VSS eNewsletter 20 September 2006
VSS eNewsletter 20 Sep 2006
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.
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.
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
Research suggests that Vitamin B6, found in such foods as whole grains, nuts, and beans, can reduce the risk of Parkinson’s Disease:
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 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@....
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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