Question: Tom, why do you have so many ingredients in your top bars and powders?

Answer: Three reasons. The first is that a doctor told me 25 years ago to get as broad a range of foods into me as I can. He did not say why but I heard an old saying many years ago, “Man who pay for advice and not follow it is a fool!” My subsequent reading has established the following:

The second reason is that each different food has a slightly different beneficial effect on the body. For instance each nut has a different health benefit. Each different dried fruit has a different health benefit. So does each vegetable.

Thirdly, some foods are astronomically more effective when consumed with other foods.

For instance here is an extract from a blurb I received 30th November promoting a turmeric supplement:

“…has developed a curcumin supplement that includes a liposomal delivery system which studies have found increases bioavailability by up to 185x. Their supplement is 100% vegan, organic, and non-GMO. And they’ve found that by combining it with ginger oil and vegan algae-sourced DHA, they create an extraordinarily potent anti-inflammatory compound.”

And another flyer I received at the Mind Body Spirit extols the virtues of a five ingredient mix (Bacopa, Turmeric, Ashwaganda, Green Tea and Milk Thistle) that the vendor claims produces 1 million antioxidants per second per cell in the body and increases Glutathione (the master antioxidant) by 300%!

I think that is pretty damned impressive!

And if you buy a 6 month supply up front of the first supplement it costs US$44 for a 6 week supply.

The second one costs $79 for a 6 week supply.

Since writing the above I received a promotion for this supplement: that contains six different mushrooms. The promotion is a worthy read as it explains some of the data on how to stay healthy found in my book. Significantly, it fails to mention that a key reason for the very low cancer rate in the people from Okinawa is consumption of raw brown seaweed (an extract of which called Modifilan is found in my bars and powders but not in their supplement).

If you have a tub of my NutriBlast Greens + handy, pull it out and check the ingredient list. Or go to where the print is larger. 🙂

You will find the above mentioned Bacopa, Turmeric, Ashwaganda, Green Tea and Milk Thistle as well as 6+ different sea vegetables (including Chlorella, Spirulina, Blue Green Klamath, Purple Dulse, Irish Moss and Modifilan), 10 different mushrooms (Agarikon, Blazei, Chaga, Cordyceps, Lions Mane, Mesima, Mitake, Reishi, Shiitake and Turkey Tail) in the ingredient list.

No wonder many people find it clears away the mental fog within minutes of taking it! Let alone what it does long term!

And at AU$65 for a six week supply (if you buy 4 tubs at a time that is the wholesale price) it looks like a steal of a deal.

A Quote On Parenthood

Saw a joke recently:
A father is a man who has photos in his wallet where his money used to be. – Anon
To which I instantly thought:
While that may be true, he also has love in a compartment in his heart that was formerly empty.

Scrap the plan to knock down and rebuild the Football Stadium and Olympic Stadiums

Rugby Stadium
Why is the New South Wales Government wasting taxpayers money on knocking down and rebuilding two perfectly usable stadiums? Spend the money on improving our hospitals, schools and public transport.
Journalist and former rugby player Peter FitzSimons has started this petition to the NSW Premier. Sign & share if you support:
We, the undersigned, respectfully call on the Premier of NSW, Gladys Berejiklian, and the NSW Cabinet, to reconsider their decision to knock down two perfectly fine sports stadiums – the Olympic Stadium and Sydney Football Stadium – at a staggering cost of $2Billion, to replace them with new ones, at a time when there is ZERO public demand to replace either.
We are tired of taxpayer dollars being lavished on building facilities for Sports Big Business, while community sport withers on the vine for lack of facilities and resources.
We, the undersigned concerned citizens of NSW, believe our money could be better spent with the likes of 100 X $10 million projects being funded across the state, so towns, suburbs and regions could see a thousand fields, pools, courts and arenas bloom, doing something for the wider people of NSW and not merely the tiny percentage involved in elite sport.
We believe some of the money could be used to lower registration fees for kids playing a variety of sports, to remove the obstacles that prevent so many from participating.
This would still allow nearly a billion dollars left over to refurbish the current stadiums, and put much-needed money into other community resources, like schools, hospitals, theatres, galleries, homeless shelters and the like.
Again, we say, Premier Berejiklian, please reconsider.
Thank you,
The Concerned Citizens of NSW