Organic Food Reflection

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- The food tasting between organic and inorganic food was accomplished using organically grown apples and non-organic apples. I went to fry’s supermarket and purchased 3 apples each of organic and non-organic. My wife and I decided to see if we could tell the difference between the two. Well, unfortunately both of us did not notice any significant difference between the two when it came to sweetness. However the organic apples looked fresh and healthier than the non-organic apples. I liked the organic apples better because it had a somewhat refined after-taste in the mouth which is difficult to describe actually. Secondly I checked both types of apples for firmness by holding the apple between my thumb and my index finger and squeezing both…show more content…
I have been eating lots of bananas, mashed potatoes, Yams, bread, drinking sodas, high carbohydrate with my favorite beer Guinness stout, which has now been abandoned for red wine one or twice a week. I also drank large amounts of naked Juice with lots of sugars. After a diabetes scare two years ago, which I successfully eradicated clean, I have been working hard to manage my diet appropriately for the last two weeks especially after embarking on this journey in integrative medicine and doing this nutrition course. I now watch what I eat and especially knowing the merits and demerits of eating organic versus inorganic fruits and…show more content…
The digestive system is a very big contributor to low energy. Also, Heavy metals and chemicals stored in the body can account for the loss in energy due to the damage it does to the mitochondria. I will be ordering the cortisol testing and evaluation of the estrogens particularly estradiol and estriol, progesterone and finally testosterone using saliva testing. The thyroid function test such as TSH, free T4, free T3, reverse T3, TPO antibodies, thyroglobulin antibodies will immediately be ordered using blood testing. Blood testing is best for thyroid hormones. If these tests come back normal with no clear cut culprit, then I will consider other tests such as digestive imbalances and heavy metal testing using a pre and post provocative urine challenge. This compares heavy metals in the urine before taking a pharmaceutical metal detoxification agent such as EDTA, DMSA or DMPS. It’s also done after taking the detoxification agent. The results are compared. Also, I will recommend adaptogenic supplements such as Rhodiola, Astragalus and ginseng which have been shown to combat stress and improve

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