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    Tanya Maher & David Wolfe talk detox, healing, gut health, poop & longevity

    Tanya Maher & David Wolfe talk detox, healing, gut health, poop & longevity

    Last time David Wolfe was in town, I had the honour of catering his epic event and then sitting down with him the following day to chat everything from poop to longevity. 

    Not even kidding... our interview began with poo talk.

    I just couldn’t help myself, could I 🤪

    Well, that chat took place almost 3 whole years ago and this longevity megastar is soon to return to London for one day only (Saturday 30th May 2020) so I figured it’s time you have a listen...

    For most of you reading this blog post, David Wolfe needs no introduction.

    Some of you only know him as the health guru who’s got 12 million Facebook fans.

    Some of you know him as the go-to superfood expert for celebs like Woody Harrelson or Tony Robbins.

    Or maybe even the nutrition master that got Novak Djokovic back to no.1.

    The rest of you may be hearing of him for the first time right now.

    Perhaps even hearing of me for the first time!

    (For you guys, I include both of our bios, below 🤓)

    Whatever category you fit into, you’d enjoy watching our chat and you would be stoked to hear that by using the promo code TANYAPLUS, you could get £10 off your ticket to David Wolfe's upcoming event in London!

    (I’ll be there with my salads and treats again, so definitely stop by for a cuddle!)


    [If the video isn't playing here, watch it on YouTube: ]


    Watch this video and you’ll learn:

    • The no.1 thing you can do at home to be ‘more regular’.
    • How cancer smells and the clue which this offers us towards the first steps of healing.
    • The three simple principles of self-healing.
    • Why detoxing once per year is painful.
    • How often should we REALLY detox and where to begin. 
    • How to cultivate a diet that can overcome internal barriers which have led to low energy and depression in the past. 
    • The real cause of the epidemic of cancer, autism, heart disease and stroke.
    • The key natural remedies for aiding digestion and the process of elimination in the body. 
    • Ways to nurture your gut bacteria to give yourself time to heal and restore balance.
    • What the temperature of the water you drink has to do with the quality of your toilet visits.
    • Why the darker pigmented foods are more beneficial to our health.
    • What is the no.1 ingredient that contributes to longevity more than anything else.
    • What you can eat for ultimate gut health that’s already in your local supermarket.
    • Why maintaining good gut health and manifesting your dreams & desires aren’t mutually exclusive.



    Want to know more about David Wolfe's 'BEST EVER YOU' masterclass in London?



    Want to know more about David Wolfe?

    David Wolfe is one of the world’s most active peak performance coaches, nutritionists and lecturers. As the son of two medical doctors, David has had the unique experience of seeing the mainstream medical profession from the inside-out since infancy.

    David has written numerous books including, Eating for Beauty, The Sunfood Success System, and his latest book which partly informs this very Masterclass, Longevity Now.

    A highly sought after health and personal success speaker, David has given over 2000 live lecture events all over the world during the past 20 years. Today, David Wolfe continues to share the stage in the company of Anthony Robbins, Mark Victor Hansen, John Demartini, Jack Canfield, Deepak Chopra, Buzz Aldrin, T. Harv Eker, John Gray, Les Brown, Barbara DeAngelis, Brian Tracy, and many more.


    Want to know more about me?

    about tanya maher

    Tanya Maher (pronounced Marr) is a leading pioneer in the world of ultra-nutritious and energising plant-based foods for the whole family.

    Tanya co-founded 'Tanya's,’ a high-end raw cafe in 2014 and merged it with her established wellness company 'Better Raw' in 2017.

    She is the creator of the Amazon #1 best selling DVD 'Raw Food 101' and author of Hay House's 'The Uncook Book' (available to purchase worldwide, here).

    Born in Russia, raised in New Zealand and now raising her own family in London, Tanya has been hailed as one of the most recognised experts in the world of gourmet raw food by the likes of Vogue, Daily Mail and Women's Health.

    Your 1 Day Juice Cleanse - the recipes, the plan, the shopping list

    Your 1 Day Juice Cleanse - the recipes, the plan, the shopping list

    Last month, my sweet little sis-in-law and I did a 1 Day Juice Cleanse, I posted everything Live in Instagram stories and couldn't believe the response!

    So many of you wrote telling me how keen you are to do the same at home, asking for exact recipes and any other helpful tips I could spare.

    So, I've typed out your recipes, your plan and your shopping list, I've included a few bits and pieces I thought would be most important to do before, during and after a mini detox, and even uploaded a compilation of those stories from IG in one handy video below...


    [If the video doesn't show up for you, watch it on YourTube here: https://youtu.be/Bm54366zsak


    The purpose of this mini cleanse:
    1. You probably have your own reasons, but for me it always comes down to my digestion. Having a break from foods is a wonderful gift to your overworked digestive system. Everyone deserves a break from time to time, your digestive system demands it.
    2. Getting a massive intake of nutrients and minerals in a day. Getting your 5 a day may be tricky enough, try getting 20 a day! By flooding your body with an overload of nutrients, it naturally crowds out the bad guys and makes detoxing natural.
    3. Giving your immune system a boost. When nutrients enter the body and toxins stir up, your cells reawaken and feel reenergised again to fight against free radicals. A periodic mini cleanse can really keep them in check.


    The shopping list (this plan is for 2 people):


    1 grapefruit
    3 large cucumbers 4 green apples
    4 sweet apples 1/2 large pineapple
    optional: 1 avocado


    7 carrots with leafy tops
    2 small beetroots
    10 stems of celery with leaves
    2 courgettes
    8 inch ginger root


    Leafy greens and herbs
    300g kale leaves
    30g mint
    50g parsley



    A word on organics:


    When consuming raw fruits and vegetables, especially in amounts as large as you will during a juice cleanse, it is ultra important that you don’t ingest the very poisons you’re trying to detox away- chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, etc.
    If the purpose of these sprays is to keep the bugs away, that doesn’t mean they will sniff it and leave… Insects lick or nibble on the fruit, chemical that is on top of the fruit or inside it, enters their stomach and blows it up. Literally. Think about this- the big difference between humans and insects is our size… so it’s just a matter of time for us. The more conventional products we eat, the faster we will develop stomach pains and the worse would be the consequences. 



    The Recipes (this plan is for 2 people):


    First of the day “The Fireball"
    1 Grapefruit with skin 
    5 inch ginger root with skin


    Mid morning juice “The Green Chlorophyll”
    2 large cucumbers with skin
    4 green apples
    200g kale leaves
    15g mint leaves + stalks


    Afternoon juice “The Rainbow”
    7 carrots with leafy tops from 2
    2 small beetroots
    10 stems of celery with leaves
    3 inch ginger root with skin


    Dinner juicy smoothie “The Reward”
    4 sweet apples
    1/2 large pineapple, skinned
    2 courgettes
    1 large cucumber
    100g kale leaves
    50g parsley
    15g mint leaves + stalks
    optional: 1 avocado (blend this in with juice!)


    Best juicing practice:

    Pass softer ingredients through the juicer before hard ones (cucumber before apples, pineapple before celery). If the soft items cause a build-up of puree in your juicer, push through a few hard items to clear the works.

    Pass leafy greens into the juicer before or with other veggies to avoid waste- if any leaves become stuck in the works, the other items will push them along.

    Fresh is always best. If you must make juice ahead of time, only make it for a maximum of 16 hours in advance to avoid it becoming heavily oxidised.



    The day before:

    1. Whether your detox is for one day or 30, start getting your body and mind ready now.
    2. Start drinking lots of herbal tea or water (warm or room temperature is best).
    3. Pick up a dry skin brush and start brushing morning and evening to get the lymph system moving.
    4. Have a light vegan meal the night before, preferably raw vegan so the enzymes spark up in prep for next day.
    5. Most importantly, get excited about your cleanse! The most successful detox happens when you can't wait for it to start.
      During your cleanse:
      1. Please refrain from giving in to any stimulants (coffee, sugar, black tea, cigarettes), but feel free to drink as much herbal tea and room temperature water as you please.
      2. To support your body during the release of toxins, feel free to exercise however you like if it’s part of your usual routine. If not, then let your pores open up to eliminate toxins in a sauna or go for a long brisk walk.
      3. Relax as much as possible during the length of your cleanse and make time to be and feel creative- journal, draw, make a vision board, read, watch an uplifting documentary, walk, laugh and do what makes you happy.
      4. Get an early night. This will ensure you get plenty of sleep and will also help you from giving in to cravings when peckish :)
        The day after:
        1. If you are feeling energised and inspired to continue, I recommend that you do. This is usually your body’s way of telling you that this detox is exactly what it wanted and that it’s not quite finished yet. Feel free to make your own juices, smoothies and raw fibre rich snacks (like soaked seeds, whole veggies and salads), go out for a raw food meal or purchase a variety of vegetable based juices from a local organic cafe.
        2. Ease out of your cleanse carefully. It’s important that your body has a gentle transition and that you refrain from any stimulants for a minimum of 3 days after the cleanse has ended. Otherwise your body can go into ‘shock’ and ‘survival mode’ where it will hold on to all the bodily fats and slow digestion right down. Caffeine can be the hardest to stay without, so if you feel like you absolutely need it, drink clean organic coffee only and do not mix it with any milks or sugars. It is really important right now that you don’t confuse your digestive system and start combining foods. (BTW: my parents drink black coffee with a squeeze of lemon to balance the acidity, it sounds weird but you get used to it super quick and it can easily become your new fave!)
        3. You would’ve noticed your taste buds have changed and your appreciation for basic foods increased. Eat simple plant-based meals only, like soups, steamed vegetables, gluten-free seeds and grains, salads and fruits for a minimum of 2 days. 




        My best tip for improving your digestion

        tanya maher on digestion

        If your digestion isn’t in order, the chances are you also experience at least two of these symptoms:



        -Heart burn or indigestion

        -Food allergies


        -Skin breakouts

        -Skin conditions like eczema, rosacea, acne or psoriasis 

        -Weight gains

        -Constipation or loose stools

        -Flatulence or belching

        -Parasites or Candida

        -Weak nails and hair


        Poor digestion is awful and sadly unless something is done about it, it may only get worse with time.


        Have you ever said...

        “I used to be able to eat anything” or 

        “I never had to exercise to stay in shape” or

        “My baby weight never went away” or

        “My digestion is not what it used to be”?


        [Personally, I’m guilty of all the above, especially when I have the below reference taken circa 2013.]

        tanya maher's body on raw food


        If you want something done about this digestion of yours (btw it’s not the same as metabolism- you can eliminate quickly and stay slim but it still doesn’t mean that you’re making the most out of your food and assimilating the goodness), the first thing you must do is begin eating consciously.

        Easier said than done? 

        Nope, it’s very very easy to do. Continue reading for my top tip that works every single time and is actually fun...

        But first I’d like to paint you a picture of what happens when you DON’T eat consciously.


        Tanya's pantry for The Uncook Book


        I bet there’s been a time that you’ve taken your sandwich to your desk and swallowed it so fast, you weren’t sure if you even tasted it, let alone felt any satisfaction. 

        You certainly were a bit annoyed at yourself for spending money on yet another lunch you don’t remember eating. 

        I mean- how did it disappear from your plate? Wait, maybe someone played a trick on you and you haven’t even taken a bite! Mmmm maybe not.

        Suddenly you feel bloated. Dissatisfied, irritated and bloated. Awesome combo.


        What actually happened when you swallowed that sandwich is that it got dumped into your stomach without any warning, without the host having a chance to get the space ready for it, in fact it squashed the host unconscious, confused the whole digestive system so it stopped operating altogether. Your body’s alarm went off to send signals of there being something wrong and the only way it knew to communicate that was by making you bloat.


        You didn’t respond to those cries so it gave you a headache.

        You blocked out the headache with a painkiller so it gave you visible red patches on your neck and breakouts on your chin.

        You covered them up with concealer so it gave you extra love handles you couldn’t cover up.

        You told yourself that next time you’ll just skip lunch to which you immediately felt an inflammation response.

        Now your joints hurt.

        WTF? Surely that’s got nothing to do with a sandwich!

        And why do you feel so tired when food is supposed to give you energy?


        Now let’s rewind for a moment and try that again...

        Holy Kale & Avocado from Tanya's raw food London cafe

        You unwrap your sandwich, feeling good within yourself that you got up to go out and buy it, feeling proud that you got at least a little movement into your day.

        You start to breathe deeper with that thought of gratitude.

        In turn you begin to relax and even get a whiff of the deliciousness you’re about to enjoy.

        You begin to salivate.

        You take a small bite and you chew chew chew.

        Your brain then sends the message to your stomach (the host) that food is coming so it starts to tidy up and pump out the welcoming mat (hydrochloride acid).

        The food slides down with joy, lands not in a dry sad desert but a fun pool of digestive juices.

        It breaks down effortlessly, without the need for your body to spend any more precious energy, so you feel like you have lots of energy to actually do some work.

        Minerals, nutrients and vitamins then spark into fireworks that go straight to the cells which need them most, while the remains take a different route towards easy elimination.

        No arguments, no confusion, no need for setting off any alarms, everyone knows their role and they get on with doing their thing so you can get on with doing your thing.


        tanya maher the uncook book


        So next time you’d like scene #2 instead, next time you’d prefer to feel alive, energised, relaxed, bloat free and happy within yourself for eating consciously, try this tip:

        Imagine that while you’re eating that sandwich, a hidden camera is projecting your every move onto a National News channel! Your face is on everyone’s screen for millions to watch you eat. 

        The Royal family watch the news too, you know :)


        Royal family watching you eat on the news


        P.S. I touch on the topic of digestion and often discuss it in depth at every single one of my workshops. You can bet that I'll be covering this topic in the next classes 'Easy raw lunches that kids will love' and 'How to eat for beautiful skin'. All classes can be booked via this link: https://tanyasliving.com/collections/workshops-and-events

        Five Minute Summer Pickle

        Five Minute Summer Pickle

        I’ve been making this pickle a lot over the summer, it’s just so quick, looks beautiful and goes with just about anything. Pretty much all ingredients in here can be adjusted to your taste, so play around and find your flavour.

        Note that when first made, the colour difference between the veggies is more defined, however I experimented with taste and texture by leaving this mixture in the fridge overnight and you can see how the beetroot coloured all contents. The texture did soften up if that’s what you are after, but the taste stayed the same. I think I prefer the overall dish to be made and eaten within the same day though, that’s how you get the crunchy fresh summer experience on a plate.


        250g carrots, grated
        1 raw beetroot, grated
        350g cabbage, thinly sliced
        juice of 1 lime
        3 tbsp olive oil
        2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
        2 tbsp manuka honey
        1 tbsp ground pepper
        1 tsp Himalayan salt
        optional: fresh garden peas, edible flowers, avocado, cherry tomatoes, lettuce

        -Prepare the carrots and beetroot by peeling them and chopping to fit into your food processor chute, if needed. Pick a medium grater blade and feed them through. If you don’t have a food processor, you can simply grate manually.

        -Thinly slice the cabbage into long strips. Toss with grated carrot and beetroot in a bowl.

        -Sprinkle with all other ingredients, except the optional ones and massage the mixture together thoroughly. You can need to roll your sleeves up and really get in there applying some force so the fibres begin to soften and vegetable juice will begin to mix with all the other flavours.

        -Serve over your burger patties, along side other meals, throw into soups, mixed with optional salad ingredients, as a side salad, in a wrap or simply eat on its own.

        raw food pickle sauerkraut

        Master of the Month | Kat Farrants | Power Wake Up Smoothie Recipe

        Master of the Month | Kat Farrants | Power Wake Up Smoothie Recipe

        Kat Farrants is a former city solicitor whose experience of getting stressed out about getting to the very best yoga classes led her to ask the best teachers if they would make videos so that we could say when class starts.  She founded Movement for Modern Life in 2013. She is passionate about ensuring that everyone has access to the very best yoga and wellbeing teachers, even those who work long hours in the home or office or live remotely.

        And today is the launch of Kat’s seriously exciting The Cellular Renewal Online Retreat!This 7 day online course combines delicious raw food detox recipes (can you guess whom by?) with transformative daily yoga and wellbeing practices to deeply cleanse, nourish and restore your body and mind. Free to member and only £37 otherwise. Check it out>>

        Meet our January’s Master of the Month…

        Kat Farrants Better Raw Master of the Month


        I start the day with two large cups of hot water and lemon. That makes me feel better about the next step, which is a cup of coffee. I then have my power smoothie, which I’ll sip on throughout the morning. Lunch is usually salad, again, with tons of seeds. I drink enormous cups of herbal tea throughout the day. At the moment I’m loving PositiviTea’s blends. I love my juicer and I may juice myself my favourite drink in the course of the day, which is carrot and apple. Delicious if the veg is organic and fresh. For dinner, I love a good vegetarian curry, simple veg stir-fry or a veg chilly which my friend and co-worker Victoria has given me the recipe for. This may be accompanied by a glass of wine, if I have company. After dinner I usually have a peppermint tea and before bed, always always a cup of camomile tea.


        I’m inspired to eat healthily purely by watching and noticing how my body feels. I like feeling light and energetic. So if I have a carb or sugar binge (which does happen!) or if I’ve been dining out on rich food, it’s just that I hate feeling less fresh inside me, so I’ll naturally probably have just juices or raw food the next day.


        I have many weaknesses. Coffee is one. Cheese is another. My method for dealing with both is to make sure I buy the best quality (small producers, always organic) of both – which means that I need less of them and enjoy what I do have more. I couldn’t afford to binge on either if I’m buying the best of them!

        MY TOP TIP FOR:

        Improving your diet is… ‘Eat less. And eat mostly plants’.

        Staying healthy while travelling is… spend time working out the best places to buy and restaurants to eat where they prioritise locally produced food, then you’ll see the real heart of the new town.

        Detoxing is… start every day with a detox of hot lemon and ginger. You’ll become addicted to how good this makes you feel.

        Immunising is… I make all of my dishes with lots of garlic. I love it, but also it’s great for the immune system. But I am also single.. It has it’s downsides!


        ‘You can do it’. Only when we have the confidence in ourselves will we be able to take risks, and really live life.


        As someone who tried her best.


        1. My blender! I’d starve without it!
        2. From my garden – my apple trees.
        3. ‘The Four Desires’ by Rod Stryker. This book changed by life and will continue to do so.


        Maya Angelou.
        Saffy, my dog who died two years ago – if I can bring her back for just one meal that would be heaven.
        Ellen De Generes.
        I think that Maya and Ellen would be such fun, it’d be a riot to have them there. And Saffy would just sit at the table with us, I’d cuddle her whilst I enjoyed and joined in with the fun and giggles with Maya and Ellen.
        Saffy would eat raw bones – her favourite. We’d have a lovely, raw, vegan curry with cashew cream. Everyone eats raw!


        Simply because you can live a fun, filled life when you’re full of energy and health. I often get asked where I get my energy from. Raw food and eating mostly plants is the answer.


        Our Master of The Month shares her favourite raw food recipe…

        Serves 1-2

        Kat Farrants Wake Up Power Smoothie Recipe

        Kat says: I love this morning smoothie as I’m so busy I don’t get the time to make all the right food, and I know that this is the best way to start the day. It keeps me going til lunch – there’s a lot of it, I keep sipping it throughout the morning. All the seeds make it filling and provide me with lots of energy. I like to use Spinach and apples as they both grow in my garden, so I know that they are organic and fresh (in season!) – the spinach is a lovely veg to grow, it seems to keep giving right until heavy frosts. I try make my smoothie seasonal and is always organic, so alternate it according to what’s going on in the garden or available from the organic delivery company.

        • two handfuls spinach
        • root ginger to taste
        • root turmeric to taste
        • 1 x banana
        • 2 x apples
        • squeeze of lemon
        • 1 x tablespoon flax seeds
        • 1 x tablespoon sunflower seeds
        • 2 x tablespoons ground hemp
        • filtered water
        Wizz it all up!


        For more on Kat, Movement for Modern Life and The Cellular Renewal Online Retreat, which starts today- go here movementformodernlife.com/crprogramme