Food Rx: A Review and Critical Analysis

Posted on March 16th, 2012 by

I wrote a literature review during my independent study over J-Term on Food Rx. My paper is titled Food Rx: A Review and Critical Analysis. From the paper:

Hippocrates, an ancient Greek physician (460BC-370BC) once said “Let food by thy medicine, and let medicine be thy food.” This ancient but true statement has long been forgotten in Western society. In our culture, we eat whatever we please whenever we please. Food is no longer pictured as nourishment for the body. This mindset has led to the development of many lifestyle diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. Yet, a doctor will readily prescribe drugs to patients with such diseases as a solution to the problem, when the problem itself can be cured and prevented through diet alone.

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