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Ayurvedic Shampoo for Hair Fall, Shine and Strength

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We often experience bad hair days, once or twice a week. And complain and whine about it in our pictures, on social media and more. Have you realised why?
Because your hair is one such element that adds to your facial beauty.

Did you know?

On an average span, women spend about 3 hours a week washing, blowdrying and styling their hair.

In order to have strong lustrous hair, it is essential to provide both, the scalp and the hair with good care which requires both oiling and shampoo & conditioning. Often in the older times, people would give more attention to only oiling of hair, saying it would help hair grow faster and make it dandruff and lice free. Although, this notion has been proven wrong according to research. It is now said, that washing your hair with shampoo and then conditioning it is as essential as oiling it.

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With excess amounts of oil on the scalp, it results in the scalp sucking in more dirt and increasing the amounts of dandruff on the scalp thereby leading to itching and various related hair problems. Therefore, it is recommended to wash the hair with a good shampoo thoroughly after oiling the hair for a few hours. But, just picking up any shampoo and using it on the scalp can again degrade the quality of your scalp, in terms of increase in dandruff and lice, itching, hair loss, split ends, etc.

Nowadays, the market is flooded with different brands of shampoos promising to provide hair fall treatment, dandruff and other hair care routines which even hair spas cannot provide. Many consumers blindly go by the advertisements and end up regretting after the usage of such shampoos. Many shampoo brands make use of different chemicals which may not suit your scalp and lead to its damage. Therefore, most hair experts recommend on using among the best Ayurvedic shampoos which is picked up according to hair or scalp type.

There are various types of shampoos depending on the category that your hair and scalp might fall in like Dry Hair, Dandruff Scalp, Split Ends, etc. Whereas, for many people, it is usually recommended to make use of All Repair Treatment Shampoo which promises to get rid of all your hair woes, Although, this involves too much chemical treatment that can cause different side effects leading to immense hair loss.

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In order to avoid all these issues, you can use ayurvedic shampoos which are easily-made using natural ingredients like Amla, Shikakai and Reetha.

10 Reasons to Use an Ayurvedic Shampoo:

  1. Chemical Free

 The first and the foremost reason to use an ayurvedic shampoo is its component mixture which does not consist of harmful chemicals that can result in the damage of your scalp or hair.

It is essential to use natural components while using any cosmetic product in order to ensure smooth and safe usage, which an ayurvedic or an herbal shampoo can guarantee.

  1. Helps in Hair Fall Control and reduces Dandruff

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Since the main ingredient in the best herbal shampoos usually consist of Neem which is a high ayurvedic practitioner that helps immensely in clarifying the hair as well as the scalp; thereby decreasing the dandruff and in turn reducing the hair fall. With the reduction of hair fall, the hair growth and scalp remain cleaner, that in turn helps in reducing split ends.

  1. Hair becomes thick and dark

 Who does not like long, lustrous and shiny hair which is dark in its colour?
Using an herbal shampoo for hair can ensure this, even if a chemical shampoo fails to provide you with all this.

Herbal and Ayurvedic shampoos contain Amla (constitutes antioxidants and Vitamin C) that both deepens the colour of the hair as well as it makes the hair thick in quality.

  1. Cleanses your Hair naturally 

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For your long Rapunzel locks, it is necessary for the shampoo that you use to cleanse your hair without damaging it and Reetha is the best ingredient that herbal shampoos for dry hair contain. Thereby making your naturally stronger.

  1. Strengthens Hair Roots and Conditions the Hair

Using an ayurvedic shampoo means to make use of Shikakai which is a natural herb that complements your hair to make it stronger at the roots and at the same time make it look all the more lustrous and shiny, by conditioning it thoroughly.

    6.  Promotes further hair growth

 Making use of an ayurvedic shampoo ensures not only strengthening of hair roots but also promotes the growth of hair from the follicles naturally and therefore, not putting you to the pain of constantly oiling your hair for the hair growth spurt to happen.

  1. Helps to maintain moisture along the hair

 The main reason to make use of the best ayurvedic shampoos for dry hair; is to maintain the levels of moisture both along the hair as well as at the scalp. Usage of herbal or ayurvedic shampoo infuses natural oils and minerals that keeps the moisture content locked in your long locks.

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  1. Natural aroma to the hair

Unlike chemicals infused shampoos, natural herbal shampoos give out a milder and natural fragrance that actually is better than the inorganic strong fragrances.

  1. Environment Friendly

 So the herbal shampoos are not only chemical free and therefore beneficial to us, but also environmental friendly which actually refrains from making use of any chemicals that may affect the environment.

Also, the herbal shampoo components are mostly bio degradable, making them all the more preferable over chemical shampoos.

  1. Non allergic product

Due to the all-natural component of most ayurvedic shampoos, there are absolutely less or no side effects to the usage of such shampoos.

It also suits all skin types including sensitive and allergy prone skin thereby making it advantageous and a safe bet!

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While choosing an herbal shampoo, ensure that it does not contain more than 9 ingredients because products with maximum ingredients tend to be synthetic and inorganic. You could avoid ingredients like Sodium Laurel Sulfates and Siloxanes while choosing an herbal shampoo for your hair. A right and informed choice can help from causing damage to your scalp and hair, instead keeping it nourished and strong. Flaunt that lustrous long hair, use ayurvedic natural shampoos!

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Haven’t you joined the Organic Revolution yet?

…and you think you are environment-friendly?

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Granted, you are devoted to organic and natural living. You have an environment-friendly lifestyle. And your living, breathing, eating habits are ecologically supportive. You frequent Farmers’ Markets. That is why you are a part of our community. It’s a pleasure interacting with you.

But, is it enough to play safe only for yourself and your loved ones? You might be harming the environment by omitting to help protect others too. You have a duty to warn others of the dangers that pollution poses to our world. For starters, look at the effects of farming on the ecology. It is a well-known fact that:

Conventional farming uses chemical pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers that pollute the soil and the ground water.

  • It uses up a tremendous amount of water for growing
  • Toxic pesticide residues found on fruit and vegetable skins find their way into your food
  • Human sewage, tainted with harmful shampoo chemicals, is used as a fertilizer in farms. It contains hormone-disrupting chemicals, leading to multiple diseases.
  • Pesticides interfere with your vitamin D levels, leaving your immune system weak, and exposing you to infections.

On the other hand, Organic Farming is safe for the environment because –

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  • No chemical pesticides are used
  • It produces far less CO2 emissions
  • It uses far less waterfor eg: Organic cotton farming uses up to 60% less water than conventional farming methods
  • Pesticide or herbicide residues are not entered accidentally into the environment – reducing ground-water pollution, prevents soil-erosion and promotes bio-diversity
  • Humans and animals are not exposed to chemical pesticides or herbicides.
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Organic Soaps v/s High Street Soaps!

Our skins come into contact with soap every single day. It’s one of the bare essentials to clean living and it’s important that the soap we use is good to our skin. There are some chemicals that are used in commercially available soaps that can actually be quite harmful, causing skin to feel dry and stripping away the natural oils present. Commercially available soaps can contain chemicals such as paragons and SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulphate), which started is used as an industrial degreasant and garage floor cleaner. When applied to human skin, it has the effect of stripping off the oil layer and irritating and eroding the skin, leaving skin feeling coarse and stretched. Of course there are healthy and natural alternatives, such as handmade, natural soaps, which are great for the skin and use all natural ingredients like natural essential oils as compared to the commercial High Street Soaps which use more chemicals.

 

OrganicSoapsThese natural soaps offer a healthier alternative and are made using a blend of organic vegetable oils. These oils can include, but aren’t limited to: avocado (rich in vitamins and proteins), coconut (prevents dryness of skin and flaking) and olive oil (provides a great moisturizing effect). Of course, these soaps can be made from a range of natural ingredients and the sellers are always happy to give in-depth information about the beneficial aspects of each of these organic ingredients.

A lot of organic soaps are made by small business owners and are homemade using a process called cold press. The cold press process means that the oils used in the organic soaps are never heated above a 100 degrees centigrade which in turn means that all the natural goodness contained isn’t degraded due to overheating. Other products that can be cold pressed are coffee and oils that are used in cooking, all of which result in a better product overall. Using the cold press process lessens the impact on the environment, making it very sustainable for the planet we all inhabit, because there’s less energy used in making the organic soaps. Also, since the organic soaps are made by local businesses, the carbon footprint is considerably less than mass-produced soaps and you’re also supporting local, ethical businesses that are sustainable to the environment.

Organic soaps come in many different scents, aromas and compositions because of the variety of ingredients that can be used. Some can focus mainly on exfoliating, some for moisturizing, while others are made specifically to use instead of shaving cream. Because of the variety of natural ingredients used, the organic soaps also help alleviate the annoyance of skin conditions like razor rash that are caused by shaving soaps.


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Let the Goodness of organic products win over the Evil of chemical pollution this Diwali!

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Diwali is a time of celebrating the triumph of Good over Evil. Excited children and grownups alike welcome each sign of the festival with undisguised glee. The colorful fireworks days before the festival, delectable sweets and snacks, rustling new clothes.

But Diwali has increasingly become a time of noise pollution, environmental pollution and choking smog. There are many harmful chemicals in the gifts products that we proudly distribute, from dry fruits to sweets to firecrackers to cosmetics or clothes. Just stop and think – Are you gifting chemicals this Diwali to friends and to family? Are you gifting infection and diseases?

Many of the chemicals used in everyday gift products could cause a range of life threatening diseases from cancer to diabetes.

Excessive Diwali Consumption affects Nature

A point to realize is that all man-made items are made out of materials that come from Nature. Those sources that are non-renewable, such as fossil fuels and metal ores, get depleted and will one day run out.

A question to ponder at this stage is, where do all the things we throw away go finally? Solid waste created by human beings which is non biodegradable has to be filled into holes dug up in the ground. These ‘landfills’ as they are called may exist for centuries without completely getting integrated into the soil. The plastic toys that you are throwing away today, may exist in a landfill several generations after yours!

High Energy Consumption during the festival of lights puts a considerably heavy load on electrical energy sources that are already overloaded. The use of electric lights to adorn homes, business establishments, monuments and roads requires a huge amount of electricity. The older tradition of burning oil lamps is a possible alternative to electric lights – even though it does use oil, the duration of the lamps is shorter. Naturtal Mantra offers some beautiful Diwali lamp packages for you to gift this Diwali.

Every Diwali, the whole household goes into a tizzy of house-cleaning, to rid the house of insects, dust and unnecessary & unhealthy baggage. This Diwali, take a resolve to free yourself and your family from chemicals as well. Gift Natural & Organic cleaning products that are chemical free and healthier to friends as well.

Brighten this Festive Season with your Glow of Health & Well-being!

Diwali is today a nation-wide celebration of joy and happiness. While the festival is supposed to bring the light of happiness in our lives, it gets clouded with the worry of choosing Gifts for your loved ones. Not this year! With a resurgence of understanding and interest in natural and organic products, Natural Mantra too is keen to bring the best of tradition in a contemporary package to both acolytes of holistic living as well as to new converts to this pure way of living.

It’s time to remove chemicals along with insects and make natural and wellness part of you and the gifts you choose. We have looked at a hundred gift options before picking the best ones for you in the form of unique Diwali Gift Hampers – a way to show that you really care.

Make a welcome change from gift boxes of sweets and cracker. Give something a lot more meaningful this year from Natural Mantra. Do check out these amazing and festive Gift hampers and packages in the Natural Mantra Gift Hampers Sale, among other amazing festive and aroma therapy products.

Ecorico Diwali Gift Box – 3 in 1

This tissue wrapped box has flavoured raisins( Pan or Lychee), 100gms of Flavoured cashewnuts(Schewan or saffron) and 100 gms of apricots comes packed with natural goodness!

These sun dried organic raisins are 70% pure fructose (a natural form of sugar), which is easily digested for quick energy! With no cholesterol, cashew nuts are a healthy food for heart patients. They protect the body from cancer. The apricots are an excellent source of beta-carotene which slows down ageing. Log on to gift at: http://bit.ly/1aFkd0a

Sattvik Organics – Everyday Care Combo

This combo combines the goodness of the following ingredients! Mint Magic, an antiseptic face cleanser offers thorough cleansing without depleting the natural moisture content. Added aroma oils soothe & relax stressed nerves.

Benefits : 

Reduces pore appearance & removes impurities
Deep cleanses & rejuvenates for a smooth radiant skin
Maintains ideal moisture balance
Refreshes skin cells
Keeps skin soft & supple

Radiance Shampoo, an aromatherapy based hair cleanser is a rich blend of exotic ingredients that not only cleanse scalp tissues & hair follicles, but also restore lost nutrition due to exposure to sun and chemical pollutants.

Benefits : 

Awakens hair follicles for the best Scalp & Hair reproduction conditions
Strengthens brittle hair & enhances hair length
Restores shine & manageability
Detangles and revives hair follicles for a bright, sparkling, shiny finish
Stimulates development and leaves hair healthy and vibrant
Deep cleans hair roots and improves circulation
Restores life, moisture, bounce, and body – while fighting frizz

Saffron Care, an oil free ayurvedic cream has anti-oxidizing properties to protect, moisturize, nourish & stimulate skin cells. Its natural SPF protects skin from harmful effects of sun, improves skin complexion & freshens epidermal tissues for a natural glow.

Benefits :

Leaves hands & cuticles – smooth & soft
Unique, Zero Sweat Formula (ZSF)
Removes dead skin cells
Works incredibly fast to give desired effect

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Societe Naturelle Honey Box

Packed in an all Natural Wood box with sections, this package spells the goodness of 15 Tea sachets, Candle, 250 gms of Honey. The Organic Tea is uniquely soothing, with Holy Basil for relief from stress, enhanced stamina and immunity. The 100% natural and chemical free candle emits negative ions to purify, cleanse, improve air quality, and invigorate the body. A natural ionizer! Honey – the sweet golden liquid can be different types.Good for digestion, throat ailments, eyesight. http://bit.ly/17aggmQ

Unived Organic Soap & Health Tea Diwali Set

It contains 4 Organic Soaps & 3 Health teas (Bamboo Charcoal, African Forest, Wild Mint & Myrrh Magic) & (Digestea, Activitea & Vitalitea). These together btring multifarious benefits direct from nature to you in a gift package…

While the Dear Earth Bamboo Charcoal soap exfoliates & moisturizes skin, absorbs body odor, unclogs blocked pores & removes dead skin cells;
Dear Earth African Forest soap rejuvenates skin, asorbs excess skin oils and counters blemishes too. Dear Earth Wild Mint soap keeps the skin clear, happy, and refreshed, while Dear Earth Myrrh Magic soap softens fine lines and wrinkles, hydrates skin & plumps out sags, effectively tones skin andgives skin a natural glow.
Unived Digestea :-  Digestea™ helps detoxify your body and aids digestion,

eliminates constipation, reduces irritable bowel syndrome;
Unived Activitea :- Improves memory, enhances brain functionality, increases concentration, enhances cognition, and boosts intellect.

Unived Vitalitea :- Vitalitea™ improves sexual performance, treats erectile dysfunction, increases libido, rejuvenates & revitalizes the system, and boosts overall vitality. To gift, click here: http://bit.ly/16rVv7H

Omved Eco Diyas

This set of 5 handmade terracotta eco diyas with glass chimneys helps you celebrate Diwali the traditional way with earthen diyas, Omved’s eco-diyas are hand-crafted and made using lead-free terracotta. These lamps come fitted with recycled glass chimneys and last far longer than wax or traditional oil diyas. Light up your dear ones’ Diwali at  http://bit.ly/1eIe4ET

Soulflower Heart Bath Set 

Meant for all skin types, this charming heart-shaped container opens out to you with a Rose Geranium Soap, Rose Geranium  Massage Oil, Rose Geranium Bath salt, Rose Potpourri, 2 Aroma T-light candles, a Massage Roller & a Loofah! Get it at

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There’s much more that you can find on the Natural Mantra website. Get ready for a healthy, happy and prosperous Diwali! Log on now!

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In our fast paced lives, a sustainable lifestyle shouldn’t be a struggle, but it sometimes is. Our online e-commerce provides the largest selection of natural, organic and eco-friendly products in India making it accessible and affordable to all. At NaturalMantra.com you can choose from a wide selection of safe, healthy non-toxic products, all at one place delivered to your door! Not every product makes it to NaturalMantra.com but the ones who do make it through our selection criteria.

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Wah Chai! Why is Tea such a good morning beverage!

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The incredible goodness of your morning cuppa tea!

You love your hot morning cup of tea don’t you? It picks you up, wakes you to possibilities of a brand new day and is really good for your health as well. Do you know, Tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world after water and for a lot of people it’s a way of life.

Drinking three to four cups of tea is recommended and can be great for your health. It replaces fluids and contains flavanoids with antioxidant properties. So what can be a healthier tea than organic tea?

Types of Organic Tea and Benefits

 

Many conventional tea plantations are converting to organic after seeing the harmful effects of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. The conventional way is non-sustainable, leads to soil erosion and disease, and the pesticides are a health hazard for the workers who pick the leaves. The naturally-grown tea is said to provide a fuller and richer taste, which is healthier for consumption.

What is tea?

Tea is the dried and processed leaves of a species of plant called Camellia sinensis. The infusion of these leaves in hot water is what makes up tea. There are four main types of tea – White, Green, Oolong and Black.

The difference between these teas is in the harvesting and the drying process. The darker the tea, the more processing it has undergone – this strips away some of the beneficial nutrients.

White Tea is the rarest type of tea, made from the young leaves that are picked before the buds have fully opened. White tea undergoes minimal processing, keeping it close to it’s natural state.

Green Tea. The health benefits associated with green tea has made it a very popular drink worldwide. This milder type of tea is made from only the leaf bud and the top two leaves. The leaves are simply withered and then roasted or dried.

Oolong Tea is a traditional Chinese type of tea, somewhere in between green and black in oxidation.

Black Tea is the most popular variety of tea. The leaves undergo a complex fermentation process which reduces its antioxidant content, is generally stronger in flavour and contains more caffeine.

 The Benefits of Tea

Medical research is finding the healing benefits of tea. It is suggested that it may help to prevent everything from tooth cavities to Parkinson’s disease. Tea also contains antioxidants and trace amounts of various nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, manganese and potassium and the vitamins A, C, E and K. In general, consumption of tea may prevent or improve conditions such as arthritis, bone density, heart disease and cataracts.

 Organic tea has various benefits:

White Tea builds up the immune system in the fight against viral and bacterial infections and helps prevent tooth decay, and helps to fight and kill cancer cells.

Green Tea has a positive effect on almost every organ in the human body; the antioxidants help to prevent toxins that build up from unnecessary oxygen, helps prevent cancer by blocking compounds with polyphenols, reduces blood pressure and cholesterol, and increases HDL (good cholesterol), among many other healing properties.

Oolong Tea has anti-oxidant properties and reduces the risk of high blood pressure and Black Tea relaxes and expands arteries, decreasing your chances of a heart attack or stroke.

What are Herbal Teas?

Herbal teas are not actually teas. They are referred to as infusions or tisanes, and are a simple and effective way of extracting the goodness and flavour from the aerial parts of herbs. Tisanes can be made with fresh or dried leaves, soft stems, flowers, seeds or roots.

Often herbal teas are consumed for their physical or medicinal effects, especially as a stimulant, relaxant or sedative. They may also contain antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and trace elements.

There are some precautions to be observed when enjoying herbal teas:

Avoid all strong herbal teas during the first three months of pregnancy.

Do not exceed the recommended measures of ingredients or frequency of drinking.

It is recommended that before you consume any amount of herbal tea you do a “taste test” to ensure that you do not have an allergic reaction to a particular herbal tea.

Some popular herbal teas are Chamomile, Ginger, Peppermint, Rooibos  and Echinacea. They all have proven good effects on health, well-being and healing.  

So, when next you feel like pick-me-up, remember the benefits of pouring yourself a good “cuppa” tea! Enjoy the aroma and the goodness!

About NaturalMantra.com

In our fast paced lives, a sustainable lifestyle shouldn’t be a struggle, but it sometimes is. Our online e-commerce provides the largest selection of  natural, organic and eco-friendly products in India making it accessible and affordable to all. At NaturalMantra.com you can choose from a wide selection of safe, healthy non-toxic products, all at one place delivered to your door! Not every product makes it to NaturalMantra.com but the ones who do make it through our selection criteria.

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Eat food, not poison!

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For your body you best Decide

When you say bye-bye to Pesticide

 

If we ask you what is the most common ingredient that you serve in food, you will say things like – salt, oil, seasoning, spices, water, etc. But unfortunately, you are wrong! With every recipe you make and every meal you serve, the element most commonly present is – Pesticides!

In one of our earlier blogs, we had discussed the use of pesticides for getting better crops. In this blog, we will discuss what the alternatives are, and how you can protect yourself from this health hazard.

Pesticides is a generic umbrella under which we will also talk about chemicals used for preservation, antibiotics in meat, PFAs, sulphates, etc. Present day techniques of growing food use chemical fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides, fungicides, and genetically modified seeds to maximize the crop yield. Eating food grown with the help of these methods greatly increases your risk of getting indigestion, food allergies and diseases like asthma, migraine, auto immune diseases, obesity, heart disease and cancer.

Now no matter how much they say that these crops are sprayed with fertilizers and chemicals that are under the advised limit that makes it safe for human consumption, we have to remember that these harmful chemicals are entering our body not through one but various sources. When all the pesticides sprayed on them are combined together, the picture becomes a lot more scarier then what is painted before us.

 Here is some more information that will help you take the first step towards the right solution:

  • Pesticides: If the pesticides are strong enough to kill the bacteria and insects on the crop, they are capable of causing you serious health issues too. Have you ever considered putting a dash of insect killer while making salad to make it safe for consumption? If no, then how can you tolerate volumes of chemicals and pesticides on the food you eat every day?!
  • Irradiated foods can cause you cancer.
  • Heating up food in a microwave on a regular basis is shown to have resulted in colon cancer, malnutrition and obesity.
  • Too much of canned food with closer expiry dates can cause metal poisoning.
  • The cola that you so enjoy is sometimes used as a pesticide too. Can you believe that?

Well, this list can go on some more, but we assume that you have taken the hint and will try to avoid all this as much as possible. Now that we have identified the culprits, let’s look at how we can bring them down.

One of the most obvious and simple solutions is to choose organic food. Organic food is grown using natural fertilizers like cow dung, leaves or compost, and using crop rotation to enrich the soil, without pesticides or using natural pesticides like neem oil. It has no adverse effects on our body, yet it gets rid of the pests that could harm the crops. Since they come without the taste of chemicals, the intrinsic flavor of the food is much more enhanced in such crops. Also, what looks good to the eye could be harmful for the body because a perfect looking vegetable, grain or fruit, may be the result of too much pesticide being used during its growth, transportation and storage.

Next, all fruits and vegetables should be thoroughly washed in running water before eating or cooking. Raw vegetables and fruit can cause parasitic infections if not properly washed. Hydrogen Peroxide is a safe disinfectant which destroys bacteria and viruses with great efficacy and does not leave any toxic residues or bad taste. Potatoes, carrots and other vegetables grown under the ground can be scrubbed clean with a brush. Cut away any damaged, over-ripe or bruised areas in fruits and vegetables as bacteria thrive in such places.

Vegetables, fruits and grain which are eaten without removing the skin, should first be washed in a solution containing a tablespoon of vinegar and 1 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide in a litre of water. Vinegar can remove some pesticides present on the surface of fruits and vegetables. It does not however remove the pesticides inside fruit and vegetables. Apples and table grapes are two fruits which are often dipped in pesticide after harvesting to preserve them. Such fruit are best eaten organic or at least should be peeled before eating.

The harmful effects of pesticides and chemicals are not restricted to our bodies. Pesticides persist in the soil too for many years. Some commonly used pesticides are DDT, lindane, aldrin, dieldrin, endrin, chlordane, heptachlor, mirex, toxaphene, hexa chlorobenzene, poly chlorinated biphenyles, dioxins and furanes.

These pesticides poison the soil and water for many years and enter our food chain through fruits, vegetables and grains as well as through meats and fish. These pesticides have a half life of between 40-150 years and hence will persist to even poison our great grand children. This is why most of the world’s population have pesticide levels in their bodies which are 20-1000 times more than what the World Health Organization considers to be safe. As a result the incidence of cancer, allergies and auto immune diseases has sky-rocketed worldwide.

People diagnosed with cancer are strongly advised to switch to organic foods. Some pesticides are similar to estrogens and mimic their effects on the body causing breast, ovarian and prostate cancer. Detoxification of the body to remove the pesticides can allow the body to heal and destroy the tumour.

The purpose of eating food is to give our body nourishment. But when you are consuming a small dose of poison, which will not show any ill-effect on your body right now, no amount of so-called health food will do any good. Think about what you are eating today so that you don’t have to suffer for it tomorrow. 


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What is Organic?

Understanding “Organic”
Organic farming is a technique that uses renewable resources and conserves water and soil to enhance environmental quality. Organic foods are grown, processed and packaged without the use of any chemicals. This farming method strictly uses organic seeds, fertilizers, compost, root simulators and organic pest control. Food processing practices protect the integrity of the organic product and disallow irradiation, genetically modified ingredients (GMOs) or synthetic preservatives.
The biggest benefits of Organic food consumption include but are not limited to:

Benefits for your family
• Higher nutrient value compared to its non-organic counterparts. Hence you derive more out of your organic food intake than you would from non-organic foods.
• Your body’s immunity increases thereby helping you fight off infection.
• Rich in minerals, vitamins and fibers and also retains its nutrients for a longer period of time.
• Better tasting food instantly.
• Free of toxins and chemicals, therefore a great source of energy.
• It minimizes the risk of several health problems. The phenolic compounds present in certain organic foods provide increased health benefits such as increased anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-clotting properties helping in cardio-vascular diseases and aids blood flow thereby reducing the risk of cancer.
• Consuming plenty of raw organic food acts as a proper remedy for the general improvement of health and aids improved digestion.

Benefits for the environment
• Organic farming meets the needs of the present without compromising the needs of future generations.
• Growing organically supports a biologically diverse, healthy environment.
• Organic farming practices help protect our water resources.
• Organic agriculture increases the land’s productivity.
• Supports small, independent family farms.
• Organic farmers are less reliant on non-renewable fossil fuels.
• Organic products meet stringent USDA standards (USA) or NOCA in India.
• Buying organic is a direct investment in the long-term future of our planet.
• Organic farmers preserve diversity of plant species.