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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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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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