Is Organic Best?
Mostly I prefer to buy organic fruit, veggies, flours and many baking needs as organic. I know many people think by buying organic foods/personal care products they will be doing better for their health and I agree as this is how it should be.
However there are many things that are “organic” that I would never buy and I don`t think it’s right that the industry allows any synthetic chemicals into those products at all.
Firstly if you have read Jenna`s Journey, you would know why I choose to avoid all modern soy products. Even though it states it is organic, quite simply there is still no such thing as an “organic soy cow”.
Then of course there are organic ice-cream options, but there has not been one organic variety that I have come across that is free from harmful additives in the hidden forms of excitotoxins such as MSG.
Organic bread, chocolate and chips I have also found contain many hidden chemicals including excitotoxins (GOO). There are other options that are non-organic and have no added chemicals. My daughter Jenna is a good test, she reacts to the “organic” options that have the added chemicals, but doesn`t to the non-organic options without the additives. Another client who has been very unwell for some time is going through the chemical elimination process. She thought she was buying an organic goat’s milk soap that I recommended. However during the detox period she noticed her skin was getting worse, so she assumed that she must have an allergy to this goat’s milk. After talking through with her and realising she bought a different organic soap, I asked her the ingredients of that soap. She stated it only said “Goats Milk” and she bought it from the organic shop. I decided to do my own investigation and called the company that made the soap. Here is the list of ingredients from that particular organic goat’s milk soap: Sodium Palm Kernelate, Goats milk, Titanium Dioxide and Tetrasodium EDTA.
Now as you see other than the Goats Milk these other ingredients do not sound too organic?
The Tetrasodium EDTA however is one in particular that shows is not too flash as it is a preservative that’s made from the known carcinogen, formaldehyde and sodium cyanide. It is also a penetration enhancer, meaning it breaks down the skin's protective barrier, going right into your bloodstream. Many companies trying to be "natural" will use Tetrasodium EDTA instead of parabens to preserve their products.
Once my client then changed over to the REAL goats milk soap (without any GOO) that I recommended, her skin became clear.....something so simple.
Sadly even organic meat suppliers can then add at the end of the production the “easier” option to preserve their meats with nasty synthetic nitrates. To me this is simply WRONG. I know of a company in Auckland who preserves the meats (eg bacon and ham) naturally with celery, as celery contains natural forms of nitrates, obviously it just takes a little bit more work to get it right........but it can be done!
Wine is another area, where these farmers grow the organic grapes (which is great), but then ruin the end process by adding the synthetic preservative Sulphur Dioxide 220 (too many people react to this chemical). Many farmers think this is a must to add and it can`t be done without it, but many French do it without this chemical, as well as some Australian Organic Wine Growers. To me the word organic means to rely on mother nature, not via man`s synthetic GOO options! Even though these products have organic ingredients, sadly then they have added these synthetic chemicals resulting in ruining all the goodness from the organic ingredients. So the consumer is being misled. Especially since they are trying to do better for their health and to pay that extra dollar just is not right! It`s about time that the organic industry sharpens up to rid of all synthetic chemicals, so then all organics can be trusted. We need to put people before profit.
This just clarifies that we need to check all ingredient labels being organic or not. It comes down to us the consumer to bring round the change. If it has goo, I know I avoid it, if more people do this, eventually the industries will cotton on.