We are a family of three; my wife (writer), myself (graphic consultant) and our 8 year old daughter whom we homeschool. We have been eating organic food for several years now. This was a direct repercussion of a decision we took when we were in our mid 30s - to consciously stay away from allopathic medicines, hospitals, doctors and to take charge of our own health. Among the many changes we made to our life style after speaking to THAC (The Health Awareness Centre, Mumbai), the main change was the food we consumed. Our food became our medicine; we changed the way we ate and what we ate. Since about 60 percent of our diet became fruits and salads, we really had no choice but to start scouting around for pesticide-free produce. In the initial years, there were very few organic vendors. We had to juggle between several suppliers, sometimes travelling across the city to pick up produce and also reworking our finances to manage the occasional absurdly high
So the highlight of 2015 has been discovering Anurag and Gautam's organic company. The sheer variety, freshness and fair pricing of their produce has meant that we no longer need to scramble around to buy our food. For the past 11 months, it has been a relief and a luxury to be able to source all our kitchen requirements from Healthy Buddha and have them courteously home-delivered everyevening. We have not had the pleasure of meeting Gautam as yet but we have met Anurag and were heartened by his earnestness and transparency in revealing their sources to us. Most organic vendors we meet, usually mumble something under their breath when asked where they source their produce from!
We must also add that we have never questioned the effort we had to put in to run an almost 100 percent organic kitchen - the results are evident to us. In the last 8 years or so, nobody in our family has needed to take medicine and we treat any infection, illness or injury with food, rest and common sense.