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Self-Care Interview Series: Lauren Spencer King

September 17 2017 Golubka Kitchen 

Self-Care Interview Series: Lauren Spencer King Today’s self-care dialogue is with LA artist and meditation teacher, Lauren Spencer King. We first learned about Lauren a few years ago, when we came across her bimonthly moon writings that ring incredibly true and clear up a lot of things for us every month. Since then, we’ve fallen in love with Lauren’s art and meditation work, which is centered around breath work and her extensive knowledge about the healing powers of minerals. Lauren was kind enough to open up a space for us in her 4 day online meditation workshop for stress and anxiety, and we had the most lovely and calming time following her techniques and suggestions, which we often use to this day. Lauren’s self-care routine is as inspiring as it is down to earth, with a focus on finding the wisdom in the inner self. In this interview, Lauren tells us about the Ayurvedic cleanse she’s on, what minerals she keeps next to her bed, her ideas about exercise and beauty, why she sees the concept of a work-life balance as a myth, and much more. Routine -- Is routine important to you or do you like things to be more open and free? I think in my everyday things do feel open and free, its part of the benefit of being an artist and working for yourself. But, I do find routine within that freedom. Days are also made up of habits (good and bad), and trying to prioritize things that are important and meaningful. -- What do your mornings look like? If they differ from day to day, describe your ideal morning. I like to have a few hours to wake up and start my day. I like the quiet of the mornings, the possibility of a new day. Sometimes if I happen to wake up really early for some reason, like 5:00am, I like to read in bed for a bit, or watch a scary movie early in the morning. Its weird... I know. -- Do you have any bedtime rituals that help you sleep well? On good nights I am in bed early and read before I go to sleep. I love reading in bed, there is something about it that feels so intimate. On a not so good night I will work too late, and fall asleep to a movie. I do like to sleep with a few minerals next to my bed, some make their way under my pillow at certain times: purple fluorite to relax my mind, danburite for sweet dreams, aquamarine for calming, a piece of dream quartz, and a piece of shungite that is next to my phone (on airplane mode). Sustenance -- Describe your typical or ideal meal for each of these: I am on an Ayurvedic cleanse right now. I have been working with this great Ayurvedic practitioner, her name is Meredith Carter. Years ago I did panchakarma (here), and if I could afford it I would do it annually. Its incredible. What I am doing now is like panchakarma lite! Breakfast – In the morning I make homemade almond milk. I will warm the almond milk and mix in my herbs and adaptogens, sometimes I will add fresh turmeric. I have been obsessed with making sweet potato toasts. I will top them with tahini and a cooked fruit compote (been loving cherry, wild blueberry, or pear ginger), with some pistachio nuts or pumpkin seeds. If I need some protein then I will eat two eggs toped with basil, and a tangerine. Lunch – I make fresh dahl with special non-heating spices and ghee, all of which I get from Surya Spa, they have the best mung beans and spices. Dahl is very healing. I will have a bowl full with some steamed chard or beet greens, black lava sea salt, toasted pumpkin seeds and lots of parsley or coriander on top. Snack – right now cherries are in season and they are making me so happy, I will have a bowl full of them with a handful of pistachios (lets be honest, like 1/­­2 a bag, I love pistachios). And some fresh ginger tea. Or I will make some beet hummus and have that with my favorite almond crackers. Dinner – I have been getting really into making soups! My two favorite are a green soup made with celery /­­ chard /­­ beet greens /­­ asparagus /­­ Japanese sweet potato. And a kabocha /­­ carrot /­­ginger soup. Or I will cook a big artichoke and dip the leaves into a melted ghee, lemon dip. -- Do you partake in caffeine and in what form? If not, what is your drink of choice in the morning? None, I have never even had a cup of coffee. I usually have a huge jar of warm water with lemon or fresh ginger in the morning. -- Do you have a sweet tooth? If so, how do you keep it in check? I used to when I was younger, until I developed all sorts of health problems because of it, some that I still deal with even over a decade later. I was living in Paris and eating nothing but delicious breads and sweets! It really took a toll on my body and since then I have cut both out. But, I still dream of flaky French almond croissants. Maybe in another life I will get to enjoy them again. -- Are there any particular supplements, herbs, or tinctures/­­tonics that you take regularly and find to be helpful with your energy level and general wellness? I love eating a spoonful of Chyawanprash in the morning. My good friend who runs Rebbl and develops all of their delicious drinks sent me a wellness mixture, it has very high grade reshi, ashwaganda and maca in it. I have that every morning. I love QuintEssentials 3.3 minerals. I also swear by Alexis Smarts flower remedies, she is amazing! I also almost always tend to all ailments physical and emotional with a homeopathic remedy from her. Exercise -- Do you exercise and do you have a particular exercise routine that you repeat weekly? I have an aversion to most forms of exercise, especially any kind of class where an instructor is wearing a headset and yells things at you like, Its almost swimsuit season, ladies. But sometimes I get into a routine where I go to yoga. I like to take hikes and go on walks, and I love to dance. But, my favorite is swimming. Recently I was swimming laps, and was having one of those days where I was feeling very unkind and judgmental of my body, and there was this older man in the lane next to me, he was a very serious swimmer, he might have even been a swim coach at some point, you could just tell. And I stopped to catch my breathe and he asked me how I had such a strong breaststroke. I told him it was because I was on swim team for years as a kid and maybe because I was tall. We talked for a bit about it and then I got back to my laps. And I started to think that in day to day life what I criticize most about my body in other contexts I use to my advantage. In this case, that my un-slender legs and bigger hips and butt actually made me a stronger swimmer and made my stroke more powerful. It really changed the way I thought about my body. I try to remember this. Beauty -- What is your idea of beauty – external, internal or both? I really love natural beauty, which to me means being whole and owning all of who you are. You know, there are times when I see someone crying, and they dont maybe look their best, but they are so beautiful to me, because they are so present and authentic. Bodies arent meant to be perfect, thats not why we have them. -- What is your skincare approach – face and body? I love oils and go through different phases of them on my face and body. Right now at night I use a hazelnut or arnica oil from a Paris apothecary for my face. I am also completely obsessed with Sans Ceuticalss Activator 7 Oil. I use it everywhere – body, face and hair! I dont really wear make up but when I do it is from RMS. -- Are there any foods, herbs or supplements you find to be helpful to your skin/­­hair/­­general glow? I either dry brush or do abhyanga massage with basil oil every day, its more for the internal lymphatic system, but it makes my skin really nice. Eating well and drinking enough water are also key. And a little sun is always nice. -- Do you have any beauty tips/­­tricks you’ve found to be especially useful throughout the years? Family heirlooms are very much welcome. I love using my jade face roller to refine the tone of my skin as well as relieve some tension I carry in my jaw. I also am into my second year of no bra, for the most part. For a few reasons, one of them being that they actually arent good for your body. No products with chemicals. My mum was a natural beauty, she really taught me what that was, she had a style that was all her own. She was radiant from the inside out. I sometimes think this is something you are born with. Stress, etc. -- Do you practice any consistent routines in order to avoid stress?  Stress is often what I teach most about in class, because it has been the biggest teacher to me. I feel I am always at a growing edge with it. I try not to over schedule myself. Rest is a big part of being healthy for me. I have gone through some very difficult periods in my life of having sever adrenal fatigue, which comes from stress of all kinds. So, I have to listen really carefully not to push myself too hard, despite at times wanting to ignore my limitations. Recently I have been working with someone to understand the deeper level of stress that I unconsciously take on from people around me and from living in a city. It has been fascinating. -- If stress cannot be avoided, what are your ways of dealing with it? Yes, sometimes stress can not be avoided, like when I have a show, or need to be on the computer all day, or travel. Those are the big ones for me. I have to really work hard to stay grounded. Its really all sorts of little things, that when I do them really add up. And I just do the best I can, its not about perfection. Even stopping to dance the stress out of my body for five minuets really helps. Stress is more physical than we think. -- What measures do you take when you sense a cold/­­general feeling of being under the weather coming on? Stop everything. Get into bed in something comfy with socks. Sleeping as much as I can. Raw garlic. Olive Leaf supplements. Colloidal silver. Apple Cider Vinegar if I have a sore throat. Hot shower (or bath) with eucalyptus oil. Thieves oil on my chest and throat. Lots of water. -- Do you strive to maintain a healthy work/­­life balance or do those things overlap for you? What is your approach? I honestly think this idea of work /­­ life balance is a myth. At least it is for me. Sometimes its only about working on Fields of Study, sometimes I am all about being in the studio, sometimes its more relaxing and I can see friends and go on a trip or a weekend getaway. There is balance within the year if I am lucky. I recently just let this idea go, I was making myself feel so bad trying to make that ideal happen on a daily or even weekly timeline. I am also a bit of a workaholic, never feeling like I am doing enough. Thats something I am trying to work on. But, this pressure for balance seems like a modern day version of the women can have it all mantra. There are always compromises and I think its more empowering if we own that and voice it and have conversations about it. Instead of silently thinking that there is something wrong with us. Motivation -- What do you consider to be the single most important change youve made to your routine or lifestyle in terms of wellness? Its not one single thing, but if it was it would be learning to listen to my body. My health and understanding of health has come from a bumpy road of making lots little shifts. I dont believe in a one size fits all mentality for health. I think we are all different and in every moment we need different things. I am wary of the companies and self proclaimed health gurus out there right now that give sometimes ill informed blanket recommendations. I think it is up to us to empower ourselves and take the time to learn about our bodies and ourselves. Its important to have support and create a team of people that can help you. I have an amazing doctor, a homeopathist, an Ayurvedic practitioner, a woman who I do energy work with, and a therapist that have all at different times saved my life in various ways. It can take time, but finding the people that resonate with your understanding of health is key. I have learned so much about my body and what health and healing is from working with all of them. And remembering that deep and true healing takes time. Its always a process. -- A book/­­movie/­­class that influenced your view of self-nourishment or self-care. What came to mind was this movie Agnes Martin made called Gabriel. Its terribly long and boring. It is about the boy on a walk in nature, and it is very stripped down and minimal, no dialog and most of the movie is silent, it has one tiny part with music. But, I think it relates to the way I think about self-care in a way because it is about listening to the subtleties, and how all of that gets lost when there is a lot going on. Once I really started refining my diet, routine, relationship to my energy, my intuition, etc... I started to really be able to notice those subtle changes and messages my body was sending me, and as time goes on I keep going deeper and deeper. Its like in Martins paintings, when color is introduced, it feels monumental. Like for me, bananas are just too sweet now. Knowledge -- You are well-versed in so many amazing practices! Could you tell us a little bit about each of them: – Your art (would love to know more about your process on the mineral paintings) After graduate school I started making my own watercolors out of historical pigments, mostly from minerals and some earth pigments. I taught myself how to make paints the way they were made for centuries before there were synthetic colors. The mineral monochromes are just one aspect of the work I make, and they are about many things. But, the main ones are a redirection of how we think about representation. I think of them as representational paintings, as they are made of the very thing they are depicting: malachite, azurite, agate, epidote... They are also about an interest in the healing powers of art. They are made with the intention that the viewer and the space receive the same healing properties of the minerals and the earth from which they are sourced. I usually pair them with a highly rendered graphite drawings or watercolors. –  Fields of Study and mineral meditations Some years back after teaching meditation for a bit I was longing for an alternative to what I was seeing in the ways of spiritual teachings and mediation work, both in approach and aesthetic. I wanted to support people and teach them tools they could use in their every day life, while also creating a container for all the things I was interested in and all the things that I brought into my own spiritual practice, which I feel I am always shaping and discovering. Something that would allow for a deep conversation that also had breadth, and was based in every day life and could be accessible. Something that could be malleable and evolve as I did. And Fields of Study was born. I originally wanted to open up a non-profit space that would be like a modern day community center with classes and workshops for the community, as well as have a little shop and a residency space. And someday this might happen. But for now its just me – working to change the world, one person at a time. I say this with some humor, but its also a very real desire to be in service and help instigate change. The same goes for how I teach about minerals, I want to present an alternative, something that resonates with me and represents how I grew up with minerals in my home because of my mother, who was a silversmith. The goal of all those workshops is really to show people that they know more than they think they do, about most things, minerals included. And its not really about helping people feel like they know everything, but showing them that when they ask and they trust themselves they can source the answers. The participants really end up teaching the workshop, which I think is pretty amazing. – Your Moon writings I have been writing about the moon twice a month for about six years now. It really came out of a desire to understand its energy on a deeper level, and also to check in with myself about what I was feeling on a bimonthly basis. Its hard to take credit for the writing as I feel I have gotten to a place with it where I just sit down to write and something comes through me. As out there as that sounds, thats really what happens. I just listen as best as I can, I have gotten pretty good at listening. Writing in this way has really strengthened my intuition, its really incredible. Its also nice to get conformations from people when they write to tell me how right on it was for them. It reminds me that we are all connected. Fun and Inspiration -- What do you do to unwind or treat yourself? Swimming in the ocean. The hot springs in Ojai or a trip to Joshua Tree. A bad movie. -- A book/­­song/­­movie/­­piece of art to feed the soul: Book – The Golden Bough and She by Robert A Johnson Song/­­Album – Gamelan Orchestra music, JD Emmanuel, and Neil Youngs album Harvest Moon, particularly Natural Beauty. Its my favorite song. Movie – The Color of Pomegranates Piece of Art – Fragonard, Brancusi, and John McCracken. -- We are captivated by Joan Didion’s compact travel packing list. What are some essential objects that would be in yours? Funny enough I just re-read this essay from The White Album where she talks about her packing list related to her being a journalist. At the very end she mentions that the one thing she never had was a watch, which she supposes is some reflection of the climate of the late 60s. But, a watch is the thing I always have, perhaps that says something about me and the times we are living in now. When I travel I also always wear this gold Victorian compass. You never know when you will have to find your way home. -- Is there anyone you would like to hear from next in this interview series? My Ayurvedic practitioner – Meredith Carter, my Homeopath – Alexis Smart, or anyone of the ladies on the @onigiriemoji Instagram feed I am a part of. Its a feed where a group of friends post what they are cooking and eating. Also, I wish you could have interviewed my mum, she was the best cook, I wish I learned more about cooking from her. Photos by Lauren Spencer King, Claire Cottrell and from Lauren’s shop. You might also like... 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Spirulina Latte

March 12 2017 Golubka Kitchen 

Spirulina Latte Checking in really quickly with this trippy spirulina latte. Half the fun of eating spirulina is its color, the other half is knowing its many incredible health benefits, while the swampy, algae flavor is no fun at all. I usually just include spirulina in smoothies, where the flavor gets masked by the sweetness of the fruit, but that also means that its magical, aquamarine color will get lost among the numerous berries that I put in my smoothies. This latte is a more direct and, let’s say, conscious way of consuming spirulina – it’s fun to make, warm, cozy, slightly sweet, and not at all swampy in taste. Drinking a beverage of this color will definitely make you appreciate spirulina in all its glory and provide you with a bright start to your morning or a smile during your afternoon break. There are some links after the jump, enjoy your Sunday! Immigrant Food Stories 25 Songs That Tell Us Where Music Is Going (have your sound on) Scott Chalky, America’s Favorite Farmer – interviewed on Here’s the Thing Laura Miller’s Talking in Circles This ‘Poke’ Bowl! Speaking of Superfood Lattes – check out the Good Sort’s… Enjoyed This Zadie Smith Interview on Fresh Air (from November ’16) Spirulina Latte   Print Serves: 2-3 Ingredients 2 cups almond milk or other plant milk of choice (I used homemade hazelnut) 1-2 teaspoons organic spirulina powder 1 teaspoon maca powder (optional) ¼ - ½ teaspoon ground ginger 1 tablespoon honey or more to taste 1 teaspoon coconut butter (optional) 1 teaspoon sunflower lecithin (optional) beet powder mixed with coconut sugar - for garnish (totally optional) Instructions Pour the milk into a medium saucepan and warm over medium high heat until pleasantly warm but not boiling. Put the warmed milk into the blender together with the rest of the ingredients, except the beet powder garnish. Blend until smooth and frothy. Distribute between cups, garnish with the beet powder and enjoy warm. Store the leftovers refrigerated in an airtight container. This latte can also be enjoyed chilled or iced. 3.5.3226 You might also like... Lavender Milkshake and Chamomile Latte Juicing Elderflower Lemonade Honey Miso Latte .yuzo_­related_­post .relatedthumb { background: !important; -webkit-transition: background 0.2s linear; -moz-transition: background 0.2s linear; -o-transition: background 0.2s linear; transition: background 0.2s linear;;color:!important; } .yuzo_­related_­post .relatedthumb:hover{background:#ffffff !important;color:!important;} .yuzo_­related_­post .yuzo_­text, .yuzo_­related_­post .yuzo_­views_­post {color:!important;} .yuzo_­related_­post .relatedthumb:hover .yuzo_­text, .yuzo_­related_­post:hover .yuzo_­views_­post {color:!important;} .yuzo_­related_­post .relatedthumb a{color:!important;} .yuzo_­related_­post .relatedthumb a:hover{color:!important;} .yuzo_­related_­post .relatedthumb:hover a{ color:!important;} .yuzo_­related_­post .relatedthumb{ margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px; padding: 5px 5px 5px 5px; } The post Spirulina Latte appeared first on Golubka Kitchen.

New Report Finds Meatless Sports Concessions are a Game Changer

September 21 2015 Meatless Monday 

New Report Finds Meatless Sports Concessions are a Game ChangerThis summer the NRDC and Green Sports Alliance released Champions of Game Day Food, a report on fresh sustainability initiatives at sports venues. From stadiums to racetracks, venues across the country are making major strides in going green. One of the top items to change at the old ball game? Adding delicious meatless options to the menu. In the introduction to the report, Professor David Russell, Chairman and Founder of The Russell Partnership explains the significance of changing the food options at sports venues: “Food served at sports venues... delivers an incongruent message regarding sports, nutrition, and wellbeing.” In the past, foods served to sports fans have spanned a range of sweets, snacks and meals that rely heavily on processed meats and sugars. By changing the menu available to patrons, venues have the opportunity to make a real impact on game day traditions as well as health and the environment. “With food consumption so closely linked to the game day experience, its only logical to incorporate environmentally responsible food strategies into venue management.” “Consumer interest in the sustainability, sourcing, and environmental impact of food production is increasing. More importantly perhaps is the growing recognition by the food industry that both the food production and food service businesses can contribute to environmental initiatives as part of successful growth strategies.” – Professor David Russell, Chairman and Founder of The Russell Partnership How are sports venues using meatless options to become more sustainable? Some highlights from the report’s case studies include: Levis Stadium (home of the San Francisco 49ers) Levis Stadium serves a total of 40 vegetarian items (more than 20 percent of the full menu), of which more than 32 are vegan (17 percent of the full menu). As of June 2015, it has more vegan and vegetarian items than any other NFL stadium, with at least one vegan item at every concession stand. ?”We hope that we are copied. We hope people try to one-up Levis Stadium and get the Leed Platinum,” says San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York, “People are going to start to ask questions: why isnt our stadium like this? When your fans start asking that, you better deliver what consumers want.” AT&T Stadium (home of the Dallas Cowboys) AT&T Stadium sources thousands of pounds of organic produce each year from the WE Over Me Farm at Paul Quinn College. ?The farm was once the college’s own football field, but the school made the decision to convert it into an organic farm where students and staff volunteer. “They cant keep up with our full demand, so they give us everything that they can and then we source elsewhere to fulfill our needs,” says AT&T Stadium Executive Chef Orazio LaManna. Its a celebration from their football field to our football field.” Sonoma Raceway Sonoma Raceways organic garden was established in 2013. As of 2014, it produces more than 15 vegetables and herb varieties. It is the first organic garden planted at a NASCAR racetrack. The gardens produce and herbs are featured at concessions, in private suites, and at specialty catered events. ?”We are focused on developing a resilient food system at Sonoma Raceway, which is very exciting. It shows our fans what can be grown in this region and it communicates our commitment to the quality of food we serve,” says Director of Operations Victoria Campbell.   Several of the case studies offered vegetarian and/­­or vegan meal options at all concessions area through out their venue: - Levis Stadium (home of the San Francisco 49ers ) - Firstenergy Stadium (home of the Cleveland Browns) - AT&T Stadium (home of the Dallas Cowboys) - Citizens Bank Park (home of the Philadelphia Phillies) - Petco Park (home of the? San Diego Padres) - Safeco Field (home of the Seattle Mariners)   Sports bring people together from all walks of life and across political, cultural, religious, and socioeconomic barriers. Making our food system more sustainable will take united effort and innovative thinking – changing what we eat during our favorite cultural passtimes could be a perfect way to start. “Can the sports industry instigate that change by itself? No,?it cannot. Can it make a big contribution in shifting cultural consciousness and supply chain operations towards ecologically responsible healthy food? Yes, for sure it can.” – Allen Hershkowitz, Phd, President, Green Sports Alliance.   The post New Report Finds Meatless Sports Concessions are a Game Changer appeared first on Meatless Monday.

Health Summit for Health Professionals at VegfestUK Vegan Festival London Olympia

August 4 2015 World Vegetarian And Vegan News 

Health Summit for Health Professionals at VegfestUK Vegan Festival London Olympia As part of the continuing efforts to Vegducate as many people as possible about the vegan solutions to avoidable world problems that threaten our planet VegfestUK is now hosting a Health Summit for Health Professionals at London Olympia on Saturday 10th October. Sadly there are still many health professionals that are unaware of the evidence based science that supports the solution of a healthier balanced plant based diet to common health problems and the vegan diets suitability for all age groups. Harley Street nutritional therapist Yvonne Bishop-Weston reveals "I am frequently contacted by mothers at their wits end because of pressure put upon them by Doctors to start eating meat and cheese and feed animal products to their children, like there is some magical ingredient that can only be found in meat and dairy. It reveals a lack of understanding about basic nutrition and the nutrients found in food" "Yes a person may fair better on a diet higher in protein, may have some health condition that requires extra omega 3 EPA and DHA, or vitamin B12 or vitamin D3 or probiotics but there are now excellent plant based versions of all of these nutritional tools." Earlier this year The Vegan Society reached a historic agreement with The British Dietetic Association. The Vegan Society and The British Dietetic Association have agreed to collaborate to bring  reliable plant based nutrition information to every community in the UK. Tony Bishop-Weston, executive consultant Vegan Chef and Author of The Vegan Cookbook,  has helped VegfestUK bring together some leading lights in Nutrition and Dietetics to provide a line up of distinguished speakers to provide evidence based science that backs up the argument for vegan solutions to the scourge of avoidable self inflicted health problems we face. Chef says "For too long many health professionals, GP's, midwives, dietitians, nutritionists, health workers have written off plant based diets as unnatural and exclusionary. This may be partly because of the way vegan diets were better known for what wasn't vegan, what they didn't eat rather than what vegans do eat - messages were full of negative messages, not this, don't eat that, no no no rather than yes yes yes and motivational provocative messages focused on delicious and dynamic vegan solutions. That's all changed. Bookshops are awash with beautiful vegan cookbooks with deliciously inspiring vegan recipes. The supermarkets now sell edible melting vegan cheese, vegan sausages, dairy free ice cream in fact everything from plant based caviar to vegan haggis. Thanks to 70 years of UK veganism there's now plenty of people to prove that a vegan diet can be far healthier than the average UK diet" Speakers at The VegfestUK Health Summit for Health Professionals include Professor Thomas Sanders  Professor of Nutrition & Dietetics Kings College London who will be talking about his CRESSIDA study and it's relevance to those on vegan diets Prof Tom Sanders Professor of Nutrition Kings College LondonDr Emma Derbyshire, PhD, is a registered public health nutritionist government adviser on nutrition and diet matters and award-winning nutrition and health writer.  Dr Emma Derbyshire NutritionistSandra Hood RD - A specialist dietician for the NHS Sandra runs education sessions on diabetes for patients and health professionals. Sandra is author of 'Feeding your Vegan Baby with Confidence' published by The Vegan Society and has had numerous articles published in magazines. She worked closely with Plamil Foods to produce Infant Case Histories to prove the efficacy and benefits of a plant food based diet for infants. Sandra is currently working on nutrition material for the Vegan Society and BDA collaboration. She will be joined by Nutritional Therapist Yvonne Bishop-Weston Sandra Hood registered Dietitian Dr Nina Bailey -BSc Hons, MSc, PhD, ANutr: Nutrition Scientist - Head of Clinical Nutrition Igennus Healthcare Nutrition - Dr Nina Bailey is a leading expert in marine fatty  acids and their role in health and disease. Dr Bailey holds a master's degree in Clinical  Nutrition and received her doctorate from Cambridge University and is a published scientist,  regularly featured in national health publications. Dr Nina Bailey Nutrition ScientistMikkel Jungersen - Scientific Advisor in Scientific Affairs at Chr. Hansens  Health & Nutrition Division where he is responsible for scientific issues for Chr. Hansens  probiotics Mikkel Jungeresen - Scientific Advisor  Other speakers include Paul Appleby from the Oxford University/­­European EPIC Study, Dr Tushar Mehta from Toronto, motivational expert Brian Jacobs and yoga guru talking about and demonstrating yoga as a tool to alleviate some of the effects of stress. http:/­­/­­london.vegfest.co.uk/­­prof-tom-sanders http:/­­/­­london.vegfest.co.uk/­­dr-emma-derbyshire http:/­­/­­london.vegfest.co.uk/­­sandra-hood http:/­­/­­london.vegfest.co.uk/­­yvonne-bishop-weston http:/­­/­­london.vegfest.co.uk/­­dr-nina-bailey SATURDAY Health Professionals Health Summit Talks Room 12:00 - Dr Emma Derbyshire - Protein and Calcium Solutions on a Vegan Diet 1:00 - Prof Tom Sanders - King's College London CRESSIDA Study 2:00 - Sandra Hood RD Yvonne Bishop-Weston BSc DipION mBANT - Safer Vegan Pregnancy & Childrens health 3:00 - Mikkel Jungersen, MSc - Probiotics and Women's health 4:00 - Dr Nina Bailey - Essential Fats and Vegan Diets 5:00 - Dr Tushar Mehta - Vegan is the Answer: What's The Question? SATURDAY Health Professionals Health Summit Workshop Room12:00 - Paul Appleby  - Oxford Uni EPIC Study and Vegan Findings 1:00 - Debate - Raw food vs Cooked food 2:00 - Dr Tushar Mehta & Peter Gleave - Can you reverse Diabetes? 3:00 - Christine Bailey - Good Fats, Healing Fats.  Its time to Feel Good About Healthy Fats 4:00 - Brian Jacobs - Solutions for motivational strategies for encouraging healthy eating 5:00 - The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre - Stress Management Free certificated CPD for Health Professionals will be on offer. Contact your professional body for more details. More Vegan and Vegetarian News at Vegan News - Health, Diet and Nutrition News

How to Shop for Cruelty-Free Beauty Products

February 7 2015 Vegetarian Times 

How to Shop for Cruelty-Free Beauty Products Even as more and more companies add botanical beauty-boosters to their products, some still rely on animal-sourced ingredients, as well as chemicals that could mess with your health while wrecking the environment. We tend to assume that any beauty product on the shelf is automatically safe, but unfortunately thats not how it works, says Adria Vasil, author of Ecoholic Body: Your Ultimate Earth-Friendly Guide to Living Healthy & Looking Good. Not only that, but toxic chemicals in beauty products can cause pollution and put wildlife in jeopardy once theyre washed down your drain and dumped into waterways, Vasil adds. Want to hew closer to veg values with your beauty routine? Help safeguard the Earth ?and all its creatures by scanning product labels for questionable ingredients. Ditch the Dirty Stuff Detox and defend by steering clear of these all-too-commonly ?used chemicals: Phthalates Phthalates are chief among the endocrine-disrupting chemicals that pose a global threat to human health, according to a World Health Organization and United Nations Environment Programme report published in 2013. The reports authors link such chemicals, which can throw your hormones out of whack, to increased risk of health problems ranging from obesity to pregnancy complications to some forms of cancer--while noting that endocrine disruptors may also cause hormone function to go haywire in wildlife. Phthalate group members dibutyl phthalate and benzyl butyl phthalate appear in many nail polishes. Phthalates also show up in synthetic fragrance (sometimes listed as parfum or fragrance), a common beauty-product ingredient that may constitute as many as 200 undisclosed chemicals. The formula for a synthetic fragrance is regarded as a trade secret, so companies dont have to tell us which chemicals theyve included in those formulas, says Kristen Arnett, a New York-based makeup artist and green-beauty expert. Parabens A pervasive class of endocrine disruptors, parabens typically turn up as preservatives in shampoos, conditioners, lotions, cleansers, and cosmetics. Often listed as ethylparaben, butylparaben, methylparaben, or propylparaben, these synthetic chemicals appear to mimic the activity of estrogen when absorbed into the body. Although research is limited, parabens have been identified in breast cancer tumor ?tissue samples. BHA To keep bacteria from accelerating the spoilage of moisturizers and lipsticks, some companies depend on the preservative action of a synthetic antioxidant called butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA). Not only a likely endocrine disruptor, BHA is also bad news for aquatic life, according to Vasil. Research suggests that BHA buildup in water can kill off the algae that fish feed on. Propylene Glycol A type of alcohol, propylene glycol acts as a humectant, a substance that helps your skin and hair soak up and hold in moisture. But its also a notorious irritant known to trigger contact dermatitis--a form of skin inflammation marked by redness and swelling. And when it breaks down in surface waters, propylene glycol may rob aquatic life of the oxygen vital for its survival. Dont Be Cruel Youll be advancing compassion when you shun these ingredients, ?derived from harming animals: Keratin Touted for smoothing ?hair and enhancing its shine, keratin is a key ingredient in many trendy straightening treatments. Unfortunately, keratin is always obtained from the ground-up horns, hooves, feathers, quills, and hair of animals, says Green Beauty Recipes author Julie Gabriel. Naturally conditioning and botanically based ingredients such as almond oil can serve as keratin alternatives when it comes to softening hair, Gabriel notes. Collagen Theres no evidence that use of collagen-enriched products can replenish your skins supply of this firming protein--yet many skin-care companies offer up supposedly anti-aging creams featuring collagen taken from the skin, bones, and connective tissue of animals. Whats more, a report from the Vegetarian Resource Group notes that the marine collagen listed on some product labels comes from fish scales and fish skin, rather than from algae as claimed. Carmine For bug-friendly beauty, stay away from cosmetics made with this coloring agent. Found in many lipsticks, blushes, and eye shadows, ?carmine is obtained by killing and crushing up female cochineal beetles to draw out the red pigment naturally present in their shells. Learn More See how your favorite products rate on the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database, and get familiar with PETA’s Animal Ingredients List. Curious about making your own personal-care products? Try these homemade beauty “recipes.”

New Lyrics for Feed The World - Do They Know It's Christmas at All

November 16 2014 World Vegetarian And Vegan News 

New Lyrics for Feed The World - Do They Know It's Christmas at AllOver 6 Billion Farm Animals will Die This ChristmasWeapons of Mass Destruction Whilst not wanting to diminish the fantastic efforts of the Band Aid musicians and pop stars for their efforts to reduce the suffering of people in West Africa suffering with Ebola ( Go buy the BandAid30 track if you haven't already), and I agree with Bob Geldof, a disease that prohibits you from comforting and touching loved ones is most abhorrant, meanwhile billions of other Earthlings' lives face torture and death unnecessarily, every Christmas, every year, every month, every week, every day, every hour, every minute, every second. Every year it's estimated 56 billion farm animals (that's not even including all marine life e.g. smoked salmon  prawns, dolphins and whales) are tortured and killed just for fun. Just for our culinary entertainment, just to ammuse our tastebuds, just because we are too lazy and set in our ways to find vegan alternatives that taste just as good, are usually healthier , undoubtably have far less detrimental impact on the planet are fairer and just as nutritious. Do the animals know it's Christmas ? No! So here are some new vegan /­­ vegetarian lyrics to the Feed the World Christmas song to highlight that there are billions of lives of animals who don't know that it's Christmas time at all and it's business as usual for the people with the electric prods and stun guns and bolt guns and knives and saws sloshing about in a sea of blood. Feed the World (more healthily and more sustainably and more ethically) Its Christmas time - if you're an animal you should be afraid At Christmas time - 5 billion will die,  for the food that's made Yet in our world of plenty - we could spread a smile of joy If we ate, like herbivores At Christmas time So say a prayer - pray for 'the other ones' At Christmas time - s' not that hard , you can still have fun Theres a world outside your window - and its a world of dread and hate If you're not a pet they'll kill you - and you could end up on a plate And the Christmas bells that ring there - are the clanging chimes of doom Well tonight 'thank God it's them instead of you' ( ?) There's No peace and joy this Christmas time in Burger King Nor MaccyD's or KFC or Pret..... woah Where all Santa brings is fear It's the same thing every year How can they know its Christmas time at all? What to do? Change your diet everyone! Save the world And the children yet to come! Let them know its Christmas after all Feed the world - Change your plan for dinner time Save the world - Change your plans for dinner time Heal the world - Let them know its Christmas time again Vegan Parody, Meme - Lyrics by Bob Geldof, Midge Ure BandAid30 and Tony Bishop-Weston Free Video coming soon - watch this space New law on parody by the European Copyright Directive October 1st 2014 allows parody for humour and /­­ or mockery as long as it isn't offensive i.e. Racist Buy someone a vegan cookbook  this Christmas For more information about a plant based vegan diet check out these sites and free videos http:/­­/­­www.govegan.org.uk/­­ https:/­­/­­www.vegansociety.com/­­try-vegan/­­how-go-vegan http:/­­/­­vegankit.com/­­be http:/­­/­­www.viva.org.uk/­­30dayvegan http:/­­/­­evolvecampaigns.org.uk/­­evolve/­­default.aspx  Free Video http:/­­/­­thriveforward.com/­­ Free Online Health Program + support http:/­­/­­www.pcrm.org/­­health/­­diets/­­ffl/­­ffl-the-power-of-food-for-health http:/­­/­­www.vegfest.co.uk Brighton Bristol London Vegan Vitamin D3 /­­ Omega 3 EPA DHA  /­­ Probiotics More Vegan and Vegetarian News at Vegan News - Health, Diet and Nutrition News

Q&A with Gene Baur of Farm Sanctuary

May 14 2014 Vegetarian Times 

Q&A with Gene Baur of Farm Sanctuary photo credit: Farm Sanctuary   As the president and co-founder of Farm Sanctuary, the nation’s largest farm animal rescue and protection organization, Gene Baur seizes every opportunity to raise awareness and understanding about the effects of factory farming and the cheap food system in our country. Marathon running has given him a new outlet for his energy and a unique way to advocate for animals. We caught up with Baur shortly after he finished the Boston Marathon.   What compelled you to switch from casual running to marathons? I had been a runner for decades, and fellow runners supportive of Farm Sanctuary started sending me information about organized races. I signed up for my first official half marathon in 2009 and was encouraged by the experience. I met my girlfriend, a triathlete, in 2011, and she was training to run the Marine Corps marathon in Washington, D.C., later that year. We ran together and I decided to sign up for the Rock-n-Roll marathon in D.C. the following spring. My girlfriend gave me a training program, which I followed, and I completed my first marathon in around 3 hours, 28 minutes.   What has your experience been finding vegan running shoes and other gear? It has been very easy finding vegan running shoes and other gear. Companies that make running shoes have been using vegan materials because they are lighter and better than leather. And, running shirts and shorts tend not to include wool, leather, or other animal products.   Where is your favorite place to run? I grew up running on trails in Griffith Park, in the Hollywood Hills above Los Angeles, and that remains my favorite place to run today. I enjoy the warm weather in Southern California and like spending time in nature amid the sprawling metropolis below.   How do you promote the animal-welfare cause through your running? As a long-time vegan, I like to demonstrate that vegan foods can support significant athletic feats, and I share nutritional information about the efficacy of plant foods with fellow athletes. One of the best ways to promote animal welfare is to not eat animals, and thankfully, plant-based foods are loaded with everything a human body needs to thrive. In addition to marathons, I’ve completed a number of triathlons, including an Ironman, which entails swimming 2.4 miles, biking 112 miles, and then running a 26.2-mile marathon.   Have you had any memorable conversations with other runners about veganism or Farm Sanctuary? I have had numerous conversations with runners about veganism, and about Farm Sanctuary. Runners seem interested in living healthy, mindful lives. Most conversations happen before or after races, but some happen during races too. Approaching the 20-mile mark during the LA Marathon in 2013, I was running with the 3:25 pace group. The group leader noticed my shirt, which had a picture of a cow on the front and “Go Vegan” on the back. He told me how he went vegetarian after looking into the eyes of a cow and connecting with her.    

Movie on a Mission: Inside the Garbage of the World

May 4 2015 Vegetarian Times 

Movie on a Mission: Inside the Garbage of the WorldPhoto: Carillo Films When you learn that an average American discards 4.5 pounds per day of trash, you realize we are the problem because we are not aware of where our trash is going and what it does to the environment and ultimately to our health, says Philippe Carillo, co-director and co-producer--with his wife, Maxine--of the documentary Inside the Garbage of the World. The film aims to correct this lack of awareness by showing the scourge of plastic pollution. Here, Philippe passionately responds to questions the film prompts. How would designating plastic as hazardous waste--which the film advocates--be a game changer? When plastic will finally be considered hazardous material, then plastic manufactures will be forced to come up with a safe material for human consumption and for the environment. We should have a totally independent organization, a pro-consumer organization, which should do all the testing of any product before it goes to market. But today that is far from the case. Big corporations have way too much power, and they are not ethical in regards to public safety. Californias ban on plastic bags, set to start this summer, is on hold since an industry-backed referendum qualified for the November 2016 ballot. What would you say to the states voters? I challenge anybody who is voting to overturn the ban to go to the beach every morning like I do and clean it of plastic. Believe me, they will start to understand. Have them ask scientists about the dangers of plastic, learning what it does little by little to their health, and to the fish and marine mammals who are dying all over the world because their stomachs are full of plastic bags. Ask them to visit one of the first beaches where plastic has concentrated, such as Kamilo Beach in Hawaii, and see if they can apprehend the future and how we are killing ourselves. We cannot leave our future in the hands of greedy organizations. Our future depends on us. Where would you suggest people start to get involved? In any vote that may occur in your vicinity, vote for your future and the future of your children. Also, vote with your pocketbook. That is your great power. You are the one who chooses what grocery stores sell. Remove plastic from your life, even if its step by step: Bring along your own fabric bags when you shop. Stop buying water in plastic bottles; there are alternatives such as glass bottles, or carry your own water container if you have a good water filter at home. Use your own mug when you buy coffee; buy bamboo or camping utensils to avoid using plastic utensils; use your own stainless steel container for takeout food. After a while you will see a change. We are the change! What about you? How are you reducing single-use plastic in your life?

Movie on a Mission: Plastic Paradise

January 23 2015 Vegetarian Times 

Movie on a Mission: Plastic ParadisePhoto courtesy of Bullfrog Films One spot you wont find advertised in any tourist brochure: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch. That didnt stop journalist Angela Sun from setting out to investigate this massive trash heap in a remote part of the Pacific Ocean. As seen in Plastic Paradise, the film documenting her odyssey, plastic stuff makes up most of the debris. And as this non-biodegradable stuff breaks down, it leaches out pollutants--which is only one of the ways it threatens sea life. Here, Sun responds to questions about the perils of plastic. The film shows how discarded fishing nets made from plastic--comprising the bulk of the patchs marine debris--are entrapping sea life and destroying coral reefs. Whats being done so the fishing industry takes responsibility? No international regulations now exist regarding these discarded nets, and a lot of illegal fishing is going on worldwide. There are small businesses collecting fishing nets to use as raw materials for other goods: Bureo Skateboards in South America, and EcoAlf, a sustainable fashion line from Madrid, which is looking into incentivizing fisherman to bring back those ghost nets. Last fall, California became the first state in the U.S. to ban the use of plastic shopping bags. What impact will that have? I think it will have a huge impact, as California is the eighth largest economy in the world and a leader in all things green. I think it will have a domino effect regarding all those states that are leaning toward the ban of plastic shopping bags. Can you explain why, as the movie argues, recycling is a bit of a myth? Recycling is a way to delay action. Its saying, Hey, lets continue buying unnecessary things, and line the pockets of companies that promote this, as long as you can recycle. Theres no emphasis on stopping the problem at the source. Also, each city has different recycling regulations, and collection isnt uniform. Most plastics do not get recycled, and for the small portions that do, there are only specific things that recycled plastic can become, whereas glass or metal can be recycled into an infinite amount of goods without the breakdown of its properties. If someone has a New Years resolution to reduce use of plastics, where would you advise starting? I would say keep it simple. Start by simply saying no to single-use plastic for two weeks. We have some great tips on our Web site and also have a pledge to join others worldwide. Its hard to change your lifestyle, but every little step counts. I love this quote from Martin Luther King Jr.: Faith is taking the first step even when you dont see the whole staircase. I have faith in humanity, and I believe we can change our mentality in response to all this disposable plastic, because we have to. Theres plastic in the wildest of animals and in the most remote ends of the earth and depths of the seas. Its time to wake up. Photo courtesy of Bullfrog Films

Q & A with Gene Baur of Farm Sanctuary

May 14 2014 Vegetarian Times 

Q & A with Gene Baur of Farm Sanctuary photo credit: Farm Sanctuary   As the president and co-founder of Farm Sanctuary, the nation’s largest farm animal rescue and protection organization, Gene Baur seizes every opportunity to raise awareness and understanding about the effects of factory farming and the cheap food system in our country. Marathon running has given him a new outlet for his energy and a unique way to advocate for animals. We caught up with Baur shortly after he finished the Boston Marathon.   What compelled you to switch from casual running to marathons? I had been a runner for decades, and fellow runners supportive of Farm Sanctuary started sending me information about organized races. I signed up for my first official half marathon in 2009 and was encouraged by the experience. I met my girlfriend, a triathlete, in 2011, and she was training to run the Marine Corps marathon in Washington, D.C., later that year. We ran together and I decided to sign up for the Rock-n-Roll marathon in D.C. the following spring. My girlfriend gave me a training program, which I followed, and I completed my first marathon in around 3 hours, 28 minutes.   What has your experience been finding vegan running shoes and other gear? It has been very easy finding vegan running shoes and other gear. Companies that make running shoes have been using vegan materials because they are lighter and better than leather. And, running shirts and shorts tend not to include wool, leather, or other animal products.   Where is your favorite place to run? I grew up running on trails in Griffith Park, in the Hollywood Hills above Los Angeles, and that remains my favorite place to run today. I enjoy the warm weather in Southern California and like spending time in nature amid the sprawling metropolis below.   How do you promote the animal-welfare cause through your running? As a long-time vegan, I like to demonstrate that vegan foods can support significant athletic feats, and I share nutritional information about the efficacy of plant foods with fellow athletes. One of the best ways to promote animal welfare is to not eat animals, and thankfully, plant-based foods are loaded with everything a human body needs to thrive. In addition to marathons, I’ve completed a number of triathlons, including an Ironman, which entails swimming 2.4 miles, biking 112 miles, and then running a 26.2-mile marathon.   Have you had any memorable conversations with other runners about veganism or Farm Sanctuary? I have had numerous conversations with runners about veganism, and about Farm Sanctuary. Runners seem interested in living healthy, mindful lives. Most conversations happen before or after races, but some happen during races too. Approaching the 20-mile mark during the LA Marathon in 2013, I was running with the 3:25 pace group. The group leader noticed my shirt, which had a picture of a cow on the front and “Go Vegan” on the back. He told me how he went vegetarian after looking into the eyes of a cow and connecting with her.    


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