posted on Apr, 23 2013 @ 06:10 PM
reply to post by Imightknow
I understand your point, but perhaps you are going to a bit of an extreme. As a medical student, yes we have been taught "let thy medicine be thy
food and thy food be thy medicine": idea being healthy lifestyles help prevent
certain diseases. And there is truth in that big pharma has
more than a few ner'do'ells running around. Many medical schools in the US don't permit drug reps interacting with medical students anymore...for
reasons of keeping young doctors from coming under the sway of marketing instead of good science.
High quality diet goes a long way in disease prevention and expediting healing, but claiming foods can cure nearly any medical condition is too much.
There are good pharmaceuticals out there, believe it or not, and about 45% of all drugs (in the Western medicine tradition) developed came from either
plant or microbial sources (digoxin, morphine, aspirin, atropine, the list goes on and on).
Scurvy and rickets, probably treat nutritionally. Cure something like osteogenesis imperfecta with food? Probably not going to happen. Bacterial
endocarditis or Streptococcus pneumoniae infection of the lungs: antibiotics every time.
Good foods and healthy lifestyles can help with many sleep disorders, mood disturbances, cardiovascular health, etc. etc. Foods as out-and-out
cures...meh.... Food as prevention (for many, not all diseases/conditions), then I'm with you all the way.