11 Prescription Foods To Cure Your Illnesses

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  1. To cite vitamin C as the key component in skin health misses the mark somewhat I feel. A decent quantity of saturated fats in the diet works wonder on skin softness and suppleness.

    If you are under the influence of the ‘fat is bad – saturated fat is very bad’ dogma, then read further on the non-profit Weston Price foundation web site. I am 55 and have skin that is almost as smooth as a baby’s after 3 years eating a good proportion of fats in my diet. Coconut oil is particularly good for you.

    Better to read the science rather than go with the indoctrinated flow.

    1. Hi Neil,

      Thank you for sharing your opinion.

      Vitamin C is cited as a possible “prescription” for preventing skin aging.

      This is supported by several studies.

      Vitamin C. Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is a very potent antioxidant. Most studies on the effects of antioxidants on the skin have used this vitamin. In laboratory studies, large amounts of vitamin C reduced skin swelling and protected immune factors from sunlight. Vitamin C may even promote collagen production. Vitamin C by itself is unstable, but products that solve the delivery problem are now available (such as Cellex-C, Avon’s Anew Formula C Treatment Capsules, Physician Elite, and others). One study found that a combination of topical vitamin C and madecassoside (which stimulates collagen production) significantly improved wrinkles, skin firmness, roughness, and hydration.

      Read more: http://www.umm.edu/patiented/articles/what_professional_resurfacing_procedures_skin_wrinkles_000021_5.htm#ixzz1vD6AGAbb


    2. I have read and heard so much about fats, and yes there are extremes on both sides of the argument. Some people have to go very light on Saturated Fats, even have to be treated to strictly control LDL:HDL ratio, and greatly reduce total Cholesterol, preventing another heart attack, yet others can get away with consuming lots of saturated fat, and live, in good health, into their 90’s.
      I have never seen any studies, or heard any Health Professional saying, “Saturated fat is really bad”, just that Western Diets tend towards over indulgence in Saturated animal fats, and lack of exercise resulting in unhealthy Cholesterol levels, and deteriorating general health.
      Seen evidence, and experienced, that various unsaturated oils are doing wonders for skin health, and general health.
      Best we avoid indoctrination from either extremes.

  2. Majority of Americans with “upset stomach” actually have acid reflux disease. In which case, peppermints exacerbate the disease and should be avoided at all costs.

      1. Hi Paula,

        The article mentions upset stomach and not specifically acid reflux.

        There are several studies that show evidence that peppermint can help soothe an upset stomach or to aid digestion.

        You can read this article of the Medical Center of the University of Maryland: http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/peppermint-000269.htm#ixzz1vRXHNwXv.

        Regarding acid reflux there are also some evidence that peppermint can do more harm than good. So in your case you better not go with this solution.



  3. Anthocyanins are a class of plant pigments responsible for the color of many fruits, including cherries. They also are potent antioxidants, highly active chemicals that have been increasingly associated with a variety of health benefits, including protection against heart disease and cancer and the ability to lower blood sugar in diabetics. Cherry juice is also great for breaking down uric acid for those that suffer from gout.

  4. There’s actually no scientific proof that chicken or turkey have enough tryptophan to make you fall asleep. The reason you fall asleep on Thanksgiving is from OVER EATING.

    1. Hi John,

      Thanks for your comment!

      There’s some controversy regarding this subject.

      Chicken is one the foods highest in Tryptophan (see:http://nutritiondata.self.com/foods-000079000000000000000-4.html). And it’s also known that:

      Tryptophan is used by the body to make niacin, a B vitamin that is important for digestion, skin and nerves, and serotonin. Serotonin is a brain chemical that plays a large role in mood) and can help to create a feeling of well-being and relaxation. “When levels of serotonin are high, you’re in a better mood, sleep better, and have a higher pain tolerance,” says Elizabeth Somer, MA, RD, author of numerous nutrition books, including her latest, Eat Your Way to Happiness.

      But you may also be right…

      “It boils down to Thanksgiving being a time when people overeat,” Jackson Blatner says. “When people overeat food, the digestion process takes a lot of energy. Don’t incriminate the turkey that you ate,” she says of post-Thanksgiving meal exhaustion, “incriminate the three plates of food that you piled high.”

      Read more at: http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/the-truth-about-tryptophan



  5. Pure and natural is always the way to go when dealing with everyday issues that are not exactly life threatening. The two surprises on your list are #6 Brown rice for depression and #7 Chicken for insomnia. The science behind the chicken seems interesting – I will remember to give this a try when next I cannot fall asleep.

    Thanks for sharing :)

  6. I think the most important think is doing some sport. The fruit and others is the suplements for our body 😀

  7. For UPSET STOMACH: ginger. works immediately. You just have to slice 1cm of ginger root and keep it in your mouth for 15 minuntes. aid the digestion and also is good for car sick, morning sick for the pregnant women

  8. I love this post! :) I have recently gotten off all of my medicines by focusing on my diet and a holistic approach. Don’t treat the symptoms, cure the problem.

  9. Excellent post, particularly oranges being good for producing collagen. Although diet is very important to skincare you also need to protect your skin from getting sun damage because the sun rays can burn out the collagen underneath your skin and increase aging skin.

  10. Judy Felix Walder

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    Very good prescription foods, i think holistic approach with life style changes is the best cure to all our illnesses,would certainly take note of your tips some which i have known through my mom and some through this medium an apply it to my daily life.

  11. I think that getting your vitamins from food is essential for good nutrition. I also think that eating organic vegtables is really important. The chemicals used on fruits and vegtables are really bad for you. If you want to do research on this fact please go to vegetarian/ vegan websites and blogs. I am presently living and have met farmers who know other farmers and there children who have died or are permanently ill from spraying these chemicals on vegtables and fruits.

  12. Hi, I like the idea of attributing effects to different foods but it would be better to have links to scientific papers prooving these points and supporting the arguments.

    One fault for example:ibuprofen is not an enzyme – hence the cherrie-tipp is not so believable. If it contais the same propanoic acid as ibuprofen, then the stomach/kidney damage is probably due to the fact that cherries dont contain as much of the active component.

    Once again: I like the list and think its a great idea to encourage people to eat healthy.

  13. Just another reason to drink my green tea! I had cucumbers on my eyes the other day, but to be honest with the sleep I had I don’t think anything could have unpuffed them.

  14. Great post, but could you perhaps make a vegetarian list also, I saw some non-vege stuff on the list. It would help me a lot. thanks and cheers.

  15. Loved the way you’ve specified each food for a certain ailment/ problem. I suggest including tomatoes and a dash of honey in fruit and veggie salads for its anti ageing properties. Also, try having a hot cup of milk right before bed for a sound and a deep sleep. And bananas don’t just provide energy; it also helps improve indigestion and loose motions.

  16. Hi Helen,

    While prescription pills might be necessary for unforeseen illnesses, following the food regimen outlined by you above would certainly keep most of them away. Wise persons have always reiterated that nature produces all kinds of foods to not only satiate our appetite but to also prevent diseases. The best thing about your suggestions here is that all these fruits and foods are easily affordable and available to most people. Good article. Thanks.


  17. Anthocyanins are a class of plant pigments responsible for the color of many fruits, including cherries. They also are potent antioxidants, highly active chemicals that have been increasingly associated with a variety of health benefits, including protection against heart disease and cancer and the ability to lower blood sugar in diabetics. Cherry juice is also great for breaking down uric acid for those that suffer from gout.

  18. The most important message here is prevention is better than cure. By learning what foods make up your healthy eating alternatives, you will avoid consuming the wrong diet which ultimately will lead to health problems. You have made some great suggestions here.

  19. One great quote of roger Williams regarding to health comes in my mind that i want to share. “The human body heals itself and nutrition provides the resources to accomplish the task.” Roger Williams

  20. I don’t think “Peppermint” is good for tummy trouble. It has long been known that ginger beer is good at aiding such problems.

  21. Virginia Dimitriou

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    I had tooth ache one night and was moving into my new home. It was late and no medicine or shops open. I had a few clove and mint in the garden so I wrapped several mint leaves in a clove and made a wad. Slept with it wedged into gum. No more tooth ache.

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