If you had talked about treating disease with healing foods just a decade ago, you would have been taken for a quack - and believe me, I know, having received all sorts of funny looks and reactions from various people when mentioning such a possibility.
But I'm so thrilled to see that things are changing!
An increasing number of doctors and researchers now believe that food can actually treat many conditions.
They say that adding the right healing foods to your diet, while leaving others off the menu, can
Well, I've discovered several reasons:
"Almost 80% of cardiovascular disease could be prevented by lifestyle changes, and among the most important of these are dietary changes."
Guy Reed, MS, MD, Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta
What is the best treatment for all these conditions? Medications? Hardly.
Common sense dictates that if the problem is caused or aggravated by diet, then a change in diet is needed.
This doesn't mean you must stop all medications for such conditions. Before making any changes you must consult your doctor!
We know, for example, that oily fish can reduce inflammation in the body and be more effective than any medication in preventing and treating conditions such as heart disease, arthritis, diabetes and many more.
You'd be surprised to know how many studies have been carried out on the humble apple.
Researchers have discovered that it contains a host of compounds that have been proven to prevent conditions such as heart disease, cancer, asthma, diabetes and others.
How about beans? This often overlooked source of vegetarian protein is excellent at preventing constipation, piles, lowering cholesterol, high blood pressure and much more - marvel at the numerous conditions you could prevent and treat by simply adding this healing food to your diet!
Everybody knows about the healing properties of garlic, right? We don't know the half of what garlic can do for us!
And this is just a taster of the many healing foods discussed on this site!
Although these studies have been going on for years - you know how it is, it always takes ages before a change is accepted - at last doctors are talking about nutrition and food solutions to everyday complaints more often than before.
They've realized that if diet is one of the biggest contributors to heart disease, for example, then giving you cholesterol-lowering pills is not going to reverse it. The best way to treat it is to make changes to your diet.
I'm sure that doctors spend most of their time and efforts trying to remedy side-effects of medications they've prescribed. In contrast, most healing foods provide multiple benefits to the body and no side-effects.
Many now realize that it's a smart move to advise their patients to use healing foods instead of prescribing drugs. Not so lucrative, perhaps, but, in the long run, it yields much better results for everybody.
There are zillions of websites out there talking about healthy foods, healthy eating and healthy diets, how is this website any different?
Well, before building this site, I spent hours and hours doing research on specific healing foods and how to treat various conditions with diet and every time I came away disappointed.
I couldn't find a website that had all the information I was looking for. (Read more on how I came to write this website on the About Me page.)
I'm confident that you will find the answer to all YOUR questions on healing foods here.
Foods' Healing Power is still a young website and tons of research goes into every page I create, which means I haven't tackled some important subjects yet, but I will very soon.
So what can you do? I might state the obvious, but here it goes:
So find out for yourself the amazing power of healing foods!
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