Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Eating Tomatoes

We've seen a great deal in the news lately about salmonella and tomatoes. Should we avoid eating tomatoes entirely? What about vegetables? We are now being told that the salmonella contamination is not limited strictly to tomatoes. Obviously it is important to keep eating vegetables. Here are some things to do to avoid becoming ill from these foods:
  • Purchase locally grown tomatoes and vegetables. Conventional produce purchased from a mainstream grocery outlet is more likely to sell contaminated and exposed selections.
  • Purchase from trusted organic sources for your produce, whether it is local or a larger merchant.
  • Grow your own vegetables and tomatoes in your yard.
  • Reduce the amounts of sugar, processed carbohydrates, and refined foods in your diet. When you eat these things, your body's immune system becomes weaker and makes you more susceptible to becoming ill from diseases and bacteria - especially if you happen to inadvertently eat contaminated foods.
  • Take a good probiotic every day. Good brands are Biotics Research, PB8, Jarrow, and Pro-Bio from Enzymedica.
  • Take plenty of fiber in your diet - a good choice is Colon Plus from Biotics Research.
  • Take digestive enzymes with all meals to help your body assimilate, absorb, and deal with unfamiliar and harmful bacteria. Digest Gold from Enzymedica is an outstanding choice.
  • If you do become ill, increase your doses (as you are able, if you are not vomiting) of probiotics, by at least four or five times daily until you are improved. Probiotics are particularly effective to help eliminate digestive ailments and toxins from your body that will cause illness. Also take more fiber and purchase a good activated charcoal to take with these two supplements. Drink plenty of filtered water. Consult with a knowledgeable healthcare practitioner who can recommend the right products for your individual needs and health.

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