How Bad Is Junk Food Really?

The junk food of today is not your grandmother's junk food. Yes, granny's cookies had plenty of sugar and maybe some transfat vegetable shortening, and even white flour. 

But the junk food of today has something worse-chemicals and more highly processed foods. High fructose corn syrup, made by boiling corn in sulphuric acid, hybridized wheat with altered DNA, artificial flavors, colors and other cheap substitutes make a recipe for disaster when it comes to your health.

Basically the body works well when there are enough high-function cells in each gland, organ, and system of the body. It may be a simple mathematical problem. More good cells and few bad cells and you are good to go. 

But your body replaces 1 billion cells every hour. And those new cells need protein, healthy fats and various minerals and nutrients found in plant, and animals. If all you give your body is junk, guess what kind of body you create.

So, the food choices you make every hour of every day either contribute to your health or destroy it. Patients ask me all the time-how can I take less supplements? Eat healthy whole foods every day and only occasional junk foods is the answer.

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If you don't like healthy foods and your body craves junk, there is only one solution. You have to wean off the junk long enough to let your body reset itself. 

And next time you reach for a snack, ask yourself if you are really eating food or not. Because half of what you can buy in a grocery store is not food-it is crap-in-a-bag. 

If you have cravings for sugar or junk, we can help make the changes easier. Balancing hormones, detoxifying organs, and balancing your blood sugar can change your shape, change your mood and change your life. Call us to find out how. Come in for a free 15 minute consultation or email us if you live outside LA.

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