Three Health Lessons From McDonald’s

September 2, 2009

Just to prove you can find the positive in anything here are three health lessons you can learn from the king of fast food, Ronald McDonald…

McDonald’s Health Lesson #1: Keep Things Clean

Their menu may be a health hazard but they do know how to keep things clean. According to McDonald’s chairman, Jim Cantalupo, they aim to have “the cleanest restrooms in the industry” (www.findarticles.com). They are principally looking to trigger the psychological appeal of a clean environment and actually refer to it as “restroom marketing.”

If you have no time (or interest!) in keeping your place clean, hire a cleaning service. There’s plenty of people looking for work these days. It’s a great way to help the local economy.

You’re probably better off spending money on a cleaning service than on super foods and supplements. Aside from mould and germs, a messy living environment will lead to a disordered mind which will have disturbing effects on your body.

McDonald’s Health Lesson #2: Exercise After You Eat

For the kids they offer a playground. Yes, I know it’s a lure to get them addicted to their poison. But I’m trying to be positive here.

I wish healthier restaurants would catch on to this idea and add indoor and outdoor playgrounds for kids (and the grown ups!). Until then… why not make a point of playing with your kids after meals? You don’t need a fancy three-storey Adventure Land. A park and a ball will do fine – especially if you are out there playing with them.

McDonald’s Health Lesson #3: Eat Fish at Least Once a Week

In 1960, a McDonald’s franchise owner, Lou Groen, in Cincinnati became discouraged because he was losing business on Fridays in his Catholic neighborhood. Catholics used to refrain from eating meat on Fridays (the Pope has since allowed them to have a hamburger). To stop his new business from going under, Lou came up with the idea of McDonald’s Fillet-o-Fish sandwich. It became widely popular spreading to franchises across the nation.

Eating low-mercury fish twice a week provides an excellent source of omega-3 (a powerful fatty acid for improving brain function and joint health). Now, I don’t recommend you trust McDonald’s to find low-mercury fish for you. Instead, companies like www.safewildseafood.com are an excellent source.

In Module 7 of Future Health Now! I go into great detail about how to select, prepare and eat fish, safely. Find out…

  • Which fish have the least amount of mercury and PCBs and which have the most.
  • The mercury-binding seasonings, fruit and vegetables to eat with your fish. (E.g. Did you know sauerkraut prevents heavy metals poisoning?)
  • Who should avoid fish entirely or limit to once a month.
  • Why the part of the fish most often thrown away may be the healthiest and tastiest.

If you’re already a member of Future Health Now! then Module 7 is either on its way or you’re already benefiting from the information. If you’re not a member you can get started by clicking here.

Aloha,

Carolyn Dean MD ND

The Doctor of the Future®

RESOURCES: Along the borders and in the links of my web site you can find my books, writings, and my call-in radio show. Email your questions to: questions@drcarolyndeanlive.com.

Just to prove you can find the positive in anything here are three health lessons you can learn from the king of fast food, Ronald McDonald…

McDonald’s Health Lesson #1: Keep Things Clean – Their menu may be a health hazard but they do know how to keep things clean. According to McDonald’s chairman, Jim Cantalupo, they aim to have “the cleanest restrooms in the industry” (www.findarticles.com). They are principally looking to trigger the psychological appeal of a clean environment and actually refer to it as “restroom marketing.”

If you have no time (or interest!) in keeping your place clean, hire a cleaning service. There’s plenty of people looking for work these days. It’s a great way to help the local economy.

You’re probably better off spending money on a cleaning service than on super foods and supplements. Aside from mould and germs, a messy living environment will lead to a disordered mind which will have disturbing affects on your body.

McDonald Health Lesson #2: Exercise After You Eat – For the kids they offer a playground. Yes, I know it’s a lure to get them addicted to their poison. But I’m trying to be positive here.

I wish healthier restaurants would catch on to this idea and add indoor and outdoor playgrounds for kids (and the grown ups!). Until then… why not make a point of playing with your kids after meals. You don’t need a fancy three-storey Adventure Land. A park and a ball will do fine – especially if you are out there playing with them.

McDonald Health Lesson #3: Eat Fish at Least Once a Week – In 1960, a McDonalds franchise owner, Lou Groen, in Cincinnati became discouraged because he was losing business on Fridays in his Catholic neighborhood. Catholics used to refrain from eating meat on Fridays (the Pope has since allowed them to have a hamburger). To stop his new business from going under, Lou came up with the idea of McDonald’s Fillet-o-Fish sandwich. It became widely popular spreading to franchises across the nation.

Eating low-mercury fish twice a week provides an excellent source of omega-3 (a powerful fatty acid for improving brain function and joint health). Now, I don’t recommend you trust McDonald’s to find low-mercury fish for you. Instead, companies like www.safewildseafood.com are an excellent source. In Module 7 of Future Health Now! I go into great detail about how to select, prepare and eat fish, safely. Find out…

  • Which fish have the least amount of mercury and PCBs and which have the most.
  • The mercury-binding seasonings, fruit and vegetables to eat with your fish. (E.g. Did you know sauerkraut prevents heavy metals poisoning?)
  • Who should avoid fish entirely or limit to once a month.
  • Why the part of the fish most often thrown away may be the healthiest and tastiest.

If you’re already a member of Future Health Now!, then Module 7 is either on its way or you’re already benefiting from the information. If you’re not a member you can get started by clicking here…

https://drcarolyndean.com/futurehealthnow/getstarted

Aloha,

Carolyn Dean MD ND
The Doctor of the Future
www.DrCarolynDean.com

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