Better health: Better food or drugs, or better morals?

Adapted from an article by Eric D. Nelson, a Christian Science practitioner in Los Altos, California, published September 7, 2012, in “” Eric is also the Christian Science Committee on Publication for Northern California.

The latest research out of Stanford University confirms something the scientific community has probably known for years but only recently has begun to admit more openly: When it comes to better health, we don’t really know what we think we know.

After analyzing 237 studies comparing the health benefits of organic and non-organic foods, Dr. Dena Bravata, a senior affiliate with Stanford’s Center for Health Policy, concluded, “There isn’t much difference between organic and conventional foods, if you’re an adult and making a decision based solely on your health” (“Stanford study shows little evidence of health benefits from organic foods,” September 4, 2012, “FSI Stanford, CHP/PCOR News”).

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