Archive for October, 2008

Happy World Vegan Day!

October 31, 2008
World Vegan Day

World Vegan Day

November 1st is World Vegan Day and the start of World Vegan Month, organised by the Vegan Society. Their theme this year is improving the quality & availability of vegan food and the Vegan Society is approaching large chain restaurants in a bid to get a better range of vegan options on the menu. Join the campaign by asking your local restaurant to add more good-quality vegan meals to their menu – and whilst you’re at it, take a recipe or two from Shazzie’s Raw Britannia ebook (available to download for free here) and ask them to add some raw meals to their menu too!

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West Midlands Vegan Festival

October 31, 2008

The West Midlands Vegan Festival takes place on Saturday 1st November at Wulfrun Hall, Wolves Civic, North St, Wolverhampton from 11am to 5pm. Entry is £1 with under 16’s free. The festival has over 40 stalls, vegan food, speakers, films, cookery demos, free food samples, nutritional advice & recipes.

The stalls will be selling ethical clothing & footwear, cruelty-free cosmetics & toiletries, vegan crème eggs, vegan phish & chips & eco products. There will also be 2 separate rooms, each with a full programme of cookery demos & talks, covering a range of issues from going vegan, vegan for the planet, vegan nutrition, raw foods and vegan campaigning.

Coming to a letterbox near you

October 30, 2008

The 2008/2009 issue of Passion is coming soon! Prepare yourselves for 32 pages of news, new products, top tips, an interview with Jason Vale aka the Juice Master and tasty festive recipes from Chad Sarno & the Saf chefs. This bumper Christmas issue also features an exclusive excerpt from Shazzie’s eagerly awaited new book, Evie’s Kitchen, plus not one but two competitions and our coveted 2009 ‘year of offers’ page! The postie will be bringing your copy soon so try to be patient, it won’t be long now!

An almond a day

October 27, 2008

According to new research from the University of Toronto, almonds can help lower LDL cholesterol and reduce the risk of atherosclerosis (narrowing of the arteries due to a build-up of fatty deposits). This research claims almonds can be as effective as the use of a statin drug.

Raw organic white almond butter

Raw organic white almond butter

15g almonds provides 50% of our daily intake of Vitamin B6 & almost three quarters of our RDA od Vitamin E.  And according to research by King’s College in London, the fibre structure of almonds may help block the absorption of fat and carbohydrates, which could help with weight control.

Almonds should be eaten raw and unsalted in order to preserve their fibre content & essential nutrients. Try some of Detox Your World’s raw organic white almond butter for an easy way to get more almonds into your life!

RawforLife Saturday Social

October 27, 2008

A new kind of raw event! Bring the sunshine back in to your life with the RawforLife Saturday Social. It takes place on 8th November in Reading & is £25.00. Try 12 delicious raw food dishes (and take home raw food recipes) in the company of like-minded people.   See www.rawforlife.co.uk for details.

Sowing the seeds

October 24, 2008

If this video about Monsanto & biotechnology doesn’t make you think about genetic engineering, nothing will. Genetic uniformity over time had made plants susceptible to disease and insects however farmers found that the more pesticides & herbicides they applied, the more they needed to use. This increased health risks, costs and labour.

Then Monsanto developed a new herbicide, Round Up, which quickly became the most commonly used herbicide in the world. Monsanto then developed a Round Up-ready seed. Round Up was designed to kill any green plant however with the use of Round Up-ready seeds, the chemical could be sprayed over the entire field without harming the crop. Using the same genetic engineering, Monsanto also developed new medical treatments for infertility, cancer, diabetes, HIV and other conditions.

As this biotechnology was so new and unpredictable, it was agreed that all genetically-modified pharmaceutical organisms would be kept in controlled conditions in laboratories. However genetically-modified crops, which are also new and unpredictable, are planted freely and allowed to reproduce out of these controlled conditions!

The latest genetic engineering uses bacterial cells & viruses to invade plant cells and it is reported that cells are beginning to interact with each other in new & extremely unexpected ways. This might just be one experiment too far…

Teaching the doctors

October 24, 2008

Philip McClusky of Loving Raw recently appeared on US TV show The Doctors to sing the praises of raw food & show how he lost nearly 200lbs by switching to a raw vegan diet: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3FEaS6sudY

Gorgeous Guru

October 23, 2008

Our friend Victoria Leith aka the Little Guru has just released her latest book: Gorgeous Goji Chocolate Fudge, containing 25 delicious raw recipes. See a preview here!

Heaven is a place on earth

October 22, 2008

If you want to live your life to its fullest divine potential, to live abundantly & intuitively and to open up your spiritual & mystical gifts, then have a look at Heavenly Spaces. Modern mystic healer & teacher Sarupa is director of Heavenly Spaces and works to support people to maximise their life potential through her ebooks, classes, coaching & regular ezine Divine Intervention.

Get enlightened with the 30 Day Body Enlightenment System

October 21, 2008

 

30 Day Body Enlightenment System - join now!
30 Day Body Enlightenment System – join now!

When Angela Stokes & the Raw Divas get together, you know something good is going to happen! Between them, they have created the Body Enlightenment System, designed to help you finally get off the emotional-eating roller coaster by following their 30 day raw food system. The programme is designed to release excess weight and help you regain control of your eating habits.

Angela once weighed almost 300lbs & had emotionally shut down. She struggled with illness and low energy and her confidence had never been lower. Then she discovered raw food! Angela lost all her excess weight, gained masses of confidence and turned her health around. 

The Body Enlightenment System (BES) reveals the secrets of Angela’s success and will allow you to benefit from the very best of her knowledge and experience. The system also comes with a lifetime membership, money-back guarantee and more support than you can shake a stick at.

The BES was created by Tera Warner, one of the amazing Raw Divas. She has extensively studied human behaviour, communication, personal development & emotional support coaching, along with her passion for raw foods & sustainable living. 

By joining the BES, you will receive access to the BES community forum, daily email coaching, your very own Body Enlightenment Buddy, a fitness programme & a menu planner.

If you think the 30 Day Body Enlightenment System is for you, sign up now! Registration for this event closes on 25th October so you’ll need to be quick to reserve your place.