Faculty Articles

Title

Food For Thought: Pharmacists Can Be Nutrition Guides to Promote Patient Wellness

Publication Title

Drug Store News

Volume

41

Issue

5

Publication Date / Copyright Date

5-2019

First Page

34

Last Page

34

Publisher

Lebhar-Friedman

Abstract

There is no mystery. Food and medicine go hand in hand. Studies and guidelines repeatedly instruct our patients to stick to a healthy lifestyle —"Eat this, don't eat that." We've all heard the tale of the pharmacist who rings up a patient for atorvastatin along with a half gallon of full-fat ice cream. It's not a surprise to hear that obesity is a public health crisis and basically the culprit behind pretty much every chronic disease. In this day and age, with so many "quick fixes," when it comes to weight loss and dieting — keto, fasting, eat carbs, do not eat carbs, go vegan, eat like a Neanderthal — what is right, what is wrong?

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Keywords

dieting, food, medicine, obesity, weight loss

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