Nutritional medicine is the study of the nutritional value of food and how diet affects health and well-being. A nutritional medicine practitioner views food from a therapeutic perspective and provides dietary advice (sometimes recommending nutritional supplements as well) to help in the treatment of health conditions.
Many of our most common modern health conditions and diseases are a result of leaky gut syndrome. When the lining of the gut becomes too permeable, foreign particles are allowed to enter the bloodstream, where they then impact different organs and biological systems.
Why do some of us get sick with greater frequency than others? What makes us more susceptible to illness? Is there a secret to staying healthy? Dr. Fuhrman doesn’t believe the secret to staying healthy lies in medical care—rather, the solution is to change the way we eat.
A meta-analysis by researchers at Pennsylvania State University published in the journal Advances in Nutrition this year, found a surprisingly strong inverse relationship between mushroom consumption and cancer risk by analyzing 17 cancer studies published between 1966 and 2020.