Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Welcome to my blog.  I am new to this blogging thing but hopefully will pick it up fast.   Being a surgeon and all I am a capable and quick learner when it comes to technology.  I have decided to start this blog for multiple reasons.  I feel very passionate about obtaining and maintaining optimal health.  In my career I see so many diseases that are a direct result of poor dietary and lifestyle choices.  Yet many individuals (including healthcare professionals) fail to see or emphasize the connection between the two.   I strive to raise awareness of this connection and hopefully foster a change in mindsets.

For example, did you know that too much red meat intake increases colon cancer risk?  Low fiber diets predispose to diverticulitis and colon cancer?  Obesity has been directly linked to breast cancer?

So, for my first episode of discussion: a recent article published in the Annual Review of Public Health 2014 titled "Can we say what diet is best for health?"   Click on the link for a free pdf copy.  This article reviews many of today's popular healthy diets (including vegan, Mediterranean and paleo) searching for the optimal diet.  Pros and cons of each are discussed.  Did they find a best diet? The answer is no.  They came to this conclusion: "Eat food, not too much, and mainly plants."  Additionally they emphasized avoiding processed foods and supplements.

So all in all, follow the diet that is healthy and perfect for you.  Everything in moderation.  Avoid processed foods.  Incorporate color into your diet - eat the rainbow...

                                                                         ... until later....Peace, Love and Scalpels....


  1. Can't wait to read more of your entries!!!! Way to go!!

  2. A great reminder for me to help my kids learn to make healthy choices, and "eat the rainbow"! Looking forward to your next posts :-)