Why Organic? Why are we growing and promoting organic? What is so good and different about organic than other conventionally grown fruit and vegetables lack?
ORGANIC = Pure Code – Energy To Feed Body Cells = Healthy Thriving Organisms
If searched online, organic word produces hundreds of impressions with definitions precisely explaining the entire concept that stand behind the word “organic.” While it would’ve been quite convenient to copy and paste the definition, we wanted to write a couple of sentences explaining what organic means to us.
Growing up in Poland in the 70s and 80s, the word “organic/ecological” was never mentioned to us by our parents, teachers or the government. This concept simply wasn’t in the Polish vocabulary and furthermore it didn’t have to be.
The notion of organic/ecological farming or consuming organic food was not even known to our grandparents who farmed clean crops and lived a simple yet healthy lifestyle. In other words, there had been no need to distinguish organic from non-organic because farming and farmed products were pure, free of pesticides and other chemical compounds.
Something was “killing” us and we had no clue what that was.
In the mid 80s, I remember my grandmother saying one day that this season there will not be many potatoes as usually because of the Colorado potato beetle and that next year they will be introducing new potatoes to the soil and she called them: the American potatoes (Amerykany).
I don’t know why she called them as such but years later while already living in North America; I realized that that perhaps was the decade were introduction of GMOs began in Poland or at least in the region of my grandparents’ farm (South-East part of Poland). Since planting the new potatoes, I never heard them complaining again. I suppose, the Colorado potato beetle did no longer pose a threat to the potato harvest yields.
Even though organically/ecologically produced food was accessible and available to us at all times, we didn’t notice it. Our road to understanding organic/ecological benefits had been paved with experiences related to health issues that struck us out of nowhere in our 30s.
Today we know exactly what had happened and contributed to our health issues. It was nothing but the following sequence of events.
Low energy level, weight gain, digestive and heart issues, red eyes, skin rashes and nails problems, thinning hair, mood swings, night sweats, brain fatigue, cellulite, eye vision impaired, sore joints, organs inflammation, belly fat expending, man breast, depression, anxiety and many other health related issues started to make our each day a struggle. Something was “killing” us and we had no clue what that was.
The turning point in our journey to the discovery of organic vs non-organic food happened the day we accepted the fact that we couldn’t function that way anymore and needed an immediate solution to stop further health deterioration.
We bought a couple of books about health restoration and started juicing with implementing more fruits and vegetables in our daily menu. Bravely yet with struggle we started removing certain foods; starting with meat, dairy products and breads. Within days we started noticing our bodies in the state of repair. Better energy level, better sleep, better digestion…these were the first positive symptoms we noticed. This was our very first step to detoxification a terminology about which we learned later.
“Our primary health care should begin on the farm and in our hearts, and not in some laboratory of the biotech and pharmaceutical companies.” – Gary Hopkins