I receive a lot of questions from breast cancer patients wondering about the difference between organic food vs conventionally grown.
Like, does it really make that big of a difference? This is a great question, and to answer it carefully I will link to a couple of videos:
I linked to these two videos because they explained well why organic is better, and the second video discusses which produce you can eat that is conventionally grown – all good, sensible advice.
There are references to “The Dirty Dozen” list and by this they mean the list compiled by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) of the 12 most highly contaminated produce items you should definitely avoid or buy organic. This list is updated every year and you can find it here. Basically, it is highly recommended to avoid foods that are on the Dirty Dozen list as these are the most highly sprayed fruits/vegetables with pesticides, etc.
The EWG also publishes a list titled “The Clean 15” which is a list of the produce you can safely eat that is conventionally grown – these are things that are not so highly sprayed. You can find that list here.
Why is Organic Food So Expensive?
Another question I get frequently is “Why is organic food so expensive?” Many feel they cannot afford it. This is a more complex question, and a fellow by the name of Ali Partovi gave a great Ted Talk about that very subject. This is a 13-minute talk and well worth your time, very thought-provoking. Here it is: Why is organic food so *#@! expensive?? Basically, it’s because the demand for organic food is greater than our ability to supply it.
If you or someone you love is fighting cancer, you definitely want to be choosing organic produce whenever possible, because the last thing you need right now is more toxins from pesticide or fungicide sprays. Give your body the best chance to heal and choose organic.
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