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Publisher's Summary

From the number-one New York Times best-selling 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 best-selling author, board-certified physician, nutritional researcher, and leading voice in the health field Joel Fuhrman, MD, explains why the problem of poor nutrition is deeper, more serious, and more pervasive than anyone imagined.

Fast Food Genocide draws on 25 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 nutrient dense, 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.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Joel Fuhrman, MD (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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Informative!

Informative book on how fast foods and processed foods are killing us. Dr. F has updated much of the data from his previous books, based on new studies and findings. That is the part that I appreciate the most in this book.

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I've read most of Dr Furman's previous books on health and diet so I was already very familiar with his health recommendations before reading this book (easily maintaining a healthy weight by eating in the manner he prescribes despite being in my late 50s). I did enjoy this particular book because I found it offered an interesting twist adding stories of past nutritional deficiency outbreaks and the lessons we've gleaned from them. Mind you, there were times the book did have the feeling of being a bit over the top tending to exaggerate some links between diet and history. Nevertheless, as long as you remember that correlation does not necessarily indicate causation, I think I'm safe in saying you still might be able to appreciate much of the nutritional wisdom offered.

Don't expect the food plan to be different from his other books. And do note, you will also find many familiar recipes. That may be troublesome to some, but it really didn't bother me. Again, the real downside was the smattering of extreme rhetoric that could be construed as a bit over the top.

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Narrator needs to learn the pronunciations first

I am a big Dr. Fuhrman fan, and I follow his Nutritarian guidelines in my eating practices. I have almost all of his books. This book is interesting and thought provoking. My major complaint is that the narrator mispronounced so many words--particularly the medical words, but even many well-known words. It was very distracting. I am a bit surprised that Dr. Fuhrman allowed this audiobook to be published with all of the mistaken pronunciations. I would have preferred to read the print version of this book.

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Excellent Information

This book was almost more historical than nutritional, in an excellent informative way! I have suggested to many of my friends and family that they read this book. I believe it should be used in schools during the nutrition courses. Very glad I purchased!

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great information

Lots and lots of really good information that we all need to hear and digest and incorporate!

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i could not listen to the more than 10% of the book it is so bad.

fast food is bad for you. ok now that i’ve told you the beginning, middle and end you can read something else. i often listen to books that i don’t expect to get much out of. unfortunately in this book i got nothing out of it. the author seems to be of the view that his view of nutrition is so right so perfect that he can simply repeat himself over and over with no explanation of what he is talking about. there are many views on nutrition and i try not to judge too harshly any author’s view as long as he adds something to my knowledge. this author i feel is wrong in many ways, but that’s ok. what is not ok is repeating yourself over and over again without any biological reason why you think you are right.

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Thank you for giving me my life back!

I've seen the results with my wife's health and starting to see the same in mine. We thank you from the bottom of our healthy, normotensive hearts!

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a must read !

I must read. Especially for those who are attempting to become pregnant for those who already have young children.

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Amazing, eye opening, grateful to have found this book.

I am so grateful to now know all this knowledge I took notes the whole way through I want to become a nutritionist and the author is one of my heroes, my role model, really appreciate your honesty, your bluntness, your intelligence and just your courage it takes in telling the truth; I really appreciate the history and the wisdom and all the information you share. Thank you so much!

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Thank you, Dr. Fuhrman

Well put together and informative. Dr. Fuhrman does a fine job of making his case.

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