Since my neighbour offered us the use of her composter, our life is different.
Since we only eat vegetables here, all our garbage used to ferment along with cellophane wrappers and fruit boxes. Not any more.
Why is this lifechanging?
We intentionally throw our leftover zucchini stems and watermelon rinds into a glowing natural fertilizer that happily sits on another’s property. Such a small gesture towards community. Such a relief to weave our diet into our neighbourhood.
For about six months we’ve been mostly on Dr. Fuhrman’s Eat to Live regime. Tons of green leafy vegetables, fruit, beans, seeds and nuts. No more yeasted breads, or anything with added sugar (enough sugar’s found in fruit).
My wonderful partner’s lost weight and has now reached his ideal weight. According to Fuhrman, that happens as a result of this form of dietary choice. My daughter’s shed her baby fat but indulges in a little chicken or fish (10% of the diet can be from animal sources, including dairy, if you want).
Me? I’m almost there – I mean I’ve always been almost there – vegetarian ways have been with me since i was 18 or so. The deterrent for me is that one has to consume about 750 grams of leafy greens in order to obtain the protein and minerals and vitamins one needs – plus, of course the other vitals such as fava beans or chick peas, and all the wonderful peppers, tomatoes, etc.s of life.
In any case, my neighbour’s compost is definitely a blessing. Not only are we detoxing our bodies, but we’re also putting it all back into nature (most of it, anyway).
Check out Dr. Fuhrman’s Eat to Live. Recommended!