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Kitchen Pharmacy: Food as Medicine

“Leave your drugs in the chemist’s pot if you can heal your patient with food,” said the Greek physician Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine. Dr. Theresa Oswald follows this philosophy as she explains how we can use our own kitchen as a pharmacy, letting the food we eat be the first line of defense against many health problems, like chronic pain and inflammation. Learn how to use a variety of fresh foods and specific spices to create your own kitchen pharmacy—the perfect recipe for vibrant, healthy living.

Check out Dr. Oswald’s recipe for Golden Milk on her blog Knowledge as Medicine here!

Format: Video with audio download
Length: 12 mins

About the Teacher

Theresa Oswald, MD

Theresa Oswald, MD, the founder and president of Knowledge as Medicine (KnowledgeAsMedicine.com), is a holistic physician with 25 years of experience who specializes in an integrative approach to pain and rehabilitation. After receiving her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin, she completed her residency training at The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Northwestern University. She is board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, as well as in integrative medicine. Her career as a physiatrist has been spent honing ways to optimize her patients’ functioning in all areas of health: body, mind, and spirit. Her experience includes the delivery of medicine in the most modern hospital settings as well as in the most simple, rural settings in developing countries.

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