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Old 05-20-2007, 01:29 PM
 
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Looks like we might be living in the coastal bend area near Rockport or Port A. We are coming from an area that has tons of organic grocery stores and alternative health practioners (acupuncture, etc.). So, I have two questions:

1. Does Corpus area or coastal areas have ANY healthy grocery stores where we can get organic meats, veggies, and wholesome food (like smaller versions of Whole Foods market where you can get whole grain breads, organic meats, herbs, essential oils, etc)? I'm not talking about fruit and veggie stands or farmers markets. I mean actual grocery stories that carry more healthy options..and not just "safeway" kind of stores. Even ONE option would be great! If not, we have already come to terms with the fact that we'll have to drive to San Antonio once a month to their Whole Foods to stock up! I would assume people living such an outdoor life would want such options....but perhaps not?

2. Are people in those areas open to alternative health practices, such as acupuncture, herbs, or naturopathic medicine?


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Old 05-20-2007, 07:29 PM
 
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Right now there is a Sun Harvest in CC which is owned by the Wild Oats company, which recently was bought by Whole Foods. I e-mailed and asked what was going to happen to the Sun Harvest and they replied with an ambiguous e-mail that didn't tell me anything. So, not sure about that. We have an HEB Plus (and are about to get another) and they carry some organic brands, including meat, I believe.

I'm not sure about alternative health practices. I believe there is at least one acupuncturist in town. I don't know of anyone who practices naturopathic medicine.
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Old 05-20-2007, 08:23 PM
 
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as an RN of 16 years, i have NEVER seen so many diabetics, dialysis patients, and people with morbid obesity as i have since moving down here. this is not a place where there is an abundance of folks living healthy lifestyles....well, their poor health is my job security i reckon........
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Old 05-23-2007, 03:11 PM
 
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Default Sun Harvest is it.

That's the only store like that here.

A lot of diabetics get it from genetics....not just what they eat. I have friends that have it and they eat healthy and have most of their lives. Morbid obesity is everywhere not just Corpus. I don't think it is fair to bash a city in that way.
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Old 05-24-2007, 08:50 AM
 
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as an RN of 16 years, i have NEVER seen so many diabetics, dialysis patients, and people with morbid obesity as i have since moving down here. this is not a place where there is an abundance of folks living healthy lifestyles....well, their poor health is my job security i reckon........
I appreciate the comment....but I don't think your experience reflects "most" of the popluation. Texas is getting more and more on a healthy track, like the west coast, but they aren't quite there yet. I have family in dallas and austin..so I see this when I visit. Anytime a place like whole foods opens up, it is crazy successful.

I should open up one! I'd be rich!

thanks again.
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Old 05-24-2007, 09:59 AM
 
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Dallas and Austin dont compare to South Texas. i would BET that there are more patients per capita on dialysis here than in those two cities. ask any health care professional practicing in this region, who has also worked in other areas.............it's just a fact.

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I appreciate the comment....but I don't think your experience reflects "most" of the popluation. Texas is getting more and more on a healthy track, like the west coast, but they aren't quite there yet. I have family in dallas and austin..so I see this when I visit. Anytime a place like whole foods opens up, it is crazy successful.

I should open up one! I'd be rich!

thanks again.
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Old 05-24-2007, 02:37 PM
 
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It's not just because of FOOD !
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Old 05-24-2007, 04:28 PM
 
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no but that is an exacerbating factor when you add unhealthy food choices to some bad genetics

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It's not just because of FOOD !
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Old 05-24-2007, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Corpus Christi
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I don't think you can blame it on Corpus...Or the fact that people are obese here on Corpus.
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Old 05-24-2007, 09:30 PM
 
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if you have watched the local news lately, and the South Texas Journal which airs on public TV, you will see the focus recently on the EPIDEMIC of obesity and diabetes that they say affects this region particularily.
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