Let Food Be Your Medicine
Let Food Be Your Medicine. It’s often used by respected individuals wanting to propagate the notion of healthy eating, yet they ought to shelve it whenever possible so that they’re not mistaken with the more clueless quacks. Why is it so bad? It certainly does a disservice to medicine and to food. Let’s go into some of the problems associated with relying on food alone to treat health problems.
Firstly, the whole concept of medicine implies that one must constantly be attentive to your overall state, and that includes your eating habits. By definition, medicine is something that “treats” disease; it must kill or remove the cause of the ailment. In contrast, healthy living means living a lifestyle that includes good nutrition and plenty of exercise. The first thing you need to do to ensure that you get all the nutrients you need is to eat a balanced diet that is rich in vitamins and minerals, and which maintains a regular supply of fuel for you.
So, how does the phrase let food be your medicine sound to you? Well, the implication is that by depriving yourself of food you will automatically get sick. It’s an argument that has been around for a long time, long before the availability of pharmaceuticals, and it still has some merit. There are certain foods that are known to boost your immune system, some that increase your appetite, and some that can suppress your appetite.
This is true only if the purpose of your diet is to achieve these effects. If you are simply trying out a particular diet to lose a few extra pounds, or to improve your fitness levels, then there’s really no reason to focus on nutrition that strictly. But if you want to achieve overall wellness, then your diet can play a major role. Eating real foods can give you the nutrition you need without the calories, fat, and other substances that cause harm to your body. Your goal should be to eat real, whole, nutrient-packed foods that provide you with all the nutrients you need to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This means you should avoid fatty fast foods, processed foods, and any type of food that is high in sugar or salt.
Let food be your medicine in a different way, though
Let food be your medicine when you follow a healthy lifestyle regime. If you eat a well-balanced diet and make good food choices, you will not feel hungry throughout the day. This is because you’ve provided your body with all the fuel it needs, and it will keep you going. If you eat badly and get bored, though, you will be miserable and find it difficult to stay on your diet.
This is why it’s important to have a balance diet. A poor diet leads to obesity, which increases your risk for diseases like diabetes and heart disease. Diabetes and heart disease are closely related, so you can develop either one if you’re always eating poorly. You can also lose weight if you eat a balanced diet and have a regular exercise program; but if you don’t do any of these things, your health will suffer.
By following a healthy lifestyle regime, you will become healthier and live longer. If you know you’re going to stay away from bad foods, you’ll be less likely to have cravings and have difficulty sticking to a diet. This way, let food be your medicine. It will keep you going and prevent you from succumbing to unhealthy foods.
Unfortunately, misquotation is often the case
Sometimes what’s meant as a helpful quote or advice is in fact an inappropriate example of a medical condition or disease. Misquotation can cause serious problems and is certainly unfortunate. But you should not let misquotation stop you from living a healthy life. Rather, try to use misquotation as a springboard to form your own alternative medicine that you can trust – if you do so, you’ll be able to feed your body with the right kind of medicine, without using the wrong kind!