Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Wellness Wednesday

A quick post today but something to think about - medical doctors prescribing food to patients for what ails them. Not only that, but getting it in the same manner that many American's get their pharmaceuticals - conveniently located near or at the medical facilities - and, similar to having an insurance co-pay/reimbursement plan, you don't pay full price.
Dr. Garth Davis and Renee Garrett explain what comes in a Farmacy box before presenting Luci Lopez with her prescription order. Photo: Tom Behrens
This "farmacy" in Houston is just such a program. After noticing that many of his patients' health problems were linked to lifestyle - specifically diet, Dr. Garth Davis partnered with an organic food co-op to start prescribing fresh fruits and vegetables. 

Eating fresh fruits and vegetables, along with whole grains and other whole foods, is a great way to protect and improve your heath. Plus those foods taste so much better than processed foods. A win-win!


David said...

Cherie, wow, I never thought I would see the day when fruits and vegetables organically grown would be prescribed by a doctor. I guess there's still hope for this old world.

Have a great organic garden planning day.

EcoCatLady said...

OMG! Yes, Yes, YES!!!! Is the world going sane or something? :-)