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Best-Selling author says food is making us sick

Robyn O'Brien, a best-selling author,says there is a link between altered foods and the rise in allergies in children. (Source: WOIO) Robyn O'Brien, a best-selling author,says there is a link between altered foods and the rise in allergies in children. (Source: WOIO)
O'Brien's book, "The Unhealthy Truth," discusses how food makes us sick and what people can do about it. (Source: WOIO) O'Brien's book, "The Unhealthy Truth," discusses how food makes us sick and what people can do about it. (Source: WOIO)

A horrible allergic reaction to eggs experienced by Robyn O'Brien's youngest daughter several years ago changed what she fed her family. The mother of four worked as a financial analyst for years, looking at how food industry sales affected businesses. She traded that all in to focus on children's health and what's in our food.

O'Brien's is the author of "The Unhealthy Truth," on how food is making us sick and what we can do about. She says it's a call to action.

"Our own American food companies making their products differently overseas and they don't have artificial dyes and they don't have artificial growth hormones. They label things like GMO's all these new ingredients have either been labeled or not allowed in other countries,” explains O’Brien.

The best-selling author gathered at Town Hall Restaurant in Ohio City Tuesday night for a book signing event sharing her personal story with dozens of people.
 
She says there's a link between altered food and what she calls the rise in allergies in our children.

"As I started pulling data on this generation of children they've earned the title generation RX because of the rates of allergies, and autism, and ADHD and diabetes,” says O’Brien.
 
A connection that she says is cause for concern but can be easily changed with education.
 
"Nobody can do everything, but, everyone can do something, and by focusing on doing one thing we are creating enormous change,” explains O’Brien.
 
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