How A Night In Front of The TV Left Me Speechless, Thanks To MasterChef Jamie Oliver!

The other night I happened to be watching a TV program called ‘Jamie’s Food Revolution’ by world renowned UK Master Chef Jamie Oliver.

His mission is to save America’s health by changing the way that they eat, which as you could imagine – is no ordinary feat.

But as I sat there and watched the program, I witnessed something that left me speechless.

Jamie entered a classroom and asked the kids to name the vegetables that he was holding up in his hand. A fairly simple task you would think, but to my utter disbelief the kids had absolutely no idea what a tomato or even a potato looked like.

They had no idea that their French Fries originated from the humble potato.

How could this happen?

And the answer is because most of these kids had never seen, let alone eaten, any of these vegetables before (that is, unless they had been processed into something unrecognizable like Ketchup and French Fries!)


So if you are a parent (shift work or no shift work) and you care about your kids and their future, then you need to watch the 2 minute video below.

Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution is all about educating yourself about food and cooking. And by switching from processed to fresh food, not only will you feel much healthier, but it will add years to your life as well.

As shift workers it’s incredibly easy not to look after ourselves. But if you are a parent it is your duty to look after your health, and that of your children.

So do yourself a favour, watch the 2 minute video below and you will begin to understand why it is SO important to eliminate processed foods from your diet and to eat more raw food – that is food that has not been processed to death.

Kudos to Jamie Oliver for trying to make a difference …

Everything in Moderation – Is This Really The Key To Good Health?

We here this statement time and time again – that “everything in moderation” is the key to achieving good health. But this statement is actually incorrect.

Why? Because everybody’s version of ‘moderation’ is different.

One person might think that having 1 soft drink a day is a little, so that must be OK. On the other hand, somebody else might think that having 3 soft drinks a day is little – so that must be OK too.

But the truth of the matter is, there are some foods that we shouldn’t be eating at all. So we really need to scratch that statement – “everything in moderation” because it’s actually NOT the key to achieving good health.

A lot of food is toxic on the body, they actually do it harm. Many foods deplete our immune system and deplete our bodies of vitamins and minerals.

So it’s time to get rid of the belief – “Everything in moderation.”

A lot of us are led to believe that food found on a shelf is actually healthy. That there is some governing body authority protecting our health – but this is not true!

There are no agencies out there that protect us by checking every single ingredient for chemicals and preservatives.

Most of us take better care of our houses, our gardens, our computers and TV’s. They come with a manual, and instruction book – but we come with nothing!

We’ll walk into a grocery store and pick up a box because it says “healthy” – but never actually take the time to read the ingredients.

If you pulled up at a gas station and it said ‘sulphur dioxide’ – you would ask, “What is that?” Because you know your car won’t work if you put the wrong fuel in it. But we never ask “What ingredient is preservative 202?” that appears on our box of Krispy Kreme donuts – but we should.

The word ‘healthy’ – is not regulated by anybody. Just because it says “healthy” on the box doesn’t mean that it actually is. Which is why you want to try and avoid as much food as you can that contains artificial colours and preservatives.

Your diet should incorporate as little processed food as possible. Eat food as nature intended us too – as close to it’s original state as possible.

Food inside a box is certainly not as good for you as that which is picked off a vine or tree.

So start being very selective about WHAT you put into your mouth is … because your health is directly related to what you eat – and not just how much.

How Stress Can Make You Fat!

If you’re someone that constantly struggles to lose weight then I might just have the answer for you – and you can breathe a sigh of relief because it’s not another diet.

Just mentioning the word diet” can send most people into a tail spin … the thought of having to deprive yourself of certain foods is only going to set yourself up for failure before you even begin.

So forget about the diet and instead, I want you to stop stressing!

Confused? What has stress got to do with weight loss?

Well I’m going to get a bit technical here but I want you to stick with me because it could very well change your life.

You see according to Yuri Elkaim from Eating for Energy, when we feel stressed our bodies produce acid – and a lot of it. If our body has too much acid it then stores this acid in our fat cells to keep it a safe distance away from our organs. Now this is a good thing because if acid comes into contact with one of your organs, it can eat holes in the tissue – yikes!! That is not good.

It’s not until you start reducing the acidity in your blood will your body then begin to realize that it no longer needs as much fat to store it.

Consider the example of a woman who is obsessed with losing weight. It’s all she thinks about. Do you think that might create some unneeded stress?

Unfortunately the media has certainly skewed the way many people see themselves. Fashion magazines portray the “perfect’ body as a stick figure so more and more people stress, (both men and women) about how their body should look.

This type of worry or obsession creates larger amounts of acidity within the body which essentially hinders your chances of losing weight.

Now this is critical to understand if you hope to lose weight. You can exercise all you like and will your way to a leaner body, but if you do nothing to reduce the acid in your body (aka stress), your attempts to lose weight will be in vain!

So forget about going on another diet and trying to achieve the “perfect figure”. Be proud of your body, stop stressing about it – and then, and only then will your waist line begin to plummet.