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Your Food and Your Health

 
What you put in your body has the power to harm or heal.
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iStock 000000204453Medium“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food,” said Hippocrates, who some call the father of medicine, in about 400 BC. Today in 2014, we understand without a doubt that he was correct. What we eat really does matter. The food choices we make and the way we think about food have a profound influence on our health, our mood, and our longevity. Food truly has the power to either harm or heal our bodies. The patients who come into my office have a wide variety of conditions and concerns. More often than not, lifestyle modifications such as getting more exercise and eating a more nutritious diet can contribute to making them feel better and genuinely be healthier long term. 

   

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