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Did you know that research is confirming that indeed “Food is Medicine”, including for CANCER prevention and treatment? Here is the EVIDENCE

Good people,

The New Year is here and with it comes many resolutions:

  • Firstly, let me thank you, all, for walking with us, at OCA, by reading and hopefully putting in practical use some of the “gems” of knowledge we have been sharing, over the years, on this blog. At OCA, we believe, “Your Health is Your First Wealth”
  • Secondly, this is to let you know that we are not about to stop creating consumer awareness by sharing these behavior changing and empowering  knowledge tit bits, whose objective is to enable YOU make informed choices about your HEALTH, so that you can take CONTROL of your health and wellness. (see Sustainable Development –SDG-no. 3)
  • Thirdly, us we begin 2017, we are very alive to the increasing incidence and prevalence of non-communicable diseases(NCDs), including CANCERs; That is why we begin the year by sharing with you the good news; that cancer is not only preventable but that I CAN be “cured” by what you consume: your DIET and lifestyle:
  • Fourthly; Now we know that the 5 key risk factors for NCDS are: Environmental toxins, including agrochemicals in your food (instead eat organic food); Wrong timing of eating (don’t eat at least 3 hours before sleep time); Inadequate sleep; Too much STRESS; and Sitting too much.
  • And finally: Here are TEN FOOD groups, in addition to GINGER, that prevent (and treat) all chronic diseases, including CANCERs, backed by the best science. https://foodrevolution.org/blog/10-best-cancer-killing-phytonutrients/
  • Go here for more: http://organicconsumers.co.ke/news-updates/articles-publications-updates.html

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Do consumers know the“ food politics” which inform whether food is viewed as a commodity for “agribusiness” or as nutritious balanced diet which promotes healthy outcomes and wellness?

Good people,

The month of December is here with us and with it the festivities that go with it. The “food industry”, which unfairly influences agricultural food production policies, is gearing up to feed us with “junk food” and make MONEY: Big money, which they use to lobby policy makers.

  • The SODA and “soft drinks” industries of this world, among others, are gearing up for record sales of their sugar loaded toxic syrups and processed “junk meats” while fully aware that they are “stuffing” us with “sweet poisons” which are contributing to the high rates of obesity and related illness among all age groups, including children. WHY are they allowed to sell processed foods loaded junk foods, trans-fats and refined sugar loaded “poisoned cakes” and getting away with it?
  • It is because are backed by powerful vested “food industry” business interests who only care about PROFITS and their bottom line.
  • Do we have evidence of this? YES:

http://www.earlytorise.com/our-no-hassle-plan-for-healthy-living/sold-to-the-highest-bidder-the-fatally-flawed-food-pyramid/

And here: http://www.scielosp.org/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0042-96862013000700004

Way Forward?

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Is there a link between increasing cases of cancer and the increased use of agrochemicals?

The month of October heralds many things least of which is that the end of the year is nigh. For those of us in the lifestyle and wellness business, we remember October as the Cancer Awareness month, generally, but more specifically as the Breast Cancer Awareness month. This is particularly poignant considering the rising incidence and prevalence of non-communicable diseases and breast cancer, in particular.

  • What is contributing to this rapid rise in cancer cases? A multiplicity of risk factors which are generally lumped  together as dietary and lifestyle related factors
  • But specifically, what are some of the environmental pollutants and contaminants that may be contributing to the rising cases of cancer and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs)?Answer: Agrochemicals used in conventional farming especially pesticides and herbicides have strongly been linked to different forms of cancer, especially BREAST cancer and PROSTATE cancer. The increasing USE of pesticides and herbicides in farming results in higher than the allowed maximum residue levels (MRLs) in foods for human consumption…with disastrous consequences to both human health and environmental health.
  • Do we have any evidence of the rising contamination arising from agricultural and food production activities especially PESTICIDE and HERBICIDE use?
  • YES. Here is the evidence: http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/2/8/e1600850.full
  • And here: http://www.panna.org/sites/default/files/KOF-report-final.pdf

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Are there any successful case studies of sustainable ecological organic agriculture in Africa? YES

The month of November is here and with it the beginning of the anticipated short rains albeit scanty and unpredictable:

With the changing climatic conditions what is the way forward, for African farming, in view of unreliable rains coupled with alternating droughts and floods?

There are largely two farming and food productions systems to choose from, namely:

  • Ecological organic agriculture and related food production system
  • Conventional farming and biotechnology lead agriculture food production system

Here are scientific reasons and cases studies of why you should choose ecological organic agriculture for SAFE food and nutrition security towards achieving the SDGs.

  • WATCH this:
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  • READ these case studies from East Africa, in partnership with IFOAM

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Why is going organic part of the solution to the increasing prevalence and incidence of Diabetes, a non-communicable disease (NCD)?

Good people,

September is here and with it the Libra’s,( I am one them!) are in their element….aligning their passions with their purpose…creating awareness on using soil as the “pharmacy” to treat diabetes and the many chronic inflammatory conditions…do we have any evidence that soil is a rich and complex living microcosm? YES. WATCH this evidence:

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Going Organic in East Africa

What's causing cancer?

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Organic Farmers

This is just a few names and contacts of organic farmers who work closely with OCA.

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Organic Markets

The retailers buy thei food from the organic farmers and sell them at various organic

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Restaurants

OCA works closely and directs traffic to the only organic restaurant in Nairobi so far.

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Processors

OCA closely works with one processor whose products are certified organic.

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Organic Consumers Alliance (OCA) focuses on promoting and creating awareness on

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