Am I the only one who didn't know March was National Nutrition Month?!?
Tonight, I'm going to focus on a physician that I stumbled across a few weeks ago when I was researching information related to polycystic ovary syndrome and diet. I didn't know reading his book was going to be life-changing for me on so many levels.
My main man these days (sorry babe, you know I can't put his book down!) is Dr. Michael Greger, M.D. His book is called HOW NOT TO DIE, and was an instant New York Times bestseller. Honestly, I'm not surprised.
Dr. Michael Greger, is an internationally-recognized lecturer, physician, and founder of NutritionFacts.org. He explains how nutrition and lifestyle changes can sometimes, not all the time, trump prescription pills and other pharmaceutical and surgical approaches.
What I've known for a long time, but wasn't ready to accept is most doctors are good at treating acute illnesses but bad at preventing chronic disease. By following Dr. Greger’s advice, which all of it is backed up by peer-reviewed scientific evidence, you will learn which foods to eat and which lifestyle changes to make to live a longer and healthier life. Isn't that the goal? To live a longer and HEALTHIER life? The thing I find interesting is, we all want to live longer, but we are not willing to put the work in on a daily basis to the live healthier.
I will speak for myself. I know when my PCOS is in a "flare" because I can FEEL it. And 9/10 times it's because of something I just ate that does not work with my body, it works against it. I know what it is like to not be able to sleep, feel sluggish, headaches, severe cravings for carbohydrates all because of my hormonal imbalance. I got tired of feeling like crap, so I decided to make a change towards a more plant-based diet, and I couldn't be happier and healthier!
Be on the look-out for some satisfying meals I've come to enjoy that support my PCOS and are helping me live a longer and healthier life.
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Bridget is best known as a fertility nurse at Main Line Fertility.