Why Organic Food is Better

Research Links Pesticides with ADHD in Kids

A recent research article was published in Pediatrics, a well respected medical journal, that found children with higher pesticide levels to be twice as likely to have ADD/ADHD. The study was done very well and should be taken seriously. It clearly suggests that our children are being exposed to significant quantities of pesticides, most likely from those sprayed on food, and that these pesticides are damaging our children’s nervous systems, showing up as ADD and ADHD.

Since all children have different genetics and differing biochemistries, some may be more affected than others.  But just because your child doesn’t have ADD or ADHD doesn’t mean that your child’s body is not being damaged by these toxins.

I strongly encourage parents to buy organic vegetables and fruits, especially when it comes to frozen fruits and vegetables.  But if this is not possible, at least ALWAYS wash your vegetables and fruits with a good fruit/vegie wash, like the kind you find at Trader Joes, Whole Foods, or Plum Market.  Make sure it has grapefruit seed extract in it.  This is the best way to remove pesticides from food and thus minimize our exposure to them.

Other reasons why organic food is better for you and family:

  • Organic farming is better for wildlife and the environment.  Organic farming results in less air, water, and land pollution and produces less global warming gases.
  • Organic food isn’t genetically modified.  The effects of genetically modified foods on our bodies is unknown, but many studies suggest the possibility for the genetic modifications to be incorporated into our human DNA.  Other studies link genetically modified foods to an increase in allergies (food and environmental.)
  • Organic food doesn’t contain harmful food additives (ie.sodium benzoate), flavor enhancers (i.e. MSG), artificial sweeteners (i.e. sucralose, aspartame and high-fructose corn syrup), or preservatives (i.e. sodium nitrate), that have been linked to a multitude of health problems.
  • Organic farming standards prohibit the use of antibiotics, growth hormones and genetically modified vaccines in farm animals.
  • Organic fruits and vegetables come from healthier soil and are thus more nutritious and less toxic. Organic foods contain more trace minerals and antioxidants, and less chemicals, nitrites, and other toxins.

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