While doctors spend much of their time treating lifestyle-related diseases, they spend close to zero time learning about nutrition or other lifestyle interventions.
Leading health experts such as Dr. Aseem Malhotra now demand that doctors start learning about nutrition and lifestyle in an open letter. All in order to halt the devastating crisis of related diseases:
- The Guardian: Doctors ‘Know Too Little About Nutrition and Exercise’
- Express: Health Experts Demand All Doctors Know About Pros of Healthy Diet and Exercise
- Dr. Aseem Malhotra’s Blog: Lifestyle Medicine to Save the NHS Billions and Halt Healthcare Crisis
The situation is quite absurd. But also highly profitable, for the pharmaceutical industry.
There’s no way to cure a dietary disease with a drug. So as long as doctors only know about drugs, people with these diseases will have to keep taking drugs forever.