"Going Organic" - A Healthful Choice to Sustain Our Daughter's Purity
Stephanie S from NC
True story: I never felt compelled to eat organic until I got pregnant with my first child - a beautiful, baby girl who looked so perfect and natural at birth, my heart stopped for a moment (see accompanying photo of my little girl enjoying nature).
I knew that as my daughter grew older, I wanted to sustain that purity she was born with by enriching her with not only a healthy lifestyle and family support system, but with the quality of food I put in her mouth.
From the moment she started eating pureed fruits and vegetables, dairy and eventually meat, my husband and I made the commitment to "going organic." I remember reading a book during my lunch break at Barnes & Noble about the benefits of homegrown food, pesticide-free produce and hormone-free animals. As I sipped my soy latte, my eyes grew wide with horror at some of the stories I read about fruits and vegetables being chemically-induced for aesthetic appearances, how run-off from pesticides hurt the environment and how farmyard animals were packed in crates and not allowed to run freely. This is not the lifestyle I promote, and with my love for animals, how could I possibly enforce such habits in the comfort of my own home and through my children?
Of course, going organic comes with a hefty price tag. If only more people were aware of the benefits of "going organic." Not only would costs come down, we'd be working together to create a healthier nation; a nation of educated, motivated individuals with a common purpose: to purify their lives, both emotionally and physically.