She spent some time in Mexico learning an alternative therapy involving organic vegan food and products and she has been posting about it. The site is a blog site. You can leave love, comments and encouragement.
It is awesome. She never would have had the energy to update us in any other way and I have learned so much.
There is a connection between cancer and the chemicals we use today. We know that. Moving towards an organic lifestyle is important to me but it’s not easy. There is so much to know and understand and for some items there are no easy alternatives.
I remember a sign at a corn shed where they sold “organic” corn on the cob. The sign said “you will find worms in some ears because that’s what organic means.”
By not using pesticides you have to put up with insects. That’s not a deal breaker for me because as a child we always had an “organic” garden. Our fruits and vegetables often had insect visitors who came for a meal.
Eating less meat helps too. I was never a big meat-eater. As a child I would eat a hot dog roll without the hot dog but with all the condiments and be perfectly happy — ketchup, mustard, onions, sometimes even sauerkraut or pickle relish. What’s not to like!
For me it will be a gradual weaning as I live with an old-fashioned beefeater. I can make vegetables and salads for us both and then throw a piece of meat on the grill for him. It’s possible (and probable) that I won’t ever make the transition to a complete organic person.
There is a fabulous organic store nearby which includes cleaning products and cosmetics in addition to food.
We already use vinegar as a cleaning agent and I will look into some of their other organic products.
Some things like my morning Starbucks I’m not willing to give up.
Deodorant isn’t good for you but I don’t know what to use in its place. ‘Au naturel’ is not a good scent (trust me on that one) and the one deodorant without aluminum I tried didn’t work for me. I will keep looking for a solution. (Any suggestions that really work?)
I am trying this because it’s healthy but I am in awe of my friend. She is doing it to live. She can’t slip up.
I won’t be as strict as she is and will go off the wagon occasionally but for her it’s life or death. Her routine is stringent and involves a whole lot more than pure juices.
I am so grateful she has shared with us. She has taught me many lessons on her journey not only about an organic lifestyle but about resilience and faith. Thank you Ruth!