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Health Benefits of Organic Food, Dangers of Non-Organic Food

The health benefits of organic food is slowly, but surely, making headway in the consciousness of those wanting to have and keep good health naturally. It must be certified organic food, issued by a reliable and reputable body, otherwise it could be anything.

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Just as the word ‘natural’ appears on countless packets of highly unnatural food purely as a marketing exercise, so too, is the word ‘organic’ following the same trend. It is an unfortunate choice of word, because every plant and every animal is organic, whether or not it is grown with or has eaten chemicals. So certified organic is a must, if you want truly natural, beneficial food. Always check for the certification logo and the ethics of this body.

Percy Weston was an ordinary (non-organic) Australian farmer, who farmed sheep and tobacco. He was an observant man, able to logically connect cause and effect. He noticed that his sheep always had health problems after he put them on pasture he had recently sprayed with superphosphate, or NPK. These are synthetic fertilisers which are out of natural balance.

In reality, they aren’t fertilsers as such as real fertilisers nourish the soil. Instead, synthetic fertilisers are plant stimulants. They force the plant to take up this unbalanced concoction, with the result that the plant looks great, but has very little nutrition. Any animals grazing on these plants will not get the required nutrients to maintain good health, even in the short term.

Which is why Percy’s sheep kept falling sick.

When he stopped using synthetic fertilisers, instead nourishing the soil with naturally occurring balanced fertilisers, the health of his pastures improved and so did the health of his sheep.

The constant use of synthetic fertilisers is causing a global deterioration of healthy soil. Without a healthy soil, plants can never provide the end consumer with the balanced nutrients we need for good health. The health of the farm animals grazing on this unbalanced pasture is always poor compared with an animal grazing on natural, organic grass.

And this is without considering the now common, and highly unnatural, habit of factory farming and growing and feeding animals with GM ‘food’.

In organic farming, the crops are not stimulated. The soil is nourished. It is respected for its vital capacity to produce healthy plants and healthy animals, full of all the necessary nutrients for the end consumers to flourish. This means that the health benefits of organic foods is complete in providing you with all the nutrients you need.

I remember reading about a journalist going to inspect one of the first bio-dynamic (a special form of organic) farms in Australia. The farmer took him to the boundary of his farm to show him the difference between his soil and that of his neighbour. He plunged his spade into his soil with ease, to expose a rich, moist, black soil teeming with worms and other beneficial life forms.

He then crossed over to his neighbour’s farm. He could not even dig the spade into the soil because it was so hard. The soil itself looked lifeless. This was mere metres (yards) away. Which do you think would produce the healthiest crops?

In another study I read, a variety of nutrients, in this case minerals, was measured between four common supermarket vegetables and their organic counterparts. In every case the levels of the minerals were between 10 to over 100 times higher in the organic produce.

Not long ago, I heard of a distressed horse breeder whose pregnant mares were aborting. It turned out that in every case, she has sprayed the pastures with superphosphate, waited the recommended period, then turned her mares out.

Motto – never believe chemical manufacturers recommendations. Glyphosate, an ingredient in most pesticides, was released decades ago, with the assurance it was completely safe. Now the World Health Organisation has finally admitted what independently thinking people have always been able to see – that ill health, including cancer, probably occurs in those exposed to it. Probably?

Getting back to Percy and his farm and conclusions, this time about tobacco. He discovered that the early smokers, even heavy smokers, didn’t get lung cancer. It was only after the tobacco was fertilised with superphosphate that lung cancer started to appear in smokers.

Organic food benefits include providing the end consumer with all the necessary nutrients for good health. Yes, organic food may be a little more expensive than non-organic food, but can you put a price on health? Without good health, you become a mere shadow of what you can become. You can’t do as much, you can’t earn as much, you can’t be as much.

Have you priced the cost of medical ‘health’ care recently, in particular the cost of medical cancer treatment? Does this put the increased price of organic food into perspective for you? When you purchase, or better still grow yourself, organic food, you are not only improving your own health, you are supporting the restoration of balance to the soil, you are helping improve the health of farmers, you are helping to keep healthy farm animals. Everyone benefits. This is how life should be.

The health benefits of organic foods go way beyond improving your own health. Everyone wins. There are no losers (except the profits of the chemical companies).

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Benefits of Healthy Eating Habits

It’s hard to over-emphasis the benefits of healthy eating habits. Habits are something you slip into easily on a daily basis, without thinking. So getting into healthy eating habits is a must if you want to be vibrantly healthy. Only then will you reap the benefits.

benefits of healthy eatingThere are many foods which really are not foods. So it is possible to consume them, but food isn’t just about consumption. It’s about nutrition and the benefits to your body and to your life.

If you eat well regularly, you have a much higher chance of being healthy. So let’s look at what foods Continue reading

High Fibre Diets Offer The Healthiest Way To Lose Weight

I am no great fan of common weight loss diets, but your diet is key to your health. High fibre diets undoubtedly offer you the easiest way to lose weight AND to remain healthy. Most weight loss diets may help you to lose weight in the short term, but can be unhealthy and difficult to maintain.

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Wheat Intolerance, Celiac Disease and the Problems With Gluten

Wheat intolerance has become normal in the past few decades. It has lead to what doctors refer to as celiac disease (or coeliac disease). In fact there has been a 400% (yes, four hundred) increase in celiac disease in the last 50 years. As a result there are now abundant resources for a gluten free diet.

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One has to ask the question, why now when people have been happily eating bread made with wheat for Continue reading

Healthy Weight Loss – How To Be Permanently Healthy & Slim

The definition of healthy weight loss means, at least to me, that you are striving to reduce the pounds/kilos at the same time as aiming for good health, preferably in a reasonable time. Many diets may help you lose weight, but can be chronically unhealthy, much too fast and rarely permanent.

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The definition of diet, at least in the weight loss arena, has become synonymous with restriction and often Continue reading

Healthy Eating Facts

Whether or not you are trying to lose (or gain) weight, healthy eating should be your primary focus. Here are some healthy eating facts, based on research and logic, which may help you achieve this.

healthy eating factsA new report presented by the World Cancer Research Fund International’s Continuous Update Project, found that those women who ate more plant-based diets after breast cancer diagnosis reduced the risk of dying. 85 studies with 164,416 participants, were reviewed.

According to a study published by the International Journal of Cancer, Continue reading

Foods Containing Magnesium

Magnesium is an incredibly important nutrient needed by the body to work efficiently. While taking a magnesium supplement can help those depleted in this essential mineral in the short term, it can set up problems when taken over an extended period. We didn’t evolve to get isolated nutrients, or to get our nutrients from chemicals. Yet most supplements are just that, made in laboratories.

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If the label on the bottles indicates a nutrient in isolation, Continue reading

Help With Weight Loss

When it comes to the crunch, most overweight people need help with weight loss. Although everyone is different, so that help should be specific to you, there are some factors which affect everyone.

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In my opinion, there are two important general considerations regarding weight. One is the wrong diet. The other is toxicity. There are other considerations, such as exercise and lack of Continue reading

Is Vitamin D3 Supplement Healthy Or Necessary?

There is currently a craze to take vitamin D3 supplements. Are they necessary? Are they even healthy? We managed pretty well for the duration of our evolution before they were invented, so why should we need them now?

votamin d3 supplementA few decades ago, people started being frightened by the ozone layer thinning, making the sun’s rays more potent. There are opinions on both sides and I have Continue reading

Grow Your Own Food – The Advantages Are Huge

When you appreciate how important food is to your health, the next logical step is to grow your own food. The advantages of this are numerous, not only to the health of you and yours, but to the health of the planet, too!

grow your own foodWhen you grow your own food, the logical advantages are economic – the food is free, or virtually so. But the unsung advantages are far more extensive.

Eating freshly picked food is far more nutritious and far more delicious! Eating freshly-picked, mature and ripe Continue reading