This can be defined as the relationship between food and the wellbeing of the human body. Nutritional medicine encompasses the study and impact of environmental factors on the quality of foods. As an example, grain fed and grass fed beef. It teaches us about the impact that these nutritional factors have on modern day health and disease. The integrative medicine doctor practices medicine in alignment with the Hippocratic Oath.
Challenges the ancient Greek wisdom that illness and calamity were somehow the result of metaphysical forces and mystical powers. Hippocrates searched for rational evidence to explain illness and disease.
Hippocratic Oath, Modern Version.
I swear to fulfil, to the best of my ability and judgment, this covenant: “I will respect the hard-won scientific gains of those physicians in whose steps I walk, and gladly share such knowledge as is mine with those who are to follow ……..” Written in 1964 by Louis Lasagna, Academic Dean of the School of Medicine at Tufts University.