Thursday, July 28, 2016

How Much Does It Cost To Go Organic?

Last week I told you I was going to expand my posts to include my holistic and organic lifestyle tips with you.  So, let's get started.  How much does it cost to go organic?  The bottom line.

That depends on how much you think your health is worth.  Really!  It is totally up to you to determine how much you want to spend on natural and organic products to improve your health.

If, you always place a price tag on your health you are playing a dangerous game with your life.  Really!  I have known several friends and friends of friends who have died because they placed a price tag on their health.

They put off buying the things that would have saved their life because of how much it was going to cost them.  That's right!  Money was more important to them than their own life.

To me that is not what God intended for us to do when he gave us free will to choose for ourselves what we would do with our life.

But, it is in the end, it is totally up to each one of us to say how much our life is worth to us in the long run.  So, how much is your life worth to you?  Once, you can answer that question you will know how much it costs you to go organic.

What helped me determine how much my life was worth to me was when I came face to face with death.  It was exactly 11 years ago on May 30, 2005 when I had to decide what my life was worth to me if I wanted to live.

It has cost not just me but my whole family thousands of dollars to save my life.  We have had to refinance our house twice.  We gave up every non-essential pleasure and addiction such as eating out, cable TV, going to the movies, going on vacation just to keep me alive.

Conventional medicine no longer works for me.  It is poison to my body due to all the chemicals they put in me testing to try and find out what was wrong with me.

In the end, it was Lyme disease.  I would guess to estimate that there are only 1% of medical doctors and nurses who can spot the symptoms of Lyme disease when a person comes into their office with all the weird symptoms Lyme creates in your body.

For, me it was 1 year later that I finally got to a alternative health doctor who was able to test me and find out it was Lyme disease.  I then went to a medical & naturalist doctor who did a blood test that confirmed the diagnosis.

The CDC has now realized that the old Western Blot and Eastern Blot tests are not accurate.  They only give the right results 1% of the time.  If, you have had Lyme for more than 3 months that is when these tests come back negative because the bacteria are now deep within your body hiding.

Where do I buy my organic food?  Glad you asked.  I go to several stores to find the lowest prices and the best USDA certified organic foods.  If it does not have this label it can have pesticides used on them during growing.

100% USDA certified has zero pesticides and only natural bug control methods.  I have no allergic reactions to any of these type organic foods that I buy.

The one food that I must say seems to be difficult to grow that tastes like organic are the orange sweet potatoes.  I don't know what is happening with that crop but they are full of rotten spots when they get to the stores.  And, they taste awful.

I buy the white sweet potatoes now and they taste fantastic!  These stores carry them: Publix, Whole Foods and Fresh Market in Florida.

                                  Organic Acorn Squash

What is on my menu today?  Organic buffalo, black eye peas and chicken, acorn squash and finally oatmeal with coconut milk.  I buy the black eye peas in the dry bulk section at Whole Foods and cook them myself and then freeze them in serving size portions.

The acorn squash I put in a casserole dish like you see in the picture and fill with purified water about half way up the sides of the dish and then bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until a knife goes in easy.

In the morning I eat a meat with one of my legumes or vegetables.  For lunch I eat another meat with a different vegetable.  For dinner I have a vegetable and gluten free grain such as quinoa, oatmeal or millet.  (supposedly millet turns into gliadin after it is digested)  I take Similase GFCF digestive enzyme with every meal that helps the body digest gluten and casein traces in your food.

                          Black Eye Pea with Organic EVOO

I also shop online with VitaCost to buy my gluten free grains.  I shop Pure Formulas for my supplements and use Ebates to get cash back on each purchase from both of these sites.

Check out my other money saving sites to see where else I shop to save on natural and organic products for the home.  Next, week I'll do an article on going green with household products.

You can also get more of my gluten free recipes in my Etsy shop, MarketsofSunshine.

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Sending You Sunshine,

Marsha Jaramillo
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  1. Wow, great information and thank you for making us think about the cost of our health! Glad you found a good alternative health doctor to help you. Looking forward to your next post.

    1. I was hoping to have that affect on the mind. We all need to think before we act. Knowledge is power. But, wisdom has to be first.

  2. What a great post! I just learned a lot and very interesting and helpful information that's useful for a wide range of applications. Great Photos too. Those peas are looking good...

    1. Thank you Lynda. Since, so much is left out of the schools these days about everyday living. I write to help those who don't have good guidance or to educate on what I personally have been through.

  3. I too have a lot more faith in natural preventives and therapeutics than I do in prescription drugs. Aside from chronic back problems, which are structural, I've never felt better in my life! And am I glad I found Vitacost, where I've saved a bundle (

    1. Vitacost is the best savings site I have ever found. Other sites say up to % off but you have to pay a membership to get the savings.
      How is that saving when you have to pay to get the same reduction Vitacost gives for free.