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My good friend and fellow colleague Joe Sarti has a radio show on Voice America every Wednesday at 1pm Pacific. If you get a chance, be sure to tune in live, or go to the archives for past broadcasts.
One of the more popular broadcasts on his show includes Jack LaLanne from September 10, 2008. His name does not require an introduction. At the time of the show, Jack was 2 weeks shy of his 94th birthday. That’s over double my age! While his beliefs may not suit everyone, or world class athletes for that matter, he does preach many core fundamentals that everyone should adhere to.
However, Jack is on the second half of the show. On the first half, Raymond Francis is the guest. He is best known for his two books, Never Be Sick Again and Never Be Fat Again.
I think we can always use a few tips and reminders from health and wellness experts, as I’m guilty of downing down a burger and fries on road trips.
On this show, he mentions a few good pointers.
The average American eats 200 lbs/year of white flour & 160 lbs/year of sugar. Imagine going to your kitchen, taking out your white flour and white sugar containers, and pouring 1 pound onto a scale. That’s an awful lot of crap to eat in a day! You wouldn’t put that in your BMW, or my Saturn for that matter.
Secondly, the depletion of nutrients in todays soil results in requiring 4X more volume for fruits and vegetables (hence 4X more calories) for same nutrients than 50 years ago. North Americans are definitely overeating, but they aren’t eating 4X more veggies! They are over eating at fast food outlets, exercising less, and driving in their SUVs more often due to suburban sprawl.
In today’s world of genetically engineered food, where fruits and veggies are over-sized and tasteless, it’s no wonder organic foods are slightly smaller in size and taste better. Unfortunately, organic fruits do spoil faster, so it pays to go shopping more regularly.
In my article about Peter Radford’s diet from the 1950’s, it is fair to say the food nutritional quality was much better 50 years ago than it is today.
On the show, Raymond Francis speaks about 4 tips to start right now. Two tips are obvious from the above statements: avoid white sugar and avoid white flour. It doesn’t mean eliminate it 100% but do your darn best to cut down the intake as much as possible, according to his theories.
For more on Never Be Sick Again by Raymond Francis, visit:
Never Be Sick Again: Health is a Choice, Learn How to Choose It
Never Be Sick Again: Health Is a Choice, Learn How to Choose It
Here is that broadcast from Voice America Health & Wellness:
Broadcast Date: September 10, 2008
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