Monday, July 27, 2009

It's bizarre that the produce manager is more important to my children's health than the pediatrician. ~Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep has an interesting point. A report put out by the Environmental Working Group, titled ' Pesticide's in children's food' concluded that the largest contributing factor to a person's lifetime risk of developing cancer was pesticide residues occuring during childhood. I discuss this not to scare you, but to help you realise the profound affect that feeding your child organic foods has upon them now and in the future.

In the childhood years, the brains are developing, the body systems are forming, the child is in a constant state of growth of vital organs to last a lifetime. Their small bodies consume more foods in relation to their body size than adults do. The amounts of pesticide residues that are deemed 'acceptable' by the government , are calculated on adults, not on children. This all seems a little overwhealming, but the truth is that with education, we have empowerment.

What next??? If going 100% organic is not possible for you now, try avoiding the top 12 containmated food, or better still try purchasing them organically. It is suggested that if you purchase these foods organically you will lower your pesticide exposure by a whopping 90%. ( Environmental orking group, October 2003).

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Take control of your child's health and you'll find that you will trade trips to the doctor's surgery with deliveries of organics...Great trade off, much preferable.

To your good health

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