JasonShonBennett.com 257835 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com en-nz JasonShonBennett.com 30 Read food labels or end up eating things you cannot even spell http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/587488 Why are nutrition labels not honest and complete? 050, 11 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/587488 Green tea lowers blood pressure (the opposite of coffee) http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/587486 If you want healthy beverages, than you have water; closely followed by green tea. 050, 10 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/587486 Flavonoids found to lower ovarian cancer risk http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/587485 This is not surprising given that flavonoids are high in a plant-based wholefood diet. 050, 9 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/587485 Alcohol and cigarettes heading towards 10% of our weekly spending http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/587484 Every three years Statistics NZ updates the national shopping list to show us what we are spending money on. 050, 8 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/587484 Saturated fat swap with linoleic oil shown to lower heart disease risk http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/587482 Another massive research project update showing that saturated fat is not quite the health food that it is currently being advertised as… 050, 7 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/587482 Second-hand smoke causes weight gain in innocent non-smokers http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/587481 The myth that smoking keeps you skinny is completely false, and on top of that, it contributes to non-smoking bystanders also putting on weight. 049, 6 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/587481 Plant-based wholefood diet shown again to be best for weight loss http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/587480 Interestingly this study found that the plant-based diet was still the most effective for weight loss – regardless of carbohydrate intake. 049, 5 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/587480 NZ experts slam the low carb high fat diets http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/586615 “They will do nothing to counter New Zealand’s growing obesity epidemic” says Professor Jim Mann. 049, 4 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/586615 Diabetes directly linked to local fast-food outlets http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/586603 The more takeaway outlets in an area, the higher the rates of disease. 049, 3 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/586603 Vegetables to local kids from prison gardens is just superb http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/586595 A heart-warming story from the Waikato. 049, 2 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/586595 Four simple lifestyle changes may prevent up to 80% of heart failure http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/586586 This Finnish national population-based study of 18,346 men and 19,729 women as followed for a median of 14.1 years, found that four simple diet and lifestyle changes lowered risk of heart failure by 40%-81%. 049, 1 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/586586 Heart failure protection on a plant-based wholefood diet http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/586584 Scientists have discovered “chemicals found in everyday fruits could minimise organ damage after heart attack and stroke”. 049, 30 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/586584 Heart failure among meat eaters through changes in gut bacteria confirmed in 2014 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/586579 Here is another study backing up the ground-breaking research from 2013 on how meat changes your gut bacteria into TMAO. 048, 29 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/586579 When the heading to an article is the exact opposite of what the article actually says... http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/586576 The heading to an article in a UK paper on October 23, 2014, read as follows; “Britain’s oldest gym buff who turned 100 credits yoga and champagne with longevity” 048, 28 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/586576 New "Coke Life" just another can con http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/585536 The problems with the new "green healthy" Coke are many. 048, 27 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/585536 Asthma and heart disease linked again in 2014 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/585524 I talk a great deal about how we can prevent and treat heart disease and asthma through diet and lifestyle changes with science confirming the same thing. 048, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/585524 Gut bacteria and genetics are completely interlinked http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/585523 Another example of what I call “controlling your genetic expression”. 048, 25 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/585523 Supercentenarian longevity is shown again to be 'not genetic' http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/585521 Most people believe (as the media has told them), that living a long healthy life is luck, “good genes” and beyond the reach of normal folk. Not so true. 048, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/585521 New Zealanders snack food choices not so good right now... http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/585520 The Nielsen Company released research in November looking at the snack choices of New Zealanders. 048, 23 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/585520 Cigarette smokers in Australia now support plain packaging http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/585519 When the idea of plain packaging for cigarettes was first suggested, people protested and said they did not agree with it – especially smokers. Now this has changed. 047, 22 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/585519 Australian-born parents more likely to supply their teens with alcohol http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/585411 Sadly, the message around “kids should not drink until they are 18-21” seems to be lost on Australian and New Zealand parents. 047, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/585411 Alcohol blamed for 40% rise in UK liver disease deaths in 12 years - Part Two http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/584478 Alcohol intake is what has caused the rapid, shocking and preventable” increase in death rates. 047, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/584478 Alcohol blamed for 40% rise in UK liver disease deaths in 12 years - Part One http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/584476 This is not just happening in the UK but right here in NZ and Australia as well. 047, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/584476 Obesity linked to accelerated liver aging http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/584475 We know that obesity is directly linked to high blood pressure, heart disease, type II diabetes and many lifestyle cancers. Now the link to rapid liver aging has been revealed. 047, 18 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/584475 Heart attacks are mostly non-genetic, preventable and about diet and lifestyle choices http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/584470 You may think heart attacks runs in the family but actually it is diet and lifestyle choices that run in families. 047, 17 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/584470 Saturated fats raise heart disease risk in lean people gaining weight http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/584446 The long term research just keeps on coming and it is not all sexy “saturated fats are good for your heart” news… 047, 16 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/584446 Limiting saturated fats can "improve lipid profile" http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/584444 This means your body fats mix is improved and your blood quality is improved. 046, 15 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/584444 Breast Cancer WCRF 2014 Update http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/582888 The “World Cancer Research Fund International ‘Continuous Update Project Report: Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Breast Cancer Survivors 2014’” has given us some fantastic advice. 046, 13 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/582888 Breast cancer survival increased by healthy lifestyle and eating plants http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/582874 This large research project from the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) confirmed how a plant-based diet and a healthy lifestyle lowers breast cancer incidence. 046, 12 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/582874 The American Institute for Cancer Research talks food http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/582862 “Foods that Fight Cancer” is an article from the October 15, 2014 issue of AICR’s Cancer Research Update. 046, 10 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/582862 Food companies should be sued for the costs of the obesity epidemic http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/582861 This is a great article by William Anderson, MA, Licensed Mental Health Counsellor, Weight Loss Expert, and Author of “The Anderson Method”, putting the blame squarely where it belongs – just as it was for the cigarette companies. 046, 9 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/582861 Smoking causes more problems than we thought; what a surprise http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/582858 Researchers have announced that adults in the United States have suffered about 14 million big medical conditions directly connected to smoking. 045, 8 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/582858 Red meat again found to be linked to breast cancer in women http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/582857 This British Medical Journal found that “Higher red meat intake in early adulthood may be a risk factor for breast cancer, and replacing red meat with a combination of legumes, poultry, nuts and fish may reduce the risk of breast cancer”. 045, 7 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/582857 Red meat consumption raises breast cancer risk http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/581923 Another massive study find that the more red meat you eat, the higher your risk of breast cancer. 045, 6 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/581923 Gout and diabetes linked through diet and lifestyle choices http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/581922 This U.K. population-based study found “an independent association between gout and subsequent development of diabetes”. 045, 5 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/581922 Just five alcoholic drinks a week can reduce sperm quality and quantity http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/581921 The manlier you are, the more you drink, goes the cliché, except I thought manliness was connected with his incredible ability to procreate…? 045, 4 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/581921 Roman Gladiators ate a plant-based wholefood diet http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/581920 This kind of research has surfaced before but interesting to see it again and with such thorough investigation behind it. 045, 3 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/581920 Heart failure immediately reversed by olive oil? http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/581919 The studies on olive oil are very conclusive; it is very good for heart health. 045, 2 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/581919 Saturated fat not the panacea after all... http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/581918 Beware of the media suddenly reporting something that seems too good to be true. 044, 1 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/581918 Saturated fats again shown to increase risk of coronary heart disease http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/581917 More research showing that saturated fat does increase heart disease and is a dangerous food in large amounts as we eat it currently. 044, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/581917 Cancer cause is shifting from cigarettes to food much faster than expected http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/581371 Most people are still not aware that two of the top three causes of cancer are food and alcohol. 044, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/581371 Organically grown food shown to be far superior in 2014 tests http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/581370 The biggest review on conventional vs organic foods has found conclusively that organic food is richer in the nutrients that matter to human health. 044, 29 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/581370 Grapefruit again shown to be very powerful for weight loss http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/581369 I have raved and recommended grapefruits for years for health and longevity, even writing about them in detail in my first book Eat Less, Live Long. More science keeps coming about them and it keeps confirming the same things; weight loss, fat-burning, healthier blood and disease prevention. 044, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/581369 How to not get cancer according to the experts at the World Health Organisation (WHO) - Part Two http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/581368 Today I list the Top 10 things you can do according to WHO. 044, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/581368 How to not get cancer according to the experts at the World Health Organisation (WHO) - Part One http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/581367 There are brand new published recommendations from the leading cancer experts at World Health Organisation (WHO) on preventing cancer. 044, 26 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1300 http://www.jasonshonbennett.com/webapps/i/93743/260710/581367 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 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 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