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CDC Top Ten

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published its Top Ten List of 2016.

Unfortunately, it’s the list of foods that most commonly make us sick.

And while, in this blog, we typically focus on long term health and diet, and chronic conditions, we certainly want to remain vigilant regarding acute food-borne illnesses.

The 2016 organisms haven’t changed much – listeria, salmonella and E. Coli – but the sources have gone trendy.

So if you’re a foodie, here are just four food trends you might want to avoid:

  • sprouts – raw or undercooked
  • raw milk
  • Garden of Life brand  – RAW Meal Organic Shake & Meal Replacement
  • back yard poultry

Food-borne illness is quite common but often not recognized. Most often the symptoms are of gastrointestinal distress like diarrhea, abdominal cramps, fever, gas, fatigue, muscle aches, nausea; sometimes vomiting can occur. The CDC list identifies multi-state outbreaks so it certainly isn’t comprehensive.

The most important thing you can do in your own home to avoid food poisoning: wash your hands, keep counter tops, cutting boards, and kitchen towels clean.

And in this case, avoid trends to be well,

Marcia

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