Artichokes. Photo by Zoe Helene
FOOD AS MEDICINE
When Hippocrates said “Let your food be your medicine,” it wasn’t a metaphor. As Hippocrates knew, we can eat a diet of nutritiously rich, highly protective foods that act equally as nourishment and medicine. From garlic and onions to ginger, purple berries, green tea, omega-3 rich fish and various high-fiber and antioxidant-loaded items, we can eat to live in vibrant health.
A rare honey from the Malaysian rainforest shows benefits against inflammation, blood sugar disorders, infected wounds and respiratory problems. The harvesting of this honey is a risky business involving heights and angry giant bees. Tualang honey, named after the trees from which it is obtained, is a highly-prized healing honey produced in Malaysia.