Just as natural and organic foods were rising in popularity, the recession hit, and hit hard. For many people, the concern for saving money now overrides the desire for the most healthful foods. Organic has always meant more expensive, and that's not a good thing at all for most people given these very tentative and scary economic times.
A good way to be healthier (most health professionals agree) is to do these two things: cut down on junk food and stop overeating. This is also a very economical way.
Many women who write to us at Maria's last Diet have a lot of trouble doing both of these things. Junk food seems to provide comfort at times; overeating often serves as an antidote to stress, both internally and externally.
It would seem that breaking these habits could make a huge difference to a woman's health - and doesn't cost what organic vegetables and fruit cost.
What it does cost is time and introspection, persistence and personal change. Isn't that a cheap way to be healthier?