How Important is Organic?

Don’t get too hung up on “organic”. Dr Johanna Budwig recommended that foods should be grown normally with natural fertilisers.  Cost, availability and quality are the key concerns on the Budwig Diet.

Foods which are grown with a heavy load of pesticides and fertilisers are always best avoided, especially if the residues are likely to be found on the skin, such as with salads, and organic alternatives should be found if possible.

Other foods may not be organic but are exposed to few or no chemicals and the food part is protected by an outer skin/husk or shell as is the case with nuts and seeds.

Quality is very important and “organic” isn’t a measure of quality: sometimes the non-organic option can be fresher and better.

"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food" – Hippocrates