I found a ludicrous statement in an article in The Economic Times that otherwise supports my position that food is medicine:
“Food is like a pharmaceutical compound that affects the brain,” said Fernando Gsmez-Pinilla, University of California LA and professor of neurosurgery and physiological science. (emphasis mine)
“Diet, exercise and sleep have the potential to alter our brain health and mental function, said Gomez-Pinilla.
Yeah, food is medicine but to compare it to a pharmaceutical compound is ridiculous, as if pharmaceutical compounds were as benign and healing as food. Pharmaceutical compounds are rarely benign or healing. Healthy, whole, natural food is always benign and often healing as are most nutritional supplements. Food is the real medicine, pharmaceuticals are not. Pharmaceuticals are usually toxic regardless of possibly having some useful function. Certainly all psychiatric drugs are toxic.