Summers can be Cool!

 
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From the desk of Dr Nandita Shah

With our population growing exponentially, nearly everyone can say that the world is no longer what it used to be. I grew up surrounded by nature, and at a time when plastic was new. Single use plastic was not available, and computers and mobile phones were non existant. There was space and time.

Today the world has changed. Cancer is becoming increasingly commonplace. Cancer occurs when body cells grow out of control. They multiply exponentially and with their uncontrolled growth they kill the organism. This is symbolic of our activity in the world! We humans have grown out of control, to the detriment of biodiversity. Man made products are everywhere and we cannot do without them now – our mobile phones, computers, the plastic. Are we humans a cancer that will kill our planet, our only home. The extreme weather, species extinction and disease are all symptoms of our planetary destruction. Will we collectively wake up in time? Or will the cancer kill us? Time will tell…

 
 

World Earth Day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1z1taw6yNw

22nd April is World Earth Day.

Take out 1.5 minutes today to see what is happening to our home.

It’s honestly time to ACT.

Instant Cheesy Sauce Recipe

Dairy cheese is detrimental to health and the environment, not to mention the animals raised as milk machines! Why not make your own delicious dairy free cheese instead? An all round win!

Check this delicious and easy cheese recipe out

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup raw cashews

  • 1/2 cup raw almonds

  • 1/2 cup oats

  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds

  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds

  • 2 tbsp mustard powder

  • 2 tsp dried onion flakes

  • 2 tsp salt

  • 2 tsp paprika

  • 2 tbsp arrowroot

  • 1 cup nutritional yeast

Method

Blend everything together into a powder.

Prepare the cheese by mixing 1/2 cup of the above powder with 1 cup of any unflavoured plant based milk and warming it.

Serves 4-5

Food for the Mind

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If you love Facebook, then join us to be supported on your plant based journey. We offer 3 possibilities from 1st Jan 2016.

1. SHARAN India This is SHARAN’s main Facebook page which you can like and follow for getting useful daily updates and news from the plant based health world. You will also get news about the latest SHARAN events, see testimonials, and more.

2. SHARAN’s Vegan Support Group This is an open support group to know more about vegan/plant-based lifestyle. Here you can ask questions and share inspiring stories, tips, recipes, etc.

3. SHARAN’s Plant Powered Health This is the new group only for the past attendees of SHARAN’s events: seminars, cooking classes, retreats or longer programs.

All our doctors and presenters will be here to answer your questions and give you tips. If you have attended our events join this group to be a part of our family.

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Real Summer Coolers

Summers are getting warmer each year. Sea levels are rising, oceans are warmer, longer and intense droughts threaten crops, species extinction is common…..our planet’s diversity is under risk. “Climate change” we utter and move on, expecting the authorities, the environmentalists, or someone else to work on it. It’s  obvious that a lot more needs to be done. We must collectively fight it.

Climate change poses a fundamental threat. It’s beyond doubt that human activity is causing global warming, so the onus is on us to change our ways quickly. If we wish to leave a better place for the forthcoming generations, we had better start NOW! We need to take charge of our planet.

Read to find out what you, as an individual, can do to invite better summers …

1) Replace meat

Animal agriculture’ leads to deforestation, is the single largest contributor of green house gases, pollutes our water, fuels poverty and climate change! The United Nations report of 2010 titled ‘Livestock’s Long Shadow’ states that a global shift towards a plant based diet is vital to save world. The good news – there are so many meat replacements that you won’t feel deprived!

2) Replace dairy

Cows bred for milk and meat produce large amounts of methane, one of the most potent greenhouse gases. With so many delicious plant based dairy alternatives,  we can feed our tastebuds without depending on cows.

3) Replace plastic

Plastic and climate change are totally connected. As plastic bags decompose, they release greenhouse gases and carcinogens into the atmosphere. Avoid taking that plastic carrybag or buying things that are unnecessarily packaged in plastic.

4) Go organic

The chemicals in pesticides are destroying the soils of our planet. When you start demanding organic, you force the farmer to grow organic.

5) Use energy-efficient items

Invest in eco-friendly products and initiatives. Walk, cycle, re-use, recycle and don’t waste.

6) Practice Minimalism

‘I walked into a shop and realised that there are so many things that man can do without’, said a famous philosopher.

7) Remember that our children will face greater challenges

We are facing a problem of overpopulation. Contemplate before having children. Children face even greater survival challenges in a quickly changing world. Many people choose to be child free precisely for this reason. Why not adopt or work with children or animals instead?

8) Make others aware

Speak up! Many people are so caught up in daily challenges to think long term. Take time to learn and make others aware.

 
 
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This newsletter was compiled by SHARAN Associate Reyna K Rupani, who is based in Mumbai. She facilitates the Six Weeks to Health & Weight loss program and also conducts Health talks for schools, groups, corporates and more. Find out how she has benefited in so many ways by going on a whole plant-based diet here

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