Can food be used as medicine?

“Food is medicine.” It’s a concept as old as time.

It can have a profound effect on your health and longevity.

Yet, many conventional doctors know nothing about nutrition… or its effect on health.

So, let’s talk about it. Then, I’ll explain why following a balanced diet has always been a top lifestyle prescription of mine…

Lack of nutritional knowledge

The medical establishment has finally recognized their approach to nutrition is flawed.

In fact, it’s barely taught in our curriculum.

According to a recent study, the average four-year medical school curriculum spends less than one percent of all lecture time on nutrition.

What’s more, one study found that only 14 percent of internal medicine resident physicians feel qualified to offer their patients nutritional guidance.

That statistic is both crazy and sad when you consider what people are (and aren’t) eating is one of the top causes of disease and death.

It seems as though doctors are trained to write prescription after prescription for drugs, but not talk to patients about food.

Americans taking action

The food-as-medicine concept has risen into public consciousness amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Indeed, the pandemic has exposed the health risks of poor dietary choices and disease risk.

And, well, this is something I’ve been preaching for decades. A healthy, balanced diet full of whole, fresh food has been shown to prevent, treat, and even reverse some chronic diseases.

Now, more Americans are beginning to recognize that the food they eat can—and WILL—directly influence their longevity and overall well-being.

(This is an example of the tail wagging the dog. The dog being doctors, and the tail being you!)

Of course, nutrition is a complicated science… and the science is often contradictory. Not to mention, the research starts from a very biased approach.

Conventional medicine will try to make it very black and white, but nutrition is very gray.

There are billions of people on the planet, yet modern American medicine will try to tell you that we should all be eating the same way… WRONG!

Whatever diet you opt for, everyone can agree that less sugar and refined foods will always make you healthier.

The food that you choose to eat will not only help prevent chronic health conditions, but to manage and reverse them, too. That’s something very few pharmaceuticals can promise.

So, it’s high time for doctors and other clinicians to understand this and equip themselves with the knowledge and resources to prescribe food appropriately and effectively.

In the meantime, I simply recommend following a healthy diet full of grass-fed and -finished meat, organic poultry, wild-caught fish and seafood, fresh produce, eggs, and nuts. For additional insight, check out my ­A-List Diet.

Until next time,

Dr. Fred

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