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Plastic is in our food according to Consumer Reports. What you need to know.

Plastic in our food according to Consumer Reports. What you need to know. Have you tried to live your life without plastic?   Everything seems to come wrapped in it including condiments, water, food, etc. Some of this is ending up being digested by us.   Some of the animal foods we eat also have plastic in them and it can affect your health in ways you could hardly imagine. Changing your habits by using class containers can help and is easy to do.   Drinking your water out of a stainless or aluminum bottle can help too. Recently, Consumer Reports did an Read More »

Insecticides in produce are bad for our health. Consumer Reports tells us how to reduce our risk.

Insecticides in produce are bad for our health. Consumer Reports tells us how to reduce our risk. I regularly eat fresh vegetables and fruits.   Many foods are now available in organic form, which can help us avoid harmful insecticides.   True, many organically grown foods can be more expensive but not always as Consumer Reports suggests in a recent article. Does organic mean better?  Not necessarily according to Consumer reports.   Also, some organic foods may be better in frozen or canned form. Long term, many of the corporate farming techniques may be resulting in illnesses that are avoidable.  Is it more Read More »

Plastic and our health; Consumer Reports weighs in on how we eat plastic and things you can do to avoid it.

Plastic and our health; Consumer Reports weighs in on how we eat plastic and things you can do to avoid it. What would a world without a plastic look like?  Many food containers are made of it as well as water bottles, shopping bags and when you buy meat, they come wrapped in plastic as well. Did you know that all of that plastic is ending up in our digestive tracts and may be responsible for many health-related ailments common in today’s society? There are a number of companies that are now manufacturing food containers that are made of glass Read More »

Is that salad safe to eat? Consumer Reports weighs in on the safety of leafy greens.

Is that salad safe to eat? Consumer Reports weighs in on the safety of leafy greens. In the previous year, there have been numerous recalls of leafy greens such as Romain Lettuce due to contamination.  Food handling, if not done properly is a well-known source of illness caused by E Coli, Listeria, Salmonella and Campylobacter. Recalls are done to protect the public, but that does not help if you are ill because of a contaminated shipment. Dark leafy greens are an essential part of our diet and a healthy gut.  Many of our daily nutrients can be fulfilled by regularly Read More »

Chiropractic and lower back pain

Chiropractic and lower back pain According to Optum health, medical evidence supports visiting a chiropractor first for lower back pain.   Chiropractors offer relief of pain and a return to function without the use of drugs, expensive tests or risky medical procedures. Having an x-ray or an MRI for lower back pain or sciatic pain before a trial of care is not supported by today’s current medical guidelines that were published in the Annals of Internal Medicine in 2017. Back pain is a movement problem.  Chiropractors have unique tools to get you out of pain efficiently and cost-effectively, without the use Read More »