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Sunday, February 6, 2011

The Reason Why We choose Organic


When I first met Roland (who is now my husband) in Los Angeles, I bought a pineapple as a gift to him. In Japan, giving a gift is a polite thing to do if you visit someone. I never forgot the perplexed look on his face as he realized I was trying to give him a non organic pineapple. At that time, I knew he was vegan. I wasn’t vegan nor a rawfooder. I didn’t have any knowledge about organic and raw foods and I didn’t care much about what I was eating. So, I was so shocked that he didn’t appreciate and accept my gift. However, I was so curious about what this guy was eating, since he wouldn’t eat even a seemingly beautiful pineapple!

Since then I started to learn about a healthy, vegan and rawfood lifestyle. Roland was happy to teach me about what REAL FOOD is and what is NOT REAL FOOD. Everything was new to me and most of the ideas were very different from what I had believed to be common sense since I was a child. Roland was very patient and answered all my questions about being vegan and raw foods.

I decided to marry him since I thought he was the healthiest and happiest man whom I had ever met. I believe that happiness, health, and love should be the fundamental factors in choosing a lifelong partner, and I finally found him!

For all of our meals, we make it a priority to choose organic foods; we even choose restaurants based on whether they serve organic, vegan or raw foods. Some people may say that buying organic foods is expensive. For our family, we believe choosing organic keeps our family healthy and happy since the food tastes better and we maintain a good conscience since we know we are helping create a healthy environment. Conventionally grown produce is known to contain many chemicals that are applied by the farmers. Regardless if it has been proven scientifically, we choose to err on the side of common sense of choosing to not ingesting many manmade chemicals that have the potential of causing poor health and disease, like cancer. So, our family takes proactive steps to stay healthy and prevent sickness. Especially as parents, we believe it is important to choose healthy organic foods for our children. One of the main benefits of eating organic foods and staying healthy is that we do not spend a lot of money or time on medical expenses or health insurance. Being treated once at a hospital for a serious illness or disease could cost more than buying organic food over a lifetime. And who wants to be sick and possibly spend years being treated in the medical system? Also, a shift toward organic has been taking place for some time. As organic sales continue to grow, the cost of organic foods will most likely decrease as more farmers switch to organic production in the future. Actually, we buy organic produce at WHOLE FOODS or our local health food store. The price is not that much different when compared with NON ORGANIC produce in a general supermarket. And, If one stops buying all of the processed, junk foods at the supermarket and shops organic instead, your monthly total living expense will be about the same and you will live healthier. What are you waiting for???!!!

Now I understand why Roland didn’t appreciate my non organic, chemical laden pineapple gift, and I appreciate that he does not let anything stop our family from being healthy. We choose organic food, and we choose to live a healthy lifestyle with joy!


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Roland and Naoko’s Websites:
Green Harmony Living – Planet friendly website
Green Harmony Living Store – Raw, Vegan, & Organic Foods & Products
Green Harmony Design – Beautiful, Edible, & Sustainable Gardens
Green Harmony Tours – Sustainable Ecotours to Germany

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