"Let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food"
Hippocrates 460 - 359 BC
Conventional medicine have for long been accused of emphasing too much on cure and neglecting prevention. It seems student doctors do not learn much about nutrition in medical schools, and are trained mainly to diagnose and treat.
Now at last we have a glimmmer of hope. Just heard news that New Mexico's State Senate have introduced in January 31 a bill that would emphasise nutrition education in schools, universities, medical schools and the use of nutrition-based PREVENTION in healthcare. The bill will create an Advisory Council for Nutrition to advise various branches of the state government and aim to establish a higher standard of nutrition and health for its citizens than is currently possible through the United States Food and Drug Administration.
To graduate from High School in New Mexico, the bill require students to take a course in Nutrition and Health. As health practioners and pyschologists attend to cases where causes of ill health are linked to nutrition, they are also required to take courses in Nutriton and Health. University of New Mexico is required to ensure that its nutritional curriculum trains students in basic nutrition and how to prevent and treat nutritional diseases.
The bill recognises the medical effects of food additives, particularly possible carcinogens and neurotoxins, on the health of its citizens, particularly the more vulnerable ones like pregnant ladies, unborn children, preschool-age children. The bill also addresses the effects of food-induced hyperactivity and ADD (attention deficit disorders) in children resulting from MSG (monosodium glutamate) and excitotoxins.
This can be considered a landmark legislation and should be emulated by other state and national governments. We encourage readers to bring this landmark case to the attention to your members of parliment, political parties leaders, state representatives, local council members, etc.