Deidre Braun, M.S.
Lifestyle (including work, sleep, diet, exercise, stress) all play a role in our overall health. Preventive medicine is defined as the part of medicine engaged with preventing disease rather than curing it. An integral part of preventive medicine, nutrition is considered the first line of defense needed for the body to function. Good nutrition not only provides energy, it also provides the basic building blocks, vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and antioxidants that keep the body healthy and vibrant.
Traditional Chinese medicine use a vast array of herbs with medicinal properties. Western pharmacology is now beginning to acknowledge these natural counterparts: aspirin from willow bark, penicillin from fungus, digitalis from foxglove.