Wednesday, January 27, 2016

World needs more healthy vegans

This January saw a vegan phenomenon as over 20,000 people signed up to veganuary the campaign to encourage people to try vegan diets.

Whilst VegfestUK continues to see record numbers of visitors to VegfestUK events ( over 10,000 to Brighton centre and London Olympia ) with an impressive number of visitors to the very first vegfest in Scotland at the SECC in Glasgow there still remains a dilemma.

The statistics are back for vegfestUK Glasgow and whilst the overall numbers were impressive  disappointingly only 8% were meat eaters.

Campaigners are quick to point out that simply replacing meat with cheese will not make the world a healthier more sustainable more ethical place so it's important to persuade vegetarians to go vegan.

However if many more meat eaters don't quickly switch onto a wholefood plant based diet chronic health diseases will continue to rise the planet is in dire jeopardy we will run out of water and there is not enough land to waste food feeding it to farm animals instead of feeding it more efficiently to people.

The follow up film to Forks over Knives - plant Pure Nation seems to be motivating and inspiring people in the USA and UK

VegfestUK shows films like this and other films duch as Cowspiracy but how are they going to attract more meat eaters to visit vegfestUK events?

Preaching to the converted won't change the world and the world needs to change fast, we are running out of time.

The polls are conclusive. When meat eaters do come to VegfestUK they  overwhelmed by the extensive choice of amazing vegan dairy free plant based foods and run out of excuses to delay going vegan

So help is needed , how do we entice more meat eaters to vegfest ?

#HalfYourPlate trended today on twitter as the Canadian Cancer Society promoted the notion of filling at least half your plate with  fruit and vegetables.

But critics say they and other diet focussd organisations need to come clean on animal products and promote not cut down but cut out







Thursday, December 10, 2015

Women's Health: Natural Menopause Solutions London

Paola Marchini London Nutritionist


There is a lot of confusion around the ‘menopause’ and the various stages leading to it. Many women may start to experience symptoms of hormonal changes relating to the menopause from around the age of 35 including menstrual irregularities, mood swings, irritability, weight gain, loss of confidence and fatigue, amongst others.  As these symptoms can happen very gradually, they may go unnoticed for quite some time or be attributed to PMS. 

Paola Marchini London Nutritionist Nutritional Therapist London Harley Street


Paola Marchini, Dip CNM, mBANT CNHC, is a clinical nutritionist (Registered Nutritional Therapist) with a special interest in the menopausal health 1 Harley Street London W1 
Details at http://www.optimumnutritionists.com/pages/nutritionists/paola-marchini-london-nutritionist.php

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Eureka ! Fish oil - Not Made from fish! says Professor

Please tell me this is a misquote Farmers Weekly


Twonkoid 1

“People find it a bit surprising that fish oils are not made by fish. They obtain these omega-3 fatty acids from the marine algae they feed on,” noted Prof Napier.

I think what the professor means is omega 3 EPA and DHA is not made by fish it's made by algae?

Twonkoid 2

 Prof Napier said the camelina plant oil could be fed to salmon and other farmed fish, as an alternative feed source to fishmeal and fish oil from small wild fish, such as anchovies, to boost their omega-3 levels. 

Why the hell not just feed the seeds to humans? Omega 3 Hummus anyone?

http://www.fwi.co.uk/arable/uk-scientists-hail-success-of-gm-fish-oil-plants-trial.htm

Monday, September 28, 2015

Vegan Overtakes Vegetarian as Doctors, Midwives, Dietitians and Nutritionists Urged to Seek Facts

World Vegetarian And Vegan News: Vegan Overtakes Vegetarian as Doctors, Midwives, Dietitians and Nutritionists Urged to Seek Facts



Google Trends reveals interest in vegan diets is about to overtake interest in vegetarian diets as evidence based science and research prevails



This potentially provokes a problem for the few health professionals who still discourage people from adopting vegan diets risking falling foul of best practice and due diligence guidelines.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Health Professionals Health Summit at London Olympia

Health Summit for Health Professionals at VegfestUK Vegan Festival London Olympia



Free CPD for Health Professionals is on offer at London Olympia on Saturday Oct 10th 2015 for those Drs, nurses, midwives, dietitians, nutritionists and other health professionals wishing to hear myths about vegan diets debunked with evidence based science.



An array of titled nutrition and dietetic experts will be on hand to help you achieve due diligence and obligation to 'first do no harm' when advising vegetarian and vegan patients.



Presentations on latest research on vegan pregnancy and weaning, essential fats including EPA and DHA from algae, plant foods and diabetes, probiotics, plant based calcium and vegan vitamin D3, The Cresida Study, Oxford EPIC study, raw food and stress management.

SATURDAY Health Professionals Health Summit Talks Room

12:00 - Dr Emma Derbyshire - Protein and Calcium Solutions on a Vegan Diet
1:00 - Prof Tom Sanders - King's College London CRESSIDA Study
2:00 - Sandra Hood RD Yvonne Bishop-Weston BSc DipION mBANT - Safer Vegan Pregnancy & Childrens health
3:00 - Mikkel Jungersen, MSc - Probiotics and Women's health
4:00 - Dr Nina Bailey - Essential Fats and Vegan Diets
5:00 - Dr Tushar Mehta - Vegan is the Answer: What's The Question?

SATURDAY Health Professionals Health Summit Workshop Room

12:00 - Paul Appleby  - Oxford Uni EPIC Study and Vegan Findings
1:00 - Debate - Raw food vs Cooked food
2:00 - Dr Tushar Mehta & Peter Gleave - Can you reverse Diabetes?
4:00 - Brian Jacobs - Solutions for motivational strategies for encouraging healthy eating
5:00 - The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre – Stress Management



Free certificated CPD for Health Professionals will be on offer. Contact your professional body for more details.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Celebrity Health Experts Visit Lymington in The New Forest Hampshire



To celebrate the 20th year anniversary of Sweet Joe Pye Natural Healthfood shop in Lymington, New Forest, Hampshire, the proprietors have organised 20 days of celebrations.

London Harley Street Nutrition Therapist consultant nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston will kick start the celebrations and events with a talk and workshop on childrens health. Gareth Zeal will talk on sports nutrition and Dale Pinnock will be cooking healthy dishes


See more at Sweet Joe Pye Health Food Store Lymington New Forest or visit Sweet Joe Pye in Lymington or Beaulieu Natural Health & Nutrition Clinic  in Beaulieu to pick up an events programme / leaflet

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Author Pens Vegetarian Lyrics for Feed The World - Do They Know It's Christmas at All

World Vegetarian And Vegan News: New Lyrics for Feed The World - Do They Know It's Christmas at All



56 billion farm animals are killed every year adding to our health and environmental woes says Tony Bishop-Weston authorof various vegan cookbooks. So he has changed the lyrics of the legendary Feed the World Do They Know It's Christmas Time at all song to reflect a need for a kinder, healthier more sustainable way of eating



http://veganworldwidenews.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/new-lyrics-for-feed-world-do-they-know.html


New Lyrics -Feed TheWorld

Monday, October 27, 2014

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Dairy Free Vegan Cheese That Tastes Nice?

Dairy Intolerant?


No Problem. Just like meat free alternatives the massive increase in veganism has resulted in not just the range and choice but the quality of vegan cheese to change dramatically.


Now you can buy vegan cheeses that actually taste like cheese, melt like cheese, look like cheese, smell like cheese (well thankfully not quite as bad as the real stuff)


Take another look at dairy free vegan cheese options next time you are in a health food store or search online.


Vegan cheeses that taste like cow's cheese not vegan cheese!

Monday, July 07, 2014

Vegan CookBook Dairy Free Recipes A5 Book and On Kindle



Vegan Cookbook
Buy now on Kindle £3.99 

Buy now as A5 Paperback £4.79 

Other vegan cookbooks include The Ultimate / Complete book of Vegan Cooking in hardback and paperback. 

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Tony Bishop-Weston Vegan Chef on Facebook

Vegan Chef on Linked In

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Petition - UK Govt Pls Change NHS Eatwell Plate


The UK Eat-well Plate as used by NHS, British Heart Foundation, supermarkets, 3663 and health professionals encourages people to eat fatty, sugary foods by advising we should eat small amounts of fatty, sugary foods to have a well balanced and healthy diet.

The 7% high fat and sugary foods that Public Health England's Eatwell Plate advises us to eat is in addition to the predominantly fat rich foods found in the meat (12%) and dairy sections (15%) so that adds up to a worrying advisory 34% of your diet as saturated fat rich foods.

 Worse than that many of the depicted foods in the carbohydrate section, representing an advisory third of your diet's calories , are foods that will quickly be converted to sugar and then triglycerides and stored as fat resulting in a further fat storage burden for your body.

Please sign our petition- http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/62743

Is Eatwell plate more of an Eat-ill plate?

Saturday, December 21, 2013

More Reasons to Eat Christmas Brussels Sprouts - Fertility

Fertility Clinic Beaulieu
Nutritionists have long been aware of the potential of an optimum diet to improve fertility and help with healthy successful pregnancies. Statistics gathered by pre conceptual care charity Foresight show healthy childbirth success results that most IVF and fertility clinics can only dream of (up to 4 times more successful in some cases)

A new study goes one step further to prove why. Sadly it's an animal study rather than a human study but it exposes the potential mechanisms that inadequate diets provoke. It also highlights how important it is that the potential fathers adopt a healthy optimised diet, not just the mothers.

A study published in Nature Communications found that fathers with a diet deficient in folate (found in greens such as spinach, sprouts and broccoli) were more likely to have offspring with abnormalities of the head, face and sternum (breastbone) and a buildup of fluid on the brain.

Harley Street Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston who has helped may couples to have trouble free pregnancies and healthy babies since winning the baby race on LK Today Breakfast TV says "There are so many fail safe systems in the body that kick in if your body is not convinced that the 9 months of investment of nutritional resources add up in favour of a healthy mother and baby. That includes whether the men's contribution is worth the effort, the first few weeks after conception are crucial. You should start thinking about your diet month's before you start trying to conceive to make sure both parents have adequate stores of all the nutrients to ensure the baby's best possible start in life and the wellbeing of the mother both physically and emotionally"

Yvonne Bishop-Weston offers couples pre conceptual and fertility consultations in London or Beaulieu including a number of biochemical laboratory tests to check hormonal and nutrient levels prior to conception for optimum pregnancies and children's health and development.

With modern diets and lifestyles it's much more complicated than just a few multivitamins and supplements but experienced, qualified nutrition therapy advice could save you a fortune on multiple IVF attempts and help you to get things perfect first time.


http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2013/dec/15/does-eating-greens-give-dads-healthier-babies

Friday, December 20, 2013

Mothers: Children Friendly Brussels Sprouts

 
Brussels Sprouts for Kids
 It seems Brussels Sprouts are a bit like Marmite, you are either a lover or a hater.

A new sweeter Brussels sprout seeks to change all that and breed a new nation of Brussels sprout lovers

Waitrose have launched them for Christmas 2013

It's hoped the "Kid Friendly" sticker on the packet will encourage children to try the new sweeter variety of Brussels sprouts

Full Story : http://www..independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/news/waitrose-to-sell-sweeter-childfriendly-brussels-sprouts-for-christmas-8980700.html

For healthier kids's diets how and why visit Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston in London or Beaulieu - January Sale on plant based supplements - Buy 2 get 1 free !