Diet & Health

Eat Your Way to a Clean Environment

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Sep 152011
 

What may have been seen as passing trend, but looks to have staying power, organic foods are well-rated and promoted as an aid to lifelong health and happiness. And, it’s not just for celebrities! Many healthcare practitioners advocate an organic diet. My husband, an oral surgeon, endorsed an organic diet to his patients in his dental marketing plan, by explaining the unlimited number of benefits, not just to one’s own health, but to the health of the overall environment. Farmers in the organic market, farm their crops by avoiding pesticides and chemicals that can damage the soil. Even if you are not an environmentalist, bringing some organic food to your diet is a small way to help conserve our environment.

In addition to helping the environment, buying and eating organic food assists the smaller farmers and food companies who would like to farm and distribute organic products by find it to be a risky venture. In fact, my husband saw a patient for a dental consulting appointment who is an organic farmer. This farmer loves what he does because he feels he is doing his part to help the environment and improve the quality of our food supply, but it is a challenging business to do well financially in despite the increasing demand. By choosing to buy organic fruits and vegetables, you are helping a portion of the struggling rural economy, and that help trickles upwards to benefit everyone in some small way.

Now for the health rewards: because they lack preservatives, additives, excessive sodium and processed sugars, organic foods offer an all-natural element that improves your health by cleansing and detoxifying chemicals and free radicals from your body.   Not only is the quality and health benefits of eating organic favorable to your health, many people will tell you that organic tastes much better. If you were to do a side-by-side comparison taste test between an organic apple and a regular apple, which one do you think would taste better? Once you start on an organic diet, you will find that it is best to stay on it. You will notice how differently your body and temperament responds to the all-natural foods in your diet, and just how good you feel.

Remember, that one of our goals in life are to be healthy, happy and productive individuals. With the popularity of organic food starting to soar, we are just beginning to realize the advantages of eating healthy that doctors and dentists have been encouraging for years to patients during office visits and in their dental advertising campaigns. 

Why You Should be Looking for a Farmer

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May 192011
 

As a dental practice management consultant, I have learned from talking to dentists about the benefits of a healthy, all-natural diet in order to prevent tooth and gum disease, and to minimize visits to the doctor’s office. If you want to change your diet to improve your overall health, choosing foods grown and produced organically rather than their processed counterparts offer many benefits, not only to your health, but to local economy and the environment.

 

A variety of locations offer organic food and produce, giving you options and the opportunity to comparison shop for the best prices. Organic food can be found in grocery stores, natural and organic food stores, by using online retailers and at your local farmers market. Health benefits aside, when you buy organic produce at a farmers’ market or at a grocery store, you are buying directly from the source, which provides assistance to smaller-scale farmers who might have gone out of business had they not made the switch to organic farming.

 

One reason many farmers have switched to organic farming is because people have educated themselves about the health and environmental dangers pesticides and chemicals present when sprayed on the produce that they eventually purchase and consume. This concern has led to a soaring demand for organic products. In the beginning, farmers making the transition to organic production do take a large risk as well as a hit to their financial books, but when you buy their organic products, they receive the full profit. In a sense, you are helping them helping you to better health and a cleaner environment. Everybody wins.

 

Like the many dentists of yesteryear who were initially uncomfortable with dental advertising, but have discovered the benefits of doing so today, farmers have become comfortable about marketing their organic products by placing ads in local newspapers and setting up their own websites to alert returning and potential customers of the time and location where they will be offering their produce for sale. In addition to farmers’ markets, many farmers set up stands on the side of the road, and other farmers invite customers to visit their farms directly to purchase fresh organic fruits and vegetables. With such simple access, it’s worth a visit to a farmers’ market or a short drive to a farm to support your local organic farmers and get healthy fare in return. By switching to an organic diet, which even dentists include in their dental marketing ideas, you are choosing a healthier body, improved mental awareness and, generally, a happier life.