You would think that medical schools would provide future doctors with the knowledge they need to properly guide their patients in making good food choices.But the truth is very different. When I was in medical school, there was little or no mention of diet anywhere in the curriculum. In fact, I don’t recall any instruction about how food affects the body. The only dietary information medical students are exposed to is the standard American Diabetes Association (ADA) diets.
Unfortunately, these diets are a disaster for patients, as the ADA recommends refined carbohydrates and the use of artificial sweeteners such as sucralose and aspartame. They also recommend avoiding good sources of fat, avoiding or limiting good sources of protein, and other nonsensical directives.
Over the last 60 years, Americans have followed the advice of the ADA. We have eaten less fat, increased our consumption of carbohydrates, and used artificial sweeteners.
What has been the consequence of following the ADA’s advice? We are the most obese people on the planet, and we have more diabetes and insulin resistance than ever before. It is clear that the ADA’s dietary advice has been a disaster for the people of this country.
Sadly, most doctors know little or nothing about which foods promote health and which foods promote illness. Medical doctors are so poorly trained in nutrition that it may be impossible for them to make reasonable dietary recommendations. It is best to educate yourself and come to your own conclusions.
To Everyone’s Good Health!
-Dr. David Brownstein
To learn about nutrition from a holistic point of view click on: Dr. Brownstein’s Healthy Diet Book Set
To learn about the fats that are actually good for you click: Dr. Brownstein’s Healthy Fats Set
To learn about basic ingredients for healthy baking click on: Dr. Brownstein’s Healthy Cooking Set