Thanks very much everybody, for your replies! I really appreciate it.
I agree with you Patmob. I don't do any fast food, pre-prepared foods or sodas, and I buy organic when I can. I also don't use any pesticides or that sort of thing.
I live in South Africa and I can't always buy organic, and it sort of freaks me out that I've been eating pesticide-laden
food for the last 9 years. I want to have an organic garden, but the baboons would raid it! This is how paranoid I am about chemicals/pesticides, ect...I'm going up to a malaria area later in the month, and I've found a natural anti-malaria medicine to take. Also, I have some spray that has no pesticides in it that I'll use.
I think I also have an issue with meds because I'm scared of being my mom, who is hooked on all kinds of prescription pills.
However, I can also see how crazy-thinking it is - when it could improve my life. Taking an ativan the other day when I was in a terrible state was a huge step for me.