Eating that heals – Raw, living foods promote health

Allart interviews Brian Clement, PhD

Brian Clement, PhD

Life Change Program 
with Brian Clement, PhD, NMD, CN
Director of 
Hippocrates Health Institute

Mon, Aug 17 
Workshop 10-5 PM
Evening lecture 7-9 PM

Unity of Vancouver, 
5840 Oak Street
Information and tickets: 
click “Events”
or call 604-328-1020

Brian Clement, PhD, is the author of Hippocrates Lifeforce: Superior Health and Longevity. He has spent more than three decades studying nutrition and natural health care. Since 1980, he has been the director of the Hippocrates Health Institute, the preeminent leader in the field of natural and complementary health care and education since 1956. Deemed the world’s number one teaching institute in the year 2000 by Spa Management Group, the centre was founded by visionary and humanitarian Ann Wigmore and is currently under the leadership of Drs. Brian and Anna Maria Clement.

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Journalism in the 21st Century


Which do you find more engaging: reading an article in a newspaper or having a conversation about it with a friend afterwards? This is the question journalists, editors and media executives should be asking themselves as they try to navigate through the current crisis in journalism. If you’re like me, you find conversation about current events more interesting than the consumption of news.

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Go meatless one day a week

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina

Going vegetarian, at least one day each week, is becoming the “green” thing to do worldwide. In Israel, upscale restaurants promote “Vegetarian Mondays,” an initiative that encourages people to explore veggie options and contributes to the fight against global warming. Sir Paul McCartney has been promoting a similar program In Britain and Australia. In the US, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore sponsors “Meatless Mondays” to help Americans eat healthier foods, which are also easier on animals and the environment.

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Green filmmakers see red


The 16-day Vancouver International Film Festival gets underway on October 1. If previous years are anything to go by, you can expect a program bursting at the seams with world cinema, documentary, music and arthouse works from across the globe. In particular, with the Earth Summit in Copenhagen coming in December, expect festival artistic director Alan Franey to field a strand of hard-hitting environmental documentaries when the full VIFF program goes live on September 12 at

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Climate change wish list

EARTHFUTURE by Guy Dauncey

Back in June, I invited Common Groundreaders to send me their best ideas on how to tackle global warming. You responded and I will forward them to the Premier, as promised. Your responses were mostly quite achievable, if we could only organize the political support to make them a reality. You had visions of wind turbines along the road from Hope to Agassiz and along the west coast of Vancouver Island. You wanted to see high school automotive programs that convert cars to electricity and initiatives to reduce the number of cars in urban areas, coupled with far more investment in public transit, biking and walking.

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A new economic paradigm

SCIENCE MATTERS by David Suzuki with Faisal Moola

I’ve heard economists boast that their discipline is based on a fundamental human impulse: selfishness. They claim that we act first out of self-interest. I can agree, depending on how we define self. To some, ‘self’ extends beyond the individual person to include immediate family. Others might include community, an ecosystem or all other species.

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Welcome to Village Vancouver – Talk to your neighbour. See what happens…

by Kathie Wallace and Ross Moster

We want to spread the good news of neighbourhood-based individual action. What have you created this summer and what do you dream of doing next year? What do you like the most about living in your neighbourhood? What essential components make your community the place you love to live in? Please blog us at

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A right understanding of matters

WRITING ON THE WALL by Henry E. McCandless

Canadian citizens accepted thousands of preventable deaths and wrecked lives from contaminated blood in the 1980s, and later the needless deaths of 26 Nova Scotia coal miners in a disgraceful mine. We tolerate wrongful imprisonments across the country and police forces inadequately managed, motivated and trained for interventions. We accept the corporation-driven medical treatment fixation rather than install rules for prevention. We don’t require the standards of care for seniors they are entitled to see met, and we don’t require facilities to uphold seniors’ dignity. We accept government ideology transferring public money to corporations and we don’t uphold the precautionary principle for the environment and our natural resources. We accept quiet decline in the competence of Canadian officials and don’t question their training and motivation. We tolerate Canadian legislators steadfastly sidestepping the application of public accountability even though it is a society imperative. We allow them in their ritual processes to refuse to grasp the basics of management control for what they oversee, something essential to running their jurisdictions competently. The list goes on and on – and for all countries.

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