Hi friends! Today my sweet friend Kami (from livinggraceblog.com) is making a guest appearance talking about the low histamine diet! She is such a kind-hearted, positive, inspirational person, and she shares openly about life with chronic lyme disease on her blog. I highly recommend checking out her site, especially if you are someone who has dealt with […]
The Real Cost of Conventional Farming: How the increasing use of agricultural chemicals affects our planet.
Over 1,400 pesticides have been registered (er.. “approved”) by the EPA. The President’s Cancer Panel Report says, “Exposure to these chemicals has been linked to brain/central nervous system, breast, colon, lung, ovarian, pancreatic, kidney, testicular, and stomach cancers, as well as Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and soft tissue sarcoma.”
It makes sense if you think about it. These chemicals have been developed to poison various living things (bugs, fungus, weeds, rodents, etc). If they can effectively kill these things, what makes us think that they won’t have any negative effects on us?
Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation, points out, “Organophosphates—one of the most common types of pesticides—were developed in Nazi Germany to be used as chemical weapons. It was later recognized that the same sort of nerve gases formulated to attack soldiers and civilians could be used against agricultural pests.”
I know it sounds crazy, but spraying these chemicals on crops doesn’t really make them less harmful to humans.
Maybe in the short term we can get away with a little exposure to these chemicals, but short term isn’t what we’re dealing with here. Most pesticides have a tendency to accumulate, or break down very slowly, in the body tissues. Unfortunately, this means that consuming a little pesticide residue every day, over the course of a lifetime, can be quite harmful. […]
Here are 12 ways to heal leaky gut! If you have intestinal permeability, check out these diet and lifestyle tips for healing and sealing the gut lining…
There are several factors that contribute to intestinal permeability, and they can all be traced back to stress… In every possible sense of the word. Dietary stress, mental/emotional stress, physical stress, chemical stress, and digestive stress all play a role in the development of intestinal permeability.