Organic… worth the price? Absolutely!

I am always asked if it really makes a difference to spend the extra money for organic produce.  The answer is yes.   Look at these facts:

“A two-year-long study published in the Journal of Applied Nutrition found that the nutritional value of organic produce to be about twice that of the commercial crops that were reviewed.

  • Apples:  40% more calcium and magnesium, 60% more boron, 10% more chromium, and 30% more iron.   90% LESS mercury, and 34% LESS aluminum;
  • Pears:  50% more calcium, 220% more selenium, 60% more zinc, 30% more potassium, 50% more magnesium.   40% LESS aluminum;
  • Wheat  120% more calcium, 430% more magnesium, 360% more potassium, 80% more zinc, 1,300% more selenium.  20% LESS aluminum, 65% LESS lead, 40% LESS mercury.”   (Fitzgerald, Patricia. The Detox Solution.  Santa Monica, CA:  Illumination Press, 2001.)

I would say that is worth the extra pennies….

Until next time,



About Polly Heil-Mealey, ND, P.Sc., HHP, M.Ed., C.C.I.

Dr. Polly Heil-Mealey is the Past-President of the International Iridology Practitioners Association (IIPA), as well as an IIPA Certified Iridologist with a Master’s Degree in Education, and a Naturopathic degree. She has been involved in education and Biblical health care since 1994. Dr. Polly has been active in both television and radio, presenting community service programs covering various topics. An international traveler, she gives seminars on alternative health practices, incorporating iridology and Biblical nutritional counseling. Dr. Polly now uses her expert ability to communicate vital and useful information to help her clients build or restore their health. One of Dr. Polly’s greatest passions is to see her clients restore their health through natural therapies. Every success story confirms the need for education in holistic practices. Dr. Polly brings a high level of dedication and commitment to her clientele. She has touched the lives of many with her concern and selfless devotion. The verse “My people perish for lack of knowledge,” is a scripture that touches every level of society. As clients learn and understand holistic protocols, they are able to improve their health drastically by incorporating diet and lifestyle changes. Dr. Polly is married to Stephen Hale, and together they have eight children. Both are very active in their church and serve on various boards in their community. Dr. Polly is also the director of Women’s Ministries of her church. Dr. Polly and Stephen reside in Humble, Texas.
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One Response to Organic… worth the price? Absolutely!

  1. sweetopiagirl says:

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