Healthy eating in traditional Chinese medicine

Great explanation of why food is medicine and medicine is food. Most people realize that what they eat impacts how they feel, but few make the connection between broccoli and Lipitor. There are many prescription drugs that are actually derivatives of plants. One of the better known examples is salicylic acid, or aspirin, which is from willow bark. Did you know that the heart medication Digoxin, or Digitalis, is a derivative of the foxglove plant? Eating certain foods is the first step in creating health, and here is why: