… teeth? Would you ask your barista to check your vision? It doesn’t have to be this way, of course. The obvious solution is to include more nutrition in the curriculum of medical schools or residency training. It would also help if doctors learn a bit more of the physiology behind weight loss and weight gain…
Dr. Jason Fung
It’s not just this, Jason. In too many situations our doctors are walking ads for the sugar industry — overweight and out of shape. I went to an ortho doc the other day whose belly was beginning to take on some impressive proportions. This is a guy who works on athletes. To me, that’s embarrassing.
One patient had written a brutal review of this ortho doc’s fat shaming of him, grabbing handfuls of belly fat and haranguing him about it. Obese folks- and I have been one years ago- need plans, intelligent coaching and ideas that work. No amount of harassment is going to change their condition. The ineptitude in our medical community about the single most influential medicine available to us — food — is a national disgrace.