in med school and frustrated
sigh. I too am a medical student (MS1). I discovered the primal style of eating after I took a nutrition class during my gap year before med school....the professor for the class, a renegade dietician, down played CW introduced me to the works of Gary Taubes and showed Fat Head in class .... I thought that all nutrition classes were being taught this way, but after talking with her after class once day she apparently was doing this against the advice of the other profs in her department. I'm glad she did, because over a year later I'm 50 pounds lighter.
In medical school I am almost baffled that on the one hand we are being taught about the dangers of nonalcoholic fatty liver ( mainly caused by our EXCESSIVE increase in carbs over the last 40 years...a fact stated in my classes), the Warburg effect (ie, cancer loves sugar), and the fact that dietary fats promote satiety, YET (sometimes the very same) professors will talk about the dangers of a "high fat" diet. During one lecture on myocardial infarctions, the professor even had a picture of the bad foods in his power point while talking about the dangers of a high fat diet---it was a convenience store candy bar aisle....I'm pretty sure most of products in that picture brag on their wrapper about how much fat they don't have!
Additionally I'm on a health fair committee at my med school and the big goal is to get general mills "to donate some healthy granola bars and yogurt n' stuff" to give away at the fair. It's like the equivalent of asking marlboro to donate to an anti-smoking awareness campaign. :::face palm:::
Sometimes I wonder if I should just go into pathology or radiology..and just not deal with backlash I will most likely encounter from my colleagues if I go into internal medicine and try to promote such a "renegade lifestyle" to my future patients. We already, as first years, were warned against the dangers of the Atkins fad.