I am The Beef
In Kevin Trudeau’s The Weight Loss Cure, he suggests eating organically while following the hCG diet. Besides releasing toxins and helping rid the body of dis-ease, eating organically benefits you, your health, and your family overall in a variety of ways.
Initially, eating organically on the hCG diet can be somewhat expensive. Making a life style change towards eating organically can be considerably more then you are accustomed to spending on groceries, but let’s examine the cost to your health.
ADHD and ADD
A strong undeniable link exists between pesticides commonly present in fruits and vegetables and the prevalence of ADD and ADHD in school age children. The major offenders are imported grapes, strawberries, celery, peaches, apples, blueberries, nectarines, bell peppers, spinach, kale, cherries, and potatoes.
You may find a iPhone app of pesticide levels in foods as a guide when you shop for groceries. If you eat some of these foods on the hCG diet or on maintenance you may want to switch to organics to reduce the amount of pesticide you and your family ingest.
The cost of ADHD/ADD in and of itself is expensive. From an initial psychologist diagnosis, to a visit to your physician for a prescription, to ongoing costs of medications, in addition to follow ups to a doctor and/or a psychologist, ADD/ADHD costs add up . Even with the new Health Care Laws your child may not be turned down for coverage, but with a preexisting condition you may pay more for coverage.
The emotional toll ADD/ADHD incurs on your family and child with the loss of learning time in school and your child’s difficulty interacting with peers until the ADHD/ADD is addressed, can be emotionally devastating.
If you are what you eat and you eat antibiotic and hormone injected meat; beef, pork and poultry, doesn’t it stand to reason that you are eating those same antibiotics and hormones given to the animals you are now eating? Although the link between agricultural use of antimicrobials and antibiotic-resistant human infections has not been proven, only speculated about … speculation is growing.
Only recently has antibiotic resistance become a major medical concern, although antibiotic use in animals has been a common practice for over 60 years. A population of bacteria of importance to animals or humans, when exposed to an antibiotic, encourages the predominance of the more resistant strains of the bacteria. The cost of fighting infection and developing new antibiotics drives the cost of medication in the US, not to mention loss of time from work and doctor’s fees, among other factors that increase your health care costs.
You can find local organic food, organic farms and food producers, plus organic restaurants, stores, and organizations committed to producing organic foods so you can eat well.
Hormone Injections and Residue
American beef cattle, injected with a genetically-engineered hormone called rBGH, not only makes the animals grow faster but also increases milk production.
Growth promoting hormones are transferred from the meat we consume into our bodies disrupting human hormone balance, causing developmental problems, interfering with the reproductive system, and even leading to the development of breast, prostate, or colon cancer.
Milk from rBGH-treated cows contains higher levels of IGF-1 (Insulin Growth Factor-1), which has been linked to colon and breast cancer. And still, the FDA refuses to admit the findings.
Fighting cancer can be prohibitively expensive. Chemotherapy and radiation treatments, plus surgery are just the beginning of cancer treatments and cost, leading to an increase in health care costs, catastrophic, for some, and a general decline in other health systems.
Dr. Simones did not have to deal with the food processing issues we faced today. Europeans employ higher level of standards in processed foods for their own consumption, tolerating only certain US imports due to the very issues above. Far fewer pesticides and hormones are allowed in European foods than in the US.
Yes, eating organically on the hCG diet can be more expensive than what you are accustomed to, so can not eating organically. You may not see the cost, it doesn’t immediately affect your purse, or wallet, but genetically engineered foods and foods containing pesticides and hormones will cost you dearly in the long run.