Welcome to Part 1 in this new series Going Organic
Some practical suggestions to help you eat and live healthy…
Perhaps you are considering going organic… Maybe you have already started, but perhaps you have a few questions on your mind.
What does it really mean to go Organic?
What are the benefits for you and your family?
Is it really too expensive, or can you do it on a budget?
I have been an advocate of all things organic for as long as I can remember.
It isn’t always easy, and sometimes we can’t be ‘perfect’ with everything that we might want to be able to do, however, doing whatever we can is always better than doing nothing.
It has never been more important to be able to eat naturally, and to be aware of the affects on our health of what we consume on a daily basis.
If you are in the US or if you are here in Australia, there are government regulations that cover organic produce. Of course there are laws in other countries as well, and likely they all vary to a degree. It is a good idea to check out regulations that affect your location, so you can determine just how ‘safe’ purchasing ‘organic’ produce might be.
Of course living organically isn’t just about the food we eat, really it is about the rest of our environment, because we are bombarded with so many environmental chemicals from the polluted air we breathe to the cleaning products we use in our homes.
A few other related subjects that I feel are important are our overall health incorporates, our wildlife as well as the sustainability of food production… This is particularly important since the introduction of Genetically Modified foods that have infiltrated almost all of our processed foods.
Even though certified organics have been around for over a decade, I know there are still lots of questions around organic food and organic living, so I am hoping this series will help with some of these queries.
Here’s some of what you can expect in coming posts:
- Why eating organic is important…to you and the world around you.
- How to introduce organics, even if you’re on a budget.
- What does organic really mean and are you really eating organic?
- We’ll also discuss issues surrounding, meats, and produce in more detail.
- Being your own source of organic foods.
- Do you need supplements?
I plan on covering a good bit of information, and I know that living an organic lifestyle can sometimes be confusing, so just remember that you don’t have to do it all in one go. Think of it as a journey, and look at taking one step at a time, just adding healthier options slowly, incorporating them into your daily life routine and habits.
Not only will this be of great benefit to your own and your family’s health, but it will also have a ripple effect on the whole environment helping to make the world a better place.
The next article is going to be covering 8 reasons you want to eat organic… So until then take care and be healthy.