We often tell our patients and customers that optimal health is the result of a combination of proper nutritional supplementation, diet, and lifestyle changes. In fact, as part of our wellness consultations, we have patients fill out a detailed questionnaire, which includes a section about the foods they consume throughout their day.
One of the concerns some people have with eating a healthier diet is the cost associated with eating organically grown foods. It’s important to do some research and understand what it is you’re buying. If you can shop locally at your Farmer’s Market you can often find savingsand great advice directly from the people growing your food. Many farms allow you to participate in a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program, which allows you to get amazingly fresh fruits and vegetables (sometimes picked the same day!) straight from the farm at a much lower price than you would pay at the grocery store. Another suggestion is to buy in bulk and store or freeze extra for use later. Of course, a fun way to save money and truly appreciate the food you eat is to grow your own.
Do you have any cost saving ideas? We’re always looking for suggestions so let us know!
I came upon an article that sheds some light on how you can get more organic food choices into your diet, even on a tight budget.
Here’s the link. Enjoy!
Michael Lenz RPh, is a partner in Fallon Wellness Pharmacy of Saratoga. He has over 10 years experience in custom compounding. Michael has received extensive training in Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) and Adrenal Fatigue. He is an advocate for healthy eating and proper nutritional supplementation, and speaks frequently on the subjects of hormone health, nutrition and wellness. Michael is currently enrolled in the Institute For Functional Medicine’s Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner Program. He lives in Saratoga Springs, NY with his wife and 4 children.