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Issue #59 -- How Healthy Are Hydroponic Vegetables?
February 15, 2008

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1) How Healthy Are Hydroponic Vegetables?
2) Fast Food and Liver Damage
3) Healthy Products and Services

How Healthy Are Hydroponic Vegetables?

Hydroponic vegetables are grown in greenhouses, not in the soil, but in chemical and mineral solutions. Growers of hydroponics can still use pesticides but generally less because of the green house environment. Some hydroponic growers may meet the organic standards by using organic nutrient mixtures and natural pesticides. If they meet the organic standards, they will be labeled as organic.

If you have a choice between commercially grown and hydroponic, hydroponic is probably the better choice. The best choice, always, is organically grown.

Fast Food Diet Causes Liver Damage

In a small study recently, the participants ate at least two meals a day at a fast food restaurant. After a month, the results showed a link to liver damage and a weight gain of an average of 14 pounds in four weeks. The participants in the control group showed no changes in liver enzymes or their weight.

If you haven't seen the movie "Super-Size Me" rent it from your library or local video store. It tells the story of what one month on a fast-food diet, three meals a day, will do to your body. This movie is consistent with the results of the above study.

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Healthy Products and Services

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If you would like personal, one-on-one help to get yourself eating healthfully, I offer healthy eating coaching/nutritional consulting services by telephone. The first session is free. You just have to pay for the call.

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Written by Christine H. Farlow, D.C.
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