Let Food Be Thy Medicine: A Natural Health Blog Introduction


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Let food be thy medicine and thy medicine be your food. —Hippocrates

This quote by Hippocrates has to be one of my favorites. It is this very thought that continues to inspire me to live my best and healthiest life. As a native to Bulgaria, I was raised living off the land. We grew our own food, raised our own animals and had fresh goat milk and eggs every morning in the small village that I was from. There was simplicity to life then. Community was huge and stress levels were pretty low. I did not know then that the foods and way of life I was used to would actually end up being something I would have to fight to “re-learn” later in life.

At the age of 12, I moved to the United States with my parents. We held this excitement for our new life and new country! I can still remember the energy as if it were yesterday. It was during this sensitive time in my teenage years that I began to adopt new ways. I began to eat processed foods and adopted the “hurried” lifestyle that most Americans have. I was subjected to “keeping up with the Jones” and remember a time where I constantly felt myself “comparing” myself to others. This was a feeling I had never known in Bulgaria.

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