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Eating Organic For Just One Week Lowers Toxin Levels, Study Finds

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A study carried out by researchers at the University of California at Berkley and the University of California at San Francisco has found that toxin levels in the body are dramatically lowered after just one week on an organic diet.


The publication of this study follows up on an earlier study published in 2015 by researchers at the University of California at Berkley, which found that switching from conventionally grown fruits and vegetables to produce grown organically, even just for a few days, significantly reduces the levels of pesticides in children’s bodies. Examining 40 children between 3 and 6 years of age, the researchers found that an organic diet quickly lowered their levels of several pesticides by between one-quarter and one-half. Consistent with other research reporting similar findings, the study provided further scientific evidence of the health-promoting benefits of organic food.

As Dr. Rath described in the Barletta Declaration, in order to create a truly effective, preventive health care system we have to tear down the artificial barriers that exist between nutrition and health, as well as between medicine and agriculture. The growing awareness regarding the higher micronutrient content of organic foods, and the crucial role organic farming can play in benefitting both our health and that of the environment, will go a long way towards making this happen.

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