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The Health Hazards of a Fast Food Diet


As promised, here are some great resources to obtain wholesome food that supports not only you but also the environment:

1. Alternative Farming Systems Information Center, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

2. Farmers’ Markets — A national listing of farmers’ markets.

3. Local Harvest — This Web site will help you find farmers’ markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and many other goodies.

4. Eat Well Guide: Wholesome Food from Healthy Animals — The Eat Well Guide is a free online directory of sustainably raised meat, poultry, dairy, and eggs from farms, stores, restaurants, inns, and hotels, and online outlets in the United States and Canada.

5. Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA) — CISA is dedicated to sustaining agriculture and promoting the products of small farms.

6. FoodRoutes — The FoodRoutes “Find Good Food” map can help you connect with local farmers to find the freshest, tastiest food possible. On their interactive map, you can find a listing for local farmers, CSA’s, and markets near you.

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Dr. Mercola has been passionate about health and technology for most of his life. As a doctor of osteopathic medicine, he treated many thousands of patients for over 20 years. In the mid 90ís he integrated his passion for natural health with modern technology via the internet and developed a website, to spread the word about natural ways to achieve optimal health.


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9:55AM PST on Dec 7, 2012

Thanks, I re-shared this!

10:37AM PDT on Apr 6, 2012

Well, I learned something new today!! I didn't think we had any Farmer's Markets and according to this article, we have 2 in our city. I've seen individuals selling vegetables a few places during the summer, but I consider a Farmer's Market to be bigger than that and open all year.

I am leaving now to check them out!!!

1:24AM PST on Mar 6, 2012

Wait, those eggs on the McMuffins are real eggs from real chickens? Why are they preformed like a disk? Why are the yolks always broken in the middle and have a rubbery texture to them? I hate those types of breakfasts... I can't eat those.

If I want stuff like that, I'll make my own. As for losing weight, gee, why would you go to the fast food joints and not get fries? And take the bun off? I still would NOT use a fast food diet to try to be healthier...

Anyway, I'm on a mission to support LOCAL places. So if I really want a burger? No fast food joint for me. Kewpees or if weather permits, grill it myself.

11:56PM PST on Mar 5, 2012

I keep craving for one type of fast food specifically. French fries with Mayonaise. Just loving it. I knew it was bad for your health, obviously, therefor I try to not eat it more then once every two weeks.....

7:09PM PST on Mar 2, 2012


6:00AM PST on Mar 1, 2012

I totally agree with this article and everything in it. I never really liked fast food anyway, but this helps reconferm my belief that fast food is nasty.

9:37AM PST on Feb 28, 2012

Worse than anything is the description of animal treatment in these places where animal produced food is from!!! HORRID!! These vile people who participate in this manner MUST be exposed ans done away with!!

9:36AM PST on Feb 28, 2012

We worry way too much about ourselves and not enough about the suffering of animals. If we stop their suffering and use and abuse, our diets would naturally evolve toward healthier alternatives.

8:36AM PST on Feb 28, 2012

My family eat lots of vegetables but I often buy them frozen - does this count as fresh?

3:46AM PST on Feb 28, 2012

If you want to live the fast track of life and end your life sooner rather than later than eat at fast food restaurants. All they worry about is the buck and will feed you anything.
I personally refuse to eat and contribute to fast food restaurants for many reasons.

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