My Peaceful Eating Perspective

August 7, 2014 in Authors, Health, Lifestyle, Living, Southside Articles, Wendell Fowler

I no longer fear death, and have no ambitions of living 100 earth years. My goal is to feel good, to be kind and to become the best I was created to be…now; today and not later; to vibrate at my highest social, spiritual, cosmic and career potential by caring compassionately for my Holy Temple with food, exercise, acts of kindness, self-love and meditation: loving myself so much that I no longer want to make myself needlessly suffer.

How can your ‘greater good’ ever find you if you’re buried beneath the festering rabble of the low-grade nutrition disgorged upon a trusting society by Big Food, commodity bankers and agribusiness?

Many Americans believe it’s possible to have control over their level of physical activity, the healthfulness of their diet, and their weight, yet far fewer are actually taking control.  Disease is born from the lack of nutritional insight; malnutrition. We’ve been methodically betrayed by the food industry and led to perceive food as convenient entertainment rather than heavenly cellular nutrition. When you see the true nature of your suffering and disease, you are liberated.

Americans eat more than any other nation. Yet, testing the over-fed and under-exercised reveal they’re malnourished. Experts say the pigswill composing the addictive American diet of fat, salt, sugar, white flour, caffeine, tobacco and alcohol with insanely high sugar calories, but low on authentic human nutrition, is the keystone of preventable disease in the land o’ plenty. Until I was 40, lingering on my ICU death bed, I, too, had eaten poorly. But the Grim Reaper dropped by to poke me. I acknowledged my vegaphobic diet of KFC, doughnuts, bacon burgers, Mt. Dew, Jerky, booze and sugary foods nearly killed me. I didn’t love myself sufficiently. Your Temple is the vehicle for your spirit and your soul. It is the piece of the universe you’ve been assigned to tend and cherish. I am love. I am joy. I am freedom. I am peace. I am peaceful, whole and balanced, but only if I feed my cells what they require to thrive.

Obesity is the new malnutrition. Born from empty calories, obesity sets in, and your starving brain stops growing, rendering you less than whole. Disease is most frequently caused by a nutritional deficiency. Vitamins, minerals and enzymes are building blocks your cells need to sustain whole health. Logically without 40 basic vitamins and 90 trace minerals needed daily, your trillions of cells cannot sustain a crumbling Temple. Eating healthy foods is compassionate self-love. If your spiritual antennae are ‘funkied’ up from eating dead food, then how can you connect effectively with the infinite Divine?

When I cradle a bowl of the cosmos’s bounty, I vibrate with gratitude. You don’t need to join a monastery to practice self-love; the most sincere love of self. Eating with mindful gratitude nourishes a peaceful heart, and that begins to shift and heal our mutual, teetering world.

OJ: Time to get Pithed!

July 31, 2014 in Authors, Health, Lifestyle, Living, Southside Articles, Wendell Fowler

Orange Juice holds lofty position in the American pantheon of traditional breakfast foods. Each year 620 million gallons of the orange, ambrosial cure-all are consumed in the US. But, is it truly fresh?

Ads pitch, wink, wink, it’s pure and natural, so you obediently buy the orange citrus au jus. News flash! The majority of your OJ is quite old, pasteurized, and comes from Brazil, California, and Florida and resembles nothing found in nature.

Processed, pasteurized OJ an unholy surrogate for fresh, sun-blessed orange juice squeezed at home from heavenly oranges. Vitamin C, and its potent cancer protection, is the most easily destroyed vitamin there is. It is destroyed by exposure to oxygen and heat above 70 degrees. Pasteurization’s 145 ° heat destroys most of the juice’s health-sustaining phytonutrients. Heat alters the molecular structure, creating higher acidity during digestion. Acidity sets you up for inflammation.

You’ve been misled.  Big brands marketing their product as “pure and simple” add suspicious flavor packs to revitalize it and make it fresh, once again.  “From concentrate” and most “not from concentrate” orange juice undergoes a heat processes that strips flavor and nutrition. The largest producers allegedly keep juice in million-gallon aseptic storage tanks to ensure a year- round supply. This strips the juice of oxygen so the juice doesn’t oxidize in the “tank farms” where it can sit up to a year. Considered a hazardous substance, flammable artificial flavoring, Ethyl butyrate, is found in high concentrations in the flavor packs, which makes as much sense as lighting yourself on fire then running naked through a Meth Lab.

In April 2008, the Journal Diabetes Care studied diets of 70,000 women as part of the Nurse’s Health Study. They found that unlike daily consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables associated with an 18 per cent reduction in the risk of diabetes, consumption of sugary fruit juice, even in small daily amounts, was associated with an overall 18 per cent increased risk for diabetes.  Diabetes makes a lot of corporations, bushels of dirty money. There’s a ton of sugar in juice, and not enough fiber to make it balance out.

If you protest the pithy parts, good grief, get over yourself. You’re a responsible adult now, in charge of your health. The white pith’s where nutritional goodness lurks, so “orange up.” Fresh squeezed OJ tastes ethereal and supermarkets do sell it. They charge too much, however. Return to a pre-industrial revolution mentality. Make family time to juice you own. It’s vastly cheaper and your Temple will definitely groove from the purity, hearty nutrition, and wholeness.

If you can’t squeeze your own, frozen, unsweetened OJ concentrate, contains lots of vitamin C and was not heated. American’s worship convenience, but there’s an unpleasant tradeoff. Big Food alchemist pretending to be chefs will never be able to graft the hand of God.


Time to change the filter?

July 17, 2014 in Authors, Health, Lifestyle, Living, Southside Articles, Wendell Fowler

The liver is the hardest working organ in your temple, but it needs a little help from its best friend: you! You already know what your furnace or car air filter looks like right before it’s changed: overwhelmed with crud and struggling mightily. The whole idea of a healthy liver is to filter your blood so the vehicle that gets you through life will operate efficiently.


Those with toxic livers often suffer from acne, eczema, psoriasis, bloating, headaches, and more, from carrying around an excessive toxic burden. Your loyal liver constantly filters your blood, life force, of environmental pollution, pharmaceutical drug residue, food preservatives, agrichemicals and Chem Trails then expels them thru urination and bowl movements. That’s how your liver works.  It’s your temples brilliant intelligence that traps toxins entering your temple through digestion, skin, and drinking tap water or simply by breathing. The liver filters your blood, producing bile and breaks down toxins and waste.


If your liver is over-taxed, it can’t process toxins efficiently. Although, there are many foods from the Heavenly Apothecary that help cleanse the liver naturally by stimulating its natural proclivity to flush toxic waste from the body.


Liver health is total body health. By caring for your liver naturally, you increase immune function and digestive health. Without a healthy liver, your body won’t be able to cleanse itself and absorb nutrients; a recipe for a health disaster.


Good news! Scientific research says these plant foods help cleans your liver naturally.


  • Avocados naturally protect and repair your liver. Containing glutathione, avocados can boost the ability of the liver to cleanse itself. Research shows consuming one or two avocados per week for as little as 30 days can make a positive difference in your livers health.
  • ‘RAW’ Beets and Carrots have high levels of protective carotenoids and plant-flavonoids.
  • Garlic is a great liver cleansing food and useful in repairing a compromised liver.
  • Turmeric is responsible for flushing out known dietary carcinogens. The result is enhanced protection against liver damage, and even regeneration of affected liver cells. It is able to protect against liver cancer and even regenerate cells damaged by liver disease.
  • Lemon and Lime could be one of the simplest ways of improving the health of your liver. The book Biological Ionization as Applied to Human Nutrition, states the liver produces more enzymes in response to water with lemon than to any other food.
  • Leafy Greens like kale, spinach, collards, have high antioxidant levels.
  • Green Tea’s catechins support liver detox.
  • Apples pectin supports detoxification through the bowels; it makes the liver’s job easier as it lessens its toxic burden.


  • Milk thistle studies say it’s a viable treatment for liver disease, bile duct inflammation, and liver damage due to alcoholism.


You are a perishable item; live accordingly. Honor your body.  It is the temple of your soul.

Lemonade; the new superstar

July 3, 2014 in Authors, Health, Lifestyle, Living, Southside Articles, Wendell Fowler

As their beverage of choice, most Hoosiers reach for 150 ounce jugs-O caffeinated soft drinks, and turn up their noses at water-the divine staff of life. Replacing bodily fluids lost through perspiration with chemicals and flavored sugar water doesn’t fulfill your temple’s needs for successfully supporting quality life. You weren’t born to hate water; you were taught.

Have you heard unsweetened, fresh lemon juice added to tepid water is big news? As kids, remember the delight of setting up a lemonade stand and Mom preparing glass pitchers of icy cold lemonade with heaps of sugar. We were clueless sugar was incubating the future plague of today’s chronic disease. Plus ice thwarts efficient digestion. Thankfully, many know differently today. Adding fresh lemon juice and its zest to your summer menu plans can improve your health in ways you never imagined. But, I’m not talking about the ubiquitous green bottle preserved with ungodly chemicals, I’m talking’ the real thing.

Warm, not hot lemon water is the perfect ‘good morning drink’. When you drink warm lemon water, your temple doesn’t have to work as hard to raise your temperature and can soothe you like a cup of tea or wake you like a cup of coffee. It aids digestion and makes the process of waste elimination easier, and prevents constipation and diarrhea by ensuring a “moving experience.” Warm lemon juice encourages bile production, a digestive juice secreted by the liver that aids digesting of fats, plus helps detoxify your liver and kidneys. Lemon water provides immune-boosting vitamin C, potassium and antioxidants to safeguard your temple from illness. Lemon water dissolves uric acid, reducing joint pain and inflammation, helps maintain eye health, protects against eye disease and damage, kills oral bacteria, and is a natural teeth whitener. Fresh lemon juice can reduce the occurrence and treat urinary tract infections. Sandi and I drink warm lemon water each morning to de-acidify our temple and recognized its cleansing affects after about two weeks.

Despite lemons’ acidity, the yellow orbs keep your temple’s pH alkaline; important in preventing cancer. An acidic temple created by eating sugar, grease, junk, white flour and booze, extends the welcome mat for cancer. Cancer flourishes in an acidic environment, so you must make your temple an inhospitable host.

Another important benefit of consuming fresh lemons comes from their enzymatic properties. Enzymes are large biological moleculesresponsible for the thousands of metabolic processes that sustain your life force.  When lemons are processed, juiced and jarred, and stored over time, the enzymatic properties are significantly diminished. In fact, the enzymes may not be active at all in bottled lemon juice.

Jam packed with heavenly goodness begin your day with the warm, lemony elixir. Your temple is sacred. The trillions of cells that compose you respond to real foods creation intended man to consume. Pucker up and show yourself some lemony love.

Easy peasy lemon squeezy!

June 27, 2014 in Authors, Health, Lifestyle, Living, Southside Articles, Wendell Fowler

Eating at a local eatery with friends recently, I ordered my usual iced tea with lemon. As an observant writer and ex-waiter, my eyes enjoy darting about, reminiscing and relating to the servers scampering table to table like ants on fire. Drifting away from the dangling conversation I watched the waiter ring up everyone’s beverage order and assemble our beverages. (Fill a tea glass with ice, pour in tea and add lemon.) Then the server approached our table, served each iced tea glasses with their fingers grasping the drinking rim and placed it at our settings.  “Here’s your iced tea sir,” the server sang with syrupy perkiness.

“No, that’s YOUR iced tea,” I returned, politely informing the clueless server they’d handled my tea with their fingers grasping the drinking rim and I wanted a fresh glass please. Why?  Because I know what succulent microbial critters lurk under everyone’s nails and grimy fingerprints. I mean think about it. Our hands and scalp host trillions of germs like Staphylococcus, Corynebacteria, Streptococcus, E coli, Myobacteria and Haemophilus. These bacteria are also found in the nose, eyes, mouth, gut and vagina, though the rate of incidence might vary. Different Streptococcus strains cause infections affect the throat, lungs, dental caries, and can seriously damage your heart and kidney.

In 2008, a Colorado’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology  found 150 types of bacteria on human hands. Not all bacteria are bad. Some probiotic bacteria actually protect us from illness. Good probiotic bacteria prevent the growth of the harmful bacteria.

Then, my mind raced onward, curious if the server washed the lemons before cutting them up for tea or cocktails?  Why? The Journal of Environmental Health Study on lemon wedges found that 70 percent contained potentially harmful microorganisms.

“OMG, did I just see our server run fingers through their hair? If they do that in front of the customers, did they wash their hands after using the isolated bathroom? You should wonder if the food you eat is clean; washed of field dirt, animal droppings, and cancerous agribusiness chemicals.

Ever wonder whether your table top was washed and sanitized from the last customer? I’ve sat down at tables that were sticky and tacky from old food and snark left by previous patrons. The Serve Safe program requires Indiana restaurant management to keep a sanitation bucket and clean towels available for all servers and bus person to bleach down each table between diners.

When I waited tables as a reckless youth, I merely brushed off and rarely sanitize the tabletops and usually water was kept in the sanitation bucket rather than antimicrobial bleach water. If the table is dirty, politely ask management to have it sanitized for your protection. So, if someone suggests you, “go suck a lemon”, clean it first, okay?  Also watch their facial expression when you ask management if the prep-cooks wash the fruits and veggies.

Feed your head

June 19, 2014 in Authors, Health, Lifestyle, Living, Southside Articles, Wendell Fowler

Are you an air-head who forgets punch lines, remembers S&H Green Stamps but can’t recall yesterday? Remember what the dormouse said?

Kurt Vonnegut wrote that the trouble with our brains is they’re too large for our own good. We think too much. Our brains have proved to be terribly destructive when left unsupervised. Souls who control their thoughts and follow life’s purpose, avoid dementia. There are roughly 100 billion neurons, the same amount of stars in our galaxy, in your three pound brain. The human mind produces around seventy thousand thoughts a day. Its 77 percent water, 12 percent lipids, 8 percent protein, 1 percent carbs, 2 percent soluble organics, and 1 percent inorganic salt.

Food is heavenly brain fuel.  You wouldn’t starve your car of fuel and expect it to run efficiently. Your brain needs fuel and maintenance too.  Would you put cheap, low grade fuel in your Lamborghini (if you had one)? Well, your brain’s infinitely more valuable than that, so feed your head wisely. It’s been proven food stewed in chemicals, Chem Trails and preservatives dumb you down. Studies show IQ is affected by good or low grade diet and whether the subjects took multi vitamins with minerals.

DHA is a good fat found throughout the body. It goes straight to brain tissues to keep them functioning. In the March 2003 Discover magazine, describes how people in a 7-year study who ate tuna, salmon, mackerel or trout at least one time every week had a 30 percent lower occurrence of dementia. Norwegian Fish, flax oil caps and walnuts work well preventing blood clots and brain inflammation. Deliciously unrefined, virgin coconut oil produces ketones which dissolve brain plaques and tangles. Put two tablespoons in your oatmeal or hot tea.  A combo of vitamin D-3, fresh ginger and turmeric, (curry ingredients) may speed bump Alzheimer’s.  A 600 daily dose of Alpha Lipoic Acid has been shown to stop the progression of dementia. (Rush University Center-Chicago)

Medical experts say caffeine, a potent diuretic, leads to excessive urination, causing dehydration which creates a drought in the brain that results in a mineral imbalance that interferes with mental sharpness. Left untreated dehydration results in permanent brain damage or even death.

Dip your brain into a piece of soul-stirring, foot taping music, clear your mind of clutter and float downstream. Connect with nature; our precious home. Garden, take a peaceful walk, or partake in moderate outdoor physical activity. It stimulates oxygen flow to the brain and maintains mental sharpness. Laughter is brilliant medicine that releases feel-good endorphins, so loosen up that sphincter and laugh at your silly self. Your brain loves fun and learning at any age. Solve mental puzzles to invigorate and challenge your mind.

Take four deep breaths and exhale slowly and then take a nap. You’ll feel more alive and mentally productive. Light a scented soy candle or stop and smell the ethereal roses and listen to the rustling wind. Focus on and relax each muscle and then cleanse your brain of monkey chatter. Give your imagination permission to run naked in child-like wonder.

Eat wisely my dear friends and let your white light brightly shine. Now where are my keys?

Hot dogs: Not so diggity

May 29, 2014 in Authors, Health, Lifestyle, Living, Southside Articles, Wendell Fowler

Hot Dogs—Oh no! Not my Weiner!

Let’s re-light the grill on a delicate subject: your all-American love affair with hot dogs, frankfurters, tube steak, foot longs, sausages, Brats, knockwurst, and weenies that sprung forth from a creative German butcher in the l600s.   The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council estimate Americans consume 20 billion annually.

Sing all together, “My hot dog has a first name, it’s ‘P-o-i-s-o-n”.  Yes, there’s some danger in everything humans do. Tradition is often a double edged sword. Today’s hot dogs are not the wiener the world awaited. No Patriotic American wants to hear their sacred hot dog, nestled in a fluffy white bun can shorten your life span.  Red, white, and blue Americans passionately defend, to their premature death, their right to eat or die from whatever the heck they choose

Call me a turncoat, but America’s being hoodwinked by slick Madison Avenue advertising to blindly accept the hot dog as the Holy Grail of American culinary pop culture. Tradition decrees it’s categorical un-American to go to a ball game and NOT eat a few pups chased by a cold brew. Play Ball!

The Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine and the Cancer Prevention Coalition say these cylinders of ground meat scraps and snarky preservatives significantly increase your risk of various cancers.  Hot dogs may also be contaminated by listeria; an aerobic parasitic bacterium. The Department of Agriculture confirms hot dogs contain mouthwatering skeletal muscles, pork stomach, yummy snout parts, intestines, spleen and lips. Americans are, however, in blissful denial, sadly uniformed, or on the wiener wagon payroll.

Nibble on this: The Global Healing Center study found that children eating more than 12 hot dogs per month have nine times the normal risk of developing childhood leukemia. A strong risk exists for those children whose fathers’ intake of hot dogs was 12 or more per month. Call me a party pooper, but celebrating a family event, with a food we know will cause disease, seems, well, wrong.

The Cancer Prevention Coalition says, “Hot dogs contain nitrites as a preservative to combat botulism. During the cooking process, nitrites combine with amines naturally present in meat to form carcinogenic N-nitroso compounds. It’s also suspected that nitrites can combine with amines in the human stomach to form N-nitroso compounds; known carcinogens which have been associated with cancer of the oral cavity, urinary bladder, esophagus, stomach and brain. Pass the mustard and a stomach pump please.

If this alarms you, courteously speak out and express your disapproval of this unpatriotic food preservative.  Perhaps hot dog manufacturers will stop using it. So pick up the phone or write a polite but firm letter to the grocer or manufacturers and do your part to purify the American hot dog.


Did you know you’re a miracle

May 22, 2014 in Authors, Health, Lifestyle, Southside Articles, Wendell Fowler

Seems abnormal that 21 Century American society struggles learning how and what foods to eat to achieve health, happiness and social harmony.  You weren’t created to love junk food and to despise God’s awesome apothecary; you were methodically taught.  Truthfully, you were designed by the Divine to instinctively gravitate to plant foods, but bankers, commodity brokers and Big Food executives today’s concocted American diet for profitability, not  to feed the greater good of our species.  And highly impressionable, trusting Americans fell for it. Society’s so far off the road of nutritional righteousness; they’ve fallen and can’t get up. Because many hard core meat and taters folks consciously choose to be sick, fat, full of rage and anger, walking around half dead, they’re apparently passionately in love with suffering.

Your miraculous temple’s ability to heal and sustain itself is greater than anyone has permitted you to believe, however the temple speaks the language of heavenly sourced living foods from the garden, not an assembly line. Like sleeping and breathing, food keeps you alive. Medical science proves this repeatedly. What you eat becomes a physical part of you within 45 minutes of digesting. There is joyful news. There are multitudes interested in real, honest to goodness foods. They realize being mindful of the foods they eat affects all aspects of their lives.

Mainstream nutritionists drink from the Big Pharma Sippy cup, so you’re not going to get the whole picture; just what they want you to see.  Parents are children’s first teachers. If parents hate veggies, so will the kids. Parents, mindfully express your deep love for them by being an example. Let your kids decide for themselves instead of inflicting your silly fears upon them.

The trillions of cells and stardust that compose you require proper, heavenly feeding; food that speaks the language of your omnipotent body intelligence. The monstrous foods concocted by man in dark moments of hubris, don’t speak a language your cells understand. Ergo, you’re mildly malnourished; ripe for the pluckin’; hardly a miracle here.

All calories, though, are not created equal. The calories in a Poop Tart don’t parallel high quality calories in avocados, for example. Our corpulent ‘role models’ wheeze that Indiana’s health is lagging, but no one mentions ‘quality’ calories.  So, you must fix your mind and diet before you can fix your health.

When sports role model Olympian Michael Phelps announced he ate 12,000 nutritionally empty fast food calories before and after competing, I had a cow. Yes, he won numerous medals, but he was just a kid; able to withstand crappy nutrition, oblivious he was capable of so much more.  Eating low grade food isn’t what our creator planned. Truth is, only you can release your inner miracle.

Don’t Fear the Eggplant

May 15, 2014 in Authors, Health, Lifestyle, Living, Southside Articles, Wendell Fowler

There’s a first time for everything, particularly eating heavenly, health sustaining plant food. For some, Eggplant presents a challenge. “I simply detest eggplant!” I hear it all the time as eggplant isn’t the ‘go-to’ food in Indiana.

Botanically, the misunderstood eggplant is a fruit. Since prehistoric times, it’s been cultivated in southern and eastern Asia, but India domesticated the eggplant. The eggplant reached Europe, where it was initially thought to cause insanity since it’s a member of the Night Shade Family. According to a 5th century Chinese scroll, fashionable Chinese women made dye out of the skin of purple eggplants and polish their teeth with it. Amateur Botanist Thomas Jefferson brought the highly nutritious eggplant to the States, where it was for table decoration.

Fast forward: CNN recently reported,” Cancer cases are expected to surge 57% worldwide in the next 20 years, an imminent “human disaster” that will require a renewed focus on prevention to combat, according to the World Health Organization.” Say hello to Eggplant and its protective antioxidants. Actually, ALL of creations ‘edible’ plants contain cancer-preventing phytonutrients in various forms. The USDA’s Agricultural Research Service reports the Chlorogenic acid in eggplant is known for its high antioxidant mojo. Antioxidants, BTW shield your temple’s cells from snarky oxidation, a chemical process that damages cells and contributes to disease. The Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry reports the nasunin in eggplant has antiangiogenic abilities. The Cancer Center at the Angiogenesis Foundation explains when something is angiogenic, it stimulates new growth of blood vessels and blood supply. Cancerous cells can gain angiogenesis ability, which cause cancerous masses or tumors to grow quicker. Nasunin prevents angiogenesis. Eggplant’s an excellent source of fiber, which helps protects your temple against type 2 diabetes and keeps your bowels smoothly movin’. The vitamins in eggplant consist primarily of vitamins A, B , folate, vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, calcium and phosphorous. Fat-free, six carbs and 27 calories in 1-cup, the eggplant is an outstanding addition to the family dinner table.

Eggplant is a blank canvas where you can paint many flavor combinations; Eggplant Parmesan, lasagna, ratatouille (Not the rat), or classic Baba Ghanoosh. Marinate unskinned slices and or toss cubes into a stir-fry, side vegetable, or inside a sandwich wrap. Season slices and then broil, bake, sauté, puree or rub them all over your body if you wish

The act of salting and rinsing eggplant to reduce bitterness isn’t as necessary these days because modern eggplants are less bitter, although, salting eggplant will reduce the amount of oil absorbed in cooking and release excessive water.

Your sacred temple was created to express perfect health from the moment you were born. Every compassionate change you make to more plant food matters. Choose mindfully valued friends and avoid the upcoming tsunami of cancer; a man-made disease.

We fear change for the better?

May 7, 2014 in Authors, Health, Lifestyle, Living, Southside Articles, Wendell Fowler


After lecturing around Indiana for 15 years, tis’ clear earthlings are fiercely resistant to change; even if it means better health, lower weight, and achieving their highest heavenly potential. You weren’t born to hate veggies and love junk food, you learned. Creatures of habit: time has come for you to unlearn and show your temple some love and allow yourself to bloom. It’s not your fault. You’re literally addicted to food.

“The End of Overeating,” by Dr. David Kessler, former FDA Director, revealed your brain chemistry and taste buds have been hijacked by Big Food’s unnatural, addictive counterfeits of Creation’s real foods. Unfortunately ones you cherish the most: family recipes or Big Chain carry-out contain addictive combinations of fat, sugar, and salt; the foundation of the American diet. Society’s also hooked on caffeine, nicotine, and booze. Addiction and disease are highly lucrative. Ask any street corner thug.

There’s proof even one little change can do you good. Yet, tradition-addicted humans can’t stop eating certain foods even after they’ve learned it causes disease. People get defensive and seriously PO’d at the mere suggestion their food choices are killing them. Human nature I’m certain.

Lord, we give thanks for the food we are about to receive, for the nourishment of our bodies, we give thanks for life. We pray for health and strength to carry on and try to live as you would have us.” Remember gluttonous, carbolicious after Sunday Service Pitch-ins and Fish Fry’s? Ironic, considering the comfort foods they’re asking God to bless are energy-robbing human disease fodder.

Loveable, suggestible humans have learned how to make deals with themselves, justifying their self-destructive eating habits where flavor and quantity matter more than quenching your trillions of hungry cells. Our culture diminishes the value of fueling their divine temple, showing reverence for life. Look at all the obesity, diabetes, cancer and heart disease. No matter how much you deceive yourself, the magnificent temple is defenseless; malnourished when fed these common ingredients.

No need to get rid of your family’s favorites. Simply make a few ingredient substitutions and you can still enjoy comfort food and get back on the road of nutritional righteousness where you’ll feel awesome, healthy and energetic every moment of every day.

It’s wise to follow nature’s dietary laws, not man’s feeble forgeries. Most folks are confused and do not know what to do. It’s not that hard and it gets easier the more you try. God directed mankind to eat freely of the food that He had produced in the garden. God has fulfilled His part.  We must receive it so we can do our part. Take a step outside your box. Change is good; do not let fear rule your thoughts.