Food is Medicine
By: Chef Cristian Feher
“Let food be thy medicine, and let medicine be thy food.” This simple, yet powerful truth, put forth by The Father of Medicine has carried forward through the ages for hundreds of years. Even in ancient times, Hippocrates, the most renown physician of Ancient Greece, recognized the value and importance of food as the agent to make people well, or make them sick. And all of his discoveries, now backed by modern science, remain true to this day.
We live in a toxic environment. Pollution through the air we breathe and the water we use, chemicals and pesticides found in our food supply, mounting radiation from decades of atomic testing and radioactive cosmic rays entering our thinning atmosphere, all add up to the dangers our bodies have to handle on a day-to-day basis. The situation is made even more difficult by the current covid-19 pandemic and other such viral or bacterial pandemics that may occur in the future.
There has never been a time where your body’s immune system has been as important as it is today. If we are going to remain healthy, not only are we going to have to adopt social wellness procedures (like an increase in hygiene and social-distancing) but as individuals, we will have to strengthen our body’s abilities to get rid of wastes and fight off disease.
Luckily, this can be done rather easily! If you eat healthy food, and do moderate exercise (like walking), the benefits can be huge.
Here is all you really need to know about food. Some of the stuff we eat is food, and the rest is garbage. I mean, you can literally feed your body crumpled up newspapers and probably not even get sick (right away). Your body will digest it and it will go through you. You can eat mud. You can eat a bunch of styrofoam. You can cut up your favorite t-shirt and eat that too! The point I’m trying to make is that just because you can eat it, it doesn’t mean that it’s food.
So, let’s look at the definition of food. Food should be defined as: “Any nutritious substance that people or animals eat or drink in order to maintain health and promote growth.” The next time you eat something, simply ask yourself, does this help me maintain or improve health? If the answer is no, then it’s simply not food. You don’t need to eat it. It might as well be a bunch of crumpled up newspapers! Your body will have to work harder to get rid of it, and that will weaken your immune system and could make you more susceptible to the stuff your body is already trying to fight off: pollution, chemicals, radiation, viruses and bacteria.
By promote growth, it doesn’t mean get fat. Growth, in the definition above, means the development of strong bones, a complete nervous system, strong muscles, and flexible connective tissues. Don’t forget that your cells are constantly replacing themselves with new cells. Every cell in your body renews itself every few months. There is not a single cell in your body today that was there a year ago. Your body is constantly rebuilding itself. And you can rebuild your body with crumpled up newspapers, or with good food (good proteins, healthy fats, collagen, vitamins and minerals).
When you hire a personal chef service, you are not just getting really good-tasting food, but you are:
- Ensuring that you’re eating real food (by definition).
- Maintaining and improving health.
- Promoting growth.
- Strengthening your immune system.
- Making your body more able to fight off environmental dangers.
- Giving your body the proper raw materials it needs to regenerate itself.
As you age, what would you rather spend more money on? Good food? Or medical bills? I hope that you will see our service as a very reasonable investment in your good health.
We offer a delicious monthly menu full of great-tasting gourmet foods made with fresh, high-quality ingredients, and we also offer an extensive menu specially planned for those seeking weight loss, immune strength, and optimal health.
Disclaimer: This article is not intended as medical advice. Always consult your physician with any health-related questions.