FOOD AS MEDICINE – Lost Paradise

FOOD AS MEDICINE

 

FOOD AS MEDICINE

Talk Description:

Hippocrates famously said “let food be thy medicine and let medicine be thy food”. In the western world so many of us dismiss the healing effects of food as somewhat of an “old wives’ tale”. Our body’s have remarkable regenerative and healing abilities when supported by the proven effects of organic, plant-based wholefoods. Curcumin which is found in turmeric for example, is a potent anti-inflammatory and anti-viral. Rather than taking it in pill-form, you can enjoy a delicious turmeric latte instead using the fresh stuff. 10 years ago, Maz Valcorza was an asthmatic and needed antibiotics every change of season to combat flus and colds that would turn into full-blown bronchitis. Join her as she shares the top 10 most accessible and powerful medicinal foods on the planet. Learn how to use food instead of pharmaceuticals to create natural preventative tonics and remedies.

Biography:

Previously a registered nurse, Maz left her career in pharmaceutical sales to open Sadhana Kitchen Sydney’s first organic, vegan, wholefoods and raw food eatery which served delicious plant-based food to patrons in both Newtown & Bondi Beach for almost 6 years. Author of Uncooked & The Naked Vegan, she has been working with healthy vegan and allergy friendly foods for the last 5.5 years. As a practitioner of yoga and meditation, Maz advocates mindfulness, presence and ahimsa. Ahimsa is sanskrit for non-violence and she believes one of the most meaningful ways we can practice this in our daily lives is by living plant-based and sustainable lifestyles.

QUOTES & REVIEWS

  • “I had such an incredible time at Lost Paradise – it was a wonderfully unique experience. Thanks again for the opportunity to attend Lost Paradise – it was one of the best festivals I’ve attended in Australia and a fabulous start to the year.”

    Sophie Dellagiacoma – Australian Traveller Magazine

  • “I had such a good time at Lost Paradise! It’s one of the coolest festivals I’ve been to. I loved playing the Lost Disco stage, the atmosphere was wicked, the decoration was class and the lit up signs the crowd brought with them, added to it too.

    After my set I went on the dancefloor with a few of my mates and saw the new year in listening to Jackmaster & Jasper James, was a memorable new year!”

    – Patrick Topping
  • “Lost Paradise was a totally unique festival, nothing like it in Australia. Thank you to everyone who made it such a beautiful place.”

    – RÜFUS DU SOL
  • “The thing that really makes this festival shine is without a doubt the sheer variety of acts in that world class lineup. Dense, ambitious, and not afraid to throw in a few curve balls, Lost Paradise is much more than your average doof, but a playground for all, no matter what your age or musical alignment.”

    -Pulse
  • “After Boomtown in England this is definitely the second festival with the craziest stuff”

    – M.I.A.
  • “One of the most magical spots we’ve ever played in Oz and a night complimented by generous staff and hospitality that really looked after us. A show we’ll never forget”

    – STICKY FINGERS
  • “My favourite view from stage in the world. Doof sticks and the Australian bush, insane energy.”
    – Willaris. K
  • “Re-awaken your sense of wanderlust and adventure with the festival’s secret hideaways, glittering late night discos, and inspirational art and performance”

    No1 NYE 2017/8 Event in the World – Buzzfeed
  • As 2018 became 2019, I found myself feeling sorry for all my Sydney pals couped up in clubs and bad house parties. But also, not really. When you’ve got a festival like Lost Paradise waiting for you just down the road, why on earth would you spend your New Year’s anywhere else?”

    – Hhhappy – Bill Robinson
  • “A picturesque setting in Glenworth Valley forest, a flowing river that hugged the venue and camping grounds, and one of the most characterfully constructed settings of any festival this side of the Pacific, Lost Paradise curates its New Year celebrations in the same way it curates its lineup: with weird and wonderful indulgence.”

    -Tone Deaf
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