I was so grateful to have my cute little 79 year old mamita (grandmother) come to visit from Peru for the holidays. During her visit I asked her what kinds of medications she was taking. She gave me a strange look and said “Nada!” which means “Nothing!”. She was shocked to learn that Americans tend to be on some kind of medication by the time we turn 30 years old and that number conveniently increases as we get older. This is information I’ve gathered from working at a pharmacy throughout several parts of NJ for about a decade. She told me it was because they don’t eat real food. She was raised off the coast of Cartavio eating meat, fish, stews and legumes. It was no surprise to me that I had begun to crave foods that tailored to my metabolic type.
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