We live in a world now where fast, convenient and prepackaged has turned into a national health crisis. Statistics for cancer and autoimmune diseases continue to rise and heart disease is still top of the list. The one thing we all have in common is the evolution of food. One would infer from the term evolution that we are moving forward- but it is the exact opposite.
Dr Joel Furman is a holistic physician who advocates a plant based diet made with real, whole, high quality foods is the very best medicine. He would not be alone. Dr Michael Gregor is also a mainstream physician turned food Guru whose book “How Not to Die” is very eyeopening. The list is growing and we now hear of celebrities who are funding alternative meat companies becoming vegetarian and vegan. These are common words now.
Dr Furman has written a new book called “Fast Food Genocide- How Processed Food is Killing Us and What we can Do About it” It is eye-opening and very scary. Here are a few statistics from his book:
You may be aware that fast and processed foods can harm your physical health, leading to diabetes and obesity, as well as premature cardiac death, cancer, strokes, and more. But these foods are also altering your brain and your mental health – fueling depression, mental illness, and other issues.
According to a study published in the Public Health Journal, people who eat fast foods are 51% more likely to develop depression compared to those who eat little or no fast food. And this finding was for people who only consumed two servings of fast food a week.
Another study published in the Journal of Adolescence Health found that eating just one serving of French fries per week during adolescence increased women’s breast cancer risk later in life by 27%.
And a study published in Circulation found that eating fast food one time per week increased the risk of dying from coronary heart disease by 20% — a risk that grew to 50% for people eating fast food two or three times per week.
Other documented impacts from these foods include:
Violence and aggression
This is just a small look into this topic- sadly it gets much worse. I encourage you all to read this book. We must change the way we view food- packaged and processed items really aren’t food at all. Most of us couldn’t stomach the story of the treatment of main stream animals lives yet we continue to support this industry.
At Cuisine for Healing we have made a commitment to be good stewards of the Earth and to create meals that are high in integrity, nutrition and healing properties. Food Heals. We care about you.
We want you to know that every meal we create is done with the healing properties of food foremost in our thoughts. I think Wendy Wilkie would be proud of us.
Love and Blessings,