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The last of the Dirty Dozen Fri 18th May, 2012 - 7:45am by Emma Cockrell

  Coming to the end of our list of the top twelve vegetable and fruit most contaminated by pesticide residue, we come to Kale. This dark green leafy vegetable is packed full with nutrients but has been found to carry high levels of pesticide residue. Look out for organic supplies of kale, or try growing […]

Lettuce in the Dirty Dozen Thu 17th May, 2012 - 8:47am by Emma Cockrell

  A salad favourite, lettuce has been found to carry residues from more than 50 pesticides, so it really is worth looking out for organic varieties. Lettuce is a great vegetable for anyone on a Nutritionhelp programme, so to bulk out expensive organic salad leaves I will toss in some grated carrot to add volume […]

Eat Organic Potatoes Wed 16th May, 2012 - 9:16am by Emma Cockrell

  The next food on the ‘Dirty Dozen’ list is potatoes. In the USA potatoes have been found with residue from more than 35 pesticides, so I would guess that in the UK potatoes also carry a high chemical residue. Buy organic potatoes and enjoy cooking with the flavoursome  skin still on.  Try scrubbing the […]

Buy Organic Sweet Bell Peppers Tue 15th May, 2012 - 12:05pm by Emma Cockrell

  Peppers Sweet bell peppers, of all colours, are frequently found to be high in pesticide residue.  Although delicious both raw and cooked, they may be affected by nearly 50 different pesticides, so it is well worth looking out for organic varieties or trying to grow your own. As part of the nightshade family,  peppers […]

Buy Organic Spinach Mon 14th May, 2012 - 9:25am by Emma Cockrell

  Spinach This nutrient-dense food is really worth buying organic as it may carry residue from nearly 50 different pesticides. The Worlds healthiest Foods website  writes about the benefits of spinach: Among the World’s Healthiest vegetables, spinach comes out at the top of our ranking list for nutrient richness. Rich in vitamins and minerals, it […]

Buy Organic Celery Fri 11th May, 2012 - 6:21am by Emma Cockrell

  I continue the list of foods from thedailygreen which are best to buy organic. 2. Celery Another perennial food on the dirty dozen list is celery. It’s a good one to commit to memory, since it doesn’t fit the three main categories of foods with the highest pesticide residue (tree fruits, berries and leafy […]

Buy Organic Apples Thu 10th May, 2012 - 9:43am by Emma Cockrell

As I start listing the top 12 vegetables and fruit most affected by pesticides remember that not all foods listed will be suitable for some recommended diets.  If you are currently on a Nutritionhelp yeast free and sugar free programme you should continue to avoid fruit for the time being, but hopefully this information will […]

Buying Organic Produce. Wed 9th May, 2012 - 10:35am by Emma Cockrell

  Clients frequently ask me whether they should use organic foods while on a Nutritionhelp programme. It is certainly beneficial to buy organic whenever possible.  High pesticide residues may potentially be linked to some health issues as well as affecting the ongoing composition of soil. However, at Nutritionhelp we realise that many of our clients […]

Herxheimer Reaction and Vitamin C Tue 8th May, 2012 - 4:15pm by Emma Cockrell

Erica White writes in her Beat Candida Cookbook: …When die-off occurs simply as a result of starting the diet and taking the vitamins, you need to do something to alleviate the symptoms.  Make sure you drink plenty of water, and you can also take vitamin C to what is known as ‘bowel tolerance levels’ – […]

Herxheimer Reaction Mon 7th May, 2012 - 12:04pm by Emma Cockrell

Many clients with Nutritionhelp may be following advice to balance their gut ecology.  This entails increasing friendly bacteria and reducing unhelpful yeasts through diet and supplement recommendations.  Whilst in theory this sounds very straight forward, in practice it can be quite challenging. A main contributing factor to this challenge is that one particular yeast, Candida […]