Intended for healthcare professionals

Rapid response to:

Editor's Choice

“Let food be thy medicine…”

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7433.0-g (Published 22 January 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:0-g

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Promises in Nutrition

Professor Moore's poignant response appropiately makes more
whole and real the issues. The unrelenting damages sewn into
modern behaviors are so far more important than most any
public misapperception about the value of one additive or
other that the commercial consequences are a bland matter in
contrast. Non-learned physicians of nutritional clinical
relevance will swing endlessly to and fro amidst perceived
state of the art claims authorized by the academy and cling
to science reports that live quite poorly in the real world.

Nutrition isn't simply a matter of another form of drug
therapy where isolated biologic responses can be initiated
or limited and these additive discussions appear to imagine
often consequences, either to the good or bad, proven or
unproven about clinical outcomes when the actual health
issues are truly elsewhere. Stuck in the drug model of
thought the public will never hear enough about nutrition
they can truly use and the physician teachers will never be
satisfied with their outcomes given they don't know what
they actually are talking about. Stop the extremes of sugar
and have a glass of wine is indeed the best part of this
article so far.

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Competing interests:
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Competing interests: No competing interests

23 January 2004
Ned Hoke
Ecological Medicine
Western USA