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7. Obesity

In a scant few decades New Zealand has rounded out to become the third fattest nation in the world with obesity fast becoming our greatest health risk.

By 2019 when the OECD produced its report The State of the World’s Children New Zealand kids had taken a step up the fat podium to second place, it found 39 percent of Kiwi children were overweight or obese.

So why are we fat? Because we eat too much. Why do we eat so much? Because we are hungry. Why are we hungry? Because the food we are eating lacks the nutrition we need.

There is a growing body of science to support a theory of what dieticians are calling mineral hunger, you can read all about it in chapter seven of Just Cause and Effect- Selenium Deficiency in New Zealand.

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