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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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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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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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Nothing new

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Lots of threats on junk food. Nothing new. Prefer all his previous books which are very positive. Main thread though out book is junk food will kill us. Correct, we already know that.

Would you ever listen to anything by Joel Fuhrman and Robert Phillips again?

If Phillips is announcing. No thanks

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

no. would have preferred listening to Joel Fuhrman. Phillips sounds more like a news caster lacking passion. Sounds more like news story. Fuhrman is the best speaker for his own books.

Do you think Fast Food Genocide needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

no. The book isf a threat about info we all know. Same angle used when someone tries to sell water filters. Selling fear gets very boring.

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I'd probably like book more if Fuhrman did announcing. Only reason I tried this audio is I have a free credit. Back to Reading

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Stick to medicine, avoid white privilege!

What did you love best about Fast Food Genocide?

He knows what he's talking about. My wife was healed from rheumatoid arthritis following his protocol.

If you’ve listened to books by Joel Fuhrman and Robert Phillips before, how does this one compare?

First one I've listened to....read many of Dr. Fuhrman's books...my favorite is Fasting and Eating for Health.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Yes

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I got angry listening to the garbage about white privilege. Why continue to peddle this to a new generation of black kids. You help them to emulate the likes of Sharpton and Jackson instead of Ben Carson and Senator Tim Scott...such malpractice!

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Excellent

Excellent life changing information as usual!
Highly recommended for anyone who has children and grandchildren.

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dr Furhman pulls no punches on this one

If you could sum up Fast Food Genocide in three words, what would they be?

enlighteing, shocking, relevant

What about Tim Andres Pabon’s performance did you like?

it was very good

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yes who ever thought up these questions on the review page had better get someone smarter to do their job. they have no input for nonfiction books did they not know there are other kinds of books in the world than character based ones.

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interesting an unexpected

Okay, first off, the narrator sounds very much like Joel Fuhrman in voice and tone, a plus. However, he does not know how to pronounce words like satiety, indigestion, lysine and a number of medical terminology words. Clearly medicine and nutrition and wellness are not his fortes. About the book, I was surprised to hear Fuhrman suggest that the violence of this world is attributed to the fast food/ processed food diet that so many eat these days. Sure, this kind of diet could lead to depression as one's brain is not getting proper nutrients but it's a difficult pill to swallow that the cause of violence is people's diets. He also highly praises NY's mayor Blumeberg for taxing and limiting bad food choices. Other than that the rest of the book is similar to his Eat to Live Book,which was well-written and documented.

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Fast Food Genocide

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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Another Hit from Dr. Fuhrman

I have been reading and following Dr. Fuhrman for a few years now, devouring his books and recipes. This book brings out his passion to see those that seem trapped in the poor diet, especially the young, poor, and uniformed parts of our population returned to health. I applaud his efforts and especially this vital work which is a call to community activism. I hope we can all find a way to support his vision here in America and throughout the world.

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