have all seen the organic labels in stores and wondered about
them.... is organic better? If a product is truly organic, nothing
used to make it contained or came in contact with synthetic
chemicals or pesticides. Without the added preservatives, the
product is healthier.
The body has problems digesting these non-organic substances. Think
about our ancestors. All of their foods, medicines, and beauty
treatments originated from the earth. Some would argue that that was
because they could do no better. But, I would say that they were on
Sometimes the cure is worst than the disease. If youve ever read
the insert that comes with a bottle of medication, there is a
section entitled Adverse events. This is the list of side effects
of the substance they are trying to market to you. The list of
possible reactions to the drug can be quite long. Taking the
medicine will solve one problem, but create others.
Using natural remedies keeps the body detoxified. Most conditions we
suffer from today, our parents and grandparents encountered as well.
They experienced headaches, constipation, fever, and the like. They
didnt have Tylenol® or Maalox® so they had to use what they did
have: herbs and plants. Tribes of peoples living in the jungles of
South America and the bush of Africa still use herbal medicines to
Modern medicine has its place. There are new ailments that were not
heard of in grandmothers day. Modern and ancient medicine working
together can heal the body in a more natural and less harmful way.
More and more people visit holistic healers to seek medical
treatment. Herbal remedies keep the body free of toxins and delivers
a treatment free of harmful side effects.
Pesticides used to keep vegetables free of insects and pests are
toxic to the body. Rain can wash these pesticides off of the leaves
of the plants and into the ground and the water table. The particles
in factory smoke released toxic fumes in the air. Acid rain resulted
from rain water mixing with these chemical particles. Now that
scrubbers exist on smokestacks, the toxic release is less, but can
still be unhealthy.
Remember the first time you heard about mad cow disease. The
medical term is bovine spongiform encephalopathy. Cows were being
fed ground up remains of diseased cows as a protein supplement. Cow
owners were also selling cows potentially infected with BSE to meat
plants where dangerous neurological tissue was mixed into the
hamburger beef. The resulting hamburger meat made people sick and
The world is not perfect. There is no one solution to healthier
living. Organic products do give us a better option for keeping our
bodies running in tiptop shape.