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Denis Burkitt, MD Opened McDougall’s Eyes to Diet
On a cold Michigan winter day in 1971, Dr. Denis Burkitt changed my life and my medical career. During a noontime doctors conference held at Blodgett Hospital in Grand Rapids he provided convincing evidence that the rich Western diet was the underlying cause of almost all of the chronic illnesses I was learning about during my medical school training at Michigan State University.
Plant Positive Video Series Speaks Out Against Low-Carb Diet Advocates
In June of 2010 a friend told me about the Paleo diet. What she said felt like a revelation. The idea that I was meant to eat like my ancient ancestors seemed to make perfect sense and the timing of our conversation was perfect. The preceding months had felt like the beginning of some sort of decline for me. Through Paleo I believed I could realize a fresh new version of myself that was fitter, stronger, and more “primal.”
But then I began to read about the “science” of Paleo and my personal Paleo dream started to fade. It became apparent that the Paleo gurus don’t really understand evolution, heart disease, or nutrition. They represent their ad hoc conjectures as facts while ignoring or contradicting well-established science. There was no denying it; Paleo is a fad.
Seven Days of Kid Friendly Dinners
- Bean and Corn Enchiladas
- Spinach Lasagna
- Updated Kitchen Sink Soup
- Creamy Golden Gravy
- Tofu Loaf
- Garlic Mashed Potatoes
- Homemade Pizzas
- Asian Bowls
- Creamy Pasta Primavera
- Sloppy Lentil Joes
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