A Note from the Doctor

What to Eat, That is the Question

Low fat, high protein, this Beach, that Beach, what’s my blood type…Is there any way eating right could get any more confusing?  I really don’t believe eating well has to be so difficult.  Fortunately we do have science to rely on and I will let you know a bit about that. There are two eating patterns supported by studies.  For now I will start with the Mediterranean Diet (and elaborate on the second, the DASH in a later blog).

The Mediterranean Diet has been shown to lower the rate of heart disease, reduce the risk of cancer, depression, & metabolic syndrome.  It has been shown to reduce the risk of “all-causes of death” by 20%  for women!! It has also been associated with a reduced risk of debilitating chronic diseases common in older age, such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.

So what makes up a “Mediterranean Diet?”  Think more fruits and vegetables, OLIVE OIL, more WHOLE grains, more fish, less REFINED carbs, less red meat. MORE NATURAL FOODS.  My simple test is “would my great-great grandmother recognize this as food?”

I will elaborate in future blogs because I truly believe this is one of the fundamental keys to our improved health.

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