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Hippocrates, considered one of the founding fathers of Western medicine, said: “Let thy medicine be thy food, and thy food, thy medicine”. Real healing and continued wellness is only possible when we realize food is our best medicine. No pills, supplements or “super foods” can make up for a bad diet. After more than 25 years of practice, treating countless patients with chronic illnesses, I have found that the most powerful tool for healing is food. Today we treat food as if it’s only purpose is to act as a vehicle for pleasant tastes and textures to give us a short-term pleasure fix. The research field of nutrigenomics has shown that food “talks” to our DNA switching on or off genes that lead to either health or disease. What you eat programs your body with messages of health or illness. So what are you telling your self daily with the food you eat, wellness or chronic disease? How do we start this process of seeing food as our best medicine? Begin by not being led around by your tongue! When our ancient ancestors forged for foods to eat, their tongue helped them to survive because the tongue and brain are programmed for sweet and fatty flavors. Why? Wild foods that have a mild sweet flavor were generally non poisonous, compared to bitter and alkaloid containing wild foods. This is the mild sweetness we can taste today in whole foods such as nuts, seeds and vegetables, not the sugary fix in today’s processed foods. Food manufacturers learned early on that they could lead us around by our tongue by adding sugars. Our tongue and brain are also very partial to fatty rich foods. Again when our ancient ancestors forged and hunted for their food, calories to store to get through lean times were vital. Wild fruits and vegetables do not provide any fat content and wild game is generally less than 1% fat. Without food labels on their forged food items they had to rely on their inner intelligence to drive them to eat what was best for them. This urge is intact today, so we are still driven to eat sweet and fatty tasting foods much to our detriment. Free yourself from this enslavement, use your intelligence to choose only real whole foods. We really all know how we should eat. I tell all my patients, “eat like your mother told you to eat” fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, seeds, nuts and lean meats such as fish and fowl. Eat real foods that are perishable, that do not come out of the package and have a long shelf life. Our hunter-gatherer ancient ancestors ate more than 800 varieties of plant foods! The deep rich colors found within plant foods are our source for phytonutrients, which act like specific medicines in our bodies. So think color, eat the rainbow! Each color represents a different family of healing compounds. The vast array of colors in vegetables represents more than 25,000 chemicals that are beneficial. These phytonutrients act as antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds that improve detoxification and hormonal balance. Today modern research has shown that the most healthful way to eat is known as the Mediterranean diet. Recent studies published in the Journal of the American Medical Association have shown that even individuals in their 70s can improve their health and increased longevity by following Mediterranean diet. You can learn about the Mediterranean diet online by going to advancedmediterraneandiet. com. If you want specific help on how to start treating food as your best medicine I highly recommend the website Here you will learn step-by-step the healthiest way of eating. Just click on the getting started link, here you will find meal plans to help you start feeling better in just seven days. For those who wish a much more detailed explanation of this vital issue please see my book “Why We Hurt”. You can also hear me talk on these issues and answer your questions on Monday evening December 17, 7:00 PM at the Pain and Brain Healing Center, see our website for details at, or call the clinic at 763-862-7100.

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FAMOUS LANDMARKS OF THE WORLD: MACHU PICCHU One of the most intriguing ancient sites in the world sits at a high elevation in the Andean mountains of Peru in South America. • The magnificent setting sits 9,060 feet (2,761 m) above sea level. Covering 5 square miles (12.95 sq km), Machu Picchu is the most unusual urban creation known that was built by the ancient Incan Empire. The terraces, ramps and giant walls look as if they were cut naturally in the rock escarpments but they were built by the Incans. • Machu Picchu means “Old Peak” in the local Quechuan language. The Incas may not have been the first people to use the mountaintop site but they were the ones who turned the site into an extraordinary city. • The ruins of the old civilization sit high in the clouds above the Urubamba River. There are remains of palaces, baths, storage rooms, temples and about 150 houses. The structures are carved from the granite of the mountain top and are architectural and aesthetic wonders. Many of the giant building blocks weigh 50 tons or more (45 metric tons +) but are fitted together in such a way as to not allow a thin knife blade to be inserted in the mortarless joints. • The ancient city is invisible from below and completely self-contained. The agriculture is and was sufficient for the residents with natural springs for drinking and crop production. • Yale history professor, Hiram Bingham, is given credit for “discovering” Machu Picchu in 1911. In fact, the Incan people and others had already found the area! He “rediscovered” it and brought it much fame by revealing what he saw in lectures, news articles and books after his return. • The Inca civilization is one of the ancient cultures that has been studied for centuries. Back in the time of Columbus’ “discovery” of America, the Incan Empire was in control of most of South America. A mysterious culture, the Incans had phenomenal abilities in construction, agricultural, and organization that are still apparent in the high mountains of the city

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of Machu Picchu. • The Incas were overthrown by the Spanish in 1532 and their culture became virtually unknown until discoveries such as Bingham’s revealed much of their history years later. • It is believed, through much of the archeological evidence, that Machu Picchu was an important ceremonial center for the Incas. In 2001, Peru’s first president of Andean Indian descent, Alejandro Toledo, celebrated his inauguration at Machu Picchu. • Even though the ancient city is not easy to get to, there are thousands of tourists who flock there every year. In fact, the Peruvian government introduced new tourist limits in 2011 to protect the historical sites. • Train and bus rides now take tourists to the top of the mountain that is Machu Picchu today. In Bingham’s time in the early 1900s mules and hiking were the only way to go. When the trails and old city were cleared of overgrown brush after years of neglect, well-constructed roads with pavement and drainage were discovered. The Incas had set up a nice system that was ahead of their time. • Hiking is still possible for tourists who prefer more adventure. There are many stairs at Machu Picchu; in fact, more than 100 individual staircases, many of them carved somewhat miraculously from single slabs of stone.

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Volunteer for an Acne Study Volunteers, ages 12 to 40 are wanted for an investigational drug research study that will compare topical study medications for the treatment of acne. If you or your child has 20 or more pimples on your face, we have a 12-Week study that you or your child may qualify for.

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This Tidbits examines ornaments used during the holidays. Some are historical, most beautiful, many breakable, and plenty just fun! • One of the dictionary definitions for ornamental is: decorative: serving as a decoration and having no practical use. • Historically it is said that the holiday tradition of decorating Christmas trees started in Germany. The first decorations were simple white candles followed by roses a bit later. • In 1605, a groundbreaking moment occurred when a tree in Strasbourg, France, a city on the Rhine River near the German border, was brought inside for decorating. It was adorned with paper roses, nuts, wafers, sweets and lighted candles. After this, more trees were brought indoors and making ornaments became a family holiday tradition. • Much imagination was used to come up with thoughtful and creative decorations, including cookies and painted eggshells. The introduction of tinsel in 1610 was a huge favorite, originally made with pure silver. • One of the first Christmas trees in England was an 1840 Royal Family celebration when Queen Victoria included a tree in honor of her German-born husband Prince Albert’s heritage. Being the great influence that she was, many people wanted their own trees!

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