So we’ve been eating exclusively organic food at home for a couple of months now and while we can’t deny it tastes a zillion times better and we definitely feel a difference in our way of consuming and our energy, it did however not meet all of our expectations. So here’s a few things organic food won’t do for you :
- Organic food won’t clean up your house
- Organic food won’t tie your shoelaces
- No matter how nicely you ask, organic food won’t massage you (although sometimes a little from the inside)
- Organic food won’t listen to your problems when you really need a friend
- Organic food won’t buy you a new house (or you’d really need a lot of it and a very hungry real estate agent)
- Organic food won’t babysit for you (we tried and ended up having to come home early after the neighbors called the police)
- Organic food makes the work easier but it won’t actually digest itself
- …nor will it shop itself
- And finally, it won’t write your blog posts for you. I was hoping hoping it would and look where that got us!
So don’t listen to what they say : obviously organic food doesn’t buy happiness! What a scam!
Just one last thing it won’t do if you’re doing it right, and which might be surprising to most : it won’t create a hole in your wallet.
For health reasons, Susan is forced to avoid wheat, soy, tomatoes, asparagus, processed sugar, all kinds of milk but sheep and buffalo, all kinds of meat but poultry and fish. You’d think there’s just nothing left… Well that actually forced us make the step to 100% organic since organic shops are the ones where it’s easiest to find what he can it, and to find numerous alternatives. I thought we wouldn’t be able to sustain it financially. But turns out we’re not spending more than before. Yes, the items are more expensive. But we buy less. This change our whole way of consuming. We have more respect for our food and the work of our mostly local farmers. And we stopped filling ourselves until we can’t move anymore. We reach the point where e’ve teen enough and even if we could eat more, we stop. This way we keep our energy for more relevant things than digesting unnecessary quantities of food, we stay fit, we save money, and we consume more responsibly. And this all just happened very naturally.
Makes you question the effect that over abundance of chemically processed food has on our psyche and habits, doesn’t it?