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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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Become an advocate of organic living.  Spread the good word. Share this blog with loved ones, with friends. Every voice counts!

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Did you know? The Sun is one of the Sources of Vitamin D – The #SunshineVitamin!

Hello Sunshine!

Are you one of those who do Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutation regularly? Or do you fancy catching the sun as you sunbathe on your deck? Whichever way you catch some rays, think about vitamin D. It is called the “sunshine vitamin” because it is produced in your skin in response to sunlight!

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Namah Suryaya Santaya Sarvaroga Nivarine

Ayu rarogya maisvairyam dehi devah jagatpate.

The ancient text AdityaHridayam  talks about the holistic healing properties of the Sun God,  how the rays are nourishing and healing for the heart. Ayurveda attributes this to the vitamin D3 benefits of  immunity-boosting and disease-fighting properties.

What is Vitamin D?

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin of 3 types – D1, D2  and D3. There are two forms, known as D2 and D3. Vitamin D2, or ergocalciferol, comes from fortified foods, plant foods, and supplements. Vitamin D3, or cholecalciferol, comes from fortified foods, and animal foods. It is also made by your body when your skin is exposed to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun.

Benefits of Vitamin D

There are many amazing benefits! It helps the body absorb calcium. Calcium and phosphate are two minerals that are essential for normal bone formation. If your body does not absorb enough calcium from your diet, bone production and bone tissues suffer. Vitamin D deficiency can lead to osteoporosis in adults or rickets in children. Vitamin D deficiency symptoms include overall debility and low immunity.

  • Vitamin D has several important functions:
  • Absorption of calcium and phosphorous
  • Facilitating immune system function.
  • Good for bone and teeth health,  respiratory health, pregnancy, obesity, erythropoiesis, diabetes, muscle function and aging.
  • Improved resistance against diseases
  • Fights diseases like Multiple Sclerosis, Diabetes, Heart Disease, autoimmune diseases.

Sources of Vitamin D in plant food:

  • Orange juice (fortified)
  • Cereal (fortified)
  • Shitake Mushrooms
  • Plus fortified Milk, Cheese and Yogurt.

There are not many vitamin D rich foods. It can be hard to get enough vitamin D each day through sun exposure and food alone, so taking vitamin D supplements help  avoid symptoms of vitamin D deficiency.

Too much Vitamin D?

Too much of  a good thing can be bad too. Excess vitamin D makes the intestines absorb more calcium. Result: High blood calcium leading to calcium deposits in the heart and lungs; confusion, disorientation, kidney damage, nausea, vomiting, constipation, poor appetite, weakness,and weight loss.

It is recommended that you consult a doctor before working out the optimum level of Vitamin D for your age, gender and health.

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#SourcesOfVitaminD Milk & Sun