The Magic Pill 03: Is food medicine?

People will get mad because we’re going to spend the entire episode telling you why food is not medicine. Doesn’t mean it isn’t important but this rhetoric is getting way too much air time recently, forming the basis of ‘The Magic Pill’ so let’s discuss why this statement is grossly unhelpful.


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This week’s suggested readings:

Cancer and diets from CRUK https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/coping/physically/diet-problems/managing/alternative-cancer-diets 

JAMA Oncology - patients using complementary therapies twice as likely to die of their cancer https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaoncology/fullarticle/2687972?resultClick=1 

National Aboriginal Controlled Community Health Organisation (NACCHO) https://www.naccho.org.au

A great article from Huffington Post on why Food is not medicine https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/food-isnt-medicine_l_5e136ffbe4b0843d36169e02

Natural by Alan Levinovitz https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Natures-Goodness-Harmful-Science/dp/0807010871 




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