This video is #1 in a series of 8 from a 2020 podcast focused on mental health and happiness. It is a relaxed chat about what can cause unhappiness and what we can do to create happiness. This conversation is heavily influenced by the centenarian cultures philosophy.
With regards kids’ food, it’s not too late to change your kid’s taste buds. It may take a bit of time but the trick is to make small changes so they don’t even notice. Add fresh veges onto a plate when you know they are hungry. Always offer veges first.
Between 80 and 90% of adults and children in the Western world now consume caffeine daily. Most people do not realise how addictive caffeine is. People can go months, years, even decades, without skipping coffee or caffeine for a single day. This is not good.
In one of the largest nutrition studies ever completed, meat consumption — and specifically chicken and poultry consumption — was significantly associated with weight gain in men and women. It did not show that eating chicken made you slimmer at all...
We often mistake pleasure for happiness. Happiness is internal. Pleasure (though as wonderful as it is and an essential part of the human experience), is external and can become addictive and reduce happiness. So how do we genuinely get happier?
Once rare, breast cancer is now the #1 cause of death for Western Women age 40-55. In England the breast cancer rates have gone from 52 per 100,000 to 88 per 100,000 in just the last 25 years - directly matching the growth in obesity. This is no coincidence.
The illusion that every government department wants you to believe and every food company wants you to believe, is that you lose weight through exercise. Diet comes first, then sleep, then routine, then a rebuilt microbiome, then stress management, then exercise.
The moment I knew I had made it as a parent was the day Joel burst into tears at dinner because Luke had taken more salad than he had. That was the heavenly moment every parent craves. My kids have been known to fight over who gets the last veg.
White meat being better than red meat is a myth. Grilled chicken has been shown to form higher concentrations of the dangerous PhIP and HCAs than other types of cooked red meat. These are some of the most dangerous chemicals in the entire food chain.