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Are you an Abusive Parent?

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Dr. Joel Fuhrman

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Dr Joel Fuhrman suggests that parents that feed their children foods low in nutrients are enabling “slow destruction of their child’s genetic potential.” In light of what we know about epigenetics, poor, nutrient empty foods are switching the wrong genes On and Off. This may be the most abusive thing loving parents can do. They are making their children sicker at earlier ages. You wouldn’t allow your child to do drugs, smoke a cigarette, drive a car, drink alcohol or have sex at an early age but allowing them the wrong foods can be even more deadly! If you are concerned about your children or grandchildren’s well being, start with what goes into their mouths.

If I Choose to Eat Unhealthy, It Only Affects Me Right?

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No it can affect my children and their children as well. Enzine Articles published an article that discussed the latest science in this regard. It turns out that a person that eats wrong or thinks wrong turns on bad genes and off good ones. These genes can then stay ON/OFF in their children and their children’s children. If we choose to do something stupid and it affects our health, that’s one thing but if it affects our children and grandchildren’s health that is a crime. Should we be found guilty in a court of law for making our children and grandchildren sick? I think not since most of us did not want that to happen. We grow up with ideas of what is good or bad for us and it’s hard to change old habits. We should ensure our schools begin teaching our children to believe they are in control of their genes and can fight old habits and change themselves for the better.