Diet therapyBMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6990.1337 (Published 20 May 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1337
- Trisha Greenhalgh
If anyone is observing me during consultations, I would not dream of making a complex diagnosis or initiating a treatment without recourse to one of several dozen laminated protocols in my top left hand drawer. With the exception of cholesterol lowering strategies for selected patients, I would never, never, never attempt to persuade anyone that adding or subtracting a particular item from their diet is likely to alleviate their symptoms or extend their life expectancy. And in real life? Try these.
Women whose mid-life crises hinge upon the firmness of their breasts and the trimness of their ankles have been known to nag their doctors to …