Having a poor diet is probably one of the worst habits we can get caught up in. While the debilitating effects of habits like smoking and drinking are generally long term, a poor diet can rapidly affect the body's ability to function properly. High-fat fast foods, while quick, cheap and easy, have very little to offer the body. Yet they have become prevalent in our fast-paced society. Fast food in general is very high in salt and fat, especially saturated fat. A salty diet is known to be a factor in the cause of high blood pressure.
Plastic liners leach BPA into our food. So why have manufacturers and regulators failed to act? — By Kiera Butler
Junk food starts allergies: Western high-fat diets are blamed for surge in illnesses
By David Derbyshire
Gut reaction: Scientists say a diet of junk food is behind the explosion of allergies sweeping the nation
The rise of junk food and high-fat diets could be behind the explosion of allergies sweeping Britain, scientists claimed last night.
They have found evidence that 'industrialised' Western diets high in red meat, sugar and fat lowered the numbers of healthy bacteria in our guts.
by Dr. Joseph Mercola for the Huffington Post
Aspartame is the most controversial food additive in history, and its approval for use in food was the most contested in FDA history. In the end, the artificial sweetener was approved, not on scientific grounds, but rather because of strong political and financial pressure. After all, aspartame was previously listed by the Pentagon as a biochemical warfare agent!
It's hard to believe such a chemical would be allowed into the food supply, but it was, and it has been wreaking silent havoc with people's health for the past 30 years.
Zen Anti-Diet Basics
The Zen Anti-Diet is based on the idea that diets do not work as a long term solution to weight loss. Instead of looking outside ourselves for answers, we need to learn to turn our attention inwards and carefully listen to the messages from our bodies. It is about learning to pay attention to your body and the way that food affects your body and mind.