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food is medicine
ACCESS TO QUALITY FOOD IS A BASIC RIGHT
The United States is currently undergoing a health crisis. About 88% of the population is metabolically dysfunctional and suffer from conditions like irritable bowel syndrome, crohn's disease, food sensitivities, insulin resistance, chronic inflammation, to name a few.
What makes this health crisis even more problematic is the rising costs of healthcare. The average annual premiums in 2022 were $7,911 for single coverage and $22,463 for family coverage. In addition, relative to the size of our economy, healthcare costs have sky-rocketed from 5% of the GDP in 1960 to 18% by 2021and it is ever increasing.
PROACTIVE vs. REACTIVE HEALTHCARE
We believe food is a key aspect of preventative medicine. Studies have shown that patients undergoing several conditions ranging from a minor cold to most types of cancer, greatly benefit from a change in diet - one that prioritizes fruits and vegetables as well as quality protein.
However, it seems as if healthy food is only available to a small portion of the population that gets to shop at high end grocery stores.
Over 50% of the food that is currently being donated to food pantries are canned and boxed products that contain dozens of preservatives, high levels of sugar and added flavors that have been linked to...
yes, metabolic dysfunction.
It is a vicious cycle where lower income families never had a chance.
We believe that the labor food pantries around the world are doing to aid the hunger problems of today are notable and admirable, however, as donors we can do much much better.
Our plan consists of putting together 10 boxes that will contain:
assorted seasonal fruits and vegetables,
diverse protein sources
three of the most common forms of supplementation (magnesium, omega 3 and a probiotic)
a brief recipe cookbook that highlights the nutritional value of each ingredient and how to mix together.
In order to achieve this, we will be working with local grocery stores, farmers markets and some of INDIGO's partners to put together quality food items and educational booklets for 10 families every month. If you or someone you know wants to partner with us to bring this project to life, please feel free to DM us or leave your contact information below!
INDIGO X Nourish Network is a resource for individuals who are looking to take ownership of their physical and mental health through alternative holistic methods. We believe in the connection between the food we eat and the current state of our health - it is for this reason that we seek to create awareness on practical daily habits that will have a powerful impact.
Holistic Health & Wellness is not only a way to "decompress" but rather a way of living that focuses on preventative rather than reactive medicine.