Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Is Organic REALLYbetter? Read this article...

New York Time Article " For Three Years, Every Bite Organic " The excerpts below are taken directly from the article.. just to give you some points from the article..

"In a fascinating experiment — on himself — Dr. Alan Greene, a pediatrician and author in Danville, Calif., decided to find out. For the last three years, Dr. Greene has eaten nothing but organic foods, whether he’s cooking at home, dining out or snacking on the road.“It was much more challenging than I thought it would be, and I thought it would be tough. There were definitely days where there was nothing I could find that was organic.”said Dr. Greene, 49, the founder of a popular Web site about children’s health, drgreene.com.
  • Organic farmers don’t use conventional methods to fertilize the soil, control weeds and pests, or prevent disease in livestock.
  • Dr. Greene said he was inspired to go all-organic after talking to a dairy farmer who noted that livestock got sick less after a switch to organic practices. He wondered if becoming 100 percent organic might improve his own health.

    Three years later, he says he has more energy and wakes up earlier. As a pediatrician regularly exposed to sick children, he was accustomed to several illnesses a year. Now, he says, he is rarely ill.
This is such a good article.. Just to give you an idea of what it's like to eat completely Organic. I have used the Dr.Greene Website for information since Alexis was a baby. I hope this helps someone! ~ Blessings Melinda