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Date: 2/6/12 10:04 PM

I am having trouble sleeping probably due to Menopause. I went to a Hormone weight loss lecture and this Dr. in Chinese acupuncture/acupressure started talking about all the hormones in meat and pesticides in produce.. Anyway it was very interesting. One factoid since 1970s is when food started getting laced with hormones and produce started piling on the pesticides and graphs were shown how overweight America's population is..OMG. I think its true because when I go visit historic places like the southern mansions in Alabama.. the clothes are so much smaller. These are adult womens clothes where their was was really 20"..

Well after the lecture I decided to purchase organic food. I bought apples, tomatoes, chicken and took it home and prepared a meal..

The flavor is AWESOME...the chicken was FRESH tasting.. sort of sweet.. I just put salt and pepper on it. I had a golden delicious apple and it was wonderful .. more flavorful.

Here is an article.
http://recipes.howstuffworks.com/reasons-eat-organic-food.htm

I use to think that organic food was hype but after tasting it..
WOW and its good for you too.. it balances your body so your metabolism can burn the fat.

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Date: 2/7/12 9:15 AM

Main problem with it is it's expensive at least here it is. I got into organics years ago when my dd was small. When we had the apple agar scare back in the 80's. I had learned all about food additives when I worked for a spice plant as that's where they put a lot of the additives in at at the seasoning level. Back then organics were only available by mail order. I will not buy food imported from any other countries as they have much lower standards for food safety then we do as what they allowed to be used as pesticides and fertilizers and what their animals are feed. We've seen what happened with China produced food. Unfortunately sometimes a part of a whole product is made somewhere else and you have no way of knowing about it.
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Date: 2/7/12 9:48 AM

Yes, organic is more expensive... but the cost at the grocery store is dropping all the time as more people are asking for it.

I can't afford to buy all organic food, so this is what I do: all salad fixings are organic, all carrots and all apples. Anything that is just a little more expensive in organic form, I pay that premium (generally, bananas at $.99 org. vs. $.79 conventional). If it's double the cost, I buy conv. and wash the heck out of it. I worry about berries, the org. ones are really out of the budget... so I usually buy frozen organic berries at Trader Joe's. Actually, Trader Joe's frozen organic corn and organic peas have AMAZING sweet flavor so I'd never buy anything else. All dairy products (milk, butter, cheese, yoghurt) are hormone free, and 1/3 to 1/2 of the time are organic... and a couple of times a year I'll splurge and get grass-fed organic. Wow is it fabulous!

Then in the summer I grow a big garden (at a friend's house) and try to get most of our vegetables from there. No matter where you shop or how much you pay, you can't get anything like a homegrown tomato! We also have a mulberry tree and some raspberry bushes, and get some fruit from them. Strawberries don't seem to do as well in our yard, don't know if it's the black walnut affecting them or all the rabbits/woodchucks/deer/raccoons/possums around.

I worry about food labeled "made in the USA" and having ingredients from unregulated countries. There is no way to know.

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Date: 2/7/12 10:30 AM

Going organic might help with the weight gain. It will stop adding the excess estrogens/hormones found in conventional beef & dairy. Plastics, however, add xenohormones to our bodies that stay there. I've read that some mimic estrogens, which plays a part in weight gain. Don't forget birth control pills and HRT add more hormones to women's' bodies, too, causing weight gain. After they exit the body, they go back into the drinking water supply for the next city down the river. Highly unlikely it is filtered out at the water treatment plant.(?)

Eating organic is good for a variety of reasons, but I wouldn't look to it as a weight/metabolism cure due to the wide variety of other influences on our bodies. JMHO

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Date: 2/7/12 10:48 AM

Also, watch your high fructose corn syrup intake. IMO, that's really where your real calories are coming from.

Friends and I have noticed that there is a particular shape to overweight people lately that have us wondering if HFCS is the culprit and that our bodies store it differently than regular/real sugars.

I don't believe that hype from the commercials about how "sugar is sugar."

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Date: 2/7/12 1:25 PM

I have had wonderful organic food as well as some truly gross organic food.

Some of the mealiest most revolting apples I have ever eaten have been organic. I have nothing against organic food as a concept but the fct that it is organic does not mean that it tastes good or is good for you. after all poison ivy is organic too.


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Date: 2/7/12 2:25 PM

And don't overlook locally grown "natural" food - the USDA Organic certification is so cumbersome only large corporations can afford it. So local growers may be just as "organic" but not authorized to use the word.

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Date: 2/7/12 2:41 PM

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I have had wonderful organic food as well as some truly gross organic food.

Some of the mealiest most revolting apples I have ever eaten have been organic. I have nothing against organic food as a concept but the fct that it is organic does not mean that it tastes good or is good for you. after all poison ivy is organic too.

What you said. I've never actually had any organic food that tasted different from non-organic. If someone has had this experience, perhaps it reveals more about the non-organic food they've been getting -- maybe it's being shipped from half-way around the planet and is therefore being picked underripe.

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Date: 2/7/12 4:35 PM

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I have had wonderful organic food as well as some truly gross organic food.



Some of the mealiest most revolting apples I have ever eaten have been organic.

Same here.

To be honest, the first "organic" thing I ever tried was an apple, and like the original post to this thread, that apple was The Most Delicious apple I had ever had. I was hooked. (sounds like a drug dealer, eh?)

I've had some terrible organic produce, too. I buy it when possible to avoid the GMOs and chemicals used with convential food.

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Date: 2/7/12 4:48 PM

I spray my fruits and veggies with equal parts vinegar and water to remove chemicals. Our grocery stores carry organic food and I occassionally it. It makes me crazy to go to the organic grocery stores and the prices are ridiculous. I feel so insulted where I see the same thing at the regular grocery store for much less. And even if it's labeled organic, chemicals can still be used.

I've been eating more of a whole food diet but when I eat processed foods like Fiber1, ww bread, even butter, the label reading is scary. Everything seems to have HFCS or sugar.

Good thread--thanks for starting. I will be checking back for more responses.

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