A poor diet outranks smoking as the number one killer in the US. But this recent study shows that medical students are poorly trained in nutrition prior to becoming physicians. It’s possible that improved diets could prevent more than 1 in 5 deaths every year. Physicians can help by providing their patients with dietary advice, but they lack the necessary training.
In my field of infertility, we know that nutrition impacts a couple’s chance of success with fertility treatments as well as their opportunity to have an uncomplicated pregnancy. Other studies have shown that how healthy we are prior to pregnancy not only impacts the future child, but also our grandchildren. As a REI, I have an obligation to share this information with patients because the health of our society, and future generations, is at risk.
This is why I try to talk to all my patients about their nutrition when trying to conceive (TTC)
✔️Improved chance of conceiving naturally
✔️Greater chance of success with fertility treatments
✔️Healthier egg and sperm
✔️Decreased chance of complications in pregnancy
Thank you to @cookingforboards and @flavors4wellnessmd for starting this campaign #foodtoheal