Some Doctors Prescribe Food Instead Of Pills To Treat Certain Patients

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Well, well, well, doctors actually promoting food as medicine?  What a refreshing concept.

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Some Doctors Prescribe Food Instead Of Pills To Treat Certain Patients

February 22, 2017 11:00 AM

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Pharmaceuticals may not be the best medicine for patients. Some doctors are now changing the way they treat patients – by taking them grocery shopping.

Physicians, such as Dr. Daniel Nadeau, are prescribing food rather than pills to fix the body.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly half of all Americans routinely take prescription drugs, and 75 percent of all doctor visits involve drugs.

To counter the dependency on drugs, Loma Linda University School of Medicine incorporated a special emphasis on lifestyle medicine in which physicians learn how to prescribe food instead of narcotics.

In fact, there were record interests from doctors at the annual Food as Medicine Symposium on Feb. 11 and 12.

“We go to our doctors. We live an unhealthy lifestyle, and we just say: ‘Give me a pill for that,’ and ‘I want to be healthy’,” Nadeau said. “You might get your numbers down a bit, but you’re not going to feel the best that you could feel.”

Nadeau is part of the monthly Shop With Your Doc program at St. Joseph Hoag Health Alliance.

Each month, Nadeau roams the aisles of supermarkets, giving shoppers new ideas to chew on.

Food can help remedy the most common issues with aging, according to Nadeau. “You can really do so much for your brain by including fresh or frozen berries in your diet everyday,” he said.

Nadeau suggests consuming the following items to improve your health naturally:

— Avocados: have very healthy oil, which helps to lower cholesterol

— Carrots: contain a lot of beta kerotene, which is good for the eyes

— Blueberries: help prevent dementia

— Plant-based proteins: beans, seeds and nuts can lower the risk of heart disease

“Cultures that eat the highest number of beans in their diet have the longest life expectancy,” Nadeau explained.

For more information about the Shop with Your Doc program, click here.
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Re: Some Doctors Prescribe Food Instead Of Pills To Treat Certain Patients
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2017, 10:57:50 AM »
Well, well, well, doctors actually promoting food as medicine?  What a refreshing concept.
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2017/...cription-food/

That's awesome.
Vitamin D3 is also a good addition to healthy food.
And  the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, 
Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren,  ye have done it unto me.

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Re: Some Doctors Prescribe Food Instead Of Pills To Treat Certain Patients
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2017, 11:20:46 AM »
That's awesome.
Vitamin D3 is also a good addition to healthy food.

Absolutely!

in the summer months get out and soak up the sun!  :)
"Logic is an enemy and truth is a menace." ~ Rod Serling
"Cops today are nothing but an armed tax collector" ~ Frank Serpico
"To be normal, to drink Coca-Cola and eat Kentucky Fried Chicken is to be in a conspiracy against yourself."
"People that don't want to make waves sit in stagnant waters."