The Standard American Diet
The Standard American Diet (SAD) is by far the worst offender on the list. Our dietary practices over past several decades have strayed from what the body actually needs. Patients often ask what they should eat. Even nutritionists are often confused as to how to guide patients. This is not surprising as chronic illness, such as obesity and type 2 diabetes, are on the rise. Nutrition is ultimately and simply found in fresh, preferably organic, fruits and vegetables and healthy proteins. It is not found in vending machines, convenient marts or packages that sit on grocery shelves for months at a time.