“Perhaps no single area is more important in health-promoting practices than nutrition. In fact, guidelines and consensus statements from virtually every major professional medical organization contain significant emphasis on nutrition principles and practices as key components of the prevention and treatment of disease.”
Pharmaceutical medicine has its place – let us not deny that! However, our dependence on it can be drastically reduced if we take time to appreciate and understand the therapeutic role and medicinal value of food and choose food that can also be our medicine.
Every day, at every meal, we can choose food that will defend our bodies and support our immune system.
Here is just one example:
Garlic, Onions, Leeks, Shallots, Chives. Garlic is one of the oldest medicinal herbs (prescriptions for garlic are found on Sumerian tablets from 3000 B.C.). Louis Pasteur observed its antibacterial properties in 1858. During World War I, garlic was widely used in bandages to prevent infections, and it was used later by Russian soldiers in World War II. When they suffered from a shortage of antibiotics, they used it to such an extent that garlic was called “the Russian penicillin.”