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Food and Health, Part 4

PearsDiet for a Poisoned Planet has a different approach, identifying high-energy low-toxin foods which not only fight cancer but also help prevent a host of other diseases, from heart disease to Parkinsons to attention deficit disorder.

Eating plenty of plant food is a key to eating healthy.  Plants are low on the food chain, and, the higher up that chain you eat, the more concentrated are pollutants.  "Cows, pigs, and other animals raised for slaughter have concentrations in their flesh of chemical residues and biological toxins from all the food they eat--thousands of plants laced with chemical pesticides or fungal contaminants and microorganisms in their feed.  And the pesticides that accumulate in animal flesh are the same ones that can accumulate in human flesh.  The higher up the food web you eat, the greater concentration of toxins you are likely to consume.  Humans, not surprisingly, are among the most poisoned creatures on earth."  Read more....

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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An informative post, The usage of pesticides is common. This will definitely have side effect on health. There is a great need for organic and natural food.


Comment by Kids Food Thu Jan 22 15:01:39 2009
There is a great need for organic food. It is so easy. Anyone can grow organic food, almost anywhere. Farmer's markets are increasingly abundant. The most exciting thing of all are Community Supported Agriculture programs, where you buy a share of a grower's crop and receive a weekly basket of fresh produce.
Comment by Errol Thu Jan 22 20:28:28 2009

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