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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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great information

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

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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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life changing n saving... if you take it to heart

so easy to see the problems of our diet here in America and the health care crisis we are in... the system has set us up to fail... engineered food is killing us... God given n grown natural products WILL extend our lives and overall quality of life... DO IT!

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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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Not what I expected

I expected a book that discussed what the processed food industry has done through the years to contribute to the obesity problem. That was covered in the beginning of the book. After that the topic seemed to steer into a pseudo vegan direction. The author made it seem as if every I’ll in society could be cured by implementing his diet. I could be wrong, but I’m pretty sure there was crime and depression long before processed food (which I am no fan of) came along. Also the reader of the book has a hard to listen to whiney delivery. I am very disappointed with this purchase.

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A MUST READ!

One his best books, in my opinion. Dr. Fuhrman is the go to man for health information. He even weaves some history into this one. I really enjoyed listening to this. Maybe not everyone will feel the same but I believe this man.

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Health IS Wealth!

Phenomenal information that cannot be denied regarding food and it's connection to health . The truth hurts sometimes but it's necessary to hear so we can to return to the basics of health and nutrition. This book outlined many categories associated with our daily lifestyle, and as a health coach I will use this as a platform to teach and educate people to become more aware about negative eating patterns and how it affects us mentally, physically and spiritually.

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The call for social change is contagious!

The evidence presented is thorough and multi-faceted. His patriotism and passion for his fellow Americans to reach a more full potential is evident through Dr. Fuhrman's whole book. It was great motivation to keep going on the path towards nutritional excellence.

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A MUST READ/ LISTEN

This book was so full of different information from his other books that I couldnt turn it off. If you want to understand the food they sell and what your choices should be to live a long and healthy life, here is your book. a MUST read/ listen!

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Excellent In Every Way!

Get ready for fact based, sensibly presented medical nutritional science with the ability to radically improve your health. One of my top five favorite books. Read it and save your life.