An AHA Moment…Chemicals and Food Don’t Mix
Author: Sandy Abram Date Posted:27 February 2014
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You know that sudden realisation that something so simple and so obvious had somehow eluded my rational and conscious mind and the way I lived my life every day. Chemicals and food don't mix!
It suddenly dawned on me that the thought of eating food that had been heavily sprayed with chemicals was literally insane and surely if we could physically see the pesticides and chemicals, would we really eat something containing poisons?
Just imagine this conversation…
“Hi Robert, how are you today? Gosh, the apples look great today. Do you know are they covered with leftover herbicides, fungicides and insecticides which could potentially make me or my family sick? They are. Great. I might grab an extra kilo”.
Eating organic food seems so natural now I wonder how on earth I didn't do this my whole young adult life. It also aligns perfectly with some pretty cool universal principals I like which makes it all the more perfect. Firstly, every action has a reaction so surely eating food with chemicals will have some affect and consequence (think negative) and secondly, the Law of Common Sense. It just doesn’t make sense to eat toxic chemicals. Simple.
Thankfully, it also seems that our medical world may be catching on. An article in The Age on Saturday 15th February 2014 reported linking brain development disorders such as autism, dyslexia and ADHD to the chemicals in our food and environment. In my opinion, there is just not enough research being done in this area (but that's another story) so every little piece in the media like this is like gold as it really helps to educate and raise awareness in our community and hopefully the next sound I hear is the collective sweet ring of “AHA’s”.
Eat Well! Sandy (Food Warrior)
(To read The Age article visit: http://www.smh.com.au/national/us-experts-say-chemicals-may-cause-silent-brains-epidemic-in-young-20140215-32swe.html#ixzz2uTuHmeYl)