When I came across this article, entitled What Your Doctor Isn't Telling You Could Save Your Life, I just knew I had to share it. I read stories like this a few times a month, and they never fail to inspire and infuriate me at the same time.
It's wonderful to know that we have this much control over our health (and that of our children) through our dietary choices - but at the same time, it's outrageous that the medical community is (at least somewhat) aware of it but don't bother to offer it as a solution because they assume people will think eating well is "too much work". Ugh! I certainly hope the whole idea of personal accountability makes a comeback during my lifetime, but that's a rant much broader than this blog post . . .
At any rate, when we were beginning our own journey towards health, our pediatrician shared a piece of information that has stuck with me all these years. He told us that most doctors receive, at most, one course in nutrition throughout their entire medical school career. Simply put, unless they have a specific interest in the topic and have researched on their own, your doctor may not know any more than you do about how food can keep us healthy (and probably less if you're a researcher-type like I suspect you are).
Since most of our culture seems content to rely on pills and surgeries to fix the results of their disease-promoting diets, it's always inspiring to see people showing that many conditions that are widely accepted as "normal" in today's society can be prevented and actually reversed with a whole foods, plant-based diet.
In addition to this article, several documentaries have also been made on this topic. Click here to view the trailer for the film Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days.