A nutritionist in New Zealand has been named one of “the top 100 people in the world” for his contributions to the country’s economy, health and welfare, and he has a message for everyone in the country: don’t leave the country without taking care of yourself.
In his 2017 book The Nutritionist, published by Simon and Schuster, Dr Peter Papa described himself as a “totally vegetarian” who eschewed animal products.
He said his diet included “absolutely no grains, no dairy products, no soy, no gluten or anything that might have a bad effect on the body.”
Papa, a New Zealand doctor, was born in Australia, moved to New Zealand when he was six, and raised in the Pacific region.
He also has three children in New York City.
In the book, he described himself to CBC News as a former vegetarian who ate only raw meat.
He’s also written about the importance of the sun, the importance to children of reading and the importance for pregnant women to consume enough vitamin D.
In 2018, he was named one the top 100 nutritionists in the whole of New Zealand.
In an interview with CBC News, Papa said that in the past few years he has been “a bit of a celebrity”.
He said that his book was the subject of a Twitter campaign that he said helped “open a conversation.”
Papa, who said he has more than 150,000 followers on Twitter, said he believes in the power of nutrition to inspire and encourage others to take care of themselves.
“We have a very high infant mortality rate.
I was doing my nutrition, I was helping with the research, I’ve been working with other people in this field and I’ve made a big difference.
I believe we can all benefit from the information that I’ve had over the last few years,” he said.
Papas book was named in honour of New Zealander Peter Papas family, who died in the 2015 Canterbury earthquake, and his mother, Ruth.
“I don’t want to be a celebrity, I don’t care what anybody thinks about me,” he told CBC News.
“I’m not famous because I’m not in the news.
I just want to make a difference.”