Saturday, 28 March 2015

Rule #285: Nutrition

During your last appointment with a physician of any sort, specialist or primary care, what happened?
•Did you have a chat about diet, exercise, nutrition, eating plans, or stress management?
•Were you cautioned not to consume too much refined sugar or flour?
•Were you given advice on natural supplements or lifestyle changes that can help you achieve optimal health?
Or did the entire appointment simply address the symptoms you came in with or a screening for an illness you might have? And did it end with the doctor giving you a prescription?

Often, when we take a prescribed drug, we're injesting a substance
to countermeasure all the substances we've subjected our body to which is causing our problem to begin with. It's like taking an anti-virus to correct an ingested poison. If you're feeding your body all kinds of sugar, flour and fats and not living a healthy lifestyle, you SHOULD be sick.

Many times, what is really bothering a person is not cured with a pill, but rather through exercise, physical therapy, or diet changes. This should be the focus of medical school with medication and drugs being a last resort.
A report commissioned by the National Research Council concluded the following:
 “The teaching of nutrition in most U.S. medical schools is inadequate. . . All students should be given a course or its equivalent in the fundamentals of nutrition during the same years in which other basic sciences are offered.”
Crazy, eh? I wonder how the pharmaceutical industry would feel about that?

In the new world, nutrition and healthy living will be a bigger part of the public school curriculum, and make up at least 50% of the medical school program.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Agree? Disagree? Lay it on me!