Many foods were known and treasured due to their use in treating or preventing disease and the knowledge of these special foods was carefully passed down the generations. Cultural practices relating to food as medicine across the globe are steeped in history, complex belief and value systems.
The modern era of evidence based practice and the globalized world we live and operate within, presents an interesting time as we begin to investigate and research some of these long held beliefs and practices in an attempt to gather evidence and strengthen our understanding of the role of food as medicine.
We keep looking for magic bullet super foods that will overcome our health problems instead of thinking more broadly about the overall pattern of foods we are fortunate to choose to eat each day.
I am here not to offer you a pill, diet or quick fix, but to inspire you to discover well balanced nutrition which will contribute to your health and wellbeing.