Anyone that’s looked at my Wellness Prescription handout knows that the first step of good nutrition is to eat real food. After that, we need to engineer a low enough carbohydrate diet to achieve our health goals. Typically, I recommend newbies start at 100gms per day, but I always individualize that level with each patient at their office visit and adjust it as they grow in experience and success.
With all the reaction to the new ‘low carb is killing you’ study, I liked what cardiologist Aseem Malhotra, MD had to say about it during a recent interview. Essentially, eating fake food is always not good for you even if you are generally low carb. However, real food that is low carb is the best of all. If you don’t know what that is or how to implement it in your life, come see us at Trinity DPC. We talk about this stuff all the time.
We have two upcoming ‘Food as Medicine’ discussions that are free for members and $20 a person for non-members. Carly Slagle, RD and Dr. Hone are hosting a meeting in Maryville on August 23rd from 12 to 1pm. In Hardin Valley, Carly and I will be hosting a discussion on September 4th from 1 to 2pm. Call our office you have any questions.