Healing With Food Is Not A New Concept Essay examples

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Healing with food is not a new concept. In earlier years; pre-antibiotics, people would search for specific plants, roots and spices in the woods to be boiled, placed on the skin, and so forth to nurse a patient back to health. Today, people are faced with so many options to maintain ones “optimal health”. Diets, such as the paleo, non-GMO, vegetarian, organic, gluten-free, Mediterranean, etc. are presented to people daily. My Plate, a dietary guideline that replaced the food pyramid and the Dietary guidelines for Americans published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (2010) suggest what the average person should consume in one’s daily diet. But, what if you had a medical illness? Could modifying these guidelines improve your health? There are many who think so. For instance, the Dietary Guideline for Americans (2010) discusses the Mediterranean diet; citing that it reduced the risk of cardiovascular disease. (p. 44). Hypertension is a leading cause of cardiovascular disease. According to an article in the American Journal of Hypertension (2010), people diagnosed with hypertension should restrict their salt intake (p. 1095). However, according to Web MD we need iodine, found in table salt, for the health of our thyroid (2005-2015). As you can see, choosing the right diet can be confusing. We can also assume that diet does play a part in many of our illnesses and our overall wellbeing. So, what’s the big deal about Hypothyroidism? A few common symptoms…

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