Schuyler Grant on the Importance of Organic Food at Wanderlust Yoga Festivals

Schuyler Grant, one of the founders of the Wanderlust Yoga Festival, talks to me about the importance of organic food at her events.

This past weekend I went to the Wanderlust Yoga Festival in Stratton, VT and had no trouble eating organic food the entire time. Before I went, however, it was a real concern of mine whether organic would be widely available.

Fortunately, Schuyler Grant has made organic food a real priority at Wanderlust.

David Wolfe and Doug Evans, Co-Founder of Organic Avenue, on The Importance of Glass Bottles – Part II


David Wolfe, the most well-known person in the raw food world, and Doug Evans, the Co-Founder of Organic Avenue, discuss why glass bottles are so important and how plastic bottles can be very harmful to our health.

As I have written about before, I am a huge fan of glass water bottles and carry them wherever I go.

Learn why Takeya glass bottles are my favorite ones (instead of BPA-free or stainless steel bottles), and why I named it one of my Top 5 Non-Organic Products from Natural Products Expo East.

David Wolfe on the Most Important Herbs for Longevity – Part I

David Wolfe, the most well-known person in the raw food world, was in New York City last week at Organic Avenue to give a lecture on longevity.

In this video, he discusses the most important herbs, medicinal mushrooms and foods for living a long life. He also talks about the important genetic research going on right now and how that will help us live for decades longer.

Tomorrow I will be putting up the second part of my interview with David Wolfe.

Talking Organic Food with Hollywood Actress Rachelle Lefevre


Star of ABC’s new medical drama Off the Map and new Golden Globe nominated films “Barney’s Version” & “Casino Jack”

I started livingmaxwell to get the word out about organic food to as many people as possible. Why is this so important to me?

Because I know that organic food plays a critical role in the health of our citizens and of our planet. There is no reason that food grown with toxic pesticides, synthetic growth hormones and genetically-modified organisms should be in our bodies.

Many people in Hollywood recognize the value of organic food as well. One of these individuals is actress Rachelle Lefevre, whose credits include “The Caller,” “Fugitive Pieces,” and of course the blockbuster movie Twilight, as well as her upcoming TV series Off the Map. Read more »

Jean-Georges Vongerichten – An Unexpected Conversation with One of the World’s Best Chefs

Yesterday, I went to Organic Avenue‘s store in the West Village and something pretty unexpected happened.

After drinking my shot of E3 Live, I sat on the bench outside and started gazing into the sun. Increasing my Vitamin D levels is a real priority these days.

As I was sitting there, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, one of the world’s most famous chefs, walked by me and went into the store to return his glass bottles of juice. On his way out, I stopped him and asked him a few questions.

The one that immediately came to mind was whether Organic Avenue’s pressed juice was now for sale in his restaurants. When I interviewed Denise Mari, founder of Organic Avenue, at Fashion Week a few months ago, she mentioned that they would soon be selling them there.

Jean-Georges confirmed that they are available at three of his restaurants, including ABC Kitchen, his fantastic upscale organic one, and that they are selling very well. I wondered whether he would eventually press the juice himself in-house but he said no. He appeared to be very happy with the current arrangement and didn’t seem interested in dealing with the glass bottles. Read more »