It is the end of National Vegetarian Week in Australia, and my guest, Dr James Wright, has been a vegetarian for 81 years.
He is probably Australia’s best known “media doctor” and has had something published or broadcast every day for the past forty years, both in Australia and overseas.
He wrote the weight loss diets for “Womans Day” magazine, and was a regular on the Channel Nine’s midday show for 25 years.
He hosted his own radio talk back show in Sydney for nearly twenty years and today his short daily “health tip” is heard on 100 radio stations around Australia, including Sydney’s No 1 station 2GB.
He is a vegetarian by choice, does not smoke or drink for health reasons, and exercises daily, like his mum who lived to 100.
In 1998 he was awarded the Order of Australia for his media outreach and the work of his Foundation.
And in 2003, he was one of the three finalists in the “Australian of the Year” Awards.