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.
Eating most red meat delivers antibiotic fallout. New Zealand animal farming uses 80,000 kg of antibiotics every year. Hormone growth promotants (HGPs) are still used in areas of New Zealand even though they have been banned by the EU since 1988.
This video is #3 in a series of 11 from a 2020 podcast covering many different aspects of my Regular Intelligent Fasting® learnings and experience. It is a relaxed fun chat and gives a really good sense of fasting the way I recommend you do it.
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!
One of the questions I get asked the most is about pesticides and herbicides in vegetables and fruits. People think to avoid them and instead eat more animal foods. Wrong. Toxins and chemicals are concentrated in animals - which are then eaten.
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.
It is pointless for smokers to complain that their rights should be given equal weight since there is no equivalence between the two groups: there is no entitlement to pollute others’ environments. Clean air is a fundamental right. Without clean air, we die.
One of my missions in life is to have cigarette smoking banned from planet Earth. I say we should be the first country to ban smoking outright. New Zealand was the first country to give women the vote. That move was seen as threatening, risky, dangerous.