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Raw In The Woods With David Wolfe

Posted Nov 17 2009 3:23pm

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I have heard it said that raw foodists tend towards the frail, spacey side. Not so my friends. Not so. It is possible that I have never met anyone who radiates health, vigor, energy and aliveness quite like David Wolfe.

IMG_6807 I spent this past weekend in Haliburton playing in the woods with David Wolfe, a world leader in the raw food movement and is the absolute embodiment of practicing what you preach. In truth, he is a bit of a rock star to me and I was way more excited to hang with him than the time I spent with this one.

David Wolfe introduced the tone of the weekend by asking one of the attendees to pass him her shoes. He held one up and pointed out that we have accepted that wearing shoes is okay and asked us if we knew that it was. He explained that being in touch with the earth, sole to soul if you will, is the best way to stay grounded. The discussions and forest walk that followed would force all of us to question what we think of as being okay.

He went on to exemplify this by pointing out that many people have accepted Fruit Loops as an okay breakfast and that ongoing use of medications are an okay way to manage our health. If you read my blog you are aware that this is changing, that the paradigm is shifting. Collectively we are learning that these things are not okay and that we can’t ever get away from the simple notion that we are what we eat. Nothing will ever be a stronger or truer statement than this. So if we are what we eat, why wouldn’t we want to eat the very best foods available to us? Why wouldn’t we choose the best foods ever?

David talked about the best raw foods, best super foods, bestsuper herbs and super mushrooms along with the super powers that come from them. If you did my Green Smoothie cleanse, you already have a lot of these foods in your life- the Gojis, the Cacao, the hemp seeds, the raw honey, the spirulina and maybe even some maca.

IMG_6800That’s the chaga mushroom in his hand.

He showed off his party tricks- taking a bite out of a giant Chaga mushroom that he foraged from the nearby woods the day before. He talked a lot about the state of our health, the root of disease and demonstrated how the body can function when it is free of parasites and inflammation by chugging from a jar of honey. That’s right. He drank honey.

The second day of the event was a walk through the woods, getting to know the foods and herbs that grow in the local environment and all the amazing healing and health promoting things these foods- from root, to stem to leaf, to flower, can do for us. We sampled new tastes and treats right out of the forest buffet. I was amazed that all of this was right here, where my family has had a cottage for years; a bounty of goodness that I never knew existed.

The day we did the walk was incredibly hot. We were all feeling it’s affects but David kept on, without even taking a sip of water. He truly functions on the nourishment and energy of the sun. And now, having met him, heard what he had to say, experienced the wealth of knowledge he so passionately shares, I do believe him to be an even greater rock star than before and am honoured to have had this experience.

Here are some more photos from this awesome event and check out my David Wolfe inspired SuperHero Balls recipe.

David Wolfe, Raw (and barefoot) in the woods.

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That would be me, foraging for a snack.IMG_1147

Peat moss is apparently the answer to all my gardening woes.IMG_6826

Oh that David Wolfe… he makes me laugh.

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The chaga mushroom hunting crew!

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I have heard it said that raw foodists tend towards the frail, spacey side. Not so my friends. Not so. It is possible that I have never met anyone who radiates health, vigor, energy and aliveness quite like David Wolfe.

IMG_6807 I spent this past weekend in Haliburton playing in the woods with David Wolfe, a world leader in the raw food movement and is the absolute embodiment of practicing what you preach. In truth, he is a bit of a rock star to me and I was way more excited to hang with him than the time I spent with this one.

David Wolfe introduced the tone of the weekend by asking one of the attendees to pass him her shoes. He held one up and pointed out that we have accepted that wearing shoes is okay and asked us if we knew that it was. He explained that being in touch with the earth, sole to soul if you will, is the best way to stay grounded. The discussions and forest walk that followed would force all of us to question what we think of as being okay.

He went on to exemplify this by pointing out that many people have accepted Fruit Loops as an okay breakfast and that ongoing use of medications are an okay way to manage our health. If you read my blog you are aware that this is changing, that the paradigm is shifting. Collectively we are learning that these things are not okay and that we can’t ever get away from the simple notion that we are what we eat. Nothing will ever be a stronger or truer statement than this. So if we are what we eat, why wouldn’t we want to eat the very best foods available to us? Why wouldn’t we choose the best foods ever?

David talked about the best raw foods, best super foods, bestsuper herbs and super mushrooms along with the super powers that come from them. If you did my Green Smoothie cleanse, you already have a lot of these foods in your life- the Gojis, the Cacao, the hemp seeds, the raw honey, the spirulina and maybe even some maca.

IMG_6800That’s the chaga mushroom in his hand.

He showed off his party tricks- taking a bite out of a giant Chaga mushroom that he foraged from the nearby woods the day before. He talked a lot about the state of our health, the root of disease and demonstrated how the body can function when it is free of parasites and inflammation by chugging from a jar of honey. That’s right. He drank honey.

The second day of the event was a walk through the woods, getting to know the foods and herbs that grow in the local environment and all the amazing healing and health promoting things these foods- from root, to stem to leaf, to flower, can do for us. We sampled new tastes and treats right out of the forest buffet. I was amazed that all of this was right here, where my family has had a cottage for years; a bounty of goodness that I never knew existed.

The day we did the walk was incredibly hot. We were all feeling it’s affects but David kept on, without even taking a sip of water. He truly functions on the nourishment and energy of the sun. And now, having met him, heard what he had to say, experienced the wealth of knowledge he so passionately shares, I do believe him to be an even greater rock star than before and am honoured to have had this experience.

Here are some more photos from this awesome event and check out my David Wolfe inspired SuperHero Balls recipe.

David Wolfe, Raw (and barefoot) in the woods.

IMG_6818

IMG_6819

That would be me, foraging for a snack.IMG_1147

Peat moss is apparently the answer to all my gardening woes.IMG_6826

Oh that David Wolfe… he makes me laugh.

IMG_1146

The chaga mushroom hunting crew!

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