Monday, April 27, 2009

Swine Flu-Food is good prevention

No Swine Flu for you!

Chef Wendell

If Swine Flu has you squealing, it’s the perfect time to open your mind and mouth.

Authorities call this ‘big one’ beyond containment, but please don’t get stressed. If you take the proverbial ‘ounce of prevention’ you can cure a ‘pound of disease’. Woodson Merrell, MD, director of integrative medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. Says, "The strength of our immune system is what makes the difference between who gets sick and who doesn't.," Science recognizes that 80% of your immune system is actually living in the digestive tract. With that being said, it seems relevant to sustain everything between points ‘A’ and ‘B’. This can be achieved by simply avoiding foods which weaken immunity and to welcome those that do. Your temple is a biochemical factory which reacts to and absorbs what we eat and drink.

Sometimes we are its worst foe. Proper nutrition is important for an energetic immune system. By way of the Western diet we’ve become malnourished; lacking the tools our temple needs to repair, protect and heal.

Much of what our bodies need to fight off infection is in glorious food. It’s important to consume a well balanced diet, replete with a variety of whole grains, walnuts, pistachios, almonds, peanuts and seeds. Eating gobs of fresh veggies especially leafy greens, broccoli and everyone’s’ favorite, Brussels sprouts are good colon food. All fruits, especially dark red and yellow ones contain antioxidants which nurture digestion and calm the GI tract.

Exciting studies have found that Shii-take and Maitake mushrooms found in most groceries stimulate your blood cells to act strongly against alien bacteria. Since ancient times, mushrooms have stimulated the holy temple to produce protective white blood cells.
Enjoy Probiotics such as yogurt, Kim Chi, Miso, tempeh and sauerkraut to your daily diet. Probiotic yogurt and Kefir flora, the good guys, colonize and fortify the GI tract. Once bad bacteria get the upper hand, immunity is compromised. Read labels. Some yogurts are sweetened with approximately 15 teaspoons of sugar.

Sugar lurks at every corner. It suppresses the immune system and impairs your ramparts against infectious disease. A single can of soda contains 12 teaspoons of added sugars. That's 120 percent of the USDA's recommended daily intake of sugar. Researchers have found just two cans of soda suppress immune function for up to, five hours.

The average kid eats 116 pounds of sugar a year and adults approximately 200. A twenty ounce cola contains 34 sugar cubes; a blueberry muffin contains 16 sugar cubes; marinara sauce from a jar contains 5 ½ sugar cubes. (

Stress weakens immunity. Kick it to the curb with daily exercise. If you can manage it, a half an hour aerobic every day is the level you need. It does need to be exhausting. Always check with your physician.

When we are happy and optimistic, the immune system functions better. Laughter boosts the immune system. Visit friends, read Mike Redmond’s column, watch old movies you like, or old comedy shows like my favorite, Andy of Mayberry. Cut the mean people and things from your life. You’ll be less guilty, stressed and depressed. Depression depresses the immune system. A person under stress or who is depressed needs to make a conscious, educated effort to boost the immune system - that includes taking a supplement. South side Integrative Family Medicine Dr Anca Lamse of Lamse Wellness Clinic suggests taking a high-potency multiple-vitamin and mineral formula; nutritional superheroes during cold and flu season or any time of year.
The CDC reports one out of 4 American kids under 18 are embracing vegetarianism. Often they are unaware of variety and balance required as well as the significance of clean protein. Good sources of protein include lean, locally produced beef, lean pork, skinless poultry, eggs and fish. If you are a vegetarian, try canned and dry beans, lentils or soy products such as meatless burgers, edamame, and tofu or fortified soy milk.

Practice vigilant hygiene. The Swine flu virus is transferred as you shake someone’s hand, get smooched by Aunt Betty, or wrap your hands around the handle of a grocery cart, gas pump, or an escalator railing then unconsciously pick something from your teeth or rub itchy eyes.
Chill out. Besides eating more fresh whole foods, adequate rest is important for your immune system to be in high gear.

You can do it.


Monday, April 20, 2009

Eating is Sacred; Eating is Love

Food is love: Is the family diet pure?
Published April 16th, 2009

By Chef Wendell
Put the fork down for a brief moment, swallow, take a deep breath and visualize the family dinner table as an altar of worship and gratitude. No, I don’t mean pray there are no Brussels sprouts or — God forbid — dark leafy greens lurking.

Eating is sacred. Eating is love. The spirit and nutrition within our food choices becomes part of our mind, body and spirit, who we were meant to become. The nearer we eat with our natural design, the closer we are to creation. In order to flourish, however, food must be sacred, unadulterated — in its original packaging. It’s a stretch when we petition creation to “Bless this (dubious) food to the nourishment of our body.”Are we futilely beseeching the universe to turn dead food into wholesome, body-healing nourishment? Recently I politely questioned a gal who deep fries everything in 365 degree pig lard how-in-tarnation she justifies the self-inflicted, physical attack on her holy temple?

“Oh, that’s simple. I pray for forgiveness before I eat it,” she replied. Say what? Let me get this straight. We can knowingly smoke three packs a day, drink alcohol to excess, shoot crack, eat artery-clogging pig lard through a straw and then request and be given celestial clemency?
If you’ve been avoiding eating from nature’s garden, crunch this fresh information from the CDC, who recently announced cancer will be the No. 1 cause of death in America by 2010. More than ever America must consider eating daily from the preventive Universal Apothecary. Avoiding the big C is a crispy, sun-blest garden vegetable entrée away. Cancer has many roots. Other than genetic predisposition and environmental causes, eating against our design hastens cancer’s undesirable tap-tap at the door. Are you innocently extending the welcome mat? Yep — but it’s not all your fault. The contrived, outdated, profit-fueled Standard American Diet (SAD) template we’ve trusted for decades has created a deeply rooted pandemic of disease with subsequent, financially debilitating health care costs. The establishment, however, refuse to update their standards. It would cost too much. It’s us versus them.

The ethereal superiority and nutritional accessibility to clean foods the human body absorbs from heavenly plant foods is essential for a joyful, sanctified disease-free life. We simply got Shanghaied along our way via aggressive, smart-bomb marketing. Big business and food politics encourage the consumption of their un-holy translation of wholesome food rather than God’s versions. Take a look around. You’ll view a great nation awash with largely preventable disorders such as obesity, diabetes, digestive disorders, cancer and heart disease — all profoundly affected by our daily, taken-for-granted food choices. We can do better.
If previously trusted food is spiritually and nutritionally counterfeit due to socially irresponsible processing and soulless manufacturing, the holy temple cannot apply it’s of sacredness to disease prevention, stewardship. Food is a gift of the universe, it is blessed and becomes part of our worship, a part of the greatness we were designed to enjoy.

Anecdotally speaking, not only was I nutritionally challenged half my life, but my body and mind were incapable of becoming who I am until I cuddled up to a whole-foods, pure diet and said so-long to Machine Cuisine. Eating against nature dulled my intrinsic writing and speaking skills, rendering me unable to become that for which I was created.

At long last, by way of accepting whole-foods nutrition, at 40 years of age, I discovered who and what I am — my life’s mission. It took education and an open mind to permit the empowering transcendence. You can do it.You’ll be fond of the new person that evolves out of sacred eating behavior. We are what we eat.
Created by the universe, man came with a set of instructions to sustain the health of the holy temple. Stewardship respects the purpose for which things were made. “The Lord has made everything for its purpose” (Prov. 16:4).

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Eat Right Now Holistic Health Fair -Monthly

The ‘Eat Right, Now!’

Monthly Holistic Health Fair

April 18, 2009

The Good Stuff @ The Indianapolis City Market

222 E. Market Street (317) 372-2592
Mark your Calendar: Monthly-Every Third Weekend

Pick up Chef Wendell’s new cookbook from WISH TV’s segment,’ Eat Right Now!” or send $10.00 and address to:

1204 Pleasant Street
Indianapolis, IN

Everyone Deserves to Feel Good!

“Eat Right, Now! is dedicated to serving fellow man a loving plateful of truthful, state-of-the-art, unfiltered, science-based alternative health solutions and cures from exposure to environmental compounds and the food supply so he or she can make health-enhancing, sensible and economical family food purchases based on a healthier understanding of the mental, spiritual and physical consequences of ‘Machine Cuisine’; the Western diet which has caused a devastating pandemic of preventable diseases.”
Chef Wendell

Who: Dedicated local holistic health care professional eager to dispense confidence and knowledge to Hoosiers seeking a deeper meaning of the foods they consume and to emphasize the ‘cost cutting’ significance of proactive preventive health care. The majority of the participants have overcome terminal disease through a combination of the Universal Apothecary, mediation / prayer, yoga, muscle-release therapy, acupuncture, Ayurveda and macrobiotics.

Personally, in 1988, I was informed “Get prepared. You are going to die”. (A heart Virus)

What: A FREE opportunity for attendees to directly talk, one on one, to an authority regarding mental, physical and spiritual health; A chance to return to ones’ original wholeness. Receive free diagnosis, advice, taste new foods and leave with simple yet healing family recipes and health advice. The event is also a book signing for Chef Wendell’s new cookbook of deliciously healing recipes for the entire family.

Why: Your body is your buddy! Money is tight. Quality health care is unattainable to many Hoosiers.

The ‘Eat Right, Now!’ Holistic Health Fair--

April 18, 2009The Good Stuff @ The Indianapolis City Market222 E. Market Street (317) 630-9155

Mark your Calendar: Monthly-Every Third Weekend

Pick up Chef Wendell’s new cookbook from WISH TV’s segment,’ Eat Right Now!” Hoosiers are seeking alternatives to the devastating cost of chronic disease caused from eating against natures’ design.

When: Every third Saturday of each month from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Where: The west end of the historic Indianapolis City Market at the corner of Delaware and Market Street.

Contact:Chef Wendell, Organizer (317)

Friday, April 3, 2009

Coconut Oil-

Jamaican Coconut Rice and Peas
Yields: 4-5 servings

1 medium sized can organic red kidney beans
1 can unsweetened coconut milk (shake well)
2 cups of long-grain brown rice
2 green onions, chopped
1 tbs. ground flax seeds
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 tbs. fresh thyme
1 tbs. organic coconut oil
1 scotch bonnet pepper (whole, do not chop up) or jalapeno, Serrano or your favorite

Drain the liquid from the can of beans
Over medium heat, cook 2 cups of the brown rice, in 5 cups of water and 1 cup of coconut milk. Place the whole scotch bonnet on top of the rice and boil for 20 minutes, turn off the fire, and place a lid on the pot Meanwhile…….
Add the beans, onions, garlic, thyme and coconut oil, and stir for a minute. Reduce heat to medium-low. Remove Scotch Bonnet or whatever pepper you select before serving.

What Coconut Oil Does for Your Health?

Reduces risk of atherosclerosis and related illnesses
Reduces risk of cancer and other degenerative conditions
Helps prevent bacterial, viral, and fungal (including yeast) infections
Supports immune function
Helps prevent osteoporosis
Helps control diabetes
Promotes weight loss
Supports healthy metabolic function
Provides an immediate source of energy
Supplies fewer calories than other fats
Supplies important nutrients necessary for good health
Improves digestion and nutrient absorption
Is highly resistant to spoilage (long shelf life)
Is heat resistant (the healthiest oil for cooking)
Helps keep skin soft and smooth
Helps prevent premature aging and wrinkling of the skin
Helps protect against skin cancer and other blemishes

Coconut Milk and Oil from the Tree of Life Since the 1930’s we’ve been brainwashed that tropical oils were bad for our hearts. Well, that was the result of a smear campaign by the corn and soy industry to get Americans to purchase less nutritious corn and soy oil. It’s patriotic to support our own products, but the health virtues of coconut oil are 100 time more potent than corn, canola and soy. Sorry. The health and nutritional benefits that can be derived from consuming coconut oil have been recognized and documented in many parts of the world for centuries.

If the label reads hydrogenated coconut oil, throw it as far as you can towards the trash barrel. You want virgin organic coconut oil. The saturated fat in coconut oil is unlike the fat found in meat or other vegetables fats. It is identical to a special group of fats found in human breast milk which have been shown to improve digestion, strengthen the immune system, and protect against bacterial, viral, and fungal infections. Your body doesn’t processes coconut oil the same as barn animal fat.

The Weston Price Foundation says there are many important positive health benefits seen for coconut oil. These benefits stem from coconut oil's use as a food with major antimicrobial and anticancer benefits.

Only recently has modern medical research confirmed the many health benefits traditionally attributed to this remarkable oil. You should definitely give coconut oil a chance for your sautéing and cooking needs. It does not form dangerous Trans fatty acids and has a very high smoking point. Coconut oil has been called the “healthiest dietary oil on earth." If you’re not using coconut oil for your daily cooking and body care needs … introduce yourselves. Coconut oil has been called the “healthiest dietary oil on earth." Price Pottenger Nutrition Foundation.

Is Food Making You Sick, Tired and Depressed?

Your Mood is in the Food
Chef Wendell


“Almost right after I finish eating at a fast food restaurant I begin feeling very depressed, sickly and sleepy; like I've been drugged and it scares me. I'm a preschool teacher so I always have to be at my best, but every time I eat at a fast-food place or the school cafeteria, I feel like this. Why?” (Greenwood, IN)

Fast, processed food brims with dead animal fat, fruitless calories and health-altering preservatives. This explains the ‘sick and tired’ feeling. Feeling depressed? It’s likely you’re feeling disappointed in yourself for eating something that is not good for you, but instant gratification prevailed.

When wholesome folks eat against creations heavenly design, their holy temple cannot function normally. Famished human cells are incapable of recognizing and making good usage of an altered, processed food; therefore the holy temple suffers from the dubious nourishment. It needs the real thing, baby.

Remember, every seven years your glorious holy temple replaces every cell. If the body is not supplied with the proper re-building tools, aging accelerates, vital organs suffer, you crepe’ up, putting the welcome mat on the door step of chronic disease.

Ever woken up feeling like dog poo wishing you hadn’t eaten what you ate? How you feel at this very moment in time depends on what you most recently consumed. If you broke the 8 hours ‘sleeping-fast’ with a Cinnamon bun and coffee with cumulus nimbus clouds of half and half and more immune-suppressing sugar, by 10 AM you’re almost certainly combating the sand-man. When you eat a super-sized cheeseburger, fries, fizzy-drinks and a sugary dessert, your afternoon energy equity is squandered supporting the besieged digestive process instead of providing your brain with fresh oxygen.

That’s why you feel lethargic after a heavy meal of greasy, processed foods; lack of oxygen flow to the gray matter. That just ‘ain’t’ natural.
Multitudes of whole foods are generous at helping create the daily groovy feeling of lustrous physical, mental and spiritual health; others simply defy our design ultimately compromising our natural God-given condition; a health mind, soul and body. Foods such as sun-blest, locally produced fruits, vegetables, small amounts of animal protein and dairy products, seeds, nuts and whole grains, speak the nurturing language of human cells.

If you purchased a set of shiny new wheels, drove it out of the show room and constantly kept the proverbial peddle to the metal, sooner, than later you’ll throw a rod. Aging arrives swiftly enough without our assistance.
Dog gone-it’! Feeling bright-eyed and bushy-tailed is man’s outright birthright; you deserve to feel good, the way a Hoosier should! After all, in Genesis 1:29 we came with instructions. I don’t recall, however, the scripture, “Thou shalt consume foods from a machine. Go forth and genetically alter my gifts’.

Cut yourself some slack: your body is your buddy. Eat a whole foods diet; you’ll be looking for fun and feeling groovy.

‘Feel Groovy’ Recipe for Quick Energy
Organic Yogurt
Fresh pineapple

1 carrot, unpeeled
2 Dates

1 tsp. ground flax seeds

Raw honey to taste

Either a splash of 2% organic milk or plain soy milk.

Combine everything in a blender for a speedy, energy-boosting smoothie.
Adjust the consistency to please your household.