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Hippocrates, Medicine, And Food

Hippocrates (born c. 460BC, died c. 377BC on the Greek island of Kos) is considered the father of medicine.  He spent his life proving that disease and healing were not acts of the Gods but rather physical phenomena that stem from natural causes — and that are potentially curable through observation, deduction, and treatment. He […]

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Common Foods That Can Make You Sick

According to the Centers for Disease Control, most foodborne illnesses are preventable. Here’s some information from their newest report:  1,034 foodborne disease outbreaks were reported resulting in: 23,152 illnesses 1,276 hospitalizations 22 deaths In outbreaks where the cause was confirmed, norovirus and salmonella continue to be the causes of the largest number of outbreaks and […]

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Grilling? Five Ways to Decrease Dangerous Stuff From Forming On Your Food

Two types of cancer causing compounds increase or form in some foods that are grilled or cooked at high heat. Two Dangerous Compounds Heterocycline amines (HCAs) increase when meat — especially beef — is cooked with high heat – not just by grilling but by pan-frying, too. HCAs can damage DNA and start the development […]

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Food As Medicine?

Hippocrates (460 -377 BC) said our food should be our medicine and our medicine should be our food. This photo is of the vending machine in the family/guest waiting room on the ambulatory surgery floor of a major New York City hospital. Wouldn’t Hippocrates be horrified?

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Oh, What One Meal Can Do To Your Arteries!

This Might Make You Think Twice Wow!  A meal that is high in saturated fat can affect your arteries within hours! An article on “Xtreme Eating” in The Nutrition Action Newsletter alarmingly gave stats on some of the highest-calorie restaurant dishes in the US, meals they called “nutritional trainwrecks.” Picking up on that, ABC News […]

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Rx: Apples And Some Broccoli

A Prescription For Veggies? Yea for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the docs at three medical centers who are writing prescriptions for produce for families with weight problems. Families with low incomes get coupons for produce that they can redeem at local farmers’ markets. The value of a coupon is $1 per person per day. […]

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