11 Percent

Amazingly enough, fast food (McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s and Pizza Hut) accounted for more than 11 percent of the calories in American adults’ daily diets. This is per a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.   How scary is that?  I don’t have the full report in front of me but I don’t think this even scrapes the surface.   In the national survey, people were asked to recall the source of all the food they’d eaten in the past 24 hours and the response “restaurant fast food/pizza” was coded as “fast food.”  What about crappy processed food that makes up most of the other 89%?   Remember, DeGiorno Pizza?  It’s not delivery, it’s DeGiorno!  And it is fast food you freaking cook at home!


Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected]