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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Hoku Whole Foods: New Location  

Hoku Whole Foods has moved to the bottom floor of the Kaua'i Design Center building on Lehua Street in Kapaa. This is the street before the ballpark which hosts the Wednesday Sunshine Market in Kapaa.

The new store has double the space and will have a larger selection of foods than before. Wow!

Read an article about Hoku Whole Foods and the move here.

Open daily, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
phone: 821-1500

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Tom Legacy: Teaches the Benefits of Home Food Gardening  

Tom Legacy grows a variety of organic greens, vegetables and fruits from his home on Kauai. Three generations of Legacy's are currently benefiting from his green thumb. You can learn his secrets and many others at the KCC Gardening Project where Tom is one of the master teachers.

Ed and I are grateful to share in the bounty of his garden and he has inspired us to start our own gardens. We feel energized just looking at his veggies. We have also used his produce in our live-food presentations.

Click to view a slideshow of the Legacy garden.
Below are images from his garden.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

John & Nandanie Wooten: Kauai Organic Produce  

The best food certification is knowing the farmer who grows your food.

You can purchase high quality organic produce from John & Nandanie Wooten from their stall at the Sunshine Market in Kapaa at 3:00 pm on Wednesdays or you can order and pick-up directly from the Wooten's by phoning (808) 823-6807 or faxing (808) 822-4420. They will take your order and have it ready for pick-up at their farm near Anahola in Aliomanu Estates. This service is available Mon-Tues-Thurs-Fri. For same day pick-up, order by 9:00 am. Order the night before for the next day. Your order is ready for pick-up anytime after 1:00 pm.

Wooten's Produce of Kauai
P.O. Box 509
Anahola, HI 96703

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Ani Phyo Recipes  

Check out 7 pages of recipes (some with videos) like the one below from raw food diva, Ani Phyo here.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


Can we change our water with intention or with music? Dr Emoto's research proves that we can.

I always have a pitcher of drinking water available that I have sent my intention into. Another method is to write your intention on a piece of paper and place it on or under the pitcher or glass. You also can put a picture under the water. has colored crystals that you can put in the bottom of your pitcher to restructure the water which is what Ed does in addition to sending his intention to the water.

The Hawaii Library System has lots of Dr. Emoto's books, video and a children's book.

Watch videos of Dr. Emoto's water crystals at

Below: Amazing Water—Is it Conscious?
(12 parts)

Monday, January 5, 2009

Miracle Mineral Supplement  


How the Food Industry is Deceiving You  

(3 parts)

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Dr. Gabriel Cousens Treats Diabetes Naturally  

The pharmaceutical approach “Better living through chemistry” has not cured diabetes. Instead, diabetes has increased dramatically over the years. This “culture of death” approach looks at the patient as an economic resource to be used to enrich its bottom line. The patient begins a slow descent into death contributing economically to the pharmaceutical industry while alive. This robs the soul of its connection to life.

Dr. Gabriel Cousens offers a way to “live better by living better.” This “culture of life” outlook offers a cure for type 2 diabetes and treatment for type 1 diabetes.

Information about Dr. Gabriel Cousens's treatment
There Is a Cure for Diabetes: The Tree of Life 21-Day+Program by Dr. Gabriel Cousens at
Movie Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Stevia: Sweetener Loaded With Vitamins & Minerals!  

Source: Gabriel Cousens
Stevia is the only sweetener we recommend. Fifteen times sweeter than sugar, with no calories and a glycemic index of 0, the powdered leaf of Stevia rebaudiana has recently become highly sought after as a supersweet, low-calorie addition to a low-glycemic diet. It gives a sweet taste, and does not raise the blood sugar as all the other natural sweeteners do. Unlike nutrient-empty synthetic sugar substitutes, stevia is loaded with vitamins and minerals, including magnesium, niacin, riboflavin, zinc, chromium, and selenium.

Stevia is also one of the oldest, safest, and most highly esteemed South American herbs known, with a centuries-long history of safe use. By 1921, stevia was being hailed by American trade commissioner George Brady as a “new sugar plant with great commercial possibilities.” He was so convinced that it made “an ideal and safe sugar for diabetics” that he presented it to the United States Department of Agriculture. Several modern clinical studies suggest that stevia may have the ability to lower and balance blood sugar levels, support the pancreas and digestive system, protect the liver, and combat infectious microorganisms.

NOTE from Jan: Look for the green stevia which is sold in bulk in Papaya's and is simply the dried, powdered leaf. Stevia is also available in white form in packets like sugar but how did the green plant turn white? Stevia is VERY sweet. Put a small amount on your finger and taste. When adding to recipes or to drinks, start with a 1/4 teaspoon and add more until you are satisfied. This would be a valuable plant to add to your garden.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Urban Homestead: Getting Started Growing Organic Food  


The Dervaes family has steadily transformed their ordinary city lot in Pasadena, California, into an integral urban homestead.

Their homestead supports four adults, who live and work full time on a 66’ x 132’ city lot (1/5 acre).

(5 parts)

Wild Edible Plants (weeds)  

(8 parts)

David Wolfe on Cacao, Papaya, Coconut and Salt  

(4 parts)