An organic lifestyle merges enlightened thinking about the future with compassion for the earth and its people.
- Step 1: Install a high-quality water filter that removes heavy metals, pathogens, and other contaminants. It should also take out chlorine and fluoride.
- TIP: Purification is the process to get water pure, where filters remove most contaminants, leaving other potentially toxic water-soluble substances in.
- Step 2: Drink distilled water with non-porous polycarbonate or glass bottles to be certain your fluids are purified enough. Respect your body.
- FACT: Around 40 percent of American rivers and lakes are categorized as unsafe for drinking and swimming.
- Step 3: Clean with organic products made from vinegar, baking soda, borax, and food-based or biodegradable substances. Hydrogen peroxide, for instance, is fine as a disinfectant for most surfaces.
- TIP: Hormones in meats survive the cooking process and can cause illness.
- Step 4: Try permaculture -- a blend of gardening, landscaping, phyto-medicine, and herbology for sustainable human environments. Be conscientious about preserving wildlife habitats and the genetic diversity of plant life in all you do.
- Step 5: Reduce your ecological footprint by cutting back on transportation to lower your gas and oil use. We are stewards of the earth for the ones who come after us, and we should seek to return it to its natural state in any way we can.
- Step 6: Eat only organic, grass-fed beef and only kitchen scrap-fed chicken.
- Step 7: Grow your own food, free of pesticides, tending the soil and the requirements of individual plants to begin your organic lifestyle.