Here’s another great article in the New York Times about a doctor who understands the importance of healthy food to good health. His name is Dr. Preston Maring and he believes that “in the health professions, the kitchen must become as crucial as the clinic. Food is at the center of health and illness.” Dr. Maring also has a blog, Dr. Maring’s Farmers’ Market and Recipe Update, where he offers recipes and advice on meal planning and budgeting.
It is great to see an accomplished medical doctor taking on the challenges of incorporating a healthy diet into an effective medical prescription. This is especially important, according to the NYTimes article, because the federal government has identified obesity as the nation’s greatest public-health threat and has recognized the relationship of fast food (and physical inactivity) to unhealthy weight gain.