“Foods that fight inflammation – Doctors are learning that one of the best ways to quell inflammation lies not in the medicine cabinet, but in the refrigerator.” – Harvard.edu So, apparently all this skepticism that natural cures don’t work is just that. Oh, and before you go and say, “Preventative maintenance is not a cure.” You’re right. BUT. If you’re already sick, and you start eating right, and then you start feeling better. Um…is that a cure? Hmmm… I think that’s called a gray area.
I think skeptics should weigh ALL the evidence like they claim to do. They don’t do it though. They fall for the fallacy of appeal to authority from doctors and scientists that say “natural medicine”, “alternative medicine” and naturals cures don’t exist. Theses kinds of skeptics like to post links to sources (which is a good thing) and say “See, I told you it doesn’t work. I told you it’s bullshit.” But what they fail to realize is that they are appealing to authority. It’s hard not to appeal to science. i get it. I’m not saying discount the evidence.
I’m saying that people need to realize that there are gray areas here. Black and white does not exist. Everything is shades of gray. And no, I’m not referring to the movie or the novels. LOL Sorry. As much as food and sex go together, we’re talking about health here. Anyway. My point is this.
Foods that combat inflammation
Include plenty of these anti-inflammatory foods in your diet:
- Olive oil
- Green leafy vegetables, such as spinach, kale, and collards
- Nuts like almonds and walnuts
- Fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, tuna, and sardines
- Fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, cherries, and oranges
SOURCE: Foods that fight inflammation – Harvard Medical School
Healthy food is good for you. And I’ll go so far as to say yes, it’s preventative maintenance for your body, but it’s also medicine for when your body isn’t working right. Will it cure cancer? Nope. Maybe. The “truth” is I don’t know, and the studies are not conclusive.
I think the proper answer here is I don’t know. Quoting a scientific study doesn’t quite answer the question. I think the TRUTH the FACTS are in that gray area somewhere.
It’s foggy. It’s muddled and unclear. The world has never been black and white. Everything is a gray area.
I think food is medicine. Whether that food acts as preventative maintenance or makes you feel better, if you feel better then is that a cure?
I can’t answer that legally.
And maybe that’s part of the problem.