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Fast Food Genocide: How Processed Food is Killing Us and What We Can Do About It (Hardcover)
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat to Live and The End of Diabetes, an unflinching, provocative exploration of how our food is killing us and the ways in which we are unwitting participants in an unprecedented and exploding health crisis.
Fast food is far more than just the burgers, fries, and burritos served at chain restaurants; it is also the toxic, human-engineered products found in every grocery store across America. These include: cold breakfast cereals; commercial and preserved (deli) meats and cheeses; sandwich breads and buns; chips, pretzels, and crackers; fried foods; energy bars; and soft drinks. Fast foods have become the primary source of calories in the United States and consequently the most far-reaching and destructive influence on our population. The indisputable truth is that our highly processed diet is the source of a national health crisis that is exploding into a genocide with unseen tragic implications.
Heart attacks, strokes, cancer, obesity, ADHD, autism, allergies, and autoimmune diseases all have the same root cause – our addiction to toxic ingredients. New York Times bestselling author, board-certified physician, nutritional researcher, and leading voice in the health field Joel Fuhrman, M.D., explains why the problem of poor nutrition is deeper, more serious, and more pervasive than anyone imagined.
Fast Food Genocidedraws on twenty-five years of clinical experience and research to confront our fundamental beliefs about the impact of what we eat. This book identifies issues at the heart of our country’s most urgent problems. Fast food kills, but it also perpetuates bigotry and derails the American dream of equal opportunity and happiness for all. It leaves behind a wake of destruction creating millions of medically dependent and sickly people burdened with poor-quality lives.
The solution hiding in plain sight — a nutrientdense healthful diet — can save lives and enable humans to reach their intellectual potential and achieve successful and fulfilling lives. Dr. Fuhrman offers a life-changing, scientifically sound approach that can alter American history and perhaps save your life in the process.
About the Author
JOEL FUHRMAN, M.D., is a board-certified family physician and nutritional researcher who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods. Dr. Fuhrman is the research director of the Nutritional Research Foundation. He is the author of several books, including the New York Times bestsellers Eat to Live, Super Immunity, Eat to Live Cookbook, The End of Dieting, and The End of Diabetes.
ROBERT PHILLIPS was a Vice President at Merrill Lynch suffering with sarcoidosis, a serious health condition that effected his breathing. Six months after discovering Dr. Fuhrman’s approach, his condition was completely reversed, and he quit his job at Merrill Lynch to help launch Dr. Fuhrman’s member support website. Robert continues to write and conducts research at Drexel University in the field of Social Energy. Robert lives in New Jersey with his wife, Marcia and two children, Joseph and Jacob. He has two other grown children, Joey and Jennifer.
“Dr. Fuhrman connects the dots not only between food and our obesity and diabetes epidemic, but food and almost everything that’s wrong with our society...should be required reading for every member of Congress and anyone who cares about social justice.”
— Mark Hyman, MD, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat Fat, Get Thin and Director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine
“Joel Fuhrman has long been a leader in nutritional medicine, and now he puts his expertise to work for those who need it most. With his guidance, we can turn the tide on our most critical health problems.”
— Neal Barnard, MC, FACC Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine
“Fast Food Genocide is one of the most important books you’ll ever read...Speaking to all of us with wisdom, brilliance, and compassion, Joel Fuhrman shows us what’s at stake in the food choices we collectively make.”
— John Robbins, Author and President of the Food Revolution Network