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Organic food rocks!

The best reason for farming organically is for our health because organic foods provide much more antioxidant power, natural polyphenol levels and nutritious flavonoid levels than conventionally grown food. What’s more, if we want to keep our planet healthy for … Continue reading

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Organic food wins again!

Once again rehashing the obvious – a very recent food nutrition study published in the British Journal of Nutrition showed that organic foods have more flavor, more antioxidants and less pesticide residues than the non-organic food. Organic crops actually carry … Continue reading

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How canola oil is made

Most vegetable oils are produced in the factory from genetically modified crops that are been repeatedly sprayed with pesticides and herbicides. Canola oil is probably the worst one of all, made from a hybrid version of the rapeseed plant that has … Continue reading

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Locally grown food

A lot of people confuse the term “organic food” with the term “locally grown”. These two are NOT interchangeable. Just because something is locally grown does not mean it is organic, GMO-free, pesticide-free – or better in any way than … Continue reading

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Turmeric for what ails ya

The natural food supplement turmeric is a super spice great for dozens of health benefits because it is an all-natural, high-powered, anti-inflammatory agent. Turmeric also boosts liver enzymes that flush carcinogens out of the body. An over-burdened and poor functioning … Continue reading

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Pesticides in your body

Conventional foods are commonly grown with organophosphate pesticides. These pesticides are actually chemical neurotoxins that bugger the nervous systems of insects by blocking critical enzymes – causing death. Well, humans have nervous systems too and these same chemicals do the … Continue reading

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More than one bad apple causes cancer

Another reason to buy organic: Regular apples sold in the U.S. are often coated with the chemical diphenylamine (DPA), a controversial chemical banned in Europe. It was banned there when manufacturers both failed to prove that it did not pose … Continue reading

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Pesticide polio

Jonas Salk and the polio vaccine were credited for the end of the polio epidemic. Did you know that the real rise of polio in the 1950s coincided with the increased use of pesticides which were actually byproducts of chemical … Continue reading

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The latest autism numbers

So, the new numbers are out and the CDC reports that there has been a 30% increase in autism. Last year it was 1 in 88 children with autism and this year it is 1 in 68! If this keeps … Continue reading

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Rats in the garbage

Your body detoxifies in two stages. Stage one is the ‘collect and bag the trash’ cycle and phase two is the ‘garbage truck removal of the bags to the dump’. If stage one goes down, the body can’t collect the … Continue reading

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Slowly the tummy turns…

As we age, the digestive system slowly deteriorates until many people experience things like celiac disease, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, heartburn, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic bloating, food allergies and food sensitivities. What happens though is that a vast majority of … Continue reading

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How to detoxify with clay baths

Diaper rashes, stinky feet, radiation fallout, eczema, and more respond to clay baths. Bentonite clay has a very strong negative ionic charge. This negative ionic charge attracts things that have a positive charge, such as toxins, harmful bacteria, pesticides, heavy … Continue reading

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Turning our kids into little monsters

Toxic chemicals are found to trigger autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and dyslexia according to a new study from Harvard. Children suffer reduced attention span, delayed development, and poor school performance with many industrial chemicals. These developmental neurotoxicants include manganese, fluoride, … Continue reading

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Great grandma’s generational sin

Paying forward for generations… But this one is not a Starbuck’s Frappuccino. The DDT and other toxic chemicals that great-grandmother was exposed to during pregnancy can cause a dramatic increase in your own susceptibility to obesity. The biggest problem is … Continue reading

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Real Health Talk News and Views broadcast 10/17/13

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Whiten your teeth with strawberries

Loaded with nutrients like enzymes, minerals, natural vitamins and other wholesome goodness, organic strawberries go great with anything – even your teeth! Strawberries pack an awesome dose of malic acid which is a natural astringent for removing discoloration for brighter … Continue reading

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Organic debate is over!

Organic is better! In yet another study of children comparing the consuming of conventional produce to organic, researchers found higher levels of pesticides in the urine of conventional diets. When the researchers switched these little ones to organic diets, urinary … Continue reading

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Give a bee a chance (if you want to eat)

Like to eat? You are going to need pollinators. Insects provide pollination services to about 75% of crop species and enable reproduction in up to 94% of wild flowering plants. There is a cocktail of multiple causes that are combining … Continue reading

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Organic vs conventional tomatoes

Should we spend extra money to buy organic tomatoes? Heck yes! Not only are the pesticide loads on our bodies reduce by eating organic, but tomatoes that are organically grown pack more vitamin C than the conventional tomatoes. But don’t … Continue reading

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Feeding your child poison

You’re a good parent that wouldn’t feed your child poison, right? A 2008 study out of Emory University found that when parents of children switched them to organically grown fruits and vegetables, urine levels of pesticide compounds dropped to undetectable … Continue reading

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