Category Archives: The 7 Missing Links to Abundant Health

Keeping Your Cool This Summer

The dog days of summer have arrived.  It’s funny; as I get older the heat bothers me less and less with the exception of nighttime.   I like to snuggle under the covers.   I crank the air down to 69 at night.  As soon as I roll out of bed, the thermostat goes to 85 and I never break a sweat.  If Molly (picture above) is not covered up well, she ends up under the bed!  With the house that cool, it takes a while to warm up.   I’ve realized I save money keeping the house so cool at night (off peak) – The air may not kick on until after 3:00 some days.

If you have a furnace burning within and you do not have a baby in the oven, summer can be unbearable.  This was the focus of a client session recently and prompted this share.

And, is the topic of “the 3rd missing link” in the upcoming book, “The 7 Missing Links to Abundant & Sustainable Health” – All bodies in nature thrive in perfect balance including the human body.

We keep hearing that chronic inflammation is the cause of a lot of chronic disease and some schools of thought blame it on an over-active immune response to a perceived threat.   This makes sense only if you believe the body is the enemy.  Spirit tells me otherwise.   My experience as a food and medical intuitive over the years – confirms.

The body is always doing the “right thing” and every symptom is the body’s way of telling us something we are “doing or thinking” is out of alignment with optimum health. The body is always striving for life even at the expense of body parts.  For instance, you can live for a long time with osteoporosis, but the acid that causes it will kill you in an instant if it reaches your blood.

Chronic inflammation is a message that the body is literally burning on the inside.    This is not the normal fever we get to alert us to infection and brings healing white blood cells and nutrients to the sight of an injury or infection.  This kind of inflammation results in chronic conditions like; heart disease, arthritis, crohns, ulcers, osteoporosis, gum disease, gout, etc.  if the cause is left unchecked.

The word inflammation has become so common place, the meaning has been lost.  It is a child of the word “inflamed”… to set aflame, ablaze, or afire; set on fire.     So the body is burning inside….  Youch!  In this state the organs no longer function as designed and will eventually become diseased if the message is not received and corrections made.   Malnutrition happens as the digestive organs can no longer assimilate nutrients. The client I spoke of above could not assimilate fat.  What is causing the burning?

Too much acid.  Like the blood, the overall body pH wants to be alkaline.  When the body is acidic, overtime it becomes inflamed.   Think about it.  When you put acid on your skin, it burns – right?  Acid burns inside and out.

The body does the very best it can to neutralize acid before it can hit the blood stream with the tools it has. Essential nutrients like minerals are the tools. When the body does not have enough to neutralize acid, it robs the bones for these life saving tools. Osteoporosis is a clear sign the body has been very acidic over a long period time.

A body out of balance throws the body’s organs out of balance too.  Another clear sign the body is too acidic; the gut becomes too alkaline.  It cannot effectively digest food.  Undigested food mixed with bile (acid) is regurgitated back into the esophagus….super painful.  Antacids and meds used to treat this painful condition provides temporary relief  by neutralizing stomach acid.   Acid reflux is a symptom of not enough acid in the gut.  Taking these meds is not a long term solution.  Correcting your pH is.  Undigested food not only hurts the upper GI tract, it acerbates irritable bowel diseases like diverticulitis, crohn’s, colitis and can lead to a leaking gut.

To put out the fire the solution is simple, (most real solutions are).   Raise the pH of the body.  What we eat and drink has the ability to do this.

Many have been told that a good way to raise the pH is to drink high alkaline water.  This can be effective and it can also be counterproductive if it is consumed anywhere close to mealtime.  Like antacids, it will neutralize your stomach acid and will inhibit digestion if not totally interrupting it.  Drink these waters between meals.

For that matter, it is best not to drink anything at all when eating.  Doing so “dilutes” your stomach acid and enzymes.  Wine is the exception to this rule – it is food.  For highest best digestion, eat slowly and leave the beverage off the table.  If you have acid reflux, following this one rule may bring relief.

If you are unsure about how to bring the body back into balance, I am always here to help.  The body always knows exactly what it needs to balance itself and you can know what it knows.  Food ­IS Talking Intuitive Food Compatibility testing can help you until you can discern for yourself your food needs.  Schedule a session here:

If you think you might be suffering from chronic inflammation and would like to know what your body pH is, I would be happy to intuit it for you at no charge.  You can test this for yourself with a litmus strip.  The best time is between lunch and dinner; 3 hours before or after eating or drinking anything.  Spit once to clear the mouth before spitting on the strip.  Follow the litmus strips directions exactly for the most accurate reading.  (FYI – I have found the saliva produces a more accurate reading than urine.  It comes very close to what I receive intuitively and many people have tested me this way).

The recipe below is guaranteed to cool you off! Nature’s Gatorade!  (PS:  Not compatible if you have fungus in the body.  This high sugar fruit will feed it.)

Cucumber & Watermelon Salad                                                         Serves 6-8

2 tablespoon champagne vinegar or white balsamic
1 tablespoon honey
Juice from a large lime
½ teaspoon sea salt
2 cucumbers, peeled and diced
4 cups diced seedless watermelon
½ cup thinly sliced red onion or to taste
¼ cup fresh chopped basil and mint (cilantro is good too)
4 cups salad greens

In large bowl whisk together vinegar, honey, lime juice and salt.  Toss cucumber, watermelon, onion and herbs in dressing.  Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving. Serve on top salad greens, drizzling greens with dressing.


Photo Credit/Karen Guthrie

Photo Credit/Karen Guthrie

Curious if a Food IS Talking Intuitive Food Compatibility
Session with The Intuitive Chef can help you?  Schedule a “No Charge” 15 minute exploratory session here:

About Gail:

Gail Blair’s intuitive journey began as she began working her passion for food in 2009. In 2012 she birthed “Food Revelation” not having clue how relevant the name would prove to be.   Shortly thereafter she experienced a “spiritual awakening” and her intuitive gifts were ignited.

As a plant-based chef turned Food & Medical Intuitive she has helped hundreds all over the U.S. and Canada remember their natural, God-given health through her “Food IS Talking” Intuitive Food Compatibility process.

Over the years, as her gifts have expanded, she has become a conduit for revelation (the name she gives to the Divine Wisdom she receives).  The 7 most important revelations led her to create the Evolution of FREE Health books and video series. The “Evolution of FREE Health” is the remembrance of our natural, God-given health.

The first book released in 2016, “The Quinoa Cookbook Journey” is a super creative and tasty introduction into the series. The 2nd book in the Evolution of FREE Health series, “The 7 Missing Links to Abundant & Sustainable Health” is the focus of her latest speaking tour and the video series she is releasing to the public as she goes through the publishing process.

Keep up with Gail at:

Intuitive Chef Gail Blair on YouTube

I am not a doctor or licensed nutritionist.  I am an intuitive.  Services and information provided in the form of tips, recipes, and nutrition advice does not qualify as a substitution for your medical doctor’s protocol or advice. I encourage you to trust your instincts and do what feels right to you, but seek guidance from your doctor concerning your health and wellness.


Introduction to The Evolution of FREE Health Video Series

Hi there – Intuitive Chef Gail here with Food Revelation. Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to give me your precious attention.

The day has finally arrived to introduce you to the “Evolution of FREE Health”.  This book has been writing itself over the years through my experience as a food and medical intuitive. I’ve decided to share pieces of it in a video series while I go through the publishing process.

What is The Evolution of Free Health? It is a Remembrance of our Natural God-Given Health. Yes! Our health is FREE and natural. Chronic dis-ease is not.

Without our health we are not FREE! We are a slave to dis-ease and the medical industry.

As a food and medical intuitive, over the last 7 years, I have had many “aha moments” or “revelations”. The EFH of free health focuses on the 7 biggest and I call these “The 7 Missing Links to Abundant & Sustainable Health”. In reality they were never missing, just simply forgotten.

Some are soooo logical you will wonder how we ever forgot some of the most basic truths about health and healing.

We forgot slowly over-time as we have become more and more disconnected from nature and our natural food sources and have come to rely on forces outside of ourselves to dictate what IS Good for our own bodies. Many have even forgotten what food is for.

In these videos I’m going to share these revelations in the order they were received. This is important. If I had received the 7th revelation in the beginning, I would have said “No Way”. My mind would not have been able to process it. It did not line up with what I “already knew” – what I had learned.

In later videos I will talk about how what “we know” can get in the way of knowing more.

My plan is to post the videos to my Evolution of FREE Health Facebook page at and closed group twice monthly at noon CT. I will give you heads up ahead of time. Please “follow” The EFH page to receive these notifications. Join the EFH “group” page if you want to keep up privately.

And, please share these videos far and wide.

We evolve as we become involved. Nothing Changes until we Change Our Minds. And, as we heal our bodies we heal our world.

What is good for our body is also good for the world.

For those who like to read a written version will be available below each video and on the Evolution of Free Health blog at

Just a little bit of history for those who don’t know me.

I am an “unlikely”, organically grown Food & Medical Intuitive. It came as a big surprise to me. This is the short story – More of this journey is told on my website at and in the Quinoa Cookbook Journey. It is a tasty introduction into the “Evolution of FREE Health” series. You can purchase this book online at all the major retailers or just go to and click on the picture.

At 53 years old I finally started working my life- long passion for food. I created Food Revelation not have a clue what was about to happen or how relevant the name would be or what was about to happen. Working my passion led me to an awakening.

I can only describe it as the biggest “Aha” ever! I “hyper” awareness immerged. I was aware I was much more than a body and my 5 senses. It was a super intense experience that is hard to describe. This intensity lasted for about 4 days. The effects were life changing.

The most life changing? I woke up to my intuitive gifts. I’m not surprised my gifts revolve around food. It’s been my passion since I can remember. I was creating recipes at 11 years old. My passion held the key to my life’s purpose. Our created passion will lead us to our purpose. Our creative passion connects us to the “MASTER CREATOR”.

I first realized I could “know” for myself exactly what foods my body wanted and didn’t at any given time. By applying this knowledge I healed my own body. Then I realized if I could do this for myself I could help others. And very soon, I realized I could help others remember how to do this for themselves.

Food IS Talking “Intuitive Food Compatibility Testing” and the workshops were born. I called it Food IS Talking because I realized I was actually hearing the conversation between the food and the body and it was speaking volumes about what is going on in the body. Think of the body has a messenger. It is constantly talking. I am listening and you too.

Like all animals we have the ability to intuit our food needs. Our intuition is our built-in Divine Guidance.

Over time my gifts and services have expanded, however Food IS Talking is still the main focus. Through this process, I have helped hundreds (much to my surprise, even some celebrities) remember their God-Given Health.

Bottom line – The body knows how to heal itself.
If you have ever broken a bone, cut a finger or skinned a knee you know this truth.

The Evolution of Free Health experience will remind you of what you already “you intuitively know” about health and healing.

Does this mean we do not need “medicine”? NO! Thank God for trauma centers and the help we have for acute situations. “Maintaining our health is our responsibility”. And the EFH is all about taking back control.

Stay tuned for the 1st missing link in this series of 7. It’s a doozy! “Time does not stand still and neither do our bodies”.  Can you imagine all the health implications of this one?

Until Next time – Here’s to your Peace, Joy, LOVE & Health

P.S. The art in the background was created by my good friend and spiritual artist Pete Taboada. His art is changing lives. Connect with your creativity. The world needs it – NOW!

Getting to the Message Behind the Thought….

“The greatest challenge to health are the subconscious thoughts that oppose it.”

The other day someone on Facebook reached out for help.  Her question was basically, “How can I change negative beliefs into positive ones; retrain the brain to accept positivity and to not reject the very gifts that one is asking for?”

That’s my sign!  This question prompted it was time to go more in depth with the Evolution of Free Health’s “2nd Missing Link to Abundant Health”

Our body is a reflection of what we eat and “think”.

In my work over the years, it has been made very clear, when it comes to abundant health, what we think is way more important than what we eat.   It doesn’t matter how healthy the food is if our thoughts are toxic.

This explains why some people seem to do everything wrong (according to the experts) and never get sick and some do everything right and end up with chronic disease.  Some people will say to this, “See!  It doesn’t matter what you eat”.   And, they would be right in a sense.

The most important factor in health is happiness.  When the energy of what we eat and think is in alignment with the energy of happiness and health – health is the natural result.  Chronic dis-ease is not natural.

Why is what we think so important?  All bodies in nature thrive in perfect balance (the topic of The 3rd Missing Link to Abundant Health).  BTW, you can keep up with this evolving book on my Facebook page here .

Stress creates excess acid in the body.  This creates a toxic condition.  The body cannot release toxins, hydrant effectively or absorb nutrients when in an acidic state.  The body becomes malnourished. The belly becomes fat from all the stored toxins it cannot safely release.

Science is now proving stress plays huge role in creating disease and our ability to heal.  Don’t just take my word for it.  I am so elated to finally see more and more mainstream conversation about what I know intuitively.

Read here what the former Surgeon General said about stress in the September 2017 issue of National Geographic:

Okay, you get the picture.  So how do you change your negative thoughts into positive ones?  Let me tell you a story…

Early in 2011, I was pushed to a breaking point.  I lost my job 3 months after buying a house.  I was depressed.  My blood pressure was out of control.  I was tired of the fungus I had been battling for 5 years.  I was tired of being alone.  I was tired of being broke.  I was tired of being unhappy.  I was tired ya’ll!  Instead of giving up,  I began to seriously search for the root of my unhappiness.  I intuitively knew somehow it was locked inside me and so was the key.

My rock bottom (and I hear this all the time), ended up being the best thing that ever happened to me. It was the beginning of a magical journey and I am so grateful!

In late 2011, I started to become aware I was receiving divine guidance. I experienced an “awakening” (a higher awareness).  I started receiving regular but random “pops” in my left ear.  It took me little bit to figure out what this was.  It was Spirit telling me to pay attention to my thoughts.  I was often not aware of what I was thinking.  Can you relate?

Let me just mention here, I’ve come to realize these miraculous bodies we have been given not only let us experience life they are also our “conduit” to Source. Spirit talks to me in many ways.  I am especially fond of the pop in my ear.  Pay attention to your body!  Dis-ease is one way we receive messages (Louise Hayes who just passed brought this revelation to us many years ago with her book “You can Heal Your Life”.

Not too long ago I received another understanding of the message “pay attention to my thoughts” Guidance had sent.  It was just a subtle shift, but a huge aha!  I was being told to “give my thoughts attention”.   I assumed guidance was just making me aware of my negative thinking so I could consciously discard it and replace it with what I wanted.  NO!  The thought wanted my full attention.  It had something to say.  It was bringing something to my awareness I was not aware of.

I’m getting this message as I write this.  The best I could do at the time was just become of aware of my thinking.  I was not ready yet to receive the messages my thoughts were sending.  One step at a time…

Habits are created and broken in as little as 3 weeks.  If replacing my negative thoughts with positive ones was all there was to creating a happy, abundant life I would be blissed out already!

My chronic negative thinking was not just a bad habit.  It was bringing into focus what was running in the background of my subconscious mind.

It takes chronic knocking sometimes to get our attention.  Many of us learned a long time ago not to pay attention to our thoughts or emotions.  We were told to “pay attention” to the teacher.  “Stop day dreaming”.  “Thinking will get you in trouble”. “WHAT were you thinking?”  We learned that thinking is BAD!

Many have also learned that “feeling” is bad.  How many grew up with, “I’ll give you something to cry about”.  Or, “Big boys don’t cry.”  In a nutshell we’ve learned not to give our thoughts or emotions the time of day.

By the way, 2 of the greatest books and easiest reads I’ve run across on undoing our old programming are written by Don Miguel Ruiz – The Four Agreements and The Voice of Knowledge.

Just changing your thoughts will not create the change in your life you want if you still have thoughts and beliefs running in the background opposing your best intentions.   These thoughts want a voice.  They want your attention.  Until you oblige, they will continue to knock on your door and control your journey like a backseat driver.  If they don’t get your mental attention, they will knock on your physical body and create chronic dis-ease.  Nothing gets our attention faster than physical pain.

The following are the steps I now take whenever I’m personally triggered or tweaked and my thoughts around the triggering event are constant and unrelenting.  THAT’S MY SIGN something is happening “FOR ME”.   It’s time to pay attention and receive the message.

These steps have led me to the realization that everything and I mean everything is serving a Good purpose no matter what it looks like on the surface.  Each event contains a message and a gift.  Often times it is bringing multiple gifts.  The biggest gift – “The peace that surpasses all human understanding”.

Here is how it works for me.  I invite you to give it a shot.  What do you have to lose?

#1 – As soon as I recognize I am “feeling” anxious, upset, mad, frustrated or my body feels constricted in any way I STOP, BREATHE and check my “thinking”

#2 – Once I locate the thought that caused the feeling…

  1. I acknowledge the thought. “I see you”, “I hear you”.  This creates space for the thought.  My “attention” respects and honors the thought.  I allow the feeling that comes with the thought.
  2. Then I ask of the thought the magical question.  “I wonder what you are for?”  “Tell me a story”.
  3. I empty my mind and wait a few breaths for the response.  Sometimes I get it right away. Sometimes it arrives later and when I least expect it.  Sometimes I wake up with it or it arrives during meditation. I know I will get it.  These days it’s happening sooner than later.

Often the answer leads me back to an experience in my life I misinterpreted with my level of understanding at the time. From my new perspective, I’m able to see the error in my judgment. And, often I will be shown the “back story” of the one I am judging with my thoughts according to my old understanding. This allows me compassionate understanding of that one’s actions.

#3 – Once I’ve given the thought and the associated feeling my undivided attention, I let it go.  If the message doesn’t arrive spontaneously, I wait patiently.  I am then and only then free to replace that thought.  It’s important to replace the negative thought with a high vibrational one.  Our positive thinking has the power to raise the vibration of our body, our health and the planet.

#4 – Creating a high vibrational thought can sometimes be tricky.  Avoid using words that in anyway are related to what you don’t want. For instance:  I want to be thin, implies you are unhappy with your weight. It puts the focus on what you don’t want.  Avoid using sentences that include “n’t” words like can’t and don’t.  They also put the focus on what you don’t want.

Instead try this – “I am so grateful for this miraculous body that knows how to regulate every system”.   Notice this is an affirmation (affirming what already is).  And, I always start every affirmation with “I am so grateful”.  Gratitude is one of the most powerful actions for change available to us.

Sometimes, none of the above works for me.  I just want to jump in the boat with my churning thoughts and go on a turbulent ride.  It doesn’t take me long to tire of it though.  Even while going down the river I’m aware I will have to get out of the boat if I want to receive the message and uncover the highest solution.

Experience with this process has grown my faith.  I know I will receive the answer as I have asked and it will be a beautiful thing.

I highly recommended getting into the mindset that life is always happening FOR YOU – Not to you. This alone puts you in the driver’s seat.  If life is happening to you, you are just a hapless victim of circumstance with no control over outcomes.  In this state of mind you are helpless to change anything.

When you know life is happening for you, you are looking for the “What fors”.  Your eyes are wide open to messages, synergy and guidance. You let life lead you and teach you.  Life is our best teacher.

So how do you know when you have received the message or solution?

  1. When chronic thinking around an event stops.  How many times have you not been able to stop thinking about something?  It keeps you up at night.  It interrupts your peace?  Spirit is sending you the strong message – “You do not have the message yet” or “This situation is not resolved”. From my experience, the solution often requires forgiveness; forgiveness for my judgment.
  2. You are filled with an expansive sense of peace.  You can breathe freely and deeply even when you “think” of the person, place, or thing that led to your unrest.

I know some of this you have heard before.  I hope you got something new for yourself or to share.  I am always here for you.  Let me know if you have any questions about this topic or if I can help in any way.  The next blog will be on “Making a Date with Emotions” – Stay Tuned….

Here’s to your Joy, Peace, LOVE & Health!

Gail Blair/The Intuitive Chef


Photo Credit/Karen Guthrie

Photo Credit/Karen Guthrie

Curious if a Food IS Talking Intuitive Food Compatibility
Session with The Intuitive Chef can help you?  Schedule a “No Charge” 15 minute exploratory session here:


Gail’s “Intuitive Chef” journey began unfolding in 2009 as a plant-based chef., birthed in 2011 was the natural result of following her creative passion – recipe creation and cooking.

Shortly thereafter, she experienced a “spiritual awakening” and discovered her intuitive and spiritual gifts.  As a food and medical intuitive, she has helped hundreds all over the U.S. and Canada remember their God-given health and in-born intuition through private sessions, private and public cooking classes and workshops.

Many revelations have been revealed along the way.  Her latest book, “Quinoa Cookbook Journey” (see link below) is the first book in a series entitled “Evolution of FREE Health”. It provides a gentle and tasty glimpse into these revelations and the resulting experiences.  Being revealed next in this series is, “The 7 Missing Links to Abundant Health”.

Gail currently lives in a small town in North Texas with her furry friends Molly and Mo.  In addition to the joy of cooking and recipe creation, she finds great pleasure in long leisurely meals with family and friends, reading, writing; quiet walks in nature and sleeping under the stars.

For more about Intuitive Chef Gail –

Optimum Eating Style Honors Body & Lifestyle

It’s time to share more recipes in celebration of my 60th birthday month! 

But first, I wanted to share an “Aha” with you.  This came up in conversation recently.  That’s my sign it is time to share it publicly.

Over the years, the Food IS Talking Intuitive Food Compatibility process has evolved as new information has revealed itself through these individualized food charts.

One such reveal occurred a couple of years ago.   I realized that not only do we have a “base line” compatibility (foods that are compatible consistently); we also have an optimum eating style that stays fairly constant unless something drastic happens like –

  • Our sleeping cycle completely changes over a long period of time (for instance – working nights instead of days).
  • Our nutritional needs change drastically due to illness, surgery or long term stress.
  • We make a major shift in diet (like a decision to go from eating meat to veganism)

Is breakfast really the most important meal of the day? It’s been drilled into our heads all our life!  The first meal of the day may be labeled breakfast if you are an early riser.  It may be labeled lunch if you are like me – a night owl.  My first meal is hardly ever before noon.  Your optimum eating style best supports your lifestyle.

Most people fit into 1 of 4 eating styles:

1. 3 squares a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner). No snacks
2. Intermittent fasting (calorie rotation; low 1 day/high the next)
3. 16 hour daily fast (eat for 8 hours only/fast for 16 within a 24 hour period).
4. Grazing (eat 5 or 6 small meals a day)

I am a combination of 2 and 3. I noticed this has happened naturally. I’ve never been a breakfast person. Now I know why – I’m a night owl:)

Okay, onto the delicious part.  The following recipes have been the most popular with my cooking classes.  Super hearty and satisfying.   Perfect for the meat eater transitioning to a more plant-based diet.  My dad often says, “Gail, I don’t know how you do it.  I never miss the meat!”  There is a good reason people call me “The Plant-Based Chef for Meat Lovers & Vegetable Haters”

A dry white wine or one my favorite light reds, Tortoise creek French Pinot Noir is the perfect companion to the herbal and savory tones of this dish.  Hope you enjoy!  If you have any questions, you can contact me here:

Tuscan White Bean & Sage Ragout
On Top ofHerb & Pepper Crusted Polenta

(With Vegan Version) Serves 6-8


Polenta Ingredients and Method 

3 tablespoons butter (olive oil for vegan version)

3-4 garlic cloves, crushed and minced

1 teaspoon fresh chopped rosemary (reserve ½ teaspoon)*

3 cups water

3 cups + unsweetened plant based milk (I like So Delicious Coconut Milk Beverage for this)

1 teaspoon sea salt

2 cups polenta (course ground corn meal – not quick cooking)

1 teaspoon coarse ground cracked pepper

olive oil to prepare pan

Melt butter over medium high in a large stainless pan.  Add garlic and ½ teaspoon of the chopped rosemary.  Sauté for about 30 seconds or until fragrant.

Add water, milk and salt.  Bring to simmer and slowly add polenta stirring constantly.  Reduce heat to low simmer and continue to whisk for about 10 minutes or until polenta is very thick and creamy.  Whisk in more milk if necessary.  It should be very thick, but pourable.

Coat 9 x 13 inch glass pan with a little olive oil.  Pour polenta evenly into pan and allow to cool before placing in refrigerator for a few hours or until completely set.  If in a hurry, place in freezer for about 20 minutes.

When ready to serve, slice polenta into 4 x 4 inch squares or use a 3 ½” diameter cookie cutter (I made hearts for Valentine’s DayJ).  A round wide mouth glass jar works too!  Sprinkle top of the polentas with fresh rosemary and cracked pepper.  Broil or grill for about 3 minutes or until tops are golden and starting to crisp.

Tuscan White Bean & Sage Ragout

2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon butter (optional – you can use all olive oil for vegan version)

1 small onion, diced

1 small sweet bell pepper (red, orange or yellow)

4 garlic cloves, minced

½ teaspoon dried thyme

2 tablespoon fresh minced sage (or another ½ teaspoon thyme if no fresh sage)

½ cup dry white wine (chardonnay is good)

1 small squash, cubed

1 small zucchini, cubed

2 cups fresh chopped Roma tomatoes

2 cups cooked cannellini beans, drained & rinsed (or any white bean)

2 teaspoon sweet white miso (optional)*

2 teaspoon fresh squeezed lemon juice

Sea salt and crack pepper to taste (TASTE FIRST!)

Heat a very large skillet or Dutch oven (iron is great!) over medium high.  Add olive oil and butter; swirl to coat skillet evenly.  Add onions with a fat pinch of salt and sauté for 3 minutes, and then add garlic.  Sauté another minute and stir in herbs.

Deglaze pan with white wine and simmer for just a minute before adding squash, tomatoes and beans.  Bring back to simmer and cook gently for 15 minutes or until squash is tender.   Turn off heat.

Add miso to a small fine mesh strainer and then place strainer in skillet to allow the broth to make contact with the miso.  Using a wooden spoon, dissolve miso into broth.  Add lemon juice and re-heat ragout gently while stirring to incorporate miso and lemon.  Taste before adding more salt.  Garnish with a sprig of thyme or sage leaves before serving.

*Miso is a great way to add a meaty-like richness to all your vegan soups, beans and stews.  I’ve found my meat lover friends don’t miss the meat when I use this method.  I use dark miso for dark dishes, such as black bean chili and light miso for lighter soups and beans.

This easy and satisfying recipe becomes is a staple dish at my house.  Wonderful served on top of polenta or as a hearty Italian stew with crusty bread and salad.

Here’s to your Joy, Peace, LOVE & Health!

Gail Blair/The Intuitive Chef




Photo Credit/Karen Guthrie

Photo Credit/Karen Guthrie

Curious if a Food IS Talking Intuitive Food Compatibility
Session with The Intuitive Chef can help you?  Schedule a “No Charge” 15 minute exploratory session here:

Gail’s “Intuitive Chef” journey began unfolding in 2009 as a plant-based chef., birthed in 2011 was the natural result of following her creative passion – recipe creation and cooking.

Shortly thereafter, she experienced a “spiritual awakening” and discovered her intuitive and spiritual gifts.  As a food and medical intuitive, she has helped hundreds all over the U.S. and Canada remember their God-given health and in-born intuition through private sessions, private and public cooking classes and workshops.

Many revelations have been revealed along the way.  Her latest book, “Quinoa Cookbook Journey” (see link below) is the first book in a series entitled “Evolution of FREE Health”. It provides a gentle and tasty glimpse into these revelations and the resulting experiences.  Being revealed next in this series is, “The 7 Missing Links to Abundant Health”.

Gail currently lives in a small town in North Texas with her furry friends Molly and Mo.  In addition to the joy of cooking and recipe creation, she finds great pleasure in long leisurely meals with family and friends, reading, writing; quiet walks in nature and sleeping under the stars.

For more about Intuitive Chef Gail –


3rd Missing Link to the Current Health Care Puzzle: Humans are Animals

Humans are animals

Somewhere along the line we have forgotten what our body is and IS NOT.  Our body is not who we are; it houses who we are.  Who we are is beyond our body; beyond all thought and form.  Beyond human comprehension.

However, this organic animal form we inhabit is governed by the same “Laws of Nature” as all animal forms until we fully realize WHO WE ARE.  (I’m jumping the gun here on the 5th missing link).

What differentiates the human animal form from other animal forms with the exception of a few?  Humans are conscious or “aware” of themselves and their thoughts – some more than others.

Wild animals living in the wild; eating their natural diets do not suffer from chronic, painful disease.   They live and then they die short, natural deaths.

On the other hand, domesticated animals experience many of the same chronic ailments as the human animal and suffer long, painful deaths. Why?  They are eating many of the same unnatural and incompatible foods and toxins as their human friends and are affected by the stress that is a constant companion for much of humanity.

We have let industry convince us toxins and chemicals are compatible with our natural organic bodies.  THIS IS NOT TRUE and it never was.   Humanity arrived on this planet like all other animals with all we needed to be happy and healthy and there is plenty to go around.

If it doesn’t seem that way it is because the same BIG industries we’ve let convince us toxins and chemicals are compatible to our bodies are the same BIG industries profiting BIG TIME from our sick bodies.   Connect the dots here:

It only takes one day watching “prime time” or day time TV AND the commercials to figure out who owns main stream media and what they want us to know:  the drug companies, big food industry, law firms and health care conglomerates.

A huge conflict of interest exist between what is good for our health

And what is most profitable.  

 For example:  Oncologist are the only medical doctors allowed to profit directly from chemotherapy drugs; bypassing the middle man (the pharmacy).

The slow-dying, decaying human animal has become very profitable.

Like all animals, we are either in a state of thriving or decay.  We never stand still.   If we are decaying (dying), Mother Nature steps in to facilitate this natural process.  (See more on this here:  “All of Nature Supports Life – Even in Death” on this blog page). Instead of reversing the decaying process with “life-sustaining” measures, BIG industry has found a way to profit “long-term” by sustaining decay.

The symptoms of decay IS “dis-ease”.  This natural process is treated as the enemy by the medical community.  The “perceived” enemy must be destroyed at all cost (even at the cost of our health).   The “war-torn” body becomes too tired to sustain health.

The war on disease is a war we will not win, because there is no enemy.  The body is always doing the right thing.  It is always striving to live even at the expense of body parts.  All dis-ease and its symptoms are just a message that an imbalance has occurred within our body and decay has begun.  (More on this in Missing Link #4).

Balance is the key to thriving on this planet.  This is true in all of nature.  When our planet’s soil and water is out of balance they will not support life.  When any “body” is out of balance it will not support life.  When a body can no longer support life it becomes food for other life.  Have you ever wondered why we do not see more dead animals lying around or how a human body dissappears if left to nature?

Too stop the dying cycle, balance must be restored.  It sounds simple; however the human mind creates many blocks to balance and health.  Most Lower Animals do not have any blocks to healing running in the back ground of their subconscious.  They don’t have a subconscious.  They live in the “present moment” with no worries; no concerns for the future and no past regrets.

Have you ever noticed it doesn’t matter if you are gone for an hour or a day, your dog will always greet you as a long lost friend.

However, our pets do absorb and are affected by non-beneficial energy (chronic negative thought patterns) of their human companions.  Animals are very intune to energy; it is how they communicate. They may learn commands, but it is energy they trust.  The very sensitive ones are the equivalent of human “empaths”.

The stress of non-beneficial energies can manifest in our pets as disease.   Stress and its role in disease is now well researched and documented. When these non-beneficial energies are cleared and the animal is fed exactly what it needs, they heal fast; that is, if they want to be on this side of the dirt.  The same is true for the human animal when the mind is not blocking the body.

It is our human brain that causes us so much pain.

 Read more on “Food IS Talking” for animals here: 

Like lower animals the human body knows exactly what it needs and doesn’t at all times for health and healing.  Lower animals (less conscious) eat instinctively – they don’t think, they know.   Our superior human brain has gotten in the way of this natural “knowing” or “intuition”.   In this forgetfulness we have given over our responsibilities to “others”.

IT IS TIME we took back the responsibility for our own health.

The health of our planet depends on it!

As we start to demand and eat what is compatible to our bodies, industry will oblige.  There is no money to be made in what doesn’t sell.  As you vote with your wallet, balance will be naturally restored to your body and to the planet.  What is compatible to us is compatible with Mother Nature.

You have the ability to discern for yourself what your “unique” body needs at any given time.  This is what “Food IS Talking” is all about!  To learn more visit

We are Born to Live and Dance the Dance of life.

We did not come here to spend long, painful years dying.   When what we “Eat and Think (most importantly – what we think) is in alignment with happiness and health we are dancing with life.

Blessings of Peace, Joy, LOVE & Health!


Stay tuned for the 4th Missing Link:   “All Illness and Pain is Sending a Message – What is it?”




Breaking The Broken Record

Happiness is what you thinkThe Second Missing Link to the Health Care Puzzle – What we THINK”. 

The energetic power of our thoughts is the most powerful force on the earth!  Nothing was ever created here that wasn’t thought of first.  We ARE a thought of God made in the Creator’s image as “creators”.

Much of what we experience in our life WE create.  Does that mean we say to the Universe, “I want cancer”? Please give it to me”?  Not exactly.  We attract to ourselves like vibrations.  Unlike what we’ve been told, like energy attracts like energy (the Law of Attraction).  You may have very little in common with someone (seemingly opposite) and your energies can still be a perfect match.  Hence; opposites may seem to attract.

Where our focus goes, energy flows.  We give the most power to what we focus on the most.  Just like a camera lens zooms in on its object to bring it into view, our focused thought creates a strong magnet that pulls the object of our focus into our experience. Everyone has negative thoughts (low vibrational).   However,

Our concentrated focus is the clay from which we mold our experience.

For example; all the focus on cancer has only fed the energy of cancer.  More are sick and dying of cancer than ever before.  We are not winning the war.  Most everyone I know has had some kind of personal experience with cancer.

Have you ever noticed some people seem to do a lot of stuff the world labels as “bad or “wrong” and they still live a long, happy, disease-free life?  And some seem to do everything “Good” or “Right”; they are doing “Good” for others and may be eating the way the world says is healthy.  And still, they develop chronic disease and suffer long, painful deaths.

Our mental, physical and spiritual health is determined by our state of “BEING” not “doing”.

My grandmother was a wonderful example of how to live healthy and happy.  She lived to the ripe old age of 95; ate bacon and eggs every day and spent many years whipping up homemade biscuits and gravy.  She was a fabulous southern cook!  She always did what she loved.  She worked as a talented seamstress for many years and made beautiful clothes for her family.   My mother was the best dressed pregnant woman you ever saw (my country coming out:)   Later in life, with only a 4th grade education at 55 years old she decided she wanted to be a “Beautician”.  She succeeded in spades and retired at 82.  The fruits of her labor fed her body and soul.

George Burns is another fine specimen of a life lived long and well.  He lived to be 98 and smoked cigars every day for 70 years.

Both of these people lived through some very stressful times; the Great Depression, World War 1 and World War 2.  So what was their secret to longevity?  Their inward environment was made peaceful by their choice to be happy.  They set their focus on the beauty and sweetness of life.

Experience has shown me in my work and life, it makes no difference what you are eating or “doing” if you are not “being” happy.   Our thoughts and actions must be in alignment with the energy of health to create abundant health.

I’m not saying that everyone is born to live to be 100 or that you will never be sick.  We all have a journey; a time to live, a time to die, lessons to learn and gifts to unwrap.  What I am saying is you have a great and wonderful capacity to create another experience; an even better experience simply by shifting your focus which shifts your energy.

It is well established EVERYTHING is energy.  However, many still have the mindset, “If I can’t see it, then it doesn’t exist”.  We can’t see electricity, but we can see the effect.  We can’t see sound, but we can see the effect.  We can’t see the energy of our thoughts, but we can see the effect.   This is demonstrated in the most convincing way in the Evolution of Free Health “Food IS Talking” workshops.

Our thoughts are “out there”. Our thoughts are not self-contained within our own mind.   And, they not only affect us, they affect our environment and other people (the collective).  If you have witnessed a riot or spontaneous “flash mob” you have seen first-hand how contagious the energy of our thoughts are.

Our children are a part of the collective consciousness.  Our thoughts (energy) and actions (reactions to our thoughts) affect them.   They can become fearful, unhappy and stressed out; or happy, centered and calm.   As very young children, they have not developed stress management tools or the ability to discern truth from untruth.   However, being closer to their natural state (less covered up by the world) they “feel” energy (depending on their “sensitivity” some more than others) and they react accordingly.

Stress is powerful energy and it is born out of fear.  The world teaches us fear and worry.  We’ve learned to be anywhere but in the peaceful present.

Fear is caused by living in our mind where our body cannot go –

Into a painful past or uncertain future.

It’s our human brain that allows us the rich experiences of joy and pain and everything in between that weaves the beautiful tapestry we are becoming.

It’s our perception of the “rich” experience (good or bad) that determines our next experience.   If you can find the Good (often a priceless lesson) and I promise it’s there, you will have lifted the vibration of your energy to attract more good.  Focus on the “bad” (what you don’t want), you are in effect saying, “Give me more of that please”.

If you are worrying, you are praying for what you don’t want.  This reminds me of the title of an old Garth Brooks song, “Thank God for Unanswered Prayers”.

If you have the same “bad” experiences over and over, then you have not taken the time to change your mind – your focus.  A shift in perspective can change everything.   You only need look back on history to know that is Truth.  At one time it was “thought” slavery was perfectly acceptable and women were not intelligent enough to vote.   Thank Goodness enough people were able to shift their minds to create these changes!

So how do we begin to change our mind and our experience?  I’ve heard many say it’s impossible when 90% of what we think consciously is run by the subconscious (thoughts we are not aware of -The Broken Record).    How can you change or be responsible for what you are not aware of?

You may have come to believe you are a “victim” of circumstance (your environment) and your subconscious programming.   We’ve learned that genetics plays a big role in our state of health. There is also a school of thought that says “epigenetics”; emotional tendencies passed down through generations determine much of our experience.

It is also said you cannot change your conscious thinking until the subconscious is brought into the conscious (lots of therapy dollars spent on this idea).

The question that came up for me is this…. If we don’t possess the ability to consciously change our mind and our circumstances then aren’t we just hapless victims without FREE WILL?   That started the wheels turning!

Coming from someone who remembers very little of my childhood and teenage years, I’ve proven the ability to change my conscious mind and my experience regardless of programming and past generational tendencies.    I couldn’t tell you the name of one teacher from kindergarten through high School.   Over the last 4 years, I have gone from sick and unhappy to living an amazing, magical life doing what I love.   If I can do it – anyone can!

BTW – I didn’t do this by myself.  We are not meant to journey alone.   “When the student is ready the teacher will appear” and they have in person, through books; and through the gift of revelations!

I have lived a “health nut” life style most of my adult life.   Health and happiness still eluded me until I made a “conscious” decision to change my victimhood mindset from “life is happening to me” to “life is happening FOR me”.  This created a profound shift in my “point of view”.   It naturally brought up the most important question – EVER!  “I wonder what this experience is for?”

I began asking this question when my experience was not what I would have chosen or when I found myself judging the experience as “bad”.  The key here was to ask with “childlike” curiosity (no judgment) and then be still.  The answer cannot be heard within a mind that already knows the answer.  This was the biggest challenge and I accepted it.   Amazing gifts have been revealed through this process.

If you have chosen the mindset “life is happening for me”, then you are ready to become aware of thinking that is not in alignment with health and happiness.   Ask Divine Guidance to help make you aware of your thinking.

Pay attention to your body.  Your body is reacting to “your” thinking.  It is an amazing communication tool that will tell you exactly where the focus of your thoughts are.    You can “feel” the vibration.

 Do you feel constricted anywhere?  Are your shoulders or chest tight?  Are you wound up?

 Or, do you feel expansive?  Can you relax?  Can you be still? Can you breathe deeply and easily?

If your feelings are ignored long enough they will get your attention sooner or later by creating something you cannot ignore; drama and illness.

Breaking the habit of negative thinking begins with becoming aware of it.  Thoughts spoken inwardly or outwardly that contain “n’t” words; don’t, can’t, shouldn’t (you get the idea) are focusing your energy on what you don’t want.   Focusing on the “perceived” problem is also giving power to what you don’t want.  Do not include the word for what you “don’t want” in a thought or sentence.   How does this work?

Replace the thought “I want to lose weight” or “I don’t want cancer” with “I am so grateful for this perfectly balanced body”.   Or, “I am so grateful for a perfectly functioning immune system”.  (The optimally functioning immune system protects us from all disease).  The focus is off the weight and the cancer and on gratitude and health.  Gratitude is rocket fuel for manifesting our truest desires.

Pay attention to when you use I AM statements to affirm what you don’t want.  Example: Instead of saying, “I AM so exhausted”; say, “I AM unlimited energy”.   If you don’t want to be exhausted – don’t own it!

We do not have to go through years of therapy and remember every perceived wrong to break the broken record playing in the background of our mind or imprinted in our DNA.

One word has the power to cause a shift in vibration, just like one drop of water in the ocean creates a ripple.  Ripples become waves and waves shift the earth.   Word has the power to affect our cells and change our DNA.

What we feed our bodies affects our brain.

We have more mental illness than ever before.  What has changed the most in the last hundred years when it comes to our health?  Our food supply and the accepted belief that pharmaceuticals are a natural and inevitable part of aging.

Our brains are part of the physical body and are affected by what we ingest just like the rest of the body.  Dietary fat has long been considered the enemy.   Our brain organ is made up of mostly fat.   It makes sense the brain needs healthy fats to be healthy.  The low-fat diet consumed for years to stem heart disease made up for flavor with lots of toxic chemicals and sugar.  Alzheimer’s is now an epidemic.

Sometimes pharmaceuticals can be of temporary benefit in helping to break a cycle of thinking; however they are never a cure.   Drugs can bump the broken record and allow us to skip over a rough patch.  Drugs numb our feeling barometer.  All of our feelings are mandatory!  And, not just our emotions but also our physical feelings.  Remember, they tell us the vibration of our thoughts that create our experience.  They are our built-in guidance system.

Sometimes therapies that help us get “in touch” with our feelings can be very useful.   Equine therapy is an amazing tool.   You cannot lie to a horse!  We’ve been taught to suppress our feelings, “Big boys don’t cry”, etc.  Allowing our feelings to be felt is the first step to uncovering our most precious and natural in-born intuition; our “felt perception” (Thank you Michael Brown for that fabulous word!)

Feel your feelings, don’t stuff them and don’t wallow (adding more fuel to the energy of what you don’t want).  Feel it and ask “what is it for? What’s its story?”   Stuffed feelings will keep presenting themselves until you acknowledge them, just like a child will get your attention in any way that works until they have it.

You can eat and “think” yourself happy.  One word; thought or spoken has the power to raise the vibration of the body and mind to create a happy instant.   String a few together and the instant becomes a minute and then it becomes an hour.  Before you know it, you have broken the broken record!

Unhappiness is a habitual way of thinking based on past experience.

Create a new habit and Break the Broken Record!


The First Missing Link: Time Does Not Stand Still and Neither Do Our Bodies

This first missing link is a “crucial piece” and it is this; Every “BODY” is completely unique. We have completely unique DNA. Every minute in time is unique and “its effect on the body” and how the mind perceives it – is unique. Ever wonder why we don’t like the same movies, TV shows, décor, food, clothes, or people? (The list is as endless as we are) Because, I’ll say it again WE ARE UNIQUE.

So how can one so-called “Good” food, diet, fitness regimen, doctor (allopathic, holistic or otherwise), medicine, supplement, healer or spiritual guru have all the answers to every person’s unique, “ever-changing” needs? It is Impossible! It could only be possible if we were all clones and time stood still. We do have some cloning going on, but we still haven’t figured how to make time stand still and still function on Earth.

A blood test, allergy test, food tolerance test, ANY lab test can only tell a person what is going on with their body at that moment in time (it is only a snap shot).  The result becomes obsolete as the body constantly shifts its needs according to it physical and mental environment – Even as it heals. 

Time does not stand still and neither do our bodies.

What nutrients the body needs changes day by day also depending on many factors and even by what we ate yesterday.  The body requires a variety of nutrients for optimum health.  When it comes to food – Variety IS the Spice of Life.  

The body is always striving to maintain balance and it tells us what foods it needs to do this.  “Only our body” can tell us what it needs at any given time.  Just like all animals we have the built-in ability to discern our diet needs; we’ve only forgotten our natural way as we have learned the world’s way of being.  And, just like all animals we also have this in common;

Our natural organic body is ONLY compatible with natural, organic food.

“The more man-made our food supply becomes the sicker we become”.

We have been provided with all we need for optimum health and it comes from one of our greatest pleasures – Nature-Made Food! No Modification required. If we can discern exactly what foods our body needs and “doesn’t”, and get our mind out of the way; our body will do exactly what it is miraculously designed to do; heal, maintain and thrive!

The “Evolution of Free Health” is about re-discovering our natural, inborn ability to intuit what our body needs for natural, abundant health.

Coming up next:   More on the 2nd Missing LinkWe are What We Eat & “Think”.

All of Nature Supports Life – Even Death

When the body’s natural balance is upset, life deteriorates; it becomes diseased – it decays.  When soil is out of balance it cannot sustain life.   When the ocean and seas are out of balance they cannot sustain life.

When life cannot be sustained, Mother Nature is very proficient at finishing off the dying process.  Her “clean-up team” consists of natural predators like other animals, fungi, bacteria and viruses.  Ever wonder way we don’t see more dead animals lying around? In death, these animals and plants go on to nourish other animals, plants and Mother Earth.

Have you ever wondered why an animal will abandon a sick baby or why a dying pet wants to be outside?  They instinctively understand this natural process.

Death is just part of a natural cycle – The Circle of Life.

We may have an expiration date, but we do not have to suffer years of painful, chronic disease.  All that is required to stop Mother Nature’s flesh eating Pac Man is restore the body’s natural balance.  What we eat and think does this.   Our natural predators will then have to look for another food source, or they will die.  All of life is striving for life.

Ironically, the human body’s natural predators are the smallest creations on earth.

All symptoms of disease are sending a message; dis-ease in itself is a symptom (not a root cause).  The symptom is saying “Hey – Pay attention! Something is out of balance here (out of alignment with health)!”  While undesirable and sometimes painful, they are sending us an important message; a life-saving message.  It’s up to us to receive the message and correct the imbalance.

Disease and its symptoms are “Life Savers”- Not life takers. 

If the imbalance is not addressed, more dis-ease results (a louder message).  Allopathic medicine tends to treat illness as the enemy and “SHOOTS THE MESSENGER” (the symptom) with drugs.  The original message (the imbalance) never gets delivered, the corrections are never made and the body signals Mother Nature’s clean up team there is a smorgasbord waiting.

Our bodies are not compatible with chemicals.  Drugs can be necessary and helpful in acute, crisis situations, but not as a way of life.  For instance; blood pressure medicine is considered a way of life.  If the root of the high blood pressure is found, the medicine is no longer necessary.

We cannot escape the fact that our natural organic bodies require lots of natural, “organic, grown in nature” produce. Mother Nature provides the balance.  Food is our medicine and our fuel.  “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” – Hippocrates.  The more man-made and chemically laden our food supply becomes the more out of balance we become.

However, it doesn’t matter what we eat if our thoughts are not in alignment with health. The biggest contributing factor to health and disease is the vibration of our thoughts.  As is all of creation we are energy and we create our experience by the most powerful energy of all – WHAT WE THINK!  Not one single thing was ever created that wasn’t thought of first.

Lower animals live in the peaceful present.  They do judge the past or worry about the future.   Our superior brains make it much harder than other animals to maintain balance.    Our creative power is wonderful and awesome and the source of much joy and pain.

It’s our human brain that causes us so much pain.

Today we live in a society where we are encouraged to be afraid.  We are encouraged to fear death.  We are encouraged to battle “future” enemies (worry).  Fear and worry creates stress and stress causes imbalance in the body.

Stress contributes to the production of too much acid in the body.  Too much acid leads to inflammation (where chronic disease begins).  Acid eats flesh inside and out.  Inflamed organs become compromised and cannot effectively do their jobs. The compromised body is vulnerable to disease and decay.  The vibration of vibrant health and disease are not compatible and cannot co-exist just like oil and water will not mix.

With every thought we are creating health or decay.  

What is true for the human body is true for the smallest micro-organism on earth to planet Earth itself.   All of creation is connected.  As we bring balance to our bodies we bring back balance to the planet.  We cannot give what we don’t have.

Good Food For Thought….