Sometimes I feel as though I am similar to Adrian Monk. You might remember him as the paranoid OCD detective from the TV series Monk.
Hopefully, I’m not quite that bad. However, being careful makes it difficult for me to socialize. I don’t want to insult my host/hostess, so I often just don’t participate or I find ways to politely decline the refreshments.
I don’t like the added ingredients of pesticides and hormone enhancements. Therefore, I purchase meat labeled without them. Also my fruits and vegetables are labeled Organic.
Why? I want to give my body a fighting chance. I experienced breast cancer and don’t want a repeat episode.
There is far too much of the cancer diagnosis these years. When my father was undergoing chemotherapy more than twenty years ago, I picked up a brochure in the waiting room. The explanation stated cancer is often caused by environmental factors like pesticides. I steamed, because I wished Dad could have avoided the treatments. I also knew this hidden enemy was in the very air we breathe and seeps into our water supply.
The medical profession knew back then! But producers are still allowed to sell products which poison us. And we pay more to obtain the cleaner variety! In the 21st century you’d think we wouldn’t continue to be bombarded with poisons.
So, I’m careful. I want to give my body a fighting chance even if I’m labeled as paranoid.
Be Well! It’s delicious.