For the most part, I only cover organic food products here on livingmaxwell, yet I fully understand that living well incorporates a lot more than just food.
While organic food is the primary motivation for me attending the Natural Products Expo East and Natural Products Expo West Trade Shows, I also come across many non-food products that organic consumers ought to know about.
If you read my blog frequently, you know that I am a water fanatic. But there is a good reason for this.
I know that eating organic food, food grown without pesticides and GMOs, is imperative to good health.
But I also know that drinking very high quality water and using a filter in the shower/bath are just as, if not more, important than eating organic food.
Since our bodies are approximately 70% water, it is essential that people put great effort into making sure that the water they drink and are exposed to is as clean as possible.
In the U.S., our tap water is filled with chemicals, gases, rust, fluoride, chlorine, pharmaceuticals and other contaminants. (Read this fantastic exposé in The New York Times about our unhealthy drinking water.) Read More »
Earth Day, which is tomorrow, immediately brings to mind recycling, consuming less gasoline, driving a hybrid car or ways to conserve energy. Rarely, however, do people think about eating organic food as an essential component of saving our environment.
A case in point is a former girlfriend of mine. She literally used to take home empty bottles of beer from bars because she was so worried that they wouldn’t be recycled. Yet when it came time to eating organic food, it wasn’t a concern of hers at all.
The reality is this. Eating organic food is a statement that you care not only about yourself but also about the planet.
Conventionally-grown food uses a tremendous amount of pesticides on the crops. How much exactly? Read More »