Organic living is about adopting a lifestyle that is congruent with your values and your guiding principles. The team at the Body Genius Institute adheres to a strong set of principles that not only apply to the way we conduct ourselves at work but in our personal lives as well.
BG Guiding Principles
||I always do WHAT I say I’m going to do, WHEN I say I’m going to do it
||I’m professional on a daily basis. This is represented through my knowledge, positive attitude, communication with clients & the BG team, & physical appearance.
||I make (regular) time in my life for fun and play!
||I am accepting and compassionate towards myself and others.
||I support my Body Genius team members & back them up with unwavering consistency and support.
||I empower, inspire, and educate myself every day. In turn, I pass this on to others.
||My passion for life allows me to express courage on a daily basis.
||I live in the now, I am ‘present’ with my clients.
||I practice conscious living and conscious consumption. This includes following the principles of organic and sustainable living.
||I challenge the status quo, set new standards and think differently.
When looking to adopt a sustainable and organic lifestyle it is best to take the time to establish your own core values and possibly those of your partner and children. By writing these down on paper and reviewing them throughout the year you can be clear on how you want to (consciously) live your life and ensure that your decisions on a daily basis are congruent with your value set.
Organic living can be best described as a lifestyle that is healthy for both you and the environment.
When it comes to foods, organic produce is grown without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, genetically modified organisms or ionizing radiation. Animals that produce meat, poultry, eggs and dairy products are not administered antibiotics or growth hormones.
Organic food is better for YOU and the environment!
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” (Hippocrates)
A sliced Carrot looks like the human eye. The pupil, iris and radiating lines look just like the human eye… and YES, science now shows carrots greatly enhance blood flow to and function of the eyes.
A Tomato has four chambers and is red. The heart has four chambers and is red. All of the research shows tomatoes are loaded with lycopine and are indeed pure heart and blood food.
A Walnut looks like a little brain, a left and right hemisphere, upper cerebrums and lower cerebellums. Even the wrinkles or folds on the nut are just like the neo-cortex. We now know walnuts help develop more than three (3) dozen neuron-transmitters for brain function.
Avocadoes, Eggplant and Pears target the health and function of the womb and cervix of the female – they look just like these organs. Today’s research shows that when a woman eats one avocado a week, it balances hormones, sheds unwanted birth weight, and prevents cervical cancers. And how profound is this? It takes exactly nine months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit.
Make sure to research your suppliers thoroughly to ensure you are receiving the best produce possible and to ensure the company is adhering to organic or biodynamic farming practices. Also remember to purchase locally grown produce.
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Organic living can extend well beyond simply selecting organic foods. Organic living can also include doing good deeds for the earth. By consciously choosing to make responsible choices you can ensure that we have wonderful places to live and that the earth and all it has to offer remains beautiful for generations to come.
Have you thought about starting your own organic garden? Even if you don’t have a ‘green thumb’ you can still create your own organic patch. You need very little space and many herbs, fruits, berries and vegetables are easy to grow. It is so rewarding to grow your own food and bring it straight to your dinner table.
Do you have your own composter at home? There is a wide range of composters available to suit your needs. Consider how much space you have and how much organic waste your household produces each week. Not only can you reduce the amount of waste going to landfills but you can also create amazing fertilizer for your gardens.
You can also choose to have an organic chemical-free home!
Organic cleaning: An organic lifestyle can also include the way you keep your home clean. Selecting natural or organic cleaning products such as baking soda, vinegar or borax will help to reduce your family’s exposure to harmful chemicals and reduce the impact on the environment.
Organic beauty: Selecting personal care and beauty products that are natural and chemical free is an important step to take. Organic shampoo, conditioner, soap, and moisturizers are all readily available. Pure organic coconut oil is an outstanding moisturizer and can be found at your local grocery store! The chemicals found in make-up will enter your skin and may create a toxic load within your body. Fortunately there are now many companies on the market today creating chemical-free make-up.
Some people find the prospect of going completely organic overwhelming and too expensive. Living organically does not imply a whole scale lifestyle change. Take things slowly. Consider introducing organic products one at a time. Replace the conventional products one by one with the healthier alternatives. Work out what you can afford, based on the foods you eat most frequently. Make meat, eggs, fish, fruit, vegetables, herbs and water quality your top priority. Then move on to household cleaners and personal care products. One small step at a time can lead to a significant change over the course of a year.
If we work together we can change the way individuals think about their own health and wellness, the way they live, the way they shop, the way they learn, and the impact they have on the environment. By starting at the grassroots level and creating a social movement we can influence the way companies operate and the quality of the products they produce, and we can influence how governments spend their money.
But it all begins with each individual person. The strongest vote you have is by spending every dollar carefully. Both governments and corporations are slaves to the ‘old mighty dollar’ and as citizens this is where our true power lies.