The difference between organic and non-organic dairy is something I’ve always found really interesting. From my personal experience and after working with my clients in clinic, I really notice a difference in improving digestion and gut health when opting for organic over non-organic sources of dairy.
From my perspective, these are the top 3 reasons why I do choose to make organic dairy a priority:
- Organic dairy cows do not consume harmful pesticides, chemical fertilisers or GMO plants through their food source, and they have been treated ethically.
- The cows are not treated with antibiotics or hormones. This means there are no traces of these substances in products from organic dairy farms.
- Certified organic also means that all organic farming methods take the environment into consideration by working in ways that sustain the existing ecosystems by conserving water, soil, and energy, with a focus on long term land health and natural farming cycles.
As I always say, tune into how you digest and absorb different foods, and ultimately you’ll find what works best for your body.