Research: Fast Food Processing Increases the Risk of Exposure to Chemicals

Fast Food effects on healthWe know fast food is bad for us. The discussion about why fast food is unhealthy usually revolves around the high levels of saturated fat, sodium, salt and sugar. We talk about pairing a giant cup of soda with fries that have been submerged in corn-based oil, which is considered by many to be the unhealthiest oil to humans.

Of course, we also focus on the fact that the vast majority of fast food is unnatural and heavily processed. These manmade substances, which I would hardly classify as food, make us overweight and chronically ill.

The evidence about the effects of processed fast food on our health has existed for decades. But the danger may go deeper than the food itself and the awful ingredients. New research suggests that the high amount of processing exposes fast food products – and eventually the people who eat them – to harmful substances and chemicals. Continue reading

About Dr. James Proodian

Dr. James Proodian is an accomplished chiropractic physician, health educator, and professional public speaker who founded Proodian Healthcare Family of Companies to help people feel better, function better, and live longer. His expertise is in identifying clinical imbalances and restoring the body to health and functionality. Contact: jproodian@naturalhc.com or (732) 222‑2219.

Do You Want Your Child Learning about the McDonald’s Diet in School?

McDonals in schoolsYou may have heard about the Iowa school teacher who ate nothing but McDonald’s’ food for 90 days and lost 37 pounds. He created a video that went viral, wrote a book, and appeared on a bunch of TV shows.

He was also hired by McDonald’s to be a brand ambassador. That means he goes to schools around the country to teach children about good nutrition. He has already spoken to kids from nearly 100 schools.

Oh boy. Where do I start?

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About Dr. James Proodian

Dr. James Proodian is an accomplished chiropractic physician, health educator, and professional public speaker who founded Proodian Healthcare Family of Companies to help people feel better, function better, and live longer. His expertise is in identifying clinical imbalances and restoring the body to health and functionality. Contact: jproodian@naturalhc.com or (732) 222‑2219.

What Is Government’s Role In Protecting Us From Harmful Substances In Our Food Supply?

Last week, we discussed the importance of personal responsibility in controlling healthcare costs. Healthcare reform – like it or not – will give companies the ability to lower healthcare costs by creating healthier workplaces. Personal responsibility will dictate the future of healthcare.

I heard a story from Bloomberg News that made me look at this situation from another angle.

Bloomberg released its Waistline Index, which examines weight gain around the world over the last 30 years. Not surprisingly, Americans are above the worldwide average of .35 pounds per year. Brazil and Mexico are right on our heels.

  • United States: .64 pounds
  • Brazil: .62 pounds
  • Mexico .54 pounds

This isn’t the most disturbing part of this trend. What’s really disturbing is the direct correlation between fast food expansion and weight gain.

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About Dr. James Proodian

Dr. James Proodian is an accomplished chiropractic physician, health educator, and professional public speaker who founded Proodian Healthcare Family of Companies to help people feel better, function better, and live longer. His expertise is in identifying clinical imbalances and restoring the body to health and functionality. Contact: jproodian@naturalhc.com or (732) 222‑2219.