Did you know that 50% of drugs in use today are directly derived from natural products? 1
At Adio, we believe that food is medicine and that Mother Nature has a tremendous armoury of remedies that can help to treat anything, from minor to major afflictions.
Natural medicine is about far more than just homeopathy (although that is certainly part of it). It’s about looking at ancient, eastern wisdom, like traditional Chinese medicine, ayurvedic medicine and functional medicine and wellbeing. It’s about looking at how our ancestors ate, lived and farmed and how we can use the power of food and nutrition to heal ourselves.
So many natural foods are now accepted as part of everyday medicine: aloe vera to soothe sore skin, turmeric to help slow the progression of cancer, beetroot juice to lower blood pressure and omega 3’s from oily fish to help fuel and protect our brain and mental clarity (amongst other things).
Adio discusses these foods, plants and supplements, including their health benefits, backed by research papers and scientific findings and Dr Jess’ own experience of using these products with her own patients in her clinic. This real-world, anecdotal evidence, supported with facts, gives even the most cynical people food for thought and helps guide you through what works, what doesn’t and what really is nothing more than an old wives’ tale.
- Newman DJ, Cragg GM. Natural Products as Sources of New Drugs from 1981 to 2014. J Nat Prod. 2016 Mar 25;79(3):629-61. doi: 10.1021/acs.jnatprod.5b01055. Epub 2016 Feb 7. PMID: 26852623.