The Holiday season is fast-approaching! As you start preparing your Thanksgiving dinner, make sure you and your family embody the Live Pure lifestyle and consider the ways to use the MyDx sensors in the future to verify the purity of your food.
Pesticides have been linked to many major health problems, and are often found in even supposedly organic foods. Fortunately, with the OrganaDx Sensor we’re developing, you can test your food next Thanksgiving and avoid exposing yourself and others to these harmful chemicals.
Let’s take a look at some of our Thanksgiving favorites and how to avoid consuming pesticides…
Turkey: While turkeys do not contain pesticides, antibiotics are frequently used to prevent disease. A required withdrawal period is designed to ensure there are no antibiotic residues in the bird before it is slaughtered, but the use of antibiotics over time increases the presence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria that can make you sick. To lower your risk of consuming contaminated turkey, consider purchasing yours from a local farmer who does not use antibiotic drugs. To take this a step further, purchase a heritage turkey, rather than a factory turkey from the industrialized concentrated animal-feeding operations.
Potatoes: Testing by the USDA has turned up traces of 37 different pesticides on potato samples, including suspected carcinogens and neurotoxic chemicals. Even worse, many of these pesticides are found inside the potato, rather than just on the surface. When shopping for your Thanksgiving dinner, purchase organic potatoes.
Cranberries: Canned foods often contain BPA, a chemical linked to cancer and many other major health problems. Avoid BPA and other dangerous chemicals by purchasing fresh cranberries instead of canned cranberry sauce. However, fresh cranberries may contain as many as 13 different types of pesticides, so always buy them organic.
Pumpkin Pie: Avoid BPA found in cans and make sure your pie is as pure as possible by baking it yourself. Choose organic pumpkins for your pie – although pumpkins are not considered one of the “dirtiest” foods, pesticides and fungicides are often used by farmers to avoid diseases and mildew.
Early next year, you’ll be able to use MyDx and the OrganaDx sensor to test and verify if your food samples are pesticide-free. Until then, we hope that you and your family make health conscious choices when possible.
Happy Thanksgiving from CDx!