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Posts published by “Diana Mulatya”

Diana M. is a staff writer at the Seattle Collegian, where she focuses on writing simple articles and tricks that can help students or Seattle residents optimize their health. In the future, she hopes to serve on the frontlines of clinical care, innovating and inspiring others to improve the health and lives of marginalized populations across nations. During her free time, she loves to engage veterans and survivors of war with art and music sessions that support healing, health, and mental wellbeing. She lives by the quote that “ There’s likely a place in paradise for people who tried hard, but what really matters is succeeding. If that requires you to change, then that’s your mission" -General Stanley McChrystal, U.S. Army Retired

Food as medicine: The new prescription in Seattle 

As more research emerges, humans are discovering the possibilities of adapting nutrition interventions as medical therapies. According to recent groundbreaking investigations, it’s now evident that individual responses to identical meals are highly variable and that universal dietary guidelines, such as those supported under women, infants, and children (WIC) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs (SNAP), may be of limited use. To keep abreast with new discoveries, several states are innovating on how clinical care is delivered, by combining drugs with medically tailored meals, food prescriptions, and/or food vouchers to meet their patients' needs. 

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