About Me





Who are you and what do you do?

My name is Elaine Glover and I am a certified raw food chef and professional TV, theatre and film actress. For information about the raw food certification training I received, please visit here, and to view my acting show reel, please visit here.

(This is bit formal isn’t it?…)

Did you used to look like Hoggle from Labyrinth before you got into raw foods?

Yes. Ok, maybe not quite as bad as Hoggle (sorry, Hoggle), but I did suffer from painful adult acne, anxiety, fatigue, mood swings and severe scattiness. I was also bloated a lot of the time. I tried everything for my acne – long courses of harsh anti-biotics, the contraceptive pill, ‘miracle’ creams and potions; I became a fitness freak, gave up alcohol, gave up coffee, I even resorted to having a chemical face peel – but nothing really seemed to work for very long. Not really. The spots always came back. It wasn’t until I discovered the incredible healing powers of raw foods that I got true glowing skin for the first time in my life; and felt happier, more energetic and more clear headed than I think I ever had.

 EUREKA! 

How did you first get introduced to raw foods?

Chloe Howman. I blame her. She is a good friend and co-worker in a BBC drama we starred in together called ‘Holby Blue’ (you will see a picture of me here before I got rawcous, too). Chloe, as an advanced yogi and lover of all things organic, always looks amazing. But this particular time back in 2010, she was looking smoking. I asked her what she had been doing to make her skin so bright and eyes so white. Her answer was:

“Wellll, I’ve become a vegan….

aaandd…

I mainly eat…

raw foods“.

I think she was expecting me to gawp at her in bemused bewildermentbut as soon as I heard the words ‘raw foods’, something clicked in me. This was the answer I had been looking for, I just knew it! From that moment on, and after a delicious raw meal served with this amazingly crazy dehydrated ‘raw onion bread‘ stuff made by Chloe, I dove head first into every single raw food book I could get my hands on. I trawled the internet for raw recipes and research, and bought my very own beloved Excalibur dehydrator just two months later.

My raw food quest had begun.

So this raw food stuff is just about looking good? That’s a bit vain isn’t it?

While it is true that some of the many benefits of eating high raw diet are clear skin, youthful radiance, glossy hair and sparkling eyes, it wasn’t actually the lure of these things that got me hooked; it was the way it made me feel. I had done detox’s before – cut out salt, no wheat, no meat, no alcohol, weigh this, weigh that, blah blah blah, – but I’d always feel miserable and deprived. So before I embarked on Shazzie’s three day 100% raw food detox from ‘Detox Your World’, I was excited but apprehensive at the same time. But, oh my god! I felt amazing! There was some of the usual unpleasant detox symptoms, physical and emotional, but I just could believe how happy and alive I felt. And the food tasted GOOD!!! I didn’t feel I was missing out on anything, in fact, I couldn’t get enough of this juicy living cuisine. A whole world of new food was opening up to me, and a new way of living too. It was a very exciting feeling, and one that lead me to eventually train to become a certified raw food chef, and run my own website where I can share my love of all things raw with you.

Never saw any of this coming!

Life eh?

 

 

3 Responsesso far.

  1. Sanya says:

    Hi Elaine! I saw your wonderful website and wanted to get in touch with you…we’re getting in touch with various individuals and organisations in the ‘healthy living’ industry and forming mutually beneficial partnerships to help one another grow 🙂

    My name is Sanya from Froothie (www.froothie.co.uk ; http://www.froothie.com.au), one of the fastest growing brands for healthy living, with over 50,000 Facebook followers and growing (www.facebook.com/froothie), and the exclusive distributor of the incredibly successful Optimum blenders (www.optimumblender.com)

    I’d like to speak with someone about the possibility of working together in promoting both of our brands or businesses. For example, we will be able to provide you with our product and promote your business on our website and Facebook page (over 50,000 followers), and you could promote us on your site, possibly in reviews and/or YouTube videos. You could also consider selling the Optimum blenders; the company has grown 600% in the past 12 months, and we have a long way to go with warehouses already located in various locations around the world.

    Our growth is driven by the new Optimum blenders, currently Australia/New Zealand’s best-selling blender and the fastest growing brand, having expanded into Europe, Asia and soon North America with immense success. Optimum is a 100% Australian Family-Owned company, focusing on quality, working with the world’s most reputable and respected manufacturers to create a truly unique appliance.

    Froothie’s goal is simple: Helping people lead a healthier life. We share our knowledge and information for healthy living through workshops, YouTube videos, our new blog and various media outlets. We have recently appeared or been quoted on a range of well-known international media outlets, as well as various blogs and magazines. Having sold many blenders in the past, including Vitamix and Blendtec, we now solely distribute Optimum.

    Please send me an email at support@froothie.com.au or call us if you wish to discuss this further with either myself or Zane.

    Warm regards 🙂

    Sanya

  2. Alan Lee says:

    Hi there,

    I’m emailing to see if you’d like free tickets for VegfestUK London in return for promotion.

    Since the release of the event programme earlier this month, tickets to London’s newest veggie show VegfestUK London have been selling out fast, and there’s been lots of talk about this unprecedented show. It’s also received the backing of Sir Paul McCartney’s veggie group Meat Free Monday, and featured on the front page of the Daily Star late last month.

    The show features
    – over 150 stalls
    – lots of free food samples
    – one-off special offers on many products
    – 12 handpicked caterers
    – talks
    – cookery demos
    – yoga workshops
    – Tai Chi demonstration
    – live comedy
    – live music
    – kids’ entertainment
    – celebrity presence from top chefs, athletes, entertainers, etc.
    and much more!

    This exciting event takes place on October 5th 6th (11am-7pm each day) at Kensington Olympia (West Hall), http://www.london.vegfest.co.uk

    You can find out more in the event programme here http://www.london.vegfest.co.uk/programme

    Tickets are £10 (standard), £6 (concession), £2 (under 16), advance tickets available on BUY ONE GET ONE FREE (limited period only) at http://www.london.vegfest.co.uk/tickets

    We’re looking for huge crowds to this show over 2 days, so we’re aiming for a big promo push in the run-up to the event. Hence we’d really appreciate your help in promotion of our show on your blog – esp. spreading the word about our lineup of guests and our BOGOF ticket offer (which will end in the middle of this month).

    In return, we’re happy to give you 4 tickets each day (so 8 in total). Do let us know if you’d like to assist us with promotion.

    Meanwhile, you’re more than welcome to use these promo materials anywhere you wish:
    – Banners http://london.vegfest.co.uk/banners
    – Press releases http://london.vegfest.co.uk/press-releases
    – Event programme http://london.vegfest.co.uk/programme
    – Posters and flyers http://london.vegfest.co.uk/posters-and-flyers
    – Facebook posters https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.629277227085422.1073741825.246088158737666&type=3

    Many thanks,

    Alan
    VegfestUK
    alan.vegfest@gmail.com
    07786850945
    http://www.london.vegfest.co.uk
    http://www.facebook.com/vegfestuk
    http://www.twitter.com/vegfestuk

  3. Hani Naveed says:

    Hi!

    I saw your wonderful website and wanted to get in touch with you. We’re getting in touch with various individuals and organisations in the ‘healthy living’ industry and forming mutually beneficial partnerships to help one another grow 🙂

    My name is Hani from Froothie (www.froothie.com; http://www.froothie.com.au), one of the fastest growing brands for healthy living, with over 100,000 Facebook followers and growing (www.facebook.com/froothie), and the exclusive distributor of the incredibly successful Optimum blenders (www.optimumblender.com)

    I’d like to speak with someone about the possibility of working together in promoting both of our brands/businesses. For example, we will be able to provide you with our product and promote your business on our website and Facebook page (over 100,000 followers), and you could promote us on your site, possibly in reviews, on your social media platforms and/or YouTube videos. You could also consider selling the Optimum blenders; the company has grown 600% in the past 12 months, and we have a long way to go with warehouses already located in various locations around the world.

    Our growth is driven by the new Optimum blenders, currently Australia/New Zealand’s best-selling blender and the fastest growing brand, having expanded into Europe, Asia and now North America with immense success. Optimum is a 100% Australian Family-Owned company, focusing on quality, working with the world’s most reputable and respected manufacturers to create a truly unique appliance

    Froothie’s goal is simple: Helping people lead a healthier life. We share our knowledge and information for healthy living through workshops, YouTube videos, our blog and various media outlets. We have recently appeared or been quoted on a range of well-known international media outlets, as well as various blogs and magazines. Having sold many blenders in the past, including Vitamix and Blendtec, we now solely distribute Optimum.

    Please send me an email at hani@froothie.com or call us if you wish to discuss this further with me.

    Warm regards 🙂

    Hani

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