The Hidden Dangers of Fast and Processed Food

  • Joel Fuhrman
  • American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, April 2018, SAGE Publications
  • DOI: 10.1177/1559827618766483

The tragic impact of fast food and processed foods falls disproportionally on vulnerable populations

What is it about?

Information that confronts our fundamental beliefs about the health effects of what we eat and the destructive effects of processed foods on not only our physical health, but also on the human brain, decreasing intelligence, and increasing risk of depression, mental illness and drug use.

Why is it important?

Though many people recognize the impact of unhealthy eating on heart disease and cancer, few understand the negative impact on decreasing intelligence, promoting mental illness and damaging genes to create defects and weaknesses in future generations.


Joel Fuhrman
Northern Arizona University

This is information that is necessary for everyone to know. People need to know they can control their health destiny and opportunity for a successful and happy life and not have it robbed from them by dangerous but ubiquitous dietary choices.

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