One of the biggest questions people have when practising a more natural lifestyle is whether it’s important to eat organic food. Eating organic has become increasingly mainstream in the last decade, and data shows that sales of organic foods are steadily on the rise. Healthy food is the basis of existence, it is important to keep a track of what food is being consumed in order to live a youthful, healthy and positive life.

But is it really beneficial to health? What foods should you consider eating organic? What types of diets should you follow? Are they safer? Are they more nutritious? Let us take a closer look at what it means to eat organic foods. High fibre foods and high protein foods help maintain a healthy lifestyle.

What is Organic Food?

A broad definition of organic food is any food item that is produced by methods that comply with the standards of organic farming. The standards of what is organic may vary from nation to nation, however, organic farming includes practices that promote ecological balance. Depending on the regulating agency, organic products may restrict the use of certain pesticides and fertilizers in the farming process. Organic foods typically do not contain industrial solvents or synthetic food additives.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) certified organic foods are grown and processed according to federal guidelines pertaining to a variety of factors including soil quality, animal raising practices, pest and weed control, and use of additives.
Also, according to the USDA, organic produce must be grown on soil that had synthetic fertilizers and pesticides for three years prior to harvest.

When it comes to organic meat, U.S. regulations require that animals are raised in living conditions accommodating their natural behaviours, such as the ability to graze on pasture, fed 100% organic feed, and not administered antibiotics or hormones.

If your product contains a "USDA Organic" label, that means it contains at least 95 per cent organic ingredients and was approved by an expert to make sure the farmer followed the strict USDA requirements.

Organic is Not the Same as Natural

If you see the word “natural" on a food label, you should know it doesn’t mean the same as "organic." In general, if you see the word "natural" on a food label, it means that it has no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Unlike organic products, a natural product does not refer to the methods or materials used to produce food ingredients.

Other common food labels should also not be confused with organic labels. For example, the labels "free-range" or "hormone-free," do not indicate organic certification.

Is Organic Food Better for You?

Those that advocate organic food say it is better than conventional food because it’s safer, more nutritious, and better for the environment.

However, many argue there’s still not enough data to prove that organic food is better for you.

When it comes to whether organic food contains fewer pesticides, research has shown that organic food does contain less pesticide residue than conventional food. Having said that, the amount of pesticide residue found in conventional food is still well below the level that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers unsafe.

In the U.K., 2009, a report published by the Food Standards Agency concluded that organic produce did not deliver significant health benefits compared to non-organic counterparts.

The true question remains, whether the small doses of pesticide residue add up over time and cause health issues in the long run.

Which Organics Produce to Choose?

Going completely organic can be expensive, and so it might help to pick and choose what you buy. But which ones should you go for?

Every year, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) puts out a special guide to pesticides in produce called the “Dirty Dozen.”

According to the EWG, the following 12 produce varieties contain the highest traces of pesticides. This means it might be worth the effort to go the extra mile and buy organic when it comes to the following:
1. Strawberries
2. Spinach
3. Kale
4. Nectarines
5. Apples
6. Grapes
7. Peaches
8. Cherries
9. Pears
10. Tomatoes
11. Celery
12. Potatoes

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What is Ayurveda

What is Ayurveda and How is it Good For Your Health?

Ayurveda means “ science of life” and is considered the gift of Gods in the Sanskrit sagas written by Indian saints. Rishi-munis in India have spent years studying the science and exploring its ways of healing.



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What is Ayurveda?

Practiced by the great sages of ancient India, Ayurveda is a 5,000-year-old system of holistic medicine defined as Knowledge of Life (Ayu meaning life and Veda meaning knowledge). It describes the healthy and unhealthy state of life (mind and body) and describes the methods of balancing unhealthy conditions. Ayurveda focuses on the wellness of every person as a whole. Since the constitution differs from person to person, the wellness therapies also differ and are unique to every individual.

What is Naturopathy?

Human beings have remarkable recuperative powers that can heal the body on its own without external chemical or surgical interference, which simply suppresses symptoms but does not heal nor remove the root cause of the disease. Naturopathy seeks to heal the body by promoting its own internal processes. Naturopathy gives importance to internal hygienic conditions using healing therapies such as Dietetics, Hydrotherapy, Mud therapy, Reflexology, and Massage, among others.

What is Yoga?

Yoga is a lifestyle, to be incorporated. It includes practices like Kriyas, Asanas, Pranayama, Bandha, Mudra, Meditation etc.

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a holistic energy healing technique where a certified healer directs universal energy to the person who seeks healing. This restores your emotional, physical and spiritual energy.

What is included in your all-inclusive package?

If you choose our all-inclusive package, you will get a well-appointed luxurious room, Ayurvedic therapies, Naturopathic therapies ( hydrotherapy, massage, mud therapy, reflexology, dietetics) yoga sessions, acupuncture, all meals, all amenities, and a personal wellness consultation.

What types of food do you have?

Our culinary program is based on a wholesome, balanced and portioned diet. All of the food served at YO1 is locally sourced, organic, and sustainable. The ingredients that are used are free of harmful chemicals, alkaline, and genetic modification to create meals that promote an optimum state of health.

Where are you located?

We are located in the tranquil Catskills Mountains in Monticello, New York. Resting on over 1,300 acres of pristine landscape, including the historic and impressive Kutsher property, YO1 is easily accessible and offers guests the fresh air and serenity needed to make the profound changes in their lives that they are seeking.




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