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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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    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.
    2211 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/1/2012 11:09:26 PM
    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.
    2212 days ago
  • JTAYLOR2011
    Excellent! Thanks for sharing :)
    2212 days ago
    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!
    2212 days ago
    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.
    2212 days ago
    Thanks for sharing...you are always full of interesting information! :)
    2212 days ago
    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.

    2212 days ago
    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!
    2213 days ago
  • GLC2009
    the cooking class sounds great. but, i noticed that steak and butter are bad and more healthy grains are good in this article.
    2213 days ago
  • DARA52
    Thanks. It does sound like a postive step.
    2213 days ago
    My doctor, though a real sweetheart and not much of a pill-pusher, is quite chubby. I should send him this article!
    2213 days ago
    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.
    2213 days ago
    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!!!!
    2213 days ago
  • REDSHOES2011
    Good article..
    2213 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/29/2012 12:31:28 PM
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