Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine, is known for many wise sayings. Two of our favorites are “In the first place, do no harm,” and “let your food be your medicine.”
And we think that one of the best ways to do no harm in medical treatment is to let food be your medicine, so we stress nutrition in our practice. We believe that many chronic illnesses which are referred to as “diseases of civilization,” things like allergies, digestive problems, obesity, heart disease, diabetes, dementia, and some cancers, among others, stem in large measure from a diet of foods we should not be eating.
Although he was basically healthy, fit, and buff, his breasts had suddenly started to grow and now looked more like a woman’s than a young stud’s. In addition, he had lost his sex drive and his ability to perform sexually. He was pretty disturbed.
It turned out that he had recently begun taking a medication to help him regrow his prematurely balding hair, and this medication had somehow interfered with his hormones. Stopping the drug and starting a supplement program to balance his hormones helped.