Magic Kate

  • 04
  • Nov
  • 2010

Who believes what they read about food any more? It seems to be one fad after another, leaving your average consumer in a whirlwind of confusion.

Well, after spending an hour with Kate Magic, I think I have found the antidote to all this madness. Kate oozes calm, inspiration, integrity, and total faith in her convictions about why we need to make the right food choices. You feel healthier after even having a discussion with her.

Kate MagicAlthough Kate is known as the UK’s raw food guru, she is no food dictator. “It’s not about restricting yourself – its all about making sensible choices,” she says. “Just start by including a little more raw food in your diet, or eat a raw salad for lunch,” she advises. Well I can do that, sure. “Try to include some superfoods like baobab, hemp or reishi every day” she says. “Superfoods blur the line between food and medicine”.

Kate goes on to describe a mouth-watering salad that I could concoct for lunch with salad greens, avocado, alfalfa sprouts, sauerkraut, sunflower seeds, and of course, a baobab dressing.

“It works on a profound level. You replace the addictions to unhealthy food with the addiction to feeling good.” It’s all sounding better by the minute…

So how did Kate start with it all? “I always intuitively wanted healthy food, as soon as I left home became a vegetarian, then vegan, then I looked into raw food. That was twenty years ago. There was so little information about raw food out there. What I did had to come from my own experience and intuition,” she says. So maybe that’s why Kate’s approach is so appealing and down to earth – she’s tried and tested the lifestyle on herself for decades now.

Kate’s “visitors book” is a testament to her approach. “The success stories are too many to count,” Kate admits, but she has helped serial dieters find inner balance and lose weight; has assisted the recovery of TB and leukaemia sufferers; and has shown chronic depressives the way to feel happy and positive about life again.

So finally, the 68 million dollar question: “What did you have for breakfast, Kate?”. “Well,” she replies, “I had three flax crackers smothered with walnut butter, coconut nectar and crystal manna, along with some baobab hemp milk.” Delicious!

Meet Kate at the InSpiral Lounge, 250 Camden High St, London NW1 on 8th November at 7.30pm.

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