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9/13/11 1:05 P

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Here's what I think. The warnings that come down on tainted produce are almost always about produce from big agricultural conglomerates that use unhealthy growing, transporting and handling practices. They often cut corners and because of the huge sizeof the operations they just don't have the care or control of what gets to market where most consumers buy them. This is the same story with tainted eggs, strawberries, spinach and everything else we get warned about. Some conventionally marketed things are SO tainted that it's a good thing to just stick to organic when buying them.
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If there is a warning about anything then buy it organic until the warnings are gone. Cantaloupe isn't normally one of the most toxic produce items even when conventional--at least it is on the "okay" list at:
www.ewg.org/foodnews/summary/
If you're not familiar with the Environmental Working Group's Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce you will really appreciate it for shopping wisely.

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9/13/11 9:35 A

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Sounds awsome! Here in Colorado they are warning against eating cantelope because of a lysteria scare! I'm devistated & wondering HOW with the thick skin could cantelope carry disease producing germs? can anyone explain that to me?

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9/13/11 1:18 A

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PS: that ounce or two of leftover coconut liquid either goes into my morning juice the next day or, if I forget to do that it gets poured over the dogs kibble. Either way it doesn't get wasted.

Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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9/13/11 1:04 A

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This is my latest concoction that just popped into my head.
I wanted some cantaloupe but didn't just want it plain so...
I cut it into little bite-sized pieces and put it in a bowl. Then I stood in front of the open refrigerator for 15 seconds or so then reached for the almond butter and the coconut milk

Word about my coconut milk: I drain off all the liquid from the can into a small measuring glass. Then I briefly whip up the thick part in a small bowl. Then i add in half of the liquid I drained out whipping it up so it's even and then store it in a glass container with a snap on lid in the fridge. Okay.

So I took a rounded tablespoon each of almond butter and that semi-drained coconut milk and mixed them together to form a lovely dressing. I almost added a bit of liquid stevia extract but then thought better of that idea and realized that the cantaloupe was probably sweet enough--I was right. Tossed the fruit with the dressing and ATE IT! ...along side a bit of ham salad. that was lunch; YUM!

Try it, you might like it.

Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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