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Can Nutrition Prevent and Cure illness?

The new question that is gaining momentum all over the health starved world is – can Nutrition cure?  What is nutrition?  Is it not same as food?  No!  Junk food is not nutritious!  Food is the combination of nutrition and waste.  Nutrition is that which is absorbed by the body for utilization to build and sustain the body and waste is excreted to prevent collapse.  The study of Nutrition as a prophylactic or as a medicine is called “Nutriceuticals” or “Nutraceuticals” and is the fastest growing sector for healthcare in the western world.

By the above mentioned definition of nutrition, water becomes a nutrient? Yes it is! How else was the concept of hydrotherapy evolved?  What other reason can be there for so many moisturizers in the world market!  But, water is not only the most important nutrient by itself, but also the carrier in the body of nutrients inward and wastes outward.  So, water is the most important of all the nutrients as it is food and medicine … that is two-in-one.

The normal thought that occurs to any mind, when one thinks of treatment of a disease is that, it is essential to have a drug or a medicine for the Cure — while the word “Cure” itself is not well defined both medically and technically.  It is necessary here to differentiate between a drug and a medicine here. Read the rest of this entry

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