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WAY TO WELLNESS #31

Food gives us energy, sustains us, keeps us alive. It’s a basic need like clean water and air. The food we eat shouldn’t contain chemicals that can make us sick.

Unfortunately, like water and air, our food has not escaped toxic chemicals. Toxic chemicals are allowed in our food without our knowledge, contributing to the chemical load our bodies carry every day.

From hormone-disrupting phthalates in dairy products, to cancer-causing toxic flame retardants in meat, to cancer-causing perfluorinated chemicals in microwave popcorn, the foods we eat can contain hidden harmful chemicals.

Some of these chemicals enter the food through processing or leach into food from food packaging. Some may enter the food supply because of soil, air, or water contamination. We are already exposed to many of these same toxic chemicals due to their use in consumer products.

Very few laws restrict toxic chemicals in food, food processing equipment, or food packaging. Since rinsing conventional produce does not wash away all pesticide residue, eating organically grown foods is one way to reduce your exposure to pesticides. In addition, avoiding conventional insect and weed killers in and around your home will reduce your exposure.

If you are concerned about your grocery budget and not being able too afford organic varieties of every food you consume, start with the dirty dozen list. Those 12 items have the highest pesticide content. View the full list here: https://www.ewg.org/foodnews/dirty-dozen.php

 

What People Say About Us

Here are just a few of the many positive things our patients have to say about their the care they received at Cary Medical Center.

  1. The staff in one day surgery is absolutely amazing. I was very thankful for my team of nurses, doctors and right down to the secretary that checked me in. You all were so amazing, friendly and professional. Thank you so much!

    Desiree S.

    Desiree S.

  2. I am beyond happy with our visit at Cary! We can't thank you and your amazing staff for keeping our little boy your #1 concern. You did such an amazing job! Thank you Cary Medical Center!

    Whittni N.

    Whittni N.

  3. This hospital was exactly what a hospital should be. The took such good care of my grandmother and the display of humanity and compassion was genuine. I am forever grateful.

    Joshua S.

    Joshua S.

  4. I had my son at Cary and I couldn’t imagine being treated better anywhere. The staff were attentive, empathetic, and went above and beyond for my comfort. I wouldn’t want to give birth anywhere else.

    Emily O.

    Emily O.

  5. A big shout-out to the doctors, nurses, and staff at Cary Medical Center’s ER, Imaging, Lab, Food Service, and ACU Departments. I can’t thank you enough for the wonderful care from each of you.

    Stephanie P.

    Stephanie P.

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