Eating Organic

Eating organic is expensive and inconvenient. Its not always necessary, but when you have a compromised immune system, or just want to be healthier in general, there are certain foods I feel you should always spend the extra money for.

  • Meat and Fish
    • If you eat meat, it’s important to be aware that conventional meat contains hormones, antibiotics, and pesticides. The pesticides found in cows, chicken, turkey and other animals comes from their feed which is grown using synthetic fertilizers and herbicides. The negative impact that the hormones, antibiotics and additives can have on your body make organic meat worth the extra money. Try to buy pastured, organic, wild-caught and humanely raised meat when possible.
  • Eggs
    • When eggs are labeled “Organic,” it typically refers to their feed. It doesn’t refer to the living conditions or anything else. When buying eggs, it is best to go for both Organic as well as either “Pastured,” “Animal Welfare Approved,” or “Certified Humane.” Buy your eggs and meat from a local farm if possible.
  • Fruits and Vegetables
    • You may have heard the terms “dirty dozen” and “clean fifteen.” These terms refer to the amount of pesticides in produce and provide guidelines regarding which fruits and vegetables to purchase organic, and which can be purchased conventional.