Posts Tagged ‘conscious dance’

Ultra Athletes Brendan Brazier & Fiona Oaks in London

October 2, 2014

Brendan Brazier Talk at Vantra Vitao Restaurant, Oxford St, London 29.9.14

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Following a successful VegFest day on Sunday, former prof.Iron Man & Ultra Marathon runner Brendan Brazier spoke to a packed restaurant at Vantra Vitao on Monday night. He discussed his athletic performance and what works for him regarding a plant-based (cruelty-free) vegan diet. He spoke for hrs and covered many areas on his experience of how to train and become a 1st class athlete

Meanwhile, we the audience and customers enjoyed a great platter of food either raw or raw & steamed mixed platter; which was SO tasty. Phoung is one of London’s finest Ayurevedic Raw Chefs and Restaurant Owners. His systems know no bounds…

Notes from the talk 

For creating good muscle growth, fast recovery & repair, eat healing Alkaline foods for a reduction in inflammation & greater muscle growth. Inc fresh, unprocessed land & Sea veg. inc dulse, hiziki etc. These mineral rich foods provide skeletal, adrenal and muscular strength.

As opposed to Acidic foods (inc processed) which cause a leach of calcium from bones.

Use a dairy-free milk eg. almond milk with Maca (& Shatavari) powder(s) for protein and added adrenal support during times of worry or stress. 

Adrenal glands & stress

  • Reduce white flour products and eliminate processed foods towards wholefoods to reduce Cortisol production levels.
  • Loud noises, lights etc are Primeval danger signs which our adrenals (glands directly above our kidneys) respond to. We want to feel calm from them, but Cortisol release during these times suppresses our adrenal glands and they need relaxation (& to worry less!)
  • Incude Chia seeds and flax seeds to support with EFA content.
  • Sugar & coffee are stimulants to our adrenal glands, although they work, however, they are acidic and as such cause a mineral leakage. They are best avoided due reduce energy slumps.


When the company Google changed it’s meal times towards all day dinners, there was a noticeable increase in productivity in the workforce. Staff ‘grazed’ and ate more fresh fruit & protein snacks, more frequently during the day, which had a positive effect on energy and alertness.

Taste buds: Sensitivities

Using fresh, unprocessed foods allows our taste buds to detect more sensitively now, since when processed, foods as a result, fewer natural flavours of their own remain. Synthetic, false, flavour enhancers are added to con us and they dull taste buds, to make it difficult to detect the natural flavours.

Efficient and effective Land use

Bill Gates – Beyond meat – veganism is a more efficient source of farming the soil. Animal production is inefficient use of soil and nutrients in the soil. Our soil comes first! GM ruins soil; from mono-cultures.

Iron deficient Anaemia

Where 6 months duration is noticeable in such cases. It may take up to 6 months to reverse and rebuild.

Pumpkin seeds and citrus = protein, fat, fibre and sugar & Iron (Fe).

NASA Intl – space stations on Mars – vegan space meals to go travelling with.

The Formidable Vegetable Sound System play @PassingClouds

June 24, 2014

The Permaculture Picturehouse presents #Londonpermaculturefestival has its own warm-up party coming up on Tuesday next week, showcasing the amazing talents of the Formidable Vegetable Sound System who headlined at the festival last year and played at the Glastonbury Festival last year too (I had the pleasure of working in the tent next door to their performance at the time…) at Permaculture Picturehouse Formidable Vegetable Sound System @passingclouds 

I just *LOVE* these guys lyrics: “There’s no such thing as waste; just stuff that’s in the wrong place…”

Click here for all the info:

The Publicity team and I have beavered away at sharing this news with the world at length, so we can hardly contain our excitement at the prospect of seeing this wonderful band perform again!

Who’s with us!? X


Events Diary for Spring & Summer 2014 (Eco, Raw Food, Vegan, etc)

June 3, 2014

Kitchen Buddy Nutrition is attending, present at (& occasionally a visitor) at the following events Spring \ Summer 2014

Look forward to meeting you over the coming months at an event or more here…


Sat 7th June Doug Graham

Sat 21st St Dunstan’s Fair, Catford. Raw Chocolate Talk & workshop

Sun 22nd Raw Food Pot Luck

Sun 22nd Brian Clements (*TBC) Fresh – Network


Fri 4th-Sun 6th V-Delicious & Allergy and Free from Fair at Olympia (online discount tickets)

Sat 5th Goldsmiths Community Day (*TBC)

Sun 6th London Permaculture Festival

Thurs 17th – Mon 21st Raw Fest  (how many times can you spot me in the picture below? 😉 )


Sunday 3rd August Yoga & Raw Food Day Workshop TBC (please contact us for details)



Sat 13th Festival of Life

Sat 27th-Sun 28th  (*TBC) VegFest at Olympia.


Ecstatic & meditative Dance with Live Music

One Spirit  Raw & Cooked Vegan Cafe

Urubu  Provides dancers’ complimentary Liquid Love Raw Chocolate Shots

5 Rhythms