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The Unhealthy Truth:
How Our Food Is Making Us Sick and What We Can Do About It

In a first-person story as shocking as it is inspirational, The Unhealthy Truth published in May 2009 by Random House, reveals the alarming relationship between the manipulation of our food and both the increase in dangerous allergies in our children as well as the increase in cancers in our families—and offers a road map to healthy living.

Robyn O’Brien is an unlikely candidate for a crusade. A Houston native from a conservative family, this MBA and married mother of four was not someone who gave much thought to what went on inside government agencies or about the additives and chemicals in our food. Until the day her youngest daughter had a violent allergic reaction to eggs, and everything changed. 

The Unhealthy Truth is both the story of how one brave woman chose to take on the system and a call to action that shows how each of us can do our part and keep our own families safe. O’Brien turns to accredited research conducted in Europe that confirms the toxicity of America’s food supply, and investigates the relationship between Big Food and Big Money that has ensured that the United States is one of the only developed countries in the world to allow hidden toxins in our food—toxins that are increasingly being blamed for the alarming recent increases in allergies, A.D.H.D., cancer, and asthma among our children.

“The information that Robyn has uncovered in this book is so astonishing and has such powerful implications on the health of our nation's children, I almost don't want to believe it.  THE UNHEALTHY TRUTH is a call to action.  The information you are about to read will change your life." —Dr. Bob Sears, leading pediatrician and author of THE VACCINE BOOK

Featuring recipes and an action plan for weaning your family off of these dangerous ingredients one step at a time The Unhealthy Truth is a must-read for every parent—and for every concerned citizen—in America today.

Robyn O’Brien is the founder of AllergyKids. She has been featured in the New York Times and has appeared on CNN, Good Morning America, and the CBS Early Show and Evening News, most recently in Labels Matter by Robert Kenner who directed Food Inc. She lives with her family in Boulder, Colorado.

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