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Doctor insights on: Certified Organic

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Where can I go to find 100% certified organic products?

Where can I go to find 100% certified organic products?

Difficult: The best assurance is to grow them yourself so you can control all steps. The definition of 'organic' is slippery and not well defined. There is little scrutiny. So things labeled organic aren't necessarily so and most outlets that sell these products depend upon the good will and truthfulness of their suppliers. ...Read more

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Are all products that say "usda certified organic" legitimate?

Are all products that say "usda certified organic" legitimate?

Some are: ...And some aren't. Be sure to purchase your organic foods from reputable sources that you can cross-check and reference. ...Read more

Dr. Jodi Luchs Dr. Luchs
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Eating an Organic Diet (Tip)

Eating an Organic Diet

Look for the "certified organic" seal on organic products to ensure they are the real thing. ...See more

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Eating an Organic Diet (Checklist)

Read labels
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Stay away from conventionally grown food of which you don't know the source
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Research the "dirty dozen" fruits and only buy them if they are organic
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Eat grass-fed meats
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What are the requirements for a product to be "certified organic"?

What are the requirements for a product to be "certified organic"?

Chemical free: Fruit and vegetables can not be grown in ground treated with any chemical fertilizer, nor can any chemical antibacterial, insect or "pest" repellent be used. Domestic animals kept for meat or dairy production can not feed or graze on non-organic food or pasture. Organic animals must be confined to cages, ideally be "free range" and receive no hormones or antibiotics. ...Read more

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What are good usda certified organic supplements?

What are good usda certified organic supplements?

The USDA: does not regulate dietary supplements, that would be the FDA, but dietary supplements are not checked before marketing only prescription supplements are ...Read more

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Eating an Organic Diet (Tip)

Eating an Organic Diet

Do seek those vendors who are certified organic. ...See more

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Eating an Organic Diet (Tip)

Eating an Organic Diet

Pay attention to expiration dates and labels, they should state certified organic and only use when. ...See more