Protect yourself against the new e-coli outbreak

I don’t know if you are looking at the new about the new e-coli bacteria sweeping Europe. I read the newspaper today, and the US standards would NOT have detected this bacteria. We must be very proactive with our food. I am hopeful that you all buy organic vegetables. However, that in itself is not enough to secure bug free food. Below is an easy recipe to make your own pre-wash.

1. Make a soaking solution with equal parts of water and white vinegar. Soak any fruits or vegetables for 5 to 10 minutes. Rinse well. This is an excellent homemade vegetable wash.

2.  A vegetable wash spray is a little more convenient. Make a homemade vegetable wash spray by mixing 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 2 tablespoons baking soda with equal parts of white vinegar and water in a spray bottle. Shake the bottle to mix well.

3.  To clean the vegetables put them into a colander in the sink and spray liberally with the homemade vegetable wash spray. Let sit for a few minutes.

4 Scrub the fruits and vegetables with a brush and rinse thoroughly.

5.  Avoid pesticides altogether by buying organic produce whenever possible. They are not sprayed with pesticides.

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About Polly Heil-Mealey, ND, P.Sc., HHP, M.Ed., C.C.I.

Dr. Polly Heil-Mealey is the Past-President of the International Iridology Practitioners Association (IIPA), as well as an IIPA Certified Iridologist with a Master’s Degree in Education, and a Naturopathic degree. She has been involved in education and Biblical health care since 1994. Dr. Polly has been active in both television and radio, presenting community service programs covering various topics. An international traveler, she gives seminars on alternative health practices, incorporating iridology and Biblical nutritional counseling. Dr. Polly now uses her expert ability to communicate vital and useful information to help her clients build or restore their health. One of Dr. Polly’s greatest passions is to see her clients restore their health through natural therapies. Every success story confirms the need for education in holistic practices. Dr. Polly brings a high level of dedication and commitment to her clientele. She has touched the lives of many with her concern and selfless devotion. The verse “My people perish for lack of knowledge,” is a scripture that touches every level of society. As clients learn and understand holistic protocols, they are able to improve their health drastically by incorporating diet and lifestyle changes. Dr. Polly is married to Stephen Hale, and together they have eight children. Both are very active in their church and serve on various boards in their community. Dr. Polly is also the director of Women’s Ministries of her church. Dr. Polly and Stephen reside in Humble, Texas.
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2 Responses to Protect yourself against the new e-coli outbreak

  1. Judy Davis says:

    This was great to know. Will go get some white vinegar right away. Was using dishwashing liquid to wash vegetables.

    • Great, Judy.
      I read in this morning’s paper that this strain of E-coli is now in the US. People who had been traveling in Germany have now returned home with the bacteria. We all know how contagious e-coli is. I am glad you are protecting yourself!

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