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Our right to refuse chemo, Low priced watermelon, the cost of raw...

Lunch- 1/2 watermelon

After surviving a debilitaing round of chemotherapy for lymph node cancer 16 year old Abraham Cherrix and his family have decided against a second round of chemo.  "Chemotherapy and radiation left Abraham bald, racked with fevers and too weak to play tag with his siblings." His legs would buckle under him. It pretty much devastated him," his mother says.Martha Moore reports that Accomack County Social Services has now taken Abraham and his parents, Jay and Rose, to court to try to force chemotherapy on the boy.  Don't we have rights?  Can't we choose how to take care of our health?  Government health agencies are constantly influenced by medical and drug industry lobbyists.  How can we have confidence in them to tell us how to care for our health?

On a lighter note the watermelon was delicious.  I bought it for a very reasonable price at Lifethyme Natural Market for .49/pound.  In contrast, nearby Integral Yoga Natural Foods watermelon is  .99/pound.  Its great when the price of organic produce is comparable to conventionally grown produce.

I'm looking forward to the day when I am growing my own food out of my own soil.  As a raw foodist, I sometimes think this is the only way to supply myself with the quality and quantity of fresh fruit and vegetables that I need.  Today, I noticed at Integral, organic cherries were $8.99/pound.  I need about 2 pounds of cherries(or slightly less) for one meal; that costs me 16-17 dollars at these prices!  However, I still think that my raw diet costs less than a so-called quality typical cooked diet. 


Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2006 at 01:57PM by Registered CommenterStephen Parker | Comments1 Comment

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My wife and I have found a great way to avoid the heavy markup on organic produce, by joining the Park Slope Food Coop last year. the work requirement is not bad; much (not all) produce is organic, and prices are much better than retail. Check them out at http://foodcoop.com or stop by for a current produce price list.
July 12, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterDr. V

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