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Steve Hansen, NZ All Black Rugby coach pushes “food” that contributes to obesity epidemic.

I was watching TV last night, and one of those wonderful adverts with Steven Hansen, possibly the best All Black coach ever came on. Hmm. Would the All Blacks really eat such non-food? The New Zealand All Blacks are the most consistently successful sports team in history over the past 100+ years. Why with all […]

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Kellogg’s Nutrigrain, all that sugar as shown on “Why Are We Fat?”

  You may have noticed Simon Gault looking at labels on a number of processed food packets on “Why Are We Fat” Documentary last night on Prime TV. We saw last night in the programme how ultra-processed food is the prime culprit in our obesity epidemic. I talked about ultra-processed food in this post and […]

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Chef Simon Gault “Why Are We Fat?” presenter and human guinea pig, Prime TV, NZ, 10 Sept, 8.30pm

One of my recent jobs has been as a researcher for television programmes. “Why Are We Fat?” is a 3 x 1 hours documentary series asking why we have this extraordinary obesity epidemic that has spiralled out of control in the last 50 years. Closely related is the tsunami of type 2 diabetes, once called […]

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When we argue about vegan or paleo, ultra-processed foods get ignored

Ultra processed food. The same three ingredients a thousand different ways. While we discuss / argue about whether we should eat meat or not, whether paleo or plant based is best, attention is diverted from the primary culprit in today’s health catastrophe, ultra-processed food. Think about a typical day’s food for many people: Breakfast – […]

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