At one of my recent evening classes this last spring, a lady made the comment that she bought organic produce whenever possible. I asked her where she got it to which she replied a major food chain known for its commitment to organics. I told her that was far better than eating pesticide laced conventional produce, but that it wasn't a perfect solution. With a puzzled look on her face she asked, "Why not?" I asked her to take a look out the window at the snow on the ground. Where do you think this organic lettuce was grown? Here in New Jersey? Probably not unless it was grown in a hot house or hydroponically indoors. The chances were better than average that it was grown in Florida, the south western US or Mexico. In fact it may have traveled north on the same train as the conventional produce grown a few miles down the road. Although her lettuce was organic, it was still "dead food" just like the conventional produce on the store shelf next to it. Our bodies perform better on live food. The cave men were hunters and gatherers originally. They picked their nuts and berries and ate them immediately. They were getting maximum nutritional benefit. Always remember this. Eat fresh, local and organic whenever possible. During those cold winter months grow sprouts, micro greens or baby greens under a plant light right in your own home. You can harvest them and enjoy their delicious nutrition within minutes. Plus you should try to get to know your local farmer or grower. Know where your food id coming from. Join a local Community Supported Agriculture group (CSA) if possible. Your body will thank you.
Our three year old granddaughter lives with us and we have really worked hard to see that she eats as organically as possible. Children today seem to have so many more health issues than my generation did growing up. I ask myself, "Why?" I'm not a doctor but common sense tells me that it's a combination of issues; environmental changes, pollution of all kinds, and dietary changes. I can't control all of them but I feel it is my duty to my family to protect them as much as I can. Growing my own organic garden is a good start. The ancient Greek Physician Hippocrates said, "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." He also said, "Make a habit of two things: to help, or at least to do no harm.' My hope is that bloggers on this site will follow these words of Hippocrates. Please feel free to share what you have learned and help your fellow travelers on the path to good health. Thank you and welcome to our site. Don
Hi! Welcome to our blog. My name is Don Kanarr, aka "Farmer Don." This blog is your vehicle to ask any gardening questions you may have. We will try to answer them as best we can. Remember, in the gardening world, rarely is there a right or wrong answer. So take this information and work it into your gardening strategy if it fits. We will also be discussing natural foods and their relationship to your health.