Unexplained nausea and your lab work looks normal? Can certain fruits and vegetables be the culprit? Yes, it can. Nausea and vomiting can be a common symptom from pancreas problems in individuals. Clinical pancreatitis you will see on blood work and scans but sub clinical pancreatitis you will not. Sub clinical pancreatitis you may just have a dull nausea because the pancreas is a very chemical sensitive organ. What all can create this low-level pancreas problem in patients?
-Beginning of cancer
As we get into summer, people start eating the fruits and vegetables that are in season. Unfortunately, some of these items are heavily soaked with pesticides and can create this nausea symptom that others can’t explain. Choosing to eat organic should be your first choice but not everyone can afford the extra cost. Be aware of the dirty dozen and at least try to buy those organic so you can avoid the heavy pesticides. Pesticide exposure may also cause a range of neurological health effects such as memory loss, loss of coordination, reduced speed of response to stimuli, reduced visual ability, altered or uncontrollable mood and general behavior, and reduced motor skills. These symptoms are often very subtle and may not be recognized by the medical community as a clinical effect. Other possible health effects include asthma, allergies, and hypersensitivity, and pesticide exposure is also linked with cancer, hormone disruption, and problems with reproduction and fetal development.
The 2017 Dirty Dozen List & Clean 15 List
EWG’s Dirty Dozen
- Sweet Bell Peppers
EWG’s Clean 15
The Clean 15 list includes produce that is least likely to be contaminated by pesticides. Here’s the 2015 Clean 15 List:
- Sweet corn
- Frozen Sweet Peas
Key Findings of the 2017 Dirty Dozen Report
- More than 98 percent of samples of strawberries, spinach, peaches, nectarines, cherries and apples tested positive for residue of at least one pesticide.
- A single sample of strawberries showed 20 different pesticides.
- Spinach samples had, on average, twice as much pesticide residue by weight than any other crop.
- Avocados and sweet corn were the cleanest: only 1 percent of samples showed any detectable pesticides.
- More than 80 percent of pineapples, papayas, asparagus, onions and cabbage had no pesticide residues. (Note: Some papayas are GMOs. Choose organic to avoid that.)
- No single fruit sample from the Clean Fifteen tested positive for more than four types of pesticides.