I was asked to comment on the following article by Leah Harding of Al Jazeera’s news show #AJNewsGrid
From the Article
Alison Cox, Cancer Research UK’s director of prevention, said: “Being overweight is the UK’s biggest preventable cause of cancer after smoking, but most people don’t know about this substantial risk. If more people become aware of the link it may help spare not just millennials, but all generations from cancer.
“The government must play a part to help people make healthy food choices. We’re campaigning for a ban on junk food adverts before the 9pm watershed to protect young people from advertising tactics which all too often promote fattening foods.”
I am in agreement that shops, advertisers and governments need to take responsibility in order to make junk food less accessible to the vulnerable individuals outlined in this article.
I myself was 256lbs and lost all my excess weight through eating more whole foods and looking to nature for inspiration around balancing my nutrient intake. This is what Don’t Eat for Winter is about, it’s about avoiding foods with the autumnal signature, which induces ancient primal instincts in us that cause gorge eating and ultimately fat storage. We live in an infinite autumn in our environment storing up fat for a winter that never comes.
I sent in the following clip to Leah, part of which was aired on the 27th of Feb 2018 on the news show.
Obesity among millennials is on the rise. Why is it so hard to stop?
— Leah Harding (@LeahHardingAJE) February 27, 2018