While you may want to buy all organic produce, the team at Select Health Centre in Edmonton understands you may not have organic foods in your area or be prevented from purchasing them due to their cost. You can still choose non-organic produce was less pesticides used on them. The following is a list of the most highly contaminated produce with pesticides, as compared to the produce with the lowest levels of pesticides (information referenced from www.foodnews.org). For more information, give us a call.
Produce High in Pesticides
Produce Lowest in Pesticides
What You Should Know about Glyphosate
Glyphosate, a herbicide also known as N-phosphonomethylglycine which is used in Monsanto’s Roundup® brand, is intrinsically lined with imbalances in gut bacteria, which are associated with problems in digestion, dissolution, absorption and elimination, and a host of related metabolic problems. It is also known to suppress the cytochrome P450 enzymes and to affect essential amino acid biosynthesis, along with affecting sulphate metabolism and cholesterol. Hence it causes both nutritional deficiencies and toxins within the human body.
Monsanto’s basic premise was that glyphosate interferes with plants’ suga mate pathway, as humans don’t have a suga mate pathway, it is harmless. But we do have bacteria (which outnumber our own cells 10:1), all of which do have suga mate pathways. Good bacteria seem to be particularly affected, which in turn allows non-symbiotic microbes to flourish due to the lack of competition.
Sulphur/sulphate deficiencies are linked to errors in metabolism and linked to many of the disease states. Our sulphur levels are not only dependent upon on our diet, but by the availability of bacteria to digest and make available this nutrient to us.
Diseases / conditions associated with glyphosate:
Where Do You Get It?
From water and our food supply, especially via grains.
Foods Containing Glyphosate
According to Health Impact News, over 80% of the U.S. food supply (it’s probably the same in Canada) is contaminated with glyphosate. It can be found in the following:
Countries Which Have Banned Glyphosate:
Countries Considering Banning Glyphosate:
Top GMO (Genetically Modified) Foods
For more information, see associated papers and sites:
What You Should Know about MSG (Monosodium Glutamate)
MSG is a food additive that is commonly placed in a variety of processed foods. It acts as a flavour enhancer, but it is also a dangerous neurotoxin that can shrivel and kill brain cells in the hypothalamus.
Side effects of MSG consumption may include general headaches, migraine headaches, ADD/ADHD, heart palpitations, tremors and aggravate a host of other nerve-related conditions.
What is scary is that there are over 40 other names that MSG may appear as on a label. They include:
The following are ingredients suspected of containing sufficient processed free glutamic acid to serve as a MSG trigger to people that are highly sensitive to MSG:
These are some ingredients that often contain or produce process free glutamic acid: