Monday, May 10, 2010

Avoiding The Dangers of Pesticides & Eating Healthier for Symptom Relief

The dangers of pesticides are present every time you take a bite of your favorite fruit. Eating a healthy diet for chemical allergy relief means being aware of the dangers of pesticides.

Firstly, it's important to remember that no two people are alike; therefore, there is no single diet that will work for everyone. Selecting a diet that is right for you is very personal, but here are a few things to consider.

Making Smart Choices

The dangers of pesticides are universal. After conducting 96,000 tests, the EWG contends that it is wise to not only wash fruits and vegetables, but to eat the right kinds of produce to reduce chemical exposure. Eat as much organically grown food as possible; limiting the consumption of fruits and vegetables with high levels of pesticide residues will help reduce the dangers of pesticides by reducing exposure by almost 80%.

The EWG recommends:
  • Asparagus
  • Cabbage
  • Eggplant
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Onions

  • Pineapples
  • Mangos
  • Kiwis
  • Cantaloupe
  • Watermelon
Purchase organic when venturing into the produce aisle for:

  • Celery
  • Bell Peppers
  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Potatoes

  • Strawberries
  • Peaches
  • Apples
  • Nectarines
  • Blueberries
Eat healthy; diets rich in minerals like magnesium help improve your immune system. Whenever possible, try to get your nutrients from food sources, and make sure to avoid foods with preservatives. Phenolic compounds present in preservatives and pesticides are capable of triggering the release of arachidonic acid. The release of this acid can lead to inflammation.

Achlorhydria is fairly common among people suffering with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities. What this means is that their bodies experience difficulty when it comes to vitamin B12 absorption. In this instance, it is important to take the necessary steps to lower the stomach’s pH. Taking vitamin supplements rich in minerals and vitamin B12 are recommended; however, be mindful of supplements that contain additives.

When making food choices, focus on symptom relief and on boosting your immune system. The dangers of pesticides are ever present, so avoidance is the key. From here on, be prepared to carefully select your own produce, cook your own meals, and drink plenty of spring water from glass bottles. Tap water is never an option.

Once you begin implementing your new habits and drinking eight glasses of spring water per day, you’ll feel the difference. If drinking this much water seems a daunting task, try these three easy tips:
1. Always carry water with you.
2. Schedule water breaks
3. Before reaching for soft drinks or juice, drink water.

This information is not meant to replace sound medical advice, but it will help. The dangers of pesticides threaten everything that matters---good health.


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