Organics and a Subsistent Life


| 2/24/2015 9:45:00 AM


Kate MarloweMy family lives a subsistent life through hunting, fishing, foraging and gardening. We have a journey ahead of us to reach our goal, living a 100-percent self-sufficient life. The road has been long, adventurous and continues to have many ups and downs along the way. The one thing we know for sure, we are on the path we feel is best and love all the adventure, experiences and time centered on our family that it provides.

familyThis article is designed to give you a look inside why we choose to live subsistent on organic whole foods. Many experiences have led me to a life of homesteading and learning to live a subsistent life in the backwoods. The information I am providing is a combination of views, both professional and personal.  I have included research from my career as a wellness specialist as well as personal opinion, based on my own experiences. I am not a licensed medical professional. I am not diagnosing or offering treatments to medical issues. Talk to your medical professional for any dietary prescriptions, changes and guidelines.

Choosing an organic diet shows your commitment to health. The news and media project an overwhelming flood of claims that organic, whole foods are the healthier way to eat. A large number of people have jumped on the organic wave for numerous reasons including disease prevention, treatment for illnesses, or overall health. We choose organics for all of the above. This further supports our decision in living a subsistent life and providing as much of our food intake from sources we control.

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Chemicals in our food supply, including pesticides, antibiotics and hormones, are linked to a variety of health risks including certain types of cancers and hormonal disruption. Choosing organic options reduces your exposure to these chemicals. It is also possible that higher levels of nutrients are obtained from organic foods. Dr. Andrew Weil, renowned integrative medicine professional, points out that higher levels of antioxidants assist the body in preventing disease, making these nutrients a valuable part of your healthy diet. His research and knowledge is stellar; a combination of Harvard M.D. with extensive research in alternative medicine and wellness as well as personal accounts through methods used by indigenous people all over the world. I highly recommend his work (including his book 8 Weeks to Optimum Health) and suggest following this link for more reading.





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