I am like everybody else: I have a food budget. I was concerned about the higher food costs but felt so strongly about eating organic foods. Four years ago I started eliminating grains from my diet. I did a transition process. I stopped eating cereals first. That saved $4 a week. I substituted eggs (local or organic) with veggies and lean meat or cheese.

I also use the FIT FOOD by Xymogen (available at my clinic) most days. I switched from cows milk to almond milk (same price). With the FIT FOOD (taken at 6:30 a.m.) I realized I was not experiencing a blood sugar slump around 10 a.m. (so no snack needed!), and were barely ready for lunch at 12:30 p.m.

Each week, I stopped buying one GMO-processed veggie filled with pesticides and replaced it with an organic one. After a month, I noticed my food bill did NOT increase. I also noticed I was not throwing away veggies that were hard one day and then rotten two days later. The best thing was the organic vegetable tasted much better. It took two years to continue this process. Still, my food bill is the same as it was four years ago. I am healthier, have no joint pains and sleep better.

The best change was to organic butter – WOW – what a different taste!

Most of our organic food comes from the local stores and the DeLand Natural Market. I have belonged to local co-ops and that was the best place for the freshest food.

What’s your organic food experience? Let me know on our Facebook page and we’ll share it!