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April 28, 2020


Hello everyone,


Is everyone enjoying the Food Revolution Summit?


As I write this, I am watching a fascinating lecture entitled, Native American Cuisine.  This is now one of my favorite lectures.  No scientific studies toargue about, no counting calories, portions, etc.

Just ignore the meat and egg references.

Dr. Frank is discussing the importance of Native American foods in our diet.

She notes that there was NO DAIRY in the Native American diet.  Ever try to milk a bison?

She states that due to the foods introduced to Native Americans they now have one of the highest rates of Type 2 Diabetes.  She mentions that people who return to their native diet:  corn, beans, squash, chiles, tomatoes, potatoes, vanilla and cacoa can reverse their diabetes.  Sound familiar?

Remember, she says, “These foods are our medicine.” Sound familiar?

I think you will like this video:


The Dr. Barnard presentation in Sacramento has been cancelled.  If you have already paid, you will receive a refund.

Al and I are having a blast hosting our podcast:


We have discussed so many topics.  And please let us know if you have a book, resource, topic, etc. that  would like us to discuss.

Chili Smith now has plenty of beans in stock!  I made a delicious Spinach Salad using a new variety of bean (Peruano) that Steve now has available.  So with the beans and a delicious organic haul from the Farmers Market, I made a great salad.  And I also developed a fantastic pineapple dressing.

You can find the  recipe and pictures at ChiliSmith.com

Come on by Chili Smith to pick up your bean supply and check out the new beans.  Steve also has delivery available. 

5907 Fair Oaks Blvd. Carmichael 




This is a delicious recipe:

GF Vegan Blueberry Muffins


My daughter has been enjoying Kiki’s youtubes:

KiKi lost over 70 pounds following John McDougall’s Starch Solution




Please remember to support our local businesses and help them thrive as we return to normalcy - whatever that is.  

I miss everyone!

Thank you to those of you who have contacted me with your emails, texts and calls.  You are so thoughtful.  Please let me know if I can do anything for you.

See you soon.



March 18,2020

Hello Everyone,

As you know, all Renaissance classes have been cancelled.

It is now more important than ever, that we stay healthy and keep our immune system strong.

My theme still remains:  SHEEP.  We need:


Healthy Eating


Enjoy socializing  (which will be in a different way)  Visit:  StayingAliveWFPB

Positive Attitude

So, do not despair.  

Since it has been advised that we not meet in person, Al and I are determined to keep in contact with you to encourage and support your WFPB journey.

Please visit our website:


We are posting articles, podcasts, resources,videos,and helpful ideas so that we can stay in touch with you!

Here are a few resources to enjoy:

Don’t panic!



While you’re at home:


Amazon is hiring 100,000 more people.

Speaking of delivery, how about having your immune strengthening food delivered to your doorstep:

Chili Smith will deliver (local area only) or ship to you: cooked beans, dried beans, rice, etc.chilismith.com or 1-800-434-2929

For organic fruits and vegetables delivered right to your doorstop:


A sleep article:


Keep moving.  Netflix is great but we still need to move:


Positive attitude:

"It's not the situation, but whether we react negative or respond positive to the situation that is important."  Zig Ziglar

A few quotes from The Creed of Optimism by Christian Larsen:

Promise yourself that you will become so strong that nothing will be able to disturb your inner calm.

Promise you will talk about good health and happiness with every person you meet.

Promise to be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

Please reach out to me anytime!





Please visit our website for more resources, updates, and most importantly -connection!



Looking forward to hearing from you soon,