Cancer survivor, David Emerson, is a good friend of mine.  David produces an excellent “alternative/complimentary” therapy newsletter each month.

Great tips about vitamins and nutrition and–this month–organic food.

You can read his newsletter and subscribe if you like by CLICKING HERE.

In the meantime, check-out this excellent post about the hidden value of eating organically:

Is organic produce important for cancer surivors?

Submitted by David on Sun, 07/08/2012 – 12:16pm

The mission of PeopleBeatingCancer is to provide information and support to cancer survivors and caregivers.

When people think of cancer therapies they usually think of conventional therapies such as chemo, radiation and surgery or alternative therapies such as supplementation or names like Gerson, Budwig, Burzynski- people who pioneered specific CAM therapies.

Food and nutrition is considered a cancer therapy to a growing number of cancer survivors.  Food/nutrition to provide specific nutrients to the body, food/nutrition to detoxify the body and food/nutrition to minimize the negative side effects of conventional therapies.

The nutritive content of foods is a critical componant in thinking about food/nutrition and cancer. Therefore, it is important to establish that organic produce contains more nutritive content than conventionally produced produce.

The article linked below lists the nutritive content of specific produce.

Rutgers University Study: Organic vs Conventional Produce

As you can see, the differences in nutritive content is dramatic.  So yes, organic produce is important for cancer survivors.

SNAP BEANS
Organic10.450.3640.56099.7227
6069
Commercial4.040.2215.514.829.1102
CABBAGE
Organic10.380.386043.6148.394
13
Commercial6.120.1817.513.633.720
20.40
LETTUCE
Organic24.480.437149.3176.5516169600.19
Commercial7.010.221613.153.7910
TOMATOES
Organic14.20.352359.2148.3193868530.63
Commercial6.070.164.54.558.81100
SPINACH
Organic28.560.5296203.923.71584117320.25
Commercial12.380.2747.546.924.649
1

http://eco-gardeners.com/2010/04/rutgers-university-study-organic-vs-conventional-produce/

Thank you – David Emerson

No, David.  Thank YOU!  Keep up the great work!  Pat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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