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315d

Food is medicine. Agree or disagree?

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  • punklet

    315d

    It's very important but won't cure everything

    • Dade

      201d

      no medicine cures everything

  • Silverdweller

    315d

    It depends on the condition and the food. Certainly, eating a healthy diet can help your body manage many things.

  • ChillaxinEskimo

    315d

    Eating healthy is like medicine. You're helping your body out a ton and it even aids in mental health too.

  • GoPackGo

    315d

    Agree. Scd diet all the way!!!

    • crys

      314d

      oops 😬 I sent you a direct message. My apologies. I'm new. What is a scd diet?

      • I.am.a.PINK

        254d

        SCD DIET = Specific Carbohydrate Diet

    • Kimb

      297d

      what does Scd stand for?

      • Blebloop

        271d

        same question

      • I.am.a.PINK

        254d

        SCD DIET = Specific Carbohydrate Diet

  • laurel12345

    315d

    Eat healthy with pervent a LOT of healthy problems. How your diet effects certainly conditions is very specific to the condition. But it can help if not treat some conditions.

  • Denise59

    315d

    Eating healthy aids in good mental health.

  • Eeyorespal

    315d

    Because I have Type 2 Diabetes, I believe that food is definitely a type of medicine. If I don't eat appropriately, my blood glucose is affected. If I eat the appropriate foods then my blood glucose is affected positively. But if I eat inappropriate foods, such as high carbohydrates, my blood sugar is high and it effects all of my organs negatively. Therefore, food is definitely a type of medicine. 💊💊💊

  • Koshi

    315d

    it can be if you eat right but you also need to drink enough of thr right fluids so overall I'm going to say no

  • PixelPyrope

    315d

    Personally, as autistic person, I can say it is a type of medicine, it gives your body more energy to heal. Plus, if I get to eat a safe food, it feels like a treat even though I eat it all the time.

    • PixelPyrope

      315d

      As an* apologies I'm still waking up

  • Zepharasite

    315d

    I eat icecream to help me feel better. But it doesn't always work and I have too much of it which causes my stomach to hurt terribly. I don't think it's a medicine and I suggest not to eat unhealthy foods when your sad.

    • Kste

      184d

      Be careful. Those of us with Celiac disease can also have lactose intolerance.

  • Firefly88

    315d

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      314d

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        296d

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    • Shirl

      313d

      I will. Thank you.

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        296d

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  • Nat_Nat

    315d

    Eating healthy is important, but eating UNHEALTHY food is a really dangerous factor in life. Some things they sell as food should barely be considered such.

  • Thebrittsterrr

    315d

    1000% agree

  • Fragrance

    315d

    Plenty of green . Try juicing your kake...spinach.. Green pepper etc.

  • UserError

    315d

    Foods can have a tremendous effect on health. However, I hesitate to focus on that because as someone who has suffered with most of the eating disorders at some phase in my life, the last thing I want to do is add more kitchen rules. Tricky topic. (iykyk)

    • Denotchka

      258d

      What we’re discussing is scientific research on how foods have healing properties.

  • atami

    315d

    i found having a whole diet actually worked with my medications :) that and staying hydrated for better brajn function, of course!

  • 1CoolKat2

    315d

    Certain foods but not all…

  • Holdonasec

    315d

    I think everything has its time and place. I believe plenty of things can actually be cured with a healthy diet and lifestyle but there are also plenty of things that require legitimate medical intervention

  • Max_Payne

    314d

    Yea eating healthy is like a medicine it can help but too much of anything is a bad thing

  • Dia

    314d

    I totally agree. Although I might be a bit biased as I have a certificate in holistic nutrition. But for a long time I've considered healthy eating to be an investment in my health. I figure I'm front loading my health care costs. I'm either going to spend money on food now or spend it later on medical bills.

    • Tadha1982

      210d

      hi can you tell me some foods that helps with lower back pain?

  • Bilinda

    314d

    I have no large bowel and only 8 ft of small bowel w/ ileostomy. Food is not medicine for me. The transit time is only fifteen minutes. Any fluid I drink goes to the Ostomy as fast. I take IV’s for 8 hours at night they keep me from dehydrating. They also have to add magnesium and potassium.

  • lostflowercrown

    314d

    I think that food can be medicine in a way, but not a cure. I agree with those that say that a healthy diet helps, but I also believe that your mind craves new experiences all the time, different flavors combining or contrasting. I also think that comfort food can help make a bad day better, with proper moderation

  • Ebbyf

    314d

    Hi I have a fake knee and hip. I’m always in pain

  • JaxxVerax

    314d

    Organic, home - farm - local, juicing and smoothies turned my status around. In about 16 months I lost over 100 lbs. , and other symptoms subsided. I face my illness as a sign I need to go back to what was designed for it… eg. Dairy milk… for cows, not humans… These issues always require a medical intervention of some kind, my issue means those things still are more harsh for me. Anything I can do to rebuild to the core I was given helps. Yes it’s medicine. As is air, water and feet to the ground.

  • fiction.finatic

    314d

    Nearly all sicknesses and diseases can be cured by eating a nutritious organic plant based diet. Especially diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and heart disease. Watch What The Health on Netflix.

  • RoseAlpaca

    314d

    Water as well ❤️

  • mitrite

    314d

    i agree! u need food to survive and recover from health conditions, but above medicine, food can also be an activity of enjoyment, comfort, or a social activity!

  • Michel

    314d

    I agree be aware of sugars though

  • ShadowLady

    314d

    I will always be an advocate for healthy food. It does help with symptoms. If I eat very unhealthy it affects my mood a lot

  • crys

    314d

    Agreed 💯✋🙌

  • wasplord

    313d

    As someone with celiac disease, absolutely. Diet is literally the only treatment which has its pros and cons

  • lilee

    313d

    Agree for some conditions. There's no food that cures OCD, but raspberry leaf tea helps with cyclical cramps, and bananas cure heartburn and leg and foot cramps, so! Food can be a medicine or a poison or just food.

  • Emily_Roth

    313d

    I disagree because once you gain the weight it is so hard to get it off.

  • Heidi_Black

    313d

    Yes!!! I’m type 1 diabetic and I’ve been able to lose weight on this extremely healthy and amazing program that I’m on!! I’ve lost 35 lbs and still losing!! Ask me about it if you’re interested in getting your health back because I’m learning how to be a health coach in this program!! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

  • ToeKnee

    313d

    It's more nuanced than that in most cases yes food is medicine. Most doctor prescribed drugs simply because most patients ask. If you ask your doctor they SHOULD be able to facilitate that.

  • hazyeclipse

    313d

    I don't really agree. Food is something we absolutely need to survive, it's a given, rather than medicine. Of course you should eat healthily as you can, but that's what's ideally we should already be doing. It'll lessen the chance of dealing with the more avoidable conditions down the line, but it isn't going to cure anything if you already are eating the best you can, at the end of the day

    • StephRose

      272d

      this was exactly what I was going to say. Being one that deals with gluten intolerance and dairy intolerance plus a few other intolerances that aren't as bad but still affect me, food is a source of energy not a cure for things. If you eat healthy it's because you're giving your body healthy energy if you eat unhealthy you're giving your body unhealthy energy. There's certain things each individual body can process and certain things that that specific body can't process. Trust me it's a pain in the butt to figure it out but once you figure out the correct "diet" for lifestyle of eating for you it's still not a cure but it definitely helps in the long run.

  • hazyeclipse

    313d

    as healthily*

  • Brynn36

    313d

    I think food can help a little BUT I hate when people try and tell me to try certain foods like it will cure me or make me so much better. If it were only that easy.

    • Toonces

      313d

      it's a fact. And the changes are not dramatic...

  • Violet_Beauregarde

    313d

    I think it can be for some, but it’s not a cure all.

  • JaxxVerax

    313d

    My experience was that it’s the word medicine that’s puzzling - nit the food. I lost well over 100 lbs, control my ascites and completely readjusted my bodily “systems” (digestion, cardio, endocrine etc) strictly by eating farm grown organic food. Preservatives etc are the poison. When the systems balance, the healing or health can begin. Energy isn’t expended with other efforts like… carrying 100 extra lbs. My tendency is to seek a medicine solution, and medicine can be addictive…. Not good if my addiction becomes food and preservatives. Sometimes I seek a solution from outside , and that’s easy. Knowing the healing happens internally, the place to start is internally. Rebalance. Accurate awareness of your bloodwork and what YOUR system needs is very important. I’d encourage anyone to treat food as medicine, know your body, learn to adapt and live. It changed my life. What’s the worst that could happen? And the best? It takes time. Do you KNOW how many kinds of salad there are??? Lol

    • ToeKnee

      312d

      traditionally or everything that has the word solid in it?

      • JaxxVerax

        312d

        I do not understand your question. Solid?

  • AquaRose

    313d

    I believe food is a very important factor with health conditions. It plays a large part it is not a cure all. I have to say for me personally that it's plus. Large part of managing health.

  • Sandygail

    312d

    ❤️

  • Bijoux_Fantasie

    311d

    Agreed

  • Buddaboy182

    311d

    Congestive heart failure and constant pain from both hips being dislocating (I’m not a candidate for hip replacement surgery) … I started a plant-based, whole food diet 10 days ago after reading “Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease.” We will see if food is really medicine.

  • ValidationSystem

    311d

    Grapefruit tends to mess with many people who take meds. Like thanks citrus gods.

  • wheels78

    311d

    Not when you can't because your allergic to just about everything

  • Marry_Me

    311d

    Yes

  • DaniBear

    310d

    yes, i was on dialysis and it makes up about 50% of your treatment. if you cater your diet correctly you can take less pills and have less dialysis to help keep stress off your kidneys!

  • ToeKnee

    310d

    dialysis made me anorexic which some people mistake as a social thing but it's actually medical and it led to my doctor said "I'm much rather have him eat that do not eat"

  • Michel

    310d

    Yes food can be meds but be careful not to let be a Crutch when you’re depressed

  • TraitorJuice

    309d

    I don't know, I was eating all fresh foods when I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis.... Life is a crapshoot

  • lette

    307d

    Heidi_Black I'm a type2 diabetic I'm on 2 kinds of insulin plus 2 oral meds. I can't seem to lose weight and difficult to stabilize numbers . I've started drinking pink salt and baking soda but not seeing much results. Please help!!!

  • JesusLovesYou

    306d

    Yes I believe what you eat as a hugeeeeee impact on your health/sickness

  • DC714

    306d

    Depends on what is going on. Sometimes it will work and sometimes it can make it even woree

  • lynnvore53

    306d

    I total agree.

  • saggee

    306d

    Unfortunately because I have an issue with food, I struggle to see it as a good thing that I need to have in order to survive and see it more as a harmful poison so I distance myself from it

  • Jenny76

    306d

    I cut a lot gluten, dairy, meat except fish here and there. I can't tell you how much it has improved my conditions.

  • GoPackGo

    303d

    https://specificcarbohydratedietassociation.org/

  • S.S

    303d

    I somewhat agree. Depends

  • Somi

    301d

    💯 agree.

  • Jewels2022

    300d

    Food has definitely helped my daughter with keeping blood sugars under control, plus helped me to have less swelling & pain!

  • margaretscarry

    300d

    Absolutely! Some foods can be the opposite of medicine depending on the disorders and individual tho xD

  • Sifu

    299d

    I went vegan

  • Kimb

    297d

    Carnivore alleviates acid reflux among tons of benefits.

  • NonbinarySlytherin

    297d

    I don't recommend food if you are eating stuff that makes you more sick. Aka IBS stinks.

  • chloewilhelm

    296d

    YES . definitely, i ate nothing but vegetables and fruit for a week and i felt the best i have ever felt in my whole life , all tho that diet is very very hard to stick too .

    • Chayse

      296d

      you NEED to eat Brazil nuts and seeds and almonds and stuff.

  • Chayse

    296d

    Sun is my only source of vitamin D. I also watched someone who cured a bad cancer just by eating lettuce and carrot smoothies everyday.

  • Deb2018

    295d

    Agree!

  • Teresaa

    295d

    I agree 💯💯

  • meryberries

    283d

    100% agree 🤗 had to remove gluten from my diet because I felt like I had a giant rock inside me... and adding to that , lightheadedness, panic attacks and depression 😫 but removed it from my diet and I feel amazing all of that went away 😁

  • sea_turtle

    283d

    As someone who's suffered from eating disorders, i know now that eating a healthy diet is great preventative medicine. It won't cure everything, but it can help prevent certain illnesses from developing or getting worse and can help manage certain conditions.

  • Arranger

    279d

    I totally agree.

  • SilverFox99

    274d

    Agree

  • Uncrownedruler

    272d

    Actually fasting is medicine ❤️ ❤️

  • Allyah

    272d

    food does make me feel better

  • Nerdymouse

    272d

    While eating healthy can help it is not going to cure you.

  • Lily0318

    272d

    I think it can be. But that being said there are a lot of things to consider when making that argument. People with eating disorders may not feel the same as you.

  • Akasha572

    272d

    lette, ask your Dr. for nutrition advice.

  • LonelyInKC

    272d

    Yes. Gut health = mental health. They are inseparable

  • Zem

    272d

    In moderation of course

  • Sam444

    271d

    I agree with you totally.

  • ItchyGuy

    268d

    absolutely. but the pharmaceutical companies can’t patient food and natural medicine so they don’t want you learning about it and want to suppress it and discredit it.

  • Spoonie_In_Seattle

    267d

    Food is TOTALLY medicene! You are what you eat! I totally changed my diet after being diagnosed with MS (I was a healthy eater already) and became very focused on anti-inflammatory foods that would help my condition. It has totally paid off. I also use supplements and mushrooms to help with my brain/cognition and nerve health.

  • Herbsandbloom

    267d

    🙌 Agree because, I had a diagnosis of hepatitis c which there is no cure for… and since switching to a vegan lifestyle I have normal lab results since the beginning of this year ❤️

  • 100Percent_K

    267d

    It can be helpful in reducing symptoms for some. I’m on anti-inflammatory diet, that helps lower the inflammation a bit in my body which is helpful. It’s medicine in a sense, but it’s only part of the equation for most

  • KittyMew

    266d

    It's important but, some conditions make it hard to eat right. #ibs I always feel worse when I eat healthy.😥

  • nora.notes.84

    266d

    a healthy diet is so magical for energy, and all around can make you feel better physically and sometimes even mentally. just don’t expect it to cure something like cystic fibrosis or autism 👍

  • Lizherrera_22

    266d

    Depends

  • ForkQueen

    265d

    Could definitely go either way

  • Invisible

    265d

    Medicine or poison depending upon the food. Some food is not fit to eat because it is loaded with preservatives and sugar. Fresh fruits and vegetables are certainly healthy. Some do best on a Keto diet. "Eat Right for Your Blood-Type" is helpful.

  • TheDreamingWiccan

    264d

    Agree in fact it is the most important medicine we put in our bodies everyday

  • Porkbun

    264d

    No. I don't view it that way because I'm recovering from anorexia. If we went by that thread, we would still be in our eating disorder. Especially because food is moralized and super foods and fad foods all that is bad for ED recovery. Food is food, and food feeds the body or the soul

  • JubileeJay

    260d

    It can be absolutely but just like any medicine it can be used in a good or bad way. Like for my eating disorder I'm not a binge eater but you could see how easily that could be harmful. But for someone with anxiety or other issues it can be cathartic preparing foods, learning about nutrition! Its never easy by any stretch but I think it's all in how you use it and if your not sure how get help!!! ❤️❤️

  • Snapcracklepop

    260d

    Disagree. Almost everything causes an upset stomach for me. I can’t even predict it because one day I can eat a food with no problem but the next day that same food could leave me on the toilet for hours.

  • Oarfish

    260d

    eating a loaf of bread cures my depression for like a solid 5 minutes

  • Denotchka

    260d

    DISCLAIMER: ALWAYS CONSULT A PHYSICIAN AND A MEDICAL NUTRITIONIST OR DIETICIAN BEFORE INCORPORATING 𝘈𝘕𝘠𝘛𝘏𝘐𝘕𝘎 INTO YOUR TREATMENT 👍 Absolutely and they've done extensive research on it and certain conditions including dark chocolate kinda interesting. For Kidney diseasein general they've researched: •Red bellpeppers • Cabbage •Cauliflower •Garlic •Onions- use various types) •Apples/apple cider vinegar •Cranberries •Blueberries •Raspberries •Strawberries •Cherries •Red grapes •Egg whites •Fish-Albacore, tuna, Salmon, tested stringently for mercury. •Olive oil •Turmeric •Acai berry •Elderberry •Neem oil •Licorice root •Cinnamon Dealing with phosphoris levels and potassium levels. NOTE: There's amarked difference between vitamin K and potassium look it up. Xylitol This is what I learned watching a video on YOUTUBE. Be careful using YOUTUBE make sure you use FRESENIUS based videos as well. Use information from people who are medicalprofessionalsthat yoy can research their background.

  • StrugglinMama

    260d

    Agree.... Certain foods can worsen a condition as well as benefit the individuals conditions

  • ztrawberry

    260d

    😥

  • LaveLavender10

    259d

    I would say.. sometimes it is.

  • livvie361

    259d

    Yes for sure! There's foods that can help with mental health, and a lot of the serotonin made in your body is made in the gut! So healthy guy could relate to a healthy mind.

  • LonelyInKC

    259d

    Yes. 100%

    • LonelyInKC

      259d

      The right food. Otherwise it can be poison.

  • poodlelover28

    259d

    As someone who has struggled with BED, I gotta disagree on this one for me. Food is my enemy.

  • jeb

    259d

    Agree! Knowing what your body can and can't handle is obviously important to your health, I have a lot of food allergies and fatty liver so I have to be careful what I eat or I feel like crap. Food can also be helpful when you want to treat yourself and eat something super yummy to lift your mood!

  • Ralffy

    259d

    True, but it can also be poison

    • Purplefilth

      175d

      Especially when the bread they sell in the store is made with chemicals they put in yoga mats eh

  • Calibird

    259d

    Chocolate can cure my anxiety and depression any day

  • kemet

    259d

    I definitely agree, although with so many factors, it can be difficult deciding how to go about treating it like medicine

  • AranaJ

    259d

    Food can be medicine, but some people use the mantra "food is medicine" as a way to put down those who take prescriptions. Definitely eating healthily (whatever that is to each individual) is a big part of a healthy life, etc. But me personally, I will always take a pill for things like seizures l, etc because that works well for me and I don't want to use whatever else people suggest, as I know what works for me

  • linnynae

    258d

    Agree

  • Ceig

    258d

    Make sure you have your potassium levels checked.

    • Ceig

      258d

      Also remember on your bad days to just eat the white diet for a few days

  • Scoutie

    257d

    👍agree

  • Lostinhogwards

    256d

    Food for me isn’t medicine I eat when stressed anxiety bored

  • lankysimp

    256d

    well it depends

  • sho

    255d

    I agree food is medicine..I don't know why doctor don't tell us that more often ..

  • Natbug117

    255d

    Depends on the type of food and possibly on disorder too. I eat my emotions so even if I eat healthy I can eat an unhealthy amount and will just make everything worse. Just gotta watch what we put in our bodies

  • Taty

    255d

    I agree

  • clowntown

    254d

    Nah

  • AvaAdoreSoma

    254d

    💯

  • 100Percent_K

    254d

    It is important especially for GI issues and other things, but it’s not everything and I certainly wouldn’t call it medicine

  • Faline

    254d

    Food can definitely be a form of medicine, but certain foods are downright poisonous! Being aware of the nutrients in the foods we eat is critical to good health.

  • MusicalGamer

    254d

    Food can be medicine. As someone who has had two different eating disorders with food I can say there is definitely bad cases with it. I had recessive eating disorder and binge eating disorder back and forth for a long time. While chocolates when your sad can help, food can also be dangerous

  • RainbowPearl

    254d

    I believe in the power of food 🤗 (chef so I'm biased) I think it can help many conditions. Food in an of itself can be a wonderful thing but many people struggle with food in a number of ways.

  • baka

    254d

    For me avoiding some food is medicine as I have celaic desease so my body can react to more than just gluten

  • TriumphantOvercomer

    253d

    🤗

  • JeanetteB

    253d

    So depends on the food. It also depends on listening to our bodies. What some can eat, I can not.

  • Annalize

    253d

    Agree. When I eat more of a plant based diet , I feel better and have less issues. When I eat garbage I feel like it.

  • Tel

    252d

    Agree! Let thy medicine be thy food and let thy food be thy medicine

  • TurtleTime

    252d

    Medicine is medicine. But food can make a huge difference too.

  • DollyAnn

    252d

    Agree

  • PaulaCee

    252d

    I agree food can be medicine. But it think that we need to eliminate the foods that are causing us harm for the'good' food to work for us.

  • MK1

    251d

    Agreeeeee, if properly selected and moderately consumed

  • MystikMandy

    251d

    Nutrition is important good nutrition is important I have mild gastroparesis so I struggle with being able to eat and with malabsorption

  • Zelda_22

    251d

    10000% there is so much research out there on the connection between the gut microbiome and mental health. There is still so much more to learn but my mental health is significantly better when I eat AIP

  • Kitty83

    250d

    Agree. A lot of medical conditions can be traced back to gut health.

  • rottxing

    250d

    Not in this day in age. Everything with a label is lied about even organics

  • AngieV

    250d

    I 1000% agree

  • Milano1015385

    249d

    I would say depends on the food and the person. There are some things, for example, that people with EDS can't eat. But, find an effective enough food and you've got yourself a tasty medicine, like coconut popsicles for dehydration. 😋

  • spudlord

    249d

    Yes but please still take your meds too

  • urgonestory

    249d

    I agree because it helps but then we end up gaining alot of weight even tho we didn't want to depending how or who we are and how we feel

  • OnTheWater

    249d

    Agree

  • SamWinters0

    246d

    I do agree in a way that food can ease symptoms. Bananas, ginger, mint. I eat healthy food to make myself feel better physically and mentally.

  • sunshineRosalind

    243d

    Yes depending on the food item. Herbs help greatly

  • gastro_sleepy

    242d

    Food kills some

  • Mashka

    241d

    If only healthy food was affordable...

  • ShoobyDoobyDoo91

    241d

    Food comforts me....that would be why om over weight.....i eat to help me feel better. It's dumb I know.

  • dadoen

    241d

    Depends on how im feeling. Sometimes when Im in an episode I starve myself to cope with my emotions. But other times Ill eat a lot of food to cope with it, usually junk food

  • pastor

    241d

    Yes

  • Haiylee

    240d

    Medical cannabis

  • KJay

    240d

    Ice cream is my to go food for comfort. But I have rebel or any other low carb ice cream. Now there so many options out there. Grateful for that. Absolutely! For I d supplements are the key. But white food is dangerous to us..

  • KJay

    240d

    Sea moss is great

  • Blue_Star

    240d

    100% agree! 👍

  • DrowningQueen21

    240d

    Disagree , when I eat I hurt more

  • MystikMandy

    240d

    It certainly helps to have good nutrition but it's very individual. Like, I can't have fiber. Not eating fiber has helped me feel better. All the years I was told eat more fiber then I found out I can't digest fiber and doing so could be life threatening because it could cause me intestinal blockage. So food is medicine I agree. What's right for some people may not be right for you diet wise.

  • shayshaychip

    236d

    It depends on what type of food like fruit and vegetables

  • shayshaychip

    236d

    If it's junk food then it's not medicine so I disagree and agree because there is different types of food

  • shayshaychip

    236d

    That can be medicine

  • shayshaychip

    236d

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  • NativeGypsy

    234d

    Absolutely 💯 yet this would mean *whole foods* lol not McDonald's, Subway, Chik FIL A. This would mean people would have to let the sodas and junk foods go. Read & research labels. Sadly, many are too wrapped up among other things to bother. Therefore. People become sick...rush to a MD and take a quick fix pill or patch or injection that has long term side effects. Then, years down the road. They wonder why they aren't getting better. It's because they decided not to be a consumer of good and became a customer.

  • Ajr

    234d

    Yes I agree. So what to eat for endometriosis?

  • 100gecs

    234d

    9/10 absolutely yes for mental health

  • Brandonv01

    232d

    It depends on the condition you have

  • Marry_Me

    232d

    Sometimes it’s both

  • Lagos_C

    231d

    Agree!

  • shellybear333

    231d

    I agree to a extent of you use food as a coping skills it can become back like ganing fat you don't want and then you become in happy

  • Kazmir

    229d

    Herbal medicine can be consumed so yes. Food is medicine lol.

  • Evantha

    229d

    Thats true especially when it comes up to inflammation

  • Skleek

    229d

    I wish Oreos were medicine

  • MorphingButterfly

    229d

    Nutrition is an important factor when it comes to health, but food cannot replace medicine

  • HikariHana1995

    228d

    Yes and no for me. Protein is medicine for me cause I’m diabetic and tea is my life, but I also have so many food allergies that eating is sometimes hard for me and more dangerous.

  • moonboots87

    228d

    Yes, it is. It may not cure but it can ease and help, but also many poisonous plants are medicine in doses, some can even cure.

  • DannyPhantom

    227d

    Agree, but I think it's more true for some folks than for others

  • Nesta

    227d

    When starting my recovery from an ED I had to view food as medicine to help my body in order to eat. Now I view at something fun and medicinal since I have to be careful with what I eat with some of my stomach issues.

  • not_b00bs

    227d

    maybe not medicine, but definitely fuel. you need it to keep your body going. comfort foods can be a great help for your mental health though

    • Heidi_Black

      227d

      SO true!! Amen 🙏🏻

  • Lightswitch

    227d

    I'm convinced iced coffee has healing properties lol

  • Heidi_Black

    227d

    I made a post all about this on this app, I invite anyone who’s interested to read it to go check it out! 💕

  • Stealthybeef

    227d

    Depends on the food. A healthy diet can definitely go a long way and can alleviate some anxiety/depression. But, it only really helps. It rarely ever fixes, or has a major impact on mental health. It usually has to be paired with medication, exercise, therapy, or all at once. Great, but not a cure all.

  • Mazzskullz

    219d

    Yess absolutely. Junk food gives me brain fog, makes me sleepy, and irritable. When I eat right I feel energetic and overall happier.

  • Pancakes14

    218d

    Disagree. Food is food. The idea of certain foods being a "cure" and some foods being "bad" causes alot of EDs

  • quinnzelle

    215d

    It is not! Using food as a coping mechanism is so bad for you. Occasionally, like a break up, is fine but daily isnt.

  • Cait1111

    213d

    Definitely a great way to prevent health conditions! For existing conditions it can lessen issues, and food adjustments can even be vital to one's health. People should take healthy eating more seriously, especially when it comes to health related problems.

  • Anixty

    211d

    Yes

  • AtlasTheMoth

    210d

    Food can help with lots of things, for instance, ginger can be used to treat stomach distress. Eating consistently and a variety of foods is also shown to increase mental and physical well-being. However, food should not be used as a substitute for medication when medication is needed. I also feel that focusing too much on "clean" eating can lead to development of eating disorders like Orthorexia, and in that case can do more harm than good. All food is good food and all foods fit in your diet!

    • In_vino_veritas

      196d

      🙌🙌🙌

  • Hedgewitch

    203d

    Disagree. Food is food. Medicine is medicine.

  • AlexAcosta

    203d

    Overeating is a thing. If you are mindful, I agree.

    • In_vino_veritas

      196d

      well said!

  • Shebear13

    203d

    Too much of anything can be bad.

  • StarlightNova

    201d

    The correct food and in moderation can be medicinal, yes. Although I'd be concerned about allergies...

  • MusicalGamer

    201d

    Food can be medicine. But just like medicine you shouldn't learn to exclusively depend on it

    • Jeremywh

      200d

      wdym it’s food. What are you eating then

  • DallasNicole32

    200d

    100% agree.

  • qveenofthecastles

    200d

    Yes 🙌

  • Jeremywh

    200d

    Honestly a good diet has fixed a lot for me

  • frausto86

    200d

    Yea but to an extent. Food can help prevent or help alot of health issues but some symptoms it cant help with. Medicine is necessary at those times.

  • Chippergirl

    200d

    I completely agree. GOD out everything we need on this earth to aid in our healing. It's up to us to take advantage. Unfortunately, due to overconsumption and greed, it's hard to get the nutrients from the food that our ancestors were able to receive

  • Dayze

    198d

    Literally yes. Also most "weeds" that everyone tried to kill in their yards are medicine

    • In_vino_veritas

      196d

      omg YES!!

  • In_vino_veritas

    196d

    Agree but any medicine can turn on you if you take too much 🤷

  • crash101

    194d

    Certainly foods yes. But not all

  • History.and.cats

    193d

    It depends on the food and the ailment

  • LavenderZebra

    192d

    Agree

  • Derf

    189d

    I forage wild medicine. It's amazing how I went down a YouTube wormhole, and suddenly I have identified like 60 medicines in my area, some of which are delicious!!!

    • Joie

      185d

      that's awesome! Herbal medicine is the best 🌿🌻

  • Venni3

    189d

    Agree!!!

  • Chill2536

    188d

    Agree. ✋

  • ReUnique

    188d

    Agree

  • Joie

    185d

    Agree!

  • Critter101

    184d

    100%. A good cup of tea and some mac n cheese is just what you need sometimes! It's called comfort food for a reason

  • Dustmann

    184d

    Yeah, but too often people use food like a recreational drug instead of a healing medicine, I can't blame them: Sugar lowers cortisol. Carbs increase serotonin Protein increase dopamine and norepinephrine.

  • Jjaso

    184d

    Yesyesyes

  • Keke81

    182d

    Agreed

  • kina

    180d

    Agreed even if it's cake 🎂 🤗

  • Vyowleta

    178d

    Ngl I feel peaceful when I’m eating

  • unicorn

    178d

    I agree. I just finished reading a book about nutritional psychiatry. The elements of the western diet really are not only bad for our physical health but also for her mental health. Some people are also more sensitive to certain foods than others, which can affect their mental and physical health without them realizing it. I think there is a lot of benefit to be found eating healthier and making an effort to increase or decrease certain foods.

  • jlbhaines11

    178d

    👍

  • WheelTheJules

    178d

    At risk of sounding like a “have you just tried collagen supplements” person: yeah 100%!. Even if I can’t eat my way into an able body I try to be EXTRA healthy. Like homemade green juices type stuff. I feel less malaise and I know I’m at least mitigating some other incoming health issues. Plus there’s definitely A mental aspect to the process of making or procuring an extra healthy meal that makes me feel better.

  • Wonderingwildflowers

    177d

    What is the best diet to stick by?

    • Purplefilth

      175d

      I hear the fodmap diet (something like fermentable oligo di and mono sacharide and poliols) is good. You abstain from them. I personally just avoid as many chemicals or processed foods as possible and cook for myself. On top of that I use digestive advantage. I like rice, beans (not canned), a little meat, non-bleached bread, some cheese… lots of fruits… yeah it’s specific to me I guess. But as they say, “f*ck around and find out.”

  • spicysugar

    177d

    Disagree. It CAN be, but not for everything. Like celiac, avoiding certain foods is technically medicine. But this gives me similar vibes to "exercise is the best medicine! Don't be depressed, just go for a jog!" Like no. You do not understand I cannot move... like... depression is so much more than just "Hmm I'm sad". Food isn't gonna fix this. Plus, say this to someone with BED or bulimia and you will regret it. Just be careful with who you're saying this to and in what context

  • spicysugar

    177d

    I have 2 ED's. Food does not feel like the medicine I need for this.

  • Strawberryhk

    176d

    Disagree it makes me sick. I hate eating I wish we didn’t have to

  • Purplefilth

    175d

    Food is great, but it’s also super expensive.

  • LudicrousPajamas

    175d

    Yes and no. Can't live without it but too much can kill you, some actually improve your health if you consistently take it while others do the opposite. It depends on how much you take and what you take, especially things that contain things your body is lacking such as vitamin D.

  • whatssoshocking

    166d

    I say yes. In 2017 I was 185 but due to flustered cluck in my head I was suicidal for 3 years and in that time gained 200 lbs. It filled the void when I was refusing to take prescribed meds. Now I just have 150 pounds to lose lol.

  • Actow

    166d

    I have been currently using food to assist in my elevated bilirubin. 🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼 And being a vegan definitely has numerous benefits.

  • CaptainHolmes

    165d

    Agree to an extent. I believe in a holistic approach to health, and nutrition is definitely a big part of that. Changing my eating habits has had a direct effect on my symptoms. Food can be an especially important factor in certain health conditions such as some heart or cholesterol problems, celiac disease, etc. However, a healthy diet doesn't cure everything and doesn't replace needed medications.

  • SaRaeDa

    165d

    Check out the Medical Medium / Anthony William

  • Neuco

    165d

    Very strongly disagree. I think good food is definitely important and helpful for healing, but it doesn't treat or cure anything- so it's not medicine by definition.

  • Art_therapy

    165d

    I guess it depends on your definition of medicine. Different foods contain different nutrients and chemicals that can be beneficial if you need them or harmful if you don’t need them. For example i drink more green tea and chamomile tea to help gently boost my serotonin levels but it doesn’t cure the issue i have. It just helps to improve it. I also can’t eat red meat like beef due to the high amounts of histamine that make my inflammation worse. Food is just another factor in our environment that we have to take into account and tailor to our own conditions

  • Ali_Munson

    165d

    Kinda

  • ChristineD

    165d

    Yes. It helps!

  • Ella101

    163d

    AGREE

  • thatweirdspice

    163d

    AGREE, eating well can help you stay healthy, at least for me it does

  • NiiTA

    161d

    Sort of 😅

  • Jessica2022

    161d

    Agree

  • deardiary

    160d

    herbs too.

  • AriJuda

    149d

    loaded question

  • EmilyG

    141d

    Certain foods are but others are just toxic and poisonous.

  • Neela

    140d

    I try to picture the marriage of my mom an dad. I play the fool clean Brea,lun,dinn, so I'm learning to leave slave love alone an stop spending love time an etc on others and spend it on myself. Imma tell you it's hard but I cope

  • Slayeveryday

    139d

    Agree!!

  • Redvelninja

    139d

    I guess.. ? It depends on if you're allergic or sensitive to it or not

  • Lolalola

    139d

    I totally agree with that you need to know what you are allergic to. I tried to eat clean and I still don’t feel good I don’t know what to do anymore!

  • Lolalola

    139d

    I agree

  • SmileySnail

    123d

    I think it depends on what the medicine is for. For me, with GI issues and anxiety fueled nausea, food feels like the enemy a lot of the time. It would be nice if it helped

  • Elliott_Velvett

    123d

    I find this so funny because I have arfid, ibs, gerd, and am lactose intolerant. I think I'm allergic to this medicine.

  • Dad.of.Many

    123d

    Chocolate used to help, but now my ulcer won't let me eat it. I'm a comfort food sort of person, soups, sandwiches, etc...

  • Thumpz

    123d

    I used to be a self-proclaimed chocoholic. Then I found I love avocados and I found myself craving less and less chocolate. Someone told me it’s the magnesium in both that helps. Maybe the person with the ulcer can find something else that helps like I did.

  • rorose

    123d

    i guess so

  • Bre19

    112d

    Its medicine for the body but nothing will ever heal anything fully

  • MissWilwarin

    112d

    It can be depending on the food itself and why you’re eating it. If you’re eating bad food because you’re not feeling good mentally, that’s usually not a good thing. If you’re eating good food because you want to take care of yourself, or you’re eating a food that mentally makes you feel good, that’s a good thing.

  • tommie

    111d

    Yes. Without food we starve. Starvation is never good

  • Lunako

    110d

    Agree

  • spicysugar

    104d

    No, just a necessity. Like money=/= happiness, it's just required to an extent.

  • EternalEyes

    104d

    Agree! As long as you're not going all the way left with it where food becomes your idol or your god. The thing about us as a people as a collective when we're given an inch we tend to take a mile

  • roland22

    104d

    👍

  • Vieve

    104d

    👍

  • BeanBetter

    104d

    Everything you put into your body can be considered Medicine. In the U.S. I wish the federal government would step in and take control of the fat food epidemic. It's plaguing our country. It's ultimately because of capitalism.....stepping off the soapbox.

  • Stitchlover23

    104d

    Yeah I can say both cause it helps

  • sleepyhippo

    104d

    I'd say yes. I felt so much better when I ate healthy- both physically and mentally. However, sometimes it's just not a viable option for treating things. I was whole foods plant based which required a TON of meal prep and cooking. It worked short term, but it's not realistic for me to do long term no matter how good I felt, because I ended up burnt out from all the time and energy just to prepare food.

  • Ella101

    104d

    Food is my medicine lol

  • cinnabunni

    104d

    Honestly disagree, food is not really able to be a big player in my life and I think there’s been bigger ‘medicines’ that have had more benefit than that! But definitely a case by case basis ❤️

  • Kittypop

    80d

    Agree ✔️ there's so many things you can put in your body (food-wise) to genuinely heal and/or prevent sickness! They say an apple a day, I prefer an orange 🤗

  • Suprize

    79d

    I agree completely, you are what you eat and sometimes diet or food changes can help a lot

  • Keke81

    79d

    I agree it’s medicine

  • Eden4

    78d

    Food can be medicine and poison

  • WhiteFlamingo

    77d

    Totally agree. Maybe it's the Placebo Effect, but my mom's chicken soup always makes me feel better if I'm sick. Dark chocolate makes me less cranky on my period. Macaroni and cheese brings me comfort when I'm sad. You could also say it's a supplement rather than medicine. It doesn't exactly cure illness, but it certainly makes it a bit more bearable.

  • Eren2273

    77d

    I agree. Most foods provide a placebo effect, but others are genuinely effective

  • Pulvi

    77d

    Agree, a lot of foods have medicinal affects and benefits

  • JXARabbit

    77d

    Yes!

  • Something_Strange

    76d

    We need food to live so I guess

  • Jewelicorn

    76d

    With mindfulness and moderation

  • RyeRyeBread

    76d

    I disagree, but mainly because of how I define "medicine" 🤷‍♂️ Food is food, food is something I enjoy. Medicine is something that helps, that I don't necessarily enjoy - especially as much as garlic knots, Reeses, iced coffee, etc. 😂😂😂 But garlic knots do make me feel better when I'm having a bad day.......🤔

  • MissBee03

    74d

    I agree. There’s a lot of food bad for you but what is natural from the earth. Oh man. It’s the best. I’m not a vegetarian but I do like my veggies and they help me be me.

  • PineMarten

    73d

    Agree that eating well is important for overall health, but blanket statements like this make me worry because sometimes people tell me that a raw vegan diet will cure my type 1 diabetes which is silly

  • Bella.ella

    73d

    Absolutely! I wish I had better food habits and tips on improving and what I need to eat to improve

  • TabbysMom

    73d

    Gluten free vegetarian here!!!

  • colourfulburrito

    67d

    It honestly depends. If you asked me when I was 10 I would have said obviously. Food keeps you healthy and happy. Asked me at 12-16 I would have said it was literally the spawn of Satan. Ask me at 19, I said it's good for you, it's hard but it's good for you. Ask me now at 22 I'd tell you I'm somewhere in between 16 and 19. Eating disorders are a struggle. It's okay to relapse. You're gonna get through it.

  • AllostaticOverload

    67d

    Agree, because a lot of "medicine" can be terrible for you, too. And what is good for one person is bad for another. Really medicine is just chemicals that may be extracted from foods, herbs, or microbes, or synthesized with the help of chemical knowledge gained from those things. The large rift between medicine and food, chemical and natural, etc. is all imaginary and produced by our culture.

  • xoxogossipgirl

    67d

    eating healthy is extremely important - if ur out here eating mcdonald’s 24/7 ur not rlly in a place to be surprised by any health issues that arise from that - but anyway especially getting meat and dairy out of ur diet is helpful - i also suggest watching documentaries about food and the industry and doing research and what not

  • Country_FLMama

    63d

    Agree 100%

  • ZappyRacc

    63d

    Disagree, I very often need to take medicine just so I can EAT food!

  • Something_Strange

    62d

    I like food but dislike eating

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