Nutrition

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Nutrition is key to our health.

With good nutrition we can give our body the fuel it needs to build a strong immune system and run efficiently. It helps us to maintain homeostasis (equilibrium within the body, maintained by our body’s own regulatory systems), grow, reproduce, deal with disease.

For many centuries whole, organic foods have been used by indigenous societies to heal themselves. The western world is know realising the benefit of this with many people now incorporating a nutritious style of eating into their daily lives.

As with everything, food and herbs need to be used wisely. Not every type of food or herb is correct for every person so always stop taking a food or herb if you feel that it is disagreeing with you.

A good rule of thumb is to try to eat whole, organic foods, ones that have had the least amount of interference by man. Organic foods can be more expensive and while they are better for us (no chemicals) it is not always possible to change to a totally organic lifestyle. Every year the Environmental Working Group analyses the US Department of Agriculture’s data to put together a list of foods that it would be better to avoid and buy organic because of the amount of pesticide residue on them that does not always wash off and can even be present after peeling, the Dirty Dozen. It also puts together a list of the foods least likely to hold residue, the Clean Fifteen. And a list of foods that did not make the Dirty Dozen list but are of concern due to the amount of residue on them, the Plus Category. So this makes it easier to choose which foods to buy organic on a budget.

 

References:

Environmental Working Group

 

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