Cultures have been using food as medicine and to aid healing for centuries. Advanced Liver Support Review The oldest documented medical practices from around the globe have rich histories of food use for therapeutic aims: India’s Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine from the East, and even Europe’s nutritional therapy is at least two thousand years old. In fact, in 400 B.C., Hippocrates, known as the “father” of Western medicine, stated “Our food should be our medicine. Our medicine should be our food.”
And it’s no secret that as we have gotten further and further away from our ancient health care traditions, the cost of health care has skyrocketed. Our ability to produce and process food has certainly contributed to our ill health. We now run the risk of taking in more food that has been modified, altered, and otherwise denatured than food that we know is good for us: the raw, organic, whole foods that our ancestors ate and thrived upon.
It’s worth mentioning that dietary factors are associated with at least five of the ten leading causes of death, including coronary heart disease, certain kinds of cancer, stroke, non-insulin-dependent diabetes, and atherosclerosis. Unfortunately, most people erroneously believe that they can eat whatever they want, whenever they want, and not suffer the consequences of ill health. And as a result, prescription medications are written, filled, and consumed, and in some cases, surgeries are performed to remove damaged tissues or organs.