Aug 13, 2019

Jesus on a Plate with Shawn Sullivan and Tom Clark

Live Right Now - Episode 031 – Jesus on a Plate with Shawn Sullivan and Tom Clark

Chef Wendell Flower and Allan Haw sit down with their friends Shawn Sullivan and Tom Clark and talk about Jesus, but not in the way you probably grew up with.  The discussion covers spiritual journeys, the Christ Consciousness, and Jesus as you have never seen him before!

For more from Chef Wendell including the “Eat Right Now” books and info on how to book Chef Wendell to speak to your group go to http://www.chefwendell.com.

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Jul 24, 2019

Cool It!

Live Right Now - Episode 030 – Cool It!

Much to the delight of grandkids and overheating grandparents… there’re here: inviting

ice cream trucks blaring Pop Goes the Weasel trolling neighborhood streets. When its

hotter than blazes, consuming popsicles, ice cream bars, slushies, might seem like

common-sense choices when you want to cool off, (spoiler alert) but they may do more

harm than good.

We mean well, but rehydrating our parched temple with diet soda, energy drinks, Mt.

Dew, beer, margaritas, wine spritzers is not the wisest decision as caffeine and alcohol

contribute to rapid dehydration. Excess alcohol consumption can cause dehydration in a

variety of ways and sugary desserts, doughnuts, ice cream, muffins, highly processed

breads, pasta, and grains require a lot of water to digest. Dietitians agree the temple

uses a lot of water to metabolize these foods, which depletes water reserves leading to

dehydration. Plus, you don’t get any nutrients, just unpleasant, disease-mimicking

effects.

Some symptoms of dehydration in seniors include confusion, irritability, dark colored

urine, dizziness, dry mouth, fatigue, frequent urination, reduced blood flow to the

extremes, sunken eyes and cheek. High blood pressure is common among the

chronically dehydrated. It can also be a warning sign of dehydration

Icy cold food and drinks might provide a short-lived cooling effect, but consuming these

food and beverages food leads to an increase in temperature as the process of

digestion is heat-generating. This combined with the rapid cooling initiated by cold food

and drinks means your temple over-compensates by increasing your core temperature.

So you may actually end up feeling hotter than you did!

Drinking an air-temp or hot drink increases the temples heat load and responds by

sweating. The output of sweat is greater than the internal heat gain, and this is where it

all starts to make sense ― when the sweat evaporates from the skin, it cools us down,

Dehydration is relatively preventable. Basically, take in more water than you lose. Drink

water throughout the day, back off caffeine and alcohol, eat as much watery fruits and

vegetables as you are able, mind your thirst levels and rehydrate accordingly, check

your urine—if you are drinking enough, it should be a pale straw color.

Certain fruit and vegetables score highly in this regard, so consider eating more

strawberries, cucumber, zucchini, celery, lettuce, Hoosier cantaloupes, and local

watermelon if we want to up the H2O. Watermelon is the juiciest and one of most

colorful of fruits to rehydrate.

Pedialyte, the electrolyte drink of our childhood, has suddenly become the drink of pop

culture. You'll find it in pro sports locker rooms for rehydration and in our fridges to help

you get through hangovers. (optional graph)

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Include dark leafy-green salads with a rainbow of vegetables. Lettuce is 95 percent

water so it keeps you both cool and hydrated. Throw extra cucumbers on top, which are

96 percent water. Make pitchers of cucumber, fresh mint, peaches, and strawberry

water and carry a reusable water bottle with you throughout the day.

Plain and simple: pure water hydration is the staff of all life. Both mother earth and our

temple are two-thirds water by divine design. I doubt any garden would survive, let

alone flourish being watered with anything other than the colorless, transparent,

odorless liquid that forms the seas, lakes, rivers, rain and all lifeforms.

 

For more from Chef Wendell including the “Eat Right Now” books and info on how to book Chef Wendell to speak to your group go to http://www.chefwendell.com.

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Jul 8, 2019

It’s the Journey

This week we’re diving in a little deeper into Sandy’s Story with some specific things that have kept her strong and the realization that the story is still being written. 

 

You can find out more about the Om Home HERE

 

For more from Chef Wendell including the “Eat Right Now” books and info on how to book Chef Wendell to speak to your group go to http://www.chefwendell.com.

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Jul 1, 2019

Sandy’s Story

Live Right Now - Episode 028 – Sandys Story

You may have noticed we’ve been on a pretty long break.  This is the story about why we’ve been gone, but also the story of why we do what we do. 

 

You can find out more about the Om Home HERE

 

For more from Chef Wendell including the “Eat Right Now” books and info on how to book Chef Wendell to speak to your group go to http://www.chefwendell.com.

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Feb 17, 2019

The Dawn of Lifestyle Medicine

Live Right Now - Episode 027 – Lifestyle Medicine

Hello Beautiful Souls-I’m optimistic about our future.

  • My story of Code Blue-Validation for my message and or podcast.
  • Typical Current Eating Patterns in the United States do not align with the Dietary Guidelines set forth by our creator.
  • About three-fourths of the population has an eating pattern that is low in vegetables, fruits, dairy, and oils.
  • More than half of the population is meeting or exceeding total grain and total protein foods recommendations.
  • Most Americans exceed the recommendations for added sugars, saturated fats, and sodium.

 

God's / Gaia’s Pharmacy: You are what you do and don’t and don't eat.

 

  • In God’s Pharmacy, the open field, valleys, mountains, rivers and the waters crisscrossing and encircling the earth, God / Gaia provided everything we need.
  • If we use Gaia correctly, we will be healthy and blessed all the years of our life, be fulfilled in our older years and experience a ripe old age.
  • When we leave this earth suit, we will simply step across from earth into eternity to see Him.
  • “God’s Pharmacy” address the causes of sickness and disease, instead of suppressing the symptoms. Natural remedies in the dorm of plants, fruit, vegetable, etc. for each disease or sickness, is recommended.

 

Lifestyle Medicine is revolutionizing our healthcare system:

Definition: the use of evidence-based lifestyle therapeutic approaches, such as a predominantly whole food, plant-based diet, regular physical activity, adequate sleep, stress management, avoidance of risky substance use, and other non-drug modalities, to prevent, treat, and, oftentimes, reverse the lifestyle-related, chronic disease that's all too prevalent… even in old age.

  • Lifestyle Medicine is Preventive Medicine that will result in lower costs, improved outcomes, and enhanced well-being and divine connectivity.
  • Lifestyle medicine is the evidence-based therapeutic approach to prevent, treat and reverst lifestyle-related chronic diseases.

Lifestyle Medicine 2019

  • Lifestyle Medicine treats the underlying cause of disease and not just the disease markers and risk factors.
  • Technology cannot solve our chronic disease problem. Pills alone do not restore health.
  • What will maximize healing is the application of scientifically sound lifestyle principles to both individual and community practice—thereby preventing or reversing the worst of our chronic disease burden.”

– ACLM President, George Guthrie, MD, MPH, CDE, FACLM, FAAFP

 

  • The principal conclusion: heart disease was preventable with lifestyle and not an inevitable consequence of aging (a new concept at the time),
  • STOP-the dietary intake of saturated fat from (meat, processed meat, and dairy products then; with fast food and various processed foods)
  • Should be reduced and replaced by whole (organic) foods, mostly plants, and the unsaturated oils derived from olives in particular, but also nuts, seeds, avocados, fish, and seafood- to lower cardiovascular disease risk.

What to do:

  • Empower People to Make Healthy Shifts (Knowledge)
  • How they control /activate their inner healer-create their destiny
  • Switch from high calorie snacks to nutrient- dense snacks.
  • Making changes to eating patterns can be overwhelming. That’s why it’s important to emphasize that every food choice is an opportunity to move toward a healthy eating pattern. Small shifts in food choices—over the course of a week, a day, or even a meal—can make a big difference.
  • Replace Fruit products with added sugars to real fruit and fresh juices.
  • Refined grains to whole grains, seeds
  • Solid fats to clean oils (No cottonseed)
  • Sugary beverages with no-sugar beverages. (Drop the Mt. Dew)
  • Increase physical activity

 

For more from Chef Wendell including the “Eat Right Now” books and info on how to book Chef Wendell to speak to your group go to http://www.chefwendell.com.

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Feb 10, 2019

Totally Tea!

Live Right Now - Episode 026 – Totally Tea!

“If you are cold, tea will warm you;
if you are too heated, it will cool you;
If you are depressed, it will cheer you;
If you are excited, it will calm you.” 
― William Ewart Gladstone

“Writing is a job, a talent, but it's also the place to go in your head. It is the imaginary friend you drink your tea with in the afternoon.” 
― Ann Patchett, Truth and Beauty

“There is something in the nature of tea that leads us into a world of quiet contemplation of life.” 
― Lin Yutang, The Importance of Living

 

  • The Japanese tea ceremony is called Ocha. It is a choreographic ritual of preparing and serving Japanese green tea,
  • represents harmony, respect, purity and tranquility

How to Be Mindful with Tea:

  • When it's difficult to meditate or stay centered, build moments of mindfulness into the day through simple activities like brewing and enjoying a cup of tea.
  • If you’re depressed or anxious… bring mindfulness to drinking a cup of tea, cleaning your teeth, or going for a walk

 

About tea:

  • the world’s second most popular leverage next to water. In America, meh, we drink fizzy health-destroying crap in a can that trashes temple health and wellbeing; but it sure tastes good!
  • Really, that’s the reason you drink Diet Coke, Mt. Dew, and Dr. Pepper loaded with toxic aspartame, HFCS, artificial coloring, preservatives, has no nutritional value? We’ve been dumbed down mw sweet gullible friends.
  • America is gradually become a nation of tea drinkers. Some 80 percent of U.S. households have tea in their kitchens, and more than half drinks tea on a daily basis, according to the U.S. Tea Association.

What I’m talking about is much more than Lipton’s that’s been thrust upon as the only tea on earth.

  • tea can be from herbs, roots, and mushrooms too. There’s black and green tea, tulsi (holy basil), oolong, antioxidant chai, chamomile, stinging nettle, hibiscus, green Rooibos, ginger, dandelion, echinacea, a garden of herbs, lion’s mane and reiki mushroom tea, and the list goes on and on. Instant tea? You should be flogged with a used teabag!
  • Studies reveal many teas may help with cancer, heart disease, diabetes and encourage weight loss, lower cholesterol, has anti-microbial qualities and increased mental alertness.
  • Tulsi tea or holy basil that is hot right now, for or example has anti-microbial properties and is rich in anti-oxidants that fight free radicals responsible for causing various chronic degenerative diseases.

“There doesn’t seem to be a downside to tea. First, tea has less caffeine. It’s pretty well established the flavonoids in tea – are good for the heart and may reduce cancer.”

  • Many teas contain  dangerous ingredients.
  • most major brands contain fluoride, use a chemical to bleach the tea bags, and the leaves sprayed with carcinogenic pesticides.

Tea meditation:

  1. Pay attention to the sound of the water heating and boiling in the kettle. Hear its bubbling and gurgling…. see wisps of steam coming from the spout?? Be open to your senses, rather than try to analyze what’s happening.
  2. Pouring the tea, watch the color of the water change as it meets the teabag. When your mind wanders into thought, gently return your attention to sensing.
  3. Lifting the teabag out with a spoon, feel, the weight of the bag dropping away as you tip it into the bin.
  4. Notice the warming of the cup that contains the hot liquid. How do your hands feel as you hold it?
  5. Bring the cup to your lips.
  6. Take a sip. Savor the taste—is it pleasant?
  7. Stay present to the swallowing.
  8. Pause and noticing a sense of peace or stillness within

 

For more from Chef Wendell including the “Eat Right Now” books and info on how to book Chef Wendell to speak to your group go to http://www.chefwendell.com.

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Feb 2, 2019

The ABC’s of CBD

Live Right Now - Episode 025 – The ABC’s of CBD

This Week Chef Wendell and Allan sit down with Rick Montieth and Stephanie Burner from Georgetown Market in Indianapolis to talk about CBD Oil. 

For more information about CBD you can go to Stephanie’s articles on the Dreem Nutrition Blog.

For more from Chef Wendell including the “Eat Right Now” books and info on how to book Chef Wendell to speak to your group go to http://www.chefwendell.com.

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Jan 29, 2019

The Magic of Mushrooms

Live Right Now - Episode 024 – The Magic of Mushrooms

  • Shiitake mushroom is used for boosting the immune system, HIV/AIDS, lowering blood cholesterol levels, hardening of the arteries, diabetes, eczema, colds and flu, treating prostate or breast cancer, and as an anti-aging agent. It is also used for hepatitis B, herpes, high blood pressure, and stomach ache.  (Web MD)
  • Antioxidants, selenium that can prevent heart disease and cancer.
  • Vitamins A, C, D, B vitamins, copper, iron, potassium
  • Stimulate immune system-good during flu and cold season.
  • Fiber keeps things moving along!

 

Garlic Mushrooms Recipe:
Excellent alone, or served over roasted turkey, chicken breast, rice or noodles / pasta. 

Ingredients
4 tbsp. unsalted butter (Grass Fed)
1 tbsp. olive oil (Or avocado)
1/2 onion chopped 
1-pound Cremini, button, and shiitake mushrooms
2 tbsp. dry white wine* (optional)
1 tsp. fresh thyme leaves 
4 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
4 cloves garlic minced
Himalayan salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
•    Heat butter and oil in a large pan or skillet over medium-high heat.
•    Sauté onion until softened (about 3 minutes).
•    Add mushrooms and cook for about 4-5 minutes until browned.
•    Pour in wine and cook 2 minutes, then reduce slightly.
•    Stir through thyme, parsley and garlic. Cook for a further 30 seconds, until fragrant.
•    Season generously with salt and pepper (to your taste).
•    Sprinkle with remaining parsley and serve warm

 

For more from Chef Wendell including the “Eat Right Now” books and info on how to book Chef Wendell to speak to your group go to http://www.chefwendell.com.

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Jan 19, 2019

The Pineal Gland We Never Knew

Live Right Now - Episode 023 – The Pineal Gland We Never Knew

What we don’t know is more liberating than what we think we know. The holy temple is a living miracle and every part has a designated purpose. To assume God created us to have a gland or organ that does nothing lacks knowledge.

We were told the appendix is useless and must be removed, yet Duke Medical Center immunologists’ et. al. researchers reveal it actually produces good probiotic bacteria, harbors and protects good microbes for the gut by "rebooting" the digestive, microbiome system.  I don’t recall being advised that keeping A healthy gut microbiome serves mind and body affecting the temple throughout life by controlling digestion, immune system, central nervous system and other bodily processes. Useless?

I also don’t remember being extensively educated about the pineal gland. The pea size pineal is situated right in the center of the brain. Often referred to as the third eye, this small, pinecone-shaped endocrine organ secretes melatonin that regulates your daily sleep-wake patterns, hormone levels, stress levels, boosts moods, enhances sex, physical performance, and even increasing longevity by as much as 10-25% according to Stanford University. 

Pineal Gland Essentials

  • Of the endocrine organs, the function of the pineal gland was the last discovered.
  • Located deep in the center of the brain, the pineal gland was once known as the “third eye.”
  • The pineal gland produces melatonin, which helps maintain circadian rhythm and regulate reproductive hormones.

It is an endocrine gland sitting alone in the brain, level with our eyes. The pineal gland produces melatonin and regulates our daily and seasonal circadian rhythms. Melatonin is the chemical in charge of our sleep cycles and the quality of our sleep, and it also regulates the onset of puberty. Melatonin is responsible for fighting against free radicals. A decline in melatonin triggers the ageing process in the body. Serotonin, the neurotransmitter or happy chemical responsible for our mood, is transformed into melatonin only in the pineal gland.

Scientific evidence supports the possibility that our third eye, or pineal, was once our first eye. Under the microscope, the pineal is made up of cells that have the same features as the rod-shaped light sensitive cells found in our retinas. The pineal gland receives signals that travel down the optic nerves. It seems the primitive third eye functioned as a sight organ before our current set of eyes. The pineal gland gives a perception of the world around us through our senses. It controls the action of light upon our body and is located beneath the cerebral cortex where the two hemispheres of the brain join. This is the place where the brain regulates consciousness and interprets the body’s sensory and motor functions.

Hinduism, Buddhism and Taoism believe there’s a divine side of the pineal gland. Our third eye connects soul energy to your body. Once your pineal gland is activated to the world of spirituality, it may seem as if you’re more conscious; connected to the universal flow of heavenly energy. This can be achieved through meditation, yoga or shamanistic plant medicine. This may be a stretch for some of you, but the pineal gland, “all seeing eye”, third eye symbol, can be seen on the back of the American dollar bill and statues of the pineal exist at the Vatican.

Be mindful it’s been known for decades that fluoride in our water and toothpaste is kryptonite to the pineal. To reactivate your pineal gland, you first need to eliminate sources of fluoride and cut out junk foods, especially soda. If you don’t change this part of your diet, you won’t gain any ground. Plant-foods like cilantro, garlic, lemon juice, and coconut oil may help detox, but It also may be worth considering a full body detox.

Foods that definitely support the pineal gland are turmeric, cacao beans, green plants and vegetables, spring water, reishi mushroom tea, wheatgrass juices, raw beets, apple cider vinegar, iodine supplementation, and others. Now you’re awakened to what you weren’t taught in school. Go for it!

 

For more from Chef Wendell including the “Eat Right Now” books and info on how to book Chef Wendell to speak to your group go to http://www.chefwendell.com.

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Jan 13, 2019

Why Are We Here?

Live Right Now - Episode 022 – Why Are We Here?

For more from Chef Wendell including the “Eat Right Now” books and info on how to book Chef Wendell to speak to your group go to http://www.chefwendell.com.

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