Welcome to another My Earth Monday!
This week's installment is not about starting something new but reintroducing a good green habit that I dropped, idiot that I can be sometimes. I will be going organic again.
Now, my real life friends (and maybe some of my online friends as well) might be surprised that I fell off the organic wagon in the first place.
But I did, around January after my short detox, when we all got sick and making the trip to my favourite organic store became difficult. Besides, we're on a rather strict budget, and I thought that a break from the more expensive organics would ease our finances a little.
Well, you truly cannot put a price on health. Over a period of 4 months, I've steadily felt more lethargic, developed worsening monthly cycles, had increasing insomnia, gained stubborn weight, and increased my bodyfat primarily in my middle.
The only thing I've changed is the origin of my food.
My average calorie intake has stayed the same, and I've even exercised more. Unless any of you have any other ideas, I'm willing to bet it's the organic thing.
And I'm not surprised. It's all over the news that North America has the most genetically-modified, hormone-injected, and pesticide-poisoned products in the world... and we also have the highest percentage of obesity.
And, of course, as we're poisoning ourselves, we're poisoning our planet.
By going organic, we're saying no to harmful pesticides and giving our thumbs up to healthier farming practices and local producers.
Two years ago when I started going organic, I lost a lot of weight, gained a lot of energy, and felt really good, and I maintained that until recently. So, I'm hoping I can replicate those results by going back.
If you think your health could use a kick in the right direction, I suggest you try going organic. And let me know how it goes!