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Nov 22

“You are what you eat…”

You have heard that statement many times growing up – but I always dismissed it. Lately I”m beginning to realize just how real it is.  Sometimes these simple sayings are the ones that mean the most.  We are very much what we eat.  If you eat nothing buy sugary and fatty foods, chances are you are overweight and unhealthy; whereas if you eat nothing but vegetables and fruit, chances are you are thin and healthy.  This isn’t always the case, but more times than not it is.  The key is balance obviously.

What troubles me the most is the small role nutrition plays in the field of medicine.  Considering how important your nutrition and diet is to your health, you would think that nutrition would be the keystone of curriculum in Medical Schools… think again!  Of the random ten medical schools I have evaluated online, only one had a “Nutrition and Exercise Physiology” type department, class, or focus area…

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