That is a message we have been preaching at Natural News for many years, though the concept of food as medicine is not an integral part of modern medical treatment. Despite the glaringly obvious link between our modern sedentary, junk-food-dense lifestyles and diseases like cancer, diabetes and heart disease, doctors are simply not taught to view lifestyle changes as a vitally important aspect of holistic treatment. Slowly but surely this mindset does seem to be changing though, as more and more evidence emerges to demonstrate the remarkable healing power of food. Helping to fuel that change is the fact that the mainstream media is finally starting to cover stories about food cures being more powerful than pharmaceutical drugs.
Back in 2010, in an article for The New York Times, Dr. Pauline Chen admitted that she becomes quite uncomfortable when asked to make recommendations regarding nutrition. In fact, she felt that she pretty much knew as much about food and nutrition after medical school as she did before.