The latest video uploaded to the Small Bites YouTube channel is a short and not-so-sweet one.
In it, I briefly mention a concern of mine with many medical schools in the United States -- their lack of nutrition education.
Doctors who are knowledgeable about about nutrition had to seek out that information elsewhere, mainly by spending even more time in school and getting the appropriate degrees and accreditations.
This explains why so many general practitioners prescribe fiber pills to constipated patients (rather than explain how this can be managed through food or at the very least rprovide a referral Registered Dietitian) or deal with high blood pressure by immediately recommending medication (instead of initially considerig appropriate appropriate dietary changes).
Surveys of incoming medical students to various universities show that they are interested in learning about the topic, so why are so few institutions doing anything about it?