I also wanted to add, I live in a farming community where we grow a lot of the everyday foods everyone in this thread would eat. While I am not a farmer myself I know there are restrictions (at least in NSW) about what they spray with, concentration levels etc. These people are not going to ruin their livelihoods and risk the farm that has been in the family for 4 generations to sell you food that is going to kill you. Everything I have read is that a quick wash under water is all that is needed.
If there are any risks it's the overseas fruit and veg.
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12-03-2015 14:17 #61
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12-03-2015 14:24 #62
Feel like I'm poisoning my kids.
But yes I definitely agree with risks from imported fruit and veg
12-03-2015 14:27 #63
I was very thorough with keeping an eye on food reactions when I first met the kids (because DH has lactose and gluten intolerance).
I kept food diaries for both for 2 years. I also made notes of events where it could be excitement.
Time and again, they got "hyperactive" (trying to find another word, but that is what their behaviour shows as) with fruit (all types), sugary treats (choc, etc), sugary snacks, and high sugar veg.
They do get sugary things often, so it's not the excitement of having it. And it's a good hour AFTER it's eaten that their behaviour changes.
I also didn't go into this with a "sugar makes them like this" view... I learnt that.
I'm not saying it IS sugar, or that is is sugar alone.
Just that sugary foods and fruit cause this reaction in my two.
I am also well aware of the studies done, we studied lots of them in Nutrition and Paediatrics as part of my course.
12-03-2015 14:59 #64
That's really interesting. It'd be fascinating to know whether it IS actually the sugar in their case, and if so what the mechanism is.
With regard to finding any link in research though, for NO link whatsoever to be found (consistently), it would either have to be the case that a hyperactive reaction is exceedingly rare (so much so that no statistically significant differences between control and experimental groups are ever found), or that an equal number of children react to sugar by becoming LESS active/excitible etc.
12-03-2015 15:19 #65
12-03-2015 15:47 #66
I have not posted here for some time but I share similar concerns with the OP. My children are my motivation, and have inspired me to look for solutions. I am busy,cash strapped mother to 3 little kids, plus I am a Town planner and work is getting busy. I have terrible will power sometimes and forget to stick with my ethical eating plan. I have just finished grocery shop online at aussie farmers direct.They have family boxes organic fruit and veg and they are delivering tomorrow. I only spent what needed to because I could review my shopping cart. I do have a freezer full of organic meat that I purchase from the farmer but my local butcher is fantastic, so I go to him too. I have a directory similar sevices. Message me I you would like some details for your area.
I am boycotting coles and woolworths. There are a number of more ethical choices out there. We needfarmers.
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12-03-2015 16:15 #67
Yes, but it's statistical. So say 5 groups of 5000 kids are studied... that's still only 25000 kids... and each group studied would be mainly similar cultures, etc... So it's not very broad or far-reaching... nothing is really.
12-03-2015 16:42 #68
12-03-2015 17:40 #69In a statement, publisher Pan Macmillan Australia said the publication of Bubba Yum Yum: The Paleo Way had been delayed “but not recalled”.
13-03-2015 11:07 #70
It's just that a statistic that is less than 100% reliable (which is all of them, really), means that there is a possibility of cases that do not conform to that statistic.
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