2015 Clean Fifteen Is Here

The Environmental Working Group (EWG), the nation’s leading environmental health research and advocacy organization, created the Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce.  This guide, which is updated each year, highlights the cleanest and dirtiest conventionally-raised fruits and vegetables.  Earlier this week, I wrote about the Dirty Dozen, or the 12 most pesticide-laden foods.  To see this article, click HERE....


2015 Dirty Dozen Is Here

Did you know that nearly two-thirds of the 3,015 produce samples tested by the U.S. Department of Agriculture contained pesticide residues? Yikes! Did you know that 99 percent of apple samples, 98 percent of peaches, and 97 percent of nectarines tested positive for at least one pesticide residue? Yikes! Or...


When to Buy Organic: 2014 Dirty Dozen & Clean 15

Many people believe that the pesticides used to grow conventional or non-organic produce may have played a role in their cancer and that removing pesticides from our food may help re-build and strengthen their bodies.  Although there is no definitive research proving either belief, should we avoid buying some or all fruits or vegetables that are...


Don’t Mix Grapefruit With Some Medications

  Alan LOVED to eat fruit, any kind of fruit… but his favorites were strawberries, blueberries and grapefruit.  However, I remember when he was taking sutent (typically used to treat kidney cancer), “chemo-in-a-pill” as we called it, he was not allowed to eat grapefruit… or drink his favorite soda Fresca...


Power Outage Food Safety Tips

  Is food left in the refrigerator safe to eat after a power outage?  Although the answer depends on how long you’ve been without power, this is an especially important question for cancer patients whose immune system has already been comprised by chemotherapy & radiation treatments.   Here’s the dealio...


7 Foods You Should Never Eat

This month’s Prevention Magazine contains information on “7 Foods That Should Never Cross Your Lips”.  They ask 7 different doctors and scientists with different areas of expertise the following question:  “What foods do YOU avoid?”  7 Foods You Should Never Eat 1.  The Endocrinologist Won’t Eat: Canned Tomatoes  Fredrick Vom Saal,...




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