My basic advice?
- intervene in your own life
- do your own research
- listen to experts who walk the talk
- follow the habits of the world’s longest lived cultures
- eat more plants
- eat more wholefoods
- get to the core of your microbiome – serve it well and look after it
- eat less overall
- regularly intelligently fast
- create healthy habits
- go to bed early
- get good quality sleep
- manage your stress
- live in your H.A.P.P.Y. Paradigm
What I write, report and comment on, in regards to preventable cancer, heart disease, obesity, diabetes and the other preventable killer diseases, is the dietary, lifestyle and environmental changes we can make (that are proven), that lower our risk of getting and dying of any non-communicable diseases (NCDs). For example; if we want to lower the odds of ourselves or our children getting lung cancer, then we avoid being around smokers because smoking is directly and clearly linked to lung cancers. We can also cut back on, or give up alcohol completely, should we wish to lower our risk of breast cancer or liver cancer, and so on.
The nature of human beings is that if you have one elder who lives to 100 after a life of drugs, drink, cigarettes and processed food, then there are always media reports and scientists who say “See, there is the proof that diet does not matter!” However they foolishly negate the other 999 elders who got there saying “I ate less, I ate well, I went to bed early, I have a routine, I did not smoke or drink or eat processed foods”.
There are genuine medical professionals who argue for drinking alcohol daily, eating large amounts of food (of any kind) and that smoking is healthy. There are sites dedicated to the reality that the world is flat – and they offer research to prove it. That is the upside and downside of the information age I guess. At the end of the day nothing is provable definitively as there are always people who can prove something different, or put doubt on an otherwise rigorous and seemingly obvious clear scientific result.
Eat food. Mostly plants. Not too much.
When it comes to holistic nutrition it is not a matter of one size fits all. We are very mindful that humans are a case-by-case basis. You are a product of your genetics, your childhood, your sleep routines, your gut microbiome, your addictions and habits, and your wider environment. I am hugely inspired by the centenarian populations of the longest lived and healthiest populations (Okinawa, Nagano, Loma Linda, Ikaria, Longevity Village Bapan, and Sardinia to name a few).
My focus is on eating primarily a plant based, wholefood diet – whatever way that works for every individual. This means mostly plants, mostly wholefoods. Whatever you eat in our modern society, there is generally always room for more real foods, more wholefoods and way more plants!
Jason wishes to deeply thank, acknowledge and recognise the effort and contribution that the PIF Foundation has provided on a voluntary basis since 2014, as we educated, motivated and inspired change that helps transform the health, vitality and longevity of people all over the world.