Great TED Talk on staving cancer early with an antiangiogenesis diet. The video is 20 minutes, but very well worth watching.
From Wikipedia, "angiogenesis is a physiological process involving the growth of new blood vessels from pre-existing vessels." Basically, this is what cancer tumors do to try to grow. Since cancer tumors don't have their own blood vessels, the try and steal blood vessels to help them grow.
"William Li presents a new way to think about cancer treatment: angiogenesis, targeting the blood vessels that feed a tumor. The crucial first (and best) step: Eating cancer-fighting foods that beat cancer at its own game.'
Big thanks to my friend Shayna for sending this TED Talk over.
On Saturday May 29th, Kim Eng, from Eckhart Tolle Teachings, will joining us here in NYC to give a talk at the Urban Zen Center on the topic of Women & Spirituality.
The event is $70 and it includes the talk and a meet-and-greet opportunity with Kim after the talk. Before the talk, we will also be serving refreshments and hosting a lunch time potluck for We Like It Raw readers.
If you are in the New York area (NY, NJ, DE, CT, PA), I'd love for you to come join us at this event. I consider Kim, and her life-partner Eckhart Tolle, to be two of the most transformative spiritual teachers of our time, and I'm honored to have the opportunity for the NYC community to hear her speak. This will actually be the first time Kim is speaking in NYC and it is also the first time that she is speaking on this subject.
Here's a little more about the talk:
"For thousands of years, there has been an excess of YANG (male energy) and a devaluation and suppression of YIN (the female) in the energy-field of our planet. In this talk, Kim will speak of the vital rôle of Yin in the spiritual awakening of both women and men as well as in the transformation of the collective consciousness."
"She will show how to cultivate more Yin in our lives and thus open ourselves to the arising of the new consciousness. This will bring about the balance in the collective energy-field that is urgently needed if our planet is to be saved. With the increase of Yin, more and more women will step into leadership rôles and become agents for positive change based on cooperation rather than confrontation."
If this event seems like something you'd be in to, you can register here.
If you have any questions about the event, you can email me personally at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, if you are coming from out of town and need to be connected with someone in this area so you have a place to stay, let me know.
This event will be hosted at the Stephan Weiss Studio in New York City at the Urban Zen Center.
Stephan Weiss Studio
Urban Zen Center
711 Greenwich Street
New York NY, 10014 (map)
Kim Eng from Eckhart Teachings joins us in NYC on Memorial Day weekend for this presence filled two hour talk. The talk will be followed by a 30 minute meet and greet reception.
3:00 to 3:25: Welcome
3:30 to 5:30: Kim Eng's Talk on Women & Spirituality
5:30 to 6:00: Meet and greet with Kim
We Like It Raw Readers Potluck from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.
From my buddy Vinit:
Here is a TED talk by founder of treehugger.com Graham Hill about how he wasn't just ready to give up meat "forever", even though he KNEW all the benefits of being a vegetarian. He came up with the phrase Weekday Vegetarian and has been practicing it for the last year and feels great.
So I thought, why not Weekday Raw, Weekday Vegan, Weekday Jain? Ya heard?
I love that. And what a dope title for a possible book... "Weekday Raw". I can imagine it including amazingly simple raw dishes and the healthiest simple cooked dishes too.
I have a lot of friends that currently practice "raw till dinner" which seems to work for them very well. These are people that would have otherwise totally given up on eating a high amount of raw foods in their diet if it wasn't for this adjustment.
The bottom line is that the old labels don't work, so do what makes you happy. Most people that I meet that have been eating raw foods more than three years do incorporate things like quinoa and warm soups into their diet. That includes me too.
My of my favorite brunch spots, Quintessence in NYC, has moved from agave to xylitol in their drinks.
I had my first xylitol chai latte this week and I really enjoyed it. I prefer it over stevia because it doesn't have that weird after taste.
I first heard about xylitol from Dr Gabriel Cousens and Courtney Pool. They like using at the Tree of Life becase it does not raise blood sugar levels.
As I understand there are two types of xylitol formulas out there. Birch and corn. Quality brands use birch.
What are your thoughts about xylitol? Have you tried it?
Here's Michelle in her own words:
We will be hosting a "Veggie for a Day Music Festival", August 28, featuring Dub bands, vegan, raw food, products & services promoting sustainable agriculture & green living in general. We are planning to make this an annual event and would like the first year to be a success.
To make the first year successful, Michelle is looking for vendors, dub bands, speakers, sponsors, and volunteers.
You can learn more about Michelle's event and get involved here.
Masala is a collection of the finest mix of holistic living blog online. Here's this week's "Best of Masala" post:
How to Build a Meal Sized Salad by Gena Hamshaw
Great post by Gena on the difference between a salad and a SALAD!!! Includes tons of lovely pics from various types of salads that's Gena enjoys.
One of the most common complaints I get from clients is that they’re eating big salads at lunchtime, but that these salads never keep them full. “I’m starving by 3 p.m.!” they exclaim. When a client tells me such a thing, a familiar dialog always begins:
Me: “So. What’s in your lunchtime salad?”
Client: “Wellll. Some romaine, or baby greens, with some shredded carrots or cucumber or tomato, and half an avocado.”
No wonder my client is starving to death by 3!
So the idea behind today’s post is this: how can we put together lunchtime (or dinnertime) salads that are light and digestive, but offer us adequate–nay, optimal–nutrition?
Keep reading at choosingraw.com
Philip McCluskey has a great post on Crazy Sexy Life today talking about the key things that helped him transform his life.
In the post, Philip goes into faith, positive thinking, affirmations, creating your day, and visualization.