How to Avoid GMO

Posted by on Jun 15, 2015 in Functional Medicine, Nutrition | 0 comments

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Seventy percent of foods sold in the supermarket contain genetically modified ingredients.  Over five million children in the United States are suffering from food allergies, a problem that correlates strongly to the development of GMO processed foods for infants and children.  In spite of the complete flooding of the food market with unlabeled genetically modified food, they are avoidable by eliminating the following food from your family’s diet:

  • Soy (tofu and soy sauce are not GMO, avoid soy lecithin)
  • Corn (all corn products, especially cereal, high fructose corn syrup and corn oil) Popcorn is not GMO
  • Canola oil and cottonseed oil (margarine, cooking oil and processed foods)
  • Sugar beets (any label that says “sugar” probably contains GMO sugar beet sugar).
  • Papaya from Hawaii and China
  • Zucchini and yellow crookneck squash
  • Beef fed with Alfalfa hay or injected with rBGH (bovine growth hormone)
  • Aspartame

Foods that are certified organic are GMO free.  When you shop, remember the four big offenders—corn, soy, sugar, and oil.  Limit your oil intake to coconut oil, avocados, olive and walnut oil.  These are healthy oils, and replace harmful GMO and saturated fats that are more difficult to digest.  When you eliminate sugar and high fructose corn syrup, you have skipped every inside grocery aisle!  Your choices become small servings of organic grass fed beef and poultry, wild caught cold water fish, and fresh or frozen organic fruits and vegetables.  Thankfully eating a more clean and natural diet is not only disease preventive it is cost effective and affordable.  It is time to abandon chemically treated and altered pseudo-food and re-discover the real nutrition that fuels our minds and bodies!

Learn how to eat clean in Dr. Deanna’s Healing Handbook: http://deannaholdren.com/healing-handbook/

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