Dealing with the effects of EMFs on your health in isolation is a big mistake. We are holistic beings. No part of us exists in isolation.
You need to look at the bigger picture. Nutrition is a very important part of this bigger picture.
When I became electrically sensitive I learned this the hard way.
This guest article by Bridget Sandorford gives some good advice on the nutrition angle which you should work into your EMF healthy lifestyle.
Why Choosing Locally Grown Produce is More Important than You Think
The local foods movement has grown over the last several years as more people are learning about the importance of eating a whole-foods diet for better health and to reduce the risk of disease and other chronic health conditions. With the way that food fads go, it may be tempting to dismiss the local movement as just another hipster trend. But choosing locally grown produce is about much more than hopping on the next health bandwagon.
Here are a few reasons why choosing locally grown produce is more important than you may think:
Small Farms are More Likely to Raise Organic Produce
Local farms are often smaller farms, and smaller farms are more likely to raise organic produce. Without a large operation that emphasizes as much output as possible, they are less likely to use a lot of harmful chemicals to raise their food. That means that you get food in its natural state, without the toxins that can lead to disease and disorder.
Fresher Food = Healthier Food
When you buy food locally, you are getting fresh food. Local produce doesn’t have to be sprayed or treated to preserve it for long trips being shipped halfway across the country or the world. Even organic produce that is shipped from outside the region won’t be as fresh as locally grown produce. When food sits on shelves or spends days or weeks being shipped, it starts to lose its nutritional value. The fresher your food is, the more nutrients it will have and the fewer toxins will be in it. Both will help you to promote greater health and vitality.
Local Produce Doesn’t Have to be Grown Using Artificial Means
When you are getting spring and summer foods in the dead of winter, it’s because someone is growing them in a climate half way around the world or they are using artificial methods to grow them. Artificial lights and chemical boosters may be able to grow plants out of season, but the resulting produce will not have the same quality nutritional profile, and if chemicals are used, the produce will contain toxins that will contribute to health disorders and disease.
Local Produce Helps the Environment
There are a number of ways that buying locally grown produce helps the environment. The most obvious benefit is that the food doesn’t have to be shipped hundreds or thousands of miles to get to your door step, which cuts down on consumption of natural resources like coal or oil. Locally grown produce also uses less packaging, which also reduces the consumption of natural resources and helps to reduce waste. Finally, when you buy locally grown produce, you are supporting local farmers, which means that you are supporting more open spaces in your community and are helping to ensure a supply of fresh and healthy food.
Helping the environment means that you are reducing the amount of toxic waste that can contaminate the local water supply and food supply. It also means that you are supporting a system that promotes the production of healthy foods — all of which helps you get the quality nutrition that you need to support health and vitality.
Eating locally grown produce is more than just a passing trend. It is an important choice that can have far-reaching ramifications for your health and for the health of the environment. Choosing locally grown produce will help you improve health and to thrive.
About the Author:
Bridget Sandorford is a freelance food and culinary writer, where recently she’s been researching culinary school in Texas. In her spare time, she enjoys biking, painting and working on her first cookbook.