Bangalore vegans in DNA newspaper: 18 April 2010

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Reduce your Carbon Footprint with every bite!

SHARAN India presents 2 seminars in Bangalore on 26 & 27 March 2010

Concerned about the environment but wonder how you as an individual can make a difference?

Puzzled about the complex but very real connections between environment, health and lifestyle / consumption patterns?

This a four-hour seminar designed by Dr Nandita Shah, a well-known doctor, homeopath and founder of Mumbai-based SHARAN (Sanctuary for Health and Reconnection to Animals and Nature), an organization dedicated to the protection of our planet and all its many rich and diverse living forms.

Date : Friday 26th March 2010

Time : 5 pm – 8 pm

Place : First Floor Training Room, Times Foundation, The Times of India 40/1, S&B Towers, MG Road, Bangalore 560 001

OR

Date : Saturday 27th March 2010

Time : 4 pm – 7 pm

Place : The Green Path # 32 / 2, New BEL Road, Seenappa Layout, Bangalore 560 094

Come and learn the fundamental principles of healthy eating, factors supporting good health, uncover the truth behind many myths, and clarify all your doubts.

Vegan snacks will be provided courtesy of Carnival Cakes.

No registration or fee required. Just come!

For more information, see the brochure here.

Organised by:

Sanctuary for Health and Reconnection to Animals and Nature (SHARAN),

Indian Youth Climate Network (IYCN).

Supported by:

The Green Path,

Era Organic,

Carnival Cakes.

Vegan picnic in Lalbagh Botanical Gardens: 20 March 2010

The monthly Bangalore vegan meet is open to everyone: new and long-term vegans, vegetarians or anyone who would like to learn about veganism and sample some delicious vegan dishes. This is a great way to meet and make friends with vegans in Bangalore and share experiences, tips and recipes. There is no agenda, just come, eat, socialise and enjoy! BUT PLEASE DO BRING A VEGAN DISH TO SHARE.

We will meet at the Lalbagh Rock at 2pm and then find a nice picnic spot. Bring your friends and family members. The more, the merrier!

For more information, contact us: bengaluruvegans@gmail.com

Vegan picnic in Cubbon Park: 27 February 2010

Everyone enjoyed the picnic we had in Cubbon Park in December. So we’re doing it again! Bring your friends and family members – and a vegan dish of course!

The monthly Bangalore vegan meet is open to everyone: new and long-term vegans, vegetarians or anyone who would like to learn about veganism and sample some delicious vegan dishes. This is a great way to meet and make friends with vegans in Bangalore and share experiences, tips and recipes. There is no agenda, just come, eat, socialise and enjoy! BUT PLEASE DO BRING A VEGAN DISH TO SHARE.

We will meet at Rani Park (the small park adjacent to Cubbon Park) at 2pm. It’s located across the road from Chinnaswamy Cricket Stadium.

For more information, contact us: bengaluruvegans@gmail.com

Vegan picnic in Cubbon Park: 19 December 2009

The monthly Bangalore vegan meet is open to everyone: new and long-term vegans, vegetarians or anyone who would like to learn about veganism and sample some delicious vegan dishes. This is a great way to meet and make friends with vegans in Bangalore and share experiences, tips and recipes. There is no agenda, just come, eat, socialise and enjoy! But please do bring a vegan dish to share.

The December meet will be a vegan picnic in Cubbon Park! Bring your friends and family members.

There will be a magic show for the kids!

We will meet at 2pm near the Queen Victoria statue at Rani Park (the small park adjacent to Cubbon Park). It’s located across the road from Chinnaswamy Cricket Stadium. Once all of us meet, we will probably walk up to the ‘rock’ for the actual picnic.

For more information, contact us: bengaluruvegans AT gmail.com

Doctors Outline New Nutritional Approach to Diabetes in Seminar

Research Finds a Low-Fat Vegan and Wholesome Diet More Effective Than Diabetes Medication

More than 75 million people in India may suffer from diabetes by the year 2030. But healthy eating could reverse this devastating epidemic, according to American nutrition researcher and author Neal Barnard, M.D.

Dr. Barnard of the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine in Washington DC, USA will present a seminar in Bengaluru on 4th – 6th Dec to share findings from his latest research showing that a low-fat plant based diet can help many patients cut their blood sugars, improve their insulin sensitivity, and reduce, if not eliminate, their medications. In this three-day seminar, Dr Nandita Shah will present cooking classes to demonstrate how to prepare healthful plant-based meals that can help prevent and treat diabetes.

In a long-term clinical trial published in May in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Dr. Barnard and other researchers found that a plant-based diet helps people with diabetes lose weight and improve their blood sugar and cholesterol. The randomized, controlled trial is a milestone in diabetes research because previous studies had collected data for six months or less.

“A low-fat vegan diet has proved its staying power as one of the most effective long-term treatments for type 2 diabetes,” says Dr. Barnard. “Meat-heavy Western eating habits and high fat processed food diets have driven India’s diabetes rates through the roof, but a return to plant-based wholsome & low fat food diets could reverse that trend and save lives.”

The vegan diet represents a major departure from standard diabetes diets because it places no limits on calories, carbohydrates, or portions. Patients can eat to satiety and still experience weight loss, lower cholesterol, and other benefits. Global diabetes rates have climbed rapidly in recent years, and the disease often leads to kidney failure, blindness, amputations, and cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Barnard’s unique nutritional approach to treating diabetes is outlined in his book, Dr. Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes. The book is based on years of clinical research the author conducted with George Washington University and the University of Toronto.

Seminar Details

What: Reversing Diabetes: A Life-Saving Seminar

Who: Dr. Neal Barnard and Dr. Nandita Shah

When: December 4 – 6, 2009. First 2 days 9 am to 7 pm and 3rd day 9 am to 3 pm.

Where: Sampurnah at Evoma; #14 Bhattarahalli, Old Madras Rd, KR Puram, Bangalore 560 049

Cost: Rs 5250 for the three-day event with all meals included. Accompanying spouse Rs. 2500

Special rates for hotel stay at EVOMA HOTEL.

Registration: Nathaneal: 09687605543, Shekhar 080 41903077 or shekhar@evoma.com

See the e-brochure here.

Connecting vegans in Bengaluru!