Is Organic Really Better?

January 23, 2010 at 3:19 PM (Environment, Food Supply, Health and Fitness) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

There are many people on both sides of the debate about whether ‘organic’ really makes a difference when buying groceries.  Some say that there aren’t enough chemicals in the food to make a difference, some say that it makes a big difference.  The question is: what does the science show? Below are the facts as shown by their corresponding study.

1. Organic Diets have been shown to increase the health of rats.  Source

2. “Animal studies showed better growth and reproduction in animals fed organically grown feed compared with those fed conventionally grown feed” Source

3. Organically grown produce has better nutrition Source

4. In organically grown produce “the risk of diseases caused by contaminated food is significantly reduced” and “it can be concluded that organically produced plant derived food products have a higher nutritional value” Source

5. Organic Grass-Fed beef has higher levels of CLA (a beneficial fat) Source

6. Grass-Fed beef has lower risk of E. Coli Source

This is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to studies about organic produce, organic meats and dairy.  The fact is: God is smarter than us.  God didn’t make the food wrong, therefore we shouldn’t tamper with it.  When possible, eat organic.  My general rule for food is: given a choice, I pick the food that is more like how God made it, and less like what man has perverted it into.

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No More Mammograms

November 17, 2009 at 12:00 PM (Health and Fitness) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

A new article was published today.  The United States have changed their guidelines on when to start routine mammograms from 40 to 50.  Now, I am all for saving peoples lives, both preventing and helping people survive breast cancer.  My grandmother died of breast cancer about 10 years ago.  However the question is whether mammography is any good at all.  There are many questions around the use of mammography.  There are rumors that it causes more false-positives than should be tolerated, so people are being treated for cancer they don’t have.  Also there are many who believe that exposing the breasts to radiation over and over again is a potential cause for breast cancer. The facts remain though that breast cancer rates continue to rise, and deaths from breast cancer continue to rise.  It is failing.  There are better screens for breast cancer than mammography and you don’t have to wait till your 50 for it.  Thermography has shown to be very accurate at not only detecting but predicting breast cancer.  Check out these videos from my buddy Sean on Breast Thermography.  Just something to think about.

Here are a few resources from mercola.com on mammography

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2002/02/23/mammography-part-two.aspx

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2003/07/30/mammography-myths.aspx

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2000/10/01/mammograms-part-one.aspx

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