Time for a rethink on nutrition….
18th March 2010
The BBC today reports the story that malnutrition is a ‘long running concern in the NHS’ and that doctors are not sufficiently educated to “…assess and manage poor nutrition.”
The lack of nutrition training a doctor receives will no doubt surprise many people, especially when the full impact of poor nutrition can be seen about us every day in the form of increased obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. And that’s not to mention the increase in allergies often expressed in the form of asthma, eczema and digestive disorders.
I agree that doctors should be better educated in this field, if only to make them more aware of the effects of nutrition on health, but we already have some highly qualified people in the form of registered Nutritional Therapists who are willing and able to help if only the medical profession would give up some of it’s power!