Scientist find Link between Pesticides and ADHD!

Here is another reason to go organic. A new study has shown that a type of pesticides called organophosphates which is commonly used on fruits and vegetables has been shown to cause ADHD. The results of the study showed that children who had ADHD had a 20% higher concentration of these pesticides compared to children that did not. While scientists caution that this is not a definitive link between the two it is cause for concern. The study did not address where these pesticides came from, whether the ids actually ate treated produce or if they played in areas where there was known pesticide contamination. Parents do not need to be particularly worried. But I think as a society, this is just one more piece of information that says we should limit everyone’s exposure to pesticides.

That is from Jerome Paulson, who works at the Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment. This should be taken as further proof that it’s a great idea for your family to buy organic. Make sure that the organic food is USDA certified organic. Just because you wash your food well wont stop it if the chemicals have leaked beyond the skin, deeper into the food itself.

You can’t get near the field…. but it’s okay to eat the stuff that is considered dangerous. MAKES SENSE RIGHT?


About Skinny Fat Kids

I am a fat kid at heart. I don’t start a day without planning a meal; whether it is cooking with friends or trying out a new spot. It might have something to do with being a Mexican/Italian.. Since I was young I loved to help out in the kitchen and was open to all types of food. I appreciate what cooking comes along with… Family, friends and times you will never forget. Food for me is something that you can make taste good even though it is healthy! People have no idea how easy it is to throw together a perfectly well balanced meal that provides them with all the essential nutrients one needs. Each of us have your unique genetic needs, tastes, backgrounds which can be factored into your food and nutrition plan. “Change is one constant in our lives.” You can rid disease and illness through food. Food is something people do not clearly understand. I strongly believe in cooking with local, seasonal, organic, and nutrient-rich ingredients as best as you can. It is essential to eat only grass fed dairy and meat because they provide more essential nutrients as well as high levels of vitamins. Having a garden and knowing where your food comes from is essential! I owe a lot to my mom who many can attest that she is a GREAT entertainer. She seems to always be having a “dinner party” and always throws together something delicious. My objective in this blog is to share my love and knowledge of food and cooking with all you peeps. I want to give you all ideas on how easy it is to eat healthy and make food taste good. I want the standard american diet to be something of the past… TBC
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