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Using “Food as thy Medicine”- Hippocrates.

Hippocrates was a smart man. He was an ancient Greek Physician who is referred to as the “Father of Medicine”[1]. He was considered the ideal physician for centuraries1. The Hippocratic Oath, the oath Doctors say and must abide, by was named after him1. He started looking into anatomy, pharmacology, and Epidemiology1. After all the research and ailments that he treated he always held true to Food as Thy Medicine. He would of course offer complementary prescription of herbs and salves but maintained the body will not function properly if the proper food was not consumed1. In ancient Greece, that would have been a different diet than it is today, but his philosophy still holds true.

Today, we have neglected the basic foundation of health. North Americans eat a mix of fried food, grotesque portions, lots of trans fats, and “synthetic” food. We have completely neglected diet, and portion control. We want to eats lots of sugar and bad fats because it tastes good, and we are most likely addicted to it. We have genetically modified our food to the point our bodies are no longer recognizing it as food. Food Sensitivities did not pop out of nowhere, we have transformed our food into something our immune system recognizes as a foreign invader. Diet is one of the hardest prescriptions to follow, and it has the best impact on your overall well-being, with long lasting results. It takes discipline and dedication to treat medical conditions through diet.

Prescription pills and Herbal Supplements are a lot easier to take, and they take effect within hours to days. Diet is not as quick. It can take anywhere between 3 to 6 weeks of following the diet to notice a really big change. There are small changes along the way, but nothing most people will notice. Pills and Herbal Supplements can have side effects, diet doesn’t have any. We are in an age of instant gratification and diet isn’t something that will provide that. We are also in an age where obesity and disease are running rampant. More and more autoimmune conditions are popping up. Why do you think this is? I am not saying I have the answer. I am also not saying that proper nutrition is easy. I am saying, Diet is the place to start, and Medical Meals is here to help you navigate the whole foods world. I have gone through some medical conditions and told you which foods you need to avoid and consume to get better. There is a diet dairy that is going to help you every step of the way. You will be notified if there are hidden ingredients and you will make the connections immediately. Medical Meals was designed to provide expert advice on the most fundament building block of health. Remember Food as Thy Medicine.


[1] Hippocrates Greek Physician. Smith, W.D. Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved May 1, 2019. Updated March 11, 2019. https://www.britannica.com/biography/Hippocrates.

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