Organic January: preamble

Nourish, don’t detox.



I recently read this somewhere (and I’m sorry to say I can’t remember the source), and it struck me as feeling so right.

Of course, both nourishing and detoxing have a place; but I think it’s fair to say that in our Western culture the emphasis is on detoxing (in a cool, trendy, look-at-me-I-drank-too-much-alcohol-and-took-too-many-drugs-and-now-I-have-to-detox way), rather than on feeding our precious body cells what they really need in the first place.

Interestingly, I had also chosen my word of the year, something I’ve done for a few years now that gives me a place to start with my life adjusts, a word on which to meditate throughout the year, and that word was nourish.

And so my idea for “organic January” was born.

My husband, bless him, enthusiastically embraced the idea, so we’ve been talking about it a lot in the past couple of months, slowly preparing our pantry and fridge, replacing whatever non-organic items we could with organic ones. Fortunately, I’ve done a lot of this already over the past year or two, and at any given time I’d estimate we are at least fifty per cent organic.

But we can always improve. And that’s what we’ll be looking to do in January. Fortunately, we are surrounded by an abundance of organics and high quality food here on the Sunshine Coast to make our efforts a little easier.

Do you have a new year’s resolution yet? Maybe you could choose organics too. I’ll be blogging a bit about the successes and challenges of Organic January in the next few weeks. I always love to hear what’s going on in your world too.