“Let food be thy medicine...” “You are what you eat.” The last half-century in America, many have forgotten these truths. As a nation, we’ve dined largely on cheap, processed “food” and tons of meat, and medicated ourselves with loads of prescription drugs. (This is killing us, as we see from our skyrocketing obesity and cancer rates.) But slowly, this appears to be changing, thanks to films like Food, Inc. and, more recently, Forks Over Knives. Bite by bite, Americans are taking their health back, and in some cases, reversing their illnesses with food.
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