JasonShonBennett.com 257835 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com en-nz JasonShonBennett.com 30 Alcohol given to kids early just creates more problem drinkers later http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/576855 How many times have we seen this research before? Many times and it just keeps on coming from different research projects all over the globe. 040, 1 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/576855 Fasting, Diabetes and prevention http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/576787 More good research on fasting and why it is so good for you, in this obesogenic overindulgent era of overeating! 040, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/576787 Gluten-rich flour identified as main cause of occupational asthma in France http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/576638 I would suggest similar results would be shown here in NZ and in the pasta eating capital of the world; Italy. 040, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/576638 More international cardiologists warning against alcohol and meat for the heart http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/576286 “There are various factors behind high blood pressure, including exposure to polluted environment and genetically related factors, but the kind of food ingested has a significant bearing in individual’s health status” 039, 26 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/576286 Heart disease and proteins linked again http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/576199 This is a great question raised from a brand new study looking at heart attacks, protein and genetics. 039, 25 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/576199 Asthma and vitamin D linked again http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/575812 Remember; the sun is your friend, not your enemy. Just don’t get burnt… This new Israeli study shows that “asthmatics with a vitamin D deficiency are 25% more likely to have had recent asthmatic symptoms and attacks” 039, 24 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/575812 Stroke lowered by potassium intake http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/575811 The better the potassium/sodium balance; the healthier the heart. Where do you get potassium? A plant-based wholefood diet is rich in fresh fruits, vegetables such as leafy greens, spinach, kale, beans, legumes, potatoes, sweet potatoes, winter squash, dried apricots, prunes, citrus fruit, cantaloupe, fresh fish and bananas. 039, 23 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/575811 Drinking black or green tea is much better than coffee http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/574906 Green tea is highly recommended and if you are going to drink black tea (the same plant as green tea but roasted not fermented), then avoid the milk and sugar. “If you have to choose between tea or coffee, it’s probably better to drink tea…” 039, 21 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/574906 Trees help prevent asthma and respiratory diseases finds study http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/574905 Trees create clean air and asthmatics and respiratory issues need clean air. Not rocket science really is it? This study by a group of researchers at Portland State University, used sensors in different neighbourhoods, to measure nitrogen dioxide levels. 038, 20 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/574905 The sexy 'low carb diets' are being oversold and the real danger under-reported - Part Two http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/574904 As I mentioned yesterday, all is not what it seems with this reporting. “In fact, this was not a study of low-carb versus low-fat diets. The study compared a low-carb diet with a minimally fat-reduced diet. 038, 19 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/574904 The sexy 'low carb diets' are being oversold and the real danger under-reported - Part One http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/574520 Sadly, most of the sound bites of an ‘eat all the meat you like as cavemen do and you will become sexy and healthy’ diet, are just not true when you look at the research. 038, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/574520 Grapefruit is a powerful ally in weight loss and health http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/574516 We have a MASSIVE bowl of grapefruit on our table right now and I eat them all season when available. Grapefruit is a solid gold super fruit and it has so many benefits, from weight loss, to fat burning, to lowering breast cancer risk, to thinning the blood… The research just keeps on coming. 038, 17 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/574516 Genetics, genetic expression and epigenetics mean you are in charge of your health http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/574479 What your parents and grandparents ate is far more important to your genetics than the inherited genes you are made up of. Learn from their diets – good or bad – and you will control your own health and longevity in a much more powerful way. 038, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/574479 Genetics, nature and nuture http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/574050 This is a great article here on why what you do is more important than the genes you were born with. 038, 15 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/574050 Coffee shown again to be directly linked to high blood pressure http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/573927 High blood pressure is the #1 cause of death in New Zealand and the world and it is mostly preventable. 038, 14 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/573927 How a plant-based diet can reduce hypertension and prevent stroke http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/573926 A great Philipino report here from Tessa R. Salazar. “What do five of the 10 leading causes of illness and death in the Philippines have in common? Coronary heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes and atherosclerosis are all associated with our diets.” 037, 13 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/573926 Cancer is overtaking heart disease in many countries across the globe http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/573894 Heart disease has been the #1 killer in countries eating the meat-heavy, sugar-rich, and highly-processed, low-fibre diet for decades. This is now changing. 037, 12 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/573894 Can I get enough Vitamin A on a plant-based wholefood diet? http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/573552 Yes of course you can and here is a great covering article explaining exactly how to do just that! 037, 11 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/573552 Visceral fat and hypertension linked http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/573928 Here is another study linking stomach fat or visceral fat or what I call “Lifestyle Fat”, with high blood pressure and heart disease and inevitably; early death. 037, 11 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/573928 Prostate cancer and the plant based diet http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/573551 Another study links a plant-based wholefood diet to lower rates of a major killer cancer epidemic 037, 10 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/573551 Smoking exposure leads to obesity http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/573316 More evidence on how second-hand smoke exposure leads to painful early death and disease in otherwise healthy people. 037, 9 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/573316 Alcohol is not that good for us at all... http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/573187 The marketing and advertising telling you to drink because it is good for you is not based in truth, epidemiology or science. It is all about selling product and making money. In 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a stark warning about cancer and alcohol in 1988, saying “No amount of alcohol is safe”. 037, 8 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/573187 Depression is not in your head it is in your GUT! http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/572786 This is a great recent article by Anne Baker on gut health and the connection to your emotional state. I talk about this in detail in my depression seminar. 037, 7 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/572786 Heart disease risk lowered by 40% by daily fruit intake http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/572785 Fresh fruit is an essential and very healthy part of your daily diet. 036, 6 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/572785 The Americas are following in the sick footsteps of America http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/572784 Sadly, the legacy of The World’s Worst Diet™ just continues… The Americas now lead the world on obesity rates. 036, 5 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/572784 Childhood obesity cannot be ignored anymore http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/572783 Here is another great article from Dr. David L. Katz, who is one of my favourite leaders and mentors in the health community. 036, 4 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/572783 Obese children six times more likely to have high blood pressure http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/572558 High blood pressure is the #1 cause of death in most Western countries. Jiroemon Kimura was 116 last year, and he had low blood pressure… 036, 3 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/572558 Obesity crisis will continue to get worse unless immediate change happens to the food supply http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/572423 Another concerned group – this one in Canada (where I was recently), arguing that drastic change is required – and required right now. 036, 1 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/572423 Energy drinks can increase stress, anxiety and insomnia http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/572239 The University of California, Berkeley’s Atkins Center for Weight and Health recently published a study that revealed energy drinks do the opposite of what they advertise. 036, 31 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/572239 Shift work and a lack of routine is linked to diabetes risk http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/571824 I have worked with thousands of people from all around the globe and many are missing the simple habit of sleep and routine. Sometimes I have to break the bad news to a participant by saying “You have to change your job or you will remain sick and you will not ever get well…” 035, 30 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/571824 Another Cardiologist suggesting a plant-based diet is the solution to heart disease http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/572141 Interventional Cardiologist, Dr Deepak Natarajan, August 2014. 035, 30 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/572141 Venezuelans do not eat enough vegetables sadly http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/571485 The opposite of yesterday's blog on Okinawa. 035, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/571485 Okinawan elders eat mostly vegetables http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/571479 A great article here from the fabulous Willcox twin brothers who have studied the Okinawans so closely. 035, 28 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/571479 Plant-based diets improve overall health http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/571139 The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics have recently found that a plant-based wholefood diet lowers risk of almost all disease… 035, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/571139 Breast cancer and saturated fat linked again in 2014 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/570765 Regardless of what good press you have heard about saturated fat, the science keeps showing the links between a diet high in animal fats and deadly diseases. 035, 25 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/570765 Yet another Cardiologist advocating a plant-based diet http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/570579 There seems to be quite the quantum change occurring around the world when it comes to leading doctors and cardiologists changing the way people see heart disease. Bring it on. 035, 24 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/570579 Obesity now leading and growing in Russia on the World Map http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/570537 What has Russia changed over to? A meat-heavy, sugar-rich, highly-processed, low-fibre diet, high smoking and with more vodka than ever being drunk… 034, 23 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/570537 Heart disease dramatically varies from East to Western Europe http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/570395 Russians and Ukrainians aged 55-59 die from coronary heart disease at a much higher rate than Frenchmen 20 years older. 034, 22 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/570395 High vegetable diet linked to lower risk of heart disease and death again in 2014 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/570253 What is new in this study is that researchers saw a direct “dose-response relationship” between fruit and vegetable intake and disease. Basically the more fruits and vegetables people ate, the less likely they were to have heart problems or die prematurely. 034, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/570253 Over 40% of Americans will develop type II diabetes http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/569916 Just watch New Zealand, Australia, the UK, Canada and all the rest follow along behind unless drastic changes are made to the way we live. 034, 20 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/569916 Obesity increases your risk of at least 17 cancers - Part Two http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/569773 Many people are aware that being overweight or obese is directly linked to heart disease risk. Many are not aware of the dramatic risk in cancer. 034, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/569773 Obesity increases your risk of at least 17 cancers - Part One http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/569585 The more you overeat, and the further removed you become from your ideal body shape and weight, the more you risk avoidable and preventable cancers. 034, 18 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/569585 Heart disease reversed by plant-based wholefood diets proven again http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/569434 Dr Caldwell Esselstyn, retired surgeon, is one of those incredible brave pioneering leaders in the area of diet and lifestyle curing modern disease. 034, 17 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/569434 Good quality soy foods again linked to health and longevity http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/569154 This latest research shows how a lifetime of eating good traditional soy foods can be very effective at keeping you healthy and disease-free. 033, 15 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/569154 Heart disease prevention and early death prevention by Dr Dean Ornish http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/568910 Dean Ornish, MD, founder of the University of California San Francisco’s Preventive Medicine Research Institute, is one of my all-time favourite mentors. He is clear, researched, experienced, funny, human, and warm and has done the hard yards proving a plant-based wholefood diet and lifestyle change work for health and longevity. 033, 14 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/568910 Vegetable polyphenols boost health and longevity http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/568746 Polyphenols are super healthy compounds that are only available in fresh plants – mainly leafy green vegetables and brightly coloured fruits and vegetables. 033, 13 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/568746 Alcohol is not a part of heart friendly advice say experts - Part Two http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/568615 The most important behaviours around heart health include reducing or removing alcohol – not increasing it… 033, 12 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/568615 Alcohol is not a part of heart friendly advice say experts - Part One http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/568484 Those who follow my blog and writings know my position on alcohol very well. It is a well marketed and normalised poison that is now officially the #3 cause of death in the world. It is great to see more science proving that our usual alcohol intake has no place in a heart-friendly lifestyle. 033, 11 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/568484 Bariatric surgeon slams paleo diets http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/568351 He says, after chopping people open for 12 years, that “meat causes cancer and death…” 033, 10 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/568351 Young Australian men are far more obese and overweight than previously thought http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/568260 Now 24% of young Australian men are obese, up from just 8% previously… 032, 9 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/568260 Smoking gives you a much higher risk of going blind http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/568211 If you smoke, or spend time around smokers regularly, then you have a near-40% higher risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness. 032, 8 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/568211 A healthy lifestyle lowers heart disease risk in cancer survivors http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/567956 People with cancer face a much higher risk of heart disease. 032, 7 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/567956 Regular drinking increases bowel cancer risk by 17% http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/567657 “The more alcohol people regularly consume, the higher their risk of bowel cancer” Professor James St John, Cancer Council Victoria, August 2014. 032, 6 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/567657 Plant-based wholefood diets now recommended by the US Dietary Guideline Committee??? http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/567435 The US federal committee drafting guidelines on nutrition has suggested that a plant-based wholefood diet is one more Americans should be leaning towards. 032, 5 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/567435 Saturated fat has not been given the 'all clear' for heart disease - Part Six http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/567225 For those interested in more depth research on this subject, here are just a small selection of articles I have written on meat and disease. They are all fully referenced on each page: 032, 4 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/567225 Saturated fat has not been given the 'all clear' for heart disease - Part Five http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/567113 The Okinawa Centenarian Study researchers said in 2010 that “Never in the history of nutrition research has the evidence been more clear and consistent: a high wholefood carbohydrate, low calorie, plant-based diet is the best for long-term health. There’s no doubt about it anymore, despite what you might have read in books advocating low-carb, high-animal-protein diets.” 032, 3 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/567113 Saturated fat has not been given the 'all clear' for heart disease - Part Four http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/567054 The World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research had independent scientists at Imperial College in London review all the 1012 ‘cancer and diet’ studies in the medical literature. 031, 2 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/567054 Saturated fat has not been given the 'all clear' for heart disease - Part Three http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/566874 The authors of many large and peer-reviewed meta-analysis study projects covering millions of people studied from all across the world, have commented that, ‘eating far more plants and far less meat’, is one of the key steps for health and longevity. 031, 1 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/566874 Saturated fat has not been given the 'all clear' for heart disease - Part Two http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/566731 Dr. Dean Ornish is the founder of the Preventative Medicine Research Institute and the author of six bestselling books... 031, 31 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/566731 Saturated fat has not been given the 'all clear' for heart disease - Part One http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/566546 I wrote about this earlier in 2014 and the new study has not shown anything that would change my mind nor change the long-term myriad of research on this topic. 031, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/566546 Vegetarian diets proven to produce fewer greenhouse gases and to increase longevity http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/566472 “Throughout history, forced either by necessity or choice, large segments of the world’s population have thrived on plant-based diets. To our knowledge no studies [until this one] have yet used a single non-simulated data set to independently assess the climate change mitigation potential and actual health outcomes for the same dietary patterns” 031, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/566472 The President of the American College of Cardiology now eats and recommends a plant-based wholefood diet - Part Two http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/566210 Cardiologist Dr Kim A. Williams, MD, from Rush University in Chicago, and next President of the American College of Cardiology, is a great man. 031, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/566210 The President of the American College of Cardiology now eats and recommends a plant-based wholefood diet - Part One http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/566167 As the research and proof around plant-based wholefood diets being the best prevention for heart disease grows almost weekly, leaders across the cardiology world are changing their diets and the diets of their patients. 031, 27 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/566167 Living well is better for your heart than drugs, genetics or good luck - Part Two http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/566140 How did diet, lifestyle, smoking, drinking and daily movement affect the heart of those followed for 20 years? 030, 26 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/566140 Living well is better for your heart than drugs, genetics or good luck - Part One http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/565853 “What you do and how you live is going to have a larger impact on whether you are in ideal cardiovascular health than your genes or how you were raised” Dr Norrina Allen, preventive medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, 2010. 030, 25 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/565853 The Ornish Prescription reverses heart disease http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/565709 I have seen many things in my time become accepted after they were ridiculed and laughed at; yoga, fasting, eating plants and meditation to name just a few. 030, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/565709 Heart damage can be reversed at any age shows new research http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/565430 Do not be fooled into thinking your only option is medication as this is not always the case. 030, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/565430 Obesity primes the colon for cancer http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/565124 Obesity directly causes changes in the gut that can lead to colorectal cancer. 030, 22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/565124 Cancer prevention and dietary choices http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/564912 Cancer risk and treatment involves dietary changes away from the meat-heavy, sugar-rich, highly-processed and low-fibre modern diet. This much is proven. 030, 21 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/564912 Longevity again linked to a plant-based wholefood diet http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/564675 This study found that the more vegetables you eat, the longer you live. 030, 20 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/564675 Costs of obesity crisis facing the British NHS are unsustainable http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/564636 I keep bringing this up and it sounds like a strange and unbelievable thing to talk about but within 20 years many countries will go bankrupt due to the rising healthcare costs from preventable disease. We have to act now. 029, 19 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/564636 Meat causing cancer shown in yet another mechanism in 2014 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/564469 Another week goes by and another explanation comes along confirming the link between meat and cancer. 029, 18 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/564469 Fibre rich foods fight heart disease http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/564274 Fibre only exists in fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, wholegrains and legumes – all plants. 029, 17 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/564274 Vegetarian diet linked to dramatically lower cancer risk http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/564150 Yet again, a massive research project shows that eating less meat lowers your risk of preventable cancers. The authors write “In this British population, the risk of some cancers is lower in fish eaters and vegetarians than in meat eaters.” 029, 16 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/564150 Hilarious bogus 'experts' claim processed meat is good for you (they work for The American Meat Institute...) http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/563585 I could not help laughing as I read this article. people claiming to be experts and 'independent' and offering health advice about meat, when they work for a PR company (with an impressive 'scientific' sounding name) designed to promote meat. 029, 15 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/563585 I wonder why the public does not trust the tobacco industry... http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/563234 The first two studies proving that lung cancer was caused by cigarettes happened in 1932. The cigarette companies admitted it in 1992. Hmmm… 029, 14 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/563234 Can diabetes be reversed on a plant-based diet? http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/563137 Yes, I have seen it myself in members who work with us on thelifeplan. 029, 13 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/563137 Which heart disease diets genuinely work? http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/562988 Cardiovascular diseases are the #1 killer in the world. It has been said that “Heart disease is a food borne illness”, so which diets really work for heart disease? 028, 12 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/562988 Red meat, dairy foods and saturated fats are still a high risk diet http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/562518 A great recent article here written from a common sense perspective and how one very debatable study does not maketh saturated fats safe. 028, 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/562518 Sufficient compelling evidence to avoid alcohol, meat and dairy products - Part Two http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/562418 This very large review found five areas where there has been an accumulation of regular substantial evidence, patterns and links, between common foods and cancer incidence or prevention. 028, 10 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/562418 Sufficient compelling evidence to avoid alcohol, meat and dairy products - Part One http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/562325 The review looking at data from the 2007 WCRF/AICR report, Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and the Prevention of Cancer: A Global Perspective, and other reports since then, and has found there are many common things we do that cause cancer apart from just “smoking cigarettes”. 028, 9 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/562325 DRY JULY 'Alcohol and me' letters http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/562067 An eye-opening article from everyday people in The Irish Times. 028, 8 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/562067 DRY JULY Alcohol and sport and how the drinking culture affects youth health http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/561545 Here is another ripper of an article showing just how damaging alcohol is to children and how it has taken over our otherwise innocent enjoyment of sport. 028, 7 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/561545 DRY JULY Alcohol and sport - how did it come to this? http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/561431 Yet another great article from The Sydney Morning Herald. This one asking; “Why is it that we cannot enjoy sport anymore without alcohol?” 028, 6 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/561431 DRY JULY Alcohol harms one in three non drinkers... http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/561399 Sadly, drinking alcohol is not a benign activity… 027, 5 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/561399 DRY JULY Irish study finds alcohol is sadly embedded right in the national identity http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/561176 The “normalisation” of alcohol by the big booze companies has won the ballet in Ireland. And the fallout on health and early death is catastrophic… 027, 4 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/561176 DRY JULY The earlier you drink, the more likely the risk of binge drinking risk http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/560793 More research saying that if you do the trendy thing and introduce your kids to alcohol early on, in a “safe environment”, then they could be even more likely to suffer drinking problems later on. 027, 3 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/560793 Alcohol weakens the heart and offers no cardiovascular benefits http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/560569 Here we are again at Dry July. I love it. I was lucky enough to give up alcohol at age 18 after realizing that it really did not agree with me and I was only drinking because everyone else was drinking. it was one of the best decisions I ever made. 027, 2 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/560569 Heart disease in China triples in 10 years due to the modern Western lifestyle http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/560429 China once had the lowest heart disease rate in the world and the lowest obesity rate in the world. Not anymore. 027, 1 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/560429 94 year old Dr Charles Eugster is an incredible World Champion inspiration http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/560247 Work, diet and exercise key to longevity, says ‘fittest pensioner in the world’… 027, 30 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/560247 Alcoholic parents boost suicide risk in teenage children by 85% http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/560062 If you drink heavily then it is not just you who will be damaged. 027, 29 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/560062 Risky drinking habits cited in 1-in-10 early US deaths http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/560014 By the way, we in New Zealand and Australia have a far worse drinking culture than they do in the US. 026, 28 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/560014 Processed meat consumption doubles your risk of heart failure and death http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/559939 Meat and cancer, meat and heart disease, meat and diabetes, the research just keeps on coming… 026, 27 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/559939 Alcohol-related cancer incidence continues to rise http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/559742 Sadly, most people just do not understand that drinking alcohol is a major cause of cancers – particularly liver and breast cancers. 026, 26 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/559742 Pre-diabetes rate in England is now almost as high as the USA rate http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/559555 Sadly, as the UK follows the American diet more and more into ‘takeaway-land’, the more overweight and unwell they become. 026, 25 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/559555 The sharp rise in cancers is caused by our lifestyle not our genetics, say experts http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/559301 Eating too much food, poor quality foods and too much alcohol are prime key drivers of the surge in lifestyle cancers around the world. 026, 24 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/559301 Tobacco promotions in The Australian slammed by Medical Association http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/559203 “The actions of the tobacco industry in manipulating statistics and engaging in dirty tricks marketing are deplorable – and should not be promoted or encouraged” says Professor Brian Owler. 026, 23 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/559203 Diabetes lowered through the 'healthy vegetarian Mediterranean diet http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/559139 The bottom line was that eating a high plant diet, based around the healthy Mediterranean vegetarian patterns, was very beneficial for diabetics. 026, 22 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/559139 Regular Intelligent Fasting may protect against diabetes http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/559034 Type II diabetes can be treated, reversed and cured through diet and lifestyle changes. I have done it with people and seen it countless times. Regular Intelligent Fasting is a key part of the strategy where appropriate. 025, 21 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/559034 Having to breathe in smoke while eating out is unacceptable http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/558940 Great research done here showing there is work to do to stop the offensive and disease-causing cigarette smoke from poisoning us non-smokers while we eat. 025, 20 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +1200 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/558940