Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Nutrition is the Key

My friend and mentor, Derrick Lonsdale, at 89 years old, answers questions from the public on medical problems.  He recently told me that the vast majority of the answers he gives involves improved nutrition.  A recent editorial in The American Journal of Medicine called for a much greater emphasis on nutrition education in medical schools.  “…we need no more studies to show that we must take nutrition education seriously—immediately.  It is the low-hanging fruit of health care.  We have had the knowledge we need for some time:  what we need now is the will to put it into practice.”


See Eisenberg, Ornish, Weil, Willett, and others in the American Journal of Medicine, Sept. 2014, p. 804-805.


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