No doubt, many of you have seen the clever display in Dr. Jaqueline Vaughn's chiropractic office: Two Year Old Fast Food.
To make a point about the importance of good nutrition, Dr. Vaughn purchased a McDonald's cheeseburger and a Taco Bell chicken taco in early 2013. Despite being left on display in her office for nearly two years, there is no mold, no smell, and no noticeable deterioration in either the burger or the taco.
The intended lesson for Dr. Vaughn's patients is that fast food is bad for you because of the preservative chemicals in it.
But might we draw a completely different conclusion from the same display? If the chemicals in a McDonald's cheeseburger and a Taco Bell chicken taco have preserved them from decay for nearly two years, why won't those preservatives do the same for those who eat this stuff? Is it not possible that eating fast food, along with the preservative chemical additives, will actually preserve the innards of those who eat it? Look what the chemicals did for the cheeseburger and taco! Not quite the message that Dr. Vaughn intended.
Meanwhile, I am downing my daily nutri-bullet concoction for lunch, wishing it were a McDonald's cheeseburger or a Taco Bell chicken taco.