"We are constantly taking ideas from the spiritual world and forming them into our own conception of the things we desire. Sometimes the finished product does not satisfy or please us. That is because we have taken the idea away from its true parents, wisdom and love." Daily Guru


Liquid Green - The 5-Day Detox Feast

Here’s the simple and effective green juice-liquid feast that I started my year off with.
Because of the liquidized soups it is actually quite an easy cleanse as it is substantial and filling.

Keeping you in the raw

In this issue, we’re going to tell you how to fix your car! Fix your car? And then we’re going to give you some yummy recipes to keep you in the Raw, or at least part-Raw. As always stories are the way we learn and remember best, so read this one… we’ve swapped out our bodies for cars and the Doctor for the mechanic, but the idea is the same.

Animal lives matter — so let’s stop eating them!

Non-human animals have many of the same feelings we do. They experience contagious joy and the deepest of grief, they get hurt and suffer, and they take care of one another. They have a point of view on what happens to them, their families, and their friends. Nonetheless, in innumerable situations their lives are wantonly and brutally taken in deference to human interests.

The global benefits of not eating meat

In the second half of the 20th Century, worldwide meat production increased roughly five-fold; per capita consumption more than doubled. Even though the industrialisation of farming has allowed vast numbers of animals to be reared in relatively small areas, those kept in factory farms cannot forage for their own food or live on scraps or waste products — as was traditionally largely the case.

Animals eat each other, so why shouldn’t we eat them?

Even if this were a sound argument, it would not justify rearing animals in inhumane conditions, and it would only justify hunting wild animals.

So, you want to go vegetarian?

I’ve recently heard lots of people telling me how they’d like to try being a vegetarian but either they don’t know where to start or they jumped straight in with admirable enthusiasm but then quickly gave up. I’ve since decided to put together a few tips I’ve learnt along my own journey to becoming a vegetarian.

The healing power of raw food

Our lives turned upside down one morning in 1987 when our 12-year-old daughter, Emily, displayed flu symptoms. But this was a flu that didn’t go away. After a month a doctor decided she probably had ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) and should rest as much as possible.

Chew on this: reasons to go vegetarian

Ethically, morally, for your health… there are many reasons to stop eating meat.

Compassionate Christmas

My wife Lynn and I have been vegans for approximately a decade, and vegetarians for much longer. We became vegetarians because we like animals and feel that it is wrong to eat them or have them enslaved so that we can take food from them.

Vegetarian Food

A vegetarian menu is a powerful and pleasurable way to achieve good health.

A New Global Warming Stategy

Environmentalists are overlooking the fact that vegetarianism is the most effective tool to fight climate change in our lifetimes. Global warming poses one of the most serious threats to the global environment ever faced in human history.

An Allegience to Tofu

I am a vegetarian. I am also an atheist and a feminist. But of the three philosophies which largely inform my thinking and determine my conduct, it is my decision not to eat wobbly-kneed calves and squint-eyed pigs which has got me into the most trouble.


Cover of Issue 28

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I was just checking the website of the SEXPO which has just visited SA, this is what the Cape Town site says. . . . “The world’s largest Health, Sexuality and Lifestyle expo is coming back to Slaapstad and it’s bigger and sexier than ever! continue reading


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