Quick note to Valley residents: 
FoodLove! will be at the third of four Winter Fares this year, all sponsored by CISA. Join us this Saturday from 10am to 12pm at the old monkey house at Forest Park in Springfield. Free samples and recipes to help you enjoy cooking and eating all the amazing veggies you'll be able to buy!

On to all that good food! This week's post will be a quick one in large part because this topic – functional medicine – is new-ish to me but I'm thoroughly enjoying learning about it and I'm too excited not to share it with all of you.

So, what's medicine have to do with food? Well, going back thousands of years and also making a resurgence today, food is considered by many to be our primary medicine. What we put in our mouths at every meal affects our health more than almost anything else.

Hippocrates said it first: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”

You'll find lots of different people talking about this idea but the person who has been popping up on my radar is Dr. Mark Hyman. I'm just getting to know what he's all about but so far I think he's great and I wanted to share his ideas with you. 

His website has tons of info but I also saw him in this interview with the wonderful Marie Forleo and in it he talks about what brought him to studying and practicing functional medicine.

I hope you find all this as interesting as I do. As promised, this week is a short one, enjoy!