Organic products are the wave of the future.
Not only are organic products safer for children, pets, and the environment, but they can help you live a healthier life style and leave less of a carbon footprint for future generations.
This article: 11 Things It's Best to Buy Organic - by Sara Reistad-Long of Health.com explains 11 organic products that are essential for our health.
Below, I have chosen 3 natural products that I believe to be most important, and are not too expensive. These products can help us and our families live healthier lives.
Why should you switch to organic beef? Research done shows a solid connection between the hormones given to cattle to increase their size and weight and cancer in humans. Doctors are worried that the estrogen-like agents could make you more susceptible to abnormal cell growth.
When you purchase certified organic beef you will be able to eliminate those hormones, and the incredibly high doses of antibiotics that cattle receive, from your diet permanently.
Personally, having known people that had Cancer, when I found this out I made the switch instantaneously.
Organic All Purpose Cleaners
Why use natural cleaning products? Using common household cleaners can expose you and your family to dangerous chemicals. The chemicals found in store bought cleaning products can include ammonia, chlorine bleach, and phthalates.
Phthalates are found in many chemical cleaning products including dispersants, lubricants, emulsifying agents, and detergents. Phthalates are easily released in the environment, and in studies of rodents have been shown to change hormone levels and cause birth defects.
Though widely used in many general purpose cleaning products, ammonia is both caustic and hazardous. Ammonia can irritate your eyes, skin, respiratory and digestive tracts. Never mix ammonia with any liquid containing bleach, as a poisonous gas may result. Due to the fact that ammonia can produce a streak-free shine, it is found in cleaning products such as: glass cleaner, oven cleaner, soaking items to loosen baked-on grime, and stainless steel cleaner.
Chlorine bleach in chemical cleaners is used to whiten clothes, disinfect, and remove stains. In humans, chlorinated compounds are toxic and carcinogenic. The gases are also harmful to the ozone and our environment.
Why switch to organic milk? Dairy products account for over 60% of the estrogens we consume in our diet. Milk naturally contains hormones that are passed along to us through cows. These hormones are associated with an increased risk for cancer.
Specifically, cows are treated with the hormones rBST or rBGH which stimulates the cow’s milk production. When shopping for organic milk, look for ones that are produced without artificial hormones.
These are only 3 of the many organic products that can help you live healthier.
With many organic products now being readily available there is absolutely no reason to sacrifice the long term health of you and your family.
One of the easiest ways to start is by eliminating the hazardous and caustic chemicals used in your home.
Formula 101 is a 100% Natural, Organic All Purpose Cleaner. It is a Bio-Surfactant made from plants. Unlike chemical cleaners which try to attack and dissolve dirt molecules (the harsher the better for some brands), Surfactants lower the surface tension of water, thus allowing the water to become so thin that it can surround the individual dirt molecules and lift it away from any surface.
As a result we market an amazingly environmentally friendly product with no fumes, easy on your hands and can never damage any washable surface or material.