Whole food nutrition comes through again via a great article from TIME, validating whole food health advantages for which nutrition solution experts have been advocating for decades. The article first discusses the health problems that arise from chronic conditions like type 2 diabetes, a condition exacerbated by reliance on processed food, especially for individuals who cannot afford to change their lifestyle.
Thankfully, programs like Geisinger Health System’s Fresh Food Farmacy promote both availability and affordability of healthy foods like fruits, vegetables, lean meats, and low-sodium options. The Fresh Food Farmacy also helps individuals learn to incorporate healthy foods into a regular eating habit, offers blood sugar monitoring, and provides nutrition advice. This program is a great example of an increasing trend in modern medicine where professionals are actually treating food as medicine, as Hippocrates encouraged so many centuries ago.
Healthcare professionals are also increasingly considering factors like sleep, exercise, and stress levels, in addition to diet when assessing a patient’s underlying health issues – looking beyond symptoms and going deeper to address underlying, systemic health problems with nutritional and other lifestyle interventions.
Whole Food Supplement
A complex formula that includes plant and animal extracts, desiccates, or other ingredients as required to create the best dietary supplement for each health indication.
Whole Food Ingredients
Whole food supplements may include foods that are prepared in a way that safeguards their nutritional value. Some of these ingredients are grown locally on our certified organic farm, including alfalfa, barley grass, beets, Brussels sprouts, buckwheat, kale, kidney beans, oats, pea vine, and Spanish black radish. This allows us to control the quality of these ingredients from seed to supplement. Individual components may require chopping, dicing, juicing, and/or drying.
Read the TIME article, “Why Food Could be the Best Medicine of All.”