Your Refrigerator is a Medicine Cabinet

basket of fruitby Leona West  – originally published by Celebrity Society

“Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food.”  –Hippocrates (460-377 B.C.)

FOOD AS MEDICINE

Whether we realize it or not, we are creating our bodies, our inner health, outer appearance, our mood and energy levels with every meal every day. The good news is that foods considered the most beneficial for our health are also some of the most delicious and enjoyed foods around the world. Some of these foods are wild fish like salmon; berries, tomatoes, organic yogurt; whole grains like quinoa; vegetables like spinach and broccoli, onions and garlic; beneficial fats from almonds and walnuts, avocados and extra virgin olive oil; as well as herbs and spices like turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, oregano, green tea and even small amounts of dark chocolate and red wine! Read More


Functional Medicine: A Whole Body Approach to Autoimmune Disease

by Leona West

Functional medicine is a form of Western alternative medicine that views the body as one whole, integrated system.

Unlike conventional Western medicine, which divides the body up into multiple systems, functional medicine looks for the root cause of a collection of symptoms.

Oftentimes, multiple symptoms of disease can arise in several places at once. This is especially true of chronic diseases, which can take years, usually decades, to fully develop. Read More