Is it really worth it to spend extra money on organic food?

For many years, I’ve had patients tell me that they can’t afford organic food.

My response to that is, “You can’t afford not to buy organic!” I kid you not: pesticides, fungicides, and herbicides that are sprayed on fruits and vegetables will destroy your health.

While you might be thinking that you are saving money now, pesticides are a major contributor to poor health later.

Here are the two most harmful effects of pesticides:

•They block hormone receptor sites in the cells of your body.

Hormones such as insulin, leptin, and thyroid hormones can all get clogged with pesticide chemicals. Once a hormone receptor site gets clogged, you’ll become weight-loss resistant, your thyroid will malfunction, and you’ll put yourself on a fast path to cancers such as breast cancer.