This is a great question and continues to be topic of debate. First of all, there is very little difference in actual nutrient content of an organic vs. non-organic food. For example, let’s take an apple tree that is grown organically and another tree of the same type grown non-orgaincally (using synthetic pesticides, artificial fertilizers, etc). When the apples are harvested, they may look the same, taste may vary, but the nutrient content is relatively the same.
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An exception (which is more the rule), is that most non-organic foods are mass produced and therefore the soil can tend to become depleted of minerals and nutrients which are essential for healthy function of both the plant and us. If there is a deficiency in the soil, there is a deficiency in the foods (and in-turn our body when we eat that food). But is nutrient content all that is important? Not in my opinion.
I urge all my patents to consume mainly fresh organic fruits and vegetables. This not because I believe that there is a variance in the nutrient content. But rather because of the pesticides that are used on the foods. When we take in a food that is treated with pesticides, our body recognizes these foreign chemicals as poisons or toxins and they are processed as such by our body. That is if an individual’s organs of detoxification are functioning optimally. These toxins tend to build up and are sometimes stored in our body (especially adipose/fat tissue). We are exposed to so many chemical toxins in this day and age that we must be conscious about where are exposures are coming from. Therefore, it is important to limit your exposure to these chemicals by making an effort to eat organic foods.
Another reason that I recommend organic foods is the fact that they have been found to exhibit more biophoton emission. That’s right. Light! Research conducted by Dr. Fritz-Albert Popp from the International Institute of Biophysics in Neuss, Germany, clearly shows that organically grown foods emit up to five times the amount of biophotic emission than conventionally grown non –organic foods. While our modern scientific paradigm does not fully recognize the significance of Biophoton concentration in our food and our health, it is my belief that biophoton emission plays a crucial role in our food, affecting both our health and vitality.