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8/24/12 11:30 A

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WOW! and AMEN! You said it Blackandi!

Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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8/24/12 10:13 A

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I live in the inner city where there are nasty chicken shacks and Chinese take out on every corner pushing 2 for 1s and 2 bucks for a bucket of fried chicken. There are also bodegas and small farmer's markets (they actually call them that) all over as well, but people ignore it. I think most people choose to eat unhealthy whether they can afford it or not. I know I'm being controversial here, but I am not rich and I do live paycheck to paycheck trying to go to school and all and taking care of a family of 4. Not to be mean, but a lot of poor people own cell phones that have internet access...they can simply Google and learn how to eat healthy and how to preserve food...today there is really no excuse not to eat healthy most of the time.

The WIC program and food stamp programs are better today for the poor where they can buy any food they want and these programs push healthy eating and give free classes on how to eat and buy healthy foods. They can get creative and start buying in bulk, freezing and canning their food items. I remember my grandmother doing these things when I was little now that I think about it and we didn't have a lot of money either. Lights would be off, but we were eating good. :p

Anyway, off of my soapbox. Not everyone is the same, but not everyone has the same priorities. If you can't get organic go for the next best thing and stay away from the $2.00 bucket of chicken.

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7/29/12 12:38 A

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oops, sorry, ELECTRALYTE. Glad YOU can eat well. Yes, there are some areas where food, real food is scarce--a true bummer. I lived in a tiny town way up high in the rockies that only had "food" in gas stations and in another "convenient" store. All canned, packaged, refined junk. 50 miles from there was a larger grocery store that I went to only when my car was working and/or I could get a ride with someone else. In the winter you just had to time it so you could follow the school bus that followed the snow plow. It was quite an adventure and needless to say I didn't always eat the best stuff. We did have wild-caught elk and vennison though and I know that was a priviledge.

Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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7/28/12 11:17 P

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I wasn't talking about myself Ani. I live in a small town with lots of good food. I meant for some people finding real food at a decent price can be very challenging.

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7/28/12 10:04 P

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I just love going into my back yard. I give my chickens some table scraps and collect the eggs, then I wander over to my garden and pick some fresh romaine and cucumber to make a salad with. Yum! I can't wait for the carrots, tomatoes, squash, zucchini, broccoli, cauliflower and peas to be ready. I think are growing season runs a little slower here than down there. Carrots are almost done. Babies right now. Their good too. I eat them as I thin them out.

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7/28/12 9:02 P

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I wish it was easier for you to find real food, ELECTRA. Maybe that will change in your area...I hope so.

Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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7/28/12 5:10 P

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good article. If only it were easier to find real food. In some places it is incredibly hard for people. (food deserts)
I agree with you Laura!

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7/28/12 4:51 P

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Can't afford to NOT eat healthy. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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