Monday, September 9, 2013

Over the Top for Organic Food

Organic Food
I love that there are so many beating the drum for your health, dear readers. And there is no better person that I'd rather occupy the proverbial soap box with than Jennie Zraick. Listen to what she has to pass on today.

I know some of you think I'm a bit over the top with my passion for buying organic food whenever possible. Perhaps you think my "conspiracy theory" attitude towards our government and commercial agri-business tips to the paranoid side of the scale.

In my defense, the article Five Reasons to Eat Organic Apples demonstrates one of the many reasons behind my attitude. We are literally being exposed to toxic poisons with every bite we take IF the food we eat isn't labeled organic. An apple may look like a delicious way to keep the doctor away, but what you can't see is a cocktail of pesticides that can't be washed off because they've penetrated into the meat of the fruit.

I know I can't avoid Genetically Modified (GM) foods altogether or always find organic, but the majority of my food is real and prepared in my kitchen. By choosing organic, I am significantly reducing my exposure to the toxins that are now commonplace in the majority of food produced.

Hmmm.... I wonder why Americans now experience disease like cancer, allergies, digestive issues, mental issues (including Alzheimer's, ADHD, autism), and "syndromes" (aka: diseases doctors can't explain) in epidemic proportions...

Attention young readers (ya'all in your 20's and below): Don't be ignorant about what you're eating. Check it out if you're not up on the topic of GM foods and reasons to eat organic. You have the opportunity to significantly impact your health in your later years (40 and up) by how you treat your body now.

Thanks Jennie. Love it when you echo my cry. Any questions about my or Jennie's journey?


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