Community Resources

This page was designed to be a resource for patients and those in the community looking to make better choices that will lead to long lasting improved quality of life.

This page is divided into sections with information Dr. Bernstein has researched over the years.

There may be updates to this page periodically as new information is available.

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Places to purchase foods for good health locally

Dr. Bernstein is committed to healthy people and a healthy planet. Since she believes in the philosophy of food as medicine. She wants you to have resources for making healthy choices for yourself and your community. There is an abundance of evidence leading to the conclusion that sustainable farming practices are better for the environment including plants, wildlife and the planet. Eating food that is sustainably raised also nourishes our bodies in more beneficial ways than we initially thought. In addition, when you support local farms that have sustainable practices, you are supporting the local economy and environment which is also an added important benefit.

I love visiting and purchasing fruits, vegetables, and humanely sustainably raised animal products at our local farmers markets. When you purchase food locally, it is fresh and contains the optimal amount of nutrients. It is important to talk to the farmer and ask about their farming practices. Once you find the ones that are doing sustainable and or organic farming you are in good hands. It feels good to support local farmers and show your support and care for how they farm.

Supporting local farms with sustainable practices provides healthy food, supports the local economy and is better for the environment.

Local Farms and CSAs

Places where you can purchase healthy organic food and “clean animal products”


Birchwood Farm & Dairy
Newtown, Bucks County, Pa.



Spring Creek Farm
Solebury, Bucks County, Pa.

 
Hershberger Heritage Farm
Sellersville, Bucks County, Pa.


Purely Farm
Ottsville, Pa.



Necessity Farms
Telford, Pa.

Tussock Sedge Farm
Perkasie, PA

Local stores that have products we recommend

After that, I recommend shopping at locally owned and operated natural food stores for purchasing what you need. Closest to our office, down the road from us in New Hope, is the newest Natural Market, Soulberry Natural Market. Organnons is located in Wrightstown, Pa. and they have another store in New Britain, Pa. There are many Kimberton Whole Foods in the surrounding area. These stores have many of the dry goods we suggest for the various diets we recommend. There are other local health food stores that can be great places to shop when looking for healthy food choices and those foods needed for an elimination diet. Although regular supermarkets are now beginning to have more available and there are larger stores like Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and Wegmans, it is important to read labels carefully wherever you shop.

Dr. Bernstein recently learned that the supermarket chain, Giant, which is locally headquartered in Pennsylvania partnered with the Rodale Institute, a nonprofit focused on advancing organic farming, as part of efforts to promote more sustainable agriculture and retailing as well as reduce food insecurity. This news is very exciting, so if you do shop at a supermarket, it is recommended that you support Giant.

The following are additional resources for information, support and places to purchase food items online

Information and Support:

The Nutrition Source

www.foodnews.org
A listing of the most important foods to eat organic

www.whfoods.org/foodstoc.php
Health benefits of the World’s Healthiest Foods

Places to purchase healthy food online:


www.awesomefoods.com
Convenient nutritious gluten-free, raw, vegan snacks and prepared food

Vital Choice
Sustainably caught wild fish, seafood and other products

Resource for purchasing food locally and eating out locally:

Resources for those who want to support local farms and their own health but don't have time to shop or cook:


www.helpfulfoodie.com

I chose to feature this home food delivery service because they source the organic food they prepare from local farms and use only biodegradable containers made in the U.S. for storage of the food.

Help in starting your own organic garden

PickYourOwn.org – Pennsylvania Harvest Calendar
Calendar of expected harvest dates for local crops

Information on composting

Composting is a great way of keeping food waste from plants out of the land fills and also reducing your amount of garbage. The side benefit is that you can create wonderful fertile soil for planting vegetables or for use in your flower beds.

How to compost at home.

BCS Compost
A local service that will compost for you

Support available for the social, psychological and emotional issues around food

Overeaters Anonymous
Especially helpful to those who seem to always fall back into bad habits even when they know what they should be doing. This organization offers support and group meetings all over.

Groups creating awareness and politically active regarding our food supply and sustainable farming

www.organicconsumers.org
Information on the benefits of organic

www.slowfoodusa.org
Sustainable living through local food appreciation

Rodale Institute
Growing the regenerative organic movement through research, farmer training, and consumer education.

www.foodsecurity.org

GMO Free PA

www.themeatrix.com

Dr. Mark Hymans new book Food Fix is a great resource learn more

Other resources for those concerned about environmental exposures

The following researched recommended products and services support your health and well-being:


American made Organic Cotton Bedding
(Local Owners)

(supports sustainable farming practices, local owners and organic cotton supports healthier better sleep)


HeartMath
Tools, Technology and Books that support Emotional Regulation and Resiliency

X-ISER
Ergonomic Stepper that is portable and great for High Intensity Interval Training

Alaskan Northern Lights
LED Light box for helping with winter blues (seasonal affective disorder)

Webinars available for purchase

Hear experts talk about recent developments in these areas.

Global Stress Summit

Microbiome Medicine Summit 2

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Additional Services at our office

We offer individual coaching sessions for those who are interested in support and guidance regarding lifestyle changes and making those changes stick. These sessions are personalized to address the specific needs of the individual with the goal of enhancing optimal health and well-being. In the future, we will be offering group sessions to cover more common concerns.

Patient Resources page

To access the Patient Resources page, a password is required. If you are a patient and need a password, please call the office at 215-794-7880.

Dr. Bernstein is committed to people’s health and well-being and to the health of our planet.