WHY DO MY SUPPLEMENTS NEED TO BE ORGANIC?
A supplement is a supplement is a supplement right? No not at all. Sure the FDA and supplement making companies can label them as supplements, but how much are they really ‘supplementing’ your body? What kind of nutrients are really in these so called supplements? How are they made? Just like the sources of your food supply in which you need to know where it comes from and what was used to grow the foods, the same holds true to your vitamins/supplements. It is very important to know the source of the supplement and how they are made. If you are taking supplements with added fillers such as non organic ingredients and fillers and preservatives then it is just like eating that apple with pesticides sprayed on it. These additives deplete the nutritional value of the supplement. Why even take the supplements if they are not real sources
from organic herbs and plants? You should not, period! It is often a puzzle to people’s minds that when they become sick, ill or diseased they always say, “Oh my, how could this happen, I take all my recommended vitamins and supplements and I eat my veggies”. The answer is again, simple yet broad. You see, if you are consuming products that are artificial and have little nutritional value, then ask yourself, how in the world can this be healthy or beneficial for you? Of course the ideal means of taking care of our bodies would be simply through our food supply and only depend on the foods we consume to take care of our missing nutrients and vitamins. This is the ideal world and the ideal world of our ancestors. However, even with the most clean and toxic free eaters, myself included, we still get that 4 – 8% over spray of the pesticides, chem trails and infected soils to run over into our plates. This causes us not to be able to porperly 'absorb' our vital nutrients. Therefore, in this day and time even our 100% organic food supply has been tainted by the air pollution, the water pollution and the toxic soils and we must supplement our bodies with the needed vitamins and enzymes we were meant to have to maintain optimum health. The truth of the matter is that most OTC supplements and even most of those found in your organic health food stores are NOT organic and have unnecessary fillers and binders for the gel caps, plus they have very little of the actual vitamin that is being advertised in the pill. Also if you are taking that supplement that has additives and preservatives, then you might as well be just taking a tic tac that touts vitamin c. (says my friend Shan Stratton of Core Health Products ) I hope you are following me here. You see it is very necessary that we FUEL our bodies the proper nutrition and as clean of nutrients as we possibly can. Although some diseases and ailments may sneak into our own lives, there is always a way to reverse those ailments. We cannot possibly think that if we continue consuming those fake capsules and fake supplements we will continue to have the most vibrant health. It just does not work that way, for instance if you fill your gas tank with gas and you put the proper oil in the system, then your car is always going to run smoothly and have a very long life if you nurture it. However, if you start adding a little water with that gas, and get an oil mixed with water, salt or what ever, sure your car will still run for a while, but then after a while of continually absorbing all those foreign fillers, the car begins to wear down and eventually shut down. This is how our bodies work, our liver and kidneys cannot continue on a long road of fake nutrients and vitamins. Know your sources of any vitamin, supplement or even holistic pain reliever. As always, the better you take care of your body, the better your body takes care of you!
Lynnette Pate, your Organic Guru
Well to begin with, why NOT? I get the questions often
asked of me, “Why is it so important to eat organic foods? Isn’t organic
just another yuppy , preppy kind of life style? Isn’t that what hippies
and pot smokers eat? Besides, it cost so much more, why should I spend the
money on the same kind of food I already eat with the organic name on
All these questions have been asked. My answer is simple yet broad. To begin with, yes there is a lot of misconception of the word ‘organic’. People seem to think it is just some kind of fad and hip thing
that is going to “pass”. They seem to think that organic is for those who are waaay out there. But that’s where I do come in the picture, to shed light on these ways of thinking and put the truths on the matter and show people really what the organic world is all about. So let me start by saying, organic is NOT going to ‘just pass’. Organic is indeed a word that is misused sometimes. The fact of the matter is that it is not only for yuppies, preppies and or hippies. Organic is important to us all and the well being of our soil and planet. Just because people who do smoke pot or who are true hippies does not make it wrong or crazy. We need to look at the reasoning behind the organic world. It is not a ‘movement’. Organic has been around since the beginning of time, but our ancestors, grandparents called it FOOD. Organic eating & lifestyles are very important due to the fact they are pesticide, toxin and chemical free. Why do we need chemicals in our food supply? Why would you eat or drink some round up, agent orange, bug killer or miracle grow? Of course you wouldn’t…but in fact you DO eat this every time you eat that food that is not clean. Now of course consuming this food is not going to kill you immediately, however it is slowly killing you and the world you live in. We were not made to absorb and digest these deadly chemicals. Just think about it. You
say, but Lynnette, this is what our liver and kidneys are for…to eliminate those harmful toxins. Excuse me, but wrongo you are, our liver and kidneys are supposed to eliminate any un wanted bacteria, fungus or fillers, but not to outright rid your body of chemical pollution day after day. You say it is so expensive? Well I ask you, what is more important, your health or crap food? You are going to pay someone either by doctors or health insurance, why not pay YOUR SELF and invest in good real foods? If you look at all the sick and diseased people, you will see the foods they really do consume. Besides, have you seen the cost of cancer, insulin or heart disease lately? So think about it, you are what you eat, what do you want to be? Chemicals or a person? Never mind the fact that when you eat REAL nutrients, you actually fill your Brain instead of just filling your stomach with empty calories, therefore you actually eat more times per day , but you eat much less hence having a lower food bill as it takes less to live and be healthy on.
An organic life style is simply the act of knowing the facts. The facts are that chemical consumption wreaks havoc on your body and on the planet. So what do YOU CHOOSE? Besides the fact that non organic foods can be genetically modified, which means the food / seed has been genetically altered to create a NON natural food. We will discuss more of the GMO infestation in later articles.
Your Organic Guru:
Lynnette Pate 3/8/2012