Hippocrates, the Greek philosopher and physician (c. 460 – c. 379 BCE) is considered the father of Western medicine. He and his followers believed that to treat a patient one had to consider the patient as a whole. Important factors to be considered are work (stress), exercise (strength), sleep (rejuvenation), and diet (quality and quantity). He coined the phrase “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” He also said that “All disease begins in the gut.” Twenty four hundred years later his wisdom is being proven correct.
One of the questions we want to explore in our Food for Health section is, “What are we consuming that is causing such a substantial increase in disease, especially autoimmune disease.” Many researchers are now attributing it to something called “leaky gut.” This is a condition caused by the toxins and chemicals we ingest. They cause perforations in the stomach lining which lets food particles into the bloodstream. This triggers an autoimmune response which can be overwhelmed and lead to disease.
It is vitally important to our health that we eat foods that are fresh, organic (or grown organically), and free of harmful toxins and chemicals like glyphosate. Glyphosate is a pesticide that is used in the cultivation of GMO foods like wheat, corn, and soybeans.
There is a great debate about whether these chemicals are harmful to humans. However, when one compares the 90+% correlation between the increased use of these chemicals and the rise of autoimmune diseases such as allergies, asthma, autism, celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes, food sensitivity or intolerance and many more, one begins to be concerned.
Our goal for the Food for Health section is to inform you of the benefits of eating the produce we put in our weekly bag. We’ll discuss the nutrients found in these foods and why they promote good health. We’ll also discuss some of the latest research on foods to avoid and why. We’ll also present information about the best foods to eat when you are not feeling well. There really is a benefit to why grandma feed you chicken soup when you had a cold.
We see quality food as a way to fortify your body to help give you the strength to fight off disease. We make no claim that we are recommending cures for disease, only that we believe as Hippocrates did, that quality food plays a vital role in good health.
Nothing in this website or in our blog or any of the opinions of our employees or owners of Doorstep Farms should be construed as an attempt to offer or render a medical opinion or otherwise engage in the practice of medicine.