“Let food be thy medicine and medicine thy food” is a well-known quote attributed to Hippocrates, the father of medicine.

My encouragement for you today is simple. Don’t take a medication simply to avoid eating healthy food. Or perhaps, don’t take a medication in the belief you are free to eat unhealthy food.

For most of our modern diseases we can stall or slow the progression with proper medicines, but we virtually never cure them. Good food and good exercise does cure many common problems though.

Consider this idea the next time you take your medications. Ask yourself which of these medicines would my doctor stop prescribing if I only ate well and exercised a little bit more.

Come talk to your doctor and let’s get started.