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Food as Medicine – Shaping Your Health through Diet


What we eat plays a huge role in our health. The food as medicine movement focuses on where diet and health intersect. Historically rooted in the AIDS epidemic and the nutrition programs launched to help manage AIDs, the practice prioritizes food and diet as part of a person’s health care to help prevent, reduce or treat disease. Healthful eating, physical activity and a smoke-free lifestyle form a trifecta to ward off disease and premature death. Your family doctor can be a key resource on diet and nutrition, and GMA offers body composition analysis to help you understand your physiological makeup.