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Let Food Be Your Medicine – 23 February 2007
By Mary T. Hoffman

As you probably already know, Frank and I do not take medications or “herbal supplements.” Many years ago we came to the conclusion that a vegan lifestyle that includes mostly unprocessed food is the most healthful for us. As Hippocrates, the father of medicine, said thousands of years ago, “Let food be your medicine.” In addition, in Genesis 1:29 God says “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you.”

So when I heard about the news report concerning the negative effects of a “sports drink” that contains an “herbal” product (tree bark?) claimed to enhance performance, I thought about how much better off people would be if they stopped looking for “magic bullets” and just got down to basics.

It is interesting how the “herbal supplement” industry and the powerful pharmaceutical industry seem to be at odds with each other, when the products of both industries are probably used by those who would be better off just switching to a healthful vegan diet instead.

It is also interesting how “lackey” doctors and reporters seem to join in on the “witch hunt” directed at “herbal supplements” that deflects attention from the huge number of avoidable casualties of what passes for “health care” that is beholden to the powerful pharmaceutical industry.

In my opinion, if physicians really cared about their patients, they would see to it that those seeking their advice would be counseled about changing their diets to unprocessed plant food in order to prevent illnesses in the first place.

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