Doctors don't know about eating right!

Who can we rely on to keep us healthy? Only ourselves. 

A friend who is an oncologist was eating over at my apartment. He poured salt on his potatoes and it looked like snow while telling me that there is no connection between nutrition and cancer. 

My dad was a doctor and one of the least healthy eaters I've known.

Doctors don't learn about nutrition!

Teachers don't learn about nutrition!

"In 1985, the National Academies of Science recommended that every aspiring doctor in the United States receive at least 25 hours of nutrition instruction. But the most recent survey of U.S. medical schools offers a harrowing diagnosis: Very few schools meet that recommendation, and only one in four requires even a single course on nutrition. Despite the prevalence of diet-related disease, the number of schools offering the minimum nutrition instruction is declining."


"Of course, they’re the ones paying the price. Four years ago, diet surpassed smoking as the largest risk factor for disease and death in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 7 out of every 10 deaths are caused by chronic diseases like heart disease, cancer, and type 2 diabetes that can be prevented and treated through lifestyle changes. Chronic diseases account for a whopping 75 percent of the $2 trillion annual U.S. health care spending."

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