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Dr. David Brownstein, M.D
Dr. David Brownstein,  editor of Dr. David Brownstein’s Natural Way to Health newsletter, is a board-certified family physician and one of the nation’s foremost practitioners of holistic medicine. Dr. Brownstein has lectured internationally to physicians and others about his success with natural hormones and nutritional therapies in his practice. His books include Drugs That Don’t Work and Natural Therapies That Do!; Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It; Salt Your Way To Health; The Miracle of Natural Hormones; Overcoming Arthritis, Overcoming Thyroid Disorders; The Guide to a Gluten-Free Diet; and The Guide to Healthy Eating. He is the medical director of the Center for Holistic Medicine in West Bloomfield, Mich., where he lives with his wife, Allison, and their teenage daughters, Hailey and Jessica.

Tags: nutritional deficiencies | medical school | scurvy

Nutritional Deficiencies Are Still With Us

David Brownstein, M.D. By Tuesday, 13 September 2022 04:39 PM EDT Current | Bio | Archive

In medical school, students learn very little about nutrition. In fact, I recall that my class received only one three-hour lecture on the subject during our entire four years of medical school.

And those three hours were spent reviewing the history of some nutritional diseases, including scurvy (vitamin C deficiency) and beriberi (vitamin B1 deficiency).

But we were told that in modern times such nutritional deficiencies only occur in third-world countries because of a lack of food. We were also taught that people did not need to supplement their diet with vitamins and minerals because our food supply provided all the nutrients that we need.

After studying holistic medicine for more than 25 years and testing thousands of patients’ nutritional status, I can assure you what I was taught in medical school was wrong.

Unfortunately, medical schools are still teaching the same false information about nutritional diseases. I know this because medical students who do rotations with me at my practice keep me informed about what they are learning.

With regard to teaching about nutritional medicine, nothing much has changed over the last few decades.

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In medical school, students learn very little about nutrition. In fact, I recall that my class received only one three-hour lecture on the subject during our entire four years of medical school.
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Tuesday, 13 September 2022 04:39 PM
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