Introducing Dr. Mercola

Relying on nature to take the lead in health care brings results.

Once you start realizing how important food is as a “medicine,” you will surely run into Dr. Joseph M. Mercola, a medical doctor and surgeon, who is well versed in health care from an organic viewpoint. Dr. Mercola is well known as a New York Times Best Selling Author and openly lists his credentials, which you can review by clicking here.

Dr. Mercola lectures about dangers to health as well as promoting beneficial ways to protect the body and mind in a proactive manner. I signed up on his web site for his newsletter and always learn something new when it arrives in the e-mails. This article on McDonald’s Chicken Nuggets arrived last week and I am including it here for your convenience. I want to get this information out to you as soon as possible, just in case you still believe taking a child to McDonald’s is a good, fun thing to do. We thought so as well, but changed our minds once we learned about the use of processed foods in restaurant settings:

The Chicken Which Should be Banned

Posted By Dr. Mercola | November 08 2010

Do you put dimethylpolysiloxane, an anti-foaming agent made of silicone, in your chicken dishes?

How about tertiary butylhydroquinone (TBHQ), a chemical preservative so deadly that just five grams can kill you?

These are just two of the ingredients in a McDonalds Chicken McNugget. Only 50 percent of a McNugget is actually chicken. The other 50 percent includes corn derivatives, sugars, leavening agents and completely synthetic ingredients….

Dr. Mercola’s Comments:

There’s no doubt about it. Processed food like that from McDonald’s is just not part of a healthful diet – in fact, much of it cannot even pass for real food.

After reviewing the above article I am very grateful I can say I have never had a Chicken McNugget from McDonald’s. If you can’t say the same at least you can commit to never having another one again.

This sentiment was echoed by Federal Judge Robert Sweet in a lawsuit against the restaurant chain back in 2003 when he said:

“Chicken McNuggets, rather than being merely chicken fried in a pan, are a McFrankenstein creation of various elements not utilized by the home cook.”

At the time, Time Magazine reported that Judge Sweet “questioned whether customers understood the risks of eating McDonald’s chicken over regular chicken.”

That was seven years ago, and I still wonder whether or not McDonald’s customers truly understand the risks they take when consuming fast food on a regular basis.

If you missed Morgan Spurlock’s documentary Super-Size Me, I highly recommend you watch it with your entire family. It’s a real-life illustration of just how dangerous – life threatening, in fact – an excessive fast food diet can really be. And “excessive” consumption is likely far less than you imagine: Eating fast food just twice a week DOUBLES your risk of developing insulin resistance, compared to eating it just once a week, for example. Insulin resistance, as I’ve discussed on many occasions, is one of THE primary driving factors behind most of the diseases we currently struggle with, from diabetes to cancer and heart disease…

The truth is, McDonald’s fare contain non-food ingredients that can seriously harm your health.

This shouldn’t come as any great surprise. After all, how healthful can something be that shows no signs of decomposing after being left on a counter for more than a decade?

Clearly there’s more chemicals in there than actual, real foodstuff.

 

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