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Quote of the Day: Hippocrates

May 15th, 2011

Let your food be your medicine
and your medicine be your food.

-Hippocrates

I was thinking about this quote yesterday as we were eating lunch. Mr Chiots has trouble with allergies this time of year and he hates taking antihistamines. We’ve been working on finding an herbal or natural treatment for them. He’s currently having great success with a homeopathic treatment, even better than he had with his regular medicine. I had just read this article before lunch and when I looked at my plate I realized we had incorporated a lot of the recommendations into our meal.

We had a big salad for lunch with honey grapefruit vinaigrette topped with, walnuts, dandelion blossoms, violet blossoms, and chives. All of the local pollen from the flowers & honey, the quercetin in the chives & garlic, the vitamin C from the violets & grapefruit are supposed to be really great at helping ease allergy symptoms. Now this is a tasty beautiful way to deal with those pesky allergies!

Do you have seasonal allergies? How do you deal with them?

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