The Roots 4th Annual Pre-Grammy Jam Party with Super Star Friends. Join G Living on the Green Carpet as The Roots invite hordes of famous friends to come jam with them and help spread the “G” message about composting to local high schools. The Guests included, Musical and Acting Artists such as, Dave Chappelle, Common, Will I Am, India Arie, Queen Latifah, Michael Rappaport, Matisyahu, Talib Kweli, Spinderella (from Salt and Pepper), NCIS’ Cote de Pablo, Fall Out Boy’s Andy Hurley & Patrick Stump, James Poyser, Jose Yenque, Bryan Greenberg, Brian White, NCIS’ Pauley Perrette and Grey’s Anatomy’s Isaiah Washington.
All to help bring the green idea of composting to L.A. High Schools, with the help of the non profit globalinheritance.org.
My new book called the Thrive Diet will be published in Canada in March by Penguin Canada. It will be published in the US in October. However, it may now be pre-ordered on Amazon.ca
In the book I make the case that excess stress is the root cause for most all disease, cravings, poor sleep quality, fatigue, signs of premature aging and even obesity. Its reduction can have a profound affect on vitality as a whole. Eating mostly raw plant-based whole foods in place of standard refined ones can help reduce biological workload and therefore decrease stress and its debilitating affects.
It’s classified as a “diet” book, but is really a lifestyle program. It includes 75 balanced whole food, plant-based recipes as well as recipes for sport drinks, energy gels and post exercise recovery smoothies.
Unlike most “diet” books the Thrive Diet includes a chapter that addresses the huge environmental strain of food production and delivery. In fact, food production and its transportation is the number-one draw on fossil fuel, more so than any other industry. Therefore it is the greatest contributor to artificial global warming. “The Thrive Diet for a Healthy Environment” chapter explains how we can significantly reduce our personal appetite for fossil fuel by shifting to a plant-based diet. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos
I just got back home to Vancouver from 3 ½ weeks on the road. One week in Toronto and 2 ½ in LA. It was a great trip. During my time in Toronto I spoke at the Holistic World Expo. Held at the convention center, as expected it produced a good turn out. Then, on to Anaheim for the official US launch of VEGA. Expo West is the largest natural products expo in the world, held in Anaheim each year. The rest of the trip was spent in the LA area, visiting friends, working on projects and helping to get VEGA established. I did a few demos at Erewhon, a large well-know health food store in LA. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos
The Global Green pre-Oscar fete invades the Avalon Hollywood on Wednesday evening with celebrity co-chairs Leonardo DiCaprio, Salma Hayek, Penelope Cruz and Edward Norton, a popular and pressing issue attached and a good-time reputation.
Happy V-Day! I hope everyone had a great one and that it was very G! Truth be told, I have never really celebrated this holiday since I was a kid. I love everything that it stands for. Love, chocolate, sweets, flowers, beauty and romance (minus the commercial factor). But it’s not as though I need yet another excuse to Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos
A very popular aphrodisiac with many culinary uses. It has been used as an aphrodisiac since the Greeks and the Romans, who believed aniseed had special powers. Sucking on the seeds is said to increases your desire.
With a star-studded resume and a favorite for fashion shows, founder and creator Jamal Hammadi certainly has the experience to create a hair care brand. Filled with deliciously organic essential oils, Hamadi products are frequently featured in magazines all over the States. In just the past two months, I’ve seen their Shea Hair Mask featured in three different publications, making me want to eagerly fork over the dough for some. Within their online store, all ingredients for their creations are openly posted (something I wish all “natural” brands did). Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos
I have a confession to make, but I can’t be the only one. There is something about the sight of delicious and well styled food that is extremely satisfying and seductive. Sometimes I love to just Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos