seed of hope. Embrace it and allow it to surprise your life with wonder and happiness.

If you have a meditation practice or have recently developed one, or you are still trying to find time, or a place, or the consistancy of showing up.... the fact that we commit to ourselves even just 5 minutes of our day to meditate and find our own seed of hope is a huge step of the process....

Embrace new rituals that bring you peace and witness the joy revolution!

So here is a little early holiday present from me to you...


Sit in lotus or in a comfortable position.

Close your eyes and take 5 deep breaths, make a letting go sound "aahhhh" as you exhale.

Now take a few more breaths quietly.

Go into the quiet place within you. Bring your awareness to your breath.

If at any point your inner chatter takes over, don't fight it, just keep on coming back to your breath.

Focus your attention on the top of your head.. your crown chakra.

Visualize a beam of healing cosmic golden energy come into your body through the crown chakra. Feel its warmth and radiance come into your body, visualize it coming into your body like water flowing on  a stream.

Cosmic golden energy flows into your whole body. Focus on the FEELING of flow of energy as you scan your body, feel the energy move within. Scan your body from top to bottom. Eventually you will feel energy flow into your head, face, neck, arms, chest..  follow its flow into your lower abdomen, hips, legs, knees, ankles, and feet.

Imagine and feel your whole body being filled with warmth as if a candle was lit within you, reaching to every nook, corner and cell of your body.

Stay in this space as long as you want to.

Slowly become aware of your breath.

Bring your right hand to your lower abdomen and your left hand to your heart. Breath deeply into your lower abdomen, feel the movement of your abdomen with your right hand. Feel your heart beat with your left hand. Express gratitude to yourself and to your life and heart's desires.

Slowly open your eyes and stretch your body.

"Plant the seed of meditation and reap the fruit of peace of mind."- 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Happy 100th post! and Join the free 21 day meditation guided by Deepak Chopra- Starts Nov. 5th.

Happy 100th post! Can you believe it and to celebrate it Deepak Chopra is hosting a free 21 day meditation journey!

Just kidding. Deepak Chopra is holding the free 21 day meditation journey, but it has nothing to do with this blog. I just like to celebrate the occasion of the 100th post with the sharing of the information about the meditation journey.

We have all heard of the wonderful effects that Meditation can have on our lives. We have all perhaps meditated for some time, only to be carried away from it by our daily lives, or perhaps we still show up day in and day out to witness our breath.

Some of the benefits of Meditation are:
"It reduces stress, it lowers blood pressure, it disciplines the mind, cultivates peace, purifies the mind, connects us at a deeper level with our intuition, it induces clarity of vision and thinking, it improves concentration and focus, it improves memory, it organizes our energy field". (Excerpt from the Conscious Living Manual by Shantree Kacera.)

So good, right? So climb aboard the journey to grounded and vibrant health, because really, we must be deeply grounded in earth to reach out for heaven.

Starting on November 5th, Deepak Chopra will be guiding a meditation journey for 21 days. It is a free event, but you must register. The three week process is guided towards a place of authentic abundance consciousness. In nature, it takes 21 days for a caterpillar to become a butterfly, it is a significant number of transformation. Opportunities like these, the gathering of large numbers of people doing something you inspire to do, or perhaps already do, are a great way to find strength in developing the meditation muscle, or perhaps in finding strength in sustaining the meditation practice you already have.

All though I have read several of his books, I have not done any of this workshops, so I will be listening to his guidance during the 21 days along with you. I'm curious, for my meditation practice is a quiet one, bringing my awareness back to the breath, focusing on my body experience. So it will be different for me to have someone guiding the process, but I am open to it's benefits and the growth the process can bring to my and your life.

If this is something that might interest you, sign up! you might be happily surprised. We'll be doing it together!

"Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It is a way of entering into the quiet that is already there- buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day". - Deepak Chopra

In the cusp of change.. i got the 'pep' talk, and sat down to read my words...

A few days after I wrote my 'Open heart letter about Chellation Therapy', my husband sat me down for the familiar 'pep' talk... man ... I dislike 'pep' talks... necessary at times, I would have to agree, doesn't mean I have to like them... all though I know he is right...

Do you ever have a dream that you can almost taste? Do you ever have a vision of your future self with such clarity you just can't wait? It's just so exciting, so juicy, so fabulous! The time is now, right? But what if now is not quite ready. What if the healing journey needs a little more time, what if kids are still a bit too young, what if there is just too much going on for me to materialize what I see? then, for me, frustration sets in, then the famous 'pep' talk comes back, then I sit at the computer to read my own words to remind me that the right time will come and that really I am at the right place for myself right now. Yes, I am much better, and the vibrancy that I see in my dreams and visions will lead the way to the opening of my heart to guide your heart. The day that I see, will come and the 'pep' talk will transform itself.. (or so I wish :)).

In the meantime... an email from my dear friend and mentor, Caroline Dupont, and the synchronicity of what I had been thinking of sharing with you brings me to the power of herbs and elixirs to REMINERALIZE our bodies... yeap. There is a lot of Remineralization to be done, and many ways to go about it!

Elixirs and Tea Infusions are a fantastic way to gather the essence of the life force of herbs to remineralize ourselves. I have make them and use them as tea, as 'water' to be added to any raw soups, smoothies, elixirs! I sincerely have felt a difference since I started incorporating them into my daily routine. Now there are just so many herbs to use, and so many ways to use them... the key is to soak the herbs in boiled water overnight to "infuse" the water with their powers. The ratio of herbs to boiled water really depends on your body and constitution. For most people, a cup of dried herbs to 4 cups of water seem to be right. For me, well oh well, about a handful of dried herbs per 4 cups of hot water seems to be right. So play with it, and find your ratio and your healing balance.

Tea infusions are also a great way to get to know your herbs. To get you out there, where the wild things are and gather your own, dehydrate them or leave them to naturally dry. So get out there!


1 cup of dried herbs (or a handful)
4 cups of hot water (boiled)
a 1 liter glass jar with a lid or a cheese cloth (Method #1)
or a glass pot with a lid (Method #2)

METHOD #1: place the herbs in the glass jar, pour the hot water, gently move the jar to submerge the dried herbs. If you can place the jar by the window to absorb the moon rays, place a quartz crystal beside it, and why not, use your HADO writing on the jar to maximize it's healing power... I am all about synergy. Dried blossoms are best when infused for a minimum of 2 hrs. Dried herbs are best when infused for a minimum of 4 hrs. Dried roots are best when infused for a minimum of 8 hrs. So to make life simple, make your mix, place it in the jar and let it infuse overnight :).

METHOD #2: place the barks/roots in a glass pot, along with the water and let it gently simmer covered for 20 minutes. Turn off the stove, then let the barks/roots infuse the water overnight. I use this method when I use barks for the infusions. The active ingredients in some of the barks seem to need a more active simmering to be released. (But that really depends on whose words you read.). So use whichever method resonates with you.


Palo d'Arco (Taheebo tea)/ Cat's Claw/ Horsetail/ Goji berries/ Chaga/ Reishi mushroom

Some of you are familiar with them, some of you are reading these for the first time. Don't worry, they will soon be familiar words in your dictionary too. You are most likely to be able to find them all at your local health food store or online.

Palo d'Arco comes from the inner bark of the Taheebo tree in the South American rainforest. In some places it is known as Taheebo tea. It is known to have powerful antifungal properties and it strengthens the body's immune system. It is known to relieve infections, reduce inflammation, promote digestion, flush toxins from the body, and protects the body against cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure.

Cat's Claw (Una de Gato) is used traditionally in Peruvian medicine. It is a strong antiviral which works  in synergy with Palo d'Arco to boost the immune system. It is known to aid with digestive issues, and to have powerful anti cancerous and anti-tumor properties.

Horsetail is high in silica, which is vital to the health of hair, skin, and nails. It helps build calcium in the body.

Goji berries is a sweet dark colored fruit. It is a superfood known for its high antioxidant content and its longevity promoting properties, they are believed to protect the liver and the kidneys.

Chaga is a medicinal mushroom that grows in the birch trees in the forest. It is believed to be a strong immunity builder in the our body and to have strong anti-cancerous properties as well. ** If using method #2, add the Chaga after you have turned the stove off, to infuse the water overnight.

Reishi is another medicinal mushroom that builds the body's immunity, has anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties, is considered in chinese medicine to benefit the liver and heart organs. ** If using method #2, add the Chaga after you have turned the stove off, to infuse the water overnight.

I am currently using a 5 mushroom Blend from Wild Rose, that includes Red Reishi, Cordyceps Mycella, Maitake, Chaga, Coriolus. You can add it to your infusion or simply add the powder to your drink, smoothie, or soup.

So brew them up and drink it up! Make a tea using the above herbs and then use the tea infusion as your 'water base' in everything from a smoothie to a raw soup, to your drinking water for the day. Your body will thank you.

"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves- slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future." - Thich Nat Hahn.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Now that I have ripped my heart open, let's RE MINERALIZE IT!


So, now that I have given you my open heart... let's juice it up!

One of the most important things we can do for ourselves is to RE MINERALIZE as we heal... and simply just to RE MINERALIZE every day through juicing and eating foods that contain high amount of minerals..

Most of us today are mineral deficient. Even when we eat organic foods, they don't always have the minerals that we need for vibrant health. So where do we find these precious friends, you say?

Juicing is a must.. juicing concentrates the amounts of the minerals present in foods and because it is a liquid, they are easily absorbed by our systems without much loss. Most minerals are lost in the process of cooking our food, so adding fresh raw foods daily to our diet, will also increase the RE MINERALIZATION process. And last but not least, eating fresh sprouts, both with green leafs and with the tails (just at the beginning of the process).

And when you combine them all... well think of giving your body some much needed SUPER POWERS!

Fresh pressed raw vegetable green juices that include sprouts... is like having a green blood transfusion first thing in the morning that will have your cells tickle and dance for the rest of the day!

A very easy green juice that I like to start my days with is what I call the


1 whole cucumber, washed and cut
6 celery ribs
1 or 2 green apples
handful of sunflower sprouts
1 inch piece of ginger

Juice it all up by alternating the ingredients so that your juicer runs smoothly..

Juice it up and consciously and slowly drink it up!

If you don't  have access to sprouts, keep things simple and juice the rest of the veggies.. it's still all superpower goodness!

"Many people put more time into the maintenance of their cars than into their own body! Buy yourself organic vegetables and eat them. Invest in yourself. ... You can ask yourself , “What have I consumed today that will build high integrity blood , bone, brain and body tissue? What have I done today that will add another day to my life?” Annie Padden and David Jubb
LifeFood Recipe Book North Atlantic Books

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Seemingly quiet.... an open heart letter about Chellation..

Seemingly quiet I have ridden the roller coaster ride of 12/ 12 sessions of Chellation therapy over the last 4 and half months. Last week I had my last session. I get a two week break and then do something called "the challenge" where we see where my levels of heavy metal toxicity are at. In the meantime, my "lows" are not as low as they used to be and my vibrancy is only getting better and brighter! so onwards we go... fuelling this precious temple with high octane raw nutrition, juicing, elixirs, super foods, you name it! I am putting it all in and putting it all out. Supported by lovely family and friends, I stand chin up, knowing I am doing everything in my power to heal and to let go.

Letting go is easier said than done. Letting go of the thoughts, experiences, circumstances in my present life and in my consciousness that created the perfect storm. But I try. I show up to my life, I breathe, I stretch, I visualize, I exhale.... I try to exhale the cellular memory within my body. I had to let go of anger, I had to let go of fears, I had to let go of all the choices I didn't make that perhaps would have taken me a different path.... I had to accept this path, MY PATH WITH AN OPEN HEART, for I know the future is bright, more than a physical journey, my rawllygood journey has become a journey into consciousness. I am vibrantly happy swimming in the oceans of OM, in the fields of wild life force energy, in the breath of pure potentiality. We have a conscious choice in who we are. We have a conscious choice in who we become.

Showing up to my mat has gained more meanings than the literal one since Chellation started. I have been more tired than usual, I have been more emotional than usual, I have been swepped by the winds of heavy detox into the realm of total bhaaa! and total letting go for I just had to let it happen, ride the side effects and let the deep cell detox happen.... at first I fought it, because I simply love showing up to my mat at 5 am... that quiet time before the world wakes up, there is a sweetness in the air, there is a stillness in the breath... but I haven't been able to do it. And I was mad. Really mad. For that is really my time. I had to learn to adapt and stay connect with my breath in different ways. If that day I needed sleep.. well, then that was my mat and my meditation, my healing for that moment. If I needed to sit, I sat. If I needed to run around with my 3 busy active kids, then I had to save my energy for them and run around. Above all, I had to accept that they are my path at this time and letting go of my precious early morning meditation, as much as it was difficult for me, had to happen so I could manage family life at this moment in time. I witnessed and felt great healing happen when I stopped trying so hard. When I embraced the processed with gentle care. When I surrendered to my body's wisdom, for it knows the way of the healing journey.

Originally I had wanted to write more about it, but as the weeks went on it became obvious to me that I needed space. Space to pull out some weeds. Working at "Happy Farms" the CSA I joined this summer was one of the best medicines for my spirit. It provided me with space away from everything and everyone to process. To let the tears fall as I weeded the organic rows of veggies... To feel gratefulness for the opportunity to be there, to feel the abundance of the earth, to know how much care and sweat goes into growing happy organic natural food, to the happy faces of those who work there that lifted me up just by showing up, to connect with my future, with the path I now embrace. To be out there with the elements, with the animals, with my soul. Thank you Happy Farms, Thank you Angela for your open heart and for reminding me of the power of love to heal, to embrace, to care, to provide ourselves with exactly what we need. To trust, to build, to aim high, and above all to hold onto the intention of Happiness. Intention heals, it brings us one step closer to where we want to be. It raises our vibration, and carries us forward. I have gained a new sense of respect for the whole process of nourishment. From the seed to the vegetable, from the chick to the chicken or the lamb to the sheep, from the care I gave to the land to the care I am able to nourish myself with. Thank you. Deeply.

From my yoga training, I have found strength on my breath, I have found strength on my sensory awareness of the energy flow, and I have made it "sacred" to fall asleep with a visualization and physical sensation of the healthy energy flow in my body. Through Adam (Dreamhealer), I have gather more tools for healing visualizations. From yoga and meditation I have found the taste of sweetness in the air I breath. Developing the "sacred" muscle is not always easy, but it is necessary if we want live who want to become, today.

From Kim (aka: colonics Queen), I have found laughter and comfort in my uniqueness. I now embrace my very sensitive tuned body awareness, my true teacher, that gets to the point before my mind does!

From my family, a deep sense of gratitude, graceful beings that shine as the sun rises, graceful beings that love, that spark curiosity and even more love in me. Thank you for your open heart, for allowing me to ride the waves of change, for challenging me to keep on showing up to today's day, as if all was well. Because it really is. ALL IS WELL. It has taken me some time to feel that, but now I do.

To my husband, thank you for your love.. I know it has not been easy being a witness to the process. I am thankful for your open mind and heart into the world of where the wild things are.

And yes, from the RAWlly good life force ... you keep my heart at peace, you keep the sparkle in my eyes for we are at the cusp of a brave new world.

And from you, THANK YOU. You, reader that have silently been there, hoping for more blogging from me. Hoping for more yoga tips, healing tools, and recipes to make your day shine even more brightly. It's time to shine! What do you say?

I say let's rock this Rawllygood life for there is only one ... LIVE WHAT YOU LOVE ... LOVE WHAT YOU LIVE ... breathe, breathe, breathe ... REACH FOR YOUR DREAMS, AND DREAM AGAIN... face your challenges with honesty, own them and let them go ... LOOSE YOUR FEARS ALONG THE WAY ... make your yellow brick road shine brightly with love ... GET INSPIRED AND BE INSPIRING ... feel your soul, TRUST YOUR BODY ... allow for abundance in your life ... WITNESS YOUR MIND, FEED IT GOODNESS ... love this life ... MAKE EACH DAY COUNT.

In peace,

Naty Howard.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Foraging edable wildness into my children...

What? yes.. insightful wildness must be taught and remembered! our ancestors knew their plants, their herbs, and their healing medicinal powers... it was an art, as much as a need for survival and the longevity of the tribe.. deep within our bones we have the knowledge and the insight to remember the power that lays within the wild foods nature presents us everyday.

Out in B.C. berries are EVERYWHERE! literally, everywhere.... my kids were so happy! they love 'em, they can eat them till the end of time.... if we let them! Often by where we would stop there would be a bush or two or three of blackberries, raspberries, blueberries.. unbelievable! So we thanked our lucky angels and we munched away. Have you ever had a chance to taste a wild blackberry? They are scrumptious! there is an essence to wild foods that carries within them tremendous power. They contain the essence of the elements that nurtured them and witnessed their becoming, and that precise essence has immense power to heal us and nurture us. That's why they are top in my books. That is why I think it is just so important to remember which wild foods are available to us no matter where we live. What are they, what kind of power can they offer us?, what kind of teachings lay asleep waiting for us to knock on the door?. Plenty I am sure.

Our kids today in general know little about where our food comes from, the labour of love of growing real food, of cooking or uncorking real meals, of what the plant that gave its fruit to us looks like? So it's time to teach them. Even if a few, what the tomato plant looks like, what the blackberry plant and strawberry plants look like, what the real source of their nurture comes from. Even if in the city... a few pots will do, plant one plant and create a dialogue. Visit a farmer's market.. they are bustling with freshness now.... you never know where it might take you....

It took us to another wild blackberry bush.. and half and hour later.. we were still day.. happy as pigs in mud... for lack of a vegan metaphor! ha!


“Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food.” Hippocrates 

Monday, August 20, 2012

In my world simplicity is the mother of invention... a little traveling advice.

My husband always says, necessity is the mother of invention... in my traveling days, I say simplicity is the mother of invention!

We are away in Seattle, WA for a family wedding... loving seeing all our family, we are spread out all over the world now... and the last time we were all together in one place was 21 years ago!! So much has happened in that time... and it is simply fun to witness time and changes and the growth of our family!

But traveling as a raw vegan can be well, overwhelming. It's all a state of mind. It's all good. Really. Simply good. When on the road I keep one rule: keep things simple...rawlly good very simple.

When going on a trip I first find out where the juice bar, the organic health food store, and the raw vegan friendly restaurants are... then I search for a place to stay near by... so I know I can take care of myself no matter what. We rented an apt. nearby with a kitchen that gives us the possibility of pulling things together if we want to.

Once upon arriving, we did a small shop of basics fruit, some veggies, and gluten free snacks (1 of my kids are gluten free) so that we have what we need. At this time of the year, fresh produce markets are everywhere which is a delight! and there is just so much choice of delisciousness to be had.. so it's easy.
So far I have been happily surprised with unexpected juice bars that make me smile and shine!

So a little research to get your basics goes a long way.. and life will do the rest to surprise you with little gifts here and there and everywhere. The key is to keep things simple. To know, that you can find delisciousness in the simplest of foods and be fully nurtured and satisfied with them. There will always be time for fancier meals... but simple days filed with fun loving family adventures mean the world to me!
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Understanding HADO Water

HADO (japanese for Vital Energy) water was discovered by Dr. Emoto in Japan. HADO water is water that has been treated with the intrinsic electromagnetic vibrations of healing words like "love", "gratitude" and prayer. This treatment of the water has the power to change the molecular structure of the water, into positive forms (if the energetic vibration of thought and emotions were positive) or negative forms (if the energetic vibration of thought and emotions were negative).

Dr. Emoto and his team, discovered a way to photograph, through high speed photography, the water molecules through a microscope just before the moment of freezing and discovered a correlation between the molecular changes in water and the energetic vibrations of the thoughts and emotions being fed onto the water. 

Water whose molecular structure has been changed for healing by raising its energetic vibration through the use of words like Love & Gratitude, Thank You and so on, has become known as HADO water. It is water that is organized and that has a Hexagonal geometric crystals, which are best suited for our bodies.

The way to charge or change the molecular structure of water (therefore creating structured water) is quite simple. First, fill a clean glass jar with filtered water, then write on a piece of paper the words you intend the water to absorb. In their research they found that the most beautiful water crystals were formed when the words such as Love & Gratitude & Thank You, were written on the papers. Then   tape the paper(s) onto the glass jars, in such a way that the writing faces the water, and no two papers create an obstacle for each other. Leave it overnight. The next day, drink as much water as possible. Notice the difference in taste and body. My kids can taste the difference!

Dr. Emoto also did experiments where he placed HADO water near speakers and played all sorts of different music. The results were quite unique and different according to the choice of music. Music whose energetic vibration is one of Peace & Love, one of soothing the body and soul created the most beautiful geometric water crystals.

Now you may say, what is the big deal with structured water? well well, because our bodies are made out of water imagine what drinking beautiful molecular structured water can do for our health, our bodies, minds and souls! Just look at the photos... which water would you like to drink most?

Tap Water - Before


Image of Tap water

Image of water from the words " You make me sick, I will kill you"

Image of Hado Water crystal from the words "Love & Gratitude"

Family Love

Image of Hado water from the words "Family Love"

Mmmmh. Drink for thought, isn't it?

A lot of diseases in today's world can be linked to cellular dehydration and poor cellular nutrient absorption. Structured water and in particular Hexagonal water appears to play an important role in biological functions. It is being linked to improved hydration, enhanced nutrient absorption, DNA function and improvements in metabolic efficiency. 

HADO water has become a staple at our house. The jar always full, the nourishing taste and healing powers of it always welcomed. My kids swear there is a difference in its taste, and I thank the path for providing this tool to us.


“HADO creates words. Words are the vibrations of nature. Therefore beautiful words create beautiful nature. Ugly words create ugly nature. This is the root of the universe.” Dr. Emoto

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Rediscovering the wisdom in ancient traditions..

I have been on a quest rediscovering the wisdom in ancient traditions, trying to assist my body with as many non invasive tools as I can to make the healing journey a bit easier and a bit more supportive.

Two other tools in my healing toolbox are Tongue scrapping, Oil Pulling, and the Neti Pot. All come from the Ayurveda tradition. Ayurveda is the science of life and healing that developed in India. The term Ayurveda means "Knowledge of Life". Ayurveda itself is a complex system of wisdom and knowledge to guide us in maintaining or creating harmony and health in body, mind, emotions and spirit. Two powerful tools of detoxification and cleansing are Oil Pulling and the Neti Pot. If done on a consistent basis, they assist the body in getting rid of toxins before they accumulate and create too much trouble. They are easy to do, don't take too much time... well one of them does, but I think they are important part of a weekly, if possible, daily routine.

Tongue Scrapping

Tongue Scrapping is the process the build up of the layer of mucus and toxins that builds up overnight on our tongues with a tongue scrapper. It's pretty easy, takes a sec, and it does wonders for the body. It is also like a massage for the tongue. Our tongue is like a map of our bodies, different sections correspond to the different organs, so massaging our tongue, activates our different organs and clearing the toxic build up on our tongues, then clears inner toxicity as well.
Tongue scrappers are widely available at health food stores, they can be made of metal or plastic, your choice. Just make sure you give it a good rinse after you have used it.

Oil Pulling

Oil pulling is a very simple but powerful process that consists of swishing or pulling around Cold pressed oil ( Sesame or Sunflower oil- but I think sesame is best) in the mouth for about 15 to 20 minutes first thing in the morning, before brushing teeth, on an empty stomach. The process draws out toxins from the body without disturbing the healthy microflora. In this way it is possible to heal cells, tissue and all organs. The healing process may be fast for some or slower for others. As the oil is being swished and pulled by the tongue, between the teeth, the oil gets mixed with saliva and it activates teh enzymes in the mouth that draws toxins out of the blood. The oil must NOT be swallowed as it becomes toxic. As the process continues the oil changes colour from yellowish to white. It must be spit out, and the mouth must be fully washed and cleansed with water.

Oil pulling can be repeated up to three times a day, always on an empty stomach.

This ancient tradition does take a bit of time in the morning, but it's benefits are worth the time!

Neti Pot

The Neti Pot is used as a tool in Nasal Irrigation. It is also commonly used in the Ayurveda tradition, and it is commonly known of in the Yogic tradition. It is used to clear the Sinus passages and prevent the accumulation of mucus and toxicity in the Nasal cavity. It is quite simple and quick and it is a good tool to get you clearing and singing your Good Morning Sunshine tunes!
The process involved the use of a Neti pot. They are widely available at health food stores these days. Fill up the Neti Pot with warm water and a pinch of GROUND sea salt or pink himalayan salt (PLEASE DO NOT USE TABLE SALT). Place the Neti Pot on one nostril, close your throat, and insert the warm salty water into your nostril. (Please do so over the sink as it will come out the other nostril). Do so until about half the mixture has been used. Stop, clear your nose. Then repeat the process on the other side. It sound more complicated then what it really is.
It really freshens you up!

So there you go. Three new or perhaps not so new tools for your toolbox.

May the you sing your Good Morning Sunshine songs loud enough to make your neighbours dance! :)

Ring the bells that can still ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.- Leonard Cohen

Monday, July 9, 2012

New tools in my toolbox...

After many weeks of silence, 3 chelations, and many deep breaths, I am back! Armed with a new internet provider! (oh.... we are connected again!), handfuls of cilantro, sea vegetables in particular chlorella, my neti pot, my dry skin brush, Hado water, my yoga mat, meditation and visualization, and based on Ayurveda the six tastes.

In the weeks that have passed I have been reading and researching natural chelation agents to aid my journey. I think the more knowledge and resources we have the smoother and more supportive the journey will be.

So I have gathered a few new tools in my healing toolbox. I will be talking about them more in depth in the days/weeks to come....but for now here are two of my new and not so new tools:

Heaps and bounds of daily Cilantro (juiced, blended in smoothies, or as part of the meal).

Cilantro   is a natural cleanser of heavy metals and other toxic agents from the body. It is antimicrobial and anti- bacterial. It's oil has rich qualities that have a powerful effect on the digestive track, proving aid with the production of digestive enzymes, acids, and juices. For me its a super-herb!, and I intend to use it often over the next 15 weeks or so of my chellation therapy.

Chlorella TabletsSea Vegetables in particular Chlorella is known to bind to heavy metals, which aids in releasing them from the body through the urinary tract.  Chlorella is a green algae contains about 20 % protein and it is very high in chlorophyll, providing higher levels of Oxygen at a cellular level, it aids in cleansing and purifying the blood, regulating blood pressure, promotes the growth and repair of tissues, and it aids in digestion amongst other things.

Sea vegetables, in general, are:
High in mineral Content, specially, iodine, calcium, iron, magnesium.
High Protein Content, from 20% (green algae)  to 70% ( Spirulina).
Anti - bacterial, anti viral, anti inflamatory.
Great resource in fighting Candida.
Natural Iodine for keeping healthy thyroid function.

Warning: make sure you have a good source for your sea vegetables. Due to the high levels of toxicity found on the oceans, some sea vegetables now contain high levels of heavy metals themselves so it is really important to have a good and trusted source for them.

"Your mind is a tool you can choose to use any way you wish."- Louise Hay

Saturday, June 2, 2012

well, well, well... Duck! there is a curve ball coming your way!

If it only were that easy... or maybe for some of you it is... but I got work to do for my curve ball.

My curve ball has the name of lovely heavy metals that I breathed, put my hands into and dove into the fields of creativity with for some 14 odd years. I am a documentary photographer and I loved dark room printing of large prints. I loved the magic of seeing the print first appear, it was a meditation, I was in the 'zone'.. I loved doing the 'old' processes to achieve certain 'looks'.. all of course in the pre-digital age... at the time it was pure magic for me but it sure doesn't feel like magic now...

For many years I didn't know heavy metals were behind my long list of symptomology. Most of all that is gone since I transitioned into a Raw Food diet. But I am still not where I want to be. I have strengthened my inner organs, and continue to eat foods that both build me up and detoxify my body. After 3 years a deeper detox of the emotional body is coming up for me, as this whole 'journey' has become quite the spiritual one.

Three weeks ago I did a test called the 'challenge'. It is the beginning of Chellation Therapy. Chellation Therapy is the administration of chelating agents to remove heavy metals from the body. It is done intravenously. The Challenge is done to see which heavy metals are in your system and in what quantities they are in. It made me feel really sick, and symptoms that I was able to clear during the juice fast came back, I had all sorts of reactions and it's taken me a few weeks to manage them. That is how bad and dangerous this guys are. 

I have known of heavy metals in my body for about a year now, but I had to make my body stronger to be able to handle the therapy. So, I should be happy about this, right?  Well, I am not. I feel angry and frustrated as could be, I feel challenged, I feel overwhelmed, I want to yell out loud: ENOUGH IS ENOUGH of this crap!!!! (pardon my french!). I feel grief, I feel bit up.

I got the results from the Challenge and as expected I have very high amounts of many heavy metals within me causing all kind of trouble. So over the next 12 weeks or so, I will be doing the Chellation Therapy on a weekly basis. I know, just from the Challenge, that symptomology will rise again, and I will probably won't be feeling all that great. But I must trust that things will get better after the 3 months, when another Challenge is done to see were my levels of heavy metal toxicity are at. 

So I gather my strengths, I gather my will, I gather my stubbornness and my being resilient and dive into the world of letting go of the toxicity that has made me sick. Here I come. Chin up. Tomorrow will be a brighter day. 

"The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain."
~Dolly Parton~


PS- I am back at being without internet. The saga continues...

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

while I was gone.... my apologies!

My apologies for the silence over the last 10 days or so.... our internet has been "irritable" for a lack of a better word. AHHHHHHHH. For those of you who have had to deal with service providers and their lack of good services! man o man...I think I should send them a bill for the time I have spent so far... close to 10 hours or so on the phone trying to address it.. and finally... almost 2 weeks later... here we are connect to the world again! Allthough it's been kind of nice to be disconnected... now that I am back on... there is a lot of catching up to do!

While I was gone, I had to re evaluate my ways of eating the rawllygoods.... It seems these days unless I do it all by the books.... My body says ah ah sweety.... This ain't for you... By the books I mean soaking EVERYTHING!, more greens than fruits (but I do love them), veggies of all sorts, sprouts, some nuts and seeds, nut and seed yogurt and mylks, fermented foods, wild foods (I think I'm gonna love them even more), and well, that's about it. To the perfect stranger I eat an extremely clean diet.. but it seems that I must continue on my journey of in the art of "fine tuning"... incredible, isn't it. I find it frustrating and overwhelming at times, but at the end of the day I am fascinated by the healing process and by the abundance of information and knowledge that exists. I find it incredible that after the 3 years, I must still put on the 'research' hat and delve deeper into it.

I have been reading the book Conscious Eating by Grabriel Cousens, trying to have a deeper understanding of what I am experiencing. In his book, Dr. Cousens speaks "biochemical individuality", and how literally we are just so different from each other at a biological and chemical that what we eat and how it is assimilated varies drastically from person to person. Finding what your biochemical individuality is a 'process'. A process that takes incorporating Ayurveda principles, understanding the healing properties of foods and herbs to bring balance back into our lives, understanding which biochemical system runs your body and how it really dictates the ratio of protein-carb-fat that our bodies need for optimal functioning. So simple, yet so complex, isn't it, or at least that's how it feels to me right now.

So on I go on my yellow brick road to seek and find that place of optimal health, that place of deep peace and joy, of radiance, of stillness in movement, of deep love and gratitude. Along the way I have met the most wonderful teachers and guides, I am sure more are coming to greet me...

Read what my medal says: "Courage". Ain't it the truth? Ain't it the truth?- Cowardly Lion, The Wizard of Oz

Friday, May 11, 2012

Happy Sweet Mother's Day jammed packed with super foods for you!

This is for you.... Lovely mothers and ladies out there who keep the world turning and who deserve all the love and respect this beautiful world has to offer! Happy Sweet Mother's Day to you .. May your day shower you with the gift of health & love, may you find what you are looking for....

It is for you that I have made this Squash-zania! (sorry I was out of zucchinis, but it turned out superb anyway!)

A few thin slices of Squash, raw & peeled
Tomato slices
2 Tbsp of Macademia- chive cheese (recipe follows)
2 Tbsp of Guacamole (recipe follows)
2 Tbsp of Vegan Basil pesto (recipe follows)
Mung bean sprouts (any sprouts will do- these are what I had today)
Extra avocado for garnish

Place a slice of Squash on your plate, place a few slices of tomatoes on top, then "cheese", then guacamole, then pesto, a few more tomatoes, place another slice of Squash, top it up with "cheese", sprouts, sliced avocado & mung bean sprouts. Just Soooo Rawllygood!

Macademia Chive cheese
2 cups of Macademia nuts
2 Tbsp of fresh Lemon juice
2 Tsbp of Nutritional Yeast
1/2 cup of water, or more, until desired consistency has been reached
handful of fresh chives
Sea Salt, to taste

Chives for garnish

Blend all ingredients together. Add the water a little bit at a time, until you have reached the consistency you desire. Remember you can always add more, but if you put too much in you might make Sour Cream!!

2 ripe avocados
2 Tbsp of fresh lime juice (or lemon). It's a matter of taste.
handful of cilantro
1 garlic clove or more
sea salt to taste

Put all the ingredients in the food processor or blender. Process or blend until smooth.

Basil- Cilantro Pesto

And well oh well, Sweet Mother's Day must always end up with some Sweet lovin' rawllygoodies... so here is a Sweet Sweet Mother's Day treat for you, fast and easy and so delicious it won't last... so you may want to make a double batch right of the gettco to last until Sunday!

Sweet Sweet Mother's Day Treat

1/4 cup Coconut flour
1/3 cup Shreded Dried Coconut
6 Medjool Dates, pitted
2 Tbsp Raw Almond Butter
2 Tbsp Goji Berries
2  Tbsp Raw Honey
1 tsp Maca powder
1 tsp Acai Berry powder
2 Tbsp Cacao powder, raw
2 TBSP Cacao bits, raw
1 Tbsp Bee Pollen
1/2 tsp vanilla powder or extract
pinch of sea salt

Process all ingredients in the food processor until a dough begins to form. Pinch small amounts of the 'dough' and create small one inch balls. Dip in Cacao powder, decorate with a goji berry! Divine grace I say!

"And remember behind every successful woman...there is a basket of dirty laundry" - Unknown

Thursday, May 10, 2012

A few answers..

Hello out there:

I just wanted to use this post to answer back to a few emails I received from my last post.

I share posts like these with you because I think it is important to become aware of, in this case, how much processed sugar is in the food(s) we eat. Processed sugar has become a problem in our western society, because it is everywhere and we are consuming (unintentionally) so much of it, and because it is mots often combined with corn syrup, modified corn starch, fructose-glucose, and a long long list of chemicals and preservatives that affect the health of our bodies, our brain chemistry, and every aspect of our lives.

I am not saying sugar is bad. I am saying, have a look, see where a lot of the sugar in your life is coming from. Be aware, there is enough evidence out there now that makes the connection between many health issues in our society and the high consumption of processed sugars.

As I said in the post, sugar is an important aspect of our food and of our lives. We need it, we feel nourished by it, but there are natural ways of getting it that do not harm the body in the same ways 'processed sugars' do. That is all.

It is always with the intention of sharing awareness and love that I write these posts. Nothing else.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Oh how sweet is your love Sugar Cube?

OHhhhhh you are getting me going... just soo good. And it's only Monday!

Take a look, a very innocent looking sugar cube!

I simply love when you share these with me.. thank you and keep them coming!

It's all about perspective, isn't it?

Well on this week, The Mother's Day Week, I want to shower you with sweet love that will actually be good for you! That will make your body sing and dance with joy and happiness in your heart. That will reconnect you with love and gratitude and that will shine some light on a path less taken.

Here are some photographs that show the amount of sugar (in sugar cubes) that is found in what we consider to be our health and junk foods. Sometimes there is not that much of a difference in the amount of sugar that is being put into our foods.

Sugar is an important part of our diet. The sweet taste in food is nurturing to us. But there are ways to satisfy the sweetness we seek with unprocessed foods. Take a look.

Processed sugars found in processed foods:

Natural sugars found in fruit:

and last but not least, my favourite... a bit of perspective, 
one would have to eat this amount of carrots to get the same amount of sugar that is found in one bottle of coke.
"I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead -- not sick, not wounded -- dead." Woody Allen.

Friday, May 4, 2012

the weeks just fly by! but this recipe takes 5 minutes for deliciousness, not bad!


I don't know where the time goes, but it goes... I have meant to sit and write more often but the time just goes like water running through my fingers....

I have been wanting to post some of the deliciousness we had at the Potluck last weekend... and look at that it's friday already.. another weekend is here and I haven't posted them yet!


so here is some deliciousness you can make on the weekend.. or perhaps save it for Mother's day or your partner's birthday, whatever comes first!

Mushrooms filled with raw vegan Pesto and Sprouts

Basil- Cilantro Pesto:
4 handfuls of basil
1 handful of cilantro
1/2 cup to 1 cup of pine nuts (up to you)
Olive Oil (add it a little bit at a time to create desired consistency)
a pinch of sea salt
1 (or 2) garlic
1 TBSP nutritional yeast

Mix all ingredients in the food processor. Add more nutritional yeast for a 'cheesier' taste.
Handfull or two of mushrooms 

Sprouts - any kind, or a few of them.. makes them look prettier!

Assembly: take out the stem of the mushrooms, fill the space with pesto, decorate with a few sprouts on top! Voila! so easy....
"The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot."Michael Altshuler

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Have you had your wild edible weed today?

I had my wildness a few days back, with the name of a wild edible weed called Plantain. Spring time is a wonderful time to gather some wildness and pack them into your blenders!

It is a great time to eat your wild weeds for two reasons. One, they are non GMO foods jammed packed full of super nutrition! and two, well, one less weed on your lawn! so best of both worlds.

Wild Edible Smoothie
a handful or two of your wild edibles of the day
1 banana
1 cup frozen berries
a pinch of sea salt
1 dropper of Marine Phytoplancton
2 Tbsp Raw Almond Butter
1 1/2 cup of water

Blend all the ingredients. Pour into glass and enjoy!

Whatever we think about and thank about, we bring about. - John Demartini