The Doctors: UC Davis Pesticide Study
The Doctors shared an important new study from UC Davis regarding pesticides and children. These pesticides, found in the fruits and vegetables we eat, greatly increase the risk of cancer later in life. In a study of 364 kids, all 364 showed high levels of arsenic and DDE.
To share tips on how we can better protect our children, The Doctors welcomed actress, mother and activist Kelly Preston. Kelly is an advocate for organic foods and gardening and even grows most of her own food at home.
The Drs: Kelly Preston Organic Gardening Tips
“I would rather not give my kids fruits and vegetables that are laced with chemicals,” Kelly stated. She recommends not just buying organic foods, but also growing your own fruits and vegetables at home.
Kelly calls gardening “so fun” and “so easy.” Plus, you don’t even need a lot of land. The Doctors cameras captured Kelly in her own backyard, where she keeps pots filled with her favorite plants including strawberries, kale, cucumbers and lettuce. Best of all, when your food is grown at home, you can be sure you’re keeping GMOs and pesticides away from your family.
Dr. Travis Stork, Dr. Jim Sears and an audience member, Casey, later joined Kelly on stage to plant some basil. Kelly demonstrated how simple it is to garden, especially when you have cute gloves!
Kelly Preston: Kirstie Alley Challenge For Change
Kelly announced that she’s working with her best friend, actress Kirstie Alley, and challenging everyone in America to make one healthy change. Join the Kirstie Alley Challenge for Change in order to quit a bad habit, start eating healthy foods, drink more water or whatever change you’d like to make. Keep track of your progress, and at the end of of March, five winners will be chosen for a slumber party with Kelly and Kirstie.