Food Matters

“Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food.” That’s a quote by Hippocrates, the father of medicine. It was his belief that food should be the basis for health care. Oxford University Press wrote a post on Why Do We Eat Food? The foods we eat provide us with a range of nutrients: vitamins, minerals, water, fat, carbohydrates, fibre, and protein. These nutrients are put to different uses — as building materials to construct the tissues and organs from which our bodies are made; as the components of the molecular machinery that keeps our cells running as they should.  Unfortunately, not all foods are created equal and even though the basic building materials may be in place, modern food is often missing some of the key components that keep us running in peak condition. Unfortunately our food has suffered greatly in the last 75 years. Kris Gunnars, author of 11 Graphs That Show Everything That is Wrong with the Modern Diet, says; “The modern diet is the main reason why people all over the world are fatter and sicker than ever before. Everywhere modern processed foods go, chronic diseases like obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease soon follow.” If we can’t get what we need for health from food, maybe we can just turn to modern medicine to fix what’s wrong? That’s not a great fix either. The 2008 documentary Food Matters stated that 106,000 deaths occur annually due to the adverse affects of drug use and the FDA website confirms this. The documentary suggests that the real fix is getting back to highly nutritious natural foods and remedies. Natural foods and remedies are those that are free of artificial sweeteners, colors, flavors and preservatives. The best recommendations for health focus on getting back to basics and returning to nature. Avoiding modern twists to our food can be the best way to get back to health. When daily nutrition falls short or additional stressors are present, there may be a need for more support. At these times, it can be helpful to first turn to products that come from nature and natural sources such as nature soothie™. With an emphasis on using herbal extracts to promote health, nature soothie™ doesn’t use anything not already found in nature.
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