omg, i want to cry now

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Registered: 07-13-2008
omg, i want to cry now
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Mon, 05-17-2010 - 9:59am

so apperantly there is a link between pesticides and ADHD in children!!!

and i cant afford organic! i guess we will just have to figure out a way to fit it in our budget :-/

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100517/ap_on_bi_ge/us_children_pesticides

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Registered: 01-28-2007
Mon, 05-17-2010 - 10:59pm
Start with the dirty dozen. Buy what you can and focus on what can't be peeled. We try to buy mostly organic but sometimes the store doesn't have it and I'm just too tired to drive to another place.


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Registered: 04-18-2003
Thu, 05-20-2010 - 11:36am

Don't.

Gail

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Registered: 10-28-2005
Mon, 05-24-2010 - 10:18am

I agree with Gail. There is so much slant out there, it's hard to know what to trust. I read years, and years ago that spinach could cause cancer and rolled my eyes, threw up my hands and pretty much gave up on listening to what 'they' preached. I wash everything even those triple washed salad mixes, I peel what I can - sometimes. #I love potato skins!# We grow a lot of our own veggies and I steer away from pesticides and stuff that might cause problems. I do need to get out there and pull some weeds though.


I wish I could give you more encouragement. But, do what you can!


Hugs,


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Registered: 01-30-2008
Tue, 05-25-2010 - 1:25pm

I agree with the others. Don't worry about it.


Part of the problem with this ADHD craze is that I truly believe people don't know what normal childhood behavior is anymore. I saw an article talking at one point about examples of ADD behavior and it would describe any child in america. Although I have met some child where it is clear there is a chemical issue going on. The vast majority of times it's normal childhood behavior that people don't want to deal with. Cutting recess and gym from schools has certainly not helped. Children need the release of running around. Is it any surprise they won't sit still?? I took a class one time on teaching adults and they advocated taking a break every 40 minutes because people will not pay attention any longer than that. That's for adults? Why do we expect our children to be able to do more that what we can?


Separate from my tirade there, there is also the issue of what is worth organic and what isn't and if you can really trust the organic label. Here's a good link on what's worth getting organic or not.


http://www.healthcastle.com/organic_foods.shtml

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