Rob Your Doctor To Pay Your Grocer

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In a recent conversation I explained to a family member if he wanted to change his health they should change their diet. “Organic fruit and vegetables would do you body good and ameliorate a number of conditions” I explained.

“I can’t afford that” he responded.

“The money you spend on doctor’s office visit co-pays is the money you can spend on food,” I answered. “That way you don’t have to see the doctor as much, you’ll feel better and you won’t be spending more money.”

“[while operating on Homer]
Dr. Nick: [singing] The kneebone’s connected to the… something. The something’s connected to the… red thing. The red thing’s connected to my wrist watch… Uh oh.”

Sometimes things that are green seem to cost a lot of green but once you factor in the total cost often it costs more to eat poorly. Not only can we factor in co-pays we can also factor in medications, transportation to and from the doctor’s office.

Got no health insurance? Well think of the money you would save on cough syrup, cough drops, throat sprays, nasal sprays, headache and pain pills, even antacids. Organic foods also don’t use pesticides or herbicides which are harmful for the environment.

Think about it.

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  1. Brian Gunderson

    Agreed. One source of good health is our food. I have had the blessing of good health for most of my life, and I hope to maintain that partly through a good, pesticide-free diet which is low in processed foods. Eating good food is preventative health, and that’s something that the massive healthcare industry does not often offer. I’ll do it though, and it’s keeping money in my pocket and in the pockets of farmers and merchants who offer good food.

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