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Is organic food worth the price?

Is organic food worth the price?

Depends: If you care about sustainable farming practices, or lowering the carbon footprint of human activity; if you don't like consuming pesticides and other chemicals in your food; if you find peace of mind in eating food farmed as it has been for centuries rather than participating in one of the many modern chemical experiments on people, then yes. If you don't care about these things, no. ...Read more

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Is organic food worth the extra price?

Is organic food worth the extra price?

Depends: If you care about sustainable farming practices, or lowering the carbon footprint of human activity; if you don't like consuming pesticides and other chemicals in your food; if you find peace of mind in eating food farmed as it has been for centuries rather than participating in one of the many modern chemical experiments on people, then yes. If you don't care about these things, no. ...Read more

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Is organic food worth the price? What about filtered water? Just hype?

Is organic food worth the price? What about filtered water? Just hype?

Maybe: Organic food, if truly organic (no pesticides, no fertilizers, compost only for the soil) may have slightly less toxins but regulation is poor in this arena and some organic foods have higher bacterial counts and debris like insect body parts, etc. Most municipal water is pure while bottled water is not standardized and probably is municipal water anyway. Filtering just removes solids, not toxins. ...Read more

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What is organic food?

What is organic food?

Non-Synthetic Eats!: In a general sense, foods that are produced without synthetic additives from start to finish would be considered organic. More specifically, foods that are produced in accordance with the federal organic foods production act, may be labeled 'organic'. This is not to imply that they have intrinsically better nutritional value, nor are they somehow 'better for you'. ...Read more

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What is best way to give a baby organic food?

What is best way to give a baby organic food?

Grow your own!: If you have complete control over growing vegetables then you know its organic. Vegetable gardening is great fun in spring, summer, and fall. However, some produce you can't grow, and most people find they don't have a milking cow or a bunch of hens. Then you can go to a pricier place and see that your milk is certified organic, as your eggs and meat. Sorry, imports have little regulations. ...Read more

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How to convince my family to buy me organic food?

How to convince my family to buy me organic food?

Organic Food: 1. Discuss the health benefits. 2. Because organic food products can be considerably more expensive than non-organic, if you family can't afford it - consider growing it yourself. Even small container gardens can have great yields. ...Read more

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Is the organic food revolution mostly limited to grains?

Is the organic food revolution mostly limited to grains?

No: Organic foods include fruit, vegetables, meat and dairy products, as well as legumes and grains, and a multitude of packaged foods as well. ...Read more

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Is there a measurable benefit to feeding kids organic food?

Is there a measurable benefit to feeding kids organic food?

Yes: I usually tell people to eat "god made" food and leave the "man made" stuff alone. No need to get food from the organic section in the supermarket. Stick to the "ouside wall" where you find the fruit and vegetables. Avoid all the sugary junk, soft drinks and commercial fruit juice. If the food that we were intended to eat had not been here before we arrived, we could not have survived. ...Read more

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What are considered the benefits of eating all organic food?

What are considered the benefits of eating all organic food?

Natural History: The benefit of eating organic food is that the thousands of chemicals they (naturally) contain have been tested by nature over the millions of years of evolution, and found compatible with the ecosystem in which they developed. This may not be true of man-made chemicals, but at least the man-made chemicals have been tested for safety, whereas thousands of natural chemicals remain untested. ...Read more

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Please explain why is organic food not better for your health?

Please explain why is organic food not better for your health?

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

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Why does organic food is better and how will it affect my health?

Why does organic food is better and how will it affect my health?

No pesticides: Organic food is grown without using pesticides. Exposure to many of these is associated with cancer and other illnesses like parkinson's disease, etc. Our environment contains many kinds of toxins, and our bodies can have difficulty getting ride of these. Eating organic food will mean you have less pesticides in your system. In some cases, organic produce may be more nutritious & taste better. ...Read more

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Does organic food really make a difference or it just marketing hype?

Does organic food really make a difference or it just marketing hype?

No, not hype: Organic food is more expensive, but it reduces exposure to toxic pesticides. Also I've personally noticed the flavor to often be better with organic foods (especially apples!) another reason to eat organic foods is to avoid the genetically modified (gmo) ones that now permeate our food supply -- with little data to support their long-term safety. Great essay here: http://tinyurl. Com/pkh43g3. ...Read more

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Is organic food truly healthier than non organic? I've read that there was no proof that it was.

Is organic food truly healthier than non organic? I've read that there was no proof that it was.

No: Food is food. However, certain foods are grown with antibiotics and use of pesticides and herbicides. Consumer's report had an excellent article discussing organic vs. Non-organic foods about a year ago. I'd go to your library and check out that copy if you do not have a subscription. It is by far the best discussion on organic foods available. ...Read more

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Can I get healthier by eating organic food and doing exercise, would it be easy to loss weight?

Can I get healthier by eating organic food and doing exercise, would it be easy to loss weight?

Yes but. . .: There's no absolute requirement to eat "organic" as long as you increase fruit & vegetable consumption and decrease processed food intake. Studies suggest vegetarian diet better than those that include animal protein. But this type of vegetarian diet is obtained by shopping periphery of grocery store, not its aisles (which contain processed & boxed foods). Avoid processed & refined carbs/grains 2 ...Read more

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Within the past month, I've switched to eating all natural/organic food. However, I've started breaking out really bad lately. What could cause this?

Within the past month, I've switched to eating all natural/organic food. However, I've started breaking out really bad lately. What could cause this?

Breaking out?: I assume you're talking about acne. I don't think your food switch could be related to an acne break out. I would suspect other factors, primarily stress. Certainly though acne can be a real issue - esp. For a young woman like you. So I recc you check in with your primary doc. If they can't help, then see a dermatologist. They have extra expertise with regards to skin care. ...Read more

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Could consuming organic food help lose weight faster than regular food?

Could consuming organic food help lose weight faster than regular food?

No: But if it is fresh, the lack of pesticides is a + for your health. ...Read more

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By eating organic food and doing exercise, would it be possible to lose weight?

By eating organic food and doing exercise, would it be possible to lose weight?

Yes: But calories / energy burned must exceed calories consumed in order to lose weight. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there a government agency that makes sure that organic food labeling is accurate?

Is there a government agency that makes sure that organic food labeling is accurate?

Yes: National organic standards board, the expert panel that advises the secretary of agriculture on organic standards. Appointed by the secretary of agriculture, the nosb is a federal advisory committee. ...Read more

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Is there a governing body that makes sure that organic food labeling is listed accurately?

Is there a governing body that makes sure that organic food labeling is listed accurately?

Yes: National organic standards board, the expert panel that advises the secretary of agriculture on organic standards. Appointed by the secretary of agriculture, the nosb is a federal advisory committee. ...Read more

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Organic food, filtered water. How can I discipline myself to follow my own rules for self preservation?

Organic food, filtered water. How can I discipline myself to follow my own rules for self preservation?

One step at a time: List the lifestyle changes you want to make. Order the list from easiest to most challenging. Start with the easiest first. Focus on making one change at a time. Be realistic. Remember slip-ups and backsliding happen. Don't give up after a slip-up. Find a person or a partner with whom to be accountable. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why is Listeria bacteria so deadly? What is death rate and how can I prevent it? Is Organic food safe?

Why is Listeria bacteria so deadly? What is death rate and how can I prevent it? Is Organic food safe?

Listeria: This organism is usually deadly in patients with underlying medical deficiencies, such as lymphoma, etc. This bacterium causes the infection listeriosis. It can grow and reproduce inside the host's cells and is one of the most virulent food-borne pathogens, with 20 to 30 percent of clinical infections resulting in death, but of low frequency. ...Read more

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Can I lighten my clitoris with organic food such as tumeric, milk, lemon etc... while covering the holes with something so nothing enters my body?

Can I lighten my clitoris with organic food such as tumeric, milk, lemon etc... while covering the holes with something so nothing enters my body?

Identity Confusion: I understand your distress.
See a Gynecologist for symptoms of itching, discomfort, discharge, or concern about hyperpigmentation.
Discuss reasons of hyperpigmentation, your discomfort about it; if it is normal,
See Psychiatrist for stresses of relationship with boyfriends, sexuality, separation, peer pressure for certain appearance, use of alcohol and drugs; and to establish your Identity. ...Read more

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Does eating non-organic food (milk/meat) cause early puberty in girls? My niece's ped told her mom to give organic as reg milk causes early puberty.

Does eating non-organic food (milk/meat) cause early puberty in girls? My niece's ped told her mom to give organic as reg milk causes early puberty.

Possibly but...: There is evidence that girls who consume relatively high levels of dairy ; meat have earlier puberty but it is not clear if organic dairy ; meat would affect this; it might be due to the protein increasing growth hormone, but it might also be related to pesticide residues that have estrogen-like effects. I advise eating organic for other reasons- see http://huff. To/1byvjbz
; http://bit. Ly/19xax7e. ...Read more

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Is the food at farmers market worth the price?

Is the food at farmers market worth the price?

Yes: It is worth it - fresher, more likely to be local so better for the environment, helping local economy - many reasons we shop every week at the farmer's market and supplement at the stores. ...Read more

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Are vitamins (in pill form) really worth it? Does your body absorb it. Just like so with foods?

Are vitamins (in pill form) really worth it? Does your body absorb it. Just like so with foods?

Vitamins: A good multivitamin is a good idea. It's like an insurance policy for when we don't eat right, don't sleep well, or are especially stressed. Go to a good store or get some guidance because the popular brands are typically very week and not helpful. The dose (read label and check that half or more of the ingredients are several 100 per cent above RDA. Dose more important than a long list. ...Read more

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Is detox cleansing powder from health food store worth the money?

Is detox cleansing powder from health food store worth the money?

IMO, NO: Obsession with digestive cleanliness is a boon to manufacturers of detox powders, potions and devices. But just what is it you want to cleanse from your system? Toxins? As long as you don't overload it, your body is a self cleansing system from your liver and kidneys to your skin (though an occasional sauna can unblock pores and improve your inherent cleansing ability). There are exceptions. ...Read more

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Just ate lots of sugary foods over 40g worth and took blood glucose straightway 9.5 I am not diabetic is this normal? Male 22.

Just ate lots of sugary foods over 40g worth and took blood glucose straightway 9.5 I am not diabetic is this normal? Male 22.

Normal Human & Sugar: A normal person who eats a lot of sugar will have Insulin produced by their healthy pancreas regulate accurately a narrow range for your blood sugar. It may take up to three hours but the sugar will normalize naturally iln this very scenario. You surely are causing yourself some unnecessary testing and worry for a person who is not diabetic. ...Read more

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Unable to keep food/water down for the last 36 hours. Is a suppository anti nausea medicine worth a try? I'm pretty weak and will try anything

Unable to keep food/water down for the last 36 hours. Is a suppository anti nausea medicine worth a try? I'm pretty weak and will try anything

May need IV fluids: If you are unable to eat or drink anything for 36 hours, you most likely are getting dehydrated. You can try an anti nausea medication by suppository, but I suggest you be seen by your family doctor today or go to the emergency room for further care. ...Read more

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Is it good for a person to eat less calories worth of food then what their BMI says? For example your BMI says you need 1, 600 n ur diet says 1, 300

Is it good for a person to eat less calories worth of food then what their BMI says? For example your BMI says you need 1, 600 n ur diet says 1, 300

BMI: The body mass index (BMI) is an indicator of your body mass compared to known controls. It is not an indication of how many calories one must eat. Certainly, if your goal is to lose weight, you must eat fewer calories than your body burns off in order to make your BMI decrease. How to do that is often difficult, but your doctor can help. Good luck. ...Read more

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