Allopathic medical doctors are not informed when it comes to nutrition and disease prevention. They get less than 20 hours, if at all, of training on this topic in 4 years of medical school. Unless you are lucky enough to have a doctor who has researched this in their spare time, it's a waste of time having a conversation with them about nutrition.
- A Deficiency of Nutrition Education in Medical Training
- Most Doctors Know Little About Nutrition – Some Schools are Changing That
- Your doctor may not be the best source of nutrition advice
- How Much Nutrition Education Do Doctors Get?
- What's at stake in nutrition education during med school
- Nutrition Education in U.S. Medical Schools: Latest Update of a National Survey
- The need to advance nutrition education in the training of health care professionals and recommended research to evaluate implementation and effectiveness
- Why nutrition education is inadequate in the medical curriculum: a qualitative study of students’ perspectives on barriers and strategies