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How can food be like medicine?

Emilia Klapp
Nutrition & Dietetics
Like everything around us, food is made of chemical compounds. When ingested, food breaks down into tiny molecules that perform the functions our bodies need to sustain life. If we eat the wrong foods or inadequate amounts, we create an imbalance in our bodies that over time can lead to disease.
Daphne Oz
Health Education

Food can be like medicine, because every bite you take becomes part of your biochemistry. In this video, health educator and author Daphne Oz explains how making small but healthy choices in the food you eat can make a huge impact on your health.


Michael Greger, MD
Nutrition & Dietetics

Food is medicine; many of the leading deadly diseases can be treated, reversed or even prevented by eating a healthy diet. Watch nutrition specialist Michael Greger, MD, discuss why a diet rich in plant proteins is so important for overall health.  

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