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  • Writer's pictureBrian Dooreck MD

What is "Nutrition"? | Blog of the Basics

Updated: Jul 25, 2023


After over 14 years in clinical practice as a Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist focused on GI and Liver diseases, what I thought I already knew has become even more evident: Physicians are provided very little formal training on nutrition and diet nor their overall impact on one's health, disease states, and wellbeing.


Healthy foods help your gut diversity, health, microbiome, gastrointestinal gi system for you and the gastroenterology doctor
An actual leftover lunch of mine

We all know the basics: Eat high-fiber foods, low-fat foods, etc. Yet we all need reminding.


I will use this evolving blog to share, educate, remind, and redirect people to healthier, cleaner eating, with the goal of a sustainable plan and overall better quality of life.


"I hope to add real value to social media and share what my patients ask me about." — Dr. Dooreck


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Here are some of the Basics:
Eat fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein
Portion control
You can eat—but moderate salt, fat, and sugars
Exercise (even on any level) is necessary for a long life

See the recent posting from CNN.




Basic enough concept. Read the labels. Too long? Can you not pronounce it? Comes in a bag? Likely it is processed foods. More and more data is being published showing how unhealthy "processed" foods are.


What I tell my patients when asked: "How do I lose weight?"
1. No white flour 2. No white sugar 3. Nothing in a bag

Even I needed resetting and coaching.


Last October, I started to reassess how I ate. How much. How often.


I went to a "coach." Even as a Gastroenterologist—I needed coaching to "reset" my "healthy" eating, nutrition, and dietary choices. I needed accountability.


I lost 15 pounds in 3 months and ~5% body fat with accountability. I am maintaining it today with minimal weekday exercise. I saw it work on others. Then it worked for me.


Healthy foods help your gut diversity, health, microbiome, gastrointestinal gi system for you and the gastroenterology doctor
This is me. October 1st to December 31st. Some meals I made.

Personally


I eat a high-fiber, mostly plant-based 🌱 diet, no red meat, drink 4 liters of water a day, exercise, and am focused on keeping nutrition simple. I am sharing what works for me and what I routinely recommend to my patients.


"Balance. Portion control. Keep nutrition simple. Eat Smart. Eat Healthy. 🌱 🌾 🌿"

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