Can you, should you, have medically tailored food delivered to your home?

Food promotes wellness when it follows your unique dietary needs.

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When you're coping with chronic illness or recovering from a hospital stay, you're probably not giving much thought to what's for dinner. Your focus instead may be on your doctor appointments or your medication regimen. But the food on your plate plays a crucial role in ensuring better health. You may need to meet a certain calorie intake or observe -dietary restrictions (low salt or low potassium, for instance).

"In many cases, the diet part of that treatment plan is as important or more important than the medication you're taking," says Dr. Eric Rimm, a professor of epidemiology and nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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