Let Food be Thy Medicine,
and Medicine be Thy Food.
Healthy bodies begin
with eating whole food.
The food we put on our plates is more than calories. Whole food is also full of nutrients that “program” our bodies for things like energy, immunity and a deep, restful night’s sleep. When these powerful nutrients are missing from our diets, our bodies are not protected from things like disease, premature aging, and emotional or hormonal imbalance.
Food’s power as medicine was recognized by Hippocrates, the father of medicine. Modern day research has also identified its ability to lower blood pressure, control blood sugar, regulate hormones and more.
Health insurance companies have also started supporting healthy food as medicine. Geisinger Health System created the Fresh Food Farmacy, which provides fresh, healthy foods—heavy on fruits, vegetables, lean meats and low-sodium options. The people who access the Fresh Food Farmacy have lowered their risk of serious diabetes complications by 40% and cut hospitalizations
by 70% compared with other diabetic people in the area who don’t have access to the program.
Food is becoming a central focus of physicians, hospitals, organizations,
insurers and even employers who are disappointed by the cost and slow progress of drug treatments in lowering food-related diseases like Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, hypertension and even cancer. In addition, they’re motivated by the growing body of research that affirms the idea that when people eat whole foods, they stay healthier and are more likely to limit chronic diseases and maybe even avoid them completely.
So what does this mean for your next meal?
Download our quickstart guide for easy, delicious meals and snacks that you can make with simple, inexpensive ingredients. If you want to take it a step further, schedule a health coaching call, or