Thursday, October 22, 2015 - Statistics show that properly prescribed pharmaceuticals are directly responsible for at least 128,000 deaths and 2.74 million serious adverse reactions each year. Meanwhile, poison control data shows NO deaths from nutritional supplements and healing herbs. In spite of these figures many medical professionals exhibit a growing disdain toward nutritional products, herbs, and super foods.
While most medical schools require some form of nutrition education, the amount taught is minuscule. Shockingly, of the 106 medical schools surveyed in the study, only 32 offered a separate nutrition course. The students only received an average of 23.9 contact hours of nutrition instruction. Amazingly, 88 percent of the instructors spoke out on the need for additional nutrition instruction at their schools.
Dr. Donald Light, a professor for the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, School of Osteopathic Medicine, says that the problem starts with the medical doctors' education. Not only is there a lack of nutrition education, but published medical literature has also become nothing more than a marketing tool employed by the powerful pharmaceutical industry. By the time the information makes it to physicians, it has been corrupted because pharmaceutical companies can hire their own team of writers, editors, and statisticians to promote the pills and gloss over their problems.
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