Food as Herbs and Medicine - Science and evidence based

This article will answer the following questions

Why should we eat food as medicine?

Medicinal properties in the natural food

Natural food has both prophylactic (protection from diseases) and potential therapeutic properties (curing diseases).
Since the dawn of the emergence of health related scientific research studies - for understanding the causes and cures of diseases ranging from malaria to cancer - mainstream Medical Sciences have finally come to realize that if humans wants to avoid many kinds of diseases, including some congenital disorder, becoming untimely old - which makes people vulnerable to diseases like cancer, obesity, diabetes, heart diseases and others - then the solution is in eating natural Food and Herbs as Medicine and correcting any unhealthy lifestyle (75% of diseases humans are presently suffering from are avoidable scientist conclude).

Natural foods provide most of what the human body needs to ward off many ailments

Natural foods provide most of what the human body needs to ward off many ailments and are safer than taking manufactured, supplements and dietary aids because, by eating food in moderation as an individually suitable Balanced Diet, the intake of certain nutrition and medicinal properties in the food does not cross the * Upper Intake Level as it does when taking supplements, over the counter drugs and herbal supplements which can pose serious threats to health.
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Cells and genes of human body have evolved with an infinite intelligence and wisdom to deal with the external and internal threats to the body
Food, life style our mood, hope, thinking and environment can influence our genes which controls total biological functions of body, say, regulating cell function, including DNA synthesis, RNA synthesis, protein synthesis, cell division, cell differentiation, morphogenesis and neuroendocrine regulation, apoptosis. Food works like ‘BRM’ (Biological Response Modifier)

Intelligent Eating

To help the cells and genes of our body to remain strong, to help them keep their defence mechanism honed to fight and nullify pathogens like viruses, bacteria, parasites, and to protect our body from other environmental assaults like toxins - while keeping a tight control on the internal physiological functions like homeostasis ... for example pH balance and taming Microbiota... the gut flora - then Intelligent Eating is integral and essential.
Intelligent Eating

Our improper, unhealthy eating causes deficiency of our body’s nutritional needs; then we start running for Supplements, such as capsules, pills, liquids and powders. Marketing pressure, backed by pseudoscience and propaganda from unscrupulous sellers, forces us to use supplements in the hope of removing this nutritional deficiency.
This approach is not viable for health and longevity and can be hazardous to our health and wellbeing.

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Evidence advises Athletes to Avoid commercially made energy drink.
Choose natural healthy food to maintain and boost up body energy.


Just one energy drink may increase heart disease risk in young adults. p>

See the evidence here: Just one energy drink may boost heart disease risk in young adults Source: American Heart Association/News

Every piece of food we put in our mouth is going to decide whether we are in profit or in loss in terms of health.

Health - profit and loss

Every piece of food we put in our mouth is going to decide whether we are in profit or in loss in terms of health. Accumulation of losses of moments, days, months, and years of unhealthy eating of unhealthy food results in obesity, untimely accelerated aging, which then increases the susceptibility to diseases like cancer, diabetes, and others.

Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) are suggesting that even occasional indulgences may produce significant changes in gene expression that could negatively impact physiology and health. Diet-Induced Developmental Acceleration Independent of TOR and Insulin in C. elegansCell, 2013; 153 (1): 240 DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2013.02.049

Our health is impacted not only by what we eat and how, and often where, we live but also from what our parents ate how they lived.

Upper Intake Level

  • Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA): average daily level of intake sufficient to meet the nutrient requirements of nearly all (97%-98%) healthy people.
  • Adequate Intake (AI): established when evidence is insufficient to develop an RDA and is set at a level assumed to ensure nutritional adequacy.
  • Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL): maximum daily intake unlikely to cause adverse health effects.

Nutrient Recommendations: Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI)

For more details, read here, - wiki Dietary Reference Intake

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