Mark Davis, MD (Abingdon, MD), author and medical lobbyist. “Eat less sugar to lose weight and be healthy.”
Davis, M, MD, The Millenium Diet, Healthnets, 2010
Sharon Kleyne and Dr. Davis discussed health insurance. He noted that malpractice insurance is going up everywhere and that in North Carolina, there are virtually no OBGYN doctors because of the prohibitive cost of insurance. He also noted that despite Canada’s socialized medicine, their Prime Minister came to the United States for medical care.
They then discussed Dr. Davis’s “Millenium Diet” and his best selling book by the same name. The diet is basically high protein and low calorie. It is a proactive diet to help slow aging and prevent long-term ailments such as macular degeneration and diabetes. It is a diet for good health for everyone, noting that 30% of children are now overweight.
Dr. Davis advocates sufficient protein and lots of fresh greens. He particularly recommends chicken, fish and turkey with only a little lean red meat and nothing fried. Meat should be baked or broiled. He suggests one gram of protein per kilogram of body weight per day.
Protein drinks (or any other drink) should not be carbonated or contain sugar. Dairy products should be eaten sparingly because of high cholesterol. Despite TV ads to the contrary, Dr. Davis does not recommend high fructose corn syrup (your body does “know the difference”).
Sharon asked about toxins and Dr. Davis noted that our bodies constantly pick up impurities that later need to be eliminated. This includes mercury in fish, many bad substances that leach into water pipes, medical wastes, volatile chemicals from plastic water bottles, etc.
Sharon also pointed out that water is used to process many foods and that the water can be a critical element in food safety.
The Millennium Diet is used all over the world. It is peer reviewed and can be purchased anywhere. Dr. Davis also suggests looking into other diets to compare and considers the Millennium to be the most medically sound and least radical.