When you type in the word organic into your search box the first set of synonyms that come up includes such words as pesticide-free, additive-free, chemical-free, non-chemical, natural. There is nothing not to love about what the word organic represents. An organic lifestyle is a safe lifestyle, one devoid of GMO, food and fabric dyes, as well as other potentially highly harmful chemicals we encounter while trying to decipher the ingredient list of a beauty or skincare product. There is no denying that organic equals healthy, so let’s not talk the talk, but take an actual walk and see all the ways in which you can increase the quality of your life and nourish your health by taking the natural route.
Food, glorious food
In the words of BBC GoodFood, organic food is the product of a farming system which avoids the use of man-made fertilizers, pesticides; growth regulators and livestock feed additives. Irradiation and the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or products produced from or by GMOs are generally prohibited by organic legislation. Plainly speaking, organic food is one grown on uncompromised soil and without the usage of chemicals and pesticides. Now, simply knowing that there is nothing compromising the quality of your food is enough, but there are added benefits to organic foods that you might have not even been aware of. For Example, Carrie Vitt of DeliciouslyOrganic.net claims that organic nutrition helped her with her chronic migraines immensely. She also says that healthy diet helped members of her family with such conditions as severe asthma, irritable bowel syndrome, and eczema.
Now, aside from being a form of an actual cure, following an organic diet can actually help you fend off illness before it even creeps in by helping you build a stronger immune system. It’s quite simple actually – the higher the concentrations of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory properties found in organic food are, the more powerful illness repellent you have by your side (and on your plate).
It’s called skin care
The words are self-explanatory, and truly caring for your skin is being mindful of the ingredients that you allow to come in contact with it. How many times were you at your go-to drugstore browsing for makeup and trying to pronounce and decipher such words as Diethanolamine, Phenylenediamine and Sodium Lauryl Sulphate? As soon as you read any of these words, and numerous more, leave the product and run. These are all highly dangerous and potentially toxic chemicals that might help you get quick results and provide you with Band-Aid solutions, but in the long run can be detrimental to the health of your skin. With organic brands like amazing Inika makeup you are safe because what you see is what you get. These products will never bring anything but pure goodness to your skin, they are ethically produced, environment- friendly and kind to our furry co-habitants. They might take a bit longer to do their magic, but their effect is long-term, which is all that matters. The best part however, is that due to their structure, these products are suitable for all skin types. These products most often contain natural oils, vitamins, titanium oxide, zinc oxide and iron oxide, and if you dig deep, you will uncover a world of benefits in these ingredients.
Organic in and on the body
Most people are familiar with organic food, but the awareness of the existence of organic clothing is still a bit behind. Yes, there is such thing as organic clothing, and after you learn a bit about them, you will surely become a fierce advocate. While the entire concept isn’t exactly clear, and definitions vary, the one thing that most experts on the issue can agree on is that it includes clothing made from organic fabrics, meaning that wool, linen, organic cotton and bamboo allcount. In order for them to be considered organic, they must be processed with natural dyes. But what are the benefits one might ask?
First, the lifespan of your clothes will be longer, as the pesticides used for, for instance, cotton processing tend to ruin your clothes much faster. Aside from that, organic cotton feels better on the skin, doesn’t cause irritation and respiratory problems and you will also notice that the smell is far more pleasant. Organic bamboo clothing serves as another example of a healthy choice as clothes made from this amazing fabric allow the skin to breathe and even has antibacterial properties. Then, there’s linen a fabric with the power to both absorb and release water quickly, and its pleasant feel on the skin increases with every subsequent wash – the older the better. The only thing left to do now is to scout carefully and read the labels before you add to cart.
About the author:
Mia Taylor is a fashion and beauty enthusiast from Sydney and writer for www.highstylife.com. She loves writing about her life experiences. Travelling and enjoying other cultures and their food with her husband is a big part of her life. She is always on the lookout for new trends in fashion and beauty, and considers herself an expert when it comes to lifestyle tips.
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