A young Cardiologist in Florida, Koushik Reddy MD, tweets “Paradigm Shift: During rounds today, I saw a man with congestive heart failure, on IV diuretics. His lunch plate had beef, mashed potato with gravy, 2 cups of whole milk, and a cake. He reasoned, “doc, it’s my birthday.” I reasoned, “I want you to have more of them””
The landscape IS changing. Well regarded physicians from around the country have been beating the drum, against overwhelming power and money trying to silence the message (primarily the meat and dairy industries and pharmaceutical companies concerned more with corporate profits than human health) and their message is seeping through to young doctors!
While it’s true that each of us has the power, and arguably the responsibility, to take control over our own health, with the confusing messaging from media, and corporate control of government institutions that we’ve relied on for health messaging, separating the wheat from the shaft for the average consumer is really challenging. After all, which “authority” should we believe? And much of the messaging is so distorted so as to muddy the waters and further confuse us. After all, when you hear “carbs make yo