Archive for May, 2008

Helpful Hints to Stay Healthy Eating Out at Resturaunt

May 31, 2008

If a vegan resturant cannot be found or you are invited to a part that you have not chosen the restaurant, remembering these tips can help you stay healthy.

* 90% of restaurants have a house salad or a variation of some sort of salad. Try to include a salad in the meal. Stake houses and other buffets also sometimes have a salad bar. You could always order one of the featured salads less the meat. A good idea is to always have dressing on the side and prefferabley a vinegerette dressing.

* Try having an appetizer as a main course after the salad. Also look for the section of the menu that says “sides”. There are usually selections of seasonal veggies or a baked potato.

* Try to save drinking until after the meal in order to digest the food properly.

* Remember most desserts are full of sugar and animal products. If you have something like an apple pie, ask them to hold the ice cream.

* Have a happy Healthy Day!!!


Izze Pops : Alternative to Coke, Soda Pops, and Soft Drinks

May 30, 2008

Yesterday I wrote about the dangers of coke but I’m not going to leave you with just the bad. The good news is that Izze sodas are completely natural and are perfectly fine for you. Of course you wouldn’t want to have three or four a day. They do contain sugars in fruits and too much of any kind of sugar can be bad for the system. But these pops are completely sugar free.. non of that artificial sugar so it is the perfect alternative. Izze pops are just fruit concentrate and water. You can find Izze Pops in your local health food store and they come in many different flavours.

Watch out for Health Warnings on Cans of Coke. The next Cigarette!!

May 29, 2008

Perhaps coke and other soda pops will become the next “cigarette”. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see the same labels that warn us about the dangers in nicotine showing up on cans of cola. Cola is a toxic to the system because if the huge amounts of refined sugar it provides. This can cause all kinds of breakdowns in the body including a suppression of our self healing immune system. Try to stay away from pops that have caffeine and lots of sugar. A good alternative is IZZE natural fruit drinks. They have no sugar at all besides the natural occurring sugar in the various fruit selections they offer.
Have a happy healthy day.

Take Control of your Health. Live The Best Quality of Life

May 29, 2008

Take Control of your Health. Live The Best Quality of Life

Vacation part 2 is now coming to a close and it has been like night and day as far as health is concerned. We are in a small town where the awareness of health is just a dim light. It is mostly made up of retired people who are set in their ways about eating and living. This has caused angry feelings in my body through out the week but culminated last night in a conversation with my dad. That led me to write about this once again.
Dad and I were discussing a couple of close friends that had either died or suffered painful strokes or anurisms. I felt sympathy towards these people but what really got me going was that my dad’s response was “Really gotta live for today”. Now generally I would commend such a statement and would actually encourage that to live for the moment. However, in this conversation this seemed like another ignorant remark disregarding any notion that the disease these people suffered and died from had anything to do with their health.
Around ninety percent of physical problems leading to death are induced by the foods we eat and the lifestyle we live. I am so shocked when I hear people like dad give no recognition that diet and lifestyle has anything to do with it. I have come to realize that people are very set in their ways and that the culture of the past generation has pointed to other things to sustain health. Unfortunately most of us know that this is not working. Where is the cure for cancer, aids, and so on? And things are just getting worse. I would have thought that if someone close to me dies to cancer or heart attack that I would take a look at my life.
Perhaps some people think that is just the way it is. Perhaps because most of all deaths are caused by cancer and heart conditions, it just seems to people common place. But there is a sense of helplessness in the air and that just isn’t true.
You can take control of your health, you can decide the quality of life. You may not be able to know when you die but we do have control, to some extent, of the quality of life we have before we die. And chances are we will live and enjoy life longer and have a more peaceful death.
My grandmother just died last month and although it was sort of peaceful, I know that the last few months (and years for that matter) were quite painful. We don’t have to live like that. The benchmark of the Hallelujiah Acres company is based on this one quote. “YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE SICK”.

Steps to Peaceful Meditation

May 26, 2008

This can help to relax the mind and body.
A relaxed state of stillness is a great way to start the day and make decisions in your life. Becoming aware of who you are beyond your thoughts can be very empowering.

* Find a quiet place where you cannot be disturbed. Sit in a chair or cross-legged on the a cushion on the floor. Close your eyes.
* Become aware of your breathing. The rush of air in and out of the nose. Be aware of how the chest rises up and down with each breath.
* If thoughts arise this is perfectly normal. Congrats you are meditating. Instead of fighting the thoughts or giving into them and thinking more about it, simply be aware of the thought. Acknowledge is presence and then turn awareness back to the breath.
* If you find that you are thinking about something for a few seconds or minutes, that is okay to. The moment you are ware that you are thinking of something is the moment you return to meditation. Again turn you attention to your breath.
* See if you can sense the inner feeling of the body. Starting with the hands. Say to yourself “How do I know I have hands?”. Without thinking about it, try to feel the hands. Do this with the rest of the body and see if you can eventually feel the whole body as one energy field.
* If emotions or feelings arise feel the sensations of the feelings. Try to just feel them and not make a story or connection in your mind to a person or situation. Try not to label it as anger, fear, anxiety… If that happens return to the breath and try to sense the sensations of the feeling.
* Start with about 5 minutes a day and then you may want to work up to 20-30 minutes per day.

Free Video on Relaxation and Mediation Techniques

May 25, 2008

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Q & A with Chris about diet and nutrition

May 23, 2008

I’ve been coresponding with Chris who is very happy to have found someone to chat with about nutrition and lifestyle. I thought I would but this on the blog as she had some great questions that I attempted to answers. Hope you like it.
Hello again. Yes I am very excited tooo.. knowing that there are people that are health conscious is super!!
In a message dated 5/22/2008 6:38:29 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, writes:
Hi Dean! excuse me for a minute while i run around the building!! I SOOOOO know about halleujah acres!! and barley max!! and all things that they stand for (God and health and veggies). I’m glad to hear about your stand on Barley max too–in fact i just ordered some from their site last week. I thought about recommending that too my body building friend–i think you just convinced me i need to do that.
– Yes Barley is quite good for energy and repairing muscles. I hope that it goes well with your friends. I can get some for you if you would like!!
I’m so excited we are on the same page. so, here are my 20 questions (ok, maybe only a couple):
1. May I use you as a resource for information? will you help me teach others?
– I would be more than happy to help in any way I can. That is my passion right now!! To help others with health and wellness. I will soon be releasing a program called “the Power Performance Program”. It is a seven lesson course that teaches optimal health. The lessons include diet, living foods, dead foods, exercise, spirituality, and many other things. I will let you know more about that when it is released.

2. Do you recommend a digestive aid for body builders? (it seems with all the powdered and other protein they try to consume, they may benefit? I myself use the product hacres has, but also, I connect with dr. robbins in Tulsa, who has a similar product)
It is important for these guys to have living enzymes in their diet to rebuild their cells. Yes Barley and especially veggie juicing will help. There is also a product called a survival bar which is totally vegan and has over 10 grams of protein in it. This product is excellent and I can get that for you as well.
The problem with most protein shakes is that they have WAY too much protein which causes havoc on the stomach and body. This protein comes mostly from animal products which lead to cancerous cells in the body. Also all the additives including vitamins and minerals are at such a high quantity that they leave deposits in the joints and bones because the body cannot assimlate all of it. This leads to osteo related problems like arthritis. Hope this helps.

3. are you a health minister? a Christian?
Yes I am a Christian and have been an health minister for over three years now. I have never felt better in all of my life. For my ministry/business, I am trying to focus on the health message as I find a lot of people won’t even listen to you when you bring up religion. I think no matter what religion you are, God would want all people to live the best quality of life and enjoy the self – healing body he created. That is why I am creating my own courses and material but still use the amazing resources and products and Hallelujiah Acres.

4. where do you live?
I am currently working on board a cruise ship as an entertainer. I am Canadian and may be moving to Vancouver soon. What about you?

5. how does your family react to your eating style? I think I’m about 75% raw and i am a juice fanatic. in fact, I hope to have or help run a vegan restaurant/juice bar cafe (like hacres) someday up here in wisconsin… we totally need one here! I am a designer/art director at an ad agency now, but I am taking classes to become a natural health counselor..hopefully by this time next year,, which will hopefully lead me toward that goal.
– congrats on all your success. The world is lucky to have someone like you around. At first my family really didn’t understand but I have seen changes in their diet. See the thing is that once you bring awareness, people notice that and it spreads like wildfire. No they haven’t completely given up all the things I have and eat the same way but as they get older and the body starts to break down, they may become more conscious. I am super lucky to have a wife who stands by this diet and follows it with me. In fact we were trained as health ministers together. I am 29 and she is 24. I think we were the youngest couple ever to become health ministers.

6. have you ever taken any of the culinary classes at hacres?
– We had some training in our Health Minister Training. My wife is from Shelby where George Malkumus and Hallelujiah Acres is located. We may take some but I have been in the food business for a while and am very creative so we’ll see.

7. what kind of dance do you coach?
– I am a professional dancer and have been for over twenty years. I trained in all styles of dance including jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop, and many others. For the last ten years I have been dancing on and off cruise ships as well as performing in many musicals all over Canada. After taking the health minister course three years ago I decided I wanted to bring that into my career and try to help. It is quite challenging being on a cruise and starting something so we are planning to move to Vancouver. I am have finished writing and will soon release the Power Performance Program.

8. how do you help others nutritionally? my friend has actually asked for my input, but, fights me on the no meat issue. calls me his “nutritionist” but is cautious about the information. i kinda like the challenge because, from a health perspective, God has taught me soooo much about nutrition through people like yourself and i just can’t wait to give back…
– This may be blunt but, so forgive me, but animal products are one of the most dangerous things that can be put into the body and are the leading cause of cancer, diabetes, arthritis and many more. First of all they are cooked so they provide almost no nutrients. Although they may have protein, because they are cooked, the molecular structure of the protein changes and is left pretty much unusable.
I have written about this issue on my blog.. please visit
Be sure to read parts two and three as well.. Hopefully this will give you more of an idea of what animals do when in our body. I think it helps for people to really understand how their body is affected. But always remember , YOU cant change your friend. HE has to change because he is compelled to. All you can do is be there for them. In fact just being is probably the most effective strategy. People will surprise you because they notice a lot more than they let on. Keep doing what your doing. It will happen when it happens.

Udo’s Oil for Cognitive Brain Skills

May 22, 2008

Today I wanted to mention Udo’s Oil. For those of you who have not heard about this, It is a product that is a vegan suppliment giving you essential omega oils including 3,6,and 9. This oils are found in fish but are much healthier in this formula of flax seed oil as well as plenty other seeds and grain oils. Omega Oils are important for the functioning of the brain. Our brains are made up of hundreds of billions of neurons that control our body, emotions, and so on. Omega Oils found in Udo’s oil help to keep everything running smoothly. You will feel alert and smart in class at work or where ever. This is especially important to women who are pregnant as it will help the quality of brain developed in the child.
Email me and we’ll get you hooked up with your Udo’s Oil.

What were You Designed to Eat?

May 22, 2008

Strawberry Parfait Dessert

May 20, 2008

4 cups quartered strawberries (set aside in a bowl)
The Cream
2 cups strawberries
6 Medjool dates, pitted and soaked 4-6 hours (save soaking
1/2 cup pecans OR almonds (preferably soaked over night and
Agave Nectar OR Maple Syrup OR Date Sugar OR Stevia to
taste (Pick one)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla

Place all of “The Cream” ingredients in a blender and
process until creamy, adding date soaking water if needed.
Taste and add sweetener if needed. Fill parfait glasses
with alternating layers of “cream” and quartered
strawberries. Chill, serve, & ENJOY!