10 Aug '17, 2pm

Good food, not pharmaceuticals, is what most patients need

Good food, not pharmaceuticals, is what most patients need

Doctors are beginning to prescribe recipes and cooking classes in an effort to improve health in a sustainable way. Family doctors are finally catching on to the fact that telling people to eat well isn’t good enough; they need to be shown how to do it. Teaching kitchens are springing up across the United States, many of them affiliated with doctors’ offices, children’s hospitals, and universities. Here, patients can take lessons in basic cookery, acquiring skills that make it easier to put healthy, fresh food on their plates every day. It’s a refreshingly practical approach to improving health. One such doctor is Nimali Fernando, of Spotsylvania, Virginia, who built a teaching kitchen next to her clinic after noticing that many of her patients’ health problems could be traced to dietary shortcomings. The New York Times describes her experience : “Sometimes parents say the...

Full article: https://www.treehugger.com/health/good-food-not-pharmaceu...

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