A word on Organic
You are what you eat and your skin is the largest organ of the body, everything you put on it gets absorbed into the bloodstream, so for me, if I am going to eat healthy, raw and organic as often as possible, then I want to put healthy products on my skin as well.
We already get exposed to enough toxic chemicals and if we have a chance to reduce that, why not??
Foods and products that are organic are not gentically modified (GMO), don’t have pesiticides, herbicides and other chemicals. These chemcials can be detrimental to your health and are usually cancer causing.
Organic foods and products reduces overall toxins in your body further increasing your health and vitality. They are more nutritious, safer, have more vitamins and minerals and are better tasting.
I find everytime I go to the store and try and find a safe, healthy or organic product, reading the labels is quite amusing to say the least!! I don’t know what the guidelines are but to put on the labels nautral or organic and to find out they still have toxic chemcials in them can be frustrating!!
These are some foods that have high amounts of pesticides, growth hormones, antibiotics etc
– beef, chicken & pork
– strawberries, raspberries and cherries
– apples and pears
– spinach and salad greens
– peaches and nectarines
– grapes (imported from Chile)
– peppers red and green
Organic may be more expensive, but for me, I feel it’s worth it. A good way of getting fresh, organic and usually well priced produce is through your local organic farmer or at farmer’s markets, buy from organic co-ops, buy in bulk or decide on what you can or will buy that is organic, it’s not always alot more money especially if it’s in season.
I have found that I can actually taste the difference, but I know I am feeding my body better.
Here’s to Your Health!!