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Healthy living?

So many things claim to be healthy for you, but are they really?  We are told to eat lots of fruits & vegetables, because they are healthy for us.  However, most people pick the fruit & vegies from their local grocery store.  If they are not organic, then they are full of chemicals and pesticides.  Corn and corn meal are in so many products, and things I have heard lately is it is almost impossible to get corn that is not GMO, even seeds.  We are told to drink lots of water because it is good for our bodies, but I have seen so many reports that say the water is tainted with chemicals like chlorine and fluoride. Prepackaged food are high in salt or fat.  Our meat is feed GMO corn feed, and shot up with antibiotics.  Many foods contain high fructose corn syrup, which is another product they claim is bad for us.  Soda has become a staple in many people’s diets, even the caffeine free and diet can still dissolve rust off a car battery and does an excellent job at cleaning toilets. Shampoos, make-up, body washes, diapers, wipes, dish and laundry detergents, and even plain old soap. They all have ingredients that are bad for us.  It seems like everything out there is bad for us.  Where do we draw the line? How do we keep ourselves and families safe from all of the bad things that seem to be in everything we eat?

I realize I cannot keep my children safe from everything, but I have made gradual changes in the products we use. It wasn’t an overnight change, but as we started running out of things, I started purchasing natural cleaning products, soaps, shampoos, foods that do not have high fructose corn syrup, and more organic fruits and vegies.  We also plant a garden each spring to grow some of our own fruits & vegies.

So my question for you is… have you altered the products you use or the food you buy to natural products?  Do you clean your house with vinegar or some other safe solution?  Do you have a specific shampoo or toothpaste that you absolutely love?  Do you only purchase organic? Tell me some of the things you do.


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