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Old 08-23-2008, 09:22 AM   #1
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Okay, any tips for people who cant eat organic because they cant afford it or, like in my case, they have a crazy,c onventional farmer father you has banned organic products from their house (long story). By tips, I mean anything we can do to avoid taking in a lot of unhealthy crap? I know to stay away from the fattier meats, most conventional cuts of beef for example, and wash and scrub all produce. Anything else? Any supplements youd recomend? etc

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Old 08-23-2008, 08:57 PM   #2
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With our patients, we always recommend changing meats over to grass fed organic first, then fruits and veggies. Two reasons:

1. To produce meat, an animal has to ingest huge amounts of pesticide and herbicide laden feed (so it gets concentrated down to the meat you eat), not to mention the omega-3 to omega-6 ratio benefit.

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2. Some (not all) of the crap they spray on produdce can be washed off.

I'm thinking you may get differing opinions...
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Old 08-24-2008, 09:02 AM   #3
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http://www.foodnews.org/ , this should cover the best/worst fruits and veggies in the conventional realm.

If you eat the outer surface/skin of these foods, the best protection you can do is to peel the outer layer off and toss it. Next best is to wash them in one of the surfactant-based fruit & veggie wash (water doesn't cut it).

If you peel (or don't eat the skin) of a fruit/veggie, that tends to be as okay as it gets.
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Old 08-24-2008, 09:13 AM   #4
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http://www.foodnews.org/ , this should cover the best/worst fruits and veggies in the conventional realm.

If you eat the outer surface/skin of these foods, the best protection you can do is to peel the outer layer off and toss it. Next best is to wash them in one of the surfactant-based fruit & veggie wash (water doesn't cut it).

If you peel (or don't eat the skin) of a fruit/veggie, that tends to be as okay as it gets.
Thanks for the list Dr G. I printed a copy which I will post on the fridge and I think I will make a copy to keep in my pocketbook as well for on the go emergencies!!
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oh great...peaches, apples, and peppers are top three. The three I eat on a regular basis. Guess its time to switch it up ha.
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http://www.foodnews.org/ , this should cover the best/worst fruits and veggies in the conventional realm.

If you eat the outer surface/skin of these foods, the best protection you can do is to peel the outer layer off and toss it. Next best is to wash them in one of the surfactant-based fruit & veggie wash (water doesn't cut it).

If you peel (or don't eat the skin) of a fruit/veggie, that tends to be as okay as it gets.
Its for that very reason I grew all my own veggies this year, and I am planting an orchard come spring...so much to plan!
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Old 08-24-2008, 08:31 PM   #7
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oh great...peaches, apples, and peppers are top three. The three I eat on a regular basis. Guess its time to switch it up ha.
Beer wasn't even on the list.....sweet.......healthy and pesticide free!
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Beer wasn't even on the list.....sweet.......healthy and pesticide free!
Single malt scotch wasn't there either...I'm in the clear!
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Steve,
Simply try to buy those highest on the list organic...problem solved! Well, at least except for the peppers... :-)
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