Did you know that only 1 out of 4 medical schools requires even one nutrition class?
Not kidding. Which is why doctors are (usually) clueless about the role of food in getting healthy and staying healthy. And they definitely aren’t trained in the ways that certain food choices for certain people can actually contribute to illness and disease.
Now, I’m not just talking about eating too much junk food or overprocessed food here. I’m talking about the way that XXX can contribute to YYY, for example.
(This is actually a field I’ve studied extensively. Back when I taught healthy living classes for a tribal council, the physicians that vetted my programs were always most interested in this aspect because it’s so important yet still not that widely taught.)
But, good news! More physicians will start getting this training, as Dr. Neal Barnard, who teaches at George Washington University’s School of Medicine and is president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, explains.