Quote from Dr Jeffrey Bland

‘Yes. Food does contain calories and it does contain protein, carbohydrate and fat, it does contain vitamins and minerals and fibre certainly that’s true. But it’s much more than that. Food is information. Food is information upon which your genes regulate their function.

Now when you think of that, it’s like, whoah, there is a lot more responsibility in eating, than I would have ever have suspected based upon the fact that our food is speaking to our genes in such a way that its actually creating an outcome called our ‘function.’

This has led to the development of a new field called nutrigenomics. So we have our nutrition and we have our genes and they used to be separate disciplines, now they are melded together. So if we understand unique aspects of our genetics we understand unique aspects of our need for specific nutrients for a specific food. So there is no one diet that’s perfect for everybody.’

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About Jodie

It is only by questioning and discussing and attempting to view the world our childrens children will live in, that we start to understand that life isn't a linear process - it is a room of dominoes falling. Our world has a lot of special interests and stakeholders that by default, keep science undone, and economics hooked in the 1920's - resulting in governments that don't address the complexity that is challenging our world. From pollution to mental health (and the cost of food) to the health of our freshwater - it's complex and dynamic. What equilibrium do we want to reach - a healthy vital one or a suffering one?
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