One of the many beautiful things about New Zealand, is Market Day. I practice medicine with a functional approach, and I always speak to my families about buying fresh food and cooking at home like people used to do it long ago. My sayings are something like this:
- If you can’t read it, don’t eat it, when discussing food in packages.
- Label reading is time consuming. Therefore buy fresh food. There are no packages and therefore no labels.
- Chronic disease treatment begins with what’s on your plate.
- Food is medicine.
BUT, I did not really know how to food shop until I landed in Wellington, NZ and I was introduced to The Sunday Market. Being surrounded by the beauty you are about to see, it makes it difficult for me to even walk into a grocery store anymore.
Welcome to my Farmacy!
When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When diet is correct, medicine is of no need – Ayurvedic proverb.
In good health, Ana-Maria Temple, MD
Picture from Carmelbellafarm.com – amazing whole food art