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 Where do you buy your Foods?
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Diann
Wednesday, November 29, 2006, 4:07pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Quoted from ironwood55

Unfortunately, that probably means that they still use antibiotics. I don't buy meats that aren't at least antibiotic and hormone free and prefer grass-fed or pasture raised animal meats and organic when I can find it.


Thanks for letting me know about the antibiotics.  I wonder what happens to people who are allergic to some of these antibiotics and they eat meat that has that antibiotic in it.  I am very allergic to many antibiotics.  Wonder if that is what causes so much of the diarrhea when I eat meat.  I have almost totally eliminated meat from my diet and find that I do much better.  I'm a huge fan of tofu these days!!
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MommytoEliana
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Thanks!
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Alia Vo
Wednesday, November 29, 2006, 6:18pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I voted 'local health store.'  For most of my grocery shopping needs I shop at several fantastic co-ops in this city and two Whole Foods Markets.  There is a Trader Joes which recently opened here which I have not visited as of yet.  The Trader Joes I did shop at while living in California were great for buying inexpensive items such as dried fruit, canned tuna and salmon, red wine.

Alia


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Don
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Quoted from Diann
Thanks for letting me know about the antibiotics.  I wonder what happens to people who are allergic to some of these antibiotics and they eat meat that has that antibiotic in it.  I am very allergic to many antibiotics.  Wonder if that is what causes so much of the diarrhea when I eat meat.  I have almost totally eliminated meat from my diet and find that I do much better.  I'm a huge fan of tofu these days!!

I believe the number I read is that 70% of antibiotics made are fed to farm animals! The antibiotics in the meats definitely can interfere with the bacteria balance in your digestive system, and therefore possibly cause diarrhea. Look for natural meats and eggs from animals that have not been fed antibiotics or hormones.

When I first started seeing my current doctor about a year and half ago his bio-resonance testing showed that antibiotic residues were interfering with several of my glands and organs. That was the first toxin he treated me for. I hadn't taken any antibiotis in probably at least 4 years prior to that, but had taken a lot of antibiotics for chronic sinus infections for many years. What I don't know is if those antibiotic residues were from the antibiotics I took or from the foods I ate.


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Victoria
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I voted local health food store, because I do my best to eat only organic produce, grass-fed chemical free meats and eggs from outdoor, organically fed chickens.  It is more expensive for me to eat this way, but I figure I will either pay the food bill, or I will pay the medical expenses.  I choose healthy foods.
I live in a city with several large and versatile natural food stores, so this is possible for me.  I also buy some things from local farmers.  And I drive out in the country every weekend to get fresh organic goat's milk that I use to make my own yogurt.
If my town only had those tiny health food stores that were way overpriced, my answer would probably be different.  In that case, I would have to get creative with online buying, food co-ops, and working to pursuade local grocery stores to bring in healthy options (I already do this anyway!)

30 years ago, I was choosing a city to re-locate in.  Many of the reasons I chose the one I moved to, included the quality of foods available and the healthy quality of life that would be possible in this location.



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MommytoEliana
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Thanks!  I live in a town of about 400 people and the nearest city has about 12,000
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Mare eo
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Mommy to E,  I, too, live in a rural area.  Two miles to town of 420, five miles to town of 2400 and nineteen miles to town of 10,000.  The benefits of this are we can find grass-fed meat and free-range eggs easily.  We have lots of farmers markets to find organic products from in season.  What it also means is we may have to do without certain items or pay "through the nose" for them.  The nearest WF store is over 60 miles away for me. I make a list of items that I can't get around here or are too expense with shipping from the internet and travel there when needed . I have learned that many of the smaller grocery stores are willing to carry organic products if they know there is a demand for them.  I work in the town that is 19 miles from me and a new Super WalMart was built there a year and a half ago.  The hometown grocer is trying desperatly to keep his store.  I buy organic butter, eggs and some fruits and veggies from him because he is willing to carry them for myself and a few other health minded individuals. Now WalMart is also starting to carry organic.  I will stick with the "little guy" since he was willing to take on the challenge before it was "econmically feasible".  It is more expensive but I agree with Victoria that the cost will catch up with you later.  I guess I have to vote for all three and add that I purchase my meat directly from the raisers.  I'm glad you are asking questions, that's what the forum is here for!
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MommytoEliana
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Thanks Mary!
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Alia Vo
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I believe regardless of the area in which one lives; today there are a plethora of options in which to choose a route and means of buying natural, organic, hormone-free, free range products.  Large scale food clubs, coops, small or large HFS's, independent farmers, outdoor farmers markets, conventional grocery stores, larger conglomerate HFS's, mail order catalogs, growing one's own produce, and the internet allow us to choose whether we wish to choose to buy these items.

Factors such as land region, city or rural status, population, and whether the town/ciy in which one lives has a health following also play a large factor in how the aforementioned resources are allocated.

I feel blessed and thank God that I have a range of options for myself right now in the area in which I reside.  However, there were periods in my life when I did quite a bit of online shopping and shopping in the 'natural' foods section of the conventional grocery stores because I wanted to make an investment in my personal well-being and way of eating and living.  

Alia


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AfricanTypeO
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I buy at health food stores, local grocery and online and also at Farmer's Markets.  I'm lucky in that my local regular ole grocery store now stocks, among other things, ostrich fillets, grass-fed ground beef (but unfortunately not the non-ground stuff), bison burgers, duck, rabbit, cornish hens...not bad huh?  They also have a lot of organic vegetables and fruit.
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