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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Can Food Be Therapeutic?

ther·a·py - from Dictionary.com

[ther-uh-pee] Show IPA
noun, plural -pies.
the treatment of disease or disorders, as by some remedial, rehabilitating, or curative process: speech therapy.
a curative power or quality.
any act, hobby, task, program, etc., that relieves tension.

Is obesity a disease or a disorder? Most of us would probably agree that it is a disorder. What treatments are there for such a disorder? Would those treatments then be considered therapeutic? Is obesity the real problem?

I have heard people say that physical therapy is painful. Is obesity therapy painful?

Is there a cure for this disorder? Of course - we don't like the medicine however.

#4 is interesting - therapy is something that relieves tension.

Can the same food that created the symptoms of this disorder be a part of the cure? Some foods have had to go forever for some of us. We must learn to enjoy and eat different foods. Some of us can have a piece of cake and not go off the deep end; some of us cannot. It is what it is. Nobody has ever died from lack of cake I am pretty sure. Obesity is really a symptom not the disorder itself. We have often treated the symptoms without getting to the illness. This is why the mail-order diet foods won't work. The food isn't the problem. It's like going to the doctor with a broken leg and he/she prescribes insulin. We have to be our own physician. Sean Anderson is a perfect example of someone who finally got it. He was 505 lb. I believe when he decided to take matters into his own hands. You might want to pick up a copy of his book, Transformation Road. 

In "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead" the main character had a skin condition that cleared up when he started juicing, exercising, and taking care of himself.

I have seen lists of super foods -  here's one - http://www.webmd.com/diet/guide/10-everyday-super-foods?page=2

Have any of you experienced a condition that cleared up or greatly improved when you started eating in a more healthy manner?


  1. The minute I give up things like cookies and things along those lines...therefore eating less sugar, my skin becomes really good looking lol. I notice the difference because the difference is quite big. I might of seen it on Dr Oz that sugar ages the skin. I don't know if that's true, but I know the less sugar I eat the better my skin looks.

    1. That's good enough for me. Giving up sugar has so many benefits. I just feel better. Take care.

  2. My stomach! My bowels! When I cleaned up my diet, my stomach cleaned up too, and it feels great!

    1. All the parts just seem to work better don't they? Take care.