Our diets are killing us and our doctors aren't trained to address it. Your doctor could be ignoring the biggest threat to your health. Dr. Joe Galati of Texas Liver Specialists and author of Eating Yourself Sick says nutrition has received minimal attention in medical school. Obesity, type-2 diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and stroke are leading causes of death in the United States and are all closely linked to diet. “EVERYBODY in the medical community has to wake up and take nutrition seriously.The physician has to take the lead on managing their patients’ obesity and their nutritional issues in concert with a dietician and other support team players."
Kids' obesity is on the rise. Dr. Galati says parents should learn to grocery shop and cook. Having the family eat every night at the table together is a side benefit. “Avoid the pitfalls of all the processed food and commercialization.”
You can hear Dr. Galati every Sunday night at 7:00 on the KTRH show, "Your Health First."