Friday, November 19, 2010
IN THE NEWS: COCA LEAVES, BACON, SEEDS AND NUTS
Three interesting articles appeared in the last 48 hours about food being more effective than drugs for treating many diseases. The one that kept me reading late into last night, Epilepsy's Big, Fat Miracle - NYTimes, is about a little boy who had over 100 epileptic seizures A DAY! After trying 11 different drugs, his parents put him on the ketogenic diet. It's cut the seizures by 75%. Remarkably, this diet has been around for 80-90 years. That's the interesting thing about food as medicine, so much of it has been replaced by drugs. Drugs don't necessarily work better than food, and drugs are expensive -- particularly for those 50.7 million Americans without health insurance.
About 3 million Americans have epilepsy, and finding a food cure for the million who have drug resistant epilepsy, would be wonderful, but what if there was a food cure for heart disease, something that effects over 80 million Americans and is the number 1 killer of both men and women? That would be STUPENDOUS, right? Dr. Joel Fuhrman's article in the Huffington Post today claims he's got the food cure and has already helped 100's of people reverse their disease. Here are some excerpts but please read the whole article.