Hello! I’m John Limansky, MD a board-certified physician of internal medicine. As a clinician, I have seen on average 30 patients per day. Needless to say, I have seen a lot of diseases, ailments, aches, pains, and overall complaints.
One of the most striking things that I see on a daily basis is the sheer volume of cases that are a direct result of our American diet. The vast majority of these diseases are preventable, with many being reversible. This may or may not be news to you, however, the misinformation about our health frequently spread in the media is rampant.
All you have to do is view any popular publication and it seems like every day a new definitive diet is highlighted – which is usually different than the one promoted the day before! Such publications and supposed “experts” on the topic are also many times without a medical or science background. It’s easy to feel like you’re playing Russian Roulette with your health.
For years, I thought I was doing what was best for my body, watching what I ate and staying on a consistent exercise plan. Around 2007, I was training heavily for multiple triathlons and somehow I hit my peak – and inevitable plateau – followed by a rapid decline. It was suggested by another physician and mentor that I have my lab work done. I remember thinking “I am young and workout all the time, of course I’m healthy!” Alas, my lab work shocked me – I was on the road to poor health including diabetes and high blood pressure.