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in this issue:

issue focus – food & nutrition 06 Gratitude For Your Food 08 Intuitive Eating 10 Macrobiotic Superfoods 14 Coconut Yogurt Recipe 16 Time To Get Juicy 19 The Chimp Diet

maui 22 Maka By Mana 24 The Green Pages of mAUI

big island 30 Vegan Aloha 32 Under The Bodhi Tree 34 The Green Pages of the big island

Hawaiian Breakfast …eat simple.

inspiration 35 Spiritual Evolution Through nutrition

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gratitude for your food by Denise LaBarre

Consider the health benefits of gratitude for your food - not just during the fall holiday but every day. You can even go so far as to think of gratitude as a nutrient, like a condiment to sprinkle on your food to make it assimilate and taste better. Why have Gratitude for Food? First of all, you can’t live without it. Think about that again for a moment: you can’t live very long without food. If that’s not cause for gratitude, I don’t know what is. Beyond that, feeling grateful puts you in an open hearted and receptive state - which improves digestion, heart health, and overall relaxation. Consistently giving thanks is a great way to both give and receive ongoing energetic, social, and even digestive gifts.

We are part of an amazing and complex food web we would do well to appreciate and connect with. Let’s take bees, for example. I first fell in love with bees when I first learned about their waggle dance in first grade and even now, thinking of bees makes my heart open. Bees are amazing and deserve our support and gratitude. Without the work of bees pollinating the plants, most of the food we eat would simply not exist. And don’t forget gratitude for the hands that cultivate, gather, transport and prepare our food.

In slowing down as you eat and savoring the flavors, you give yourself time to fully take in the nutrients and energy in your food. You can amplify this effect by sharing your food with someone who doesn’t have as much or treating yourself to something extra-delicious and good for your body. To dial it down even further, appreciate the soil microbes and the work they do to nourish and transform the soil - that nourishes your food, that nourishes you! Opening to the wonder of it all opens your body to receive your food with love.

Growing and preparing food used to take up the majority of people’s time and energy. These days, we can buy prepared food or eat “out,” which gives us more time to be productive in other ways. Eating healthy food made with love, and eating it with others in appreciation is still the best way to take in your nutrients; it feeds your heart, soul, and stomach. It used to be - and it still is in many parts of the word that your only choice was to eat what is grown nearby, when the season serves it up. Now we have huge supermarkets with shelves full of food


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from all over the world, in all seasons, as well as a resurgence of local farming communities that provide organic food grown with love. Whatever your food philosophy, whatever the source, take a moment to appreciate the food you eat and the edible bounty of choice that you enjoy.

Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity. ~ Voltaire

How you eat your food matters – with Gratitude as nutrient The longer I live, the more I feel that how I eat is as important as what I eat. Every chance I get now, I sit down and take a deep breath before picking up anything. I appreciate the colors, give thanks to the source that contributed to the food on my plate, and feel grateful for the whole process. That sets the stage for good assimilation,

and then the enzymes in my saliva can begin the physical process of breaking down the food. When I do this, I eat more slowly and enjoy the whole process more; plus, I stop eating before I’m over-full. I know I’m giving myself the benefit of better digestion and relaxation. Since I eat good food, I want to get my time and money’s worth by assimilating it well. Don’t leave out the fun! Eating with your fingers when appropriate - the way you did before you could hold a fork properly - brings you back into your body and beckons you to delight in the colors, tastes and textures of your food - glorious food! Imagine wiping up a delicious sauce with bread and popping it into your mouth, or licking the juice of a perfectly ripe peach off your fingers. Touching your food can add the benefit of sensual pleasure to the nutrients it provides.

It’s so beautifully arranged on the plate – you know someone’s fingers have been all over it. ~ Julia Child

The Roots of Culture We think of a person’s culture as including shared customs, traditions, food, clothes, beliefs, and rituals. But historically, culture also included the particular microbes a people shared and used to make bread, cheese, sauerkraut, and other pro-biotic foods. Part of a girl’s dowry was the bacterial

culture she got from her mother/ family and carefully brought with her to use and share in her new, married life, literally “bringing her culture with her.” This culture was important for the health of all the people who shared and ate from it. I started culturing coconut water and making my own sauerkraut to improve my digestion. As an added benefit, I’m having fun with the new relationship I have with coconuts, cabbage, and the microbes that turn them into pro-biotic food. As I prepare a new batch, I beam gratitude at the little creatures that make the coconut water effervescent or transform the cabbage into something even more nutritious. This simple process of cultivation connects me to the time before food additives and soil depletion and feeds my soul as well as my body.


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Intuitive Eating Honoring the Wisdom Within

We all have a guidance system, an internal compass directing us toward our greatest good. Referred to as our intuition, this sense of deep knowing is an aspect of our intelligence that can be accessed at anytime, for any reason and by anyone. Using our intuitive awareness to make decisions can be particularly useful when it comes to cultivating an uplifting and healthy relationship with food.

by Liz Selva

The most important step in cultivating intuitive awareness is to give our intuitive voice permission to exist. We then work towards paying close attention to what feels good and what doesn’t, choosing to move in the direction of that which feels good, away from that which doesn’t.

Before eating the first meal of the day, it is great to connect with our body, tune in to how we are feeling and identify what kind of nourishment would be most NOURISH YOUR The voice of intuition is benevolent supportive to our current state. and compassionate, gently leading If we wake up cold, lacking BODY WITH WHOLE, us on the path of our highest energy or with little appetite, a UNPROCESSED AND potential. We can look to this complimentary first food might be personalized language to deepen a warm ginger, turmeric and lemon NATURAL FOOD our relationship with food and tea to stimulate our digestion health and seek direction on and break up stagnation. If we’re areas including - how eating a certain meal/food will feeling energized and light, a smoothie or some sliced make us feel, understanding the times of day our fruit is a wonderful way to compliment and enhance bodies prefer to eat, what the best foods are for our this vitality. We move away from autopilot eating, individual bodies, how to eat in tune with the seasons resorting to what’s convenient or what we are in the and how to use food as medicine. habit of consuming everyday in lieu of moment-to8

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moment mind/body awareness and the desire to facilitate a nourishing and healing relationship with food. However we wake up, the aim is to observe and be present with that feeling so as to consciously honor and provide the body with what it needs most in the moment. When out at a restaurant or at home preparing to make a meal we can take a moment to imagine what each meal choice would feel like in our body. When thinking of one meal choice we might get a lethargic, hazy or irritable sensation while the other might feel nourishing, grounding or energizing. We learn to opt for the meal with the most positive associated feelings, using these sensations as information to help us make energy-giving decisions. We keep in mind that we are both including and looking beyond our taste preferences to arrive at the best option avoiding the tendency of defaulting to an unhealthy choice based on cravings and quick highs.

Taking notice each day of the times we are truly hungry could be quite an eye-opener. We often eat breakfast, lunch and dinner at their socially accepted hours simply out of habit. We might be surprised to notice that we don’t actually get hungry until mid-morning, prefer to eat the largest meal of the day for lunch or enjoy small meals throughout the day instead of three large ones. Giving ourselves the option to move beyond the limits of habit and move into authentic awareness opens up the opportunity to communicate with and fully support our most personal needs. Eating intuitively is an uplifting and healing practice that greatly benefits our relationship with food. By nourishing our bodies with whole, unprocessed and natural food, we have already taken the first step to cultivating intuitive awareness.

Liz Selva is a plant-based personal chef for individuals, families, retreats and events and wellness guide supporting people in creating healthy habits and connecting to their intuitive self. She is wildly passionate about clean eating, vibrant flavors and the healing power and qualities of natural food. Visit Liz’s website to learn more about her philosophy and services.

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Macrobiotic Superfoods

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by Ana Gak

What is Macrobiotics? The word macrobiotic comes from Hippocrates of Ancient Greece, and is the result of the union of two words: makros—large, long and bios—life. Combined, macrobiotics translates to learning about long and happy human life, in tune with the nature that surrounds us and which we are a part of. Macrobiotics balances natural eating, regular physical activity, and expansion of consciousness. It is an approach to eating which concentrates on the meaning of the energetic worth of food. Rather than calories, we focus on finding a balance between our environment and what we put inside our bodies. The overarching disease of today is imbalance. Often, the reason people get sick is because we lose harmony between ourselves and nature. In Hawaii we are blessed to be living surrounded by raw nature, reminding us that we are not separate from it, nor can we reach our potential without nature’s balance. Macrobiotics offers the same teaching, allowing us to sustainably reach a balanced state through natural food. Based on the principles of yin and yang: expansive versus contractive energy, cool and moistening versus warm and drying, we regulate our system through a harmonious intake of food.

What are the best foods to incorporate into your diet according to Macrobiotics? 1. Whole Grains are the grounding base of macrobiotics. Brown rice, amaranth, quinoa, millet, corn, buckwheat, are examples of whole grains that support not only your daily fiber intake, but also fuel your body with iron, vitamin E, magnesium, and B vitamins. Always look for organic, non-GMO grains.

2. Beans are an important source of protein for a macrobiotic diet. They contain two types of necessary fiber— insoluble and soluble. Insoluble fiber lowers cholesterol, while soluble fiber aids in keeping you feeling full longer. High fiber content regulates blood sugar, and combined with whole grains, beans provide a virtually fat-free, nutrient rich protein that keeps your diet balanced. Macrobiotics recommends adzuki, kidney, navy, chickpea, and pinto beans. As with grains, always buy organic, non-GMO beans. 10

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3. Dark Leafy Greens such as kale, watercress, bok choy, mustard greens, dandelion, spinach, swiss chard, arugula, cabbages including broccoli, and collard greens are alkalizing and full of chlorophyll which helps purification of the body and aids in maintaining strong, clean blood. Dark leafy greens are ripe with vitamins such as C, K, A, as well as fiber, iron, beta-carotene, folate, calcium, and cancer-fighting phytochemicals.

4. Sweet Potato and Squash are a rich source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, A (beta-carotene), manganese, vitamin B1, B2 and B6, copper, pantothenic acid, potassium, niacin. Half a large sweet potato offers more than 450% of the recommended daily dose of vitamin A. In macrobiotics, sweet potatos are often roasted or blanched and paired with dark leafy greens over a bowl of whole grains and beans.

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5. Shiitake and Maitake Mushrooms have been found to be a powerful source of healing, supporting a healthy heart, strong immune system, reducing inflammation, combatting allergies, maintaining blood sugar, fighting against viruses and bacteria, reducing the risk of cancer, and aiding in detoxification. Mushrooms contain protein, fiber, calcium (1/4 of mushrooms equates to 1 glass of milk), vitamins C and B complex. Shiitake mushrooms are a common ingredient in miso soup, which is recommended daily in the macrobiotic diet.

6. Seaweed is regularly used in macrobiotics, particularly wakame, kombu, nori, hijiki, dulse, agar, arame. It is extremely beneficial to us who are living in the islands as it is a powerful source of iodine, supporting our thyroids and keeping us from absorbing radiation. Additionally, seaweed is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, zinc, calcium, magnesium, potassium, chlorophyll, and some are especially packed with B complex vitamins and protein. In macrobiotics, kombu is used for making dashi broth or when cooking beans, as it aids in digestion. Wakame is most often found in miso soups, while nori is the seaweed used to make sushi.

Fermented Food Pickles - Miso - Umeboshi Plums - Coconut Kefir/Yogurt Fermented foods are a great source of probiotics. Probiotics support your natural digestive system in breaking down and processing foods that you intake.

7. Pickles help prevent the development of yeasts (such as Candida), guard your body against infections, stimulate the immune system, and facilitate the synthesis of certain vitamins such as C and B12.

8. Miso is made of fermented soy and used most commonly in soups. Macrobiotics dictates that miso should be eaten daily for its probiotic, alkalizing, and immune system building properties. It contains isoflavones that have been studied for guarding against cancer, helping to cure intestinal infections, radiation sickness, and leveling out acidic conditions in the body.

9. Umeboshi Plum — a staple in macrobiotics, the tart and salty umeboshi plums are pickled with shiso leaves for 3-5 years and used as a balancing, strengthening, digestive aid. With powerful antibacterial properties, umeboshi is good to use every day in dips, dressings, sauces and sushi.

10. Coconut Kefir and Coconut Yogurt — a dairy-free alternative packing the same probiotic punch as their animal-sourced cousins. They cleanse the liver, support the endocrine system, reduce cravings and aid in digestion. See the recipe for Coconut Yogurt on page 14. Video available at

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Coconut yogurt

by Ryan Burden

For thousands of years, people around the world have enjoyed the taste and benefits of probiotic foods. Probiotics are living foods, rich in beneficial bacteria. These bacteria repopulate the gut aiding with digestion, immunity, and general well being. People with digestion issues often find healing after trying probiotics, even for a short time. One of the most well known probiotics is yogurt. Yet, for the conscious consumer, buying a container of yogurt doesn’t always necessarily feel right. Hormones, antibiotics, and preservatives found inside can truly make it a less than healthy choice. Lucky for us, here in Hawaii we have an abundant and affordable alternative to dairy. Coconuts are ALWAYS in season and coconut yogurt is ridiculously easy to make. It’s fun and takes only 15 minutes (including clean up) to make. Treat yourself, save that money and make some at home this weekend. See previous article on Macrobiotics for information on the the benefits of Coconut Yogurt.

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coconut yogurt makes one quart you’ll need: 3 Spoon-Meat Coconuts and a Probiotic Starter* of your choosing

* Vegan probiotic starters can be easily found at local health-food stores _____________________________________________________________ 1 - Open cocos, drain water and set aside. Remove the meat and clean by shaving off inner shell (a potato peeler works great). 2 - Blend the meat with a small amount of coconut water. Use the stick to pulverize until it takes on a smooth consistency. 3 - Pour mixture into a glass or ceramic bowl, not metal. Use a wooden or plastic spoon (again no metal) to stir in your probiotic mixture. _____________________________________________________________ Well done! You have just started your first yogurt culture. Cover the bowl with a towel and set in a warm spot. You’ll need to wait 24 hours for the culture to mature. After a full 24 hours, taste – it should have that classic yogurt tartness. Put into a mason jar and keep in the fridge till you are ready to delight in your delicious, healthy treat. The only thing left to do is top with fruit of the season and enjoy! Keep in mind, not every probiotic is the same (there are thousands of strains). When experimenting with new strains, start small. Try a little taste, listen to your body and always trust your gut.

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At the stem of most sickness and premature aging is dehydration. When the cells get dry, they start to shrivel up and die. This creates premature aging as cells are dying too early and not living their full life span. Also when the cells get dry, they cannot stay healthy and strong, so sickness sets in. The body can survive without food for 30 to 40 days but the body can not survive without liquid for more than 3 days. So the most important way of eating – is to EAT JUICY FOOD! Eat as much food with liquid and oxygen as possible for maximum healing and thriving.

How do we EAT JUICY FOOD? Simple! Eat lots of green smoothies, fruit smoothies, plant protein smoothies, green juices, vegetable juices, fruit juices, coconut water, lemon water, spring water, kombucha, raw fruit, raw vegetables, salads, raw desserts, fermented foods, and food that bursts with juiciness when we bite into it. The more raw fruits and vegetables we can eat, and the more raw smoothies, juices and water we can drink, the more we will have energy, reverse our wrinkles, release constipation, Raw Foods lose weight, heal our ailments are full of and prevent disease.

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Raw food is the most ideal as it is full of oxygen, water and at its greatest nutritional potency.

Cooked food, although yummy, has much less. When we smell food cooking, that is the oxygen leaving the food, when cooked food gets smaller, that is the water leaving the food, and as heat enters, it kills the life force energy of food. DRINKING and EATING JUICY FOOD throughout the day is crucial to our longevity and vitality. It is important that we start first thing in the morning. Drinking lots of liquids before we eat breakfast, is the best way to start our day and create the most healing in our body. As we sleep, the body is working and cleaning all night and is ready to flush out our toxins and yesterday’s waste. So drinking liquids in the morning is like pouring liquid drano 16

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down our pipes. We flush out and clean out our body’s waste. With many years of nutrition training and creating full body healing with all my clients, I know first hand, that food is not as important to healing and survival as hydration is. We need liquid to survive, thrive and flush the bad stuff out.

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Eating Juicy Food will change your life. I promise you. You will look younger, feel better and heal your body.

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the Chimp


by Alfred Morrissette I did a little research several years ago on what chimpanzees eat in their wild, semi-tropical rain forest habitat. I was thinking that they intuitively know what is best for themselves, and since they share 98% of human’s genetic heritage (as do bonobos) and are physiologically very similar to human, I assumed their diet would be quite relevant for us. Ripe Fruits and Young Greens Are Superior I learned that chimps and other similar primates are primarily frugivores, and humans, who share virtually the same physiology, are designed as frugivores as well. Chimps eat about 55% to 60% fruit, with bananas, wild figs and paw-paws being their favorites. Stool studies indicate that they generally eat one type of fruit at a time, and no more than two kinds per meal. They forage when hungry, not at set times. Moreover, fruit is 90% assimilable for primates (and humans). In addition to fruit, plants are a key component of the chimp diet; chimps eat a lot of fresh young leaves and newly emerging young plant and tree buds, shoots and flowers. This group of foods comprises about 25% of their total diet. They are evidently very discriminating about their selection of these very

young plant materials (and their fruit, too). Emerging plant material like this is very bio-active, containing the highest concentration of nutrients, including protein, which is essential to chimps. It is important to note that fresh, very young (approximately 10 days old or less) plant sprouts, leaves, flowers and shoots do not have a mature cellulose covering surrounding each cell. This is critical, as chimps (and humans) cannot easily assimilate or digest cellulose to access cell nutrients. Aside from fresh young green shoots, chimps eat very few true vegetables, such as roots and broccoli crowns. Most root vegetables have a high percentage of cellulose, making assimilation difficult. In his book Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, Weston Price noted that buffalo used to migrate from Texas to Montana every spring to follow the fresh young grass when it emerged as the spring season

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progressed northward. They intuitively knew that young grass shoots are the highest in nutrient density and most tasty. Price called this the “vitamin tide” that the buffalo followed each spring. Similarly, it has been shown that domesticated animals fed young hay and grasses do better and need smaller amounts of food than those fed mature hay and Fruits and grasses.

fresh, young, emerging green plants are our ideal and most efficient foods.

It also has been shown that deer in the wild prefer the very freshest and youngest grass, which is high in nutrients and most easily assimilated. Although deer can digest cellulose, they will not touch grass after it has jointed.

Think about this: A lot of mature foods that we may think are supposedly good for us, like mature green lettuce, kale, celery, spinach etc., are therefore poor foods for us, because we cannot extract more than perhaps 10% of the nutrients from that food due to the mature cellulose covering encasing the cell nutrients. Juiced mature greens is an exception, because the juicer teeth or gears efficiently break open the cells of the plants’ fibers, releasing the nutrients which are contained inside the cells. It is best to process mature greens using a masticating juicer or a hydraulic press. So, for whole food nutrition we should select only the very freshest, young, emerging greens, such as sunflower sprouts, other young sprouts, baby lettuce and spinach, and other micro greens. The important takeaway here is that fruits, along with the emerging green plants, are our ideal and most efficient foods.


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Chimps’ Natural Source of Water Another key point linking chimps and humans is our water source. Both species are not natural water drinkers. Chimps procure the majority of their water from juicy fruits, and that is the ideal way for man as well. The water in fruits and vegetables is not ordinary rain or pond water; it is structured water. The formula for structured water is H3O2 (not H2O). The following excerpt is based on an interview conducted by Dr. Joseph Mercola. In it, he explains the work of Dr. Gerald Pollock, Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Washington, regarding the derivation and functions of structured water: “The reason this fourth phase of water (structured water) is called the exclusion zone or EZ is because the first thing Dr. Pollack’s team discovered is that it profoundly excludes things. Even small molecules are excluded from EZ water. Surprisingly, EZ water appears in great abundance, including inside most of your cells. Even your extracellular tissues are filled with this kind of water.” “O ther inherent differences between regular water and EZ water include its structure. Typical tap water is H2O but this fourth phase is not H2O; it’s actually H3O2. It’s also more viscous, more ordered, and more alkaline than regular water, and its optical properties are different.” “One of the greatest surprises is that the key ingredient to create EZ water is light, i.e. electromagnetic energy, whether in the form of visible light, ultraviolet wavelengths and infrared wavelengths, which we’re surrounded by all the time. Infrared is the most powerful, particularly at wavelengths of approximately three micrometers, which is all around you. The EZ water can build on any hydrophilic or water-loving surface when infrared energy is available.”

suggests that much of the cell biology may be governed by a single unifying mechanism: the phase transition. Water is absolutely central to every function of the cell, whether it’s muscle contraction, cells dividing or nerves conducting.

Chimps Don’t Cook— They Thrive on Raw Food We need to recognize that chimps do not alter and destroy their foods’ natural characteristics by cooking them. In fact, no being on earth eats cooked food except humans and their pets. Cooked foods are destructive and is not nature’s way. Cooking food destroys around 80% of food’s nutrients. Heat alters the chemistry of foods, creating many virulent poisons which the human body recognizes as threats. A diet of cooked foods leads to disease. One’s white blood cell count, temperature and heart rate automatically rise upon ingestion of cooked food. Furthermore, the body is dealt the burden of eliminating these toxic substan-ces and waste matter. We are genetically and physiologically wired for raw food, based upon millions of years of humanoid existence.

Do as the Chimps Do In conclusion, it is simple to determine our absolute optimum diet: just eat like a chimp. The Chimp Diet is our optimum diet!

Suggested Reading

Back To Basics: Why Foods of Wild Primates have Relevance for Modern Human Health by Katharine Milton, Ph.D.

Alfred Morrissette is a retired architect. In 1970 he was diagnosed with schizophrenia and for almost a decade of taking various drugs, did not see any improvement. In 1980 he discovered and consumed a raw food diet and within two years, was drug free and felt better than at any time in his life. The Chimp Diet grew out of his interest in creating natural health.

Think of sunlight on plant leaves or on your skin creating structured water. In his 2001 book, Cells, Gels and the Engines of Life, Dr. Pollack explains how the cell functions. His research

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Local. Abundant. Healthy.


by Mana by Ana Gak, Macro Vida Maui North Shore’s beloved Mana, the beacon of health food and extended hippie hugs brings to us their latest gourmet addition to Paia town. If there are three words to describe Maka by Mana’s raw, vegan approach to food: local, healthy, abundant. Sourcing all their produce direct from local, organic, non-GMO farms and from the produce aisles of Mana, Maka delivers innovative dishes that stimulate the senses with artistic presentation and palatepleasing sensations. A bright blend of crispy veggies, creamy coconut yogurt infusions, warm gluten-free waffle bread and tastebud-tantalizing flatbreads, sprouted seeds and pickled creations, Maka’s menu not only offers hearty satisfaction with every meal, but supports its ode to healthful eating with each ingredient in mind.

packed with protein and in the forms of cultured fiber. The flatbreads and coconut whipped cream, delicious + wraps are Celiac-approved coconut cream cheese, nourishing as well, offering a surprising coconut Tsaziki, even amount of mouth-watering the desserts are based flavor while remaining in coconut yogurt. “Raw raw— dehydrated under 118 food often uses almonds and cashews,” says Chef Sha’anan, “but degrees. Chef Sha’anan lets us in on a Maka secret, “Raw food eaters use flax here in Maui we have an abundance as a binding agent. At Maka, we use of coconuts. The natural progression psyllium.” Psyllium, known to cleansetoward sustainability is to use them aficionados as the fiber rich, heart in every way we can.” The Teri-Coco strengthening, blood sugar balancing, Sandwich, a local favorite, even digestive superfood, is a noteworthy includes coconut meat— houseaddition to the ingredients list at cured teriyaki coconut and toasted Maka. You can rest assured while coconut slaw make for a robust, enjoying your elegantly-spiced flavorful and filling medley delivering sprouted seed falafel wrap, crispy heart-healthy fats, vitamins A and flatbread and coconut dill Tsaziki, or E, and polyphenols— which work Za’atar seasoned roll, that what you together to feed your brain, lower are eating is not only delicious, but cholesterol, and deliver a powerful truly nourishing to your body. energy boost to your day.

The use of coconut, according to Chef de Cuisine Sha’anan, is based on the movement toward utilizing local resources to the fullest. Many dishes include a transformation of the original coconut kefir and yogurt made fresh in the kitchen— it appears

Good news for those who are avoiding bread products: Maka’s sandwiches are served with home-made artisan waffle bread, a comforting blend of tapioca, garbanzo beans, potato and coconut— naturally gluten free, and


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Another outstanding entree is the Coconut Cream Cheese Stacker, featuring probiotic-rich coconut cream spread on a square of aromatic rosemary bread, house-made purple sauerkraut, avocado, tomato, spicy arugula, with a splash of balsamic

reduction. Reminiscent of a Kula breakfast garden, this raw dish is ripe with lunch color, flavor, and texture. The coconut cream cheese is double dinner fermented— once with probiotics to convert the yogurt to cheese, and a second time with the addition of lemon, garlic and onion. The raw balsamic reduction is dehydrated below 115 degrees for three days, allowing the balsamic to retain its true nature while offering sweetness without acidity. The house-made sauerkraut features a blend of purple and green cabbage, jalapeño, daikon, garlic and ginger, fused together to create a zesty, crunchy and refreshing addition. It should go without saying that the Coconut Cream Cheese Stacker is a powerhouse of healthful ingredients. Probiotics are an important element to maintaining strong immune and digestive systems, and this dish (as well as many others on Maka’s menu) is bountiful in its offering of probiotics as well as superfoods such as garlic, ginger, daikon, cabbage, and coconut.

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With so many tantalizing lunch and dinner options to choose from, we mustn’t forget breakfast, the most important meal of the day. Served from 10 to 4, Maka offers four types of breakfast bowls, including the newest addition to the menu: the Kalo Kefir Bowl which features a creative spin on a local favorite— taro, or poi— fused with coconut kefir yogurt. Akin to the ever-popular acai bowls, this refreshingly sweet dish is bursting with probiotic goodness in a full-bodied creamy consistency paired with live tropical fruit compote, crunchy macnut granola, poha berries, fresh bananas and a dollop of cultured coconut whipped cream. The Open Breakfast Sandwich is a mouthwatering savory option, with smooth and rich coconut cream cheese, avocado, zesty pesto and capers with juicy Kula tomatoes, olive oil, salt and pepper. If you are more inclined for a liquid start to your day, Maka’s drink bar offers wide-ranging, inventive options for fresh juices, smoothies, and tonics— served from open to closing hours. For those with a sweet tooth, Maka’s home-made ice cream and pie are delicious and nutritious treats, made fresh daily. Chef Sha’anan’s elegant and masterful embrace of the art of living food through maintaining a local, abundant, and healthy approach, shines through in each of his carefully designed dishes at Maka— and in this vegetarian foodie’s opinion, rivals New York’s celebrated Pure Food and Wine— available to us right here at home on Maui.

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Enlighten Up Massage and Sound Table Adrian Blackhurst 808-463-5856 •

Amulya Bodden, MS, LMT Amulya Healing Arts Blending powerful and diverse healing modalities with a holistic and balanced approach. 808-446-0075 •

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Hello Big Island

Thank you for embracing us with your energy as we built our distribution on your Island during the last few months. Your requests to bring Living Aloha Magazine to the Big Island have been fulfilled. Although we started on Maui, Living Aloha belongs to all of us. Promoting healthy foods, healthy products and health related services. We will spread all things Aloha to the world. We would like to give a special thanks Alessandra Rupar-Weber, Randyl Rupar, Stephen Rouelle, Rae George and Barbara Garcia. We are grateful for your efforts to help bring Living Aloha Magazine to the Big Island.

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Aloha Big Island! Congo Camp – Camp Kaenae, Maui, Hawaii February 26 – March 7, 2016

The Congolese Dance and Drum Workshop is a 10-day music and dance retreat that provides a rare opportunity for in depth study and exploration of traditional Congolese music, dance and culture. Since 1979, a unique cultural village has been forged where Congolese master artists and participants from around the world have joined together. This winter, the Congolese Dance and Drum Workshop will be held at the YMCA Camp Keanae on Maui.

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Vegan Aloha’s Divine Foods of Hawai’i Handcrafted, Plant-based Delicacy Made in Hawai’i

Vegan Aloha’s Big Island Macadamia Nut Cheese

homemade Mac Nut milk that has been cultured cooked and formed into round meltable balls akin to smoked Buffalo mozzarella in brine.

Minerals, enzymes and good fatty acids put Macadamia nuts are loaded with vitamins like Vegan Aloha’s Mac Nut Cheese in a superfood vitamin E, thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin, class of their own. Locally sourced pantothenic acid (B5) and folate, Big Island Mac Nut meat is blended Vegan, and minerals such as potassium, and cultured to form the base of phosphorus, magnesium and an array of cheeses, spreads, dips Nutritious, calcium. Hence, the nuts promote and sauces. They are great for your healthy bone and teeth formation, body, 100% cruelty free and yes, Organic, as well as regulate the body’s fluid very delicious. balance and immune system. They Healthy, Naturally buttery sweet and also enhance our nervous system smooth, these nuts are handcrafted and promote healthy skin. Heavenly to include flavors such as Hawaiian The diverse range of dietary Spirulina laced Blue Mana, Spicy and so nutrients, vitamins and minerals in ‘Ōlena Cheddar in a Coconut Bacon abundance, naturally occurring fiber and Sunflower Seed Crust, meltable ONO! and other components including Mozzarella and Mac Pepperjack Phytosterol and Beta-Sitosterol are with local Jalapeños, Feta, Maui Sweet Onion and Macadamia Nut Cream Cheese. beneficial for lowering cholesterol, as well as antiinflammatory properties. Unlike other nuts, such as Some of the cultured spreads cashews, almonds etc., Macadamia nuts are quite are raw while for instance safe to consume for those who have food allergies. the Vegan Mozzarella is crafted from


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Macadamia nuts are also rich in essential and non-essential amino acids which play an important role in the body’s muscle formation, connective tissues and blood plasma development and overall well-being. You can consume these nourishing, delectable all plant-based cheeses as they are the best ways to satisfy your cheese craving palate, while overcoming dairy sensitivities and subscribing to a crueltyfree lifestyle. Combined with cultures such as rejuvilac, acidophilus, vegan yogurt and miso these cheeses become a delight not only to taste buds but also to your digestive tract. Pair Vegan Aloha’s cultured nut products with organic crackers, fruit, veggies, chips and baguettes or replace the dairy in any of your favorite recipes including lasagna, baked potato dishes and salads. All products are dairy free, gluten free, sugar free and cholesterol free. Naturally Amazing! Vegan Aloha’s Vegan cheeses are available at select locations, events and farmers. Ask your favorite health food store manager to carry it. It would be good for you, the animals and the Planet.

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Under the

located at the Shops at Mauna Lani serving breakfast, lunch and dinner from 7am-7pm • 7 days a week

Bodhi Tree Under the Bodhi Tree, located on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island, strives to offer beautiful and inventive vegetarian/vegan dishes in a casual, welcoming atmosphere. Owners Abraham Go and Chef Stephen Rouelle share a commitment to sourcing the highest quality local and organic ingredients for its dishes, as well as a belief in the social responsibility of businesses to promote healthy lifestyles. The vibrant and creative menu is reflective of Chef Stephen’s personal journey to better health. Classically trained and with over 30 years of experience in gourmet cuisine, Stephen underwent a dramatic transformation from consuming a standard American diet to a vegetarian, then vegan, then raw food diet,

losing over 150 lbs. in the process. The change, along with its resultant positive health effects, inspired a passion for applying his skill and talent to cooking plant-based foods. The restaurant’s owners also take their responsibility to the community seriously. They have recently launched a fitness program for its guests, local and tourist alike. The program offers, among other activities, free yoga classes and weekly sunrise runs, both led by employees of the restaurant. The Chef himself leads a monthly group hike where the focus can be anything from protecting indigenous fauna to picking up trash at a local beach. The restaurant’s employees and guests also regularly participate in fitness-based charity events, like the Run for Hope and the Run for the Pu’uwa’awa’a Dry Forest.

Learn more about Under the Bodhi Tree at or 808-895-2053


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TRUST YOUR INTUITION! Inner Peace Movement Presents Shannon Paapanen, International Lecturer Haiku Sunday, January 17 – 1pm Temple of Peace - 575 Haiku Rd. Makawao Tuesday, January 19 – 7pm and Tuesday, February 23 – 7pm Makawao Elementary School - 3542 Baldwin ave. Learn to live your dreams and communicate with your guardian angels or spirit guides. You have all the answers within. You just need to trust yourself more. Improve your inner security as a pathway to future stability and success. Connect on a deeper level with yourself, your family, friends and society as a whole. • Psychic gifts of clairaudience, clairvoyance, premonition and feeling

• Balance of intellect and sensitivity

• The Universe, our real home

EVERYONE WELCOME Talk lasts 1½ hours. Tickets $20 at door

| 808-281-6609

Inner Peace Movement of Canada An educational self-awareness program since 1965

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Big Island Yoga Center 81-6623 Mamalahoa Hwy. Kealakekua, HI 96750 808-329-9642 •


Yoga Hale Muscular Massage Therapy of Kona

Yoganics Hawaii 79-7401 Suite B., Mamalahoa Hwy. Kainaliu, HI 96750 808-322-0714 •

Island Spirit Healing Center & Day Spa at Pualani Terrace

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Mamalahoa Hot Tubs & Massage 81-1016 St John’s Rd. Kealakekua, HI 96750 808-323-2288

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Island Naturals Market and Deli 74-5487 Kaiwi Street Kailua-Kona 96740 808-326-1122 •

Choice Mart 82-6066 Mamalahoa Hwy. Captain Cook, HI 96704 808-323-3994 •

Kona Natural Foods Healthways II Parker Ranch Shopping Ctr 67-1135 Mamalahoa Hwy., F-137 Kamuala, HI 96743 808-885-6775 •


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Island Naturals Market and Deli Hilo Shopping Center 1221 Kilauea Ave., Hilo, HI 96720 808-935-5533 •

Island Naturals Market and Deli 15-1870 Akeakamai Loop, Pahoa 96778 808-965-8322 •

Abundant Life Natural Foods 292 Kamehameha, Hilo, HI 96720 808-935-7411

Sweet Potato Kitchen and Take Out 55-3406 Akoni Pule Hwy, Hawi 96719 808-345-7300 •

Basik Acai 75-5831 Kahakai Rd, Kailua Kona 96740 808-238-0184 •

Sea DandeLion Cafe and Awa Bar 45-3590 Mamane St, Honokaa 96727 802-765-0292 •

Phresh Cleanses 79-7411 Mamalahoa Hwy. Kealakekua 96750 808-443-9984 • HILO/EAST hawaii

Sweet Cane Café 1472 Kilauea Ave, Hilo 96720 808-934-0002 • VEGAN•VEGETARIAN•RAW FOOD RESTAURANTS kailua-KONA/WEST hawaii

Prabha’s Indian Restaurant 239 Keawe St, Hilo 96720 808-640-1554 •

‘Ai Pono 100% Vegan 75-5813 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 808-331-1122 •

Under the Bodhi Tree Raw, Vegetarian & Vegan In Shops at Mauna Lani 68-1330 Mauna Lani Dr. Kamuela, HI 96743 808-895-2053 •


Chef Stephen Rouelle Vegetarian / Raw / Vegan Chef 808-895-2053 •

SuperFood Chef Todd Dacey Plant based mentoring, classes and cooking demos 424-245-6786 •

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Ka’u (Na’ahelu) Farmers Market Wednesdays and Saturdays: 8 AM to 12 Noon 95-5673 Mamalahoa Highway, Naalehu

South Kona Green Market Sundays: 9 AM to 2 PM 82-6188 Mamalahoa Highway Mile marker 110 in Captain Cook 808-328-8797 •

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Keauhou Farmers Market Saturdays: 8 AM to 12 Noon Keauhou Shopping Center 78-6831 Alii Dr., Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 808-324-6011 •

Ho’oulu Farmers Market Wednesdays: 9 AM to 2 PM At the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa 78-128 Ehukai Street. Kona 808-930-4900 •

Wednesdays and Saturdays: 6 AM to 4 PM Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays: 7 AM to 4 PM Corner of Mamo St. and Kamehameha Ave. 808-933-1000 •

Maku’u Farmers Market Sundays: 8 AM to 2 PM 15-2131 Keaau-Pahoa Rd, Pahoa 808-896-5537 BED AND BREAKFAST

Banyan Tree Sanctuary 808-217-5915 • 808-217-5915

Waimea Farmers Market Saturdays 7 AM to 12 Noon 67-1229 Mamalahoa Hwy. Kamuela, HI 96743 808-333-2165 •


Hawi Farmers Market Saturdays: 8 AM to 2 PM Tuesdays: 12 Noon to 5 PM Under the Banyan Trees in Hawi Corner Akoni Pule Highway (270) & Hawi Road 808-333-7963 •

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Living on Maui has always felt to me like being in a spiritual washing machine. My first ten years here were filled with ass kicking lessons through pain. To go through and out this pain and to nurse the wisdom these lessons were giving me, I got into Yoga, meditation, singing, dancing and other forms of therapy. As the days went by, I looked around me and noticed all the other wandering souls who found their way to the islands, getting washed, tumbled, spun and wrung by their lessons and their own growing pains. Often times I would sit with my fellow soul searchers over lunch or dinner, devouring whatever delicacy would be served on our plate as we would verbally


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dismantle our lives to little pieces, my growing toddler. On these foods trying to figure out where we made the labels showed smiling cows and the “wrong” turn and what there winking chickens. All was good in my was to learn from those detours. I world, at least in the culinary aspect would often go to gatherings where of it. the event would start with collective There were some friends of mine chanting and singing, followed by who advocated for a plant based group meditation and finally a meal diet. They were sweet and which was composed of peaceful. They put on an array of homemade I saw the vegan festivals, sang wonders, potluck style. REAL songs about the planet I always appreciated consequences and its inhabitants those people’s conscious of my dietary and invited all who awareness, as most of choices would listen to them to sit the food was labeled through interesting lectures “organic” or “grass fed” filled with information. The or “free range”. That made me feel information made sense to me, I good. Knowing that I am eating would sit down with them to vegan organic food which was composed meals, enjoyed the food and the of organic fruits and vegetables, company, yet none of it sank in as organic animals, organic dairy and a life changing revelation. I mean eggs. This was the same food I fed vegan meals are nice, like Indian or Thai cuisine, I could

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enjoy them when the occasion arose. Yet, in my mind, animal products were a part of a balanced diet, filled with protein, calcium and iron. The fact that we eat animal products was somehow natural, part of the food chain that placed us on top of the creatures we were eating. I made sure to bless my food every meal and thank the animal who gave its life so we could sustain our own life. I felt one with nature and all the organic animals that were giving their life to us conscious and aware humans on a regular basis. Three years ago, on another part of the planet, a sharp turn of events changed my perception of reality. Through various means of media, I was shown the real consequences of my dietary choices. I was shown the gory details of the systematic cruelty my food went through before it was placed on my plate. This included my “happy”, organic, grass eating animal based food. These details I will spare you dear ones. I think that by now, most of us, at least most of us who work toward spiritual evolution, know these details. Besides the mass production of even organic, grass fed animal

products which turned out to be a the environmental holocaust animal lot more cruel than I had imagined, I products cause, the free range kind was left with the questions even more so than its factory of what about the food farmed counterpart. ALL of chain and where will I the nutrients While all this information get my protein, calcium, from animal was sinking in, one iron and other essential foods are question kept floating nutrients which I was abundant in a up to the front of my plant-based taught since a very young mind. The answer to this diet age that only come from question was not based on the animals we eat and peer reviewed science. This one I their byproducts? Not paying for had to come up with on my own, as the suffering I had been exposed to an observer of my own evolutionary was important enough for me and I process and the one of the collective began researching the subject further. consciousness. The question was, “If I had learned that in our evolution, I consider myself a peaceful, loving, we only started eating meat around caring human, an environmentalist at the same time we discovered fire. heart, how is that congruent with the We are not necessarily omnivores, fact that I consume the products of but more a sort of opportunists. suffering and planetary destruction?” That biologically we are closer to I let this question percolate for a short herbivores in our physical make while, the short while my addiction up. I learned that we could not to flavors and an array of opioids was only survive, but thrive on a plant still controlling me. I was sitting with based diet. I also learned that the this question while hanging out with food chain was more of a term than friends at a local café eating organic, reality. That most of us were so far free range, removed from any natural way of animal living with the land and off the land. based I learned that all the nutrients from delicacies animal based foods were abundant right after in plant based food as well. I learned a yoga about the addictive casomorphins class, where present in dairy. I listened to medical moments before all the participants doctors that explained how the root were sitting in lotus, hands in cause of common human diseases namaste, praying for peace on earth. is animal products. I learned about My eyes began to open to my own

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cognitive dissonance and the one of many, well intentioned people who were operating from an acceptable norm which was no longer serving us humans, the planet and its other nonhuman inhabitants. That is the question which made me turn my dietary habits around. I became 100% plant based, first as an experiment, then as a proclaimed lifestyle. I noticed the changes in me almost immediately. Not only did my subtle physical discomforts fade away, my mental and emotional clarity changed. I felt cleaner not just physically, but spiritually. I could finally sit in namaste and pray for the alleviation of suffering on this planet with a clean conscious. The vibration in my body was no longer one of suffering sentient beings, but rather of life giving plant foods. Soon I realized that it’s not just about

what is on my plate which makes my spiritual practice evolve, but also what I wear, what personal care products I used on my body and in my home. I did not want to wear the skins of tortured animals or use products which were tested on imprisoned beings. I decided to walk my talk of ahimsa; nonviolence to all living beings and be the change I wanted to see in the world. This was the spiritual evolution I had been looking for. Where once we needed the calories and density of animal flesh and byproducts in order to survive the harsh elements, we are no longer part of that reality. Our evolution is more of an awareness revolution than a physical mutation to fit our surroundings. I have to say that going 100% plant based is not bullet proof. There is still suffering involved in producing plant based food. Our mere existence on this planet causes suffering to other creatures and this planet. Yet, I found that it is the least harming of all the available lifestyles. And that is a truth I can Om to until the cows come home to Krishna.

Miri Chamdi is a massage therapist of 15 years. She also counsels on plant based nutrition and stress management techniques. She is in the process of publishing two books and is an active advocate for animals. Her motto in life is “live like someone left the gate open”.


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