Is it fair to consider food as medicine?  What is the basis for this premise that food is medicine?  Take a step back in time to about 400 B.C.  in the time of Hippocrates. You may recall the Hippocratic oath that all doctors must obey, including “first do no harm.” Hippocrates is considered the father of medicine and he is claimed to have coined the concept of “let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” In this post, I will literally walk you through modern-day ideas and definitions of medicine and let you decide for yourself. To answer this question of whether or not food is medicine, we must understand the definition of medicine.  Look no further than the dictionary and you will find the answer.

 

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