According to the USDA, which regulates the term organic agriculture, is “the application of a set of cultural, biological, and mechanical practices that support the cycling of on-farm resources, promote ecological balance, and conserve biodiversity.”
The question for many suffering any illness, including mental illness, is organic food better and healthier than non-organic?
The answer is Yes and No.
There is no better or healthier choice. It is a personal and lifestyle decision that has to resonate with the individual. It is depending on where the person belongs, what makes them grounded, what can collect their minds and help them think at their best level possible. But if I have to be honest with you, most people do better mentally sticking to one lifestyle agricultural food choice, otherwise, it can corrupt and alter your perceptions and ways of thinking if you don’t decide on a choice. The way your food is grown can most definitely contribute to the way you think, act, behave and feel internally. It can even show effects on your skin and your appearance.
Also, there is no real research that indicates organic is healthier in terms of vitamin or mineral content compared to conventionally grown foods.
In my opinion, I suggest sticking to the diet that makes you feel and think your best. Your mind, your body, you decide what makes you healthy.
Organic vs conventional is all about benefit. You can choose the side that allows you to be the one that benefits and thrives. This goes for skincare as well. (Check out my post about aromatherapy for mental health).
It is all depending on what allows you to thrive and be your best and be with the ones you are meant to be with. What method of agriculture allows you to feel optimal. Along with which organisms allow you to thrive and which ones you need to kick out.
What makes you mentally sane, stable, and functional and with the ones that love you may be trial and error. If it is, you may want to reach out to a nutritionist, dietitian, or psychologist for counseling at mytelemedicine. Most nutritionists are going to side with organic eating. You may find a practitioner that can help you stop the battle for yourself and settle on one side because this could be the start of symptoms or a mental condition at play.