“Better Than Vitamins” read the banner headline on a cover of Newsweek from 1994. Talking about a search for a Magic Pill and asking questions like “Can ‘Phytochemicals’ Prevent Cancer?”, Newsweek brought to the public eye what I and a handful of others have been doing for decades – the clinical use of therapeutic foods. This means using healing foods and food derivatives to heal sick and dying patients in a a clinical setting.
The Newsweek article begged the question of the worth of synthetic or fractionated antioxidants and other designer nutritional supplements. It showed that “phytochemicals in vegetables are probably the best hope for stopping some of the most deadly and stubborn diseases.” Indeed therapeutic foods are loaded with phytochemicals. They are also loaded with all kinds of other healing molecules found in organs and glands. Since some of the richest sources of nutrients can be found in animal organs and glands, the combination of these with plants makes up the most powerful healing modality of our time – therapeutic foods.
The therapeutic foods – grown, harvested, and properly produced without heat into supplements containing the life spark of the plant itself – far out – perform regular vitamins and supplements. There is no comparison. Nutritional scientists as well as the editors at Newsweek are well aware of this fact. The practice of tailoring certain phytochemicals and plants, as well as derivatives from glands and organs, into supplements for people with specific problems is the cutting edge in healing. Monitoring the success of treatment with both evidence – based findings (how you look and feel) and objective scientific testing (lab tests, x-rays, heart graphs, etc.) is the final part of the science we call the clinical use of therapeutic foods.
– Reprint Health Alert