Call Your MOM

Mom always knows what to do, if you listen to her. So call Mom. ‘Listen to your mom!’ Echos around the world probably every day in all different languages. But I’m talking about the Big Kahuna Mom, the one you don’t fool with, the Mother of us all who bestows Her miracles: conception, birth, our babies’ bodies growing and changing to adults…it’s magic, the body’s rejuvenation and rebirth after our wondrous immune systems repair the simple and the seemingly irreparable, given an even playing field… In the entire natural world around and within us She performs Her daily miracles. But we’ve become skeptical of Her talents and don’t notice Her miracles so much anymore not because they’re not happening, but because we’ve disrupted and corrupted Her and our natural order, pushed Her aside, have become afraid of ‘natural’ and have succumbed to….us – man conceived and made chemical health/living solutions. Fear is a product of bad health. We’ve succumbed to our fears which self perpetuate as we consume the same synthetic foods day after day — the proverbial revolving door. We hear about breaking ‘glass ceilings’. What about breaking the ‘revolving door’? It’s just another piece of glass. So what’s it gonna take, and who you gonna call?

It’s not good to mess with Mother Nature! She never meant for us to be lab rats. Willing to become aware is what we need to shatter the glass door. Just glass that’s all it is, put there by just people out there to profit from our just buying into their profit-from-fear sales pitches. Oh! This’ll cure you (and make you drug dependent) if the side effects don’t kill you first. Put organic/natural, green and sustainable back into your lives. Trust Mother Nature. She didn’t create all the chemicals we ingest every day. Man did. We did. We are our own worst enemy. We enslaved ourselves. It’s time to trust ourselves, our intuition and judgment again as our ancestors did. Just today a friend of mine was remarking on the number of deaths in her church in the past few months, all young people. She said, “They’re leaving all the old people all alone.” Very sad. This young generation is purportedly the first generation where their parents will outlive them. And it can be turned around.

I’ve just gotta get this out. We soiled our own backyards. We succumbed to the smoke and mirrors of the Big Businesses. We put all the chemicals into our ecosystem, our polluted food and water supplies, we corrupted our farm animal feed, our fertilizers, and our own pet’s food – our other children. We conjured all the prescription chemicals, all the ‘cures’, with the side effects. We did it all and we can undo it, or, at least, live side-by-side with all the different health beliefs to pick and choose from and combine.

Mother Nature is still all forgiving if we listen and act. Maybe these are our teenage rebellion years. Maybe. But now it’s time to grow up and take responsibility and then She’ll have our backs again. Start by a shopping awareness if planting is not an option (although window boxes can be very bountiful). Look for organic, learn about whole grains, read ingredient labels, be discerning and demanding about what goes into and on your body. Have long term goals and become the masters/mistresses of your own health fates. Download or invest in natural/organic cookbooks. Read. Become aware. Food is not the only answer, but it is the ultimate answer. It powers our whole body health and a healthy appetite to find out more. Her miracles are still there. We just have to call Her and listen.

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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