If you had a dollar for every time someone on radio or TV said, “Here in Acadiana we’re known for our food,”  you probably would have made about a hundred dollars this month already. You wouldn’t be as wealthy, though, if you were collecting a dollar on the sentence, “Here in Acadiana there is a sizeable segment of the population open to a medically holistic, nutritious approach to diet with an emphasis on fresh fruit and vegetables.”

Although you don’t hear a lot of people say that, and as unlikely as it sounds, it’s true! Dr Marie Pace attests to that.

alt health fresh fruit fan Dr Marie Pace

Dr Marie Pace

Dr Pace is the owner of a business in Lafayette called Optimum Solutions Holistic Health Consultants. Marie is a doctor of Naturopathy, a Holistic Health Practitioner, a Certified Nutritional Counselor, and author of the book, Discover Health.  She believes we would go a long way toward eliminating all diseases if we lived on a more balanced diet of fresh fruit and vegetables.

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Man Delivers

fresh fruit fan Jimmy Guilbeaux

Jimmy Guilbeaux

Jimbeaux Guilbeaux will be happy to bring you all the fresh fruit and vegetables you want. Jimbeaux is co-founder and Vice President of Sales at Freshko Foodservice. Freshko’s 22 employees deliver fresh food, and more, to restaurants, hospitals, hotels, and other food-related businesses in Lake Charles, Lafayette, Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Shreveport. Freshko’s success story is a classic Acadiana business tale and an inspirational testimony to good old fashioned decency in business.

Peter Ricchiuti holds court over veggies

Peter Ricchiuti, Marie Pace, Jimmy Guilbeauz

Out to Lunch Acadiana was recorded live over lunch at Social in Lafayette. Photos by Gwen Aucoin.

Find out more about Acadiana diet and health options here.

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