EAT FRUITS AND VEGGIES… BUT WASH THEM WELL!

I’m sometimes guilty of eating my cherries (just starting to appear in stores – my favorite fruit!) as soon as I get them. (Cherries also have lots of antioxidants and have a low glycemic index = they don’t raise blood sugar very much)

But, I should be washing them well first.

A new study in journal Pediatrics suggests that pesticide exposure in kids (mainly from dietary sources) is associated with higher levels of ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder).

We conducted a study with 1139 children 8 to 15 years of age, representative of the US population.  The findings showed that children with higher urinary levels of organophosphate metabolites were more likely to meet the diagnostic criteria for ADHD.

Wash those veggies and fruits well!

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See vascularanesthesia.com for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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