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The times they are a-changin' in the medical field

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Take a look at this article that appeared in the New York Times. Lots of interesting things hidden in this article, definitely a hopeful sign:

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DIDMIS 5/1/2012 11:08PM

    My doctor who was always on me about losing weight would not take the challenge I put out. I said ok, we will both lose weight and see who wins. He didn't want to. He is heavy also.
I lost weight, he lost some but put it back on.
He was impressed enough with Spark he took a card and put it on the bulletin board as some of his nurses are heavy also.

Comment edited on: 5/1/2012 11:09:26 PM

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PAPAMIKIE 4/30/2012 4:05PM

    Gramie Leanna is diabtic and so Carb counting is a bit old school for her, however, we have been doing a fair bit of research on carbs, protiens and fat in the diet and the remarkable amount of spin that the science on these things get. The "Spin" frankly makes my head spin.

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JTAYLOR2011 4/30/2012 11:42AM

    Excellent! Thanks for sharing :)

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MARTHASPARKS 4/30/2012 11:11AM

    Hi Birgit,
As I heal from that 7 hour surgery that took out 2 discs, a lot of bone debris and bone spurs and untangled my spinal cord before carefully encasing it in a ton of metal, I have gone wheat free. I can't say I miss it yet and I hope that stays. Your articles, research and insight have been so helpful to me. I just wanted to thank you!

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BOBBIENORTHERN1 4/30/2012 8:16AM

  You are right, this really is a very interesting article that really just tickled my fancy and gave me a new perspective on doctors. thanks for sharing this.

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BEAGLEMAMA2 4/30/2012 6:12AM

    Thanks for are always full of interesting information! :)

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HOUNDLOVER1 4/30/2012 1:10AM

    I agree, it would be nice if the education about grains and fat were next. Fortunately there is a growing number of good blogs by physicians available on those topics. At least something that we can pass on to physicians who are willing to learn about nutrition.

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EXOTEC 4/29/2012 11:54PM

    I do love it that they're finally focusing on diet in a positive frame, instead of all the "don't-dos". However, I am still disappointed to see the "healthy grains" and derogatory butter (fats) remark. Perhaps they'll start to research diets as a result of this though, and find the research that might change their preconceptions. It's a start.

And it may be just my old-fart-eyesight ... but were those little *sliders* in mushroom caps?!?!? oh boy. If they weren't, they certainly are going to be here! I could get way carried away with that!

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GLC2009 4/29/2012 8:06PM

    the cooking class sounds great. but, i noticed that steak and butter are bad and more healthy grains are good in this article.

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DARA52 4/29/2012 5:59PM

    Thanks. It does sound like a postive step.

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WOUBBIE 4/29/2012 3:01PM

    My doctor, though a real sweetheart and not much of a pill-pusher, is quite chubby. I should send him this article!

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GRACEMCDOG 4/29/2012 2:34PM

    Well, a step in the right direction. Now they all need to go back to school and study nutritional bio chemistry and endocrinology to learn about insulin, leptin, ghrelin, cortisol and how eating high amounts of carbohydrates is poisoning humans. They might also ask themselves why Julia Childs ate all that butter and cream and meat and lived to be 93.
Sounds like Dr. Principle of Chicago may be on the right track.

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TAMPATINK67 4/29/2012 12:45PM

    I work in support of the medical profession, and this is the first thing I've seen in years that has been truly inspiring related to serious changes!!!!

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REDSHOES2011 4/29/2012 12:31PM

    Good article..

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