Diet was the first thought that came to mind when Dr Coldwell asked me to share the most important contributors to my personal healing in this book.  We become what we eat in the most solid sense.  I’ll talk about what we see, feel, think, touch and inhale in a minute.  Obviously if you’re reading this book you already know how dramatically your diet can affect your health.

My diet is rich with dark leafy greens and  juices. I eat fresh fruits mostly in season.  I use tonics, elixirs, cacao, “super foods” but the wild blue green algae I eat is by far the most super food I’ve ever experienced.  For 20 years, I’ve eating Super Blue Green Algae. I’ve toured Upper Klamath Lake Annually since 1988,  Its one of the most amazing and vital ecosystems in the USA for sure., because of the food it produces it could be in the top 10 around the world.  If I had one “secret” as to why I’ve eaten High Raw for the past 30 years, it would be eating algae, enzymes, probiotics.  Also I consume other farmed micro-algaes, and sea weeds, which are macro alga.

The life promoting power of power of eating raw foods is the fact that these foods are in their natural state. The fresher the better.  Who doesn’t love munching right from the field or garden!  How lovely to pick a fruit or flower or veggie and pop in into our mouthes and chew.  Every one knows these fresh fruits so close to nature are the best tasting. We know they explode with flavor and life force.    Today most of us get flowers from florists and eat fruits and veggies from miles away!

Not all raw food is live food.  Foods that are living when you eat them are sprouts, micro-greens, cultured foods such as sauerkraut, non-dairy yogurt and other foods with beneficial bacteria.  The sprouted seeds, grains, nuts and herbs are the power vegetable stapes of  the High Raw diet.  Small amounts of cultured foods daily, they supply enzymes and probiotics that you need to thrive.

A Few Facts About Dehydration That Can Save Your Life

A Few Facts About Dehydration That Can Save Your Life

“You’re not sick; you’re thirsty. Don’t treat thirst with medication.”

Dr. F. Batmanghelidj


Most people don’t think they need to worry about dehydration. In fact most people are not only dehydrated, but they are chronically dehydrated.


Think you’re hungry?   Maybe you’re just thirsty! By the time you feel thirst you are already over 75% dehydrated. In fact, most hunger is actually in reality thirst


Water is the basis of all life and that includes your body. Your muscles that move your body are 75% water; your blood that transport nutrients is 82% water; your lungs that provide your oxygen are 90% water; your brain that is the control center of your body is 76% water; even your bones are 25% water.


Chronic dehydration is widespread in the present day and affects everyone who is not drinking enough hydrating liquid. 

 You’ll discover that coffee, tea, caffeinated, carbonated, sweetened liquids and most fruit juices are NOT hydrating at all.


You want to drink pure water. You might use a splash of fresh lemon or lime in the water, a dash of natural whole salt to make it more palatable and absorbable. Products such as Willard Water, Crystal Energy Tincture or MegaHydrate help structure water and make it more absorbable.


Ideally you drink enough water to have clear to light yellow urine. (Note that B vitamins can color your urine yellow.) When well hydrated you usually need to urinate every 2 hours. Waking up at night to urinate a little bit more than once a night is often due to dehydration. Concentrated urine will irritate your urinary bladder and cause you wake up to urinate, but you find your bladder is not that full. You can pinch the skin on the back of your hand, if it stays up rather than flattening out instantly, this indicated dehydration.


The list of 14 symptoms from The Water Prescription will motivate you to go get a glass of water, and then another, and another.   Every cell of the body must have adequate water to perform optimally. Dehydration has many consequences that are unpleasant and threaten your health, vitality and longevity.


1. Fatigue, Energy Loss: Dehydration of the tissues causes enzymatic activity to slow down. 

 Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble

with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a

printed page.



  1. Constipation: It should be easy to clean yourself with a couple of swipes after elimination. Elimination should occur easily after every meal on a daily basis. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%,

plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer.



  1. Digestive Disorders: In chronic dehydration, the secretion of digestive juices is less. 

 Even MILD dehydration will slow down one’s metabolism as much as 3%.



  1. High and Low Blood Pressure: The body’s blood volume is not enough to completely fill the entire set of arteries, veins, and capillaries.


  1. Gastritis, Stomach Ulcers: To protect its mucous membranes from being destroyed by the acidic digestive fluid it produces, the stomach secretes a layer of mucus.


  1. Respiratory Troubles: The mucous membranes of the respiratory region are slightly moist to protect the respiratory tract from substances that might be present in inhaled air.


  1. Acid-Alkaline Imbalance: Dehydration activates an enzymatic slowdown producing acidification.


  1. Excess Weight and Obesity: We may overeat because we crave foods rich in water. Thirst is often confused with hunger leading to over eating and further dehydration. One glass of water shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the

dieters studied in a U-Washington study.



  1. Eczema: Your body needs enough moisture to sweat 20 to 24 ounces of water, the amount necessary to dilute toxins so they do not irritate the skin.


  1. Cholesterol: When dehydration causes too much liquid to be removed from inside the cells, the body tries to stop this loss by producing more cholesterol



1. Cystitis, Urinary Infections: If toxins contained in urine are insufficiently diluted, they attack the urinary mucous membranes.


  1. Rheumatism: Dehydration abnormally increases the concentration of toxins in the blood and cellular fluids, and the pains increase in proportion to the concentration of the toxins.


  1. Headache: One of the early signed of dehydration. You will find if you drink 6-8 ounces of pure water the headache will disappear.


  1. Aches and Pains: Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.



  1. Premature Aging: The body of a newborn child is composed of 80 percent liquid, but this percentage declines to no more than 70 percent in an adult and continues to decline with “age” to as low as 40%!


Are you drinking the amount of water you should every day?






The Water Prescription: For Health, Vitality, and Rejuvenation by Christopher Vasey N.D.


The Body’s Many Cries for Water by Dr. Batmanghelidj.


The Water Cure by Dr. Batmanghelidj.




4 free health-building tips for you.

4 free health-building tips for you.

These are FREE and effective actions that help increase your energy, vitality and immunity.

By Katharine Clark on Friday, July 8, 2011 at 12:51pm


  1. Pause before eating to get your juices flowing,

When you think about eating some food that you really love for a few seconds, you will start to salivate. The digestive juices start flowing throughout your digestive system. This lays the foundation for proper digestion. Everyone knows you can’t build a house without a foundation. Getting your juices flowing before you start eating is the foundation for your proper digestion. I like to say a short prayer of blessing and gratitude before I eat. That gives my body time to get the juices flowing!


2 Stay hydrated,

Every cell in your body has to have water in order to function. Drinking coffee, carbonated and/or caffeinated beverages, black and green teas are dehydrating. Even bottled juices are other than hydrating. That’s right! To hydrate your body you need to have pure water! You might put in a teaspoon of algae powder, or a squirt of lemon, but otherwise only pure water is going to hydrate your body. You can use Willard Water, Crystal Energy Tincture, a quart crystal, or a pinch of salt into your water to make it even more absorbable. The rule of thumb is to drink a half ounce of water for every pound of body weight. So, if you weight 100 pounds, your daily water intake should be about 50 ounces. Symptoms of mild dehydration are brain fog, tiredness, headache and irritability.


3 Chew your food to liquid before swallowing.

You’ve got about 27 feet of tubing and most of it is in your belly, winding back and forth with your stomach, spleen, pancreas, liver, kidneys, bladder, and more!  It’s not open like a donut with a big hole in the middle!  Since you don’t have teeth in your stomach, if you swallow hunks of food, they can get stuck in the crooks and crannies.  If they get lodged there, then they will decay!  After awhile, the decay and its byproducts will overwhelm your immune system.  This leads to leaky gut and parasites and all kinds of other challenges that can be avoided by simply chewing your food.  So!  Every time you eat, please please be aware to chew your food to liquid. This also starts digestion of the starch and sugar in your food. If you eat something sweet, notice that the longer you chew it the sweeter it gets until it’s gone.  Nothing left to swallow!

Do a little experimenting for yourself. Chewing is free!

Plus all your teeth have meridian endings and reflex points for your whole body.  Chewing is a great reflexology treatment for your whole body!


4 Sleep slightly inverted.   Inversion is an ancient yoga longevity technique.

Put 8”-10″ lift under the foot of your bed so you sleep slightly inverted. Do not use a pillow.. I use a neck roll for my back and my side.. This will turn off your daytime adrenaline hormones and turn on your nighttime hormones. Sleeping horizontal with a pillow does not get you inverted. You will sleep more soundly and wake more refreshed. Use an eye cover if necessary so you sleep in the dark, and earplugs to sleep in the quiet.


Man-o-pause and Longevity

Man-o-pause and Longevity


While Man-O-pause has been hushed, the hormonal changes associated with the maturation of both men and women is easier to deal with, once you accept it, and learn how to skillfully work with it. How to ride the wave so to speak.


Picture of monks on roller coaster with their hands up in the air.


Manopause, another name for Andropause, is gaining recognition but it is not as well-known as menopause, Estrapause and Testopause is what is comes down to, a diminishment of sex hormones. I wil share with you a few of the pointers I teach my clients for putting the glow in to your golden years. Its never too soon or to late to start!


In 1943, Maslow’s described a hierarchy of needs and how we rank the importance of our needs as humans during the different stages of our development.   You can see sex is at the foundation of the hierarchy and listed at every stage of our developmental tasks as humans in the western world. For greater fulfillment after the change of hormones you want to use every tool that is useful to you. Fruits and vegetables are not our only kind of food.   Sleep, exercise and touch are also required for the fulfillment of the basic needs. Particularly for the post- pausal male, needs involve primary relationships with others and a sense of being connected to a bigger community. While the change of life has long been accepted in women, when their period stops, the male hormonal changes are less marked. Yet, a great percentage of post-pausal women can enjoy intercourse, even if they use a little aloe vera gel to help with lubrication. Its reported that over 50% of men over the age of 50 years old are experiencing erectile disfunction. Perhaps as we accept the hormonal transformation during manopause, we will also use the natural common sense approach to making it the best it can be.


If the pre or peri menopausal man was symptomatic, is was referred to as a “mid- life crises.” This view must change. No need for a crisis! There are a variety of signs, such as softer muscles, belly fat, diminished sex drive, and possibly difficulty sleeping along with mood swings, depression, and irritability. These hormonal changes can rock the foundation of the values in a man’s life affecting his very sense of self. The changes he notices in himself and his peers, may tend to make him want to hold on to his youth by buying the red sports car or getting a trophy wife.



In a situation that used to switch on his senses and create a pulsating desire in an instant, he finds his physical doesn’t quite match his mental arousal.

Some of these symptoms appear to be something like role reversals with a woman of a similar age. He is the chilly one while she is a bit too warm.


There is an “Adam Quiz” on line at Mr. Michael Werner’s site where you can check to see if the signs of hormonal transition are occurring.


Perhaps not as noted or even identified by the men going manopause is a blossoming of the emotional components of sexuality. Its like a softening that occurs inside. Even if no cardiopathy is present, the man will become more aware of his heart.     As a man matures and his testosterone diminishes, his interest in his partner and their intimate emotional and physical life may lead him to experiment with the ways of foreplay, romance, or exotic lovemaking as well as a more supportive diet. He finds himself enjoying the emotional connection, and warmth of holding his partner.   In the healthiest situation, his need for and tendency to seek emotional connection with a partner becomes more operational in all parts of his life.




The awakening to the heart could be the developmental task to bring great satisfaction. He finds new frontier, perhaps including the frontiers of relating to lovemaking for vitality and health. Mother nature supports us in wonderful ways. Hormones are related to our environment and the bigger picture of how we are all part of the Earth and its life support system. The decrease in testosterone and changes in hormonal balance help us transition through the stages of life. The heart opening can be the gift of manopause. The inclusion of emotional intimacy and connected sexuality creates a greater opportunity for health and wellness for men and women.



Wives, if you can hang in there with your hubby until he gets here, get ready to be spending more time with him bonding. You can support him with eye gazing and talking about how to develop trust, cooperativity, mutuality, transparency, and authenticity. I suggest the ESO book is an excellent one to give you some ideas. Some enjoy going through the Joy of Sex and trying the idea on every page.


Based on 35 years of research Sue Johnson, author of Love Sense, works with folks approaching, in the middle of, and post-pausal changes. Neuroscience is highlyghting what we had perhaps always known in our hearts – loving human connection is more powerful than a basic survival mechanism: fear. She says that we are … healthier and happier when we are close and connected. Consistent emotional support lowers blood pressure and bolsters immune system. It appears to reduce his death rate from cancer as well as the incident of heart disease and infectious disease.

Married patients who have coronary bypass surgery or three times more likely to be alive 15 greater then their unmarried counterparts.”


“A good relationship is better health insurance than a careful diet and a better anti-aging strategy for taking vitamins.


In terms of mental heath, close connection is the strongest predictor of happiness, much more so than making masses of money or winning the lottery. It also significantly lessens susceptibility to anxiety and depression and makes us more resilient again stress and drama.”



Start early in life to build good relationships. If you have a committed relationship, especially with children, strive to keep it. Many of the same problems that are challenging you will still be there once you are divorced. Divorce also comes with an emotional cost.   Marriage is important in your golden years.


Supporting your self with good diet choices is a wise way to help maintain stability and strength while adapting to life’s hormonal changes is simple on the Hippocrates Program.


Fenugreek comes in as a top testosterone booster for men. Found on the daily sprout buffet at Hippocrates Health Institute, sprouted fenugreek are one of the oldest parodies foods, reputed to increase roundness and firmness of breasts. Now, research shows that fenugreek benefits testosterone levels and availability in men in a placebo study. I think research is great and often documents what’s been successful for human for generations, eating whole plant based foods, living foods, cultured foods and local foods in season.


Clinical Studies

For 8 weeks, a study was conducted at Texas A&M University to determine if fenugreek benefits testosterone levels and availability. Each day of the study, 30 male subjects were either given 500 mg of fenugreek or a placebo. During the study, subjects who received fenugreek had a 6.57% increase in total testosterone and a 12.26% increase in “free” testosterone.


Another study published in the February 2011 issue of Phytotherapy Research involved 60 male subjects, who were given 600 mg of fenugreek a day for six weeks. The subjects who were given fenugreek reported an increase in sexual arousal, energy, stamina, and testosterone levels.


AFA is another Hippocrates staple. AFA , aphanozomonen flos aquae is an aquabotanical from Upper Klamath Lake, Oregon. This edible algae is uncommonly nutrient-dense and mineral rich, and easily absorbed by the body.  While AFA is helpful on many levels, in particular AFA has PEA Phenethylamine. PEA, also found in chocolate and cheese, is thought to produce effects on mood. AFA contains approximately 50

times more PEA than chocolate. Numerous studies exist demonstrating PEA’s efficacy

as an anti-depressant, and its effectiveness for ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), as

well as being involved with “runner’s high” and even the chemicals responsible for

romantic love.! Imagine how flooding your brain with PEA might affect your ability to connect and bond and open your heart with lovemaking after 60 and beyond.


Exercise is a real need for our bodies at any age. Dr Amen says that at 70 if you can walk 3 mph you are most likely to live to be 80. If you walk only 1 mph you are not likely to live to be 80. Less than 100 years ago most people did physical labor. At least they stood up. Now sitting is the new smoking!   Sitters are waking up to the same health risks as smokers


Just stay active. Since the pausal changes lead to bone loss, muscle reduction and loss of flexibility whatever gentle movement you can do will help. Being active is your best protection. Be sensible, marathons aren’t recommended. Walking, weight lifting, yoga, qigong, and sex are highly recommended.   Starting early in life to build good exercise habits is wise.

 © Rhodri Cruz







Take time to count your blessings. Being grateful for the changes of life wherever you are in them if an excellent way to make of the most of them. I pray that you graciously flow through the changes of your life. I frequently say to myself. I am willing to change and I am changing. I hope that that this article is

Empowering you to enjoy your life fullest. Respond to my blog







————Since 1943, Maslow’s hierarchy of needs describes how we rank the importance of our needs as humans.   You can see sex it at the foundation of the hierarchy. Sex is listed at every stage. The transition into the golden years of full self-actualization revolved around your relationships with others and your sense of being connected is well documented.

1 The stages

  • 1 Hopes: Trust vs. Mistrust (Oral-sensory, Birth-2 years)
  • 2 Will: Autonomy vs. Shame & Doubt (Muscular-Anal, 2-4 years)
  • 3 Purpose: Initiative vs. Guilt (Locomotor-Genital, Preschool, 4-5 years)
  • 4 Competence: Industry vs. Inferiority (Latency, 5-12 years)
  • 5 Fidelity: Identity vs. Role Confusion (Adolescence, 13-19 years)
  • 6 Love: Intimacy vs. Isolation (Young adulthood, 20-24, or 20-39 years)
  • 7 Care: Generativity vs. Stagnation (Middle adulthood, 25-64, or 40-64 years)

1.8 Wisdom: Ego Integrity vs. Despair (Late adulthood, 65-death)

Fundamentals of Nursing Practice © Rhodora Cruz  © Rhodora Cruz



Healthier Traveling

Healthier Traveling


Traveling can be stressful, even if its for fun. Stress, dehydration, poor air quality, immobility, radiation exposure and inadequate hydration can all make you more vulnerable to being ill.

You may be exposed to environmental toxins, and pathogens along the way.

The longer the flight, the more potential for the downsides to affect you. Here are my top tips to making travel healthier, so you can have more joy while in transit!


  1. Be prepared! Allow plenty of


Adding extra stress by rushing or being late, is not helpful!


Get yourself packed ahead of time. Be conservative and bring as little as possible. I travel frequently, so I keep a little travel checklist of essentials. Smaller sizes of items are available at the Health Food Market that will fit into the little quart sized ziplock baggie. I keep a few extra baggies in my suitcase zipper pocket. They come in handy for organizing or for taking a day’s supply of supplements with me on a field trip!


You may enjoy taking an Mp3 and a head set with you to play something you will enjoy. I like to listen to books on tape, but sometimes I just listen to subliminal music as white noice to block out the crying kids, or loud mouth neighbors.   You can also use the excuse to listen and catch up if your neighbor turns out to be a boring chatterbox.


2         Protection from solar radiation.

Take red-eye or night flights as much as possible. There is significantly less EMF on night flights because the earth blocks some of the sun’s radiation.

Sitting at the front of the plane gives you more oxygen, but also gives you more radiation exposure. Sitting in the aisle rather than sitting by the window and sitting further back in the plan, is better in terms of radiation exposure.


Be sure to change into fresh clothes and bath with soap and hot water after the flight as soon as possible. Wash your clothes before wearing them again.


3       Hydration


Flying is dehydrating so you must load up on water before. Its good to start the day before making sure you get plenty of fresh pure water to drink.


Fatique is the 1st sign of dehydration. Headaches, light headedness, brain fog, rapid heart beat, strong hunger, muscle cramps, dark &/or frequent urination, constipation and dry mouth and skin are all symptoms of dehydration! If you experience any of these, try drinking more water and see if it helps.


The morning of flying, I recommend drinking as much as 16 ounces of water as quickly as possible. This will not only hydrate you, but will also facilitate your bowel movement. You want to go before you go!


Drinking another 16 – 32 ounces before a morning flight is good. I frequently polish off at least 16 ounces just before entering the security screening.   Remember to drink water at room temperature as much as possible.


Take as many 3 ounce glass bottles of water with you as possible, with a pinch of salt, micro-algae powder, berry powder ( CamuCamu for vitamin C) whatever extracts, potions or super foods you choose. (Miron glass ( is the best, then blue bottles, then brown bottles, then clear glass in that order.) You can get maybe 8 – 3 oz. bottles in the baggie, so for a long flight this will work if you choose not to drink what they give you on board.


Avoid black tea, coffee, soft drinks, milk and bottled drinks. They are more dehydrating than hydrating. They are likely to be full of sugar too. They are also acidifying to the body. If that’s all you can get, you might choose to drink some, but best to drink even tap water over water with sugar and caffeine or artificial ingredients.


There are small Portable water filters that can be carried on board: exceeds NSF standard for removal of Giardia, Bacteria, viruses, Cryptosporidium, chlorine, heavy metals, radioactive substances, waterborne chemicals, and more.


I like to bring those little packets of organic instant miso soup. You can easily add these to water for a tasty, mineral rich, probiotic treat.


A         Keep the nose moist if you’re traveling longer than a couple hours.

Dry nasal passages can be more vulnerable to bacteria than moist ones.   ZylaClear is excellent and comes in a small travel size. You can also use coconut oil to coat the nostrils.


  1. Protect your Skin If you have tendency to dry skin on your face or body, be sure to apply a good lubricating sealer to your self before flying.   Raw virgin oil, coconut,          sesame, avocado, cacao butter, shea butter, your choice. I love Neutrabeautiful from look under products list.


2       Air purification on the flight.


The air on the plane is being breathed by all the passengers. So, you’re getting exposed to whatever they might have. Plus on international flights there will be insecticide sprayed in the cabin before you land. Of course, there’s the dreaded exhaust that inevitably enters the cabin before you take off. So, be pro-active and wear a mini personal air purifier.


3       Enhance your circulation on the flight.


Deep vein thrombosis is a threat to your health while traveling. The airline magazine usually has a section about this in the back. They tell you to do some simple exercise. Check it out!


Keep your circulation going: Clinch, your legs and buttocks, flex your legs as much as possible. I like to do little leg lifts with my tummy all tight. Might as well get in some ab work! Frequently rotate and flex your ankles. Point your toes, flex your feet and wiggle your toes.   Get up and walk around a few times breathing deeply. You can even do some sqats!


If you have poor circulation in your legs already, you might want to wear compression socks.


4       Comfort:


A         Sleeping on the flight.   Use a very good neck and back support. I                            suggest a foam cervical support collar. This helps you keep your neck                            straight and unstressed, your head up, and your mouth closed. Using                            black out eye covers is a good idea if you want to really feel rested.


5     Avoid Jet Lag/Adjust Body Clock.


If you arrive and its night, try to sleep then. If you arrive and its mid-day, try to stay up as late as you can and get on the local time as quickly as possible.


When flying around the world, its helpful to have a night layover somewhere to give your body a chance to adjust. If this isn’t possible, it might be worth the extra money to get 1st class. I try to save up my miles to use for upgrades on flights longer than 5-6 hours.


Wild Water is a wonderful aid for preventing jet lag. Take before, during and after your flight. This should not interfere with rest/sleep.



7       Eating Smart during transit and while on the road.


Believe it or not, its easy to sprout on the road. Lentils, Fenugreek, Mung, Aduki, Sunflower are all road worthy sprouts. Take them in nylon mesh sprout bags, inside a baggies. You can soak them, drain them, and then carry them with you easily. You’ll be adding living food to whatever you’re eating.


I love to keep Nori Sheets with me. I can daily eat the nori with avocado, and sprouts, which I bring with me too. I like to put the black salt on this, and keep a little travel container of black salt with me, for my water and my nori roll.


Bring a pre-made a salad in a baggie and keep the liquid to a minimum. Internationally and to Hawaii many whole foods are prohibited, but if its prepared into a salad with no peeling, no skin, and no seeds, you can take it on board to enjoy later.


Dehydrated crackers, snack mixes, fruits and nuts are good, but remember, you need to rehydrate after eating dehydrated foods. This means drinking extra water when eating dehydrated foods.


Once again, I would use several packs of The Essentials and/or Wild Essentials, a day. (


8       Supplements in addition to the usual.


Cell Food – 20 drops in a cup of water prior to flying and every 2 hours in the air. This helps to improve oxygenation.


Zeolite 15 Drops every 4 hours in route. (

Super Blue Green Algae – Extraordinary Nutrition



Enzymes to support your digestive system



Probiotics to support your immune system



Super Sprouts will help you regulate the time change.



Medicinal Mushrooms and Vitamin C. Defend for Forrest from New Earth for example and CamuCamu powder for instance.


Seaweeds and Micro-algae for radiation protection. I recommend Wild Water .


Wild Water, Wild Earth and Wild Forrest are found in Wild Essentials along with enzymes and probiotics. They are excellent, convenient and cheaper than buying the same quality, separately.


9   After the flight,


A       Use probiotics.

Buy and eat sauerkraut, kvass, or other fermented foods. Use probiotics like Spectrabiotics (


  1. Get rehydrated. Drink plenty and eat juicy foods like sprouts



C               get grounded

If you don’t bring a grounding mat to use on your bed… (available online from Walmart called anti-static pad for under $20), then be sure to take off your shoes and stand on the grass/earth for as long as you can, up to an hour even. Great to do this daily. Especially if you can get some sun at the same time, and breath from fresh air! Even Central Part in NYC offers this opportunity. If its cold, then limit your exposure, or use your hands on the earth instead of your feet. This also helps reset your circadian rhythms.


D                  Circulation

Do some stretching while deep breathing. Walk up the stairs instead of taking the elevator. Visit the gym and use the elliptical or treadmill. Remember to drink more water.


Managing Time Changes


  1. Find good food once you arrive.


Check your internet search engine for “organic food” Be sure to read the description. Often Thai restaurants and sushi bars will show up in a search for organic, or for raw food, but they might now be what you’re looking for! can also connect you with like-minded people. Enter the zip code of your destination, and plan ahead if you want to connect. They often have files of the good markets, tailgate & farmer’s markets, and organic restaurants.




Three simple eating principles to increase your energy.

Three simple eating principles to increase your energy.


From: Raw for 30 Years, by Katharine Clark


Combining my nursing training and experience with my raw and living foods training and experience, I’ve come up with 3 simple tips that will help you, help yourself function more optimally.

  • Before you start eating at all, a meal, or snack… pause to stop everything else going on, and acknowledge that you will eat. Notice what you will eat, focus on your food. If you feel like it, give thanks that you have food when so many do not have enough to eat. Imagine that food will digest easily and satisfy you completely. Notice that you begin to salivate just reading this! YES, in order to digest your food properly , you need to get your digestive juices going before you eat.   Many times we eat while driving, walking, talking, reading or even fighting with someone or ourselves. Obviously this is not idea for digestion, yet we are all guilty of doing it. All this tip takes is a few seconds of your time. Take a deep breath, let it out and notice that you are about to eat. Notice your mouth starts to water.
  • Intentionally chew your food until there are no lumps, clumps or chunks left in your mouth, then swallow. You might be amazed to find how much better everything works when you chew your food adequately. Four or five chews are not enough. Mishio Kushi, the founder of Macrobiotics recommended chewing 100 times. I say, experiment for yourself. Count and be aware of chewing! Food should be chewed until is it liquefied. Digestion begins in the mouth. Notice how the food changes. Then develop of practice of consciously chewing.   Break yourself of swallowing chunks of food.

Your digestive tube is about 35 – 45 feet long. It is winding back and forth between your other organs from your mouth to your anus. Most of it is around your belly. Your GI tract is not like a donut or drinking straw, with a large hole through the middle. It is more like a soft long balloon that the magician hasn’t blown up yet. Using your own imagination, do you think that unchewed chunks of food might be hung up somewhere in the yards of intestines “down there?” YES, so chewing your food will allow the saliva in your mouth to mix with it. Saliva contains enzymes that begin the digestion of starches. Chewing well, will liquefy your food so you are not swallowing chunks that can stay inside of you and ferment, putrefy, or become the home to bad bacteria and parasites. Chewing your food might help you stop eating when you are full, rather than eating so fast, you eat past your full spot!

  • Stay Hydrated. According to Dr Batmangali, 80% of hunger is really thirst. Every cell in your body has to be hydrated to function. When we are born we are 80% water content and as we age we frequently dry out. This leaves us vulnerable not only to looking old and dried out, but to feeling tired, headachy, and worse. Often headache is cured completely by drinking a large glass of water or two. Often constipation is relieved by drinking a large glass of water or two upon arising in the morning. Often, aches, pains and/or stiffness are always relieved by staying hydrated.   Coffee, tea, soda and carbonated or alcoholic beverages are dehydrating. Pure water or pure water with a spritz of fresh lemon or lime to taste is the best hydrating you can get! Drink at least 1 ounce of water for every pound of body weight. If you weigh 100 pounds, please drink at least 50 ounces of pure water daily, between meals not with meals. Drinking a ½ of water with a meal is OK. Drinking more than ½ cup of water with a meal can be counterproductive to your digestion.

Summary of Basic Recommendations

Summary of Basic Recommendations

  1. Stay hydrated. Chronic dehydration is common. Some people are not aware when they are dehydrated. There really is no replacement for drinking water. Being hydrated is essential for optimal health on the ground and in the sky.
  2. Be mindful. Keep your stress level down. Allow plenty of time for yourself. Don’t sweat the small stuff.
  3. Practice good hygiene. Keep your hands away from your face.
  4. Daily, eat a variety of fresh colorful whole foods. Sprouts are at the top of my list for fresh vegetables.
  5. Although the particle filter mask with the charcoal filter looks like Darth Vader, it is wildly helpful in eliminating both pathogens and toxins.
  6. After your flight, Shower and wash your clothes.
  7. Consume whole food based supplements including medicinal mushrooms, and edible alga with digestive enzymes and probiotics. I eat these daily.