RE A NEW STUDY ON USING FOOD AS MEDICINE FOR PEOPLE WITH M.S

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RE A NEW STUDY ON USING FOOD AS MEDICINE FOR PEOPLE WITH M.S

Postby seeva » Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:31 am

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Re: RE A NEW STUDY ON USING FOOD AS MEDICINE FOR PEOPLE WITH

Postby ElliotB » Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:38 pm

I tend to agree with the premise, but disagree with many of the statements made. IMHO, the Mediterranean diet is not the best diet choice although it is certainly a very popular one.

According to the article, "A poor diet can increase disease activity so it’s important for everyone to use food as medicine." While I agree with this statement, the REAL problem is that no one knows exact what foods constitute a good or poor diet.
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Re: RE A NEW STUDY ON USING FOOD AS MEDICINE FOR PEOPLE WITH

Postby NHE » Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:20 am

ElliotB wrote:I tend to agree with the premise, but disagree with many of the statements made. IMHO, the Mediterranean diet is not the best diet choice although it is certainly a very popular one.

According to the article, "A poor diet can increase disease activity so it’s important for everyone to use food as medicine." While I agree with this statement, the REAL problem is that no one knows exact what foods constitute a good or poor diet.

I disagree. Cardiologist Dr. John Day found out what a bad diet will do. Bagels, doughnuts, diet soda, cheeseburgers and pizza led to him being on 5 different meds for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, etc. He recovered his health by following the example of centenarians in a remote village of China.

https://drjohnday.com/the-longevity-plan/
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Re: RE A NEW STUDY ON USING FOOD AS MEDICINE FOR PEOPLE WITH

Postby ElliotB » Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:54 am

"Bagels, doughnuts, diet soda, cheeseburgers and pizza" - Not everyone will agree that all the foods in your list are bad. And ultimately what would be considered healthier or even 'healthy' versions of all those items are readily available.

In any case, not everyone that eats bagels, doughnuts, diet soda, cheeseburgers and pizza end up with heart issues. And there are those that don't eat those items that still end up with heart issues. And there are people who eat what is commonly considered a 'healthy' diet, exercise and are in good general health that have heart issues.
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Re: RE A NEW STUDY ON USING FOOD AS MEDICINE FOR PEOPLE WITH

Postby jimmylegs » Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:52 pm

I LIKE THE EVIDENCE-BASED HARVARD HEALTHY EATING PLATE, MYSELF. https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritions ... ing-plate/
take control of your own health
pursue optimal self care at least as actively as a diagnosis
ask for referrals to preventive health care specialists eg dietitians
don't let suboptimal self care muddy any underlying diagnostic picture!
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