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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

whats on my food

this website called  www.whatsonmyfood.org was discovered while
doing a followup reading on the potato experiment from last weeks
that posting was bothersome as the potatoes that werent organic
would not grow a vine but the organic one would

so i went to this website
clicked on apples because i eat an apple a day
as it keeps the doctors away

there was a list of 42 chemicals added to the apples
number one was thiabendazole
that word looks so familiar

i know where i recognize that word
when my wife she was in graduate school i worked as
a research assistant for a parasitologist
who was studying parasites in cattle and goats
we use to give that medicine to them to kill round worms

so if i eat apples then i wont get roundworms
the legend shows it to be carcinogenic and to possibly
be a reproductive and developmental toxin

what about carrots
well there are only 26 pesticides found on carrots
not as many on carrots as apples
at least thats what the fda says

lets see most have linuron on them
its slighly toxic to birds and aquatic life
wonder if its the one that makes those frogs have 5 legs and three eyes
but its ok for us to ingest it
wonder what it does to a rapidly growing baby or infant

one more
lets see what it says about taters
looks like there are 37 chemicals found on them
yep theres that chlorpham (chlorphane) that little girl did her video on
its number one
then theres that thiabendazole
guess if you all this stuff you wont get worms any more
then theres all those letters and numbers that dont sound good
2,4-d, dde-pp', dcpa, and pcb
wait pcb
wasnt that banned years ago
pcb is on our taters too
thats scary
if its got all those letters and numbers thats not good either

sorry i couldnt help it
when i went shopping i went straight to the organic section
and bought all my fruits and vegetables
and went out to my garden and pulled my pesticide free
organically grown veggies

this stuff on our foods cant be good for us and our kids and our pets

the organicgreen doctor

1 comment:

  1. Just read an article yesterday about the 15 worst things found in our food and it will really make you stop and think. Here's a link to it. http://eatthis.menshealth.com/slideshow/15-scariest-food-additives?cm_mmc=Today_Show-_-ETNT-_-Best%20And%20Worst%20Supermarket%20Cereals-_-15%20Scariest%20Food%20Additives