Step inside a modern Chinese apothecary, what do you see? Perhaps wall-to-wall cabinets filled with interesting and exotic ingredients, or maybe aisles of natural organic herbs lined up against the counter.
Take in a deep breath. Do you smell that? The robust and earthy scent of the botanical blends around you immediately transport you 2,500 years into the past - back to Ancient China.
What do you feel? Perhaps curiosity. You may be intrigued to discover and learn more about the rich history of Traditional Chinese Medicine and its ancient medicinal practices.
Or maybe you are here to seek a natural alternative solution to your health concerns, and to try a new and exciting way to improve your health. Receiving guidance, support, and advice on how to achieve optimal health and to restore balance to your body would be one of your main goals.
In which case, you are in the right place.
Today, we will talk about the old-world wisdom of TCM and how modern innovations can improve the overall efficacy.
But most importantly, how it can help YOU to achieve a balanced and thriving body.
World-class Exotic and Organic Ingredients That Restore Your Body
We have all heard from one source or another that Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and pesticides aren’t necessarily good for our bodies - but just how bad can they be? Today, modern people are consuming more genetically modified foods than ever before - and it is taking a serious toll on their health.
Just look at the statistics
According to data gathered by the Institute for Responsible Technology, rates of obesity, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel disorder, liver cancer and deaths due to intestinal infections have skyrocketed ever since the introduction of GMOs into our diets in the 1990’s.
Studies show that rats fed genetically modified foods, such as tomatoes, developed abnormal cell growths in their small intestines, sounding major alarm bells for cancer & other digestive health problems.
Photo courtesy of the Institute for Responsible Technology, STATE-OF-THE-SCIENCE ON THE HEALTH RISKS OF GM FOODS
Even more concerning is that the evidence shows consuming genetically modified foods can literally alter your DNA. Yes. Your DNA. Scientists studied the liver cells of mice who were fed genetically modified soybeans and saw altered gene expression and physical structural changes to their livers.
These scary changes were immediately reversed once the mice were switched to organic soybeans, which clearly demonstrates that it was indeed the GMO soybeans that originally caused the problem.
You might be thinking, “Sure, there are some studies that show GMO foods are bad for my health, but there are also plenty of studies that show they are fine, right?”
The truth is many scientists are hesitant to say for sure if GMOs are 100% safe for the human body.
Since most studies are only conducted over short 3-month trial periods on a very small group of animal test subjects, the general consensus amongst scientists is something along the lines of “Hey, we don’t actually know for sure if GMOs are bad, because we haven’t had enough time to thoroughly observe the long term effects of GMOs on lab animals.” (1) (2) (3)
“In conclusion, our data presented here strongly recommend that additional long-term (up to 2 years) animal feeding studies be performed in at least three species, preferably also multi-generational, to provide true scientifically valid data on the acute and chronic toxic effects of GM crops, feed and foods. Our analysis highlights that the kidneys and liver as particularly important on which to focus such research as there was a clear negative impact on the function of these organs in rats consuming GM maize varieties for just 90 days.”
With that being said, choosing ethically-sourced, organic ingredients to put in your body is the best way to prevent any potential negative side effects brought on by GMO foods. However, just because an “organic” sticker is on the packaging, does not mean that food is automatically up to standard.
Not all organic ingredients are sourced the same. Neither are they produced the same.
Finding suppliers that are Organically Certified gives you a good degree of assurance that the foods you purchase will not cause harm to your body and are truly safe for your body.
The BRC Global Standard For Food Safety Certification is awarded to production facilities that have shown strict adherence and compliance to their world-class food safety standards. The ingredients distribution companies approved through the stringent “Supplier Approval Program” proves that they meet the highest standard in their food quality management systems - From their production facilities and sanitation practices, to their product quality control.
At ORIGANA®, we have humbly adhered to this world-class food safety certification standard for over 5 years. We perform rigorous, mandatory annual recertification audits through accredited third-party certification bodies such as SGS. Our relentless pursuit of perfection from our packaging workers, to our management, ensures the utmost quality assurance. Producing meticulously crafted herbal tea blends sourced from the best organic ingredients you can trust.
Visit our ingredients page to learn more about our mindfully-sourced rare and exotic ingredients!