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December 10, 2011

You can now review Detox Your World products! Every product on the website has a new customer comments feature, enabling you to both read other people’s thoughts on the product and submit your own review.

Review our products!

We always love to receive your comments about our products and often feature customer testimonials in various places on the website as well as our Passion e-newsletter. So we hope you will love this new feature as much as we do.

The review section can be found at the very bottom of each product page — just scroll down until you see the stars!

European legislation on herbal products

October 11, 2010

Many of you have been wondering about The Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive (THMPD). If you haven’t heard of this, the term refers to a legalization regarding the use and sales of certain herbal-medicinal products in the European Union (EU). Though this legislation began back in 2005, the finalisation of these laws on required standards of production (and certification) is set to occur on 30th April 2011. There seems to be much more conversation about this law now, because this finalisation date is coming closer…just a few months away. There is some concern surrounding this issue because it may affect those of us who use certain herbals as an addition to our regular food and health regime.

Certain herbals will be exempt from this new law, but many that require the certification may not continue to be manufactured as the price will be too high to follow this new standard (and some may not even meet the new standard to be considered “legal”). On a more positive note, herbal products without licences must currently be sold as ‘food products’, and because of this they are not subject to the same quality control or restrictions as ‘medicinal products’. http://shazzie.com/blog/shes-a-witch-burn-her/

We at Detox Your World (of course) cannot diagnose, treat, or offer medical advice, as we are not medical doctors. We can however, offer up suggestions in the case that there are certain herbals that you would like to continue having access to — there are a few options.

  1. 1. Growing your own is always a wonderful option (regardless of any current legal restrictions).
  2. 2. Trading goods with herbalists that buy from outside of the EU is also a possibility.
  3. 3. Buying herbs that are not classified as “medicines” (ones that are sold as foods, IE garlic, ginger etc.) is a definite consideration.
  4. 4. Most importantly — please get involved and contact your local representative(s) on this issue. If enough of us speak up about it to the right people, it may be just what we need to turn this legal issue around. In the link here, you can find a good web-article regarding this issue along with detailed representative contact information for your location.

Any of these options may allow us more freedom with our own personal herbal choices. Please feel free to contact us with any other ideas you have regarding this; we would love it if you would post these ideas on our Detox Your World Facebook page for others to see!

Here are some other resources that you might find helpful in researching this topic further: 

 

    Be there or be square! Rawfooder heaven!

    July 29, 2010

    East Side Raw in the City – Raw/Vitality Party: This Saturday.

    Jul 31 Sat 7:00 PM
    Unit 5, 3 Birchfield Street,
    Westferry (2 mins from Canary Wharf)
    London
    07883270560

    Who’s coming?
    13 Vitality Agents

    Who’s hosting?
    Kyle Vialli

    Price GBP12.00 per person

    East Side Raw is London’s first club night for people who want to dance all night and feel amazing the morning after! We have beautiful living food canapes, a juice, smoothie and powershot bar, cutting edge information all to a backdrop of uplifting house. 

    Join us on the 31st of July for our second get together – a night of cool food warm people and hot music.

    For Tickets:
    http://www.eventbrite

    Fun, Games & Format for the Night

    Juice party,
    Rawtini bar (Courtesy of Juice Camp)
    Raw Living Food – Sexy vitality Menu
    Raw canapés (Included with your ticket)
    Lots of Networking & Connecting (included)
    Chill Out Lounge
    60min Workshop with Top Vitality Expert Kyle Vialli
    Music & dance (Party Vibes) Simone Fougure on the One’s & Two’s

    Raffle Competition
    2 Tickets to ESR next Party
    2 Tickets to David Wolfe Live 1 day workshop

    We have 2 Very, Very Special Guests to educate us and to keep us moving throughout out the night. Come with your smart caps and dancing shoes

    7pm – 8pm Mingling & Networking

    8pm – 9pm Information, Education & Q & A

    Kyle Vialli who is arguably Europe’s Leading vitally Expert and Living/Food Pioneer, will dispel once and for all, the confusion and dismay that comes with the question “So what the Hell am I supposed to eat?”

    Drawing from over 7 years of highly focused results-based research in the field of human nutrition, Kyle will reconcile the different arenas and systems that comprise the “nutritional maze” so as to guide us in making confident and empowered food choices for the rest of our enlivened lives.

    Kyle will touch on the following

    “Fruit!” “No Fruit!”

    “Carb Loading!” “No Carbs!”…

    “Sprouted Foods is ok, right?”…….

    “Now I think someone once told me that this food on an empty stomach after noon is alright, or was that only if it I was blood type O!”…..

    “Saturated fats or no fats at all, juiced or blended, hot or cold. To eat, or not to eat!”
    Whether you have never studied nutrition, or whether you have been exploring the subject for decades, you will surely benefit from Kyle’s pioneering insights
    “The purpose of nutrition is to fuel our lives, and the quality of our nutritional intake is highly implicated in the quality of our lives; it profoundly activates our ability to live our awaken”.

    More info on Kyle http://kylevialli.com…

    9pm – 10pm More Socialising and Mingling

    10pm till late Music, Dance & Fun

    Simone Fougère an Internationally acclaimed DJ formerly of Kitchen Party fame is now taking up residency at our East Side Raw Parties and events. Simone has spun records for the past 11 years, based out of London and travelling to Ibiza, Europe, Costa Rica, New Zealand, Japan and the United States with her signature sound of cheeky, hip swaying, grooving baseline, percussion tinged house and techno that really connects to you on the dance floor and makes you smile. Her philosophy is simple; share the energy and love through music and connecting with others. For 6 years Simone was also one half of Sweet * Vicious (AKA Sweet Mayhem) with Brian Monaco, a duo that mixed live rock music and house music side by side in their unique sets. They also started the internet house party ‘Kitchen Party‘, which was huge on the underground techno / house scene in London. The concept was about having quality, groundbreaking DJs such as Reboot, 2000 and One, Giles Smith, Christian Martin, Glimpse, Alison Marks, King Roc, Will Smith, Berkson and What to name but a few….. around to their house (or kitchen) party for a DJ set, which they then filmed and shared the video on their website so the world could experience the music and party too. Prior to Kitchen Party, she held residencies at Match Bar and The End in London , UK and played all over the city in clubs such as Egg, AKA, Cargo, Fabric (NZ Night), Fluid, Retox @ Sosho, Inigo, Plastic People, Bridge and Tunnel.
    Simone is currently working on a remix with Alison Marks from Dessous and has launched a new internet music project called the Universal Love Project
    Her latest mix entitled ‘Love Inspired’ can be downloaded and streamed here

    More info on Simone
    http://soundcloud.com…
    This is a brilliant new style of event for the growing number of Raw/Living fooders, Healthy, Eco Conscious Londoners.

    Tickets are £12 in advance, or £15 on the door.

    Tickets:
    http://www.eventbrite

    Nearest stations – Canary Wharf / West India Key.

     

    1 Day cookery school, with Cashew catering!

    July 9, 2010

    cookery classes…

    Whether you would like to learn the basics of vegetarian whole foods cookery, uncover the skills of vegan cake making, absorb raw food feasting or take a ‘master class’ in the art of the raw/vegan chocolatier, then Cashew Catering can help.

    Cookery classes run in various formats in various locations – so watch this space for details .

    Cookery School

    …presents a day of…

    Decadence & Nutrition

    @ Tilton House, Firle, East Sussex BN8 6LL

    www.tiltonhouse.co.uk

    Saturday 14th August 2010 10.00am – 6.00pm

    Welcome to the first of many cookery classes hosted at the beautiful Tilton House, nestled in the heart of the Sussex Downs. The day offers the opportunity to learn over a dozen different vegan dishes, eat a decadent & nutritious breakfast, lunch and dinner, take home some of the dishes you prepare, visit the kitchen gardens as they spring into life for the summer ahead and also just relax and enjoy the wonderful surroundings of this gorgeous Georgian Country House.

    On the day you will learn a wide range of fantastic plant based dishes, various different kitchen techniques & knife skills, get stuck in with hands on making, share in ideas on menu planning and building different dishes using some of the same ingredients and cooking methods. Not to mention enjoy some wonderful botanical based foods, that are not only bursting with flavour but also loaded with health benefits.

    On the day…

    First start the day by learning how to make raw nut milk and then enjoy some homemade granola. Then learn how to make the granola and also make your own granola bars to take home.

    Raw Pear “Cheesecake”We will then show you how to make a decadent raw and dairy free pear ‘cheesecake’, which we will share for dinner.

    Next some Tomato, red lentil and basil soup with lemon cream. Served with an olive and rosemary flatbread that you will make yourself, choosing from a wide variety of flours – to demonstrate how different flours give differing results.

    Lunch will be served as soon as we have made some velvety smooth cashew based ice cream to have for dessert.

    After lunch you will have a chance to visit the kitchen gardens, that will be brimming with food – some of which we will utilise.

    Next we will prepare a red lentil and mushroom lasagne using the base mixture from the soup we already made for lunch, demonstrating how to make very different dishes from exactly the same base ingredients. We will also make a cashew ‘cheese’ sauce – that is an excellent substitute for the typical dairy version.

    Everyone will then prepare a stunning canapé I like to call The med-Jewel, using dates, avocado and some other nice things.

    Some quick easy salads to serve with dinner and then onto the really fun part – truffles. After a demonstration of truffle making, you will get the opportunity to make your very own vegan chocolate truffles experimenting with different flavours and ingredients as you like – these will then be saved for you take home, assuming they make it that far!!!!!

    After all that, dinner will be served with nothing left to do except enjoy the food you helped create and share in the days creativity.

    You will also go home with full recipes for everything made, the treats you made yourself and perhaps other goodies?

    The day is priced at £100 but as an introductory offer, if booked before August 1st we would like to offer it for only £90. Places are limited but don’t worry if you miss out this time there will be more opportunities to follow, for future dates please contact us.

    For more information about people behind the day please contact John Bayley at

    cashewcatering@yahoo.co.uk or call 07786 226220.

    http://www.cashewcatering.co.uk/classes.htm

    Discover yumminess….Cashew catering offers just that!

    July 9, 2010

    Cashew : Vegan catering, vegetarian catering and raw food plus raw food classes, vegan and vegetarian cookery courses to London, Sussex, Brighton, Kent and the South East of England.

    Cashew Catering offers an experienced and professional approach to quality sustainable plant based healthy foods. Passion for nutrition, creative expression and love for life all combine to result in vibrant and refreshing vegan, vegetarian and raw food eating at its best.

    Vegan Catering

    Specializing in all forms of vegan catering, we can offer some of the most diverse and creative botanical menus and pure vegan recipes available.

    Vegetarian Catering

    We also offer a comprehensive vegetarian catering service utilizing some of the finest ingredients available including locally sourced and organic cheeses and local bio-dynamic free range eggs.

    Raw Food

    If you prefer to follow a raw food diet then our experienced chefs can create some inspiring raw foods including sensational raw chocolate delights to make your mouth water.

    Vegetarian Cookery Courses

    If you would like to take it a step further and learn some of our creative vegetarian culinary skills then join us on our vegetarian cookery classes, vegan cookery classes and raw food courses. To find out more follow the link above……

    About Cashew Catering

    Operating in Lewes, near Brighton the heart of East Sussex and serving the surrounding areas, food can easily be delivered within the Sussex area, Kent, the South East of England and further a field upon request.

    Every effort is made to source local, seasonal and organic produce that in itself represents the finest flavours, textures, colours and health. We then process these ingredients to a minimum, to retain integrity and nutritional value, the result – inspirational whole foods.

    With over 8 years professional experience within the vegetarian, vegan and raw foods catering industry, cashew can offer a diverse variety of menus and food as well as industry related services.

    http://www.cashewcatering.co.uk/

    Chocolate in your future?

    May 24, 2010

    We’ve got a contest going on for free raw chocolate! There are a couple of days left to participate, so if you’d like to learn more about how to join in the fun, check out Shazzie’s latest blog post. Entry is easy, & the competition is open worldwide…but keep in mind closing date is UK midnight, Wednesday 26th May! There may just be free chocolate in your future. 🙂

    Continue your Passion…

    April 30, 2010

    Do you subscribe to Passion ezine?

    Well, our Passion has become SO popular that our e-mailing system simply wasn’t able to handle it!  That being the case, we’ve decided to switch systems ~ moving to a bigger, more gorgeous one. 🙂

    If you would LOVE to continue receiving Passion ezine, or Shazzie’s personal newsletter…we’d like to ask you to “opt-in” again by clicking on the link in the e-mail letter you received recently.  If you no longer have this e-mail (or, perhaps you don’t remember whether you clicked or not), you can use both links below to “opt-in” to these delightful subscriptions.

    We hope that you will continue your Passion ezine subscription; and if you aren’t yet a subscriber, it would be lovely to have you join us! Check out the video below to learn more…

    You can use these links to sign up, or if you’ve lost your e-mail:

    Click here to sign up for Passion ezine ~

    Click here to sign up for Shazzie’s newsletter ~

    Be sure to check your e-mail box after signing up with these, as you’ll need to “click” on the link in the e-mail to confirm.  If you can’t find the e-mail, make sure it’s not in your spam folder (as that sometimes happens by mistake).

    Thanks for your help ~ as we’d love to keep you with us, and we promise to be well worth your “click”  😉

    North East Vegan Gathering 2010

    March 22, 2010

    If you fancy a relaxing week away in a beautiful part of Northumberland this Easter, then the North East Vegan Gathering could be perfect for you! Taking place between 2nd and 9th April, there are still a few spaces left.

    Accommdation at the NE Vegan Gathering

    The NE Vegan Gathering 2010 is being held in 70 acres of woodland at Micklewood Park, Longhurst and will feature workshops, talks and events such as a BBQ, chocolate workshop, Easter egg hunt, yoga workshop, meditation and local tours. The aim of the NE Vegan Gathering is to bring people together for a green, peaceful, fun week and to enhance and promote veganism in the North East. Accommodation will be in purpose-built holiday homes, all self-catering and able to house between 4 and 10 people.  Also on site is an outdoor play area, games room, walking trails, gym and kids club.

    For more information and to book your place, please visit http://www.vegne.co.uk/vegan-gathering/

    Down’s Syndrome Awareness Week

    March 16, 2010

    15th to 21st March 2010 is Down’s Syndrome Awareness Week. The Down’s Syndrome Association has produced an action pack to help ensure pregnant mothers and new parents of babies with Down’s syndrome receive balanced and accurate information prior to screening and when a diagnosis of the condition is made. For more information on Awareness Week and the action pack, click here.

    Rainbow Medicine Circle events

    March 15, 2010

    Rainbow Medicine Circle are holding two events, the Golden Light Project 2 and Activating the DNA of Love. The Golden Light Project 2 begins on 15th March and is a global event to bring the power of the Golden Light into our lives and the planet. Click here for more information.