There is a continuing debate regarding whether organic produce differs from conventional produce. Some corporations deeply invested in the conventional methods (chemicals vs natural) spend a lot of money trying to convince the public and our legislators, that their product is beneficial, not harmful, and just as good as the organic. Based on common sense, research, and other countries’ findings….our “conventional methods of producing vegetables, fruits and farm animals” are not always overly healthly or beneficial and are not adequate substitutes for organic products.
The Environmental Working Group recently released their Dirty Dozen 2017 list…produce with the most pesticide residue or the most harmful. There are several changes: Spinach shot up to number 2, Pears moved and strawberries continue to be number one due to the sheer number of chemicals , the serious harm they can cause and the fact that we are eating significantly more strawberries thus increasing the harmful effects. Below, I’ve taken excerpts from the EWG website to highlight some of the issues.
Many people walking around today are actually malnourished. Why? Six reasons:
Lack of nutrients in conventional soils – particularly regarding minerals, 2. Produce picked too early, stored too long, or processed, 3. Common medications (all ages, prescribed and over-the-counter) block the absorptions of many vitamins and nutrients, 4. Preservatives in food & packaging as well as herbicides & pesticide residues influence whether vitamins/minerals are absorbed and used properly, 5. Not getting a variety of vitamins/minerals,
“People have a lot of opinions about juice cleanses, and a lot of those opinions seem to be negative. Questions and comments like, “Why would I ever choose to starve myself,” or, “I heard juice cleanses make you miserable,” often come up during a discussion about detoxing. While we understand why the thought of consuming nothing but juice may raise some eyebrows, remember the saying, “You can’t knock it till you try it.” Perhaps after reading on about the benefits of a juice cleanse,
Many people walking around today are actually malnourished. This includes those who look healthy, are obese, take medications, are young and older, and those who eat seemingly healthful diets and take supplements. Why? Six reasons:
- 1. Lack of nutrients in conventional soils – particularly regarding minerals
- 2. Produce picked too early, stored too long, or processed
- 3. Common medications (all ages, prescribed and over-the-counter) block the absorptions of many vitamins and nutrients
40% of honeybee colonies died in the past year according to a recent USDA report and that doesn’t include all the dealths prior to that time. The culprit appears to be a neuro-toxic pesticide marketed by Bayer. It affects the central nervous system that impairs the bee’s mobility, navigation, feeding, foraging, memory and learning. Bees go foraging and never return, very unusual. When the European Union was presented with this evidence, they immediately suspended the use of the most widely used neonicotinoids.
Rosemary is great for knocking out the norovirus…it can also help get rid of listeria and salmonella (use in marinades and sauces). Simple ways to add this herb to your diet include: 1) steeping it in your tea (add a 1-2 inch sprig of fresh rosemary when you add the tea bag). 2) stuff the bird (add one branch to the inside cavity of a chicken and bake – I put balsamic vinegar on the skin side) 3) add fresh cut rosemary leaves to your marinades –
After researching many tea companies, I decided on Davidson’s Teas for several reasons:
- 1. Their philosophy – “committed to sourcing healthy ingredients grown by generations of skill small farmers…engaging in sustainable practices….we are the first exclusively organic tea purveyor…we honor mind and body…we provide the purest organic tea direct from the farm to your cup”
- 2. Organic tea is important as tea is not washed so residues of herbicides/pesticides remain
Congratulations to our Winners! Thank you for helping us celebrate our 2 year Anniversary!!
3 Day Cleanse – Kimmy Klein
Private tasting for 10 – Holli Reeves
1 Day Cleanse – Marisa Gomez, Josh Anderson
$15 gift card – Alexis Trubenbach, Michelle Dembosky
T-shirt – Susie Musso, Holly Barclay, Katherine Greer
Free Drink – Amy Novelle, Madelyne Dunn
Celebrating 2 years Continued.
As the 19th of November approaches and I look back over all we have accomplished these past 2 years, I want to say thank you to our customers, friends & supporters & provide answers to frequent questions.
Why Fresh is so Important – Vitamins are delicate and erode quickly. They are particularly sensitive to heat, light, & time. So pasteurized juices (high heat), those on the shelf for days,
As the 19th of November approaches and I look back over what we have accomplished these past 2 years, I want to say thank you to our customers, friends & supporter. We’re Still Here! You have helped so much by buying our product, spreading the word, making suggestions, & even volunteering in the urban garden. While it is true that it can be more expensive to offer fresh, organic, natural products…our profit margins are lower than most restaurants so our customers can afford a delicious,