VSS eNewsletter 15 June 2011

Vegetarian Society (Singapore)
15 June 2011
In This Issue

Editor’s Note


Smoothie Workshop Open to Public
Dinner & Talk: Joints, Muscles, & Bones
How I Became a Vegetarian
Some Funding for Survey on Diet in SG
VSS Endorses Saddest Dolphins Campaign
Supporting the Green Corridor
Bringing the Message to Bishan
The VSS InBox


Smoothie Classes from LINS Smoodees
Eating for a Healthy Heart
Want To Run a Veg Stall at SMU?
Vegetarianism Becoming Mainstream in the U.S.
Veg Classes by Shalu at Palate Sensations
Introduction to Living Foods Mandarin Workshop
Learn Why Sharks Belong in Seas, Not Bowls
Cooking with Halimah
Mike Tyson Promotes Veg
Singaporean Opens Veg Café in Chiang Mai
Diabetes Overcome Via Plant Based Diet
Eye Care Talk, Plus Dinner at Lotus
Reopenings - Annalakshmi & NutriHub

They say good nutrition aids learning, and this issue is bursting with opportunities to learn while being nourished and while learning about good nutrition. Thanks.
Dr George M Jacobs

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Smoothie Workshop Open to Public

VSS has done many smoothie workshops and
demos, but for schools, companies, etc., and not
for the public. Finally, our smoothie guru, Yeow
(pictured above on his way to collect the workshop
ingredients), is putting his magic on display for the
general public:
Sun, 19 Jun, 7-8.30pm, Melville Park Condo, Simie,
$15 (VSS members), $20 (non-members).

This fun and engaging hands-on workshop shares
with you 10 recipes and everything you need to get
started on this simple and powerful way to better
health! All equipment and ingredients are provided:

• A short talk on why these great tasting smoothies
are loaded with anti-oxidants, phyto-chemicals and
other micro and macro nutrients.

• A demonstration of a simple, delicious recipe
followed by smoothie tasting.

• Hands-on smoothie making session (10 stations
with about 4 people to a station).

• A chance for everyone to sample 4 fruity
smoothies, 3 green smoothies and 3 nut-milkshakes.

Details at


Dinner & Talk: Joints, Muscles, & Bones

VSS is proud to organise a talk by Dr Casey deRoos, titled 'How Nutrition Affects Joints, Muscles and
Bones'. Dr Casey is a Doctor of Chiropractic D.C,
Cum Laude (USA). He and his wife Natalia are
active on the veg scene and have a lot to share
about nutrition and health.

Dr Casey will explain that Food plays an essential
role in the health of joints, muscles, and bones. He
will teach us how we can use proper nutrition to
achieve performance goals, reduce chances of
exercise injury and address sports injuries at home.

The talk takes place Sun, 3 Jul, at Genesis Health
Food Restaurant, at 1, Lorong Telok, S. 049014,
from 4.30pm. And, you guessed it, following the talk
is dinner at Genesis with the choice of either laksa
or lasagne, each accompanied by two sides. Our
last dinner at Genesis was sold out; so, please
don’t delay to visit
for details and to register.


How I Became a Vegetarian

Sutha Raman was recently elected to the VSS Exco.
This is the story of how she came to be a vegetarian.


I became a vegetarian at the age of 16, thanks to
a crab!

My mother used to buy live crabs from the wet
market to make crab soup. The crabs came in
brown paper bags with their claws tied up with
string. My mother had to use a chopper to slice
them into two while they were still alive and then
cut off the claws and throw them into boiling water
for them to die. This ensured we had fresh crabs
instead of frozen ones. I guess I was aware of this
process that the crabs had to go through but did not
really pay much attention to it, as my mother made
sure that my sisters and I did not witness such
gory details.

One day, my mother had a bag of crabs on the
kitchen floor, and I was helping her in the kitchen.
A crab managed to escape from the paper bag and crawled onto my foot when I was not looking. That incident freaked me out, and I did not touch the
crab soup that day. The crab (who was later
devoured by my family) changed my perspective
on life and diet. Up till then, the animals had always
been dead by the time I came in contact with them
(and honestly, my mother was such an excellent
cook that nothing else mattered).

The experience with the live crab enlightened me
to the fact that the animals whom I was eating
were once alive and had to be killed so that I could
eat them. I researched further. The information I
learned about slaughterhouse horrors sealed my
decision to give up meat. I have not looked back
since and am forever grateful to the crab who
stepped on my foot and opened my eyes on that day!



Some Funding for Survey on Diet in SG

In our 15 May, 2011 issue, we reported that we are
investigating doing a study of