Welcome to the Revolution: the most important of all, the one on food!

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I want to thank in advance all those who will follow me; everyone, no one excluded, including those who will use this tank of contents even just out of curiosity, maybe for a recipe. I am convinced that “sowing” is important, and that everyone’s actions can fight and win the great problems that humanity has got itself into.
To do this we have to put ourselves at stake, through the little, very big daily actions. Which other sector, if not the most visceral, that is food, could generate a total, gigantic wave! Because it would mean really changing, mentally first of all, and the rest would be a normal consequence.
I wish my dream would come true. And I’m here to help anyone who wants to dream with me. Eating well means being healthy. Doing so, taking into account the consequences, will save the world. So ourselves.
I leave the words to my Manifesto, which you will always find on the dedicated page, so as to keep in mind the guidelines of the Revolution.
So welcome, and let’s not waste time, we have a lot to do. United we will succeed.

The 3 points of MANIFESTO of
C.H.E. Food Revolution



Cheap: everyone has the right to healthy eating!

We are led to think the opposite: only the rich can afford a balanced diet. Wrong.

Most longevity people, live in remote parts of the world, away from wealth and glitz. The only two things we need to eat healthily in an economical way, are organization and discipline. And I will show you that with a well-balanced diet you will not spend more, on the contrary, you will save money. I have spent on food an average of 200 euros a month for 2 people for over 10 years: less than 7 euros for breakfast, lunch, dinner, water, coffee, tea, snacks, including occasionally wine or beer. Using high quality ingredients. I will explain you how this is possible. All, without spending a plenty of time in the kitchen: my plates do not request more than half an hour of preparation.

However, I don’t want to mislead you with my budget, because I chose to live among central Italy, Turkey, Greece and Portugal, countries with lower costs, so let’s consider your food cost around 300 euros per month, for two people: it will be enough wherever you live in Europe. Want to try it?

Healthy: this body is ours!

Nothing can change the evidence, but when was the last time you did something responsible for your body? For so many of us, health is achieved through medical check-ups, and not forgetting to take the prescribed pills. The lust for unsustainable abundance has blinded many, leading us to the point of normalizing all the most absurd habits: such as the wrong way of curing illnesses, without changing our lifestyle, relying on drugs and an exquisitely symptomatic approach. It is estimated that 17.5 million people died as a result of cardiovascular problems in 2012, which represents 31% of all deaths worldwide(1). In 35 years (between 1980 and 2014) of this morbid opulence, the number of people suffering from diabetes worldwide has increased from 4.7% to 8.5%(2). Today, more than 2 billion people can be described as overweight and 700 million of them have even exceeded the threshold of obesity(3). It is a fact that cardiovascular diseases, like all other disorders related to the metabolic syndrome, are directly linked to poor nutrition and a sedentary lifestyle.
In short, we eat too much and too badly.

That is why we must reduce the quantity and increase the quality: this is the only way to ensure ourselves a long and healthy life. I will help you to understand how.

Ethical: we are not the owners of this world!

It is very natural to think the opposite, it has been instilled in us since we were born, but this is no longer the case: we are not the owners of the world, we have borrowed it from future generations. Once consumerism was accepted as a model of reference, we applied it very skillfully in every pillar of individual habits, without even worrying about our future or that of the coming generations, and about the very same planet from which, we are drawing all the reserves created in millions of years. The Earth is suffering from unscrupulous human activities. We closed our eyes, when farmers were forced to turn their backs on millenarian agricultural traditions; we traded genuine flavors for “fakes”, produced by so-called conventional agriculture, doped by too much fertilizer, too much irrigation, too many chemicals such as pesticides, insecticides; too much mechanization to be able to obtain competitive prices and an abundance that we have always dreamed of. We have been passive spectators when the same thing, for the same reasons, has been done to the breeders; we bartered the less but good, for the much more and a very clear ‘who-cares-about-the-rest’. We made no noise, when farms became a concentration camp for animals, sometimes without a day of sunlight in their short lives, fattened by altered feed, as long as the Sunday lunch never lacked the very traditional roast. In just 40 years, due to these practices, water reserves are scarce, the productivity of the soil is damaged after repeated chemical treatments, the air we breathe and the water we drink contain residues of each of the errors described. Last but not least, we have to consider also how we abuse the producer countries of the developing world, and habitats stolen from their legitimate owners through deforestation.

All of this can come to an end: I will show you which paths to take.

And so Revolution!


I am sure that this is not the first time that you have become aware of such problems, and I am mindful that this is not the first time that you have felt inadequate, powerless in the face of all this. We always expect someone else of greater authority, with a declared power to change things, to take matters into their own hands and guide us towards salvation. But every day that passes, brings us closer to the fateful year 2050, when the world’s population is estimated to be close to 10 billion people. With the natural reserves at our disposal, combined with the right of those who in increasing numbers want access to food opulence, the situation will become unsustainable, and only a miracle could feed everyone. The big multinational corporations of Agribusiness are waiting for nothing else. Large sums of money (partly also public money) are invested in the most advanced technologies, to guarantee first of all high profits to the monopolizer producers, disguised as well intentioned: it is meaningless to talk about, how much the damage can only continue to amplify.

Therefore, if we really want to change the world, we must change ourselves first, without waiting for Godot anymore: we have a power that no one can take away from us, awareness.

Don’t worry, no one here will ask you to become vegetarians and vegans.


Being part of the solution

The solution is not made up of absolutism, because it must involve everyone, everyone with their own abilities and possibilities. I welcome those who had success to ban animal proteins from their diet, but my motto is leaving no one behind, any effort made to improve our future is sacred. Change must involve everyone and now, not tomorrow.

So to be part of the solution and not of the problem, we will have to focus on what we can do individually. I firmly believe that the actions to improve our lives at 360° are numerous, at our fingertips, we should just find the right compromise for each of us. Changing our habits is never easy, but think about how much we could achieve if we add to the table a little bit of awareness.

If you want to join me, I guarantee to provide you with all the information you need to help you change your lifestyle and consequently our Home.

The change is entirely up to us

May the Revolution begin!



(1) Fonte: AIFA Agenzia Italiana del Farmaco
(2) Fonte: World Health Organisation – Global report on diabetes – 2016
(3) Fonte: The GBD (Global Burden of Disease) 2015 Obesity Collaborators – “Health Effects of Overweight and Obesity in 195 Countries over 25 years,” studio disponibile su: http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1614362