Food is nature’s most powerful preventive medicine. It contains many compounds that nourish, balance, and support immune function, thereby increasing our body’s built-in resistance to disease. One of the most important things we can do for our health is to eat wisely and give our bodies the nutrients it needs to heal. A healthy lifestyle with good nutrition plays a crucial role in reversing diabetes, obesity, hypertension, heart disease, and other ailments. A healthy diet can also increase longevity and improve the overall quality of life. However, keep in mind that genetics, stress, environment, age, infections, occupational hazards, and lifestyle choices — such as lack of exercise, smoking, and alcohol use — also play important roles in health and well-being. While food alone cannot replace medical treatment, a healthy diet is a foundation for good health, quality of life, and disease prevention.

About the author

Darshan Goswami has more than 40 years of experience in the energy field. He worked as a Project Manager for Renewable Energy, Micro-grid, and Smart Grid projects at the United States Department of Energy (DOE) in Pittsburgh. Earlier, he retired as Chief (Head) of Renewable Energy from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Washington, DC. Mr. Goswami is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) with a passion and commitment to promote, develop, and deploy Renewable Energy and the Hydrogen Economy. In dedication to his life, serving humanity and poor people, the author supports the India Foundation for Children Education and Care, Inc. (http://www.ifcare.org/).

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Disclaimer: This article is intended for the author’s joy in the subject and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers regarding a medical condition and before undertaking any diet, supplement, fitness, or other health programs.

Source: OMTimes


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