Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Talking about food

Loved reading this article about a physician, Dr. Michele Couri, who talks about vegan/vegetarian diets with her patients including a macrobiotic diet for cancer patients.

Couri says health care “is inescapably bound to the poor American diet with too much meat, dairy and processed foods and not enough vegetables, fruits and whole grains.... Our country is subsidizing the wrong things. We subsidize corn and high fructose corn syrup, but not organic fruits and vegetables.” 

As has been mentioned, medical school does not provided much teaching in this area. Most of what we do learn is disease-specific: low salt for high blood pressure, low saturated fat for high cholesterol, low carbohydrate for diabetes… but there is so much more!

1 comment:

  1. Like the abolishionists, you are on the right side of history.