The Unhealthy Truth: How Our Food Is Making Us Sick - And What We Can Do About It
For bookclub this summer, we selected a number of books for everyone to choose from.  We give ourselves two months to read at least two books to discuss with the group.  Our goal is to hopefully read a mix of books to then share with others if we think it’s a worth while read.  I can’t wait to talk with my friends about my first book, The Unhealthy Truth, by Robyn O’Brien. The tagline on this book hooked me in: How our food is making us sick-and what we can do about it.

The book written by a mom of four, and her youngest has been diagnosed with an allergy to eggs.  This was the catalyst for O’Brien to start digging into the facts about allergens in our food.  She was met with resistance from both the medical community, her own family, and national allergy foundations.  Despite it all, she pulls together a great book that shares her conclusions about what is wrong with our food system today.
I learned a lot from reading this book, even though we do not have any food allergies in our family.  There is great information about how to feed your family healthy, real foods.  It also raised my awareness about the differences in products sold in the US vs abroad.  Did you know some US companies take the harmful chemicals OUT of their products sold in Britain, but keep them IN the same product sold in the US?  O’Brien gives a voice to American moms who want to give their kids the best stuff, not second rate product.  I’m going to do more research myself on how we can better voice our desire for products without harmful preservatives.  It isn’t right that food companies think American families don’t care about the foods they feed their families.  We can use the power of the purse to show them that we will choose organic products and those with growth hormones.  
If you want to learn more about Robyn’s challenges with having a child with a food allergy, please read The Unhealthy Truth: How Our Food Is Making Us Sick – And What We Can Do About It [Hardcover]  I think you will find yourselves reading food labels like you never have before, and getting really sick to your stomach.  
3 replies
  1. Debbie's L'Bri says:

    IT is sad but most American's do not care what they eat. I try to eat good but my family doesn't care. Friends don't care. It is hard to go anywhere without bringing your own food– to eat healthy.

  2. flmom says:

    I have not read this, but would love to even though I've already been on this bandwagon for several years. I'm always learning something new!

  3. The Empress says:

    Wow. Talk about luck. Followed you here from LBS,and my 3 boys have food allergies!

    This is perfect. I'm following you now, so I don't lose track of you.

    Awesome post. I'm going to look around now.

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