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1 Simple Way To Detox Your Body

With every man and his dog (see dog detox details below) trying to cleanse their livers, and their lives, there’s a danger that we choose the wrong approach to clear out our clutter.  Here is 1 simple way to detox your body.

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For most people a detox is ‘program based’ and requires a high degree of application and adherence – in other words following protocols.

A mental appreciation of a detox is that it comes with pain, odour and it’s punitive – going without food, drinks etc.

There is now ‘new thinking’ around the detox, which is understood to be a process or period of time in which one abstains from or rids the body of toxic or unhealthy substances… detoxification.

A detox may also relate to unhealthy thoughts, which need to be purged from the mind.

How do I detox my body?

I am often asked during an initial health assessment if the client can go on a 7-10 or even 40 day fast – juice only, water only and sometimes, breath only.

The new thinking is not particularly revolutionary but does cut right across a lot of the so-called ‘detox rules’.

Since we abstain from food for at least 56 hours each week anyway, while our bodies rest and repair during sleep time, being conscious of what we do ingest at mealtimes allows a softer, more natural cleansing to occur.

The idea is simple – use the ebb and flow of the ’24 hour body time clock’.  This supports the body in its natural elimination, ingestion, digestion, absorption and rest program, rather than traumatise it with a ‘harsh food denial process’.

56 hours of fasting (sleep) each week is supposed to allow

  • adrenals the opportunity to reboot
  • lymphatics to drain adequately
  • nervous system to reset to ‘rest mode’
  • opportunity to get through our days unscathed.

Sadly, today’s hectic lifestyle tends to rob us from taking time to even think about food until it’s too late and we just grab the nearest thing and scoff it down.  So what’s the solution?

Firstly, relax!  Getting stressed achieves nothing – so don’t worry.  Take 15-30 minutes and write down a short plan of what to eat for the first few days and pay attention to how you feel.

Here are some foods and activities you can go without, which I know from first hand experience supports the daily detox program.

  • Coffee and Tea – herbal teas are OK but coffee and tea contribute to acidity in the body
  • Alcohol, particularly more than a glass a day – reconstituted alcohol made enmasse using synthetic ingredients or dairy based ingredients such as ‘whey based alcohol’ is toxic to the body.  Sulphites in beer and wine and the addition of other chemicals are incongruent with the body’s natural ‘tenor’ and flow
  • Bread containing wheat, any gluten based food – wheat is not working for so many people.  Is it the hybridisation of the ‘wheat germ’ – or is is the pre-harvest spraying with glyphosate based herbicides which may be used causing the problem ?
  • Sugar – known in some circles as ‘white death’ akin to heroine in its ability to ‘hook’ the body into a narcotic dependence.  It not only plays havoc with the body’s electrical system because of its high GI (glycemic index) but it supports acidity and again, feeds cancer fungus.
  • Meat of all kinds including fish rot and putrefy in the body causing higher than acceptable levels of uric and lactic acid in the bloodstream. This in itself supports inflammation and the creation of a range of illnesses symptomatic of acidosis including cancer which thrives in an acid environment.
  • Dairy and other animal based products – again the gut finds it hard to break down these ‘old world’ proteins at a time of our evolution which is demanding ‘fine, clean nutrients’.
  • Eggs – unformed bird embryos are like ‘toxic glue’
  • High protein supplements like whey powder and other ‘separated proteins’ such as pea protein – the body cannot recognised ‘reconstituted’ proteins other than natural occurring in the form of whole foods.

What to do first?

Recognise you have a problem and that mostly all illnesses are symptoms.  Ask yourself “Is it something I am eating, which is making me feel ill?” 99.99% of the time it is.

The one and only step towards a complete detox managed in a easy and graceful manner is develop ‘FOOD AWARENESS’.  Again, ask yourself  “Is what I am about to eat going to harm me or help me heal?” Simple.

Some helpful daily steps you might want to consider.

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Start the day  with a bowl of fruit – the natural occurring fruit sugar known as fructose has been designed by nature to support the body, and in particular the mind’s need for simple carbohydrates.

These simple carbs not only power up the body – with 60% of them going to power up the mind in the morning, but also contain enzymes, which help stimulate the colon into releasing yesterday’s waste. Ideally, aim to pass waste three or four times before midday.

Mid morning snacks = Banana, Medjool Dates, Pecans, Walnuts, Cashews will help maintain good energy levels.

Spicy Guacamole on Seed SnackersAt lunch time – any time from 12 midday to 8.00pm in the evening, make a  large bowl of greens with the addition of some naturally created flavours like cashew cheese, some nuts, avocado, a dehydrated tomato and carrot wrap, a gluten free quinoa and amaranth bread with cashew cheese, avocado guacamole and salsa on top.

Recipes and approaches to creating really tasty natural whole food can be obtained from inside my ‘Let’s Eat Raw’ recipe book and my ‘Raw Vegan Meals’ recipe book.

Evening time before 8.00pm just eat lightly, say a snack of sorts, which isn’t going to throw your system into overload.

Evening fast or sleep time – do your best to get 8 hours or at least 2 x 4 hours if you have to wake after 4 hours then get up and relax in the darkness on the couch.

Do not watch TV as this exacerbates the synaptic function setting off the brain and taking your brain out of the meditative delta sleep state, which is often called REM state.  Children for instance, spend as much as 80% of their sleep state in REM – free from neuro-stresses and totally relaxed.

Get plenty of rest while detoxing or fasting

Adults spend as little as 30% in REM – common sense will tell you this is not healthy largely due to the fact their gut is working overtime to break down heavy proteins when in fact it should be resting as the small intestine absorbs nutrients.

Drink plenty of water in between meals and opt for a healthy smoothie or juice in the middle of the day instead of the usual cuppa.  Smoothies are easily available in most towns and cities or if you’re really organised, make your own.  It’s not difficult and there’s loads of good blenders on the market these days.

To make a smoothie, just throw your favourite fruits into a blender and add coconut milk or water or almond or cashew milk and blend for 30 seconds or so.

The thing about smoothies is it’s all about YOU and what you would like to blend together on any given morning.

Less is the new More

so err on the side of caution.  Just a few ingredients such as banana, pineapple and strawberries or choose 3 or 4 of your favourite fruits.  These are fruits your body can recognise and by the way if you overload your smoothie with protein powders your body will STOP trying to eliminate and start to digest.

It appears the body can only cope with one major energy-sapping function at a time.  Protein in the morning contributes to acidosis.

Your gut is a biological computing device.  Overload it and it will ‘blue-screen’ and fail to respond to commands and its output will be sub-optimal.

The fewer commands you give it the more efficient it will become for you.  If your gut is not functioning properly then check out the wonders of green papaya, which saved my life.

See also ‘The Gut Is The Powerhouse Of The Body’

So the 1 step approach to detox might look like a complete rearrangement of your day but this begins with a PURE CHOICE and developing FOOD AWARENESS – is the food I am about to eat going to HARM ME OR HEAL ME?

I offer more in depth consultations both personally and long distance. If you would like to know more then email me – I’m here to help you.

Finally. The body is programed to work perfectly. It’s time to get with the program.

Dog detox links here :  detoxing our fur babies

 

Seasonal celebrations always bring out the worst in our diet. Let’s face it celebrations like Christmas, New Year and public holidays through the year see us putting more and more mucus forming foods on our tables.

What are mucus forming foods?

Meat

Dairy

Wheat

Eggs

White Sugar

Scott Mathias Author, Let's Eat Raw‘I avoid all mucus forming foods – I take no medication and I become clearer and clearer each day’.

Whilst the festive season is recognised for its very special ‘ill-health’ attributes, doctors in the US have concluded a study into the very effect unfortunately called the ‘Christmas Kill Effect’.

Heart attacks are more common at this time of year particularly as a result of coronary artery disease – where fatty plaques build up in narrow arteries to the heart. When plaque ruptures it triggers a blood clot, which leads to heart failure. Plaque also builds up inside the intestinal tract, which in turn puts extra pressure on the heart.

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, and Tufts University School of Medicine examined 53 million U.S. death certificates over an 18-year period. What they discovered was an overall increase of 5% more heart-related deaths during the festive season. While other holiday periods showed increases in death because of heart failure – the Christmas/NY period showed the highest increase.

What does plaque look like?

The image below shows what plaque can look like inside your intestines. It’s not a pretty sight.

how to remove mucus forming foods from your diet

Here’s a closer look at what most people have inside their intestinal tract. Believe me this is not for the feint hearted but in essence a build up like this WILL ultimately stop your body working properly – it can KILL you.

how to remove mucus forming foods from your diet

Recently I came across a post on Facebook talking about Professor Arnold Ehret’s, mucusless diet.  My kind of information.

Some of you who follow us closely to pick up snippets of good quality information will know that both Clare and I recently completed a 7 day grape fast interspersed with colonics.

You should have seen what came out and while it wasn’t intestinal plaque (and why should it be because both of us have followed a healthy diet for much of our adult life), it still wasn’t pretty including pockets of ammonia and parasites of all sizes and proportions.

Yes even in a healthy body, parasites can reside, perhaps left over from my growing-up days in New Zealand in the 50’s and horrendous amounts of meat and dairy product.

What are some of the indicators of too much mucus or plaque in the body?

Check out this girl’s facial appearance, which at any time shows me as a Gut Practitioner, more about what’s  NOT happening in a body than anything.

I cannot tell you how long it took for her to look a very changed person but from a personal point of view; it took me 12-18 months to really see changes occur inside and outside of my body. Today I look clearer and younger than ever before..how to remove mucus forming foods from your diet

So what is mucusless food – firstly what it is NOT… is meat, wheat, dairy, grains, processed food, white sugar, white rice and eggs.

What doesn’t support the formation of mucus is:
  • Ample daily seasonal fruit either whole cut fruit salad or in fibre based smoothie form – a bowl of chopped fruit in the morning not only allows simple carbs to get to the brain but also the enzymes in the fruit help release waste from your bowel.
  • Ample daily green vegetables paired with natural flavours – sweet, sour, salty, creamy and crunchy. Check out my amazing recipes books on my web sites – recipes are simple and all ingredients are easily obtainable.
  • The inclusion of small amount of nuts – almond, cashew and seeds like sunflower, buckwheat (yes it’s a seed) and pepita (pumpkin seeds). I say small amount – literally a small hand full of almonds a day is all the body needs for simple proteins, vitamins and trace minerals.
  • The inclusion of small amounts of oils like olive, hemp, moringa and natural occurring foods, which contain good plant based oils such as avocados and olives. Plant oils, for me, help ‘lubricate’ my innards and support my body’s need for amino acids.
  • 3 of my recipe foods are free from mucus forming foods.  Check out my books here and add them to your kitchen library.

How to prepare these foods in a way that remains exciting and entertaining is the secret and in the coming months we will be showing you close-up and personal, ways to get the very best from your healthy fruit and vegetables.

In the meantime we would like to gift you this link to 7 FREE ‘all plant based’ recipes from my Let’s Eat RAW and RAW Vegan Recipe books, also available online through both my https://www.scottmathiasraw.com and https://www.gutfixx.com websites.

how to remove mucus forming foods from your dietFREE RECIPE Link CLICK HERE – watch videos and download pdf’s to help you make a start.

It’s time to train your brain into feeling what good health feels like.  There is NO inevitability around disease.  I can assure you that there is another chosen path, which comes when you make changes, simple changes and YOU can begin right now.

Diseases related to autoimmune disorder and problems with your immune system is a huge cash cow for pharmaceutical drug companies who pull in billions of dollars every year from the so called healthy industry.  Medical practitioners see each of these immune disorders as isolated as do the legalised drug companies.  This is big business today.  The question is, do you have an autoimmune disorder?

Did you know that just ONE dysfunctional process in the human body is responsible for the existence of these symptoms?

What is autoimmune disease?
immune cells under attack cause autoimmune disorders
Immune Cell

Autoimmune disorder or disease can show up under many titles.  The main cause is a reduction in the number of good bacteria living in the gut, which determine how the gut responds to food.  When the gut ‘system’ is not working properly, in a bio-bacteriological sense, the body’s immune system starts to attack healthy cells out of delirium or what I refer to as ‘bio-confusion’.

Why does this occur?

The immune system normally guards against germs like bad bacteria and viruses, and when it senses the presence of these bad bacteria, it sends out an army of white cells to attack them.

Normally, the immune system can tell the difference between foreign cells and our own healthy cells.

However, if the immune system is deficient in good bacteria, which can be derived from the surface of all green foods, healthy soils and airborne bacteria, then the system is thrown out of balance and, over time, will result in some form of autoimmune disorder.

Today’s modern lifestyle has become so sanitised and convenient that even good bacteria are being killed off before getting into the body.

There are a number of other factors killing off good bacteria and causing autoimmune disorder or disease.  None the least of these are the amounts of antibiotic or ‘anti-biota’ administered to a human body along with pesticides and herbicides.  Other household poisons and even airborne pollution can also be a factor.

Vaccines contain ‘anti-biota’ including mercury and these toxins are very harmful to the body if given in high doses or on a regular basis.  Ironically, they are often administered to the body by the medical profession, in order to protect it.  The human body has become a wealth transference vehicle to the detriment of life per se.  In other words, our sick body becomes a wealth generator for the drug companies.

When bio-inflammation (inflammation inside the human body) occurs as a result of the body’s reduction in its bio-armaments, then problems begin to emerge. These autoimmune disorders are commonly known as:

  • MS – Multiple Sclerosis
  • Celiac
  • Crohns
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Diabetes Type 1 and 2
  • Leaky Gut
  • IBS
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Lupus
  • Alopecia
  • Psoriasis
  • Arthritis
  • Hashimoto’s
  • Reflux
  • Eczema
  • Lung Conditions
  • Bronchitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Tonsillitis

Do these sound familiar?  I’m sure you or someone you know has suffered from one or more of these conditions either now or in the past.  Sadly, they are becoming increasingly common today.

autoimmune disorder happens when healthy cells are under attack
Healthy cells (blue) attacking sick cells (red)
How can I heal my body of autoimmune disorder?
  • Eat only healthy green and living fruit foods gathered or purchased from a known source.
  • Remove ALL inflammatory food from the daily diet, which includes meat, wheat, dairy, grains, processed foods, sugars and eggs. Many of these food sources are what I refer to as ‘resurrected proteins’ – from animals that have ingested green proteins in the form of plant matter, reprocessed it into fat and muscle. The animals are dead when this occurs.
  • Wheat is at the centre of studies into the amount of poison sprayed on it weeks before harvest. This poison is called glyphosate in the form of the well known Monsanto product called Roundup
  • Remove all opportunity for digestive trauma to occur by supporting the food breakdown process.
  • Start to integrate healthy enzymes that will help to break down those undigested proteins in your gut and that will allow the gut muscle to become stronger over time.  (I used papain enzymes which can be found in green papaya powder.  I took a teaspoonful in water once a day after my main meal.
  • Seek to remove yourself from the old world ‘food and nutrition matrix’ by empowering yourself through a new choice and decision making process.
  • Seek new ways of preparing food simply and researching ways to obtain ALL your nutrients including proteins from green living food.
  • To minimise the risk of developing autoimmune disorder, become aware of everything you put into your mouth on a daily basis.  Get into the habit of asking yourself “will this harm me or heal me” and you’ll soon find yourself drawn only to foods that support a healthy immune system.

For further information on the benefits of papain enzymes, CLICK on this link and learn how to get your gut working again in a natural way.

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Healthy Gut Bacteria

Are you aware that inside your gut cavity live trillions of bacteria, both valuable to gut function and also harmful (pathogenic)?  How to we create healthy gut bacteria or microbiome?  Read on….

More and more attention is being focused on the three key functions arising from the presence of good gut bacteria.stomach and intestinal tract - healthy gut bacteria

  • Gut bacteria are thinking all the time – they identify food as it enters the gut and make a decision on how to break it down and also decide whether it’s good for the body or bad for the body.  Have you noticed more references to the gut being the second brain of the human body ?
  • Gut bacteria generate electrical energy, which powers up and supports the maceration process (breakdown through the action of smearing the food to create chyme –liquid food).  Without adequate good bacteria the gut will not ‘fire up’ to begin breaking down food.
  • Gut bacteria need to tap into what are known as SQ (sulfoquinovose) sugars to support the production of electricity.  SQ is found in leafy green vegetables.  Every year, the huge amount of SQ produced around the world by leafy green vegetables – such as spinach, kale, watercress and many others – is comparable to the total annual global production of iron ore.

There are links down below which support what I am saying here.  One from Dr Joe Mercola who cites one of this planet’s foremost gut authorities, Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, a Russian-trained neurologist and nutritionist based in the UK.  Her work on healing autism using food and gut function is widely reported.

I have known innately the gut is driven by electricity – energy needed to literally drive the movement of the gut when food arrives down the gullet.  More importantly I have innately known actual electrical charge production only occurs when the gut biome (mass bacteria) is in balance.

Recently a breakthrough in this understanding presented itself and I felt a sense of inner relief.

Researchers from the chemistry and physics department at Harvard University tracked bacteria ‘blinking’ on and off when certain circumstances presented, such as more or less acid, or a gut environment counter to the acid/alkaline balance in the gut.

The researchers altered a light-capturing protein found in marine microorganisms and, inserting it into the E. coli, immediately they could see single cells change their electrical state – negative to plus and visa versa.  What they saw totally amazed them.

Stress causes acid levels to rise and fall, thus affecting the functional efficiency of the gut muscle and its ability to break down food.

There is also a growing body of research, which clearly shows that consumption of concentrated animal protein into a gut that’s not working, causes ‘bacterial trauma’ releasing dead animal pathogens (bacterium) into the gut, further complicating issues and leading to disease.

healthy gut bacteria - leafy green vegetables contain billions of good bacteriaDid you also know that there are literally billions of good bacteria on the surface of ALL green foods?

The more green foods you eat – with more organic or spray free vegetables being the best for you – the greater number of wonderfully healthy gut bacteria will begin to inhabit your gut cavity.

So when your gut is full of healthy gut bacteria and is working properly, is not overloaded with food, it will literally ‘capture’ all the good bacteria from the greens you eat and help support the ‘turnaround’ of bacteria in the body.  Did you know that almost 95% of your body waste (faeces) is made up of dead bacteria?  Their recycling process is therefore very important and yes things like sauerkraut and kombucha help maintain levels of good bacteria, but are not the complete answer.  The answer lies fairly and squarely in the guts ability to work properly.

I know a lot about gut function because I lived with gut issues for much of my life.  Ten years ago after my near fatal reflux attack I immersed myself in ‘everything gut’.  In the first instance I owe my life to GREEN PAPAYA POWDER, which has enabled me to become the person I am today.

HERE’S A LINK to finding out more about the benefits of this amazing fruit, in its dehydrated green form, and the eradication of disease and discomfort.

I am now available for personal consultations adopting an integrative approach to ideas and recommendations you may choose to follow enabling you to successfully self heal as I did.  Here is the link to find out more ===>> CLICK HERE

References:

http://bit.ly/2encLCq – Nexus
http://bit.ly/2wrlsUv – Mercola
http://bit.ly/1XxGkA2 – Leafy Green Sugars (SQ)
http://bit.ly/2entZ2F – LiveScience
http://bit.ly/2enmLvm – LactoBacto
http://bit.ly/2gr0zkw – Benefits of Green Papaya
http://bit.ly/2vzuHEP – Book a Consultation with Scott

The gut is the powerhouse of the body and with so much talk about the importance of good gut health, I thought I’d share with you an excerpt from my book ‘Understanding The Divine Gut – How To Eat Your Way To Ultimate Digestive Health’.

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The Gut Is The Powerhouse Of The Body

It is said that the gut is the body’s second brain and I can attest to this.  Over the years of my chronic digestive condition I came to know it well.  I now show it a degree of respect for its intelligence that I never contemplated possible.  Most people don’t and I put this down to a very poor level of ‘self-connectedness’.  In other words when you are not ‘in touch’, the mind will choose to fill the body with poisonous food as if out of some desire to self-harm – a sort of Munchausen by Proxy disease – you deliberately harm the body you reside in.

green papaya powder, good gut health, papain ensyme
Hippocrates made this statement over two thousand years ago and it is truer today than ever.

I have proved my body has not succumbed because I am not taking the following into my body:

1. Flesh from beef, lamb, pig or fish

2. Dairy based products such as cheese, milk, cream and yogurt

3. Wheat based products such as bread, croissants, bagels, pasta or grains, fruit cake

4. Anything containing white refined sugar

5. White, brown rice or grains

6. Eggs

7. Lipitor – Cholesterol imbalance.

8. Nexium – Stomach acid management.

9. Actos – Type 2 Diabetes, sugar management.

10. Tenormin, Atenolol Beta Blockers for blood pressure

11. Avodart for enlarged prostate

12. Alcohol

I have personally proved that my body thrives on and enjoys:

• All greens, reds, yellows and white vegetables – kale has five times more protein by volume than cow meat.

• High protein plant powder in the form of hemp and hemp seed – five to eight times more protein by volume than cow meat and infinitely better for the environment. Beetroot, carrot, kale, spinach and leafy greens!

• Locally sourced nuts such as macadamia, pecan and almonds – all contain proteins and life supporting oils.

• Avocado – a potent plant food in its own right and full of EFAs and life supporting oils.

Fresh Papaya, Powder & Leaf from Scott Mathias• Other functional fruit and vegetable delivered in a concentrated way such as green papaya powder that balances gut function and promotes hyper absorption. Papaya powder was in fact the precursor to my quest for knowledge on the subject of digestion. It helped to balance my digestive function, take the stress out of the digestive function, as the proteolytic nature of the papaya enzyme called papain sets to work on breaking down both plant and animal protein. It is a gem of a fruit. Green papaya is high in papain and lower in sugars whilst a ripe pawpaw or papaya is high in sugars and lower in papain. It helped me heal myself.

Kale is by far the most nutritious of all leafy greens and by far my absolute favourite. It is also number two behind garlic in the antioxidant stakes. The seven reasons below as to why it is such an important ‘now-food’ may just shed some new light onto the nutritional benefits of this most beautiful green vegetable.

1. Anti-inflammatory

Inflammation is the number one cause of arthritis, heart disease and a number of autoimmune diseases, and is triggered by the consumption of animal products. Kale is an incredibly effective anti-inflammatory food, potentially preventing and even reversing these illnesses.

kale2. Iron:

Despite the myth that vegetarians are anaemic, the number of nonvegetarians with iron-deficiencies is on the rise. Per calorie, kale has more iron than beef.

3. Calcium:

Dairy and beef both contain calcium, but Australia and the US still have some of the highest rates of bone loss and osteoporosis in the world. Kale contains more calcium per calorie than milk (90 grams per serving) and is also better absorbed by the body than dairy.

4. Fibre:

Like protein, fibre is a macronutrient, which means we need it every day. But many Australians don’t eat nearly enough and the deficiency is linked to heart disease, digestive disorders and cancer. Protein rich foods, like meat, contain little to no beneficial fibre. One serving of kale not only contains 5 percent of the recommended daily intake of fibre, but it also provides 2 grams of protein. Fibre is required to remove ‘bad’ bacteria from the body.

5. Omega fatty acids:

Healthy fats play an important role in our health, unlike the saturated fats in meat. A serving of kale contains 121 mg of omega-3 fatty acids and 92.4 mg of omega-6 fatty acids.

6. Immunity:

Superbugs and bacteria are a serious risk to our health. Many of these come as a result of factory farm meat, eggs and dairy products. Kale is an incredibly rich source of immune boosting carotenoid and flavonoid antioxidants, as well as vitamins A and C.

7. Sustainability:

Kale grows to maturity in 55 to 60 days versus a cow raised for beef for an average of 18 to 24 months. Kale can grow in most climates and is relatively easy to grow at home or on a farm. To raise one kilo of beef requires 16 kilos of grain, 11 times as much fossil fuel and more than 3000 litres of water.

(Excerpt from “Understanding The Divine Gut – How To Eat Your Way To Ultimate Digestive Health”)

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Scott Mathias is a Certified Holistic Health Coach (CHHC) and a member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP). Scott is a Digestive Health and Raw Food Educator and Co-Founder of the Noosa based, GoVegan Deli. He takes an integrative approach to solutions, based on functional aspects of the body and his own ‘self healing’ experience which led him to create his own range of plant-protein healing products. A former television network journalist, in Australia and New Zealand, Scott is the author of ‘Understanding The Divine Gut – How To Eat Your Way To Ultimate Digestive Health‘ and the acclaimed, ‘Lets Eat RAW’ Vegan recipe book and his latest, ‘Raw Vegan Meals’ Scott lives in Noosa, QLD with his Scottish partner Clare Darwish.

 

Good gut health is vital for a happy life!  

The Facts.

More than 95% of humanity suffers from one form of gut disturbance or another.  Our ‘moving focus groups’ through the GoVegan Deli in Noosa, can testify to this figure.

I saw some powerful stats the other day also, which relate to chronic depression.  Did you know that 1 in 4 people suffer from some sort of depression every year? (US based Monitoring).  I’m sure you or someone close to you has experienced depression on more than one occasion throughout life and there are many triggers.  I was in and out of it for most of mine 🙁

Now, here’s something you may NOT know.  Depression IS related to poor gut health and a lack of nutrients in the cerebral fluid. The number of people experiencing anxiety and depressive thoughts is on the increase.  I meet them everyday in the café and many of them have been referred here by friends and family members who are benefiting from making minor changes to their daily eating habits.  Good gut health is paramount if you want to feel good.  Serotonin is made IN THE GUT!  I emphasise this because most people don’t know this.  Once you understand how the body works and how important good gut health is, you will find it easy to get good results.  For my clients and cafe customers, using green papaya powder and adjusting their diet to include more plant-based proteins, helps turn things around… fast!

1 in 4 people experience depression on a regular basis.
1 in 4 people experience depression on a regular basis. Lack of nutrients in the cerebral fluid is a direct cause of depression. Serotonin is made in the gut!

What happened to me?

An unhealthy gut does impact on the quality of life and, in some cases,  it can be tragic.  I know, because I nearly paid the ultimate price for my years of chronic gut illness 9 years ago when I almost choked to death after a chronic acid reflux attack.  Thankfully, I survived, got help, and am now living to tell my tale to anyone who is hungry for knowledge and willing to listen.

How do we fix this growing and devastating problem?

The morning after my near fatal reflux attack, which by the grace of God, the great source or whatever you choose to call ‘ the almighty’, I was ‘guided’ to locate and obtain some GREEN PAPAYA POWDER  and began using it immediately.  I did a simple Google search on acid reflux and up came the following… ‘inability to break down protein‘ ‘ protein malabsorption‘ ‘proteolytic enzyme (in the form of green papaya) which supports the breakdown process in the gut.’  I got me some green papaya (from India if I remember correctly)!  The first night I took it, I was able to sleep lying down flat!  With continuous daily use and within 12 months, all the following health related symptoms had subsided or completely disappeared:

  • Chronic Depression
  • Thyroid Imbalance
  • Gastro Paresis
  • Bloating
  • Reflux
  • Heartburn
  • Indigestion
  • Diverticulitis
  • Inflamed Ileocecal valve
  • Arthritic Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Arrhythmia
  • Gout
  • Weight Loss 24kgs

I became totally focused on discovering how the gut worked and why it’s so important to maintain healthy microbiota (good bacteria) in our stomach.  This is the secret to good gut health.

My philosophy and daily mantra is ‘eat food that grows on the land that you walk on’.  I now work with growers in far north Queensland to obtain the freshest, spray free green paw paw/papaya fruit.    We dehydrate the fruit at no more than 43C to help retain nutrients and maintain enzymatic qualities.

How does it work?

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The Papain Enzyme

The papain enzyme in papaya carica is proteolytic in nature, which means it seeks out proteins within ingested food and supports their breakdown.  This leads to the creation of healthy chyme – a ‘rainforest ‘of green nutrient rich liquid – which flows into the small intestine where the actual absorption takes place.

Very quickly the gut begins to function properly again as nutrients are absorbed more efficiently through the body at the same time supporting the re-alkalization process. A gut not macerating food correctly, fails to break down proteins, which remain in the lower intestinal tract, rot, toxifying the body and supporting the presence of PARASITES and other diseases.

An ACID body is prone to greater illness. A properly functioning gut will quickly create more alkalinity thus changing the body’s acid/alkaline ratio.

papaya-image-new-purchaseI literally owe my life to Green Papaya. It is as SIMPLE as taking one flat teaspoon of powder in water, once a day after the main meal, at the same time developing more food awareness. Food will either help heal the body or quicken the body’s demise.

Find out more about Green Papaya  and buy now CLICK HERE

It goes without saying that a healthy gut and alkaline body will contribute to natural weight balancing and general well-being.

Extra research material.

Some excellent references for more information about the important role of a healthy gut:

Brain Maker by Dr. David Perlmutter

10% Human by Dr. Allana Collen

Nutritionfacts.org – Dr Michael Greger

Understanding The Divine Gut – by Scott Mathias CHHC AADP

scott mathias - before and after

Scott Mathias is a Certified Holistic Health Coach (CHHC) and a member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP). Scott is a Digestive Health and Raw Food Educator and Co-Founder of the Noosa based, GoVegan Deli. He takes an integrative approach to solutions, based on functional aspects of the body and his own ‘self healing’ experience which led him to create his own range of plant-protein healing products. A former television network journalist, in Australia and New Zealand, Scott is the author of ‘Understanding The Divine Gut – How To Eat Your Way To Ultimate Digestive Health‘ and the acclaimed, ‘Lets Eat RAW’ Vegan recipe book and his latest, ‘Raw Vegan Meals’ Scott lives in Noosa, QLD with his Scottish partner Clare Darwish.

5 Easy Steps to Veganism

What is veganism?  The Cambridge Dictionary defines a vegan as follows: A person who does not eat or use any animal products, such as meat, fish, eggs, dairy (cheese), bee, or leather.  Below you will find 5 easy steps to help you transition to veganism.

How to transition to living a NO MEAT or ANIMAL PRODUCTS  lifestyle ?   I began by leading a mainly vegetarian lifestyle before making the switch.  I ate mostly cooked vegetables, and some fish. In my case, I was already struggling with non vegan food – my gut would just rebel.

But about 6 years ago, I just woke up one day and decided to go full  vegan – no animal flesh or products and predominantly all raw plant based .  However, I will eat some cooked vegetables from time to time in response to my body’s needs.  I cleaned out the cupboards and my wardrobe and I have to say it was relatively easy.

I did experience some interesting physiological responses so for those of you needing some help here are some simple steps you can follow.

Step 1.

Ask yourself why you are making the choice to embrace veganism as a lifestyle choice.  Is it for ethical reasons?  In other words… to preserve the life of another sentient being.  Is it to help rid your body of illness naturally?  Are you concerned about the health of our planet?  Animal Agriculture is a huge problem today and governments around the world are trying desperately to reduce pollution caused by intense animal agriculture (ie rearing animals for food).

Here is a great extract from a recent James Aspey presentation held here at the GoVegan Deli in Noosa.

James is a young man who chose not to speak for 365 days to draw attention to the plight of animals.  A former ‘meat eating’ personal trainer, he developed cancer at age 17 and on his journey back to good health, James made some important discoveries.  Just click on the image below to hear what he has to say in this 34 sec clip.

Whether it’s for the animals’ sake or for your own health, may I suggest you get clear, as this will help keep you motivated from day to day.

Step 2.

Check to see your gut is functioning properly.  A lot of people forget the human body is a functioning bio-machine demanding clean food daily.  Over the generations it has become conditioned to operate using prescriptive and enforced dietary approach.

The Anglo method of agriculture –meat, wheat, dairy, grains and white sugar – is responsible for a lot of gut ache and disease – so much so that the gut muscle has been damaged.  Mine was nearly wrecked but, the good news is, the body has remarkable ‘repair skills’ and the gut muscle will rebuild itself when given a helping hand.

I used green papaya powder to help break down my food, thus relieving stress from the actual muscle function.  In fact, the green papaya powder saved my life – NO MORE PAIN! and free of symptoms associated with undernourishment.  My gut muscle began to work properly and when I chose to eat only plant-based foods, I had no difficulty whatsoever.

Step 3.

I suggest integrating alternatives to animal products each day.  In my Let’s Eat Raw Recipe Book there are great alternatives for milk, cheese and bread.

Whilst bread is part of the gluten story, these three food groups are part of the ‘comfort’ package for most people.  Finding recipes and doing these slowly… one by one is the key.

The emergence of nut milks as an alternative to cow’s milk is gathering momentum.  Provide an environment for your self to grow into this new way of living with EASE & GRACE.

Here’s a link to an earlier YouTube video I did on how to make nut milk which I know will be helpful.  Look for other videos online which are designed to support your growing awareness.

 

Check out this link to my website and access to more videos. CLICK HERE 

Step 4.

Buy recipe books and collect recipes, which enables you to build up your repertoire of vegan recipes.  There are plenty of free recipes online too and you can download 7 simple recipes from my website with my compliments. 🙂

Essentially, you can even have fun just leaving the ‘meat’ or animal products out of a recipe and seeing what happens.  You do not need to go raw.  A cooked plant based vegan meal is a wonderful start.

raw vegan meals by scott mathias, veganismMy second recipe book, Raw Vegan Meals , contains a fabulous set of menus taking in a whole lot of beautiful flavours.  I endeavoured from the outset to eat food that was sweet, sour, salty, savoury, creamy and crunchy.  This is the sort of food I eat and the kind of food we prepare daily here in the GoVegan Deli.  This way all your senses will be served and your body will love you for it.

Step 5.

Follow the leaders!  There is a fast growing awareness of veganism globally now thanks to the recent success of many athletes (including Olympians) who have adopted the vegan lifestyle.

Stand your ground.  When people make choices which go against the grain of a consensual belief-based society, other people become challenged and upset. Watch and share the many videos that are available for free on YouTube. Trust me, they will have much more impact that us trying to explain our reasons to others.

Believe in the choice you have made and despite the inevitable pressure from family and friends, know that your decision is YOUR decision.

A lot of very powerful things happen when your stop eating animals, not just for your body but also the planet.

So, to support you in your mission join support groups on social media for instance. Meet Up groups are also wonderfully supportive as well.

Mix with like-hearted people and grow strong in your commitment to bring about positive and powerful change on the planet.

The power of many rests in the power of one !!!

 

Scott Mathias | Clare DarwishScott Mathias is a Certified Holistic Health Coach (CHHC) and a member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP). Scott is a Digestive Health and Raw Food Educator who takes an integrative approach to solutions, based on functional aspects of the body and his own ‘self healing’ experience which led him to create his own  range of plant-protein healing products. A former television network presenter both in Australia and New Zealand, Scott is the author of ‘Understanding The Divine Gut – How To Eat Your Way To Ultimate Digestive Health’ and the acclaimed, ‘Lets Eat RAW’ Vegan recipe book and his latest, ‘Raw Vegan Meals’ Scott lives in Noosa, QLD with his Scottish partner Clare Darwish.

 

 

 

Google trends report massive interest in veganism searches in the last 10 years but more so in recent months with Australia and the North West of the United States leading the number of searches using the word ‘veganism’.

Google Trends tracks the sharp increase in veganism

In a global context Australia is showing more desire to find out what veganism is compared to Canada and Sweden.Map Showing Most Popular Countries Searching for Vegan Trends

In Australia, Melbourne leads the way with the highest level of online interest in veganism.Map Showing Cities Showing with most searches for Vegan Trends

Major Australia cities-Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane are leading the way with the emergence of more and more vegan eateries on a weekly basis. Our own GoVegan Deli in Noosa is a case in point. We opened to demand and an opportunity to create food for those people keen to make changes for better health and find pragmatic ways to participate with growing awareness around veganism.

This is all GOOD NEWS both for individuals and the planet as a whole. I could lay down a raft of stats supporting a move towards veganism but I’d prefer to guide your towards this respected site http://www.cowspiracy.com/facts/ and glean what you need to support a conscious choice.

Statistics can be verified here : https://www.google.com.au/trends

I’m often asked why I am a vegan: initially for health reasons and now definitely for ethical reasons.

For much of my life I just couldn’t stomach animal flesh so my heart was telling me way back as an 8 year old, when my health issues started, that something was not quite right.

Something is definitely a-foot if more and more people are needing answers to the vegan question.  Google Trends is a great way to monitor interest in a particular subject and it’s heartwarming to see the massive growth in the search for all things vegan.

Costa Georgiades and Scott Mathias at the Real Food Festival in Maleny
Gardening Guru Costa and Scott Mathias

Scott Mathias is a Certified Holistic Health Coach (CHHC) and a member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP). Scott is a Digestive Health and Raw Food Educator who takes an integrative approach to solutions, based on functional aspects of the body and his own ‘self healing’ experience which led him to create his own  range of plant-protein healing products. A former television network presenter both in Australia and New Zealand, Scott is the author of ‘Understanding The Divine Gut – How To Eat Your Way To Ultimate Digestive Health’ and the acclaimed, ‘Lets Eat RAW’ Vegan recipe book and his latest, ‘Raw Vegan Meals’ Scott lives in Noosa, QLD with his Scottish partner Clare Darwish.

 

 

 

 

Raw Vegan Meals Recipe Book Is Out Now

My second raw vegan recipe book “Raw Vegan Meals” is now on the bookshelves and I’m excited!

PJP_4053Daikon Sushi, Cauliflower Rice, Avocado, Mock Tuna, Creamy Wasabi, Mayo and Pickled GingerPJP_4825PJP_4848PJP_4731PJP_4139PJP_4797It was a great thrill for me to receive a call from my publisher last August asking me to write a second recipe book.  “No problem” was my response, since I was already working on some new raw vegan recipes for our then soon to open GoVegan Deli here in Noosaville.

Clare soon brought me back down to earth when we realised that the copy deadline would coincide with the opening of Australia’s first GoVegan Deli (yes, there will be more)!

I began to juggle my diary to try and make time for writing the book, at the same time dealing with shop designers, contractors, equipment manufacturers, finding suitable staff and financing a project that we had only just decided on a few weeks’ earlier.

We hardly had time to draw a breath never mind pull off the opening of a brand new store and come up with 88 new raw vegan meals.  To say we were unprepared would be an understatement !

Fast forward to mid December and, whilst catering for our ever-growing customer base in the Deli, we also had to make room for the photo-shoot.  This meant preparing the dishes in our brand new commercial kitchen and transporting it all the way upstairs to the living room to be stylised and photographed…. phew!

Here we are in April, and the book has just arrived on our shelves and it’s selling FAST!

I am amazed at what’s been achieved and wonder if, had I known in advance all this would be happening, would I have achieved so much in 6 months.

As we continue to go from strength to strength, we are extremely grateful for all the support we’re receiving from friends, family, employees and of course our wonderful customers and subscribers.

Next up :

  • Brand new GoVegan Deli website (in May 2016)
  • 30 New grocery lines available to buy in-store or online.
  • Delivery service coming soon to Noosa – visitors can pre-order online and have a hamper of fresh, organic, vegan meals and drinks delivered to their resort or hotel.
  • Educational programmes with key speakers on all things vegan and healthy.
  • RAW Food workshops for busy mums.

From personal health to animal rights and concerns about the health of our planet, we’re forging ahead to bring as much information as possible through our various online platforms, to help you and yours, benefit from our own experiences in the raw and vegan movement.

We’d love to see you in the deli where you can enjoy a light breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea in our Atrium.  You can also purchase your favourite vegan foods to go and get a signed copy of the new recipe book (if I’m around when you visit.)  Or you can order online right now.  Go here for more details.

For those further afield, simply copy and paste the ISBN number into google to find your local online retailer.  IBSN 9781742578545.

Watch out for my next update when I’ll be announcing the official book launch and presenting the new GoVegan Deli website.

scott mathias weight loss imageScott Mathias is a Certified Holistic Health Coach (CHHC) and a member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP). Scott is a Digestive Health and Raw Food Educator who takes an integrative approach to solutions, based on functional aspects of the body and his own ‘self healing’ experience which led him to create his own iLifeFoods range of plant-protein healing products. A former television network presenter both in Australia and New Zealand, Scott is the author of‘Understanding The Divine Gut – How To Eat Your Way To Ultimate Digestive Health’ and the acclaimed, ‘Lets Eat RAW’Vegan recipe book. Scott lives in Noosa, QLD with his Scottish partner Clare Darwish.

 

How To Make Spicy Coconut Flakes In 4 Easy Steps

One of the most popular condiments served up daily in our new vegan cafe, is my Spicy Coconut Flakes.  I often wake up with recipe ideas in my head and this one came to me about a year ago.

Every batch I make is slightly different so don’t worry about differences in colour or flavour.

The main thing is just to enjoy this tasty accompaniment and know that it’s much healthlier than a bag of crisps or chips.  (See below for nutritional information).

Sprinkle onto soup or salad or simply enjoy as a snack on their own.  Here’s the recipe…

How To Make Spicy Coconut Flakes In 4 Easy Steps
 
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A simple snack for any occasion!! These spicy coconut flakes are easy to make and store really well in airtight container. Don't have a dehydrator? No problem!! Use a fan oven at 50deg with the door slightly ajar.
Recipe type: Appetiser/Snack
Cuisine: Vegan
Ingredients
  • 500g Organic Coconut Flakes
  • 1 Cup Organic Wheat Free Tamari
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • ¼ tsp Dried Cardamom
  • ¼ tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp Cayenne Pepper (Chilli)
Instructions
  1. Place Coconut Flakes in a large mixing bowl
  2. Combine spices in a bowl or bag and mix or shake well
  3. Coat coconut flakes with spice mixture
  4. Place in dehydrator at 48 deg for several hours, turning regularly until dry and crispy
Notes
1. If you don't have a dehydrator, you can use a fan oven turned to 50 deg celcius and keep the door slightly ajar. The goal is to remove the moisture without 'cooking' the product.
2. If coconut flakes begin to soften after storing for a while, simply pop back into the dehydrator or fan oven for 10 mins or until crispy again.
3. Adjust seasoning to suit your own personal taste.

You can adjust the spices to suit your own tastebuds.

organic dried coconut flakes
Organic Dried Coconut Flakes

Coconut flakes are made from dried coconut flesh and are a great source of B Vitamins, Iron, Manganese, Copper, Zinc, Magnesium and even Calcium.  It has been said that a single coconut has enough vitamines, minerals and water to nourish one adult for one day.  Your can purchase Organic Dried Coconut Flakes from most good Health Food Stores or online from Honest To Goodness or The Source Bulk Foods.

If you’re time-starved and just want to purchase some already made for you, then pop over to my online shop and order some today.   (I’ve even got a special offer on them this month)…  Enjoy!


Scott Mathias | Clare Darwish

Scott Mathias is a Certified Holistic Health Coach (CHHC) and a member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP).  Scott is a Digestive Health Coach and Raw Food Chef who takes an integrative approach to solutions, based on functional aspects of the body and his own ‘self healing’ experience which led him to create a range of plant-protein healing products. A former television network presenter both in Australia and New Zealand, Scott is the author of Understanding The Divine Gut – How To Eat Your Way To Ultimate Digestive Health’ and the acclaimed, ‘Lets Eat RAW’ Vegan recipe book.

Clare Darwish moved from her native Scotland to Noosa in late 2011 and began a brand new chapter in her life after spending 23 yrs as a single mum.  After removing wheat and dairy from her vegetarian diet, she shed 14 kgs in just 12 weeks and hasn’t looked back since.  “Gone are the menopausal mood swings and mythical Middle Age Spread” says Clare.  As an avid networker and connector, Clare saw the potential in the growing raw and vegan food trend back in 2012 and today is responsible for marketing the scottmathiasraw and GoVegan Deli brands.

GoVegan Deli Grabs The Headlines

There’s a new deli in town and it’s causing quite a stir. Australia’s first GoVegan Deli has opened it’s doors and business booms as crowds flock in.

Noosa News GVD

Our brand new GoVegan Deli has had some tremendous free press coverage this week!!  Following on from the excitement of a great article in last weekend’s local Noosa News, Clare and I were gobsmacked when a crew from Channel 9 WIN News turned up earlier this week to witness the ‘sign wetting ceremony’ following the arrival of our brand new GoVegan Deli signage on Tuesday.  Check out the WIN NEWS VIDEO here…

 

Delicious Raw Donuts at GoVegan Deli, Noosaville
Delicious Raw Donuts freshly made every day at GoVegan Deli, Noosaville

Our feet haven’t touched the floor as we strive to keep up with demand and the really great news is that lots and lots of NON-VEGANS are coming to try our delicious food too.

There’s n doubt in our minds that we have launched this business just at the right time.  Research shows that interest in veganism is trending right now.  With a growing number of top athletes and celebrities embracing a healthier, kinder lifestyle, we’re perfectly placed to help educate and encourage everyone to move away from the old world foods like meat, wheat and dairy.

wedding bentos
Special Order by a thoughtful family for VEGAN Wedding Guests – GoVegan Deli, Noosaville

 

As one friend said recently… “your new deli is an idea whose time has come”… and we agree with her.

Never before has there been so much talk about all things vegan.   Is it concern for animal welfare?  Is it awareness around the sustainability of animal agriculture on the planet?  Is it purely for health reasons?  We suspect it’s a bit of all 3 to be honest.

Whatever the reason, we’re here to encourage everyone we meet to get more plant nutrients into their bodies and feel the difference that a raw and/or cooked vegan diet will make.

As one new customer told Clare only yesterday… “I can’t believe the difference I’m feeling already.  I have more energy when I eat your food.  I may have to move in with you guys…”  Luckily, she lives close by and has already become a regular.  She loves the friendly atmosphere we’ve created as well as the clean and vibrant energy that has our shop grabbing the attention of the locals.

The TEAM at GoVegan Deli, Noosaville
Scott & Clare with their amazing culinary team at GoVegan Deli, Noosaville

Our Facebook and Instagram followers are increasing daily as we share images of the shop, the friendly staff and of course the delicious raw food and cakes.

Clare and I aim to spread the message and the business concept far and wide and we’re already in discussions with some serious investors interested in opening a GoVegan Deli in their own area.


 

Cauli Risotto in Corn Wrap
Cauliflower ‘Risotto’ in a Coconut Wrap Cone at GoVegan Deli, Noosaville

 

 

Jon Gabriel at the GoVegan Deli
Jon Gabriel (The Gabriel Method) popped in for some goodies!

Bento Boxes are popular in Noosaville

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Essena O'Neill
Vegan Advocate and local personality Essena O’Neill dropped in to see us too! She’s a walking advert for Veganism. Check out her new website… http://www.letsbegamechangers.com/

I hope you will join us in getting the word out.   Share this blog with your friends and let’s keep the momentum going.  Our beautiful and busy GoVegan Deli truly is an idea whose time has come!!

For more images of our delicious raw cakes, salads, wraps and snacks, check out our GoVegan Deli page now.

As a special THANK YOU to all our loyal subscribers, we’re also offering a 10% DISCOUNT on all purchases through our ONLINE SHOP.  To take advantage of this offer, simply enter ‘GOVEGAN’ in the Coupon Code section at the Checkout page.

If you’ve visited the shop already and tasted our wonderful food, we’d love to hear what you think.  Please leave a comment below and let us know what you think.

 

Scott Mathias | Clare Darwish

Scott Mathias is a Certified Holistic Health Coach (CHHC) and a member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP).  Scott is a Digestive Health Coach and Raw Food Chef who takes an integrative approach to solutions, based on functional aspects of the body and his own ‘self healing’ experience which led him to create a range of plant-protein healing products. A former television network presenter both in Australia and New Zealand, Scott is the author of Understanding The Divine Gut – How To Eat Your Way To Ultimate Digestive Health’ and the acclaimed, ‘Lets Eat RAW’ Vegan recipe book.

Clare Darwish moved from her native Scotland to Noosa in late 2011 and began a brand new chapter in her life after spending 23 yrs as a single mum.  After removing wheat and dairy from her vegetarian diet, she shed 14 kgs in just 12 weeks and hasn’t looked back since.  “Gone are the menopausal mood swings and mythical Middle Age Spread” says Clare.  As an avid networker and connector, Clare saw the potential in the growing raw food trend back in 2012 and today is responsible for marketing the scottmathiasraw and GoVegan Deli brands.

 

Real Food Festival Maleny is here this weekend!

Costa Georgiades and Scott Mathias at the Real Food Festival in MalenyI’m delighted to be presenting on both days at this weekend’s Real Food Festival in Maleny.  Last year, I took part in a Q & A with Costa Georgiades from Gardening Australia and what an experience that was.  We met up again at the Garden Expo in Nambour in July and it was like welcoming a long lost brudda!  If you haven’t seen Costa live, then do make an effort to check him out.  He’s a great presenter and has a host of great information about growing-your-own and community gardens around Australia.

But back to my own educational work and product offerings at the many wonderful and varied events in my own back yardright here in Queensland.

After a short break from speaking engagements in August, I’m on the road again this month, so if you get a chance, come and say hello to Clare and I. Stand P7 in the Paddock (turn left at the entrance) or at one of my talks on Saturday or Sunday.  See below for details and times.

Q & A with Costa Georgiades

DATE:  SATURDAY 12th SEPT –  VENUE: NOURISHING IDEAS (in the Paddock area) – TIME: 12:00

DATE:  SUNDAY 13th SEPT – VENUE: EAT MY WORDS (next to Pavilion in the Oval) – TIME: 12:30

Real Food Festival Maleny

There’s lots of fun things to do with the kids and thankfully, the weather’s always good at this event.  I also had the privilege of introducing James Colquhoun from Food Matters TV, and James will be here again this weekend.  This time you can see him at 11.45 in the Eat My Words stage near the Pavilion.

So, if you’re looking for something to do this weekend, come along and join in the fun and learn more about REAL FOOD and why it’s important to start growing or buying from local producers and suppliers.

Finally, I’d like to THANK YOU for being a loyal subscriber to this blog.  Your response to my previous post about opening up Australia’s First GoVegan Deli has been incredible.  We already have almost 500 LIKES on our GoVeganDeli FB page and enquiries are coming in for private parties and catering work.  We have even had franchise enquiries for other parts of Australia, New Zealand, Europe (Germany) and the UK.  WOW!  We knew there was a demand but we didn’t expect such a vibrant and happy response to our news.  Look out for my next post when I’ll be updating you on progress of the shop and opening date!  I know… that’s great if you live on the Sunshine Coast but for those further afield and overseas, we do intend to expand this brand rapidly so keep a close eye on what’s happening.

Scott Mathias, Clare Darwish @ Noosa International Food & Wine FestivalScott Mathias is a Certified Holistic Health Coach (CHHC) and a member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP).  Scott is a Digestive Health Coach and Raw Food Chef who takes an integrative approach to solutions, based on functional aspects of the body and his own ‘self healing’ experience which led him to create a range of plant-protein healing products. A former television network presenter both in Australia and New Zealand, Scott is the author of Understanding The Divine Gut – How To Eat Your Way To Ultimate Digestive Health’ and the acclaimed, ‘Lets Eat RAW’ Vegan recipe book.

Clare Darwish moved from her native Scotland to Noosa in late 2011 and began a brand new chapter in her life after spending 23 yrs as a single mum.  After removing wheat and dairy from her vegetarian diet, she shed 14 kgs in just 12 weeks and hasn’t looked back since.  “Gone are the menopausal mood swings and mythical Middle Age Spread” says Clare.  As an avid networker and connector, Clare saw the potential in the growing raw food trend back in 2012 and today is responsible for marketing the scottmathiasraw and GoVegan Deli brands.