- You drag yourself out of bed grumpy and fuzzy
– A large coffee and muffin or donut perks you up
– Around 10:30 you grab another coffee when you start to drag
– 3PM is snack time — you’re having trouble keeping your eyes open
– After dinner you settle down, exhausted, snacks in hand
– You fall asleep in front of the TV or computer, drag yourself to bed, sleep fitfully, and wake up tired – only to start the cycle all over again.
Hippocrates Would Have Said, “I’ve Got A Solution”. Almost 2,500 years ago Hippocrates, the father of medicine and author of the Hippocratic Oath, thumbed his nose at the superstition involved in healing and prescribed food to prevent and treat disease.
He famously said: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food,” a statement as insightful today as it was then.
Following Hippocrates’ line of thinking – and much of what current scientific research shows to be true: it seems logical that food is both the culprit and the treatment for a big part of our lack of energy, muddled thinking, and mid-afternoon drowsy eyes. [read]