ONTARIO COLLEGE OF HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE

Superfood you’d like to know about: Blueberries

This little berry is a superfood in and of itself. They are incredibly nutrient dense fruit providing a rich source of fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B6, folate, potassium, copper and manganese.

What makes blueberries so special?

– They contain anthocyanins, which means they are high in antioxidant properties, protecting the body from free radical damage and reduce oxidative DNA damage
– They may reduce hypertension and therefore have a positive impact on the cardiovascular system
– They play a protective role in optimizing lung function
– Improved insulin sensitivity and may lower the risk of type II diabetes
– They prevent the degeneration of neurons and therefore play a role in keeping your brain sharp!
– They have anti-inflammatory properties
– They help in improving digestion
– They boost immunity

In Aphorism 3 of the Organon, the father of Homeopathy, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann writes about obstacles to cure. A practitioner of health must understand what is to be cured in disease, what is curative in medicines and how to apply the knowledge of the former to the patient according to clear principles. A patient’s diet is often an obstacle to good health. The practitioner should be equipped with the information required to recognize that and suggest improvements.

Eating a healthy diet is part of leading a happy life – go eat some blueberries, they’re very nutritious!

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