Is Junk Food What We Really Crave?

junk foodAs the father of four children, and as an advocate for healthy eating and overall wellness, I’m acutely aware of the amount of effort that is expended by large corporations trying to influence all of our children concerning their food choices.

If you follow us on Facebook you’ll notice that many of the other Facebook pages that we “like” advocate healthy food choices as well.  There is a growing segment of our population that is awakening to the fact that we all must take an active role in the health of our families.  If we leave these choices up to major corporations, we will lose the battle for the long- term health of our children.

A recent study determined that 30% of the children born in the year 2000 will develop Type 2 Diabetes in their lifetime!  One of our children happens to have been born in 2000, so this statistic scares me.

The sad truth is that our children are being targeted by corporations that are not interested in our children’s health.  They are interested in selling a food-like product, and they hire experts to determine how to engineer the food-like product to appeal to the taste buds of young children.   Then they hire other experts to determine how to most effectively market these food-like products to their target audience – your children and mine.

Creepy huh….

Anna Lappe is a leader out on the front lines fighting big corporations and big agriculture.  She’s created a new video specifically highlighting the enormous marketing effort being directed at our children.  I encourage everyone to spend just  a few minutes to watch this important video and then take the next steps to help spread the word.

The good news is that we do have great choices when it comes to the food we eat, and as parents, we absolutely have the greatest influence on our children’s food choices.  There are many resources to help you in your effort to take control of your health and the health of your family.  We will continue to do our part to help and to guide you to other resources as well.

If you haven’t done so already, please visit and “like” our Facebook page – Fallon Wellness Pharmacy.  We update our page almost every day, so there is always great information for you there.

Please watch the video by following the link below.

http://foodmyths.org/homepage/

Be well.

Mike

Michael Lenz RPh, is a partner in Fallon Wellness Pharmacy of Saratoga.  He has over 15 years experience in custom compounding.  Michael has received extensive training in Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) and Adrenal Fatigue.  He is an advocate for healthy eating and proper nutritional supplementation, and speaks frequently on the subjects of hormone health, nutrition and wellness.  Michael is currently enrolled in the Institute For Functional Medicine’s Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner Program.  He lives in Saratoga Springs, NY with his wife and 4 children.

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