Center for Food as Medicine
Using food for prevention and treatment of disease has a long history and documented efficacy. In fact, evidence indicates that sustained dietary changes can be as effective as pharmacological interventions in treating certain diseases, especially in the early stages of the disease. In some instances, a long- term, specific diet may be more effective than medication at mitigating, stabilizing, and reversing disease. Additionally, using drug treatments in combination with a healthy tailored diet may be more impactful than drugs alone; there are a plethora of studies which demonstrate the extensive health benefits of food as medicine and indicate that the focus should not be on diet or medicine alone, but rather on diet and medicine.