Food as medicine is finally here

Food as medicine is finally here

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.

Hippocrates said this over 2000 years ago.

Most people have heard this statement. Most doctors understand that there is much truth in it. So why don’t physicians practice this way?

Because, from a practical perspective, there has never been a “food as medicine” option for prescribing nutrition-based solutions. 

Medications are precise. They are dosed. They are formulated specifically to help treat a specific problem. They don’t require much effort for people to use them.  And, most importantly, medications have been proven to work in the real world – at the dose at which they are prescribed - by an independent scientific study.

If you look at those requirements, no food has ever met all of the criteria. Step One Foods has always met the first four. But today, I’m really excited to let you know that we have finally met all five!

Over the past several years we have been working with Mayo Clinic and University of Manitoba to test our approach in individuals who can’t or won’t take statin drugs. The results are finally in and they’re tremendous. So good, in fact, that we have been invited to present our findings at the American Heart Association meeting in Chicago on November 10th.

This is an opportunity to share the science behind our approach with the thousands of physicians who attend the conference. And get the word out that a true “food as medicine” option is finally available to their patients. 

I will be able to share the full findings with you in next week’s blog so watch for that! (currently the data is under embargo and cannot be revealed). 

I can’t even begin to tell you how gratifying it is to finally have gotten to this point. It has not been easy. And I’m so appreciative of everyone who has cheered us on. We are so grateful for your support as friends of Step One and as customers. 

Thank you.

And in the meantime, if you’re thinking of ordering our products, I’d encourage you to do so before next weekend.  The last time we had any sort of attention paid to us, we were overwhelmed by orders despite our best attempts to be prepared!

Elizabeth Klodas MD, FACC

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