Covid-19 & Health Update: Food as Medicine Gains Momentum

Hello again:

 If you have read my blog posts in the past, you will see that I will frequently say that inflammation causes, perpetuates, or aggravates virtually every human ailment. I also go on to elaborate on the primary causes of inflammation, such as latent or active infection, gut dysbiosis, toxin exposure, stress chemistry, allergies, dental health issues, detoxification pathway problems, air pollution and more…but the greatest single contributor is the diet. The foods we choose to eat can either help us keep a balance between purposeful and non-purposeful inflammation or create massive inflammation that leads to illness of all types.

When we are in a state of chronic low-grade inflammation, it is like we have placed our body into a slow cooker Crock Pot to let it simmer till it falls apart. It turns out that food choices really turn up the heat on the cooking process. Here is some news that you should take the time to go through:

Executive Summary:

The United States faces an unabating chronic disease epidemic, leading to skyrocketing health care costs and devastating effects for individuals, communities, and the nation. The connection between chronic disease and nutrition is undeniable; nutrition not only plays a role in the onset of disease but also its prevention, management, and treatment.

Efforts that involve a health care response to the need for better nutrition fall under the umbrella term “Food is Medicine.” An emerging body of research demonstrates the enormous promise of Food is Medicine interventions across a range of health conditions in improving health and quality of life, while also curbing health care costs.

Bottom Line:

 It is true that Food Is Medicine and this has been known since the time of Hippocrates with his famous quote “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”. To get on board this wisdom means that we may need to step back and take a new look at our food and why we choose the things we do consume. Virtually every single nutritional and supplemental program that is successful for any patient is successful because they have upgraded their food plan…you simply cannot out exercise or out supplement an inflammatory, nutrient imbalanced choice of foods.

There is mounting evidence that the one food plan that works the best is a plant-based approach, such as the Mediterranean Diet. Reducing the consumption of all processed foods as well as animal products continues to reveal that food is truly medicinal and is an absolute foundational aspect of healthy living. To ease into such a plan, I still recommend The Longevity Diet by Valter Longo, PhD…I have personally seen this approach generate amazing health benefits. For a safer and happier future, make sure you consume only healthy foods. Thank you for your time.


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