Agi and I visited our new general practice/family doctor last week for the first time here in Portland. He saw that Agi was reading "Real Food" and said "that's an excellent book." He then went on to explain that: "the key to longterm health is being able to avoid medicines if you can and just allow your body to take care of itself. Eat well for sure."
He then told me later that "my older patients--several who are in their nineties--all have one thing in common: they exercise every single day, rain or shine. And nearly all of them are taking no medications at all." (Our doctor is an M.D.not an osteopathic doctor).