Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Gluten Free and Organic

The more I watch Dr. Oz and the more I read... I am thinking about taking my family Organic & Gluten Free.

I don't want to get all crazy, I don't want to be a radical, I just want to do what is best for us.  To give honor to our bodies that God has given us.  We got some health issues that need to be dealt with, and I have been praying about wisdom and discernment.

 I am scared when i think about the fungicide (that was banned in the US!)  that is in oranges from Brazil, and Tropicana and Minute Maid continue to use these oranges, and they both told the FDA about it... and no recall.  So we will buy Florida's Natural from now on, it's a little bit more expensive, but I ask myself, what is the cost to my family if I don't.

The more I read about Gluten Free the more I think it is right for our family.  And Organic... all those poisons...  yikes!

I went to Whole Foods today, which I love but I began to get overwhelmed by the cost of everything.  I have also decided that I am not throwing away what we have, I will use it up, and then go from there. I've gotten a few different kinds of rice noodles to try, a few packages for cakes & brownies that are GF (Gluten Free), I spent quite a bit of time at Kroger this evening checking prices (which I am going to make a matrix for pricing). I am also going to start googling for coupons.  Also going to invest in a pressure cooker to start canning my own beans because it's expensive to buy them in a can if they are organic, I can just buy them bulk (organic) and do it myself.

I am transitioning because going cold turkey will make me crazy, though I already don't eat bread (wheat) but Phyllis does, and we've got to get some cereal choices too.

I am going to start Organic with the Dirty Dozen.  And go from there.

Yes, I know it's more expensive but again, what is the cost of our health. Also know, we are not going to be those kind of people who show up with food at your house.  We will be happy to eat what you make us :)


Ruth Chowdhury said...

Way to go! If you'd ever like to exchange ideas & hear what has worked for us, let me know. A couple of things right off the bat - whole foods is very pricey; trader joes is a lot better with most stuff. Also, in the non-winter time, eastern market is the way to go for organic and local produce. Winter is good too but of course it's mostly local stuff (which is good) so much less to choose from. Email me if you'd like to get more tips & find out what we're doing. We are part of a local farm co-op and get the best meats & eggs & yummy raw milk & cheese. They have a ton of stuff. Email is ruthchowdhury at gmail dot com

Felisol said...

I support your way of thinking. Practising is worse. We only eat gluten free bread, home made by my husband. Especially this Christmas we have made so many excuses for eating unwholesome food. Both the well being and the weight have suffered. Just now I'm drinking ginger tea for breakfast. Hopefully this will be a good health food day.

Mrs. Mac said...

You go girl .. making baby steps is best so you don't fall off the 'wagon' .. lol ... I started implementing ideas from Nourishing Traditions health/cookbook about two years ago and finally went from 50% to 75% serious just since the beginning of the month .. and you know what? I feel as good as ever .. no more foot inflamation .. no more pelvis pain .. no more shoulder pain .. and being on the backside of menapause without HRT .. I feel GREAT!!! Praising God! We gave up ALL processed foods, started soaking grains for bread, use the best oil/butters I can afford, organic when $ permits .. but always organic with the dirty dozen. BTW Whole Foods just sold out to the devil ;) (no joke) ... ask me why later or google it .. has to do with GMO food products and Monsanto. Love you my little sister. Cathy