Why Organic Produce?
Organic food was the only option for thousands of years. Now, with pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and genetically-modified foods, organic is still the best option. Here are a few reasons to eat healthier organic food:
Genetically-modified foods were unleashed on the environment and the public by corporations like Monsanto without prior testing to determine their safety. In other words, eating genetically-modified foods is participating in a long-term, uncontrolled experiment. Choose organic to avoid participating in this experiment.
More and more research is coming in about the health threat of genetically-modified food. The results range from intestinal damage, allergies, liver or pancreatic problems, testicular cellular changes, tumors, and even death in the experimental animals. For more information, read the excellent books by Jeffrey M. Smith Seeds of Deception and Genetic Roulette. I’ll discuss more of the problems linked with GMOs in upcoming blogs. Eating third-party certified organic foods or those that are guaranteed to be grown from organic seed helps protect you from the health consequences of GMOs.
Fruits and vegetables are real food, not pesticide factories. Eighteen percent of all genetically-modified seeds (and therefore foods that grow from them) are engineered to produce their own pesticides. Research shows that these seeds continue producing pesticides inside your body once you’ve eaten the food grown from them! Foods that are actually pesticide factories…no thanks.
They’re free of neurotoxins—toxins that are damaging to brain and nerve cells. A commonly-used class of pesticides called organophosphates was originally developed as a toxic nerve agent during World War I. When there was no longer a need for them in warfare, industry adapted them to kill pests on foods. Many pesticides are still considered neurotoxins.
They’re supportive of growing children’s brains and bodies. Children’s growing brains and bodies are far more susceptible to toxins than adults. Choosing organic helps feed their bodies without the exposure to pesticides and genetically-modified organisms, both of which have a relatively short history of use (and therefore safety).
In study after study, research from independent organizations consistently shows organic food is higher in nutrients than traditional foods. Research shows that organic produce is higher in vitamin C, antioxidants, and the minerals calcium, iron, chromium, and magnesium.
Our Organic Produce
Dear Friends ,
We are happy to announce that we are collaborating with a new peer organic farm and have more variety to offer you.
First we need to understand what the difference is between certified organic and peer based organics .
Our main farm is ‘CERES’ certified , this is a UK body that the farm must pay annual licensing fees and to be compliant to EU organic farming standards .
Our new offering is ‘Peer Organics’ . This means the farm adheres to Organic farming principles but have not gone for the full Certification.
We deliver every Wednesday from the farm to your kitchen and on Friday. All Peer orders must be in by Monday 10.a.m & Thursday 10.a.m. All Certified orders must be in by Tuesday 3.p.m & Wednesday 3.p.m.
*Please note that all produce is subject to availability. We will always do our best to keep you updated as to any changes that will be made to the boxes. Please do not hesitate to enquire about any item on or off of the list.*
Micro Box – 6 Items – R160,00
Studio Box – 10 Items – R250,00
Choice Box – 13 Items – R340,00
Organic Seasonal – 8 Items – R310,00
To see what is in the box click here:
Organic Green Beans
Organic Hokkaido pumpkin
Organic Sugar Snap Peas
Organic Sweet Potatoes
mixed bunches herbs
Heirloom Radish Mixed
Heirloom Baby Beetroot
Heirloom Beetroot Large
Heirloom Multicolour Swiss Chard
Heirloom Mixed Baby Carrots
Heirloom Large Carrots
Heirloom Mixed Large Aubergine
Heirloom Mixed Baby Aubergine
Heirloom Mixed Peppers Hot/Sweet
Fordhook Giant Spinach
As a Farmacy we are here to tend to all ailments you might have. One we find increasing each and every day due to the lockdown restrictions and cover-19 related worries is anxiety.
The term “anxiety disorder” refers to specific psychiatric disorders that involve extreme fear or worry, and includes generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder and panic attacks, etc
We are here to assist you to decode your anxiety and combat it head on by finding the correct mix of herbs and tinctures from the ‘apothecary’.
Please contact us for a free zoom session to assist you during these difficult times .https://www.freshandhealthy.co.za/contact-us/
Anxiety and The Green Side Apothecary.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of many cannabinoid compounds found in cannabis. It does not appear to alter consciousness or trigger a “high.” A recent surge in scientific publications has found preclinical and clinical evidence documenting value for CBD in some neuropsychiatric disorders, including epilepsy, anxiety, and schizophrenia. Evidence points toward a calming effect for CBD in the central nervous system.
Sceletium tortuosum is a succulent plant commonly found is South Africa and is also known as Kanna.
The plant has been used as a mood altering substance for millennia .
It has traditionally been used to fight stress, anxiety and depression .
Brahmi is one of the oldest traditional Ayurvedic medicines in India. historically its use can be traced back more than 3000 years, with references linking it to ancient holy texts .
This phenomenal herb can also reduce stress and anxiety by elevating your mood, increasing serotonin production and reducing levels of cortisol in the body.
Cancerbush (formerly sutherlandia frutescens)is a much-respected and long-used medicinal plant in South Africa, perhaps even our most significant indigenous medicine.
Traditional uses for this amazing plant include the treatment of depression and anxiety, asthma and bronchitis, kidney infections, moderate hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome and more recently as a treatment for both HIV/Aids and cancer.
Significant amounts of GABA have also been found in Cancer Bush. This compound is an inhibitory neurotransmitter useful in the treatment of stress and anxiety.https://www.freshandhealthy.co.za/product/aether-cancerbush-tincture/
Gotu Kola is without a doubt one of the most powerful weeds we know of. This extremely fast growing and tenacious plant is cherished in both Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine, and is mentioned in many ancient pharmacopoeia’s from around the world.
Gotu kola has a particularly long list of traditional uses including disorders of the mind( Alzheimer’s), mental fatigue, anxiety, depression, memory loss, and insomnia. as well as improved circulation, wound healing and detoxification.
Mucuna is a phenomenal creeping vine that can be found growing in many tropical regions of the world including India, the Caribbean and many areas of Africa to name but a few.
Traditionally the bean has been used to lower stress, reduces anxiety, improves focus, boosts the libido, elevates mood and most notably to treat parkinsonism and neurodegeneration.
Licorice for most people is a typical dutch delicacy, but the origin of this amazing plant as a medicine lies far back in history to the ancient times of Babylonia and Egypt.
This tasty plant is also a vital ally for those struggling with stress and exhaustion as it is a formidable adaptogen – stimulating the adrenal gland, thus promoting healthy levels of cortisol in the body.
Liquorice is known to have 8 different anti- depressant compounds, known as MOA (monoamine oxidase) inhibitors. These inhibitors are capable of potent antidepressant activity and show significant improvement for all types of depression. The compound, glycyrrhizin breaks down cortisol, the stress hormone, enabling the body to deal with stress.
Reishi mushroom .
Reishi mushroom – Ganoderma lucidum and other related species has been revered since the dawn of modern culture. Reishi has been recognized as a medicinal mushroom for over 2000 years, and its powerful effects have been documented in many ancient manuscripts.
This fungus consistently demonstrated a profound ability to nourish vitality, relax the nervous system, calm the mind, and promote a state of relaxed focus and concentration.https://www.freshandhealthy.co.za/product/druids-garden-reishi-tincture/
Lion’s mane mushroom.
This gourmet edible mushroom has been used for hundreds of years by healers & chefs alike in China, India, Japan & Korea – but with new modern research, only now can we truly understand this mushrooms phenomenal medicinal benefits.
Lions mane has been found to increase memory, understanding, communication, sharpness, & concentration. It has also shown great effect in treating stress & anxiety making it a wonderful medicine for all ages – not just those suffering from neurological deterioration.https://www.freshandhealthy.co.za/product/druids-garden-lions-mane-tincture/
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Fresh & Healthy.
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