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Give Me Organic, STAT!
It would seem like a doctor would have the whole eating healthy thing down pat. But Alan Greene, M.D., decided to take his health rules one step further by committing to three years of eating 100% organic food.
It was tough to say the least. He buffered the tough factor by calling ahead to restaurants, researching organic treats and shopping at gourmet foods stores like Whole Foods. Organic eating also upped the grocery bills, as it's sometimes nearly 75% more expensive than conventional foods. And in some cases, just because the food is called "organic" doesn't mean that it's truly produced without hormones, antibiotics or pesticides.
So what was Greene's verdict? The good doctor admits he WOULD NOT recommend the lifestyle to anyone. "It's too far off the beaten food grid," he tells The New York Times. While his efforts are envious, Greene asserts that sticking with the challenge proved to be, well, a challenge.
It's tough for me to read an article like this. There is no doubt in my mind that organic food is the healthier option, but lets fact it -- it's not exactly cheap. Because I can't afford to go all organic, I focus on the Dirty Dozen when buying produce—a list of must-buy organic foods. I am confident a smaller effort is better than none at all.
Do you think an all-organic diet is equal to total health?