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Availability Of Fast Food Linked With More Heart Attacks

Areas with a higher number of fast food restaurants have more heart attacks, according to research presented at CSANZ 2019.1 The study also found that for every additional fast food outlet, there were four additional heart attacks per 100,000 people each year. The 67th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New […]

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How The American Culture Of Convenience Is Killing Us

By Daisy Luther In the United States, we are lucky to have massive convenience at our fingertips. I was talking to one of the instructors for the urban survival course, who is from Sweden, on a car ride. He was blown away by some of the things I told him about the levels of convenience and […]

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Immune systems go haywire when mice are fed fast food, causing an “explosion” of inflammation

Fast food is unhealthy; it’s loaded with salt, sugar and fat — and a whole lot of calories. It’s often pretty low in essential nutrients, as well. It’s well documented that fast food should be consumed in moderation, if at all. Indeed, most people know that takeaway meals aren’t ideal, but a recent study has […]

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Fast Food Giants Deserving of Pats on the Back? Or is this marketing tactics to misguide the public?

Just in case you are wondering about the claims from the Fast Food Giants. Where do we stand?  Until they stop using factory farms and get rid of toxic hazards, then we can not support any of these companies.  Although we do commend the efforts made to make progress, the health hazards that still lurk […]

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Chicago gets its first organic fast-food chain

Fast food has an undeniable appeal, despite its unhealthy reputation – it’s convenient, cheap and satisfying, making it attractive on several levels. On the other hand, fast food products are notoriously packed with unhealthy ingredients: highly-processed mystery meats, GMO products, pesticide-laden produce and more. But is it possible to offer a classic fast food menu […]

Top 10 toxic ingredients used by McDonald's

Top 10 toxic ingredients used by McDonald’s

McDonald’s has a very complicated brand image: entirely unhealthy, yet an affordable option that is almost universally available. McDonald’s isn’t a place we go to get our nutritional needs met, and with most research connecting our Western/fast food diet directly to various diseases, such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease, one begins to wonder why […]

This Is For Everyone That Still Eats at McDonald’s (Even if they won’t admit it!)

This Is For Everyone That Still Eats at McDonald’s (Even if they won’t admit it!)

Someone recently asked me what I think the worst ingredients are at McDonald’s and my first thought was… “Um, where do I start?!” The 37-page ingredient list for McDonald’s reads like an encyclopedia of nutrition-less, additive-filled, processed food. It should be pretty obvious that I don’t eat at McDonald’s (and many of you may not either) but I still have […]

Is convenience a trade-off for cancer?

Is convenience a trade-off for cancer?

There are certainly a lot of benefits to the conveniences society has enjoyed in the last few decades. People can whip up a meal in mere minutes or get it delivered to their door; get a hold of anyone pretty much anywhere; travel great distances in short amounts of time; and enjoy light at the […]

Organic, Non-GMO Fast Food Drive-Thrus? It Isn’t a Dream. It’s Happening

Organic, Non-GMO Fast Food Drive-Thrus? It Isn’t a Dream. It’s Happening

While McDonald’s stock sinks faster than a ten-ton truck as the fast food giant loses loads of cash, organic food brand Amy’s has just received approval to build one of the first non-GMO, organic, fast-food drive-thru’s right across the street from a dying mega-company’s golden arches. The organic frozen food company you’ve seen in your […]

McDonald’s is Losing So Much Money it Stopped Telling Us How Much

McDonald’s is Losing So Much Money it Stopped Telling Us How Much

Over the past year, I’ve shared with you the continued decline of America’s most popular fast food giant. We’ve talked about the mass closing of McDonald’s locations, the attempts by the company to trick customers into thinking that it was ‘going natural,’ and we’ve even talked about how some economists predict an ultimate demise. And […]