Let Food Be Thy Medicine

December 6, 2022


The Standard American Diet is SAD

You wouldn’t willingly drink or eat toxic chemicals, and yet, every day, we are unwittingly doing exactly that. It seems the modern food industry has no qualms about filling our foods with chemicals, dyes, preservatives and fillers that are slowly poisoning us one mouth full at a time. Our food is literally making us sick, giving “food poisoning” a whole new meaning.

Food related illnesses include (but not limited to):

  • Obesity

  • Diabetes

  • Stroke

  • Heart Disease

  • Hypertension

  • Sleep Apnea

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Liver Disfunction

  • Gallbladder Disease

  • Gout

  • GERD or Acid Reflux

  • Leaky Gut Syndrom

  • Autoimmune Diseases

  • Thyroid Diseases

  • Hernia

  • Headache and Migraine

  • PMS

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Cancer

  • Inflammation

  • And more…

Illustration showing some diseases caused by poor nutrition

What you take matters.


Medications, either prescription or over the counter. Symptom management that force the body to change versus addressing the underlying cause.


Chemical isolates or reproductions of food based components. Basically the same as a pharmaceutical.

Herbal and Food-Based Supplements

Highly concentrated food or herbal substances that feed the body critical vitamins, minerals and nutrients required for health, healing and balance. Ingredients are recognizable and can be found in grocery stores or markets around the world.

Continue reading Part 2 of this Series: Common Symptoms of Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies

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Dr. Laura E. Cox, DAOM, NFMP, LAc, CHP, LMT

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