I hear it all the time, “my grandmother didn’t buy organic meat and she lived ‘til 92.” However, our grandparents didn’t eat the same meat and drink the same milk that we are consuming today, not even close. Even if the labeling didn’t read organic, the food they consumed was nowhere near as tainted as the “food” we eat today. Farming practices are much different than they were 50 years ago. Today, we are consuming food in its most unnatural form, loaded with enough toxins to wreak havoc on our nervous systems. But we all have a choice. Don’t you want to consume real food free of hormones, anti-biotics, pesticides, herbicides, and insecticides? I know I do.

Beef, it’s what’s for dinner. Traditional non-organic red meat has an omega 6:3 ratio of about 20:1. An ideal ratio for overall food consumption is a ratio of 3:1. Not surprisingly, grass fed organic beef has a ratio of 3:1, sometimes as low as 1:1 depending on the source. Cows were meant to eat grass, not corn. Feed any organism a steady diet of empty food and the effects will be both glaring and devastating. Grass fed beef is also extremely high in CLA (conjugated linoleic acid), a fatty acid proven to fight both cancer and heart disease. CLA is non-existent in traditional grain fed beef. You know how the saying goes….”you are what you eat.” Well cows are meant to eat grass, and humans are meant to eat grass fed cows.

There is a steady pattern in the nutrient content between organic and non-organic food, the former having significantly greater health benefits. It is a common fallacy to believe that there is no difference between organic and non-organic fruits or vegetables that have a shell, such as an avocado. The truth is, fruits and vegetables get much of their nutrients from the soil. Microorganisms come up from the soil into the fruit or vegetable, supplying it with nutrients. The problem is, when pesticides and herbicides are sprayed, they kill the microorganisms in the soil as well. The result is big, beautiful, empty vegetables.

I will leave you with a few interesting facts that should further shine light on the importance of eating organic…

– In 1945, 200,000 pounds of pesticides and herbicides were sprayed on American farming soil. In 2002 they sprayed 2 BILLION pounds, yet crop losses were double what they were comparatively in 1945.

– One research article revealed that to get the same nutrition from a head of lettuce that you did 50 years ago, you’d have to eat 20 commercially raised lettuce heads today.

– There was no nutrition degree in the United States until General Mills started the first nutrition programs. Almost every major nutritional program in the United States is funded by a food processing company.

– The US Department of Agriculture has approved the feeding of sawdust, plastic chips, industrial waste, sewage, cement dust, and dead animal parts to commercially raised animals. When an animal (us included) consumes toxins, our bodies produce fat to engulf the toxins in order to shield them from our organs and nervous system.

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