Miracle Beans

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Beans are the most important part of a healthy diet.

Dried Beans are:

  • Inexpensive
  • Store for years
  • Store in a small space
  • High in fiber
  • High in plant protein
  • High in B vitamins
  • High in monosaccharides that shield the body from lectins
  • High in potassium and magnesium
  • Easy to grow in your garden

Beans provide fiber, folate, plant protein, iron, B1, and many minerals such as magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and copper. And best of all, when you cook them yourself you can choose the amount of sodium found in each serving and what type of salt is used, such as sea salt or Himalayan.

Yet 96% of Americans don’t eat the minimum intake of legumes. The same percentage of Americans don’t eat enough fruit and vegetables. These missing components in the American diet combined are creating the health crisis in America. About half a cup a day of cooked beans provides both a protein and a serving of vegetable since they are both and they are also the cheapest form of protein on the planet.

Canned Beans Are Not the Best Choice

Canned beans cost about three times more than dried beans, but dried beans can take hours to cook. Canned beans are convenient, but are they as nutritious as home-cooked? Home-cooked and canned beans provide about the same nutrition, but the sodium content of canned beans can be 100 times that of home-cooked. Draining the liquid of canned beans may get rid of some of the sodium, but you will lose the nutrients that have been pulled out of the beans during the cooking process.

The next important factor about canned or home-cooked is the scary advent of genetically modified beans. In order to make sure that your beans are organically grown and non-GMO you have to be able to trace the source. Canned beans don’t provide that transparency.

Our system of cooking Food for Well-Being is completely revolutionary as it puts the power of choice in your hands. You can trace the source. You can choose the salt content and the type of salt used during the cooking process. Sea salt is the safest and best. You also have the opportunity to spice up your beans during the cooking process so that rich flavors are absorbed into every bean. Bland beans then become and exotic ethnic experience.

Follow these links to learn more about our system for cooking beans. Although a meat-eater may call these fabulous recipes “side dishes” they have all the nutritional value of a main course.

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Apple Cider Vinegar

We recommend a splash of apple cider vinegar to V-8 juice every morning.

You can also add a splash of amino acids and liquid minerals for a super-packed method to conquer illness.

Sprinkle with a little nutritional yeast and sea kelp and you have a salty, cheese-flavored treat.  Stir it with a stalk of celery for a healthy drink anytime, day or night.

 

 

BENEFITS OF APPLE CIDER VINEGAR:

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1. Controls Blood Sugar

Your body produces insulin to manage the level of sugar in your blood. The antiglycemic effects of apple cider vinegar help improve insulin sensitivity.

People who have insulin resistance should have a dose of apple cider vinegar with each meal. Mix one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar with one glass of filtered water.

Drink this three times daily to steady your stomach’s digestion rate, which in turn increases the time your body has to process new sugars and keeps your blood sugar levels more stable.

2. Whitens Teeth

If you are embarrassed because you have yellow teeth, apple cider vinegar is a cheap and simple way to restore your teeth’s natural pearly white sheen. Apple cider vinegar helps remove stains and kill bacteria in your mouth and gums.

All you need to do is gargle with apple cider vinegar every morning and then brush your teeth as usual. Regularly eating apples also helps, as the crunchy fruit scrubs your teeth like a toothbrush.

3. Treats Constipation

Apple cider vinegar contains pectin, a water-soluble fiber that promotes bowel movements. This makes it a great natural treatment for constipation.

Add two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to a glass of water and drink it three times a day. You can add apple or grape juice to the mix to make it more palatable.

4. Promotes Weight Loss

Regular consumption of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar can also promote weight loss. Apple cider vinegar is a good source of acetic acid.

Studies have found that obese people who consumed acetic acid daily for 12 weeks enjoyed a significant decrease in body weight, abdominal fat, waist circumference, and triglycerides. The acetic acid also helps prevent buildup of body fat and certain liver fats.

5. Nourishes Hair

A solution of apple cider vinegar and water, mixed in equal proportions, makes a wonderful natural hair conditioner. It helps nourish the hair, giving it a shine and soft texture.

It’s also effective as a home remedy for dandruff. Apple cider vinegar destroys the fungus that causes dandruff and restores the pH balance of the scalp.

To treat dandruff, apply a 50/50 mixture of water and apple cider vinegar to the scalp, leave it on for 15 minutes to an hour and then rinse it out. Follow this remedy once or twice in a week.

6. Gives Glowing Skin

Apple cider vinegar can help treat blemishes, reduce wrinkles and tone your skin. For blemishes, apple cider vinegar is a good astringent. Soak a cotton pad in diluted apple cider vinegar and dab it on your blemishes to dry them out and help them heal.

To minimize the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, soak a cotton pad in diluted apple cider vinegar and apply it to the areas you want to treat. It will help tighten and plump up your skin a bit.

To use as a toner, mix half a cup of apple cider vinegar with a cup of water and apply it all over your face. Regular use of this solution will help maintain the pH balance in your skin and prevent various types of skin infections.

7. Combats Leg Cramps

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Many people suffer from painful night time leg cramps. Apple cider vinegar’s rich mineral content helps reduce the frequency, intensity and pain of leg cramps.

When cramping occurs, simply sip some apple cider vinegar diluted in a glass of warm water. Within a few minutes, the cramping will diminish. You can also add two tablespoons apple cider vinegar and a little honey to a glass of water and drink it slowly.

 

 

 

8. Treats Colds and Coughs

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Apple cider vinegar is a favorite remedy for the common cold, cough or sore throat. Mix one teaspoon each of apple cider vinegar, honey and warm water. Adding some mashed ginger to this mixture further enhances its medicinal properties.

Drink one teaspoon of this mixture, three times a day, for relief from congestion, coughing and a stuffy nose.

 

 

9. Fights Infection

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Apple cider vinegar’s antiseptic properties make it effective against bacterial and fungal infections. It is useful, for example, in treating ear infections, bladder infections, candidiasis.

For an ear infection, rinse the ear with diluted apple cider vinegar. For a bladder infection or candidiasis, drink a glass of warm water and on teaspoons of apple cider vinegar every night until symptoms improve.

10. Lowers Blood Cholesterol

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Research has shown that apple cider vinegar can help improve your blood’s lipid profile by decreasing the levels of triglycerides and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL) or bad cholesterol, while increasing the level of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL) or good cholesterol. This is especially important to manage or prevent complications resulting from diabetes.

These are just a few of the reported uses for apple cider vinegar. There are many more health benefits of this inexpensive kitchen ingredient. So next time when you go grocery shopping, do not forget to pick up a bottle of it so you have it on hand when you might need it.

Vegan Harmony

Do you have non-vegan eaters at your table?

Are you having difficulties getting them to see the importance of a vegan diet?

Is there a compromise that can be reached so that each person can continue on their life journey without family discord?

We believe there is.

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If your non-vegan loved one is willing to eat Food for Well-Being, then in theory their desire for meat would be reduced to a simple garnish rather than their primary source of protein.

We can work together with you and your non-vegan loved one to choose a favorite non-vegan garnish to go with each theme.

We hope with this sweet compromise you will maintain loving and tolerant relationships in your home while drastically reducing your overall household meat intake by 50% or more.

This is a personal preference and can be achieved through your free consultation.

Home Remedies – Castor Oil

Castor oil is considered a vegetable oil that is pale yellow in color and is produced by crushing the seeds of the castor oil plant. Many of the benefits gained by using castor oil are a result of its chemical composition. Castor oil is a particular type of triglyceride fatty acid, with nearly 90 percent of its fatty acid substance is ricinoleic acid, which is an unsaturated omega-9 fatty acid.

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Rice and Beans

The reason why we start lunch and dinner with rice and beans is to be able to answer “yes” to the question, “is it healthy?”

With so much misinformation being circulated on the topic of diet and health, one our goals is to develop a diet plan that uses the latest in verifiable research.

Rice

Whole grain brown rice unprocessed in any way is the healthiest food on the planet. Health benefits of brown rice include better functioning of cardiovascular system, digestive system, brain and nervous system. It is loaded with powerful antioxidants which provide relief from a range of ailments such as hypertension, unhealthy levels of cholesterol, stress, mental depression and skin disorders. High nutritional content in brown rice proves effective in various medical conditions such as cancer, obesity, diabetes, neurodegenerative disorders and insomnia. It has anti-depressant properties and helps maintain healthy bones and stronger immune system.

Beans

Organic beans are the best source of protein on planet earth.  They are low in fat, high in fiber and high in protein.  No one ever developed heart disease, diabetes, cancer or obesity from eating beans, when in fact animal products are the leading cause of the top four killers. Yet many people are still convinced that meat and dairy are the best source of protein, a myth perpetuated by the meat and dairy industry that profits heavily from American diets that are high in animal products.

The Atkins and other diets tell you to avoid whole foods that are high in carbs and instead stick to high protein foods in order to lose weight.  However, your health will pay the price with diet-related diseases that can easily be prevented and reversed with a whole food diet.

 

Rice and Beans in Combination

The combination of rice and beans is found in every culture and ethnic cuisine.  The rest of the world knows how to cook and prepare meals from whole foods.  Americans have lost sight of what their great grandparents once knew: That Mother Earth provides everything we need for ultimate health and well-being and no harm has to come to animals, the environment or our fellow man in the process.

Health Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

Health Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

Research has confirmed the many Health Benefits Plant Based Diet, including a lower risk of heart disease with lower levels of cholesterol — the "bad" cholesterol that builds up deposits in your arteries.  Mother Earth knows exactly what to provide for the perfect health of her inhabitants.

In fact, more than 1.5 million healthy adults demonstrated the Health Benefits Plant Based Diet was associated with a reduced risk of deaths related to heart attacks or heart disease and fewer incidences of cancer, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases. Women who eat a plant-based diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil and mixed nuts may have a reduced risk of breast cancer.

For these reasons, most if not all major scientific organizations encourage healthy adults to adapt a plant-based diet for prevention of major chronic diseases.

Key Components of a Plant-Based Diet and Home Remedies

  • Eating primarily plant-based foods, such as rice and beans, nuts, fruits and vegetables, whole grains
  • Replacing butter with healthy fats such as olive oil and coconut oil
  • Using herbs and spices instead of salt to flavor foods
  • Limiting red meat to no more than a few times a month, if any
  • Eating fish and poultry instead of red meat, if meat is eaten
  • Enjoying meals with family and friends
  • Drinking red wine in moderation (optional)
  • Getting plenty of exercise
  • Try plant based home remedies such as castor oil before relying on synthetic medicines with side effects.

MyWholeFoodsKitchen.com is dedicated to teaching people to cook with rice and beans instead of meat and dairy. Please feel free to print our Food for Well-Being Food Pyramid as a visual aid for teaching the health benefits of a plant-based diet.  

Health Benefits of a Plant Based Diet

 

Cooking beans from scratch:

Soak beans overnight each in its own quart sized mason jar of water. Pour out soak water. Refill jar to the neck with fresh water. Cook beans in the jar in a canning pot with the lid on.  Remove jars when beans are fully cooked. Jar will seal as it cools slowly at room temperature. Label the jar using the recipe packet. Stores well in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 week.  learn more 

 

7 Questions of Well-Being

7 Questions of Well-Being

1 - Survival: Does Food for Well-Being make survival a little easier for those who might purchase these products?
YES! - When carefully following the plan your food bill will go down and your stress around meal time will disappear.

2- Body: Does Food for Well-Being bring health and well-being to the customer?
YES! - When used as a guideline for your meal plan, you and those you cook for will be getting the highest possible nutrition through organic whole foods and plant protein.  A whole foods diet has been know to prevent and reverse illness and disease and help with weight loss.

3 - Mind:  Does the sales process of Food for Well-Being provide enough information to make the best possible decisions about purchasing our product line?
YES! - We provide training, blogs, video instruction and printed materials to help make the transition successful.

4 - Spirit:  Does Food for Well-Being empower the moral majority to have an impact on global issues?
YES!  By creating our own supply chains we empower individuals and families with the ability to sustain themselves without depending on the global food supply chains and we put more profit directly in the hands of the world's poorest farmers in developing nations as well as our local farmers here at home.

5 - Family: Does the Food for Well-Being Meal Plan promote family relationships?
YES!  When carefully followed every member of the family can eat the same meal including meat-eaters, vegans, vegetarians, gluten free eaters and dieters.

6 - Community: Is the Food for Well-Being business plan sustainable?
YES!  The Cookbook teaches how to return to the role of "the producer" instead of "the consumer" starting with organically grown rice and beans, cooked in reusable mason jars instead of buying foods already processed and packaged, and cooks the meals for the week with the same amount of fuel that would have been used to cook one meal.

7 - Humanity:  Does the production, sale or use of Food for Well-Being products bring harm to anyone or anything?
NO!  Our plan helps to re-direct the food bill away from the global supply chains that rely heavily on forced labor, child labor and animal cruelty.

We are committed to improving lives by:

Providing Quality Products
Protecting Farmers
Ending Force Labor
Supporting Fair Trade Practices
Eliminating Middle Men

The grocery store is committed to the bottom line.
The factory farms exploit animals.
The big agriculture companies destroy the ground.
Trade around the world exploits poor farmers, mostly women.

To learn more about  the 7 Questions of Well-Being visit

GlobalWell-Being.org



1- STABILIZING
When following this plan your food bill will go down along with your stress around meal time. These foods store well for long periods of time, making them the perfect food storage plan as well.

"Do-it-yourself"
types and "Preppers" like the plan because pre-measured food packets fit into a small box that stores well and purchased in bulk can save money and time by becoming “the producer.”

2- HEALTHY
This meal plan offers the highest possible nutrition through organic whole foods plant protein.  A whole foods diet helps with weight loss and the prevention of illness and disease.

"Health conscious"
people want the plan because a whole foods and plant protein diet prevents and reverses illness and disease and helps with weight loss with a lifestyle of holistic health.

3 - INTELLIGENT
It’s the only plan that sets out to address all seven levels of well-being with a rotating menu that makes the meals for the week all at once. We teach how to conserve energy by cooking the meals for the week all at once with the same amount of energy that would have been used to cook one meal.

"Eco-conscious"
people love it because of the intelligent use of re-usable mason jars to cook and store all our meals for the week in one pot with no packaging ending up in our landfills. 

4 - EMPOWERING
Every purchase matters!  The masses can make a difference when we base purchases on the highest ideals possible. We learn to protect animals, the environment, the precious resources of the earth by following this plan.    

"Vegans"
support the plan because it is an action plan to move away from the meat-based diet and towards a plant protein diet, eliminating the need for killing millions of animals each day.

5 - UNIFYING
Every member of the family can eat the same meal including meat-eaters, vegans, vegetarians, gluten free eaters and dieters by following the rotating menu. Eating together around the table at least one meal a day promotes family well-being.

"Families"
love the plan because it gets everyone back around the same meal even though they may have a variety of eaters including vegan, gluten free, nut free, dairy free and junk foodies.

Check out a few meat substitutes.

6 - SUSTAINABLE
We support organic farming by teaching how to by direct from local organic farmers. We empower families to return to the role of "the producer" instead of "the consumer" which will make them more self-sustaining and will reduce the amount of packaging added to our landfills.

"Pro Community"
Friends of the "Buy Local" concept love the plan because we add local organic produce that would normally have gone to waste in the farmer’s field.

7 - HUMANE
The world’s poorest families rely on rice for their income.  By including rice in our meal plan and buying our rice directly from the organic farmer, we put more profits into the pockets of the world's poorest farmers. We support FAIR TRADE in their efforts to get children out of the workforce and into schools.  With these programs  we will soon see an end of poverty and illiteracy around the world.

"Globally conscious"
people appreciate that we purchase rice direct from the world's poorest farmers thru fair trade to put more money in their pockets and help end world hunger.

Be “the Producer” Not “the Consumer”

People around the world are awakening from the falsehood that we are “happier” when we acquiesce to the role of “the consumer” and allow global manufacturers to do everything for us. As it turns out, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Take a step back to see the bigger picture.

Since man has been on the earth he had one goal: survival. This goal brought families into unity as they worked together all summer long to prepare for long, harsh winter. Each family member had an important job and the more people in your family, the more your family could accomplish. “Many hands make light work.”

If a family was able to produce more than they needed for survival, they had a surplus with which to trade for things they wanted. One example is the story that our grandmother often told about the day that the she and her sisters gathered two quarts of strawberries to trade for some new shoes for her oldest sister. Or the story of how she and her sisters milked the cows before school to purchase the flour and sugar their mother needed to make three loaves of bread in the wood-burning oven, every other day, come rain or shine. The older boys of the family brought in the hay for the animals and worked on other local farms to help bring in their hay.

In times past, the hard-working self-sustaining land-owner knew how to repair anything from the engine of his truck to the roof of his barn to the fence around his land. He was known for being tough and stubborn, a decision-maker that was not easily intimidated.

Today, we are so far removed from the production of products that we don’t have the most basic survival skills. With our so-called education we lost the power to “produce,” which has become the one thing that separates the “have’s” from the “have nots” and makes the difference between the company owner and the company employee. Big companies have driven the small farms out of business. By usurping our power to produce we have lost our power to sustain ourselves with our own two hands.

With the advent of “the manufacturer” came the sudden need for “money,” a newly conceived invisible barrier between us and the things we need for survival. The new normal has become the powerful drive to “make money” rather than products. The new up-standing citizen is not the self-sustaining land owner who gets what he needs straight from the earth, but the reliable, obedient, dependent employee who receives a steady paycheck with good health benefits. He is not a decision-maker, but a follower of directions provided by a “superior.”

Did “the manufacturer” make life easier or harder? True, we don’t have to dig, or plow, or milk, or knead, or fix things, or make stuff or engage in hard labor. With life so much easier than ever before we should hear reports from every man, woman and child that all stress has been lifted from our shoulders and life on earth is nothing but harmony and bliss, but this isn’t the case. People of all walks of life report more stress than ever before. It turns out that the hard life of the self-sustaining land owner may have been more fulfilling than the new and improved lifestyle of the paid employee. The sense of well-being, it turns out, might even be attached to the degree of skill and power one has to “produce.”

With this perspective in mind, Part 2 of this cookbook takes a deeper commitment towards reclaiming the role of “the producer” and refusing the role of “the consumer.” With electricity, small appliances, gas and electric ovens, refrigerators and freezers, dehydrators, wheat grinders and dough kneaders, we should find that being self-sustaining is much easier than grandmother’s mother ever imagined.

Food for Well-Being Meal Plan

eating togetherWith so many types of dietary needs, priorities and choices there had to be a way to make a bridge across the table and bring people back into one plan.

Food for Well-Being by Dale and Teré Foster addresses many dietary hurdles with practical instruction how to live it out in daily life. Dale and Teré produced over 100 corresponding videos and continue to add more as they learn together how to bridge the gap across their dinner table. For customers who want to get started quickly and painlessly, Pre-cooked Food for Well-Being can be ordered already cooked in mason jars or in boiling pouches. This is the perfect solution to bridge the gap as you learn to cook with whole foods or if you don’t have time to learn.

Food for Well-Being is a bridge that made it possible for a vegetarian and a meat-eater to survive in the same household. The plan also serves as a bridge between gluten sensitive eaters and bread eaters, dieters and big eaters. Teré Foster, a light-eater, vegetarian from California, wrote a cookbook with the help of her husband, Dale Foster, an athlete, meat-eater from the Mid-West who needed big meals to sustain his active lifestyle. This couple struggled for many years and worked together to find a way of eating that would make them both happy. Soon they added two children into the mix and the situation became more complicated. Children often beg for things that are not good for them and this wise couple didn't want to play the role of the "food police" always saying "no" to any and all junk food.

Dale loves to cook, but Teré wants to stick to whole foods. Teré eats healthy, but isn’t very organized about having dinner on the table at a certain time. Dale is willing to cook whatever it takes to keep his new family sitting around the same dinner table, but didn't know how to cook with whole foods. Thus My Whole Foods Kitchen was conceived as a clear-cut plan with recipes and instructions. The couple looked for meals made from whole foods that would make the whole family happy.

With this plan in place, they have been able to enjoy their meals around the table every night of the week. The results have been a sense of "well-being" as Dale has eliminated meat almost entirely from his diet and the boys, now teenagers, are well-educated healthy eaters with a compassionate heart for their fellow creatures.

Here's how they make the Meal Plan work:chloe masala
Dale strongly believes in having dinner around the table every night while Tere is less formal about her meals. As the perfect compromise, Teré was willing to formalize her eating habits to include dinner at the table, if Dale was willing to cook the whole foods that Teré wanted to eat. Together they assigned an ethnic theme to each day of the week; Monday Mexican, Tuesday Tandoori, etc. They pre-measured whole foods ingredients into bags for each theme and put them in boxes. Teré cooks up the meals for the week ahead of time including rice, quinoa. lentils and a variety of beans. At meal time whenever Dale gets the inspiration to cook he uses these ready to eat whole foods as his "groceries" to make meals.

Food for Well-Being Meal Plan can be eaten by vegan, vegetarian and gluten free eaters because every meal includes whole foods plant protein that springs from the ground naturally. Some members of your family may want to include meat, dairy, eggs, fish or sweets but please don’t judge or complain about the choices your loved ones make.

Because healthy cooking was a part of Teré's childhood, her instincts about cooking and planning meals are incredibly simple and powerfully packed with short cuts that make the process of cooking with whole foods easy and sustainable. She eliminates the need to buy foods at the grocery store and can live comfortably without those high-calorie, high-sodium, high-fructose corn syrup, high-cholesterol, processed foods with which Americans fill their shopping carts.

When you embark on Food for Well-Being whole food menu you will be stepping into a whole new world you didn't know existed. One that is not at all dependent upon a trip to the grocery store. Whole foods store well in a cool place for many years, so it is easy to have everything you need on hand simply by having a stack of boxes of Food for Well-Being. Knowing that you have food on hand that you and your loved ones can live on for a year or more brings a stabilizing sense of well-being.

Speaking about formal nutritional educational programs Teré states that, "Knowing the facts about health and nutrition doesn't mean that nutritionists actually know how to feed a family on a daily basis." Teré goes on to say "Learning a subject in the classroom and then implementing that subject into daily living are two different things. Our plan gets right down to breakfast, lunch and dinner and even plans for what to do with the leftovers."

Teré conmexican salad boatstinues, "Established nutritional programs seem to think a cooking class is not a worthy formal subject matter, so students often graduate as a Health Coach or a Nutritionist without a practical, teachable plan for healthy cooking. They often rely on expensive nutritional supplements to meet their dietary needs rather than getting what they need from the foods they eat. This is understandable since cooking meals that provide all of their dietary needs was not part of their education. But our plan is based around inexpensive whole foods in pre-measured packages instead of expensive supplements that try to imitate the real thing,” Tere protests. "This is just a variation of the pill-popping Western Medicine mentality. It's silly to me to take a pill of turmeric or garlic for example and not enjoy the incredible flavor that turmeric or garlic gives to your meal. The original whole food found in nature is always superior to a pill." Nutritionists and health coaches use this program with great enthusiasm as they see the wisdom of the little things that make this plan so unique and so "do-able" for the average family.

 

Food Impacts Well-Being

WANTED:

Food for Well-Being is looking for people who are serious about food.

We are looking for food activists in every town to spearhead a 3D Health Clubs in their local areas. This food co-op will help people "Eat Right Over Night."

We will offer free training for club founders.

Learn more.

EAT RIGHT OVERNIGHT

Food for Well-Being is a meal plan, a cookbook, and a product line. It is designed to make it possible for a vegetarian and a meat-eater to survive in the same household. The plan also serves as a bridge between gluten sensitive eaters, bread eaters, dieters and big eaters. With so many types and dietary needs, priorities and choices finding a way to make a bridge across the table is a focus for many families.

Here's how the Meal Plan works:
Each day of the week is assigned an ethnic theme; Monday Mexican, Tuesday Tandoori, Wednesday Western, etc.

mexican salad boats

Food for Well-Being Meal Starters can be eaten by vegan, vegetarian and gluten free eaters because every meal includes whole foods plant protein that springs from the ground naturally. Some members of your family may want to include meat, dairy, eggs, fish or sweets but please don’t judge or complain about the choices your loved ones make as long as they eat these whole foods along with it.  The nutritional value of Food for Well-Being will improve the health of everyone at the table whether they consider them to be a side dish or the main course.

Screen with 7 Questions of Well-Being

1 - Survival: Does Food for Well-Being make survival a little easier for those who might purchase these products?
YES! - When carefully following the plan your food bill will go down and your stress around meal time will disappear.

2- Body: Does Food for Well-Being bring health and well-being to the customer?
YES! - When used as a guideline for your meal plan, you and those you cook for will be getting the highest possible nutrition through organic whole foods and plant protein.  A whole foods diet has been know to prevent and reverse illness and disease and help with weight loss.

3 - Mind:  Does the sales process of Food for Well-Being provide enough information to make the best possible decisions about purchasing our product line?
YES! - We provide training, blogs, video instruction and printed materials to help make the transition successful.

4 - Spirit:  Does Food for Well-Being empower the moral majority to have an impact on global issues?
YES!  By creating our own supply chains we empower individuals and families with the ability to sustain themselves without depending on the global food supply chains and we put more profit directly in the hands of the world's poorest farmers in developing nations as well as our local farmers here at home.

5 - Family: Does the Food for Well-Being Meal Plan promote family relationships?
YES!  When carefully followed every member of the family can eat the same meal including meat-eaters, vegans, vegetarians, gluten free eaters and dieters.

6 - Community: Is the Food for Well-Being business plan sustainable?
YES!  The Cookbook teaches how to return to the role of "the producer" instead of "the consumer" starting with organically grown rice and beans, cooked in reusable mason jars instead of buying foods already processed and packaged, and cooks the meals for the week with the same amount of fuel that would have been used to cook one meal.

7 - Humanity:  Does the production, sale or use of Food for Well-Being products bring harm to anyone or anything?
NO!  Our plan helps to re-direct the food bill away from the global supply chains that rely heavily on forced labor, child labor and animal cruelty.

We are committed to improving lives by:

Providing Quality Products
Protecting Farmers
Ending Force Labor
Supporting Fair Trade Practices
Eliminating Middle Men

The grocery store is committed to the bottom line.
The factory farms exploit animals.
The big agriculture companies destroy the ground.
Trade around the world exploits poor farmers, mostly women.

Learn more about the 7 Dimensions of Highest Well-Being.

Learn more about Fair Trade

Plant Based Meal Starters

When you purchase Food for Well-Being you will be stepping into a whole new world of flavors.  We pre-measured whole foods ingredients into biodegradable bags for each ethnic theme and put them into a variety box.

Vegetarian Food Storage Plan

Food for Well-Being stores well in a cool place for many years, so it is easy to have everything you need on hand simply by having a stack of boxes of Food for Well-Being. Knowing that you have food on hand that you and your loved ones can live on for a year or more brings a stabilizing sense of well-being.

"Knowing the facts about health and nutrition doesn't mean that a person actually knows how to cook." Teré goes on to say "Learning a subject in the classroom and then implementing that subject into daily living are two different things. Our plan gets right down to breakfast, lunch and dinner and even plans for what to do with the leftovers."

"Our plan is based around inexpensive whole foods with pre-measured spice packets.” Tere protests, "It's silly to me to take a pill of turmeric or garlic for your health when you can enjoy the incredible flavor that turmeric or garlic gives to your meals."

Nutritionists and health coaches use this program with great enthusiasm as they see the wisdom of the little things that make this plan so unique and so "do-able" for the average family.

Food Impacts Global Well-Being

Beans Canned or Home-Cooked?

chloe masalaBeans are the most important part of a healthy diet.

Dried Beans are:

                • Inexpensive
                • Store for years
                • Store in a small space
                • High in fiber
                • High in plant protein
                • High in B vitamins
                • High in monosaccharides that shield the body from lectins
                • High in potassium and magnesium
                • Easy to grow in your garden

Beans provide fiber, folate, plant protein, iron, B1, and many minerals such as magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and copper. And best of all, when you cook them yourself you can choose the amount of sodium found in each serving and what type of salt is used, such as sea salt or Himalayan.

Yet 96% of Americans don’t eat the minimum intake of legumes. The same percentage of Americans don’t eat enough fruit and vegetables. These missing components in the American diet combined are creating the health crisis in America. About half a cup a day of cooked beans provides both a protein and a serving of vegetable since they are both and they are also the cheapest form of protein on the planet.

Canned Beans Are Not the Same

Canned beans cost about three times more than dried beans, but dried beans can take hours to cook. Canned beans are convenient, but are they as nutritious as home-cooked? Home-cooked and canned beans provide about the same nutrition, but the sodium content of canned beans can be 100 times that of home-cooked. Draining the liquid of canned beans may get rid of some of the sodium, but you will lose the nutrients that have been pulled out of the beans during the cooking process.

The next important factor about canned or home-cooked is the scary advent of genetically modified beans. In order to make sure that your beans are organically grown and non-GMO you have to be able to trace the source. Canned beans don’t provide that transparency.

Our system of cooking Food for Well-Being is completely revolutionary as it puts the power of choice in your hands. You can trace the source. You can choose the salt content and the type of salt used during the cooking process. Sea salt is the safest and best. You also have the opportunity to spice up your beans during the cooking process so that rich flavors are absorbed into every bean. Bland beans then become and exotic ethnic experience.

Follow this link to learn more about our system for cooking beans. Although a meat-eater may call these fabulous recipes “side dishes” they have all the nutritional value of a main course.

Vegan Horror

I came across these vegan videos on youtube.  The meat and dairy industry has become much worse than I was aware of.  I have seen other movies, but these are showing the growing need for a solution.
I don’t think that eating meat is “bad”, but I cannot participate in the meat and dairy industry as it is right now.  For thousands of years we have lived in harmony with farm animals.  The killing of the “fatted calf” was only done for occasional celebrations. “We’ll kill the ol’ red rooster when she comes…”  depicts the custom of eating meat when you have special visitors.  But now the raising of animals is no longer the average person’s privilege unless they live far outside city limits. The job of killing the fatted calf has fallen to those individuals who would be willing to do such a job full-time.
Raising thousands of animals at a time and killing them all day long, every day would obviously not be a job for a normal individual.  But as the consumer, we don’t witness the slaughtering process, and it is so far removed from us and our daily lifestyle, that our appetite for meat has become unbridled. Most Americans have accepted that a “good meal” starts with a choice piece of meat, and then builds out from there.
I posted the videos below to bring this process closer to home, but they are hard to watch without stirring a new appraisal of the meat and dairy industry and our own eating habits that have resulted.  Because meat is so available, we eat more and more of it.  Because we eat more and more of it, the demand has forced the industry to grow into a monster that no one in their right mind would condone.  Awareness is the only answer.  So please watch and become aware.
I apologize in advance for posting such a horrific expose, but how else will we as a society be reined back in and re-evaluate our eating habits and the negative impact we have on ourselves, our loved ones and the world around us?

Please be careful to watcj these graphic videos when there are no children present.

 

Spiritual Diet

healthy heart

The journey towards a healthy heart impacts more than the pump that moves the blood through our veins. Our hearts also manage all the feelings and intuition that make us connect with other hearts. A healthy heart helps us find our way through otherwise impossible challenges by connecting to the voice inside.

We hear wise advice such as “follow your heart” or “take heart” because the heart is a compass or a guiding force. What does it mean when we say “my heart went out to him (or her)?” The heart is where you find the highest energy as opposed to the physical body that is driven by forces of survival, lust, greed, power or fear.

When we choose healthier foods we consciously choose a better way of living, following the intuitive part of our being, the heart, and putting healthy spirituality in the driver’s seat. When we take good care of our hearts it affects all three dimensions: our physical health our mental/emotional health and our spiritual connection.

3DHealth, or health in body, mind and spirit, stems from a healthy diet, healthy daily exercise and healthy connection with others, your self and the universe. When you reach for the healthiest possible diet while allowing others to make their own choices at your dinner table, you promote health and well-being for everyone in your home.

Our Healthy Meal Plan is broken down into seven projects that we suggest you complete over a seven week period.  These are permanent changes that are made to your kitchen, your shopping lists and your meals for the week.  Each project is supported by a cookbook and several cooking videos that you can watch with your family to help get everyone in the household on board with the new lifestyle changes.

Start by making simple dietary changes that will reduce the cholesterol that causes strain on the heart.  The benefits of these changes are many.  An increased energy level may be the most exciting benefit that will also jump start your weight loss.  Losing excess weight also reduces the strain on your heart due to the fact that for every pound of fat there is an additional mile added to the journey that your blood has to make before getting back to the heart.

Changes like these may be difficult as it “disrupts” the old habits and traditions that may not be serving us well in terms of our health and well-being.  To make this transition a little smoother, to offer comfort during the process and to ensure long-term, lasting change we provide what we call “Saturday Specials” or for kids we call it “Saturday Sweets.”  This creates a new habit to make room for the old traditions as long as they are pushed off to Saturday.  We follow this with “Simple Sunday”, a menu plan that is very light and easy on the digestive system; soup, salad, fruit salad, or a vegetable platter. An advanced version of “Simple Sunday” might be a juice fast for the entire 24 hour period to allow the digestive system time to rest.

You may find that you need help with these drastic changes.  We offer Wellness Certification by email, skype, text for moral support, answer questions and help you find the items you will need to make this exciting transition. Our hope is to hold hands with you as you continue your journey towards a healthy heart by providing exciting education and motivation that produces an entire generation with healthy hearts who understand the impact their habits have on their bodies, their minds and their spirits. We believe in 3D Health. That means health in all three dimensions: body, mind and spirit.

If you have any questions feel free to email us: tfoster@MyWholeFoodsKitchen.com.

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Let us come to your home and cook your meals for the week. Our plan is to deliver meals for the week to fill your refrigerator and freezer with healthy meals that your family will love.

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Vegan Delivery – Meals for the Week Dropped Off

Vegan Personal Chef – Nightly services

Vegan Soups and Breads – Build Upon each Theme

Vegan Pizza Delivery – Make and Bake

Non-Vegan Build Out – Sweet Compromise

Vegan Catering – Offer Vegan Core Dishes at Your Next Event

Vegan Cooking Club – Motivate Each Other

Vegan Certification 1 – Become a Vegan Tasting Party Host

Vegan Certification 2 – Become a Vegan Tasting Party Chef

Vegan Certification 3 – Become a Vegan Chef

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Vegan Meals

Vegan Meals

Our Vegetarian Meal Starters are designed to "bridge the gap" across the dinner table. In today's world there are so many dietary choices and priorities and sensitivities that members of the same household find it impossible to eat the same meal at the same table. Our recipes create a way for meat-eaters and vegans to eat at the same table in perfect harmony with the gluten and lactose intolerant as well as dieters who are hoping to lose weight.

Start every meal with

Vegetarian Meal Starters.

Absolutely no animal products go into our Vegetarian Mean Staters.  We use recipes from our own cookbooks that create complete plant protein with healthy, organic, non-GMO, whole foods. The goal of our plan is to be “healthy” not “vegan”. It just so happens that eating vegan is very healthy when you start with our Vegetarian Meal Starters for every meal.

Vegans are not always motivated by health, but mostly by their strong beliefs about killing or eating animals.  Vegans may absolutely shun all products made from animal sources, but eat cookies and donuts instead. This is not healthy!  With Vegetarian Meal Starters, Vegans can rest assured that they not only will not be eating animal products but will also have the protein and other essential nutrition they need for optimum health.  We call it FOOD FOR WELL-BEING: Your well-being as well as the animals you protect.

Cooking Meals in Jars

Meals in Jars – It’s easy, cheap and healthy!

 

Cooking Meals in Jars

Cooking meals in jars is our favorite method for our Meals For the Week because it’s easy, cheap and healthy!  No pots and pans to wash. No need for high-calorie oils to keep it from sticking to the bottom of the pan. No harmful additives, preservatives, excessive salt or high-fructose corn syrup. Just whole foods that spring from the earth!

Once the meals in jars are cooked and cooled they have a seal and can store in the refrigerator for several weeks. Simply heat, garnish and serve any time, lunch, dinner or midnight snack!

When you use our Personal Chef services, these meals in jars are delivered each week fully cooked and ready to heat and serve.

 

All of the healthy meals for the week that are included in My Whole Foods Kitchen eCookbooks center around whole foods that spring from the ground and these are the very foods that store for long periods of time as well; rice, beans, whole grains, nuts and seeds, herbs, spices and seasonings. We might not be able to store everything we see at the grocery store, but we can collect these versatile whole foods that can be combined to make endless healthy meals for the week. If a true emergency happened and we were forced to eat solely from the foods we have stored in our homes or growing in our gardens we want our menu to be as interesting as possible, nutritious as possible, in the smallest amount of space for the least amount of money to ensure that life would be sustainable for any length of time required.

We start with simple breakfast meals that rotate through the days of the week. Monday Muffins, Tuesday Toast, Wednesday Waffles, Thursday Thin Crepes, Friday Fried Eggs, Saturday Smoothies and Sunday Cereal. To make breakfast fast and efficient I mixed up a collection of dry mixes. I organized them in our Baker’s Rack with the recipe on the side of the container to make whipping up these hearty breakfast meals very easy. Even a child can do it. The recipe labels are included when you buy all seven eCookbooks as a set.

The Dinner Menu has the same concept of rotating healthy meals for the week. Each begin with the letters of the days of the week; Monday Mexican, Tandoori Tuesday, Western Wednesday, Thai Thursday, Friday Fun, Seafood Saturday and Sunday Single-dish (Sunday Soup and Salad, Sunday Sandwich). When you know what you will be serving each day, you can plan ahead healthy meals for the week, the month, even the year.

The choices in this cookbook meet specific objectives:

1) Familiar: all meals are well-loved American favorites with ethnic influences.

2) Healthy: all meals are made from whole food ingredients.

3) Fresh: we utilize fresh, organic vegetables and fruits for every meal.

4) Whole: we incorporate whole grains, nuts and seeds for every meal.

5) Convenient: we make mixes ahead that require water only.

6) Store well: all ingredients must store for long periods of time in the smallest space possible.

7) Inexpensive: buying bulk foods is cheaper than buying prepared foods.

Using the list of foods in the Rack and Bin System, I am be able to make all of the recipes in My Whole Foods Kitchen Cookbook and many more of my family favorites without having to go grocery shopping at all. All of the ingredients are already stocked in my own little “store.”

I have cooked these meals so often that I can do them in my sleep. I can teach my children and spouse to cook very familiar meals and they will have a chance to perfect each dish because it repeats every week. The stress level is reduced for meal time as well as for grocery shopping.

 

Age Spots Treatment – Natural Remedies

I’ve never been one to use sunscreen. I simply refuse to accept that the sun is harmful since it is known to be the source of life for all living organisms on planet earth!

Yes, age spots can be a result of years of sun exposure or could be a symptom of toxin overload and oxidation within the body, lacking enough antioxidants in the diet and other factors within your control.

Sunspots are annoying as they reveal you are going through the aging process, but other than that they are harmless. The following natural remedies improve your general health and well-being as well as help to fade your age spots.  Even if you don’t fade out every spot you will feel better and slow the aging process with these remedies from Mother Nature.

 

Age Spots – Treatment – Natural Remedies

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR / ONION

Sound like a salad dressing?  It tastes like one too!  But whatever works, right?

Skin application:

  • Quarter an onion and blend it in a blender. Put through a double-mesh strainer to extract the juice.
  • Mix equal parts onion juice and apple cider vinegar.
  • Apply it directly onto the age spots with a cotton swab or pad.

Leave solution on the spot for 30 minutes or more every day for several weeks and you should begin see improvement. Continue daily application until the desired result has been achieved.

Drink internally:

  • Add 3T apple cider vinegar to a cup of hot or cold water.
  • Add a squirt of agave nectar

Drink twice daily along with the skin application. This will not only speed up the improvements of your age spots, but will also energize and make you feel like being more active.

ALOE VERA

Aloe Vera for skin problems is well researched. Rub the juice or gel onto the affected areas of the skin twice a day and leave on for at least 45 minutes. Gradual improvements over several weeks should be noticed.

 

LEMON JUICE

The acid in Lemon juice can fade age spots by applying fresh lemon juice directly onto the spots twice daily and you should begin to notice improvements over several weeks. Leave the juice on the skin for at least 30 minutes or overnight.

NOTE: If you plan to go outdoors, wait for the juice to dry as it increases the skin’s sensitivity to sunlight.

CASTOR OIL

Castor Oil rubbed directly onto age spots twice a day should help fade them within few weeks. (Also good for hair growth.)

 

Why not try them all?

Skin Application:

Add all of the natural remedies together to make a powerful rub-on natural skin remedy for age spots!  Keep in a pint jar and apply twice daily.

 

Drink Internally:

Add the lemon juice and aloe vera to the water and apple cider vinegar drink.  I also add liquid minerals.  They taste awful, but the vinegar and lemon hide the taste. Don’t forget the splash of agave to make it all go down a little smoother!

Cholesterol and Animal Protein

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Written by Shawn Radcliffe | Published on March 4, 2014 | HealthLine.com

High-protein diets may help you lose weight in the short term, but could have negative effects on your health down the road.

 Think twice before you pick up that hamburger or glass of milk. According to a new study that tracked a large number of adults for almost two decades, eating a high-protein diet could be as deadly as smoking cigarettes. While some people use high-protein diets—such as Atkins or Paleo—for short-term weight loss, they may have negative effects on health as you get older.

“There’s a misconception that because we all eat, understanding nutrition is simple,” said study author Valter Longo, a professor of gerontology and biological sciences at the University of Southern California in a press release. “But the question is not whether a certain diet allows you to do well for three days, but can it help you survive to be 100?”

 

The Dangers of High-Protein Diets

In the new study, which was published today in Cell Metabolism, researchers found that eating a high-protein diet during middle age increased the risk of dying from any cause by 74 percent and the risk of dying from cancer by more than four times, compared to eating a low-protein diet. The study included 6,381 adults ages 50 and older who were followed for 18 years.

This puts high-protein diets right up there with smoking, which according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, increases the overall risk of death by three times, compared to not smoking.

While the largest difference in the study was between the high- and low-protein diet groups, people who ate moderate amounts of protein during middle age were still three times more likely to die of cancer later on than low-protein eaters.

As many vegetarians and vegans would be quick to point out, animal products are not the only source of protein. And based upon this one study, plant proteins may be a healthier choice. When the researchers looked more closely at the types of protein in the diet, they found that eating more protein from plants like soy and beans didn’t increase the risk of death.

 

Older Adults May Be Affected Differently

The findings for middle-aged participants fit with other research on the health effects of saturated fats found in meat and dairy products, which include an increased risk of chronic conditions like heart disease.

In this study, though, the story was different for older adults. People over the age of 65 who ate a high-protein diet had a 28 percent lower risk of death from any cause and a 60 percent decreased risk of dying from cancer, compared to those eating low amounts of protein. Eating high amounts of protein at any age still increased the risk of dying from diabetes.

The apparent protective effect of high-protein diets in older adults, say the researchers, may have something to do with the growth hormone IGF-1. The level of this hormone decreases with age, which may contribute to the loss of muscle mass and increased susceptibility to disease. Eating more protein, then, could help stimulate production of this hormone and maintain overall health as people age.

Because this is the first study to show this type of age-related variation, it may be too soon for people to radically alter their diets.

“It’s an observational study of a large population,” says Dr. Keith-Thomas Ayoob, an associate clinical professor of pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. “As such it generates a hypothesis, but we shouldn’t conclude too much without additional clinical research to confirm the results, especially since things seem to flip-flop after age 65.”

 

Protein Is Important for All Age Groups

While more research is needed to understand why protein affects middle-aged and older adults differently, Ayoob says that some things about protein are clear.

“Most people need to eat more plant proteins, as well, and it isn’t an either/or thing,” he says. “If people included beans, either alone or with lean protein, three times per week, there’s good clinical evidence it would be a heart-healthy change.”

This is equally true for older adults.

“People over age 65 tend to lose muscle,” says Ayoob, “and with that they can lose strength, neither of which we want to happen, so they can need more protein, as well as physical activity to preserve muscle.”

Unless you are ready to give up animal products altogether, aim to reduce your intake of saturated fats from animal products. This can be done by choosing leaner cuts of meat, removing the skin from chicken and turkey, and choosing low- or no-fat dairy products.

Also, if you tend to fall into the high-protein diet group, cutting back on your intake will also make room for other nutritious foods.

This may be especially useful advice for pregnant women. In a new study of 66,000 women, published online today in the medical journal BMJ, researchers found that women who ate a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, and whole grains had a significantly reduced risk of preterm delivery.

Although the study cannot prove that diet was directly responsible for the decrease in preterm births, it reinforces the benefits of healthy diets for pregnant women—and everyone else, over the long term.

Animal Products

Raising Chickens for EggsWe chose not to include MEAT of any kind In our Healthy Meal Plan, however we do upon occasion include animal products such as eggs, cheese and yogurt.

The best possible animal products are those we raise ourselves from organic animal sources. In other words, from our pets. We have experimented with raising chickens in an urban setting and driving to a local ranch to help them milk their cows to have reliable, organic sources of animal products. We give them names and love them like you would any pet.

It used to be commonplace for the generations before us to milk the cows and collect the eggs before they left for school each morning. But this generation has been taught that farm animals are smelly, dirty, and low class.  People of higher class would not involve themselves with such activities as petting farm animals. They carry disease!  Icky Pooh!

But the truth is, everything about interacting with farm animals is positive, healthy and happy—being near them, feeling their warmth, allowing them to be part of our every-day lives, fertilizing our ground as they go along, mowing our grass or pecking up all the bugs that would damage the fruit in the garden. When children are raised around farm animals they rarely have the allergies seen in children that have been protected from “getting dirty.” And te number of children who are lactose intolerance grows as we get away from home-grown, organic dairy products.

Animal products from these natural resources in our own backyard actually build health and well-being rather than diminish it.  The problem is allowing big business to take on these tasks because they don’t raise animals with the love and care that we would.  Their only task ischicken roost to make enough food for everyone, so they have to “mass produce” animals in a nameless, faceless, mechanical way.  They perceive farm animals to be nothing but “products.”

The conscious consumer understands that negative energy causes illness and disease as much as any other factor.  How much negative energy is in our food if the sources of all meat and dairy are coming from animals that are being treated in this manner?  It boggles my mind to think of how much negative energy is being sent into the environment of planet earth from the hearts and minds of these fellow beings. Do we really think we can escape such negative energy without it returning back upon us?

The only answer I can come up with is to produce my own groceries as mankind has always have done for generations of time. I choose to keep my own chickens in my own back yard, and give them names so that no one will be tempted to eat our pets!  I want to have a friendly family milk cow named “Betsy” that gives and gives, with very little needs of her own.  All she needs is a patch of grass and she is good to go.

Untitled 0 01 59-15As I came to this conclusion, I determined that I would stop buying any and all animal products from the grocery store.  I would make them myself or find someone who raises them with their own labors.  I love cheese.  I love ice cream.  I love eggs once a week.  I need eggs for the properties they bring to baking.  But I have learned to live without meat, by replacing it with Mega-Meat.  I don’t see any true dietary need for the slaughter of animals.  We have so many other food sources available to us.  It’s not like we live in the tundra where there are no other calories to be found. It’s no longer a survival issue for us.  We have a constant endless flow of fresh foods, bulk grains and beans. There is no reason other than pure indulgence that would lead us to end an animal’s life because we like the way it tastes. Doesn’t that soun2011-01-18 11 40 03 d a lot like the “big bad wolf” drooling and licking his chops as he looks at the three little pigs?

Many elderly people will tell you that they grew up milking cows.  It used to be part of everyday life.  There was a cow in every back yard.  Now yards have gotten smaller and smaller and zoning has made laws to prevent you from owning a cow. I believe it is all part of a greater problem of being forced to be dependent. I believe owning a cow and chickens is and always has been an important step in empowering self-reliance instead of total and complete dependence.

To experiment, I fenced off a small area in a shady corner of the yard where we gardened and got three chickens about half grown. In a few months we had more eggs than we could keep up with.  The propaganda we have been fed is making us believe that animals are “dirty” and “smelly” and “undesirable”.  It may be true if you cage an animal in too small of an area, but if an animal is allowed to roam free in enough space, their droppings go back to the earth in a short amount of time, making the land more fertile.

We found that raising three chickens is equivalent to the cost and effort of raising a dog, but a lot more profitable.  Our three chickens each laid one egg a day, so at the end of each week we had 21 eggs.  Most families buy a dozen eggs every week. We grew very attached to our chicken pets and would never consider eating them for meat.  The eggs were more than enough to get from our chicken venture.

Part of the time weUntitled (29) 0 00 00-01Untitled 0 00 03-25 kept the chickens on our balcony because we had no land to put them on.  I made a cube shape with PVC pipe and bought some bird netting to drape over it.  It worked perfectly and was very light and portable.  I brought them to a grassy area next to our house where they could eat bugs and grass.

When they got muddy or dirty, we bathed them like we would bathe a baby in the bath tub.  They cooperated and let my little boy dry them off with a towel.  We absolutely loved every minute. When summer came and the balcony became blazing hot, we had to find a permanent home for them at a ranch outside of town. Some day we hope to own chickens again.

These are my conclusions and some of my personal efforts to live in a world with a food industry that has become so mindlessly corrupted.  Some people think I am crazy trying to raise chickens in a suburban environment, but I don’t have time to elaborate my reasons for them.  I just smile and feel proud of my decisions. Now that I live in a neighborhood where it is against the law to raise chickens I find myself longing for another kind of life.  One closer to the earth with interaction with the animals that made breakfast such a treat. One day I want to own land and a farm like my grandparents did and have others who join with me to put the breaks on the runaway train that brings our food.

 

How to Eat Healthy

How to Eat HealthyHow to Eat Healthy

The quickest, easiest, cheapest way to figure out how to eat healthy is to shop in your local farmers markets and stay far away from the grocery store. As much as Americans love to shop, we have to realize that the local grocery store with all of it’s exciting product packaging is not our friend.  How often have you gone into the store for one item and come out with 20?  That is the nature of the grocery marketing strategy and the reason for the epidemic rise in obesity.

Take the 30-Challenge: Go Raw! Eat raw foods for lunch and dinner for 30 days. You might just like the way you feel and make this a permanent change!

The usual lunch and dinner that Americans eat will fill us up with too many calories, too much meat and too many “carbs”, more than we can ever hope to burn in a day.  Unless our job requires extremely hard labor, the starches that Americans have been taught to call “side dishes” are actually packed with more calories than necessary for our average day of work and our “main dish” is usually too much to begin with.  Our portions are too big and our food choices are unhealthy. For this reason, we may find that side dishes at dinner time may become a thing of the past if we as an entire race plan to survive and thrive.

Starches, including bread, potatoes, rice or pasta are packed with high-calorie carbohydrates intended to fuel the human body to do extremely physical labor.  In past centuries when we lived in homes with no heating in cold climates we may have needed the stored fat to survive, but not anymore.  Most of us sit more than eight hours a day. All of us have heated homes and warm beds.  Many experts say that we must stay away from “starches” or “carbs” if we want to maintain a healthy weight.

Starving nations around the world survive on very small servings of rice, millet or other grain because they carry so much nutritional value in such a small, inexpensive serving. This is good news for them and bad news for we who live in affluent nations and have more calories than we can ever hope to burn in a day.

At the end of each day if we have taken in more than our bodies used for that day it will be stored as fat.  If we want to lose the stored fat we must eat less than we burn each day.  Starches may be appropriate for the first meal of the day when we have much to accomplish throughout the day, but never at night when all we plan to do is watch TV and go to sleep.

 

Humans are evolving.

For the first time in human history we can eat all we want without exerting any kind of hard labor. We now need less than 2000 calories a day to maintain health and far less than that if we hope to lose weight. But our parents and grandparents taught us to eat a “hearty breakfast” and to “clean our plates” at dinnertime. So now we have to be intelligent people who can see the need for a new philosophy to pass on to our children. We have to voluntarily eat less even though we have so much food available to us.  Or will we be like the lab rats who when given piles of food will eat until they die?

The Healthy Cooking Course will automatically lead you into an immune boosting diet that prevents illness and disease, as well as obesity and the depression that follows, because it is based upon Mother Nature’s original plan.  What is Mother Nature’s Plan for Abundant Energy and Perfect Weight? The answer is to eat foods that spring from the earth. The processed foods found in brightly colored boxes, bags, cans or bottles are the plan of marketing experts making “a killing” on our slow demise as a race headed for extinction. But that’s okay with them.  They will simply switch to selling medications that promise to reverse all the harm they have done.

Heart Healthy Cooking

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Heart Healthy Cooking

-Improve your health

-Avoiding processed foods

-Reducing your food budget

-Protecting the environment

-Losing weight

-Higher energy levels

-Living off the land

-Emergency preparedness

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Which benefit motivates you the most?

We want all of the above!  Most of us here at MyWholeFoodsKitchen.com are health nuts, smart shoppers and conscious consumers who are prepared for many kinds of emergencies.

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Heart Healthy Cooking ; The Introduction 
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This program includes seven steps, seven projects, seven objectives that address all seven of the motivations mentioned. These seven steps include replacing processed foods with natural foods, replacing white flour with whole grain products, replacing white sugar with natural sweeteners, replacing meat and dairy with plant proteins, avoiding products that contain harmful additives and carefully selecting suppliers who manufacture foods with respect for Mother Earth and storing these products in bulk to get the lowest price possible. It’s easy to do and you will love the energy that comes from these positive changes in your nutrition, your food budget and your world view.

The Heart Healthy Cooking program could be accurately called: Seven Steps to a Healthier Diet, or Seven Steps to a Vegetarian Diet, or Seven Steps to Living of the Land, or Seven Steps to Preparedness, or Seven Steps to Elevate Your Energy or Seven Steps to Reducing Your Food Bill. It doesn’t matter which title most attracts you, the plan is the same for all of them. If more than one fills you with excitement that’s even better!

Heart Healthy Cookbooks

Be Good to Your Heart!

Seven Heart Healthy Cookbooks
Healthy Cooking Course

1-Healthy Kitchen Clean Out

2-Healthy Breakfast

3-Healthy Dinners

4-Healthy Breads

5-Healthy Protein

6-Healthy Desserts

7-Healthy Weight

Never buy processed food again!
Follow the Plan in our Heart Healthy Cookbooks!

Millions want to eat healthy
but don’t know how!

The Heart Association recommends the same diet that we teach,
a diet centered around whole foods
that spring from the ground.

This same diet not only prevents heart disease,
but cancer, diabetes and countless other diet-related diseases.

These seven projects make healthy eating
fun, quick, easy and happy!

Start with our FREE ebook!

 

In each project below you will find:

Healthy Kitchen-a PDF cookbook download

-a playlist of cooking videos

-healthy shopping lists

-sources of cheap healthy whole foods

-healthy meals for the week

-recipes and tips

-food producer’s short-cuts

-planning worksheets

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Healthy Breakfast Cookbook3 - Healthy Dinners4-
Healthy Protein

Healthy Desserts Cookbook.

Healthy Weight

Our seven projects will assist you on your journey towards a healthier diet whether you plan to be a strict vegan vegetarian with no animal products at all or simply hope to eliminate meat from a few meals a week.  Our specialty is cooking with whole grains and legumes. If you want to add meat you can always combine what you learn here with recipes from other wonderful websites to create a fun, cheap, healthy menu!

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Heart Healthy Kitchen Plan– Rice and Beans

– Whole Grains, Nuts and Seeds

– Fruit and Vegetables

– Herbs, Spices, Seasonings

– Fun and Cheap, Quick and Easy

– High Energy and Fitness

– Weight Loss and Lean Muscle

 

HEALTHY HEART, HAPPY HEART!

Seven Steps to a Healthy Diet

-Seven Projects

-Seven Video Playlists

-Seven eCookbooks

HOW TO GET STARTED:

-Download the FREE ebook.

-Order one or more of our digital cookbooks.

-Watch the corresponding videos.

-Print the project pages you want to work on.

-Order the corresponding bulk foods.

-Start cooking!

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Heart Healthy Cookbooks

by Teré Foster

OUR HEALTHY DIET CHOICES:

Our Healthy Cooking Course is broken down into seven projects that we suggest you complete over a seven week period.  These are permanent changes that are made to your kitchen, your shopping lists and your meals for the week.  Each project is supported by a cookbook and several cooking videos that you can watch with your family to help get everyone in the household on board with the new lifestyle changes.

Start by making simple dietary changes that will reduce the cholesterol that causes strain on the heart.  The benefits of these changes are many.  An increased energy level may be the most exciting benefit that will help to jump-start your weight loss.  Losing excess weight also reduces the strain on your heart due to the fact that for every pound of fat there is an additional mile added to the journey that your blood has to make before getting back to the heart.

Changes like these may be difficult as it “disrupts” the old habits and traditions that may not be serving us well in terms of our health and well-being, however the long-term results are well worth it as we realize that we are setting in motion habits and traditions that will be handed down for generation to come.

We base our diet choices around whole foods that spring from the ground because every plant on earth that produces food brings amazing health and healing to the body. All plant foods are super-foods! Learn to cook your meals with these super-foods and you will gain energy, lose weight, reduce your food bill and prevent diet-related diseases. The best choice for a “heart healthy” diet is a diet of plant foods and of course if it is good for your heart it is good for every cell of your body! A diet of plant foods reduces the risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

Meat and Dairy Corrupted

Vegan vegetarians are correct in avoiding the products found in the grocery store, and absolutely correct in choosing not to kill a living creature when there are plenty of other choices to put on our dinner table.

In all the centuries before us, humans killed animals to stay alive. But now we, “the consumer”, have all our dietary needs supplied for us at the grocery store.  Even though we have plenty of other choices, we provide the meat and dairy industry with an insatiable “consumer” appetite that justifies their practices. The disrespectful and inhumane methods used by the meat and dairy industry to get food to the masses is gut wrenching and stomach turning.  The feed used to “fatten” the animals are as unhealthy for their bodies as it is for ours. The likelihood of disease is constantly present due to unsanitary living condition, creating the need for the antibiotics that cause illness and disease in we who consume their milk, eggs or flesh.

If you haven’t watched Food, Inc, you may not yet be sufficiently grossed out by animal products.  When you see beef, pork and chicken in the meat department of your grocer who have been fattened up for the kill, it’s the same as finding the biggest, fattest man on the street, with pimples and sweaty palms that can barely walk. The greed of the manufactures led them to ask themselves how they could make animals produce even more meat for the “consumer.” This led to the “brainstorm” that came up with hormone shots that cause weight gain at a faster rate. Chickens, that we consume by the millions, are forced to be so fat that they can’t walk and often die of heart failure before they get to the slaughter. The specimen doesn’t have to want to eat, you can just force them.  When we picture it as a human being it is disgusting, but if it’s a creature that can’t talk or complain or bring a lawsuit then it seems to be a practice that is very well received by the “consumer.”  Egg-laying chickens are kept in cages that don’t allow them to move, existing only to lay eggs for the “consumer.”  That’s us!

Now that we have walked through the most horrific scene of torture that we could possibly imagine, can we truly order that double cheese burger or that order of chicken wings, pile lunch meats on our sandwiches or eat steak and pork chops without admitting that we, “the consumer”, are the reason for it all? We buy the product. That’s all there is to it. Without that constant drive to produce more and more meat and dairy for every man, woman and child in every home in America and other “civilized” nations, the meat and dairy industry would have no reason to continue these practices. Most “sins” in the average household pale in comparison to these inhumane practices that they support and condone in order to keep meat and dairy on their table.

The “conscious” person understands that the negative energy circulating in and around these tortured animals will cause illness and disease in those who consume the products they become. How much negative energy is in our food if the source of all meat and dairy is coming from animals that are being treated in this frightening manner? It boggles my mind to think of how much negative energy is being sent into the environment of the entire planet from the hearts and minds of these tortured fellow beings. Do we really think we can escape such negative energy without it returning back upon us in the form of diet-related illness and disease?

We each can do something to change this picture. We can stop buying any and all meat and dairy from the grocery stores. We can stop ordering the endless array of tempting dishes that tantalize the senses and get our salivary glands juicing at our favorite restaurants. I can no longer be part of such a system. I refuse and I hope you will too.

The only answer I have found is to produce my own animal products as mankind has always done for generations of time. I want to keep my own chickens in my own back yard, and give them names so that no one will be tempted to eat our egg-laying pets! I want to have a friendly family milk cow named “Betsy” that gives and gives, with very little needs of her own. All she needs is a patch of grass and she is good to go!  No wonder millions of people worship the cow!

Back when the industrial age caused families to leave the farms and migrate to the cities, the attitude changed towards the work done on a farm. We have been falsely taught in the last 75 years that animals are smelly, dirty, and “low class” and that people of higher classes would not involve themselves with such activities as raising farm animals. Icky Pooh! They carry disease!  But the truth is, everything about farm animals is positive, healthy and happy—being near them, feeling their warmth, allowing them to be part of our every-day lives, fertilizing our ground as they go along, mowing our lawn or pecking up all the bugs that would damage the fruit in the garden. Products from these natural resources in our own backyard actually build health and well-being rather than diminish it. Animal products are not the problem. The problem is we, the “consumer”, allowing manufacturers to provide these products for us on a mass scale, because they don’t do it with the love and energy that we would want transferred to our foods. They don’t love their animals or handle them with care.  Their value is measured by the price they will bring in the marketplace, not by the contribution they make to nature and creation.

Coming to this conclusion, I determined that I would stop buying animal products from the grocery store. I have learned to live without meat, by replacing it with my Mega-Meat recipes or getting my protein from plant sources. I love ice cream. I love cheese.  I love eggs once a week and for baking I need eggs for the unique properties they provide. I decided to learn how to raise them myself, process them myself or find someone who can make them with their own high-energy labors.

These are my conclusions and my efforts to live in a world with a food industry that has been corrupted. Some people think I am crazy to want to raise chickens or milk cows in an suburban environment, but I don’t have time to elaborate on my reasons. I just smile and feel proud of my pro-active problem-solving ideas. My life feels lifeless without animals that exchange food products with me.