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Best Foods for What Ails You

Best Foods for What Ails You

Hippocrates, considered the father of Western medicine, once said: "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." So it's ironic that much of today's Western medical system revolves around the prescription pad, not the grocery cart. But food can heal, and the evidence is accumulating. Here are the 15 best foods for what ails you — from head to toe.

By Nicole Ferring Holovach, MS, RD. Published February 28, 2012. Nicole is a Washington, DC-based nutrition communications professional, writer, and yoga teacher. She blogs about holistic health at