There was/is a sister in my old hall who was a pharmaceutical sales rep and she was a huge proponent of anything in the drug industry. When someone had a headache, she was the first to say "take an asprin." Now my husband and I are what you might call old hippies. We live frugally, we live in a very eco-friendly home with optimal thermal efficiency (husband designed it) heat pumps, well water, solar. Our monthly energy bills are less that what most people pay for their cell phones, $60 on average. We believe in holistic treatments and for our age, have done very well. Neither of us have any health issues and when my husband went for his life insurance physical exam, the doctor was amazed he was in such good health and said he was one of the top 10 he has seen in his life. Ditto for me. We eat organic foods when we can, grow our own vegetables and stay away from chemical laced products. The sister I mentioned in the outset is constantly sick and taking all sorts of medications at the age of 41.
What do you think? Is it worth the extra money for organic food? Avoiding GMO and pesticide laden foods? Eating home instead of out?