I recently went to see a new internist. With all my negative experiences over the years with doctors, I expected only the worst. My plan was to just get anyone as a new internist, as the present one was in his 70’s and his wait times were hideous, like more than two hours.
I arrived on time for the appointment, and the doctor was running on time. That was good after the last guy.
She took 40 minutes for my first appointment. She got a complete history of all the various things that are wrong with me. She advised that since I have fibromyalgia, my body was inflamed. Yeah, OK, I know that. Then she says, “therefore, you shouldn’t eat dairy, as it further inflames the body.” OMG. A doctor discussing health and nutrition. That’s an oxymoron. Doctors usually know nothing about nutrition.
She went on to say that I should change my diet to vegan or modified vegan, that is allowing some chicken and fish, depending on where they come from.
She further told me to watch a movie called Forks Over Knives. I highly recommend this movie. It gives the scientific reasons why one should consider a vegan diet. Basically the science shows that diets high in animal protein cause cancer.