Monthly Archives: أكتوبر 2012

Andreas Moritz – the world has lost a great man

Last night close to my kids bedtime, I was tending to the usual evening household rush – sorting dinner, checking homework, reading school books – then I got a WhatsApp message which I went to check. The message was from a friend (S) who wrote: “Hi Alia, I read on Facebook that Andreas Moritz has passed away….”

And the rest was a blur

I couldn’t read the rest of the message. It was like somebody had poured a glass of cold water over me.

I stopped reading my child’s story, tried very hard to concentrate on the kids but could not. I grabbed my phone again and went onto Facebook to check for myself. “I’m sure there’s been some sort of mistake. Maybe the account was hacked or something… you can never believe social media these days..”, I thought.

And there it was in front of me: the announcement of his death. I went to his official website as well to check and it had the same announcement.

Scattered thoughts, lots of questions, sadness… a deep deep sorrow.

A great man

Why would I be so sad about the death of a man I have never personally met?

I was blessed that my life overlapped with Andreas’ life for about three years. I had heard about his work from a friend in India (Nikhil), so I started reading his books, first The Amazing Liver & Gallbladder Flush, and then the others…. especially Timeless Secrets of Health and Rejuvenation which I’ve read many times, and continue to refer to regularly. A classic.

His books elevated my knowledge and opened up many horizons.

Over the short time that I knew Andreas, he has been very kind to do two episodes with me on my health show Dare to Be Healthy. He also wrote a wonderful review on my latest book I Want A Healthy Pregnancy which I am very grateful for.

I remember commenting to my family about how a man of such great achievements and knowledge could be so humble and still speak to every person like they knew as much as he did.  A rare quality these days.

The good news is that Andreas Moritz leaves behind a legacy that speaks for itself. His books and teachings will linger for a long time after he’s gone, that I’m sure of.


What makes me sad, however, is that people like him are hard to find. His death is a great loss for humanity. For me personally, I lost one of my ‘health heroes’. I looked up to him, admired his courage to speak his truth, and his perseverance to deliver the health message to a cynical world. I was hoping to to meet him face-to-face one day to let some of his light rub off on me. I have lost one of my main sources of inspiration, one of the few people that I could have had a very interesting conversation with, a conversation about energy, healing, detox, nutrition, Ayurveda, and the meaning of life.

Andreas, I know you will continue to shine your light wherever you are. Rest in peace. Our conversation will continue in my dreams.


Detox Webinar – coming soon!


Upcoming Webinar!

Topic: Why Detox? Super Ideas for a Fresh New You
Date: Monday 29th Oct 2012
Time: 7pm Bahrain time (4pm GMT)
Price: BD 4.900 (Approx GBP 8.00)

In this webinar, I talk about the ever-so-important topic of toxins and their effect
on our body. What are they, where are they coming from, what are they doing
to you, how you can get rid of them, and most importantly: how detoxifying will
give your body a second chance for more energy, better productivity and greater
looks! Plus, easy tried-and-tested detox methods that you can start right now.
An eye-opening webinar that is interactive, casual, somewhat shocking, and fun!

You can sign up from anywhere in the world, and attend from the comfort of your own home!

To Register, go to this link

Click on the ‘buy now’ button and follow the instructions to pay.
Once you’ve made your payment, we will email you a link
that you can go to on the day of the webinar.

And that’s it!

On the day of the webinar, all you have to do is go to the link we send you by
email. You will be attending LIVE, so you’ll also have a chance to ask me
questions while I’m talking.

I look forward to ‘seeing’ you at the webinar!

Here’s the link again to register

My Banana ice cream cake

I ‘tweet cooked’ today. (i.e. I made a cake and tweeted about it as I went along).
It was not easy but a lot of fun! Have a look at my sequence of tweets, with photos:

I’m now making raw banana ice cream cake. Wanna see what I’m doing? Follow my pic tweets. #Bahrain #raw

No eggs, no flour, no sugar, no dairy, no artificial anything. And the taste is to die for! Cant wait. My raw banana ice cream cake.

For more funky health tips, sign up on


Raw Banana Ice Cream Cake

For the crust:
– 2 1/4 cups ground almonds
– 1 cup pitted dates
– 1/4 teaspoon salt

Process together in a food processor until it is well mixed together.
Flatten the crust into a pie plate or a cheesecake plate.  Press it down.
Store in the freezer for 15 minutes.
Optional: you can add very thin banana slices on top of the crust

For the filling:
– 6 bananas (peeled and frozen the night before)
– 1 banana for garnish
– 1 cup pitted dates
– 1/2 tsp cinnamon

In a food processor, blend the frozen bananas and the cinnamon, and then slowly add the dates.
Take the crust out of the freezer.
Pour the bananas mixture on top of it and smooth out

Garnish with sliced bananas, chopped walnuts, cinnamon, and desiccated coconut.

No eggs, no flour, no sugar, no dairy, no artificial anything. And the taste is to die for!

كعكة آيس كريم الموز


كوبان وربع لوز مطحون
١ كوب تمر (بدون نواة)
ربع ملعقة  ملح

اخلطي المقادير مع بعضها البعض واضغطيها في صحن الشيز كيك و ضعيه في الفريزر ربع ساعة
بامكانك وضع شرائح موز ضعيفة على القاعدة

٦ موزات – مثلجة قبل ليلة
موزة اضافية للتزيين
١ كوب تمر
نصف ملعقة قرفة

في الخلاط، اخلطي الموز المثلج والقرفة، ثم اضيفي التمر بالتدريج.
اخرجي القاعدة من الفريزر وصبي خليط الموز عليها

زينيها بشرائح الموز، الجوز المقطع، جوز الهند، والقرفة

كعكة لذيذة بدون بيض او طحين او سكر او كريمة او اي شي مضاف. ومذاق لا مثيل له!
بالهناء والشفاء