We havenât done the studies that would clarify what it takes to be lean and healthy.
Awesome article in the NYT by Gary Taubes about the problem with scientific research on obesity. It’s killing the nation, and its bottom line, but science has provided more questions than answers.
I think it’s in part because the kind of research trials done are asking the wrong questions, and looking for quick fixes that can make someone or some company money. Instead they should be stepping back and testing the idea that the very way we live our lives in America today is a setup for obesity and the diseases that come with it, unless you have both the education and the resources to fight back.
I am a functional medicine doctor practicing in New York City. This means that I not only diagnose and treat disease, I look at the whole person, listen to my patients’ stories, and work to find the root cause of their symptoms.