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VSS eNewsletter 20 September 2006

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    VSS eNewsletter 20 Sep 2006 www.vegetarian-society.org VSS News Sept s VSS Wellness Seminar Another 10,000 VCDs VSS Rep Attends International
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 19, 2006

      VSS eNewsletter 20 Sep 2006




      VSS News

      Sept’s VSS Wellness Seminar

      Another 10,000 VCDs

      VSS Rep Attends International Vegetarian Union’s World Congress

      For Next World Congress, IVU Returns to Dresden after 100 Years


      Other News

      Cucumbers Are Cool

      B6 and Parkinson’s Disease

      More Details on Rice House near Aljunied MRT

      Tom Low’s Workshop at Fort Canning

      Asian Vegetarian Union Announces 2007 Conference

      Award-Winning Veg Chef Holds Workshop



      VSS News

      Sept’s VSS Wellness Seminar

      September’s VSS Wellness Seminar features a video that captured a lot of attention when it was shown at the Meatout exhibition at the National Library. The video, entitled Eating, focuses on the health dangers of eating meat and the benefits of going veg. Other harmful effects of meat production are also covered.


      Following the screening of the 1-hour+ video, a wholesome organic veg afternoon tea will be served. To help participants practice a healthy diet, there will be a short food demo after the tea break. Two simple, nutritious recipes will be shared.



      Kampung Senang Holistic Lifestyle Centre

      Block 106, Aljunied Crescent , #01-00

      (5min walk from Aljunied MRT, tel: 67498509)


      Date:            Sat., 30 Sep

      Time:            2pm ~ 4.30pm

      To register:    kee_yew@... or Kampung Senang @ 67498509

      Price:            $10 per person.



      Another 10,000 VCDs

      Last weekend, VSS supporters and members gathered to pack another 10,000 of the Seeds for a Better World VCD. That brings to 90,000 the number of this VCD that VSS has prepared for free distribution.


      Any ideas for how to distribute these VCDs in Singapore ? If so, contact info@.... For example, one person is giving out 1000 at her wedding. We do ask for cost recovery for bulk orders of the VCD.



      VSS Rep Attends International Vegetarian Union ’s World Congress

      The International Vegetarian Union (IVU, www.ivu.org) held its 37th World Vegetarian Congress 10-16 Sept in Goa , India . VSS President, Dr George Jacobs, attended. The president of India , A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (http://presidentofindia.nic.in/scripts/presidentprofile.jsp), who is a Muslim vegetarian, was among the many Indian dignitaries who sent a letter of congratulations to the delegates.


      Highlights of the Congress included the opening address by J.P. Vasnami, head of the Sadhu Vaswani Society, who called on the delegates to work passionately to promote vegetarianism. Another highlight of the Congress was the enthusiastic delegation of more than 20 people from the newly Chinese Vegetarian Union (www.cvu.org.cn). George spoke with them about sharing some of VSS’s Chinese language materials.


      George’s presentation was on the intelligence, emotions and personality of our fellow animals. For a copy, email info@....



      For Next World Congress, IVU Returns to Dresden after 100 Years

      The first IVU Congress was held in Dresden , Germany in 1908. For its next Congress, IVU will be returning to scenic Dresden from Sun, 27 Jul – Sun, 3 Aug, 2008 http://www.ivu.org/congress/2008/index.html.



      Other News

      Cucumbers Are Cool

      Cucumbers are actually classified as fruit, though they’re not often recognized as such because they are not very sweet. With a crisp, mild flavor, they’re reliable sources of Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and potassium. Cucumbers are great to eat raw and contain more nutrients than pickles.
      Cucumbers can also be used in juices. A large-scale, 10yr study, published in The American Journal of Medicine, suggests that drinking fruit and vegetable juices may delay onset of Alzheimer’s disease. The researchers hypothesize that the antioxidants in the juice may be the key: http://www.nutritionhorizon.com/newsmaker_article.asp?idNewsMaker=11956&fSite=AO545&category=26&page=1

      B6 and Parkinson’s Disease

      Research suggests that Vitamin B6, found in such foods as whole grains, nuts, and beans, can reduce the risk of Parkinson’s Disease:


      More Details on Rice House near Aljunied MRT

      Meat eaters may soon start complaining that they can’t find anything to eat near Aljunied MRT J. Earlier this month, we announced that another veg restaurant had opened in the area. Here are more details.


      Name:           Rice House (Vegetarian)

      Location:       Blk 129, Geylang East Ave 2, #01-102, 5 mins walk along path below Aljunied MRT track towards Paya Lebar station

      Tel:              6747 3739

      Open:           Every day except Monday

      Hours:                    10.30am - 10pm

      Specialties:    Porridge, beef noodle, stew, duck rice

      MSG:            No, plus no salt added, and no glutten. Also, oil at a minimum

      Brown rice:    Not yet


      Tom Low’s Workshop at Fort Canning

      Tom Low is an entertaining, irrepressible health advocate who is still going strong into his 7th decade. Long an advocate of eating lots of fruits and vegetables, Tom fairly recently went 100% veg. Here’s info on a workshop he’s doing later this month.


      Title:            Detox & Energize

      Goals:           Lose weight, tone your body, revitalize and boost your immune system

      Date:            Sat, 30 Sep

      Time:            Registration at 08.45am; Workshop from 09.00 to 17.00

      Place:           Fort Canning Lodge, 6 Fort Canning Road

      Includes:       Healthy buffet, herbal tea breaks, instruction manual & impact exercise instrument, tasting of fresh juices

      Price:            $268/pax, with early bird discount of $248 by 20 Sep. VSS members: $208

      More info:      6288.1733; ahealth@...



      Asian Vegetarian Union Announces 2007 Conference

      The Asian Vegetarian Union plans to hold its 3rd conference in Kaohsiung , Taiwan , 2-7 Nov, 2007. For more information: thirdavc_taiwan@....



      Award-Winning Veg Chef Holds Workshop

      David Jackson Tan won the Flavors of the World Cooking Competition at the Singapore Food Expo held 28 May at Singapore Expo.


      On Sun, 1 Oct, David will be demonstrating Bubble & Squeak (Mash Potato),  Watermelon Salad, Eggless Oatmeal Waffles, Apricot Healthy Candy and Avocado Mousse. Here are the details:


      Time:            4pm to 6pm (Dinner provided at 6pm)

      Fee:             $10.00 per person

      Place:           6 Ashwood Grove (near Singapore American School )

      Organizer:      Mark Chan, Adventist Community Services

      Registration: Call or sms 97438362



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