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Food As Medicine, Training In Medical Nutrition Therapy

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The concept of using food as a form of preventive medicine was first proposed by Hippocrates and is now being used by physicians and dietitians to study the relationship. According to Dr. Geib, eating the right types of food is crucial to preventing diseases. He recommends eating cost-effective super foods like vegetables, natural grains and berries. Foods high in antioxidants like blueberries and pomegranate seeds can help reduce the amount of free radicals in the bloodstream. Dr. Geib stresses that while eating preventive foods is important, the most important aspect of healthy living is balancing physical, mental and spiritual health. Food As Medicine is an evidence-based professional training in medical nutrition therapy that provides a semester's worth of curriculum in 4 days. Every year, this program draws health professionals from around the country who are interested in integrating nutrition into clinical practice, medical education & community health programs. CEUs are available.