460-370 B.C was a time in history when people were under the impression that their gods oppressed them through illnesses. At this juncture came a man, Hippocrates. With him, a school of thought blossomed that enabled people wisdom to live longer healthier lives. His studies revealed to all that the root cause of disease, was what they were ingesting and how they were living. Rather than by persecution from the gods. His motto, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine by thy food.” was and still is a revolutionary thought. By observing people’s diet’s allowed Hippocrates to understand the correct principles necessary in promoting the most beneficial lifestyle. Many modern doctors tend to treat symptoms and not root causation of disease. Partially due to a capitalist society as well as willful ignorance, today some people are handicapped as that of the ancients; in a more sophisticated way. Besides having a plethora of information online regarding best eating practices, there are also specialized dieticians that can help guide you towards healthier eating habits.
The nutritionist’s goal is to utilize their knowledge of the many diets that are in existence to the benefit of the client. By assessing the bad eating habits of their client’s, nutritionists are able to help recommend different alternatives to what a typical daily meal looks like. For many, having someone help plan meals for daily consumption is the best way to gain insight into how to live a more healthy life. Someone you can communicate with, that is constantly up-to-date on modern nutrition ideology is also very beneficial. Having a holistic approach to your diet is by far the best preventative measure anyone can take towards disease. Dieticians and nutritionists help aid in the process of discovery for many people in need of better eating habits. The summation of all human knowledge is now only a click away. We are now more than ever, fully able to gain access to much more wisdom than that of Hippocrates time. To truly be an educated student would mean to not only study your assigned curriculum but to also study how to correctly eat your way to providence.