Top 10 Fruits With Most Pesticides

For many, the produce section of the grocery store is the best part of their shopping experience. It’s a quiet place where you can smell the freshness, see the spectacular colors of fresh produce and hear people softly humming to themselves while taking their sweet time. I guess you could say that it’s a gardener’s sanctuary. However, that scene comes after the hustling and bustling of early morning shifts where heavy boxes and crates of produce are unloaded from trucks and workers frantically scurry to get the produce out by opening hour. Remember there’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes in grocery stores, packing plants and during the growing season that we sometimes forget about when routinely picking up fruits and vegetables. Pesticides On Fruits One such thing is the use of pesticides, which is why you should always wash fruits and veggies before preparing and eating them. Pesticides are used on produce throughout the growing season to keep worms and other insects from destroying them. Fruits and veggies are washed before going on the shelves in produce departments, but you should still wash them at home as an added safety measure. Another reason to wash produce at home is because you never know how many hands have picked up and put back that apple, plum or pear you ended up bringing home. Did you know that shopping carts have been known to contain more traces of saliva, bacteria and even fecal matter than elevators, public telephones and public restrooms? …

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Can Eating Worms Cure Asthma?

This sounds like an outrageous question, but can eating worms actually banish asthma? There has been quite a lot of discussion around this issue lately, and it appears that more evidence is coming out all the time supporting the claim. Much of the discussion stems from a book from Rob Dunn who believes that we must “re-wild our bodies” if we are to enjoy a healthy future. His opinion is that we humans are becoming too clean for our own good, and it’s causing our immune systems to over-react, in a sense, to ordinary substances like house dust. Other discussion stems from the real life account of this person who purposely infested himself with an intestinal parasite called a hookworm to overcome asthma. The healing story is a bit unorthodox, but he attests that it worked. Another story that stirred up some discussion on this topic was the case of a 34-year-old man who suffered from severe ulcerative colitis. He tried all kinds of steroids and drugs, but it seemed nothing helped. Finally, when doctors advised that he undergo life-changing surgery, he turned to a Thai Parasitologist who provided him with worm eggs that he drank. Shortly thereafter, his condition improved and has been in remission for three years [source]! Obviously, we here at Uncle Jim’s Worm Farm are not saying that you should go out and infect yourself with parasites. On the contrary, it is dangerous and can seriously harm you. There are thousands of species of worms in …

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