A small study conducted in my country, Australia, shows that an organic diet may work its magic faster than you think. Thirteen participants were assigned to diets that were either 80% organic, or 80% conventional, for one week before switching to the other. The metabolites of six organophosphate pesticides were measured by urine tests on the last day of each week, then compared between the two groups. The average reduction in metabolites among those on the 80% organic diet was 89%; with a 96% reduction in the "dimethyl" metabolites and the "diethyl" metabolites falling by half. While the study size was too small to be deemed "clinically significant", it shows how fast some people are able to detoxify when given the chance to avoid toxic chemicals, even if we cannot say the same is true for everyone.
|Source: Oyvind Holmstad|