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Living Longer, Living Better | Health

Going ‘locavore’ to stay fit

Fresh foods from area farmers, fishermen help baby boomers maintain a healthy lifestyle

When Coll Walker was diagnosed with high cholesterol eight years ago, he elected to skip Lipitor and other pharmaceutical solutions. Instead he found the remedy literally at his feet - rows and rows of it growing in the sweet soil of Little Compton, R.I.: his own produce.

The owner of Walker’s Roadside Stand, a farm stand revered in local food circles, Walker helped himself to his own medicine, reorganizing his diet around the fresh spinach, beets, peas, and other produce he has grown for four decades.

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