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Organic food is big business these days.

Here in the US, it raked in about 50 billion dollars last year alone, and that number is projected to exceed 135 billion by 2025.

What does “organic” really mean, though? And is it worth it?

Are you really improving your health by eating organic food, or is it just a marketing ploy to exploit the common belief that if something is more “natural,” it’s automatically better for you?

Some people say you should eat as much organic food as possible, full stop. Avoid conventional produce, dairy, meat, and any GMO products at all costs, they say. 

Others claim there’s nothing special about organic food whatsoever beyond its price tag.

Well, as is often the case, the truth is somewhere in the middle, and I invited Lacey Dunn on the podcast to break it all down.

In case you’re not familiar with her, Lacey is a personal trainer, registered dietician with a master’s degree in nutrition, and the owner of UpliftFit Nutrition, where she provides science-based diet and fitness coaching for people around the world.

So, if you want to learn the truth organic versus conventional food and what this ultimately means for your long-term health and well-being, this episode is for you.


Time Stamps:

5:42 – What is organic food and how does it differ from conventional farming?

8:10 – Are there any downsides to organic farming?

13:17 – What is the nutritional quality in organic food compared to non-organic? 

17:15 – Is it important to have a variety of fruit and vegetables in our diet? 

22:13 – What are some common mistakes with taking vitamin D supplements?

23:57 – Why is it important to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables? 

33:05 – If you want to save money, what foods should you focus on buying organic?

39:16 – What are GMO’s and how do they affect food? 

43:03 – What are some tips for eating organic?

48:11 – What are some key things to remember for organic dairy?

1:01:35 – Where can people find you and your work?

Mentioned on The Show: 

Books by Mike Matthews

Legion Triumph

Lacey’s Instagram

Lacey’s Twitter

Lacey’s Website

Lacey’s Podcast

What did you think of this episode? Have anything else to share? Let me know in the comments below!