Grow Your Own Food & Protect Your Brain

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Grow your own food using organic principles.

 

This will help you to avoid eating produce that has been covered with chemicals. Many of these chemicals have shown to be potentially harmful to the body and brain.

 

In a study of nearly 700 adults with or without brain tumors, French researchers found that agricultural workers with the highest level of exposure to pesticides were twice as likely to be diagnosed with brain cancer as those with no occupational pesticide exposure. 

Pesticides are also damaging to the environment.

A lot of people think washing their produce before consumption is enough to eliminate risk. However, most Americans ingest a fair amount of pesticides each year. However, it is not the case that washing produce eliminates risk.

Grow Your Own Food & Protect Your Brain

Another extremely compelling reason to think about growing your own, if you are able to do so, is the fact that gardening is so good for you. When you spend some time getting green-fingered, not only do you get ore vitamin D just from being outdoors but it is thought that the minerals in the soil may be good for gut health and the immune system, and that’s just scratching the surface.

If you take a look at the infographic below, you will see that gardening s a health and wellness wonder. It can boost mood, lower stress levels, and improve your cardiovascular health amongst other things, as you will see, so keep reading to see why growing your own really could be the health boost you’ve been looking for.


Infographic created by: Trim That Weed

When you can buy just about anything you want at the grocery store, why should you bother growing your own fruits, vegetables, and herbs? There are numerous health benefits to doing so, that’s why.

Have you ever grown your own food?

Please share your experience below.

Naturally Yours,
Elise Ho, Ph.D., D.N.Psy

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Grow Your Own Food

 

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28 thoughts on “Grow Your Own Food & Protect Your Brain”

  1. I have been growing my own food ever since the pandemic started. I have Herbs, Green Vegetables , Strawberries and Grapes. Its much fun and fulfilling when you consume your own produce especially that you know how it was grown.

  2. I love that infographic! My father had a huge garden several times the I was a child. We have fruit trees and have tried to grow our own container garden. The raccoons liked my container garden a lot LOL We are going to try to create a garden again!

    Great post!

  3. Gardening is a great way to relax but it’s nice to know that it has many health benefits. I dream of having my own backyard farm, maybe when I finally buy my own house.

  4. Pesticides yikes! I’d love to have homegrown vegetables and fruits as well. Health benefits asides, gardening really does do wonders for physical and mental wellness too.

  5. Such a great article.I love planting so much.This article inspired me more.Thanks for sharing with us

  6. This is just one of the reasons that I love growing my own produce. It’s healthier. It’s safer. It also tastes better.

  7. Wow, this post is one I needed more than ever! I have beeb on the fence about making my own edible garden but discouraged because the times I have tried before failed. But I didn’t do enough research before starting and didn’t keep up with it as much. I love the idea of being close to my food source and being able to control what goes into the soil is so huge! I’m going to bookmark this post and come back to it for reference. Do you have any advice on how to get started?

    1. Hannah, thank you. I am so happy to hear of the value you received. I would definitely suggest starting with herbs in a limited area. They are amongst the easiest to grow.

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Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho is a Holistic Health & Life Coach with a special interest in emotional health, life alignment, and energy flow.

Elise will partner with you to align your mindset, your energy, your home and your career so that you can live your life's desire with freedom and love.

Elise offers 30 years of experience and multiple certifications and degrees including a Ph.D. in Natural Health and a doctoral degree in Naturopathic Psychology.