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Nutrition

Probably no food has been more vilified than the egg. I have heard all the lines: “My doctor told me to avoid eggs.” “Eggs raise your cholesterol levels.” “Eggs cause heart disease.” But I can assure you that there is no better food in the world than an organic egg.

Eggs are the only food source that contains a full complement of essential amino acids — the building blocks for protein in the body. Eggs are the best source for amino acids. Yet in my practice, I see many patients with deficiencies of amino acids. Organic

Refined sugar is the fine white table sugar that we are all familiar with. It is the most commonly used type of sugar today. Between 1985 and 1999, the U.S. consumption of sugars added to food items increased by 23 percent.

U.S. adults consume more than 22 teaspoons of sugar per day! This is much higher than we should be consuming, which is about six teaspoons per day. Sugars now make up an average of 16 percent of our total calorie intake — and the majority of that is refined sugars. Refined sugar comes in many different forms, including:

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You would think that medical schools would provide future doctors with the knowledge they need to properly guide their patients in making good food choices.But the truth is very different. When I was in medical school, there was little or no mention of diet anywhere in the curriculum. In fact, I don’t recall any instruction about how food affects the body. The only dietary information medical students are exposed to is the standard American Diabetes Association (ADA) diets.

Unfortunately, these diets are a disaster for patients, as the ADA recommends refined carbohydrates and the use of artificial sweeteners

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