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Food for a Healthy Life

(Mark Hyman, MD) In my work as a functional medicine doctor I often have patients ask me how they will achieve their health goals with cravings for the foods they have always loved.  They say, “Doc, I trust your advice would help me if I could only live on food that tastes like cardboard, but I just don’t think I can do it.  I don’t’ have that kind of willpower.”  But what they don’t yet know is that eating well is actually more pleasurable than most of the junk food filling the shelves of our current grocery stores.
I love when I see patients return after a few weeks of implementing my suggestion to trade in their SAD diet (standard American diet) for an anti-inflammatory meal plan.  Undoubtedly the response is always the same: I didn’t know eating healthy food could not only taste good but feel so good.  The taste of good health lingers long in the body and looks good on all of us!
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