In a recent article in Neurology, the journal of the American Academy of Neurology, researches found that pesticides lead to Parkinson’s Disease.
This is huge. It is an article in a major journal that is mainstream in the medical community.
What is Parkinson’s Disease? It is a degenerative disease that affects the basal ganglia in the brain. This area is important for movement. This is why Parkinson’s disease is considered a movement disorder. Do you remember seeing Pope John Paul II on TV in his last decade? He had slow movements, a fixed flat expression, hand tremor and slow steps. He had Parkinson’s disease. But Parkinson’s disease can be even more debilitating than his.
And to think – this could be avoidable for some people! It makes me wonder how much tremors may be related to repeated pesticide exposure in food.
Organic produce is the best way to avoid pesticides. But what if you can’t find or afford all organic food? The next best thing that you can do is learn which produce has the most pesticide residue and avoid these at all costs. For this reason, the Environmental Working Group put out a list of the Dirty Dozen, the twelve fruits and vegetables that contain the highest amounts of pesticides. These 12 items put together deliver 90% of the pesticide exposure to people.
Avoid them and you greatly REDUCE your risk.
If pesticides can cause so much damage that they cause Parkinson’s disease, they clearly have an effect on the brain and body. I would recommend that everyone make these changes, especially headache sufferers. This may be a significant trigger for many and has gone undetected because no one has brought it to your attention. After all, pesticides work by poisoning your body and making it weaker. Think about it : pesticides were designed to kill living organisms. And your body is made of billions of living organisms.
To get the list of the 12 foods with the most pesticide, please go to the black button on my home page that says “Check out the Dirty Dozen”. It will redirect you to a page that asks for your email address. Enter your email, even if you are on my list already, and it will redirect you to a page that has the list and other information. You can take this list with you to the store, keep one in your wallet and one on the fridge so that you will always know what to buy and what to eat.