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“Fact: Diet related disease is the biggest killer, right now, today.”

“Sadly, in the next 18 minutes, 4 Americans will be dead because of the food they eat.”

“Statistics say 2/3 of this room is overweight.”

In this 20 minute talk, Jamie Oliver shares powerful stories from his anti-obesity project in Huntington, West Virginia, USA and makes the case for an all-out assault on our ignorance of food. In Jamie’s own words, he is a chef, not a doctor and he doesn’t have expensive equipment or medicine. I think when he says medicine he means drugs, because we should never forget the words of Hippocrates:

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”

If more of us took this advice I am convinced we would need less doctors and less drugs. I believe we need to change our focus when it comes to healthcare and make better use of information and education to prevent obesity, sickness and disease. Want to learn more for yourself? Listen to the chef!

[youtube]http://youtu.be/jIwrV5e6fMY[/youtube]

Year Without Beer

Regular readers of this blog will know that I am giving up all alcohol throughout 2012 (all 366 days) to  raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and Cancer Research UK.

Please support my Year Without Beer by donating to one of these fantastic causes: