However, starting in July, the Maine Medical Center in Portland, ME will be offering a two-year residency program focused on plant-based dietary medicine to aspiring doctors. The goal is to teach people to prevent disease through nutritious and healthy food as opposed to fighting disease with prescription drugs. Bernard Medical Center’s James Loomis noted, “I think we are starting to see a fairly significant grassroots movement where people are realizing there is another path than taking all these medicines.”
It will be a tough battle to get more medical institutions and professionals to start working towards preventing disease, as they make an incredible amount of money by selling people prescription drugs for their various diseases, but we are finally heading in the right direction. The program at Maine Medical Center advocates shifting to a vegan diet as a form of preventative medicine. Food is finally being recognized as a highly important component in health. Dr. Christina Holt of Maine Medical Center says, “The integrative component of this program is really looking at expanding the thinking around nutrition.”
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