Being a personal trainer and nutrition counselor, I have noticed many myths, misinformation and just flat out lies being told about nutrition to the
American public by the media, other trainers and nutritionists, and worst of all, doctors! Doctors? I know. I know. Doctors have to learn
nutrition in school, right? Sure. Maybe a chapter or two. But if you’re not going to be tested over a subject…….Why learn it? They don’t
In fact, it became such common knowledge that doctors don’t know jack about how nutrients interact in your body, someone finally did something about
it. Think Doctors Know Nothing about Nutrition? New Guide Changes Everything
fix the problem, right?
WASHINGTON--It's a common complaint that doctors know nothing about nutrition. But that is all set to change. The Physicians Committee for
Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is distributing a 900-page nutrition guide to medical students in the United States and Canada free of charge.Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
Yeah Right. Once again, since the students aren't tested, why would they bother to review the material? Pointless. But let's just say that some
I read an article written by a very well respected strength and nutrition coach, Dr. John Berardi, in which he said that after doing a little
investigation, he found that although some doctor’s ( by some, I mean few) know of natural methods of treating certain diseases, they still only
provide drugs as their patient’s only option. Why do they do this? According to one doctor, it’s because he believes that following a diet
program (natural method) is too hard for most people.
I don’t know about you but I don’t think my doctor should be the one deciding how difficult something is for me, especially when my health is on
From the earlier link....
"Nutrition is key in heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and many other conditions," says Neal Barnard, M.D., nutrition researcher and president
of PCRM. "Studies have shown that a wide range of diseases improve dramatically with diet changes."Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
Ok. I think I'm starting to get it now. The case I was referring to from Dr. Berardi was one in which one of his clients had epilepsy. And the
doctor, whom Berardi had conctacted, was referring to a Ketogenic diet that can reduce one's seizures significantly. Instead of informing his
patient of this diet, he decided to tell the patient that drugs were his only option.
So here we have a doctor who DID know about the benefit of nutrition as a medicine but chose not to inform his patient of such treatments.
So my questions to you, fellow ATS members, are:
1) Why aren't medical doctors given more nutritional training?
2) If some doctors are well educated on the topic, why do they dismiss it and resort to drugging their patients instead?
3) Is there a conspiracy here?
It is unfortunate that most people will believe what a man(or woman) in a lab coat tells them simply because of a few letters after their name.
[edit on 9-7-2008 by DevolutionEvolvd]