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Is organic food more expensive?

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 | Category: Food

We are devoted to educating our patients on how to get healthy.

Little health "quizzes," e-newsletters, Get Healthy Now for Life, our Total Health Lifestyle Nutrition manual.

We also give pieces of health information during their visits.

Over the last few weeks we have been sharing a great article in Runner's World that our office manager Amy found.

It's about organic food - what it is, why it's so much better for you than non-organic food, the 12 foods you need to eat organically, etc.

A really great overview about organics.

It was a little disheartening when some patients response was, "I don't know much about organic food but I do know it's expensive."

Is it more expensive? Probably in the short term but definitely not in the long term.

One of my favorite phrases is, "Pay Now...or Pay Later."

You can save money now by not eating healthy, not eating organically, eating cheap processed foods, eating foods loaded with antibiotics and pesticides.  But then you'll have to pay 10 fold with your time and money in the future trying to get rid of all the maladies created by this diet.

Things like obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, asthma, depression, ADHD, and chronic pain to name only a few.

Study after study shows how poor nutrition (as well as other physcial and mental stresses) are a huge contributor to disease.

You cannot hide behind genetics or age as reasons for your health, or lack thereof.

So it's up to you as it always is.  It's always your choice.  You can't blame anyone else for what you put into your mouth.

You don't have to change everything you eat overnight and buy everything organic.

Start slow. Pick a few things here and there.

See how easy it can be and how good it makes you feel.

"Some things you just have to do everyday. You can't make up  for not eating any apples during the week by eating 7 apples on Sunday."

Thanks for reading,

Doc

P.S. If you're looking for a great place for organic food and you don't even need to leave your house, check out http://www.doortodoororganics.com/. We get a box of organic produce from them every week and in the last 2 years, we've only had one bad piece of produce.

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