When Going Organic Matters Most for You

In a perfect world, a food label like “organic” would be plain and simple. We don’t live in a perfect world. Instead, “organic” can apply to everything from an apple (which I recommend) to a sugar-packed cookie (which I do not recommend). Organic means health-boosting fruits and veggies or health-zapping junk food. Also, as I’ve … Read More

15 Organic Foods That Won’t Make You Healthier

The organic food market is booming. In 2011, sales of organic food reached $30 billion, according to the Organic Trade Association. For consumers, here’s the $30 billion question: Is going organic worth the money for health advantages? “Organic” does not mean “more nutritious” Definitions of “organic” may vary, but here’s the basic idea: Organic foods … Read More

Should You Choose Organic for Kids?

Kids need a well-balanced diet as part of a healthy lifestyle. And some parents prefer to serve organic foods to avoid pesticides and certain bacteria. But a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) states there is no added nutritional value to eating organic food and no clinical benefit to avoiding pesticides. Defining … Read More