One of the main reasons people should buy organic produce is the lack of pesticides. Some of the most common fruit and vegetables are doused with pesticides to maintain their shine and kill critters or bugs that might want to eat them. So, why would you want to consume fruit or vegetables that carry a chemical that kills?
Apples were found to be the top among fruits and vegetables most contaminated with pesticides. The other top foods with that were high in pesticides are celery, peaches, strawberries, and blue berries. Pesticides have been found by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to cause possible health problems such as birth defects, nerve damage, and cancer.
Systemic pesticides, or pesticides that are absorbed by the fruit and vegetables, are not something you could wash off. They become part of the chemical composition of the produce and eventually, you. Organic produce, on the other hand, does not see any pesticides. While an organic apple may not be as appealing to our eyes as its shiny, pesticide-sprayed neighbor, it looks a lot healthier to your organs.
Additionally, buying organic fruit and vegetables helps support the local farmers, who grow non-genetically modified products. While organic produce is typically more expensive, it can save you a considerable amount in medical bills and helps keep local businesses blooming.
More people have been turning to ancient Chinese Medicine after Western techniques fail. While many Americans have become familiar with acupuncture, there is another lesser known method for those suffering with chronic pain known as “cupping”. Cupping is a technique in which a glass cup is heated from the inside by fire and placed on areas of the body. The cup creates a suction which pulls at the skin believed to suck out the toxins from the specific area. Although this is strange technique many have found it to be very successful in reducing their pain. Other benefits to cupping include reduced swelling, better breathing, and patients are said to have more energy.
Some of the known benefits to Acupuncture treatments include relief of chronic pain, improved circulation, and stress relief. In a recent study conducted by the University of Seoul, South Korea, Acupuncture has been found to help relieve some of the symptoms to Parkinson’s disease. By performing MRI scans, pre and post treatment, researchers have found that the brain regions known to be affected by Parkinson’s disease all had increased neural activity.
As complementary therapies such as Acupuncture continue to be incorporated into Western medicine due to patient demand, further research is being conducted in the benefits it could have on various diseases. Raised awareness of how Acupuncture and other holistic medicine can help treat various ailments can help improve the health care industry throughout the United States by offering people natural low-cost solutions to their pains.