In 1950 there were 100 varieties of tomato grown in New Zealand; today you can expect around 5. In 1903, in the US there were 46 varieties of asparagus, now there are 3; and there were 164 varieties of celery, there are now 3.
Here is a reminder of the basic way we have always eaten. Mostly plants. Mostly wholefoods. Greens dominating the plate. Lots of fibre. Lots of colour. This is how I eat. A plant-based wholefood diet. Very cool for your fridge door or wherever the food is!
This is a 'Jason' version of the varied and controversial official food pyramids. It is a basic guide, a support, an inspiration, an overview. Print it and stick it up somewhere you will look at it while getting food, preparing food, cooking food or buying food!
Rosa Gonzalez, a type II diabetic, with diabetes right through her family tree, went on a plant-based wholefood diet, dropped 80 pounds, went from a size 18 to a size 6, cured her diabetes and regenerated her health – all through diet, all without drugs.
The basic summary of the research? Processed meats increase your risk of cancer - especially bowel cancer. NO amount of processed meat is safe for human health. The more meat you eat; the more heart disease, heart attacks and preventable cancers you risk.
The 'anti-diabetes' diet was developed by researchers at the University of Newcastle to tackle type 2 diabetes — with impressive results. In the eight-week study involving 11 patients; all reversed their type 2 diabetes and 3 months later, 7 patients were diabetes-free.
Type II diabetes ('adult-onset diabetes' is the original and more honest name) is rising at more than 3% every year globally. This clearly shows it is not genetic but triggered by environmental events; mainly diet, lifestyle and environment.
The link between eating meat and the incidence of bowel cancer have been shown very clearly in many different studies over many years now. This research is strong, peer-reviewed and widespread. Even the mainstream conservative cancer organisations agree.
The 2011 World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) was the result of a five-year process by an international panel of the world's leading scientists covering over 7,000 studies on cancer. It is the biggest diet review on cancer evidence in history. It slams meat as deadly.