View Full Version : Do you notice a difference with Organic?
12-19-2006, 11:47 PM
I had been eating mostly organic for awhile, and recently made a dinner for friends with non-organic produce, all raw menu of course. It tasted great, but i didn't feel too good the next day. I think it might have been because it wasn't organic produce? Anyone notice negative effects from non-organic produce? Is it more important to get organic since we eat it all raw?
12-19-2006, 11:52 PM
sometimes i do, sometimes i dont.
i tend to notice a difference in taste moreso than a difference in how i feel.
actually...i guess that isnt necessarily true. i happen to notice less of a difference in how i feel if i eat non-organic when im in canada. when im in the states and eat non-organic, i do feel less well than how i feel after eating organic.
ive just been back home in toronto for a couple months now so immediately my thought was "no, i dont notice much of a difference really"
but different laws prohibit different chemicals up here in canada than in the states. so i guess my ultimate answer would be yes, i do notice a difference in how i feel between organic and non organic back in the US.
and i most definitely notice a difference in taste..particularly in the US. and particularly with bananas and apples.
12-20-2006, 12:38 AM
The taste! Normal apples are not very appealing to me anymore, they seem too bland pretty often and lack the crispy feeling of an organic apple. I just had a bunch of organic apples, they had been sitting on the counter a little too long and had got a little wrinkled, they tasted great still! I buy mostly organic, if not organic then danish and if not danish I will really reconsider wether I need it or not. The rules in Dk are more strict than in many countries in Europe and so there are a couple of countries I totally avoid. :rolleyes:
Organic makes me feel better inside too, more peaceful..
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12-20-2006, 08:15 AM
the taste, coloring, and feeling i get is al different for me. w/ non-organic i swell up b/c i have reactions to the pesticides and i start craving the pesticides themselves (b/c of the intolerance to them). the majority of the time i get migranes w/ non-organic.
Over the years, and according to income, we've fluctuated between organic and regular foods.... it has been my observation that the cooked organic foods are easier to clean off of pots and pans.
How does that relate to raw?
Applying the same principal to our bodies, I absolutely believe that nutrients from organic foods are easier to absorb and do not clog our systems. I do still purchase some items that are not organic - mainly items that will need to be peeled anyway before eating.
Never reallty felt sick after eating non-organic, though.
12-20-2006, 09:49 AM
Some of us are like the canaries in the coal mine and the rest of you would be smart to take notice.
I have horrible reactions to the chemicals in and on non-organic foods.
More and more people are having reactions as the toxins build up in their organs and tissues and bones.
I have one girlfriend who for years has teased me about eating organic. Since her last child (2 years ago) she has been in constant pain. Her vagina is so painful she can't have sex with her husband. The doctors have gone through the list of tests. Finally she went to a naturopath who decided that the pesticides in the foods she was eating was causing a reaction when she urinated. He had her bring in samples of all of her foods and promptly put her on a 100% organic diet. Her issues immediately began to clear up. As she regresses and eats non-organic, she gets the swelling, itching, and pain again. Slowly she's learning she must bite the bullet and eat organic.
In my viewpoint, she's one of the lucky ones like me whose body SPEAKS very loudly... don't EAT those poisons!
One hospital stay can eat up all that money you think you're saving now by eating non-organic and/or processed foods.
For me, I'd rather pay now, eat less, and have good health.
There's no other choice that makes any better sense.
12-20-2006, 10:04 AM
I've been off salt for a few days to experiment with how it feels to be without. (an experiment I recommend - I'm enjoying my bare taste buds!)
I must say, doing that helps me notice a very distinct difference in the taste between the organic and status-quo produce.
Also, I find the organic to be more satisfying and I can get by on much less than I ordinarily would.
As for overall, I'd notice "health difference" more distinctly if I could afford to be using 100% organic, but I am using mostly organic and that feels wonderful.
12-20-2006, 11:55 AM
That is so interesting you say that. Right after I had eating non-organic produce raw (for 2 days in a row) I also had painful urination (like UTI)! And I know it definately has no relation to UTI for a fact. I also felt a bit stressed and nervous, even craving cooked. I have never been so effected by non-organic produce, however maybe it's due to the fact that on raw you eat produce in larger quantities and w/o cooking off pesticides? Also since our bodies become so pure, these toxins have a much larger effect? Well whatever the reason, Organic is no longer an option it's a necessity for me from now on.
12-20-2006, 01:54 PM
after eating organic foods for while, when i go to resterant and order water with lemon. when i drank it.. it taste yuck because that lemon is not organic, i can taste chemcals in lemon. brrr
I prefer organic, it taste clean. Also if i eat not organic.. my acne get worse.
I think organic or homegrown foods is #1 best for our bodies.
12-20-2006, 03:27 PM
I've tried organic a couple of times but not too often because produce is X2 the price of non organic. To me I dont like it because I like that traditional taste of what im used to eating... the pesticides and etc lol all the not so good for you type stuff. Im just used to it. It's appealing to me, but not the smartest choice. Just the cheapest choice LOL :rolleyes:
12-20-2006, 03:32 PM
To me I dont like it because I like that traditional taste of what im used to eating... the pesticides and etc lol all the not so good for you type stuff. Im just used to it. It's appealing to me, but not the smartest choice. Just the cheapest choice LOL :rolleyes:
I'm just speechless... :::twilight zone music::::: :p
12-20-2006, 09:26 PM
You just really have a gift for putting things together for me. I have not allowed myself to be too concerned about organic most of the time. Now it should change.
12-20-2006, 09:56 PM
It's just the right choice for ourselves and for the planet. At least that's what I strongly believe. I'm glad I could help.
That's what is so nice about this board. Bouncing thoughts off of each other really does help me to sort out my head. Sometimes I realize I'm all wrong and I'm so thankful for the bright minds I have to talk with here!
12-20-2006, 10:10 PM
I eat non-organic because it's cheaper. I know non organic isn't good for me, but the price of pesticide-free food won't fit into my budget.
Eating organic isn't an option for me. Maybe when my finances improve, I'll be able to make that step. Not right now.
I also notice that the organic produce doesn't have that oily/waxy sheen to it, especially the green apples. They look so clean and un-greasy:D.
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