Just because a product says “all natural” on the packaging, doesn’t mean its true. Many manufactures jumped on the ban wagon of the food revolution and started labeling products as all natural realizing that they could make more money by telling people what they want to hear. Test these so-called “natural” products in a lab and what will you find? Pesticide residues, Genetically Modified Organisms, and a long list of problematic and/or carcinogenic synthetic chemicals and additives. Now some people would like marketing regulations however this has not happened and for now we must become informed consumers.
What does certified organic or “USDA Organic” mean? Certified organic means the farmer or producer has undergone a regular inspection of its farm, facilities, ingredients, and practices by an independent third-party certifier, accredited by the USDA National Organic Program. The producer has followed strict NOP regulations and maintained detailed records. Genetically engineered ingredients, synthetic pesticides, animal drugs, sewage sludge, irradiation, and chemical fertilizers are prohibited. Farm animals, soil, and crops have been managed organically. Food can be processed using only approved methods. Ingredients must be on the “allowed” list.
The following the resources will give further information about today’s topic:
1) Labeling Organic
2) Organic Manifesto By Maria Rodale
Implementation: As we continue on our journey to wellness take note of any food sensitivities you once had. As we implement better food sources you will find that some of these sensitives will dissipate. Food sensitivities can lead to lots of different problems-like brain fog, anxiety, insomnia, digestive issues, and congestion-so make a note if any of those symptoms seem to have improved. Realize that a big change like this one can affect mind and body.
Affirmation: It is much more valuable to look for the strength in others. You can gain nothing by criticizing their imperfections. ~ Daisaku