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Does Your Doctor Need a Lesson In Nutrition?

September 17, 2010

Medical school is one of the most demanding training programs a person can go through.  Years of study and residency prepare future physicians for their role in health care.  Doctors become trained and well-equipped to diagnose illness and prescribe medication. Each year, millions of Americans walk out of their physician’s office with a list of new prescriptions to control cholesterol, high blood pressure and other symptoms of chronic diseases.. 

However these common symptoms could be the result of poor diet and lack of good nutrition.  Quite often taking pills could be avoided if patients were given a prescription for the right foods.

A recent article in the New York Times sheds light on an issue that is prevalent among the medical community.  Lack of nutrition education leaves doctors with little to say when patients ask for advice around food and diet. 

At Integrative Nutrition we believe in that wellness education is the way to not only treat, but prevent illness.  When a lifestyle includes a balanced diet of whole nutritious foods, a fulfilling career, healthy relationships and exercise, many sick visits to the doctor can be avoided.

“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest her or his patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.”

~Thomas A. Edison

Do you feel that physicians need more education around proper nutrition? 

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