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In January 2018 we introduced a new feature in our two-hour radio show: The Doctor to Doctor Series. On the first Monday of each month, Dr. Carolyn Dean will be joined by powerful, passionate, and committed doctors and health care practitioners who bring much light and information to the natural health community with their approach to wellness, diet, exercise and supplementation.
As we usher in the month of March, the tides turn from winter to spring and many people start thinking about their health in terms of body cosmetics and appearance – getting back outside and heading for the beach. Like many people, you may want to know is the best diet for humans? Many of us actually have an opinion about this question – some people are of the opinion that a vegan diet is the best anti-inflammatory diet, or that a ketogenic diet of healthy fats and carbs sourced from plants is perfect for diabetics, or that a vegetarian diet may be the noblest of them all. Others have opinions about sugars, egg, dairy, etc and everyone has their own experience which may or may not serve them well.
Yet, what is clear is that if the best diet for humans does exist it’s not being recommended by allopathetic doctors because the incidents of dietary disease keep climbing up and up! So why do we keep getting nutritional advice from allopathetic doctors? What do doctors know about diet and nutrition?
Did you know that in the U.S. medical schools offer only 19.6 hours of nutrition education across four years of medical school, according to a 2010 report in Academic Medicine? In a 2016 study, researchers at Case Western Reserve University examined data from 25 family medicine, internal medicine and OB-GYN medical residency programs throughout Ohio: What they found is that these programs averaged 2.8 hours of instruction on obesity, nutrition, and physical activity counseling, and only 42 percent of them taught the residents techniques for how to perform health behavior counseling.
Given this, it’s not exactly shocking that many doctors would receive a failing grade on nutritional know-how. So, perhaps for this segment, it’s best to turn to a professional nutritionist, registered nurse, and clinician to talk about how nutrition and its impact on your health.
Tonight, on Dr. Carolyn Dean Live, Carolyn will be joined by Research Investigator and Nutritionist Barbara Schiltz, RN, MS, CN to talk about Optimizing YOUR Nutrition.