Monday, December 12, 2011

Au Naturale














Do not be scared by the title...it isn't what you think! No birthday suits here. For the past month or so I have been researching organic, natural products like crazy. I am all for making the switch but I am having a hard time convincing my hubby due to the cost. He doesn't think there is any difference but I know there is...I just need to convince him. Any advice? I have also been doing some research on the Paleo Diet. I found out about this diet after stumbling across Left on Amelia through another blog I follow. It seems like a very good concept to me but would require a LOT of change for us. Here is a little excerpt about Paleo...

"With readily available modern foods, The Paleo Diet mimics the types of foods every single person on the planet ate prior to the Agricultural Revolution. These foods (fresh fruits, vegetables, lean meats, and seafood) are high in the beneficial nutrients (soluble fiber, antioxidant vitamins, phytochemicals, omega-3 and monounsaturated fats, and low-glycemic carbohydrates) that promote good health and are low in the foods and nutrients (refined sugars and grains, saturated and trans fats, salt, high-glycemic carbohydrates, and processed foods) that frequently may cause weight gain, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and numerous other health problems. The Paleo Diet encourages dieters to replace dairy and grain products with fresh fruits and vegetables -- foods that are more nutritious than whole grains or dairy products."

It would be VERY hard for me to cut out cheese. I. am. a. cheese. addict. But if it meant I would be healthier, I think I could do it. Maybe. Has anyone out there tried this diet or anything similar?

What are some of your favorite organic/natural beauty products?

1 comment:

Chelsea said...

My husband isn't a big believer in the organic idea, but our compromise was to purchase some items organic (e.g., the items that matter - meat, some produce, eggs, etc.) and regular for the items that don't so much. We also have a good set of friends who subscribe to the paleo diet; however, they aren't super strict about it. They tried but found it was very difficult; therefore, they modified to better fit their lifestyle. Good luck :)