Beyond. Health and Wellness Magazine July 2016 - Page 4

THE FOOD MEDICINE EDITION From the desk of the editor Dr. Meaghan Kirschling Hello everyone! I hope that everyone is having a wonderful summer full of memory making activities and healthy choices. I am extremely excited for the July publication because it is all focused on food. I think so many of the time we look for a medication or supplement to improve health when many of the times we should be looking no further than our dining room table. Much of our health is dependent on what is being put on our fork (or what is not being put on our fork). And I have to be honest, this has been a tough concept for me. I have spent years, and a lot of money, to study the latest and greatest in both nutrition and traditional medicine. The reason that I am on the continually quest for this kind of knowledge is because there is so much information out there and I want to help as many people as possible. But the more and more that I study, and the more and more I have been in clinical practice, I realize that no matter what medicine we are practicing, it can not (and should not) take the place of a healthy lifestyle. And nothing is more important than the food that we eat everyday. I have seen cysts go away due to dietary changes. I have seen joint pain go away from improving a diet. And I have witnessed couples conceiving by only changing their dietary choices. Food is powerful and what we eat day in and day out can either fortify us to be stronger or trigger us to have problems. Now I can’t say all of this without also saying that I do think that food is meant to be enjoyed. Therefore, the purpose of this publication is not to say that you can never have another delightful dessert or cheeseburger again. The purpose of this publication is to teach you how you can feed your body the correct way everyday and the importance of eating right. And you can save treats for special occasions. That is the way that food is meant to be. First feed the body. Thanks so much to everyone for reading our publication. If you have any ideas for podcasts or blogs, please reach out to us at info@btbha.com. We love hearing from you. And remember, To Be Kind to Others, Take Care of Yourself, and Make Good Choices. And Hippocrates would like to remind you “Let Food Be Thy Medicine.”