Wednesday, September 05, 2012
I go there when I need something. Today, I wanted to pick up a book I was reading in the Chiropractor's office about sun and diet. So I left with $180 of grains, aromatic brown rice, nut butters, seeds to sprout, coconut oil, stevia, and a couple of books. 2 full bags and no book on sun and diet. I think the total was a shock to the clerk, too, because she checked the ticket to be sure she hadn't duplicated something or made some other error.
And while the total was a shock to the budget, I left knowing I had real food minus all the processing. That I had whole grains with the original nutrients, not everything taken out and maybe put back in through enrichment.
The coconut oil was a new purchase. I hadn't ever heard of it before this summer, except in shampoo and suntan lotion. My chiropractor recommended it when I mentioned I was very confused about what oils to choose for my whole foods cooking. It was pricey, but I used a tablespoon for a dressing along with some basalmic vinegar and fresh herbs and garlic. It was delicious on spinach and fresh peach salad.
If it truly is as much of a health benefit as the literature reports at this time, it will be interesting to see what big business does with its production. And if the scalawags in the black market in the Philippines take over the industry. I guess they could already have done that, though there was a very encouraging story on the label about what is happening there. Forgive me if I'm not so ready to believe everything that is put on a label anymore.