“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” A phrase that has been attributed to the Father of Medicine himself, Hippocrates. There pretty much wasn’t a day that went by while in nutrition school that I didn’t at some point read/hear/speak this phrase. It was at the core of everything I had learned there and thus has always been a starting point for any nutrition client I’ve ever worked with. I feel the truth of these words most when I look at the bounty that I get to bring home from the farm every few days. I feel so grateful when I have a colorful basket of healthcare right in front of me. However, after years of disconnection from whole food ingredients, it can understandably be daunting to anyone just starting out on their health journey. If I were to give any one single sentence of nutrition advice (after telling people to put down the processed foods and focus on only fresh ingredients from quality sources) it would be: add more fresh herbs to your diet.