As a doctor, it is my job to figure out the best way to keep my patients healthy. We now know that food is medicine, perhaps the most powerful drug on the planet with the power to cause or cure most disease. If food is more than just calories, if food is information that controls every aspect of our biology and health, then I better know what to advise people to prevent, treat and even reverse chronic disease.
A typical breakfast is full of sugar and processed carbs - oatmeal with brown sugar, cereal with milk, pancakes with maple syrup, toast with jam… the list goes on. It’s the toughest meal to switch up when we are helping patients move to a lower carbohydrate diet.
It's easy to forget to chew your food thoroughly when you are rushing around, eating at your desk, or socializing - but when it comes to proper digestion, it's important to slow down and take your time.