Maaike Schuitema

Department: Man and Communication

Food Pharmacy

Hippocrates, the founder of western medicine said it all along: "Let food be your medicine.” “Instead of taking medicines we should be eating more vegetables, fruit, fatty fish, whole wheat products and nuts,” says Maaike Schuitema. But because we don’t believe in food as a medicine until we hear it from a doctor or pharmacist, Schuitema made a food pharmacy. Food Pharmacy dispenses food as medicine. The labels on the bags of vegetables, fruits and herbs show the medicinal information. For example Broccoli: Daily recommended dose: 115 grams; good for the bladder, stomach, lungs and memory. Schuitema is trying to raise awareness. “Our daily food can help us stay healthy.”

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