View Full Version : anyone else live in a non organic world ?
01-31-2005, 02:56 PM
just a quick question. I know organic raw food is the way to go and why eat raw if your just gonna dip it in poison but here is the one prob i run into. It's winter, there is no farmers market, silly me started in the winter and can't plant a garden, the nearest food store that sells organic fruits and veggies is 3 hrs away and i have checked out the internet and wow. talk about pricey. Does anyone else run into this problem? How do you handle it? (i'll confess i'm eating raw but it definitly not organic raw) Any idea's?
01-31-2005, 03:47 PM
I can't afford organic. So I eat very little of it. I have to depend on the reg stuff. I figure it is way better than McDonalds.
01-31-2005, 03:52 PM
i'm with you... however i've been thinking of starting a winter garden in the basement with some grow lights and such... would definitly be better for the budget as well.
01-31-2005, 04:11 PM
I hear you when you say that it sometimes seems inpossible to live a totally clean lifestyle.
Even if we eat organic and use no household chemicals, we are being bombarded by toxins everywhere we go. Simply breathing the air, driving our cars, second hand smoke, environmental chemicals and pesticides in our soil and water...It is endless.
The best thing to do is to continue on a diet of food that provides your body the nutrients it needs to fuel our organs of detoxification. Things such as antioxidants and amino acids can make a HUGE difference in how our body is able to deal with the daily barage of toxins!
Secondly, we can all benefit from periodic deep total body cleansing. Our ancestors knew of this, which is why they engaged in sweat lodges, fasting and colon hydrotherapy. This cleansing can truly affect the "terrain of our body" for the better, and take the burden off our organs.
Personally I try to do organic as much as possible, and I use veggie wash on all my produce. But I also recognise that just living on this planet, it is impossible to live truly "organic".
Just some thoughts.
01-31-2005, 08:00 PM
I haven't started this diet yet, but just like you I won't be able to buy organic. I did some research and found vegetable washes. There are a lot out there, but one you can check out that I remember is Fit Vegetable Wash. just "google" it and it should come up. I've read that veggie washes are supposed to remove three times the amount of residues, etc. than water alone. so I thought that was a great alternative until i can buy organic in the future.
01-31-2005, 10:13 PM
I too can't afford the organic. I am just really careful to wash all the stuff I get before any of it is consumed. I live in Iowa and in the fall we have great Farmers markets but I agree that this time of year is very hard and the selection is limited here. I can't wait to plant my garden this spring. I have already tore through the seed catalogs more than once. :rolleyes:
01-31-2005, 11:00 PM
Where I live I can't find much organic, but even if it were available I could not afford it either. I read a book that had different washes in it. I use one that is cheapest for me. It stated using 1 tablespoon of bleach per quart of water. Let veg/furit set for 10 minutes then continue to rinse in clean water until you can't smell the bleach anymore. I usually just have to rinse twice. Hopes this helps. ;)
I have a hard time too, I'm still searcing for a good online supplier.
I can't wait until it's time to plant.
02-01-2005, 12:45 AM
all of my produce isnt organic either....
the things i always buy organic is apples, lettuce, spinach, bananas, and usually celery.
when we buy raisons, those are always organic as well.
other then that.. everything is mostly non organic.. unless it has a good price!
i also always wash my produce with a vegie spray like cassy mentioned! :) sometimes im lazy tho.. when it comes to oranges, and grapefruits.. and papayas and melons lol.... :o
I live in a small town in SW Kansas and there is no organics available without a drive. I did drive last weekend to a town 60 mls. away and got some organic goods that I can store such as raw nuts, grains to sprout, raw nut butter, etc. I can't do that often though so I too eat non-organic. I use veggie wash on everything and I don't worry about it. I am 100% raw and my health is improving by leaps and bounds. Just work with what's available and stay raw! That's the most important thing! ;)
02-01-2005, 07:37 AM
i've been doing the veggie wash and i can really taste the difference on that and it's good to know that i'm not the only one who is not totally organic.. i too can hardly wait till it's spring.. i'm gonna be a gardening fool. Thanks for all the advise you guys are great :)
02-01-2005, 09:12 PM
www.Diamondorganics.com and www.Melissas.com
Check the website:
Whew, I am glad that although not optimal, people are still seeing good results by using non organic. I went on Sat. and spent $50 :eek: :eek: on produce for my small family for one week. It was discouraging. I am going to check into the veggie wash. The one thing that does bother me about not buying organic is the diminished nutrient content in non organic food. Where is Eden? :rolleyes: I enjoy all of your posts here! I feel like I am making some good friends. Julie
Sharon in Colorado
02-02-2005, 02:48 PM
You might be able to get a local co-op going if you can't find organic. That is one of the ways we are able to get organic produce, cheap. A 38 lb case of organic juicing oranges are under $20 and we've gotten 3# bags of organic apples for about 2.50. The produce truck delivers it to someone in the neighborhood and we go to pick it up. The company is called Tres Rios and it's mostly local but I'm sure you can google up one for your area.
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