Food is your best medicine

Food Is Your Best Medicine features a fascinating interpretation of how the body functions to maintain good health and addresses all kinds of ailments with specific nutritional approaches. Zucchini and other vegetables, simple broths, nourishing whole grains—all so much better for you than drugs, and they really work!Brand: 

Should I eat something before taking medicine?

In most cases food taken before any medication is always best to coat the stomach and to help absorb some of the chemicals that can cause nausea. Although some medication are required to take on an empty stomach.

Can food really be medicine?

While certain foods may trigger chronic health conditions, others offer strong medicinal and protective qualities. Thus, many people argue that food is medicine . Yet, diet alone cannot and should not replace medicine in all circumstances.

What is food medicine?

“Food is Medicine” is a term which was originally coined by Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine; it was his belief that eating wholesome food is the basis for good health. Hippocrates said almost 2500 years ago “Leave your drugs in the chemist’s pot if you can heal the patient with food.”.

Should you coat your stomach before taking medication?

In most cases food taken before any medication is always best to coat the stomach and to help absorb some of the chemicals that can cause nausea. Although some medication are required to take on an empty stomach.

Can medication be taken before or after a meal?

Since most medicaments should be taken at a fixed time of the day, taking them 5 minutes after a regular meal is a good idea. However some food should not be eaten while taking medication because they induce/inhibit the cytochrome P450 system in the liver and therefore leading to insufficent or dangerous high blood levels of the medicamention.

What meds should I take after eating?

For medication such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (ibuprofen, aspirin), metformin for diabetes and steroid medication, these need to be taken after eating. With a few exceptions, and unless stated otherwise by a medical doctor, most anti-malaria medications are also taken with a meal.

What does it mean to take medicines on an empty stomach?

What does it mean to take medicines on an empty stomach? Taking medicines on an empty stomach means that you should take your pills 2 hours before you eat or 2 hours after you eat. Eat first and take the pills 2 hours later. If you eat breakfast at 8 a.m., wait until 10 a.m. to take your pills. Or take the pills first and eat 2 hours later.