Thursday, February 16, 2012
One thing I have yet to understand is how someone could be against organic food. Now, I do not buy all organic produce or even all all-natural products. However, we are looking to start TTC in a month or so, so i have started to make the switch to all organic produce, milk, etc. I have read too many studies about the health effects of pesticides and antibiotics on the unborn baby and I am just not willing to take that risk. If I choose to eat chemicals, that's my choice, but I will not feed them to my baby.
Anyways, at lunch yesterday, I had Panera Organic Tomato Bisque and I commented on how delicious it was. One lady asked how much sodium is in it. I told her (19% of your DV) and she gasped at how high it was. I explained that I have really low blood pressure and salt isn't something I watch too closely in my diet. Another person commented on how it was organic. I nodded and told them that we are making the switch to all organic produce to prepare for pregnancy but I take packaged products that are organic with a grain of salt. It certainly doesn't make them healthier BUT you at least aren't eating all the chemicals. And I plan on eating mostly foods that are not prepackaged which makes up probably 80% of my diet now so it won't be too much of a change.
They started bashing me for wanting to go organic. Basically telling me that it is a waste of money and stupid. I shared the data and then just shut up because I was getting so angry. They were saying that the chemicals really aren't that bad for you and blag blah blah. THEN one of the ladies (who happens to be PREGNANT!) took a huge bite of a Ho Ho and said, "I don't live in fear of food LIKE ELICIA! I eat everything and the only thing I have cut out is alcohol." Um, ok, good for you. BUT I didn't tell YOU what to do, I just said what was best for ME and MY baby. YOU can eat whatever junk that fits your fancy.
Food is very important to me and I think it plays a big role in health and disease so why would I feed chemicals, even the smallest amount, to my child? That is why we plan on making homemade baby food from organic produce and getting our children off to the best start possible.
I'm sorry that I don't have the luxury of having the innocence that comes with pregnancy. I HAVE held my child that died inside of me and I am going to do EVERYTHING I can to ensure that that doesn't happen again. God is in control but he gave me this knowledge for a reason and I am going to make the choices that I feel are best.
Sorry friends, I just HAD to get that off my chest! I don't understand why people have to be so freaking nosy and opinionated. But whatever, I know that what I am doing is the right thing and their opinions certainly aren't going to change that!
On a brighter note, we have an appointment with our perinatologist on March 2nd and then we can start TTC!! I cannot wait!! Woo hoo!!