Food As Medicine: A Chinese Perspective

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In Chinese medicine and culture, food is recognized as an important healing force. Sun Si-miao, one of the great physicians and writers of the 6th century, wrote that “a true doctor first finds out the cause of disease, and having found that out, he tries to cure it first by food. If that is unsuccessful, only then does he use stronger medicine”.

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The Culture of Waste

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Stop throwing food away! The demand for quick meals and grab-and-go foods has lead to enormous food (and packaging) waste, to the tune of 70 billion pounds per year in the U.S. alone. This means that about 30% of all the food that is produced is thrown away. Yet worldwide, 1 in 9 people are hungry.

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Bone Broth for Health Building

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Bone broth is prepared in cultures around the world as both a tasty, healthful soup and an easily digested medicinal food. The broth is rich in nutritional constituents that promote strength, tonify the blood, rehabilitate after sickness, and help to prevent bone and connective tissue disorders.

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The Scam of Bottled Water

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Plastic is one of the most toxic, yet ubiquitous, environmental problems on the planet. It leeches into the bottled water you drink, into the oceans, and the landfills. A single water bottle takes over 1,000 years to decompose, yet only 1 in 5 bottles are recycled.

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