Food as medicine

Food as Medicine – Nutrition in Health & Healthcare

Thank you Neal D. Barnard, MD, for speaking out to your physician colleagues about the important role of nutrition in health and in healthcare!! Included in the immediate steps Barnard recommends: (1) Nutrition should be a required part of continuing …

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Fats, Carbs, & Dietary Guidelines

Over decades of dietary guidance, the focus on lowering fat intake has resulted in an increase in carbohydrate intake, especially intake of refined grains and sugar. This shift is clearly related to increasing rates of obesity and diabetes, as well …

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Eggs, Cholesterol, and Heart Health

Eggs are back in the news again, because of the recent publication of a study concluding that egg consumption is associated with a higher risk of heart disease and mortality. I have a number of concerns about this study, including …

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Achieving & Maintaining a Healthy Weight

Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight can be challenging, especially as we age. And while the factors that contribute to excess weight are well-known, effective strategies for long-term weight control remain elusive. That said, I was recently motivated to read …

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