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Following the Mediterranean Diet is a recipe for health
By Neil Bard, M. D., family physician at the Richland Medical Center
Neil Bard MD
Neil Bard, M.D.

“Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food.” 

--Hippocrates, whose Hippocratic oath, first, do no harm, has guided the practice of medicine for thousands of years.

“You are what you eat.”--an old saying

“Eat [real] foods; not too much; mostly plants.”

Food writer Michael Pollan

As we begin the New Year, many of us have resolved to improve our eating, lose weight, and live a healthier lifestyle. The above three quotations provide ancient advice, old advice, and scientific, evidence-based new advice for achieving those goals. All these sayings share a single idea embedded in the Mediterranean Diet: cooking and eating good food, along with taking time to enjoy it, is fundamental to a healthy lifestyle.

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