Sunday 26 May 2024

Media release 16 May 2024 New Zealand’s food system is out of balance, with urgent action needed to protect the health and wellbeing of all New Zealanders, a new report has found. The Public Health Advisory Committee (PHAC) has released its first report – Rebalancing our food system. The report examines the deficiencies of how we produce, distribute, and consume food in New Zealand and the approach needed to ensure our food systems support the health and wellbeing of all New Zealanders. The PHAC chair Kevin Hague says New Zealand’s food system is working best for a small number of large businesses and poorly for the health and wellbeing of many New Zealanders. “Our food system is a major contributor to New Zealand’s prosperity, helping pay for services and infrastructure that support people’s health and wellbeing,” Mr Hague says. “However, it is also out of balance and urgent action is needed to reprioritise human and environmental health over commercial incentives.” “Access to nutritious affordable food is a fundamental human right. Kai not only physically nourishes, but it also connects people to their culture, environment, community and whānau.” The report details how New Zealand’s current food system has a significant impact on the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders. Food insecurity, where people do not have adequate access to safe and nutritious food, is a major contributor to poor health, inequities and healthy life-years lost in New Zealand. “Our food system prioritises food as a commodity product, and as a result, is harming our health and wellbeing. Central government has an important leadership role in ensuring that our food system supports public health and wellbeing, alongside meeting economic goals.” “The Government needs to take a more active role in ensuring the food system is working for New Zealanders, and that New Zealanders’ right to access nutritious affordable kai is upheld,” Mr Hague says. “This includes, at a local level, supporting local leadership and local solutions to improving food environments.” “Healthy Families NZ introduced in 2014 provides an exemplar of how to empower communities and create system change at a local level. At present it is only operating in 10 locations nationwide.” “There is a real opportunity for the government to build on the lessons learned from Healthy Families NZ,” Mr Hague says. The report makes 13 recommendations, including: Develop a National Food Strategy to deliver a rebalanced food system that upholds Te Tiriti. Resource and enable community leadership to participate in approaches to strengthen local food systems. Improve the nutritional content of food through a comprehensive reformulation programme. Implement regulatory measures to support healthy food environments for children and young people, including restrictions on the marketing, advertising and sponsorship of unhealthy food and drinks, healthy food and drink policies in schools, and a levy on sugar-sweetened beverages. Support food security and nutrition in pregnancy, breastfeeding and childhood. This could include income support from pregnancy through the first 1000 days, extended parental leave policies, and expanding food in schools' programmes. By the numbers – the impact of our food system The majority of New Zealanders are not eating a healthy diet. Data from 2022/23 New Zealand Health Survey found that only 6.7% of adults and 4.9% of children ate the recommended combined number of servings of fruit and vegetables. Recent modelling suggests the number of New Zealanders with type-2 diabetes will increase from 220,000 in 2018 to more than 400,000 by 2040. Children are exposed to unhealthy food and drink marketing over 68 times a day, which is more than twice the amount of advertising they see for healthy products. Additional information About the Public Health Committee The Public Health Advisory Committee (PHAC) is an independent expert advisory committee focused on public health, providing evidence-based advice directly to the Minister of Health and central government health agencies. The committee, established in July 2022, looks at the long-term health challenges facing New Zealand and advises on innovative and practical solutions. The PHAC Secretariat is run by the Public Health Agency | Te Pou Hauora Tūmatanui, within the Ministry of Health | Manatū Hauora. They provide policy and administrative support to the committee. Rebalancing our food system is the committee’s first major topic report. For further information contact: Public Health Advisory Committee Chairperson, Kevin Hague. 027 291 7628

Māori traditionally ate a mix of cultivated, hunted and gathered foods. In the 21st century many traditional ingredients and preparation techniques remained important, and some had been adapted to modern tastes. Traditional growing and gathering Cultivated plants The ancestors of the Māori brought edible plants from their homelands, including kūmara, yams, taro and tī pore (Cordyline fruticosa), a species of cabbage tree. In Aotearoa (New Zealand) the climate was significantly colder than that in which these plants had evolved, and Māori developed sophisticated techniques for adapting them to the new environment. They were cultivated in huge communal māra (gardens), sometimes with gravel, sand, shell and charcoal added to the soil. Plants were also grown using hue (gourds) as containers. Some native trees, flax and flowering shrubs were brought into cultivation closer to human settlements to attract birds. Many stands of the native cabbage tree tī kōuka (Cordyline australis) can still be seen in the bush where they were once deliberately planted. Eighteenth-century veges Lieutenant James Cook described the Māori gardens he saw on his 1769 voyage to New Zealand: ‘The ground is compleatly cleared of all weeds – the mold broke with as much care as that of our best gardens. The Sweet potatoes are set out in distinct little molehills … The Arum [taro] is planted in little circular concaves, exactly in the manner our Gard’ners plant melons … The Yams are planted in like manner with the sweet potatoes: these Cultivated spots are enclosed with a perfectly close pailing of reeds about twenty inches high.’1 Wild plants New Zealand was originally covered with dense native bush, and its ferns, vines, palms, fungi, berries, fruit and seeds became important foods. Aruhe – the rhizomes of the bracken fern (Pteridium esculentum) – were especially important to Māori. Eighteenth-century botanist Joseph Banks wrote that it was ‘the foundation of their meals.’2 Animal foods The introduced kiore (Polynesian rat) and kurī (Polynesian dog) were valuable and highly regarded food sources. The huge flightless birds known as moa were hunted for meat until their extinction. A wide range of other birds were also caught including weka, kererū (wood pigeons), tūī, whio (native ducks), native geese, takahē and numerous seabirds. The oceans, lakes and waterways provided fish, seals, whales, dolphins, shellfish, crustaceans and more, and these became especially important after the extinction of the moa. Eels were abundant in many parts of the country and were prized for their eating qualities. Shellfish included tuatua, toheroa, pipi, tuangi, pāua, kina, titiko (mud snails), pūpū (cat’s eyes) and kuku or kākahi (mussels). Although fishing was largely a male activity, shellfish gathering was traditionally a job for women. On James Cook’s first voyage, the scale of tribally organised fishing impressed the naturalist Joseph Banks. In 1769 he described seeing a large Māori fishing net ‘which was 5 fathom deep and its lengh we could only guess, as it was not stretched out, but it could not from its bulk be less than 4 or 500 fathom.’ He went on, ‘Fishing seems to be the cheif business of this part of the countrey; about all their towns are abundance of netts laid upon small heaps like hay cocks and thatchd over and almost every house you go into has netts in its making’.3 Food-gathering places Each tribe had its own named fishing grounds and diving rocks protected by kaitiaki (guardians). These sites were very important, and in some cases tapu (sacred) to the tribes which relied on them for their survival. In the 21st century many Māori continued to catch their local delicacies at these sites. Drinks Māori drank fresh water and, for medicinal purposes, tonics made from seaweed, berries, fruits and leaves steeped in water. They used no alcohol or tobacco and did not regularly consume any stimulants, although special plant concoctions are known to have been drunk by warriors preparing for battle.

Thursday 23 May 2024


What did people eat 100 years ago (above picture of slim healthy folk) Our ancestors' natural diet was an irresistibly flavorful combination of nutrition and flavor, featuring lentils and other legumes for protein sources while grains like brown rice, oats and quinoa provided plentiful amounts of fiber-rich food sources like brown rice. Their traditional eating patterns stood in stark contrast to today's modern-day consumption of processed foods, refined sugars and trans fats which has led to obesity, diabetes and heart disease among other issues. Indeed, our ancestors' diets centered on natural sources. They consumed whole, unprocessed foods, from nature that they knew they could trust as part of living healthy lifestyles. Doctor Ken Berry was hImself an obese doctor from today's deadly SAD (STANDARD AMERICAN DIET)! But luckily he made the big jump in diets to Ketogenic and now Carnivore diet. And what a Godsend! Read on next post>


Monday 21 February 2022


Saturday 19 February 2022

In her "The Big Fat Surprise" book, investigative journalist Nina Teicholz reveals the unthinkable: that everything we thought we knew about dietary fat is wrong. She documents how the low-fat nutrition advice of the past sixty years has amounted to a vast uncontrolled experiment on the entire population, with disastrous consequences for our health. CLICK ON -->> "The Truth About Fat" | Nina Teicholz WITH Mikhaila Peterson Podcast EXPOSES ALL THE LIES WE ARE TOLD EVERY DAY

Tuesday 15 February 2022

Joe Rogan Reports Back After a Month on Carnivore Diet

Joe Rogan - Jordan Peterson's Carnivore Diet Cured His Depression?

Mikhaila Peterson - 'Don't Eat That'

La Traviata: “Libiamo, ne’ lieti calici”

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................................................... CLICK ON TO HEAR PROFESSOR JORDAN PETERSON PRAISING HIS KETOGENIC DIET TO JOE ROGAN ALSO A USER! .............................................................

Monday 14 February 2022

CLICK HERE ........................................................................... Don't be put off by the label 'Low Carb'. All it means in reality is eating real, nutrient dense food. And this Summit is about showing you how to make this a lifestyle. No more dieting. No more restricting. Just simple ways to either return or stay in good health. So if you're curious, start here. The modern diet doesn't work for most people. For me, I found that out at 40. Every one of your speakers have found them out for themselves too through illness or health issues. So who would benefit from attending this Summit? if you're insulin resistance have hormonal imbalances have fatty liver disease have abdominal obesity have type 2 diabetes have high blood pressure suffer from a lack of energy suffer from blood sugar swings (for example, getting 'hangry') want to improve health markers want to learn different ways to feed the family are intrigued about the link between diet and cancer are intrigued about how type 1 diabetics do on a low carb life you suffer from auto immune conditions, PCOS, endometriosis want to learn about sugar addiction and how to manage it want to find a way to stop dieting have been trying low carb/keto without getting the results you need .............................................. THEN CLICK HERE TO HEAR WHY AND HOW

Tuesday 8 February 2022

DR KEN D BERRY AND MRS NEISHA BERRY The Ketogenic way of eating is the most ancestrally appropriate way a human can eat. It is also the most powerful diet I have ever seen for reversing Diabetes, and many other chronic diseases. Sharing this with as many people as possible is my way of Reversing the Epidemics of Chronic Disease plaguing the world today. Eating lots of healthy fats and decreasing your daily intake of sugar, starches, grains and vegetable oils is good for you. ..................... CLICH HERE CLICK HERE
Dr Ken D Berry ............................. GO TO KETO DIET FOODS GO HERE GO HERE ................................. DOCTORS EXPERT KETO DIET PANEL .......................... .....................THESE TWO LINKS WORK ONLY ON A CELLPHONE AT THE MOMENT

The United Nations warned in 2020 that obesity is a “global pandemic in its own right.”
The vast majority of global coronavirus deaths occurred in nations with high levels of obesity, according to a report linking overweight populations with more severe coronavirus-related illness and mortality. The report, by the World Obesity Federation, found that 88 percent of deaths due to covid-19 in the first year of the pandemic were in countries where more than half of the population is classified as overweight, which it defines as having a body mass index (BMI) above 25. Obesity, generally defined as BMI above 30, is associated with particularly severe outcomes. Among the nations with overweight populations above the 50 percent threshold were also those with some of the largest proportions of coronavirus deaths — including countries such as Britain, Italy and the United States. Some 2.5 million people have died around the world of covid-19, more than 517,000 of which were in the United States. In some cases, the correlations between coronavirus severity and weight are also tied to racial and ethnic inequality. In the United States, “Hispanic and non-Hispanic Black adults have a higher prevalence of obesity and are more likely to suffer worse outcomes from COVID-19,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report found that in countries where less than half of the adult population is classified as overweight, the likelihood of death from covid-19 was about one-tenth of the levels in countries with higher shares of overweight adults. A higher BMI was also associated with increased risk of hospitalization, admission to intensive or critical care and the need for mechanically assisted ventilation. Catch up on the most important developments in the pandemic with our coronavirus newsletter. All stories in it are free to access. In Britain, overweight coronavirus patients were 67 percent more likely to require intensive care, and obese patients three times likelier. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was hospitalized and required oxygen therapy after contracting the disease last spring, has campaigned in recent months for Britons to lose weight to reduce health risks and support the country’s overburdened National Health Service. Speaking last year, Johnson said he had long struggled with his weight and was “too fat” when he was sickened with the disease that has claimed more than 124,000 lives in the United Kingdom. He is often spotted out running near his home in central London alongside his personal trainer. The World Obesity Federation findings were near-uniform across the globe, the report said, and found that increased body weight was the second greatest predictor after old age of hospitalization and higher risk of death of covid-19. As a result, the London-based federation urged governments to prioritize overweight people for coronavirus testing and vaccinations. The United Nations warned in 2020 that obesity is a “global pandemic in its own right.” Dr Ken D Berry ............................. GO TO KETO DIET FOODS GO HERE GO HERE ................................. DOCTORS EXPERT KETO DIET PANEL .......................... .....................THESE TWO LINKS WORK ONLY ON A CELLPHONE AT THE MOMENT

In 2021 one third of kiwis were obese. Read on to see if too much weight invites the omicron viruse in to the body much more easily And why has no agency bothered to get us fit to face the epidemics coming? HOW MUCH IS THE MEDIA HELPING BY GIVING US NEWS THAT IS NOT FAKE OR BOUGHT AND PAID FOR PRIVATE GAIN? Steve Braunias of the New Zealand Herald takes a journey into 'heart attack alley', Auckland's Lincoln Rd - 3km of road with as much fast food as a glutton can eat. "I am the man who will eat Lincoln Rd, one fried chicken at a time, from now until Christmas. It has 55 food joints and I'm going to fill my fat face at every single one of them and take notes, and medication, possibly. I want to write about what we've become. Lincoln Rd, out west in Auckland, three kilometres in length, is the way we eat now. Fast food, drive-through, American and Asian, one strip mall after another - you know Lincoln Rd even if you haven't been there. You could be anywhere in Auckland on Lincoln Rd, just about anywhere in the world. It's the global economy at work. It's got KFC and Texas Chicken, it's got St Pierre Presents Sushi of Japan and the amazingly spelled Hut BBQ Nood Les, it's got Dunkin Donuts and The Cheesecake Shop - yes, of course it's got fries with that. I'll eat the lot and report back. I feel compelled to write about this odyssey, this journey into the belly of the beast. One of my consuming pastimes and lofty, pretentious ambitions is to document Auckland life. Well, Lincoln Rd gives life to Auckland. It nourishes, it provides. An estimated 45,000 cars gun up and down Lincoln Rd every day, the occupants spilling out to buy stuff at the crystal palaces of Mitre 10, The Warehouse, and Pak'nSave, and to eat on the run. I'll sit in wait. I want to break bread a while with these Aucklanders, chew the fat while we chew the fat. I love Lincoln Rd. Our family goes there all the time and we sing in the car for the sheer joy of travelling through it - Lincoln Rd is a magical kingdom of food and services. It's sort of in Henderson and kind of in Massey as well. It's elevated, flat and straight, beneath the blue mountains of the Waitakere Ranges. It used to be a paradise of fruit orchards and vineyards from end to end, the immensity of apple blossom in spring one of the prettiest sights in Auckland. But matters of history and geography fall away when you enter the portal of Lincoln Rd. It exists unto itself, a special place. It gets very bad press. An imaginative story in the Herald on Sunday last year zeroed in on Lincoln Rd as everything that is rotten in modern civilisation. It wheeled in a nutritionist who scorned it as "heart attack alley". I hate nutritionists. They hover over your plate and pull faces and they don't pass the salt. That nutritionist, David Hill, in full: "I don't think it would be going too far to call it heart attack alley - call it what it is. If it's going to be contributing to people's blood pressure, size and cholesterol going up then it's going to cause heart attacks and strokes." It used to be a paradise of fruit orchards and vineyards from end to end, the immensity of apple blossom in spring one of the prettiest sights in Auckland. Whatever, dude. Life! David Farrar at Kiwiblog satirised the loathsome nutritionist: "We must ban drive-throughs! The workers do not have the intelligence to decide for themselves." The comments were likewise appalled that the "trougher" was so appalled. One reader sneered: "Yes, it is totally disgraceful - we must force the takeaway outlets to stop their staff outside herding people in and forcing them to buy their wares." Another wrote: "I live out west and can only say bring it on, the more choice the better." Also: "I am betting these people shut their eyes when they drive through Levin. There are about 30 places to buy takeaway food on a trip through town on SH1." Kebabs, fried chicken, buns, salt and fat and gluten - more, please. It tastes good. How good? Are the fries of a decent size and served hot? Where is the gourmet guide to potato with gravy, and "nood les"? Incredibly, restaurant critics only ever write about places with tablecloths. I hate restaurant critics, too. GV of Pizza Hut, Cnr Lincoln Road and Universal Drive, Henderson. Photo / Michael Craig The man who will eat Lincoln Rd is the new gourmand in town. Junk food deserves to be taken seriously, and reviewed properly. It's what most of us eat. It's the people's food Steve Braunias made it his mission to eat at each of the 55 food joints along West Auckland's Lincoln Rd. He has come to the end. The man who ate Lincoln Rd set out to eat Lincoln Rd and I have, this week, at the conclusion of a long, sometimes arduous but mostly intensely pleasurable journey, succeeded in eating Lincoln Rd. In February I was seized with the desire to spend the year filling my face at every single one of the 55 food joints in the stripmalls along Lincoln Rd in West Auckland. It seemed like a good idea at the time. I felt it was my destiny. And so I traipsed along that golden mile, 3km to be precise, every week this year, filing online reports on Fridays, ticking off the food joints one by one, eating a lot of chicken and a tub of salt plus fat with that, now and then ready to give up, but I stuck to the task, because when destiny calls you should always pick up. It began at Texas Chicken and it ended at McDonald's. It was a journey into the known. Lincoln Rd exists as a nebula of fast-food franchises - it's the way we eat now, the people's food. When we talk about food we don't talk about whatever convoluted, saucy rubbish that Al Brown cooks or Jesse Mulligan reviews; the year's biggest food conversations were the introduction of chicken fries at Burger King, and McDonald's audacious decision to launch the all-day breakfast. All of Lincoln Rd had once been orchards, and vineyards, the soil rich with kauri gum, peat from drained raupo swamps, horse manure, shell lime, and bone dust. Bells were rung to shoo away the birds. Pioneers feasted on "pigeons of fine flavour" - Lincoln Rd is always a story about food - and the great Dalmatian wine-making families set to work. French consul Paul Serne was a guest in 1923. "I have come to Henderson, I have drink red wine, then white, eaten pears, then grapes," he wrote. "It is a promised land." Fine words, too, from novelist Maurice Gee, a native of Henderson, who once wrote of his hometown, "The little knot of Henderson town lay beyond the creek, with orchards and farms spreading out to the ranges." There isn't a single vine or apple tree still fruiting on Lincoln Rd. Now is the age of the franchise." ' In 2021 one third of kiwis were obese ...................................................................................................................................... ................................................................................................................................. To the Editor The Gulf News Waiheke Is Bishop Tamaki the only twit? In 2021 one third of kiwis were obese. Obesity can cause a lot of problems- for instance heart disease. But importantly, obesity lowers our resistance to viruses and this information gets scant mention in the media. In the battle of wits over who decides what substances we kiwis should allow into our bodies, brave if incautious Bishop Brian Tamaki got lampooned by two NZ Herald happy chaps - cartoonist Rod Emmerson and comedian Steve Braunias. (NZ Herald 22/01/2022) Braunias wrote the book "The Man Who Ate Lincoln Rd." Braunias was also a brave if incautious man. Tamaki was called Bishop Twit and a cartoon showed him in jail. Now Steve's happy book stands in place of, as it were, for the happy exuberance of The Ronald Mcdonald clowns, whose "happy meals" got a lot of deserved flak from doctors and mostly disappeared. No wonder, since obesity can have negative effects on the taking of both medicines and vaccines Bishop Tamaki may yet join in leading his people and us all back to that ancestral maori version of the modern ketogenic diet, of mostly meat and minimal carbohydrates, like the pork and puha meal of the old "kiwi boil up". Ah, the healthier foods of my youth. World War 2 rationing helped that as did "Dig for Victory" vegetable gardens, This healthy regime actually increases our resistance to viruses - information which our government and mainstream media like TV and Talkback Radio and newspapers should trumpet to us, as a public duty, but they do not. Your Gulf News editorial came in time to point us to the Netflix movie "Don't Look Up" which is a brilliant satire of US media and could apply to our own media on thoughtful dissection. Some may remember my attempts, years past, as a caller, trying to wake people up on talkback radio, about sugar dangers and global warming . The hosts saw differently and I got banned finally. And my brother Malcolm Evans got fired as cartoonist on The NZ Herald for also pointing out a truth, namely the apartheid exacted on the Palestine people by zionist factions. Not all jews of course. I am now preparing to promote the doctor peer-reviewed and lauded ketogenic food diet by way of a new political party we'll call the "Ketokiwis Party", so as to get the name ketogenic out there at least. Remember our NZ antinuclear stance - it made many folk "look up", just like in the movie Don't Look ..................................................................................................................... {or} is only a week old. To stop the holocaust of fast food deaths linked to viruses we suggest you google "Ken D Berry MD". Dr. Ken Berry, MD, is part of the Diet Doctor low-carb expert panel. Ken Berry, MD is a family physician in Camden, Tennessee and is affiliated with Henry County Medical Center. He received his medical degree from University of Tennessee College of Medicine. He is the author of the bestseller Lies My Doctor Told Me which exposes myths and misleading health advice from well-meaning doctors, such as avoiding fat. He also has a very popular youtube channel. Dr. Berry’s own health dramatically improved when he embraced a ketogenic diet
Dr Ken D Berry GO TO KETO DIET FOODS GO HERE GO HERE DOCTORS EXPERT KETO DIET PANEL In 2021 one third of kiwis were obese.
Google "Dr Ken D Berry" only for the proper ketogenc diet With over 1.6 million subscribers, Dr Ken D. Berry’s YouTube channel is one of the most viewed health channels on the internet. Also the bestselling author of Lies My Doctor Told Me: Medical Myths That Can Harm Your Health, the family physician and internet entrepreneur has made it his mission to wage war against the epidemics of Type 2 Diabetes, dementia and obesity through his videos, writing and speaking engagements. A keen proponent of ketogenic diets, the physicians own health dramatically improved when he embraced a ketogenic diet himself. He unlike most warns about viruses getting in by the eye conjunctiva. Dr Ken D Berry ............................. GO TO KETO DIET FOODS GO HERE GO HERE ................................. DOCTORS EXPERT KETO DIET PANEL .......................... .....................THESE TWO LINKS WORK ONLY ON A CELLPHONE AT THE MOMENT