JasonShonBennett.com 257835 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com en-nz JasonShonBennett.com 30 Over 70% of breast cancer is preventable...and this is conservative http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/581300 Most of the time we think of cancer as being “genetic”, “hereditary” or just “bad luck” however the truth is far more empowering. 043, 25 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/581300 Smoking and obesity still the top causes of cancer http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/581296 “Half of the men and one third of women in Australia will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85” 043, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/581296 Alcohol and the high risk of breast cancer to our young women http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/580177 Every month now there is another study showing how the dramatic increase in drinking is a key reason for the dramatic increases in breast cancer in younger and younger women. 043, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/580177 Alcohol, liver damage, genetic damage and even more found in new research http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/580176 We know that alcohol wrecks your liver and that the majority of liver disease is to do with alcohol intake and poor diet. But what are the mechanisms at play? 043, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/580176 Diet and exercise reduce diabetes and heart disease by 75% http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/580175 This new study again confirms that with proper diet and exercise, the probability of diabetes and heart disease can be decreased by 75%. 043, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/580175 Pre-diabetes checks should be standard for all patients say doctors http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/580174 “If we found pre-diabetes and early diabetes when they first presented, and treated them more effectively, we could prevent or delay the progression of hyperglycemia and the development of complications…” 043, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/580174 Pre-diabetes and diabetes rates continuing to grow http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/580173 Nearly 50% of American adults (rates will be similar in many other Western countries like NZ), have either pre-diabetes or diabetes, raising their risk of heart attacks, blindness, amputations and cancer... 043, 19 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/580173 Alcohol and drinking young - Part Five http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/580157 I was asked to comment recently on the study showing that the younger you introduce your kids to alcohol, the more likely they are to become problem drinkers. 042, 18 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/580157 Alcohol and drinking young - Part Four http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/580138 I was asked to comment recently on the study showing that the younger you introduce your kids to alcohol, the more likely they are to become problem drinkers. 042, 17 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/580138 Alcohol and drinking young - Part Three http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/579966 I was asked to comment recently on the study showing that the younger you introduce your kids to alcohol, the more likely they are to become problem drinkers. 042, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/579966 Alcohol and drinking young - Part Two http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/578800 I was asked to comment recently on the study showing that the younger you introduce your kids to alcohol, the more likely they are to become problem drinkers. 042, 15 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/578800 Alcohol and drinking young - Part One http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/578798 I was asked to comment recently on the study showing that the younger you introduce your kids to alcohol, the more likely they are to become problem drinkers. 042, 14 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/578798 Liver disease could become a bigger killer than heart disease globally http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/578797 The ridiculous thing of course is that the same diet and lifestyle habits that cause and feed heart disease, also cause and feed liver disease. 042, 13 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/578797 Most cancers are directly related to diet and lifestyle and yet when you mention this, people look at you like you are a freak. http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/578780 The AACR rigorous 2014 cancer progress report states that “over 250,000 US cancer deaths expected this year are related to preventable behaviors…” 042, 12 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/578780 How do you like dem apples? http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/578779 Apples are superfoods, plain and simple and now have been linked to lowering obesity rates. 041, 11 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/578779 Should the legal age of smoking be increased to 25 years? http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/578778 Yes, at the very minimum, on the way to an outright ban. 041, 10 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/578778 Smoking ban for anyone born after 2000 - GENIUS http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/578777 Sometimes an idea comes along that is so obvious and simple that it immediately clarifies the issue and solves it. 041, 9 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/578777 Doctors and cardiologists need to learn about nutrition http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/577947 There is a good movement starting to happen around the medical world with young doctors appearing who are interested in disease prevention through diet and lifestyle changes – rather than drug therapy once someone is sick. Bring it on. 041, 8 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/577947 Lifestyle changes can help prevent 80% of heart of attacks in men http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/577748 Given that heart disease is the #1 killer of men (and women), making simple diet and lifestyle changes is the sane solution to wiping out this preventable disease. 041, 7 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/577748 Google Vs. Hospitals http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/577676 Great article here from a doctor after visiting Google HQ. 041, 6 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/577676 Heart disease lowered through plant-based whole-food diets - References Part Three http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/577181 Especially for those who like to do the research themselves! 041, 5 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/577181 Heart disease lowered through plant-based whole-food diets - References Part Two http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/577180 Especially for those who like to do the research themselves! 040, 4 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/577180 Heart disease lowered through plant-based whole-food diets - References Part One http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/577178 Especially for those who like to do the research themselves! 040, 3 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/577178 Chinese obesity; will they deal with it better than us? http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/576856 Another great article by the fantastic Mark Bittman about the Chinese rates of obesity and diabetes and whether they can overcome the challenge much faster than we all will…? 040, 2 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/576856 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 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 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 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