Health Myths and Facts: Nutrition in Medicine

Nutrition in Medicine: Nutrition Education for Medical Students and Residents (source: NCBI)

This is a very long and dry report but let me share a snippet from this report:

“Physicians do not feel comfortable, confident, or adequately prepared to provide nutrition counseling, which may be related to sub-optimal knowledge of basic nutrition science facts and understanding of potential nutrition interventions. Historically, nutrition education has been underrepresented at many medical schools and residency programs. Our surveys over a decade show that most medical schools in the United States are still not ensuring adequate nutrition education, and they are not producing graduates with the nutrition competencies required in medical practice. Physicians, residents, and medical students clearly need more training in nutrition assessment and intervention.”

What does this mean?

It means your general physicians are very focused on studying medicine, disease process and remedying them with pharmaceutical solutions.

Meaning, many doctors treat diseases with medicine, not food.

However, thankfully there are still good doctors who focus more on nutrition than treating you with medicine in United States. It is no surprise that in recent times, people are turning to nutritionist or personal trainers to help fix their health problems rather than seeing a doctor. Many health problems (which is largely caused by sugars) can be fixed with a healthy lifestyle and eating the right foods. Medicine should always be the last solution if all else fails.


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