On 09/18/2013 09:40 AM, authfri...@yahoo.com wrote:

I concur with all this (except that I'm not much for "alternative remedies"--don't need them, I just try to eat right).

"Eating right" might be considered an alternative remedy. How do you define "eating right"?

And Whole Foods is known as Whole Paycheck in this neck of the woods.

Sounds like an East Coast thang. :-D

--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Hate to rain on your parade but US supermarkets have had organic sections for ages. And yup, sometimes the products are the same price as the regular products and even sometimes less, especially when it comes to produce. Lately I was looking at prices of lettuce. I like green leaf lettuce on sandwiches (so do restaurants). The price for a head in the regular section was $2 in the organic $2. However I buy most of my produce at the local farmer's market.

We call Whole Foods "whole wallet" around here. They're a bit out of the way for me so haven't been to one in ages. BTW, the new health fad is gluten-free and those kind of products are showing up even in the mainstream supermarkets.

And many here are now old farts and once you hit your sixties the old jalopy stops working so well. So it's not a bad idea to be particular about diet and trying some of the alternative remedies though many of us have been using them for years. Our bodies are just like cars. You can change the oil and keep up maintenance on it and it'll run just fine for miles and miles. Or just let it run down and fall apart. You can go shopping for a new one after you die. :-D

On 09/18/2013 12:19 AM, turquoiseb wrote:

    Very funny article, one made more poignant by living in France and
    the Netherlands, where "Bio" (Organic) foods are found in almost
    every supermarket, and at prices not much higher than "lesser"
    produce. There are fewer "craze foods," and there are FAR fewer
    crazies buying them. Here, you eat to live (and eat *well*); you
    don't live to eat.


    Amidst the humor, the author makes some good points. For example,
    "Ever notice that you don't meet poor people with special diet
    Similarly, have you ever noticed that people whose spiritual paths
    are actually *working* for them don't spend most of their time obses-
    sing on their health and what they eat and the esoteric snake oil
    healings they *need* to stay healthy? What's wrong with TM that so
    many of its followers obsess on these things so consistently?

    Posted even though I know from experience that it'll probably take
    anywhere from two hours to two days to appear. I suspect Yahoo's
    server personnel are drinking too much kombuchka (Japanese for
    'I gizzed in your tea').  :-)

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