Living Aloha Magazine-Jan/Feb 2015 issue

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THE WATER ISSUE The Importance of Water in our Daily Lives

FRee CoCoNUTS for life

Coconuts are Considered our MVP (Most Valued Plant)

the ART in HeART oF RAW Food Hydrating, Nutritious Foods and Healthy Lifestyle Options

Rainbow Island Cleanse Gain Health in Seven Days

Taking Taro Back to Our Roots

Ancient Taro for the Modern World

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Welcome to the one-year anniversary issue of Living Aloha Magazine. It’s been an amazing experience bringing health and wellness options to our community. Judging by our reader response and our advertiser enthusiasm, we’re confident that we are laying down strong roots here on Maui. We strive to offer a genuine community-centered publication to promote more healthy services here. Since we’re a community publication—and not a profit-center for publishers—the more health-oriented advertisers we have participating, the more copies we are able to print and distribute throughout Maui. You can help us serve Maui better by letting our advertisers know that you saw them in Living Aloha Magazine. Also, please let your friends in the wellness industry know about Living Aloha, so they can promote their services to the greater Maui community and our visitors.

W e look forward sharing more health-centered resources and information with you in this New Year.



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our mission statement and vision Living the Aloha Lifestyle is a way to attain optimum health, peace, love and compassion in yourself so you can spread it to your world. Living Aloha Magazine incorporates all aspects of aloha into our daily lives and features Hawaii as a learning center for how to live aloha. We support the aloha lifestyle through honoring and advocating for all life by elevating consciousness toward healthful living practices that sustain the individual, the community, all animals, and the planet. Our vision is to reflect and promote a compelling aloha culture through this publication creating an outwardly rippling vortex of energy bringing aloha to the wider global community.


on the cover:


The wATeR iSSUe The Importance of Water in our Daily Lives

FRee CoCoNUTS FoR liFe

Coconuts are Considered our MVP (Most Valued Plant)

The ART iN HeART oF RAW Food

Our cover photo is brought to you by Whale Trust Maui, a non-profit dedicated to whale research and education. Please visit page 38 to get more information about their upcoming event in February called Whale Tales—an educational event, full of presentations, receptions, whale watches with the experts, and opportunities to network with world-renowned personalities in whale research.

Hydrating, Nutritious Foods and Healthy Lifestyle Options

RAiNbow iSlANd CleANSe Gain Health in Seven Days

TAkiNg TARo bACk To oUR RooTS

Cover photo and whale photos inside this issue: © Flip Nicklin/Minden Pictures NMFS Permit #753

Ancient Taro for the Modern World

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It’s a New Year:

Happy 2015! JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2015

We focus on hydration, cleansing and overall wellness in this New Year/first anniversary edition of Living Aloha Magazine. Denise LaBarre explains why You are what you Drink and she shares with us the importance of water consumption and hydration in our daily lives. In Free Coconuts for Life, Ryan Burden shares story about the coconut craze and why coconuts are rightly considered our MVP (most valued plant). Diane E. Ruiz offers info about the true source for a Fountain of Youth, reminding us of the importance of nourishing our own “body of water”. With The Art in Heart of Raw Food, Guri Bigham gives us insight into hydrating, nutritious foods and healthy lifestyle options. Cathy Strong shares with us her experience with The Rainbow Island Cleanse, which helped her gain health and shed excess weight in just seven short days. Taking Taro Back to Our Roots is the focus that Alex Leikermoser addresses in her informative article about the history and current scope of Taro in Hawaii. The article includes an interview with Robert Mitnick from Hawai’i Taro Company. We also hear updates from the SHAKA Movement about the GMO Moratorium – Maui’s Miracle. Since this issue spotlights the importance of water, we can’t forget it’s whale season here on Maui. Check out our events page for details on a special event called Whale Tales, put together by Whale Trust Maui.

We wish you a happy, healthy New Year and we appreciate having you in our

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Publisher/Editor: Carlos Garcia Operations Manager: Sabrina Harmony Sims Art Director: Robyn Rolfes Graphic Design: Robyn Rolfes Sabrina Harmony Sims Writers: Cathy Strong Joe Mellone Heidi Erhardt Mark Sheehan Sabrina Harmony Sims Denise LaBarre

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in this issue: features 10 You are what you Drink


12 FRee CoCoNUTS for life 14 Taking Taro Back to Our Roots


16 Revealing your Inner fountain of youth


18 the ART in HeART oF RAW Food 22 Rainbow Island Cleanse experience 33 vegan nut truffles by hnina 34 Maui’s Miracle


38 upcoming events – 2015



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You are what you Drink — WATER!

by Denise LaBarre

Water is one of our earth’s most precious resources and it is what we’re made of. We hear statistics about the human body being 60 or up to 78% water, but a single statistic lacks detail. How watery we are fluctuates from about 73% at birth to 45% or less in extreme age or ill health. Over time, our cells lose the ability to hold water and our skin goes from dewy to dry as muscles change from turgid to limp. The fountain of youth is water—the cleaner and higher-vibe, the better.

body to process and wash away—over and above the standard recommended 8-10, 8 ounce glasses per day. I personally aim to drink 80% of my body weight in ounces of water/day. * I don’t always manage that amount, but when I do I feel great. To get an indication of how hydrated I am, I look at my tongue in a mirror. If I see ridges at the sides, that means my tongue is swollen against my teeth—one of many signs of dehydration—and I go drink water.

Now, what about the quality of water we need? The Thirst—a craving for movement of river flow fluids— is a natural The Important Things cleans and restructures instinct. But when (in order): water naturally. Our global we feel “thirst” and, trend toward damming instead of water, give The Thoughts we think rivers, storing water in the body food or Coke, stagnation and treating coffee or some other The Air we breathe it with artificial chemicals dehydrating substance, The Water we drink (not to mention allowing over time that thirst industrial and environmental call gets sublimated The Exercise we get pollutants to enter waterways) and we don’t hear it The Food we eat has significantly damaged clearly. Despite what our global supply. Recent we see in big-business ~ Yogi Bhajan scientific and conceptual ads, water is the most breakthroughs are giving thirst-quenching us new technologies beverage, period. Most and understanding to restructure water and repair late-night food cravings are actually the body asking the damage we’ve caused. Fantastic purification for water. The next time you feel like eating late, try technologies are arriving—and, with them, comes drinking a big glass of water or herbal tea and see if a greater appreciation of water for the precious, your body says, “Ah, that’s what I needed!” responsive resource it is. As for the quantity, we know we’re supposed to drink ample water each and every day. And yet, we’ve probably all experienced headaches, dry mouth or other consequences of being under-hydrated. Alcohol, coffee, prescription medications, vitamin supplements, food additives and other toxins—not to mention stress—require additional water for the 10

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Dr. Masaru Emoto’s game-changing work about how water responds to energy can be found at: If you haven’t seen the film, Water: The Great Mystery (2006), watch it. Partly due to poor English translations, the half-finished arguments of this Russian-made film

frustrated my Western-scientific, logical mind. I also recognized in it important and compelling intuitive truth. I give thanks daily for the opportunity to drink clean water and encourage everyone I meet to drink more as I advocate for water quality and global availability. I will be doing some experiments of my own and listening to my body to see how these new water technologies play out. You can follow my blog as I go on a journey to heal what I eat, drink and think, and report what my body has to say about it all. http://

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FREE COCONUTS by Ryan Burden Unless you’ve been living in a cave atop Haleakala, you must have noticed the coconut craze sweeping our island. Yogi girls are sipping cans of coco water after class, posts about “oil pulling” are trending on Facebook, and roadside coco stands are popping up on nearly every corner. Coconuts are definitely in style! The coconut is being touted as the ultimate electrolyte replacing drink, best beautifying body oil and even said to prevent Alzheimer’s.

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But the coco didn’t always have it so good. The “Tree of life” (as it’s called in many countries) is just now recovering from a deceptive, conspiracy-like propaganda campaign. In the mid 80’s, the soybean oil industry faced with flat-lining sales began a multimillion dollar anti-coconut campaign. The coconut was demonized as a health hazard because of its high saturated fat content. The soy industry ran ads on TV, published newsletters, magazine articles, books and even lobbied for political action against coconut oil. It worked; the public was misled. Restaurants and food makers, sensing the public’s fear, removed coconut oil from recipes and replaced them with soy. The price of copra (dried coconut meat used to make oil) crashed and coconuts slowly faded into the background. But the saturated fat of a coconut is unlike fats found in meat and vegetable oils. Coconut fat is uniquely identical to a type of fat rarely found in nature called medium-chain triglycerides (MCT’s). Found almost exclusively in breast milk and mature brown coconuts, MCT’s improve digestion, boost the immune system, and even protect against candida (aka bacterial, viral, and fungal infections).


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Coconut oil is now known to prevent heart disease, stroke, and hardening of arteries. People living in tropics, who get nearly 50% of their calories from coconuts, have the lowest rates of heart disease in the world. Coconut has gotten the green light and companies like Pepsi and Coca Cola are jumping on the bandwagon. Living in Hawaii, we have a unique opportunity to sidestep the hype and connect directly with this incredible plant. We can avoid pasteurized, preservative-filled water and pop a fresh young coco anytime. But the real gem of the tropics, are the older, mature seeds… the brown coconuts, rich in healthy fats. Coconut milk easily made at home from these, blows away store-bought in both flavor and nutrition. By buying locally grown coconuts, our dollar bills stay on island and encourage the growing of more trees. Planting a coconut tree is, without a doubt, the single greatest step a community can make towards sustainability. Trees can produce a dozen cocos per rack thirteen times a year for up to 70 years. That’s more than 10,000 coconuts from one tree … that’s A LOT of food! But we cannot reap these benefits without first sowing the seeds.

Hawaiian tradition is to plant a coconut at the home of each newborn, thus ensuring the child would never go hungry. It’s a simple and wise practice, which stood the test of time for over 1,000 years. No excuses! If you rent your home, dig a hole and plant a coconut anyways, by karmically paying it forward, a mature fruiting tree will likely be awaiting you at your next rental. Give it some mulch, a lil fresh water every day and soon you will have FREE coconuts for life!

to start working closely with our MVP (Most Valuable Plant). Take the first step today by incorporating coconut into your daily diet. Why? Because changing the world is not about what comes out of your mouth, it’s about what goes into it.

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Hawai`i Taro Company:

Taking Taro back to Our Roots Hawai`i Taro Company turns Hawaii’s ancient Taro into a viable new food product for the modern world. by Alex Leikermoser

About Taro

Taro has been a staple of the Hawaiian culture and diet for centuries. Called Kalo in Hawaiian, it is believed to be sacred and represents the Native Hawaiian creation story. Did you know there were over 300 varieties of Taro hand pollinated for various climates and conditions by Hawaiians? Various names for parts of the taro plant indicate its interwoven history with the Hawaiian people. The place where the stem meets the leaf is called the piko, or navel. The stem is the ha, the breath, and the cluster of shoots keiki, meaning children that surround the mother plant are called the ohana, or family. Its beautiful large heart-shaped leaves (lu’au) lend their name to the traditional Hawaiian Lu’au feast. Taro took root with the arrival of the Polynesian culture, and along with coconut has been a nutritious staple in the Hawaiian diet for over a thousand years. This tuber with unique and starchy richness has the ability to be made into everything from pie to “burgers” and chips, and the traditional smooth, purple-ish, creamy staple dish called “poi.” In the past, Taro was largely cultivated in Hawaii across 20,000 - 40,000 acres. Today the acreage is dramatically less with numbers in the low 1000’s. It has gone through many ancient battles, and continues even today on the GMO front to preserve its integrity. Luckily Taro might just be on the upswing as its value is becoming increasingly appreciated once again. 14

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“This is particularly exciting because, of course, taro has such a significant place in our culture and our history and in our environmental future in Hawaii,” said Claire Sullivan of Whole Foods Market, Hawaii. Like most farmers in our modern society, Hawaii’s farmers are no different in their struggle to maintain traditional seeds, plants and methods while the pressure is on to grow things faster and bigger but not necessarily better or more nutritious. There is a new breed of entrepreneurs that seek to use traditional plants to invent new and healthy products while still respecting the beauty and cultural history of Hawaii. One such person is Robert Mitnick, founder and president of The Hawai`i Taro Company. He’s been distributing his healthy, vegan “burger” patties for many years here on Maui. His ambitious goal is to introduce Taro to the world through his food products and export them to the mainland while meeting sustainable agriculture and environmental goals. And guess what? He is doing it! Today the Maui Taro Burger and related products are sold throughout the state of Hawaii and spreading quickly on the mainland.

How was this new tarot food product born?

It began in 1997 when founder Robert Mitnick, wanted to create a healthy delicious version of a tasty, local Hawaiian dish. Robert wanted to produce a food that was a wholesome alternative to various soy products on the market while using local, Hawaii-grown produce as its staple ingredients. What followed was the development of the Maui Taro Burger and the birth of the Hawai`i Taro Company. All the ingredients are natural, and as he jokingly said in his Hawaii News Now TV interview, its ingredients include “zero, zero, zero additives”. After my informal interview at his office and factory, I’d also have to say “zero, zero, zero attitude”. Robert’s positivism and vision is infectious; I found myself leaving his office excited for the future of the ancient taro plant and the Aloha spirit it literally brings to the table. Robert’s packaging is colorful and the Hawaiian message is clear and spelled out for all to see: HO ‘OMALAMALAMA PONO Meaning: Let us bring light, love and care to every effort, situation and intention in life. ~We love where we live~ Since its humble beginnings, Hawai’i Taro Company has evolved into a fully certified manufacturing facility based in Kihei on Maui. This is a true testament of what can be done with a traditional local food while honoring the land and spreading Aloha spirit to many homes through healthy, yummy food. I’ve now tried the three flavors of patties and love them all! The Volcano burger, with its bit of spice, is my all time favorite. The Traditional and Ginger flavors are yummy too! What I loved about them is that you can make them crispy on the outside and moist and juicy on the inside. They’re great for people on the go as you can even pop them in your toaster! YUP! This guy thought of everything in terms of feeding the busy modern world! Maui Taro Burger believes in “no waste,” so the entire plant is used—root, stalk and leaves. Did you know the purple color in their variety comes from1 the same substance that Page gives red FCSH_LA2014-12:Layout 11/20/14 8:47 PM 1 wine its color and anti-oxidant properties? Most of all they are

soy free, GMO free and gluten free! Taro burgers include the following nutritional benefits: • High in complex carbohydrates and fiber • Excellent source of potassium, calcium, iron and Vitamin A • Non-allergenic and low in fat • A low glycemic index It’s clear to me that Robert’s desire would be to inspire our keiki to keep this wonderful plant growing and utilized for food for generations to come. On the Hawaiian Islands, the generations who thrived here before us honored and protected the healthy balance of our island eco-system to the benefit of those who followed. We inherit this responsibility on behalf of future generations, both as residents and visitors alike. Understanding what is at risk is critical to re-valuing taro and its role in contributing towards food self-sufficiency in Hawaii. “For Hawaii’s indigenous people, the concepts underlying genetic manipulation of life forms are offensive and contrary to the cultural values of ‘aloha `aina’ which means ‘love for the land’ and ‘malama `aina’, care for the land. Genetic engineering alters the fundamental structure of taro and jeopardizes naturally and selectively bred Hawaiian varieties that have been cultivated for generations.” – Momi Subiano, Native Hawaiian of Kealakekua I hope you’ve found some valid reasons here to support and buy locally produced food and join the movement! Support Local! Who knows? Maybe we can re-learn from the ancient past while continuing to innovate new ways on Maui for taro products and sustainable farming perhaps to model what is possible for the rest of the world. For more information visit

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Revealing Your Inner

Fountain of Youth


by Diane E. Ruiz You are made up of approximately 70% water. In essence you are a “body of water.” Your amazing body of water rejuvenates and rebuilds itself every seven years. Your cells—even your bones regenerate. The beautiful water in your body is at the core of all the rebuilding that goes on, providing the flow for the continual breaking down and building up—even down to the cellular level—so I call it your “inner fountain of youth.” But just how important is water… really? Eye opening studies gathered by the Royal College of Nursing and the National Patient Safety Agency in England show that drinking enough water not only helps in weight loss but also: • R educes risk of breast cancer by 33 percent in premenopausal women and 79 percent in post-menopausal women • Reduces bladder cancer risk by 51 percent • Reduces risk for rectal cancer by 92 percent • R educes risk for colorectal cancer by 42 percent • Reduces risk of heart disease by 46 percent in men and 59 percent in women Water Yourself Next to breathing air, drinking water is the simplest and most powerful way to create health – even more important than the perfect diet. After three days without water we experience irreversible brain damage and after seven days without it, we die. Just imagine what would happen if you bought a plant – which is 90% water – brought it home, gave it the perfect plant food, put it in the perfect spot with just the right sun but didn’t water it? It would die.


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We are no different. Common signs of dehydration can range from migraines, depression and irritation to fibromyalgia and some forms of panic attacks. I personally know someone who was relieved instantly from daily panic attacks he had suffered for years just by drinking more water. Dehydration causes emotional and mental stress and studies show that our circulatory system physically constricts in the midst of stress. Imagine how a kink in a garden hose slows the flow of water running through it. Staying hydrated keeps our rejuvenating circulation un-kinked and flowing freely in so many ways! Keeping Your Body of Water Healthy We can learn a lot from other bodies of water such as a pond or a fishbowl. We all know that fish need clean balanced water in which to live and thrive. Have you ever seen a fishbowl that has turned murky? I remember losing more than one goldfish by not knowing the basics of caring for the water where my little pet swam. Water in a fishbowl needs to have proper pH, which is an alkaline and acid ratio that determines the health of the water. The right pH keeps the fish happy and healthy. Our internal “fishbowl” is no different and we need to maintain a healthy pH there too. The ratio of alkaline and acid in water is basically the measurement of oxygen in it. There are simple ways to test the health of water. If a test shows a higher alkaline content, it means there is more oxygen in the water. A murky or polluted fishbowl or pond is a sign that there is not enough oxygen and the fish have to labor to breathe. This water would be considered on the acidic side (less oxygen). A healthy body of water promotes healthy life. Our cells and organs need an oxygen rich environment to

“swim” in too. Sometimes we can eat in a way that pollutes our inner water. Cutting back on foods that have no oxygen in them such as processed sugar, pop, white flour and white rice and adding foods that have high oxygen and water content such as dark greens is helpful. It might surprise you to know that spinach has more water in it per gram than an orange and just as much as a watermelon!


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HEART OF RAW FOOD by Guri Bigham

photo by Guri Bigham © 2014

Food, in its purest and most hydrating form, comes straight from the āina, unaltered, unprocessed, uncooked. Raw food explores ways to stay as close to this integrity as possible. With our current battle against GMO production and the pollutant practices on our island, now is the most crucial time to grasp responsibility of our own health and share this awareness with others. Raw Food and the concept of cleansing is one of many tools that bring us a little closer to the organic seed from which we grew. Most of us eat some “raw food” everyday, in salads and whole fruits and vegetables, however, in the practice of Raw Food, no ingredients are heated over 105˚F, keeping the healthy enzymes intact, which is the most beneficial for our bodies. The preparation of certain raw dishes involves some time and planning with the soaking, sprouting, and dehydrating, but there is a simplicity, cleanliness and fun found in this type of food preparation. Although the practice can be taken to the extreme, I personally use Raw Food as a choice for a dish, a meal, a day, or a seasonal cleanse, when my body and creativity craves it. It offers so many healthy alternatives for the gluten-free, sugar-free, lactoseintolerant, vegetarian, or vegan. Honestly, I am none-ofthe-above, however I enjoy incorporating raw food into my everyday life. 18

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We all grew from an organic seed, before our bodies experienced the nourishment and toxicity of the outside world. We were watered and slowly sprouted, as our digestive system was introduced to different foods. My 9-month old son has reminded me just how sensitive our bodies are to what we put inside them. For his first 6-months, he grew exclusively from the nourishment I put into my own body; the breast milk so clearly affected his digestion, skin and mood. The acidity of tomatoes made his tummy gassy, citrus gave him rash, and the slightest hint of garlic made him fussy. Slowly, his digestion built the foundation to accept these stronger foods in the milk and be introduced to solid raw foods. Being so mindful of what I eat for my baby has expanded my awareness of my own body. The practice of Raw Food also offers this insight, as the body begins to detoxify and become more sensitive to what it needs. I have a casual perspective with Raw Food, because it is an inherited journey. My mother, Tone Anthony, was the chef who expressed her art through food. She believed in Raw Food, and raised me around it but it was never imposed as a strict regime in our household. Her studies in Raw Food began in the ’80s, before I was born, when

it was an underground trend that had not yet reached popular culture. As a food enthusiast, she began to explore this type of cuisine and loved creating raw alternatives to everything. She fed me 100% raw for my first year of life, building my strong immune system and appreciation for food. I get to now pass this to my baby, a 3rd generation “raw foodie”.

Despite her greatest efforts to heal herself of the cancer, she surrendered and peacefully left her body in January 2011. I was left with the legacy of her book, with little knowing that it would become the communication I maintain with her spirit.

“My mother’s legacy lives on in the book we wrote.” Over the span of 20 years, Tone became more passionate with Raw Food, launching her raw cracker business (Art of Raw Food, est. 2003), and working as a Raw Food chef privately and in many restaurants and health food stores, including Mana Foods here on Maui. She mastered the combinations of flavors and variety of techniques available in Raw Food. Her creativity and knowledge overflowed into a gourmet Raw Food book with over 100 recipes, including drinks, soups, salads, appetizers, main courses, cakes, pies, desserts, dehydrated crackers, cleansing foods and homemade spices. I had the great pleasure to write this book with her in 2009-2010, embarking on her dream of sharing it with the world.

Through the creative process, her Art of Raw Food evolved into the Heart of Raw Food. With the completion of the photography, editing and design, we share Tone’s dream. Her spirit lives on through those who make her recipes.


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I invite you to explore your own journey with Raw Food, to any degree of the practice. Experience food in its purest form by sourcing your ingredients from the local āina and organic vendors. Become more aware of your digestion by hydrating your body with a “green” cleanse this season. To re-sprout your cleansed body with plenty of moisture I suggest eating green foods, such as cucumber, celery and lettuce. The Watercress Soup, taken from the book Heart of Raw Food, can be made with mostly local ingredients. It is hydrating and rich in MSM (dietary supplement), perfect for the active lifestyle of Maui.

WATERCRESS SOUP — Serves 4 1 compressed cup of watercress, with stems 2 cups filtered water 4 stalks celery, juiced ½ avocado ½ lemon, juiced 2 tablespoons organic white wine (optional) 1 teaspoon Celtic salt photo by Guri Bigham

1 clove garlic



½ teaspoon spirulina 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 pieces watercress for garnish In a blender, place all above ingredients and blend until smooth. If you are using a high-speed blender (such as a Vitamix), you can let it blend on high for approximately two minutes and you’ll have a warmed raw soup. Divide into 4 soup bowls and garnish with watercress. Serve immediately or save in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

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Author and photographer, Guri Bigham, lives with her family in Pāia, Maui, where Heart of Raw Food, A Legacy of over 100 recipes was written, photographed and designed. Her book is available for pre-order at Please support her kickstarter project to get the 2nd edition in print! Mahalo nui. 20

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Rainbow Island Cleanse Experience by Cathy Strong

With the dawning of a brand new year, it’s usually apparent that there’s some cleansing to be done internally. So, in keeping with that tradition, my sister, Beverly, asked me to join her in an online group 7-day Raw Food chakra cleanse called Rainbow Island. The Rainbow Island Cleanse would include daily yoga videos, motivational messages and overviews of the day’s meals to coincide with each chakra. According to ancient Yogic philosophy, the body has seven chakras and each chakra has a toning color; the first chakra is red, the second is orange, the third is yellow and so on. And on this 7-day cleanse, we chose just one Raw Food containing the corresponding chakra color to eat en masse each day.

1 Day one of this cleanse

focused on the first chakra, the root Chakra, emanating the color red. So on day one, I chose tomatoes. And for breakfast, lunch and dinner, I ate some delicious Italian and jersey tomatoes. Leafy greens were allowed too, if desired, each day.

2 Day two, the sacral Chakra, emanates the color orange, so I chose oranges, which I love, and much appreciated after a full day on tomatoes.


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3 Day three, the solar plexus

Chakra radiates yellow, and bananas were the food of the day for me, and hundreds of other participants as well, though some chose pineapples or golden raisons. Just like greens, lemon water is allowed any day of this cleanse, too, which I found refreshing.

4 Day four—the heart

Chakra—emanating green, inspired cucumbers for me. Loved ’em.

5 Day five, the throat Chakra, shines the color blue, so it was a blueberry day for me.

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6 Day six, the third eye Chakra, transmits purple. Those purple grapes were delicious.

7 Day seven, the crown

Chakra, resonates white with specs of gold. I enjoyed coconut milk and dates.

And when I got on the scale at the end of the seven days, seven pounds of excess weight were gone! Other benefits for me were greater clarity and a brighter complexion.

“Healthy Childhood Favorites”) and her fiancé, Chris, (aka The Banana Commander) were superb at keeping the growing Facebook group motivated and on track with the seven day cleanse.

Raw Foods are accessible and beneficial to the body because of their high nutrient density; raw fruit and veggies are brimming with vitamins, and they also come complete with fiber and enzymes, which makes for an easily digestible meal. Participants signed up on the Rainbow Island Cleanse Facebook page to receive all the daily

Several days before day one, Ashley and Chris gave preparation instructions so everyone would know what and how much of their chosen fruits and vegetables to get ahead of time. Suggestions were made to ease into this cleanse beforehand by eating more veggies, soups and salads.

communications from the two leaders of the event, Ashley Clark and Chris Kendall. The page displayed meals, mantras and chakra colors, from Ashley and Chris, along with pics from anyone else participating that wished to share their meal photos, thoughts and challenges.

I thoroughly enjoyed the whole process of this cleanse. It was super easy to follow and at the end of seven days, I felt more focused, stronger and lighter.

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Afterwards, I contacted Ashley and Chris to thank them and find out what inspired them to do this successful and unique Facebook group cleanse.

“We’re very blessed to be able to share this program, and I for one am grateful all those watermelons were rotten or this may not have happened!”

Here’s what Ashley had to say, “So happy you enjoyed the cleanse. We are turning it into a full program/eBook to launch for the New Year!

Chris had this to say, “I have always loved the abundant energy and dramatic results gained from mono fruit cleanses. Wishing to bring more variety and ease through a holistically balanced program, Ashley and I excitedly created Rainbow Island. Filled with affirmations, Chakra-balancing yoga, emotional support, guidance and more—sure to bring out the light in you!”

650 people joined us for this cleanse

“Mono fruit cleanses are my favorite way to detox. I get to eat all the fruit I care for, while giving my digestive system a break. The Rainbow Island Cleanse follows the chakras with a different color fruit for each day. This adds more variety than a typical mono-cleanse and incorporates yoga and affirmations for each chakra, making it a total mind, body, spirit experience.

“It’s funny, I had initially wanted to do a 7-day mono island on watermelon, only to find that the shipment of melons at the store had gone bad. I texted Chris with my disappointment and looked around the store for something else. I still wanted to mono but nothing looked appealing enough to eat for a whole week. That’s when I thought of doing a rainbow island cleanse: one fruit for each day, all different colors of the rainbow. “Chris loved it and suggested we incorporate the chakras and yoga exercises. I loved his idea—and the Rainbow Island Cleanse was born. I wanted to share this new twist on mono cleanses with my fruit loving community, so we created a Facebook group where people could join and do it with us. I thought maybe 50 people would be interested but 650 people signed up for the group! It was an amazing experience to share and grow together with such wonderful people.


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Chris provided short and sweet yoga videos each day to tune into the day’s chakra and gain more confidence and stamina to fulfill the goals of the cleanse. At the end, Ashley posted some helpful advice about reintroducing foods after a cleanse. She advised being gentle and easing back to a regular diet. Another option is to take the momentum gained through cleansing and continue to eat more healthfully than you used to, which is what I’ve been doing since the cleanse. Both Ashley and Chris offer healthy lifestyle coaching and they offer free eBooks at:

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Maui Beach Yoga 808-385-6466

Yoga Shala - Wailea 34 Wailea Gateway Pl. A-208 808-283-4123


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Healing Catalyst Denise LaBarre 808-575-2244

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The Maui School of Therapeutic Massage 808-572-1888

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Table Massage/Nutrition Ethan Sisser 808-633-6609


Thai Massage Adrian Avocado 650-490-6342

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Heavenly Pivot Acupuncture Naya Cheung Rice 808-633-1753

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Galan Sports Chiropractic & Massage 808-344-5066


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Fabian Physical Therapy Erika Fabian

Erin L. Elster, DC Chiropractor

95 Lono St., #202 - Kahului 808-872-3333


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Spa Luna Massage School 808-575-2440


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Valley Isle Fitness Center

1371 Malaihi Rd in Wailuku 808-244-4921

41 E. Lipoa St., Kihei, HI 96753 808-874-2844

Reps-Training Center 161 Wailea Ike Pl. Wailea, HI 96753 808-875-1066

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24 Hour Fitness 150 Hana Hwy. – Kahului 808-877-7474

Maui Family YMCA 250 Kanaloa Ave. Kahului, HI 96732 808-242-9007




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HEALTHY FOOD DISCOVERIES HNINA gourmet raw vegan dark chocolate and sprouted nuts truffles! Whoa! Check this out. This is so up our alley! We just came across a new product line from Hnina, a Los Angeles based company founded by French born Vanessa Morgenstern-Kenan. They make what could possibly be the healthiest and most insanely delicious dark chocolate and nut truffles on the planet. First, all the ingredients are the highest quality available and certified Organic; non-GMO, no harmful pesticides, etc. The raw cacao is Grand Cru from the Dominican Republic! Then they don’t use dairy, which would neutralize the enormous health benefits of dark chocolate. Next, no refined sugars. They sweeten the chocolate with pure maple syrup and raw honey. But wait—if you’re

a non-honey-eating Vegan, their site allows you to customize and choose maple syrup only. Then, they sprout their nuts releasing all their healthful benefits. You can also customize them to be raw instead of lightly roasted. They offer seven different combinations: Macadamias (from Hawaii of course) & Pistachios, Almonds & Hazelnuts, Brazilian Nuts, Almonds & Coconut, Walnuts & Cashews, Pecans & Pine Nuts, Pistachios & Hazelnuts and finally a Seeds truffle that contains flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds & sunflower seeds. They come in four different sizes: Pebbles (.5 oz. - $2.99), Rocks (1 oz. - $4.99), Boulders (2 oz. - $7.99) and Bricks (6.5 oz. bars - $19.99). Rocks and Boulders also come in Assortment Boxes (12 Rocks - $49.99, 6 Boulders $39.99) which are made of recycled and bio-degradable craft paper made using wind energy.

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These are so awesome and very addictive, but totally healthy and therefore guilt-free. If we had a seal of approval we’d slap one on these immediately. Right now they are only available in Hawaii online on their really cool website, which is also a great place to read about the benefits of dark chocolate. They were kind enough to offer our readers a special online coupon code: livingaloha for 15% off your order. They’re looking at distributing to retail businesses, on Maui so store owners please check them out and help bring them to the islands.

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GMO Moratorium

We would like to wrap this offering with sincere gratitude. Thank you to all who stepped forward and voted YES on Election Day. Thank you to the members of our community that were out in force promoting this issue with us. You called for a moratorium on the production of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in Maui County. The initiative requires a temporary halt until GMO experiments are independently proven to be harmless. This issue is of genuine concern to thousands of island residents and their families. Many call this accomplishment the “Maui Miracle.” Despite being outspent (more than 80 to 1) in advertising by the chemical and bio-tech industry, the people voted and said “we want independent testing”. This $8 million dollars, as reported in the media, was the most ever spent in opposition to a citizen’s initiative in the history of the United States. The massive petition campaign and ballot initiative should have been unnecessary. Had the Maui County officials simply followed the mandates of the State Constitution, the people and the aina of Maui County would have been properly protected. The Hawaii State Constitution states: “For the benefit of present and future generations, the State and its political subdivisions shall conserve and protect Hawaii’s natural beauty and all natural resources, including land, water, air, minerals, energy sources, and shall promote the development and utilization of these resources in a manner consistent with their conservation and in furtherance of the self-sufficiency of the State.”


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Maui’s Miracle The Maui County elected officials stooped beyond failing the island residents in their civic duty. The Mayor and members of the County Council deceived the public in support of Dow and Monsanto’s toxic threat to our islands’ health and our well being. The deceptions were numerous and increasingly disturbing to those who realize what is at stake. Among the most grave was when the county clerk and county legal counsel collaborated with lawyers representing the biotech industry. Together, they confused the language that described the ballot measure. They deliberately omitted the word “Moratorium” on the ballot and improperly called the measure “a prohibition” and “a ban”. During the campaign, it was implied that small family farmers would serve jail time if they grew food in general. They falsely predicted economic catastrophe from the supposed loss of jobs that would occur if GMO cultivation is suspended. These government officials failed to consider the costs to the public health, our island’s environmental health and our ability to feed ourselves. These are threatened when our soils and fresh water supply are deluged with toxic chemicals in combinations and quantities the Environmental Protection Agency admits have never been tested. This raises two additional, essential points: • T he supposed “farming” practices conducted by Monsanto and Dow Chemical DO NOT ACTUALLY PRODUCE ANY FOOD for anyone who lives on the islands • T he Industrial Chemical activities, and use of massive amounts of untested toxic chemical combinations on our soils threatens the real economic health of the island—the tourist industry. An industry that contributes 80% of every dollar that comes into Maui County was neglected during the campaign.

Yet probably the most destructive act on the part of our county officials was what happened after “we the people” engaged in the democratic process and voted for the measure to be adopted as law. They formally joined with the biotech industry and got a federal magistrate judge to overrule the election result and put the moratorium on the shelf. Anticipating this response, the 5 citizens who led the petition drive, and the Shaka Movement’s Board of Directors initiated a legal action asking the Hawaii State Court to enforce the State’s election law and require the Maui County officials to take the necessary steps to implement the will of the people. More details will be forthcoming. In continuing service to the community, however, we will be providing updates and analysis on the web at the following address:

Despite the opposition, we have so much to be grateful for. We have grown together as a community, and have united (to an impressive degree) to address these major threats to our collective health and our future. We must unite more. We need to provide more education: There are a still thousands of people on our islands who are misinformed. Many do not yet realize what the issues are, what the danger is, and why it matters. For all those who have awakened and join us in our quest, for Justice, for health for Sustainable Hawaiian Agriculture for the Keiki and the Aina (SHAKA), we thank you. ~ The “5 Citizens” and Shaka Movement Board of Advisors


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Bedroom for rent in a 4 bedroom/1.5 bath 100 year old, sweet vintage home in Haiku. Must be vegan, clean, respectful, have clean credit, employed and have Maui references. 310-488-1911.

Bookkeeping Services Business/Personal Bookkeeping Haiku 310-488-1911

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Community Movements SHAKA Movement 3681 Baldwin Ave., A-203 Makawao, HI 96768 844-661-2944 Hawaiian Independence Restoration Organization 808-446-5154

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Visual Artist/Sculptor Tim Garcia 808-572-5597

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© Whale Tales

Saturday & Sunday January 24th & 25th

upcoming events – 2015 February 13th—17th

saturday, march 28th

Whale Tales 2015

A Benefit Fundraiser for Special Olympics Maui Swim Team

Maui Theatre (home to “Ulalena”) 878 Front Street, Lahaina and other locations around Lahaina

“ I Am Light.” Discovering and Living from Your Impersonal Self with Dr. Wayne Dyer Join Wayne Dyer and friends for a two-day, heart awakened weekend seminar at The Westin Maui Resort & Spa. This weekend seminar is an opportunity to free yourself, now and forever, from the domination of your personality, with its self-inflated and often self-sabotaging mind and intellect. In addition to having a personal self, there is also an impersonal self that is with you for every moment of your existence in this lifetime. This impersonal self is NOT your intellect and body. It is the invisible intelligence that animates all of life. It is responsible for all of your desires. It allows your fingernails to grow, your heart to beat, and it is the life force that supports all of life everywhere. For more information or to register call 800-654-5126 or log on to

Up close and personal—all things whales! Come learn about whales from top international scientists, photographers, and conservationists. Whale Tales is an educational event, full of presentations, receptions, whale watches with the experts, and opportunities to network with world-renowned personalities in whale research. Free admission to presentations on Saturday and Sunday ($20 suggested donation gratefully accepted). Whale watches throughout the weekend and all day Monday February 17th, starting at $45. Whale Tales is hosted annually by Whale Trust Maui, a non-profit dedicated to whale research and education. Funds raised at Whale Tales support whale research efforts in the Hawaiian Islands. Contact Whale Trust Maui at or 808-572-5700 and visit for a schedule of activities, sponsorship information, and program updates.

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Kihei Aquatics Center The second annual Swim & Fin to benefit Special Olympics Maui Swim Team at Kihei Aquatics Center is slated for Saturday, March 28th, 2015. This public community event welcomes all swimmers of all ages to join us for a fun-filled morning. “It’s a great way to train, exercise, show your support for your community, and just have fun!”, says Professional Swimming Coach, Marie White. “Whether you swim recreationally, are on a school or private team, we want you to join us!” The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics Maui and Special Olympics Hawai`i is a 501c3 non-profit organization. For entry forms and more information, please contact Toni Rojas at or 808-344-8880. Entries are due March 15th and donations are due on the day of event.

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“For all those who have awakened and join us in our quest, for Justice, for health, for sustainable hawaiian agriculture for the Keiki and the aina (shaKa) we thank you.”

Mahalo Nui loa

to our Maui community! MissioN The Shaka Movement is an advocacy, communications and educational hub, where people and organizations come together to work in unison to affect a positive change for the environment and for the people of the Hawaiian Islands. We are committed to bringing forth informed scientific facts through peaceful communications and actions so as to protect, preserve and improve the Public Trust Resources for current and future generations. We are a self-organizing grassroots movement, which means that each of us, who participates, is the movement. The Shaka Movement is a non-profit tax-exempt organization located at

3681 Baldwin Ave. Suite A-203 Makawao, HI 96768 • 844.661.2944

We are in gratitude to the Shaka Founders, the Five Citizens, Shaka Movement Board of Directors, our Donors, and Strategy Team for leading a successful campaign to secure a yes vote for the historical Maui GMO Moratorium. We extend a very special thanks to hundreds of dedicated volunteers who served tirelessly during our twelve-month campaign. We also acknowledge our Neighbor Island communities who led the way before us and stood united with us. To those who supported us from the Mainland and around the world we say thank you very much for your contributions and encouragement.

We recognize the Maui business sector that provided various services in meeting deadlines to accommodate our needs. There are so many other professionals who went out of their way to support our year- long effort, we are grateful to so many. “Large miracles are possible when angels take care of the small details and are willing to take a large stand.” With all of your Kokua we were able to make history twice. It will be with your support that we will make history again. It comes down to each of us.

You are the movement, we are the movement.

Follow us on our Shaka Movement website where we will be posting the latest updates outlining our current legal proceedings and future educational and media awareness events as well. Visit for more information.

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