Simply Yummy Raw Food. RECIPES. Thurs. 1pm ET

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CHEF ANDY, Certified Raw Food Chef

When you hear raw food do you say, “Ugh.” Think again! Apples and berries are raw food. So are carrots, lettuce and tomatoes. Question is, how do you make an entire meal out of raw food that is not tasteless and boring? To answer this, our guest, Chef Andy from Juiceataria (Juice Bar and Raw Food Vegan Café), will be in our Family Food Experts Kitchen to share his amazing recipes, his raw food ideas, all of which are full of flavor. How do I know this? For one, originally he was an Italian chef with an Italian Restaurant, Talia’s Tuscan Table so he is gifted at using fresh herbs and spices for seasoning. Better yet, I go to Juiceataria at least once a week for a smoothie, slice of pizza, lasagna or his to-die-for Gelato! I admit, I used to avoid raw food meals. No more! Chef Andy had changed my thinking and he will change yours too! Co-host Carolina will further encourage you with why eating living raw food is a healthy decision. To support this truth, Chef Andy will tell you his personal story of why he turned to raw food to save his daughter’s life.
Come into our Family Food Experts Kitchen with Chef Andy, Carolina and me as devour some simply yummy raw food! Thursday, 1pm ET, on W4WN.com and W4CY.com.

… for the health of your family,
ellen

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If you miss the live show, tune in on Sunday, 1pm ET, W4WN.com

Meet “The Food Teacher” of the United Kingdom. TODAY. 1pm ET

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Because Jamie Oliver’s food programs originated in England, the question is, are kids there now choosing to eat healthier foods? If not, what is turning kids on to better-for- you meals there? Or, are they eating them at all? What about the school lunch programs – have they improved? Or, are moms in the United Kingdom dealing with the same struggles of how to feed kids as we do in the United States? Our guest, Katharine Tate, known as “The Food Teacher,” is a qualified teacher, nutritional therapist and “mum” who has worked with children in schools located in the UK, New Zealand and Hong Kong. She’ll tell us about food programs that do work, such as educating parents, “Cookery Schools” and inspirational Head Teachers. Judging from her recipes and family health tips, Katharine is innovative while focusing on nutrition, well-being and fresh and flavor-filled recipes that appeal to the whole family. These include: Citrus Mango Coco Bites (dairy free), Cinnamon Apple & Vanilla Cashew Cream (Dairy Free), Cauliflower Rice, gluten free/no added sugar chocolate brownies, Tomato & Lentil Soup (winter is coming), Parsnip Hummus… just a few of her treasure chest of delicious healthy ones kids will eat!

Come into our Family Food Experts Kitchen with Katharine, Carolina and me as we take you on a trip to England for some great food ideas for kids! Thursday, 1pm ET, on W4WN.com and W4CY.com.

… for the health of your family,
ellen

www.KidKritics.org
www.FuelYourDreams.org
www.FamilyFoodExperts.org

If you miss the live show, tune in on Sunday, 1pm ET, W4WN.com

Depression and Global Consciousness – A Very Unique Perspective

I recently read an article that described depression as “a psychological reaction to the violent deformities of the modern world.” I found that statement deeply provocative and began to ponder it’s meaning. “Anger turned inward” doesn’t satisfy me anymore. I do not subscribe to the belief that depression is a disease nor am I of the mindset that depression, or any other health issues, are heredity (a belief shared with some of the greatest minds in the mind/body/spirit arena). I’ve seen brain scans of those diagnosed with depression vs images of those who do not suffer and there is an undeniable difference. But why and how do these changes originate?

First, it’s important to understand how the mind/body connection works. Think about something wonderful that has happened in your life: you met the man/woman of your dreams; you’re leaving for the vacation of a lifetime next week; your daughter just gave birth to your first grandchild. Each time your mind focuses on something positive it generates feelings of joy, hope, love, happiness, and such. Positive emotions energize the body, help to keep the immune system working at optimum capacity, alleviate stress, increase the brain’s production of endorphins (a feel good chemical), and in general put us in a good mood. We are more productive at work, get along better with people, and by and large experience better overall health.

Conversely, negative thoughts generate negative emotions which produce a chain reaction in our physical bodies as well. Negative thinking can lead to frustration, lower tolerance levels, angry outbursts, hopelessness, fear etc. It can exacerbate pain, break down the body’s natural immune system, increase the production of the damaging stress hormone cortisol ,create physical maladies*, damage relationships, and lead to poor choices in every area of our life. They can generate feelings of fear, jealousy, and anxiety that lead to arguing, fighting, war, and terrorism.
We live in a world filled with hatred and violence that dominate the news. Every newspaper, TV and radio news show are consumed with broadcasting the worst humanity has to offer. Do we seriously think that being bombarded with constant negativity will not impact our emotional, physical, and psychological well-being? Everything is energy: every thought, every word spoken, every action taken. And energy cannot be contained – it infiltrates every facet of society on a global level. So what is occurring in one part of the world impacts those throughout our planet. It becomes virtually impossible to immunize ourselves completely from what is happening globally.

Moral depravity, political corruption, infidelity, sexual promiscuity and assault, bullying, domestic violence, the breakdown of the nuclear family, drug abuse, muggings, war: regardless of whether you are personally involved, witness it from a distance, know of someone who has experienced it, or are made aware by outside sources, the immorality and evil that is running rampant in our world impacts every member of Planet Earth. These offenses have been around since the beginning of time. The critical difference is that society rejected them as improper and immoral. Today, people are much more accepting that this is the norm, that many of these actions are now considered ordinary and natural and some even a form of entertainment. This clearly indicates that our moral compass is in desperate need of a recalculation.

Did depression exist fifty years ago? Certainly. But I strongly believe that it has been exacerbated by the “violent deformities” of today’s world and it will take a shift in global consciousness to heal it on a universal level.

So what can each of us do? Scripture tells us in Galatians that “You shall reap what you sow.” We must first collectively change our way of thinking. Everything begins with our thought process. Fill your mind and heart with thoughts of love, kindness, forgiveness, compassion, and empathy towards everyone – no exceptions. Those thoughts will generate corresponding feelings that translate into actions.**

We can begin to initiate a global change and reverse the epidemic of depression. “I must first be the change I want to see in the world.” – Ghandi Here are just a few suggestions we can each undertake:
 Treat all whom you encounter with dignity and respect. All.
 Return to your spiritual roots – reconnect with the Divine Source of all love and healing.
 Make gratitude and appreciation a lifestyle.
 Forgive all those who hurt or betrayed you. Ask forgiveness from those whom you have mistreated.
 Rediscover your love of nature. Use her as a source of inspiration for living a fair and balanced life.
 Nurture yourself physically, emotionally, spiritually, and intellectually.
 Family is sacred. Treat yours as such. Heal any rifts that have occurred and vow to remain a loving family.
 Reach out to help others. Be your brother’s keeper. Be a part of something bigger. We are all a part of one Consciousness and what affects one affects all.
 Like the Dalai Lama, make kindness your religion. Practice it freely, generously, and daily.
 And most importantly: Live only to please God. In everything you think, say, and do, ask yourself, “Does this please God?”*** If the answer is “yes” then you are making a righteous decision and our entire world will benefit.

In the words of one of my favorite authors, Dr. Wayne Dyer, “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” Be the change. Be a healer to Mother Earth and all of her children. The world will repay you tenfold.

* World renowned medical doctor and leader in mind/body/spirit medicine, Dr. Bernie Siegel, says that all illnesses are psychosomatic: they originate in the mind and manifest in the physical body.
**The Secret Side of Anger by Janet Pfeiffer
***The Great Truth by Janet Pfeiffer

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