Modern medicine has come so far in addressing health issues that the world faces today. Pills, tablets, shots, and all sorts of treatments have become available to treat ailments and illnesses. Yet, traditional medicine in the form of food and plants still hasn’t faded from the spotlight.
Healthcare professionals like doctors, nutritionists, and more even recognize the role of food, herbs, and other traditional plants to treat common ailments or boost a person’s immune system.
One such practitioner is Mechelle Acero Palma, a medical doctor who developed the first training and curriculum on Culinary Medicine in Asia to explore the benefits of nutrition prescription and translating them into the kitchen to produce healthy plant-based meals.
Palma said during an AgriTalk 2020 webinar which aired live on the Facebook Page of Agricultural Training Institute-Region 6 that food can be considered as medicine because it too has active constituents, vitamins, minerals, enzymes,