Nutritional Therapy for Common Ailments

Nutritional Therapy for Common AilmentsNutritional Therapy for Common Ailments

The first conference on ‘Iranian Medical Nutritional Therapy in Treating Common Diseases’ was held in Tehran on Tuesday.

“The conference was a platform to introduce food therapy and healthy diets to prevent, control and treat common diseases,” Mohammad Daryaei, an expert on biological sciences and Iranian Medicine, was quoted by IRNA as saying at a press conference earlier.

“Modern medicine can cause new diseases and must not be the only means of treating maladies,” he said. European nations have been producing and consuming healthy, organic foods for half a century.  “The increase in cancers and diabetes in Iran signals a wrong approach towards food consumption.”

Data from the Ministry of Health and Medical Education shows there are nearly eight million people suffering from Hepatic Steatosis or fatty liver disease which can be addressed by following a healthy diet.

More than 95% of the world population has health problems, with over one-third suffering from five ailments, including diabetes, cancer and high blood pressure.

A higher consumption of fruits rich in anthocyanin, an antioxidant, white tea, coffee, heart-healthy fats, like those found in flax seeds, sesame seeds, olive, or animal oils, as well as fiber, yogurt, Vitamin D, and milk can help prevent or control Type 2 diabetes, obesity, colon cancer cells, skin cancer, HDL cholesterol levels, breast cancer, hypertension, lung cancer and LDL cholesterol levels.

Daryaei said Iranian and Islamic medicine have the potential to treat common maladies, stressing that “good food acts as good medicine that can prevent, reverse and even cure disease.”

Currently, 5-10% of poultry in the market is produced without the use of antibiotics and greater consumption of organic products will further help reduce production of nonorganic consumables.

The conference, attended by officials from the Health Ministry and Ministry of Agriculture Jihad, was held at Milad Tower conference hall.