May 12th, 2005
By Stal Herz
By Stal Herz
In the health conscious eye of the American public, there seems
to be something wrong with all of the Non Fat, sugar substitute
food that is saturating the marketing in an attempt to loose weight
and slim down. Because of the new studies coming out every week by
the FDA and EPA showing that the inside of your body is decaying
despite the slimming of your exterior, there seems to be a move
towards a more natural form of living.
It is a move to a more Organic way of living, and the wave of this
new fad has come is crashing on the shores of consumers in the
forms of Organic foods.
This seems to be the new catchword in every supermarket or
restaurant. There is a realization that the more chemicals and
processed food that you put into your body, the more damage
you’re doing. Health concerns abound from the toxins that
you are putting in your body, which can damage everything form
your nervous system to your immune system.
The pesticides and preservatives that exist in most foods you
consume - particularly foods that do not exit your body and
stay within your bloodstream, can cause damage beyond the battle
of the bulge you’re fighting.
Some studies have also shown that breast cancer has been linked
to pesticides and toxins used to produce what on the outside
would look like the perfect crop. It’s not just plants and
coffee beans that are the culprits of it all, but also the
livestock. Those Chicken Breasts from KFC don’t taste
strange for no reason.
The over use of pesticides have been known to effect the nervous
system as well as weaken the immune system, which is why there
is an increased exposure to allergies in the spring time. The
pollen and other items that stimulate your allergic reactions
can get through easier because your system because the pesticides
have actually broken you down.
With a rival of awareness for the vanishing well being of the
environment, an awakened concerned for human health as well as
huge cash cow in the new profits in producing organic foods,
people may realize that a few sports on your apple is worth
keeping chemical from entering your body. Nature rarely grows
in perfection. IN fact, it is in its imperfection that it has
the most beauty. Perhaps if we start eating organically, our
lifestyle will reflect that as well.
Children are more likely to suffer from the effects of pesticides
because of their body weight, which is why so many children’s
foods are made from organic material that contains no
preservatives. One can only assume that taking care of a child
is easier than taking care of ourselves, because when adults have
the choice, they don’t really care if it’s
organic - only if it’s healthy. Well, it seems that
what appears to be healthy on the outside is extremely unhealthy
on the since.,
When eating organic food, you are digesting ant i- oxidants,
which help to strengthen your immune system and help in the fight
against seasonal infections and terminal diseases.
What is disturbing is that many of the people check to see if
the pesticides or herbicides have met with an EPA approval, but
the fact is that that those approaches were reached when it was
though they were benefiting farmers whose crops were being
destroyed by insects and grazing animals. Now that the long term
effects have been proven to cause cancers, many of those early
approval ratings are no longer valid.
The Newest player in the game is coffee, as it is a huge crop
with tons of pesticides and chemicals sprayed on it so that
larger crops can be stored over longer periods of time. It is
why so many of the larger coffee chains brews taste a little
unnatural. That’s because those beans are covered in
chemicals that might be doing more than just waking you up.
Smaller coffee roasters have the opportunity to grow
organically because their crop is small in relative size to the
major coffee corporations - giving more care and details
are put into growing a more natural product.
Perhaps this return to organic living will put the power of
health back into the hands of the people. In fact, it has
always been there, although now it might be a bit more
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