Helen Sandler
Lecturer, personal chef, teacher, wellness coach, speaker. Passionate proponent of a healthier lifestyle through common sense, organic / natural approach to a happier, positive life.

She has been from and to Kyoto, Boston, New York, Aspen, San Diego, with over 30 years hand-on experience creating national category leading natural food brands.

As Wellnes Chef Helen she is the featured authority at www.ctngreen.com/wellness with articles in the library there and the virtual paperless magazine at www.ctngreen.com/mag with a Pet Health special Spread at http://ctngreen.com/2008/nov/?page=50

A Bio Bite

Chapter 1 – (with further chapters to follow as bites of time go by)

First, this Bio will be ongoing and changing from time to time, not because my past experiences will be changing, but because I don’t want to give it all away at first. Keep it intriguing, interesting – little chews at a time. Bait bites, not all the depressing health details at once.

Without getting technical, let me first say that in retrospect I was a pretty healthy little girl. My father was a pharmacist, the old fashioned kind, who actually mortared and pestled his prescriptions, making and filling them out from scratch for those of you who are used to pill counters. So I was introduced to pharmaceuticals from an early age, and it follows that my experience with our family doctor also started early, my father never one for relying on handed down natural remedies. I experienced the usual childhood chickenpox etc. with nothing in that vein so chronic that I had to have prescription refills. In fact, honestly, sickness, as I remember was never an issue, or my father was always one step ahead of my having to go to the doctor every sick time.

So imagine my surprise when I was 20-years-old and several doctors told me, “I can’t help you.” when I wasn’t responding to a regimen of antibiotics over a period of a few months for what seemed like a flu or pneumonia/no fever. All tests/X-rays came up negative. Even the neighborhood pharmacists extended their sympathies and questioned my requests for refills. Symptoms? I couldn’t hear, and I had a very difficult time breathing. Wow! That was scary. Antibiotics never failed me before. But I did get fed up and stopped all the prescriptions.

With that decision, a friend of mine, having seen me go through the months of misery and frustration, told me about a whole grain/brown rice diet, some natural food Japanese remedies, and a group of people I should talk to. I did. I followed their advice for the natural remedy preparations. Ten days later I was fine. Everything had totally cleared up. I cleaned out my pantry and refrigerator and took it all over to another friend with three kids. I remember telling her, “I don’t know what this stuff is but it’s incredible, it works, and I have to find out about it.” I did. I made a total lifestyle change and have never looked back nor have I ever wanted to. You might say, in that respect, I was no longer my father’s daughter nor my local pharmacist’s prescriptioner. I finally took control of my own health and life. Oh! And what had been wrong with me was explained to me by one of the group: since I lived on one of the LA beaches, that was where I did my running. On one particularly cold, very windy day I was inadequately dressed for my daily run wearing shorts and a ‘T’. I knew immediately I should have gone back and changed my clothes when the whipped up sand that day felt like millions of stinging needles on my bare legs and arms. I didn’t. The next day I was sick. Explanation: It was undiagnosable and undetectable because I had trapped the wind inside my body which couldn’t be seen or heard, according to Chinese medicine. Honestly, I never verified that but it made sense since I constantly heard wind in my ears and felt it when I breathed. All I knew was that the food helped and that that wind blew me in the right direction.

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ABOUT: Wellness Chef Helen Sandler
Lecturer, personal chef, teacher, wellness coach, & speaker, Helen promotes a healthier lifestyle through common sense, organic / natural approach to a happier, positive life.

Helen Sandler is used to being an innovator and at the cutting edge of whole foods whole grains awareness. After graduating from SUNY, New York with a teaching degree, she began to follow her real passion for healthy cooking which took her from Los Angeles to Boston to attend the cooking school of the late and great master Japanese natural chef, Aveline Kushi. Later that passion took her to Kyoto, Japan to continue her studies, where she spent four more years learning the art of healthy Japanese cooking (Seishoku).

As Wellnes Chef Helen she is the featured authority at CTNgreen /wellness with articles in the library there and the virtual paperless magazine at CTNGreen Magazine



970-618-0731
helskitchen@gmail.com