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1 Simple Trick 2 Completely Eliminate Pesticides

Swedish researchers recently showed a simple and easy way to completely eliminate pesticides from your body, working with a family of five. In a matter of days, the family went from showing high levels of pesticides like 1,2,3-Trichloropropane–better known as TCP and classified as a “likely human carcinogen,” by the EPA–to registering no levels at all. How did they do it? The video tells all.

Initially, the family’s mother didn’t seem that interested in the outcome of the study, which was supported by Swedish grocery chain coop and conducted by the Swedish Environmental Research Institute. But when her family’s urine tested positive for insecticides, fungicides and plant growth regulators, she called the findings “disgusting.”

So you know where I’m going with this, right?

The only thing that can completely eliminate pesticides from your body is to eat completely organic food (which is, by the way, also GMO-free). And that’s just what these scientists gave to this family for three weeks, testing them every day.

But here’s the cool part: It didn’t take three weeks for the family to completely eliminate pesticides from their bodies. It didn’t even take a week. It took just a few days. That’s right: A long weekend of eating completely organic can completely eliminate pesticides.

And here’s what’s cooler. Initially, the mom went on record to say, “We don’t eat organic food because it costs more than conventional food, and we’re a big family.”

But by the end of the story, she had this to say: “When you hear this, you think about your children. There were a whole number of chemicals removed from my kids’ bodies. And I don’t want them back.”

She’s an activist now. And there’s no going back.

What do you think? Will you try an organic weekend? Why or why not? Tell me about it, in comments below. Thanks!


  • Betsy (Eco-novice)

    I think the other side sometimes uses this information to show that — see, it passes right through your body! But it’s important to remember that by eating conventional foods you are exposed CONSTANTLY to these chemicals. I think it’s reassuring that if you occasionally eat conventional but return to an organic diet, at least your body seems to get rid of this stuff pretty fast. I agree with the mom in the study – I’m not interested in putting chemicals inside my kids’ bodies if I can avoid it.

  • Lori Popkewitz Alper

    Pretty incredible that it only took a few days for the pesticides to disappear. There’s such a direct link between what we put into our bodies and our health. As a family of 5 we try to eat organic foods whenever we can. Thanks for sharing the video. Eating organic is such a simple way to protect our families and children.

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