Food Shopping in New Zealand, Be Inspired


One of the many beautiful things about New Zealand, is Market Day.  I practice medicine with a functional approach, and I always speak to my families about buying fresh food and cooking at home like people used to do it long ago. My sayings are something like this:

  • If you can't read it, don't eat it, when discussing food in packages.
  • Label reading is time consuming. Therefore buy fresh food.  There are no packages and therefore no labels.
  • Chronic disease treatment begins with what's on your plate.
  • Food is medicine.

BUT, I did not really know how to food shop until I landed in Wellington, NZ and I was introduced to The Sunday Market.  Being surrounded by the beauty you are about to see, it makes it difficult for me to even walk into a grocery store anymore.

Welcome to my Farmacy!


When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use.  When diet is correct, medicine is of no need - Ayurvedic proverb.

In good health, Ana-Maria Temple, MD

Picture from - amazing whole food art

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