Organic or not? The latest study that’s keeping people up at night

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“43.92, please” the dude at your local grocery store chain emptily mumbles, as he robotically arranges your two bundles of organic mint, four organic radishes, and one organic caramel stuffed marshmallow into your hand-sewn, Hemp Ziploc bag. You demonstratively hand him your organic credit card made from naturally-fallen bamboo leaves, and think to yourself “Gosh, I’m so healthy, and such a socially-responsible rockstar. Look at that guy with his inorganic apple! He should be arrested for abusing his body.”

OK, so maybe not. For sure, not everyone who eats organic green beans tacks it onto their psychological resume as a moral credential. If they have the option and the means, most people who choose to buy organic purchase cite health and environmental reasons. But a recent study grabbed all the sexy headlines, sending everyone’s reasoning on a Teacups ride. Newspapers are screaming: “Organic is no better than conventional!” The collective gasp of horror could be heard throughout the globally-warmed planet, (or at least throughout the artificially freezing grocery store I go to). Is it true!?

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The KALEO Diet: How to win friends with kale and sulforaphane!

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When I first encountered kale in real life, it was being munched on raw by a too-thin-to-be-healthy woman as her excuse for lunch.  The unmistakable sulfuric air that commonly accompanies such cruciferous veggies soon followed.  It’s easy to be a shallow judge and subsequently label kale as socially suicidal food for people who should consider befriending more calories.  But here’s why the research says that kale can not only make you a social rockstar, but can insanely enhance your health as well!

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