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Choosing to live perfectly organic for health

Updated on June 4, 2016

Rethink Your Choices

Rethink the choices you make about your daily life. Have you ever wondered why people seem a lot sicker than they did in the past? In the past life was simple. The choices we made in everyday products were easy. There were no genetically altered plants or animals in our food supply or in our clothing. We are simple home cooked food and wore garments made of naturally organically grown fibers.

Technology has change the way we live. The high demand for easy to prepare meals and easy to care for clothing requires productions of these items through unnatural means. Since we expect modern life to be simpler we sacrifice our health for an easy to manage life.

We don't want to prepare meals which require a lot of prep time. We want to eat quickly, which forces us to make unhealthy choices. Packaged foods with ingredients we shouldn't be eating. Clothing made from chemically processed material which touches our bodies and leeches chemical into ourselves. We choose not to think of these things and we wonder why there is such a high incidence of environmentally caused illnesses.

Health is a simple matter of making choices. Choosing products that keep us healthy.

Ask Yourself Questions

When choosing product for yourself and your family ask questions. Simple choices such as which milk to purchase. Ask yourself does it have hormones, antibiotics or other unhealthy ingredients beside just the wholesome milk we want. We have been caught off-guard when it come to shopping for these everyday product. In the past there when we purchased milk it was organic.

Ask yourself is the fabric in this t-shirt just cotton? Do I need to rethink how I purchase clothing? Has the cotton been grown using harmful chemicals, pesticides, or other unhealthy product? These are once again questions we didn't have to answer in the past. The cotton in our clothing was grown organically. Since labeling products has become such a big issue, the only products we can really trust are those labeled certified organic.

What do You Think

Do you choose organic products regularly?

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Clothing Choices

We may not have the ability to know exactly what chemical we are wearing, but we can make healthier choices. When purchasing clothing be sure to wash your garments before wearing them. Make sure the detergents, fabric softeners and other laundering products are free from harmful chemicals. Cancer causing agents have been found in many.

Muscle aches, asthma, skin conditions, and respiratory conditions may be caused by these chemicals. Choose natural fibers for your clothing.

When laundering your clothing be mindful of fragrance chemicals in these products they are extremely toxic, known to cause liver damage and cancer in mammals. Homemade recipes for many laundry products are available online. Try some you might be surprised at how easy they are to make yourself.

Living Organic

Living organic is a choice, we must be mindful of the garments we put on ourselves and our children. The foods we choose should be carefully grown in and organically certified way. The choice is yours Health or Cost. Know what the choices are and how to choose the right one. If money is the deciding factor in your choice know how to make the best decisions for your spending.

Our children are more likely to suffer the consequences of unhealthy chemicals, hormones, and pesticides than ever before. As consumer it is our responsibility to make the right choices for them.

Organic vs Non-Organic

Be Wise

Learn to read packaging on food, check for labels on fresh fruits and vegetable. How was my food prepared or processed? Choose garments, household products, beauty supplies based on whether or not it is organic. Choose organic over non-organic.

Organic products may cost a bit more to produce, but isn't health worth the cost? I think it is and choose products good for health every time. I hope you learn to do the same. Cost vs Health it's a choice.

Which would you choose?

 
calcium
magnesium
Tomatoes
 
 
Organic
23
59.2
Non-Organic
4.5
4.2
Organic vs Non-Organic tomatoes minerals in milliequivalents.

How to choose fruits and vegetables

Children are most affected by chemicals in food and everyday product. The toys go in their mouths, are they made of harmful chemicals? The food they eat nourishes their bodies. Does it contain hormones, chemicals, GMO's or other substances harmful to health and development?

Know your choices and make the wisest choice you can. If money is the deciding factor know your option.

The dirty dozen fruits. Here they are:

  • Apples
  • Peaches
  • Nectarines
  • Strawberries
  • Grapes
  • Celery
  • Spinach
  • Sweet bell peppers
  • Cucumbers
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Snap peas (imported)
  • Potatoes
  • These are the fruits and vegetable you always want to purchase organic. These dirty dozen contain the highest amount of pesticides. If you can't purchase all of your fruits and vegetable in their organic form choose these ONLY in organic.




Choose for Your Health

What do you think about organic products?

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    • Larry Rankin profile image

      Larry Rankin 

      22 months ago from Oklahoma

      Great read!

    • CatherineGiordano profile image

      Catherine Giordano 

      22 months ago from Orlando Florida

      Great information for living organically. I try to live organically, but fall far short. I am sometimes willing to pay the higher price for organic, but other times I have to opt for what is cheapest. I usually think of organic in connection with food, but you have gotten me to thinking about organice clothing too.

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      Buildreps 

      2 years ago from Europe

      We buy as much organic food as possible. We even never eat meat or fish. It makes you stronger, fitter and healthier. But you need to a kind of mental math each day of the nutrients, vitamins and proteins you take in.

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      Denise McGill 

      2 years ago from Fresno CA

      I agree that organic is best and when I had the space to grow my own foods, I did. Now that we live in the city and on a limited budget it gets too expensive to search out the all organic foods and clothing. I never really gave much thought to my clothing. I think the conveniences have made it too easy not to bother checking what we are buying, not to mention the cost differences. I wish there was an easier way.

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      Audrey Selig 

      2 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

      H i We try to buy organic as much as possible. our daughter lives near Whole Foods and buys what we need from that store. I know many folks don't have the money to spend on organic foods. However, if you shop wisely, you can find stores that sell them cheaper. I agree with all that you have said in this hub. Sharing. Blessings, Audrey

    • Cynthia Haltom profile imageAUTHOR

      Cynthia Haltom 

      2 years ago from Diamondhead

      Thanks appreciate it. People just don't always make good choices.

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      Bill Holland 

      2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      We operate an urban farm here in Olympia. You are preaching to the choir and I love the message.

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