The Organic Effect: Do Your Own 2-Week Test!

Want to know what happens in your body when you switch from eating conventional food to organic? This is a question former food industry analyst Robyn O’Brien asked when she shared a powerful 90-second video called “The Organic Effect” in May of 2015.  Today the video has over 55 million views across social media, and directly speaks to our topic today, why and how to switch to organic food, or as our parents called it, “food”!

Sports Nutritionist, Registered Dietitian, writer/author/speaker, and world-class athlete Jennifer Giles joins Our 2nd Act with expert advice on making the switch to organic. Simply do your own 2-week test and see how you feel! Below are the food lists for “taking the challenge” that Jenn references in our video:

Always Recommended to Buy Organic

Meat, Eggs, Dairy

Best to Buy Organic :  See also The Dirty Dozen list.

Apples, Strawberries, Bell Peppers, Cucumbers, Celery, Potatoes, Grapes, Cherry Tomatoes, Kale, Collard Greens, Summer Squash, Nectarines, Peaches, Spinach and Hot Peppers.

Less Necessary to Buy Organic: See also The Clean Fifteen list.

Asparagus, Avocado, Mushrooms, Onion, Papaya, Kiwi, Mango, Eggplant, Pineapple, Sweet Peas, Sweet Potato, Grapefruit, Cantaloupe, Sweet Corn, and Cabbage.

Switching just a few of the items you regularly eat can make a big difference. Try it for yourself! It’s never too late to make a healthy change. Please leave your comments and questions below. Let us know how you did!

To contact Jennifer Giles directly, click here:

“Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen List” – great info on which and foods to buy organic and why!:

For another good article on easy ways to switch to organic, click here:


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About The Author

Silke Schwarzkopf As the creator of 2nd Act TV, I stand by our motto: “We live what we bring you!” And I lived it all! Everything from divorce after 50 and starting life over; to on-line dating, finding love again and rediscovering sexuality; to taking charge of my health and fitness and getting into the best shape of my life; to starting a new career and risking it all. While it hasn’t been a smooth road, I’ll always look back on my journey with gratitude and a smile, and without regret. I choose to live life to the fullest after 50. Cheers!

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