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Health Tip: Help Yourself and the Planet By Buying Organic

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April 22 is Earth Day, and many get into a “Green Spirit,” that’s different from the one on St. Patrick’s Day. While saving the planet may sound daunting for one single person, Earth Day is a great time to consider how you can do your part.

According to a Woman’s Health article, “The #1 Way to Go Green,” the best thing you can do is to buy organic. The reason: buying organic supports “eliminating toxic chemicals from the environment where the food is grown, you're supporting farmers who are doing the right thing for the planet, and you're helping to stop global warming.”

Going organic also can help you, by eliminating toxins that have been shown to possibly cause health problems like diabetes, infertility, asthma, and cancer. There is much debate about that, depending on whom you ask.

While organic food at the grocery store can be more expensive, going to farmer’s markets and opting into a co-op or organic food service can be an alternative.

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Christine Jeffries is a writer/editor for work and at heart, and lives in a home of testosterone with her husband and two sons. Christine is interested in women’s health and promoting strong women.

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April 25, 2011 - 6:40am
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