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Finally….. Doctors Are Recognizing the Value of Prescribing Cooking Classes for better health.

By donR     October 21, 2017

Leading a Cook-Ins is one way to help introduce healthy eating and cooking to your community.

According to Katherine Martinko in Living Health, doctors are recognizing the value of eating whole foods as a way to prevent chronic diseases. In fact, they are going a step further by supporting cooking classes, university courses, and clinics that teach patients how to cook with nutritious whole foods.

I have been fortunate to have doctors willing to discuss how my food choices could improve my health. One doctor recommended that big salads include leafy greens, above the ground vegetables, legumes, whole grains and fruit be included in my daily meal plan.

Two thousand years ago, Hippocrates said “let food be thy medicine.”  Today, doctors take the Hippocratic oath but take few curses in nutrition. It is heartening to see that they are finally following Hippocrates’ example.

A healthy diet, plus doctor prescribed medicines, can play important roles towards a healthy life.

Counting Calories To Fight Child Obesity: Is there A Better Way?

Did you notice there is no RDA for sugar on the label? Why?  resd more...

Did you notice there is no RDA for sugar on the label? Why? read more…

by donR   August 18, 2015

The fitness craze of the nineteen seventies saw an explosion of calorie-counting magazine articles, diets and books in an effort to assemble healthier meals. Videos, charts and picture cards like these on Wise Geek were used to memorize calories in common foods. But, according to the  documentary film  “Fed Up,”   which examines the scope and underlying causes of childhood obesity, calorie counting was a confusing, and tedious ritual that did little to curb the way American children ate. Continue reading