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Prescribing Food as Medicine

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The title of the May 8th PBS Newshour is "To improve patient diets, the doctor is in... the kitchen." 




It goes on to state that more and more doctors are using the kitchen as the place to prescribe a powerful medicine, healthy food. Poor diets are linked to many deaths from preventable diseases. Research has found that changing diet and becoming more active can be more effective than medication in preventing disease. 


Correspondent Allison Aubrey states that "the most recent evidence comes from a study published in 'The Journal of the American Medical Association.' Researchers found that, here in the United States, about one out of every two deaths from heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes is linked to a poor diet. That’s 1,000 deaths every day."


A recent study by the National Institutes of Health, with collaborators at 27 sites across the country, found that changing the diet and becoming more active can be more effective than medication in preventing the disease.


Are you tired of your primary care doctor handing you prescriptions and not counseling you on nutrition and exercise? Give us a call at (502) 365-4545, we use a holistic approach to healthcare!


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