Do I really need to eat organic meat + dairy?

(Ron) #6

Here is a previous discussion-

(Bacon is a many-splendoured thing) #7

(8 year Ketogenic Veteran) #8

They are not bad at all.
I’m banging my head on the wall over here. Who the hell told you you have to eat organic and grassfed? It’s a joke. Eat low carb, moderate protein and fat to satiety. You’ll be in ketosis. That IS the ketogenic diet. Everything else is a load of anal BS.


Thank you Brenda!! I completely agree. Sometimes it’s like being on a new mom forum. Good lordy :roll_eyes:

Edited to add: this forum is one of the best, so I don’t mean it that way. Just the whole organic/grass fed thing reminds me of moms talking about breastfeeding and organic home made purees (no thanks, baby led weaning all the way here!!). IMO Just don’t let your kid starve and your golden.

(Jay AM) #10

I’m curious what tons of chemicals you’ve been led to believe cold cuts have.

(Bunny) #11

Devil’s advocate questions: ORGANIC: GMO VS. NON-GMO\GRASS-FED VS. GRAIN-FED?

Just like being aware of the possibilities if any?

Processed sugars (too much of it?) and carbohydrates, and too many muscle meats will eventually cause different types of cancers and most likely colon cancer eventually?

Non-GMO compared to GMO - Grass-fed (only) vs. Grain-fed (only; or grass finished?); big difference in nutrient content?

With anything, once you process something from its organic nature your body is like “WTF IS THIS?” Simple binary code becomes complex hexadecimal code?


  1. Yes, bacon really is killing us: Decades’ worth of research proves that chemicals used to make bacon do cause cancer. So how did the meat industry convince us it was safe? By Bee Wilson: Nitro-chemicals have been less of a boon to consumers. In and of themselves, these chemicals are not carcinogenic. After all, nitrate is naturally present in many green vegetables, including celery and spinach, something that bacon manufacturers often jubilantly point out. As one British bacon-maker told me, “There’s nitrate in lettuce and no one is telling us not to eat that!” But something different happens when nitrates are used in meat processing. When nitrates interact with certain components in red meat (haem iron, amines and amides), they form N-nitroso compounds, which cause cancer. The best known of these compounds is nitrosamine. This, as Guillaume Coudray explained to me in an email, is known to be “carcinogenic even at a very low dose”. Any time someone eats bacon, ham or other processed meat, their gut receives a dose of nitrosamines, which damage the cells in the lining of the bowel, and can lead to cancer. You would not know it from the way bacon is sold, but scientists have known nitrosamines are carcinogenic for a very long time. More than 60 years ago, in 1956, two British researchers called Peter Magee and John Barnes found that when rats were fed dimethyl nitrosamine, they developed malignant liver tumours. By the 1970s, animal studies showed that small, repeated doses of nitrosamines and nitrosamides – exactly the kind of regular dose a person might have when eating a daily breakfast of bacon – were found to cause tumours in many organs including the liver, stomach, oesophagus, intestines, bladder, brain, lungs and kidneys. …More (LACKS CITATIONS TO RESEARCH?)
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  1. Cont…


By switching to keto eating you are doing yourself and your body a huge favour.

Yeah, maybe you could do your self a bit of an extra favour by eating grass-fed gold plated organic meats, veg and dairy. But the possible extra benefit is very debatable (see the links people have posted above), and the main thing is to just go keto.

Please don’t fall for the You Must Do THIS Or You Are Doing It WRONG mindset.
That is a huge great steaming waste of time, research and stress.
Just stay flexible and tweak a bit if necessary, while getting on with your life.

(Alec) #13

Organic absolutely not required. Period.


Obviously things grown Organically are better, but that doesn’t mean that the “normal” stuff is poison either. Don’t become obsessed with it, buy the best you can buy, when you can buy it. Look for sales, possibly re-evaluate where you shop, there’s plenty you can do to save money. Not going to effect your fat adaptation at all. On the cold cuts, plenty of brands out there that are fine, the super processed ones like salami and pepperoni, and glued together meats like bologna and hot dogs are the ones people are talking about when they say stay away from cold cuts. Plenty of ham, turkey, roast beef etc that are just cooked and sliced with nothing creepy added. Check your supermarkets deli case, most have brands like Applegate that do exactly that. Pretty sure Boars Head also has a couple “natural” ones as well.

(Todd Gamel) #15

I have to Agree with Brenda… My wife and I have been on a ketogenic diet since September 2016, and the only organic food we get is from our free range chickens, and what we our in our garden. We use plain old unsalted Walmart butter and Walmart heavy Whipping cream. Organic is not an issue for us, and it shouldn’t be for you. If you want to eat organic that’s great, but do not let anyone tell you that you are not eating keto if you are not eating organic foods.

Keto is low carbohydrate, moderate protein, and high fat, your body cannot tell the difference between Kerry Gold butter and Walmart Great Value Butter. If you like organic and can afford it, go for it, but you do not have to eat organic to enjoy a ketogenic lifestyle.

(Kaiden) #16

I’m going to be the weirdo among weirdos…

I eat cold cuts, because they are a good source of lithium orotate.

Cold cults are good for mood and cognition. They are easy to prepare, and delicious.

Ideally, I eat cold cults from US Wellness Meats, or similar, so that I avoid dextrose, but I’m not made out of money.

(Bunny) #17

Wow, didn’t know that, thanks for the good info!


  1. Does lithium make weight loss past a certain point impossible?


I eat cold cuts too. Not often because I find them expensive but I have no issues with them on a nutritional level.
I can’t find kerrygold butter here but the last grass-fed butter I bought cost $10 for a small brick and I didn’t even like the taste of it.

(8 year Ketogenic Veteran) #19

I don’t like the taste of grass fed beef. I prefer very fatty corn finished.

runs and hides behind a rock


I’ve determined from my one experience I don’t like grass fed butter. It has a weird lamby aftertaste.

(8 year Ketogenic Veteran) #21

Kerrygold has a deeper richer yellow color and is stickier but otherwise to me tastes no different than a good store butter

(Bacon is a many-splendoured thing) #22

I love you people! It’s worth being a member of these forums just for the humour! :rofl: :rofl:

(Ashley) #23

I don’t eat organic anything. Never had grassfed beef. I can’t afford it. I do sometimes get better eggs, but heck when I can’t in my budget, I buy the big boxes of 5 dozen eggs at Walmart for under $5. (I have auto immune issues so I can’t work as much as I’d like). So my budget is very limited but I focus on meats ( a lot of hamburger 73/23 or 70/30 if I can find it, eggs, bacon, buttter, fats. I never worry about organic. After all the carbage I’ve ate over my lifetime I’ll take all this over that crap.

(Bunny) #24

Eating more marine life?

Additional Notes:

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  1. Higher freshwater fish and sea fish intake is inversely associated with colorectal cancer risk among Chinese population: a case-control study: “…These results indicate that higher consumption of freshwater fish, sea fish and fresh fish is associated with a lower risk of colorectal caner. …”

(Kaiden) #25

That’s market forces at work.