Doctors are Increasingly Turning to Food as Medicine

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Diet and Health

We are all well aware of the importance of our diet for our health.  Unfortunately having the awareness and making sure we steer clear of processed foods and make healthier choices doesn’t always happen in practice.

Healing sick bodies requires the right medical professional and testing equipment but also the proper nutrition.

Functional Medicine Approach

A functional medicine approach or seeing your food as medicine helps you make better decisions about what (and how) to eat in order to make the best decisions for your recovery and wellbeing.  Doctor and nutritionists are now uncovering the benefits of a proper diet as food influences our genes and triggers messages that create health or disease. There are many factors that combine to bring about disease such as stress, nutrition, hormone balance, the health of our gut, and the importance of detoxification and food.

Food and Our Cells

Doctors are turning to health foods as medicine in increasing numbers to raise the bar on health standards and see improved patient results.  The right food can help us maintain our health, prevent disease, allow our bodies to function properly and nourish our cells.

It may be surprising how long we have actually known how important Good nutrition is for our health.  “Food is Medicine” is a term coined by Hippocrates, almost 2500 years ago. He believed eating the right foods was central to our health.

Stay healthy friends and enjoy the coming of a new year in 2017

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