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Can food be your medicine?

When I was 19, I wouldn’t have defined it as medicine, but I learned early on that food can make you sick and food can heal. One definition of medicine is “a compound or preparation used for the treatment or prevention of disease.” If you search “Food As Medicine,” there are a multitude of conversations about ways you can use food to prevent and treat disease. In addition, there are criticisms of this concept – that food really is in no way medicine and that we need pharmaceuticals to heal us. I don’t minimize the necessity of pharmaceuticals in treatment of some disease conditions, of elimination of bacteria that can seriously harm us. I also have respect for the power of food in both how i

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