Let Food Be Thy Medicine

Nearly 2,500 years ago Hippocrates is purported to have said, “Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.” Granted, there weren’t many drugs around in 400 b.c., so the Father of Medicine might just have been covering his bases. Still, science has since proven that Hippocrates was indeed onto something—namely, that the food we eat can prevent and in some cases fight disease. Continue reading “Let Food Be Thy Medicine”

11 Healing Foods

Ever wonder what foods are best for you? Pondering which foods will keep you healthy and well can be a daunting task. A trip to the typical American grocery store can be a bit overwhelming between the competing ads, food labels and health claims. Your best option for choosing health foods is to trusts the appearance of food. Usually, “real foods” are found around the perimeter of the grocery store. In the middle of the store, you will find aisles and freezer cases filled with mostly processed foods aka “fake foods”. Continue reading “11 Healing Foods”

The Importance of Whole Foods

When we think of malnutrition, we automatically think of under-developed nations that struggle to feed their people. While this is true, did you know that a large percentage of Americans are malnourished? How can this be, you ask? America is the land of plenty, and just look around – there is a real problem with people being overweight or obese! The fact that the ‘weight-loss industry’ is thriving can attest to that. Continue reading “The Importance of Whole Foods”

Organic Foods vs. Non-Organic Foods

Organic foods are raised without chemicals and processed without additives. Under standards adopted by the U.S. Agriculture Dept. (USDA) in 2000 and fully effective in 2002, synthetic fertilizers and pesticides and antibiotics may not be used in raising organic foods, and the use of irradiation, biotechnology, and sewer-sludge fertilizer is also banned. Continue reading “Organic Foods vs. Non-Organic Foods”