Obesity's High Threat Level
Earlier this month U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona stated that America's obesity epidemic may pose a bigger threat than terrorism.
It's more than a little ridiculous how practically everything in Washington is likened to some form of terrorism these days. But there's no point in pretending the obesity epidemic isn't on a massive and deadly march straight through the heart of America.
Dr. Fuhrman reacts to the Surgeon General:
We graduate from high school, college, even graduate and professional schools and we never gain the most knowledge we need to be in control of our health destiny. We live in a society that believes that we protect our health with access to medical care and drugs; it doesn't work.
We can win the war on cancer and heart disease, not with more money put into medical interventions and drugs, but by unleashing the big artillery found in our kitchens; berries, green vegetables, beans and seeds to name a few. The science is important and motivating because we are eating ourselves into a tremendous amount of needless and tragic diseases in this country and our cancer rates have increased unrelentingly each year for the last seventy years. But aside from all the convincing scientific data, it is just as important to show people how they can deal with their picky eaters, get their family to like the healthful foods at the family table and make healthy eating great tasting and fun. My experience has been that after gaining the knowledge, people can transition their family over to a disease-preventive lifestyle and enjoy the change.
Here's a tool to consider: Dr. Fuhrman's free podcast will help parents succeed in introducing healthy foods to your children.