EWG’s 2010 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides – Excellent!

by You Be Healthy

Dr. Andrew Weil, a renowned medical expert on natural health and wellness, speaks about the health effects of pesticides in a video interview with EWG.  He says we should all avoid our exposure to toxic pesticides in our food.

How do we reduce exposure? Try to buy certified organic crops when you can as chemical pesticides can’t be used.  There is research to show that when we eat organic, the measurable levels of pesticides in our tissues drop.

He goes on to say for those who don’t have access to organic or can’t afford it,  learn which varieties of  products are most likely to carry the most pesticide residue and try to buy those foods organic.

The EWG has put together the ‘Clean 15’ list of crops which are lowest in pesticides.  If you are on a tight budget, these are the conventionally grown foods you can concentrate on.

The ‘Dirty Dozen’ list are foods you should avoid if they are not organically grown.

A BIG thank you to the EWG for putting this information together!  You can view the short video and article here and download the printable Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides.

To your health,


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