June 11th 2011 I wrote this for Fairfield Patch making a case for Fairfield being Connecticut's healthiest town. Outside of Tim Wagner who called the blog "an opinion" in the comment section, no one mounted an argument.
Today I believe Fairfield is even healthier than it was a year ago!
That is a huge statment! Are there more healthy places to eat? Not necessarily, although "The Chelsea" opened up last week and they use some local vegetables and greens plus high quality meat and chef/co-owner Matt Storch know something about raw food as his sister Lisa is the co-owner of Catch A Healthy Habit Cafe.
Why is Fairfield healthier a year later? Fairfield is more aware of what better food and drink choices can do for your health and the impact being a glowing example can have on family and friends. After 30 months of watching 1st hand, from behind the counter of Catch A Healthy Habit Cafe and organizing over forty health informing events, I can make the statment that not just Fairfield, but many others from surrounding communities as well, are healthier and educated on how to stay that way!
On most Thursday nights at Catch A Healthy Habit Cafe a steady crowd of 30+ gather to hear the featured speaker, watch a documentary or view a raw food prep class. There are some special events like on 5/31 when David Wolfe sold out FTC (220), that command a larger space for bigger crowds, that again solidifies that there is a need out there for health promoting information.
Watching people walk out of a yoga class from Yoga for Everybody and popping into Catch A Healthy Habit Cafe for a green juice or Las Vetas for an herbal tea is a sign that Fairfield is healthy. The same thing is happening at the new Sports Plex on Mill Plain rd. The Ladies Gym, Hot Yoga, Pilates, Rock Climbing Gym and other exercise outlet par takers have "The Stand" right there to get a fresh juice and/or vegetarian dish.
To cement this claim the latest issue of Fairfield Living, a publication by Moffley Media, presented a tremedous article by Suzanne Gerber "Fresh Start": What does it take to go organic, vegan or raw? Fairfielders lead the "new food" movement and make it look irresistibly good!
Let's face it being healthy is in, smoking, drinking and stress are out! More visits to the juice bar, the farmers market, the garden and into nature, allow for little if any participation in a screwed up "sickness" system and more participation in life with energy and vigor. After all Hippocrates, The Father of Medicine, stated: let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.