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Doctor insights on: Organic Foods Vs Non Organic Foods Science Project

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What is so great about organic foods?

What is so great about organic foods?

1: Organic foods are raised in such a way that they do not contain all the chemicals and pesticides that are found in regular food sources. Over a period of time, accumulation of these toxins could certainly lead to health problems of many kinds. By eating organic foods, you may actually eliminate many potential health problems down the road. It won't happen immediately, but over time. ...Read more

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Organic Foods (Definition)

Organic foods are foods that are produced not using synthetic pesticides, chemical fertilizers, industrial solvents ...Read more


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What are the benefits of eating organic foods?

Healthier usually: Organic foods generally have less herbicides pesticides and chemicals hormones and antibiotics. It very some what the FDA definition of organic is. It does not always mean that all of the above are not used. Sometimes organic foods are no healthier than regular products sometimes there healthier . You can research this online for specific foods ...Read more

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Why are organic foods considered better for you?

No exposure to toxin: Organic foods are grown without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. Also the foods are not irradiated, have additives it exposed to solvents. This decreases the risk of toxic effects of pesticides. ...Read more

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Organic foods are known to be better for you, why?

Depends: Organic foods are technically those grown with no artificial fertilizers, insecticides or anything not 'natural'. This supposedly limits the body exposure to these potentially harmful agents and some feel it increases the nutrient content of the food. If true, then it is better for you but there is no proof that this is true. And the label "organic " is not exactly carefully true. ...Read more

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Where can I find information about classification for organic foods?

The Organic Center: The generations of organic website, http://www.Generationsoforganic.Org/ , is an information site for families put out by the organic center. I'm on their board of directors and used to be their president. ...Read more

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Is organic foods good for you and if which ones are not good for you?

Nutrition: Organic foods are very good for you. I often counsel my patients to not just assume that if something is labeled organic, it is true and necessary. The key is to buy chicken, eggs and milk without preservatives, antibiotics and chemicals especially if you are female. In addition, certain foods tend to be more important to get organic - apples and tomatoes...If possible get grass fed beef as well. ...Read more

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Has anyone seen any improvement in a child after changing from regular to organic foods?

Has anyone seen any improvement in a child after changing from regular to organic foods?

Not realy: The material I reviewed stated that overall there is little or no measurable benefit when using these products. The expense and practice is more a feel good issue. ...Read more

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Can organic foods be reliably identified at farmers market?

GENERALLY YES: There are strict standards for food to be officially certified "organic" and, at least where i live in santa cruz, ca a grower can not represent their foods as being organic unless they have been certified as so. I imagine that this is the case at other farmers markets across the country. See http://www.Usda.Gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?Navid=organic_certificatio. ...Read more

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How important it for me to be eating organic foods as I have nonhodgkins lymphoma ?

Very important : Not every doc will agree with me, but i believe this is very important; it's a good idea for everyone, but esp. Important for those dealing with serious illness. While it is undoubtedly beneficial to minimize exposure to pesticides, the most important reason to choose organic foods these days is to avoid gmo foods-eating organic is the best way to insure this.See http://bit.Ly/19xax7e & comment:. ...Read more