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Are only organic strawberries healthy?

Healthier choice: This is a tricky question without a clear answer. Strawberries are a healthy food, but strawberries rank #3 on the environmental working groups "dirty dozen" with some strawberries having as many as 13 different pesticides on them! i don't believe it is wise to ingest pesticides so would never personally eat non-organic strawberries, but we don't know if the good in them might outweigh the bad... ...Read more

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What is transient organic phychosis?

What is transient organic phychosis?

T.O.P...: Poisoning, alcoholism, disease, trauma, etc. Can produce organic (non-functional) mental illnesses in which a person has a distorted, but transient, sense of what is objective reality. This is to be distinguished from either schizophrenia or related affective disorders. Check out the many "scholarly" articles for more detail and current research. Thanks! ...Read more

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What makes organic better? I have been told organic is no different from regular foods.

What makes organic better?  I have been told organic is no different from regular foods.

Less to fear: The nutritional content is the same. When a person is blindfolded and fed two spoonfuls of the same stuff and is told that one is "organic" he/she usually says the organic tasted much better. We can't feed the world's population without chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Rich people who have fears (right or wrong) about chemicals pay much more for "organic"; you decide whether there are benefits. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is eating organic better for your health and diet?

Can you tell me is eating organic better for your health and diet?

Yes: Organic foods are generally pesticide free or lower in pesticides than conventionally grown produce. Pesticides have been shown to cause neurologic, reproductive and developmental consequences. ...Read more

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I've been eating organic for about a year now. I was wondering how long does it take for processed foods and their toxins to be out of your body?

I've been eating organic for about a year now. I was wondering how long does it take for processed foods and their toxins to be out of your body?

Every body different: every one is different. The elimination of heavy metals, toxins, can take different amount of time in different people. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of leading an organic lifestyle?

What are the benefits of leading an organic lifestyle?

Less pesticides: Generally, organically grown foods are pesticide free or contain very low amounts of harmful pesticides. ...Read more

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How can I get healthy greens in winter? I avoid foreign and try to buy organic local.

Frozen: Get organic frozen veggies. Or buy locally when in season and freeze your own. ...Read more

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I've heard of few organic pills that could be taken and just make you shed weight without exercise is that true if so what are the names of the pills

I've heard of few organic pills that could be taken and just make you shed weight without exercise is that true if so what are the names of the pills

No magic pills but..: While exercise helps, it is possible to lose weight without it, but it is impossible to lose weight without a healthy diet. But certain herbs combined with a healthy diet can accelerate weight loss. See http://www.Lef.Org/magazine/mag2008/ss2008_report_more-weight-loss.Htm?Source=search&key=irvingia & http://www.Lef.Org/magazine/mag2011/jul2011_shed-pounds-by-inhibiting-cellular-fat-storage_01.Htm. ...Read more

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I try to cook organic greens but love fresh sprouts. What are my risks?

I try to cook organic greens but love fresh sprouts. What are my risks?

Food borne infection: Raw produce may be contaminated with many organisms that can cause disease, e.g., shigella, salmonella and toxigenic e coli. ...Read more

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Is there any way to know that organic grocers actually sell organic groceries?

Is there any way to know that organic grocers actually sell organic groceries?

No: The supply chain is almost impossible to monitor and the government agencies assigned this task are underfunded and undertrained. The definition of 'organic' is a fuzzy target with constant lobbying to soften the criteria. So there is no actual way for the consumer to be certain. ...Read more