"Organic" is a buzz word these days, and it seems everyone has an opinion about it. Some people feel organic is better and healthier than conventional, while others feel there is no difference.
One doctor set on a quest to see, well, if he could really be 100% organic. Dr. Greene, a pediatrician in California, decided to eat everything organic for three years to see if his health would improve.
This experiment proved to be a little more challenging than Dr. Greene thought. In order to complete this test, one of the main things he had to do was to cut back his consumption of meat due to the high cost and availability. Besides shopping at places like Whole Foods, he also went to local farmer's markets, and joined a Community Support Agriculture group. Dining out, he had to call in advance to find whether a particular restaurant had organic items.
After three years, he hasn't decided yet whether he will continue on the organic diet, however, Dr. Greene says he has more energy and wakes up earlier. Apparently, his urine is also a brighter yellow, signifying the consumption of more vitamins and minerals.
I think this is an interesting experiment, but certainly not one I would take on. For starters, just the shear cost would be difficult, let alone really "searching" for your food. It almost reminds me of the hunter-gatherer type days with a little more obsession involved. For some foods, I do think organic is the better way to go since I really don't want to ingest x, y, z pesticides and hormones. However, actually adhering to it would be so inconvenient and financially difficult unless money grew on trees. ;-)
So, the question is, if money was no object, would you go all organic? Or would it just not be worth the hassle at all?