Organic vs Non-organic
As a naturopath and nutritionist I come into contact with people who are looking to improve their health and well being. And the way I help them primarily is by fixing up their diets, prescribing nutritional and herbal supplements. Recently I was interviewed by a masters student investigating the question of whether it is really worth buying organic food. See some of my responses below:
What sorts of things do I suggest?
- Increasing water
- Introducing organic fruit, vegetable, meat, and other animal products like eggs
- Reducing dietary toxins in the diet such as caffeine and alcohol
- Assessing individual nutrient deficiencies through blood tests and diet diaries
- Reducing sugar and excessive carbohydrate consumption
- Eliminating trans fats from the diet
Why do I suggest these things?
- it’s expensive and seen as a premium product
- it’s not as widely available as conventionally farmed foods
- it goes off quicker (due to the lack of pesticides)
- There aren’t as many pre-prepared organic meals which is important for many busy, working people.