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Posts tagged ‘NIH’

12
Nov

The Top Ten Nutrition Resources

Why don’t physicians offer the plant-based nutrition option to their patients?

1. They are not taught nutrition and are unfamiliar with the efficacy of a plant-based approach.
2. They don’t have time for patient nutritional counseling.
3. They often lack the skill set for behavioral modification.
4. Insurance support for counseling is sparse.
5. The status quo offers a handsome income stream.

~Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, MD

Finding “good” nutritional information is difficult primarily because cultural, educational, economic, political, pharmaceutical, medical and food industry influences get in the way of consumers finding this valuable information. Read more »

9
Nov

If I Were President…..

Have you ever wondered what you would do if you were President? Assuming that Congress, the Senate and the Judiciary had to go along with executive orders (most people would call that a dictatorship but for just a moment, let’s just call it wishful thinking), there are ten things I would address right away, most of which cut across all party lines: Read more »

28
Sep

THE NIH and Nutrition

When people hear the letters “NIH” they often think of the National Institutes of Health which is not one center but 28 separate institutes and centers responsible for biomedical and health-related research. The Office of the Director oversees the 27 institutes/centers, sets policies, and coordinates activities. Nestled within the United States Department of Health and Human Services (the cabinet level department at the federal level whose motto is “Improving the health, safety, and well-being of America”), NIH is the primary agency for health related issues in this country: Read more »