Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Nutritionist Asks UK Govt to Change NHS Eatwell Plate

Healthy Eating & Nutrition News: Petition - UK Govt Pls Change NHS Eatwell Plate

UK Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston is asking everyone to sign her petition to change the NHS Eatwell Plate administered by Public Health England

Yvonne says "The eatwell plate is not fit for purpose, it encourages people to eat up to 34% saturated fat rich foods and many of the foods depicted in the 33% carbohydrate section are nutrient poor and likely to end up stored as fat in the body too. The Eatwell ratios are outdated and need to reflect research that shows our vegetable intake should be double that of the current 5 a Day advice if we want a better chance of avoiding preventable chronic disease. Advising people that they should eat and drink 7% sugary and fatty foods such as cakes and sweets washed down with cocacola is incomprehensible in a climate of troubling rates of childhood obesity and early onset diabetes. Heart disease is reversible with a healthy diet but not with a the sort of diet condoned by the NHS and British Heart Foundation using the current Eatwell plate"

"It's this 'little bit of what you fancy does you good' and attitude that all calories are equal that has led to fast food outlets like Burger King in hospitals and an epidemic of obesity"

NHS / PHE / BHF encourage UK to eat 34% saturated fat rich foods

Please sign the petition to encourage political parties to discuss this urgent issue.

Yvonne Bishop-Weston says we should aim for more like 50% of our diet from brightly coloured vegetables with extra berries. Calcium and protein rich foods should be from sources that are rich in essential fats or very low in fat. Nutrient depleted starchy carbohydrate foods such as white bread offer us nothing to reduce the risks of disease and should be in the same category as alcohol - 'At your own risk'

The Nutritionist will be speaking at Vegfest UK in May and September

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Could this Vegan Pizza Stop Heart Disease, Cancer and Altzhiemers?

Domino’s Now Offers Vegan Pizza In Israel

The world's favourite food just went vegan. Well not strictly true - we do have vegan pizzas in the shops.

V Bites make one and if you take your own dairy free / vegan cheese into PizzaExpress they'll usually oblige with a vegan version of whatever you like (just don't expect a discount for supplying your own ingredients)

But it just goes to show that if enough people stand up at once and ask then anything can happen.

Dairy is implicated implicated in a number of chronic health problems and conditions so an alternative Dairy Free pizza made with vegan cheese seems a no brainer.

Whilst Dominos in the USA and UK continue to ignore our pleas for a vegan pizza in Israel  they are 'whey' ahead of us. Due to popular demand there is now a vegan pizza in Israel.

Want one here in the UK ? or USA? - make a fuss and get your friends to do the same.

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Friday, November 15, 2013

World's Biggest Knickerbocker Glory for World Vegan Month

World's Biggest Knickerbocker Glory for #WorldVeganMonth ?

World's Biggest Knickerbocker Glory for World Vegan Month Trafalgar Square London Midday Saturday 16th November 2013

Please help bring more ingredients for World's biggest Knickerbocker Glory attempt

Need more
  • Vegan Ice cream
  • Giant Cherries
  • Hundreds and thousands
  • Dairy Free chocolate
  • Squirty Vegan Cream
  • Vegan strawberry mousse
  • Raspberry Syrup
  • Chopped nuts
  • Bananas
 Bring a spoon and a bowl so you can try the finished creation once we have photographed it!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Archaeology - How Humans Mutated To Tolerate Milk


It's not natural to drink the milk of another species. Europeans genetically mutated to tolerate cows milk - most of the world still gets diarrhea if they drink it.

Archaeologists unravel the history of milk drinking and plot the gradual genetic mutation of Northern Europe

Who Can Properly digest Cow's Milk?

Friday, September 13, 2013

Microsoft's Bill Gates Gets Behind Vegan Eggs

No, it's not another of our April fool jokes! Microsoft's Bill Gates and Paypal's Peter Thiel really are plugging Vegan Eggs

Here's what the Daily Mail said;

Not clear what plants are being used - Acorns?
"MailOnline was able to try two of Hampton Creek’s products - its mayonnaise, and cookies made using its baking product.

The results were surprising, if a little anticlimactic. Both tasted exactly as you would expect - and are indistinguishable from products made with real egg.
The chocolate chip cookies we tried were excellent - crumbly, moist and with a feel in the mouth identical to a normal cookie. Crucially, they also look identical to a normal cookie - despite containing no egg.

Hampton Creek’s ‘Beyond Egg’ mayonnaise was also extremely similar to ‘normal’ mayo - and after trying it out on a few friends, some even preferred to to normal mayonnaise."

Thursday, September 05, 2013

New record by London Chef for Vegan Catering?

RushPRNews: London Chef Sets New Standards for Vegan Catering

Lloyd Hesom at the Selsdon Park Hotel has become Lush Handmade Cosmetics chef of the year after delighting 300 Lush employees for 3 days with a 100% vegan menu. There was even a full vegan cheeseboard.

Chef's interested in following in Lloyd's and pulling their socks up to face any challenge and pleasing everybody rather than just the apathetic and unadventourous should visit London Vegfest at Olympia on the5th and 6th October.

Lloyd agrees with Lush's Mark Constantine and says  "If you can please vegans you can please anyone!"

OK, so I admit,  I helped a bit.............

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Live TV - Save the Planet - Greenpeace in London

6 Greenpeace women are climbing the highest skyscraper in Europe to highlight the plight of the planet. What are you going to do? Nothing? I don't think so. Don't be like the people of Pompeii !!  LIVE TV

Friday, July 05, 2013

UK Comedy? Banned Joke Poster for London Vegfest UK

At this years Vegfest UK in London at Kensington Olympia Exhibition Centre on October 5th and 6th there will be a lot of comedy in addition to the usual workshops, music, cookery demos, films,  Yoga, and foodtasting. To highlight the comedy a series of 'jokes in the style of' were released.

This one didn't make it and ended up in the bin.What you you think? Is it a step too far? Is it rascist? or is it just hysterically funny? Is it in bad taste? Was it rightfully censored? or should it go viral?

Does this joke belong in the bin? or on a wall at the Vegan Society?
Here's some of the others that made it onto the VegfestUK Facebook Page.

Comedy In the style of Eddie Izzard

In the style of Frankie Boyle

In the style of Jack Dee

In the style of John Bishop

In the style of John Cleese

Comedy in the style of Johnny Vegas

Comedy in the style of Lenny Henry

In the style of Michael Mckintyre

In the style of Peter Kay

Comedy in the style of Ricky Gervais

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Whoops! Did David Cameron Just Insult Vegans?

Sketch: G8 + PM? You do the math - Telegraph

UK Prime Minister David Cameron joked as he informed the House that "a shopkeeper in Enniskillen had been disappointed at the dearth of G8 protestors, as he’d stocked up specially on vegan meals. Now there's lots of vegan food going spare". (what? vegetables?)

Might have got away with that had he not followed it with "All the leaders in the G8 had signed an agreement declaring that they would never pay ransoms to terrorists."

Wonder what Bill Clinton will say about the inference that vegans are terrorists.

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Research Begins to Find Out Exactly Why Meat is Bad for Health

Vegetarians May Live Longer Than Meat Eaters, Research Finds |

Mass Muderer?
Time Magazine reports research and studies in JAMA Internal Medicine Journal that explain why Vegetarians and Vegans are healthier than those people that eat meat.

In their desperate attempts to find the compounds in meat that are killing millions of Americans and British people every year scientists have found that it's not just the saturated animal fat that is the problem.

It seems there are a host of microbes and chemicals in meat designed to attack the fabric of human existence.Your body can cope them for a while but it seems to explain why American Footballers and cavemen don't live that long - if you want to duck out of old age and dodge getting lumbered with the grand children then eat lots of meat.

If on the other hand you want to live long and prosper then eat your vegetables. That's the thing that's always confounded the researchers before. People who eat less meat tend to eat more vegetables. It's true that eating more vegetables has a protective effect but now scientists can seperate factors like smoking, drinking alcohol, exercise, type of meat, dairy, vegetable consumption, and account for a host of other factors researchers can now pinpoint from the data which elements are the most dangerous.

Excercise is important, not smoking is important, not drinking alcohol is important but it seems that even a junkfood eating, lazy, pot smoking, alcoholic vegan can hang in there with an average North American cheese burger munching milkshake guzzling beefcake.

Scientists had hoped they would find the secret X Factor in meat that's got the talent  to kill us early so they could neutralise it, genetically engineer it out of cloned pigs and carry on feeding people cheap meat without killing off their customer base. The meat industry have had various brainwaves, such as infusing beef with rare berries and smearing meat with mashed up maggots but all ideas so far have proved either too expensive or too yucky for US consumers.

In the study reported in Time Magazine it showed vegetarians reduced risk of early death by 12% and with vegans the stats were even better. As Colin T Campbell's research has shown for many years cheese is almost as dangerous as meat. His studies detailed in The China Study suggest cheese and dairy is like fertiliser for cancer cells.

Foir help to optimise your diet to reduce the risks of disease and fuel your immune system contact London Nutritionist - Yvonne Bishop-Weston

Friday, May 17, 2013

Vegfest UK Competition - Vegan Recipes for Vegetarian + Vegan Diets

Vegfest UK Competition Free Vegan Recipes for Vegetarian Vegan Diets

Butternut & Orange Soup with Rye and Chia Seed Toast
Submit your healthier vegan recipes to VegfestUK

Vegfest UK  plan to build the UK's biggest database of healthy vegan recipes for vegetarian and vegan diets to encorage people to eat more plant based foods.

Vegfest UK has become one of the top destinations for people wishing to find out more about greener healthier lifestyles.

A database of recipes will help people sustain their initial enthusiasm and continue on a plantarian pathway.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Bristol Restaurants, Bars and Hotels Are Urged to Contact Tourist Board Re Vegan Diets

Top Best News » Bristol Restaurants, Bars and Hotels Are Urged to Contact Tourist Board As Bristol Festival Attracts 20,000 Visitors Keen to Discover Vegan Diets.

Vegfest UK Festival in Bristol Causes Hummous Shortage
The Bristol Tourist Board admit finding Vegan restaurants on their website Visit Bristol is a bit of a headache.

They are asking proprietors who offer interesting, good value for money vegan food to contact them at

Vegfest UK in Bristol attracts  20000 this year - Director Tim Barford says "We envisage there could be Bristol city shortage of hummus next weekend because of all the people coming to Vegfest and visiting the city but we will have more than enough food to feed anyone who wants to try delicious healthier vegetarian and vegan options. This is our 10th year - no one has complained of going hungry before!"

Vegfest UK News VegfestUK

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Bristol Founder Of Vegfest Vegan Festival Wins National Award

Bristol Founder Of Vegan Festival Wins National Award

Vegfest Wins award
Tim Barford won a well deserved Lloyds TSB Green PEAB award for Vegfest UK at an award ceremony in London this week.

Vegfest UK is now the biggest festival of it's kind in the world.

It's estimated Vegfest UK will have helped 40-50,000 people this year find out more about healthier, more ethical , more sustainable lifestyles.

Meanwhile Google trends shows interest in Vegan Diets has doubled in UK, Germany, Israel and Romania.

It's expected over 20,000 people from all over Europe will visit Vegfest in Bristol this year.

10,000 are expected at the Ticket only Vegfest Vegan Expo at London's Olympia exhibition halls in Kensington.

Friday, May 03, 2013

Is Vegan Pizza The Recipe to Turn UK to Vegan Diet

Vegan Pizza Recipe Will Turn UK to Healthy Vegan Diet

Vegan Pizza; could it cure world's ills?
What do you think?

If Dominos Pizza Chain went Vegan would people just give and say " OK I give in , that's it ! , you win, I've run out of excuses, I'm going Vegan!"

Would they?


For many people it's true.  Excuses are quite frequently I would if I could but I can't -  it's too boring/difficult/leftfield (delete/insert as appropriate)

Maybe pizza could be the catalyst. maybe it's true that if there were a vegan pizza waiting for you to just pick up the phone during the adverts on TV and then wait for a spotty youth on a moped to run over your daffodils and bang on your door before the free pizza delivery time limit is up.

Ask your omnivourous friends please. Is it really that simple? If it is then I'm on the case next week

Let me know!

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Dr. Oz Mark Bitman vegan until 6 pm VB6 Vegan Diet

Dr. Oz reveals how to improve your health by going vegan until 6 pm - National Holistic Health |

I just wonder how long it will take these journalists to work out that if you go vegan all the time your body will really thank you for it. Do they think that their body won't notice if they stuff it full of foods that increase their risk of cancer and diabetes after 6 pm?

Surely it's just like saying I only smoke after 6 o'clock or I only drink Vodka after 6PM ?

Granted it's better than smoking all the time all day long, drinking whisky for breakfast, eating bacon for breakfast and burgers and steaks for lunch but seriously.

Yes going vegan some of the time is better than not going vegan at all.

But if you really want to see a difference in your health and reduce your risk of disease try this book

The Ultimate Book of Vegan Cooking

RRP is £11.99.