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Yesterday while scrolling through our RSS feeds I saw an article headline that caught my eye: “Pesticides on Produce Tied to ADHD in Children.” I literally gasped aloud after reading that line. I know that’s how they get your attention, through shock and awe, but I after reading through the article I do believe it is an important topic to look in to. The article states that  “New research suggests that exposure to high levels of organophosphate pesticides, commonly found on berries, celery and other produce, could raise the odds for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. At this point, though, there is no evidence that pesticide exposure can actually cause ADHD, stated the authors of a paper appearing in the June issue of Pediatrics.”

Now, there is no concrete evidence that these pesticides are causing ADHD, but this may be a good time to look at the food we are putting in our bodies and serving to our families. Taking a trip to your local farmers market even just once a month could start a healthy trend in your household and it is a fun weekend trip as well. If you are unsure of where the closest market to you is, we have made a comprehensive farmers market guide that is broken up by county. Happy shopping!

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