Updated: Mar 6, 2020
Eating healthy gets easier when you turn I can't have that into. . . I don't want that.
From Mark Hyman, MD founder and director of The UltraWellness Center, the Head of Strategy and Innovation of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, author of "FOOD - What the Heck Should I Eat?" "Mounting research shows that there is no magic bullet to treat heart disease, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, allergies, digestive disorders, headaches, fatigue, or any of the myriad problems we suffer from in the 21st century. But increasing evidence also shows us something else. It shows that food is the most powerful “drug” we have not just to prevent, but also treat, cure, and reverse most chronic illnesses. Unfortunately, most physicians did not learn the two most important things we need to know about in medical school — nutrition and the role of the environment and toxins in our health. My goal is to help my patients heal and get better and I have no particular allegiance to any type of treatment — whether it is a drug, surgery, radiation, or a new procedure. I have at my disposal the best medicines and pharmaceutical treatments. I can send patients to the best surgeons and specialists anywhere in the world. But time after time, I find the most powerful, fastest acting, and most dramatic results come from using food as our main medicine. I use food for healing, not because I believe it is better to use natural treatments than to use drugs, but because it works better and only has positive side effects. Food is not just calories; food is information. I’ve seen thousands of people transform simply by changing their diet, so why not give it a shot? You will only feel better. The food industry likes to trick us into thinking that eating healthy is expensive, but this is far from the truth. My friends at the Environmental Working Group created an easy-to-use, comprehensive guide, called Good Food on a Tight Budget, to help consumers make the best food choices without breaking the bank."