images.jpgChildren’s developing bodies are especially vulnerable to toxins found in our food and environment. Switching to organic food has an immediate effect on the body. Within 36 hours, pesticides may no longer be detected in a child’s urine.

Pesticide Exposure Has Been Shown to:

  • cause low birth weight and birth defects;
  • interfere with child development and cognitive ability;
  • cause neurological problems;
  • disrupt hormone function;
  • cause a variety of cancers, including leukemia, kidney cancer, brain cancer, and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Recent Studies:

  • A study published in the British Journal of Nutrition tested 815 2-year olds, and found those with an organic dairy diet experienced less eczema and wheezing than those consuming non-organic dairy.
  • An organic plant-based nutrition program may help ADD sufferers.
  • Pesticide levels in children raise in the winter when more food is imported.
  • Amniotic fluid and breast milk can pass pesticides to the fetus and infant, so the mother should also follow an organic diet.

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Thank you to Patricia Wooster for providing a portion of the content in this post.

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