In our book, we addressed the dilemma of the physician in today’s society. In a world where up to 80% of our diseases are food-driven, we would expect that our doctors would be well-versed in helping us learn to eat the right foods for promoting health and avoiding disease.
But, through no fault of their own — after spending a small fortune on their education — they find themselves trapped in a system that provides no incentives for promoting health. They were trained to to treat symptoms of disease — not prevention or curing of disease. Today’s post features two short videos by Dr. Greger regarding the training of our nation’s medical doctors in nutritional science.
The above video reported that only 25% of our med schools teach ANY courses in nutrition. And personally, I would like to see what those courses are — and if they are truly designed to promote health; or if they’re just another “system-endorsed” recitation of the USDA dietary guidelines. My guess is the latter.
In whichever case, Dr. Greger employs the next short video to assess how well our M.D.’s are using what little nutritional knowledge they do have in the counseling of their patients.
It turns out that the discussion of food rarely takes more than a minute or so in most sessions with physicians; if in fact it is even mentioned at all. A 90-year-old friend of mine told me recently that no physician had ever counseled him a single time on the topic of nutrition or what he should be eating.
Now, for your week-end viewing pleasure, I have once again provided two very important movies. Just in case you haven’t seem them yet, just get yourself some popcorn, click on the links below, and watch these great world-changing documentaries with your family. Both of these films are about 1.5 hours and they will both leave you feeling differently about the role of the human race on our precious planet.
And if you like what 4-Leaf eating is doing for you and your family, you might enjoy visiting our new “4-Leaf Gear” store. From the seaside village of Stonington, Connecticut – Be well and have a great day.
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—J. Morris Hicks…blogging daily at HealthyEatingHealthyWorld.com
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