Simple Summary

This page provides a very simple summary of what we recommend people do to improve their health and prolong their life.  Other pages provide significantly more detail.

Background

The current advice on health and nutrition is fundamentally flawed and not based on scientific evidence.  Many alternative views are biased by financial interests, religious views or social values – and not on science.

Basis

The information presented here is based on the best scientific evidence available and on historical evidence of diet’s affect on the health of populations.

Facts

  1. The majority of modern ‘foods’ are causing chronic illnesses such as diabetes, dementia and many cancers because the body is not genetically capable of consuming them for extended periods of time.
  2. Additionally, many modern ‘foods’ suppress the function of the immune system leading to people getting sick more often, getting sicker than they otherwise should,  or even dying because their body could not fight off a simple bug.
  3. Eating constantly interferes with the body’s ability to repair itself, resulting in unrepaired damage accumulating and premature aging.

What to do about it?

  1. Avoid modern processed foods that (a) are sweet, (b) are starchy, (c) contain vegetable oils.
  2. Eat unprocessed foods predominately from animal sources and low carbohydrate plant sources.
  3. Eat less frequently – aim for two meals a day without snacks.
  4. Keep total carbohydrate (sugar and starch) intake to below 30 grams per day
  5. Don’t cook with vegetable oils, use animal fats such as lard and dripping.

What to Eat?

Based on the above advice:

Do Eat / Drink
(as much as desired)
Don’t Eat / Drink
(avoid as much as possible)
Plenty of meats (pork, beef, lamb,  chicken) including fattier cuts and organ meats . Grain based foods: bread, pasta, rice etc.
Fish and other seafood
Eggs
Anything with sugar, honey, maple syrup, agave or similar sweeteners as an ingredient.
Butter, Lard, Dripping, Tallow
Cheeses – non sweet
Cream
Greek & full-fat yoghurt
Margarine
Anything cooked in vegetable oil or that includes vegetable oil as an ingredient.
Vegetables that are low in carbohydrates: Leafy greens,  mushrooms, asparagus, cauliflower,  cabbage, broccoli, cucumber etc. Starchy vegetables, potato,  corn, beets, peas
Berries, olives, avocado Sweet or starchy fruits – this is nearly all fruit.
Coffee, tea, water, soda water Milk, fruit juice, soft drinks (soda), energy drinks, alcoholic drinks
Snack foods
  • Eat as much as desired from the left-hand column and try to totally avoid the right-hand column.
  • Eat only twice a day: aim for breakfast around 11am and dinner around 6pm.
  • Don’t snack before 11am and after that, only from items in the left-hand column.

What about exercise?

Exercise is the second most important part of staying healthy (after food).

  • Avoid spending long periods sitting or lying down.
  • Include activities that involve moving your body (walking, bending, lifting, carrying, stretching) into every day.

Do I need to take supplements?

  • Take plenty of salt (preferably iodised salt) – you will need to take more than you first think
  • Due to over-farmed soils, take Iodine and Magnesium

What outcomes can I expect?

  • If you are overweight, you should gradually lose weight.  It may not be rapid (though it could be) but it will drop off.
  • If you are chronically ill, you may see improvement in many of your symptoms.
  • Type 2 diabetics may see drastic improvements in blood sugar control.
  • IBS and bowel problem sufferers could see massive improvements – lowest plant food intake is best for these people.

Further advice

Do your own research and make up your own mind about the information presented here.  We have provided some resources linked from this site, however, there are many others.

If you want to proceed, then commit to giving it a go for 3 months.  It may have taken many years to cause the damage to your body, so fixing it may not be an over-night thing.

Lastly, this information is about a lifestyle approach to staying healthy and not about a short-term weight loss or detox approach.  You will find that, as time goes by, that you will lose your ‘sweet-tooth’ and naturally avoid sweet foods.  You will come to really enjoy the simpler, tastier whole foods that you will be eating.  You will see that what you eat really does make a difference.