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Organic foods – are they worth my hard earned dollar??

Monday, November 24, 2014

This is the start of a blog - one that I intend to follow up - that I have been doing for a Uni Course I have been doing to update my knowledge in nutrition, inbetween all the other things I have been doing - and you think you are busy!!!!!!.
Its a subject I find very interesting - one that has a lot of confusion attached to it.

I keep hearing that we need to eat organic foods to stay healthy – but on a limited income I look at prices in the shops and think are they really worth this extra money and can I afford them?? This is a huge and many facetted question – involving what are organic foods, why organic foods are more expensive, are they better for my health, are they really worth the extra money charged - so my blog today is focussing on one part of this - why organic foods are more expensive.

Lets start with the most basic question – what exactly are organic foods? I am tending to focus on Australian definitions – since I am Australian. According to : Food and Agricultural Organisation of UN – Organic agriculture - What are certified organic products? Certified organic foods are Certified organic products are those which have been produced, stored, processed, handled and marketed in accordance with precise technical specifications (standards) and certified as "organic" by a certification body. Once conformity with organic standards has been verified by a certification body, the product is afforded a label.

Ok – so Organic foods are labelled provided they conform to certain standards and register which costs them money and in Australia the registration process is a 16 part system and takes 12 months minimum for primary producers, though it is less time for handlers !! (see Australian Certified Organic Brochure – Standard 2013 )

Having grown foods in the required manner and then bothered to go through the certification process I think I would want extra money for it!!

But what exactly are organic foods??
According to : Organic .org - Simply stated, organic produce and other ingredients are grown without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, genetically modified organisms, or ionizing radiation. Animals that produce meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products do not take antibiotics or growth hormones.

Here in Australia we have a lot of fruits and vegetables that are claimed to be organic, that sometimes cost organic prices – yet are actually grown in people’s back yards. These are not true organic foods because they are nor certified organic – yet they may have been, and often are , grown in a way that would comply with the definition of organic. There are also many local growers who grow small amounts of freggies and sell at very good prices.

Other reasons organic foods are more expensive are:
Limited quantities are grown and produced since there is limited demand owing to cost, education etc
The growing process is more labour intensive so costs rise
Handling limited quantities to market and through the market process in the required way costs extra
Hopefully the time will come when demand increases and costs are reduced.

In the end though it is the hip pocket that matters – and my limited finances only allow me to spend a certain amount on my food, but so far it appears that, nutritionally you will not suffer if you dont eat organic foods, however the fresher you can get those foods the better they are.

I am certainly going to follow this topic up further – since I feel I ended up with more questions unanswered than answered.. - more blogs will follow!!

It needs far more delving into the nutritional differences in organic foods to conventional foods, and the real problems with synthetic fertilisers – and are natural fertilisers really that much better?? and so we go on!! So much research, so little time!! And its changing all the time as new products hit the market!!

References: (all web resources) Food and Agricultural Organisation of UN – Organic agriculture - Why is organic food more expensive than conventional food?

Top 10 reasons why organic food is more expensive 03/08/2014 By Melissa Valliant

Australian Certified Organic – Standard 2013 -

Food and Agricultural Organisation of UN – Organic agriculture - What are certified organic products?

Food and Agricultural Organisation of UN – Organic agriculture - Why is organic food more expensive than conventional food?

Organic.org - What does “organic” mean? www.organic.org/education/faqs

Food and Agricultural Organisation of UN – Organic agriculture - Why is organic food more expensive than conventional food?

Mayo Clinic Healthy Lifestyle Nutrition and healthy eating Organic foods: Are they safer? More nutritious?

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GOANNA2 12/15/2014 8:25AM

    Like you, I am on a pension and can't afford the
prices charged for organic. I have a friend in
Beechmont who brings me the fresh herbs and
some of her silverbeet and beetroot and my aunty
gives me amaranth and fresh vine leaves, so at least
I do get some fresh, unsprayed vegies. Thanks for
the links. emoticon

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WENDIQ 11/29/2014 11:57AM

    I am slowly becoming convinced that some organics, especially the dirty dozen, should be on my lists. I do watch sales, however, and price is a large determiner. But I am finding myself, lately, either buying on sale or going without some things.
Your article is good information.

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PHOENIX1949 11/26/2014 2:57PM

    My answer as to whether or not they are worth the cost is a resounding YES because I am seriously allergic to almost everything but Oxygen and the less chemicals I ingest, the better.

I realize that the nutritional value usually has little difference between organic and non-organic foods BUT the long-term health issues to humans and the environment makes it well worth it.

I have recently seen a trend in my part of the world where the prices are steadily dropping on organic items due to increased competition through the stores and several local, organic farms. Hopefully this will help folks on tighter budgets.

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KAREN608 11/24/2014 10:06PM

    I buy veggies but sale prices are all important to our budget. No need to buy a bunch of junk food to save money, but beans are usually cheap and rice. I dont' worry about the organic stuff. If I want fresh veg I go to friends that planted too much and usually get safe things to eat.

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1CRAZYDOG 11/24/2014 2:16PM

    emoticon for the information!

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L*I*T*A* 11/24/2014 12:10PM

    great information........

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 11/24/2014 9:54AM

    Very informative. Thanks for taking the time & effort to look into this for us Ann. I look forward to the follow up blogs.

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NASFKAB 11/24/2014 7:36AM

  thanks for this extremely well thought out blog

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Obesity and Preventable Death: 8 Lifesaving Resources

Saturday, November 22, 2014

More than 2 in 3 adults (or 78.6million) are considered to be overweight or obese, and more than 1 in 6 children and adolescents ages 6 to 19 are considered to be obese (1). Obesity is linked to health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, some of the leading causes of preventable death (2). The global obesity epidemic is now costing the world economy $2 trillion a year (3).

The following resources explain the link between obesity and several of the leading causes of preventable death, as well as some of the healthiest and surest ways to lose weight. Please review and share them with anyone you believe may benefit:

What are the Health Risks of Overweight and Obesity?

Obesity, Stroke Risk and Stroke Recovery with Pool Exercise blog.intheswim.com/stroke-recovery-w

Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease

Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity

Obesity, Breast Cancer and Medicare Treatment Coverage blog.ehealthmedicare.com/2014/10/bre

Losing Weight: What is Healthy Weight Loss?

The Very Best Way to Lose Weight and Keep it Off

Putting the Public Back in Public Health http://publichealthcorps.org/ info@publichealthcorps.org
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GOANNA2 12/15/2014 8:21AM

    Thank you for all the wonderful links Ann. emoticon

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PHOENIX1949 11/24/2014 12:41AM

    emoticon emoticon for pulling this together and sharing.

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 11/23/2014 6:09PM

    Thanks for such an awesome & informative blog. Thank you again for the Advent Calendar. You are amazing! Love ya

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ODAT1117 11/23/2014 8:31AM

    Totally agree! And I agree with BRIAEL, too. It's amazing how the food industry and "progress" has really played a role in the health of our nation and the world.

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BRIAEL 11/23/2014 1:00AM

    While obesity is touted as the real cause of all these disastrous conditions, the sad fact is that it's the quality of the food that is offered in our "fast" food lives.

What was the prevalence of them in the 30s, 40s and 50s when people were growing their own food? When meat didn't come pre-butchered in a freezer van from multiple hundred miles away? When our milk wasn't adulterated with added vitamins? When our meat wasn't injected with growth hormone from birth? When there was no prepackaged food that was full of fat, sugar or both?

Losing weight is part of the story. Changing the types of food we eat and understanding WHY is what will return us to health. :)

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NASFKAB 11/23/2014 12:33AM

  AWESOME thanks for sharing

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SONFLOWERGAMMY 11/22/2014 9:28PM

    Thanks for posting all the links! emoticon emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 11/22/2014 8:58PM

    Definitely lots of reasons to eat right, exercise, and listen to our bodies.

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1HEISTHEANSWER 11/22/2014 8:30PM

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A Busy Few Weeks!!

Thursday, November 06, 2014

The last few weeks have been a roller coaster of emotion for us!!
Firstly my beautiful Tibbie died. She was 12 ˝ yrs old and we had had her for nearly all of that 12 ˝ yrs. Then just 2 weeks later my Saluki died – but she was also 12 ˝ yrs old and had been with the Tibbie all her life.

We had decided when this happened we wouldn’t have another dog, despite the fact that we have had dogs all our lives. But we are getting older now and thought this was best.

Then the lady who bred our Tibbie contacted me – a fatal mistake!!
So off we went – down to Glasshouse (named for the Glasshouse Mountains in Queensland ) to see Shadowvale Firebrand.

Its about a 200mile drive and we took the Mary River Highway – a beautiful scenic route – very quiet roads – through farmland, forestry and tiny country villages . This was the valley that some 6 years ago a (stupid) politician decided would make a great dam to hold drinking water. The dam was stopped – it was totally the wrong place for one for many reasons.

View from the road

Kenilworth - the biggest village on the road
We stopped at a lovely picnic spot in the forestry

And then headed on up the Blackall Range

This was taken from the edge of the road – beyond that hedge is a sheer drop!!

And into Maleny

Maleny is one of the villages on the Blackall Range that is very popular with tourists and artisans – another area we love but didn’t have time to stop at on this trip
Then down the range on the other side to our motel – which was incidentally very close to Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo – we didn’t go there either!!

The motel was ok – but the back veranda was wonderful – overlooking a plant nursery growing seedlings for regeneration. There were lots of birds too, and lots of birdsong.

Next morning we met pup - 10 weeks of energy and fluff!!

He is a silver grizzle Tibetan Spaniel and needs a name -we had thought Brandy - but he's not a Brandy - so all ideas are welcome please -

We also met his Aunt, an Australian Champion

So we have a new pup – who chews and keeps us busy!!

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GOANNA2 11/11/2014 7:29AM

    Sorry for you losses Ann. Your new dog is very cute.
I hope he will give you much joy. thanks for the lovely
photos. I love Maleny. That is a beautiful part of QLD.

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 11/8/2014 11:05AM

    Sorry for your losses. Thank you for the beautiful pictures. Glad that you have a new fur-baby to love. Continue taking care of YOU! Love ya emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUNSHINEGB 11/7/2014 9:34AM

    I am really sorry for your loss, our pets are definitely our family. We are older too (80's) but if we lost our little Snooks, I know we'd get another puppy, can't exist without our fur babies!

I like the name Brandy and to me, it suits this pup. But if you don't think it's a Brandy, why not remove the Br and replace it with an S . . . Sandy!

All the best with your new family member!

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PHOENIX1949 11/7/2014 3:29AM

    emoticon for the double loss on our furchildren.

emoticon photos and mini-tour.

emoticon what an adorable puppy.

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EMSSBEARS 11/7/2014 3:00AM

    I am so sorry for your loss my heart goes out to you I can't even imagine how I would feel if and when that happens to Bella and I think she feels the same about me because she almost mauled me to death when I returned home from the hospital after being gone for several days.

Your new puppy is adorable I am sure he will bring you many days of joy. I an not very good with boy names so I will have to leave those suggestions to someone better than me the only boy dogs I have ever had we named them Max and Tucker and Corkey (my kids named that one).

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L*I*T*A* 11/7/2014 12:02AM

    so sorry about your doggies........
losing them both can be very difficult.....
the new puppy looks so sweet!!
blessing and hugs.....lita

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NASFKAB 11/6/2014 10:01PM

  losing both your fur babies was sad but the new one looks ute all the best

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LJCANNON 11/6/2014 8:28PM

    emoticon So sad and sorry to hear about your Pups. I can't imagine the pain of losing them so close together like that.
I know that the new Fella will make his own place in your Hearts and Lives very quickly. He is absolutely Adorable!!

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1CRAZYDOG 11/6/2014 8:26PM

    (((((HUGS)))) So sorry for loss of your fur babies. That is so hard! But your new little guy is adorable!

I'm not too good with names, but how about Chewie (since he chews!) Hope that habit is tamed . . . usually is as they get a little older.

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123ELAINE456 11/6/2014 7:51PM

  So sorry to hear about the losses of both dogs. Theses a Very Beautiful Photos that you took on your trip. Thank You for taking us along with you. You new addition to the family is so adorable, sweet and cute. His Aunt is a very Beautiful Dog. Do you have a dog carrier that you could put him into at night? That would help in training him too. I know puppies loves to chew on everything too. Good Luck with him. God Blessings Always. Have a Wonderful Week. I want to thank you for everything you do for the Team. I appreciate it very much. You do a Wonderful Job. May God Be With You Always Too. Take Good Care Of Yourself And Stay Healthy.

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BALTOCHIC 11/6/2014 6:27PM

    Aww, sorry to hear about Tibbie. It's hard to lose old friends. Your new little guy is adorable!

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BRIAEL 11/6/2014 6:16PM

    So very sorry for your losses, Emma. It's so heartbreaking to lose a beloved member of the family, regardless of whether they are fur or skin. Your doggies were beautiful and, while I'm sure it sounds unfeeling, I'm glad they didn't have to live for long without each other, as they were such longtime companions for each other.

I'm glad that you've opened your heart to the new puppy. What are you going to name him? :)

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NEWTEXDEBBIE 11/6/2014 6:15PM

    Awe but its so cute!

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Its that time again!! Gympie Muster!!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

This weekend the Gympie Muster is on again!! It's been described as the quintessential Aussie event and with the towering gums and leisurely lagoons of beautiful Amamoor Creek State Forest Park near Gympie in Queensland it's the perfect setting for more than 25,000 people who flock to the Optus Gympie Music Muster each year in the last week of August. The Muster attracts fans from all corners of the nation to see the stars and legends (and would be stars!), of Australian country music on the main Muster stage. And there's 13 other on-site venues too, including folk, alt-country, bush poetry, country dance, Talent Search, workshops, international film festival, art auctions, not to mention a full-on Blues program.

A Gympie Apex Club project, the Muster operates under the very professional direction of one of the founding group, Brian Sansom who has been involved in the event since it's inception in 1982.

But the Muster is more than just a spectacular celebration of music - over 50 community groups and 2000 volunteers annually help Apex stage this non-profit community-based festival to raise funds for charities Australia-wide. Since it's inception, the Muster has raised over $10M for charities and the Muster's Rural Aid Appeal annually raises up to $100,000 for it's nominated charity.

Its best described as a huge Country music festival – this year running over 3days of the weekend and having 8 stages continuously playing!!
This year its expected that 50,000 people will attend over the weekend – many camping at the site for the weekend, and many have been camping there for the last 2 weeks to get the best places and because its their holiday and they catch up with friends who also come for the 2 weeks prior.

In 1982, Gympie based country music trio, the Webb Brothers, picked up a Golden Guitar for "Who Put The Roo In The Stew?" at the Tamworth Country Music Festival - a celebration was called for! After enlisting the help of the local Apex Club of Gympie (always ready for a party), a celebratory fund-raiser was held on the Webb's 100-year old property at Thornside. A ball and dinner on the Saturday night was followed by a selection of acts on the Sunday, the Muster's first Main Stage built out of bush timber and borrowed Queensland Rail tarpaulins. The showers were jam tins with holes punched into them, drophole toilets sufficed, drinking water was trucked to the site and patrons could buy a season pass for just $20. Announcers from 4KQ compered the show and SEQ Television produced a special program commemorating the event. All up $9,600 was spent on entertainment (which is about two-percent of today's budget), a couple of thousand people attended and the club generated a surplus of around $12,000 for charity. The first Muster was deemed a roaring success.

After three years, the event had grown significantly. The Club decided that another site was essential - permanent facilities could be established to ensure the ongoing growth of the event. The site chosen was an area of land owned by the Queensland Forestry Department. It was agreed that the site have a multiple use as a State Forest Park which would utilise the Muster's facilities The 1985 Muster was held at Amamoor Creek State Forest Park. From there, the event has continued each year to grow in attendance and in profile. As more and more patrons attended, Muster organisers developed venues, among the first were the infamous Crow Bar, Muster Club and the Talent Search.

In 1993, Australia was suffering the worst drought on record. The Club decided to commit all funds raised to support the national drought appeal. As a result, the Rural Aid Appeal was initiated. The Appeal annually raises funds for a major charity each year through the sale of compilation CDs and a range of specially designed merchandise. Over the years, Rural Aid beneficiaries have included Diabetes Australia, the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Leukaemia Foundation, Youth Suicide Prevention, VISE (Volunteers for Isolated Students Education), Transplant Australia and the Melanoma Foundation and recently, isolated communities suffering the long-term effects of drought.

The event has grown each year, with all profits distributed among worthy charities, both locally and nationally. An ever-growing number of community groups are also involved in the staging of the event, and for most, it is their major fundraiser for the year. There is a real sense of community ownership in the Muster with now more than 50 local community groups involved in the event's success.

Since its inception, the Muster has raised more than $14,000,000 dollars for charities Australia-wide.
A good idea of the muster can be seen at youtu.be/ztdAYL1Rh7Y

Since I live "just up the road" we might take a run over there tomorrow - it would make a nice relaxing Sunday afternoon, sitting listening to country music in the middle of the State forest.

I just found out it will cost $120 a head to go in for a day!! Needless to say we won't be going!!

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123ELAINE456 8/31/2014 9:17AM

  Sounds and Looks like it is an Awesome Event for the Country. Thank You for sharing. God Blessings Always. Have a Wonderful Week. hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Take Care.

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AUNTALICE2 8/30/2014 6:09PM

    Living 'down the road' you may be able to hear some of the music! Sounds like a fun time! emoticon

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CHRISTINEBWD 8/30/2014 5:18PM

    Wow... wish I lived just down the road! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 8/30/2014 2:21PM

    emoticon Thanks for sharing!

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PHOENIX1949 8/30/2014 12:05PM

    What a great deal. Hope you do enjoy this Sunday by being there in person. Thanks for sharing this.

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NEWTEXDEBBIE 8/30/2014 11:44AM

    That sounds like so much fun!

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RUNESHADOW 8/30/2014 10:43AM

  This is sooo cool!!! Thank you so much for sharing all this information with us about that fabulous, fund-raising music & camping festival!! And you live "just up the road"? Wow :) I can just imagine this being a holiday destination for Australians. I love learning about other places, customs, and festivals!

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L*I*T*A* 8/30/2014 10:41AM

    sounds like a great event...............

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GOANNA2 8/30/2014 8:23AM

    Thanks for all the great information about
the Gympie Muster. I hope you get to go. I read
an article about the McLynton sisters, not sure
if that's the right spelling. I like their singing.

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NELLJONES 8/30/2014 7:49AM

    Looks like fun!

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    What a wonderful event & project. I hope that you DO get to enjoy some of it. Very nice. Thanks for sharing all the pictures. Lovely.

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NASFKAB 8/30/2014 2:49AM

  interesting thanks for sharing listening to the video now

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A less obvious reason to have (and use) a juicer!!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Some of you may know that earlier this year I had a totally blocked bowel
well since then I have had to be very careful what I ate, and was very careful as its not the sort of thing one wants to repeat..
I couldn’t eat raw vegetables except very ripe tomatoes that were peeled and cored. I couldn’t eat much raw fruit – it had to be very soft fruit and peeled I have had to peel and cook vegetables until they were very soft – admittedly we steamed them but even so they would have had a lot of nutrients destroyed. The main fruit I ate were canned puree fruits for kids!! I couldn’t even eat an orange without removing all the membranes round each segment first – a slow and messy job!!
The overcooking and peeling needed meant I was losing most of the nutrients in the fruits and vegetables – and honestly didn’t do a lot for the taste either
And the variety of fruits and vegetables I could eat was very limited, thus becoming boring!!
But I missed the raw vegetables and a good variety of vegetables and fruits that I had been used to.
Now don’t get the idea that I am on a Raw Food diet – not by a looooong way – but some fruits and vegetables really are better raw than cooked.
This week I bought a juicer!! What a difference it has made to my eating.
I use it on just about any raw fruit and vegetables – leaving skin on (except citrus) and I use it with the coarse strainer – which means a lot of the pulp is left in the juice – but then I collect the beautifully mushed up pulp and freeze it – and use it in meat loaf, or rissoles, or muffins or tea breads – lots of uses for the pulp!! Never throw anything away!!
And you can add other goodies to the pulp – like chia seed and ground nuts and oats and flax seed!! Wow!! I’m getting quite a healthy menu now!!
So now I am able to again eat raw vegetables, things like raw carrot, celery, cucumber, bell pepper, broccoli, cauliflower etc and apples, oranges, pineapple and pears, etc and know that I am safe eating them because the pulp is so mushed and that I am getting ALL the goodness from not cooking them and not peeling them!!

I thought that maybe other members might be having to limit their choice of fruits and vegetables because of medical problems and thought this might be an answer to someone else.
Of course you don't have to have a medical reason to have a juicer - fruit juice and vegetable juice is great anytime and muffins made using the pulp are especially good anytime - ask my husband who devoured the first batch of 10 in one go, straight from the oven!! LOL!!

EDIT: In reply to the questions - I have a Horum HU 500 - its a slow juicer (though its not that slow) but an easy clean model - they say that the juice from slow juicers retains more nutrients than the juice from centrifugal juicers - but centrifugal juicers are cheaper.
I have found that Horum Australia customer service is second to none in Australia - and my juicer has a 10yr motor guarantee and 2 yr parts guarentee - and parts are available by express.
You can get Horum in USA
And I wasn't paid by Horum for saying that either!! LOL!!

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PHOENIX1949 8/27/2014 1:42AM

    emoticon about the health issues. I've never been able to digest raw freggies properly and as you said cooking them removes so many of the nutrients. Last year in a SP blog there were positive comments about the NutriBullet. I purchased one March of 2013 and now easily get in my daily freggies.

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1BEACHWALKER 8/19/2014 2:13PM

    Hi Ann...glad you are liking the juicer! Hope you are feeling much better since your hospitalization! emoticon

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 8/17/2014 11:03PM

    Thanks for such an informative blog. Glad that you are finding such positives about juicing, despite the rotten reason that you needed to use one. Here's hoping that your health will continue to improve my friend. You are such an inspiration to me. SPARK ON!

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123ELAINE456 8/17/2014 2:43AM

  I love the looks of your Juicer very much. I have a Juiceinan which I brought 10-12 years age and use it a lot after I got it. Then I stop because I couldn't afford to by the Produce for it. Vegetables, Fruits and everything I needed for it. My health would be in so much better today if I continued using it. After 6 Heart Attacks since 7/23/2014, many complications and almost dying several times though it. I regret not keeping up with the Juicing. I'm in my apartment 24/7 and waiting to get a Power Chair now. I hope that I Can get to Farmers Markets and get some things after I get the Chair. So I encourage all of you to get a Juicer and start Juicing now. You will not regret it like I have. Love the Blog and keep on Juicing foe you Health. It is Great For You and Everyone. God Blessings Always. Have a Wonderful Week. Sending Lots Of Hugs Your Way. Take Care.

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NEWTEXDEBBIE 8/16/2014 11:01AM

    Thank you for sharing this! I have had a juicer for a long time and have never opened the box emoticon

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AUNTALICE2 8/16/2014 9:46AM

    I am glad you found a way to keep your diet in good shape. Hopefully, no more blockage. My daughter bought a juicer - obviously not as good as yours. Because she gave it away, Was not happy with it! emoticon

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DSJB9999 8/16/2014 1:58AM

    emoticon great that the juicer is helping emoticon

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LJCANNON 8/15/2014 11:30PM

    emoticon I will have to look into the Juicer the next time I go to the store. I have only recently gotten creative with Smoothies.
It could be fun trying some of the puree in meat loaves for my Client that pretty much Hates Everything except Diet Coke and Homemade Fudge, LOL!!

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NASFKAB 8/15/2014 10:52PM

  great must think f getting a juicer if I find one glad you found something which worked out

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STILLMENEWBODY 8/15/2014 10:46PM

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Glad you found something that is working for you!

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1CRAZYDOG 8/15/2014 10:39PM

    Glad he juicer is helping!

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144AUTUMN 8/15/2014 10:34PM

  Keep up the good work!!

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NORASPAT 8/15/2014 10:34PM

    I had a juicer for a very long time it seemed to last forever. We used it a great deal The it broke and since then I have gone through 3 more very fast. I wish I could find a good one but they are horribly expensive. I also used the pulp from apples, it was always set aside to add to muffins. Now the kids are out of the house-OOPS one just came back family and all. I really should look out for another one. I have a vita mix but it does not separate juice from pulp. I am like you I like some of the pulp to remain. Thanks for the reminder. Pat in Maine.
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GOANNA2 8/15/2014 10:26PM

    I love that you can use the pulp too. I used to have
a juicer about 10 years ago, but sold it. Reading your
blog is making me rethink that perhaps I should get
one again. What brand is it Ann? emoticon

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