Our family has been eating organic foods, belonging to Organic Co-ops and growing our own veggies before they were even called “organic.” To us, it was simply good food.
It is easier now for anybody to get organic veggies, fruit, eggs, meat, milk or anything else. If you’re interested, how should you get started?
Start out with promising to buy one new organic product per week. As you add one item each week, promise to buy fewer “grain” foods (bread, pasta), and fewer artificially sweetened, processed, sodas or junk foods.
In one year, you will be amazed at how healthy you are. And in case you’re wondering…your food bill likely will be the same! Ours was.
Local food stores are increasing the organics in response to our requests for more items and more variety. Try health food stores, join the local produce co-op. At ours, visitors can arrive for a free tour on Saturday mornings. I found joining a co-op was very cost effective; we were not throwing out rotting veggies. We were eating them all! Co-ops like this also have classes to help you learn how to cook and prepare food in healthy ways.
Recently, I had four patients tell me they tried my plan and felt so much better in three weeks (Did you know it takes 21 days to make or break a habit?). One patient was thrilled with her results, in turn that thrilled me! Thank you, Amy, for letting me know how well you are doing.
— Dr. Rusty
From Dr. Rusty:
Dr. Mercola had a great article about organic foods and the truth on his website recently. (Mercola.com is a great website, I recommend you reference it often!)
Doc and I are like everybody else, we have a food budget. I was concerned about the higher food costs but felt so strongly about eating organic foods. Four years ago, I started eliminating grains from our diet. We underwent a transition process. We stopped eating cereals first. That saved $4 a week; I substituted eggs (local or organic) with veggies and lean meat or cheese. We also use the FIT FOOD by Xymogen most days (available at our clinic).
We switched from cows milk to almond milk (same price). With the FIT FOOD (at 6:30 a.m.) we realized we were not experiencing a blood sugar slump around 10 a.m. (so no snack needed) and were barely ready for lunch at 12:30 p.m.
Each week, I stopped buying a veggie filled with pesticides/GMO processed, and bought an organic one. After a month, I noticed our food bill did not go up. I also noticed I was not throwing away veggies that were hard one day and then rotten two days later! The best thing was that the organic vegetables tasted much better. It took two years to continue this process. Still, our food bill is the same as it was five years ago. We are healthier, no joint pains and sleep better, too!
The best change we made was switching to organic butter – WOW – what a different taste!
Most of our organic food comes from the local stores and the DeLand Market. We belong to the Common Ground Farm co-op and that is the best place for the freshest food. They are signing people up for next year and their list fills up fast! Get in on this great place while you can.
We have been eating organic foods, belonging to Organic Co-ops and growing our own veggies before they were even called “organic,” just good food. It is easier now for anybody to get organic veggies, fruit, eggs, meat, milk or anything else.
Want to start eating more organic foods? Start out with promising to buy one new organic product a week. As you add each week, you will also promise to buy one less grain, artificially sweetened, processed, soda, junk food item. In one year, you will be amazed at how healthy you are, and the food bill will be the same! Our local food stores are increasing the organics in response to our requests.
Try the Healthy Food Stores, and join the Co-op on Taylor Road. Show up some Saturday morning for a tour. I found it was very cost effective – we were not throwing out rotting veggies. They also have classes to help you learn how to cook and prepare the food.